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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnipegopher View Post
    Dog loses 100 pounds.

    https://twitter.com/dodo/status/1116007935434526721

    Happy to bump this tread to page 1 of the OTB
    Awesome story, thanks for posting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnipegopher View Post
    Dog loses 100 pounds.

    https://twitter.com/dodo/status/1116007935434526721

    Happy to bump this tread to page 1 of the OTB
    +100 (or should it be -100?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnipegopher View Post
    Dog loses 100 pounds.

    https://twitter.com/dodo/status/1116007935434526721

    Happy to bump this tread to page 1 of the OTB
    That foster caretaker is a hero.

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    Oh perro! Adorable!!! Pics in link.


    Dog Has The Sweetest Reaction After Accidentally Ripping His Favorite Pillow

    Draco the pit bull did not have an easy start to life, but one thing has brought the dog comfort through good times and bad: a heart-shaped pillow with arms.

    Anywhere the young pit bull goes, the funny-looking pillow is not far behind. “If anyone else picks up his pillow he will dart over and grab it,” Allie O’Cain, Draco’s mom, told The Dodo. “He sucks it every single day to fall asleep.

    Recently, however, it looked as if the pup’s prized cushion was destined for the trash bin — something Draco absolutely could not allow.
    Draco has treated his pillow with care ever since O’Cain rescued the orphaned puppy from a backyard breeder at just 2 weeks old.

    "Draco is a crazy chewer and we have become a ‘rubber toy only’ house because anything with stuffing he will destroy in less than five minutes,” O’Cain said. “But he has been so gentle and loving with this pillow.”

    But when Draco’s friend, a black Lab named Willow, wanted to share the pillow, he got a little too overprotective. He rushed over to take back his prized possession and, in the process, the pillow ripped. As stuffing began to bleed out, it seemed as if the worst had come to pass.

    Luckily, Draco’s grandmother saw what was happening and leaped into action.

    “We think [the pillow] was so worn out it just easily ripped,” O’Cain said. “My mom freaked out and grabbed it and yelled, ‘I’ll fix it, Draco!’”

    Draco’s grandmother took the pillow to her sewing machine and began the “surgery.” But Draco couldn’t just stand idly by while his true love was being operated on.

    “The whole entire time Draco’s head and paws were peeked over,” O’Cain said. “He was whining and trying to reach it with his mouth.”

    “He acted as if his wife was in surgery," O’Cain wrote on Facebook.

    As soon as the pillow was mended, Draco rushed to cuddle his favorite toy, clearly relieved that it was whole once again.

    O’Cain and her mom will continue to repair the pillow until Draco outgrows his childhood plaything — if that day ever does come. But knowing Draco, that seems doubtful.

    “Bullies are the exact opposite of what people think,” O’Cain said. “They stay babies forever!” To learn more about Draco and his heart pillow, you can follow him on Instagram.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/...cid=spartanntp

  5. #110

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    Billionaire Robert F. Smith tells Morehouse College grads he'll pay their student loans

    Atlanta — A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says his family is providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College. Robert F. Smith made the announcement Sunday morning in front of nearly 400 graduating seniors, eliciting the biggest cheers of the morning.

    "My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans," Smith said, according to a tweet from the school.

    A Morehouse College representative told CBS News that the total amount Smith is pledging to donate is $40 million. The total debt the students have is still being calculated.

    Morehouse College is an all-male historically black college located in Atlanta. Smith is the founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in software, data, and technology-driven companies.

    During his commencement speech, Smith referenced Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke of a 21st century tech-based economy being a "Fourth Industrial Revolution."

    "When Dr. King said that the 'arc of the moral universe bends toward justice," he wasn't saying it bends on its own accord. It bends because we choose to put our shoulders into it together and push," Smith said. "Technology is creating a whole new set of on ramps to the 21st century economy, and together we well help assure that African Americans will acquire the tech skills and be the beneficiaries in sectors that are being automated."

    Smith received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse during the ceremony. He had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/billion...peaker-sunday/

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    4 teens rush into burning home to rescue their 90-year-old neighbor

    For 58 years, Oklahoma resident Catherine Ritchie has lived in the same home in the Tulsa suburb of Sapulpa. That all changed three weeks ago.

    She said she was in the bathroom getting ready for bed when she turned around and saw the head of her bed was on fire, KTUL reports. That's where her heroes came in.

    Four boys between the ages of 14 and 17 in a nearby home went outside to leave for a convenience store, and then they noticed the smell.

    "It smelled kind of like burning rubber," 16-year-old Dylan Wick told the Tulsa ABC station. "Then we heard the house alarm go off."

    Catherine was still inside trying to put the fire. But she quickly gave up, called 911 and hit her emergency call button. Then came another problem.

    "The smoke was so bad, I couldn't see to get out of my room," she said. "I felt along the wall, and I went into the closet instead of the door to get out of the room. I finally did get to the door."

    While trying to feel her way out of the house, the boys jumped into action and tried to break down doors to get inside.

    One of the boys, 14-year-old Nick Byrd managed to get through the back door and ran inside, finding Catherine in the hallway, lost in the smoke.

    "This young boy was right there. He picked me up, and I said, 'I can walk,' and he said, 'We're getting out of here,'" Catherine said.

    "I just kind of heard her. I went to the right of the house and no one was there," Byrd said. "I went to the left of the house, and I saw her in the hallway, so I just grabbed her and took her to Seth."

    Catherine and her heroes made it out safely, and firefighters stopped the flames before they spread.

    The boys went back to the home on Wednesday to see the damage and reflect on what happened weeks earlier.

    "Ever since that night, my life has just changed...for the better," said 17-year-old Wyatt Hall as he looked at the burned mattress.

    Catherine says she is grateful.

    "That's what I have to think. They were just special, as young as they were."

    http://www.kake.com/story/40604024/4...r-old-neighbor

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    Just bumping this thread with some nice photos of a good and heroic doggie.

    https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status...33751100489728

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnipegopher View Post
    Just bumping this thread with some nice photos of a good and heroic doggie.

    https://twitter.com/dog_rates/status...33751100489728
    Dogs are awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by GophersInIowa View Post
    Dogs are awesome
    This.

    Go Siberian Huskies!!

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    Go Gophers!!

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