Fun and Adventures With the Tater Tots!

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We're Playin'! Yup! We Are!

March 20th 2009 12:12 am
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And that's just the way it's gonna be! Sorry to keep directing you to Penny's diary, but hey! She is the alpha-Tot around here and she woofed it pawfectly in her Diary tonight.

Nothin' but happy times fur us Tater Tots ever again! We wanna play - so that's what we're going to do! BOL

Oh, YEAH! It's grrrreat to be back! YIPPEEEEEE!!!!!!

Paw. S.
It's amazing what an effect falling in love can have on a weiner dog! That grrrl has a pawsome new attitude! Just like a Big Mac - we're lovin' it! BOL

 

Penny Ann Puts Her Paw Down!

March 17th 2009 9:38 pm
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Wow! Penny Ann is tryin' to give our daddy away! BOL We're sooo serious! Check out her Diary.

*three Tater Tots sit there with their mouths hanging open, stunned*

 

Fur All our Pawsome Pals

March 15th 2009 10:50 pm
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Pawlease know that if we aren't around much, it isn't because we don't want to be - or because we don't miss the bestest furiends anyone could ever have. It's because we just can't. We'll check our pawmails when we can and try to answer as many as we can as soon as pawssible. We wuf you all sooo much! Thanks fur being the bestest furiends in the world - and thanks fur always being here fur us. We wuf you!

Woofs, wuf 'n Taterwags, Penny, Zeldy, Teddi, Link & Momma, too.♥

 

A "Quick" Woof. BOL

March 12th 2009 11:02 pm
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Furst of all, let us apawlogize fur not being the best at updating our Diary. We know there are lotsa furiends worried about us. We're woofing tonight to help put your minds at ease and to say "Thanks, again" fur your love, support and prayers. Thank DOG we have you!

We wanna let everyone know that it has been a real battle with the bank .............

( INDYMAC BANK. Not that we would ever say anything bad about INDYMAC BANK! *looks innocent* )

............to convince them not to throw us out of our home even though they know we have a plan, but Mom and Dad have finally convinced them that we aren't just trying to string them along to see how long we can stay here before we get the boot.

Mom and Dad have had their landscape maintenance business for about 20 and 1/2 years. They have had this one customer fur the past 5 years or so. This customer is also a very good friend of our family. He has offered to buy our house from Indymac, for the amount that Mom and Dad still owed on it. If the bank will let him do that, he will rent our house to us for a year or two and then sell it back to us fur what he paid fur it. What a plan, eh?!!! Our family is sooo grateful to our friend fur offering to do that fur us!!! Without his offer, Mom and Dad would lose all they have ever worked for FUREVER! Our friend is trying to make it pawssible fur our pawents to, in essence, keep our house. We'd just be renting it fur a couple years, which seems really strange to our pawents, but eventually we'd own it again.

A few days ago, a sheriff came to our house and taped some papers to our door saying we have to move out by March 17th or else they would forcibly remove us. Mom and Dad immediately got back on the phone with Indymac, our friend and his attorney, and a furiend here on Dogster who has given them invaluable advice and amazing support. Between all of them, it worked! Today Mom and Dad got a letter, all official - from the court - saying Indymac has to let us stay until AT LEAST April 2oth, which will give our friend plenty of time to close the deal on the purchase of our- oh, excuse us, INDYMAC'S house, therefore allowing us to remain living here, in peace, as a family together. We can't even explain what a relief it is to have that very impawtant piece of paper! *WHEW*

We hesitate to say that our troubles are over because we've known those bank folks to pull some pretty sleazey moves - and make some pretty big mistakes. We THINK we have our living situation under control now, and that we don't have to worry about where we will be living. We're reasonably sure that we'll be okay and be able to stay in our home. Unless something really off the wall and unexpected happens, everything should work out as planned, so we THINK we can all rest easier now!!

But through all this we have come to realize that there are ALOT of families out there in the world who are going through the same living Hell. We feel sooo very blessed to have friends to support us and who have come to our aid in so many ways and helped us to get through this with such pawsitive results. We remember each day and night to include all the others who are having hard times in our prayers. It hurts our hearts to know that so many are dealing with the grief and fear of losing their homes. Families will be split - furs and furless.

