Screw it, final goodbyes

Hey,

So I’ve changed my mind again. What a suprise that is. I know I said I would do three posts these last two months, but honestly, I don’t want too. So here is everything I need to say.

First of, my goals. Completely smashed them! I feel so ill now though but I did it!! I kind of went overboard, stressed myself out, pushed myself too hard and made my head a little crazy to be in, but I’m back on the other side now. Just recovering from an awful chest infection cold type thing.

I created this blog in March 2015, and I can tell you, I have loved every second of it. Through all of my ups and many downs I have shared on here, I have made some incredible life long internet friends. Some, I want to meet in real life and spoil the hell out of them! 

This blog has been my little safe haven. My place where I have been able to grow and never be put down for expressing myself. Each and every one of you mean so much to me in very different ways. Some of you were my very first supporters, some of you are the ones who are bold enough to give me constructive feedback, without wanting to hurt my feelings. Some of you are my little cheerleaders, always pushing me forward, always there to motivate me when I need a kick up the ass and the ones I can cry too if I need too. And all of you, yes all 600+ of you are my family. Without you, this new beginging wouldn’t be possible.

I have had so many amazing opportunities while running this blog, I mean I worked with Clinique for god sake! Never in my life would I have thought that was possible! I have worked with other amazing brands such as propercorn ( who I am still totally obsessed with! Lightly sea salted all the way!!), Toddlebike2 (who have made my cousins playtime so much better!), Malki Dead sea minerals (the one company who has made my skin amazing!) Saint London, (who have georgeous watches ((use my discount code IMAGALAXYGIRLBLOG for 20% off!) And many more. 

I’m not going to lie, writing and uploading everyday, sometimes more than once was a struggle, I did rush some content but others on here are my pride and joy. This blog has over 30k views and that is insane! 

I have literally grown up infront of your eyes, I’ve gone from a shy little girl who was afraid of the world, to a girl who has opened herself up to the galaxy and has finally accepted who she is. (Hence why I have stuck with the galaxygirl name). 

I do love and appreciate every one of you, because lets face it, without you, I would still be that shy girl who is too afraid to stand up for what she believes in. 

This new blog and YouTube is going to the best new journey I can take. I have already had my fair share of cries and tantrams over them both, so you know that they are going to be good. If you want to join the team, be a part of the new journey I am taking, then click here to subscribe to my brand new YouTube channel, here to follow my new blog, here to follow my Twitter (leaving hints every day up until the release date!) and here to check out my Instagram. That’s all the links you need right now. 

Thank you for the best years of my life, thank you for the valuable lessons you have all taught me and thank you for being such amazing, supportive friends. Love to every one of you, I wish you all the luck for the future. Dream big and reach for those stars because you will soon reach them!

Love you all!

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Chit chat

Hey,

Thank you for those of you who have followed my new blog. It is coming along nicely. I’m not happy with the layout so that will be changing but I am getting excited to have a new part of me. As I have said, I wont be deleting this blog. It just wont be used anymore. If you haven’t followed my new blog and would like too, the link is www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com

So since my “break” I have been sleeping a lot. Like a lot. I’ve been going to bed at 12am and sleeping until 12pm. It’s great, but it also sucks because I am wasting the day away. I do however wake up happy. 

Working on my new blog has made me feel fantastic. I have this new joy of writing and the creativeness is literally pouring out of me. Can January hurry up haha. Also I have been working on some new products on my Zazzle shop. They aren’t up yet but I will let you know when they are. 

My skin has paid full price of my stress and general unwellness. I have broken out so bloody bad and it’s knocked my confidence again. Here comes the 100 layers of make up challenge again. Also, if you follow my old Twitter, and read my recent tweets, everything is all good. Dont wanna talk about it but its all good. If you do have Twitter, follow my new account www.twitter.com/likeagalaxygirl and while you’re at it, follow my instagram www.instagram.com/lifelikeagalaxygirlblog and I am creating a new YouTube up too because I am using that in the new year! Literally I will be a blogger and YouTuber and a very happy person. Link to my YouTube will come soon! 

