A Community of Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Lovers
After noticing that both the "counter surfing" blog and Monica are gone, I sent a message to Lois I mistakenly thought that Lois was the moderator, but as it turns out, she was the right person to contact anyway. Lois said she didn't mind if I pasted her response into an open blog, so I have done so. I have to admit, I was feeling alarmed by what I was reading on that blog. Any who were following it know that. Posted words will never have the quality of a conversation, and the lack of tone and conversational details can often lead to misinterpretation. While the idea of mouse traps and shock collars does make me wince, Lois's sharing has shown me that my perception was faulty and my concern was unwarranted. I thought that those who shared my concerns may want to read what Lois had to say about Monica and Murphy. My final thought on this is that I am very sorry if I played a part in Monica withdrawing from this community. Here is Lois's message to me:
well a few things so we are on the same page. No I am not the moderator. But I don't believe anyone other than Monica herself removed her membership. (I would love to know myself). I know she removed her membership because she sent me mail (just as you have) saying just that, she would no longer be posting...
It would not be necessary to feel you yourself did anything wrong. Most of the new postings are coming from new dog owner not just Goldendoodles.
You also don't need to worry about Murphy. I don't know that anyone but me knows who Monica is.. She and family were one of the many farmland homes that were washed away in the flooding in 2010. Losing not just her car but husbands truck and farm equipment. Fema did little to help.. This is the reason there are multi-families living together. Another interesting fact is that Monica herself was/is a Service Dog Trainer and had been for 12yrs. If she stated that Murphy needed anything... I believed her. Lots of experience with show dogs in her younger years.. Probably, no, I know she has had more success and knowledge than I myself.
She thanked me for the conversations concerning Murphy and was gone before I had a chance to contract. The last thing she posted was a picture of Murphy saying the collar was working and she finally had his attention. He was no longer jumping all over the kitchen and barking constantly. And she, finally can see a future for him as a S.D., which is why she chose to rescue him in the 1st place.
I for one will surely miss her input to the community. Lois
ps: I have no problem if you want to copy and paste this into open blog area, but I'll leave that up to you.
Pss: I'm glad you asked, no one else has asked.