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A faithful dog has refused to leave the side of his dead master’s grave for six years, it was reported today. German shepherd, Capitan, ran away from home after the death of Argentinian, Miguel Guzman, in 2006. A week later, Mr Guzman’s family went to pay their respects and found the heartbroken pet sitting by his owner’s grave, wailing.
Since then the grieving dog has rarely left the spot at the cemetery in the town of Villa Carlos Paz, central Argentina. Mr. Guzman bought Capitan as a present for his 13-year-old son, Damian, in 2005. Damian’s father died suddenly in March the next year, but by the time his family had returned home from the funeral, Capitan was gone.
‘We searched for him but he had vanished. We thought he must have got run over and died.
‘The following Sunday we went to the cemetery and Damian recognised his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing, as if he were crying.’
‘We had never taken him to the cemetery so it is a mystery how he managed to find the place.
‘We went back the next Sunday, and he was there again. This time, he followed us home and spent a bit of time with us, but then went back to the cemetery before it started getting dark.
‘I don’t think he wanted to leave Miguel on his own at night.’
The cemetery’s director Hector Baccega remembers the day he first saw the dog.
‘He turned up here one day, all on his own, and started wandering all around the cemetery until he eventually found the tomb of his master.
‘During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave. And every day, at six o’clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave stays there all night.’
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- ‘Racist’ Ashton Kutcher ad yanked from YouTube, Facebook (ctv.ca)
- Invite Your Friends To Share This! (angelarachman.wordpress.com)
- I’m stealing this headline from HuffPost. “Gay Man Honors Boyfriend’s Death With Poignant Video Noting Lack Of Rights Offered To Unwed Same-Sex Couples” (snoopervizion.wordpress.com)
In the past few days since Whitney Houston passed away, there are many articles coming out which shed light into who she really was and some of the secrets that she was forced to hide from people. According to many, Ms. Houston’s one true love in life (other than daughter, Bobbi Kristina)was a woman: Robyn Crawford.
Crawford was Whitney Houston’s assistant, and it was obvious to many that they shared more than a friendship. Peter Tatchell, who wrote an amazing article for DailyMail, discusses how he met Ms. Houston and ms. Crawford in 1991 at the Reach Out & Touch HIV vigil that was held in London. This is when Tatchell shared that it was clear to him that Houston and Crawford were madly in love.
They held hands in the back of the car like teenage sweethearts. Clearly more than just friends, they were a gorgeous couple and so happy together. To see their love was infectious and uplifting.
Gay rights campaigner Peter met Whitney at an HIV vigil in London in 1991
Whitney was happiest and at the peak of her career when she was with Robyn. Sadly, she suffered family and church pressure to end her greatest love of all.
Sadly, she was pressured into believing that the most important relationship to her, at the time, could damage her public image, and therefore, career. She eventually gave into the pressure that was put on her by the church and her family, and ended her lesbian relationship with Robyn Crawford. This situation is what led to the spontaneous marriage to former husband, Bobby Brown.
As we all know, Bobby Brown was not a good influence on Whitney and led her down the path of self-destruction. She was willing to down this path because she was emotionally traumatized by her recent split with her one true love.
It seems likely that the split with Robyn contributed to her substance abuse and decline.
There is a known correlation between denial of one’s sexuality and a propensity to self-destructive behaviour. Homophobia undoubtedly added to the pressures on Whitney and hastened her demise.
This is not a story to tarnish Whitney Houston and/or Robyn Crawford, but rather a story to show what homophobia can do to a person. It is also a way to honor their relationship seeing as it was pretty important to both of these women.
Tatchell wasn’t intending on outing Ms. Houston, because there had been many people before him that had hinted at the same message.
Years ago, she was outed by Bobby’s sister, Tina, and by her former bodyguard, Kevin Ammons.
