Ok, it’s not about a dog or a cat. But how could you not want to watch this video?  Elephants have always fascinated me. I have decided to post a few elephant facts.

Elephants live in a very social order, the females live among one another.  Mothers, aunts, sisters, daughters all live together in a nice little group.  The lives of the males are very different, they live more solitary lives on the edges of the herds.  Only the most dominant males will be permitted to “ENGAGE” with the female elephants. Sounds like a nice system. See how much smarter they are than we ever realized? The males initiate “the mount” while the female ignores him for a short time. The male attempts such acts as trunk nuzzling, intertwining and placing their trunks in each other’s mouth.  Similar to our act of “french kissing.”

Some species of males will engage in same-sex bonding and mounting.  A male will often extend his trunk along the other’s back, while pushing forward with his tusks to signify his intention to mount. Unlike male on female action in the elephant world, which are always one night stands, those between males result in a “companionship”, consisting of an older individual and one or two younger, attendant males. I’m not sure… but I do not believe the elephant population engages in a “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

With a mass just over 11 pounds, elephant brains are larger than those of any other land animal. A wide variety of behaviors associated with intelligence have been attributed to elephants, including those associated with grief, music making, art, altruism, allomothering, play, use of tools, compassion and self-awareness.

In other words…ELEPHANTS FREAKIN ROCK!  Maybe we should think twice before hunting them for their ivory tusks, so we can have pretty little smooth objects to sit on display in our nice little homes.



What a great organization.  They don’t save thousands of animals a year, maybe not even hundreds….but they save what they can… and you can tell by the video that the animals are eternally grateful. 

The pain in their eyes when they are rescued is what always stays with me.  The joy and contentment in their eyes after they are in their new homes is what makes me keep trying.

The next time you see a stranded animal and you are tempted to drive by…just remember what it would mean to that “one” animal if you help…

A Second Chance

Riddle is a great story about a dog that was thought to be useless, and not worth saving. After only a few seconds of watching this video, you will see why less than perfect dogs often make the best of friends. They don’t judge, although they themselves are judged….

Make sure you watch the entire video so you can learn Riddle’s entire story.

The saving of “little brown dog”

Every once in a while I have to ask myself….why do people do horrible things to helpless animals. I never find an answer, and I’m sure I probably never will. It’s gone on for centuries, ever since we realized we held dominance over the rest of the Animal Kingdom. This particular heart-breaking story involves a man from Knoxville Tennessee dragging his little terrier behind his truck. We don’t know why he did this, but after driving for several miles, dragging this poor dog behind a speeding truck, he suddenly stopped, leaving his truck only to begin swearing at several people who were trying to get him to release the dog. He wasn’t about to let the concerned witnesses help in any way, so he threw the dog back into his truck and drove off. Fortunately for “little brown dog,” he was later found on the side of the road. After being delivered to some caring veterinarians, his new journey began,  and the rest his history….

Please watch the video and see what became of the “little brown dog”

Dog survives throat thrashing



You don’t need the english language to figure out the dog saved the life of four tiny kittens in a blazing house fire.


You won’t believe the ending to this video….How cool is that?