Instead of dropping the dogs off at the SPCA today as turn ins I got them new collars from Janet and re-enrolled Hannah in basic obedience class. I also took a refresher class with Bagel. He wasn't the BEST dog in the class but he wasn't the WORST either. Right now the poor guy is EXHAUSTED and snorning on the floor.
My dogs are good dogs. I am a bad dog mommy. I admit it. I've been slack and lax and also very preoccupied. Hopefully we will all come through this ok.
We still have the behavioral problems with Bagel (he's just so STUBBORN when he wants to be) and Hannah is going through that "I'm 18 months old I'm not doing NUTHIN you say" stage.
And of course, Janet informed me (correctly I might add) that the dogs are FAT. Not overweight, not heavy they are FAT. And they are. Like I said, I've been a BAD dog mommy.
I'm gonna try to do better by my sweet dogs. They deserve it.
Nessa

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WHAT??
Nessa, I do not understand, and am VERY CONFUSED.
Last we spoke in depth,(on Tuesday night, after emailing back and forth lots of thoughts and tips to help you, Hannah and Bagel)you said you would bring them up here, if after much consideration and me and helping you ,you still thought you could not deal with it.
While am very glad that you are trying to go the distance I am dismayed,at your change of course, just like that, as I have spent the last few days lining up Bagel and Hannah to come here.
No time whatsoever did you tell me that you would drop them off down there instead of bringing them up here.
I feel I spent a lot of time with you trying to help. So I have to say, I am dismayed.
I don't have the time or space,or money to say I will accept a dog,(with no donation as you said you have a hardship) deny other dogs coming here,spending time with the person that is asking for HELP NOW, that they cannot keep their dogs, and then just like that read it here that "Instead of dropping the dogs off at the SPCA today"
Geeshh
He wasn't the BEST dog in the class but he wasn't the WORST either. Right now the poor guy ... I've been a BAD dog mommy. I'm gonna try to do better by my sweet dogs. They deserve it. Nessa

Well hopefully things will work out.
I'm done though
Paulette
Who really does get bugged when it seems you are talking to a brick wall.
WHAT?? Nessa, I do not understand, and am VERY CONFUSED. Last we spoke* in depth,(on Tuesday night, after emailing back ... and then *just like that read it here that "Instead of dropping the dogs off at the SPCA today" Geeshh

He wasn't the BEST dog in the class but he ... do better by my sweet dogs. They deserve it. Nessa

Well hopefully things will work out. I'm done though Paulette Who really does get bugged when it seems you are talking to a brick wall.

Paulette,
I never would have dropped them off like that without talking to you.

I thought as we left it you understood i was very conflicted about this.

I am sorry if we had a misunderstanding. I was under the impression that until I had sent you the papers you would not be taking unnessary action.

Our emails seemed to imply that YOU wanted to help me keep the dogs as well.

If I missunderstood and you didn't want to try that and were just suggesting it to placate me then I'm sorry.
I do love my dogs very much and didn't WANT to get rid of them.

If it's any comfort for you (and I doubt that it will be) your emails are what made me see that I don't WANT to give them up that I WANT to keep them and work with them and be a better dog mom.
I should have let you know privately but I didn't know if you were back yet from your trip.
Sorry again.
Nessa

Sorry I missed church, I was busy learning witchcraft and practicing becoming a lesbian.
www.nessa.info
Well hopefully things will work out. I'm done though Paulette

Wow, that's a shame Paulette. It's situations like this that tend to make people hesitant to step up and help the next time. I'm sure you spent a lot of time and effort on this.
Well hopefully things will work out. I'm done though Paulette

Wow, that's a shame Paulette. It's situations like this that tend to make people hesitant to step up and help the next time. I'm sure you spent a lot of time and effort on this.

Come on guys. Let's not turn this into another public bash session.

Paulette is perhaps a victim of her own success here. She was apparently very* convincing with Nessa (no surprise there! Emotion: smile); so convincing, in fact, that Nessa actually had a change of heart, which, in my opinion, is a *good thing, especially for Nessa's dogs.

And Janet probably had a hand in this change-of-heart, too.

