Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Panjo - the 17 month old Bengal tiger - is still on the loose

Panjo still roaming free

Gloria Edwards, Beeld (Beeld newpaper, South Africa)

Groblersdal - Now they're just hoping their beloved cat comes home.

A 17-month-old Bengal tiger has caught the attention of the whole country after somehow escaping from his owners' bakkie on Monday night, and is now roaming about somewhere between Groblersdal and Delmas.

Helicopters, microlights, aircraft, dogs, trackers, and later even infrared equipment was used in the hope of finding Panjo (which means "playful" in Italian), but he is still at large.

His owners', Goosey, 51, and Rosa Fernandes, 45, hope he will arrive at their smallholding at Endicott near Springs on Wednesday.

The tiger jumped from their Ford F250 bakkie ( bakkie - Afrikaans word for a certain type of vehicle)   on Monday night between 20:00 and 22:00, somewhere between Delmas and his owners' game farm, Jugomaro, at Groblersdal. They were on their way back to the smallholding.

Panjo was on his way to the vet in Springs for his last vaccinations and to have a microchip inserted.

Goosey suspects Panjo could either have jumped from the bakkie when he stopped at a stop sign in Groblersdal, or at a traffic light in Bronkhorstspruit, or at a four-way crossing before the N12 highway near Delmas.

"I don't know how he was able to open the (bakkie's) canopy in order to get out."

Goosey says he loves the tiger as if it were his own child.

Say 'no'

"I've often taken my cat to work with me (in Springs). He was raised in Groblersdal and on the Endicott smallholding and is semi-tame; he's also used to the bakkie."

According to Sapa, Rosa said anyone who spots him should point a stick at him and say "no", or give him some chicken to eat.

Apparently the tiger was spotted on Tuesday from the TV programme 50/50's helicopter, then also by farm workers and a farmer's 16-year-old son.

The search on farms and smallholdings on either side of the R25 at Bronkhorstpspruit and the R42 road between Delmas and Nigel near the Endicott smallholding was called off shortly after 20:00 on Tuesday due to the darkness.

Wendy Wilson of the wildlife unit of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) said a tiger's natural instinct would be to go home.

"He'll try to walk home (to the Endicott smallholding). He has never been in the wild and as such he is disoriented. People should rather not approach him since he may be aggressive, especially if he's injured."

The NSPCA is worried about the animal's safety.

The Fernandeses don't have a permit for the tiger.

Waiting for permit

Rosa said they tried to get one when Panjo was about 1 month old.

"We first had to build a cage for him on the game farm, according to nature conservation's standards, which we recently finished. We're still waiting for the permit to be approved."

She says they bought Panjo when he was a 3-month-old cub at a breeding farm in Zeerust.

"He was weak since he was rejected by his mother. We took him to the vet regularly until he was healthy. He grew up alongside our eight Jack Russells. They're his only friends."

At first they fed him milk with a bottle, but now he eats beef and chickens. He also spends about three hours a day swimming.

Animal expert Mark Tennant from Animal Planet, searched for tracks in the mealie fields with a bakkie until late in the evening along with Buthi Mahlangu, a farm worker, and John-Louis Booysen, who respectively spotted Panjo at 09:00 and 16:00, as well as the Fernandes' son, Justin, whose voice Panjo is used to.

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Quiz for the Grandkids

Which month has 28 days?
All of them!

What did the hat say to the scarf?
You hang on around while I go on ahead!

If you drop a white hat into the Red Sea, what does it become?

Why is 6 afraid of 7?
Because 7 8 9.

What is the longest word in the English language?
SMILES - because there is a mile between the first and last letters.

What two things can't you have for dinner?
Lunch and breakfast!

Why did the baker stop making doughnuts?
He got fed up with the whole business!

What's the difference between a wizard and the letters S A M E K?
One makes spells, the other spells makes!

What starts with e, ends with e, but has only one letter?
An envelope!

What has no beginning, no end, and nothing in the middle?
A doughnut!

What is full of holes but can still hold water?
A sponge.

