Archive for March, 2009

Swiffer Wet Jet Ingredients and possible Fatal Liver Damage

Swiffer Wet Jet, VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE WITH ANY ONE WITH A PET or small children !!!!!!!!!!!
Recently someone had to have their 5-year old German Shepherd dog put down due to liver failure…
The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago, so they had a necropsy done to see what the cause was. The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of Some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he’s outside, someone’s with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to believe.

My neighbor started going through all the items in the house. When he got to the Swiffer Wetjet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning which stated ‘may be harmful to small children and animals.’ He called the company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was astounded to find out that antifreeze is one of the ingredients (actually, he was told it’s a compound which is one molecule away from antifreeze). Therefore, just by the dog walking on the floor cleaned with the
solution, then licking its own paws, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver.

Soon after his dog’s death, his housekeepers’ two cats also died of Liver failure. They both used the Swiffer Wetjet for quick cleanups on their floors. Necropsies weren’t done on the cats, so they couldn’t file a Lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many people as possible so they don’t lose their animals.

This is equally harmful to babies and small children that play on the floor a lot and put their fingers in their mouths a lot.

PLEASE, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT HAVE BABIES, SMALL CHILDREN OR OWN A PET;

PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION! YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN OR PETS BUT SOME OF YOU HAVE FRIENDS OR FAMILY WITH PETS AND ALSO FAMILIES WITH GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

Thank you

NOTE: I checked this at Snopes and with the ASPCA and found that this is a rumor and these resources claim that the product is safe.  But we should all be careful with the products we use around animals and children.  Be sure to read the labels and ingredients of products because there are many toxic ingredients (especially with animals) that seems harmless but are not.

4 Things You Cannot Recover

4 THINGS YOU CANNOT RECOVER


Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Just How Special You Are.
The Light that You Emit
Might even Light a Star

Did Anyone Ever Tell You
How Important You Make Others Feel.

Somebody out here is Smiling,
Because of something you said or something you did!

Did Anyone Ever Tell You that Many Times When They were Sad Your E-mail made Them Smile.
In Fact, It made Them Glad.

Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Just How Much They Like You.
Well, My Friend Today I am Telling You.
I believe that without a friend you are missing out on a lot!!!

Have a nice day, and I’m glad we are friends!!!

Just wanted to say Hi,
AND HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY

Life Thoughts by “Ducky”

Life Thoughts by “Ducky”

Marriage changes passion.

——-Suddenly you’re in bed with a relative.

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with ‘Guess’ on it.

——-So I said ‘Implants?’ She hit me.

How come we choose from just two people to run for president

——-and over fifty for Miss America?

Now that food has replaced sex in my life,

——-I can’t even get into my own pants.

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing.

——-If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn’t have signed up in the first place!

When I was young we used to go ‘skinny dipping,’

——-now I just ‘chunky dunk.’

Don’t argue with an idiot;

——-people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

Wouldn’t it be nice if whenever we messed up our life

——-we could simply press ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’ and start all over? AMEN, AMEN!!

Why is it that our children can’t read a Bible in school,

——-but they can in prison?

Wouldn’t you know it….

  • Brain cells come and brain cells go, but FAT cells live forever.
  • Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?
  • Bumper sticker of the year: ‘If you can read this, thank a teacher -and, since it’s in English, thank a soldier’
  • And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

Ya just might want to pass this along….

Ladies Only … Which Movie Star Are You?

Ladies Only … Which Movie Star Are You? This is kind of fun!

Ever wonder which movie star you are most like?
Well, a team of researchers got together and analyzed the personalities of movie stars.
The gathered info has been incorporated into this quiz.
There are only 10 questions so it doesn’t take long.
Number your paper from 1 to 10, then answer each question with the choice that most describes you at this point in your life, and then add up the points that correspond with your answers.

Share this with all of your friends (let them know which star you are).

Don’ t look ahead or you will ruin the fun!

