Loving Dog Adopts Orphaned Baby Opossum

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From Rumble 10/26/16

Hantu, a white German Shepherd, adopted Poncho, an orphaned baby opossum after animal rescuers found the infant opossum clinging to the side of his mother after she had been tragically hit by a car. The two now live together at the Rare Species Fund.

Watch this video and see this adorable pair’s story.

Check out http://www.RareSpeciesFund.org and http://www.MyrtleBeachSafari.com for more stories and information.

The Nation Grieves with You

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I have reblogged this from gettingrealwithptsd . Words cannot adequately express the impact of such a horrible, senseless act of violence, but they can convey where our thoughts lie. I join my thoughts with GettingReal and the millions of others around the world.

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My thoughts keep turning today to the massacre in Florida and the family and friends of those so cruelly murdered.  Their grief is unfathomable.  I just wanted to take some time on my blog to griev…

Source: The Nation Grieves with You

Solve ME/CFS Initiative Takes Part in #MillionsMissing Protest

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I have become home/bedbound with M.E. (Myalgic Encelphalomyelitis), which is why my blogging has all but disappeared. When my energy allows, I have been writing a new entry bit-by-bit with the hope of getting it online soon. In the meantime, I must reblog this important entry by Sunshinebright about the MillionsMissing Project. I did manage to tweet in support on May 25th, so I feel good about participating in my own small way. Many thanks to all who made the Project a successful protest. Now the test is to see where we go from here: did the people we needed to reach listen? Time, and possibly continueing the MillionsMissing Mission, will tell…

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Solve ME/CFS Initiative President Carol Head said that following last year’s Institute of Medicine report, there is no reason for the federal government to drag its feet on aggressively funding research on the disease.

“It is the role of NIH and CDC to care for the health of their citizens, and the health of those citizens is currently being funded by ourselves for ourselves,” Head said.

The protest included a series of demonstrations by ME/CFS patients and their loved ones at locations around the country and across the world, including: Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Philadelphia, London, Melbourne, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Raleigh, Canada, the Netherlands and Belfast. Protesters in D.C. assembled outside the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) headquarters. Other U.S. protesters assembled outside the regional HHS offices.

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Millions Missing demonstration in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mary F. Calvert) #MillionsMissing demonstration in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mary F. Calvert)

The shoes represent the active lives lost by the owners…

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Body Image Experiment

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For many decades, the media has idealized their image of the “perfect woman”, going so far as to photo-shop pictures of models to inhuman proportions. Culture dictates that looks are important. The message comes across to females of all ages and shapes that they do not measure up. For many women, this expectation can damage their self-esteem.
In recent years, a backlash has been building against the media’s message, and rightly so. Many women, along with some men, are speaking out, their message being that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. It is time for us to be comfortable in our own skin.
In the following video, presented by HLN, Amy Pence-Brown puts her message forth by stripping down to her underwear in the middle of an outdoor market. The response is heartwarming.

Brain Inflammation – Its Similarity In Autism and ME

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I have given this link to my daughter, as she was just stating today that she thinks she may have ME also. It may just be the Autism. We have noted several times that both she and I share certain “traits” in our illnesses. This may explain why.

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I follow “Onward Through the Fog,” a blog on blogspot, authored by Erica Verrillo, a talented person who suffers from ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis).  Her reports and research are top notch.

In this particular posting, Erica reports on the similarity of some findings affecting Autism and ME/CFS.  These findings have to do with brain inflammation.

A John Hopkins study acts as confirmation that excitotoxicity caused by chronic inflammation is central to autism.
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Excitotoxicity has been put forth as a mechanism of ME/CFS by a number of clinicians and researchers, including Drs. Paul Cheney, Jay Goldstein, Morris and Maes, Martin Pall, and, most recently, Jarred Younger.

 

 

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Shower Time for Woody

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I know it has been a bit since last posting anything – a lot has gone on, some good, some not so much.

However, instead of going into all that now, I would rather have a laugh, as laugh therapy is a requirement in my life. It should be in yours also!

Today’s “medicine” is brought to you by Woody, a cat (of course!) who obviously appreciates a good shower.

 

‘Klepto Kitty’ Goes Viral For Stealing Neighbors’ Belongings

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There is an adorable thief (I mean, look at that face!) roaming around in Portland, Oregon named Snorri. While he takes may types of “goods”, he does seem to have a bit of a shoe fetish!

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The following is his story – written by Eliza Murphy for Good Morning America:

A life of crime has turned one cat burglar, now appropriately nicknamed the “klepto kitty,” into an overnight Internet sensation.

Snorri, an orange tabby cat from Portland, Oregon, has earned notoriety for being the neighborhood shoe-napper, snatching up innocent soles form their owners and bringing them home.

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The cat’s stealing problem got so bad that his owner, Gabbie Hendel, decided to take action, installing a “cat collar camera” on the feisty feline to help determine where the random objects were coming from.

“The weirdest thing he has stolen was a baby costume,” Hendel wrote to ABC News. “I believe it is a monkey costume for baby.”
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The camera was paid for by cat-lovers all over the country on a GoFundMe page and has successfully helped catch the cat’s sticky-pawed ways in action, allowing Hendel to more easily return the obscure belongings to their rightful owners.

Snorri isn’t snobby about what he chooses to cat-nap, either. He’ll take everything from shoes, to hats, stuffed animals and even gardening gloves. His personal favorite, however, is definitely flip-flops.
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“I think he is such a funny guy, so much character,” Hendel wrote. “I’m glad that others get a kick out of it!”Sometimes though, her cat’s peculiar hobby can be a bit too much to handle.

“It’s a little time consuming, I am a medical student, so we will see how long I can keep it up,” she explained.

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The videos of Snorri’s shenanigans are so compelling that Hendel has created a YouTube channel and Instagram account for his newfound followers to stay entertained (and locate their missing items).Despite the extra work, Hendel has cared about Snorri since the day she found him shivering in a stairwell.

“I thought that if he was still there in the evening I would take him in and try to find his owners,” she recalled. “He was there when I got home, in the same spot, so I brought him in and fed him. He scarfed down some food and fell asleep upside down. Looks like he steals hearts as well as shoes!”