I Am Beyond Mad
I am so mad!
As some of you know I co-direct an animal rescue. Well, I have been emailing a guy who was interested in one of our dogs for over a week - even assuring him that he had first chance at this dog. Today was supposed to be a meet and greet (the foster knew about this for days - almost from the beginning) and had wanted to go to the meet and greet with me, because she didn't trust my judgement.
Well, the guy emailed me this morning telling me he was getting off work early today, so I told him I would contact the foster and see if she could do the meet and greet earlier. Here is the text I got back from the foster: "Actually, we've decided to be foster failures and keep him."
I was SO mad when she sent me that I immediately told the director of the rescue. Unfortunately there was nothing we could do because the dog was in her name and not ours. That won't be happening again.
So because I had been the one in contact with this guy the whole time, it was only fair that I have to deliver this bad news. I sent him a text (he was at work) explaining what had happened, apologized, and offered to help him find another dog similar to the one he wanted from us. He was of course upset and mentioned the countless emails we'd gone through.
I feel awful for him, even though it's the foster that should feel bad. But I'm sure she doesn't - she doesn't care. And because she kept this dog she will no longer be able to foster for us - so we're also losing TWO fosters because of this whole deal (her mom also fostered for us, same house).
AND she might not be paying us his adoption fee, we can't make her, so we're out $150 as well.
I am so mad and I probably won't be dealing with much of the communication end of things, at least not for a long time. This girl turned ME into a liar, and it infuriates me.