A Pit Bull suffering from starvation and a severe injury was rescued from certain death by a man in Brazil. Wilson Coutinho Martins lives in Rio de Janeiro and has dedicated his life to rescuing and protecting animals from extreme conditions. For many animal lovers in Brazil he is a hero. For dogs like Davi, he is their savior.
The large dog with beautiful green eyes was rescued from the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in September of 2012. He weighed just 28 pounds (13 kg) and had a huge, gaping wound in his rear. His bone was exposed and he could barely walk from the pain. If Wilson had not rescued him when he did, Davi would most certainly have died from infection and blood loss.
Wilson took Davi home and began tending to his wounds. During his recovery, Davi had to receive several blood transfusions and his wounds needed to be cleaned, treated with antibiotics and bandaged regularly. Within one month, his wounds were much better. A few months later, Davi’s wound had healed even more and he had gained back much needed weight. Although his journey back to health was slow, Davi has made a miraculous recovery. He is proof of how dedication and hard work and love can transform animals in even the most desperate of circumstances
The large dog with beautiful green eyes was rescued from the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in September of 2012. He weighed just 28 pounds (13 kg) and had a huge, gaping wound in his rear. His bone was exposed and he could barely walk from the pain.
1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you acquire me.
2. Give me time to understand what you want from me.
3. Place your trust in me. Remember that before you acquire me.
4. Don’t be angry with me for long and don’t lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, and your entertainment. I only have you.
5. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.
6. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that can easily crush the bones in your hand, but I choose not to bite you.
7. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I don’t understand what you ask of me or perhaps I am not feeling well, not getting the right food, been out in the sun too long, or my heart is getting old and weak.
8. Take care of me when I get old, you too will grow old.
9. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say " I can’t bear to watch," or "let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier if you are there.
10. Remember, no matter what, that I love you. Unconditionally.
Believe it or not, the metal community and cat fanciers have a lot of overlapping members. For her new book, Metal Cats, musician, jewelry designer, and photographer Alexandra Crockett enlisted some dark-looking dudes and their kitties for a series of awesome, often adorable portraits. The people involved are musicians including (and fans and promoters associated with) Isis, Xasthur, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, and Black Goat, among many others.
A Dog’s Purpose According To A 6 Year Old
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”
The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”