It’s always weird when you leave for college and then come back home for that first visit. Things are just different: your friends seem weird, your parents are doing their own thing now, plus your town looks way smaller. Sometimes, even your house no longer seems like your own.
Case in point, a freshman at Texas A&M University named Maddie who came home from school after one month, only to discover her bedroom didn’t belong to her anymore. Now, because of her mother’s extreme attachment to the family pup, Maddie’s room is currently inhabited by Nina the dog.
Buzzfeed spoke to the teen, who said her mom joked about giving her bedroom to the pup … but Maddie thought she was kidding.
Nina was originally given to Maddie by her parents as a present. The pup was supposed to be her responsibility, but Maddie’s mom fell head over ham bone for the little white furball.
“Ever since we got her, my mom has been completely in love,” Maddie said, noting that her mother spends “way too much time” with Nina, spoiling her with too many treats. She actually calls the dog her mom’s “third child.” So maybe it shouldn’t have been a surprise that once Maddie was out of the house, her mom redecorated the room on Nina’s behalf.
“I’m in college for not even a month & my mom rearranges my entire room just for my dog, ” Maddie tweeted. Indeed, not only was Nina’s old dog crate tossed but new bedding was purchased for the pup, the furniture was moved around and a new chair was bought for Nina’s liking.
Adding insult to injury, Maddie’s mom told her, “Ask Nina if you’re allowed in or not.”
Woof. That’s way harsh, Maddie’s Mom. We just hope the warring siblings reach a detente before Christmas break.