I never wanted to be the person who forced another human into action, however I think that everyone is autonomous and they should do what they please.
With this being said, there are times when I have to give people gentle or strong pushes in the correct direction.
Blessedly, it seems to be reaching the point with my buddy when it comes to his recent acquisition of a massive dog. Don’t get me wrong, I genuinely love dogs, however, an ultimatum is heading his way. It’s going to be me or the dog in this apartment and that is that. Whenever he went out to adopt this dog, I reminded him that I had horrific indoor air sensitivities. If he was going to bring home a large, dirty dog, then I was going to suffer from my allergies. I can barely breathe when I’m in the same house as a cat, let alone a big, fluffy dog. The pet hair and dander irritates my lungs and mucous membranes to the point where I can’t breathe or see normally. That’s when I begin having to dose myself with over-the-counter prescription medications. After that, I’m preoccupied with the indoor air pollutants that I can’t sleep through the night. I warned my buddy about all of these indoor air concerns and air quality problems I face, however that did not stop him from adopting a dog that sheds. Now, I can’t breathe in this apartment and the dog pollutes our indoor air with the dander that follows behind. At this point, our air purification plan can’t even handle the air quality issues. I don’t want to tell him, but it’s me or the dog.