Monthly Archives: March 2007

ANOTHER PET FOOD RECALL

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Pet food recall expands
March 31, 2007 10:38  A M  EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another brand of pet food is being recalled amid contamination fears.

Nestle Purina PetCare Company is recalling all sizes and varieties of its Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes.

Purina says a limited amount of the food contains a wheat gluten from China that was found to be contaminated with a chemical found in plastics and pesticides.

Late yesterday, a dry cat food was added to the list of recalled items for the first time. Hill’s Pet Nutrition said its Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food also included the tainted wheat gluten.

Both companies used the same supplier that provided wheat gluten to Menu Foods. The Canadian company has recalled 60 million containers of wet dog and cat food sold under nearly 100 brand labels.

The recalls followed reports of dogs and cats dying of kidney failure after eating the food.

Investigators are still trying to determine how many pets have been sickened, and exactly what is causing it.

LIFE AS I LIVED IT.. 1985

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WAY back in 1985 I was doing all kinds of jobs for people. Mostly the elderly, but there was one job that could top them all. I had applied to help out a family who had 3 kids. The father had a business in the back office and he had a room set up for his elderly mother who had Alzheimer’s.

I was hired as well as another girl to help in 12 hour shifts with the mother and the kids. I ended up doing so much more. The whole housekeeping gamut, plus the nursing duties, cooking, shopping, answering the office phones..you name it I got it! The wife or mother was going to school to become a nurse and trying to do it all at the same time. It was not working at all. So they hired Kim and I to take up the slack. Iw orked the day shift. 

The two teens and one child were all girls and boy could they fight!! There was always, always an argument over something. Made life tense for sure.  I was busy one day trying to get dinner and keep the kids at bay and noticed that one of the dogs was frantically running around the perimeter of the swimming pool, barking. I went out to see what was going on. I yelled something to him and he ran toward me. I reached for him and slipped right into the pool. KER SPLASH!!! Clothes, glasses, shoes and all!

I could NOT swim! I flailed around in the water screaming.. the kids came out and said.. “Carol STAND UP!!!”  How embarassing! I had fell into the shallow end of the pool and the water was not even to my neck!! I have to laugh now at thinking what I looked like!! Here I was thinking I was going to drown a horrible death and they knew better!! We all had a great laugh over it. I, in the mean time, had to go home because all my clothes were ruined and my glasses had lost the lens out. The kids had to dive for the lens.They ate out that night as there was no dinner prepared and I told the dad that I should get hazard pay!! The worst was yet to come…..

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ANOTHER PET FOOD RECALL……..

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 Pet food recall expands
March 31, 2007 10:38  A M  EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another brand of pet food is being recalled amid contamination fears.Nestle Purina PetCare Company is recalling all sizes and varieties of its Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes.

Purina says a limited amount of the food contains a wheat gluten from China that was found to be contaminated with a chemical found in plastics and pesticides.
Late yesterday, a dry cat food was added to the list of recalled items for the first time. Hill’s Pet Nutrition said its Prescription Diet m/d Feline dry food also included the tainted wheat gluten.

Both companies used the same supplier that provided wheat gluten to Menu Foods. The Canadian company has recalled 60 million containers of wet dog and cat food sold under nearly 100 brand labels.

The recalls followed reports of dogs and cats dying of kidney failure after eating the food.
Investigators are still trying to determine how many pets have been sickened, and exactly what is causing it.

THE WINDMILL

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It stood there for over 40 years!!
 
Yesterday I had to take it down. It was a real
painful thing to have to take it from the spot
where my father had placed it some 40 years
before. He locked it to the fence with a reinforced
bike lock to keep people from taking it out
of our yard. It has seen some brutal winters
and some very bad weather in the mean time.
Dad pampered it and so did I ..last summer
I cleaned and sprayed it with rustoleum for
what was to be my last time.
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I went out in the yard and noticed it leaning
to one side. This was very unusualfor it always
stood over 6ft tall and strongly in one spot. I immediately
knew foul play was at hand. No amount of argument
would tell me differently. On March 15th this year we had
over 4 inches of snow and it laid heavily on everything. I
took pictures of the windmill and the snow that covered it.
Later that day I went out and made sure the windmill was okay
and free of ice so that it would turn freely. It was fine,standing
tall and strong as it had been all these years.
 
