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    Thank you everybody.

    Her name was Morrigan. She was a mixed breed, black, very funny and energetic. Her caregivers said they did not detected anything because she was playing until her last breathe. She was intelligent and funny. I found her in a diffusion webpage six years ago, and I fell in love with her. When I was suffering for anything, she was there always.
    This was the longest time I left her in a dog hotel, until I come back to Spain, and it breaks my heart thinking she will be not with me anymore.

    I'm really sad with this.


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    she sounds like she was amazing
    "She would be half the world away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by the moonlight" - Janet Fitch
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    Quote Originally Posted by inanna View Post
    she sounds like she was amazing

    Yes, she was great. But it does not discourage me. I'm going to adopt another one once I come back to Spain.


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    Angry.
    I wrote a strong email to the YMCA today. I was told on tour I could bring my monofin. Signed up. Got all the way to the water two days later and was stopped by a lifeguard and told no, no Y allows them and the regional swim manager and boss told the lifeguard it wasn't allowed at ANY Y, which from reading on here I know is untrue. I do not like runarounds. I also do not like being THAT person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChelseaSelkie View Post
    Angry.
    I wrote a strong email to the YMCA today. I was told on tour I could bring my monofin. Signed up. Got all the way to the water two days later and was stopped by a lifeguard and told no, no Y allows them and the regional swim manager and boss told the lifeguard it wasn't allowed at ANY Y, which from reading on here I know is untrue. I do not like runarounds. I also do not like being THAT person.

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    Don't know which is worse -- to see an org with its left hand so utterly ignorant of what its right hand is doing, or be reminded how quick pools are to clamp down on anyone who might be having fun in the name of 'safety'.

    In any case, here's wishing you all the best! Hope you find a place you can swim quickly.
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    I feel you guys on that one. I tried to swim the other day with my Sandtail betta at a municipal pool with a friend. We weren't expecting as many folks, but happily shared one lane... until they put a third person in from the swim team/class in the open area "because he was a slow swimmer"

    It made the already narrow lane cramped, but I could manage it, until I was called over and told by the (at least apologetic) lifeguard that the supervisor felt the fluke was a hitting hazard, and if I had a smaller fin. I was ok with just using the Mahina anyways, since I wasn't in strong enough condition to handle the betta skin at the time. NOPE - her reasoning was the flared tips would still hurt someone, even though I clearly turned sideways or dove under passing people to avoid hitting them. They then tried to push their free-to-use smaller bi-fins on me, but I refused knowing they would not be strong enough for what I wanted to do that night, and we promptly left.

    Friend was a bit appalled as well, saying they weren't as busy when he swam before, but that it also wasn't OK to shove a third person in an already full lane when the others only had one person in them when it was clear the two people using it were going quite fast along the lane.

    >:\

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChelseaSelkie View Post
    Angry.
    I wrote a strong email to the YMCA today. I was told on tour I could bring my monofin. Signed up. Got all the way to the water two days later and was stopped by a lifeguard and told no, no Y allows them and the regional swim manager and boss told the lifeguard it wasn't allowed at ANY Y, which from reading on here I know is untrue. I do not like runarounds. I also do not like being THAT person.

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    Ugh, why is so hard for places to just settle on a monofin policy instead of every employee and manager saying something different?


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    Okay, so updating here... i just got an email this morning:
    Hello Chelsea,
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    ***** Thank you for contacting the YMCA of the USA. YMCA of the USA is a separate consulting organization for Ys across the country. The programs and services offered by Ys across the country vary from location to location. Policies are made on the local level by the Executive Director and volunteer leaders. YMCA of the USA does not have the authority to override any local branch decisions. Please contact management at your local YMCA in regards to your inquiry/concerns.
    *
    Sincerely,
    *
    Brittany Pickens
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    101 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL. 60606
    (Toll Free) 800 872 9622 **(W) YMCA.Net
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    The Y: Were for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility


