We went to MIL's house on the day after Thanksgiving. I brought my dog, DD brought her dog and MIL has 2 dogs. One of her dogs is one that she adopted from the pound, and DD's dog was adopted from the pound. I made a comment that I couldn't see why anyone would have given up either dog because they are both such nice little dogs. Well, MIL informed us that she had figured out why somebody abandoned the dog she adopted. She said that she thought that they must have been a (insert ethnic race here) family because those people would abandon a nice dog. She also said that it would explan why the dog smelled bad when she got her too. After all (according to her), (insert ethnic race here) people smell different, and she had to give the dog a bath to get the smell off. I asked her, "Have you ever considered that maybe the dog stunk because she was at the stinky pound?" Of course she denied that could have been the problem. I, DH, DD, DS and DDIL all pointed out to her that people of other races do not stink and are no more likely to abandon their petsthan anybody else. I can't believe that she would say that out loud, or even think it. It's embarrassing to me. My DDIL is of another race. She's not the same race as the one MIL was putting down, but I hate to think that the poor girl might think that her goofy grandmother-in-law might think that she too smells funny because she is of another race. Family, you can't live with 'em and ya can't shoot 'em.