In my youth, I cannot tell you of a time my father disappointed me prior to my parents' divorce. But, as an adult? Sure, there are loads. My Mom, on the other hand, I’ve tons.
This was gripping to read. To say one’s dog is basically the highlight of their day over one’s own child seems like the craziest thing to say. *shrugs*
I wouldn’t actually know. I don’t parent anyone, cannot say that I’d like to, but I do know what causes pain and that would cause a great deal of pain to me, even if heard now by my father.