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Big Dog and Calf SameSize and Sharing Pen

By Marion Algier – JOMP

Big Dog and Calf are virtually same size and new best friends

March 21, 2015 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Animal Cuteness, animals, Dogs, Dogs, Pet Friendship and Love, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Real-Life Fox and Hound Will Mend Your Childhood Broken Heart

Mashable: The only tears you’ll shed over this real-life fox and hound friendship are from the joy of knowing that the Disney classic responsible for wrecking your childhood could have a happy ending after all.

Tinni the dog and Sniffer the fox found one another in Norwegian woods and frolicked together ever since. Photographer Torgeir Berge captured the adorable duo to share with the world. The photos will be used in an upcoming book by Berit Helberg to "spread their message about fur and friendship."

Berge wrote on his website that the book will include a number of short stories suited for children of all ages, including the grown-up kind. An English version of the book will be released sometime next year.

In the meantime, take a look at some of the adorable shots of these two furry friends.

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December 11, 2013 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, Animals Adopting Animals, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Unusual Stories, Wild Animals | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Beautiful story: Man who lost home, dogs in #BlackForest fire is given German shepherd ==>

New Best Friend...

Darrell Fortner, left , hugs Basil, a 11-month old German shepherd who is donated by Linda Smith, owner of Vom Dortmunder German Shepherds, near the Red Cross tent in Black Forest, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Photo by Junfu Han. The Gazette

The Gazette:  Darrell Fortner lost his dogs to the Black Forest fire.

On Saturday, he got one back.

A group of soldiers led by Chief Warrant Officer II Brennan Avants from Fort Carson, The American Red Cross and Black Forest Animal Sanctuary joined forces to find a German shepherd to help replace the dogs buried by Denver firefighters who were battling the wildfire.

The Black Forest fire destroyed more than 500 structures and consumed 14,280 acres.

Reminders of the recovery were everywhere Saturday.

Trucks hauling heavy machinery trundled through the intersection of Shoup and Black Forest roads about 2 p.m.

Pickups pulling trailers loaded with branches filled up at the Phillips 66.

At the American Red Cross tent on one corner, a presentation took place when Linda Smith, owner of Vom Dortmunder German Shepherds in Florissant, unloaded the four-legged gift.

The 11-month-old purebred German shepherd named Basil was presented to Fortner.

Fortner hugged Smith, who broke down during the presentation.

"It’s really an honor," Smith said. "I could not imagine losing my dogs like that. They are my family."

After hugging Avants, Fortner said simply: "Look at her. She’s beautiful."

Avants got the idea to help Fortner after he and 13 other soldiers from Fort Carson volunteered to distribute bulk goods to fire survivors from the Red Cross tent.

Fortner was among those who stopped in. He’d lost the dogs, his home and belongings.

"I was already familiar with the story," Avants said. "Darrell ended up being a frequent presence at our site and we wanted to do something for him. We got the idea of getting him a German shepherd to replace his loss and help in his recovery process."

There was a personal element to the mission. Avants’ family has two dogs.

"That plays into the emotional aspect of it," he said. "They are definitely members of the family."

Avants learned about the Black Forest Animal Sanctuary and asked them for help. They found Smith, who was happy to donate Basil.

"It’s a very touching story, it really is," Avants said. "It shows how the Fort Carson and military presence in the area is huge and it’s one of those things where we can help and give back to the community."

June 30, 2013 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Dogs, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, Pet Adoption, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Success Stories | , | 1 Comment

THE ELEPHANT’S JOURNEY TO PAY RESPECT, BUT HOW DID THEY KNOW ?????????

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Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003. (Lawrence also wrote The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World’s Greatest Creatures and The Elephant Whisperer: Learning about Life, Loyalty and Freedom from a Remarkable Herd of Elephants.

. On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died.

.He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons & numerous elephants.

Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs.

Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved man-friend’.

A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 12 miles to get to his South African House.

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Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these elephants sensed about Lawrence ‘s passing, but also because of the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked in such an organized way:

Walking slowly -for days –

Making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat to his house. Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years!

But yet they knew where they were going.

The elephants obviously wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend who’d saved their lives – so much respect that they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything. Then one morning, they left, making their long journey back home…

SOMETHING IN THE UNIVERSE THAT IS GREATER AND DEEPER THAN HUMAN INTELLIGENCE

h/t to Sue Hooper

October 10, 2012 Posted by | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Related Education, animals, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories, We Are All God's Creatures, Wild Animals | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments