For the most part I love my MIL, she is a bit out there but she truely loves us and would do most anything for our family. Her dog recently died and she is having a hard time admitting it was because she didn't take good care of him. She loved him to death, literally. He was so obese it was sad. Well my 4yo was with her the other day and she ran into a friend. She told them the dog was poisoned, not true and my son over heard the whole thing. He asks about it and she tells him a bad person made the dog die!!! The dog was half st bernard, 9 years old and probably at least 30lbs overweight, his liver failed. The vet that treated him said nothing about poision and this dog was never out of her sight for more than 2 minutes. She is trying to blame the neighbor. At any rate she had no business telling a 4yo that a bad person made the dog die. My DS is now worried that some bad person is going to hurt our 2 dogs. He has spent a good portion of the week watching out the back door to make sure they are ok. We are going out of town tomorrow and I think he will be sick with worry all day. He is already worried because earlier this summer our 3rd dog ran away. Several times during the day he checks to make sure the dogs are in the back yard. He has panicked more than once when they were some where he coudn't see them or they were in their kennels. Why would anyone say such a thing to a child that is already very sensitive? I asked her and all I got was a half hearted sorry. I just want to her.