This girlfriend was unfairly put into a dilemma and the results weren’t enjoyed by the boyfriend.
Pets mean everything to their owners. Once you adopt or rescue that animal, you feel like you’ve just had a newborn baby and now they become a major of your life. So much so that your life starts depending more on that animal compared to that animal depending on you. Once that inseparable bond forms between the owner and their pet, life turns around for the couple as life gets filled with happiness, joy, entertainment, and, above all, unlimited love. Now it is a very well-known fact that dogs and cats are tied up as the most adopted animals in the world with roughly 3 million adoptions every year combined. But you must know there are so many animals that people adopt their pets, other than the mainstream ones, and their stories are as lovely and adorable, even better at times.
Today’s story is about a woman who has a pet parrot who becomes the center of the story after her boyfriend makes her choose between him and the pet. The story is about a Reddit user u/Own_Atmosphere_4862 who adopted a parrot named Norbert after his previous owner passed away. It took a while for Norbert and OP to gel but eventually an inseparable bond formed between the two. But her boyfriend didn’t seem to enjoy Norbert’s company too much. How did the matters get to him making her choose between her two favorites? Scroll down to read everything.
1. Faced with a dilemma created by her own boyfriend.
2. OP decided to finally rescue a pet parrot after being sure that they can take complete responsibility for the bird.
That’s the way of going about it. Don’t adopt just because you want to adopt. You must be well aware of the challenges and responsibilities and only then make the decision to adopt.
3. It took time for Norbert the parrot to settle in and trust OP but eventually the two became the best of friends and now cannot live without each other.
4. Turns out Mike didn’t quite connect with Norbert the way OP wanted him to.
5. This got to the point where Mike asked his girlfriend to give away Norbert. She refused right away and asked him to leave.
6. OP entered the chambers of AITA to ask whether she was right or wrong for not choosing Mike over Norbert.
Would you like to make a guess regarding who the AH is in this situation? Yes, it is the boyfriend. The guy literally made it a matter of him or the bird. That’s so unfair. How can he think of being her other half when he cannot even accept her pet animal? Mike just felt so insecure. OP shouldn’t worry about this one at all as she is NTA. What she should be concerned with is leaving him as soon as possible.
Here’s what the internet had to vote and say about the matter:
7. A pet is far more affordable and loyal compared to a boyfriend.
8. The only way to go about it.
9. Every pet you adopt will be loyal to you forever. Every boyfriend you have may not be loyal to you.
10. Be careful with that guy as he may try to take the matter into his own hands.
11. Mike is not the one for you, OP.
12. Norbert basically told her Mike is not the right one by not connecting with him.
I hope you guys enjoyed this one. Please do share your votes and thoughts in the comments section down below.
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