1. Which describes your perfect date?
a) Candlelight dinner for two
b) Amusement Park
c) Roller blading in the park
d) Rock Concert
e) Have dinner & see a movie
f) Dinner at home with a loved one

2. What is your favorite type of music?
a) Rock and Roll
b) Alternative
c) Soft Rock
d) Classical
e) Christian
f) Jazz

3. What is your favorite type of movie?
a) Comedy
b) Horror
c) Musical
d) Romance
e) Documentary
f ) Mystery

4. Which of the following jobs would you choose if you were given only these choices?
a) Waiter/Waitress
b) Sports Player
c) Teacher
d) Policeman
e) Bartender
f) Business person

5. Which would you rather do if you had an hour to waste?
a) Work out
b) Make out
c) Watch TV
d) Listen to the radio
e) Sleep
f) Read

6. Of the following colors, which do you like best?
a) Yellow
b) White
c) Sky blue
d) Teal
e) Gold
f) Red

7. Which one of the following would you like to eat right now?
a) Ice cream
b) Pizza
c ) Sushi
d) Pasta
e) Salad
f) Lobster Tail

8. Which is your favorite holiday?
a) Halloween
b) Christmas
c) New Year’s
d) Valentine’s Day
e) Thanksgiving
f) Fourth of July

9 If you could go to any of the following places, which would it be?
a) Reno
b) Spain
c) Las Vegas
d) Hawaii
e) Hollywood
f) British Columbia

10. Of the following, who would you rather spend time with?
a) Someone who is smart
b) Someone with good looks
c) Someone who is a party animal
d) Someone who has fun all the time
e) Someone who is very emotional
f) Someone who is fun to be with

Now total up your points on each question:
1 a-4 ; b-2 ; c-5 ; d-1 ; e-3 ; f-6
2. a-2 ; b-1 ; c-4 ; d-5 ; e-3 ; f-6
3. a-2 ; b-1 ; c-3 ; d-4 ; e-5 ; f-6
4. a-4 ; b-5 ; c-3 ; d-2 ; e-1 ; f-6
5. a-5 ; b-4 ; c-2 ; d-1 ; e-3 ; f-6
6. a-1 ; b-5 ; c-3 ; d-2 ; e-4 ; f-6
7. a-3 ; b-2 ; c-1 ; d-4 ; e-5 ; f-6
8. a-1 ; b-3 ; c-2 ; d-4 ; e-5 ; f -6
9. a-4 ; b-5 ; c-1 ; d-4 ; e-3 ; f-6
10. a-5 ; b-2 ; c-1 ; d-3 ; e-4 ; f-6

NOW take your total and find out which Movie Star you are:

(10-17 points) You are NAOMI CAMBELL:
You are wild and crazy and you know it.. You know how to have fun, but you may take it to extremes. You know what you are doing though, and are much in control of your own life. People don’t always see things your way, but that doesn’t mean that you should do away with your beliefs. Try to remember that your wild spirit can lead to hurting yourself and others.

(18-26 points) You are DORTHY DANDRIDGE:
You are fun, friendly, and popular! You are a real crowd pleaser. You have probably been out on the town your share of times, yet you come home with the values that your mother taught you. Marriage and children are very important to you, but only after you have fun. Don’t let the people you please influence you to stray.

(27-34 points) You are BEYONCE :
You are cute, and everyone loves you. You are a best friend that no one takes the chance of losing. You never hurt feelings and seldom have your own feelings hurt. Life is a breeze. You are witty, and calm most of the time. Just keep clear of back stabbers, and you are worry-free.

(35-42 points) You are JADA PINKETT-SMITH:
You are a lover. Romance, flowers, and wine are all you need to enjoy yourself . You are serious about all commitments and are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday, and never forget a Birthday. Don’t let your passion for romance get confused with the real thing.

(43-50 points ) You are LENA HORNE:
You are smart, a real thinker. Every situation is approached with a plan. You are very healthy in mind and body. You don’t take crap from anyone. You have only a couple of individuals that you consider ‘real friends’. You teach strong family values. Keep your feet planted in them, but don’t overlook a bad situation when it does happen.

