This Husky Was Abandoned Because of Her “Weird” Eyes – Now She’s a Big Hit Online

How could a person get rid of a pooch that is clearly a one-in-a-million beauty? Yes, this pup named Jubilee does have some crazy eyes, but that’s what makes her special, right?

A shelter in New Jersey called Husky House shared a sad Facebook post about Jubilee’s story. The post said:

“My name is Jubilee. I’m a 4 year old female husky who has been with Husky House for a long time. I came from a “breeder” who couldn’t sell me because he said I was “weird” looking. Huskies are majestic looking dogs and I don’t know why I don’t look like them.

I wish I was beautiful so someone would want me to be their dog.

I like other dogs, but I don’t like cats. I love people, but I’m a little shy because people mostly laugh at the way I look.

Doesn’t anyone want a funny looking husky? I wish I had a family of my own who could love me even though I’m not pretty.”

My name is Jubilee. I’m a 4 year old female husky who has been with Husky House for a long time. I came from a “breeder”…

Posted by Husky House on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

As you can imagine, such an unusual-looking dog caught the attention of all kinds of folks on social media, and Jubilee became an overnight sensation. The post was shared more than 5,000 times, as word quickly spread about this unique Husky looking for a permanent home.

And then, the news came: Jubilee had found her forever home! Here’s a Facebook post with the great news:

UPDATE – Thanks to everyone who shared Jubilee’s story. She has found her forever home with previous Husky House…

Posted by Husky House on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This story just warms my heart. I’m glad that Jubilee will be in a loving home for the rest of her days!

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Borden Dairy Declared Bankruptcy and Is the Second Milk Seller to do so in Two Months

Two of the most recognized names in milk and dairy have recently declared bankruptcy: Dean Foods declared bankruptcy back in November, and Borden Dairy, one of the oldest milk processors in America, just recently did the same.

The rising cost of raw milk and a drop in consumer demand have been cited as reasons for both companies to take this drastic action. Borden will remain in business while it goes through its bankruptcy proceedings, which is a bit of good news for the 3,300 employees of the company that is based in Dallas, Texas.

Tony Sarsam, the CEO of Borden, said, “Despite our numerous achievements during the past 18 months, the Company continues to be impacted by the rising cost of raw milk and market challenges facing the dairy industry. These challenges have contributed to making our current level of debt unsustainable.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that Americans drank 18.4% less milk from 2008 to 2018. At the same time, there has been a dramatic increase in sales in nut and plant-based milk. It may seem hard to imagine, but in 2019 alone, 2,700 dairy farms went out of business. There’s no denying that the entire American dairy industry is struggling mightily.

Vallotton's Dairy Farm

Borden was founded all the way back in 1857. It was the first company to use glass bottles for milk and was also the first company that developed a patent for condensing milk.

The times sure do seem to be changing, don’t they?

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Helicopters Are Dropping Vegetables for Animals That Have Survived the Tragic Australian Fires

The bushfires in Australia continue to burn large swaths of the country and kill millions of animals, but the Australian people haven’t given up hope yet. They’re still doing absolutely everything they can to help – not just for their fellow humans, but for the animals that have survived the devastating fires, as well.

Our hearts are aching. Aching for this beautiful country we are watching turn to ash before our eyes. For the people…

Posted by Animals Australia on Thursday, January 2, 2020

One effect of the fires is that, even if animals do survive, they often don’t have any access to food because their normal forage is all burnt up. The government of New South Wales has decided to take an innovative measure to assist their starving wildlife. ‘Operation Rock Wallaby’, which is led by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, is dropping literal tons of carrots and sweet potatoes from helicopters to help feed herbivorous animals struggling to survive in areas affected by the fires.

Energy and Environment Minister Matt Kean said, “The wallabies typically survive the fire itself, but are then left stranded with limited natural food as the fire takes out the vegetation around their rocky habitat. The wallabies were already under stress from the ongoing drought, making survival challenging for the wallabies without assistance.”

The food drops are scheduled to continue until the natural habitats of these animals once again regain the moisture and nutrients to sustain life. So far, they have dropped nearly 5,000 pounds of food to the animals.

Please click on THIS LINK to learn about how you can help out during this terrible tragedy. It will only take you a minute, please get involved!

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This Heroic Dog Herds Sheep Away from Fires in Australia

As fires blazed toward an Australian farm, a border collie named Patsy took action to save her herd of sheep.

