MBIS MBISS CAN/US GChS WILLOWCREEK MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
fiasco with DEBORAH ROMANS
I asked Romans if she would let me breed Connie to one of her stud dog's
She agreed and I co-bred my bitch CONNIE (CH Aquarius Jewel of the Northern Lights) with Deb Romans, (Danica’s name was added later) to the stud dog
CH PINECREST CHARISMATIC bred by BILL PINE of PINECREST DOBERMAN'S.
All I wanted was one puppy from Connie and Romans could keep the rest of the litter (WE DID AGREE THAT SHE COULD KEEP FIRST and SECOND PICK PUPPIES so that she could CAMPAIGN them!!!
(BUT 3RD PICK (PARIS) WOULD BE MINE.)
She very quickly placed 1st and 2nd pick puppies in pet homes so that was the end of CAMPAIGNING THEM!!!
I took Paris to many handling classes, I took her to a Joy & Vaughn work shop. I took her to several shows, I spent a lot of time working with her. She was very special!!
As soon as Romans saw that Paris was getting a lot of attention at the dog show at Cloverdale, she said Paris should have had her kennel name on her not my kennel name and was noticeably jealous after that.
My first experience was when Mo and backer Roy & Jo-Ann Kusumoto asked Danica to ask me about campaigning her in the USA to which I agreed
Mo showed her beautifully until his health began to decline.
Paris was then sent back to me, NO PROBLEMS. I should have kept her home at that time!!
NOW, THIS IS HOW ROMANS GOT THE BALL ROLLING... she proposed to me that I could get at least $50,000.00 for Paris, which was very enticing as I am not rich but I decided that I did not want to sell her but would consider leasing her.
NOTE THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE LEASE CONTRACT BELOW.
SO then I got involved with a second backer/lessee, Mr. Kenichi Katou who was totally honorable. Romans was involved in this and was going to do the breeding and whelping, and get compensation and the remaining puppies that Mr. Katou did not want .
All she saw was dollar signs and was DELUSIONAL thinking that Mr. Katou was hiring her to be his BREEDING CONSULTANT. His agent and consultant was Andy Linton!!
She even convinced Mr. Katou to fly her to Japan a second time alone without Andy knowing so that she could advise him on his facility !! As if !! CHECKOUT ROMAN'S FACILITY and you decide if she is qualified to advise anyone!!
Romans name was inadvertently put on the papers, to make registering the puppies easier, I didn’t really understand what had taken place until later, she should have never had her name on the reg. papers. She and Mr. Katou should have had a separate contract.
My understanding from a conversation with Romans that as long as Paris was in good health, she would whelp a few litters back to back and then Paris would be signed back to me quite quickly.
Quite soon on Romans began her own agenda and started telling me how angry she was at the backer/lessee, Mr. Katou and Andy Linton. She started talking about crazy things like hiding Paris so that they would no longer have access to her and suing Mr. Katou for breach of contract because she was no longer going to Japan, which I was happy about, really it was none of her business, it was just an excuse to sue him.
She was going to sue the billionaire for an unrealistic amount of money for her services, but instead he threatened to sue her.
She should have been invoicing him every month for her services instead she waiting until we were in Enumclaw for Andy to grade Paris's first litter, she then served him with a huge bill and tried to withhold puppies from him.
I was getting very concerned about where this was leading. When I asked her what the heck she was doing, she would not give me a straight answer, and she would just get angry and sidestep the question.
At this point it was starting to sink in . . . . . . . Paris was never coming back to me as the breeding part of the contract would never be fulfilled and she had possession of Paris at the time and there was not a thing I could do about it, I could not afford a lawyer to fight it.
Morally if she didn't agree with the contract she should have had her name removed from it instead of taking these insane actions!!
When I confronted her with my concern she just would not give me a straight answer.
I finally got so angry with Deb Romans knowing Paris was never coming home and that she was going to sue M. Katou to which I wanted no part of, I acted rashly and said “If you are never going to sign her back to me then you should pay me for her, to which she replied, “WHO PAYS FOR AN OLD DOG?”
At that time Paris was just 5 years old and had had only one litter and was pregnant with another litter, I finally said at least give me the price of a puppy, I eventually got $2500 Canadian cash.
CHERYL GREEN and TONY MACKENZIE who are now co-owners with Romans NEVER I believe she has had four litters and is now retired.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE PARIS IS TODAY.
I have regretted my actions ever since but Deb is a seasoned con artist, I trusted her even though I had been warned about how controlling and manipulative she was, but it was hearsay and I foolishly thought that I could handle it.
Looking back, I should have contacted Mr. Katou and/or Andy right away, but Romans was making them sound like the devil himself and hard to deal with.
SO, AT THE END OF THE DAY ALL I CAN DO IS WARN PEOPLE ABOUT HER, SHE HAS PULLED THIS UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR ON MANY OTHERS!!!
For example, ARES that was Winners Dog at the same nationals that Paris was Best of Opposite, he was also a repeat breeding of Paris. She tried to con Ares owners, Silke and Klaus Reinhardt out of him but fortunately they caught on and went to Germany with him before she could complete her scheme.
SHE ACTUALLY WANTED TO BREED CONNIE AGAIN AT 7 YEARS OLD!!!!
SHE ALSO THREATENED TO RUIN ME IN THE DOG SHOW WORLD IF I DIDN'T COMPLY WITH WHAT SHE WANTED!!!