Baby Cow Saved from Slaughter, Now He Thinks He’s a Dog

Inside the home of Shaylee Hubbs, chances are good that there is a a four-legged baby making himself comfortable on her sofa or frolicking around the backyard with his Great Dane buddy, Leonidas.

What may not be clear is that this fuzzy snugglebug will one day grow up to be 1,500 pounds and eat 24 pounds of hay every day. Meet Goliath – the cow who thinks he is a dog.

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Photo via Shaylee Hubbs

Goliath’s Amazing Rescue

When you are born a cow, life does not have a lot of happy endings. You either spend your life giving birth and producing milk, or you are raised in a pen until you are deemed fit for the slaughterhouse.

However, once in a blue moon a cow manages to get set free from this depressing life cycle.

Enter Shaylee Hubbs – the amazing teenager who persuaded her family to adopt the poor calf.

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Photo via Shaylee Hubbs

When they first saw Goliath at the dairy farm, he was malnourished, weak, and barely able to stand. He was so frail that, even considering his large size, one could easily pick him up and walk around with him.

The Hubbs family took him back to their home where they bottle fed the calf back to full health. Not only that, but thanks to the Hubbs’ Great Dane Leonidas’ caring nature, little Goliath had someone to emulate and look up to.

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Photo via Shaylee Hubbs

And while it is definitely in everyone’s best interest that Goliath take his cues from the family dog, the impression that he left of Goliath does have some interesting side effects.

For example, seeing Goliath chase after balls or take nibbles from the dog bowl are not uncommon occurrences around the Hubbs household. Not to mention how he will routinely plop himself down on the couch and wait for a nice scratch behind the ear.

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Photo via Shaylee Hubbs

And while this behavior is undeniably adorable, we here cannot wait to see what happens when Goliath grows up. Have you ever had a half-ton animal try to climb into your lap? Things could get interesting.

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Dog Falls Down 30-Foot Well, Comes Out Unharmed

When Timmy fell down the well, it was Lassie who ran to get help. But what happens when it is the dog that finds themselves at the bottom of the well?

For Buddy, the two-year-old goldendoodle, it meant one long night of fear and isolation followed by a morning of chaos, ingenuity, and eventually gratitude.

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On Tuesday, Buddy was playing in the backyard just like any other day. However, when his owner Curtis Higgins went out to bring him inside for dinner, the dog was nowhere to be found. In fact, the entire Higgins clan was outside for the better part of the night, calling for Buddy and scouring the property for any sign of their beloved dog.

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It wasn’t until the following morning when, in the light of day, Curtis remembered the old well on their property. He ran over and, low and behold, at the bottom of the 30-foot hole was none other than Buddy. Cold and alone, the poor dog looked up at his family with unfathomable sadness.

Curtis immediately called 911 and before long a rescue team had arrived. “We kind of strapped him up in a makeshift flying-by-the-seat-of-our-pants deal. [We] made a little rig, had two lifts and brought him up and got him out of there,” said Jared Jackson of the Taunton Fire Department.

And thanks to the quick thinking and fast acting of the Taunton Fire Department, Buddy was able to get out of the well and back on his feet. And while the poor dog was considerably shaken up by the events, before long he was back to his usual antics.

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What’s more, Buddy walked away from his 30-foot tumble with nary a scratch! That’s right – this dog fell down 3 stories into a hole and came out completely unscathed.

And this is not his first time dancing with danger. The Higgins also state that Buddy was also struck by a car not long ago and survived.

So, while Buddy’s breed may actually be a goldendoodle, he sounds more like The Unsinkable Collie Brown to me. (Sorry about the pun, but I had to do it.)

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http://wjhl.com/2015/11/12/dog-unhurt-after-nearly-30-foot-fall-down-well/

 

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Bomb-Sniffing Hero Shot in Wyoming, Gets Full Military Funeral

Last month, an ex-combat dog named Mike was shot by a cyclist who claims that the 9-year-old Belgian Malinois was attacking him. So after two tours in Iraq and being awarded two Bronze Stars for his bravery in the line of duty, it is the actions of one jumpy American pedestrian that sent this hero to his great reward.

It is truly a tragic turn of events, especially for Matthew Bressler. Matt lost not only the dog who he trained as a puppy and kept him safe during his time in the armed forces, but also the dog who came home with him to help manage his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Mike was an incredibly important part of Bressler’s life and a military hero. And that is why Bressler started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Mike’s military funeral.

