July 23rd 2009 8:51 pm
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I was saddened, appalled, horrified, sickened to read that some Dogsters are upset that a family that we held a fundraiser for took a pre-paid, pre-arranged vacation. That some of the Dogsters that contributed toward saving a life now feel "betrayed". And have actually dropped this family as pals just when they need the continued support of this community.
I don't think people can really, really understand what it's like to take care of a cherished family member (human OR animal) that has a potentially life-ending illness/disease. I've done both, unfortunately, many times. HoneyBunny. Remo the Red. LuckyLucy. Perky. Harry. WINston XXLP. I know that if I could have gotten away to forget it all for even half an HOUR it would have been priceless!
I pray that those casting stones never, ever have to deal with such illness/disease. But, at the same time, I think that until they do they won't understand just how wrong they are. My love and support go out to Meaty and family.
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Okay, I'm going to break my stand on leaving a comment on a diary posting, just this once....
Let's face it, you just can't please everyone. Sometimes the noblest jester upsets some. If people are dropping the recipient of the fund raiser as a Pal, then they weren't really pals to start with.
Coco Rose, you are as wise as you are beautiful!
How sad that folks would feel that way. I am just grateful that Meaty is doing so well and that his family had the opportunity to take a breather from all the stress dealing with a cancer pup brings. We will ALWAYS count Meaty and his family as our pals.