Have you ever watched the show hoarders? It’s basically a show where people have issues with having too much stuff and refuse to get rid of it. Well if this woman was to be on that show, her family would urge her to stop her habit of taking in so many dogs.
That’s basically what happened when Liz Haslam’s husband, Mike, of 25 YEARS said she needed to choose, him or the dogs, and if you had to guess what she chose I’ll let you take a look at one picture and let you guess before we move on.
Yeah if that face didn’t scream, “OH YEAH, FILE THOSE PAPERS!” I don’t know what would. Instead of staying with her husband, she chose her 30 dogs. For some reason, she hasn’t heard from him since the split and it’s been 18 months.
She spoke to SWNS:
“My husband said ‘it is me or the dogs.’ I haven’t seen or heard from him since.
I thought after 25 years, he should know giving up the dogs was not what my intentions were.”
She went on:
“He just got to the point where he had enough and he wanted to slow down.
But I wasn’t prepared to give it all up. So he decided to go, and obviously that was his choice.”
The two were married back in January of 1991 and have a son who is 22 years old. So how did she get started with essentially hoarding dogs? Well Liz started a boarding house for dogs when her family moved into a two-bedroom house with a half acre of land. This isn’t that much in the grand scheme of things.
She also set up a rescue program called BedforBullies which rescues Bull Terriers. This began her mission of fostering many, many doggos.
Liz currently fosters 30 dogs and over half of them have special needs. These dogs are experiencing ailments such as blindness, brain damage and emotional damage of being fighting dogs.
Honestly Liz sounds like an amazing woman that just wants to help our four-legged dog friends. It seems like it was just a little much for her husband, Mike though.
She continued to say:
“We just drifted more and more apart. He was heavily into his work and it left me with nothing to do.
I didn’t want to be a work widow so I buried myself in my dogs.”
Honestly I’m surprised Target hasn’t reached out to her, this Tweet looks like it’s from one of their commercials.
Liz Haslam with some of her bullies…
It's only 5 but getting 5 to pose is hard enough!
— Bedsforbullies (@bedsforbullies) June 4, 2018
Now that her divorce is coming she is experiencing the same thing her dogs have for years.
“I have re-homed so many dogs and now I am looking for a home.
I have chosen to do this. I love it.”
What would you do? I feel like most millennials would choose dogs, seeing that they are choosing to have dogs instead of real children these days…