(51-60 points) You are HALLE BERRY :
Everyone is in awe of you. You know what you want and how to get it. You have more friends than you know what to do with. Your word is your bond. Everyone knows when you say something it is money in the bank. You attract the opposite sex. Your intelligence overwhelms most. Your memory is the next thing to photographic. Everyone admires you because you are so considerate and lovable. You know how to enjoy life and treat people right.

Tell everyone your Movie Star name and share this quiz with your friends!

This is how I heard YOUR day was going….

This is how I heard YOUR day was going….

First you had trouble getting out of bed

You had a stiff neck

 

You washed your hair and couldn’t do a thing with it

 

Your new diet really doesn’t seem to be working out

 

You pulled a muscle when you tried to exercise

 

Your new hat looked better on you at the store

 

You keep losing things

 

The boss chewed you out at work

 

You got caught in the rain at lunchtime

 

Then the lunch you had didn’t seem to agree with you

 

You feel trapped

 

Uninvited guests showed up at dinnertime

 

On top of that you think you’re coming down with the flu

 

And finally, you’re alone in the house at night when you think you hear a noise in the basement

 

MAYBE TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER!!

 

Thought for the Day

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.

If you can’t eat it or play with it,

Just pee on it and walk away.

Dear Dogs and Cats

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door.

Dear Dogs and Cats:

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food.  The other dishes are mine and contain my food.  Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack.  Racing me to the bottom is not the object.  Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed.  I am very sorry about this.  Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort, however.  Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep.  It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible.  I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door.  I must exit through the same door I entered.  Also, I have been using the bathroom for years – canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is:  Kiss me first, then go smell the20other dog or cat’s butt.  I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:

  1. They live here.  You don’t.
  2. If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.  That’s why they call it ‘fur’-niture.
  3. I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
  4. To you, they are animals.  To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don’t speak clearly.Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they (1) eat less, (2) don’t ask for money all the time, ( 3) are easier to train, (4) normally come when called, (5) never ask to drive the car, (6) don’t hang out with drug-using people; (7) don’t smoke or drink, (8) don’t want to wear your clothes, (9) don’t have to buy the latest fashions, (10) don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and (11) if they get pregnant, you can sell their children .

Enlighten Perspective

Enlightened Perspective
Please Read all the way to the bottom:

If you will take the time to read these. I promise you’ll come away with an enlightened perspective.

The subjects covered affect us all on a daily basis:

They’re written by Andy Rooney , a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words. Enjoy…….

I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows.

I’ve learned…. That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.

I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I’ve learned…. That being kind is more important than being right.

I’ve learned…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I’ve learned…. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.

I’ve learned…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I’ve learned…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

I’ve learned…. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

I’ve learned…. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.

I’ve learned…. That money doesn’t buy class.

I’ve learned…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

I’ve learned…. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I ‘ve learned…. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

I’ve learned…. That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I’ve learned… That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

I’ve learned….. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I’ve learned… That life is tough, but I’m tougher.

I’ve learned…. That opportunities are never lost, someone will take the ones you miss.

I’ve learned…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I’ve learned…. That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away.

I’ve learned…. That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve learned…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I’ve learned…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.

I’ve learned…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

I’ve learned…. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Some New – Some Old – Still Adorable

Some are new and some you have seen before…..but still all adorable….

How U doing??

Ahhhhhhhh

I hate my owners!!

I said NO biting!!

Oh, don’t you even think about.

Will someone please carve the turkey already!

Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong.

Seriously!

Take that you brute.

There’s something wrong about this one.

Please I beg of you, give me some tuna!

Look at me, I’m a Wookie.

I swear it was the cat, no really.

Yikes!!

Get this chick off of me!!!

And We Think It’s Cold

And we think its cold….LOL

Now Quit COMPLAINING that you are Cold!!

Let Sleeping Cats Lie

Let Sleeping Cats Lie

A Place to Sleep

Hope he was removed right after this picture was
taken…….

Our cat did this but she got inside the suitcase with the
clothes!!!!!!!

