Hello. As we reconvene for number four, I trust and hope you had a fulfilling Christmas, filled with love and laughter.
As most of you are now aware, the fight against the Yulin dog meat festival has been forefront in my mind for many, many months now.
As we first entered into the pet world creating Vanderpump Pets, we became slowly enlightened of the brutalities that transpired each year against dogs in China during the summer solstice. So in an effort to draw attention to it, we marched to the Chinese embassy, we sent placards around the world, the slogan Stop Yulin Forever was plastered over many t-shirts, a resolution was formed, as we managed to garner interest and support from a congressman and hopefully pass through congress a resolution that would draw attention globally and end this barbarity once and for all.
So this week we visited Spot Rescue. Initially we wanted to participate in their rescue center, and so we donated personally in their hour of need to help sustain the center. After much consideration we formed The Vanderpump Dog Foundation and have since taken premises of our own, which will open shortly.
Witnessing Ken immersing himself in the often desperate plight of our furry friends is so touching. He has been an indomitable support, leading the way as we endeavor to end brutality to man's best friend globally.
So Knickergate rears its pretty little head once more. Dorit felt she wanted to address the situation personally with Erika, so she lightheartedly engages in conversation with Eileen and Lisa R, who playfully encourage her. I believe Eileen states that she "wanted to be there if she confronts Erika" and giggled over the prospect of a fascinating conversation...yes, that was the term. Well, so one can safely assume that there was no discouragement that ensued from any of the women. Kyle initiated the conversation during shopping with lighthearted banter between them, saying she wanted to witness the delivery of the "gift," which was obviously provocative, but for the most part it was a humorous, and albeit ridiculous, situation that was about to transpire.
I don't believe it was Dorit's intention to chasten or remonstrate Erika but instead to playfully acknowledge the faux pas. In all honesty I was never fully aware of the depth of embarrassment that was obviously so palpable as I watched this. Even as I arrived, a little late to the game so to speak, I was jovial in my approach, jesting that Ken wanted to swap places with PK. There was much laughter in regard to snatch chat after it was brought to the forefront.
I believe that Erika should've brushed it off, but that is her prerogative to deal with Dorit how she wants. However, this evolves into a bigger problem, and in my humble opinion, an unecessary scenario, as Dorit navigates her way through the minefield of this complicated group.
I bid you all a productive week and a wonderful New Year too, and as always, love Lisa.