Everyone’s opinions and choices should be respected even if you are against them.
It is not possible for everyone to develop a liking for the same thing or prefer the same routine. Everyone has a different way of living life and that can include different likings and disliking that might not align with yours even if you are guys are best friends or blood relatives. The same goes for any factor you can think of, personalities, characteristics, choices, opinions, they all can differ quite a lot and the best thing to do about it is just value it and accept them for who they are instead of imposing your favorites on them and declaring them a bad person just because you two don’t align.
Now, think of dogs for instance. I keep saying that they are the most adopted, most loved animal in the world and there is no one in the world who can dislike them for how adorable and innocent they are. If you evaluate things a bit more realistically than me, you will find people who just don’t like dogs. That doesn’t mean I start hating them, they probably like another animal or just don’t have any liking for animals at all. I know I love dogs, I should just respect their opinion, I might ask them why don’t they like dogs but that’s all, I have no right to start cursing them or declaring them a bad person for having an opinion and a choice.
Today’s dramatic story from the infamous corner of Reddit known as Am I The A**Hole? and is about a service dog. OP decided to take it to Reddit to ask whether or not she was wrong for not allowing a service dog into her apartment. Now, we cannot jump the gun here without knowing the full details of the story to scroll down below to read what happened.
1. So OP loves dogs but still don’t allow her friend’s service dog, who is very well behaved, at her house. I wonder why?
2. Oh so her cat had been previously abused by some aggressive stray dogs and maybe she doesn’t want her cat to come in contact with dogs again.
3. OP is a proper hero for doing everything in her power to save the cat and even adopting it in hopes to give her a new forever home and a very happy life.
4. OP seems like a cat person and we are glad that her cat is now doing well.
5. But being in close proximity of a dog can cause some serious issues and avoiding contact is the best policy.
6. The problem seems very serious, the cat just cannot cope with dogs because of a very tough past involving them.
7. The commitment of OP towards her cat is out of this world and can be quoted as an example of an amazing attitude towards animals in need..
8. She was forced to stay at home and friends came to help her with basic stuff, she has good friends.
9. That does not seem to be a problem but what about the dog?
10. As expected, OP asked her friend to not bring to the dog to the house because of her cat’s problem and knowing everything, the friend did not receive this request well.
11. It was a service dog and her friend needed her, she made a point but OP had her valid reasons too.
12. Her friend made it a matter of discrimination.
13. It is her cat’s house and the cat’s wellbeing and relaxation at its own house should be the top priority.
The thing is, OP adopted the cat which means she took up a responsibility that day to keep the cat safe, healthy, and to provide it with the best life possible. Having a dog in the house would’ve showcased irresponsible behavior which she totally refrained from. So no, you were not a jerk for not letting that service dog in. It is your house, your cat, and you are best person to decide what’s right for your cat or not.
So what is your verdict on the matter? Share your votes and opinions in the comments section down below.