Would you believe this....the story of my life...nothing ever goes right!

United States
October 19, 2007 1:24pm CST
I just got a call from a woman saying that the pupp I just got a few weeks ago and have come to love was stolen from her! She described my little Buttercup...including knowing her name, to a T. She even knew that she does a little dance...lol....The person I got her from gave me Vet papers with shots she got and this woman told me the name on the bill reciepts and said that's her name and not the woman I got my little girl from. She said when she comes to get her she will show me her ID. What seems to have happened is the woman I got her from leases a pony for her daughters from the original owner and one day while they were there she somehow took the puppy. The owner is a breeder and didn't realize the puppy was missing until later in the day...after the thief had left. I should have known something was up when she only charged me $100 for a full blooded Pomeranian puppy. I know what they are worth and was thrilled that I was getting such a bargain. I couldn't figure out why she was such a smart puppy at only 6 months old and was told she was being groomed to be a show dog. The owner is going to give me back my money plus reimburse me for the money I've spent on food and toys. When I got her I told the woman how much I needed something like a puppy in my life to change my lifestyle and give me something to love and care for. Can you believe anyone could be like this? Am I being too upset over this because I really am very depressed and can't afford to be this way with the psych problems that I have anyway. If I'm rattling on I apologize...I'm just very upset at this point. Tonight the owner is coming to take my baby. The only good thing is that little Buttercup is going to be with her little brothers and sisters and I know she will be well taken care of.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
20 Oct 07
Oh my goodness I am so sorry to hear this! I love my animals. My kitties all just kinda came here as strays and I never knew any owners but if I was to lose any of them I would be so heart broken. I wish there was something I could say that would help you feel better. Though I only know you through written word, I feel that you are such caring, loving person and make a great mommy for a pup. I'll be thinking of ya, and if you need to chat I am here for ya. Vicki
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• United States
20 Oct 07
Thanks Vicki...this is my first morning without her and I have to say I feel lost. Now there's no reason to get dressed and go out...lol...
• United States
20 Oct 07
That is so sad. I know there are some low life people in this world who do stuff like this. I know it hurts now (I had to give up my dog when I was teenager after having for few years because both my parents became allergic to her - she was my baby and she went everywhere with me, so I know how you must feel), but over time the hurt will lessen.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
19 Oct 07
well that sucks and it's super sad. But imagine if you were in her position. Wouldn't you want your little puppy back? Why don't you just go to a homeless shelter or pet store to get a dog? At least you've got a better chance that they won't back out on you or call saying the dog is stolen. It's a much better source and those dogs need love probably just as much as you do. I'm sure you'd find a perfect match.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
I'm contemplating going to a shelter to see if I can find a little one who needs a loving home. I know there are so many there.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
19 Oct 07
I'd say it would be your best bet.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Awww hun. Im sorry. I would see if you can talk to the lady and maybe figure out a way to keep her. Its not like you knew she was stolen. I really hope this all works out for you.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Well, she did offer for me to buy her but at the price of $600! Way more than I can afford to spend on a puppy. I asked if I could make payments to her but sadly she refused. After all that's happened I don't blame her.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Thats quite pricey!! Im sorry it wont work out.Maybe you can find out who gets her and go visit.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Sorry to hear that something like this has happened. You should turn the lady in for selling you a dog that was stolen. The thing that is hard for me to understand though is that the lady that stole the dog somehow got ahold of the vet records. You just don't leave vet records laying around your house so that the can get misplaced. You keep the records in a safe place that you know so they don't get misplacced and you lose them. That is my 2 cents
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• United States
19 Oct 07
I felt the same way about the vet papers. The owner told me she had just taken a couple of her dogs to the vet that day and didn't have a chance to put them away yet. I believe her because they are still in the vet folder and she even told me the date on them. There is too much evidence that she is the owner for me to dispute it.
