I got a Google alert telling me "I" was tweeting a bunch of hog swallow so I checked it out and it was someone who had stolen my profile picture, logo, and my web sites. He set up a second account called @7MariaZannini.
I immediately changed ALL my passwords and contacted Twitter. They weren't much help. They want me to send them a photo ID to prove it's me--even after I filled out their form.
I mentioned it on Facebook and several friends went to that site and clicked on the drop down box to report that site as spam. It looks like he's been blocked. If you go there and see it unblocked, do me a favor, and keep reporting his content as spam.
This was the topping of an already bad day.
We're expecting 6 days of bitterly cold weather, which might not elicit much sympathy from northern states, but our infrastructure isn't geared for really cold weather. I've hunkered down all the animals and water lines as best I could. Times like these I could use a husband.
But the worst news of yesterday is that I lost Belle, my girl rabbit. Somehow she pushed her feeder out (it slides through a hole in her cage). I can't imagine how she squeezed out of that hole, but somehow she did. I looked for her in every possible hiding place.
This is a video of Blu nuzzling Belle. They were always very sweet with each other.
I'm afraid a coyote might've snatched her during the night. I've seen a coyote grab a chicken without so much as breaking his stride, so it would be no sport to catch a tame bunny.
I am heartsick. She was such a nice girl. Very friendly. If she's alive, she'll have to brave the winter storm on her own. And if she's dead...
Like I said, it's been a very bad day.
I'll keep leaving food and water near her habitat in case she comes back, but I don't hold much hope. She couldn't have picked a worst time to make an escape.
On a lighter note, if you want to help a friend of mine, Maureen Betita's cover (one I designed) is entered in a cover contest. If you can give it a vote, I know she'd really appreciate it. The winner gets a nice prize. You have to subscribe to InD'tale ezine, but it's a pretty cool magazine (and it's free) so look around while you're there.