Or does anyone else think Ellen Degeneres is being ridiculous?
Now, I haven’t followed this whole incident too closely but from what I can tell, Ellen fucked up. The woman SIGNED a CONTRACT that said, if for whatever reason, the dog adoption did not work out that the dog should be returned to the rescue organization.
This is for the protection of the dog. Mel and I signed a similar contract when we adopted Molly. Basically it says you can’t give the dog you adopt from a rescue organization away and it has to be returned to them. Otherwise, they have no control over where it ends up which defeats the purpose of the rescue to begin with. Think about it. Typically, dogs that are rescued have issues and if the adopter passes the dog on to someone else who isn’t fully prepared to deal with that they may give the dog away again or take it to a shelter. So the dog ends up right where it started and is not any better off.
Did Ellen really need to make this public? Does she think the rescue organization will bend to her pleas because she’s a public figure and people will take her side? Or maybe, as Mel suggested, the blubbering baby routine was nothing more than a publicity stunt anyway.
Bah, pffft. We’ve lost a bit of respect for her over this silliness.