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sunseekertenerife

Whereabouts of Tania
« on: December 21, 2008 »
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  • Anyone know what happened to Tania?? She lived in Playa de la Arena with her daughter Pebbles from her Canarian x, for while, in 2006, & was working for a local timeshare operation there, which, I believe was closed down. She was also going to teach gymnastics for children at Athenia Health club at Playa de la Arena Hotel, now 'Art of Life' & was dating a Billy Munday, who also worked there, but she never started. Last heard of, renting an isolated villa above La Camilla, all the road above La Chaoffa & working promoting a catamaran bus in Puerto Colan, while her daughter was in Theatre School in England. She then moved early 2007 and went to work for a pastry shop at the Apollo Centre, Los Cristianos, then apparently went to work in the Med. then Thailand.

    Need very urgent contact details for her.
    « Last Edit: December 21, 2008 by sunseekertenerife »

    orange

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008 »
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  • sunseekertenerife - Your postings have been very weak and from the tone of at least one of them.
    I know that you seek directness as well as the sun.

    Try this - How does anyone know that supplying you with contact information, that this is not a domestic
    or other situation.

    That Tania would not want you to know her whereabouts?

    sunseekertenerife

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009 »
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  • I prefer someone with less thick skin, & more common sense to repond!! It is not a domestic issue, just need to get hold of her to find out some information from her that is personal to me.


    amunette

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009 »
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  • Agree with Orange on this one. Nothing personal, but you could be seeking her for all sorts of reasons, not all good. YOU know why, but people giving out info do not so need to be careful.

    freddy

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    « Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 »
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  • Sunseekertenerife give me call and i will tell you what you need to know ok, only phone day time please
    922867033
    ask for Freddy

    sunseekertenerife

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #5 on: January 11, 2009 »
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  • A big thank you to Freddy for agreeing to talk to me about Tania, nothing malicious intended, as implied!! she just has knowledge of the whereabouts of somethings that are very precious to me. Just got back to UK from Tenerife, so will communicate with Freddy on your personal messages and by phone.

    sunseekertenerife

    amunette

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009 »
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  • As I said, nothing personal meant, but you could be looking for her for many reasons, and as faceless/anonymous people on a forum, it is not our place to give out others personal info.

    sunseekertenerife

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009 »
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  • Hi Freddy,

    Please check your personal mail,

    Thank you,

    sunseekertenerife

    june mcloud

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #8 on: January 17, 2009 »
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  •  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
    Nice 1 Freddy :D :D :D :D
    Sunseeker I think you have been had
    The number Freddy gave you is the Local Police ::) ::) ::)
    Back to the beginning

    sunseekertenerife

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009 »
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  • What a shame!! as a result of your flippant games, you are all contributing to the on-going cruelty and suffering of 2 innocent and beautiful dogs, who were entrusted to Tania's care, and who then just left the island without a word.
     
    From investigation it is believed she moved on to Thailand without one word to me on her plans, or the whereabouts of the dogs. Neither she, or her daughter, Pebbles, in the UK, have responded to calls or emails. I just desperately wanted to know what she has done with the dogs!! and to ensure they are at least in safe hands. If not, I am now in a position to bring them over to the UK, or have a friend on the island who would love to offer them a home. We just need to know!! My only cause of action now, may be the police, which I wanted to avoid, or to write articles for all the local papers, both English & Canarian!!

    sunseekertenerife




    orange

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009 »
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  • Flippant games?  sunseekertenerife, you need to take stock and stop blaming all for your ills.

    If you had openly posted on this matter, you may have had a completely different response.

    But then it may seem strange to some, why there was not more communication to someone who
    had been entrusted with these dogs.

    Not that you claim they are yours...

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    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #11 on: January 17, 2009 »
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  • Let me have the full story and I will publish it on our news.  I am also in contact with Judith Noble of the San Fransisco animal charity and also Phill of Dingo Dogs you never know, they may know the wareabouts of the dogs.

    sunseekertenerife

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #12 on: January 18, 2009 »
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  • Hi Dolly,

