"Gus Kenworthy wasn’t kidding when he tweeted last week that he would do all he could to adopt and bring home several stray Sochi puppies. After winning silver in the slopestyle skiing, the 22-year-old Kenworthy was scheduled to return home to Colorado on Monday to celebrate his success with friends and family, but those plans were delayed.
According to 7 News in Denver, those plans took a detour when Kenworthy decided to stay a few extra days in Sochi to square away some paperwork in the process of adopting the four adorable puppies he tweeted about. He also plans to take their mother back home to Colorado as well.” (source)
What’s that, you say? There’s not enough fluff in your life? Well, have a keeshound puppy attacking a dandelion.
PIT BULL COMFORTS SICK DOGS AT THE VET - "Dominic lays with dogs as they come out of surgery, which calms them, making it much easier on the vet techs to handle the dogs as they wake up."
A Pit Bull named Dominic has earned the title of “Denkai Recovery Specialist” at the Denkai Veterinary Care Clinic in Colorado. Staff members noticed that Dominic would go to dogs who are recovering from surgery and cuddle with them. In addition to dogs, he also comforts cats also. Read more from the greeleytribune.com:
Haswell, though, remained a little skeptical. Dominic was cuddling with the new dog because he was cold, she thought.
She changed her mind later that day, when Dominic lay in the middle of a pile of dogs out of surgery and rested his head on their bodies when they cried.
The dog who cried the most got the most cuddle time from Dominic.
And she remembered the way Dominic rested his head on her neck when she had a headache.
Dominic would even cuddle with cats out of surgery, though they weren’t as receptive as the dogs.
What’s more, it made things easier on them. Dogs coming out of surgery could be wild, even aggressive, and bites were a little too common.
But when Dominic lay with them, they woke up calm, rested and happy.
Dominic now seems to understand his job. When a dog is under, Dominic waits at the foot of the door until clinic workers bring the dog out of surgery and set it on Dominic’s pillow, and he immediately goes over to rest with them.
Dominic cries and paces if another dog is crying in the clinic. He even acts irritated when Haswell rubs a dog’s body in an attempt to wake it up, as if Dominic’s saying, “Hey, I got this.”
“I’ve never, ever seen anything like this,” said Floss Blackburn, who has seen a lot as the founder of Denkai. “He’s got such a sweet heart.”
I ACTUALLY CAN’T HANDLE HOW CUTE THIS IS
WOMAN SINGLE-HANDEDLY OPERATES DOG SHELTER IN INDIA - “13-year-old Geetha was belted by her father and as always, Blackie jumped between them. The blows rained down but Blackie bore them while Geetha wept. The next day he died from the wounds in her arms. “That’s when I realised, no man can love the way animals can,” she says.”
A woman in India named S.V. Geetha Rani has loved dogs since childhood and began taking care of injured and stray dogs in the area. Eventually, she rented out an abandoned school and now runs a dog shelter called Snekalaya for Animals with approximately 176 dogs under her care. Here’s more from The Hindu:
Snekalaya’s school building hosts another 144 healthy dogs. All 176 have names, individual sleeping blankets and food bowls. By day Geetha boils batches of 15-20 kg rice, sweeps the sheds, soaks blankets and washes plates. After 5 p.m., she works at a beauty parlour with her daughter. The day’s earnings are split between them and she buys provisions with that money. JM and Sons English Bakery often donates bread and restaurant Yummy Hut gifts meat. An hour-long journey later, she’s home by 11 to spread out blankets for her dogs and catch a few winks herself. “It’s not easy but by the grace of God, we’ve never gone hungry,” she says.
Snekalaya’s premises are filling up but Geetha says she still can’t reject an abandoned or ill dog. Someday, she hopes for land and sheds of her own so that she can take in more dogs. “I didn’t bring anything when I came to this world and I can’t take anything back. So, all I want to do is look after dogs till the day I die.”
Many dogs in India now have access to food and shelter thanks to the lifelong dedication of this one woman. Click here for the full story.