Continued from part two..
The couple made the journey to check things out and when they arrived at the breeder’s home they discovered that everything they had been told was true. The parent dogs were much loved and well cared for and were indeed family pets. They met the pups and Cindy immediately fell in love with a little boy. The couple knew they had a connection and they brought the pup home, naming him Ghost.
Excited that they had finally found a pup, one that was healthy and seemingly normal, Cindy posted a picture of Ghost on Facebook to show him off. Cindy’s caption read, “My new puppy, his name is ghost rider he is also a shar pei and very sweet. I still miss my Hoochie Poochie but ghost is keeping me busy.”
Certainly everyone would be happy for them. After all they had been through they had finally gotten a puppy! Surely all her friends would be excited for her knowing how much she had wanted this day to come.
Not realizing the dark side of Rochelle, or that she was stalking her Facebook page, Cindy had no idea what was to come.
Rochelle had continued to post on Mac’s page about Marshall. About his ups and downs and his eventual decline. The poor little pup was miserable and not doing well at all. He had an army of followers hanging on every post made about him. And while the posts on Mac’s page stayed relatively neutral, the posts Rochelle made on her personal page were full of rage.
11 days after Cindy made her Facebook post about Ghost, Rochelle made a Facebook post of her own. She did a screenshot of Cindy’s picture of Ghost and posted it with this caption, “You m&$@*rf#!&ker. He [Marshal] is dying and you replace him before he even has an outcome. I f*@^ing hate the very core you represent. You m@&*$rf*@%ing c*#^sucker.” [Spelling altered]
And as they say, the crowd went wild. People began commenting ugly things about Cindy and Danny and acted like a mob looking for some sort of justice. How dare Cindy and Danny move on with their lives. How dare they finally get the puppy they were after, finally. They should have waited according to the comments.
Rochelle had done nothing more than incited an online riot against the very people she once claimed to feel badly for. The people she had stalked, reached out to, and pretended to sympathize with.
Still, Cindy had no idea what was being said, who all was reading it, or what was about to come her way. She was busy enjoying the new fur babe in her life, thinking things had finally started looking up. But little did she know there was a storm coming.
The following morning it was discovered that Marshall had passed away in his sleep. Thousands that were following Marshall on Mac’s page were devastated, as was Rochelle. It wasn’t difficult to sympathize with her and her loss regardless of the ugliness she had added to the poor pup’s story with her lies and half truths about the couple that had bought and surrendered him. She is after all human and had cared for him night and day for the previous two and a half weeks. Any animal lover, and many who are not, could understand the grief and heartbreak she must be feeling.
Again Rochelle begins ranting on Facebook. She’s angry about everything concerning Marshall. Angry at the breeder, angry at authorities, and now, angry at Cindy although she certainly never let Cindy know. “I am angry at the woman who bought him in a McDonalds parking lot even though she said if she has really realized he was sick she would never have bought him. The same woman who left him at the clinic because he was not worth fighting for.
Cindy had never said that she wouldn’t have bought him as Rochelle had stated. More lies to make Cindy horrid to those reading.
Then suddenly, out of the blue, people that Cindy and Danny didn’t know started sending Cindy nasty messages accusing her of dumping Panama (Marshall) to be euthanized at the vet. They were telling her how heartless she was and lecturing her on how she could have spent $800 on helping animals in shelters. How could she go out and buy another pup so soon? Had she donated any money to Marshall’s medical care? According to Cindy Folks Lester, one of the people harassing Cindy, she had donated money to Marshall.
Seriously? Hadn’t the fact that Cindy and Danny paid $800 and a large vet bill for a puppy, they didn’t even get to keep, been enough? Hadn’t the fact that they gave Marshall his best chance at survival, at their own expense both financially and emotionally been enough?
Who were these people? Where were they coming from? How did they even know who Cindy and Danny were? How did they find them?
And if the private message Cindy Lester had sent Cindy and Danny was not enough, she posted Cindy and Danny’s image of Ghost, screenshot and posted by Rochelle, to her Malden Animal Pals page on Facebook. He caption read. “Marshall, the sick little puppy rescued by Mac the Pitbull, dies this morning. The person who bought Marshall for $800 then dumped him at the vet to be euthanized because she couldn’t be bothered with a sick puppy bought herself another puppy just days after dumping Marshall. Mac’s rescue paid for all of Marshall’s vet bills, meds, food, etc. while his original owner apparently couldn’t be bothered. This makes me beyond LIVID! To be so callous and then think its ok to throw away one in favor of a “better” one is deplorable. The Hoochie Poochie she mentions is not even Marshall but yet another dog she euthanized. She didn’t even mention Marshall. DO NOT BUY ANIMALS FROM BACKYARD BREEDERS…EVER! Adopt from shelters or rescues. Don’t be a part of the problem.”
Underneath the post, commenting as Malden Animal Pals, Lester comments, “Cindy, the dumper of sick dogs, has apparently blocked me or this page. I assume she doesn’t understand what a screenshot is. It speaks volumes…”
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part one
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part two
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part four
A wolf in sheep’s clothing: the conclusion part five