Saturday, May 31, 2014

Vet denied service dog so he finds his own.

Nate Hamilton was wounded while on deployment so when he came home, he applied to have a service dog.  Because of the high demand, he was denied.  Nate then set out to find his own companion.  With the help of Pets for Patriots, he found Otis who would change his life forever.  Otis, an American Bulldog, was living in a shelter and had scars just like Nate.  He found Otis with his face pressed up against the fence craving attention.  They formed a special bond and now Otis helps Jake in every day life situations.  He evens helps at night when Jake has nightmares and seizures.  Otis and Jake

hero dog

Leslie Green was out for a stroll with her dog, Ruby Rae, early one morning when the dog led her to a newborn baby that had been abandoned.  If it had not been for Ruby Rae, the newborn probably wouldn't have survived.  It was wrapped in towels and still had the umbilical cord attached.  Green alerted authorities who transported the baby to the hospital.  Even though a search was done in the area to hopefully find who the mother was, nothing was found that would lead police to any answers.  Ruby Rae

Where's Steve?

Remember Steve Burns from Blue's Clues?  The show was a hit and it seemed that Steve just disappeared at the height of it's success.  There were rumors at the time but now we know for sure what happened to him.  He didn't die of a drug overdose or even get busted for using drugs.  And he wasn't in a car crash.  Even though there were a number of personal reasons that Steve left the show, he says the one that was top was that he was going bald and he didn't want to do that on tv.  So now we can stop wondering about what happened to Steve.  He's dabbling with a career in music and has done some work with The Flaming Lips.  Steve

Thursday, May 29, 2014

dog people vs. cat people

Is there a difference in people who prefers cats or dogs over the other?  According to a study done by Denise Guastello, a researcher from Carroll University in Wisconsin, cat people are more intelligent while dog lovers are more sociable.  What do you think?  cats or dogs?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cute sea lion reaction

A small girl was playing with a sea lion by running back and forth while it swam behind the glass in it's aquarium.  They were having a splendid time together until the little girl slipped and fell.  The sea lion showed concern for his new friend by stopping to make sure she was ok.  adorable

Surprise on Memorial Day

A group of firefighters were at a Costco Store in Vacaville, CA buying their groceries when they got a call and had to leave.  They had been in line to check out so they left their cart and rushed to the emergency.  When they returned to the store to pay for their groceries, they found that the bill had been paid by an "Air Force wife."  No one knows who the woman was but the firefighters have decided to pay it forward with the money that would've been spent on the food.  good deed

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

visiting all 50 states

There is a group of people who make it their goal to visit all 50 states.  Some have certain rules like they must stay at least an hour in each state and airport property doesn't count.  I've got just 3 states to visit: Maine, Rhode Island, and Alaska.  It's going to take some planning but I will make it happen.  50 states

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Star Wars character

It's an ostrich looking character with facial hair.  He carries a backpack with critters in it which could be young offspring or things he's offering for sale.  The character is at a place on Tatooine that looks like a Jawa garage sale.  new character

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tara the cat

After saving her 4-year-old from a vicious dog attack, Tara the cat was honored with throwing out a pitch at a local game.  Four-year-old Jeremy threw the first pitch at the Bakersfield Blaze game and then Tara stepped up for her pitch.  At first they tried a ball on a string but Tara wasn't swatting; then Jeremy's dad helped guide Tara's paw to make the ball fly.   "And the crowd went wild!"  Tara's pitch

Friday, May 23, 2014

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

To one teen, that's more than the name of a song.  He's going to carry his brother on a 40-mile walk to bring awareness to cerebral palsy.  Braden is 7 and has CP and his big brother, Hunter, has been carrying him around on his back since they were young.  Hunter is not trying to raise money with his walk and anyone that wants to donate is being directed to the University of Michigan's Cerebral Palsy Research Consortium.  Braden's form of transportation

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Amy Poehler is awesome

Amy was on a flight in first class when she noticed a mother struggling with her baby and all of their luggage.  Amy decided to give up her first class seat and switch with the mother.  After some convincing from Amy, the woman reluctantly agreed to switch seats.  The passengers in coach spent the rest of the flight taking pictures of their new seat mate and socializing with her.  Great job Amy!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UFO's in China?

