About Bethi Catteneo
How Bethi Became The Heart of Dogland Dogs "Rhoda Menu Pups" Project
A good while back, when the creator of the VKC Dogs, began to become outraged that Dogland park brought in so many visitors and got so much attention, he pulled his Vet Clinic and dogs from Dogland to try to turn things around for his other now unoccupied dog parks. Dogland still has the most well attended VKC Dog Owner training classes, and is still the choice of VKC Dog Owners when they think of toys, dishes, and supplies for use with their VKC Dogs. This made the VKC dog creator, Enrico Genosse even more upset. Now with over half a dozen Dog Parks, he still saw Dogland selling relocated dogs at a rate higher than his new dog sales. He began blocking transfers to me as owner of Dogland, so my wife began to help, then he blocked her, and anyone else known to be a friend to Dogland.. Finally he began blocking anyone that gave or gifted more than 4-5 dogs, saying that this was "evidence of people trafficking in used dogs". His paranoia that anyone might benefit from dog sales without him getting a cut of what he was already paid for blinded his logic.
A close friend told me to create my own line of dogs. I thought of making two lines! I had some scripts but I had no good looking dogs. This dear friend who I can't give public credit to here, is closely involved with Virtual Kennel Club, so I would be "blowing their cover", told Bethi Catteneo about me. Bethi is a Builder, sculptie maker extraordinaire. The friend from VKC told Bethi of Enrico's recent treacherous behaviors, and Bethi contacted me. Bethi talked with me, to learn of my goals, and she honored me with her offer to help. At the time, she began to create dog breeds that were requested. Once she had a formidable number of dogs sculpted, I tried to script them. Danny06 Aya, Dogland's Kid Star, aquired some other scripts. Bethi was up for a challenge. She began modifying the scripts. and once they were fully understood, she began adding her own. We discussed features, and decided it was time to get ready for production the first of the two Dogland Dog lines, The Rhoda Menu Pup. We tested, and revised.
Bethi Catteneo has become a friend. I have few. She was the driving force that kept working behind the scenes, and saw this project through to it's completion. Never asking for payment, always working, Bethi amazed me. She revealed that it was more important to her to help create an affordable virtual dog to help with my goal of helping residents. She was part of a great vision, which included moving a large portion of SL's Dog market that was not part of the Dogland family here to Dogland. Perhaps others in the dog industry might learn a lesson about real customer service and the downfalls of greed.
Dogland Dogs "Rhoda Menu Pups" is already a success. I wish here to announce to the public that Bethi has been the heart of this project, and has selflessly helped us to get residents "heads on straight" about virtual pets, and about there being "no need for greed"!
Bethi... Dogland loves you. You are not just the heart of the project, but you are Dogland's heart as well.
Thank you, Bethi!