Scout - Hope you are doing ok, I miss your smiley face here. Your posts are always so informative, I especially enjoyed hearing about Salty and her ears last summer.
Hugs to Scout, BaSsEt_LoVeR
This next part of my topic has nothing to do with Scout at all.
There are some members that are not whom they try to portray here on TP forum.
I was in TP chat the other night with someone (who shall remain un-named) that really came un-hinged. She started swearing and even resorted to cutting down my Mother, who is a cancer patient. She had seen pictures of my Mom with her dog and was extremely rude about how she looks and how she thought I would look in the next 20 years.
To that un-named person, you have a lot of growing up to do. You know exactly who you are. Please take this directly to your heart.
Hopefully no one in your immediate family has to suffer through cancer and the treatments that go along with it. If they do, I feel very sorry for them, because if they look haggard and worn out after having chemo-therapy and you are as callus, and un-caring, to them, as you were to me, about my Mom, then they too will be hurt, even more deeply than they already are by this unforgiving disease.
It does not matter what my Mother looks like. To me and my son, she is the most beautiful person in the world. I am very proud of her and her ability to remain positive after all she has gone through. If she is not your idea of a beauty queen, then perhaps you have not looked deep enough. She has a wonderful heart and a beautiful spirit.
Remember that someday, your looks will fade too, maybe you will look worse than you said my Mother does.
In closing, I ask you (un-named person) to not bother posting answers or comments to me, nor to speak to me in chat. I want nothing further to do with you or your kind.
Bassett, I know how you feel, my grandmom and aunt both had cancer and I witnessed their struggle. I thought they were beautiful, strong women, just like I'm sure your mom is beautiful and strong. I'm sorry that someone was so hurtful. People can be so cruel. :(
I just thought of something...if it was a regular member who was doing this, are you sure it wasn't just some weirdo impersonating a regular member? I know that seems to happen a lot. They will take a name and tweak it just a bit.
I never go in chat for a lot of those reasons. I don't like the fighting or mean people coming in and making fun of everyone.
I think it's sickening that someone would talk badly about a cancer patient. My family has lived with my grandparents since I was born and my grandpa suffered for 8 years with cancer that spread all over his body. In 2004 it spread to his brain and to the fluid around his brain and spine. He looked so sick and it broke our hearts.
I can't imagine anyone ever speaking badly about him or the horrendous stuff he enured to stay alive a few months longer to be with his family. He did not spend a single night in the hospital, my family took care of him the entire time he was sick until the day he passed at home.
Shame on whoever would dare to speak badly about someone suffering with cancer.
Im sorry that someone was that cruel to you basset lover.
I also lost my grandmother to cancer and my father had it 2 years ago. They were able to get it all and he has been cancer free for 1 1/2 years and counting. Some people can be so cruel and it will come back around to them 10x worse. They are just miserable and hateful and they need to get a life instead of messing with everyone elses. Misery loves company!
i really truly hope that no one was intentionally making fun of anyones family members, let alone someone that is undergoing chemo. my cousin carol and i were only two months apart in age. we grew up like sisters and were close as we could be until i lost her to pancreatic cancer last year. she survived a long and invasive surgery and was gone within six months. i still find myself picking up the phone to call her. now my closest uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer. they cannot operate because he wouldnt survive the surgery. cancer is a horrible desease. people suffer the effects of chemotherapy, without any guarentees. please people have respect for people and compassion for the sick. we would want the same if it was any one of us in their shoes.
How sad that someone would sink to that low - I take those type of comments to heart - I have lost my mom, both grandmothers, aunt and a stepmom to cancer. I fear each year I go to the doctor that it is going to be my turn and I wonder if I would be strong enough to go through the chemo and all the bad days.
To the person with the mouth in the chat room - you apparently are the scum of the earth that hides behind an internet logon . . . slink back into the hole you came out of.
Basset, I am so sorry you had to put up with the garbage you were handed the other night! I would blame it all on the full moon, but there isn;t one.
I think it would be advisable for those who have forgotten this to remember, the people you deal with in chat, just as in a forum or via e-mail are not here to provide you with a target for your issues (to put it politely).
I can only add that I am sorry that I was not there because I have no problem picking up the phone and calling admin, getting the member's registration information and take actions beyond that of banning them from the forum.
I'm so sorry Basset. I don't know who was in chat(I've only been in there once and that was a while back with someone on here from TN,like me)but I think that whoever it was is a coward,and such a low life-form as to insult you and your family,or anyone else here for that matter!
I hope Admin will do away with whoever it was. They don't deserve to talk to you or anyone that way.
Sorry Basset!! I know what its like when one of your family members has cancer. I will pray for her to get better. Shame on the person who said all that cruel stuff,That is just Low!!! I mean below the ground Low too!!
First, I'm sorry your mom is sick. I lost my grandmother to a rare form of cancer. My thoughts are with your family.
I'm also sorry you were treated so badly in the chat room. As Huntersmom said, there have been problems in the past with mean people adding, deleting, or changing one letter in a person's name and then acting awful in the chat room. If you ever get the impression that the person you're dealing with in chat seems far different from a forum member, you're probably dealing with two different people. Regardless, you should never have to endure abuse like that from anyone.
OMG basett, I am so sorry you had to go through that. I was in chat last night, but it must have happened before I got there. There would have been a battle had it been when I was there. My mom, also was diagnosed with breast cancer 1 1/2 yrs ago. The chemo treatments were horrid on her. I cannot imagine someone could be this cruel and heartless to anyone, let alone a cancer patient. My heart goes out to your mom Bassett. I understand all too well about the suden importance of inner beauty when cancer strikes. I myself, has spent the last few months awaiting my own fate of the same diagnosis. It is a hard issue to face. *HUGS* to you and your Mom, tell her to stay strong and keep fighting.
Oh, I am sure she is exactly the same person as the one that posts here on Terrific Pets. She consistanly questioned anyone that would listen about the email that Scout got, even though she knew that none of the others in the room (not speaking for the nameless person here) knew anything about it.
It sure seems odd that she has taken such a keen interest in Scout's email and keeps saying to just let it drop, that the police can do nothing about it.
She was just as insistant in the chat room, as she is here, that it should not be looked into any further. Almost as if to discourage the truth from being known.
I would about bet the house on the fact that it is indeed the very same person here as it was in the chat room. I am not the only chatter that witnessed this odd behaviour, which turned, I would dare to say, almost violent.
Hope no one else has to deal with her, again, I am not mentioning any names, but she can see herself in my words, I assure you of that.
Have a happy night everyone. Am going to spend some quality time with my Mom now. Only the good Lord knows how much longer we will have her.