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Thanks for Saving My Life!

 

It is not common for a Koala to bear twins, and regrettably in this instance the Mum was struck and killed by a passing car.

Fortunately, the driver stopped, and took the mother to the local vet, not knowing she was dead,  – where it was discovered she had these twins in her pouch.

First photo: Tiny koala being fed with syringe … sooo tiny!!

Followed by a pictorial chronology of their growth…

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Thanks for saving my life!

Its so nice to see a story that has a happy ending in these troubled times.

Taking care of others is a great way to forget about our own problems and difficulties!

h/t to Anglo – Posted:  Just One More Pet – Cross-Posted: Ask Marion

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal behavior, Animal Rescues, Fostering and Rescue, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures, Wild Animals | | 6 Comments

My Goal In Life…

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animals, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets | 4 Comments

SCHOOL AGREES TO ALLOW SERVICE DOG TO ACCOMPANY EPILEPTIC 12-YEAR-OLD

AndrewSuffering from a rare and severe form of epilepsy, 12-year-old Andrew Stevens can experience up to 20 seizures a day, any one of them potentially fatal. But thanks to a German shepherd service dog named Alaya, Andrew doesn‘t have to be under his parents’ watchful eye at all times. He can now go out and play, walk his dog down the street and use the bathroom unaided.

But Andrew’s freedom ended at his Virginia schoolhouse doors as the Fairfax County Public School system barred him from bringing Alaya to school with him. “I think what they’ve done has really been an injustice to my son,” Nancy Stevens, Andrew’s mother, told Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday. “A service dog is trained very well. If Andrew sits, the dog is going to sit. If Andrew gets up, the dog is going to get up. A service dog will not bite anybody at all,” she said, addressing the school’s safety concerns.

But after drawing national attention and public outcry from across the country, Change.org reported Tuesday evening that its campaign on Andrew‘s behalf had successfully forced Andrew’s school district to alter their stance.  “It’s time to celebrate a victory for disability rights, epilepsy awareness and a boy and his dog!” the site said, announcing its members had flooded Andrew’s school administrators with 371 emails in protest of the ban. See Video:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

Today, Ft. Belvoir Elementary officials told Andrew’s parents that Andrew could bring Alaya to school with him as early as next week. In the beginning, Angelo and Nancy will accompany Andrew to school, riding the bus with him and staying with him and Alaya during the day. As teachers and students adapt and learn how to interact with Alaya, Andrew’s parents will gradually transition away and Andrew and Alaya will go to school together — as originally planned.

Not only that — the school is now looking at updating their policy on disability access, Angelo Stevens told Change.org today. This all comes thanks to the grueling work done by Andrew’s parents to advocate for their 12-year-old son and his service dog.

The Stevens family created a foundation in Andrew’s name, first to raise money for Alaya, and now to raise money for service dogs for other needy children. That foundation, and theTODAY show coverage, has meant that he‘s been contacted by other parents around the country who are trying to get their childrens’ service dogs admitted in schools.

Source:  the Blaze & Cross-posted at Just One More Pet, True Health Is True Wealth and Ask Marion

January 7, 2011 Posted by | Animal Related Education, animals, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pets, Political Change, Service and Military Animals | , | 1 Comment

Cleaning Dog Vomit from Carpet

Learn five expert stain-fighting steps for cleaning dog vomit from your carpet.

Came home to a little present yesterday: a nice pile of puke on my carpet. Buzz, my dog, is usually great about knowing where to go when nature calls, but not when nausea strikes. Hard to blame him. Who really has time to think about the where when you’re about to lose it? That’s why every dog owner who has rugs or carpeting needs to know how to effectively clean up such mishaps fast, so there’s minimal staining.

I turned to The Safe Dog Handbook, by Melanie Monteiro, for clues on how best to handle sickly situations. She stresses the importance of getting to the mess as quickly as possible before stain-causing stomach acids have much time to soak in. Then, she recommends these five cleanup steps:

  1. Scoop up the solid stuff using a spoon or a butter knife, or try lifting it up with paper towels. Don’t wipe or scrub; you’ll just rub it into the carpet.
  2. Sprinkle the area with baking soda to help soak up moisture and stomach acids.
  3. Sweep the spot with a vacuum.
  4. Soak a sponge in a simple homemade solution of half a cup of salt mixed with two quarts of water. Squeeze it out until damp, and then use it to blot the spot. Rinse the sponge and repeat several times.
  5. Spot treat the area with a carpet spot remover, following the product’s instructions for use. Use a sponge to rinse the area with cool water and blot.

Then, wait for it to dry and, if all goes well, soon you’ll able to forget the whole thing ever happened . . . until it happens again, that is.

By the DogAge Staff

January 7, 2011 Posted by | animal behavior, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, responsible pet ownership | , , | 1 Comment