Remembering Mike

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Photo via GoFundMe


Mike and Matt met during Matt’s first tour of Iraq. He was paired with a little puppy to train and prepare for a life in a warzone. Quickly, a bond was formed between the two, with Mike always right by Bressler’s side. Not only was Mike a terrific companion to Bressler, he was also a hero in his own right, earning himself two Bronze Stars.

Even when not on active duty, Mike was still a hero to Bressler. When it was time for the pair to return back to the states, Bressler was lucky enough to take his four-legged friend home with him. And it is a good thing too, because the stresses of home life quickly started to eat away at his mental health.

“I raised him and trained him as a puppy, and the ability he has to sense some of the issues that I have with seizures, with my PTSD, my TBI (traumatic brain injury) and severe anxiety disorders, how he can calm me down just by him being in my presence. He can help take the focus and help change the focus of what’s going on with me and help me calm down or relax me.”

When Tragedy Hits Home

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The sordid events unfolded on October 10th. Matt was out of town on a hunting trip. When he returned home that night, he discovered one of the most horrifying things he has ever witnessed – his beloved dog Mike was shot and killed.

The shooter, a cyclist riding through Bressler’s neighborhood, said that he felt threatened by Mike and that he attacked him. Before reaching for his gun, the man attempted to use his bike as a makeshift shield. When that proved ineffective, the man pulled out his gun and shot the dog. However, Bressler has a hard time believing this story.

“If the guy was actually fending the dogs off with a bicycle, (Mike) would have really been barking, and there was no barking,” Bessler said. “All there was was just a shot. The guests who were at the house, they said the same thing. There was no barking. It was just a gunshot.”

Because of the mystery surrounding Mike’s untimely demise, Bressler and others are determined to pursue legal action against the assailant.

“He has his story, I have mine. I know my dog. I would like to take a civil avenue to go after him — the gentleman that shot him — because Mike was a retired military officer.”

Honoring a Hero

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Mike was a lot of things – a hero, a  therapist, a soldier, and a friend. Thanks to him, Bressler was able to not only survive his two tours of Iraq, but also readjust to life outside the service. Because of Mike’s heroic deeds and service, Bressler and others have decided to give Mike the kind of send off a veteran deserves. However, the military does not recognize deceased service dogs as dead vets, and therefore does not provide anything for the service.

As such, Bressler started up a GoFundMe campaign to give his poor dog a kind of service befitting a war hero. And in under a month, their goal was reached (and then some!), giving Bressler the ability to do right by his dog one last time.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3277028/Bronze-Star-combat-dog-Mike-shot-dead-bicyclist-Wyoming.html
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/17/combat-dog-who-earned-bronze-stars-in-iraq-shot-and-killed-in-wyoming/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/10/17/veteran-asks-military-burial-combat-dog-shot-and-killed/74122170/

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Loyal Dog Guards Injured Friend After Hit and Run

If you had to choose one word to describe a dog, what would it be? There is a pretty good chance you said ‘loyal.’ But dogs are not only loyal to their handler or family. Oftentimes you will find a pair of dogs so bonded that nothing can cause their loyalty to waver.

Not even impending death.

And that is why this magnificent white dog spent hours waiting by the side of the road with his fatally injured compatriot, guarding him from the oncoming traffic. If it weren’t for Samuel Flores and this powerful photograph, this dog would likely still be waiting there.

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However, thanks to Mr. Flores, thousands of people saw this picture and grew concerned. Julie Fennel, a local animal advocate, saw the message and made a plea to her network that someone go down there to rescue these two endangered dogs.

Another advocate, Jesse Faiferlick, was closer to the scene and rushed over. When she got there, the powerful white dog began to bark and posture. Once Jesse made it known that she was there to help, he quickly changed his tune, giving her his large paw and showing that he was grateful for the aid.

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Via Julie Fennell

The injured dog was in incredibly bad shape, so they loaded her into the trunk of the car and led the white dog into the backseat. “You could tell from the blood in the road that he had dragged her body out of the road up onto the grass. When we drove away he got into the small back window of my car to look for his friend.” What’s more, for the duration of the trip to the shelter, the large white dog sat up with his paw on Julie’s shoulder as if to show his gratitude.

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Via Julie Fennell

The injured dog is still in the care of the Dallas Animal Services where she is being treated for her innumerable wounds. As for her big, white guardian, he has been taken to SPIN Rescue, which is an organization that specializes in rehoming Great Pyrenees dogs.