Allow me to introduce Patsy the wonder dog. In the early hours of 31 December 2019, while fire in Corryong was bearing down them, she and my brother rounded up the sheep and brought them to the safest paddock on the farm. She then found a safe spot while my brother fought the fire with a tractor and a tank of water. Almost all sheep are safe, along with the hay bales and silage, the shearing shed, and both farm houses. My brother doesn’t do social media, but Patsy does. Great job little girl 🙂Update 7 January 2020 – Patsy and her family are busy cleaning up the farm and helping others get sorted out. You can help too! They would love you to donate to these bushfire relief fundraising collections: https://www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/?view=article&id=145:helping-wildlife-during-bushfires&catid=11:wildlife-informationhttps://blazeaid.com.au/donations/how-donate/https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donateUpdate 5 January 2020 – Patsy is now on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/p/B67HA-xHJSH/?igshid=126abkbj2hytc #patsythecorryongwonderdog #strongincorryongUpdate 4 January 2020 – Patsy’s story is spreading, so for those people who would like to donate funds to help the Upper Murray community, please support these links which are confirmed to be genuine and keep sharing Patsy’s post 🙂https://www.parksideproduce.net.au/products/feed-for-fire-gift-voucherhttps://www.gofundme.com/f/xycjem-cudgewa-has-burnt?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheethttps://www.gofundme.com/f/a-little-town-and-its-community-need-some-help?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Posted by Cath Hill on Friday, January 3, 2020

It was New Year’s Eve, but no one was celebrating in Corryong, a small town in rural Victoria. Like other parts of Australia, the little village was burning, and the fires were threatening the edges of Patsy’s farm and her herd of sheep.

That’s when Patsy and her unnamed owner took a risk with their own lives to ensure that the sheep got taken someplace safer.

Patsy’s owner’s sister, Cath Hill, took a picture and video of the brave pup and posted it on social media. She called Patsy, the “wonder dog” and said she herded the sheep to take them to the “safest paddock.”

Which, still not super safe.

Then, Patsy returned to the fire. Hill wrote, “Cool as a cucumber, Patsy waited with [her owner] until the fire got close enough to fight with a tractor and water pump.”

Patsy’s owner doesn’t use social media, but Hill praised them both for saving almost all the sheep, as well as the hay bales, silage, shearing shed and two farm houses.

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And here’s Patsy’s sheep, safe and sound today!

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Hill also spoke to Metro about the devastation many around Australia are facing.

Everyone is just trying to get water and feed to their animals, shoot the ones that can’t be saved, get temporary fences up to keep stock secure, and put out all the logs and stumps still burning. And there’s people who have nothing left but the clothes on their backs.

Recent rains have helped keep the fires back, but more seasonal hot, dry weather is expected as summer blazes on. In fact, the summer has barely just begun.

Hill hopes her video of Patsy’s bravery will lift her country’s spirits. So far, her video has been shared more than 7,000 times, along with her plea for donations to help.

It’s the world’s hope that the fires will soon go out and Australia’s people and animals finally find some relief.

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These Cat Owners Understand Who’s Actually in Charge

Cats pretty much rule the Internet and honestly, no one (except maybe the dogs) are complaining. We could look at their pictures and antics all day long, and honestly, with images like these 12, who could blame you?

There’s no better way to smile, no better way to relax, so just sit back and enjoy yourself, why don’t you?

12. That face! Those eyes!

11. Proof that cats are not (always) in league with Satan.

My husband has Alzheimer’s and has trouble staying still. Unless this lil bug is on his lap. This is pretty much an everyday thing with them. from cats

10. All you need for a happy holiday.

9. I love you so much I need to bite you.

8. You are now one step closer to being prepared to own a toddler.

My sister’s cat follows me everywhere, here’s a video of her following me to the bathroom from cats

7. Whoever made this is a hero.

6. Just go about your business peasants.

5. It’s a selfie win for everyone, really.

4. What, you’re not using them right now.

3. Sure, it’s sacrilegious, but it’s funny.

Our Lord and Savior is born from cats

2. This cat does more cardio than I do.

1. I suddenly feel cozier and happier.

I do love a good cat meme. In fact, I’m not chill enough so I think I’ll go looking for some more?

Where are your favorite cat memes and pics? Share a great one with us in the comments!

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These Cat Owners Understand Who’s Actually in Charge

Cats pretty much rule the Internet and honestly, no one (except maybe the dogs) are complaining. We could look at their pictures and antics all day long, and honestly, with images like these 12, who could blame you?

There’s no better way to smile, no better way to relax, so just sit back and enjoy yourself, why don’t you?

12. That face! Those eyes!

11. Proof that cats are not (always) in league with Satan.

My husband has Alzheimer’s and has trouble staying still. Unless this lil bug is on his lap. This is pretty much an everyday thing with them. from cats

10. All you need for a happy holiday.

9. I love you so much I need to bite you.

8. You are now one step closer to being prepared to own a toddler.

My sister’s cat follows me everywhere, here’s a video of her following me to the bathroom from cats

7. Whoever made this is a hero.

6. Just go about your business peasants.

5. It’s a selfie win for everyone, really.

4. What, you’re not using them right now.

3. Sure, it’s sacrilegious, but it’s funny.

Our Lord and Savior is born from cats

2. This cat does more cardio than I do.

1. I suddenly feel cozier and happier.

I do love a good cat meme. In fact, I’m not chill enough so I think I’ll go looking for some more?

