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A Terrified Creature in a Bad Spot

On a good boating day Robert and Dee Gecy were out for a walk. Living by the coast provided plenty of opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, and today was no exception. That said, this time was a very different walk altogether. And it started with seeing a smaller animal barely hanging on above a lot of water and no idea how to swim.

The McTeer Bridge is a huge span covering the length of distance while being supported by huge cement towers and feet planted firmly in the water. As Robert and Dee were walking on the water edge near the bridge, the spotted an oddity that needed attention and quick.

There was one little problem. While they could see a small animal in trouble, it was out on the water. And there wasn’t a lot of time for the animal to survive. It literally was hanging on the edge of the water. Fortunately, the couple had access to a small boat nearby and could do something about the situation. They kicked into gear and tried to get closer.

Each foot closer the situation became clearer and clearer. It was not good. Somehow an animal that didn’t belong this far out on the water and managed to get in a really bad spot and didn’t have much of a chance of getting out of the situation on its own.

That particular animal they could see from the water line turned out to be a small and very scared kitten. And it was a small one too, maybe only a few weeks old. Now, that very same little spark on four legs was barely hanging on trying to stay out of the water. It literally had its claws stuck in clams and seashell life glued to the side of the bridge support foot pad.

Robert and Dee were shocked. How in the world did this little kitten get itself stuck out in this location, much less out on the bridge in the water at all? It didn’t matter at the moment. They needed to get to the cat before it completely gave up and fell in the water, drowning from exhaustion.

The couple moved the skiff closer and closer, with Dee taking as many photographs as she could. The kitten was soaked and barely gripping to the oyster wall. It knew it was in trouble and there was no possible way out of the situation. The tide wasn’t helping. No matter how much Robert and Dee kept trying to row the boat closer, they couldn’t get within range to help.

Robert didn’t give up though. He just kept slowly, painfully getting closer inch by inch. Dee started speaking out to the kitten, trying to calm and get the animal to not jump or spook, which would have easily put it in the water for good.

Finally, the got close enough that Dee was able to reach out and pull the kitten off the oysters. The tide had been rising, and it would have just been a matter of minutes before the cat was swamped for good. The kitten was so exhausted and cold it just went limp in her hands. Robert and Dee got the boat back to the beach and rushed off, trying to get the kitten to veterinarian as quick as possible before it went into shock.

No surprise, the kitten was wiped out. However, youth has its benefits, and the cat was strong enough that dehydration was the only big problem. After a bit of work and fluids, the kitten was healthy and cleared. After all that trouble, Robert and Dee weren’t going to just walk away; they decided to adopt the cat instead.

As it turned out, the kitten has done well. Not only did the feline continue to recover, it adapted to its new home just fine. In fact, as Dee’s photos and story spread, the couple were interviewed locally and talked about how the kitten seemed to have shaken off the whole ordeal. The cat was settling in and acting just like a normal housecat.

Dee had posted the entire affair online with social media, and the story got its own legs, running virtually through the digital world as it was shared again and again. In that story Dee gave her own hypothesis as well how the little kitten ended up in the bridge predicament in the first place.

Dee’s guess was the kitten was not wanted. It was probably part of a litter that had been cruelly thrown off the bridge with the intention of giving them a quick death and avoiding care for the new animals. However, in this particular kitten’s case, it had managed to get out of the water and survive by hanging onto the oysters on the bridge support. But it wasn’t going to last long without having been rescued.

The rescue wasn’t just a danger to the cat. It was a risk for Robert and Dee as well. They easily could have fallen out of the boat and ended up in the water themselves. Fortunately, everything worked out and things didn’t end up worse.

Since the story was uploaded, it’s garnered quite an audience. Well over 150,000 people have read the details and now know the name of the kitten, Mcteer.

McTeer continues to keep on growing and expanding his understanding of the great big world. Instead of having worry about drowning, he gets to spend his feline days jumping around beds, under couches, across window shelves and generally being spoiled rotten. It’s not a bad outcome in terms of cat lives.

With some followup checkups, McTeer has amazed everyone considering his dip in the ocean. The vet checked him over again over the last few months and noted the cat has done extremely well recovering from his initial situation.

The kitten wasn’t totally unfazed. The vet had been originally concerned about McTeer’s sodium level. If he had swallowed salt water, it could have a negative effect on him for a long time.

