When we welcome a dog into our lives, we’re ready for the cuddles and the mishaps.
Or at least we think we are. There are so many hilarious moments with every pup that we’re not able to capture. That’s why Gemma Gené began illustrating her life with her pug Mochi, and the results are hilarious and relatable for every dog owner.
Gemma is a painter and sculptor from Barcelona, Spain, but she draws comics in her free time.
She’s gained quite the following on Instagram for her posts about her pug, Mochi, and their life together.
One of the things people may not think about is how the damage and displacement affected foster children. Foster kids are loved and cared for, but for many their homes are already temporary. To then face the fear of losing that safe place is a terrible thing for a child to deal with.
In one part of Florida, more than 70 foster kids were displaced from a shelter that had no food or electricity. That’s when someone decided to step in and help.
Matt Bell and his family opened their home, which is full of video games and fun activities, to the 70 children and their caretakers.
Retirement is meant to serve as a relaxing period of time in your later life where you can just enjoy life and not have to worry about working the usual 9 to 5.
However, while most retirements begin by going on vacation or purchasing an exotic sports car, for the NASA spacecraft known as Cassini, this intergalactic piece of metal ended its 20 years of hard work by plunging straight into the side of Saturn.
The deliberate death plunge was the final act of the spacecraft’s mission to observe Saturn and its surrounding moons. Just moments before colliding with the sixth planet from the sun, Cassini was able to transmit its last signal and collection of data to Earth, giving NASA its first real insight into the atmosphere of Saturn.
Team members from 17 countries came together to help design and build the Cassini orbiter, although the spacecraft’s assembly took place here in the United States under the management of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Cassini-Huygen was first launched into space on October 15,1997, where it spent the first seven years of its mission doing strategized fly-bys over Jupiter, Earth, and Venus. It even tested out Einstein’s theory of relativity in the process.
In nearly two decades of space travel, Cassini has seen its fair share of events and helped make multiple discoveries. Keep watching below to learn more about Cassini’s impact on the space program before it was purposely sent hurtling into the side of Saturn.
We’ve seen quite a few stories about coyotes lately, and they’ve taught me more about just how interesting these critters can be.
They’re found all over the United States, and while they can run into problems with the human population, they usually keep to themselves if possible. They’re a huge part of the food chain in North America, and I’ve grown to think they’re pretty cute, too.
One unfortunate side effect of animals interacting with humans is that they sometimes meet with the front end of our cars. When Georgie Knox hit a coyote she thought it was done for, but then she got a huge surprise.
Knox was flagged down by a construction worker at an intersection, who told her the coyote was not dead as she thought. It was embedded in her car and very much alive.
Dog fighting is a serious problem in the United States.
In 2007, it was estimated that more than 250,000 dogs were involved in dog fighting rings where they were forced to hurt each other for humans’ entertainment and monetary gain. What’s more, people being involved in dog fighting has been linked to domestic violence and other violence against human beings.
There are many police officers and animal rescues doing their best to put an end to this practice, and lawmakers have been cracking down. Every once in a while, however, we’re reminded of just how horrific it can be.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, two dogs were found in a park, near death. Warning: the images of the pups are incredibly graphic and upsetting.
For so many of us, our pets are some of the most important parts of our lives.
We spend so much time with them, and they enrich our lives in ways we couldn’t have anticipated.
So often when people die, they are surrounded by the friends and family who love them. What can be missing from this equation are the furry family members and the chance to say one final goodbye. A terminally ill woman made a final request to see her best friend, however, and hospital staff and friends made it happen.
The 58-year-old just wanted to see her beloved horse, Dana, one more time before she passed away.
There are some stories we cover that just stick with us.
One of those is the story of Carrie DeKlyen, who found out earlier this year that she had a deadly form of brain cancer. With five kids at home, this was a devastating diagnosis, but it became even more difficult when Carrie and her husband Nick found out she was pregnant with their sixth child. She chose to forego treatment for her brain cancer in order to let her child live. Now, that precious little girl has been born.
At 21 weeks pregnant, Carrie was in a vegetative state and on life support, with doctors hoping she could hold on until the baby reached 28 weeks.