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Date: 02/12/09 03:25 PM

89 Responses to The Little Mermaid: Shiloh Pepin

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    Link: The Little Mermaid: Shiloh Pepin - She was born with Mermaid Syndrome or Sirenomelia. The foetus fails to develop resulting in a fusion of the lower limbs.
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    kenny_f Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
  3. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    It`s ok hun just put your best foot forward and life will just be another walk in the park..
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    Sajo Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    First:
    "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww"
    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA.

    Second"
    "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww"
    Seconded -barf-

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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Ignoring your childish "eeew" reaction, at this point I raise a practical question: HOW DOES SHE GO TO THE BATHROOM?
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    bananajojo Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    that poor girl. seriously, how does she go to the bathroom though? does she digest her food and regurgitate it?
  7. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    "HOW DOES SHE GO TO THE BATHROOM?"
    I`m guessing she had a colostomy?
  8. Profile photo of _Perfection_
    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    I actually saw that on tv a couple days ago.
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    papakilljoy Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 3:39 pm
    aww atleast shes a happy little girl i can only imagine what shell go through later in life if shes obese and has a fin i think we all can remember how cruel other kids can be
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    subzeroblue2 Female 18-29
    204 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    so sad, she seems like such a lively girl
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Aww... I hope she feels like a mermaid.
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    addler Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    well at this point i doubt that her being chubby has anything to do with eating.

    since she survived as it is, i cant imagine much of anything breaking her spirit though

  13. Profile photo of TeChNo_RaVe
    TeChNo_RaVe Female 18-29
    160 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Wow, born without lower organs... I wonder how her digestive tract works and where it all goes...
  14. Profile photo of JihadAllah
    JihadAllah Male 13-17
    372 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    too bad her parents raised her to be outrageously fat
  15. Profile photo of lololeela
    lololeela Female 30-39
    327 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    That moment when she was on the merry-go-round and she kind of looked down and then up at her dad, she looked so sad and vulnerable. It was very touching.
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    thediddler Male 18-29
    71 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Eww...kill it with fire! It has no soul!
  17. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1245 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    Living life without genitalia leaves me speechless...
  18. Profile photo of bulbasaur
    bulbasaur Female 18-29
    168 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    Wow, seriously, guys?
    How much exercise do you you think you could do with your legs like that? Stop being non-nice individuals.
  19. Profile photo of deathxtra
    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    :C This made me sad.
  20. Profile photo of xlollerskate
    xlollerskate Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    She`s the cutest little girl ever. I love her.
  21. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    awww. She`s adorable, and you can tell she`s obviously being raised right. She looks really happy and I hope she stays happy.
  22. Profile photo of BoredFanatic
    BoredFanatic Male 18-29
    5 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    I saw this on TV a while ago.

    She`s fat because of the drugs she`s taking. She`s very aware of it and wants to stop gaining weight, but nothing she does works.

    And a lot of you have been asking how she goes to the bathroom. She actually has 2 bags on either side of her stomach that holds her excretions. Her mother has to change them several times a day. She even makes her clothes specially made to hold the bags.

    And the swimming was actually a big deal because they didn`t know how they were going to protect her bags. But they finally made a swimming suit so that she can see what it`s like to swim.

    She`s the sweetest little girl and incredibly intelligent and aware for her age. You guys really need to try and catch this special on her on TV. It`s been coming on a lot lately. It`s called "Mermaid Girl" on the Discovery Channel.

  23. Profile photo of uunnfair_4ol
    uunnfair_4ol Female 18-29
    147 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    holy S****************T.
    She does have charisma.
    I could listen to her talk.
  24. Profile photo of daisymae6580
    daisymae6580 Female 30-39
    33 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    I watched this special the other night. I hope if I ever have kids they have half the spirit she does. She is amazing!
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    I`m very glad she`s alive, and I hope she lives a full life, but that music was revoltingly mawkish.
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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    "IMAH MARRRMAAAIIIDD!!!"

    Hahaha what a cutie!

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    Wow, she has such a nice and cheery personality. :)
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    TowerOfMagda Female 18-29
    93 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    Wow...13 year olds are rude...

    No wonder this country is going to the poo pile

  29. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
    2928 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    i dont understand why they should amputate her tail.
    i mean i dont think it would help with her internal problems and she still wont be able to walk so why not just keep it.
  30. Profile photo of xParanoia
    xParanoia Female 18-29
    768 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 6:00 pm
    i dont understand why they should amputate her tail.
    ---
    Awh don`t call it a tail.

