Saturday, June 10, 2017
He truly was a freebird! I kept him in the cage he is sitting on
for many years...then one day I left the door open, came out and there he sit--on top of his cage. HA! Well, I figured he was gone for sure. He flew up on top of the house and I said goodbye to him. I had taught him
to give me five by slapping his wing against my hand "gimme five" I would say to him. The little guy was now the proverbial free as a bird. Little did I know that this was home to him and he wasn't going anywhere! He lived the rest of his days able to stretch his wings and fly anytime he wanted. He had a best friend in my Rottie and would ride around on the dog's back...I have pics of this strange relationship between a dove and a rottie. His eyes were red and he was light as a feather. He had no fear and that was to be his downfall I'm afraid. He would just land anywhere in the yard he wanted. A feral cat got him while I was gone. I have no doubt the little guy put up a fight but alas the cat won. I found a few of his feathers and kept them. I loved him very much and miss him dearly. Sometimes I'll ask my dog Ruger where's
Little Guy, she'll look around for him. I know she remembers him fondly, we both do! Freebird...
taken from my upcoming book--The Bozo Syndrome
I loved talking to this little fella! Met him at the Sydney Zoo...he was adorable, and quite the little chatterbox! Hope you Enjoy our conversation!
Friday, June 09, 2017
From the SuperSizeMe Board
Posted Tuesday, January 25, 2005 on Ronald's Blog
Discussion: Business Obesity Suit Dogs who... ??? JoeMaggard Jan 25, 06:36 PM [ Reply ]
Court reinstates part of suit accusing the company of tricking kids into eating fattening foods.
January 25, 2005: 7:07 PM EST
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court Tuesday revived part of the widely-watched obesity suit against ???????? Corp. that accuses the world's biggest fast-food company of using misleading advertising to lure children into eating fattening, unhealthy foods.
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a trial judge wrongfully threw out certain portions of the complaint in September 2003 on grounds that it lacked information linking the plaintiffs injuries with eating ????????? foods. The panel did, however, uphold other parts of the dismissal.
The appeals court said the proof about injuries could be provided during pre-trial proceedings and did not need to be included in the initial filing. It said it was sending the case back to the trial judge for further proceedings.
The ruling comes on the same day that "Super Size Me," a documentary about a man's month-long diet of ????????? fast food, was nominated for an Oscar.
????????? said they expected the obesity suit will be thrown out again.
"As we have consistently said, common sense tells you this particular case makes no sense. Today's ruling, which is strictly procedural, simply delays the inevitable conclusion that this case is without merit," ????????? said.
"We are confident this frivolous suit will once again be dismissed," ????????? said.
The 2003 ruling marked the second time U.S. District Judge Robert Sweet dismissed the case brought on behalf of two youngsters who blamed their obesity, diabetes and other health problems on Big ??? and Chicken ??Nuggets.
Sweet said the plaintiffs had not followed detailed instructions he gave when he first threw out the case and told the plaintiffs they could submit a new filing with information backing up their advertising allegations.
He said the complaint did not answer such questions as "What else did the plaintiffs eat? How much did they exercise? Is there a family history of the diseases which are alleged to have been caused by ????????? products."
The judge said that without this information ????????? did not have sufficient information to determine if their foods caused the plaintiffs obesity or if instead the products were only a contributing factor.
The suit had raised fears in the food industry of a new wave of tobacco-like litigation against restaurants and manufacturers. Indeed, when the judge threw out the first case, he left the door open to further litigation. In that ruling he referred to Chicken ??Nuggets as a "Frankenstein creation" made of elements not used in home cooking.