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Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas (news)

I saw this uplifting article among the human interest stories and just have to share it with you: “Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas” . It’s about a stray dog now named Doudou (which translates to “Bean”) who was rescued by Zhang Dan, a nurse at the Wuhan Pulmonary Hospital in Wuhan . . . → Read More: Street dog helps see Chinese nurse through virus traumas (news)

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National Puppy Day! (March 23)

Happy National Puppy Day!

This national day was established in 2006 to raise awareness about puppy mills and to encourage prospective dog families consider adoption of shelter/rescue dogs rather than to purchase dogs bred solely to generate income for a person or business.

 

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Caught On Camera: Dementia Patient Gets Robotic Cat

I cried reading this article. https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/16/moment-grandfather-dementia-whose-dying-wish-cat-given-robotic-feline-12070303/

Robert had dementia and lived in a care facility. He had rescued cats all his life and was accustomed to being surrounded by his feline family members. But his home didn’t allow cats. (Also, Robert had lost the abilities to take care of cats.) A family member heard about . . . → Read More: Caught On Camera: Dementia Patient Gets Robotic Cat

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Meet New Zealand’s ‘First Cat’

I don’t watch or listen to mainstream media, so I stay up on the news through independent news sources and also the BBC. I was thrilled to find in my newsfeed this morning this delightful article about NZ’s First Cat, Paddles, right along political news that made me shudder. This news about the NZ prime . . . → Read More: Meet New Zealand’s ‘First Cat’

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Dogs Are A Victim’s Best Friend (Official Court Canine)

I love knowing that several area courts have hired specially trained canine staff members whose job is to provide comfort to victims. Service dogs do seem to love their jobs.

“Thurston County Courthouse canine provides comfort: Two-year-old black lab specially trained to comfort crime victims” by Amelia Dickson http://www.chronline.com/crime/thurston-county-courthouse-canine-provides-comfort/article_236182c0-ad85-11e5-9999-439c47a7bcd0.html

. . . → Read More: Dogs Are A Victim’s Best Friend (Official Court Canine)

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