What comes once in a year, twice in a week, and never in a day?
The letter E.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


It is difficult for some people to accept that love is a choice. This
seems to run counter to the generally accepted theory of romantic love
which expounds that love is inborn and as such requires no more than to
accept it. This theory believes that love is a magical force which frees
us from all suffering and solves every problem, that is an end unto
itself. To a limited extent, there may be some truths to each of these
beliefs, but having the capacity to love is not the same as having the
ability to love.

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the
warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning
that sometimes there isn't "anymore". No more hugs, no more special
moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more
"just one minute." Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used
up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say"I love

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's
broken and heal it when it's sick. This is true for marriage.....And old
cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and
aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it,
because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a
sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us
happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep
them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent
it to the people I think of in the same way... Now it's your turn to
send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life, including
the person who sent it, if you feel that way. Suppose one morning you
never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

I was thinking...I could die today, tomorrow or next week, and I
wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that
needed rekindling or three words needing to be said.

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they
don't love you back, you would be amazed at what those three little
words and a smile can do. And just in case I'm gone tomorrow.


Live today to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised..

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Launch Older Persons Act




WISE OLD DOG                                                             
One day an old German Shepherd starts chasing rabbits and before long,  
discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading   
rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.               
The old German Shepherd thinks, 'Oh, oh! I'm in deep doo-doo now!'         
Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to
chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the       
panther is about to leap, the old German Shepherd exclaims loudly, 'Boy,   
that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around     
Hearing this, the young panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of 
terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees. 'Whew!' says the 
panther, 'That was close! That old German Shepherd nearly had me!'         
Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby 
tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good u se and trade it for     
protection from the panther. So, off he goes.                             
The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and       
strikes a deal for himself with the panther.                               
The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, 'Here,     
squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving 
Now, the old German Shepherd sees the panther coming with the squirrel on 
his back and thinks, 'What am I going to do now?', but instead of running,
the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't     
seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old German
Shepherd says...                                                           
'Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another     
Moral of this story...                                                     
Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and skill will always overcome youth   
and treachery!                                                             
BS and brilliance only come with age and experience.                       
If you don't send this to five 'old' friends right away, there will be     
five fewer people laughing in the world.                                   
Of course, I am in no way insinuating that any of you are old, some are   
just more 'youthfully challenged'.                                         
You did notice the size of the print, didn't you?                         



Saturday, July 17, 2010

Wie is jy



                     ( Skrywer: Onbekend)


                   Het jy al ooit vir jouself inni spieël gekyk en

gewonder 'wie de flenter is jy!?'  Well. It happened to me a few days

ago.  Staan op, stort, trek aan ens ens. Toe ek voor die spieel staan

lyk ek vir myself nie so lekker nie.  Neeeee. Dit was nie oor my broek

te styf gesit het of my hare nie te hot gelyk het nie!  Iets het net vir

my laat besef ek's seriously besig om myself te fool!


                  Daar staan ek elke oggend op, all holy and spiritual

en al daai lekker dinge! "Here, ek gee vandag vir U, seën dit asb...

Tralalala. En Here, ek werp al my bekommernisse op U, want ek's nie

sterk genoeg om dit te dra nie. Blah blah blah"  Jy ken seker daai

gebedjie.  Anyway. Ekke staan so vir myself en kyk inni spieel en besef

net dat as ek  regtig sooo vreeslik op die Here vertrou om my crap uit

te sorteer Dan moet ek dit genuinely let go!  Al die dinge wat my gees

so onrustig maak, meeste dinge wat lankal geïdentifiseer is!


                  As ek regtig die Here vir iets vertrou, moet ek dit

100% vir Hom gee, en myself eintlik in die posisie sit sodat ek nie

Anders kan as om Hom te vertrou nie. Om afhanklik van die Here te wees

is om onafhanklik van jouself en die wêreld te wees ! Jou salaris, jou

ouers, jou wat ook al!


                  Soms is dit nodig om in die diep Kant in te spring en

te vertrou dat God jou sal uit trek. Dit sal ook slegs gebeur as jy dit

met jou hele wese (hart, siel  EN KOP!!!) doen!


