This strikes into stark contrast the differences between countries as one considers the state of animal rescue issues. I can’t help but wonder if mass transport to wealthier countries is somehow possible. I’d be happy to spend the rest of my days with a pack of mutts. I’d wager that there are another 1000-1500 Americans out there who share my sentiment.
Meet Justin, the Long Island dog left in an abandoned home to die. Justin had other plans, and found his voice in the nick of time. He’s going to be just fine, and police have already arrested 21-year-old Ozkan Guleryuz in connection with his abandonment.
So many of these stories end horribly, and I avoid sharing them for the sake of your sanity and mine. If only they could all be found in time. Kudos to Justin for finding the strength to make a comeback. This resilient boy might just need a new home. Any takers?
When Tina and Chandi first hit the scene I was amused, but did not expect to hear of them again. After another winning performance, I would love to be proven wrong. Should we start a pool? What do you think their chances are?
This is a fun jaunt no matter your breed of choice. If you don’t have time for the entire clip, check out a couple of highlights at 2:03 and 3:15. This one has summer fun written all over it.
A Southern Wisconsin family is feeling lucky after a chance back yard meeting between their dog and a black bear. Reports of bear sightings in the area are up substantially from last year according to local wildlife officials. “This year we have a heck of a lot more bear calls coming in,” DNR Conservation Warden Paul Nadolski said. Locals are encouraged to be vigilant in securing trash in order to discourage unwanted visits.
Dogs are urged not to try this at home…
For a little lamb rejected by her mother, a dog will do.
“It’s amazing how animals start sharing,” said Dianne Shaw, who had something a little quirky to celebrate on Mother’s Day. Just north of Morris, she and her husband Ray have 16 sheep, 15 lambs, a donkey named Holly who herds them and two dogs.
Sunny the golden retriever took Sheba the motherless lamb under her wing, Dianne said. When the little black-and-white lamb’s mother wouldn’t nurse her, Shaw started feeding the lamb special powdered milk. Their dog Sunny’s maternal instincts kicked in too, and she started producing milk. Now Sunny, who hasn’t had a litter of pups in more than two years, nurses Sheba the baby lamb.
Sheba follows Sunny around the farmyard. The friendly dog with the big droopy nipples stops for the baby lamb to snack. It’s heartwarming, says Ray, who sees the goodness in their menagerie of animals. “A lot of humans are rejected by their mothers,” he said. He hopes those kids find adults who care for and nurture them too.
From The Winnipeg Free Press
Terry Horne is not positive that this is the same dog she lost over thirteen years ago, but she would like to believe that it is. Now that I’ve seen this story, so would I.
What say you?
Lola the Labradoodle has rather exotic tastes when it comes to chewing. The Hutchinson family and their dog were recently featured on National Geo’s My Dog Ate What? This is a fun watch, and some of the dogs featured are very lucky to still be with us.
I’ll throw my hat in the ring and add the following pic.
This very fine chair, and the matching ottoman were just too tasty to resist, and Sola is not known for her willpower. My only regret is that I did not get a picture of the carcass. But the aftermath was impressive enough to illicit a few choice words from this dog lover.
I’d be willing to bet that one or more of you can top this story. What’s the strangest/most expensive/most dangerous thing your dog has consumed?
Meet Maxine and her brilliant dog, Sydney. She’s a perfect ten…