Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Jasoncgnu » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:35 am

Thanks sylvaen! I just hope that helps. I don't really know what I'm doing, thats just how I interpreted the sites I read.

I will also definitely post pics of Kita.
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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Blustag » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:16 pm

Thanks for the tips :D Didnt get your mail sorry can you send it again.

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Post by WhiteElkStag » Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:34 pm

I just found this publication from Google on how to optimize our website design for search engines. Thought it might be useful for us.

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Post by AngieH » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:29 am

Jasoncgnu wrote:
I did a little research, and I'm not an IT expert, but I think there are some things that can be done to help boost the rank of the REAL tamaskan sites. I think you know that site traffic plays a role in determining the rank but even more important are hyperlinks from other sites to the site in question.

What can you do? If you post a video, picture, etc. of tamaskan related content then include a hyperlink using the word tamaskan to the TDR or other real tamaskan sites.

Well at least I think that's how it works...if there is an IT professional around perhaps they could confirm this?

Jason

Edit: One quick side note. Don't go out and post a ton of links all at once. It's rumored that google optimized their search algorithm to look for this and it can actually hurt the sites rank. However, it would probably be impossible for the people on these boards to generate that much traffic but just beware anyway.
I have been doing this a lot on my dog-blog. I hope it helps.

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by cgarlock » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:02 pm

I recently looked into right puppy, they seemed legit until I dug further. I should have gone and taken pics and asked for proof of records but I was so appauled that I sent a not so polite email about how I will not be apart of his so called "tamaskans"

I spoke to him on the phone and he was very crude and lacking in his verbal skills. He sounded very un-intelligent about his whole practice. Even the emails sent were promptly responded to but never answered my direct questions. Do not buy from RPK! EVER!

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Post by HiTenshi16 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:09 pm

So glad you did your research and saw him for what he is. The only time he is "nice" is when no questions are asked and he is getting money from you.

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Post by AZDehlin » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:30 am

cgarlock wrote:I recently looked into right puppy, they seemed legit until I dug further. I should have gone and taken pics and asked for proof of records but I was so appauled that I sent a not so polite email about how I will not be apart of his so called "tamaskans"

I spoke to him on the phone and he was very crude and lacking in his verbal skills. He sounded very un-intelligent about his whole practice. Even the emails sent were promptly responded to but never answered my direct questions. Do not buy from RPK! EVER!
Happy you did your research... Welcome to the forum!

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by apanickyshiba » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:22 pm

Another person chiming in to say I'm happy to hear you did your research. Kevin was also only nice to me when it involved him getting money, and basically ignored all of my questions unless they were about how much I owed and when to pay.

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by swake » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:26 pm

At the moment my aunt is a animal crazy person in a group who try to shut down puppy mills and such. I have asked her to look into them to see what she can do though we keep contact to as little as possible for we don't see eye to eye on some things. Though, if she can't scrape something up she can sure as heck stir a pot of trouble for them XD
LuLu has been missing for about 6 months. lost in my area and it hits close to home, though animals have been found across the world. So if you have seen this dog please let one of these people know
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Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by swake » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:43 pm

I dont know if anyone noticed but RPK is now the first link if not the first few when googling the word 'tamaskan
LuLu has been missing for about 6 months. lost in my area and it hits close to home, though animals have been found across the world. So if you have seen this dog please let one of these people know
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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by Dozer » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:55 pm

if I type tamaskan the first is Tamaskan-dog.nl and if I am right that is Rahne.
And the second is tamaskan.eu and that is also in the netherlands so where do you have that it is RPK?

Or does google work like where you are from will show up first so if you are in america the ones their will show up first?

Sorry to ask I know allot of somethings but I am a real big nurd if it comes to computers.....

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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by Rahne » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:00 pm

Dozer wrote:if I type tamaskan the first is Tamaskan-dog.nl and if I am right that is Rahne.
And the second is tamaskan.eu and that is also in the netherlands so where do you have that it is RPK?

Or does google work like where you are from will show up first so if you are in america the ones their will show up first?

Sorry to ask I know allot of somethings but I am a real big nurd if it comes to computers.....
Yes the Dutch sites will show up first for us because they are most likely more of interest for us Dutch people then the American/UK websites ;)
If you browse from America you will find RPK on the top I think.

