This avid animal lover shares her home with 90 different rescue pets – and almost all of them are named after Lord of the Rings characters.
Adri Rachelle’s massive menagerie includes Bilbo Baggins the mule, Gandalf the goat, Frodo the spaniel and two cats named Boromir and Faramir.
But the 31-year-old dog sitter from Atlanta, Georgia, recently admitted she is rapidly running out of Middle Earth names.
“I’ve always loved animals. I don’t think anyone is surprised that I’m living like this,” says Rachelle. “When I was a kid, my room was full of stuffed animals because I couldn’t get the real ones.
“They do all have names and 80% of them are named after Lord of the Rings,” said the Tolkien fan. “I’m a little obsessed with the books and the films. Technically we haven’t run out of Lord Of The Rings names, but I really have to search for them now.”
Rachelle keeps 22 rescue pigs, 12 dogs, eight chickens, six cats, four parrots, four horses, four peacocks, four rats, three hairless guinea pigs, two goats, two ducks, two cockatoos, two cows, two mini cows, two alpacas, two ferrets, two geckos, one tegu lizard, one bearded dragon lizard, a mule, a hamster, a rabbit, a tortoise and a python.
She has constructed a special 10-foot-wide bed so that at least four of her animals can pile in with her at night.
“Without fail, the pigs will join me in bed and usually dogs and cats will come in too,” says Rachelle. “I have set up tree branches in the headboard so the birds can sleep near me too. I’ve taken naps with my rats before as well.
“Even though I built a bigger bed, they all still sleep on top of me.”
Rachelle moved into the farmhouse back in 2015 so she could use the extra space to accommodate her pets. Her critter companions cost her a whopping $10,000 a year in veterinary bills and food, including frozen mice for her snake and roaches, as well as crickets and superworms for her reptiles.
She has her feeding routine down to just 40 minutes a day and cleaning cages and enclosures takes another half an hour.
“I like to make sure everyone is settled in and then I’ll feed the dogs their breakfast and I’ll feed myself if I’m lucky. I give the rest of the animals breakfast around 10, fresh fruits and vegetables, hay and pellets for the horses, and all the pigs get bananas.
“I can go through and spot clean all the cages and enclosures in half an hour. I just put on a podcast and do it.”
She has also spent another $10,000 on animal-proofing her 11,000-square-foot guest house so her pigs, birds, and guinea pigs could live inside.
“The birds like to chew everything so we took out all the molding, the baseboards and carpets and child-proofed all the cabinets,” says Rachelle. “Now they can fly free and not be locked in cages.”
She even rigged the home with cameras so she can always keep an eye on her beloved animals when she’s not home.
Rachelle credits her parents Larry Jacobs, a retired natural resources specialist, and Cynthia Selby, a retired nurse, for her animal-loving nature.
“My dad would go out every year to count endangered species like bald eagles, frogs and snakes,” says Rachelle. “My mom was constantly taking in stray animals like baby birds, kittens and dogs. We raised chickens, rabbits and ducks. Growing up, I probably had about 20 animals, I’ve always been that way.”
Ten years ago, she started taking in rescue pigs and her menagerie grew from there.
Her family sometimes wishes she would focus on herself instead of her many pets, but Rachelle said: “There’s nothing I’d rather be doing with my time or money than looking after animals.
“I ended up with all of these animals because other people had taken them in and didn’t want them. A lot of them arrived in terrible conditions.
“People say I’m an animal hoarder, but there are people who have failed at having just one animal. Here I am with other people’s animals all around me and I’m doing a good job.”
Though she adores her zoological lifestyle, she admitted that it is not for everyone.
“I think for a normal person this would be a lot of work, a lot of noise and a lot of cleaning, but for me, it is almost therapeutic,” she said. “I get so much satisfaction from caring for my animals.
“Out of 90, only five of them weren’t adopted. I’m able to provide unwanted animals with a home. This is my little piece of paradise.”
In addition to sharing her animal-loving life on Youtube as Adri Rachelle, she is applying for nonprofit status with the hopes of turning her home into a sanctuary so that she can take in even more animals.
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At 56, Cindy Crawford has finally accepted her age and wants everyone to stop calling her ageless
Cindy Crawford is the epitome of a supermodel. But, unfortunately, people tend to hold models to unrealistic beauty standards, especially as they get older. Crawford personally rejects any age expectations people might have for her and has some words of wisdom to share with everyone who’s afraid of aging.
Crawford defined the ’90s supermodel era.
