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Link of the Day: Spring Babies

Via: MNN.com

Mother Nature Network:  Rite of Spring – Cute Animal Babies

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As of yesterday, it is officially Spring, though it may not necessarily feel like it.  But whether it is snowing, raining, or shining, with Spring comes new life – flowers bloom, the leaves return to the trees, and baby animals are born.

Everyone loves babies, and there really is nothing cuter than a newborn monkey, lion, or bear.  So, whether you need a little cheering up, or would just like to add a smile to your face, check out the link above for some adorable new additions to mother nature!

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: A New Day for Pit Bulls

Via: National Geographic

National Geographic: The Truth About Pit Bulls

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Pit Bulls have gotten bad rap due to the way they are used.  On account of their natural brute and strength, humans use this breed as attacking dog guards and fighting killers, and because of this Pit Bulls are subjected to breed discrimination on a daily basis.  However, it is not their breed that is harmful, it is the way they are raised and trained.

Yes, certain dogs are aggressive, and sometimes those dogs may be of the Pit Bull breed, however just because one dog of a certain breed is threatening, does not make the breed itself dangerous.  The majority of Pit Bull dogs are loyal and friendly animal companions, and even those who have been subjected to terrible abuse by humans may also be able to be rehabilitated.  It is not the dog that we should fear, but the human owner.

Click on the link above and read the truth about Pit Bulls.  And even though it is necessary to take certain precautions when around dogs you do not know – this goes for all breeds – make sure to keep an open mind and do not discriminate against any certain breed.

Happy Tuesday All!

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Link of the Day: 10 of the Best Animal Fathers

gray seahorse

Via: mnn.com

Mother Nature Network:  Nature’s 10 Best Animal Dads

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This is a shout-out to my father and all the dads out there!   Nature has been known to provide some uncaring, deserting, and sometimes aggressive animal dads.  However, here are 10 animal dads that deserve to also be honored on Father’s Day.

Check out the link to see some of the best animal dads.

Happy Sunday and Father’s Day All!

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Link of the Day: Dog Photo Series

Via: Flavorwire.com

Flavorwire:  Heartwarming Photos of Elderly Dogs with Personality

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This is such a sweet photo series.  One of the dogs featured is 21 years old!

Check out the link to see the other photos of elderly dogs with their individual personalities!

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Hachikō

Via: Wikipedia

Wikipedia: Hachikō

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I didn’t like any of today’s news, so the Link of the Day is going to be to remember – or learn – about a special dog.

My boyfriend and I just finished watching the movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale and we both cried like babies.  It’s a beautiful movie about love, loyalty, and just how true it is that dogs are man’s best friend.  It’s based off of a true story, and after watching it, I just had to see the real Hachi.

Check out this marvelous dog’s story from the link above.  Even just reading about him will make you tear up!

Happy Saturday All!

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Link of the Day: Huge – Though Cruel – Breakthrough for People with Paralysis

A once-paralyzed rat with a robotic harness.

National Geographic: Paralyzed Rats Walk Again, Thanks to Electricity, Chemicals – And Chocolate

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The only reason why I am making this the Link of the Day is because I do know someone who is paralyzed – he became paralyzed after a dirt bike accident – and this is a huge breakthrough for people with paralysis.

However, I do NOT condone animal research.  They say in the article that the scientists deliberately paralyzed the rats in order to perform the experiments.  This is just plain wrong.  They also said that they have been testing on willing human subjects, and I think that they could have done that from the beginning.  It makes me sick that they intentionally paralyzed the rats – and even left some rats permanently paralyzed.  It also surprises me that National Geographic published this article.

But, like I said before, it is a good thing for those who have been paralyzed.

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Recognizing All the Mothers

Polar Bears

The Huffington Post: Mother’s Day 2012: Animal Parenting Styles, Pregnancies, and Child Rearings

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Thought this would be the perfect post for Mother’s Day!

Happy Sunday and Mother’s Day All!

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Just want to tell my mom and step-mom how much I love them, and to thank them for everything they have done for me throughout my life!  I love you both, and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Give your mom(s) a shout-out in the comment section below!