Yesterday I noticed that one of the legs was bent and that most of
the other legs were completely out of the ground from the position
they had been in. I KNEW that the NEIGHBORS had something to
do with this.. I COULD NOT PROVE IT!  The windmill sat attached
to the fence directly in front of their steps where they gather and
fool around. It was attached in such a way that you could NOT pull
it all the way out of the lock that was wound around it. My sister
and I had to cut the lock off to remove the windmill.
 
Pulling that windmill out of the rest of the ground ,we could see that
it had been kicked or hit in a way as to dent the leg. I was going
right indoors to call the police and then the neighbors showed up.
YES laughing and giggling as we took it to the garage. These are
scary young men in their twenties, as far as I know. I told my mother
that to have the police come here could bring even more trouble to
us so we elected NOT to call them. I think it was the right decision.
God only knows what else they are capable of in a drunken and drugged
state.
 
We have enough trouble dealing with the noise etc now..
to call the police into the whole thing.. when we could not
PROVE they did anything. SO.. my sister will take the windmill
to her home and place it in a great place of honor so that she
can look at it from now on. We always relied on it to tell us
how hard the wind was blowing or how high the snow was 
by looking to see how high up the legs it would go. Looking
at the empty spot where it stood now only tells us that
nothing in the world is forever and that time  does march on.
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THE WINDMILL

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It stood there for over 40 years!!

Yesterday I had to take it down. It was a real painful thing to have to take it from the spot where my father had placed it some 40 years before. He locked it to the fence with a reinforced bike lock to keep people from taking it out of our yard. It has seen some brutal winters and some very bad weather in the mean time.

Dad pampered it and so did I ..last summer I cleaned and sprayed it with rustoleum for what was to be my last time.

img77/7439/cropmillxu5.jpg

I went out in the yard and noticed it leaning to one side. This was very unusual for it always stood 6 foot tall and strongly in one spot. I immediately knew foul play was at hand. No amount of argument would tell me differently. On March 15th this year we had over 4 inches of snow and it laid heavily on everything. I took pictures of the windmill and the snow that covered it. Later that day I went out and made sure the windmill was okay and free of ice so that it would turn freely. It was fine,standing

tall and strong as it had been all these years.

Yesterday I noticed that one of the legs was bent and that most of the other legs were completely out of the ground from the position they had been in. I KNEW that the NEIGHBORS had something to do with this.. I COULD NOT PROVE IT!  The windmill sat attached to the fence directly in front of their steps where they gather and fool around. It was attached in such a way that you could NOT pull it all the way out of the lock that was wound around it. My sister and I had to cut the lock off to remove the windmill.

Pulling that windmill out of the rest of the ground ,we could see that it had been kicked or hit in a way as to dent the leg. I was going right indoors to call the police and then the neighbors showed up. YES laughing and giggling as we took it to the garage. These are scary young men in their twenties as far as I know. I told my mother that to have the police come here could bring even more trouble to us so,  we elected NOT to call them. I think it was the right decision. God only knows what else they are capable of in a drunken and drugged state.

We have enough trouble dealing with the noise etc now..to call the police into the whole thing.. when we could not PROVE they did anything. SO.. my sister will take the windmill to her home and place it in a great place of honor so that she can look at it from now on. We always relied on it to tell us how hard the wind was blowing or how high the snow was by looking to see how high up the legs it would go. Looking at the empty spot where it stood now only tells us that nothing in the world is forever and that time  does march on.

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AMERICAN IDOL SHOCKER!!

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 I am totally surprised at the voting on AMERICAN IDOL…Obviously..there are some weird people in the USA who are determined to keep the one on the show that cannot sing and send someone home who can!! That has to be working becauseSANJYA guy is still there and not even in the bottom three!!


Darn those teeny boppers!! Darn those web sites!!
This shy 17 year old ,who really cannot sing somehow is being kept on and is still getting votes.  Color me so confused….This week the bottom three consisted of Phil Stacey of Florida..the ex navy guy and Haley Scarnato…. the ONE voted off was CHRIS SLIGH. Sligh could actually sing pretty well, better than Sanjya any day!!!  If this show continues to work in this manner it may just burn itself out.. I mean who wants to watch some guy who can’t sing be voted AMERICAN IDOL. how embarrassing is that?! There were some 30 milllion votes on Tuesday night.. I am wondering how many were from tone deaf teeny boppers or whackos out to spoil a great show?? I know there are other topics to discuss and the world is in bad shape.. I just wanted to give my opinion of the show so far, such as it is… a real mess as far as I am concerned.

Have a great day!!!