People say to me a lot how do you do this show if you're in a bad mood? How do you do your show if you're sad or, don't you have bad days? I'm a human being and I have bad days and I have sad days. But when I walk out here and you all cheer and when you're here to dance, you're here to laugh and I know I make people happy. It changes my mood. I come out here and I can do anything because of the energy I get.
But today is a hard day for me. Today is bad. I am not capable of coming out and pretending to be funny and on when things are going so terribly wrong right now.
I'm so sorry; I'm just not able to pretend. So I'm going to tell you the story. I'm going to get over it and we're going to have a good show and we have a great show. So it's going to be funny and it's going to be everything that you turn the show on for.
Here's what happened. I love animals. I love animals. I rescue them and I've adopted so many animals and found so many animals homes over the years. On September 20, I adopted a dog from a rescue organization here in the area. I got it neutered, I got it trained and I paid my vet extra money to take it home to sleep in the bed with him at night instead of a cage. I spent $3000 on this puppy to acclimate it, to train it to be with our cats. It was just too much energy and too rambunctious.
My hairdresser who I see every single day, she and her husband have two little girls, eleven and twelve-years-old. They were just looking for a puppy. They have a dog. They said, "We love Iggy can we have Iggy?"
Iggy has been with them for two weeks. I get updates every single day and pictures every day of how happy Iggy is and how much their daughters love Iggy. The organization contacted me yesterday and said, "How's Iggy?" And I told them the truth. I didn't lie. I said, "Iggy has a great home."
Well, I guess I signed a piece of paper that says if I can't keep Iggy, it goes back to the rescue organization. Which is not someone's home, which is not a family. These two little girls had bonded to the dog. I thought I did a good thing. I tried to find a loving home for the dog because I couldn't keep it. I was trying to do a good thing.
Because I did it wrong, those people went and took that dog out of their home, and took it away from those kids. (Wells up with tears). I feel totally responsible for it and I'm so sorry (sobbing) I'm begging them to give that dog back to that family. I just want the family to have their dog. It's not their fault. It's my fault. I shouldn't have given the dog away. Just please give the dog back to those little girls.
I'm sorry I didn't call you. I'm sorry I did the wrong thing. Just give it back to the family. Please please please.
That's the story and that's why I'm feeling like I am responsible for trying to do something and I did it without reading all the things I should have read. So I'm sorry.
(Changing the mood, takes a breath) What a great show we have for you today.