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Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

“…Go out and get busy!”

In Animals, Inspirational Quotes, Interesting Photos on March 22, 2011 at 8:44 pm

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear.

Action breeds confidence and courage.

If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it.

Go out and get busy.”

Dale Carnegie


Soldier & Loyal Dog Make Final Journey Together

In Animals, Inspirational Quotes, Interesting Photos on March 10, 2011 at 10:17 pm

A true story of the bond between man & his best friend.

The body of a British soldier shot dead in Afghanistan was being flown home Thursday – alongside the loyal dog who died of a seizure after his master was killed.

Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker, a dog handler with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, was killed in a firefight with insurgents in Helmand Province last week. Theo, his bomb-sniffing springer spaniel, suffered a fatal seizure hours later at a British army base.

The 26-year-old soldier and the dog had been in Afghanistan for six months, uncovering roadside bombs. In February, the defense ministry announced that Theo had been so successful – finding 14 hidden bombs – that his tour of duty had been extended by a month.

Please keep Lance Cpl. Liam Tasker’s family in your thoughts and prayers.  May Theo and Lance rest in peace.

Read the full article from Eye Witness News 3 here

Experts on Long Island Care for Washed Up Baby Seal

In Animals on February 23, 2011 at 6:07 am

Experts on eastern Long Island are caring for a newborn seal that was found on a beach at Montauk State Park.

Robert DiGiovanni, of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation , says the seal has a slight respiratory infection.

It still had its umbilical cord attached when it was found on Feb. 12, 2011.

The gray seal pup is about 3 feet long and 35 pounds. Adult males can weigh up to 800 pounds.

Check out the full story @ Fox 5 here!

Animal Loyalty

In Animals, Interesting Photos on January 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

This brought tears to my eyes….

From CNN “THIS JUST IN” as seen on BarStoolSports:

As the death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continues to rise, a single picture drives home the sense of loss.

Leao, a medium-sized brown mutt,  lies next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the catastrophic landslides caused by heavy rain.  This AFP/Getty picture was taken on Saturday, the second consecutive day that the dog refused to leave the woman’s grave at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero.

Brazilians are bracing for more rain, fearing more landslides after waves of muddy water swallowed towns in the country’s worst flood disaster on record.

At least 655 deaths were reported in a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state, northeast of the city of Rio.

As a certified dog lover, this picture was heartbreaking!  Anyone who has known the love of a canine friend can relate.  We keep the suffering Brazilians in our thoughts.  Don’t forget to give your pups an extra belly scratch tonight to thank them for their loyalty!

Please read the full story here.


In Animals, Inspirational Quotes, Monday Morning Motivation on January 10, 2011 at 9:59 pm


“Wag more.  Bark less.”

Happy Feet & Happy Holidays

In Animals, Holiday, music on December 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

This is one of my favorite clips from Happy Feet…perfect for hip-hop and animal lovers alike. Enjoy 🙂