Dogs are just the best. They are always happy to see you and never fail to bring a smile to your face.
I would do anything for my dogs, and I’m sure you feel the same way. Reddit user Unsurebigbig is among us, but his fiancée is not.
Unsurebigbig explained in a post that his 10-year-old German Shephard needed surgery, so he, of course, paid for the procedure and medical care without a second thought.
His fiancée freaked out on him for doing this, and she honestly has to be a terrible human being for thinking her wedding takes priority over the care this dog so desperately needed.
Here’s what Unsurebigbig posted about his situation:
My dog (German Shepard) began acting strangely a few months ago. First couple of vet visits didn’t show anything until eventually, we felt a large lump under his fur which was later identified as a tumor. It was confirmed to be malignant and required surgery to remove completely.
The vet I spoke to said it would likely cost over $5000 to remove it completely and there’s no guarantee it will be a success. I don’t know why the cost was so high, but it didn’t matter to me. My dog is my dog and there is no question in my mind that paying for the surgery was the right thing to do.
I paid for the surgery out of my own savings. This is important. My fiancée and I have separate finances and my savings are easily 5x what she had saved up. When she found out how much the surgery cost, she went ballistic that I paid for the surgery without asking her when we’re planning a wedding. She says that she will have to downsize her wedding to compensate and that my dog is already so old (10) the money “wouldn’t go far.” I can’t even comprehend how she could say that to me.
I honestly can’t empathize with her here, which has caused a massive rift in a previously amazing relationship. My dog is my dog and he’s a member of the family. I refuse to put a few thousand dollars over his well-being. My fiancee is acting as though I’m being selfish and that our wedding should come first since we’re starting a family.
She hasn’t talked to me since other than to tell me to take out the garbage, clean the dishes, etc. If I try to engage in conversation she will shut down or walk away. She refuses to talk this over unless I get on my knees, grovel and apologize. I can’t bring myself to do this as a matter of principle and self-respect.
So my question for people here is how am I supposed to get her to talk to me and patch things up? I don’t want to throw away the relationship, but at the same time, I feel this is something I cannot compromise on…
Here’s what the internet had to say:
“She values a party over a live thing that you love.”
“…We would BOTH gladly drop the wedding in a heartbeat if we had to. Doesn’t matter how old they are or the price.”
“The thing is, it seems like she has decided that his savings automatically should go to their wedding.”
“If you combine your finances after the wedding, how will she react if you have to spend more money on your dog (either this dog or a future dog)?”
What would your advice be? Let me know in the comments below!
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