                  Anders, what's the use of jumping in the deep side

and trying to survive on your own! Die branders sal jou soos 'n slap vel

rondgooi, teen rotse vasslaan en AS jy daar uit kom, Dan kom jy met 'n

klomp gebreekte bene en bloukolle daaruit en het eintlik nogsteeds niks

bereik nie. Nie waar nie?


                  Jare terug toe ek by CUM gewerk het, het ek en 'n

gereelde klient een aand bietjie gestaan en gesels. Hy se toe vir my,

die Bybel sê werp jou bekommernisse op die Here. Nie gee jou

bekommernisse vir Hom nie, werp dit op Hom.


                  Hy verduidelik toe dat werp 'n volleyball term is.

Dit is om iets van jou af weg te stamp - buite jou eie bereik. As jy net

jou bekommernisse vir God gee, Dan kan jy dit terug vat (want Dan's dit

nog in jou bereik), maar as jy dit werklik op Hom werp! Wow!  Dan's dit

'n bewustelike besluit wat jy maak om dit verewig te let go.

                  Want jy stamp dit Dan weg van jouself af - buite jou

bereik, sodat jy dit nie terug kan vat nie.


                  Nou, my liewe vriende en vriendinne, ek sukkel my

morsdood met die een!  Dis MOS baie makliker om self te sit en worry oor

iets as om te erken jy kan dit nie self hanteer nie. Joyce Meyer het op

een van haar programme gesê: "to worry is a manifestation of pride ."

Nou, kyk gou net na al die goed waaroor jy daagliks 'worry'. Toe, dink



                  Daar's nogal 'n hondhuis vol Klein goedjies, né? Die

Here HAAT trots!  Gaan lees net so bietjie Daniel se stories. So, deur

te sit en 'worry' oor iets (maak nie saak hoe groot of Klein nie) wys jy

eintlik vir God dat Hy nie goed genoeg is om jou probleem te hanteer

nie.  SJOE, ja, ek weet. Heavy stuff, NE? Well, it's true, think about



                  Om werklik op die Here te vertrou, bid in  volle

geloof ! Sê vir God dankie vir alles wat Hy in Sy Woord aan jou belowe

het. Dankie vir wat Hy nog vir jou gaan doen. Dankie vir al die 'tests'

waardeur jy nog gaan gaan. Dankie vir swaarkry, dankie vir sukkel,

dankie vir voorspoed, dankie vir die feit dat jy kan hoor,sien, praat,

voel, sommer net dat jy jou groottoon kan beweeg elke oggend as jy

wakker word !


                  Julle, God stel belang in ons  karakter, nie jou

goody-2-shoes houding en valsheid nie. Dis hoekom ons getoets word,

hoekom ons soms sukkel met goed, hoekom ons nie altyd ons sin kry nie,

hoekom ons soms in moeilike situasies gegooi word by die werk of by die

huis, hoekom ons soms victims is van iets aakligs. Nie sodat die Here 'n

kick kan kry uit ons swaarkry nie, maar om ons te slyp! Nerens inni

Bybel staan dat 'n kind van God dit maklik sal hê nie.


                  Onthou dat jy nooit deur enige iets gaan waar Hy nie

saam met jou gaan nie. As jy huil, huil Jesus saam met jou! Jy's Sy

kind! 'n Prins, 'n Prinses!  Prys God vir elke situasie waarin jy jou

bevind! Sien dit as karakter vorming. Sien dit as 'n tydperk waar jy

bietjie meer soos Jesus kan word! Dis 'n voorreg om deur so iets te gaan

saam die Koning van alles en almal! Dit maak dit glad nog nie lekker

nie, maar wow, what a privilege to know that God cares enough about you

to shape you after His own image!


                  Julle, nog 'n klein ietsie wat tannie Joyce gese het.

You can't have a testimony without a test. otherwise you will only have

the mony's. *hehehe* So true, né?


                  Gaan lees iewers vandag Jakobus/James 1 (veral vers

6).  My gebed is dat elkeen van ons sal leer om God toe te laat om ons

te shape, dat ons as mans en vrouens van God kan opstaan waarin ander

Jesus in ons oë kan sien!





















