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Jul 21st 2010 12:16PM I agree that she will ultimately pay the price for her reckless actions, but I think it will be sooner than later. She is 42 years old and over 500 lbs now, attempting to get over 1,000 lbs. Somehow, I don't think she will live long enough to reach her ridiculous goal. Her daughter will most likely be an orphan by the time she is five years old, which, in a way will be a good thing since she will hopefully not remember how grossly overweight and reckless her mother was. I agree with the others who stated that Guiness or any other record books should not sanction such reckless behavior. The best way the people can be heard in this instance is to NOT BUY THE RECORD BOOKS. Once their sales plummet them into bankruptcy maybe the people in charge of what goes into these record books will wake up and realize that by allowing these grossly obese record holders to have a place in their books is sending a vile unhealthy message to the young children who read these books.
Jul 5th 2010 2:29AM How about Darryl Worley's song "Have You Forgotten?" Another nice song that hardly anyone has heard unless you own the cd is Lonestar's "Somebody's Someone". It's a really nice song about a dad crying when he hears another soldier has died. His son asks him why he's crying and he tells him. His son asks if he knew him and he says no but the was somebody's someone...a father, a brother, a son, a friend... just a really nice song. I also like Billy Ray Cyrus' "Some Gave All".
Jun 18th 2010 10:53PM I always like to stop by yard sales. You never know what you might find there. I have found some really good deals in the past. Last summer I bought a wooden two-drawer file cabinet on wheels for $10. A long time ago, I got a stand mixer with attachments (total value at the time was over $300.) for $25. In fact, I didn't have the cash on me at the time and asked the nice gentlemen who were hosting the sale if they could hold it for me until the next day and they agreed to hold it for me! Last summer I also found a blender for $2.00 and a deep fryer for $2.00 and both work great!
May 14th 2010 10:18AM I have lived in Maine most of my life and I love going to Old Orchard Beach. In addition to swimming in the ocean, there is also a lot to do there. It's a wonderful place to go if you have small children. They can enjoy the beach and then enjoy the rides and arcades. For adults, there are night clubs to visit after your day on the beach. There are also many other nice beaches nearby, such as Pine Point, Crescent Beach State Park, and Higgins Beach.
As for the person mentioning that there is no town named Acadia, you are correct. But, if you read the article more carefully, you will see that the author drew a line through the word Acadia and wrote Bar Harbor next to it.
If you enjoy beaches, come to Maine and follow Route 1. It will take you past many lovely beaches that dot the hundreds of miles of the Maine coast.
Apr 23rd 2010 3:30PM The free Whopper is very limited. I tried to sign up to get one and couldn't because although I do have a Burger King in my area, there are none that are connected with Heartland Foods. It is only available in a few states.
Feb 3rd 2010 12:20PM Valentine's Day has always been my favorite holiday. Guess I'm just a hopeless romantic. My ideal gift would be to just be able to spend the day with the one I love, lounging around and doing whatever we would like to do together with no interruptions from everyday life.
Feb 2nd 2010 2:40PM I have lost two cherished cats. The first one was a beautiful Maine Coon that I had for 21 years. I had her cremated and have her ashes in an antique tobacco humidor. I also wrote a poem for her the night before I had her euthanized. I made it into a cross-stitch needlepoint to which I added her picture over a tuft of her fur before framing. The other was a beautiful Persian that I rescued from a shelter. I only had her for 11 months before I had to have her euthanized for brain cancer. I buried her in the backyard and placed a metal tub over her. I filled it with potting soil and planted lots of flower bulbs in it. Then I inserted a shepherd's hook and hung a birdhouse on it. On the roof of the birdhouse I took gold paint and wrote "Miss Febe's Garden" because she loved to look out the window at the birds at the feeder. Now, in the Spring and early Summer I will be able to look out the window and see Febe's garden and remember the joy she brought into my life, if only for a short while. Cuddles will always have her own little shrine in my home.
