When you give a family member an animal as a "gift," the lines get extremely blurry when it comes time to decide who really "owns" the family pet. One dad is discovering that first hand in an "Am I The Asshole" thread on Reddit.
The backstory is that the anonymous dad gave his son a dog named Toby for his birthday 11-years-ago when the kid was nine. Obviously, a nine-year-old can't take care of a dog on his own, so the dog became the family dog, and then dear-old-dad ended up carrying the brunt of the doggy care. "I personally have fed, trained and walked this dog almost every single day for 6 years. We've all grown incredibly attached to him," dad wrote.
"He now wants to take Toby with him, arguing that Toby has always been his, as he was his birthday present and slept in his room until a year ago," the dad wrote.