· sufferin succotash
Family or not, I would tell them 'no' to bringing their dogs. That may sound harsh but not worth the risk(s).
Ha, we must have the same MIL. We don't visit each other anymore and I'm fortunate they are 2 states away. 2 months into my marriage she screamed into the phone that I was an Fing LYING "ho" - 6 months later sent hubby and I an 8 page letter describing all the things I NEEDED TO DO to fix my marrirage (we eloped and had a rough start admittedly) and a year ago I once again let bygones be bygones, invited her down to visit and she called me crazy and insert many more cuss-words in a screaming raging fit (picture 2 year old tanturm red faced and hands flying in the air)...10 years of that...I'm DONE. I don't trust what would come out of my mouth next time Yep she's a crazy ol' bat and life is too short to deal with that kind of crazy!