• United States
19 Oct 07
ok, that clears alot up then. I could see that scenario cause when you get back from the store you put the stuff that needs refriderated or frozen away first cause you can take your time on the non perishable items. I am really sorry though that you have to get rid of something that you have grown attached to. I can't even begin to say that I know how you feel but I do know that you are hurting and I do know how that feels.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
20 Oct 07
I am so sorry to hear your bad news, ctry. My heart is aching that you had to go through this. Every time I begin to revive my faith in human nature, something like this comes along to tear it all down again. Please try to keep your spirits up and do not give up hope that something good is in store for you. I know how much you love that little puppy and I really wish that things had worked out well. I will be praying that something good will come out of all this for you.
• United States
20 Oct 07
I know how you feel. I seldom trust people and was just starting to and this happens. Everyone who knows me says I'm too trusting and I know their right. It's a very hard trait to get out of.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
20 Oct 07
That's terrible! I hope you guys are able to sue the heck out of the "theif" of a person, if you can call it a person. A low down unfeeling dirt bag of a person! I'm so sorry about this! After reading some of your responses, I'm hoping you can negotiate a deal with her since you were honest enough to admit you have the dog. Especially since it would be going to a great and loving home. If she doesn't, I pray that you'll find another one to love at the shelters for there are so many there in need of homes and lots of love.
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• United States
20 Oct 07
There was no way I couldn't admit that I had Buttercup. If she really did have another owner...and it was so obvious that she knew her when she got here. I know the home she is in now is as good if not better than I could give her.
20 Oct 07
I do not like the title of your discussion, though I know how you feel. Try to be positive. And watch out for such shady deals in the future. I hope you get another cute puppy soon that will be yours alone.
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• United States
20 Oct 07
The title is just how I feel and it's the truth. Even my mother said it when I told her what happened. You would have to know my life to understand. This is really what my luck is like. I'm going to be checking out the animal shelters in my area but I'm so sad about losing Buttercup that I think I'm going to wait awhile.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
this is such a terrible thing to have happen, i'm so sorry your going thruough this. and poor buttercup ! so, do not worry about sounding like your over reacting to this. you are not ! so sad, for you both. i can't imagine how buttercup is going to feel, being taken away tonight. poor thing doesn't even understand it's coming. so you have to carry this burden alone. but i can reassure you, many of your my lot pals, are with you in your sorrow & loss of buttercup, tonight. after all, she is settled in with you and obviously you take great care of her. but to be torn apart, after building a bond is heartbreaking for you both. i know many don't believe animals have the same feelings as we do but, i prefer to think they do. i know if you do give buttercup back, and you were to visit her after some time has passed, i know she'd remember you. so, maybe you could see if the real owner would allow you to visit her. and sorry but, this is why they have that old saying..if its too good to be true, it probably isn't. because there are people that will stoop as low as they can to con someone, sadly ! but i would definately look into a shelter for another pal. there is someone there for you, i am sure of it. and you'd be helping a animal find a loving home which they all deseeve to have. as far as the thief, i certanly would look into filing charges on this person. maybe you and the owner should call the police tonight and file charges against this person. get the ball rolling, so to speak. at least then you'd have the owner & yourself there, together showing this incident has really happened etc. plus, the more paperwork you have showing you both were harmed in some way, the better for your lawyers ! may you be blessed with another friend soon, ctrymuziklvr. and may another animal find a home, with a big heart in it, such as your's !
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• United States
20 Oct 07
Buttercups owner lives quite a distance from me and I don't drive and I don't think I could visit her anyway. It would just make me more depressed to see her I think. I know she is going to be very happy where she is going and that's what counts for me. We are going to call the police when the woman gets here so that by tomorrow at the latest something will be done with that thief so she can't do it again. I found her on craigslist and there have been a lot of posts about people who do this but you know how it is, you always think it can't happen to you. I've already started looking at web sites for nearby shelters and I'm sure I will find a new little buddy. I hope!