While there are no guarantees, it is looking like both of these brave dogs are going to end up getting their happily ever after, and it is all thanks to one moving picture and the power of Facebook.

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Hero Dog Rescues 84-Year-Old Owner Lost In The Australian Wild

This past week, a newly adopted dog led a team of rescuers over mountains and through the bush to save her 84-year-old owner who was lost in the Australian wilderness.

It all started last Wednesday when, on a routine walk, Mr. Manfred Classen and his dog Kiara had wandered off the trail and gotten themselves lost in the bush. However, since Manfred’s wife suffered from the onset of dementia, no missing persons report was made until the following day when his son was made aware of his disappearance.

Worried that Manfred was in serious danger, his son Lovell amassed a rescue party and began to scour the surrounding area, fanning out in all directions to better search for his missing and possibly injured father.

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For three days the search went on without any reward. Prospects were beginning to look bleak. And that is when, as if by divine intervention, Kiara was spotted by the rescue party. Once it was clear that she was healthy, Lovell and his search party were able to use Kiara to help lead the way back to Manfred.

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“I followed the dog…she sniffed along the ground and followed a trail and just kept going and going. We went over two mountains and down a ravine close to a creek but were still on an edge covered in rocks. She lured me to my father, I could hear his voice…and then I came running up and gave him a big hug,” said Lovell.

When they finally came upon Manfred, it was clear that he had spent a harrowing few days stuck in the bush. However, had it not been for Kiara, one can only imagine what sort of fate would have been awaiting him.

Thankfully, now Manfred is in the hospital and in ‘recovery mode’ as Lovell puts it. He is covered in scrapes and bruises, but all signs point to him making a full recovery within as couple weeks.

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And while Lovell and the entire Classen family are grateful to the police and SES teams that aided with the search for Manfred, the real glory should go to Kiara for keeping him safe during their time alone in the bush, as well as lead the search party right to him.

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‘Saddest Dog in The World’ Gets Thousands of Adoption Offers

Earlier this week a photo of a Labrador mix that was returned to the shelter went viral after the dog was deemed ‘the saddest dog in the world,’ – a deserved moniker considering how unequivocally defeated the poor dog looks in the picture.

And thanks to the insane amount of exposure this picture has gotten, once people saw how sad this sweet dog looked, the adoption requests started pouring in by the thousands. Now, this once cripplingly depressed dog is living in a foster home where she is going through behavioral training and socialization. And once her training is over, she will be sent to live with whichever family is lucky enough to be selected out of the staggering pile of applicants.

Lana’s Story

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Photo via Mighty Mutts

Lana, aka the saddest dog in the world, may be ready to give up that title now, but before she was a recognized internet sensation, she was simply another dog that could not catch a break. In fact, Lana led such a hard-scrabble life she actually did end up suffering from some serious behavioral issues (i.e., depression).

As a puppy, she was born into a litter of thirteen. The kind of competition created by being born into such a large litter can do serious damage to a dog’s personality.

As such, when Lana was adopted as a five-month-old puppy, it was only for a year. Because of her behavioral problems, Lana was given back to the shelter. “It was a very hard decision for them, they love her very much and they were responsible enough to contact the rescue where they know she would get the home she now needs,” Rescue Dogs Match told reporters at ABC News.

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Photo via Mighty Mutts

But just because she comes with some baggage does not mean she is less deserving of a loving home. That said, since she does present a larger hurdle to acclimate than other dogs, the shelter wanted to ensure that whoever adopted her next was up to the task.

It was then that the people at Mighty Mutts, a school that specializes in training dogs with aggression and other behavioral problems, decided to lend a hand. They took a photo of Lana in her boarding cage looking forlorn and despondent and posted it to Facebook.

And then things took off.

Thousands of likes came pouring in, along with thousands of offers to give this bummed out dog her forever home. And while all the support is greatly appreciated, the shelter still thinks that a foster home and a few months of training are necessary before anyone adopts her. But if one thing is assured, it is that Lana can officially give up her title as ‘the saddest dog in the world.’ Just look at that face!

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4 Best Homemade Dog Treats for Fall

Autumn is here! The leaves are changing. The air is getting crisper. You can finally break out that big comfy coat you love. And let’s not forget all the hearty, savory fall foods that everyone loves!

But next time you are in the kitchen whipping up some of grandma’s secret meatloaf or a beef stew, don’t forget to make something special for Fido too. Not only does it feel great to make something special for your pooch, but it can be nice to know exactly what went into making their treats.

