My MIL is obsessed with our cat but as it is warmer it likes to go outside more (in the winter it sits on the MIL in her annex she lives in at our house). So as the cat is outside more the MIL has decided that the cat no longer likes her, so she has taken to calling my dog into her annex. Unfortunately the dog has had two ops recently and is not allowed to jump up or down, so the last week I have had to go in and retrieve the dog from the top of her sofa and take her back into our house. The MIL says she is fine as she lifts the dog up onto the sofa (yeah course she does she would fall over if she tried!) and how does she get back down I ask - oh she jumps! So I've had to restrict letting the dog into the garden or she will be way laid into the annex on the pretence of now having a cat treat (even though the dog is on a strict diet) So of course now I am being questioned by the MIL why wont I let her have the dog, after all I've take the cat away and now the dog! And breath and change the subject quickly!