Friday, July 16, 2010







Every time I am asked to pray, I think of the old fellow who always prayed, 'Lord, prop us up on our leanin' side.' After hearing him pray that prayer many times, someone asked him why he prayed that prayer so fervently.

He answered, 'Well sir, you see, it's like this... I got an old barn out back.  It's been there a long time; it's withstood a lot of weather; it's gone through a lot of storms, and it's stood for many years.

It's still standing. But one day I noticed it was leaning to one side a bit.

So I went and got some pine poles and propped it up on its leaning side so it wouldn't fall.

Then I got to thinking about that and how much I was like that old barn... I've been around a long time..

I've withstood a lot of life's storms. I've withstood a lot of bad weather in life, I've withstood a lot of hard times, and I'm still standing too. But I find myself leaning to one side from time to time, so I like to ask the Lord to prop us up on our leaning side, 'cause I figure a lot of us get to leaning at times.

Sometimes we get to leaning toward anger, leaning toward bitterness leaning toward hatred, leaning toward cussing, leaning toward a lot of things that we shouldn't. So we need to pray, 'Lord, prop us up on our leaning side, so we will stand straight and tall again, to glorify the Lord.''

If you stare at this barn for a few seconds you will see who will help us stand straight and tall again. Do You See HIM?

Pass This on to others who might need Proppin Up. "In God we trust!"




When a woman lies



When a woman lies

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting 
close to a river, her thimble fell into the river.. When she cried out, the Lord appeared 
nd asked, "My dear child, why are you crying?" 
The seamstress replied that her thimble had 
fallen into the water and that she needed it to 
help her husband in making a living for their 
family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water 
and pulled up a golden thimble set with 

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked.
The seamstress replied, "No."

The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a 
golden thimble studded with rubies.

"Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked.

Again, the seamstress replied, "No."

The Lord reached down again and came up with a 
leather thimble.

Is this your thimble?" the Lord asked. 

The seamstress replied, "Yes."

The Lord was pleased with the woman's honesty and 
gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the 
seamstress went home happy.

Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her 

husband along the riverbank, and her husband 
fell into the river and disappeared under the 
water. When she cried out, the Lord again 
appeared and asked her, "Why are you crying?'' 
"Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the 

The Lord went down into the water and came up

with George Clooney. "Is this your husband? The Lord 

"Yes," cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. "You 
lied! That is an untruth!" The seamstress 
replied, "Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a 
misunderstanding. You see, if I had said "no" to 
George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad 

Then if I said "no" to him, you would have come up 
with my husband... Had I then said "yes," you 
would have given me all three. Lord, I'm not in 
the best of health and would not be able to take 
care of all three husbands, so THAT'S why I said 
"yes" to George Clooney. And so the Lord let her 
keep him.
The moral of this story is:
Whenever a woman lies, 
it's for a good and honorable reason, and in the 
best interest of others. That's our story, and 
we're sticking to it.


All Us Women









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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Error Messages

[When I get the message "Your computer has performed an illegal operation",
I get frustrated. How much better to see it in Haiku? Here are some of the

The Web site you seek cannot be located, but countless more exist.

Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return.

Program aborting: Close all that you have worked on. You ask far too much.

Windows 7 crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams.

Yesterday it worked. Today it is not working. Windows is like that.

Your file was so big. It might be very useful. But now it is gone.

A crash reduces your expensive computer to a simple stone.

Three things are certain: Death, taxes and lost data. Guess which has

You step in the stream, but the water has moved on. This page is not here.