These four homemade dog treats are a great way to add a little bit of autumn to your dog’s diet.

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

by Kelly

by Kelly

When you think of fall food what automatically springs to mind? Pumpkins. This big orange gourd has become so synonymous with the season that they even put it in our coffee! So why would we not include our pups in this cornerstone autumn tradition?

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients (flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, cinnamon) adding water slowly to help make the dough workable. Make sure not to add too much water, as dough should still be tough and dry.
  3. Roll out dough until a ½ inch thick, then cut into ½ inch pieces.
  4. Place pieces onto baking sheet and place in preheated oven. Let bake for ~40 minutes.
  5. Take out and let cool.

Super Simple Sweet Potato Dog Treats

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by CookinBug

I don’t know about you, but the sweet potato has become a staple at my dinner table – especially during the colder months. They taste terrific AND are packed full of vitamins and nutrients. Gotta love that! So why not send some of these tasty morsels your pups way? It wouldn’t be the first time someone made a dog treat with sweet potato.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Heat sweet potato in a microwave for ~6 minutes, checking every two minutes to see if tender.
  3. Cut potato in half and remove the meat. Toss the skin.
  4. Mash the meat in a bowl until soft.
  5. In another bowl, mix eggs, applesauce, flour, and one cup of mashed sweet potato.
  6. Roll out dough on a well floured surface until ½ inch thick. Then cut into strips, cubes, or use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes!
  7. Place on a baking sheet and put into preheated oven.
  8. Bake until crispy (35-40 minutes). Take out and let cool on wire rack before eating.

Brie’s Turkey and Cranberry Dog Bones

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by TheBritishBaker

Thanksgiving is basically the best day for food ever conceived. Just saying the word will make your mouth start to water. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, sweet potato pie – Thanksgiving is the only holiday where you might have to leave part way through to put on some more forgiving pants.

What’s more, most of the food on the table is okay for pets to eat. But that doesn’t mean they should get to pull up a chair. Instead, why not make them a batch of these special Thanksgiving-themed treats to give them a taste of the holiday!

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded cooked turkey
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth, as needed

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. Whisk together whole wheat flour and baking powder in a big bowl until nicely mixed.
  3. Add turkey and cranberries and mix again.
  4. Make a hole in the center of the mixture and drop in eggs, olive oil, and some chicken broth (~½ cup). Mix until soft. Add more chicken broth as needed. Dough should be malleable yet firm.
  5. On a well floured surface, knead dough for 1-2 minutes. Roll out the dough until ¼ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on greased or lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake until treats are brown (~25 minutes). Turn off oven and leave treats inside for additional 30 minutes.

Chicken and Cheddar Flavored Dog Treats

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by Marshab

Autumn is for rich, hearty foods. So you should make your dog a treat to match. This chicken and cheese treat is guaranteed to please, and sure to fill up their belly. Just remember – moderation. Too many of these bad boys and you might start to hear the floor creak!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup margarine
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C)
  2. Stir together oats, margarine, and boiling water in large bowl, then let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add in cornmeal, sugar, bouillon, eggs, and milk. Mix until smooth.
  4. Fold in cheese and gradually stir in flour to achieve ideal texture. Mix should be malleable yet firm.
  5. On a well floured surface, knead dough for 1-2 minutes. Roll out the dough until ½ inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on greased or lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cookies look golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and place on cooling rack for ~10 minutes.

Hope your pooch finds these treats as scrumptious as mine do! And have a warm and cozy autumn.

All the recipes are user submitted from Allrecipes.com. Next time you are planning a dinner, making a dish, or just looking for a quick breakfast solution, check Allrecipes.com.

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This 5-Year-Old’s Reaction To Finding His Lost Cat Is Amazing

When Ronnie Cockroft woke up last May to discover that his beloved cat Phoenix was nowhere to be found, he was crushed. Ronnie and the ginger cat had shared a special bond, one his mother would describe as being best friends.

Like any family would, the Cockrofts searched high and low for their missing kitty. Slowly, days turned to weeks, weeks into months, and before long their cherished cat had been missing for over a year.

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Photo via The Mirror

As happens with any fruitless search for a lost pet, once enough time had past the Cockrofts finally came to terms with the tragedy and tried to move on. After waiting a respectable 18 months before rushing out to get a new cat, they finally felt it time to get Ronnie a new feline companion.

The local Cats Protection charity paired the family with a terrific young cat named Orlando, and they were all but ready to adopt their new cat on the day they arrived to pick him up. However, it would appear that fate had other plans.