• United States
19 Oct 07
Call the police and report what this woman has told you about the theft. Have them meet the woman coming to get the puppy and get the information from her about how the theft occurred. If it is for real she won't have a problem with this. If it isn't then she will have a problem and I would not be giving my pup back. Both of you can file charges against the theif. If it is for real then maybe she has some other dog for adoption and would be willing to make you a deal. If not look at a local shelter or rescue. Good luck
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Considering all this woman knows about my Buttercup I believe what she says. I am going to check her id though when she gets here to make sure it matches the vet papers. I'm also going to start looking into shelters for another baby....not that any could take Buttercups place. She is exceptional.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Oct 07
Oh I'm so sorry to hear this...is there anyway to negotiate with the owner to keep Buttercup? I realize the woman is going to reinburse you for the money, but that's not really the point is it?? Really....consider doing some negotiating to see if you can keep Buttercup Also, is there anyway to press some kind of criminal charges against the "thief"???
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• United States
19 Oct 07
I am going to see if I can negotiate some sort of deal with the owner. I really don't want to give up this little girl! She said she is going to press charges against the woman and I'm going to have to be there since I'm the one she sold it to.
• United States
19 Oct 07
wow this is so sad. you are not over reacting at all. People do such mean things. As for the reimburisement i would tell the breeder how attached you are to the dog. And ask her if she has any dogs for adoption. (cause alot of breeders, not all are just about the business and will only breed the dog so many times and than get rid of them) It may be an option to explore. Also when she comes tonight she may feel kinda bad, thats if she has any heart at all and maybe she would be willing to give you a deal on a puppy knowing that it will be going to such a loving home, it won;t be your buttercup but it may be a few options that you may want to consider exploring.
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• United States
19 Oct 07
I am definitely going to speak with her when she comes. You're right it won't be my little Buttercup but it will help me alot.
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
Oh, that is totally heartbreaking! Honestly if I were in your shoes, I would feel exactly the same way you did. That puppy is so cute! I wouldn't even know how to let go! We also have a dog, his name is Casper. If someone ever came to tell me Casper was his or her dog, I probably would be in a fight before I could finally let go!
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• United States
19 Oct 07
Believe me I was ready to fight until she told me about the name thing. You better believe I'm going to look at her id when she gets here.
• Australia
20 Oct 07
That is terrible. Some people really don't care how many other people they upset. I hope you and the actual breeder can reach some agreement where you will be able to get a puppy from her in the near future. Maybe the pick of the litter. I really hope so as you have grown attached to that little bundle. I am so sorry that this has happened to you and think you are a wonderful person to do the right thing. Sending you positive thoughts.
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@praveenjena (1305)
• India
20 Oct 07
something goes wrong and something goes right is just relative, it just depends on how much you expect of what. and when your expectations don't go your way then you feel like it went wrong.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
3 Feb 08
It's terrible that your losing your little dog and after I'm sure you've become attached to her. My only suggestion is to maybe check at the pound and see if there's one you'd like to adopt. I'm sure there are some that are praying that some nice, kind, loving person will come along and give them a good home and save them from possibly being put down. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@DavidReedy (2411)
• United States
25 Oct 07
My sympathies. Perhaps you'll find another--and perhaps it's best that it happened now, before you got too attached. dr...
• United States
21 Oct 07
I am so sorry about Buttercup.You have a right to rant about this.There's got to be a way for you, a pet lover, to get a puppy.Before the Ellen- Iggy story, I would have suggested that you go to a shelter, but now.... Do you think Buttercup's other mom would know where you could adopt a puppy?Good Lick. I know there is a puppy waiting for you, I just wish i knew where.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
21 Oct 07
This is very sad. Fancy this other person selling you a stolen puppy. You should report her to the Police. Can't you buy a puppy from your local animal shelter?
• Serbia And Montenegro
20 Oct 07
Poor you.. it was probably very terrible for you to get over it..? Maybe to buy another cute puppy?