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Avril 14th

Born with the beauty of spring.
vivelareine:

Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, the duchesse de Polignac, died on December 9th, 1793. She had been living with her family in exile; they had fled France after the fall of the Bastille due to the intense hatred of the Polignac clan in France.

[A friend of the duchesse wrote, of her final months:]
“She did not stop crying. For six months, a deep sadness, great sufferings without certain causes weakened her each day more.”
A last blow hit her when they were forced to announce to her this horrible news: on October, 16th, 1793, Marie-Antoinette had been beheaded in Paris. This was the true beginning of Madame de Polignac’s agony.
She could not survive the queen, and she herself died on December, 9th, 1793, one month and a half, precisely, after her friend.
A witness told of her death: “Her last sigh was but her last breath, and to tell this in one word, her death was as sweet as she herself had been. She was buried in Vienna and they wrote on her tomb her name only, followed by this mention: ‘Dead from suffering’ on December 9th, 1793.”
—Historia magazine, June 1977; translation from ‘Madame de Polignac and the Politics of Calumny’ on The Catholic Writer’s Guild

vivelareine:

Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, the duchesse de Polignac, died on December 9th, 1793. She had been living with her family in exile; they had fled France after the fall of the Bastille due to the intense hatred of the Polignac clan in France.

[A friend of the duchesse wrote, of her final months:]

“She did not stop crying. For six months, a deep sadness, great sufferings without certain causes weakened her each day more.”

A last blow hit her when they were forced to announce to her this horrible news: on October, 16th, 1793, Marie-Antoinette had been beheaded in Paris. This was the true beginning of Madame de Polignac’s agony.

She could not survive the queen, and she herself died on December, 9th, 1793, one month and a half, precisely, after her friend.

A witness told of her death: “Her last sigh was but her last breath, and to tell this in one word, her death was as sweet as she herself had been. She was buried in Vienna and they wrote on her tomb her name only, followed by this mention: ‘Dead from suffering’ on December 9th, 1793.”

—Historia magazine, June 1977; translation from ‘Madame de Polignac and the Politics of Calumny’ on The Catholic Writer’s Guild

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Finally, it’s raining!! I woke up this morning at 7:00 am with the sound of a loud thunder and heavy rain. And i smiled because i love it, because autumn is coming, and because it’s the first storm in about 5 months.

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jewce:

perfectdogs:

Do you want a tiny or healthy dog?

You might all have heard about teacups and thought, well if this isn’t the cutest thing! 
… Well, no, what goes on behind the curtains most certainly is not cute. What goes on inside of their tiny bodies is not cute. These dogs sure do have a dark story.

You see, there is no such thing as a “reputable teacup breeder”. Why you might ask, well, teacup is not a recognised size of dog or a breed of its own. You might go on a teacup breeders website and see “FCI teacup puppies for sale!” … it’s a lie. FCI, or any other kennel clubs, do most certainly not promote or register this size of dog. This isn’t even a breed. Got my point now?

Well, now let’s move to the breeding of them. Their problem starts before they are born. Before a litter is planned, the breeder finds two, cute undersized dogs (preferably under four pounds). Too often, the parents are closely related. That only increases the risk of series of genetic issues. Then, the mating begins…
Most females are bred on the ninth to fifteen day of their heat cycles. Eggs can be fertilized for up to 72 hours any of these breeding. Because of that… you puppies can be conceived a week after the first ones. When the puppies that were first conceived are fully matured and ready to be born, the younger ones  obviously come too, week premature (that’s a lot for a dog). Often the older puppies are put down or worse, killed, so the premature ones are the only one who get to live.
But it’s not even guaranteed if the puppies or female will live… The female’s body is so small it causes many complications, especially if the female is carrying more than two puppies. Often the puppies survives… but the mother doesn’t. 

Now, the puppies are born. There, their tough life begins. 
Many teacup puppies are starved so they don’t grow. That does explain how tiny and fragile they look. Breeders might also use other ways to stop the growing, in example, by using no fat, protein, rices… only food with no nutrition. Puppies are also often sold at three or four weeks, but the breeders claim their older. That can cause a lot of emotional problems.

Now, move on to the health problems.

The most common one is hypoglycemla, which means they have too low blood sugar level. It can cause several seizures and death very quickly. Because of this problems, teacups need to be fed few times a day. This can also cause digestive problems. 

Then. the other really common problem, hydrocephalus. That means they have water on their brain. It causes too much pressure on the brain. Symptoms are painful, but they include; Vomiting, seizures, intense headache, and trouble walking. It also causes mental disability and tunnel vision… and it may cause death. 
Other common health problems are live shunts, serious heart problems and respiratory problems. 

