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centrop67
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News about the site

Post by centrop67 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:45 am

I've moved the announcement here, now that April Fool's Day has passed. I thank all the members who played along after viewing it.

Original Announcement:


I've spent a lot of time today debating on how to break this news to the members of the forum. I've had to ask myself over and over whether I should just come right out and say it, or if I should wait until the last possible minute before explaining the situation.

Earlier this month I was contacted about the site. A very large company that was interested in purchasing it from me. I had to think very hard about what this site means to me, to Radar, and of course to all the members of the forum. Without this site, I would probably be lost with Radar - something that's not good for either him or me.

I wouldn't have met some of the great people who have shared their time and experience. Some of them still with us, and some who never returned. People like LIsa (Dutchringgirl) who foiled my attempt at an April Fool's joke today by using her moderator skills to delete the Chihuahua Owners Club posts (I should have known you'd be on your game). She stuck with me from the beginning of taking over - and I didn't really start off with a bang.

Of course, she's not the only one, and I have reached out to most of you to show you my appreciation.

I have to tell you that I held out as long as I could with this company. Mainly, because I don't think you are all going to be happy about who it is. They just kept upping the offer until it got to a point where it was difficult for me to say no.

You can call me a sellout if you want. It wouldn't be a lie. It was just too difficult for me to say no anymore.

They didn't want me to post their name on the site yet, because they have some special branding they want to work out first. So, if you want to see who the company is, you'll have to click the link below. I just hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.

https://i.imgur.com/aqFnXUz.jpg
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

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Re: News about the site

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:39 pm

*sniff* *Sniff* As sad as I am It is not for me to pass judgment. I am sorry though about foiling your april fools joke, It really did not occur to me :eek: I was still a bit under the weather so was not thinking.

I do hope the new digs will be as family feeling as this is. I really hate FB
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Post by Joxgirl » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:45 pm

:DSlove: :ninja: :rambo: :horse:
Rogue and I protest this site being sold off! Did anyone else see what Michael wrote???? And the worse part is to who.... or is it whom? Unbelievable!!!!! He added a link, as if that makes it better. (Actually it did).
Would hate to see you give it up, but I totally get it.

And money is money. We all need heaps of it for these dogs.

I wanted to write a reply to his post, but I don’t think he wanted any comments there... so it’s a moderator only thing. :dsrazz: Well, Michael, you got me and I hope you get what your looking for.
The rest of you really need to go read his post to see what kind of pack leaders we have here. :wynar:
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Re: Announcement

Post by TimL_168 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:35 pm

I thought about writing my own post as a reply, but I was already drinking. Prob would have gone bad. The crazy thing is that a subsidiary of that same company approached me about purchasing some land I own. They said they needed to add a parcel to the tactical naval base in southwest North Dakota.
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Re: Announcement

Post by Joxgirl » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:40 pm

TimL_168 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:35 pm
I thought about writing my own post as a reply, but I was already drinking. Prob would have gone bad. The crazy thing is that a subsidiary of that same company approached me about purchasing some land I own. They said they needed to add a parcel to the tactical naval base in southwest North Dakota.
:eek: :pint: :stickman:
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Re: News about the site

Post by centrop67 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:23 pm

I'd like to add that my original AFD prank was the Chihuahua Owners club hacking the site and demanding ransom or all the DS photos would be replaced by Chihuahua photos:

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Of course, Dutchringgirl did her job and you probably never saw this. :lol:
Michael
The pack -> Radar (DS), Leela (Mal?), and Karen (Human) - Cutler Bay, FL USA
RIP: Tequila and Snickers
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Tell us about yourself: I am: a father of 2 boys, a carpenter, hunter, runner. We have extensive experience with sled dogs, shepherd mixes, a wolf hybrid, and our current dog a 95# long haired Shiloh Shepherd. We added Endeavor in April 2016. She was not working out in HRD. I train for game recovery and general utility.
Location: central MD

Re: News about the site

Post by TimL_168 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:17 pm

HA! AWESOME!
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Re: News about the site

Post by Joxgirl » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:27 am

Hahaha. That’s funny.
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