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I have just had a very rude phone-call from the people that own Tally basically telling me to mind my own business and not giving me the opportunity to say anything, I did manage to say that we had discussed the fact that if they were going abroad to please let me know, and was told that it wasn't my business where they went. And then she put the phone down on me...

Telling me that 'the dog' was in a boarding kennel. (this wasn't mentioned in any of the reports) and that they would be going back for her, It seems that she is totally lost to me now.

I cannot believe that this woman couldn't understand how worried I was about my puppy, fair enough she bought her, but I know that a lot of you out there will be the same as me...we breed these dogs not to just sell and throw away when they are paid for. But we feel responsible for them...

I also know that there are a lot of people out there in Libya that are having a great deal of difficulty, and a lot of people dying (as I was so rudely told just before she put the phone down on me) and that the dog is safe, I know this now, that she told me that, but I could only go by what was reported, that the dog had been left at the nearest vet that they know of, and there were about 100 other abandoned dogs there...

I am now really really angry and shocked that she could do something like this. And talk to me as if I had done something wrong by trying to find where she and the Tally were...

I thank everyone here for all their help and suggestions, and I would do the same again if I was in this situation. Though I doubt that I would be, I need to let my heart rule my head...not visa versa.

My puppies are always mine, and I feel dreadful that Tally was put in such a terrible situation... and thankful that I now know that she is safe...Well as safe as can be in a war zone...

Thanks again, now perhaps I can get some sleep....

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Comment by Teresa on February 27, 2011 at 6:11am

Glad to hear that Tally is OK. I can totally understand your concerns for your puppy. When they are born practically in our arms, we watch them grow, care for them and struggle to find the very best home for each of them, they will always be our puppy, no matter how far they go.

If I was in your place, I would have done the same thing... If I was in Tally's owner place and heard what you were trying to do, I'd surely be very thankful to you! 

Comment by Dee Rance on February 27, 2011 at 6:12am
I have just received a very nice email from one of the vets that I wrote to yesterday, or was it the day before...well they said that she was there with about 75 other pets, and that Tripoli was actually very quiet, and not to believe all that we read in the press. Problem is that is all we have to go on...and if the wrong information is given, this is all we have, when we hear or see it...so when you hear, out of the owners mouth, that she has been left at a vet along with about 100 abandon animal what are you to believe???? but that doesn't change the fact that this was the first I had heard of her even being there....hopefull all will be well. But I doubt I will ever here about her again...so very very sad...
Comment by Cornelia on February 27, 2011 at 6:34am

Dee's sweetie: Tally or red girl. This was one of the first pictures, I saw on ES when I joined. I loved the expression on the little girls face and all the more as I'm also proud owner of a red girl with a little twinkle in the eye. I'm glad Tally is safe at the moment and at a place where the vet actually cares and does write back. Don't give up hope - you've already achieved a lot by finding her - I pray that this is not the last picture you'll ever see of her!!!

Comment by Dee Rance on February 27, 2011 at 6:38am
Thank you Cornelia I pray the same, such a beautiful baby...
Comment by Danica Morarova on February 27, 2011 at 6:38am
I'm sorry to read the story about Tally.Good news Tally is safe now..or she would be..most important point in the story.btw Iĺl do the same as you if I was in the situation as you
Comment by Frances McKimm on February 27, 2011 at 6:40am
Dee glad to hear that 'Tally' is fine, nice of the vet to let you know; Perhaps one day the owners will realise that you were just worried about the little baby girl who you brought into this world with all the love possible, and will come around;
Comment by Sandra Mather on February 27, 2011 at 7:03am

Im sorry for what has happened over this and the attitude some people have. Ive unfortuatley suffered these things over some of my dogs/puppies . I always say to them they may become yours but they will always been mine till the day they die.. Something only we can understand and some out there dont it appears.

Im glad you finally got news of Tally but ~I understand how youve been affected  its the love we feel for them..

Comment by Cornelia on February 27, 2011 at 8:06am
It's Dee's picture, Wanda - I just helped a bit in photoshop...
Comment by Howard Glansfield on February 27, 2011 at 8:21am
We all ,well most of us,would feel like you do over puppies we helped bring into the world.I am glad you had good news and I am sorry that the people who own Tally were not understanding.
Comment by Catherine Carter on February 27, 2011 at 8:40am

I am so glad you heard from the vet direct......I wonder if the owner will have Tally brought back to the UK now? I am sorry they did not understand you only wanted to know what had happened to a puppy you bred......I suppose they feel rather guilty for having left Tally behind......



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