Irene Hitting Close to Home

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Meet the bloggers, Original Content on 30 Aug 2011 at 12:21

Hi Guys and Girls,

Unfortunately sometimes we have to be the bearer of bad news.

It has come to our attention that one of our fellow bloggers’ house was distroyed by a falling tree. From all of us at Sharksworld we would like to wish Dancing Bear and his family all the best. We trust and pray that you are all safe and will be able to rebuild your home soon.

Wishing you all the best!


  • All the best Dancing Bear!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.08.11 12:25:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Your home is where your heart is – wishing you all the best for getting back to normal!! 🙁

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.08.11 12:27:06 by Ice Reply
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  • Not good news, but I trust the DB-family escaped unscathed? Sterkte!

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.08.11 12:27:10 by diablo Reply

  • All the best Uncle DB! Very sorry to hear about this.

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.08.11 12:27:29 by Ben Reply
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  • Dearly hope everyone came out unharmed.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.08.11 12:28:27 by Ben Reply
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  • All the best DB, wish you and your fam well in the recovery from this.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.08.11 12:40:03 by molly Reply
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  • DB, our thoughts and prayers are with you. You’ve always been a paragon of virtue on this site, and I know that strength of character will carry you through this.

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.08.11 13:09:36 by Culling Song Reply
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  • I hope everyone’s OK and all the best with rebuilding your home and lives, DB!

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.08.11 13:09:42 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Sad news indeed. Stay strong DB!

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.08.11 13:11:51 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Hi DB, I have been wondering how its going with you since Friday evening our time, and as human nature would have it assumed that all was OK, so reading this was not the case is a real shock. We are thinking of you and trusting that all will be sorted in time. Wish I could help somehow.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.08.11 13:18:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Eish :sad:. All the best DB!

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.08.11 13:21:00 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Jees, now I feel like crap, was having a laugh at the Irene pics on thechive right before I hit this link.All the best my friend, stay strong.I hope none of your family was hurt.

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.08.11 13:21:53 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • That is awful news, I am so sorry that happened to you. All the best and I hope everything gets sorted out quickly.

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.08.11 14:11:26 by lostfish Reply
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  • Hey DB; sorry for your loss. Hope you and the family are well.

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.08.11 16:39:24 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Darn Irene….
    My man DB, we wil pray for you and your family… May the grace of God be with you and may everything(rebuilding your house and lives) be like sailing in the wind…. Blessing mate…

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.08.11 19:26:11 by Franshark Reply
  • Sorry about your home DB but let’s hope you and your family are okay and can start to pick up the pieces soon

  • Comment 16, posted at 30.08.11 20:26:13 by Poisy Reply
  • This is heavy news.

    For those who are concerned.

    DB is single and lives in the house with Cyrus (his dog). They are being put up at a friends place for the time being.

  • Comment 17, posted at 30.08.11 22:38:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hi DB, I hope you and your family were not harmed. Bad news indeed but hopefully the repairs and whatever needs to be done will be done and you guys will have your home back soon.
    Thinking of you.

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.08.11 08:53:42 by rekinek Reply
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  • Wow, I really don’t know what to say, thank you all for the comments, thoughts and prayers. I just can’t tell you how much it means. On a slightly more positive note, my house was luckily not destroyed, but there is significant damage, rendering it inhabitable at this point. Both me and my dog Cyrus were home when it happened and both were unhurt, but very shocked and stunned. Not sure how to post a pic here, but with some help I will be happy to post some pictures. Friends and neighbours here were fantastic, offering places for Cyrus and me to stay and offering room in refrigerators and freezers. I am blessed and lucky to have such wonderful friends both locally and here on Sharksworld. Thank you all again.

    Things will take some time, but everyone is safe, not hurt, and it is just “things” that need to be replaced or repaired.

    I honestly can’t say enough how wonderful it was to read this article and all the comments, thank you so much. 🙂

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.08.11 19:24:21 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Sometimes when one goes through a rough time, we really get to see the true nature of our friends. I am so lucky that so many friends and neighbours have offered anything I need to get through this. And then this article, with all the comments, nothing could warm my heart more. I have only met Rob, KSA and Sharkette in person, but even though the rest of our friendships are in the virtual world, your comments meant so much to me. I am blessed with wonderful friends both in the physical world and this virtual world.

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.08.11 19:30:40 by Dancing Bear Reply
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