I am almost done with my Christmas shop. I need to buy my friends Niamh, Georgia, Kayleigh and Saskia some presents, my sister and my cousin their present and then treat myself. I’m so proud of myself.

I want to say a huge apology to those of you who live abroad. I know I said I would do you a giveaway but I just dont think its right considering I am giving up this blog.

Work has improved. I have been offered more shifts and I am enjoying my time there again, it may be because my “boss” doesn’t work on the weekend and thats when I do, or it could be because I genuinally loved working in that enviroment before all the other things happened. But finally I am getting more then £70 a month, but still not over the £1000 that I need to be able to move out. 

I don’t know what else to tell you to be honest, my weight has been great, I just keep loosing it, which now is apparently a bad thing, I swear these doctors are never bloody happy. My scan had been pushed back so still no update on the polycstic ovaries situation, but honestly I’m not feeling ill, I just feel tired. 

That’s all really for my update chit chat. I’m not very interesting. So just a recap of things to look out for.

  • NEW ZAZZLE MERCH 

New items to be released into my shop soon!

  • NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Link will be released soon!

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That’s it. Thank you for reading. Comment below and have a chat.

Love,

A x

November goals

Hello,

How are you? I need to address something before I carry on with my post. A few of you have noticed a name change on my social media. You are very observant. I have created a new blog. Yes, you read that right. It would be amazing if you could all head over and follow me. That new blog will have it’s first ever post on January 1st 2018! Natalie had messaged me some words of widsom and she was right, I shouldn’t delete everything, because I did work my arse off on my content. So, instead of deleting everything, I am keeping this blog. It just wont be used anymore. My new blog is www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com please head over and follow me. Share this on your Twitter and Instagram too! Help me reach at least 200 followers before I begin.

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Okay, so now that that is done, I want to share with you my November goals.

  • Go to bed before 3am – I have been going to sleep around 3am and then not waking up till gone 12! That’s really not healthy, so my aim to sleep at a normal time.
  • Wake up before 12pm – Obviously! Hopefully I can get my body into the routine of waking up at 8am. 
  • Lose some weight – I have been doing so well at this, then after my little wobble, I gained 2 pounds. Now, that isn’t much at all, but I need to loose it and some more too.
  • Get a minimum of 200 followers on my new blog – This blog has over 600 followers and every single one of you are amazing! But I know that realistically, not everyone will follow my new blog. But I am hoping that 200 out of 600+ still want to follow my journey.
  • Do more photography – I’m not sure when I neglected it, but I want to go out and get some new shots. I love uploading them to my photography Instagram page.

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Well, that is it. Those are my goals! I will update you on these at the end of the month. Again, here is the link to my new blog www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com I hope to see you all over there!

Lots of love and I will see you soon.

Alanna x

 

A little change


Hey,

I have some important changes going on and I thought it was about time that I let you know what’s going on. Not only does it affect me personally, but it means everything else changes such as my blog and my social medias.

I’m not sure how many of you noticed, but I have been fairly quiet over on my social medias lately. I haven’t really made a difference on my blog because I schedule my posts anyway so I spend a day writing 5/6 posts ahead of time, so you always have something to read.

The reason I have been a little quiet is because I am busy adulting. Since I can remember I have had my heart set on moving out. Now, I have found my dream home, honestly it is everything that I would want as a first house. The only issue I face now is “can I actually move out”. The house costs just over £1,000 to run every month (including rent) which isn’t that bad, but I don’t make that sort of money, so I need to find a way to make money fast. I also face my illness issue. Can I move out while I still suffer from an undiagnosed condition? Is it safe? What does happen if I seizure alone?