As it turned out, the concern wasn’t warranted. McTeer handled his recovery so well, he’s given a new definition to a cat having nine lives’ worth of luck and good fortune.

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Cleaning Out The Attic? Look To See If You Have These Valuable Items

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Most households in the U.S. have a collection of stuff that’s been bought over the years, whether it’s music, clothing, toys or books and just about everything else. However, something happens after an item reaches 30 years from when it was first sold. A couple of those products actually become extremely valuable. Call it nostalgia or collectability or plain old silliness, Americans have a serious connection to their past with things, and this list of valuable throwaways proves the case. You might even find one or two you had yourself growing up.

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Honest Man Bikes 3 miles to Return Lost Wallet

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Losing a wallet can be absolutely anxiety-ridden and frustrating. Most people don’t realize their wallet is gone until long after it has been lost, usually hours after the fact. By then, the imagine, every credit card in the wallet has been used and they will be lucky to head off the damage if they can get a hold of their financial accounts services beforehand. However, for one mother in Hawaii, that was not the case. Instead, her wallet was personally returned to her.

Chloe Marino was a having a typical challenging day, trying to manage her 5-month old as well as get groceries in a hurry when she was at her local market in Kahului. The Foodland grocery provides their shoppers grocery carts like most markets, and Chloe had stuffed hers in the cart as she was loading food and goods to purchase and take home. Unfortunately, while she was unloading the cart to her car, she forgot her wallet in the process. However, the sharp eye of the local security guard, Aina Townsend, saved the day.

Townsend happened to see the wallet in the shopping cart left behind before anyone was able grab it. He protected it until his workday was over, and then he got on his bike. The wallet had Chloe’s information and home address, and he knew where the location was based on her data. So, traveling on his personal bike, he covered 3 miles to get to her home. He knew what it was like to lose a wallet himself, so Townsend wanted to make sure this one got back to its owner safe and sound. As he told the news later on, it just felt like the right thing to do.

When Chloe and her husband answered the door and realized what Townsend had done for them, they were floored. The effort in travel and just making sure everything was protected completely surprised them. Chloe still had no idea her wallet had been missing earlier in the day until Townsend showed up and handed it back to her. She had never met him before, had no connection to the security guard, and has noted repeatedly how Townsend went more than the extra mile for a total stranger.

Chloe’s husband, Gray, was so moved by it, he put the story on Facebook, giving full credit to Townsend for his bike ride and how it embodied an Aloha spirit Hawaiians espouse as an ideal. The local community was so amazed and impressed by Townsend’s efforts and behavior, they triggered a GoFundMe account to give the young guard a really big Christmas present, a car of his own. Townsend was completely humbled by the efforts and the fund drive. For him, a car would be like scoring the big winning touchdown at the Super Bowl. Beyond just transportation for himself, a car would mean wheels to help is family out as well. Yet even with all the thanks, Townsend’s humility still comes through. He doesn’t believe he did anything special aside from just doing right by the owner of the wallet getting it back to her safe and sound.

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One Twin Went To Space For a Year, When He Came Back The Changes Were Compelling

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Science loves twins. The ability to take one twin as a placebo and the other as the change factor works incredibly well since the twins are practically identical physically. No surprise, science goes bananas studying all the differences that can occur. That’s what happened with the Kelly twins, when Scott and Mark both became astronauts. Scientists decided to send one into space to study what physical changes happened — they were not disappointed with their findings…

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Dominique Rousselle: A Guardian Angel for Thai Stray Dogs

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Dominique Rousselle, a Canadian tourist, travels to Thailand to help stray dogs. Rousselle rides his green bicycle through Rama IV Road and small alleys to feed stray dogs. He carries two large bags of dog food on his bicycle to feed Thai Strays in the Lumpini Park area. 

People who do not know Rousselle or have not seen him before often see him as a tourist who loves feeding homeless dogs. However, for those who live in the Lumpini Park area and near Rama IV Road think of him as a guardian angel for dogs. Most people also call him the leader of the pack. 

According to Sunee Saetae, a housewife who lives near Rama IV Road said that Rousselle is a compassionate man. His love for homeless dogs is unprecedented – said Saetae.  She has also been taking care of stray dogs for nearly two decades – and had never seen a foreigner so dedicated and devoted to caring for animals. 

Who is Dominque Rousselle? 

