There are times when I want to ask those that direct hate towards this blog without ever having talked to me what I ever did to them to make them hate me so much.
Then I realize it’s a waste of time, because they’ve decided to hate without cause, and so the only answer I would get is bullshit. Even during my haitus I was being informed of what people were saying about me to those they thought wouldn’t approach me with it. Even when I’m silent, someone finds something to fuss about, or makes something up for the sake of drama.
People like to say that the bulk of the drama comes from outside dogblr, but it doesn’t. A mild annoyance every now and then from someone who doesn’t understand is common enough. But tumblr harbors cliquish and toxic behaviors and a black/white understanding of a complicated world. I have had so many people recently tell me that my ‘reputation’ is entirely underserved if someone takes a few seconds to get to know me and speak to me like a fellow person, especially if we can voice chat. That’s bad behavior stemming from inside dogblr, and it’s a good portion of the reason I walked away from tumblr for the sake of my own mental health.
I guarantee you there are people I dislike on dogblr. I also guarantee you that, outside of venting in the moment of a disagreement, that I don’t encourage or spread hate, nor do I send terrible anons, nor do I try to smear their name unless they are a verified animal abuser (real, actual abuse, not cropped ears and a prong, both of which are very legal here). My 'reputation’ for being 'aggressive’ is entirely due to my lack of tolerance for when someone starts some bullshit with me, when someone fails to show me the respect and common decency every person is owed as a fellow human being, and the fact that my tone never conveys well over the internet unless someone actually knows me or hears me speak.
I was raised that if you didn’t like someone for personal reasons, you ignored that they existed unless they were actively personally bothering you. It seems some folks here missed out on that lesson.
I see your smear campaigns, your screenshots, and your words about me. Even if you think they’re private. Even if you have me blocked. Some of your friends are people who tell me when you’re being rude. I don’t even talk, have never talked, to more than half of you. I know some of you have tried to get Creed’s breeder to repo him because I 'abuse’ him with his prong. I know you have tried to get FB groups going about me to run me off. I know some of you still use my name as a reference when you try to get dogs from breeders I like, because they ask me how I know you and don’t like hearing my honest answer: you don’t know me but you probably saw my pictures of their dogs on my blog and decided to namedrop. I know some of ypu launched a smear campaign and yet followed me for months, liking and reblogging from the person you say you hate and caused you harm, before I eventually blocked you.
You aren’t subtle. If you dislike me that much, by all means, block me. But know that I see when you act up.