As weird as it seems, Octomom Nayda Suleman is thinking about getting a pig to entertain her brood of 14. Needless to say lots of questions have popped up in the newsroom regarding this story. (Like how many kids can a pig suckle anyway?)
For a couple of years, the kids have been asking for a dog,” Suleman said. “I’ve actually been looking into a pig, like a little one.”
Suleman, 33, gained notoriety after giving birth to the world’s longest-living octuplets on Jan. 26 at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center. Suleman is single, unemployed and already had six other children younger than 8. She was supporting the family using food stamps, disability payments and student loans.
Since the news of her unusual family broke, Suleman has cashed in on her fame, selling interviews and photos for undisclosed sums.
She recently purchased a $564,000 house in La Habra and has been seen shopping for designer clothes in Los Angeles.
Suleman said if the family were to buy a pig, it would wear a diaper and live primarily outside because of the smell.
WHITTIER – Octomom Nadya Suleman became unhinged with fear last year when she thought she’d lost one of her children, telling an emergency dispatcher, “Oh God, I’m going to kill myself,” according to a recording of her 911 call released Wednesday by police.
Suleman made the call Oct. 27 after her 5-year-old son went missing from the front yard, only to find him a few minutes later after he returned from a walk.
Suleman’s repeated threats of suicide prompting a chiding from the dispatcher, who could hear children’s voices in the background. “Don’t say that in front of your other child, OK?” the dispatcher tells Suleman. “Keep yourself under control for your other child; he doesn’t need to hear that.”
Suleman, an unemployed single mother, has come under scrutiny since giving birth to octuplets Jan. 26 when she already had six other children, ages 2 to 7. Talks show hosts, celebrities and others have weighed in on the topic, with some questioning her ability to look after 14 children.
A neighbor of Octomom Nayda Suleman used a shotgun to threaten paparazzi outside Suleman’s Whittier home, officials said Tuesday.
WHITTIER – A neighbor of Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to octuplets last month, brandished a shotgun and yelled threats last night, prompting Whittier Police to come to the cul de sac.
Sally Ramirez said she lives next door to the man, who she said is usually a quiet neighbor.
“He’s a nice man,” she said. “Maybe he was just trying to scare them off.”
Ramirez said the usually sleepy neighborhood has been busier and louder since the announcement that Suleman, who lives in her mother’s house at the end of the street, was adding octuplets to her brood of six children younger than 7. The family’s home on Sunrise Drive is headed toward foreclosure, according to documents.
Ramirez said Suleman told her she would soon be moving to a large house owned by a friend. She said she hopes that when her neighbor leaves, the street will be quiet again.
“Ever since she had the babies, there’s been a lot of commotion,” Ramirez said.