I have been living with my brother since the end of July when the short sale went through on my house. I have been happy here. The house has two master suites so I have my own bedroom and bathroom on the opposite side of the house from him and his fiance. We have all been getting along really well.
Unfortunately, they have two dogs and I have two dogs. We each have one of each gender. The boy dogs have been great. They get along really well. The girls are another story. A few days after I moved in, my brother's girl dog bit the tip of the tail off of mine. They were fine after that until a couple of days ago when my brother's fiance gave them all rawhide bones. The girls got into a fight over them and they were taken away. The next day, my brother's fiance gave them back and there was another fight, although this one was more intense. I was bitten on the hand trying to pull them apart because my brother's dog had mine by the throat and she was trying to rip it out.
Since then, they have been fighting like crazy. Today, my dog was trying to go out into the yard, my brother's attacked her, flipped her onto her back and started wrenching on her underbelly. Now she can't put her full weight onto her back leg.
I was really hoping that living here would work out. It's in a nice place, and the rent is cheap. My trip to Italy this winter was planned around what I am paying to live here. I won't find another place for the same price.
I can't help but blaming the ex for all of this. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't be in this situation.
I'm not sure if my life will ever be good again. I hate her.
[This message edited by h0peless at 10:25 PM, September 9th (Monday)]