Have you ever seen one like that ???

Have you ever seen one like that ???

everseen1

Calm down…

everseen2

Is just… a Panda baby!!!

What were you thinking???


Get your mind out of the gutter !!!

Let It Go

By T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you.

And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.

Let them go.

And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye.. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to……

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ……

LET IT GO!!!

If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your worth…..

LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you.

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge…..

LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction… ..

LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents

LET IT GO!!!

If you! u have a bad attitude…. …

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better……

LET IT GO!!!

If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him……..

LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship. ….

LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves.. …

LET IT GO!!!

If you’re feeling depressed and stressed ………..

LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying ‘take your hands off of it,’ then you need to……

LET IT GO!!!

‘The Battle is the Lord’s!’

During the next 60 seconds, Stop whatever you are doing, and take this opportunity.

(Literally it is only ONE minute!)

All you have to do is the following:

You simply say ‘The Lords Prayer’ for the person that sent you this message:

The Lords Prayer

Our Father, who are in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever.

Amen.

Next, share this message with people you know. In a while, more people will have prayed for you and you would have obtained a lot of people praying for others!

Next, stop and think and appreciate God’s power in your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to Him.
If you are not ashamed to do this, follow the instructions!

Jesus said, If you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before My Father’

If you are not ashamed, send this message… only if you believe.

‘Yes, I love my God. He is my fountain of Life and My Savior.

He Keeps me going day and night. Without Him, I am no one. But with Him, I can do everything, Christ is my strength.’ This is a simple test.

If you love God and you are not ashamed of all the great things that He has done for you, share this with people you know!

God loves you and watches over you everyday!

Drug Recall – Phenylprop Anolamine

DRUG RECALL – VERY SERIOUS – CONFIRMED BY SNOPES.COM & FDA

All drugs containing PHENYLPROP ANOLAMINE are being recalled.

STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain) among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use of medication The FDA recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative medicine.

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children’s Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extendtabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Relief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup Cold & Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough

I just found out and called the 800# on the container
for Triaminic and they informed me that they are voluntarily recalling the following medicines because of a cert ain ingredient that is causing stro kes and seizures in children

Orange3D Cold &Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold &Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with
the lot number on the box so they can send you postage for you
to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a refund.
If you know of anyone else with small children,
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!
so people are informed and they can then pass it along to their families.

To confirm these findings please take time to check the following:
http://www.fda. gov/cder/ drug/infopage/ ppa/

The 84 Year Old Bride

The 84 Year Old Bride
The local news station was interviewing an 84 year old lady because she had just gotten married for the 4th time.

The interviewer asked her questions about her life, about what it felt like to be marrying again at age 84, and then about her new husband’s occupation. “He’s a funeral director.” She answered. “Interesting,” the newsman thought, He then asked her if she wouldn’t mind telling him a little about her first 3 husbands and what they did for a living. She paused for a few minutes, needing time to reflect on all those years. After a short time, a smile came to her face and she answered proudly, explaining that she first married a banker when she was in her early 20’s, then a circus ring-master when in her 40’s, later a preacher when in her 60’s and now, in her 80’s a funeral director.

The interviewer looked at her, quite astonished and asked why she’d married four men with such diverse careers.

“Easy son,” she smiled. “I married one for the money… two for the show…three to get ready…and four to go.”

Leptospirosis

This is Serious!
This incident happened recently in North Texas .
A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.
The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to the can of coke she drank from, not using a glass. Tests showed that the can was infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis.
Rat urine contains toxic and deathly substances. It is highly recommended to thoroughly wash the upper part of soda cans before drinking out of them. The cans are typically stocked in ware houses and transported straight to the shops without being cleaned.

A study at NYCU showed that the tops of soda cans are more contaminated than public toilets (i.e). full of germs and bacteria. So wash them with water before putting them to the mouth to avoid any kind of fatal accident.

___________________________

Although Snopes says this email is false, I checked the CDC site and there is such a disease and can be spread by rat urine not only in humans but in pets.