While I have had my heart set  on doing everything possible to get this house, I now face a new issue. I’m pretty sure my body just hates me. I am now being tested for polycystic ovaries. I’m not going to dive into that because 1) I have no idea what it actually is and 2) I might not even have it.

I have also been designing some new items to go into my Zazzle store. If you have no idea what that is, check out this post. Make sure you buy one or more of my products. I will do a post explaining the prices soon!

Due to being so busy at the moment, I have decided I am going to cut down the days I post, I am going to go from seven days to five. That gives me two days off. One of those days will be where I am super active on my social medias and preparing new posts and my other day will be my chill day, where I literally take time to be selfish and look after myself. That being said, I am doing blogmas this year, so I will be uploading everyday in December and if I have any brand collaborations, I will get them up asap.

I just feel like I put so much time into this, but my time isn’t being well spent. I aim to one day have this as my job, so I need/want my blog to be the best it can be.

I hope you’re all okay with this change. It wont start until November anyway and let’s face it, it will probably be a nice break for you because let’s be honest, I post a lot in a week!

Also as a side note, I am still working on my merch, so don’t worry, I am making it happen. I will also be re-starting my youtube, so head over and subscribe.

Thank you for always supporting me and who knows maybe after the new year I will be able to do some moving posts. (Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me).

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.

Love,

Alanna x

TMI tag


Hey,

Today I was going to update you on my health but I thought that would be quite boring for you. So instead I have decided to bring you another tag post. So welcome to the TMI tag.

  1. What are you wearing? – My dads jumper and some shorts
  2. Ever been in love? – Yes
  3. Ever had a terrible breakup? – No all my breakups have been rather good. I mean I’m still close to my exs.
  4. How tall are you? – 5ft 7 or something like that.
  5. How much do you weigh? – Too much.
  6. Any tattoos? – Not yet.
  7. Any piercings? – Yes, my ears and my belly
  8. OTP? – What?
  9. Favorite show? – At the moment I’m going to have to say Rick and Morty.
  10.  Favorite bands? – Paramore, Twenty one pilots, Fall out boy, Ecosmith, 5 seconds of summer, One direction. Thats all I can think of right now.
  11. Something you miss? – My friend haha. 
  12. Favorite song? – Too good at goodbyes cover by Anth.
  13.  How old are you? – 18 but mentally probably a lot younger.
  14. Zodiac sign? – Aquarius
  15. Quality you look for in a partner? – Someone who gets my “bants”
  16. Favorite Quote? – Live life as an adventure.
  17.  Favorite actor? – Robert Pattinson
  18.  Favorite colour? – Rose Gold
  19. Loud music or soft? – Both
  20. Where do you go when you’re sad? – Read or sleep
  21. How long does it take you to shower? – Around 25 – 30 minutes. I like my showers okay
  22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? – An hour, depends what I’m going.
  23. Ever been in a physical fight? – No
  24. Turn ons? – I’m not revealing all my secrets
  25. Turn offs? – Rudeness
  26. The reason I joined Youtube? – I have a blog so I thought why not try it out.
  27. Fears? – Moths, injections and being told I can’t have kids
  28. Last thing that made you cry? – I cry all the time, but I think it was when I hit my head lol.
  29. Last time you said you loved someone? – Last night
  30. Meaning behind your YouTube Name? – It’s the same as my blog name.
  31. Last book you read? – Eclipse
  32. The book you’re currently reading? – Breaking dawn
  33. Last show you watched? – Rick and Morty
  34. Last person you talked to? – My mum
  35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted? – He is my best friend from school. 
  36. Favorite food? – Cheese
  37. Place you want to visit? – Paris
  38. Last place you were? – My bed
  39. Do you have a crush? – Yes
  40. Last time you kissed someone? – Beginning of the year
  41. Last time you were insulted? – Every bloody day haha
  42. Favorite flavor of sweet? – Strawberry
  43. What instruments do you play? – None
  44. Favorite piece of jewelery? – My amythest necklace George brought me for my 18th birthday
  45. Last sport you played? – Badminton
  46. Last song you sang? – No-one Alesha Keys
  47. Favorite chat up line? – I don’t have a clue
  48. Have you ever used it? – 🚫
  49. Last time you hung out with anyone? – Bloody hell, probably way back at the end of the summer when I had my party.
  50. Who should answer these questions next? – My 12th and 19th liker.

