Hello and welcome back. I am sorry for the delay.
What delay? And the apology in the first sentence means Lisa Vanderpump probably didn’t write this 2100+ word bit of hysteria.
This last year has been extraordinarily challenging and I admit I floundered – I didn’t cope – as I wallowed in the depths of depression, having some good days and many bad.
I still attempted to commit to yet another season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I believe that my instincts to withdraw this year were correct, as Andy validated on Watch What Happens Live recently. However, I hoped to make it through with close friends – but as we have seen, that was not to be. You saw Kyle come to my house and accuse me of lying.
Close friends tend to do that when you lie to them.
Then, for me to put my hand to God and swear on my children’s life and still have my friend disbelieve me is unacceptable. I assure you, if any of my friends were as vociferous in their statement of innocence, holding up their children’s life…guess what? I would believe them.
“Hyper-swearing” is also one of the biggest giveaways, according Albrecht, who insists if you hear anything along the lines of, “I swear on a stack of Bibles, or my grandmother’s grave, or my kids’ lives that I never touched that woman,” you’re likely dealing with a liar. [SOURCE],
That is where the show started but is ultimately where our friendship finished. My birthday was that weekend, so I tried to pull myself together after the nasty confrontation with one of my supposed good friends. Fortunately, the next day Ken had organized a wonderful surprise: my brother’s sons blessed me by visiting. As we all were aware, celebrating such a short time after our family tragedy was difficult at best.
They [chronic liars] instinctively draw out the caring, nurturing, and protective qualities in people, only to set them up for manipulation or abuse.
For example, last year when Page Six highlighted a malicious lawsuit filed against us, a cast member salaciously brought it to the screen and I didn’t object, even thought it was mean spirited. I believe that to have the platform of reality television to explain our stance was a chance that I did not overlook. You witnessed our relief as we were vindicated and the attorney general closed the business that was attacking us.
Lisa Vanderpump Lawsuits: Many involve Ken being aggressive or inappropriate with women. You were not vindicated. The AG closed the business because it lost its non-profit status. Something you should be very careful about.
“Unlike a for-profit venture, a nonprofit organization that’s been granted tax- exempt status by the IRS is bound by certain rules that must be followed if the organization wishes to keep its tax-exempt status. Therefore, while a nonprofit organization may carry out an unrelated trade or business which generates income, if such unrelated trade or business activities become too successful—that is, if they generate too much income—the nonprofit runs the risk of losing its tax-exempt status.”
A plethora of issues that have surfaced in the press have never reached the light of day. Instead, now I am the main focus yet again.
I vividly recall the dinner where the subject matter of Apple Juicy reared its ugly head once more. Not once was it mentioned that other instances transpired in the Bahamas that day.
You do realize that the light of day occurs outside of the show, right? Plenty of coverage of Dorit’s legal issues occurred.
No, let’s castigate Lisa Vanderpump once more.
“Individuals who habitually indulge in self-victimisation (also known as playing the victim) do so for various reasons: to control or influence other people’s thoughts, feelings and actions; to justify their abuse of others; to seek attention; or, as a way of coping with situations.” [SOURCE]
It’s ironic and beggar’s belief that not once has anyone enquired after the welfare of the puppy – the beloved puppy.
How is she? Is she at the center? Well, she lived at the center and went home with one of our devoted employees for some time, and now she has found a loving home.
We know the welfare of the puppy. He was returned within an hour of arriving at the shelter, and returned to the waiting bosum of John Sessa. Did you forget that the shelter immediately scanned the dog and contacted you, Lisa Vanderpump? Is that not the exact reason for the chip?
The fabric of life, and how we cope with life’s challenges, is what is fascinating. I have always been open to that.
Another random fabric metaphor? Really? Are you planning a line of Lisa Vanderpump dog blankets?
From topics like discussing adoption with regard to my son, opening businesses with cameras, capturing the frustrations that go hand in hand, dealing with legalities, celebrating the trials and tribulations of marriage, betrayal by friends and even this year the grief of losing a loved one to suicide, I have signed up to share my life honestly and that is what I have endeavored to do.
And so, on this season, the story begins.
Oh, it’s a story all right. Lisa Vanderpump does love to tell stories.
In this complicated scenario regarding Puppy Gate, I do believe that to expect a tacit response from a group of individuals who have dedicated their lives to the salvation of dogs would be unrealistic.
So, that day at the rescue center was riddled with complications. Feelings were running high.
I have come to understand that the people that work in rescue are driven by emotion, more so than practicality or sensibility. It is passion that drives their love of dogs. They pick up poop, work tirelessly, comfort abused dogs, witness atrocities that find their way to our doorstep, and make difficult decisions for sometimes, only some can be saved from the shelter.
