Since that time Francesca Rogier has made it very difficult for herself because of things she's written on the internet - lashing out at everyone she can think of, making very personal statements about everyone in the local humane community, the Nova Scotia SPCA, the HRM Animal Control Department - saying that people are libelling her, slandering her, and at the same time doing it to the very people that she's accusing.
She has thought that she's been very smart using pseudonymns, fake profiles - but everyone knows that the things are being written only by her - especially a blog called "Nova Scotia Truth or Fiction" - a blog that has some very explosive things written on it. It must be nice to have a blog where you can call yourself "nobody important" and feel you can say whatever you want.
There are a couple of posts on it currently that lay bare Francesca's true feelings that are quite amazing. One is called "The SPCA makes a fabulous discovery: Brindi is a peaceful, non aggressive dog" where she once again goes into the fact that Brindi is her property, that cannot be taken away from her - and that the SPCA has been keeping her in sub-standard conditions for the past 19 months - so they should have no right to have any say in what happens to her now that Francesca has been convicted of her charges and the question of what to do with Brindi has come up.
As I mentioned in a previous post, Kristin Williams wrote a letter suggesting an alternative sentence to euthanasia - and Francesca's response to that is - "The SPCA are NOT animal experts, trainers, or behaviorists, and they are NOT qualified to make such statements."
As I said in my previous post - the workers at the SPCA have known Brindi longer than Francesca has at this point - someone pointed out to me that me saying that has probably REALLY pissed Francesca off - but it's a fact - and the people who work there probably DO know what would be the best kind of home for her. Sorry, Francesca.
In another post that I hear is quite actionable - as in, a person could sue the owner of the blog for - the title is "How bright is Bob Ottenbrite, Mary Wile?" - and I've got to tell you, this post is a doozy!
This post fills in quite a few blanks for people in the dog community who couldn't understand why Bob Ottenbrite was at the verdict on Tuesday - because we all knew that Francesca was probably suing Bob for money that he refused to return to her for agility lessons that she never took from him because Brindi had been seized - we knew there was very severe bad blood between them - to the point that there were emaills circulated by her previously where he had said that he would support Brindi - but he would never support her. And there he was in the courtroom talking to her like as if he was supporting her - so everyone was AGOG.
But this post - explains it all. Very graphically. And I guess Mr. Ottenbrite is not amused. She says in this post -
"Ottenbrite wants to complete the process started by their own staff at Animal Services, namely, a rape in all but name of a single woman who came to Canada to fulfill her dream. Ottenbrite is shamelessly using this woman's misery and her dog's life simply to promote his own business and protect his friends."
So Bob Ottenbrite has raped Francesca Rogier. Nice.
There's lots of other good stuff in the blog post, you should go read it. It is as they say - horrifying, yet at the same time, titillating.
There is one last recent post on that blog I want to give a short comment on - and that is a post about a dog up in New Brunswick that was given a second chance by a judge and returned to her owner. And it is very inappropriately called "Dog bites old lady in NB, gets probation. Are you listening HRM?" First thing - I think it's entirely offensive to call the dog bite victim - and "old lady". That is just plain rude. It shows what she thinks of victims - which is - not much - she obviously likes to minimize suffering.
But there are big differences between her story and the dog owners in New Brunswick - since the dog bite incident - the dog owner has made real and meaningful changes in her and her dog's life - she has ACTUALLY BUILT a 4 foot fence around the perimeter of her property - not built a chicken wire something that resembles a fence around some parts of her property. She has taken her dog to intensive obedience classes.
Side note here - I wonder if she would have petitioned the court to let her have one on one time with Brindi - and an obedience trainer - would she have gotten extra time with her to do obedience classes to make Brindi better in the last however many months? Would that have improved her chances of getting Brindi back instead of her just languishing in her cage? Maybe being proactive like that might have helped her case a bit.
So we have this horrible blog - with all the horrible things that she's saying about everybody - and you'll notice that her "official blog" - has remained empty - no posts at all, isn't that weird?
And then at the same time - she releases what she's calling "Brindi and me: SPCA Secret Tapes" - which is 9 minutes of her and Brindi in the yard at the SPCA last September playing with the ball, and then her and Brindi on the ground and she's petting Brindi, and Brindi obviously is loving being petted by her. It's heart breaking.
While you're watching that video, all you can say to yourself is - that dog needs to go back to that woman - because that dog loves that woman.
Because you have to think - what IS best for the dog - we have to rise above all this bullshit that Francesca has put out on the internet - none of that is real, anyway - what is real is the dog, Brindi - and what is really best for her?
And you look at that video, and you see that that dog loves that woman, and you think - you don't want that dog to be shuffled around anymore - she should go back to Francesca.
But then you think - is THIS an act too? If she gets Brindi back - will she take her home, stick her in a corner and go back to her computer and continue on with all her attacks and lawsuits and Brindi still won't get any attention? Or will she drop all the bullshit and just love Brindi to death like she did in the video.
That's the quandry. And there's no way to know. Which one is real. The video, or the 19 months of internet bullshit.
But luckily - none of us have to make that decision - judge Alanna Murphy will have to make that determination. Thank dog - and I'm certainly glad I'm not her.
ps - to cover my ass - here's something to go to -