Stuck in the middle of an immense tragedy, a dog named Buddy did something extraordinary. And I think it's time we recognised his bravery and efforts to save a little boy's life.
When a woman began doing the unthinkable and attempting to drown her two boys in the Murray River in NSW, Buddy decided he had seen enough and leapt into action. And despite not being the family dog, the pit bull terrier cross rushed in. Police have now confirmed that Buddy put himself between the boy and the woman and attempted to save the boy's life.
Incredibly, by acting in 'reasonable defence' and forcing himself upon her and freeing the struggling child, he did just that. While the boy tragically lost his brother, Buddy did enough to save his life.
To be able to sum up such a horrific situation and act heroically is something we consider to be a human quality. However, Buddy has shown that sometimes, pets really are the best people.
RSPCA NSW is desperate to clear its overcrowded shelters so the price of adopting a pet will be cut to $29. It's not just dogs and cats but even goats, ponies and pigs looking for homes. Some have spent more than 100 days waiting for a new family.
Normal adoption procedures and checks will still apply.
Daisy the dog lost all seven of her puppies in a barn fire at the end of February, and wasn’t the same afterwards, spending most of her days going to the remains of the barn to look for them. Her owner posted a desperate appeal on Facebook, asking if anyone had puppies she could foster. The next day, an owner of eight orphaned puppies contacted her, and Daisy took to caring for them straight away. ❤️ (Credit: Facebook/Daisy Woodruff) #9Today
I read an article once that stated studies proved that kids are 800% worse behaved when their mums are in the room.
I was devastated.
Coz on Saturdays I used to work in a salon and my husband would have the kids, I'd come home to a clean house, cooked dinner, well behaved children and a smug husband.
While I knew that I had at least 20 years of shit stirring, food throwing, literally imagining a 17 year old collapsing in the supermarket carpark coz he didn't get the right kinder surprise toy- ahead of me. FML.
Why must they treat their mums like shit?
My friend is an early childhood educator and she told me that her class has the best day, laughter and sports and crafts and are all in great moods and then when their mums come to get them it's only complaints, "my foot hurts," "Lunch was yuck" "I've had the worst day" etc etc.
Well recently a professional explained what is really going on.
Yes, on the surface kids become way more hard work when mums around. But that comes down to one thing, it takes so much for a littley to behave and suppress the many emotions and desires to explore naughty behaviours that pop into their heads during the day. But they dont do it to be "good"
They work so hard at being good because their strongest connection, most significant relationship isn't their to take care of their emotions with them.
Enter Mum and kids actually see a "safe place" to process and let go of all the things they have been working so hard at holding in while they weren't their. And a safe place to experiment biting their brother around... and a safe place to demand 400 bandaids for a paper cut...
Holding that shit in is overwhelming.
Which is kind of cute. Being their safe place, they bad arse behaviour comes out of love and not disrespect.
At least it makes things more bearable and wipes a bit of smugness off husbands faces.