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    So I've worked for the YMCA faithfully since 2010. This last year, I obtained my CNA and told my aquatics director (the area I work in) that with my new job as a CNA, I'd have to drastically reduce the hours I took, like a shift here and there, max one or 2 per month. She neglects to tell me that the policy is working 5 hours per month and you get to keep your membership. I go in to see if I can make any hours work with my schedule, and the computer system says my account has been deactivated. I told my boss that I had issues getting in and she said it was because I wasn't taking any hours (false, I've picked up here and there and I flat out told her and she was ok with this new arrangement because of the new job). Well after picking up what was left of my scattered free hours per week, I'm feeling more and more depressed. I've been mermaiding to combat my depression and this really set me off. I wish she knew what I go through on a daily basis and adding on trying to fit more hours in on my own behalf.. long story short, I need to find a new fucking pool to swim in because I'm sick of all this tail chasing and all the bullshit shes put me through throughout the years. Here's to hoping that the hotels with pools in town offer day passes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissLunaBelle View Post
    So I've worked for the YMCA faithfully since 2010. This last year, I obtained my CNA and told my aquatics director (the area I work in) that with my new job as a CNA, I'd have to drastically reduce the hours I took, like a shift here and there, max one or 2 per month. She neglects to tell me that the policy is working 5 hours per month and you get to keep your membership. I go in to see if I can make any hours work with my schedule, and the computer system says my account has been deactivated. I told my boss that I had issues getting in and she said it was because I wasn't taking any hours (false, I've picked up here and there and I flat out told her and she was ok with this new arrangement because of the new job). Well after picking up what was left of my scattered free hours per week, I'm feeling more and more depressed. I've been mermaiding to combat my depression and this really set me off. I wish she knew what I go through on a daily basis and adding on trying to fit more hours in on my own behalf.. long story short, I need to find a new fucking pool to swim in because I'm sick of all this tail chasing and all the bullshit shes put me through throughout the years. Here's to hoping that the hotels with pools in town offer day passes.

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    Wishing you well, LunaBelle! Let us know how it goes reaching out to pools near you.
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    And another pool bites the dust.
    Just returned from the one I frequent the most often because you can use any fins or tail you want.

    Right after setting foot in one of the 3 pools, I see a brown spot on the bottom in the middle of the pool.
    There are often kids who will drop stuff there, so I swim over aaand, it's a piece of shit.

    Reported it to the guards. They didn't tell anyone or do anything but send someone over who took about 10min to fish it out.
    Other than that, nada.
    I asked them whether they didn't want to rope off the pool and do an extra chlorination (vs crypto or other parasites), they said naaa, not needed.

    Another pool off the ever shrinking list
    I just hope I didn't catch something to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    And another pool bites the dust.
    Just returned from the one I frequent the most often because you can use any fins or tail you want.

    Right after setting foot in one of the 3 pools, I see a brown spot on the bottom in the middle of the pool.
    There are often kids who will drop stuff there, so I swim over aaand, it's a piece of shit.

    Reported it to the guards. They didn't tell anyone or do anything but send someone over who took about 10min to fish it out.
    Other than that, nada.
    I asked them whether they didn't want to rope off the pool and do an extra chlorination (vs crypto or other parasites), they said naaa, not needed.

    Another pool off the ever shrinking list
    I just hope I didn't catch something to boot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echidna View Post
    And another pool bites the dust.
    Just returned from the one I frequent the most often because you can use any fins or tail you want.

    Right after setting foot in one of the 3 pools, I see a brown spot on the bottom in the middle of the pool.
    There are often kids who will drop stuff there, so I swim over aaand, it's a piece of shit.

    Reported it to the guards. They didn't tell anyone or do anything but send someone over who took about 10min to fish it out.
    Other than that, nada.
    I asked them whether they didn't want to rope off the pool and do an extra chlorination (vs crypto or other parasites), they said naaa, not needed.

    Another pool off the ever shrinking list
    I just hope I didn't catch something to boot.


    Ewwwwww. I can't argue with you striking that one from your list!

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    I really need some advice.. :-( i cried this morning in disbelief..

    My local pool said yes before i placed my order. Then it got closed down and rebuilt within months. They have a new manager who point blank refused and said because its against their "pool policy"..

    I finally found a pool but its miles away and very expensive to swim. So i thought i would send my local pool a social media messege with videos and a lengthy explaination. They got back to me and said that their pool manager would like to discuss this with me (i held hope this would be possitive). I left my number and three days later, no reponse.

    So i call myself to see if its ok for them to discuss this with me over the phone. She came back to me with "we are now doing our own mermaid lessons so you can't swim here"

    I was absolutely gutted.. and anrgy that in Aug it was against their policy and now its not but you can't swim here.

