So This Happened of the Day: The Internet-breaking potential of this photo is borderline criminal.
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Look At This Fare-Dodging Cat of the Day: A ginger mixed-breed cat named Dodger — after Oliver Twist’s Artful Dodger — has made habit of boarding the bus near his home, aptly dodging the fare in the process.
Apparently, the moggy regularly rides from his home in Bridpost, Dorset, to nearby Charmouth and back. Bus drivers on the route look forward to his daily visits, even bringing along a tin of cat food for him to snack on.
Owner Fee Jeanes says she believes Dodger picked up his unusal routine after people at the bus stop, which is just outside his house, started giving him food. He soon began boarding the bus, finding it warm “like a greenhouse.”
A spokesperson for the bus firm, First, said the company didn’t mind the cat’s freeloading, but have told drivers to stop encouraging him.
“[W]e recognise that cat has an owner and we do not want to discourage it from returning home for food and shelter,” said the spokesman. “Given this cat is elderly we suspect it would be eligible for free travel, perhaps a bus puss, if such a thing existed.”
#1 : In June 2011, in front of a line of riot police.(Giorgos Moutafis/Anzenberger)
#2 : A can of tear gas lands near Loukanikos and protesters, February 2011.(Giorgos Moutafis/Anzenberger)
#3 : Loukanikos, photographed for TIME by Peter Hapak, November 15, 2011. (Peter Hapak/Time)
#4 : The protest dog joins demonstrators in gas masks in June, 2011.(Giorgos Moutafis/Anzenberger)
# 5 : Loukanikos — the word means sausage in Greek — has showed up for numerous demonstrations in Athens over the last few years. Here, he barks at riot police in December 2010. (Giorgos Moutafis/Anzenberger)
My mom’s friend adopted this lovely dog after he was abandoned by his previous family. His name is Shaun. Shaun had always been very good at eating all his food. Every last bit that was, he ate it. One day he started leaving a little bit behind. He wouldn’t eat everything, no matter what. He always left a little behind. Every morning when my mom’s friend checked Shaun’s bowl, the food was gone. That was very strange, because Shaun always spent the night by her side.
One night she decided to investigate the food situation. She waited quietly by the food bowl and then, in the middle of the night, a cat came through the window and ate the remaining food. She noticed the cat was actually pregnant. A week or so later the cat came into her house and gave birth to 6 little kittens. Shaun took care of them as if they were his own babies. My mom’s friend adopted the cat too (her name is Meow) and they took care of the kittens until they all found a loving home. Nowadays Meow and Shaun live happily together as a family and they each have their little bowl of food.
Be still, my heart.
George and his human Ryan Gosling
Feel-Good Story of the Day: Professional pet photographer Teresa Berg managed to help increase the adoption rate at the Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue by 100% through the relatively simple act of taking better dog adoption photos.
“A person can let you down, but that little guy, he just can’t. He is always there for me, no matter if I’m sad or happy, if I’m poor or rich. Just… no matter what. George is my best friend.”
Themba, the baby elephant, lost his mother after she fell down a cliff. The team at the Shamwari Rehabilitation Centre rescued him and for two years they dedicated their lives to getting this very special orphan back to the wild.
Themba soon befriended a very patient sheep named Albert, and together they formed a bond as strong as any human friendship. Albert never left Themba’s side and would follow Themba and his carers on long walks; share in Themba’s favourite snack of acacia pods; and when Themba took a dust bath, so did Albert. If any of the other animals at the Rehabilitation Centre tried to join in their fun and games, super protective Albert would make it quite clear that they were most unwelcome. The unlikely pair also made friends with a baby giraffe, and enemies with a baby hippo.
The lab in the lab!