Three metallic round objects fell from the sky in China.  Villagers heard a loud piercing sound before one of the spheres crashed into a garden.  An investigation is underway to determine the origin of the objects.  UFO

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

wedding crasher

A young couple was getting married on a beach in St. Croix when an unexpected guest showed up.  It was a large leatherback turtle which came ashore to lay it's eggs and then went back out to sea.  special guest

Monday, May 19, 2014

Country star in accident

Joel Crouse was involved in a bad car accident Friday night.  His car ended up on it's roof but Joel is going to be ok.  He credits God with saving his life.  bad crash

more news about hero cat

The video of a cat saving it's 4-year-old from a dog attack has gone viral and now the cat is being honored.  Tara the cat will be throwing out the first pitch at a local baseball game.  Or maybe one of it's humans will do it for her.  She's also started her own Twitter page and a line of hero cat merchandise.  Tara  

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Could Bieber end up in prison?

Justin Bieber's legal problems are getting bigger.  He's now facing a felony charge and that could possibly get him prison time or even deported.  He is currently being investigated for robbery after an incident involving a woman and her cell phone.  Bieber didn't like the fact that she was recording him while he played miniature golf.  For those people signing the petition on the government's website to get Justin Bieber deported; just wait, the kid will take care of that himself.  Bieber's legal woes

Saturday, May 17, 2014

recruit a cat?

J.T. Granato had a list of schools that wanted to recruit him.  Most kids want to go away to college and experience life on their own, so how does a school stand out when they're the one in the recruit's backyard?  Rice School in Houston decided to take their pitch to Granato's cat.  They wrote a letter to the pet asking it to help persuade Granato to stay close to home so that he could be there to feed the cat and change the litter box.  Apparently the cat has some powers of persuasion when it comes to J.T. because he has signed with Rice.  cat's letter

Friday, May 16, 2014


Check out these creative things to do with potholes.  It's an art competition in Scranton, PA. pothole art

Thursday, May 15, 2014


A baby bobcat was found in the walls of a spa.  The owner doesn't know how it got there but it was clear that the mother wouldn't be able to rescue it, so people would have to step in.  They took down part of the wall to rescue the kitten.  It will be fed every four hours until it's weaned and then introduced to some foster bobcat parents who will teach it to survive in the wild.  bobcat

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


I don't know how many times it has to be said, but don't do the cold water challenge.  When you see groups doing it, they're doing it in a safe way.  There are doctors and rescue personnel readily available if anything happens to go wrong.  If you want to donate to a worthy cause, then just do that.  No one is asking anyone to risk their lives over a donation.  A young man has lost his life over this stupid craze.  tragic news

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

first tiny house in Madison

Betty and Chris have moved into their tiny 99-square-foot home and they are very pleased to be living there.  Both had been homeless so even though their new home is only big enough for a bed, a half-round table, composting toilet, sink, and a shelf for a microwave; it's much better than sleeping on a park bench in the middle of winter.  tiny homes

Saturday, May 10, 2014

dog is boy's best friend

Three-year-old Carson wandered away from his home in Cooperstown, North Dakota Monday evening.  His mother searched for about a half hour before calling his dad.  They discovered that the dog was also missing.  After searching themselves for another hour, they called 911.  In a town of 800 for it's population, 200 came out to help look for the boy.  The police launched an aerial search while neighbors helped on 60 ATV's and on foot.  About 7 hours after his disappearance, the police were ready to call it a night and begin again in the morning when they decided to look one more time from a four-wheeler.  They found the toddler sleeping in a field with the dog covering his body to keep him warm.  happy ending

Friday, May 9, 2014

Ski resort vs. bear

A bear was found wounded near a ski resort in Lake Tahoe.  It was nursed back to health and set free in the wilderness.  The bear had other plans.  It somehow managed to find it's way back to the ski resort within a matter of days.  Seems it was too used to people food.  No worries though, the bear will find a home at an animal sanctuary or zoo.  comfy bear

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Another cute dog and cat tale.

Max the cattle dog and Ralphee the kitten have become best of friends.  As soon as Ralphee was brought home, Max was there to look out for her.  Ralphee has a neurological disorder called feline cerebellar hypoplasia, or CH.  It will not affect her life span but she is wobbly and loopy in her movements.   video of the best friends

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

bears can climb

We know that bears can climb trees but how about a steep cliff?  A kayaker got a rare video of a mama bear and baby bear scaling the side of a cliff together.  They both made it safely to their destination.  bears climbing