Mom and dad have learned alot and have gathered alot of valuable infurmation - mostly from our furiends' pawents here on Dogster and Catster, and we want to let everyone know that if they need help knowing what they might do to try to avoid foreclosure, try asking us. We can't guarantee we can fix anything, but we do have alot of ideas and infurmation that we can share. The first thing is DON'T WAIT TOO LONG! If you are getting close to falling behind on your mortgage payments, no time is too soon to start talking to your bank, asking around, and looking into whatever programs there might be to help you through the hard times.

 

We'd Love To Woof An Update, But...

March 11th 2009 5:54 pm
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Daddy keeps sitting here right next to the 'puter and the "clicking drives him crazy", so... *rolls eyes* we'll try to come back later tonight. Woof ya then!

Taterwags, Penny, Zeldy, Ted, Link & Rosie, too

 

Oh, NO! They Can't Back Out Now!

March 6th 2009 5:45 am
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Or can they? It seems like Indymac Bank can do whatever they darned well please. After submitting an offer (Momma got it in writing this time) and after the investor sent the certified check for $5K, now Indymac bank is saying they want to go back on the deal! OMG!

If those dirty rats can get away with that, we are back to where we were a few weeks ago, but with less time to figure out where to go. We could be evicted any day now.

Obviously, this is devastating news. The stress around here is so thick one could cut it with a knife.

Well, this isn't a "fur sure thing" yet. Right. Well, we'll just have to keep praying hard and Mom's going to have to get back on the phone.

Teddi Sue is doing very well. Of course she is still on the anti-anxiety medication, prednisone, and Tylan powder, but soon she should be okay with just the Amitriptyline. Poor baby. She's just too doggone sweet fur her own good. And us Tater Tots will not ever be separated again! NO MATTER WHAT!! Momma says so.

Everyone, please pray hard that we can stay in our house, together, as a family. We know you have been, but we thought everything was worked out. How many lies and cheap tricks can a big corporation like Indymac get away with before they have to be fair with people?????

Here's a copy of the email that Momma got from Indymac, at her request, stating the terms of the offer Indymac made regarding our investor purchasing our house back from them:

FW: 46333 IndyMac Bank 1008919894 XXXX XXXXX Property address EUGENE OR 97404
Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:04 PM
From:
"Williamson, April Tamar"
Add sender to Contacts
To:
"dannlally@yahoo.com"
THESE ARE THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Below is the pre eviction sales price and terms. The price is 133,569.00 – Net to the Bank.

Following are the terms:
Buyer to overnight $5,000.00 non refundable cashiers check as deposit
Sale is considered a cash sale with no contingencies
Closing to be within 30 days
Property sold in “as-is” condition with no warranties or guarantees
Buyer pays ALL related expenses to the closing for both buyer and seller side
Eviction process is not put on hold and a lock out could occur prior to closing

Let us know if they want to proceed.

 

How Blessed We Are!

February 24th 2009 1:59 am
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February 19, 2009

The bank has foreclosed. We lost our house. We no longer own it. The best we can do is try to get the bank to let an investor buy the house from them. The bank tells us that nobody can purchase the house until it is put on the market, which can take up to 2 months. We are fighting them like crazy on that.

Why would they want to keep our house (along with the thousands of others that have been foreclosed on) and kick us out on the streets, when there is an investor who could give them every single penny that is owed on the house, in cash, immediately?! If the bank would accept the investor's offer, take the cash and let him buy the house, we would be able to stay here in this house and rent it.

It is devastating to lose all we have worked for for 28 years, but even worse, to be put out on the street with our fur babies.

First of all, it seems just criminal the way they foreclosed on us while we were on a repayment plan. As long as we made our payments to the bank on time, they were not supposed to foreclose. However, the bank was supposed to have emailed us a copy of the terms of the repayment plan (A) so we could read the rules and know what the rules were ie: payment due date, amount of payment, and that as long as we met the terms, our house would not go to a foreclosure sale , and (B) so we could sign the papers (the agreement) and fax them back to the bank like they told us was so imperative that we do.

