I hate making a post like this, but I really feel I have to. It's something that needs to be said.
My friend Stacie lost her sweet dog Bailey this week. Bailey was her heart and soul and I know she is hurting deeply about it. She shared this on her blog and people posted to offer her some comfort, as well they should. That's what good friends do, especially in our close knit community of mixed media artist. In the midst of all the love and support people were offering came someone who seemed to think that Stacie sharing her loss was a slap in the face to another friend who lost her sister on the same day. This person who came along not only berated Stacie for her post, but also hid behind a fake email address.
It really sickens me that someone out there would use Stacie's blog to kick her when she's down. It's just plain mean. Anyone who knows Stacie, knows that she is very sweet and soft hearted. The loss of her dog was very significant to her and she is hurting. That's all any of us needs to know. It's not for anyone to judge and it certainly isn't appropriate for anyone to deliberately hurt her by trying to make her feel like she did something wrong. She didn't, plain and simple.
Our blogs are a place to share whatever we choose to share. If for some reason what people write offends you, don't read. It's that simple. I feel very sorry for the person who did this. It shows not only a lack of good judgement, but also a lack of compassion. As I have said once before, when in doubt, be kind.