    She`s so adorable and happy. (:

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    Rain7 Male 18-29
    140 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    i wonder how old she is...she seemed pretty happy tho...she seems like shed be fun to be around
  32. Profile photo of Loxen
    Loxen Female 30-39
    1387 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    That kid looks like she has an awesome personality. She seems very mature for her age as well. She probably learned to accept herself long ago and it`s just normal life to her now. You can just tell she`s strong(personality wise). I know quite a few people who were born "princess perfect" and still struggle with accepting themselves and are riddled with insecurities. Honestly... they`ll probably end up in abusive relationships, and just turn into baby factories, leaving no legacies, just lost to time.

    Hope this girl finds balance (meds/diet/upper torso exercise) that work for her weight (thats an additional health problem she doesn`t need) , and has a pain free long successful life. If her health holds up, she seems like she`s got the right personality to go places in life.

  33. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    that`s really weird, and she seems to handle it well, what a cool little girl.
  34. Profile photo of akijade
    akijade Female 18-29
    1006 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    HOW DOES SHE PEE?
  35. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
    628 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    She seems very mature and happy in spite of herself.
    Cool.
  36. Profile photo of JmSword
    JmSword Male 18-29
    30 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    I would kill myself if I was her. Rain 7 your comment is lil creepy.
  37. Profile photo of bittersweetm
    bittersweetm Female 18-29
    55 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    she`s not...that...little...
  38. Profile photo of Mah_Boi
    Mah_Boi Male 18-29
    606 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    I`M A MERMAID
  39. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
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    February 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    Like how they showed her in water..
    good question how does she pee? I need answers lol
  40. Profile photo of Saragato
    Saragato Female 18-29
    721 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    I`m sure that girl has enough self esteem problems as it is. However, she seems proud of being different and looks happy with her friends. She doesn`t need legs to be happy.
  41. Profile photo of Gexxo
    Gexxo Male 18-29
    673 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    That. Was. AWESOME! She is officially my BFF, even though she doesn`t know it yet.
  42. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    i prefer a thin mermaid any day
  43. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    no rectum, no bladder? WTF?
  44. Profile photo of cheyobi
    cheyobi Female 18-29
    85 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    That was completely precious.
  45. Profile photo of Septemberex
    Septemberex Female 13-17
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    February 12, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    Saw this forever ago. She needs to lose some weight though.
  46. Profile photo of Apple_18
    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    "someone forgot to tell her she was suppose to die."

    wth. gee, thanks MOM! >.<

  47. Profile photo of tanto
    tanto Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    michael phelps is so boned. she`s gonna stomp ass in london. or grazing in the shallow waters of florida estuaries.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    I guess the dad has that rare "walrus" disease.
  49. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    February 12, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    Septemberex: "She needs to lose some weight though."

    Tell us exactly how is she going to loose weight when she can`t even walk ?

    That was mean!

  50. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    so what did she get her missing parts reconstructed after birth or do they bring her in for regular cathetering or something?
  51. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    February 12, 2009 at 11:51 pm
    Wow, and I thought having no toes was weird!

    That`s pretty interesting.

  52. Profile photo of kikij
    kikij Female 18-29
    311 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 12:59 am
    to all the people AGAIN saying she needs to lose weight - you should probably read through the comments before commenting yourself.
    If you had you would know she has gained weight because of her medication - I can`t imagine exercising is that easy either. She was so sweet.
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
    399 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 1:26 am
    Sweet kid :)

    Hope she stays that way.

  54. Profile photo of i-am-emo
    i-am-emo Female 70 & Over
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    February 13, 2009 at 1:40 am
    "Septemberex: "She needs to lose some weight though."

    Tell us exactly how is she going to loose weight when she can`t even walk ? "

    She can writhe vigourously!

  55. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 2:52 am
    No rectum or bladder? Where does the food and drink go?
  56. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    February 13, 2009 at 3:45 am
    that really sucks...and I think there`s some procedure they can do for the..rectum part. I dunno.
  57. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 3:57 am
    She`s got a great attitude for someone who`s gotten such a bad hand to play.
  58. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 4:46 am
    My empathy chip is blaring remove it nao!
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    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 5:52 am
    aww :(
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    electromania Female 18-29
    146 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 7:02 am
    that was so sad =[
  61. Profile photo of YLE
    YLE Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 7:19 am
    aww tears to the eyes man
  62. Profile photo of tomahawkjam
    tomahawkjam Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 9:42 am
    how do you sirvive without a bladder or rectum, its gotta go somewhere ?
  63. Profile photo of Bucky Katt
    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 10:22 am
    Ugh, my eyes are leaking some kind of clear, salty fluid now..

