Last week, I was talking with a friend who’s in a new-ish relationship and she was explaining that her boyfriend shares custody of his dog with his ex-girlfriend, whom he got the dog with when they were still a couple. He has the dog for a few days a week and the ex-girlfriend gets the dog for a few days a week. And they share keys to each other’s apartments so they can pick up and drop off the dog if the other person isn’t home.
“How long have they been broken up?” I asked. “Three years,” my friend said. And the dog is 10. Which means this arrangement could continue for a while. And, you know, it’s probably silly, but I think I’d be annoyed by this if I were in my friend’s shoes. Like, you share custody of a dog? (And I even love pets and consider our cats members of our family, and it still seems a little peculiar to me). What do you think? How would you handle the situation if you broke up with someone you shared a pet with? (Poll after jump).