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Ricky Shakes Bonbon -- and a Baby Rattle?

11/15/2006 4:36 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Hunky boriqua Ricky Martin wants to be like Madonna and Angelina ... and adopt kids!
Ricky Martin and babies
Suave Ricky does love kids; he serves as an Ambassador for UNICEF, and helps sponsor a home for Indian street kids. Now, according to a report on Tittle-Tattle, he wants to open his own Miami mansion to a tot or two.

Tittle-Tattle quotes Ricky as saying, "I believe that at some time in the future this house will be full of colored crayons strewn over the floor, and the walls covered with scribbles." Oh yeah, we can see the writing on the wall about Ricky.

Ricky's reps were aware of the report but had no comment. Martin's MTV Unplugged CD hit stores November 7.

UPDATE: TMZ heard from Ricky's spokesman late today, with this comment: "While Ricky has said he is certainly open to the idea of adopting children in the future (as he already sponsors three children in India and assists thousands more through the work of his foundation), he has no immediate plans for any adoption, as his upcoming months are already filled with promotional travel and concerts dates around his just released MTV Unplugged album."

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Eli    

HOT AND KIND, WOW I LOVE YOU RICKY...GOD YOUR SO HOOOOOOOOT!

2862 days ago
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LMFAO    

Ricky Martin is great, i think that he is amazing at whatever he does!!

2862 days ago
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JULIE    

ISN'T HE GAY?

2862 days ago
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Eli    

Why #4 cause he doesnt sleep with everything that smells like tw*t..or is it cause hes so cute and kind!

2862 days ago
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JULIE    

#5 I WAS JUST WONDERING IF HE'S GAY. I DONT REALLY CARE

2862 days ago
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Spiratacus    

Why do people think he and Clay Aikin are gay?

2862 days ago
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Poop    

Ricky Martin can shake his bon-bon on my face any day!!

2862 days ago
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Wicked    

HELL NO...DON'T LET THIS PERV GET NEAR A KID. HELL NO, NO WAY.
THAT IS JUST SICK.

2862 days ago
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Poop    

why #9...its not like he is michael jackson or anything....

2862 days ago
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Supporter    

Hey Spiratacus are you serious. Hell yes Clay Aiken is gay. He may not know it yet but yep he's gay. And as far as Ricky Martin adopting, if he does I just hopes he adopts a child from the US, you know there are kids here to that need good homes, and a loving family.

I think that the adopting thing is just a fad right now and I hope it ends soon.

2862 days ago
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shar    

#7, because Ricky Martin and Clay Aiken are gay, not that there's anything wrong with it.

2862 days ago
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bethany    

Gloria Marti is another HERO from Puerto Rico like you, Ricky. wish so much that you or your people could call and congraulate her. It would mean so much!!

"San Juan Star - 11/11/06

Gloria Marti: Puerto Rico ’s Lifetime Dog Protector

BEST FRIENDS
By Peggy Ann Bliss


Gloria Martí, an unsung heroine in Puerto Rico’s animal protection movement, has been nominated for one of the most prestigious awards given by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The Henry Bergh & Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to one of 13 finalists Sunday at a banquet in New York .

On Friday, the ASPCA announced that the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Adele Douglass, a New Yorker who promoted the Certified Humane program for farm animals. The Henry Bergh Award went to Ruth Steinberger, who promoted a spay/neuter service for pets of low-income families in Olkahoma. Though Martí didn’t win, Puerto Rico couldn’t be prouder of their Lifetime Dog Protector. Save-a Sato Foundation president Chantal Robles, who has worked for Martí for 15 years,caller her “a selfless woman of great energy and enthusiasm.

“The winners of this prestigious award have done wonderful things for animals, and for that we are grateful,”she said. “But here in Puerto Rico , Gloria Martí is our Lifetime Award Winner, and she will be duly recognized as such with a plaque from the board in the near future.”

The word sato in Puerto Rico means a mixed-breed cat or dog. Although they are often strays, or realengos , they are also lost, abandoned or kicked out dogs, who make loving pets when rehabilitated. In the states, these rejects have become a status symbol and an object of intense devotion by their new owners. Many, like Donna Lenz, of Bethel , Conn. , have taken an interest in the animal rescue movement on the island. “It’s pretty amazing; she was picked out of 600 nominations,” said Lenz, in a telephone interview with Best Friends.

“Gloria works 365 days a year in the shelter and cleans 85 dog kennels a day,” said Lenz, who nominated Martí, a licensed paralegal. “Volunteers come, but they don’t stay very long, because who wants to clean dog poop?” Lenz, who visited the Save-a-Sato program here for a week, has two Puerto Rican satos Gypsy and Ambar and a cat named Morgan born with diabetes. She and her husband Erich also provide homes for a variety of abandoned small pets like prairie dogs, rats and ferrets. Lenz’s letter of nomination, edited and condensed, follows:

“In 1994, Gloria Martí and three other women were drawn together by their sadness at the treatment of animals in their native Puerto Rico . Along with Karen Fehrenback, Chantal Robles and Leilani Belendez, Gloria Martí began rescuing dogs from horrendous conditions and curing their severe mange, open wounds, acid burns and broken bones. Using their own funds, these women paid the vet bills and found good homes for the animals. “In 1996 the group incorporated Save A Sato as a non profit organization, and opened a small animal shelter with Gloria Martí as shelter director. The animals stay there until they are ready to go to several shelters in the Northeast which accept ITAL satos ITAL when they have the space. At the stateside shelters, the dogs are spayed and neutered, and offered in adoption to deserving families. From the adoption fees, the shelters send a small donation to Save A Sato for medical and transportation costs. “For 10 years, Gloria Martí has worked tirelessly 365 days a year. She arrives every morning at 7, to clean cages and feed the residents. Some dogs need medication or mange dips. Puppies may need bottle feeding. Each dog gets play time and love and kisses. Vet runs are often interrupted when Gloria spots a needy dog on the side of the road. On days when the ITAL satos ITAL fly to the states, Gloria gets to the shelter at 5 AM to set up kennels for 30 dogs. Each Sato has been matched with a dog friend for the flight to their forever home. Before they are loaded in the car for the trip to the airport, each dog gets a final exam, a hug and kiss goodbye. Gloria has watched them rehabilitate, not only physically, but mentally and emotionally, and she bids them good by with tears of sadness mixed with joy. “My husband and I adopted our first sato four years ago. While surfing the Net, we found Gypsy’s picture and fell in love. The next day when the shelter opened we were there for an adoption that changed our lives. This is Gypsy’s story: One night about 9 on Simón Madera Street , Gloria spotted a tiny Chihuahua mix. For about 10 minutes she followed the disoriented dog down the dark street, to a demolished building site. Gypsy came right to Gloria, who took her back to the shelter, gave her a good dinner and a

2862 days ago
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drcocks    

Cate, #13. Thank you for reminding me that there are much more important things to read about today. I am going to make a donation immediately. Truly inspirational. Animals rule.

2862 days ago
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Chrissy    

Thanks cate for the link to www.saveasato.org - When I get another dog I will try to adopt from them!

2862 days ago
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bethany    

ccc, they are wonderful wonderful ladies! The awful things that they see and deal wih would break your heart. But they are helping so many!!

I wish wish wish that some celebrities with Puerto Rican heritage could just lend a helping hand and help get the word out about their work. Jennifer Lopez? Jimmy Smits?

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