Here maak my 'n houspyp (tuinslang)

Here, maak my vandag (soos ons kleintyd gesê het) 'n 'houspyp'. Sommer net 'n ordinêre 'houspyp', Here, wat gereed lê in U tuin ...
Weerhou my daarvan om ambisieus te strewe na die aansien van 'n kristalkraffie - wat mooi, maar snobisties-suinig bietjies water in delikate klein glasies skink, maar nooit 'n groot dors les nie.
Weerhou my van die versamelwaarde van 'n kunstige erdekruik - wat, al hou hy die water heerlik koel, 'n bodem het. Leeg raak. Gewoonlik te gou ... Want selfs die waardevolste kruik wat leeg is, bied geen verweer teen die venyn van 'n droë wind nie!
Nee, Here, maak my sommer net 'n 'houspyp' - wat tevrede is om dag na droë dag net 'n kanaal te wees vir U strome van lewende water. (Wat, vreemd genoeg, méér blink uit 'n 'houspyp' as in kristal.)
En, Here God, maak my oë oop vir verwelkte mense wat verskroei in die wind!


Warnings and Instructions

1. On Sears hairdryer: "Do not use while sleeping."

Wouldn't that save time?


2. On a bag of Fritos: "You could be a winner! No purchase necessary!

Details inside."

So, you just rip the package open, read the details, and then put the package back on the shelf?


3. On a bar of Dial soap: "Use like regular soap."

So Dial soap isn't soap?


4. On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness."

One can only hope


5. On a Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of box): "Do not turn upside down."

Oops! Too late!


6. On packaging for an iron: "Do not iron on body." So that's what I've been dong wrong.


7. On Children's Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medicine."

Yes, we could prevent a lot of accidents if we could get those little kids out from behind the wheel of a car and off those forklifts.


8. On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."

And what IS the "other use"?


9. On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat nuts."

Don't know what I'd do without those instructions.


10. On a bottle of Palmolive Dishwashing liquid: "Do not use on food."

So that's why my pancakes tasted so funny.


Bonus: On a bottle of All laundry detergent: "Remove clothing before distributing in washing machine."

I'm curious as to how many people wash their clothes in a washing machine while still wearing them?


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The day finally arrived.   Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven.  He is at
the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself.  However, the gates are closed,
and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper.

St. Peter said, "Well, Forrest,
it is certainly good to see you.   We have heard a lot about you  I must
tell you, though, that the place is filling up fast, and we have been administering
an entrance examination for everyone.  The test is short, but you have to
pass it before you can get into Heaven."

Forrest responds, "It sure is
good to be here, St. Peter, sir.   But nobody ever told me about any entrance
exam.  I sure hope that the test ain't too hard.

 Life was a big enough test
as it was."

St. Peter continued, "Yes, I
know, Forrest, but the test is only three questions.

What two days of the week begin with the letter T?

How many seconds are there in a year?

What is God's first name?"

Forrest leaves to think the questions
over.  He returns the next day and sees St. Peter, who waves him up, and
says, "Now that you have had a chance to think the questions over,
tell me your answers"

Forrest replied, "Well, the
first one -- which two days in the week begins with the letter "T"?
Shucks, that one is easy.   That would be Today and Tomorrow."

The Saint's eyes opened wide and
he exclaimed, "Forrest, that is not what I was thinking, but you do
have a point, and I guess I did not specify, so I will give you credit
for that answer.  How about the next one?" asked St. Peter.

"How many seconds in a year?
Now that one is harder," replied Forrest, but I thunk and thunk about
that, and I guess the only answer can be twelve."

Astounded, St. Peter said, "Twelve?
Twelve?  Forrest, how in Heaven's name could you come up with twelve seconds in a year?"

Forrest replied, "Shucks, there's
got to be twelve: January 2nd, February 2nd, March 2nd... "

"Hold it," interrupts St.
Peter.  "I see where you are going with this, and I see your point,
though that was not quite what I had in mind....but I will have to give
you credit for that one, too.  Let us go on with the third and final question.
Can you tell me God's first name"?

"Sure," Forrest replied,
"it's Andy."

"Andy?" exclaimed an exasperated
and frustrated St Peter.

"Ok, I can understand how you
came up with your answers to my first two questions, but just how in the
world did you come up with the name Andy as the first name of God?"

"Shucks, that was the easiest
one of all," Forrest replied.  "I learnt it from the song, "ANDY

St. Peter opened the Pearly Gates,
and said: "Run Forrest, run."
 Give me a sense of humor, Lord.
Give me the ability to understand a clean joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.
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