the less good, but still good news: we're definitely taking the remaining little boy. we're going to go meet everyone in a couple of weeks. the arrival home has probably been pushed back a week, which means i may have to change my vacation, but i'm fine with that if it means she'll be fine.
i seriously can't tell you all just how relieved i am right now to hear she'll be fine. she'll make someone a great pet; we just can't risk having a deaf dog. not for my first dog, not for his first doberman...and not for a watchdog or agility/Schutzhund dog.
...so here's where the hard part comes in. we need name suggestions...both for his registered name and his "call name." Chris is leaning toward Otto, of which i'm not really a fan.
i'd like to try and work around the sire's name (Ch Triadel's Day of the Dragon). the registered name would be DenMar's _______ Dragon or DenMar's Dragon _______. thetommydodd suggested Idris, which is Welsh and the name of a small dragon from Ivar the Engine. Chris suggested i look at books for inspiration, so i'm going to offer Idris as well as others from a series of dragon-centric books that have recently hit my "favorites" shelf.
so, here goes:
all of these are dragons from the Temeraire series of books.
i'm going to repost this from facebook...anything to get this out to other people. maybe someone out there feels a little tug on their heartstrings, or feels they have a little extra money to spare...who knows.
Hey guys and gals. A friend of mine, W Michael Blevins, passed on this morning. He leaves behind a beautiful eight year old daughter Brenda, who is now in the care of her grandparents. Unfortunately, he also leaves behind a stack of medical bills, burial costs, and other assorted financial problems.
We - no, *I* - would appreciate it if you could lend a helping hand in their time of loss. There are two funds:
Monetary donations for bills: email@example.com
Christmas toy fund for Brenda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Both of these funds are run by people I've known and trusted for years. Brenda just lost her dad. Help save her Christmas, okay? Even just a dollar or two...
- Stardust (2007)
After nearly 6 months, I recieved a box from one Jenny Heid in New Jersey.
It's the item I ordered back in January, plus two other prints. I'd say I'm happy, but I'm disappointed it took this long.
At least I have what I ordered. Thankfully. I hope she finally gets things sorted, and stops these delays (AND stops ignoring email) for her future customers.
*EDIT* The item arrived today, 6/21, nearly six months after ordering. Update has been posted here
Particularly when that thief keeps carrying on like she's done nothing wrong.
There's this girl. Her name is Jenny Heid, and she sells adorable prints. Except, I'm not sure she ever actually follows through with those sales. You see, back in January, I purchased one of these prints from her.
And it never arrived. In March I emailed her through her Etsy.com account (which was shut down by Etsy for her unlawful behavior), and got no response. April 1 I resent the message and spoke with her boyfriend, Aaron Nieradka. He claimed she was dealing with a family emergency (which I already knew, thanks to the feedback she'd been getting on Etsy), and shipping had been delayed. He claimed he would send my item out "within the next two days," and I felt that fair. I was also promised a second item for my troubles. That sounded acceptable to me.
SO, I waited. And waited. And waited. I finally sent another message near the end of April, asking for a tracking number. Somehow, "Aaron" (I'm not sure if it WAS Aaron or if it was Jenny) sent another email, saying he had the item marked as shipped but couldn't find the tracking information. I also read more of her Etsy feedback, and knew she was going to screw me over. At this point, I was annoyed, and contacted Etsy for a Notification of Non-Delivery. By now I was well past Paypal's limit for refunds, which angered me further.
I heard from Aaron twice that day. I haven't heard back since. I've sent messages to her email (email@example.com), her Facebook account, and her Blogspot account with no response. I contacted Etsy for a follow-up, and they shut her site down. I was moderately satisfied, but I knew she was still selling through Blogspot. I was simmering on that for awhile, until a friend found her new account on artfire.com, and I'm back to being furious.
She even claims she left Etsy due to their fees, which I know is bunk. When Etsy staffers tell you they've shut down a site due to unlawful activity, they're generally not lying.
Now, I'm angry. The item I purchased should be in my hands, OR I should have a full refund. Stealing is bad, Jenny...Stealing is very, very bad. You're significantly older than me, and shouldn't be pulling this crap.
As a reminder, they do have cabins, and those cabins have electricity. Some folks bring a small DVD player and screen for late evening entertainment. Personally? I wouldn't go this route. There's too much else to do without bringing the electronics.
also, they're insisting on getting hot dogs from a street vendor. would it be safe to stick to the carts in Midtown, or is that dangerous?
any other tips would be appreciated. she'll be checking this post for input. :)
i intend to place this order either in the beginning of October or the beginning of November.
if *anyone* wants to get in on this order to save shipping, please let me know ASAP.