Birthday Wishes and Service Dogs: A Family Feud Unleashed 🐕‍🦺

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Picture this: You're a 22-year-old woman who relies on a service dog for assistance due to your seizure condition. Your dog, trained at a hefty cost of $15,000, is your lifeline. Now, imagine your sister asking to 'borrow' this lifeline for her daughter's birthday, so she can enjoy a day at the mall. What would you do? 🤔 This is the dilemma our heroine found herself in, sparking a family conflict that's as touching as it is tense. Let's dive into the story...

A Lifeline on Four Legs 🐾

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A Birthday Request 🎂

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A Difficult Decision 🤔

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Family Tensions Rise 🌡️

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Caught in the Crossfire 🎯

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A Plan of Action 📝

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A Family Meeting 🏡

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An Offer Rejected ❌

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A Mother's Apology 🕊️

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A Happy Ending? 🌈

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Family Healing Begins 💖

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A Heartwarming Tale of Family, Conflict, and Canine Companions 🐕‍🦺💞

Our heroine found herself in a challenging situation when her sister requested to 'borrow' her service dog as a birthday treat for her niece. The ensuing family conflict was as emotionally charged as it was unexpected. Despite the accusations of selfishness, our heroine held her ground, explaining the unique bond and training she shared with her service dog, AJ. In an attempt to resolve the situation, she offered to accompany her niece to the mall and even help raise funds for her own service dog. While initially met with resistance, her offers were eventually accepted, leading to a heartwarming resolution. This tale serves as a reminder of the complexities of family dynamics, the importance of understanding, and the irreplaceable bond between a service dog and its owner. 🐶💕

NTA. Service dog is not a loanable item. 🐕

MaybeAWalrus | MaybeAWalrus

"Change your door locks! They might 'borrow' your service dog." 🚪🔒

The__Riker__Maneuver | The__Riker__Maneuver

NTA - No means no. Animals aren't something to be "borrowed" or "loaned out". 🚫🐶

enjaysm | enjaysm

NTA. Your service dog is not easily transferable or borrowable 🐶

TheCodonbyte | TheCodonbyte

Service animals provide specific support and aren't interchangeable. NTA.

DeviantAvocado | DeviantAvocado

Can service dogs be traded out? 🐕

Stole_My_Conspiracy | Stole_My_Conspiracy

Letting niece borrow service dog for seizures? Recipe for disaster 😱

A-typ-self | A-typ-self

"You don't share prescriptions. NTA. Your sister should invest in a service dog. 🐕🌟"

Historical-Goal-3786 | Historical-Goal-3786

No AH here, just a tiny fragment of kindness 👍

YouSayWotNow | YouSayWotNow

"NTA You're right. Your SD is trained specifically to you. It's not something that you can just loan out. That'd be like if your sister asked to borrow your prosthetic leg for her daughter, who so happens to also need a prosthetic leg. Even if you allowed her to borrow the prosthetic because you weren't using it at home, it would literally do the daughter no good. She needs her own." - User

MortalSmile8631 | MortalSmile8631

Defending ownership of service dog and expressing concern for its safety.

OhSuNNiDay | OhSuNNiDay

NTA: Sister's irrationality over service dog, tell her to take a hike 🚶

sadiesophs | sadiesophs

Expensive medical equipment? NTA. Tell us more about it! 🐕

ac3_0f_spad3s | ac3_0f_spad3s

"NTA, your service animal is trained to assist you. 👍"

GothPenguin | GothPenguin

Sister and niece clueless about service dogs. NTA 🐕

jrm1102 | jrm1102

Alternative solution: hiring a person instead of a service dog

Singer-Such | Singer-Such

Dog trained for OP, not niece. False sense of confidence.

SamSpayedPI | SamSpayedPI

NTA. Your dog is trained for YOUR seizures, not hers. 🐶

EspieBodespie | EspieBodespie

Be a hero! Educate and support instead of giving gifts 👏

T_G_A_H | T_G_A_H

Sharing a service animal? NTA! Can't believe it! 😲

SusieC0161 | SusieC0161

Teen with epilepsy wants a service dog, family feud erupts. NTA

Qwillpen1912 | Qwillpen1912

Engaging comment suggesting alternative ways to help niece with seizures

Trevena_Ice | Trevena_Ice

NTA - Fair to the dog and valid reasons given 👍

dfjdejulio | dfjdejulio

Hold your ground! NTA. 🐶

soundslikemahnamahna | soundslikemahnamahna

NTA. Family members are entitled AHs who don't care about you 😒

Straysmom | Straysmom

🐕 NTA! Your service dog, your rules. That's messed up!