    Thank you for your concern. Its a long story, no need to bore you with it all, but I found myself alone on the island with 2 gorgeous cocker spaniels, and an expected litter of puppies, when my x decided to unexpectedly jump ship, one week before Xmas 2006, and move permanently back to the UK without me, even though we were engaged at the time, and I had just received news that my parents in the UK had been found in a pool of blood at the foot of the stairs.
    A hellish year commenced, which saw me commmuting back & foe to help, as I was determined not to abandon my dogs, as my x had done, and so I struggled on alone until it became impossible. I had found homes for all their puppies &  sold my car and during this time I had been trying to organise myself to move back, then, my father eventually died, and I needed to be there urgently for my mother. None of my friends in Tenerife, were in a position to take the dogs, or even look after them for me, and i was not in a position, at the time,  to take them back with me, so most reluctantly, I advertised for a good home for them. I somehow hoped, rather naively, that I would find someone who would be happy to care for them until I could move back to Tenerife, or would be in a better position to get them over to the UK. A very nice family responded, who appeared to be perfect, a Scottish chef and his English wife with 2 little daughters and a baby on the way. They were used to having 2 dogs in the UK and were very struck by my 2. It was heartbreaking, I was totally  bereft, but I agreed for them to have them. It did not seem fair to let them get attached to the dogs only to expect me to remove them at some time in the future, so i gave them the passports. They did allow me to visit to walk them until I left and promised to stay in touch and send me photos.. I tried to focus on the practical and had every thing now organised to relocate, and my flight was booked. Then, out of the blue, they rang to say their landlord was selling their apartment, they could not afford to buy it, and they needed to remain in the area due to their children's school, but could not find anywhere that would let them have dogs, so could I please take them away again!! It was a strange mixture of relief that they were mine again, was panic at what I would do!!1 I had seen the dog rescue places and could not bare to just leave them there. I remembered another interested person who had answered the ad, Tania, so I rang her and she said she was still keen, so i arranged to get the dogs to her before I left. Then 2 nights before I was due to leave tenerife, she rang to say that she now had a new job that would make it difficult for her to have the dogs. I discussed it with her and said i had had a job but as I lived on a finca, as she did, I found the dogs had space to tear around and were company for each other. She said she would take them after all, so the very night before I left, saw me collecting the dogs then delivering them to the back of beyond to a place up in the hills above La Camilla. When I eventually met her, I realised it was the same Tania who was going to teach classes in Arena, so was so relieved. She seemed fine and said it would be a big surprise for her daughter, Pebbles when she came over at Xmas from the UK.  She even had plans, sad to me, to change their names. She had a couple staying with her who were moving to Spain and they thought the dogs were lovely too. She said she would not mind me keeping in touch but I suspected she would not encourage it. As i now had no choice, i had to hope for the best. So i arrived back in the UK Nov 2007 and immediately set out to find work and to help my mother as best I could. I tried to maintain contact with Tania but she was always difficult to get hold of and i started to feel my contact was not appreciated. As i had not heard from her for some time, i contacted her friends who were now on the mainland and they said she was always difficult to get hold of and said they thought the dogs were well and happy. Then i got a text from her to say the dogs were fine and were being looked after by her landlord up at the big house and being made a fuss of while she was at work. This allayed my fears although it gave me some concern that she was giving them up to others. then, one curt text to mine, sent at 8.00pm one evening, to say would i mind not disturbing her anymore as she had work the next day, then nothing! my life continued in the UK trying to start and build up a business and i was flat out. i dreamt about the dogs and worried about them constantly but was not in the position to visit the island until 1 year later on exactly Nov 7th 2008, when the first thing i did on collecting the hire car was to drive straight to Tania's home. No Tania, no dogs, i approached a large overlooking house which did, as i suspected, turn out to be the landlords. It seemed according to  them, that she had lied to me. They told me they had never had the dogs, that she had done a disappearing act only a few months after i left the island myself, owing 5 months rent, and taking property of theirs with her. They knew nothing about the dogs. The only clue they could give me was that she had left her job promoting a catamarans at Puerto Colon, and was known to be working at an English bakery shop at the Apollo centre. I went there, but they said she had left about 9 months before, and they heard she was going on to Malta, then Thailand. She had never mentioned owning dogs. I have since emailed her daughter, text and rung her friends in Spain and her mobile all to no avail. She had never collected the passports from the Scottish chef, who first had the dogs and they have since moved to mainland Spain themselves, so left the passports with friends of theirs who have also gone back to the UK. The latest is that he will dig out a contact for them to see if i can get in touch with them. The passports would help by accessing vets or homes and identify them thorough their chip. A friend in Tenerife, who runs a business there, is also very anxious to locate then as he recently lost his cocker and would love to offer them a good home. Really i just want to know they are safe for if settled with someone would not wish to unselltle them.

    I can let you have photos if you think it would help, but i worry she might have abandoned them or given them to canarians who would never see British press.