After not having received the paperwork - the terms of the repayment plan - for us to read, understand, sign and fax back to them, after two weeks, I called the bank to ask why we hadn't yet received it. I was told that they had emailed it to us and they just couldn't understand why we hadn't received it. They told me they would "put a request in to the proper department to have the paperwork emailed again".

After another week, we still had not received it. Meanwhile, we had paid a lump sum of $6800.00 to the bank, another lump sum of $4400.00 to the bank, and two monthly mortgage payments of $1845.00 - all supposedly required of us as part of honoring the repayment plan. So I called them again, told them we still had not received it, heard the same answer as before and again was promised they would "put a request in to have the paperwork emailed again". I gave them 4 more email addresses and I also asked them to fax it to Fed Ex/ Kinko's and I gave them the fax #.

This went on for three months!!! I called them every week on Tuesdays. I looked through all my inboxes and spam for each email account I have every single day. I called Kinko's every day to check for a fax. I heard nothing but lies from the bank. They did not send the agreement. If they had, I would have received it.

In January, I expressed to the bank my concern at sending thousands and thousands of dollars to them without having something in writing to assure us that our house would not be repossessed and not knowing the terms of the repayment plan. We never did receive the paperwork and then on February 5th, our house was repossessed. We knew nothing about the foreclosure having occurred until a real estate agent knocked on our door on Sunday, February 8th and told us that Indymac Bank had sent him to inform us that our house had been repossessed.

Obviously, the bank was doing exactly what I had told them that we feared they would do. They took every last nickel we had in the whole world and then they foreclosed.

Now we are told that the repayment agreement was never even typed up and the bank was not obligated to send us a copy of the terms! They are telling us that the payments I made to them were paid late! They are saying that the payment due date was the 12th of the month, not the 28th as it had always been before. We were not informed, even verbally, that the due date had been changed to the 12th from the 28th.

We feel that we have been and robbed of our home of 16 years!



February 23, 2009

We finally were able to make the bank agree to sell our house to a friend of ours who is an investor.

Although we have lost our house, we still have our home. This is an enormous relief to us, to say the least. It was breaking our hearts to think that we no longer had a safe, warm home for our fur babies. We didn't know if we would be able to stay together, as a family, or if we would have to find homes for the babies wherever they would be fortunate enough to be welcome. We couldn't stand the thought of seperating them from each other, let alone from us. We are sooo grateful for the many offers we received from our Dogster and Catster friends to welcome, not only one or more of the fur babies into their homes, but my husband and I as well. We knew it would be extremely stressful for our fur babies to be seperated from each other and from us, and we can't begin to explain our relief that that will not have to happen, or how grateful we are to know that friends were there for us if it did.

Thank you all so much for everything! Your love, support, prayers and friendship are amazing and appreciated more than we will ever be able to express.

Dogsters and Catsters are amazing, outstanding and the most pawrecious furiends that anyone could ever be blessed with!!!

Our family wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of you for each and every prayer and show of kindness and understanding. We love you with all our hearts and we will always be here for any of you who ever need anything. Thank you for being here for us.

Throughout this ordeal, Teddi Sue had become extremely ill. She began to experience weight loss, vomiting and bloody diahrrea(sp). Thanks to one of our very close Dogster friends, we were able to take Teddi to the vet for blood tests and examination, special food and medication. We did not ask for help from this friend, but she offered it immediately when she found out that Teddi was ill and needed treatment.

The vet diagnosed her as suffering from stress colitis, inflamation of her bowels and intestines caused by excessive stress.

After the visit to the vet, Teddi seemed to be doing much better for a couple of days, but then she had a relapse last Friday, the 20th, and had to go back for another visit and given additional testing and medication. The second visit will be paid for with funds that were so graciously and generously raised through our Dogster and Catster friends by another dear Dogster friend. Teddi Sue is again doing better.

Our family is so very grateful for the kindness, love, support and generosity that has been so graciously and generously given to us during this time of need and depair. We really don't know what we would do without you all.

