Friday, April 17, 2015

prom

80 year old James Drain never got to go to prom when he was in high school.  He's never even worn a tuxedo.  But his granddaughter, Joy, decided to change that.  She invited him to escort her to prom and he gladly accepted.  Joy had to get permission from her school first but they were happy to help.  first prom

Thursday, April 16, 2015

bus fire

Lady Antebellum is ok after a scary situation on their tour bus.  It caught fire this morning while on their way to Arlington, Texas.  Hillary Scott reassured fans that they were fine and included a picture of the blackened bus.  Lady A

big fish

There's a very big reason not to release your pet fish into a nearby waterway.  The fish may look lonely in it's little bowl but it really doesn't need the friends down at the lake.  Most fish grow to their environments which means that if that small koi or goldfish is now in a lake, they're going to adapt.  They can introduce parasites that can harm other wildlife and they can eat their way through the ecosystem.  goldie

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

standing guard

Armed guards stand watch over valuables.  Sudan is the last male northern white rhino and needs to be protected. He is the only thing that can keep the northern white rhinos from becoming extinct which makes him very valuable. Sudan's horn has been removed so that he is not as attractive to poachers.  But still the guards must put themselves in the line of danger every day to protect Sudan.  rhino
 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

squishy belly

Pink is the latest victim of fat shaming.  Why, oh why, must this continue?  We are all different...if we weren't, life would be boring.  Fat shaming isn't doing anything good for anybody.  Just stop...put your efforts into something that will benefit everyone without singling out people and making these rude comments.  I just love, love, love Pink's response.  

“I can see that some of you are concerned about me from your comments about my weight," she wrote. "You’re referring to the pictures of me from last night’s cancer benefit that I attended to support my dead friend Dr. Maggie DiNome. She was given the Duke Award for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer. 

"But unfortunately, my weight seems much more important to some of you," she added. "While I admit that the dress didn’t photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don’t worry about me. I’m not worried about me. And I’m not worried about you either:)…I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake.”  

Pink also told her young daughter that she has a squishy belly because she's happy.  We sure need more messages like this so our young girls don't hate their bodies and carry that through to adulthood.  Pink

Sunday, April 12, 2015

rescued dogs

Thousands of dogs are rescued each year from kill shelters and are flown to places where they will be adopted.  Volunteer pilots help these pooches reach their new homes.  Wings of Rescue, Pilots N Paws, and others are happy to fly the dogs to a better life.  Flights for the dogs

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Burger marries King

It was a match that was meant to be.  Joel Burger and Ashley King have known each other since they were kindergartners and ended up dating in college.  Now they plan to get married.  They took an engagement photo while standing behind a Burger King sign and it caught the attention of the burger chain.  Burger King has offered to pay for their wedding.  Burger King wedding