Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Have someone else host the family get togethers from now on. No, I'm not joking.
If they can't be bothered to listen to your rules, then they don't come to visit, period.
It's not fair to your critters to have a bunch of ignorant buffoons doing as they please on YOUR property with YOUR animals. Especially the kids slinging around the chickens. They'd get a boot in the rear and their parents would get a VERY nasty earful!
If you won't stand up for the welfare of your own animals, who else is going to do it? There would be hard, fast, and WRITTEN rules handed out to everyone, and if they didn't abide by them, they'd be asked to leave.
Yes, I'm a hard nosed witch but nobody, family included, messes with my animals! Your family is being disrespectful because you're allowing them to be. Stop it.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!