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A Dog’s Purpose According To A 6 Year Old

May 24, 2011 | 70 Comments » | Topics: Dog, Heartwarming, Writing 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. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.” Startled, we all turned to him. The six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.” Related:  Dog Stories

A dying man’s last wish: To see his dog From KCRG… Yurt used to live with a homeless Cedar Rapids man, 57-year-old Kevin McClain, in his car. But a month ago he became ill with lung cancer.Paramedics rushed him to Mercy Medical Center and later to Hospice House. Yurt went to the animal shelter. (via Bag of Nothing) bedbound-patient-given-gift-of-the-outdoors-in-dying-wish-to-see-woods-one-last-time-9541148 In his former years, Ed (his surname is unknown) enjoyed the country life, but after becoming sick he was unable to do the tasks that he previously was, confined to the interior of an adult family home. He confessed to the chaplain of Evergreen Health Hospice in Washington, US, that he wanted to experience, just one more time, the feeling of being outside. Chaplain Curt Huber then spoke to the rest of the staff before contacting the Snohomish County Fire District to see if they would be able to assist with transporting Ed in one of their emergency vehicles. They didn’t hesitate. The volunteers escorted Ed to Meadowdale Beach Park - a 108-acre woodland park with a one-mile-long nature trail, an accompanying stream and saltwater beach.

Wall Decals, Kids Wall Decals and Wall Tattoos by WALLTAT 50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar. This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! iPad 2 review It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. 1. iOS now supports folders. 2. Double-clicking the Home button shows you all the apps that are running on your iPad in a bar along the bottom of the screen. 3. The internet got mightily upset when Orientation Lock was replaced with Mute on the iPad during the last iOS update. 4. If you're carrying around sensitive data, you can now enable a feature that'll erase all the data on the device if someone inputs the incorrect passcode 10 times. 5. First, turn on Home Sharing in iTunes (Advanced menu) and on your iPad (Settings > iPod and enter your Apple ID). 6. Have you ever played Tap Tap Revenge on the iPhone?

Laika - the first animal in space Romanian stamp from 1959 with Laika (the caption reads "Laika, first traveller into Cosmos") Laika (Russian: Лайка, meaning "Barker"; c. 1954 – November 3, 1957) was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth. As little was known about the impact of spaceflight on living creatures at the time of Laika's mission, and as the technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed, there was no expectation of Laika's survival. Laika died within hours after launch from overheating,[2] possibly caused by a failure of the central R-7 sustainer to separate from the payload.[3] The true cause and time of her death were not made public until 2002; instead, it was widely reported that she died when her oxygen ran out on day six,[4] or as the Soviet government initially claimed, she was euthanised prior to oxygen depletion. On April 11, 2008, Russian officials unveiled a monument to Laika. Sputnik 2[edit] Training[edit] Voyage[edit] Notes[edit]

Video: When Dogs Fly – Dean Potter Takes His Dog Whisper BASE Jumping “All Whisper wants is to be with her pack family. When we go on adventures, she goes on adventures. She’s just a loyal pup with a very adventuresome papa.” BASE jumping with a dog … it sounds like a completely crazy idea. Dean Potter‘s evolution over the past two decades from innovative rock climbing and linewalking to free-solo climbing to his hybrid free-BASE climbing and BASE-line walking have made him one of the most iconic and pioneering adventurers of his generation. Anyone who knows Potter knows that his beloved best friend, Whisper, is always at his side. Below, Potter answered some of our questions about this project and how the experience changed him. Adventure: How and when did you evolve from rock climbing into wing-suit flying? A: How do you cope with the fact that this year alone there have been 26 deaths in wing-suit flying and BASE jumping, including your close friend Sean Leary? A: How did you meet Whisper? A: What made you want to take her wing-suit flying?

Crispy Potato Roast Recipe Hey Guys! So…it’s still really hot out…wtf! I’m totally ready for fall…forget this, “I just don’t want summer to end” BS…I’m OVER IT! Okay, I apologize for being aggressive right there, but man does this weather make me grumpy. There are a few things that get my mood up during weather like this: 1) My Dog (always) 2) Frequent Fro-Yo and Hawaiian Ice trips with the boyfriend 3) This Roasted Onion Dip. Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were still the best thing ever? If you are willing to brave a hot kitchen for about an hour (woof, I know), this dip is totally worth it and a delicious treat to help keep you cool (once you’re sitting and enjoying it) and leave you feeling guilt-less afterwards! xx Jenny Roasted Onion Dip Serves 5 to 6 Ingredients: 2 large sweet onions, quartered 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon cumin