    Kindest Regards,






    Offline Dolly Diver

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    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #13 on: January 18, 2009 »
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  • Do add the photo to this posting, or email it to me and I will add it.  I will forward your story to the animal charities, so the photos are essential, and we'll see if anything comes up.  I too am an animal lover and I understand your concern.

    sunseekertenerife

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    « Reply #14 on: January 19, 2009 »
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  • Thank you Dolly,

    I just want to do the best I can for the dogs. I knew what a responsibility it was to care for dogs on the island, especially when you are working & living in apartments, and more so, if alone, and would never have agreed to take them if I had known my x-partners plans.  It was he, who was so keen to have them, as he missed the pets he used to have, and promised to share the responsibility. Then, of course, for me, it was love at first sight, and I bonded completely with them, and fought tooth & nail to be able to stay on the island and be with them. If this awful accident, and subsequent death of my father had not occurred, I would be there now.

    I had told Tania at the time to let me know if she was having any problems coping with them, and by then I might have been in a better position to take them back. If only she had let me know what was happening, but it seems it must have been a quick decision to leave. I, at least, hoped she would put me out of my misery and let me know where, and how they were.

    As it is, it turned out to be a good decision to move back. i have been able to make sure my mother, who is now 87, has the support and love to try and rebuild her life after the accident, and after losing my father. I have worked hard to build up a good business here from scratch in under 1 year, which is now a limited company, and am now in a position to travel back and foe to Tenerife and soon, Cape Verde, representing clients there, to the UK market. I also have a much more loving, honest, honourable and supportive partner, who is a Barrister in the UK. So, if the dogs were found in dire circumstances, I could have them here now, or if it was felt they were happy where they were and that it would not be good for them to be moved, I would have to suffer it, or would let a trusted friend, who recently lost his own much loved cocker, look after them there.

    After a recent trip to Tenerife, that drew a blank on the dogs, I dreamt, again that, I saw one of the dogs disappearing around the corner of a gate, and I lunged forward and managed to grab him, holding on tight, and shouted to my partner that I had him, but then, when I thought he was safe in my arms, I looked down and realised it was our black cat Midnight, in the UK, and not my beloved black cocker spaniel. Just wish Tania would stop these nightmares.

    sunseekertenerife

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    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #15 on: January 20, 2009 »
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  • I sent a copy of your story to Judith Noble of San Francisco Animales she replied saying she did not know anything but she would ask around.  I am also sending a copy to Dingo Dogs.

    I am sending you, by private email, the addresses of the local papers.  Send them a shortened story with a pic, you never know someone may have the answer and put your mind at rest.

    Viv and her dogs, click in pic to enlarge

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    orange

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009 »
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  • If only this posting had started from a different direction, I am certain it would have had a completely different reaction.

    I am sure there are now people looking out for these two. I am.

    sunseekertenerife

    Re: Whereabouts of Tania
    « Reply #17 on: January 22, 2009 »
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  • Yes,

    Your right, am sorry about that, just thought if someone had known Tania, I could have sorted it out confidentially between the 2 of us, rather than make it so public.
    Did not expect my enquiry after her  to incite such a reaction.
    Appreciate all the help I can get to find them.
    Love and miss the island and my dogs too much.

    Thank you all

    sunseekertenerife

    willow

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    « Reply #18 on: January 23, 2009 »
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  • Hi Viv

    I have just seen your photo with the two dogs. Are they called Hamish and Paco (or Taco)?
    I?m teaching a man who lives in the complex Sanfrancisco who has just got a black spaniel recently.
    He says that he bought the dog from the pet shop in Alcal?
    The lady who took the dogs there was trying to find homes for them, but she ran out of time so left Hamish at the pet shop.

    The man who has Hamish is called Ian. 
    He said he doesn?t mind you ringing him.
    I will E-mail you with his tel no.
    I hope this info is useful.

    sunseekertenerife

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    « Reply #19 on: January 25, 2009 »
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  • Thank you John for taking the trouble to let me know.

    I have replied to your personal email also and I will certainly call Ian, though, if the dogs were called Taco & Hamish, it sounds like 2 males, rather a male & female. I would be interested to know if it is possible to tell Hamish'es age, and if the petshop owner in Alcala recalls the ladies name, and where Taco went.

    I suspect that they may turn out to be 2 of the dogs puppies, now grown, as most went to good homes in Playa san Juan/Alcala area and were seen by the vet in Alcala. Moses, from the Mexican Restaurant in Playa san Juan, had one of my male puppies for his daughter, and called him Taco!! Don't recall a Hamish though.

    It would be absolutely fantastic if it did turn out to the pair, however also terribly sad if they have been separated, as they absolutely adored each other and I always insisted that they went as a pair.

    sunseekertenerife