Teacups cannot regulate their body temperament, so they get easily cold and teacups dying due to cold is not unheard of.

Then of course, their tiny body is very fragile. Their bone structure is very poorly built.

They do get hurt easily, and if you accidentally step on your teacup… it might get severely hurt, or even worse. They can break bones if the jump off the couch, or if they try to jump on the couch. If you have kids, they might want to pick them up and who knows how that will end. Larger dogs can also play rough and harm them. Everything can hurt them and they need to be monitored. 

Then of course, it’s a fraud. There is no such thing as a registered teacup, or AKC teacup or whatever. In fact, there are no such thing as a teacup- they’re not a breed on their own, and people are fighting against them.

Cuteness can kill too easily. 

REBLOGGING FOR THE LOVE OF GOD because at my old work we had this girl come in with this tiny ass teacup poodle who didn’t know any better and this poor little dog was in so much pain and the owner didn’t even know. all of its internal organs were under developed and failing it, and it was one if the most heartbreaking things i’ve ever had to experience. 

SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you see people going “oh teacup pups are so cute’ or ‘i want to get a teacup puppy, they’re so adorable!” please educate them. Because these dogs, while cute, are NOT healthy. And the more people that buy them, the more these horrid people are encouraged to breed them. PLEASE do research if you are ever going to buy or adopt an animal. Know what you are getting into.

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Last night at 4:00 am we were having ice cream and biscuits and watching Discovery Channel in bed. :)

Last night at 4:00 am we were having ice cream and biscuits and watching Discovery Channel in bed. :)

Boyfriend is cooking spinach cannelloni for tomorrow night while i lick jars of foie-gras. I had a pretty boring day and a headache that doesn’t go away…

I spent the afternoon with needle and thread on my hands:

After dinner i took some aloe vera pulp from a leaf that i had cut before, and applied it directly to my face, hands and a small burn produced by hot cooking oil… I left the aloe on my skin for about 10 minutes and then rinsed off with fresh running water. I feel my skin fresh, clean and soft, but as i’ve done it only once, i can’t tell if the results will  be more noticeable after a few days of use. Anyway, i would highly recommend to get an aloe vera plant and try it.

Sticky aloe pulp…

Well, time to sleep for me (3:00 am in Spain). Good night Tumblr!

Lots of Love…

xoxoxo Alexandra Sabrina

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Overseas Teatime!!

It’s teatime! I’m having peach tea with argentinian sweets directly brought from their origin. Delicious “Guaymallen” alfajores (a kind of pastries), the green one is filled with quince marmalade and the blue one has dulce de leche ( milk pudding or milk caramel), they are both covered with sugar icing, “Rhodesia” is two thin waffles with lemon cream between them, and “Pico Dulce”v are fruit lollipops.

Yesterday, my boyfriend’s parents came back from Argentina. They have been away for one month because my sister-in-law had a baby girl, Lucía. She’s the first grandaughter (and niece) in the family.

My parents-in-law brought many presents from their country for everybody, including loads and loads of sweets, biscuits, pastries, juices, teas, mate and many other yummy stuff.

They gave me a T-shirt  with my name from my sister-in-law’s Scout group “Don Bosco” from Hurlingham,in Buenos Aires; a  crochet magazine and a book of scout songs; a scarf ring; a keyring and a pair of earrings; mi sister-in-law sent me three Jack Skellington badges and a cute earring charm.

Some closer photos:

Scarf ring with a horseshoe and horse head, and earrings.

The lovely horse keyring.

Crochet shrugs magazine. all the patterns are sooo lovely, but i’ve decided to crochet the one in this photo first.They also brought a packet of veggie seeds to plant in our kitchen garden when we move.

My boyfriend’s gifts (apart from more sweets!!) were mostly for Scout camps: A mate (gourd) with a matching bombilla (tube for sipping) and a scarf ring, all of them with a Fleur de Lis on them, a set of fork and knife with a leather over to hang from the belt, a steel bracelet, a set of RPG dice and a beautiful lighter with a horse on it. He was sent a T-shirt and a hat too, but he was wearing them and i couldn’t take any photos…

A closer view of the lighter…So that waas all for today. We finished our teatime with some Mantecol, a kind of peanut  pudding that is so delicious i could eat a hundred bars…

Lots of love…

xoxoxo Alexandra Sabrina

Midnight hibiscus & rosehip tea, watching Arrow with my boyfriend and Tumblring. I ate a whole loaf of bread with butter, but forgot to take photos because i was sooooo fucking hungry…

I’m happythat this is a chilly night, i hate when i can’t sleep because it’s 30ºC or more inside the house and not a single breeze comes from the windows…

Let’s hunt for some more butter-covered bread… XD

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