Herd Of Goats Saved By Hero Dog Who Refused To Evacuate During California Fires

A herd of goats and some very grateful, awestruck humans are celebrating one awesome dog today. Rolando Tembo Hendel shares on his Facebook page the harrowing story of his family’s escape from the California wildfires. As the Tubbs Fire threatened their home, the family loaded up their dog and cats, minus one. Odin, their devoted Great Pyrenees, refused to leave the herd of goats. Hendel says on a regular night it is nearly impossible to separate Odie from the herd.

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Dog Stranded By California Wildfire Waits For Her Family By Burned Out Home

Dog. Just save my dog. I can only imagine the heartache of one California family as they had to flee for their lives during the wildfires that have engulfed the wine country. ABC News reports the Weaver family of Santa Rosa faced broken hearts as they had moments to evacuate last week. They grabbed their beloved Bernese Mountain dog, Izzy, but in the chaos and confusion, the 9-year-old dog bolted. With flames licking their house, the Weavers had no choice

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British Airways Flies Devoted Aunt Half-Way Around World To Make Dream Come True

British Airways has me wiping away the tears after watching this awesome act of kindness and generosity. They have a campaign where travelers write in and share a near impossible dream that they hope British Airways can make come true. It’s called, “BAMagic.” Here is how they describe the latest wish come true: “London-based Sarah wrote to us to ask for help to fulfill her wish to see her nephew, Brodie, in his big break into showbiz: a starring role

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Las Vegas Shooting Victim Reunites With Hero Who Saved His Life

Shooting victim and hero. That is never how Tom McIntosh and James Lawson thought they would ever meet. In fact, there was no reason they would meet at all. Until Sunday night, they were just two guys with different friends enjoying the Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas. I’ll let them tell the story of how their paths intersected. Both men, actually, are heroes. Both men, I suspect will be friends for life. Excellent job by Savannah Guthrie and the

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How To Help Las Vegas

With Las Vegas becoming the scene of the largest mass shooting in US history, the country is in mourning. Many are posting their feelings on social media. Some feel it’s time to get politically active. Wherever your politics fall, if you really feel like making a difference, like doing something not just feeling something, here are some ways you can make an impact. Give Blood The line to donate blood is out the door at United Blood Service. People have

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I Didn’t Know I Had It In Me To Make One Man’s Dream Come True

I made a man’s dream come true this week. Not just any man. My 84-year-old uncle. My late mother’s only brother. I didn’t think I had it in me to carry this off. Sometimes forces beyond take over. Uncle shared his last wish with me about a year and a half ago. About six months before my mother died. His wish? He never wanted to see me again. Ever. He hated me. Not in the “Ha ha, Daryn is going

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NFL Rookie Donates His First Check To Cafeteria Workers Who Lost Everything In Hurricane

NFL rookie DeShaun Watson is showing America what true patriotism looks like. While some people get themselves worked up over symbols, while this young man is doing something that matters. USAToday reports the Texans quarterback this week donated his entire first NFL check to three women who work in the team cafeteria. Three women who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. “If you can, you must.”@deshaunwatson​ gave his first @NFL​ game check to help a few familiar faces. #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/rwcyGMSRFN —

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Frida The Navy Rescue Dog Has Saved 12 Lives And Counting In Mexico City Earthquake Rubble

Frida is more than a rescue dog. She’s become a national hero in Mexico. And with good reason. She’s helped find and rescue 12 people caught in the rubble of the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico City Tuesday. The Daily Mail reports Frida’s actual total has yet to be tallied because she is still busy saving lives. She’s become known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots. Here’s a look at Frida in action. Frida has spent most of her

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HVAC Company Saves The Day Cooling Off Service Dogs In Training

It’s not easy work growing up to be service dogs who enhance the lives of special people. The pups being raised at Canine Assistants in Atlanta know that. So do the humans who are training them to do their important work. The folks at CA became concerned recently when one of their buildings wasn’t staying cool enough. The Puppy Barn, in particular, had been warmer than normal this summer. Canine Assistants team members were doing what they could to keep

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All Aboard The Cat Train As Japan Gives A Ride To Some Adorable Strays

Feline lovers got a delightful surprise as they boarded the Cat Train. Reuters reports a Japanese civic group teamed up with a railway operator on Sunday to let some 30 cats roam on a local train at an event, hoping it will raise awareness of the culling of stray cats. The event was hosted by Yoro Railway Co Ltd and an organization called Kitten Cafe Sanctuary. All these efforts to reduce the number of stray cats appears to be working.

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