Husband Asks Wife To Choose Between Him & Her 30 Dogs, She Picks The Dogs

It is not uncommon for parties in a relationship to be given an ultimatum that can either make or break them. In fact, there are a lot of stories over the internet already about how an ultimatum has led to a marriage, for example, when one person is not willing to commit to the other. It is less likely that an ultimatum will end up in a happy compromise for both people when it comes to other issues, such as pets, than when it comes to other issues, such as money. 

An example of this was the case for a couple from the UK whose 25-year-long relationship ended when the husband asked the wife to choose between her dogs and him, which led to the end of their relationship. There was no doubt in Liz Haslam’s mind that she would choose her dogs over her husband, Miske Haslam back in 2018, and she had no regrets about choosing her dogs over her husband at the time. 

A recent report in the Express UK reported that Liz Haslam is happiest when she spends time protecting and caring for dogs in need of her assistance. As a result, she receives gratitude and love from the dogs in return. It is often said that Liz would never change her relationship with the dogs for anything in the world, and she proved that she actually believes this when her husband forced her to choose between him and her dogs when he wanted her to choose between them. 

People who love pets can understand Liz’s sentiment, but others may not be able to support her decision because it led to the end of a long-running relationship between her and her husband. Liz, however, spoke to Express about what led her to choose her four bull terriers and why she believed they were the best option for her. In fact, 

As a result of her passion for helping dogs, Liz opened a dog sanctuary where other dogs can heal as well. 

As a teenager, Liz met and fell in love with Mike, her now ex-husband. After high school, they married in 1991. Barnham, Suffolk, is a two-bedroom home in the English countryside. The couple has a daughter named Ollie, who was 22 years old when their 25-year-old marriage was on the verge of falling apart.

According to Express UK, Liz’s life has always been filled with dogs. Since she was a small child, she was used to having dogs around her for most of her life. Her mother bred West Highland terriers and her father owned an animal food business. It is only natural that this type of early relationship with pets creates a lasting connection that can last a lifetime. 

Liz started her own boarding kennel business when the couple moved to a new house with half an acre of land. Aside from founding Beds for Bullies, which is a bull terrier sanctuary, she also fosters dozens of dogs with behavioral and medical issues who can’t be rehomed.

When Liz began her business, Mike was already aware of her passion for dogs. From the moment we met, he knew what I was all about,” Liz said. 

After finding out Liz was too devoted to the dogs, Mike gave her the ‘it’s the dogs or me’ ultimatum. He may not have expected that this ultimatum would end their marriage, however.


Before we split up, he kept insisting he didn’t want to do this, he wanted to get a passport and go away. I told him that wasn’t going to happen so we might as well go our separate ways,” Liz recalled.

Her husband, who wanted more free time as they aged, apparently liked the time commitment necessary to keep the dog rescue running.

Liz explained that the job is very demanding and that she cannot take a day off.

It is my responsibility, I took the dogs in I cannot just stop. I don’t sit down until 11.30 at night, so you can’t just go on holiday.

Liz also told Express UK that she doesn’t blame Mike for not loving dogs as much as she does. After the ultimatum, she said they both understood they were going in different directions. Both parties made a healthy decision to end the marriage.

She changed course when she reportedly announced she would be leaving her farmhouse home in 2019 because the owner wanted to sell it. As can be seen on the homepage of Beds For Bullies, Liz has found a new home to run her dog rescue from. According to her homepage, she thanks you for your support:

Before the winter came, we had teams of amazing volunteers working on site every weekend to get Liz moved in. We are forever grateful for their assistance.”

Source: APOST

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