Over the last few days my family has been highly stressed. Aside from the Holiday Blues, Head aches, it was money and cars troubles. The Real icing on the cake came just yesterday morning just before we got home from work.
A few friends irl and here on DA know of my issues with certain relatives. Well now it come to the point where we are going to have to make a decision and what type.
My brother's children broke into our home again, which I swore I locked, and terrorized our animals and stole various things. My dogs and cats were skittish enough now they are traumatized. The girl dogs all hid outside. Poplar, the youngest, actually choose to sit in the freezing cold (19°F) then to come inside when we called for her. Frey, my young male (brother and son to the females) didn't get out so lucky. His eyes were hurt and he was exposed to cold but not the safe backyard but the front where there highway and coyotes. We now have to wash his eyes out and monitor them for infection.
They also swiped a duck egg that was getting ready to be sold and put it back in the coop. There I found a box cutter. I am very shocked all my goose eggs (12) are all there. I am more so to find no wounds on any of our hens, ducks, Rooster, one Peafowls, Geese.
How do I deal with this aside from turn a blind eye or shutting off my emotions? Their parents are at their wits end. Mom is highly stressed. I am the calmest out of the adults. Mind you these brats been labeled as being ASD. I though ASD didn't do animal abuse.