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.
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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.
Recently my friend told me that she heard a women say that she sees me on my laptop and phone all the time and how hard it must be for the kids to have a mum who works so much.
Defensively I reverted back to the fact that my children are well behaved and very loved and that's all that anyone needs to know.
Why am I constantly defending my rights to work?
While fathers are "putting food on the table" I am constantly criticised for my "choices"
When the truth is that working is not a choice for me. Work is a break from what I consider the hardest job in the world, motherhood.
And it's not supposed to be this hard.
I recently heard the statistic that mothers today are spending 65% more time with their children then they did 30 years ago.
Today we are expected to sleep with them, take them to swimming, school, volunteer at the school, teach them fucking French, read to them, let the baby lead the weaning, learn how to talk baby language.... Breast feed them until their 87, or stop straight away because we are creeps if we go beyond a year and on top of everything we are expected to be thin. Because you can totally see how a chubby mum certainly isn't giving her kids the best opportunities in life.
And what makes it worse? All jokes aside... wine doesn't help. Because anyone who's ever had a hangover with kids knows the full meaning of FML.
I work because I used to cry myself to sleep at the thought of being alone with my kids all for another whole day.
I work because the expectations put on my work will never even come close to the expectations put on me as a stay at home mother.
I work because I need financial freedom and not pocket money.
I work because I want my children to see me as a women who follows her dreams while meeting their needs.
I work because we don't live in a village anymore, we parent our kids alone and it's bloody lonely.
And I was one of those children, born 30 years ago who's mum spent 65% less time with and I turned out pretty fucking cool. I can't speak French but I know how to live and I know how to love in parallel.
And I work because I can love my kids more when I'm not overwhelmed by the consistency of living solely for them.
So if you see me at the park, on my laptop, writing or taking a call please come and say hi, create a village with me, laugh with me, meet my kids. Show me how you make not working work for you.
But please don't talk about me or my choices, because you'll never hear me doing that to you.
And we are seriously all in this together, just Queening away, trying to get by 💗👑
Farmers believe they have been wrongly charged for water stored in their dams.
FLEURIEU Peninsula farmers have been hit with their first bills for water stored in their dams and believe they are being wrongfully charged for water for stock and household use. The bills, issued by the Western Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board this week, range from $37 to $5000 depending on the storage capacity and water use on properties.