This Father Of 2 Tired Of Being A Dad And Is Offended By His Brother Referring To Himself As A Dog Dad

by Chelsi

In one of the Reddit posts under the subreddit (AITA) Am I the A**hole, a Redditor shared his woes of being offended by his younger who deemed himself a dog dad.

The OP described his life as a self-proclaimed tired dad of two with the effort he put in raising his kids and the bills that burned his pocket to provide for them. With all of the busyness of being a dad, there's a problem that seemed too important to set aside.

He's offended about the fact that his 23-year-old brother calls himself a dog dad. OP trudged on the fact that even his brother's friend entertains this thought as well.

The OP went on to describe the origin of the English Bulldog his brother owned which he disagreed with. This fact garnered split opinions in the comments as well and swayed Redditors from the actual question of the OP.

The OP wanted to know if he really was the a**hole for being against normalizing people titling themselves as dog parents, thinking that his parenting experience is the basis for what it means to be an actual parent.

Redditors garnered votes and he was eventually passed as the a**hole in this dilemma but filled the comment section with topics as shelter vs. breeders and genetic problems.

This is the original question by the OP

This is the original question by the OP
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His story started to paint him as a honorable and loving parent

His story started to paint him as a honorable and loving parent
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Redditors had different interpretations about what he was really against

Comments after comments split as they continued to discuss the laws for illegal breeding, translating what the OP said as him disagreeing with getting a dog from a breeder.

Others thought that the OP was stating his dislike for dog breeding in general.

Redditors had different interpretations about what he was really against

Bitterness started showing a little bit here from the OP

Bitterness started showing a little bit here from the OP
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The OP not so subtly spoke in behalf of people he didn't seem to be in the same boat with

The OP not so subtly spoke in behalf of people he didn't seem to be in the same boat with
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The gist of the story basically tells the side of the OP and him taking offense when his 23-year-old brother wants to call himself a dog dad as well as celebrate father-related holidays.

Although the OP stated that he's okay with his brother not prioritizing having children, treating dogs as such is a bit extreme for him. He goes on to state the multiple sacrifices he does to raise his children and believes it isn't the same as what dog 'parents' go through.

OP continued to question his brother using reasons such as calling yourself a dog parent would also be offensive to people who have trouble having children or parents affected by poverty.

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Redditors ruled the OP as the a**hole and they didn't hold back

Redditors ruled the OP as the a**hole and they didn't hold back
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This Redditor explained for those who didn't understand

This Redditor explained for those who didn't understand

A lot of people in the comments shared why breeding dogs is an issue

A lot of people in the comments shared why breeding dogs is an issue
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While there are still those who pointed out why it's the only option sometimes

While there are still those who pointed out why it's the only option sometimes

The difference of ethical and unethical breeding weighs in

The difference of ethical and unethical breeding weighs in
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There's the option of shelter adoption but it doesn't work out too well in other states

There's the option of shelter adoption but it doesn't work out too well in other states

Backyard breeders were emphasized to fall under unethical breeding

Backyard breeders were emphasized to fall under unethical breeding
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Here's the difference between ethical and unethical breeders for people who still opt for it

Here's the difference between ethical and unethical breeders for people who still opt for it

Other Redditors pointed out the clear bitterness of the OP

Other Redditors pointed out the clear bitterness of the OP
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While people that the OP spoke in behalf of shut him down with their own insights

While people that the OP spoke in behalf of shut him down with their own insights

People who struggle with conceiving often find that being dog parents fits puzzle in the void they feel

People who struggle with conceiving often find that being dog parents fits puzzle in the void they feel

Dear OP, life is too short to not just love your dog godchildren

Dear OP, life is too short to not just love your dog godchildren
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Grandparents spoiling their grandpuppies is always so pure

Grandparents spoiling their grandpuppies is always so pure
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Generally, fur babies are welcome here

Generally, fur babies are welcome here

See, you can be both a parent to human children and fur babies

See, you can be both a parent to human children and fur babies
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Granddogs really are living the best life sometimes

Granddogs really are living the best life sometimes

Shout out to all grandpawpys who spoil their grandpuppies

Shout out to all grandpawpys who spoil their grandpuppies
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It's okay having your own opinion on what should be normalized, it's normal. In this case though, OP didn't accept what his brother thinks because based on his experience it is not enough to have the title of being a dad, albeit to a dog.

We would never know the extent brother really feels about his partner and his' dog. Maybe being a dog parent is a title they want to wear because of how proud they provided for their fur baby.

Are you a proud dog parent too? Do you think Redditors were right in voting the OP as the asshole this time? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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