100 Essential iPad Tips and Tricks Change the way the default apps and the operating system behave, to make them suit your particular needs. You’ll also discover ways to squeeze more functionality out of the default apps. The guys over at tcgeeks.com have put together another great article on the iPad. 01 Which Direction Am I Travelling In? When using the Maps app, you can see your current position on the map as a blue dot. 02 Share Your Location If you want to rendezvous with a friend, tap the ‘i’ icon by the pin that indicates your current location. 03 Drop a Pin If you can’t find a precise location via the Maps app’s handy search option, you can tap on the curled paper at the bottom right and press ‘Drop Pin’. 04 Get Bus Times By default, the Maps app’s Directions function displays the route and time it’ll take you to get to your destination when travelling by car. 05 Instant Traffic Repport 06 Give Turn-by-Turn Driving Directions 07 Pause Your Downloads 08 Create Big Print 09 Perform a Double-Tap Zoom 10 Activate VoiceOver

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It’s Probably One Of The Best Reactions You Can Give To Someone Who Doesn’t L... Jim Lenkin: In your 40 years of mediating conflicts between warring factions around the world, what is the most important thing that you do that creates peace between the people involved? Marshall Rosenberg: First, I never hear what they think. See, I get called a lot of names by people who hear what I'm saying. I didn't hear what'd he thought of me. And he looks at me in a kind of a stunned way. So, I heard what was alive in the guy. He said, "What do you want to say to us?" Jim Lenkin: Being called a name is not the same as being violently attacked by terrorists. Marshall Rosenberg: Here, I would say no to violence or aggression, yes to the protective use of force. The protective use of force is necessary when another person, for whatever reason, is not willing to communicate and, meanwhile, their actions are threatening our needs. I was walking down the street… a street in Paris, four years ago, a busy street, a woman was walking next to me. And then, I helped a woman to hear that.

Planting A Pineapple Did y’all know that you can take this and turn it into… This? And that this will eventually produce… This? Yes, I’m talking about turning your average, ordinary grocery store pineapple into a tropical showpiece within your home. Planting a Pineapple 1. 2. 3. In 24 months (sounds better than two years) it will look like this. You will have an actual, large, utterly delicious pineapple in 24-36 months. The thought of growing my own pineapple always makes me smile and giggle just a little bit. Now what am I supposed to do with all of this leftover pineapple? I see something sweet coming soon. While you’re waiting for me to make something yummy with the leftovers, go ahead and plant a pineapple. Be adventurous plant a pineapple. Hugs, Tickled Red *Please bear in mind that I am not a hortoculturist. Tagged as: Gardening, Pineapple, Tropical Fruit

The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials The Apple iPad is an amazing tablet, and to help you get the most out of it, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of every tip, trick, and tutorial for you. Read on for more. Note: This article was originally published earlier this year, but we’ve updated it with a real lot more content since then, so we’re republishing it for you. We’ll be keeping this page updated as we find more great articles, so you should bookmark this page for future reference. How to Maximize Your iPad’s Battery Life So you got yourself a shiny new Apple device, but you’re so addicted that the battery is running out way too soon—what you need is a couple of tips to keep your battery running for as long as possible, and we’ve got them here. How to Maximize Battery Life on Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch How to Lock the Screen on Your iPad with iOS 4.x How to Lock the Screen Orientation on Your iPad (with iOS 4.2) How to Pause an iPad App Install How to Force Reboot and Quit Apps Multitasking on the iPad iPadPeek

Retirement ceremony for military dog finally reunited with Marine he was blown up with in Iraq after a fight to save him from death row By Laura Cox Published: 15:01 GMT, 7 April 2012 | Updated: 15:01 GMT, 7 April 2012 After years of administrative battle a military dog handler was finally reunited with her loyal friend. Former Marine Cpl. On Friday night the two were brought back together again in an emotional ceremony at Camp Pendleton’s K-9 Unit which marked the end of Rex's ten-year service. Official: Sgt. 'Military working dog Rex has served the United States Marine Corps and his country honorably and is credited for saving numerous lives during the War on Terror,' a marine read. The dog is now officially in Leavey’s care, five years after she left the military and filled out adoption paperwork. The initial application was denied since Rex could still perform his duties for Camp Pendleton. But a recent diagnosis of facial paralysis, so meant Rex’s his days as a MWD were put to a halt. Partners: The dog is now officially in Leavey¿s care, five years after she left the military and filled out adoption paperwork

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