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And there you have it, another tag. I’m sorry I have been doing a lot of tags, I just thought that you really wouldn’t want to read about my health and what new condition I could have. I hope you enjoyed reading this, if you didn’t then leave a comment with post suggestions.

Have a wonderful evening,

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.

Love,

Alanna ♡

A mini haul


Hey,

Welcome back, today I am bringing you a mini haul. It’s just a bunch of random things I brought ranging from a chair to my underwear. Yes you really are getting it all! 

I think I will start off with my clothing first, because who doesn’t love a good clothing haul? 

So I was in desperate need of some clothes, I have been losing weight so some of my things are a little too baggy, so instead of paying £7.50 for the train to Tonbridge, I decided to head over to the Peacocks website. I hit up their sale section first because I am a cheap ass! This is where all of my clothes came from.

Underwear: Okay so I asked on my Twitter if it was TMI if I included my underwear in this haul and most of you said it was cool, so if you have an issue, I guess its tough luck. I brought 4 pairs of underwear, two black and two burgundy and they are super cute. Because they were in the sale they cost me £3.20 each.


Mens mustard jumper: If you follow me on Twitter, you would have seen me repping the Primark jumper and they said I looked great (yay me!) So I thought I would buy another autumn jumper, looking at the girls ones, I hated them, they were not my style, so I did the only logical thing and headed to the mens jumpers and look what I found. A comfty oversized mustard jumper. It only cost me £8 too!

White tie crop top: I took the leap. I went and brought a crop top. In white! I’m going to be honest, I spilt beans on this top just before I took the picture. But I actually really like it. I match it with my oversized grey cardigan, my glasses and either my boots or plimsols. My boobs look huge in it which is the only thing I don’t like, but thats not the tops fault. I think once I have lost more weight it will look really good. I’m pretty sure it cost me £11.

Black trousers: I needed a new pair of trousers for work and to go with my new white top, so I thought while I was there I would buy a pair. It’s always a little risky buying trousers online because if they don’t fit then you’ve wasted money. Thankfully mine fitted and I could have gone for a size down. They are super comfortable, stretchy and they hug you in the right places. They have a pretty detailing on them as well as a fake zip either side. They cost £18.

Black plimsols: I also needed new shoes for work, so I had a look for some black ballerina shoes, but I am like big foot, so finding size 9 shoes in the womens section just wasn’t happening, so I ended up heading to the mens again and I found a pair of plain black plimsols. They cost me £6.

Okay so that’s my clothing done. Next up I will go for the chair.

Pink “office” chair: I was setting sick and tired of writing up posts in my bed, because I would just fall asleep instead, so I headed to Argos online and searched for office chairs. There were so many to pick from, but I didn’t want anything too expensive. This type of chair came in white and I think black too, but I wanted pink, because well I’m weird. Best part of this chair is its foldable so I can pop it away once I have finished using it. I’m almost certain that this cost less then £20 including delivery.

Next up is my favourite purchase, you’ve already seen it if you’ve watched my Candle Collection video on my Youtube channel. So here they are.

Silver Christmas trees: Yes, when I went to the garden centre, I had to buy something, I wanted to use something in my Christmas background, so I brought two silver glittery trees. 
Snowman: Yes I also brought a super cute snowman! He sits in the middle of the trees and it just looks very Christmassy. I am thinking about keeping them there all year round.

With that, that concludes the end of my mini haul. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I brought. Just a heads up, I have a birchbox review coming up soon as well as some other PR items. I am very excited to share them with you. 

