I first reported Dee Gerrish owner/operator of Lake Ridge Kennels here in 2008 for harassment and defamation of character. She retaliated by posting a long and slanderous complaint about me which was expected because everyone has a right to defend themselves.
Since the day she posted her retaliation against me, her hatred for me and our sisters has morphed into a monster that is completely out of control. Yes, unfortunately for me, Dee Gerrish is my sister. Even though I am only four years older than her and grew up in the same household, we were never close as children and we kept it that way throughout our adult lives as well. When I was a young teenager I left home and Dee accused me of abandoning her even though our parents were still alive and well. Why she made that statement is beyond me but she makes a great deal of senseless statements so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. After many many years of not communicating with Dee, I contacted her and asked her if she had any puppies for sale. This story is already posted on this site so I won't repeat it. The reason there is an on going online family 'feud' to this day is because I declined to buy a puppy from Dee. When her nasty, hate-filled emails started coming to me I remembered exactly WHY I kept my distance from her for so many years.
I saved the emails just in case and I'm glad I did. A little time went by and my husband and I started getting unwanted phone calls. The first call was my own brother who was obviously more than willing to do Dee's 'bidding' for her. He told me to back off of Diane. Note: Dee is not her real name. Her real name is Diane Sheila Bircheat/Wester/Chenevert/Sloane/Gerrish. She likes to call herself Dee Dee.
Diane wasn't satisfied with our brother calling me so she decided to call my house in the middle of the night from a different phone number. My husband got so sick of her calls that he finally put the phone next to the television and let her listen to a race he was watching. The next day I called the number where she called me from and left a message for the owner of the phone number that I was going to report Diane's harassing calls to the local authorities and the person who owns the phone number will be reported as well for being an accomplice. The calls stopped but the Internet blogging started.
There are so many disgusting, threatening, harassing, slanderous, malicious and defamatory blogs, posts and articles written by Diane about me and our sisters that if printed out, would fill several folders. All of these horrible, creepy blogs were posted every single day, several times a day on as many websites as Diane could post on. This has been going on for months and months. Diane uses the Internet as her personal, public diary and because some sites don't censor the material, Diane was able to refer to me and our sisters as "parasitic, scum sucking sluts", thieves, whores, lunatics, and well, you get the idea. In between the name calling Diane used the 'F' word quite frequently along with other lovely obscene language to get her point across I guess. Not only did she call us names, she posted our full names, addresses and phone numbers as well as our grown children's names and locations. Diane went so far as to post horrific lies about one of our sisters having an affair, sleeping with our brother, stealing money from our elderly mother and on and on. Diane accused our oldest sister of robbing our mother and using our mom's credit cards to charge items for herself. Our oldest sister lives with our mother and takes care of her because our mom has Alzheimer's disease and can't take care of herself any longer. Diane can't stand the idea of our sister being there and has called DCF and the police so many times that they are sick of it. Diane continues to target me and our sisters in blogs even though I report her and her blogs are removed. When one is removed, two more pop up. Diane even went as far as post links to me on the net before I removed them. She went to Photobucket and copied 48 of my photos. She then manipulated them and posted lewd, disgusting and obscene captions under them. sex with each other! Diane also posted photos of my dogs and posted disgusting captions under those as well. I reported her and the photos were removed but not before I copied them to my computer for evidence.
Early last year, before Diane and our youngest sister broke off all communication with each other, our youngest sister paid Diane a visit. Our sister drove eight hours to help Diane with some work that Diane needed done on her property. Our sister told me that the minute she stepped out of her vehicle she was "overwhelmed by a horrible smell" coming from Diane's property. She described it: "it smelled like something dead". She was met at the gate by Diane (Diane's small lot is hidden behind a tall privacy fence). Diane gave our sister a 'tour' of the small property and our sister described it to me like this: She said that Diane lives in a single-wide trailer and the small lot is crammed with a boat, a travel trailer, several vehicles, several three-sided sheds with a huge amount of junk pouring out of them, a bunch of aggressive dogs kept in an outdoor pen, Guinea hens running all over the place and poop everywhere. Directly behind Diane's trailer is a large metal shed that houses her breeding dogs. Diane calls this shed the kennels. Our sister said she didn't really want to go inside but she did and was horrified to see so many dogs crammed together in small pens all barking their heads off. She said everywhere she looked were cobwebs and dog hair piled up. There was a refrigerator where Diane keeps vaccines for the dogs. There were no proper containers for dog food and the floor was filthy as were the pens. Our sister said nowhere did she see any place for the dogs to exercise in. No play area, no run, nothing. Just dogs confined in pens. She said she even saw a grown cat confined in a too-small cage and when she asked Diane why the cat was kept in a cage Diane said, "because that's the way it is".