Where are your favorite cat memes and pics? Share a great one with us in the comments!

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15 Wholesome Animal Tweets Just for You

I love good, wholesome animal posts on social media, I’ll tell you that much.

These kinds of posts just never get old. Having a bad day? Look at some great photos of dogs and cats! Down in the dumps? There’s a never-ending supply of pure animal pics out there!

Here are some very good examples. Enjoy…

1. Sure enough…

2. In love with peaches.

3. Can’t get enough of this.

4. A bunch of ducks coming through.

5. Downward facing dog.

6. I like this look.

7. Cuddle buddies.

8. Awwwwww. Would ya look at that…

9. Bath time!

10. Can barely contain himself.

11. That doesn’t do you any good.

12. That’s right!

13. GREATEST OF ALL TIME = GOAT.

14. And…attack!

15. I like this.

Those sure put a big smile on this guy’s face.

Will you help us out today? Please post some pics of your lovely pets in the comments. We’d love to meet them!

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15 Wholesome Animal Tweets Just for You

I love good, wholesome animal posts on social media, I’ll tell you that much.

These kinds of posts just never get old. Having a bad day? Look at some great photos of dogs and cats! Down in the dumps? There’s a never-ending supply of pure animal pics out there!

Here are some very good examples. Enjoy…

1. Sure enough…

2. In love with peaches.

3. Can’t get enough of this.

4. A bunch of ducks coming through.

5. Downward facing dog.

6. I like this look.

7. Cuddle buddies.

8. Awwwwww. Would ya look at that…

9. Bath time!

10. Can barely contain himself.

11. That doesn’t do you any good.

12. That’s right!

13. GREATEST OF ALL TIME = GOAT.

14. And…attack!

15. I like this.

Those sure put a big smile on this guy’s face.

Will you help us out today? Please post some pics of your lovely pets in the comments. We’d love to meet them!

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People Really Love the New Fruit Bat Quarter

This year is not off to a great start. We’ve got raging wildfires, a government in turmoil and Megxit to deal with. But all is not lost.

Y’all, we have bat quarters now.

As part of the United States Mint’s America the Beautiful Quarters Program commemorating the country’s national parks and sites, the bat quarter honors the National Park of American Samoa.

According to the U.S. Mint:

“The reverse (tails) design depicts a Samoan fruit bat mother hanging in a tree with her pup. The image evokes the remarkable care and energy that this species puts into their offspring. The design is intended to promote awareness to the species’ threatened status due to habitat loss and commercial hunting.”

Expect to see this special coin in circulation starting in February.

There are 56 coins featuring each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories–Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Social media users went wild over the new design.

One user went straight for the Batman jokes–low hanging fruit.

Others showed they were pretty batty about the new currency.

And some took the opportunity to ask for an update on the postponed Harriet Tubman $20 bill.

Other coins to expect are:

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve in the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Vermont
  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas

But the bat quarter is meeting all my currency expectations for this year, so I’m good.

How about you? Love the new bat quarter? Let us know in the comments.

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Good News: Owning a Cat Is Good for Your Health

This is great news for anyone who’s ever been pegged as a “crazy cat lady”: being a cat lady is actually good for your health. Science says so.

Owning a cat can help reduce stress, and it’s good for your heart, too.

One study in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology found that cat ownership can be beneficial to heart health in multiple ways. Cat owners in the study showed a lower risk of death by heart attack and all cardiovascular diseases, including stroke.

Also, petting your cat is a known stress reliever. Cuddling with your cat releases oxytocin, the “cuddle chemical,” which in turn reduces stress, according to NBC News.

Another study found that cat lovers are more open-minded, smarter and more sensitive than dog lovers.

Photo Credit: Pixabay

So why the assumption that cats aren’t good for your health?

Well, there’s an age-old myth holds that cats can literally drive you crazy. This stems, in part, from the fact that cat feces can sometimes contain Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis. It’s an infection that actually can lead to psychosis (contaminated water and undercooked meat can also cause toxoplasmosis).

Not all cats carry the parasite though, and even if you get infected, you’ll likely be fine. A recent study in Psychological Medicine found no relationship between cat ownership and psychosis later in life.

“The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 60 million people in the United States may be infected with the Toxoplasma parasite through all means, including cats,” David Haworth, doctor of veterinary medicine, Ph.D., and president of PetSmart Charities told NBC News. “But very few people show symptoms because a healthy person’s immune system usually keeps the parasite from causing illness.”

Photo Credit: Pixabay

So there you have it, cat people. Cats don’t drive you crazy; on the contrary, they’re good for you.

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