So we got a reply from the foster on our e-mail and it was total crap. They just don't get it. This is what it said:

I'm really sorry this is the way things went down. I understand your frustration, its just a big risk for a dog like him. We would never even be having this discussion if you applied for a healthy dog without such a high prey drive, I think. His profile will likely be changed to include "maybe" as far as cats go.

I wish you the best of luck, I know you are soured on FBRN, but hopefully you will still try to adopt, not buy....

Take care.

Is that not the bitchiest thing you've ever seen? How dare she say something like that?! Honestly! I didn't bother replying because they're a bunch of idiots and aren't going to listen to us. Oh well.


So we just got the news that the FBRN REJECTED us on adopting Ralphie. To say I'm upset is an understatement. I'm also really, really pissed off because their reasons for doing so were downright stupid.

The foster really had our hopes up about this and to get this e-mail today was really shocking. I called my husband crying and he tried to make me feel better by telling me that there's a better dog out there for us and we will find him/her.

Their reasons:
1. We have stairs - Valid point. They said he's very strong and could possibly knock down the baby gate we put up.

2. We have 3 cats - Apparently he's had trouble with the fosters 1 cat before so with us it's '3 times the potential trouble'. We would never leave him alone with them and we told her that.

3. We've never owned a Frenchie or spinal injury dog before - Um... everyone has to be a first time Frenchie owner at some point! I did my research. I'm familiar with the short nosed dog breeds as I used to have a Pug. As for the spinal injury part, what are the odds that someone has had a spinal injury dog before?

4. Our estimate on yearly costs for him was 1/4 of what has been spent on him in the past 6 months - They have the estimate question on the application and at that point you have no idea what he eats or other problems he may have had or currently does have. All we knew is that he's paralyzed. Last year he got pneumonia so his vet costs were through the roof. How are we supposed to know that?

She added that there's no saying that we can't try to adopt another one (but omg I've never owned a Frenchie before!) but after this experience I'm done. I can't go through this again. It really hurts to basically be told we're not good enough. I really do hope Ralphie finds a home that suits him soon but it's been 6 months already. Maybe one of you could adopt him!
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OMG I can't wait to move out. I'm dying here! My Grandma drives me out of my mind. You can't get counter mad at someone when you started out the conversation with 'Can I talk to you about something without you getting mad?' I said maybe because I will most likely get mad when you start something like that. Well she got counter mad at me so I yelled at her and told her she's being ridiculous. All of that over a stupid check that my MOH was supposed to pay anyway, ugh.


Writer's Block: Looking Back

LiveJournal is turning 10 and we're feeling nostalgic. What was your first LJ post about?
This was my very first entry on September 30th, 2002.

I just have to thank Mikus so very very much for giving me a code for this lj! You rule! Insley, you were so close and thank you for trying! I am in computer class right now bored out of my mind. I don't feel like doing an excell spreadsheet! OK well I must leave now. Thank you everyone!