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Here is a post I put on a number of KC's boards.  This is my truth and it is actually what happened.  Steve Kinney slandered and libeled me concerning this post.    What is wrong with this post?  This page is about what has and has not happened since I posted this up on some of the KC boards.  The pictures at the top of this page are of the pups that Insane Jane Twain was to come out of.  The picture of the large dog is KNOT INSANE JANE TWAIN! A female I was getting at the same time as I was suppose to get Insane Jane Twain.  The man this female came from word was Good!

This time of year many people reflect on their blessings of the past year and the hope for the coming year. I have been blessed to have made some good friends in the sport of coon hunting. I take my friendships seriously and through this great sport have been blessed with some life long friendships made.

I hadn't intended on doing this but on thinking about it during the holidays it doesn't seem right not to say something.

About a year and half ago I called Steve Kinney to get some information for the history section on some of my websites. I didn't know Mr. Kinney, I had heard things about him but didn't know what to expect from the phone call. From that first phone call and many after I spent many hours talking to Steve Kinney and Cindy Kinney.

Steve and I talked a lot about the past, present and future of Odyssey Kennel Company and the Kinneys. The future sounded exciting to say the least. The things they had hoped to achieve and accomplish with these hounds was something that should excite any lover of the treeing walker breed.

Through this time of getting to know each other Steve Kinney generosity offered and I gratefully accepted a female pup out of Insane Jane and House's Lipper. For this I have to sincerely say to Steve and Cindy Kinney and family, Thank You So Much. During one of our phone conversations Steve said Cindy and I have been talking and we hadn't thought to ask if you would rather have a male pup instead of a female. I told him as tempting as it would be that I would be completely happy sticking with the female, Insane Jane Twain.

I knew that Tom Hopkins was getting the choice male, "Hopkins Insane Lipper" and the the Kinneys and Tom were partnering on the 2nd pick male pup out of the litter. So I felt like staying with the female was the best thing for me to do.

There is NO way I can come up with the words to express my gratitude to the Kinneys for Insane Jane Twain. I hadn't intended on telling anyone even though few people knew I was getting her. I was going to keep her under wraps because the pups are going to be under an intense spotlight anyway.

But how can I not acknowledge the generosity of the Kinneys and OKC to me by allowing me to have Insane Jane Twain? Steve always told me how important it was of the work I was doing with the history of our breed the Treeing Walkers. And how important it was to have it our where people can see the past from our sport and breed.

As a small way of saying Thank You, Steve I promise to work ever harder in the year 2012 to get out the history of the past so everyone that has an interest can see and learn about it.

One of my favorite quotes is from one of my favorite patriots Patrick Henry. "I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past."

May everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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I posted this the above on a number of KC boards.  Here is what happened on 2 of them.

both of your threads were removed by the moderators at the request of Steve Kinney.

INSANE JANE TWAIN (Lipper & Jane pup)

Steve Kinney wrote:Reported « Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:27 pm "Please delete this thread as it contains hearsay statements and untrue facts. thank you"


Steve Kinney wrote:Reported « Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:21 pm "Please delete this thread at once. It contains statements that I never said. Thank you."

Then on the other KC board.

wrote on 12-24-2011 10:17 AM:
I was asked to remove it and I did so. I was told it has nothing in it but LIES and FALSE information.


Now with those things being said by Steve Kinney

Here is a partial quote from Steve Kinney's lawyer. 

"you know full well that the Kinneys were going to give you one of these puppies"  "There are emails to document this."

So he told people I wasn't getting a pup BUT his lawyer says I was. So what does that mean?






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