Woman slammed for giving her boyfriend leftover dinner prepared for his dog
The internet has slammed a woman for feeding her dog leftover dinner her boyfriend made for her.
Posted on Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole forum, a woman with the anonymous username u/throwawayscraps shared her story to receive feedback from the “AITA” community. The viral post has over 10,000 upvotes and 4,000 comments.
The original poster (OP) began her story by explaining that she had been dating her boyfriend, “Jay,” for four months and was very happy in this relationship. Recently, Jay planned an entire day with the PO as they took a nature walk and then returned to his house where he cooked dinner for her. She was thrilled with the date as it would be her first time at his place. As they were going for a walk, she brought her dog, “Shelby”, with her, because Jay was okay with that.
For dinner, he made a roast and some vegetables. After dinner was over, she decided to take some of the leftover roast and vegetables and made a plate for her dog. When Jay asked what she did with the leftover food, she explained that she was going to give it to Shelby.
The OP wrote: “Jay said something like ‘Well that’s not dog food. Jay knows that I mainly feed Shelby a raw diet. I opened the door to put the plate down for Shelby and Jay got up, took the plate from her, went to the kitchen and came back with it wrapped in foil and told me to His excuse was that he cooked dinner for me and him, not me, him and my dog and that I should have asked before serving me because he would have used up his leftovers.
“I left, but not before telling him he had cooked this meal for us so I could have some of it as I pleased and he knew very well how I feed Shelby. I tried to talk about it to my friend later that night but she said Jay was right to be upset but that friend never really approved of the way I treat my own dog so I feel like she was probably a little biased and that she wasn’t the right person to ask,” she concluded.
In a montage, the OP confirmed that she doesn’t eat out often and if she does, she only feeds Shelby foods she can safely eat. Typical meals for her dog include brown rice, raw vegetables, chopped chicken hearts, and beef livers. The meat is boiled enough to kill bacteria that can be harmful to dogs. She confirmed that the meat was prepared safely for Shelby to eat and that she got fresh vegetables.
Newsweek contacted u/throwawayscraps for comment.
What human foods are acceptable for dogs?
Have you ever wanted to feed your pup human food but don’t know which ones are safe for dogs? Here is a list of foods that dogs can and cannot eat, according to the American Kennel Club:
- Bread (without spices or raisins)
- Cashew nut
- Eggs (fully cooked)
- Peanut Butter
- Popcorn (unsalted and unbuttered)
- Macadamia nuts
- Ice cream
Newsweek published several articles on the topic of dogs, including a woman who was backed for leaving her date after being ‘offended’ by a man’s dog, a ‘jealous’ woman who was praised for offending her friend with her views on dogs and two women who were criticized for tying up a man’s dog outdoors.
“Yes, [you’re the a**hole],” shared u/He_Who_Is_Right, receiving the top comment from over 28,000 upvotes, “Your (now ex-)boyfriend cooked a special meal for you. You took a big chunk of that special meal and fed it to your dog. Not only that, but you did it knowing it would upset your (now ex-) boyfriend.
“You should have brought dog food to feed Shelby. You shouldn’t have fed Shelby with people food, and you especially shouldn’t have fed your dog the special dinner that your (now ex) -) boyfriend prepared for you. It’s totally irrelevant that ‘Jay knows [you] mostly feed Shelby a raw diet,'” the commenter continued.
“[You’re the a**hole]. You didn’t give your dog table scraps. You took half of the leftover meat from the meal to feed your dog,” u/4games1 commented.
“[You’re the a**hole] It would have taken 5 seconds to ask. A quarter roast is not table scraps, you are also the [a**hole] for distorting the situation. Just because he knows how you choose to feed your dog doesn’t mean he wants to spend his hard-earned money and efforts to feed him the same way,” u/thoracicbunk explained.
“I say this as someone who feeds their dog table scraps all the time – [You’re the a**hole] . The roast is expensive and for him to have bought and cooked this meal for your enjoyment and then you probably put $10 worth of meat on a plate for the dog without asking is ridiculous,” u/HauntingAccomplice wrote.