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Post by TerriHolt » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:44 pm

i'm in the uk and i got 'Tamaskan Club of America' wikki page and RPK :( then Tamaskan Dog Register then a load of 'puppy for sale' sites, the ones that usually have con artists on.
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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by AZDehlin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:10 pm

From here in the states when I type in Tamaskan I get:

1st Wikipedia
2nd TCA
3rd NTCA
4th: RPK

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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by Booma » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:57 pm

1 wiki
2 TDR
3 TDR notice board
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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by AZDehlin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:58 pm

Kyliedelonge wrote:1 wiki
2 TDR
3 TDR notice board
This is good... less likely for Aussies to run into RPK's website :D

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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by Booma » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:52 pm

I hope so. Or maybe it's just because I've used those pages before. RPK was one of the first sites I came across when I first discovered the breed.
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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by Tiantai » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:58 am

Rahne wrote:
Dozer wrote:if I type tamaskan the first is Tamaskan-dog.nl and if I am right that is Rahne.
And the second is tamaskan.eu and that is also in the netherlands so where do you have that it is RPK?

Or does google work like where you are from will show up first so if you are in america the ones their will show up first?

Sorry to ask I know allot of somethings but I am a real big nurd if it comes to computers.....
Yes the Dutch sites will show up first for us because they are most likely more of interest for us Dutch people then the American/UK websites ;)
If you browse from America you will find RPK on the top I think.
It's true Dozer, I'm in Canada and I'm also getting the link to that RPK site here when I type down Tamaskan on google.ca. This is likely because RPK's page has too many visitors. Not much I can do on that.
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Post by Tiantai » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:59 am

AZDehlin wrote:From here in the states when I type in Tamaskan I get:

1st Wikipedia
2nd TCA
3rd NTCA
4th: RPK
You're luckier than me! :D
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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by Dozer » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:55 am

whahaha Than I am lucky to be a dutch guy. I do not even see that RPK on the first page.

That shows that we are a wise country whahahaha LOL :lol: :twisted:

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Post by swake » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:56 pm

It also could be the fact that we are so close to RPK. Never thought about it that way, wish I had the money to bump you guys up to make you guys the first but sadly I dont. :C
LuLu has been missing for about 6 months. lost in my area and it hits close to home, though animals have been found across the world. So if you have seen this dog please let one of these people know
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Post by AZDehlin » Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:55 pm

If I type in Tamaskan Dog... I get:

1st wikipedia
2nd NTCA :)
3rd TDR :)
4th TCA
5th TDSC :)

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Re: Rarewind Tamaskans??

Post by Nino » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:15 pm

if Tamaskan Dog
1: wiki
2: TDR
3: Blustag
4: TDR index

if only Tamaskan
1: wiki
2: TDR
3: Tam club of America
4: some danish site that list the Tam as a breed
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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by HiTenshi16 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:06 am

Since it was getting off topic in the Rarewind thread, I moved some posts here since looking up Tamaskan in Google was talked about before in this thread ;)
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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Katlin » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:35 am

HiTenshi16 wrote:Since it was getting off topic in the Rarewind thread, I moved some posts here since looking up Tamaskan in Google was talked about before in this thread ;)
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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Tatzel » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:05 pm

Hey, upon looking at RPK stuff again I saw that in one of this videos you can see one of the Shibas in the background eating poop off the ground, and a short time later, another one marking over it (which makes it pretty obvious to me that this is indeed poop, and not some dog food lying around)

Gross :(

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Tiantai » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:03 am

Holy shit! (Literally!) Never even noticed that when I posted the video two years ago in another topic!
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Post by akaye531 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:53 am

When I was first researching Tams, I contacted RPK to ask some questions. Kevin had his daughter get in touch with me, and I was told that the process was deposit first, then ask questions. Didn't ask anything about me!!!

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Post by Tatzel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:10 am

akaye531 wrote:When I was first researching Tams, I contacted RPK to ask some questions. Kevin had his daughter get in touch with me, and I was told that the process was deposit first, then ask questions. Didn't ask anything about me!!!
Because he doesn't care where his dogs go, his only concern is the money :(
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Post by Hiwatari » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:14 am

So Kevin Contacted my friend Kelly, and told her that he was going to BVA test and DM test all of his dogs. You can see it here.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2837575 ... 8/?fref=ts

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Post by HiTenshi16 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:59 am

I'm sure they would all be falsified documents if he shows any "results", since that is what he is best at.
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Post by TerriHolt » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:51 am

Thats the thing... Even IF he tested all his dogs and future dogs, he has lied, falsified and threatened so long, that even IF he did tell the truth, no one would believe him...
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Post by Sylvaen » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:49 pm

He promised me (and asked me to post it publicly) that he will have all his dogs BVA hip tests and DM test posted on his web sites within 30 days.
How does he expect to get all his dogs x-rayed, hip scored AND get the results back (and posted online) within 30 days?! Also, first he has to get the BVA documentation sent to his vet by post (from the UK). Even the DM test results take around 3 weeks, and first he has to order the testing kits. Seems like an empty promise to me, but lets see what happens...
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Post by Katlin » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:17 pm

