My father- in - law watched the kids for us a few days ago. My kids hate him coming over but since I have no family of my own, my husbands family is all I have. I do need to find a local person I trust to babysit.. Anyways when we got home he came up to me and said " so how many quails do you have in there ?" I said "I don't know 26 or so. " A few are my friends although I didn't explain that they were not all mine because frankly I should not have to explain myself to him. He then looks at my husband and says that we are going to far. And that he has heard about some man who like me had alot of animals and went to jail and past that point I was mad and ignoring him. My father - in - law is a grumpy rude old man, who can't seem to be nice to anyone. Yet my husband won't stand up to him. I was insulted that he would decide it was up to him to tell me how many animals I should have. I figure if I take care of them and they are healthy then nobody has a right to say anything. Also I have health issues. I am in constant pain , it is wrong that these animals give me joy ? If not for them I would have no reason to do anything but lay around. My chickens , ducks , quails, and my dogs and cats give me such joy and although they don't make my pain go away they bring me joy and I am able to go day by day. Now my father - in -law is the same guy that calls me a gripple , and rolls his eyes when I have issues walking. Because he can't get past how I look ok. He never ever asks how I am doing and NEVER ever calls to see if I am ok or do I need anything which he shouldn't have to but it sure would be nice. I barely make it day thru day doing basic stuff normal people don't think twice about, yet he can't be bothered. He is to focused on my husbands brothers family. Which happens to be the brother who does do crimes I won't get into. Also my father-in -law has the nerve to say something about me having to many animals yet he raids my fridge and takes all my eggs. A min. of at least 2 dozen a week. Any double yokers he takes which I find it rude he goes in my fridge and takes what he wants without asking. Anyways I needed to vent because my husband won't let me talk about it without him getting all mad.