Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Child hog-wild about amorous farm animals

  • Print

Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My little brother is far too interested in the sex on our farm. I am 15 and he is only 12, but he is way too educated from the farm animals and his computer searches about how different animals "do it" and he's always reporting sightings of cats, dogs, the bull and our horses having sex. I have complained to my mother that he's crazy obsessed and they say it's part of farm life. It wasn't for me!

I can't wait to get out of this hick area and into the city, but I think my parents need to keep an eye on that kid. He's obsessed with sex and he's got weird problems. I think they should take him to the city to see a shrink. Ewww. -- Disgusted Sister, Manitoba

Dear Disgusted: Talk to both your mother and your father and cite all the examples you know of. Then suggest clearly you think he needs to talk to a psychologist outside of the general area where you live. If you recognize something is wrong with this kid, now is the time to get him help. Lots of kids are interested in how animals have sex, but if you are sure his is a weird sexual obsession, then it is for everybody's well-being that he get help right now.


Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: My friend thinks he can sing. He goes from one karaoke bar to another, and frankly, he's just terrible. I stopped going with him very often because it's painful. How do you tell someone they can't sing and that they shouldn't be singing in public?

This is my longest friendship ever -- since Grade 3. He is a great guy in every other way, but he expects me to tag along and "enjoy the fun." It is embarrassing and anything but fun to have him singing really loud off-key. I can see people wincing in the audience. None of his other friends will go any more. Do I tell him the truth about his terrible voice? He sounds like he's in pain when he sings. I feel that pain, believe me. -- 10 Years His Friend, Winnipeg

Dear 10 Years: Would you want to be told? Sooner or later someone other than his best friend is going to tell him bluntly, probably in a bar while drinking, after other singers. What you can do is let him know you are personally tired of karaoke and will not be going any more -- not at all. Be the first to ask him to do other fun activities. It's not that you want to quit being his pal, you just don't want to be anywhere he's singing. Let someone else break his heart.


Dear Miss Lonelyhearts: I borrowed my big sister's white coat without telling her and wore it on a date and spilled some red wine on it. Then I tried to take it out with salt and soda water and other methods and none of it worked. Then I took it to a dry cleaner and they couldn't get rid of it all.

Last night I confessed and showed it to her and she hit the roof. She actually cried because it was her favourite coat ever and it's ruined. I offered to give her the money from my savings and that didn't help. What else can I do? -- Deep Trouble, West End

Dear Deep: She wants the coat fixed, and nothing else. More coats, exactly like that one, will have been made. Ask her where she bought the coat, and go see them about re-ordering it. If they can't get it, you can get almost anything on eBay, so get the make, model and size of that coat and replace her coat with a new one just like it.


Please send your questions or comments c/o or mail letters to Miss Lonelyhearts c/o Winnipeg Free Press, 1355 Mountain Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 21, 2014 C4

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes


  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.


Make text: Larger | Smaller


Trouba talks about injury and potential for Jets

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS  070527 The 21st Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at Assiniboine Park. The Orlan Ukrainian Dancers perform on stage.
  • Someone or thing is taking advantage of the inactivity at Kapyong Barracks,hundreds of Canada Geese-See Joe Bryksa’s goose a day for 30 days challenge- Day 15- May 22, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos


Will you be checking out the new Olympus exhibit at the WAG?

View Results

Ads by Google