After the 'tour' was over, Diane wanted our sister to build shelves in the three-sided sheds but that was an impossibility because the sheds were so full of junk that she said she couldn't even walk into them. She told Diane that if she wanted shelves she would have to remove all the crap first. Diane became angry and bossy and told our sister to go trim some bushes. While our sister was cutting the hedges she heard a horrible sound and saw Diane run past her chasing a dog. One of Diane's aggressive dogs had attacked another dog and viciously ripped it's stomach open. Diane yelled at our sister to hold the dog still so she could sew up the gaping, bleeding wound. Our sister said she was so horrified that she didn't know what to do. Instead of rushing the dying dog to a vet, Diane sewed the dog's stomach back together herself. When our sister asked Diane why she wasn't going to use anesthesia Diane said, "the dog is already in shock and doesn't feel anything". Our sister told me that she was so traumatized by what had happened that she decided to return back home the next day. Our sister told me that she went inside Diane's trailer and because Diane's large dog surprised her, she accidentally bumped into a shelf and one of Diane's figurines fell and broke. Diane said "that's okay, it only cost me five-hundred dollars". Our sister apologized several times and when she saw what the figurine was she told me that there was no way it cost five dollars not five HUNDRED dollars! It was a statue of a wizard. On the shelf were other fantasy type figurines like unicorns, castles and fairies. (this explains why she puts these things on her profile page on MySpace). Our sister said Diane keeps her trailer very dark and gloomy and it smelled like dog crap and urine. She said Diane's kitchen looked like she started remodeling it and never finished it. The bathroom was the same way.
Our sister spent the night in Diane's travel trailer and all night long all she could hear was the dogs barking non stop. Before she left the next day she had a conversation with Diane's husband and grown son when Diane wasn't around. Diane's husband told our sister that they had surrendered ten dogs to the animal shelter because they didn't sell when they were puppies and Diane wanted to get rid of them to make room for dogs she could breed. Diane's husband also told our sister that he has tried to talk Diane into having just one breeding pair and selling all the puppies before breeding the dogs again. Diane's son told our sister that his mom is overwhelmed with the dogs and can't keep up because she is greedy. Diane is the only person who feeds the dogs and sells the puppies. When I asked Diane a question on the web about how does she take care of all those dogs, sell puppies and still spend hours upon hours every single day blogging about me and our family? Her response was: "My estranged sisters think I live in the dark ages. I can walk and chew f***ing gum at the same time. DUH. I have a phone attached to my ear while I'm working with the dogs. I can work on the computer and take care of my dogs at the same time." Well, I don't know what the phone has to do with anything but then again, I don't know why God allows this woman to exist.
When Diane found out that our sister's visit had been posted on the Internet, Diane went berserk. She denied all of it. She accused our sister of being a liar and demanded proof of what she witnessed. Our sister is probably the only one in our entire family who would NOT make up something so horrible about ANYONE and I know that our sister is telling the absolute truth about what she saw.
Diane's evil grew worse. Just recently, Diane started harassing our sister with unwanted phone calls. One after the other. Diane actually had the nerve to make her own husband call! When the calls went unanswered, Diane sent several threatening emails to our sister's husband's email address. Diane threatened to send her husband to our sister's front door to confront her. The authorities were called and all documentation of the phone calls, emails and months of blogs, posts and articles were turned over to the cyber crime unit. Our other sister who was named in Diane's blogs has done the same thing and I am about to do the very same thing myself. I was going to do it yesterday but this morning I found more garbage about me on Diane's MySpace profile.
I had most of the trash removed by reporting her to MySpace but there's still a few left. If anyone wants to follow Diane's craziness and lunacy, go to MySpace and in the search bar type: simply deedee. Just click on the first one (she has many) and it will take you to her dark profile page that has a white unicorn on it. She may have changed it but she will never leave MySpace. Blogging is her life. Trashing other people even her own sisters is what she lives for. Confrontation is her life's blood. I am telling everyone right now that if you are considering buying a puppy from her, you need to find out what kind of a psychopath she is first. Try wading through her weird website. Try reading the application and contract. Your eyes will cross. Your head will spin. Just type her name into Google and see what comes up. Type in Lake Ridge Kennels, Cleveland, NC and read some of the crap she has put there. She breaks her arm patting herself on the back for being an "award winning, top 100, professional author and writer and creator of the Goldendoodle". Yes folks, she claims that SHE "created" the Goldendoodle.
Again I will say this: Unfortunately I am her sister. I am ashamed to admit it and I wish to God I wasn't related to her. You will probably see our sister's complaint on here so stay tuned.