On his way through the facility, walking past rows of homeless cats awaiting their forever home, little Ronnie was taken aback when he saw a face he thought was out of his life forever. It was Phoenix.

Ronnie and Phoenix Reunion

“We went to the Cats Protection and saw Orlando and went back a week later to pick him up and that is when we spotted Phoenix in the next door enclosure,” said Michelle Humber, Ronnie’s mother. “It was amazing and the children were so pleased. Ronnie saw him straight away and was screaming and cheering with excitement.”

Photo via The Mirror

Photo via The Mirror

 

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Does Your Cat Want To Kill You? A New Study on Feline Behavior

Anyone with a cat knows this game:

You are sitting on the couch, watching TV or reading a book when all of a sudden you feel the steely gaze of your feline friend, eyeing you up and down. Perhaps they are curious about what you are doing. Maybe they want to play. Could be they are enamored with you, the bringer of food and giver of scritches.

Or, as a new study would posit, they might be plotting your demise.

That’s right. Our furry feline friends are actually very psychologically similar to their larger cousins, lions. And we all know how a lion looks at the world.

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What that means is our little house cats are not as subservient as previously thought. Instead, they show high levels of dominance, impulsiveness, and (not surprisingly) neuroticism. So, while they may look like adorable little poofballs, on the inside they are basically a pint-sized Caligula.

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Murderous tyrant, behavioral deviant, and all around power-crazed madman. Just like Fluffy.

So why aren’t they constantly trying to claw our eyes out? Well, they may be tiny tyrants, but they are not dummies. Cats have lived alongside people for thousands of years because they understand that they eat better and live longer when under our care. Also, we literally tower over them and they know better than to mess with giants.

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“Even the little one can grapple us both! We need to rethink our plan, Baxter.”

But our cats being more akin to lions than previously thought does not just mean they harbor resentful thoughts towards us. Like lions, our cats also have a tendency to be excitable, curious, and playful.

More than anything else, this study highlights the complex order of operations going on inside our cats’ little heads. They act based on a flurry of sophisticated emotions and rationale. Years ago, we thought all cat behavior stemmed from simple things like “want food,” or “what’s that noise?” Instead, cats can exhibit signs of jealousy, frustration, embarrassment, excitement, and joy.

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Sometimes the joy can be a little….unsettling.

One thing that this study proved that we already knew – feline emotions can change on a dime. One second they are all love and kisses and the next your hand is trapped in a four-pronged death-grip.

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“Petting time is over now, ‘kay?”

Most importantly, this study shows that, just like people, no two cats are alike. They may exhibit similar behaviors, but their motivations and reactions are likely unique only to themselves.

While we now know that, despite thousands of years of domestication, we will never be able to remove that killer instinct from our cats, we can still take solace in knowing that it was there from the beginning and hasn’t resulted in a furry feline uprising yet.

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“No More Military Dogs Left Overseas” Says New Law

We have all seen the videos of military dogs being reunited with the soldiers they were partnered with during their tours. These videos exemplify the importance of the bond these pairs share. In case you forgot, here is a quick reminder.

However, for the longest time the military failed to recognize the importance of these relationships. In fact, the military dogs were largely forgotten all together. Up until very recently, once a foreign conflict ended, the dogs were just left in the country they served in.

The rule was, if their job was finished and they were retired overseas, the dogs were immediately switched from being military personnel to civilians. This meant that they were no longer eligible to be transported home via military vehicles, making it extremely difficult for them to return home.

Send Our Dogs Home

Thanks to a bill that recently made its way through Senate and Congress, dogs that serve in our armed forces will be ensured the right to return back to American soil after their career is over. What’s more, this bill also guarantees that the soldiers who handled these military dogs get first chance at adoption when they arrive back in the U.S.

And while this is a tremendous step forward for our dogs in the military, it is also incredibly important for the men and women who handled these dogs. Unlike the man in the video above, oftentimes soldiers would be deprived a life alongside the canine that kept them safe during their time at war. That can be heartbreaking for both the soldier and the dog.

Now, thanks to this legislation, these soldiers cannot be refused that right.

The bill still needs to be signed by President Obama, but after making it’s way through the Senate and the House with flying colors, this new law is all but assured.

Our thanks go out to Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Congressman Frank LoBiando (R-NJ) for introducing this bill and championing its cause. Soon, every dog that puts their life on the line to protect our soldiers will be guaranteed the ability to return home, and to return to a home full of people eternally grateful for their service.

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