It's just something that happens sometimes, and yes, it can be very frustrating when it does, especially if we've already invested our time (maybe even our money) in offering/planning to help a person out.

But if everyone would just step back a bit here, and look at it from the perspective of Nessa's DOGS,* at least for the time being, this should be taken as very *good news, not bad.
People have a right to change their minds, especially women. Emotion: wink

Paulette is much too caring of a person to allow this situation to affect her for very long. And Nessa hopefully won't be changing her mind again anytime soon. Right, Nessa?
So, IMO, we should all just move on.
This story had a good ending. Let's not spoil it.

Handsome Jack Morrison
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Wow, that's a shame Paulette. It's situations like this that ... and help the next time. I'm sure you spent a

lot of

time and effort on this.

Hi Jack~
Come on guys. Let's not turn this into another public bash session.

If that is how it appears, it was not my intention.
Paulette is perhaps a victim of her own success here. She was apparently very* convincing with Nessa (no surprise there! Emotion: smile); so convincing, in fact, that Nessa actually had a change of heart, which, in my opinion, is a *good thing, especially for Nessa's dogs.

Of course that is.
What flabbergasted me was the instead of post, as I thought it was either trying to work things out or bringing the dogs to me.
And Janet probably had a hand in this change-of-heart, too.

Didn't Janet have something to do with Nessa and the adoptions?
I would have thought that she and Janet would have talked about Nessa needing help and or support.
It's just something that happens sometimes, and yes, it can be very frustrating when it does, especially if we've already invested our time (maybe even our money) in offering/planning to help a person out.

I am VERY happy that Nessa and Bagel And Hannah are going to strive to stay a threesome, so the time spent in organizing them to come to me is more than worth it, IF they can all work out a lifestyle together for sure,

If my posts seem like I would rather have taken the dogs then let Nessa keep her dogs, NOT TRUE whatsoever.
It is true however that NOW was the time I had the space for them, and after speaking with Nessa , and all her problems that she felt was going on there with the three of them, perhaps it was in the dogs bests interest to bring them North .
Anyway all is a moot point now as they are going to stay down there, and hopefully this time will be the last time Nessa feels the need to have to give them up. : )
But if everyone would just step back a bit here, and look at it from the perspective of Nessa's *DOGS,* at least for the time being,

Yes but that to me is the problem
at least for the time being
this should be taken as very goodnews, not bad. People have a right to change their minds, especially women. Emotion: wink

Guess so but I am one that doesn't. I must have a lot of MALE hormones. ; )
Paulette is much too caring of a person to allow this situation to affect her for very long.

I do not have a problem with Nessa keeping her dogs, I do have problems with floundering
However that is me, and my problem
And Nessa hopefully won't be changing her mind again anytime soon. Right, Nessa? So, IMO, we should all just move on.

Yup and that is why I am going to do and also with that sending good thoughts to Nessa and her pups!
This story had a good ending. Let's not spoil it.

Hope so.
Paulette~
No stinking bashes here. Just a thank you to Paulette.
People have a right to change their minds, especially women. Emotion: wink

Now you know that's rather loaded. Emotion: smirking
Deb
Shi the Svelte
Georgie, Scurry-Stalker & Baby Lover
Hank the Tank
Come on guys. Let's not turn this into another public bash session.

No stinking bashes here. Just a thank you to Paulette.

Just trying it nip it in the bud, Deb.
I could smell the piranha circling.
People have a right to change their minds, especially women. Emotion: wink

Now you know that's rather loaded. Emotion: smirking

"Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall feel no fearÂ…"

Handsome Jack Morrison
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Hi Jack~

Come on guys. Let's not turn this into another public bash session.

If that is how it appears, it was not my intention.

I know that. I'm just trying to nip it in the bud.

Due to my own personal experience with piranha, I can smell them coming from hundreds of yards away.
If my posts seem like I would rather have taken the dogs then let Nessa keep her dogs, NOT TRUE whatsoever.

I know that. And you know that. But piranha are basically just stupid, vicious fish.
This story had a good ending. Let's not spoil it.

Hope so.

Good! Now that we're all agreed, how 'bout them Cubbies? Emotion: smile

Handsome Jack Morrison
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