Yeah he told me months ago this exact same thing. Says he can get his dogs each tested for $35 because OFFA (NOT the BVA) will "give a good deal" lol. I wonder if he'll go through with everything this time....
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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Tatzel » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:39 pm

Katlin wrote:Yeah he told me months ago this exact same thing. Says he can get his dogs each tested for $35 because OFFA (NOT the BVA) will "give a good deal" lol. I wonder if he'll go through with everything this time....
A good deal? This already reeks of bullshit. Why should they give him some special treatment?
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Post by Hiwatari » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:04 pm

The OFFA does not give deals, the Hip test alone with them is $35 per dog, no deal there, his vet is where he needs the deal at as they send off the papers and Xrays. The good deal with the OFFA is doing hips and elbows as they do both at the same time for $40, over paying $35 each. The DM test is $60 each, also no deal.

Now if he was smart and really looked, the OFFA does a kennel rate of $15 each for 5 or more dogs.

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Tiantai » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:39 am

I don't believe him. To me this just sounds like another attempt to deceive more people. :roll:
It's a nice try though! 8-)
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Post by Hiwatari » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:56 am

Tiantai wrote:I don't believe him. To me this just sounds like another attempt to deceive more people. :roll:
It's a nice try though! 8-)
I agree with you there.

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Post by Tatzel » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:20 am

Oh hey, since I just saw the google results on Tamaskan and Tamaskan dog above - did you know it's possible to remove websites with the google master tool?
I'm pretty sure there is a way to wipe RPK off the results. So at least people won't find him anymore via google, which is the #1 search engine used.

I mean since he does only breed mutts and no actual Tamaskans, he's not rightfully showing up there anyway.
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Post by Tiantai » Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:52 am

Thanks for the advice Ricki, I used to due that but everytime google upgraded I got even more confused on how to adjust the search results. Will do so.
Tatzel wrote: I mean since he does only breed mutts and no actual Tamaskans, he's not rightfully showing up there anyway.
Well some (not all) of his dogs still do have legitimate Tamaskans in their lines. But I agree, those crossbreeds don't qualify as true Tamaskans and since he no longer has two of the three dogs he started with... well it doesn't surprise me why a lot of dogs he breeds don't look like legitimate Tamaskans anymore. Still wish there was some way to bust them out of that place though :evil:
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Post by weylyn » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:03 am

Sometimes I read some post with a big smile on my face and a shaking of my head. But that is just because all who know me , know I do not care about breed or what someone likes to call them. Sorry but no I have no problem with how he calls his dogs.
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yes I do have a problem with RPK ( and not only him). And like most I want to see him out of business but my reason only is because he is a puppy mill and therefor can not give the best to the dogs that they deserve and doesn't care at all about health issues etc.

But I also know that some actions that people say over the internet just give him the attention he needs to exist.
Like in other breeds to much bad information is still information for people and believe me most do not remember what is said but just remember names.........
So I know many will not agree but in my eyes best thing is just to have one good post about why not to choose a certain breeder, indeed good post on where people must look at when searching for a good breeder and for the rest place not to much info on the internet about how you feel and see the not so good breeders. It doesn't matter so much on the forum because most are tamaskan people but I see a lot of post on for instant FB that I really shake my head and can only think: here goes an other add for the bad breeder......

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Post by Sylvaen » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:30 am

SALISBURY — A 17-year-old Salisbury woman faces three felony charges related to fake health certificates for puppies shipped from a kennel she runs with her father.

Danielle Nicole Settineri is charged with three counts of obtaining property by false pretense. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said the Right Puppy Kennel on Old Union Church Road, which specializes in wolf hybrids, shipped puppies with falsified health certificates to customers.

Kevin Settineri, the father of Danielle Settineri, is listed as sales manager, founder and president of the kennel, but authorities charged the daughter because her name is on the altered documents, the Sheriff’s Office said.

When reached by the Post on Saturday, Kevin Settineri said his daughter is a minor and would not comment on the charges.
In North Carolina, criminal law defines an adult as someone 16 years and older.
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Post by HiTenshi16 » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:43 am

Reading that news just made my night awesome!
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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by AZDehlin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:56 am

HiTenshi16 wrote:Reading that news just made my night awesome!
Same here!

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by AZDehlin » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:13 am

Here is more new info: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20 ... 024/SP0106

SALISBURY — A 17-year-old woman who helps run a Salisbury dog kennel specializing in wolf hybrids faces three felony charges related to fake health certificates for puppies.