    |-(

  64. Profile photo of xxlittleme
    xxlittleme Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    ....That`s so sad. ;[
  65. Profile photo of syke22
    syke22 Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    How the fu-ck does she piss?
  66. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm
    0.o
  67. Profile photo of quentinb
    quentinb Male 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    "how do you sirvive without a bladder or rectum, its gotta go somewhere ?"-tomahawkjam
    She did have pretty flabby thighs... I really dunno.
  68. Profile photo of papasmurfe
    papasmurfe Male 18-29
    323 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    when she talks....its suprising, its like watching a hamster shove food in its mouth, you think it cant do it but then, it just does and your like...wow....
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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    how does she poop?
  70. Profile photo of HorsesRule
    HorsesRule Female 13-17
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    February 13, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    the little fat- as mermaid
  71. Profile photo of Exaggerated
    Exaggerated Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    She has two bags attached to holes in her sides (about where her hips are)... sort of like diapers. That`s how the excrement leaves the body. They are changed once a day. Wouldn`t you like that job?
  72. Profile photo of Misskeli
    Misskeli Female 13-17
    33 posts
    February 13, 2009 at 5:40 pm
    What a sweet girl.
    Best of luck to her.
  73. Profile photo of froggyhare46
    froggyhare46 Female 18-29
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    February 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    aww. i wanna watch the rest of it.
  74. Profile photo of unknownbeing
    unknownbeing Male 13-17
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    February 13, 2009 at 11:37 pm
    such a sweet child
  75. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:04 am
    ouch mom "someone forgot to tell her she was supposed to die` wtf is that about..
  76. Profile photo of Kryptonite
    Kryptonite Male 18-29
    89 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 9:07 am
    bunny: it`s something to do with not making the little girl loose hope
  77. Profile photo of ricki24
    ricki24 Female 13-17
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    February 14, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    Aww, that is so sweet. Hope everything goes well.
  78. Profile photo of vitaliy
    vitaliy Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    I think she`ll live a fine life if they figure out a way for her to get a lot of exersize.
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    Youcantwin Male 18-29
    162 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    poor kid
  80. Profile photo of felena
    felena Female 13-17
    381 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    wow...... she kind of reminds me of Little Orphan Annie.....
  81. Profile photo of mikestenger
    mikestenger Male 18-29
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    February 14, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    "Someone forgot to tell her she was supposed to die."

    Wow, uhhhh, did anyone take that bad like I did or is it just me?

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    apimpds Male 13-17
    31 posts
    February 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    Wow. If she has no bladder or rectum, how does she rid herself of the food and liquid she consumes? I don`t mean to sound messed up, but I could assume that from her size, maybe her body just takes it all in and since it isn`t being used for energy, it just turns into fat. Because otherwise, like said in the video, she would die. Poor girl.
  83. Profile photo of cunegonde
    cunegonde Female 30-39
    160 posts
    February 15, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    Is it wrong that I`m more grossed out by how fat that kid is than by her deformity? I mean come on the kid`s got enough problems already without being a freaking LOAD. Her parents oughta be ashamed of themselves.
  84. Profile photo of zekumi
    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    February 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm
    For those of you wondering about the voiding her bowels thing ...

    She`s got to wear what I think is called a ostomy pouching system (i.e. little bags that collect the urine and feces and regularly need to be emptied by her parents)?

    She`s got a show on TLC or something that I`ve watched afew times.

  85. Profile photo of ryski_59
    ryski_59 Female 18-29
    245 posts
    February 19, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    Mikestenger: Yes. I was like... omfg, is that her mother saying that?

    something gives me the red flag there... O_o

  86. Profile photo of willowspuppy
    willowspuppy Female 18-29
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    March 23, 2009 at 10:58 am
    @Cunegonde: Do some research you idiot. At the time of this documentary (March 2008) Shiloh had recently undergone her 2nd kidney transplant. Up until that point, due to her only kidney malfunctioning it had been very hard to get any weight to stay on her. Now, the kidney is thriving as is she and for the first time in her life she is putting on weight - meaning she is now healthy enough to consider leg separation surgery if she wants. Obviously she can`t run around like other little girls, meaning her only form of excerise is swimming, which she can now do more often thanks to a specially-adapted wetsuit. She is on a controlled diet (her parents are partaking too) and is continuing to thrive as a happy 9-yr-old.

    Which you would have known had you actually watched the docu rather than make stupid facile judgements.

  87. Profile photo of cntrysngbrd2
    cntrysngbrd2 Female 40-49
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    September 23, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    for all the people worried about how this little girl is fat. she has had two kidney transplants. the rejection medication causes the weight gain. to be so petty as to mention that in the wake of everything this girl faces everyday is terrible and childish.
  88. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    November 9, 2009 at 9:53 am
    i think she is freaking adorable... i want to take her home
  89. Profile photo of snowflakefla
    snowflakefla Female 30-39
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    November 10, 2009 at 11:24 am
    I`m sorry to hear of her death. May she rest in peace,and God bless her family. She looked like she was a bundle of joy. My heart goes out to her family,and friends.........

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