Firstly cute Dog analogy, And still there would be room for explanation of your actions... For kicking a dog is not a crime, nor abuse. If all you ever did was kick your dog, and not feed it, then that might constitute abuse. I know of several dogs who growl and bark at well known , and safe individuals.And when there are three dogs, and only one growling and unfriendly. That's the Dog not the person. Now if all the dogs were growling I would be more cautious, but one dumb dog going off on almost anyone who walks through the door... that would be the dog. And in that case I would swat at the dog, or kick at it to get it to back down, especially it it became more aggressive, as it sometimes will towards anyone who does not react in fear to it. It really is a Cowardly dog, so it tries to make up for that.As for the "you can't have it both ways" bit on Kate's writings (relative to believing that her words are either truth or lies)....
We can have it both ways because we know for a FACT that Kate's writings include a blend of lies and truth. That's what I think made her so believable!
For me, it's a matter of looking at proven facts and motivations.
Why would you cop to awful, abusive treatment of your children if it wasn't true? Nobody lies to make themselves look awful! You lie to make yourself look good!
Admissions to a crime or wrong-doing are extremely unlikely to be fabricated, especially when we have evidence to directly support those claims.
So I'm going to assume her admissions and statements discussing her alleged crimes and wrong-doings are true, unless there comes a time when we are provided with additional evidence that serves to prove those statements were lies.
So knowing All or as many details as possible will change the ways in which you understand something
In short if you were to post that and I was genuinely concerned I would ask more questions of you to get a clearer picture
As to Lying or not. I though the consensus on this board was that this Kate was in it for the money, and it was all words.As Such that would be the reason why the kids are all doing So much better out of the house. It was argued that if she had been doing any of these things, the effects would have lingered longer, and the kids would not have recovered almost Immediately, as reported
Lastly by definition a lie is perverting the truth, where by omission, or addition
So even it there was some truth amongst the lies then it was all a Lie.
See as stated before you can't have it both ways,
Either she's a lying extortionist, or she's telling the Whole truth.
There are only two options here.
A genuine Concerned mother, or a Evil Conniving Liar