If you kidnap a dog and hide it, you better have a pretty good reason, you know what I’m sayin’?
But maybe this woman thought this would teach her boyfriend an important lesson…
Read on to get the whole story and see if you think she stepped over the line.
AITA for hiding my BF’s dog to prove a point?
“My (23f) bf “Hank” (26m) has a dog “ladybird” and we have a son together “Bobby” (3m).
He has had ladybird since before we got together (about 5 years ago). I’m actually allergic to dogs but I make do because I know Ladybird means a lot to him and I’ve grown to love her as if I had her my whole life. We both have full time jobs and split the housework just fine, but when it comes to Bobby, I feel like Hank treats Ladybird better sometimes?
Hank will come home and go straight to Ladybird to play and cuddle and talk to her. But he never stops off to see how Bobby is doing. If he’s eaten or if he had a bad day in daycare or anything. I assume he’s thinking “he’s with mama so everything’s good” but I feel it’s not too much to ask for an acknowledgment when he first gets home.
Last month on Hanks day off I had Bobby out of daycare since he was sniffly and I didn’t want to risk it so Hank watched him. When I came home from work Hank was watching TV and I couldn’t find Bobby. Hank was being blasé about it all saying “he’s around somewhere playing”.
I was about to call the police because I saw the back door open with one of those bulk snack boxes by it when a neighbor that lives 3 houses down came by to drop Bobby off.
She told me he came through their doggy door and was trying to get into their daughters room (they have a 5f daughter that Bobby plays with a few times a week). Obviously I was freaked out but thankful he went to a “safe place”. I yelled at Hank for not watching him and he told me to calm down because it all worked out fine.
So I waited for things to calm down then a few days ago I snuck home early on Hanks day off and grabbed ladybird and gave her to the same neighbor to watch. I made a big show of coming in noisily after and purposely left the back door open. Things were cool for a bit until he tried calling for ladybird. I just kept playing along until he noticed the door.
He freaked out saying I wasn’t careful and that ladybird could be k**led out there. He literally ran in just his shorts (no shirt/shoes) outside screaming her name and freaking out. During the time I texted my neighbor to start walking the dog down.
He saw her as he was about to get in his car and grabbed her and went inside. He yelled at me calling me irresponsible saying she could have been stolen or k**led. I asked how he thought I felt when I couldn’t find our literal child.
He said it didn’t compare and Bobby was just at the neighbors and we live in a “safe” neighborhood so nothing would have happened. I honestly didn’t have anything to say to that. I packed a bag for Bobby and I and we stayed at a hotel for a bit.
I’m checking out tomorrow but I’m still angry. Hanks been texting me saying I’m childish but I think he’s not taking this serious enough. Friends are mixed (let it go or I’m right to be mad)
Now take a look at how Reddit users reacted.
One person said she’s NTA and that this guy doesn’t care about her son.
Another person said she’s NTA and that her boyfriend needs to do better.
Another Reddit user said this guy clearly has a screw loose.
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