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Dad Doubts His Parenthood As Kid Wants To Sell Dog And Uses Money To Purchase Video Games




The Reddit user and his wife bought their son a husky for his 14th birthday because he adored the great outdoors and said he wanted an outdoorsy dog. Zeus was the name that his son chose for the dog. In spite of this, in the two years that they have owned Zeus, he has never taken him for a walk, petted him, or shown him any emotion or attention in any other way. Instead of treating him as a dog, he does so as though he were a random piece of furniture in the house.

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In the meantime, Zeus has developed a close relationship with him, his wife, and his other two children over the course of these two years. They pay the dog an incredible amount of attention and treat him like a member of the family. In addition to this, they pay for all of his expenses, including his food and medical care, out of our own pockets.

On the other hand, the son’s interest in the great outdoors has recently waned, and he is now more preoccupied with playing video games and wearing expensive shoes. When the son approached him and his wife, they declined to buy him any pricey gaming equipment because they couldn’t currently afford it.

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The father noticed that his son had posted an advertisement on Craigslist the previous month to sell Zeus in order to buy gaming equipment. After that, they had a very heated argument with each other. A week ago, one of his children offered to walk Zeus for the man, which caused the latter’s anxiety to increase. He decided to follow his son from a distance, and after an hour of walking, he ultimately came across him trying to sell Zeus in a parking lot and luckily managed to stop that terrific action.

When they got back to the house, he took his son’s computer and other equipment away so that he wouldn’t be able to post any more ads. Zeus is technically his dog, so the son told him he was selfish and that he could treat “it” any way he pleased. Due to the fact that the man is still upset about how much Zeus means to him, he has not really communicated with his son. In light of the fact that some members of his family thought he was exaggerating his situation, he sought counsel from the AITA.

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Most of the comments express agreement and comprehension with the anger and response of the original poster (OP), as they believe the son’s behavior to be too heartless. Others even worry about his emotional development and if he could treat his family members well.

It’s possible that this will be a depressing tale to tell. What do you think about this situation, and what would you do if you were in the man’s case?