May 15, 2024 at 11:17 am

Her Old Friend Is Furious She Backed Out Of Hosting Her Baby Shower Because She Wouldn’t Remove Her Dogs

by Ashley Ashbee

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I have an adorable dog I love to death and dogs make me so happy. But some dogs overwhelm some people and some people are also scared of dogs.

So I completely understand both sides of this story about rowdy dogs and an upcoming baby shower, but I don’t think this situation should have gotten heated like it did.

Read the story and maybe you’ll see where I’m coming from.

AITA for changing my mind about hosting a baby shower because i wont remove my dogs.

A few months ago I (F28) offered to my best friend to host her Baby Shower. We’ve known each other for 20 years.

I was her maid of honor. She accepted.

Invitations were sent out a few weeks ago. We are in the thick of planning it.

It is next weekend.

Your first mistake is having a friend who doesn’t like dogs. I’m half-joking, but I think drama is inevitable.

The topic of my dogs came up. I have a lab and golden. She doesn’t want them at the party.

I was like this is the dog’s house too, i’m not going to take them anywhere or lock them away.

She said there are going to be a lot of people here including several young children.

We’ve know each other forever, she knows my dogs are well behaved and great with kids. Even if they were messed with, i trust that nothing would happen.

You as the buyer are inherently biased, though. She may have a point.

She explains that my dogs can be a bit much, i’m like I don’t know what you are talking about.

She says she is fine with them, but doesn’t think in a party setting like this they will be great.

Anyone who has a dog knows that won’t work and it’s a terrible idea. Can a neighbor or friend take them?

She again asked at the very least if I could keep them locked away.

I told her that she can find a new venue to host her baby shower.

She called me an *******. She didn’t think this was a big deal.

I asked her to leave.

So it didn’t work out? Who cares? It’s not like one of you shot the other.

She has let everyone know that there is a TBD venue change and now i’ve had people reaching out to me about what happened.


Let’s dig into the comments.

A lot of us dog people are biased, it’s true.

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Most dogs would bark wildly the whole time if locked away. Does that sound fun to you to have to listen to? Some dogs may also destroy a room in that situation. Is that okay?

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Pretty sure OP will open the door for you.

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Ah, true. No one wants to get sued.

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I still don’t get why OP didn’t say why she can’t let a neighbor or friend look after the dogs for the duration of the shower.

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I’d love to go to a wedding or baby-related event that wasn’t full of drama.

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