A new start, a clean slate

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by tessa_s212, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. tessa_s212

    tessa_s212 Guest

    I'm not exactly new, but I'm going to treat myself as I am.

    My name is Tessa. I was once a very loyal member to this forum, and considered it my 'home' due to many wonderful, caring dear people that loved me and did their best to help a bitter, sad, troubled, but good hearted teenage girl that was struggling through a hard home life.

    I no longer compete with my dogs. Money is a problem (no surprise there, being a college student and all), as well as some time back I was no longer welcome at the former local training club in which I belonged to due to training differences. I also no longer work at the local humane society. I was terminated for some very serious and complex issues, and it is truly sad indeed. I'm still working to improve the shelter and restore it to good practice. And I'm also now currently working at the best local veterinary clinic, whom my dogs are now seeing. And oh, the vet bills! Sadly, I have lost two wonderful dogs, Ginger and Brownie. Their time came too quickly, and I miss them dearly. And I think in my MIA time, is when my sister adopted another dog, an 8 year old english setter.

    I no longer live at home exactly, although still do claim it as my address. It works out for the best for my mother and I's relationship and my happiness, although sadly my dogs are still currently living there, with me paying for everything.

    I am now engaged to Dustin, who I once introduced him to this forum as Tewks. I'm near Jacksonville, FL visiting his mother, and it really was just perfect timing with good weather and supporting family. We're considering moving down here with her, depending on when he graduates and what credits of mine will transfer for the veterinary technology courses, general courses, etc.

    So that's just a breif summary of me and what's happened since I've been gone.
    So... I just hope I can be welcomed back.
     
  2. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Welcome back Tessa :)

    Ive missed you

    Glad your doing better, and Im sorry for your losses, and congrats on the new beginnings
     
  3. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    Good to see you back--welcome again!
     
  4. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    It's good to see you. Sorry for your losses :( But I'm glad to see you seem to be happier. :)
     
  5. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Of course you are welcomed back :D...

    Glad to hear you are no longer at home! You sound positive despite the set backs.
     
  6. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

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    So sorry for your struggles. Welcome back, Tessa. :)
     
  7. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    hi tessa. welcome back.

    i'm sorry for your losses.
     
  8. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Ah, Darling Tessa . . . ((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))) and I am SO incredibly proud of you, for so many reasons :)
     
  9. Brattina88

    Brattina88 Active Member

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    welcome back, Tessa. You've been missed!
    I'm sorry to hear about Brownie and Ginger... ((((((((hugs)))))))
    Of course, I just have to ask how CoCoa is? And Marq? And whatever became of Spook? :p ;)
    Its good to hear from you, you always learn from the good times, and the bad, and thats something I've always admired about you. :)

    Looking forward to seeing you around!
    :D
     
  10. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    About time gal !!! Sorry about your losses too , but happy for your engagement to Dustin !
     
  11. mrose_s

    mrose_s BusterLove

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    I've been wondering where you got to for a while now and hoping everything was okay wherever you were, so its good to see you back.

    So sorry for you losses, sometimes lifes too short. :(

    Glad your posting again and glad it sounds like your in a better situation now.
     
  12. PoodleMommy

    PoodleMommy Yorkie Love

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    I was wondering about you awhile back... glad to see you back.
     
  13. adojrts

    adojrts New Member

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    Welcome back Tessa, hope things are looking up for you and sorry to hear about the loss of your dogs.

    Lynn
     
  14. Island dog

    Island dog New Member

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    Hi Tessa: Welcome back. I joined just as you left and I read the post by Tewks, so I never knew what problems you were having, just that it was a very difficult time for you. Glad things have improved!
     
  15. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Congrats on your engagement! ANd being in college. Sounds like you are on a good track now. WElcome back.
     
  16. tessa_s212

    tessa_s212 Guest

    Cocoa is shaggy and in terrible need of a extreme makeover, but otherwise good. She misses me, though I do visit her at least every other day. I miss her so much, but absolutely no way can I take her right now. :( I work all the time or go to school, so I wouldn't see her much if I were living at home anyway.. but its hard. She's my baby and its not easy for either of us. We're just waiting until we can find a place that allows animals.

    Marq is good and healthy. He misses me too, but he also can control my mom like you wouldn't believe and get whatever he wants from her, so he's by far not lacking attention.

    We could never find a home for Spook, so my sister adopted him. We had a recent scare with him. He hurt his back again and was in extreme pain and couldn't walk. Now he's just on meds for the rest of the winter and he's practically back to normal.
     
  17. tessa_s212

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    PS, I'll get pictures of the ring and a 'homemade' engagement picture just from my simple digital camera asap. :) I told him I have to have one before I go back up to the icky, snowy, icey weather. Bleck.
     
  18. Zoom

    Zoom Twin 2.0

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    Hi Tessa!!! I was hoping you'd come back at some point!!

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Punkygirl0101

    Punkygirl0101 New Member

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    Welcome back! I don't believe we've met! lol

    I am Melanie! :)
     
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    Welcome back, sorry about your losses.
     

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