by Ryan Fu •
According to Surf Dog Ricochet, this beautiful story is about what we all want — to be encouraged to discover who we really are… to be accepted… to find our life purpose… and to be celebrated for being different. Each person who watches this video finds an individual message that touches them on many different levels, bringing them to tears. It’s about the power of being YOUnique, staying true to yourself, adjusting expectations, being empowered, overcoming challenges, looking at obstacles as opportunities, transformation, inter-connectedness, authenticity, and that anything is possible if you follow your heart.
According to Shanti Kriens , a deaf rescue pitbull excited to have daddy come home!!! Go Oregon National Guard!!! He had been gone for drill weekend and was so happy to see him! I think Cotton didn’t know how long 2 days could feel! and for the haters out there I had just seen my husband the day before. So pardon my “lack of excitement :)” thank you to the supporters, I know theres alot of haters posting on here. We got Cotton as a rescue surprise for my husband upon his return home from Afghanistan in 2009 and we ot his certified as his service dog. Its a sweet video showing that not only do people miss the soldiers, their dogs do too.
Air France claims to be “making the sky the best place on Earth.” But in reality, the airline is making the sky a dangerous and scary place, as it is one of the largest traffickers of primates in the world. Air France continues to ship monkeys to laboratories, despite the fact that every other major airline in the world has ceased sending primates on these horrific one-way flights!
Many of the monkeys Air France flies to laboratories have been snatched from the wild, ripped away from their homes and families. Crammed into tiny wooden crates in the cargo holds of passenger flights, they endure a dark and terrifying journey. Upon arriving in the U.S., the animals are transported to facilities such as Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories and Covance—the largest importers of primates in the United States—to be imprisoned and tormented in experiments.
Almost every other airline in the world—including United, Aer Lingus,Air China, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Lufthansa, China Southern, and Qantas—have shown great compassion by refusing to transport monkeys to laboratories. Air France even canceled an individual shipment of primates after a public outcry by PETA and its supporters. Now we must convince the airline to end this barbarism once and for all.
According to the Huffington Post, a service dog named Wiley appears to cry at the grave of his handler’s grandmother in this viral video.
The video was posted to YouTube by user sarahvarley13 on April 14 and had received more than 79,000 views at the time of writing. It was also posted to the website of the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC), a Ventura County, Calif., shelter that specializes in the care of wolfdogs and horses.
The short clip shows Wiley makes crying noises at the grave of Gladys, described by the LARC website as “a family member, and a supporter” of the animal rescue center. “She will be forever missed, especially by Wiley,” the site reads.
“I can tell you that he has never done that before and hasn’t done it since. I may be anthropomorphosizing his actions but its how I’m choosing to deal with loss,” sarahvarley13 wrote in the description of the video on YouTube.
According to sarahvarley13, Wiley is a “service wolf” that helps veterans returning from war, providing therapy and care through LARC and a program called Warriors and Wolves.
A spokesperson for LARC was not immediately available to comment on Gladys’ relationship with Wiley.
According to the Telegraph.co.uk, a pet cat named Dodger is living up to his name – by catching free bus trips from his home town.
The ginger moggy, who was named after the Artful Dodger from Oliver Twist, has taken to hopping on and off the public transport at the bus station near his home.
The 15-year-old Tom even sits on bemused passengers’ laps as the bus makes up to 10 mile round trips from Bridport to Charmouth in Dorset.
Dodger is such a regular customer that some of the drivers take tins of cat food to work with them to give to him. They even know what stop to let him off at.
At the end of his journeys the roving moggy returns to his home and owner Fee Jeanes.
Mrs Jeanes, 44, believes Dodger first took a liking to the buses as they are warm like greenhouses when the sun is on them.