When we think about ’90s supermodels, one of the first names that come to mind is undoubtedly Cindy Crawford. Her rise to fame started in 1990 when she appeared on the cover of British Vogue alongside names like Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington. Since then, Crawford frequently walked and posed for the biggest fashion houses and magazines of the decade.
In 2000, exactly 10 years since her career had skyrocketed, Crawford quit full-time modeling at the age of 34. Since then, the former supermodel has written a book, Becoming, worked as a spokesperson for several brands, and even launched her furniture line. Still, even though she hung up her modeling hat over 2 decades ago, Crawford is still battling with unrealistic expectations people have of others.
Getting older was tough to accept for her at first.
By the time Crawford started approaching her fifties, she’d started noticing her age in little things: “Your skin, your hair, your body. I take care of myself but I know that I’m a 51-year-old woman.”
And yet, Cindy realized that her concerns were more based on other people’s expectations of her. “I want to do my job well, and I want to deliver but I also know that what I have to offer now is different from what I had to offer at 25.”
The former supermodel also had a hard time with people online reacting to her changing appearance, saying, “I don’t need everyone on Instagram pointing out that I don’t look the same way I did when I was 20. I know that.” But after the struggle came acceptance, which we can all learn from.
Crawford has embraced her age and refuses to look back.
After some time, Crawford accepted that you can’t turn back time and it’s much more important to focus on the now. As she shared, “No matter what I do, I’m not going to look 20, or 30. I just want to look great for 50. There’s pressure on women to do the undoable, which is not age. But it’s about looking great for however old you are, regardless of what that number is.”
At this time, she also rejects the idea of being ageless and wants everyone to stop pushing that narrative. Crawford said, “Being told I’m ageless isn’t right, especially because getting older is hard enough, never mind that we live in a youth-obsessed culture.”
Ultimately, Crawford’s age became her sense of pride as it reflects all her achievements. “I’m not 25, so why should I be trying to look 25? Why do I want someone to mistake me for a 25-year-old? I’ve had children. I have all this life experience.”
Do you agree with Cindy Crawford? How do you feel about getting older?
North Texas twins born in different years
A Denton couple is celebrating their new twin girls who were born in different years!
Kali Jo Scott had to be checked in early to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton for monitoring.
Then came Effie Rose at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, making her the first baby born at the hospital in 2023!
The babies are happy and healthy, weighing in at 5.5 pounds.
“We had kind of joked, like, ‘wouldn’t it be funny if…’ with the holiday and New Year’s Eve over the weekend,” said Scott. “It turned out that was more of a possibility than we realized.”
Both parents say they like the fact that each child gets their own day.
“I love it. I think it is hilarious and just super fun,” Scott said.
“It kind of happened so quick we haven’t processed all of it yet,” said father Cliff Scott.
They say it will help keep the fraternal twins with their own identity.
“You always still want to make sure they have their own individual personality and know that they are special and unique. So this gets to add to that special and uniqueness that some twins don’t maybe get,” she said. “One will always get the glitter and confetti of New Year’s Eve and one gets to kick it off with a brand-new year on New Year’s Day.”
The few-minute difference could have big implications for a few things.
Many youth sports are based around the child’s birth year, which could make for complicated schedules.
The new family says some of the financially-minded friends have reached out about the tax implications.
“Our friends were making fun of us for the tax deduction issue since we only get one tax deduction for last year, but I think that’s just fine,” Scott said.
Source: Fox 11
What 17 Famous Movies Would Look Like if They Were Filmed Today with the Same Actors – angelagiron.com
Iconic movies oftentimes owe a big part of their success to the talent of great actors who played in them. That’s why when we think about cinematic masterpieces, we struggle to imagine them being shot with different actors playing the main roles. However, it would be curious to see what the same movies would look like today with the same cast.
We at Now I’ve Seen Everything decided to see what would happen if the same actors who played in different well-known movies participated in the remakes now.
1. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman
2. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future
3. Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
4. Bill Murray in Ghostbusters
5. Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz in The Mummy
6. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction
8. Scott Glenn and Jodie Foster in The Silence of the Lambs
9. Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls
10. Ernie Hudson in Ghostbusters
11. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman in Seven
12. Tom Cruise in Top Gun
13. Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary
14. Leonard Nimoy in Star Trek
15. Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes in Maid in Manhattan
16. Kirsten Dunst in Bring It On
17. Drew Barrymore in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Who is your favorite actor? In which movie did you like their performance the most?