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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

August 11, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

The beginning of a beautiful friendship 

 

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A Few Photos To Remind You That Life Is Beautiful

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27 Ecstatic Shelter Dogs On Their Way Home For The First Time

August 7, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

dogs on their way home from the shelter

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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

August 4, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Life |

Ma Kitten 

 

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A Few Photos To Remind You That Life Is Beautiful

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5 Things Veterinarians Wished You Knew Before Euthanizing Your Pet

August 1, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

by Kelsey Beth Carpenter

Euthanasia. The word itself makes all our stomachs drop. It is a gift to pets and a curse to owners – having the power to decide is something we are not comfortable with. However, when going through the euthanasia process with your own pets, you are in a position to make numerous decisions that can change the course of the overall process. As a Veterinary Technician, I witness euthanasias on a daily basis. Let me share from personal experience the 5 things I wish every pet owner knew.

1. It’s ok to cry.

People apologize to me all the time for crying over their pets. Whether it’s time to say goodbye, or you are simply having a hard time watching us draw blood on your dog, I wish you knew that I GET IT. Many of us who work in animal medicine (myself very much included) are totally neurotic, hypersensitive, and obsessive when it comes to our own pets. I may seem calm and collected while working with your cat, but that’s because it’s my job and I can’t afford to be any other way if I’m going to be good at it. You best believe that the second my dog so much as sneezes, I go into a total state of panic, lose all common sense, and forget everything I learned in tech school. So, when you are crying over the pet that you have loved for years, I assure you, I have nothing but respect for you. I respect how much you care. I respect your ability to make such difficult decisions. I respect your bravery. And please know that no matter how demonstrative you may be with your emotions, you are still keeping it together more than I would be in your shoes.

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This Marine Dog With Cancer Honored With Hero’s Farewell

August 1, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Life |

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

Cena the black labrador served in Afghanistan over six months in 2009 and 2010 alongside U.S. Marine veteran Lance Cpl. Jeff DeYoung, who recalled the deep bond he shared with his “brother” during that time.

He threw his body on Cena’s while under heavy machine gun fire from the Taliban, DeYoung told The Associated Press. In turn, Cena kept him warm on frigid nights and gave him comfort as war raged and friends died in combat around him.  

Years later, DeYoung adopted Cena, a bomb-sniffing dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the Marines. A service dog in his retirement, Cena helped DeYoung cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and other personal challenges. “This dog, this brother of mine, has sat with me through a divorce, through homelessness, through missed jobs, my PTSD strikes and waking up in my bathtub crying,” DeYoung said at a Veterans Day ceremony in 2015. 

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A Few Clips Guaranteed To Make You Feel Better About Life

July 28, 2017 | 2 Comments » | Topics: Life |

US Army Captain Femi Opesanmi surprises his mom after a year serving abroad. He gives his mom a traditional Nigerian greeting by lying at her feet in a position similar to a push up.

 

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