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Dec. 30th, 2010 | 04:07 pm
mood: disappointeddisappointed

It's been a mixed bag of a christmas this year. I'm not quite sure what to make of it.

Started off very well with the usual christmas eve dinner at our place with friends and their children. Hubby cooks a ton of danish food for all to eat and it's always a good night.

Christmas day was so peaceful and happy. The girls slept in until around 9.30am which was a pleasant surprise. All the presents were opened and pancakes were made for breakfast before going off to Mon's place for a traditional christmas dinner. Again really lovely and relaxing day.

Boxing day was a bit of a drama which put a bit of a damper on the whole day. Mon and Gray had a fight and the phone was ringing off the hook. It all got sorted eventually when tempers cooled and in the end wasn't about much at all but still a bit distressing.

The next two days have been fairly uneventful and relaxing until this morning when the RSPCA knocked on the door. Apparently someone had lodged a complaint against us. Yes, you read right - against us. According to the complaint we had a malnourished german shepherd on the property. You can imagine our horror and shock at being accused of mistreating Lucy. We've had Lucy 11yrs and she's never been mistreated a day in her life and that includes the time where she ate my laundry door for fun when she was 18 months old.

Now I know Lucy is 11yrs old. Her back legs are not as strong as they used to be and she's got that old lady dog smell. This last year developed a skin complaint which means we have to wash her every week to keep her comfortable. She's going a bit deaf and short sighted but she's well loved and a bit spoiled because of her age. At her annual checkup in October she was given a clean bill of health by the same vet that has known her all her life. He even commented her weight was extremely good for a dog of her age.

Now explain to me why some evil sod would call the RSPCA and report Lucy as being malnourished? I could understand if there was a genuine issue but seriously what kind of sick person makes a false complaint at christmas?

So we immediately invited the RSPCA inspector in to look at Lucy and give us his opinion. She of course was too busy flinging her popped football around trying to seduce the new stranger into throwing it for her. It was a complete embarrassment as she danced around him in old lady dog excitement at the prospect of a new ball buddy. All he could say to us was that her nails were a bit long, took our phone number and left within about ten minutes. We even offered to get Rose out for him to look at but he didn't want to see her at all.

Now I feel odd about knowing some nasty person out there has focused on my family and tried to create upset. I'd probably feel that way no matter what time of year but it's christmas and that makes it worse in my view. This is where I hope karma kicks in and delivers them what they deserve.

So all in all a mixed bag of a time. Right now at this exact moment I'm not feeling much festive spirit or goodwill to all men.

There'd better not be any more drama this year!

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starzrider

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from: starzrider
date: Dec. 30th, 2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I am sorry some asshole decided to zero in on you, but unfortunately they seem to run rampant this time of year. In my opinion, karma needs to pay a long overdue visit on lots of people. Aside from that glitch, I am glad you had what sounds like an overall good holiday. Here's hoping the sods stay below ground next year but that is probably wishful thinking.

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Bubbles

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from: chickenweed
date: Jan. 2nd, 2011 08:04 am (UTC)
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Thanks hun. I'm staying positive.

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from: anonymous
date: Dec. 30th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
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Before you dismisss the RSPCA visit as nothing to worry about take a look at these sites.

RSPCA-Animadversion
http://rspca-animadversion.org.uk

SHG
http://the-shg.org

RSPCA Injustice Blog
http://www.rspcainjustice.blogspot.com/

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Bubbles

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from: chickenweed
date: Jan. 2nd, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
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I always think that people who use the name anonymous do so because they are cowards.

The RSPCA were only doing their job and I have no issue with that. I'm not interested in your fear mongering.

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