Well, Kooky, there's not a word you wrote that I don't agree with wholeheartedly . I could not have possibly said it better myself, so I won't even try.
The past week has been draining and, most of all, unbelievably sad for me. I think your analogy of a rescue becoming a puppy mill illustrates beautifully how I feel about the situation. I know it sounds insulting on the surface, but it really isn't meant that way. It is simply a fundamental difference in purpose and core values that is impossible to reconcile.
I, too, have come to adore the members here and, of course, their furry friends. I wish the very best for each and every one of you, but I also must resign as a moderator of BPO. Thank you all for four years of wonderful times.
SWEET! Now I can post nasty porn and say mean things!!!
KIDDING. I am making light of a sad situation. Holly and Kooky are some of the best. ALong with the other mods, of course.
I completely understand how you both feel, but it certainly will NOT be the same board without you two. I expect the other mods are soon to follow, as well.
I love you all as if you are real life BFF's.
I know we'll maintain our friendships, but your influence on the board will definitely be noticed when its gone, and missed.