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Alanis Morissette

My Housekeeper's

A Dog-Gone Thief

3/6/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Alanis Morissette claims her housekeeper stole her precious pooch out of revenge and she and her husband are both heartbroken and PISSED.

Alanis' husband, Mario Treadway, filed a lawsuit ... claiming he and Alanis found a stray, 10 lb Chihuahua/Pug mix roaming the streets back in May, 2011.  Mario says they did the right thing and took the dog to an animal shelter but no one came to retrieve it.

So Alanis and Mario adopted the pugnacious pooch, which they named Circus.

All was fine until January, when they fired their housekeeper (in rich people's lingo they call it "House Manager"), Maria Garcia.

According to the lawsuit -- filed in L.A. County Superior Court -- Maria wanted Circus as part of her severance, because they claim she had the dog and refused to return it.  Maria sent an email to their business manager saying she wanted "ownership" of Circus.  Apparently Maria grew attached to the dog because she took care of it while Alanis and her hubby were on the road a lot.

Now Alanis and Mario are out for blood.  They're suing Maria, asking for more than $25K and they want the judge to order the return of the dog.

UN-FUN FACT:  Under California law dogs are considered property ... so an individual dog is almost never considered so special that a judge would order its return ... the only remedy is money.  And that's a sad dog tail.

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sterling forest    

Alanis Morissette gave the dog to Maria, her PA and Patrick. I am friends of both these people and they are truly good intelligent warm conscientious human beings.

Alanis Morissette GAVE the dog away. She did not want it. She 'couldn't 'deal'' with it anymore. Maria and Patrick took Circus in to join their family + they ADORE circus.

This sounds more like a power trip on the behalf of Alanis Morissette who is dealing with a very flaccid career at this time and lack of control , and peaked career.

1. She may be trying to GET monies as she probably isn't earning as much as she had been used to and

2. maybe in general frustrated and needing to CONTROL something since she has little career she is in control of currently ..

3. IRONICALLY: she FOUND the dog. the dog doesn't even BELONG to her in the 1st place.

Alanis Morissette needs to move on. She gave the dog AWAY. She should be thankful it is in a very loving great home and getting TONS of love and attention; which she did not want or could not do herself. SHE abandoned this animal. NOW she wants it back. It's obtuse.

Circus has become an 'object'/pawn - in a relationship gone bad.

Alanis Morissette is a grown adult. She should take responsibility for her actions. Suing a young couple for wanting to keep the dog that was given to them by her is wrong.

.. move onto something more positive with your displaced energies Alanis Morissette .

167 days ago
47.

hayden    

the housekeeper's version of events is very different: http://save-circus.blogspot.com/

166 days ago
48.

sterling forest    

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165 days ago
49.

sterling forest    

#teamcircus !!!

this dog IS and has been getting TONs o LUV since it was GIVEN to maria and patrick:

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165 days ago
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