"Proud mom moment! Matthew worked this evening and a homeless gentlemen walked in the restaurant with .50 cents and asked if there was anything on the menu he could buy. Matthew asked him what he would order if he could and the man said anything would help his hunger pains. So Matthew rung him up for a hearty meal and then used his own debit card to pay for the mans meal. He handed him the receipt and told him to relax and take a seat. The story could end there and It would be a happy ending, but apparently a women watched my son during his random act of kindness. Not only did she write the company to let them know about the caring employee they had working for them, she also rewarded my son with a very generous tip! So proud to be his mom and I can pat myself on the back knowing that I've played a part in raising this big hearted young man." (Credit: Facebook/Michelle Resendez) #9Today
In about 4-12 weeks, we are going to be seeing the "We need to re-home our pet" posts. These are the folks who purchased puppies / kittens as Christmas gifts who are suddenly allergic, moving, having a baby, don't have time, their kids won't take care of it, didn't think they'd get so big (etc...).
To those people I say:
You didn't know you had an allergy? Oops. Don't let the pet suffer. Get allergy medicine.
You're moving? What city are you moving to that doesn't allow dogs? Bullcrapville? Find a house / apartment / condo that will ALLOW your family member. Period.
Oh... you had NO idea you were due to have a baby in 2 months? Interesting. Get a dog trainer.
Don't have time for ONE 15 min walk or to have a dog just sit next to you while you're home? Really? So they're better off in a shelter than waiting in your house for you to get home? Ok... get another dog to keep them company.
Oh... you mean your 5 year old didn't step up to the plate to feed, walk and scoop poop? And this surprised you? I guess it's time for YOU to step up and model responsibility for your child. Wrong size? Not cute as an adult? Not quite the personality you expected? Look in a mirror. How'd YOU turn out? Should we send you back?
Sigh.... sorry. But these are the excuses (among others) that rescuers hear after the "new puppy" excitement wears off and they need the pet out ASAP. Well... guess who suffers? Shelters are FULL... rescues are FULL... if you take responsibility for an animal, that is a lifetime commitment and if you are the 1% who actually has a good reason for not being able to keep this commitment and you MUST re-home the animal (life threatening allergy etc...) then PLEASE keep it and care for it until a no kill rescue has room or until you research / find a BETTER home than you were. Thank you.
Victoria Police is saddened by the sudden passing of Police Dog Yaegar, just a week shy of his 10th birthday.
The ‘Big Bear’ as he was affectionately known was responsible for numerous arrests and location of missing persons. His imposing demeanour ensured, that when needed, the public and other police members felt safe by his presence. Most importantly he was a great and noble partner to Sergeant Bob Carter who says, “he will be greatly missed.”
A very special thank you to the vets and staff at the Monash Veterinary Clinic for their comfort and compassion in making his final journey bearable.