So that is where babies come from!   4 comments

Simple isn’t it?

So that is where babies come from

And for those of you who don’t know much in the way of Italian I will translate (well to the best of my ability, I am a Cat after all!)

‘Sanitaria Profumeria’ means literarily ‘health perfumery!’ What that actually is I don’t know and so I suggest that you draw your own conclusions!

Personally I think it’s a place that idiots frequent to purchase very expensive and utterly useless ‘health’ products and all sorts of other pointless nonsense like Homeopathic Medicine and daft vitamins that they don’t need. I bet you could who that you will bump into prince Charles in one, or indeed some other flake in one. Which is one of the reasons he probably will never get the promotion to king a promotion he has coveted for many a long year!

About the Author

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The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store at last, yes it’s my wonderful first book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ so what are you waiting for you lovely Apple users?

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  1. I checked Wikipedia regarding baby farming..
    Baby farming
    This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (May 2009)
    Baby farming was a term used in late-Victorian Era Britain (and, less commonly, in Australia and the United States) to mean the taking in of an infant or child for payment; if the infant was young, this usually included wet-nursing (breast-feeding by a woman not the mother). Some baby farmers “adopted” children for lump-sum payments, while others cared for infants for periodic payments. Though baby farmers were paid in the understanding that care would be provided, the term “baby farmer” was used as an insult, and improper treatment was usually implied. Illegitimacy and its attendant stigma were usually the impetus for a mother’s decision to put her children “out to nurse” with a baby farmer, but baby farming also encompassed foster care and adoption in the period before they were regulated by British law.
    Richer women would also put their babies out to be cared for in the homes of villagers. Claire Tomalin gives a detailed account of this in her biography of Jane Austen, who was fostered in this manner, as were all her siblings, from a few months old until they were toddlers.[1] Tomalin emphasises the emotional distance this created.
    Particularly in the case of lump-sum adoptions, it was more profitable for the baby farmer if the infant or child she adopted died, since the small payment could not cover the care of the child for long. Some baby farmers adopted numerous children and then neglected them or murdered them outright (see infanticide). Several were tried for murder, manslaughter, or criminal neglect and were hanged. Margaret Waters (executed 1870) and Amelia Dyer (executed 1896) were two infamous British baby farmers, as were Amelia Sach and Annie Walters (executed 1903). The last baby farmer to be executed in Britain was Rhoda Willis, who was hanged in Wales in 1907. The only woman to be executed in New Zealand, Minnie Dean, was a baby farmer. In Germany and Scandinavia there was an euphemism for this activity: “Engelmacherin” (German), “änglamakerska” (Swedish) and “englemagerske” (Danish), all literally meaning a female “angel maker”.
    Spurred by a series of articles that appeared in the British Medical Journal in 1867, Parliament began to regulate baby farming in 1872 with the passage of the Infant Life Protection Act. A series of acts passed over the next seventy years, including the Children Act 1908 and the 1939 Adoption of Children (Regulation) Act, gradually placed adoption and foster care under the protection and regulation of the state.
    The term has been used to describe the sale of eggs for use in assisted conception, particularly in vitro fertilization.
    Baby farming in works of fiction or popular culture
    The title character in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist spends his first years in a “baby farm.”
    The eponymous heroine puts her newborn “out to nurse” with a baby farmer in George Moore’s Esther Waters (1894).
    The main character in Perfume, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, was orphaned at birth and brought up by baby farmers. (It was actually an orphanage and his mother had been hanged shortly after his birth)
    The character of Mrs. Sucksby in Sarah Waters’s novel Fingersmith is a baby farmer.
    The Gilbert and Sullivan opera H.M.S. Pinafore, the character of Buttercup reveals that, when a baby farmer, she had switched two babies of different social classes. This is part of a satire of class hierarchy in Victorian England.
    The book Mama’s Babies by Gary Crew is the story of a child of a baby farmer in the 1890s.
    The silent film Sparrows (1926) with Mary Pickford was set in a baby farm in the southern swamps.
    In The Fire Thief trilogy of novels, a baby farm is prominent.
    Australian musical The Hatpin features a mother’s experience with a baby farmers and was inspired by the true story of Amber Murray and the Makin family.
    In a March 2013 episode of Syfy’s Haunted Collector, John Zaffis and his team discovered that a Boston cigar bar used to house a baby farm in the 1870’s. Ms. Elwood, who ran the farm, was found to have abused and even killed some of the infants there. They also found a syringe buried the buildings foundation dating to the same time frame of the farm.[1]
    See Coram Boy, a children’s novel by Jamila Gavin. It was published in 2000 and it won Gavin a Whitbread Children’s Book Award. The story sheds light on the corruption and child cruelty that flourished in Foundling Hospitals in large cities, because unscrupulous people took advantage of the situation of women with illegitimate children by promising desperate mothers to take their unwanted children to care facilities, for a fee.
    References
    ^ excerpt from Jane Austen: A Biography
    External links
    Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). “Baby-Farming”. Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.p

    • I can see why they say the article is not complete. I knew most of that I and I am just a Cat!

      Hope you had a great weekend and that is week ahead is going to be a wonderful one.

      Purrs,

      The Cat

      • my weekends has been in the toy dept at Walmart working..but it pays the bills. weeeeeeeeeeee. lol

      • TOYS! Wow. Oh that sounds great. I like toys and Walmart toys must be good value for money, do you get to play with them? I have always wanted a Plush Toy (I think that is what Americans call them, we English call them “stuffed toys” like Teddy Bears) of me, oh wouldn’t it be nice for everyone in the world to have a cuddly copy of me on their lap?

        I hope that Walmart continue to pay your bills forever, sounds like a good deal to me. So you have several jobs? That is very American of you, well done!

        Purrs,

        The Cat

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