reply to post by Sonya610
No offense, but that was pretty much uncalled for. You don't know me. You don't know anything but a few words on this board. You don't know what
I went through with Gracie. You don't know anything at all about it. You completely misread or misinterpreted the point I was trying to get across
and came up with this hypothesis of who and what I am.
My points were these:
1) that human company is unique and irreplaceable
2) that people bite off more than they can chew with certain dog breeds
3) that if you don't have the time to put into an aggressive animal you shouldn't have one for their sake or the sake of others.
The fact that I so foolishly tried to clarify somewhat how I felt about my dog that passed on is something I now regret since you have decided to make
light of how I feel.
I would like to know how you feel you can come to a conclusion about someone based on posts on the ATS webboard? Zero body language, lack of
inflection or tone...?
Let me be clear on this. What you've said to me is very judgmental and unkind for not having met me. This behavior exhibited towards strangers is
very detrimental and not at all a positive method of communicating. People will be less likely to inflect candor or humor, or even to post quickly
when others jump on their posts as though the entirety of their feelings and make-up are omnipresent in their posts.
I could have written an essay (tho now I am bordering on it) about my dog, about how I feel about animals, etc. If I felt I was being graded on my
post, perhaps, I would have been eager to become that much more clear.
Why I am writing you back at the moment is so that you think twice in the future before judging someone you don't know. You may lose allies, you may
say something to someone on the wrong day and time that has an unintended effect that you did not desire.
EDIT: By the way, a dog that is a "helper" dog an appendage. She was the limb that helped me work with those in hospice. I do NOT want to hear
anything smart about it. Again, I didn't wish to bring up my dog with strangers, but I was trying to communicate. Won't do that again.
[edit on 30-11-2008 by Rintendo]