I apologize for the somewhat.. negative tone of this coming update. I just need to get something off my chest:
I got a little nasty facebook message today…. It said:
“Still not accepting my friend request? Oh well, I was just one of the many people that donated money for Oslo`s surgery last year, guess I`m not worthy enough. Have a good one.”
First of all… WOW. The passive aggressive tone of this email is absolutely awe inspiring. Well done!
Secondly… I want to mention that when Oslo had his surgery and people so generously donated, I expressed my gratitude ENDLESSLY. I wrote personalized emails to *every single* person who donated. I created this blog because I felt (and still feel!) indebted and a very real obligation to keep all of the donors up to date and ‘in the loop’. I feel like every 3rd entry was dedicated solely to expressing my unending gratitude! It’s a year later and still, 1-2x per week I take photos and videos of my dogs with the sole purpose of posting them here on this blog for you all to enjoy. It’s a small way for me to say ‘thank you’ for the support you all showed us in the desperate weeks following Oslo’s surgery. I will never forget the generosity of perfect strangers.
Believe me when I say, *I AM GRATEFUL* for every single penny.
But make no mistake… Donating money to Oslo’s a year ago, by no means grants you entry into my private life and private circle from now until the end of time. It does not buy you a front row ticket to the private details of my romantic life, daily occurrences, photos of my friends & family, details of when & where I travel, and general personal musings that I share on my facebook page.
If you feel like I have no adequately thanked you for your contributions to Oslo’s recovery, please do not hesitate to leave a comment anywhere on this blog to express your concerns. I will apologize from the bottom of my heart because truly, I am so incredibly thankful… and it is hurtful to me to think that people out there might not feel like I’ve thanked them properly enough… But if you think that you can make a donation and then hang it over my head for the next decade, using it to bully me into gaining access into my private life, you really have another thing coming.
To the lady who wrote me that ridiculous message.. You can take your passive aggressive guilt trip and shove it.