Sibling Rivalry: Baby vs. Puppy

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Sibling rivalry can be tough, especially when a new baby is introduced to the family. But what happens when a sibling feels their new pet is just as important as a new human life? In this AITA post, a brother is caught in the middle of his sisters' competing milestones. He travels across the country to meet his new nephew, but his younger sister becomes jealous of the attention the baby is receiving. She adopts a new puppy and demands the same level of enthusiasm from her brother. When he refuses, she becomes angry and accuses him of favoritism. Is the brother in the wrong for not indulging his sister's demands, or is she being unreasonable? Read on to find out.

Meet the siblings: Nina, me, and Jen 🤝

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A heartwarming journey to meet a new bundle of joy 🥰

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Sibling rivalry isn't just for kids. 😬

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Generous gift from sibling to ease financial strain ❤️

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Surprise puppy causes stir in sibling's life 🐶

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Rescued puppy sparks skepticism and congratulations among siblings 🐶

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When a sibling's new puppy turns into a shopping spree 🛍️

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Sibling rivalry gets heated over baby vs. puppy debate 🐶👶

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Misunderstanding saves sibling's wallet 💸🙏

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To leash or not to leash? Dealing with a stubborn sibling.

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Sibling rivalry gets furry 🐶👶

Sibling rivalries can be tough, but what happens when a new baby and a new puppy enter the equation? In this case, one sibling is feeling left out and is taking it out on their brother. After generously giving money to the new baby, the younger sibling feels entitled to the same treatment for their new puppy. But when the request turns into demands and passive-aggressive behavior, tensions rise. Is it fair for the younger sibling to expect the same treatment? Or is the brother right to stick to his guns and not encourage this behavior? Keep reading to find out how commenters weigh in on this furry sibling rivalry.

NTA. Sister jealous of baby and wants attention through dog.

Primary-Criticism929 | Primary-Criticism929

Concerns raised about sister's mental health in comment thread.

Ainefcl | Ainefcl

Sibling rivalry over pets vs babies and the entitlement of a sister. 🙄

ProgrammerBig6254 | ProgrammerBig6254

Pets and babies are not the same. NTA. 🐶 👶

Gingykins87 | Gingykins87

Commenter suggests seeking mental help for sibling's behavior.

eldarwen9999 | eldarwen9999

NTA for choosing a puppy over a baby. Possible favoritism issues?

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Sibling rivalry escalates over newborn nephew and puppy adoption 🐶

lilipad23 | lilipad23

Human > Dog. NTA for not funding puppy's therapy 🐶💰

Annalirra | Annalirra

Sister's jealousy causing drama: shut it down 🤐

astrid28 | astrid28

Sibling adopts puppy to compete with new mother, NTA responds.

Straight-Example9126 | Straight-Example9126

Dog ownership should be a well-planned decision, not a jealousy band-aid 🐶👶

ParsimoniousSalad | ParsimoniousSalad

Dog as a cash cow? Not cool! 🐄

Captain_Quoll | Captain_Quoll

Sibling rivalry extends to humans, too 🤦‍♀️

ForeverFounder42 | ForeverFounder42

Sibling rivalry gets out of hand: baby vs puppy 🐶👶

morningmint | morningmint

Animal lover laughs at ridiculousness of sibling rivalry between baby and puppy 😂

AwkwardBugger | AwkwardBugger

Dogmom solidarity 🐶 You're NTA, stick to your guns 💪

steamingpileofpooh | steamingpileofpooh

Commenter criticizes dog owner for attention-seeking behavior 🐶

areyouokayinthehead | areyouokayinthehead

Human vs. dog: who wins the sibling rivalry? 🐶👶

MisterBaldo | MisterBaldo

Sibling's jealousy leads to a temporary pet, but at what cost? 🤔

Razdiralec | Razdiralec

Puppy love vs Baby love: Is there really a comparison? 🐶👶

Lalalabambi | Lalalabambi

Sibling rivalry between baby and puppy. Self-centered sister needs boundaries.

Wrong-Construction40 | Wrong-Construction40

Pets are like family, but not everyone needs to agree 🐶👶

x3BeBex3 | x3BeBex3

Sister prioritizes dog over niece, justified YTA callout ignored.

ExcellentCold7354 | ExcellentCold7354

Stand up against toxic behavior. 🚫 Don't enable it.

