Australian Police Find Baby Koala Snuggled In A Backpack

Nothing like an adorable baby koala in a backpack to take your mind off the US presidential election. This story has plenty of adorableness and kind of an odd twist from the town of Wishart in Queensland, Australia. That’s where police were conducting what they thought was a routine traffic stop. NPR reports they asked the woman if she had anything to declare. That’s when she mentions, uh, yeah, I have a koala in my backpack. Uh, what? Sure enough,

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New Study Says Your Dog Really Can Tell Time…Make That Smell Time

I stopped wearing a watch years ago. Not because I can tell time looking at my phone. Not because I’m so carefree I don’t care about the time of day. All valid, modern reasons. I don’t wear a watch for one simple reason. I have a dog. My DarlaDog’s sense of time is so spot on, She is so reliable, Queen Elizabeth could employ her to set Big Ben. Have you noticed with your best friend, as well, Dear Besotted

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Dog’s Favorite Chew Toy Comes To Life Thanks To Awesome Boyfriend

It’s not everyday that a dog’s favorite chew toy comes to life. That’s exactly what happened for one beyond-thrilled Golden Retriever. Jolene lives for her toy shaped like Gumby. Jolene’s human, Emily Crisp, lives for Jolene. Something his dog-crazy person understands. How about you? The San Francisco Chronicle reports Emily convinced her boyfriend, Ben Mesches, that he should dress up as a life-sized Gumby just to bring joy to Jolene. Sounds like Emily knows her dog well. Jolene’s response to

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Bachelor Party Turns Puppy Rescue Mission x 8

A bachelor party gone to the dogs. Literally! It started as a get away weekend for a bunch of guys in the Tennessee woods. Mitch Craddock tells ABC News that he and his buddies were cooking up some bacon when they noticed a dog, a very hungry looking dog at the front door. Not exactly the kind of girl you’re expecting to show up by surprise at a bachelor party. This dog sent them on an adventure they’ll never forget.

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Newspaper Fosters Rescue Dogs Until They Find New Homes

Nothing like some adorable rescue dogs (are there any other kind?) to bring us all together. While so many are busy ripping apart “The Media” during this election season here is one small city newspaper we can all love. The Greenville News in Greenville, South Carolina has a program where they foster a rescue pup until he or she finds a new home. The Newshound program started last year. The paper’s staff fostered and found homes for five dogs. This

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This Statement About True Love Will Make My English Teacher Cringe

Chickens. This week it was chickens. The backdrop for the life lesson that showed up. That opportunity to be a better human. So, there is this chicken club in town. Every few months I get together with fellow crazies raising chickens in their backyards. Always, a toe dipper who shows up. Someone who is thinking about going clucky. That’s how I encountered a special woman Sunday. She came to learn about chickens. And to teach. She probably doesn’t know that

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“Emotional Support Duck” Spotted Waddling Down Aisle Of North Carolina Flight

Just when you think you’ve seen it all on a flight, along comes Daniel the emotional support duck. An amused passenger spotted Daniel this weekend on a flight from Charlotte to Asheville, North Carolina. Author Mark Essig tweeted he watched this duck waddle on board like he belonged. He also mentioned Daniel was wearing a Captain America diaper and little red shoes over his webbed feet. Daniel’s human is Carla Fitzgerald. She tells the Citizen Herald that she was in

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How A Fish Explained The Hardest Part About Parenting To Me

I’m in debt to a fish. The fish, who in 10 seconds, explained my parenting conundrum to me. Keep your expert books, parenting websites. I have clarity now. Thanks to the fish. You see, Dear Reader, my daughter is a senior in high school. We are in the season of looking at colleges. So much has changed since I went 10,000 years ago. These days, the kids put everything they want in a school and a software program spits out

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Bridesmaids Hold Rescue Puppies Instead Of Bouquets

Rescue puppies, talk about the perfect “Something Borrowed” for an incredible wedding. That’s what one bride who has dedicated herself to rescuing animals made happen for her special day. TheDodo.com has a great story about the wedding of Sarah Mollouck and Matt Crain. Sarah works for Pitties Love Peace which is a rescue organization in Pennsylvania. Sarah and Matt have three rescue dogs and they foster puppies and dogs who are looking for forever homes. They figured it would be

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Man And His Goose: The Love Connection He Never Planned On

A certain goose in Oregon knows there’s no telling where you will meet the love of your life. Yes, goose. CBS News’ Steve Hartman has the story of a man who thought he was just doing a nice thing for a struggling bird. He never realized he was about to become the unexpected match for one devoted goose. Kyle is one ambitious bird. Her Instagram account has more than 62,000 followers. You can see how she’s making folks smile at @KyleTheGoose.

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