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Too Cute Not To Share: Quokka Love?


Bicyclist Campbell Jones encountered this “wild” quokka (a member of the marsupial family) in Rottnest, Australia.  When he tried to take a selfie with the animal, it wouldn’t let him leave and seemed to insist on sharing some “quokka love”!

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Photo Credit: Campbell Jones (via boredpanda.com)

For the full story and more photos, please visit:

http://www.boredpanda.com/quokka-meets-cyclist-man-australia/


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Heartbreaking Story of Dog Abandoned Twice By Owners Has A Happy Ending


Zuzu the dog became a viral sensation after she saw her owners at a shelter, but they were ready to get another pooch.

Photo Credit: CBS Interactive, Inc.

Zuzu, a German Shepherd, gained Internet fame when her sad story of being abandoned twice went viral.  After being surrendered to an animal shelter by her owners, she recognized them again as they returned later to adopt a new dog.  Although she must have been excited to be reunited with her family, her hopes were suddenly dashed when they left again–without her.

Zuzu’s story does have a happy ending, as she has since been adopted by a new family.

For the full story, please continue reading here:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/the-dog-days-are-over-shelter-canine-gets-a-new-home-after-heartbreaking-story-goes-viral/ar-BBy9LeG

 

 


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Another “Awwwww…” Moment!


According to ABC News Australia, a kitten, stuck in a dumpster, was rescued by firefighters in Melbourne, Australia.  For the full story, please visit the link below.

Kitten stuck in dumpster

Photo Credit: Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB Media)

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-09/brian-the-stray-kitten-covered-in-olive-oil-rescued-dumpster/8170664


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Filling The World With Kindness


In this wonderfully inspiring and touching video, a young man shares his good fortune with an ageless and beautiful woman.

What small things can you do to fill the world with kindness?  A smile?  A hug?  A laugh?

Share the beauty of yourself with the world!


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A Remarkably Bright Future Indeed!


With young people like this inventive 13-year old at work, we have a remarkably bright future ahead.  This brilliant young man appears to have resolved the world’s energy problems with $15.00 worth of wire, some assorted hardware–and a coffee can!  Just think of the possibilities…


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The Beauty of Pollination


This photography and music of this brief video left me absolutely spellbound.  It captures the beauty of nature in a way that simply cannot be believed!  I had to watch it twice–and each time I noticed something new.  My favorite parts are the hummingbird spinning as he chases a bee (about 30 seconds in) and the bat carrying its young one as it feeds on cactus nectar.  Be sure to watch in HD if possible and do have your sound on to enjoy the wonderful music that accompanies the video!


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A Heartwarming Story (Literally and Figuratively) !


Lazarus, The Miracle Kitten Photo Credit: ABC News/Branden Bingham

Lazarus, The Miracle Kitten
Photo Credit: ABC News/Branden Bingham

A Utah family saves a half-frozen kitten in the following video link:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/utah-family-brings-life-back-kitten-found-frozen/story?id=35782398

 


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Wildlife Crossings


Wildlife crossing. Photo courtesy of amusingplanet.com.

Wildlife crossing.
Photo courtesy of amusingplanet.com.

I never really thought too much about the issue, but when I saw an image about efforts to save wildlife along major roadways, I was thoroughly impressed with the effort!  It seems that wildlife crossings (or bridges) like this one have been constructed in many countries to provide wildlife with the means to cross busy roads safely.

This is just one of the highly creative ways that humanity is taking responsibility for its stewardship of our Earth and its fellow creatures–and I’m very glad to see it happening more and more frequently!

For more information, check out the following article:

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2012/07/wildlife-crossings-around-world.html

 


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Life Goes On


Life goes on...

Life goes on…

This brief video carries a powerful and inspiring message for life.  It may take a moment to figure out the meaning of the message at the end (at least it did me), but when it does hit home, you might need to have a tissue or two handy.

Video courtesy of Star 104.5 (Facebook)


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Remembering Schoep


John Unger supporting Schoep in Lake Superior. Photo Credit: USA Today/Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

John Unger supporting Schoep in Lake Superior.
Photo Credit: USA Today/Hannah Stonehouse Hudson

I remember seeing a heartwarming photo and story about a Wisconsin man, John Unger, and his beloved dog, Schoep some time ago.  Schoep loved to be in the water, but when arthritis made it painful and difficult for him to swim, John would carry Schoep into Lake Superior and comfort him there–sometimes for hours at a time.

In searching for an update about Schoep and John, I was saddened to find that Schoep had passed away.  It seems however, that John has since found a new four-legged companion!

For more on this inspirational story, check out this article and video from USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/25/inspiration-nation-dog-owner-new-puppy/24011953/

I’m so grateful that John is recovering from his loss and that he has been able to share his love with another dog who needed a home!