Such-Awareness-2960 | Such-Awareness-2960

Canine vs. Child: The Ultimate Sibling Showdown! 🐶👶

scrypte | scrypte

🐶 Suspicious timing in getting a dog after sister gives birth. #NTA

12dancingbiches | 12dancingbiches

Sibling rivalry isn't just for kids anymore 😅

ManicEeyore | ManicEeyore

Taking care of a dog requires responsibility and financial stability 💰🐶

TheFemaleLucifer | TheFemaleLucifer

Sibling rivalry gets hairy when a family pet is involved 🐶

MersWhaawhaa | MersWhaawhaa

Invest in the pup's future 🐶🎓

BeccaUnit | BeccaUnit

No gift for Jen, time for NC. Adopting a dog ≠ baby. 🐶👶

SigSauerPower320 | SigSauerPower320

Commenter calls out Jen and mother for toxic behavior 💥

MissionRevolution306 | MissionRevolution306

Sibling rivalry gets intense as baby and puppy compete for attention 😬

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No contest 🐶👶 NTA wins this round.

Individual_Ad_9213 | Individual_Ad_9213

Jen's age doesn't excuse bad behavior towards a pet 🐾

Keziah_70 | Keziah_70

Puppies vs. babies - one takes a village, the other doesn't 🐶👶

Nicedimples | Nicedimples

Sister being gross and mom comparing grandchild to dog? 🤢

overseas-mango | overseas-mango

Setting boundaries with family can be exhausting 😩

bunganmalan | bunganmalan

Pets are not children, and it's unfair to compare them. 🐶👶

Squid-bear | Squid-bear

Sibling rivalry at its finest 🤣

JonesinforJonesey | JonesinforJonesey

Dog wishlist? 🤔 NTA's got it right! 🐶

jellybean2507 | jellybean2507

Younger sister unhappy with new puppy 🐶

nightcana | nightcana

Money grab or attention seeking? NTA calls out the bad look 😬

Kerlysis | Kerlysis

Dog owners, check yourself before you wreck yourself 🐶💸

buckyspunisher | buckyspunisher

Stand your ground👊! Comparing a dog to a baby is absurd🤦‍♀️.

TheBreathTaken | TheBreathTaken

Sibling rivalry gets ugly, but this commenter won't back down 🙅‍♂️

meifahs_musungs | meifahs_musungs

Comment section wants a puppy after reading this NTA response 🐶💰

KSknitter | KSknitter

Sibling rivalry can be tough, but OP is NTA 👍

Scrivenerofmyth | Scrivenerofmyth

Sibling rivalry extends beyond childhood, but therapy is the answer.

UndeadArmy16 | UndeadArmy16

Don't let sibling rivalry get in the way of fur baby love 🐾

DazzlingAssistant342 | DazzlingAssistant342

Dog vs. baby debate gets heated, commenter says NTA 🐶👶

Zoeyoe | Zoeyoe

Concerned commenter questions immature owner's ability to care for puppy 🐶

DetriotLu | DetriotLu

Sibling rivalry heats up over adoption of new puppy 🐶

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Comment section turned mom-shaming for dog owners 😬

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Buying a pet is not the same as buying a child 🐶👶

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Raising a child vs getting a dog for attention 🐶👶

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Sibling rivalry gets real when comparing babies and puppies 🐶👶

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Defying Reddit's anti-child bias, NTA offers sister support 🙌

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Pet peeve: 'Dog moms' - pets & children aren't same.

AdEquivalent1960 | AdEquivalent1960

Help her out! NTA, but contribute towards therapy 💆‍♀️

MakeUpAName93 | MakeUpAName93

Commenter is definitely not the a**hole 🙌

simonannitsford | simonannitsford

Raising a newborn vs getting a puppy - who wins?

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Sibling rivalry at its finest: Baby vs. Puppy 🐶👶🏼

RetMilRob | RetMilRob

Furry friend vs. baby? NTA comment says not the same. 🐶👶

Puzzleheaded_Age_342 | Puzzleheaded_Age_342

Comment calls out irresponsible pet ownership with disapproval 🐕

schwarzchild_radius | schwarzchild_radius

Sibling rivalry extends to baby vs. puppy. NTA stands firm.

maggiemae83 | maggiemae83

Standing up to toxic behavior is never the wrong choice. 🙅‍♀️

Vixtal | Vixtal

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