Dominque Rousselle was born in 1957 in Paris, France. He moved to Toronto with his mother around in 1995. He is 63 years old retired teacher who travels to Thailand every year for one month to shelter and feed stray dogs. 

Although he is a Canadian citizen, he loves dogs and takes care of them. He has volunteered for the Toronto Human Society in Canada where he provides shelter to sick dogs. In simple words, he helps find dogs a new home. In Thailand, he works as a volunteer to help stray dogs and educate people to take care of homeless dogs. 

Rousselle is caring for Thai dogs for a decade now. He started rescuing dogs in Toronto and provided them with shelter and food. Over time, his love, fondness, and compassion for stray dogs grew, and that’s why he devotes his free time to help abandoned dogs. 

Rousselle Pays from His own Pocket 

For nearly a decade, Dominique Rousselle has been spending money from his own pocket to help poor dogs. He would even pay for the food, medicine, and other essential when he would bring dogs to the organization where he volunteered.

In Thailand, people often see him bringing chicken and cutting it into smaller pieces to feed hungry stray dogs. He takes care of dogs in bad condition, but most often, he realizes that feeding is not enough. That’s why he also buys medicine for dogs to treat their health conditions. Rousselle said that he treats at least 40 dogs daily. 

Dogs are in better health when they receive primary care. Rousselle takes sick dogs to the veterinarian, buys medicine, and other stuff from his own pocket. If a dog needs proper treatment, he takes it to Sukhumvit Veterinarians, a dog clinic located on Sukhumvit SOI 51. 

Moreover, Rousselle pays around $270 that equates 10,000 baht for the stray dogs to travel with him on the plane. Rousselle said that he spends $5,000 on each trip to Thailand to shelter, feed, and neuter, and treat stray dogs. 

Final Words 

Taking care of dogs and other animals is a great act, and everyone needs to learn from Dominique Rousselle who at the age of 63 pays from his own pocket to shelter, feed, and treat stray dogs in Thailand. Rousselle is indeed an inspiration for all those who love animals, but ignore these poor animals when they need them the most. 

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Indian School Charges Students in Plastic for Education

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Plastic is a harmful material to human health and ecosystem wellbeing. Human bodies absorb chemicals added to plastic products, and some of these toxic compounds can cause hormonal changes, leading to potential health effects. Marine animals often ingest plastic debris that can injure or poison them. 

The UV rays of the sun and burning cause the plastic to release several greenhouse gases, leading to global warming and climate change. As a result, the earth gets is getting hotter every day because of human practices. Research shows that plastic waste breaks down into ethylene and methane, which increase the rate of global warming. 

While many countries are making substantial efforts to save the planet, Akshar, an untraditional school in Assam, India charges student in a plastic waste instead of money for education. 

The Incredible Story of Akshar

According to Mazin Mukhtar, the co-founder of Akshar, the idea was developed by him and his wife. The couple had dreamed about starting a new kind of educational institution for children in poverty. 

Mukhtar said that most parents were not cooperating with him when he first started a recycling center in the school. That’s why he came up with the idea of “Plastic School Fees” to encourage parents and children to recycle. 

The school was providing free education to poor children before Mukhtar came up with the recycling policy. Mukhtar said that recycling plastic is like mandatory homework than fees. However, he calls it plastic fees to remind the parents. 

Although education is free, Mukhtar wants parents of students to help clean, dry plastic waste from their homes. The purpose is to reduce the intensity of plastic waste and lower the damage caused by it. Mukhtar is making efforts to aware students and parents of global warming and climate change. 

The school likewise teaches students and parents about the adverse effects of plastic waste. Many households used to burn plastic material to warm their homes – said Parmita. After the school started educating students and parents, they were shocked to learn about the harmful effects of plastic and how it affected their health. 

Besides working in the recycling center of the school, children learn Science, English, and Math. However, the secondary school curriculum also incorporates photography, carpentry, embroidery, and solar technician course. Mukhtar said that the school is focusing on developing career-based curriculums that will help the poor students find jobs or start businesses. 

Final Words 

Akshar is a school in Assam, India, and it has got admiration from all over India and other countries. The school’s focus on recycling plastic waste has grabbed the attention of numerous environmental enthusiasts who are now willing to help the school financially. 

Every student brings around 20-25 pieces of plastic waste a week as their contribution to the ecosystem and the local community. Students are now earning money in school by educating smaller children about recycling plastic waste and by working in the recycling center. 

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