Danielle Nicole Settineri is charged with three counts of obtaining property by false pretense. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said Settineri, who runs the Right Puppy Kennel on Old Union Church Road with her father, shipped puppies with falsified health certificates to customers.
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Although Kevin Settineri is listed on the kennel’s website as sales manager, founder and president, authorities charged his daughter because her name is on the altered documents, Detective Christine Wood said. Danielle Settineri is listed as coordination manager, co-founder and administrative support.

When reached by the Post Saturday, Kevin Settineri said his daughter is a minor and would not comment on the charges.
In North Carolina, youth ages 16 and 17 are viewed by the law as adults.

Danielle Settineri was arrested Saturday and release on a written promise to appear in court Monday.

The kennel obtained a legitimate certificate of health examination for one dog and then altered it for several others, Wood said. Health certificates are required for air shipping animals.

Three fake certificates list veterinary hospitals in Lenoir and Mooresville, Wood said.

When the veterinarians in Lenoir and Mooresville received calls from out-of-state vets questioning the health certificates of Right Puppy Kennel dogs, the North Carolina vets reported the incidents to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wood said.

In one case, a customer in Illinois purchased what he thought was a husky mix from Right Puppy, Wood said. But when a vet examined the dog, the vet determined the animal was a wolf hybrid, which she said is illegal in Illinois.

State health officials also were involved in the investigation, Wood said.

The incidents occurred on June 30, Nov. 20 and Aug. 29.

The kennel remains open and is expanding with new construction, Wood said. She said during an interview, the Settineris told her veterinarians charge too much to issue the health certificates.

In 2011, a veterinarian in Lenoir received a call from a clinic in Miami Beach, Fla., where a customer had brought in a sick puppy purchased from Right Puppy, Wood said. The puppy’s health certificate appeared to have been issued by the Lenoir vet.

But after checking his records, the Lenoir vet told authorities he had not issued the certificate. His attorney sent Right Puppy a cease and desist order, Wood said.

The Better Business Bureau website gives Right Puppy Kennel an “F” and lists 10 complaints against the business in the last three years.

A Google search for the kennel turns up multiple complaints about the business.

The Raleigh News and Observer reported in 2010 that Kevin Settineri provided a wolf hybrid to N.C. State University for a one-game tryout as a mascot. University officials received emails accusing Settineri of poor breeding practices, the News and Observer reported, and ended the trial.

At the time, an athletics official declined to say whether the puppy mill accusations affected the decision. Settineri told the newspaper the accusations cost him the mascot deal, which would have been great publicity.

The complaints, he said, came from people affiliated with a competitor. He added that his kennel had been inspected repeatedly by the American Kennel Club and Rowan County Animal Control.

Rowan animal control officer Thomas Staton told the News and Observer in 2010 that officers had found nothing wrong in several visits. “He’s got a lot of animals, but he takes care of them,” Staton said.

Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Ausbird » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:38 am

"The complaints, he said, came from people affiliated with a competitor. He added that his kennel had been inspected repeatedly by the American Kennel Club"

Hah! Right after press about how the AKC is inept at inspections. It all falls into place.

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Ryphen » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:48 pm

It's not even that hard to fool inspectors if the inspections are announced. Oh, you're coming to inspect on February 15th? Well then let me clean up the place so it looks nice. As long as none of the animals look obviously neglected, the place will get a passing grade even if there are still some minor faults in observance.

But nice to see karma is finally starting to bite RPK in the butt!

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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Tatzel » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:19 pm

Kevin has no shame. He even puts his daughter on the line so he can get away with all of this.
I know I shouldn't be shocked after what I know he does with other living beings, but I am.

And I agree with Ryphen, if anything, they should do an inspection without announcing when they're going to drop in.
Because it's not like RPK doesn't have the large outside part which actually looks nice. It's easy to fool these people :{
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Re: Can't we do anything to stop RPK?

Post by Mamallamak » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:23 pm

I don't get much time to frequent this forum, but had to look into this more.
I honestly feel bad for Danielle. When we met them the first time, when Kevin gave us Moose, we could tell that Danielle was very sheltered. She seemed like a nice shy girl who really loved Moose and the other dogs. I'm not even sure she went to school. My hubby even remembers Kevin saying something about her not going anymore after turning 16, that he was going to keep her home to run the business???? I have no idea if he did pull her out or if she was still attending, though. But, of course she would do anything her father told her to do. He's her dad, and she trusted him to protect her. I can imagine she is very scared right now. I hate that she is going to suffer from this when it is obvious that he would have told her/taught her to do this. It's sad to think he would try to hide under his daughter and her age.

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