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Ferrets Eat Babies. They Shred Human Tissue. They Drink Blood.

To wit, as to Ferrets eating babies, etc.... I've been an owner of ferrets, both age's of 4 months and up to 6 yrs of age, and none of mine have ever attempted to eat my kids, or chew on any of my family and relatives and nearby friends that have come with their children to visit and play with any of the ferrets of their choice. I have at least one 6 year old female that is a mouser, when allowed out of the main habitat to exercise about my home....sometimes you'll see her come from the back pantry room with a small mouse in her mouth and she'll take it to her hideaway she has underneath my cedar chest. When she's finished with her meal of it, she often brings out the last of it within my reach to toss it out. I know when she wants something from me, as she will tap my foot and then dook 3-4x to get my attention...she is the more tamed and behaved of the bunch, and also 1 of 2 that are considered to be the leaders, as they both were acquired together and act as a mated pair, (although neither are breedable,) but they show they care for each other. Of all of the ferrets that I now share my home with, I just find it very odd, for the article to be of a factual nature...now I could believe it, if the dogs had been starving and they attacked and chewed on the child because of the smell of Milk on the childs' lips, as in the article that happened in Chicago, ILL back in the early '70s...that one story just un-nerved me so much I couldn't stand the sight of a Dob or a Shepard for a long, long time. But I had raised toy poodles at that time and none of those ever showed any signs of aggressive behavior toward, my then baby daughter, instead; they were the best protection a child could ever had, cause my mothers' white poodle, thought the baby belonged to my mother, and barked up a storm when I attempted to pickup my daughter, then age 8 months out of her crib, until my mother woke up to silence the dog, and explain to the white poodle that I was the mother, and she was the 'grandmother'. (After that there was not anymore problems from my mothers' little toy guardian poodle and/or my tiny toy silver poodle, that would also stand guard underneath the crib while my baby was asleep. :) But back to my current ferrets and their habits, I've taken mine outside on several walks about the neighborhood, and we often take them to one of the local parks, so they can play on and around the dual slide's, that they have there. It's amazing what you find that what can entertain a child, and/or even be used for a child; can also be used for a Ferret too! *Just a small tip for new owners of baby ferrets that are teething, look in the children's baby accessories for items that have hard plastic ends or a partial stuffed animal with a solid plastic teething hands and feet on it, you're ferret will love it, just like our 4 month old baby 'Meka' loves hers' :) Jacqueline
— June 16, 2014 9:38 p.m.

Horizon Christian Fellowship, Clairemont

As a long time attendee/member of the fellowship (Horizon Christian), I need to make straight some of the statements by your article author. First, where Horizon has been at the head of 100s of churches starting all around the globe, it is not in control of those churches. They may have been blessed to go out: Win, Disciple, Send; mission statement, but they are not under any governance of Horizon San Diego. There are no honchos of the fellowship. There is a staff, and Mike (MacIntosh) is the Lead Pastor. He is the founder of HorizonSD, but just one of many (many) that have helped to develop the fellowship. Now, where the author of the article suggests that the buildings of the Scripps Ranch property have been unoccupied for over 15 years, that is wrong too, as the School of Evangelism was there just a few years ago. But because the community really doesn’t want a church there, or the City doesn’t want the property not to collect large property taxes, Horizon has not been able to establish the land for worship either through direct use or selling to other house of worship group. Horizon is just looking to get back what it has put into the property & really could use the income as they might be out of a home for the fellowship soon as the SD School district has sold their Mt. Alifan property that the church put in well over a million dollar$. We’ve always wanted to be good neighbors, and thought beautification & improvement would help not only help the school: Horizon High, & daycare, but would also make a more appealing place for the neighborhood. The property was leased to Horizon many decades ago because it was being vandalized, was dangerous, and a major eye sore to the community. Horizon doesn’t care what is developed on the Scripps Ranch property as long as they can get the needed funds out of the property. Well, let me re-say that, they care, as a Christian organization, but it is not ultimately up to them. They, WE, need the funds put into the property to prepare for our next 30 years here in San Diego. We want to keep hosting one of the best high schools of the region. We want to grow back the body of believers that once numbered in the multithousands, if not double digit thousands that once attended the church(es) weekly. We have been a good neighbor and look forward to many many more decades of helping those less fortunate to find a better life, whether or not they attend the fellowship. — Daniel Beeman, 25-year attendee of Horizon Christian Fellowship of San Diego.
— March 27, 2014 5:34 p.m.

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