Jan 6th 2010 5:51PM The article stated that there were "several fathers" to these nine children. If you do the math, she had her first child when she was 14 years old. It also said that her mother has custody of three of the kids. If she "loves" her kids as much as she claims, why are half of them in her mother's custody? I think she is only upset about the tubal being done because it means she can't keep having more kids to replace the ones that grow up and reduce her welfare check. There should be a federal law limiting the number of children one can collect welfare for, say three or four. Once someone goes on welfare, they should be limited to collecting welfare for the existing children, any more after the first time you file for welfare would be your sole responsibility, not the taxpayers. Pass that law and see how many welfare mothers get sterilized afterwards. She should be taking the fathers of her children to court to get child support, not the hospital.
Nov 16th 2009 11:43AM I adopted a senior cat from a shelter on January 14, 2009. She was a Persian who was an owner surrender. The shelter told me that she was seven years old. On the first visit to the vet the week after I got her, the vet discovered that she had a pretty bad eye infection. She was also matted so badly that you could not touch her back without her crying. After treating the eye infection, I took her to a PetSmart to have her matting shaved off. Then she developed an ear infection. A couple of months ago she wasn't eating, so we went back to the vet. The vet, upon examining her, asked me if I was certain of her age. I told her what the shelter had told me. She told me that her kidneys felt like those of a much older cat. She also had the face of an older cat. So we weren't really sure how old she really was. The vet ran a complete series of blood tests, x-rays, barium upper GI x-rays, and a urinalysis in an attempt to try to find out why she suddenly stopped eating. Nothing was found out of the ordinary in all of the tests, so the vet concluded that it was probably pre-cancer of some sort. He put her on steroids to try to get her appetite back. It worked for a couple of weeks, but then she stopped responding to that treatment too. When I got her she weighed 6 lbs. 11 oz. After having the matting shaved off and her new coat grew in she was only 6 lbs. 6 oz. When she stopped eating her weight dwindled down to 4 lbs. 6 oz. Last week, on Nov. 12th I noticed that she felt cold and took her back to the vet. She said her temperature should be between 101 and 103 and it was only 92. Then she looked at her face and noticed that her pupils were different sizes and told me that was an indication of brain cancer and that we had to let her go. The vet told me that she wanted to die and it was time to let her go. I had to have her euthanized right then. Her weight that day was only 4 lbs. 4 oz. We have buried her in the backyard and are erecting a monument over her grave. We have taken an old washing machine drum and filled it with potting soil. I am planting tulip bulbs in it. She enjoyed sitting in the window looking at the birds in the bird feeder, so I got a shepherd's hook and a cute wooden birdhouse to place in the center hole of the tub. I got some paint and wrote "Miss Febe's Garden" on the roof of the birdhouse.
Adopting senior pets from a shelter may be a nice thing to do for the animals, but it can be heartbreaking for the person adopting them, not to mention the enourmous vet bills you can incur. In the ten months we had Febe, we spent over $600. in vet bills. I don't know if I will ever be able to bring myself to adopt another pet, but if I do I will make certain of the animal's age because I will opt for a younger one. I think being a foster parent of an older animal is a good way of taking care of the seniors because I don't think you get quite as attached to them as you would your own.
Sep 1st 2009 10:44AM I adopted Febe, a Persian cat, from a shelter at the beginning of the year. Febe is seven years old and was terribly neglected. I don't know if the neglect was at the shelter or from her previous owner. When I first got Febe and took her to the vet, she had a terrible eye infection which required putting ointment into her eyes twice a day and putting a cone around her neck. Then I had to take her to a groomer to have her body shaved because she was so matted that she would cry if you touched her back. She has since grown a new coat and absolutely loves to be brushed. If I pick up the brush, she will come running to be brushed. She gives kisses the whole time she is being brushed.
Febe also doesn't like to be left alone for any amount of time. If I am gone for more than an hour she will be waiting at the door when I come back.
For all of the neglect that she suffered before becoming a part of my life, Febe is a very loving little ball of fur.