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If you’re ever feeling down in the dumps, we’ve found the perfect remedy.
Meet Flint, a playful Pomeranian pup whose indescribable cuteness could turn anyone’s bad day around.
Flint will be starring in his very own calendar this summer, but we wan…
You don’t need to be big to be a big hero.
For example, 11-year-old Jean Fernandes, a brave boy from Brazil, recently risked his life to save a dog that had been hit by a car in Itajaí, according to Brazilian news site Guarda-Sol.
The injured dog remained in the roadway after the driver who allegedly struck it drove off. Jean then ran between oncoming vehicles to pick up the helpless animal and bring it to safety, Brazilian outlet Globo Rural reports.
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Jean’s mother, Rubia Liliana Rose, told BioBioChile that her son loves animals and will rescue ones he finds abandoned or abused.
This incident, captured by photographer Rafaela Martins, drew praise from netizens after Brazil’s News Agency of Animal Rights posted the story to its Facebook page on Monday.
“This little boy is already larger than many men,” commented Aline Ropelli.
The dog — identified as Honey, or Mel in Portuguese — is still in the care of vets at a local animal control center but is doing just fine, according to BioBioChile.
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Let’s face it: for many of us, our dogs are pretty much our children. They have similar needs, and we often dote on them in the way way. However, at the end of the day, a dog is still, well, a dog! They sniff strangers’ butts and eat poop. Hopefully yo…
As if chamois don’t have enough threats — hunting, poaching and habitat loss — they also face the impending doom of avalanches.
French spectators recently caught this dramatic scene of chamois escaping an avalanche in the Rhône-Alpes region of France, The Telegraph reported. As a snowslide barrels down the mountain, the herd looks as confused and spooked as ever. The group splits, with five members safely running to freedom while the others run back into the avalanche. But just when all hope is lost, they appear as little black ants out of the churning white mass and just barely reconnect with the herd.
Chamois live in alpine and sub-alpine meadows at altitudes of 1,300 to 9,000 feet throughout mountains of south-central Europe and Asia Minor, and have also been introduced to Argentina and New Zealand. Chamois can run at about 30 miles per hour and jump nearly seven feet in the air. They’re defined by long, slender horns that rise above the head and hook backwards, and are related to sheep, goats and antelope.
The European population tallies around 400,000 individuals and the species as a whole is considered to be of “Least Concern” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, but a few subspecies are declining in Europe. Threats generally vary by subpopulation and depend on region, but include skin disease, a lack of genetic variability and human expansion. Chamois are hunted recreationally and socially, but are also hunted economically their for skin, which is used for “shammy” leather, and their back hair is used for Tyrolean hats. The IUCN says that their hunting is largely sustainable.
Warning: You may soon have a sudden urge to start dancing.
Last time we tuned in, Aijia delighted elevator riders (and us!) with an impromptu dance party.
This time, she poses as a new employee at Milt & Edie’s Dry Cleaners in Burbank, Calif. While ringing up customers, she randomly belts out Justin Timberlake’s “Suit & Tie” — the perfect soundtrack for the dry cleaners.
Watch the video above to see how this “joy bomb” plays out.
Playing whack-a-mole at the carnival? Everyone knows the game is rigged and you’re liable to lose. Instead, we offer up the delightful alternative of watching a husky play whack-a-mole with a kitten.
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Every day, people around the world pray for miracles to happen– including the Pope.
Pope Francis recently visited St. Cyril parish to celebrate the confirmation of some teenagers, one of which asked the Pontiff what miracle he would perform, if he were able to.
He replied that he would “heal children, because it pains me to see children suffer,” reported L’Osservatore Romano, according to Catholic News Agency.
Pope Francis’ concern for the ill shows in his actions, as he usually sets aside time during the weekly general audiences in St. Peter’s Square to specifically greet the sick and disabled. The world has been moved by some of the images from these sessions, as the Pope opens his arms and his heart to those facing sometimes shocking health difficulties.
Earlier this week he said a special prayer for the poor and vulnerable as part of the observance of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, on Dec. 8.
According to La Stampa, he prayed that Mary would help everyone “to remain listening, attentively to the voice of the Lord,” so that “the cry of the poor may not leave us indifferent, the suffering of the sick and the one who is in need may not find us distracted, the solitude of the elderly and the fragility of children may move us,” and that everyone “may always love and venerate every human life”.
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