Have a wonderful evening, 

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.

Love,

Alanna ♡

Let’s talk about boobs

Hey,

How are you? Today I am talking about boobs/tits/whatever you call them. If you find reading the title uncomfortable, please hang in there, this post is rather important.

Boobs, we all have them, yes I am talking about you men too. We hide them away in a bra for 12+ a day, we grope them, we pinch them, we compare them, we complain about them and we love them. You shouldn’t be ashamed of them.

We have saggy boobs, perky boobs, perfectly rounded boobs, wonky boobs, double d boobs and non exsistant boobs. You shouldn’t be ashamed of them.

One person is diagoned with breast cancer every 10 minutes.

Let that just sink in a minute. Every ten minutes, someone is being told they have cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers here in the UK, yet still not everyone is aware of it. So I am here to educate you a little more. B

The three main risk factors of breast cancer:

1. Being a woman – over 99% of new cases of breast cancer are in women.

2. Getting older – more than 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Most men who get breast cancer are over 60.

3. Significant family history – this isn’t common, around 5% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have inherited a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

Breast cancer diagnosis

1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month around5,000 people will be diagnosed.

Survival rates

Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last forty years in the UK.

Almost nine in 10 women survive breast cancer for five years or more.

Every year around 11,400 people die from breast cancer in the UK.

An estimated 691,000 are alive in the UK after a diagnosis of breast cancer. This is predicted to rise to 840,000 in 2020. For many the overwhelming emotional and physical effects of the disease can be long-lasting.

Breasts and men

Breast cancer in men is very rare with just 390 new cases in the UK each year, compared to nearly 55,000 new cases in women.

More than half (55%) of male breast cancer deaths in the UK are in men aged 75 and over.

A Breast Cancer Care survey found nearly three-quarters (73%) of men don’t check their breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer, even though the same number (73%) know that men can get the disease.

Signs and symptoms can be:

  • a change in size or shape
  • a lump or area that feels thicker than the rest of the breast
  • a change in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling (like the skin of an orange)
  • redness or rash on the skin and/or around the nipple
  • your nipple has become inverted (pulled in) or looks different (for example changed its position or shape)
  • liquid that comes from the nipple without squeezing
  • pain in your breast or your armpit that’s there all or almost all of the time
  • a swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone

Many symptoms of breast cancer, such as breast pain or a lump, may in fact be caused by normal breast changes or a benign (not cancer) breast condition. However, if you notice a change, it’s important to see your GP (local doctor) as soon as you can.

How to check

Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. Some people have lumpy breasts, or one breast larger than the other, or breasts that are different shapes. When you check your breasts, try to be aware of any changes that are different for you.

Look at and feel your breasts so you know what’s normal for you

Try to get used to looking at and feeling your breasts regularly – for instance, when you are in the bath or shower, using body lotion or getting dressed. You don’t need to feel your breasts in any special way.

Remember to check all parts of your breasts, your armpits and up to your collarbone.

Not every lump is dangerous

Most breast changes will not be cancer. However, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK so it is important that you find out what’s causing the change.

If your GP is male and you don’t feel comfortable going to see him, you can ask if there’s a female doctor available. You can also ask for a female nurse or member of staff to be present during your examination, or you can take a friend or relative with you.

When your GP examines your breasts they may feel that there is no need for further investigation, they may ask to see you again after a short  time or they may refer you to a breast clinic. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have breast cancer, just that further tests are needed to find out what is going on.

What is my point?

All I am asking is for you to check yourself regularly, go to your gp if you’re concerned, and go if you find any changes. If you are in a relationship, why don’t you get your partner to check? If they dont find anything then who knows what you’ll end up doing, do not be afraid to ask.

Don’t forget your boobs do change during periods, pregnancy ect, so just keep that in mind, I don’t want you thinking you’ve got cancer because your boob decided to release a little bit of milk.

