5/17/12

'It's quiet. Too quiet.'

I've gotten a few personal FB messages as well as few on Tad's FB from some concerned fans; let me tell you, that's a lovely feeling. It's nice to know that people pay attention and that they care enough to check on me.

You may (or may not) have noticed that Tad's FB and Tad's Toys FB have slowed down...a lot. Eventually, things will (hopefully!) get back to the way they were. Tad's Toys are still operating, in fact, we're donating toys to The Forgotten Pet Advocates this month. If you'd like to donate new or gently used toys to various dogs and cats who have been abandoned at boarding facilities, please  check out: www.facebook.com/TadsToys

I'm not doing this for sympathy or pity, you guys know me better than that. This is so everyone, who wants to be, is on the same page.

For the past few months, I've been on my own...and with Charles' help, I've been doing fine. Unfortunately, he is unable to help me anymore. So, things got...difficult? Sticky? Crappy? ...you name it. No hard feelings between us, but...the situation certainly sucks.

You may have seen posts by a few personal friends on Tad's FB about me having to rehome animals; they are true. I am...pretty heartbroken over that decision; honestly, heartbroken may not be the word. It's just the only one I can find.

Sundae and Loofah (the guinea pigs) are being adopted by a lovely guinea pig person about 4 hours away on Saturday. She seems perfect for them, and I am relieved that she was able to take them in. I'm currently talking with a woman in Turtle Rescue for Rubicon, but he is still in need of a new home. Then, I need to find places for the two tanks of fish, though, Tetanus (the betta) may be able to stick around since he is...well, he's a betta. Catillac is still...up in the air, as far as if she will need a new home or not. I don't know that I could do that, rehome her, so she is likely going to stay...as are the dogs. They will not be going anywhere. Walker is the only one who can go, and he will only go with Charles, if Charles can have him.

I am in the process of moving as well, well...not really 'moving' yet, but looking for somewhere to go. I can't afford the mortgage for our house on my own, so I'm moving out, and ideally, when I'm out, Charles will move back in or we'll sell it as is. I tried to have it refinanced to make the payments lower, but the guy said it'd only save me about $60 a month, so it wasn't worth it. I already have 2 jobs, and I think that a 3rd would really affect Tad's behavior-I would never be home for them.

Since January, a few Tad fans have helped me out in various ways and you guys...you have no idea how much that means to me. I've never asked for help, and I never will...but, to know that y'all have done it on your own...sometimes without me even knowing, it certainly is an amazing feeling. I cannot say thank you enough.

In a nutshell, bear with me...Tad's FBs will be back to normal at some point, but...it's kind of chaotic right now in mine and Tad's life. I think that chaos and my stress is really pulling on Tad. His aggression and behavior issues have...just gone of the charts since this mess started. So, we try to be all rainbows and butterflies at home, but...let me tell you...with animals disappearing, boxes being packed, Tad is not seeing rainbows and butterflies, unfortunately.

You guys are awesome, every single one of you, for being a part of Tad. I feel like y'all should get an explanation of this 'quietness' around his blog and FB, so here it is. Bear with me, it'll all be normal again soon, I hope.

Squirrel Patrol

17 comments:

  1. I am so sorry to hear what you are going through, I have just dealt with a similar situation with my oldest daughter (youngest did it 5 years ago!) and I know how heartbreaking these decisions are, my youngest had to rehome both her dogs (we are at HOA max already) and it was the worst part of the divorce to her.
    Can I send you a gift card for pet food? I jsut sent a box to tad's Tous, would rather send to Tad's tummy!

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  2. We are so very sorry to read this. We will be praying and purring for you!

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  3. Best wishes to you all. Thank you for sharing. Sending love and support for you and the love-bugs....fur, fins, feet one and all.

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  4. Tiff, I to know what you are going through! I myself, went through this about 6 years ago! I have 2 jobs, went on an interview for a 3rd yesterday. I kept the house, my choice, so it has to be paid for! Besides working keeps me busy & I don't think about things that make me sad! I have 2 cats & 3 dogs, I feel bad that I'm not there as much as I would like to be but Jake is 18+ & Hank is 15+, so they are going to live there life out with me & be buried there on my land, as they should be! Miley is 4, so she is still young, she is my security as she is a Lab\Pit mix!
    One cat is 17+, so she has a few more years left in her & then there is my Bob, he showed up on my back porch as a itty, bitty, tail less baby, 3 weeks before the bomb shell of the affair! God went him to me for a reason, Just as God sent Tad to you! Without Bob I don't know what I would have done. If you need a place I have 2 spare rooms at my house, it would be a little drive, but we have people that work with me here in Bryan\College Station that drive to Montgomery every day to work or there is a Vet Clinic right down the road! I live on 10.5 acres so I have lots of room! ((((HUGS))))to you & all of yours!

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  5. Oh Tiffany! I am so sorry!!!!

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  6. All the good things you have done for Tad and many many others, you will get the Best-Only The Best! Just wait and watch!

    May God Bless You and Tad and All The Little Friends of Tad <3

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  7. Tiffany, I am sorry to hear about you and Chatles and the tough choices you are having to make. Change is hard. But I think all of us know how strong you are, which I am sure you know, too! I think all the positive karma you put out into the world will come back to you at some point. Please know that you have a whole community behind you wanting nothing but the best for you. Thank you for sharing with us, which you didn't have to do, but we appreciate! Sending love and puppy kisses your way!

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  8. Oh no Tiff! Not you guys too. I am in similar situation after 24 yrs. of marriage left to care for son with autism. We love you and Tad and you just let us know what you need. Personally I will sell my junk on ebay if needed to help you out. Do not be shy to keep us apprised as to what you need. To us you are an angel and we are here for you and Tad and your other babies. KEEP US POSTED. WE LOVE YOU FROM THE SWEETEST PLACE ON EARTH, HERSHEY, PA

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  9. So sorry to hear about you and Charles. You have done so much for so many; I hope some of those "Karma points" will come into use to help you through these difficult times. You are quite an amazing person and I wish you all the best. We'll be here cheering and rooting for you. Love & Blessings!

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  10. I don't know how I didn't see this 'til now. You have such poise. I'm continually impressed by you. Hang in there. We love you and want you to be happy. I know you're proud and won't normally ask for help...but I wish you would let us know when we can do something. You and Tad have brought us so many smiles and warm-hearted moments. Please let us give back.

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  11. Surely a great story, my dog is exactly the same in habits as like yours.....

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  12. Oh sweet girl...had no idea. We love you so much and appreciate you!! KNOW that you are being lifted in prayer!!! xoxoxoxxoxoxxo me

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  13. Hi Tiff, I just watched all the videos and your blogs. You are an amazing woman. I am sorry that your relationship is over. A woman like you is a rare find. I love what you do with the animals, and especially with Tad.
    Did you ever try getting a hold of the Dog Whisperer Ceasar Milan? He may take on the challenge of helping Tad.
    Take care, Bruce from Halifax,NS,Canada

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