LucasThepokemonMan | LucasThepokemonMan

Training a service dog for niece: NTA, family should chip in 🐕

KronkLaSworda | KronkLaSworda

NTA 🐕 Service dogs aren't rental cars, get over it.

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Service dog ownership boundaries and family dynamics 🐕

nani_rosa116 | nani_rosa116

Sister's $15,000 favor: A bunch of teenage kids having fun? NTA!

Outside-Ice-5665 | Outside-Ice-5665

Service dog owner defends keeping dog, sparks debate 🐕

lunarteamagic | lunarteamagic

NTA, service dog training is crucial for safety and understanding 🐕

Mother_of_Peacocks | Mother_of_Peacocks

Sister's logic questioned, service dog's importance emphasized, full life encouraged 🐕

RichSignal7022 | RichSignal7022

Fake service dogs and the risks they pose 😱

seraphinethomas | seraphinethomas

NTA - Sister should get her own service dog 🐕

Ok-Ask-7291 | Ok-Ask-7291

NTA. Offer to train niece, but don't lend the dog. 🐶

Atlantic_Waters | Atlantic_Waters

NTA: A service dog's loyalty can't be borrowed, it's priceless 🐕

ggrandmaleo | ggrandmaleo

NTA - Service dogs are not shareable like clothing sizes. 🐕

InVinoVeritas-94 | InVinoVeritas-94

NTA: Dog is like prescribed medication. Sister endangers daughter. 🐕

Organic_Start_420 | Organic_Start_420

Sibling rivalry at its finest! 🙄

PhantomUser666 | PhantomUser666

Not selfish or the a**hole. You're in the clear! 👍

SingingSongbird1 | SingingSongbird1

NTA. Stand your ground and tell them to buzz off! 👊

Slight-Bar-534 | Slight-Bar-534

Sharing medically needed devices? NTA, niece is sister's problem.

Formal_Cap_1324 | Formal_Cap_1324

Let your sister get a dog for your niece 🐶

KylieJadaHunter | KylieJadaHunter

Unreasonable request sparks accusation of selfishness. NTA wins!

ElleArr26 | ElleArr26

Agreeing with NTA and the reasons stated 👍

JessBx05 | JessBx05

Service dog isn't a sweater she can just borrow 🐕

[deleted] | [deleted]

A resolute NTA comment shuts down the argument.

Time-Scene7603 | Time-Scene7603

NTA. Protecting my service dog's well-being and bond with me 🐕

ea77271 | ea77271

Sharing service dogs? Absolutely not! NTA, medical assistance is personal 🚫

winesis | winesis

NTA. Family feud over service dogs sparks heated debate 🐕

WhizzoButterBoy | WhizzoButterBoy

Eye-opening comment about the cost and responsibility of service dogs.

malachite001 | malachite001

Family feud over service dogs: Clowns or NTA? 😳

Tself | Tself

Mom disagrees, but NTA. Family's crazy 🤷‍♀️

SaltyPopcornColonel | SaltyPopcornColonel

Title says it all, NTA

Environmental_Tank_4 | Environmental_Tank_4

A fiery response to lending out a service dog 🐕

Substantial_Win8350 | Substantial_Win8350

Sister's selfishness sparks mall drama. Mom deserves better! 😩

WorldlyBarber215 | WorldlyBarber215

Not the a**hole. Let's hear the juicy details! 🤪

diminishingpatience | diminishingpatience

Service dogs are like medical devices, not pets. 🐕

ranselita | ranselita

Family needs to understand importance of medical care. 👨‍🤷‍💻

lavndrbeast | lavndrbeast

"NTA This is like asking to borrow a person's wheelchair, or prosthetic, or hearing aid, or- you get what I mean. No. Just no. Not only is the 'item' in question suited specifically to its owner, it's also completely essential in said person's day to day life. They can't just go without if for a few hours for someone else's sake. Except this is even more ick because this isn't a lifeless object, it's a living breathing animal! If the niece can't go out and do normal life things on her own because of her seizures, she doesn't need to 'borrow' your dog, *she needs her own.* Her mom is doing her a disservice by not doing what she can to save up and invest in a service animal for her. The older she gets the more she will need her independence" - Engaging discussion on the importance of personal service animals 🐕

LittleMissScreamer | LittleMissScreamer

Concerns raised about niece's ability to handle service dog 🐕

Glamareford | Glamareford

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