Ok, I will tell you a little background here. I have 2 brothers, one older, one younger, both of them married, older one just had his first son. Since my older brother has been with his wife, he has kinda gotten uppety (not even sure if thats a word) But anyway, we grew up in a house with lots of animals and very laid back and down home like. Now he lives in a nicer neighborhood and they have lots of nice things, nice cars and very nice house. They refer to my house as The Farm. They have always been very polite about everything here, but I have to admit that I feel very uncomfortable when they are over...I feel like they are looking my house up and down. Ok, on to the second part. The plan was, if they ever had kids, i would watch them while they were at work. After trying for a long time, they finally got pregnant with their son (who by the way is just precious in every single way) I was so tickled because I knew I would get to have him here with me everyday! So as her maternity leave went on, they never really mentioned him coming over. I thought maybe it had to do with my "farm". Well turns out, the plan was right on, I watch him everyday during the week and am loving every minute of it. Well today, it was show and tel at my daughters preschool and letter R is the letter of the week. So what else would be more perfect than a rooster? So we got the dog crate, loaded it up in the back of my blazer, put them in, covered them with a blanket, loaded up my nephew and my daughter...off to preschool we went! The rooster was a hit at preschool, everyone just loved him. While at preschool, my nephew slept in his car seat (he is only 2 months old, so he sleeps a lot anyway) We were there for about 30 minutes, headed home and went on with our day. My SIL called to check on him, I told her how fun our morning was and everything was good....until she came to pick him up of course. Apparently, after she heard that I took the rooster in, she called my brother. She said that he was not comfortable with his baby being in the same car as a chicken. She said that they didn't feel it was safe for him to be around farm animals. I explained to her that he was never in contact with them, they were covered in the back of the car and OF COURSE I washed my hands before touching anything of the babys'. She said it didn't matter, and that they have made a doctors appointment because now he was exposed to chickens and chickens carry disease. I asked her why my brother didn't say anything when he called this afternoon to check on the baby...her response was "because he didn't want to hurt your feelings". Ok, well my feeling are hurt and I am offended. I explained to her that the chickens live here as do my horses, ducks, geese, dogs and cats and yes there is lots of dirt here. She said "I know, but we just want what is best for our son". I understand that but it isn't like it was some big secret that I had "poultry"here! So, was it dangerous for him to be in the car with them today? I felt uncomfortable enough with having him here, feeling like everything has to be nothing but perfect, but now it is even worse!!! Thanks for listening!