*****Update: As of 8/30/22 I am still under attack by this Social Media Influencer and his fans. He just this week made a new video about me, asking his fans what they think. And as expected, his fans have come to let ME know what they think with fresh attacks. I don’t see this stopping anytime soon because he’s making too much money off of attacking me, especially since it’s so popular to bash breeders.
Social media is a great platform for educating and entertaining people. But when an individual uses their platform to bully and harass other people that is just wrong, no matter how you look at it. And people who follow such a person are as guilty at the person doing the bullying.*****
I have been fielding, answering and deleting nasty and bullying texts from psychopaths since the afternoon of 8/2/22, when the "Social Media Influencer" posted his "call to action" video titled "Spilling the Tea on the Abby Drama". There was no explaining done, just more lies and half truths and garbage. But there were several very loud and clear admonitions to not "go harass the breeder" from the SMI. And like good little fan boys they got the REAL message loud and clear. If January 6th was an insurrection then this was the copycat crime. They came, they saw, and they raised hell.
I had a long post almost finished but I accidentally deleted it. I don't know how except that I have been dealing with this garbage on my blog and social media accounts for over 24 hours straight with no sleep. At first I tried to answer good and bad comments. Then I got weary and disgusted and started deleting the bad ones. And of course, the more I deleted the more rabid they became. I have heard of cyber bullying, but until now I never understood the sheer evilness of it. With the stroke of a keyboard countless cowardly bullies from all over the world can viciously attack a person they have never met and know nothing about. They can cause the most unimaginable pain, stress, sorrow and PTSD imaginable, all to hurt someone who never did anything to them. And all it takes is one cruel, heartless person to make the call to action. Then he just sits back and pretends to be the affable, humble homesteader from Vermont.
After spending half the day deleting these horrible comments I went and put them all back up on my blog. Every single one. And then I opened comments so the flying monkeys could have at it. I didn't put the comments back on Facebook but don't worry, they will be back there soon enough. But I think there is nothing better to illustrate who this person truly is and what his intentions have been all along than the words of his own rabid fans. I said it in my blog post a few days ago, with great power comes great responsibility. Whether you have 10 followers, a hundred, a thousand or a million or two, you decide what to do with that power every time you post a video, blog post or photo. And this Social Media Influencer has decided to use his huge platform to Cyberbully someone who wanted nothing more than to sell him a beautiful, wonderful puppy she bred and lovingly raised, and then later to advocate for that puppy and defend herself from his premeditated attacks. I hope you are proud of your god now.
I will continue to allow these horrific posts so the world can see who this man really is. I won't respond to the psychopaths, but I'll let them run roughshod over my blog. The world can see the man that incited death threats to an elderly hunter and picked fights with any business or individual that seemed like a good target. Then they can watch him attack me, through his fans. And when he is done with me he will come for you. Just wait. Don't think it will happen to you? I never did, either. But here we are.
NOTE: I am no longer taking comments on this post or defending my position. Since the “Spilling the Tea” video Abby’s owner put out I have been inundated with hundreds of comments to my blog and social media as well as by phone and email. Many were kind and supportive but many most definitely were not. I have been called every name in the book and even been told to kill myself. I have been threatened and harassed relentlessly. I have also had countless people try to argue with me and convince me that I am wrong or must not have watched the videos. In fact I did watch them several times, and I know a lot of background information that the viewers don’t know and I can’t share for legal reasons or because I’m protecting the privacy of certain people.
I also know perfectly well how to use quotation marks but was trying to put emphasis on certain important points. More like “air quotes”. But since that bothered a lot of you I fixed that. The ones I left are actual quotes.
Another thing the fans keep insisting is that I started all this. That is 100% false. This was started by Abby’s owner with the “Our Puppy Had Surgery” and it progressed from there. Go read the comments in that video if you don’t believe me. The fans had some really choice things to say about me and their leader let them do it. That was the point of the video and with each video after that he continued to push his narrative that I had somehow cheated him and that Abby was badly bred. (An insult to any breeder.) I truly tried to ignore it and wait for things to settle down but there came a point when I could no longer do that. That point was the video in which Abby’s owner called me a puppy mill and placed “Failure” next to her photo. I know it was clickbait, but it was not ok with me for him to do that, and I spoke up.
The fans keep insisting that Abby’s owner has a right to his opinion and a right to share his opinion, while simultaneously saying I do not have the same right. That double standard is ridiculous. I have the same right to free speech that Abby’s owner does. Just because some people don’t like what I have to say that doesn’t mean I should not say what I feel needs to be said.
I let the fans have their way with my blog and social media accounts for a while just so the world could see what he unleashed on me, but I’m not going to let that trash ruin things for everyone else so I deleted all the garbage. After taking screenshots, of course.
I have spent a lot of time defending myself to his fans, trying to explain my position to the people who disagree with me and want to defend their star. Obviously I’m not going to change anyone’s mind and I am done trying to do so. People just keep asking me questions I’ve already answered and arguing the same arguments over and over. It’s not helping anyone: not me, not Abby, not her owner and not her fans. It’s pointless and we all have better things to do with our time. At least I do. So as of now we will just have to agree to disagree. If you have kind or constructive things to say you’re welcome to contact me privately. I’ll be happy to discuss the matter with polite people. But if you just want to argue or be nasty I will delete your comments and block you. I’m done letting hateful people ruin things for everyone else.
Author Hi I'm Kim. I love all animals but goats and dogs are my favorites so I built a business around them, breeding miniature dairy goats and Maremma Sheepdogs. I love sharing my passion and knowelege of these amazing creatures with others.