Dogs’ loyalty sometimes exceed the lifetime of their owners. Last week, this sad dog, Cesur, lost his human. 79-year-old Mehmet Ilhan passed away peacefully at a hospital in Turkey and his best friend was notably dejected.
“When my father was in the hospital during his last days, Cesur stopped eating.”
When Mehmet’s family brought his body home, Cesur would not leave his side.
The day of the funeral, the dog even led the procession all the way to where Mehmet’s grave was located.
Down Syndrome didn’t stop this lad from achieving his dream of going to college
1. I remember what it felt like.
You wake up with this feeling that you can accomplish anything. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you feel powerful and capable. You don’t give a shit about what others think of you, you stop overthinking for no reason, you just do it. You are at the right place at the right time every time, because you figure out a way to make every moment an opportunity. You feel all of this because somewhere in all this space and noise, you know there’s this beautiful person that loves every detail of you, someone that accepts you for who you are, no matter what. You love her, she loves you, and that gives you incredible strength. That makes you live with ambition. That makes you live with so much confidence. You walk around like nothing can break you.
I hope I can live it again, I wish you to live it too.
Detroit, Michigan is known for its brutal winters, so when Terri Looby, a volunteer with Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG) received a call a few days before Christmas that there was a small dog walking the streets, she used her lunch break to locate the poor dog.
Looby and a coworker set out to find the dog, driving up and down the street, but didn’t see anything until they passed a heap of trash waiting for curbside pickup.
“There were some boxes, trash bags and a chair sitting at the curb for pickup day,” Looby told The Dodo. “As we passed the trash, I noticed that there was a dog curled up in the tightest little ball possible.”
The dog was just trying to keep warm in the subzero temperatures, surrounded by snow, and Looby knew he needed help. Even though he didn’t fit the “small dog” description, she lured him into her car with the smell of a chicken patty wafting throughout the car. Even though he had been wronged by the humans that left him behind, he was quick to trust Looby. She said,
“As soon as the dog heard us, he picked his head up and looked at me. I said, ‘Hi baby, it’s OK. Come see me.’ His tail was wagging, and he jumped off the chair and started limping toward me. He knew he was safe!”
Steve Irwin was a good dude