Firstly, Dr. John Sessa is my partner, not an employee, and we often butt heads over the way things are orchestrated. He is the executive director of the foundation – he is not a boy, as he has been referred to. He is also not a man that defers to me. More importantly, he is the person who has delved into the horrors of dog abuse. He has rescued and pleaded to save so many dogs ripe for slaughter and destined for torture. He has birthed puppies in our own nursery and he believes he is responsible for each and every one of them. They are like his children! He has travelled to China to open our sanctuary there. And as many of you witnessed in our documentary, he highlighted the atrocities of the inhumane treatment of dogs all over the world. He had a very strong opinion regarding Lucy and we had tried to placate him to no avail.
There is no benefit to our foundation with any attention being brought to this matter. Just the mere fact that one of our dogs ended up in a shelter is a potential catastrophe, especially since we are a non-profit 501c3 that needs donations.
That is why we have specific deterrents like microchips, apps, and the punitive 5k to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Even now, as we house hundreds of dogs in China that have been in small cages for three years, feet have grown through the bars of the cages that they are incarcerated in. Now, they move freely at our sanctuary.
Oh for fucksake. Half of this blog is you droning on about your shelter and Yulin dogs replete with details of abuse that you hope evokes sympathy for dogs that will rub off on you. Bravo should have cut all this entire section of blathering.
So, frankly, if our rescue staff are emphatic in their opinion of a woman that carelessly rejected the second dog we had placed with her – a puppy that was birthed in our center, a puppy that was bottle fed by Dr. John – I understand that.
Lucy was not a traumatized rescue dog who had a history of biting and was unsuitable for children as often stated. She started her life in a loving environment provided by our foundation.
We are cognizant of the situation that a dog would be placed in. Young children can terrorize a dog; they have to be taught to be tactile, gentle and patient as the puppy becomes more secure in its new surroundings.
I had spoken to Dorit a few days prior, and she explained to me that a woman had come to her house and fallen in love with Lucy, and that the little dog was apparently going to a new home “for a much better life.” I said that it was impossible for us to ever give them another dog, to which she agreed. So, the third time is the charm? I wasn’t angry with her, but I couldn’t understand why she didn’t return Lucy. I knew at some point a home check was necessary and a transfer of ownership would need to happen. But with Dorit being a close friend, she reassured me that the puppy was going to an excellent home so I didn’t feel it was a matter of urgency. There was no mention of biting.
You of all people should know Dorit is a lying liar who lies. It takes one to know one and you and Ken are long-time friends with her lying husband. Do Dorit’s lies only get mentioned when they lie to you?
The center was then alerted that weekend that the puppy, Lucy Apple Juicy, had been dropped off at a shelter that had euthanasia facilities.
Every shelter has euthanasia facilities. I notice you didn’t say it was a kill shelter.
The notification came through by email on police headed note paper. All of the employees were aghast at how this had transpired. The note was stating that a reality star didn’t want the dog anymore.
The Beverly Hills police now send notifications to people about the locations of their dogs? How do they have time for that when they are busy locking up reality show participants? Is this a special service for Lisa Vanderpump?
John Sessa was enraged. He came to our house, apoplectic, while Ken was emphatic that John would not disparage our friends and would never talk about this publicly in a negative way. John thought otherwise: he wanted accountability. John’s anger superseded any compassion for the aftermath that might ensue. It was relentless, and I was in the middle with two other friends on a Sunday night as we tried to placate John without diminishing his passionate stance on one of his beloved puppies being deserted. I recall stating emphatically in the heat of the argument, “I don’t care who says what, it’s unimportant,” and that it was irrelevant who spoke about it and who said what. The important thing was to retrieve the puppy from the shelter ASAP.
What does who said what have to do with keeping you or John Sessa from going to get the puppy?
What happened to the whole narrative that the shelter alerted you within an hour? How did you have time for all of this gnashing of teeth prior to going to save the dog from IMMINENT DEATH (according to you)? Why was Ken so concerned with the covering up of Dorit’s role in the dog being ON THE BRINK OF IMMINENT DEATH? Did neither you nor Ken have concerns about the puppy before worrying about how bad Paul and Dorit would look to the public? Is it because of their flawless reputation? Because the press was full of negative stories on your friends already. What about the poor, pitiful little puppy that was breast-fed by John Sessa?
It’s ironic and beggar’s belief that no one rushed to the shelter to retrieve the puppy – the beloved puppy. What about the beloved puppy, Lisa Vanderpump?
Ken and I travelled to Vegas the next day, and thankfully our team was well on the way to rescue the puppy as I had to focus on concerns at the forefront of our mind: we were due to break ground in Vegas soon. We did call and state in no uncertain terms to the staff at the rescue center that we didn’t want this to gather momentum.
