Lifting spirits

The power of caring for our animals.

I thought after yesterday’s rather gloomy post, the republication of an essay from Patrice Ayme under the heading of Runaway Antarctica, we should be reminded of the goodness that is very much alive within humanity.

It was prompted by a comment left by Marg to that post. Here is a part of her comment:

It’s easy to get very despondent. However, I must say that probably the main thing in my life which lifts my spirits and gives me joy on a daily basis, even more than my family, are my pets, especially my No. 1 buddy, my Jack Russell cross.

That reminder came in the form of an item on yesterday’s Care2 selection, and is republished in full, as follows:

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Dog Gets Trapped in a Giant Tree Trunk, Firefighters Rescue Her.

3172807.largeBy: Laura S. April 3, 2016 About Laura

We’ll never know exactly what species of animal “Jane Dog” was chasing through the woods when she got her head wedged inside the trunk of a tree, but for the sake of her pride, let’s just pretend it was a panther.

Credit: Port Orange Police Department/ Facebook
Credit: Port Orange Police Department/ Facebook

Last week a Port Orange, Fla., family was walking their own dog when they heard Jane Dog’s whimpers. They tracked the sound and were surprised to see a full-grown dog stuck in an opening at the base of a very large tree trunk.

Port Orange police and firefighters were called to the scene and were joined by Dr. Malensek from Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic.
An on-site health check immediately following the rescue does not reveal any serious health concerns.
An on-site health check immediately following the rescue does not reveal any serious health concerns.

Fortunately, Jane Dog is doing just fine and has been reunited with her family who, while amused by her temporary name, have gone back to calling her Sailor.

Police officers carry Jane Dog who’s true identity was later revealed to be Sailor.
Police officers carry Jane Dog who’s true identity was later revealed to be Sailor.

Photos courtesy of Port Orange Police Department Facebook page.

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Well done all involved – well done, indeed!

4 thoughts on “Lifting spirits

  1. Poor thing.

    Speaking of lifting spirits, Sandra posted this photo yesterday, saying (in the very bad Facebook translation): “Get here in the place and be received like that, every day… Has no price. I love very much!”

  2. I really like seeing the pic of the dog being rescued. The pic of all the dogs made me happy since all those dogs were likely strays or had been abandoned and they now have a home.

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