Archive for July 9th, 2007

But He’s Such A Nice Dog…

Yet another pit bull mauling. The quote by the owner is simply priceless:

Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attacks Face

POSTED: 10:07 am EDT June 29, 2007
UPDATED: 1:16 pm EDT June 29, 2007

DELTONA, Fla. — A 63-year-old woman visiting a family member in Deltona, Fla., was killed Friday when a pet pit bull attacked her face and nearly ripped her scalp off, according to officials.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 dog attack call Friday morning from a home located at 1608 Roble Lane.

When officers arrived, they found Mary Bernal being mauled by the pit bull.

The deputies shocked the dog and Bernal was transported to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where she later died.

The victim’s sister and owner of the dog, Estela Macias, 52, was also injured in the attack. She was transported to Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford for medial treatment.

Dog owner Eliasar Macies said he did not think his pet dog was capable of killing anyone.

“This is new to me,” Macies said. “(The dog) had never done this before. Never, never.”

Before the attack, Bernal was attempting to pick up another dog in Macias’ back yard, deputies said.

The pit bull was taken by Volusia County Animal Services and Code Enforcement.


It ain’t Florida if there aren’t a handful of pit bull maulings each year in the news. I think they need to tattoo the phrase “This is new to me” on the bastard’s forehead.

I hope everyone had a good weekend. We got some yard work done Saturday, along with hitting Lowe’s and some other stores for home needs. We tried out giving the kids a little more Freedom in the house when we went out. Instead of just having the kitchen area, we left the babygate to the family room open…of course, we picked up any small objects we thought Sydney might get a hold of to chew on. We got back and found nothing destroyed, so now they have more room. We will next try giving them run of the house, but with all the bedroom doors closed.

Hubby left for New York on Sunday for a business class (benchmarking his job against another company that teaches the same type of classes). He saw the final night of Tarzan on Broadway. And his hotel room overlooks the giant billboard for Wicked. I wish I could have gone with him but I’ve already missed enough classes this semester.

On Sunday, once he left for the airport, I went to work in the pond. I re-potted the Iris and the dwarf papyrus plants. They both were spilling out of their pots. I cut off healthy sections of them, planted those small pieces in new aquatic soil, and sunk the pots back in the water. I’ll get pictures of them and post. Oh, and the new lily I planted finally bloomed this delicate pink flower. And if you want more nature news from me, I finally saw my first humming bird in the neighborhood. I was beginning to think they were none in Lake County at all.

Some more good news is Spider is doing very well after his surgery. Yea, Spider!!! Get well soon!

Quick movie review: A Prairie Home Companion

This film was a big disappointment. Maybe I should chalk it up to the late Robert Altman who directed it. There really wasn’t much of a storyline, more like the goings-on on the final show of APHC (fictitiously). What was really strange was how three of Garrison’s Keillor’s characters he features in his real show are played by actors in the movie. I couldn’t tell if this was supposed to be a fantasy, a reality, or a mixture. There’s Meryl Streep as a singer who had a fling with “GK” and wasn’t over it, Lindsy Lohan as Meryl’s daughter who writes poetry about committing suicide, a dead listener who is walking around the show and is the Angel of Death now. And in the final shot she shows up in the diner and walks toward the table where everyone sees her as she comes to claim someone – is she there for Guy Noir, Meryl, Lily Tomlin, Garrison? It was just confusing and a waste of some A-list talent. Catch it on cable and don’t waste your money. If you are a fan of APHC I would recommend you to see it, just to see the faces of the musicians and actors you hear every week on the show.