Do take this seriously, as I said, every 10 minutes someone is diagnosed with this. This is not a joke, this is your own knowledge.

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Thank you for reading this post. Please do share this around and help make more people aware of not only breast cancer itself but how to check your boobs.

Don’t forget to donate to charities that are fighting to cure cancer, every little helps.

Thats all for me, thank you for your time.

Love,

Alanna x

Butterscotch soup & Pumpkin bread

Hello,

Welcome back to another cooking post. I feel like I have done a few of these recently, but it seems as though you enjoy them so I will carry on. 

Have you ever noticed that October seems to be the month where everyone raves about all things pumpkiny. I know thats not a word but we’ll stick with it. I think its all to do with the fact that it is the month of Halloween, where pumpkins are carved. Not quite sure how we all came to that tradition either but thats not the point. I decided to jump on the band wagon and create a pumpkin dish, with a slight twist. 

Let’s start of with the soup

Ingredients:

  • 25g butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 1 medium butternut squash – peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a large pot, and cook the onion, celery, carrot, potatoes and squash for 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. 
  2. Pour in enough of the chicken stock to cover vegetables. Bring to the boil. 
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer 40 minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.
  4. Transfer the soup to a blender, and blend until smooth (alternatively, use a hand held stick blender).
  5.  Return to pot, and mix in any remaining stock to attain desired consistency. 
  6. Season with salt and pepper.

Soup is pretty simple to make. Now, when I have soup I like to have bread with it, so why not make some pumpkin bread. Here is how:

Ingredients 

  • 425g pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 150ml water
  • 600g caster sugar
  • 450g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. 
  2. Grease and flour two 20x10cm loaf tins.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. 
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. 
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared tins.
  6. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven.
  7.  Loaves are done when skewer inserted in centre comes out clean.

And that is it. Two amazing recipes with two delicious outcomes. Will you make these yourself? Or will you sit drooling at the thought of them? If you do decide to make them, tag me me on Instagram or on Twitter and use #galaxygirlbakes I’d love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope this has got you in the autumn mood. Before I go, all I ask is for you to comment below what vidoes you would enjoy watching on my YouTube channel. 

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.

Love,

Alanna ♡

    Important!

    Hi,

    I know I said I wasn’t going to upload a post but I need your help.

    An innocent dog has been taken away from his owner because of a vindictive and spiteful person. They alleged that the dog had bit her dog and then bit her while trying to “save” her dog.

    This is a lie. This womans dog was not attacked by the dog like she claims in the article, her so call witness has already said that in every moment on the article, the dog was not attacked.

    The dog did not bite the woman either. This woman is struggling to keep up with her lies and has slipped up, and now this poor dog has been taken away from his owner, left scared and vulnerable. For what reason?

    This dog from what I believe sits with his owner and a large group of children at Brenchley Gardens, Maidstone. This place is known for gatherings. The dog is surrounded my people day in, day out. Often new faces approach him and not once has he attacked them. So why would he suddenly turn?

    This type of dog does not just attack for no reason. They are pretty chilled dogs, I would know because I have one. They are very calm dogs who protect their owners, nothinh wrong with that, right?

    This dog must have sensed something was wrong, must have felt as though his owner or himself was being threatend for him to “attack”. This woman said she was just walking past. No, if you was just walking past then the dog wouldn’t have payed attention to you, it could have carried on getting fussed by the group of children up there.

    This woman doesn’t like that this place has become a hang out for children, and we are children. They do not run around terrorising people, they don’t abuse others who use this place. They sit with thier friends, enjoying their company, often eating their McDonalds. Yes, doesn’t this seem like a violent type. They’re 100% going to attack you with their big mac (obviously sarcasm before you start complaining).

    Long story short. Sign this pettion and get this wonderful, friendly dog freed. Because of this womans lies and spitefulness, the owner is without his friend, without someone he loves the most.

    Click here to sign.