“It grew louder —louder —louder! And still the men chatted pleasantly, and smiled. Was it possible they heard not? Almighty God! —no, no! They heard! —they suspected! —they knew! —they were making a mockery of my horror!-this I thought, and this I think. But anything was better than this agony! Anything was more tolerable than this derision! I could bear those hypocritical smiles no longer! I felt that I must scream or die! and now —again! —hark! louder! louder! louder! louder!
“Villains!” I shrieked, “dissemble no more! I admit the deed! —tear up the planks! here, here! —It is the beating of his hideous heart!” ~ The Tell-Tale Heart, E.A. Poe
I hate it when you’ve been really on edge for a while and then you have a breakdown over a little thing and everyone thinks that you’re getting super upset about not washing your hair
This basically sums up my parenting.
My son asked Santa for a baby doll when he was 2. I had just had his baby brother and he wanted a baby of his own. He’s now 6 and still sleeps with his baby doll.
It’s a Batman kind of night.
Are you ready for another heartwarming visit to the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship? In Black Mountains, Wales there lives a Shetland pony mare who, despite already having a foal of her own, took an orphan lamb into her care. She nursed both babies and kept an eye on them while they cuddled together and slept. Yeah, that’s pretty awesome.
Horserider and equine vet Georgina Hirst, 29, did a double take when she spotted the pair feeding while out riding on Hay Bluff. “I was out riding one day and I spotted a baby lamb feeding,” she said. “The first time I saw it I couldn’t quite believe it - I thought I might be imagining it. But then I saw it again and again over the space of about a week.
“It seemed the Shetland mare had adopted the orphaned lamb and was letting it feed from her. Shetlands are not normally so amenable. The lamb was obviously hungry and it’s quite amazing that it learnt to suckle from the mare. It might have just copied the foal.”
The vet, from Hay on the Wye, Powys, added: “Trying to get mares to adopt foals can be very challenging so it’s incredible the mare was so receptive of the lamb. She would even stand guard while the foal and the lamb slept cuddled together.”
When it became apparent that both lamb and foal weren’t receiving adequate nourishment (the mare simply couldn’t produce enough milk for two), Ms Hirst stepped in. Thanks to an identity mark on the lamb, she was able to track down the farmer who retrieved the lamb. Now the lamb is bottle fed and the foal gets all the milk it needs from its big-hearted mum.
Here’s hoping those two young friends will meet again some day to frolic and reminisce about those early days spent together with mom.
This happens in our house quite often, and I LOVE it!!!