Bobby Brown hinted in his autobiography that she married him to dispel lesbian rumours: ‘I believe her agenda was to clean up her image . . . The media was accusing her of having a bisexual relationship with her assistant, Robin [sic] Crawford . . . that didn’t go too well with her image. In Whitney’s situation, the only solution was to get married . . . [to] kill all speculation.’
Telling the truth does not besmirch Whitney’s memory. It honours the most important relationship she ever had.
It would be nice to see people not have to jump into fake relationships to uphold the image that society has of someone. Love should be the reason behind spending your life with someone, not politics, or public façade. Poor Whitney is an example of what damage could be done.
- Bobby Brown kissed Whitney Houston’s casket yesterday then stormed out in a rage (muzicmagazine.com)
- Robyn Crawford: Whitney Houston’s Lesbian Lover? (rightcelebrity.com)
- Was Whitney Houston’s True Love a Woman? (celebs.gather.com)
- Is This Gay Activist Peeing On Whitney’s Grave With Talk That Her Inability To Accept Herself As Lesbian Drove Her To Drink And Drug? (bossip.com)
- Bobby Brown Performs With New Edition After Whitney’s Funeral! Watch HERE! (perezhilton.com)
- Whitneys daughter went to the funeral, then got high (wwtdd.com)
- Bobbi Kristina Brown allegedly used drugs after Whitney Houston funeral (thegrio.com)
- Whitney Houston ‘was a secret lesbian’, claims gay rights activist (mirror.co.uk)
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Pot-laced brownies served at a Southern California funeral sent three people to the emergency room over the weekend, Huntington Beach police said.
Two 71-year-old women and an 82-year-old man were taken to a hospital emergency room Saturday following a friend’s memorial service, where a tray of pot brownies was offered. They complained of nausea, dizziness and an inability to stand without assistance.
The three, residents of Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, didn’t know the marijuana-laced sweets were being offered in memory of their friend, who ate marijuana brownies. Police say the baked goods were put out without any announcement about what was in them.
Huntington Beach does not permit licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in the city limits. Federal authorities announced Friday they plan to crack down on marijuana sales and growing operations throughout the state.
Hollywood Reporter – According to preliminary toxicology reports released by Amy Winehouse’s family, the singer had no drugs in her system at the time of her death.
“Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death,” a rep for the family tells TMZ.com.
“Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death,” adds the statement.
“The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October,” it concluded.
Winehouse’s father, Mitch, recently returned donations made to a foundation in her honor after he said somebody “stole” the domain AmyWinehouseFoundation.com.
An homage to Amy Winehouse will be aired at the MTV VMAs on Aug. 28.
Winehouse was found dead in her London home on July 23.
Still in shock that she died on my birthday. This was insanely shocking, but good to see that she wasn’t on drugs at the time.
Dailymail - A British pensioner has drowned in her swimming pool in Cyprus after apparently falling in while sleepwalking.
Fiona Merritt, 68, was discovered in the pool by her husband John at their home in Paphos ten days ago.
The mother-of-four, described as ‘full of life’ and ‘happy go lucky’, had moved to Cyprus two years ago from Taunton, Somerset, along with her husband, 65.
Police said they were treating her death as drowning, but were trying to find out how she fell into the water at around 1.30am on August 2.
Daughter Tracy Seward said: ‘It is completely out of character for her to go outside that early – she might have been sleepwalking.
‘She was a strong swimmer and we believe she may have slipped in the pool.
‘I wish we had more answers as not knowing is the worst part.
‘Mum and dad were really excited about their move to Cyprus two years ago and they were really enjoying their time there.’
She added that her mother was devastated after finding out her brother Michael Mitchell, who she had not seen for 20 years, died from a heart attack in Tennessee, U.S. in April, but dismissed fears she may have committed suicide.
Mrs Merritt’s funeral was held in Larnaca earlier this week
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2024832/Fiona-Merritt-Sleepwalking-British-mother-68-drowned-Cyprus-villa-pool.html#ixzz1UkTx0iuj