Category Archives: Perspective

Pet Obesity: 77-Lb. Dachshund Named ‘Obie’ Loses 54 Pounds & Shares His Secrets

A picture of Obie from his Facebook page
A picture of Obie from his Facebook page

*In 2012, “Obie” -  a Dachshund who suffered from morbid obesity – had been turned over to a rescue. He had literally been almost “loved to death” by the elderly humans who cared for him, and apparently allowed him to eat any and every thing, with no exercise; causing him to balloon to an unhealthy 55-pounds overweight. Continue reading

A Once ‘Cute’ Iconic Photo for Coppertone Now ‘Indecent’ According to Facebook

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*Some of us from “a certain age group” remember the Coppertone tanning lotion print commercial of 1953, where the swim suit bottoms of a little white girl  is playfully being tugged at by a little doggie.

Well, Facebook apparently didn’t think it was cute in 2014 – and pulled the photo when a mom tried to “recreate” the iconic pic with her own child as the star (see photo below). Seems what we called “cute” back then has now ended up on the wrong side of Facebook’s decency terms. Continue reading

Getting Married? Wonder If You Should ‘Merge’ Your Finances? Here Are Some Things to Consider

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*Getting anxiety jitters from the excitement of your upcoming nuptials? You’ve found the love of your life, and you both have made the decision to… “Have and to hold. In good times and bad. In sickness and in health.”

“For richer and for poorer…”

Yeah, about that.

Of course you probably have questions and concerns where your financial future as a couple lies. And they may look something like this: What about my bank account? Does that mean I have to merge it with my spouse’s? Can we just open another account together?

What to do? What to do?

Well the first thing “to do” is: B-r-e-a-t-h-e. Knowledge is power, right? And help is on the way! Continue reading

Lies About Black Fatherhood That People Should Stop Believing

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*When it comes to the topic of black fathers, and you actually have something ‘good’ to say, people may respond, “Excuse me?”  or even, “Come again?”

Why, you may ask, do we do this?

Because for so long, conversations heard around the topic have only been, “they are nowhere to be found.”  In fact, a number of studies and reports claim that black fathers are overwhelmingly absent from the home.

While the conversations about absent fathers should be taken very seriously, it should not overshadow, nor ignore, the fact that there are many, many fathers out there who are taking care of their daddy duties just fine, thank you.

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Elderly Dog Placed in Animal Control, Finds New Home, But Now Fighting For Life

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Aside from the pneumonia, Pooch is said to be in great health for his age. He’s SO cute!

 

*Poor Pooch. He has not had an easy transition to his golden years.

First his elderly owner surrenders him to animal control because she has to go into a nursing home. Then things were starting to look up for him, after a college student adopted him- giving him another chance at a happy life.

But that was short-lived.

Oh, he still has the loving home with the college student, but not long after arriving at his new home, the kennel cough he had developed at the shelter morphed into pneumonia, causing the handsome 10-year-old German shepherd mix to stop eating. He also developed a fever and became dehydrated.

Pooch is now fighting for his life and his owner needs help with the mounting veterinary bills.
Scroll down to see how you can help. Continue reading

Not Everyone is Feeling Photo of Mom ‘Breastfeeding’ At Graduation (I Hear You!)

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*Not everyone stood in support of a woman who chose to expose her breast to feed her fussy infant, moments after she had walked across the stage to accept her degree in accounting.

Excited about including “the person” she cares most about in the world in the proud moment, Karlesha Thurman, allowed a fellow graduate who thought it was “cool” of her to feed her baby while decked out in her cap and gown, to snap a picture, which she later put up on social media. Scroll down to see photo.

The photo went viral, with Thurman gaining support from many on the internet.

But some called her actions “inappropriate” and quite frankly, so do I. Continue reading

Croc In Shock After Morbidly Obese Woman Fell On It

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*OK, don’t you dare laugh. This is a true story.

Fyodor, a 6.5-foot-long male crocodile, was sleeping comfortably under a blanket on the bus of a traveling circus; where it is a performer. All of a sudden, the bus, which was filled with other circus performers, hit a huge pothole and thump! out of nowhere, he was struck by the weight of a 264-pound female accountant, who fell on him, leaving the reptilian artist in shock. Continue reading