So you called and said, please don’t tell the press that we didn’t properly vet an adoptive family because they were your friends? You chose to protect Dorit and Paul of a poor little puppy shivering all alone in a kill shelter staring down euthanasia? This doesn’t sound like Lisa Vanderpump!
Dr. John Sessa replied that John Blizzard had already told Teddi.
How would John Sessa know that? Why are you leaving out the part that Teddi’s sister works at Vanderpump Dogs? How on earth do you expect us to believe you were trying to protect Teddi?
He was often in contact with her and a gossipy text had been sent, which I witnessed later. I hadn’t spoken to Blizzard in quite some time as I rarely interact with him outside of preparing for our annual fundraising Gala – I do have approximately 400 employees.
400 employees you say? I bet the IRS would be interested in where they all are just like we are, Lisa Vanderpump. “Since a liar may make up things as they go, they may also have a tendency to add excessive detail to better convince themselves or others of what they are saying. They may also embellish with details that a person who is telling the truth wouldn’t think of adding.”
THE GOSSIPY TEXT (AKA NORMAL CONVERSATION FROM BLIZZARD ABOUT HOW WEIRD HIS BOSSES ARE
The center was heaving with opinions and Puppy Gate was a water cooler situation. John Blizzard has since expressed deep regret that he has perpetuated and engaged in salacious gossip which ignited a maelstrom of negativity. He is twenty-three years old, though. Hopefully one lives and learns.
In other words, he apologized for not covering your ass because he likes working there.
I sent Dorit a text urging her to get in front this issue. I would have thought that would have included Dorit going down to the center and calming an already emotional young staff, reassuring them that her intentions, albeit careless, had no malintent.
Why would Dorit need to go hug your 400 employees?
When Lucy was placed with PK and Dorit, utmost care was given by Hannah, our wonderful adoption coordinator, including visiting and taking the puppy back for ten days as she was spayed (so as not to inconvenience them) so Lucy would be given the care she needed. Hannah has shown us texts that were sent inquiring about the welfare of the puppy prior to Lucy being relinquished with no response.
Well, who is not covering for Dorit now? Seems like it is Lisa Vanderpump.
I don’t believe she knew the name of the woman, but maybe her assistant did.
Because Dorit is a liar, just like you.
I did send John Sessa a text prior to arriving at the center to let it go and to not bring up the subject of Lucy as I knew they were fired up.
Frankly, the synopsis is that I have always endeavored to protect Dorit and I was accused of it once more. But, I don’t give a damn at this point. As all of the women focus on who is to blame for exposing Puppy Gate, I choose to focus on the excellent work my foundation does on a daily basis.
THE SYNOPSIS IS? THE SYNOPSIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE TOP OF THIS CONVOLUTED TOME! And it is not that you have always tirelessly protected Dorit. You have NEVER liked Dorit. The synopsis is you tried to set up Teddi to carry the bones you wanted carried to the other women on camera. While oddly shouting “I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS!”
I rarely comment on the endless nastiness and accusations from castmates; BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH however, anybody who lies and asserts that I was responsible for the filming schedule at Vanderpump Dogs needs to retract that.
Your entire role every season is poor elderly rich British lady who is everso mistreated and misunderstood.
I was told that they were there for grooming and Instagram pictures. Kyle even forgot to bring her dog – she must’ve had something else on her mind.
That doesn’t sound like the production call sheet outline for the scene.
Who said that?
It’s ironic that the same person who is rushing to Dorit’s side, telling her not to cry and that she was her friend, was also accusing me of protecting her at the center. It’s laughable, really. This whole matter ought to have been put to bed after the lunch between Dorit and PK and me and Ken, but everybody incessantly feels the need to harp on it.
Because you tried to drag TEDDI into it.
By their own admission, they realized their culpability and that should’ve been it.
What is so ridiculous is the fact that I never had any contact with anybody but John Sessa regarding that day at the center. So, why on earth would anybody would conjure up a scenario on the strength of what my employee, a twenty-three-year-old, said? It’s beyond ridiculous. Call me, talk to me.
Because John Blizzard’s real time tweets have way more credibility than your fabrications after being exposed.
I haven’t seen any of the episodes as I have decided not to revisit a painful time in my life. The trip that was supposed to be a brief respite, was instead an emotional nightmare that pulled me even deeper.
You haven’t seen any of the episodes, yet you describe what happened after your dramatic exits? Seems like a convenient excuse to avoid addressing the litany of times you have done this before edited in by production.
And yes, I understand empathy more than most. My world of having so many youngsters who need guidance paired with the world of rescue requires it – but empathy was scant on the ground in the Bahamas.
There was a love of empathy. FOR DORIT. And nobody even LIKES Dorit! They have just all been on this end of the Lisa Vanderpump stick themselves.
And to my castmates, I will “see you next Tuesday.”
I believe the door is closed.