In this exclusive, Donna McPherson -- who has received death threats since this story broke -- tells momlogic, "Now I'm in the doghouse!"
Donna McPherson tied up her dog, Lexie, in front of a supermarket in NYC for a few minutes yesterday and then ran in to buy some milk. When she came back out, her dog's coat was missing. He'd been mugged!
"I was flabbergasted ... I couldn't understand it," she recalls. "Who would steal a little dog's coat?" (Lexie wasn't wearing his designer Burberry sweater at the time, either!)
Donna was so mad, she blogged about the experience on a local Brooklyn blog and shared her story in today's NY Post. But not everyone is on her side.
"I'm receiving death threats," she tells momlogic in this exclusive interview. "People are saying I'm a horrible person for leaving him tied up. But it was literally just for a couple of minutes!"
Donna says she rarely leaves her dog alone in front of stores. "In retrospect, I should never have turned my back on Lexie," she says. "I'm just so grateful they didn't steal him. My God, he's like my little kid!"
When momlogic asked Donna if she really treats Lexie like her child, she said: "Yes, I am one of THOSE dog people ... and we're not crazy!"
Donna's so disturbed by what people are writing about her in the blogosphere, she has vowed to no longer read the nasty comments. "They're saying I should be put in prison, that my dog should be taken away. It's way too upsetting!"
She says she adopted Lexie 10 years ago from a shelter, and has been utterly devoted to him ever since. "Anyone who knows me knows my dog is number one," she says. "I can't believe it has gotten to this level."