This is not the first time that our Dogster and Catster friends have been here for us when we have so desperately needed friendship, love and support. I truly believe that there are no others in this world who are more dedicated and devoted to their friends and fur babies. I am so completely humbled and honored to be a part of such a loving, caring and devoted community.

Thank you, friends, for being here for us. And please know that we will always be here to help others if there ever comes a time of need.

Love and Taterhugs, Penny Ann, Zelda Marie, Teddi Sue, Link, Rosie, Momma D'Ann & Daddy Glen ♥

 

Thank You, Dear Furiends!

February 23rd 2009 5:49 pm
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Thanks fur your kind woofs, support and pawrayers, everyone!

Thanks to all of our pawsome and wonderful furiends, we are getting through this difficult time. We'd be lost without you.

Mom's been totally overwhelmed with phone calls, emails and appointments, but she pawmises to help us woof an update in our Diary very, very soon. Tonight will pawbably be the night!

We just can't express our gratitude fur all of the love and support we've been given by our furiends here on Dogster and Catster, but we're sure going to try!

Woofs, wuf 'n Taterwags, Penny, Zelda, Teddi Sue, Link, Rosie and our peeps ♥

 

Mom Has To Work Today

February 20th 2009 7:47 am
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We pawmise we'll woof an update tonight when Mom gets home from work. It's driving her crazy that she can't be at home today to continue the battle to keep our home, but she'll bring her phone and do the best she can.

There was some pawmising news yesterday, still not pawfect, but hey! If there's a way we can stay in our home, we'll deal with it all the best we can.

Let's all keep our paws crossed and pawray, pawray, PAWRAY!!!

Also, we want to let everyone know that our sweet li'l Teddi Sue is doing excellent, thanks to a wunnerful furiend who made it pawssible fur her to go visit Dr. B. Thanks, dear furiend, fur being here fur us! We WUF you!!! (((HUG)))

THANK YOU ALL SOOO MUCH FUR ALL YOUR SUPPORT! We'll be woofin' tonight - just as soon as Momma gets home!

Woofs, wuf 'n Taterwags!!!

 

Overwhelmed!!!

February 18th 2009 10:46 am
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OMD! We came on Dogster to check our pawmails and boy! Did we ever find them!!! BOL! Mom is totally overwhelmed at the outpouring of love we're receiving from so many of our Dogster and Catster families!

We soooo appreciate each and every woof and purr and the offers of every kind of help imagineable! Mom is helping us look over each pawmail, and silly ol' girl, she's crying! Sheesh, Mom! This is a good thing! We have sooo many furiends who love us and care about us! We'll just never understand why this makes Momma cry! *rolls eyes*

We just want everyone to know that we will respond to your pawmails, it may take some time, but pawlease know that your prayers, kind woofs and offers of help are being kept in mind. That is what is giving Momma and Daddy the strength they need to continue the battle of trying to recover our home. If we do need to accept your offers of help, we will do so humbly and gratefully. We haven't given up yet on being able to stay in our home. The bank is sure trying to get us out of here in a hurry, but our pawents are stubborn and will fight this to the bitter end.

Pawlease don't think that because we haven't responded pawsonally to your pawmails, that we don't appreciate your woofs of comfurt and offers of help. Mom's just super-busy now calling everyone she can think of to try and iron our situation out so we don't have to turn to our friends to keep us together and off the streets.

We are completely amazed and overwhelmed - once again - by the outpouring of love and support from our beloved furiends here on Dogster and Catster. We'll be sure we keep everyone up-to-date on everything - some way or other.

***EDIT***

***We got this beautiful poem and POTP from our sweet furiend Daisy Mae. Her Mommy wrote it! Thanks so much, Daisy Mae and Mommy! (((HUG)))

A Purring Breeze
A purring breeze is blowing
feel it's soft caress
let it take mewr troubles
and know that mew are blessed
Blue Coyote 1-18-08

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f67/daisymaest/ POW.jpg
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THANK YOU WITH ALL OUR HEARTS FOR EVERYTHING! WE WOULD BE COMPLETELY LOST WITHOUT YOU!

(((HUGSSSSS))) The Tater pack and Mom D'Ann and family ♥

 
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