Here is the first post: http://community.thenest.com/cs/ks/forums/thread/41552121.aspx
Well I thought we had it all worked out. DH's grandparents were going to watch the dog for the week his parents were going to come visit us. They were going to miss Thanksgiving because the cabin has a no pet policy and other people had allergies, but that was their choice.
Drama happened over the weekend, the grandfather was watching the dog and the dog bit him pretty bad. MIL says the dog is just a baby, doesnt understand and just wanted to play. He is still going through his teething stage. So not the grandfather is scared of the dog and won't watch him. She now "has" to bring him to our house. She continues to send us pictures of the dog doing things he's not supposed to (chewing on the cabinets, jumping on the couch...) and how funny and cute he is. She says he cannot be crated for more than 2 hours and for about 1 hour each night runs around like crazy from room to room in their house jumping on things. Sure, please bring your untrained dog to my house, we don't care about anything we have put into this house.
I feel awful that if we say no, they will not come and who knows when the next time we will see them. We just traveled up there to visit and don't have the money for another trip anytime soon (like within the next year), but even before they got the dog, something always came up on why they couldnt visit.
While I do feel bad that they most likely won't be visiting, I'm not will to risk all the money that we JUST put into our first home. We cannot afford to replace things if they get damaged right now, which is why we do not have a pet. We just don't want to take any unnecessary risks at this point. We just bought this house, had to gut it, replace nearly everything (still have to do the bathrooms) and we just don't have the extra to fixed the floors or get new furniture if it gets damaged. MIL is also not in the best financial situation and actually owes us money and cannot pay for the damages if they occur. It's just too big of a risk for us right now.