Reunited: A lost dog reunites with it's family after six months lost and 1200 miles travelled

It's a great story: in November of 2010, a dog disappeared from his yard in Colorado. Six months later, he turns up in a shelter in California - 1200 miles away.

The video shows the reunion.

People and their pets often form a unique bond. For some, it's companionship. For others, work. Still others, it's a bit of both. In many ways, a pet can become an essential helper and family member. An unexpected loss can be very hard to deal with...and an unexpected reunion can be one of life's little miracles.

Hat-tip Life with Dogs.


It's a Dog's Life

For those of you who love animals, and pets of any kind but dogs in particular, here's a few links to with some classics:

Dog and Children Look-a-Likes

Why God Made Pets (apparently, particularly doggie type pets)

and -- finally -- the piece du resistance of the day:

Automatic Screen Cleaner

...that last item may have to change, as I'm not 100% certain it was meant for public dispersal and thus may constitute bandwidth theft -- I'm sending an email to the site owner now to double check and inquire about loading it elsewhere for public consumption.

Hat-tip to peskydang for the initial pointer.

Animal Rescue Site ... Give 'em a Click

Enough politics, be kind to the animals - standingup

The Animal Rescue Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific need — providing food for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Over 10 million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted.

from the mailbag...

This arrived in email this morning, and I thought it was worth passing along.

2 clicks of your mouse can make a difference.

The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing.

Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Click here to go to The Animal Rescue Site.

So, give 'em a click. Doesn't cost anything except the time it takes for the page to load.

Image credit: Biscuit