    I don't know if i am over reacting but i am feeling very delicate. Is this a thing? Am i being a douche bag? I am feeling heart broken. I have swam once since Aug..
    Mermaid Sammi Ray


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammi_Ray View Post
    She came back to me with "we are now doing our own mermaid lessons so you can't swim here"
    this is just a dick move and sure sign they are money grabbers.

    I know a pool as well which has a strict "no nothing"-policy, yet they did their own mermaid courses all of a sudden (the entire pool was clogged with hair, glitter and dirt afterward so I always knew when they'd been there...).
    If they still refuse mermaids to swim when not in their own course, it just means they want you to pay extra, as the course is surely super expensive.
    $$$

    My advice: forget this pool. Wherever the managment is too greedy, the upkeep of the pool is often terrible as well and sometimes even hazardous, because they think money >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> people's health.

    see my experience 3 posts above!
    It's just not worth the risk. Better to drive longer and pay more than to put up with crappy, greedy pool staff.

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    Ok so this is something Ive been trying to let go! I recently joined the pod squad in the beginning of November! Most posts have been amazeing but there was one recently about someone buying a Finfolk tail! ( was not a Finfolk) posting they were excited and the put a pic up! And someone pointed out that was a Finfolk silicone tail! Then the original poster said no it was fabric and she got it on another sight! Knowing that it was a fake rip off of a Finfolk tail! It really bothers me knowing someone would be totally ok with a rip off tail of a artists hard work and a mers dream tail! And then she started defending her choice! And she thought it was ok to post about it in the company she ripped off! And the mer whos personal tail it was commented on her post and she didnt even say anything!

    This makes me terribly mad and sad !!!

    I know the hoops I am going through for my silicone tail and know how heart broken Id be if mine got ripped off !!!

    How do yall feel about this Ive been trying to let it go but it bothers me so much I cant !!!!


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    So I just got laid off by text message...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    Ok so this is something I’ve been trying to let go! I recently joined the pod squad in the beginning of November! Most posts have been amazeing but there was one recently about someone buying a Finfolk tail! ( was not a Finfolk) posting they were excited and the put a pic up! And someone pointed out that was a Finfolk silicone tail! Then the original poster said no it was fabric and she got it on another sight! Knowing that it was a fake rip off of a Finfolk tail! It really bothers me knowing someone would be totally ok with a rip off tail of a artists hard work and a mers dream tail! And then she started defending her choice! And she thought it was ok to post about it in the company she ripped off! And the mer who’s personal tail it was commented on her post and she didn’t even say anything!

    This makes me terribly mad and sad !!!

    I know the hoops I am going through for my silicone tail and know how heart broken I’d be if mine got ripped off !!!

    How do y’all feel about this I’ve been trying to let it go but it bothers me so much I can’t !!!!
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    A few of my friends have knock off tails, and it REALLY bothers me as well. I am part of the Pod Squad as well, and I have tried to talk to them about it. It really bothers me more that they contacted Ali Express (where they got their tails) and even sent them photos so they could be 'showcased' as 'clients' . It just makes me unhappy to be around the knock off tails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mermaid Clara View Post
    So I just got laid off by text message...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    Ok so this is something I’ve been trying to let go! I recently joined the pod squad in the beginning of November! Most posts have been amazeing but there was one recently about someone buying a Finfolk tail! ( was not a Finfolk) posting they were excited and the put a pic up! And someone pointed out that was a Finfolk silicone tail! Then the original poster said no it was fabric and she got it on another sight! Knowing that it was a fake rip off of a Finfolk tail! It really bothers me knowing someone would be totally ok with a rip off tail of a artists hard work and a mers dream tail! And then she started defending her choice! And she thought it was ok to post about it in the company she ripped off! And the mer who’s personal tail it was commented on her post and she didn’t even say anything!

    This makes me terribly mad and sad !!!

    I know the hoops I am going through for my silicone tail and know how heart broken I’d be if mine got ripped off !!!

    How do y’all feel about this I’ve been trying to let it go but it bothers me so much I can’t !!!!


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    Yeah, it's not fair to the original creators of the tail. It's not even like you can make the excuse that tailmakers are huge, evil corporations that already have billions of dollars.

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