We Californians be like
“Excuse me but your shirt is fucking gorgeous”
“Wow thank you very much! My nanna fucking knitted it for me!”
“So fucking fetch”
One of my favorite scenes from The Great Gatsby (1949)
special effects just ain’t what they used to be
Sixteen-Year Old Provides a Lesson in Empathy for Every Sentient Life in Need… ♥
This is Scooter, the rat. He was affected by a brain tumor that caused front leg paralysis. He was adopted and rescued from a pet store (the store is now out of business) that was just going to throw him away by using him as food for another animal.
His savior, 16-year old Amanda Cech, of Saginow, MI not only took him in, but she made him this chair for easier mobility… and decided the best name for this little guy would be Scooter.
Scooter was able to live his life with mobility, not only from the chair, but from mobility gained by the design of his chair. His legs were pulled through the arm holes to rest on his armrest every day, and this acted as a form of physical therapy and allowed him to gain physical mobility in his front left leg for a short period of time before he passed away.
His human tried to get his story in the local paper to share this amazing tale of hope, love, and respect for animals of every size, but the story was shot down because, “no one wants to read about a rat in a wheelchair”.
—Well, we most certainly care, Amanda, and applaud you for your forward-thinking compassionate actions to make this rat’s life matter. Scooter most certainly knew he was deeply loved.
Much gratitude to all the Amanda’s of this world who extend their creative kindness to the misunderstood and under-served, and in doing so, teach us all a thing or two about what it means to truly care and empathize.
Friends, here locally in the valley, Any Rat Rescue is a wonderful pet rat rescue group that is led by dedicated director Jenna R Lillibridge, and assisted by caring foster parents and selfless volunteers. Please visit their fb pages & website to see what you can do to contribute.
Thank you! ~Admin ♥
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The Amazing Underwater Forest of Lake Kaindy
What makes Lake Kaindy truly remarkable is that it contains an underwater forest. Visible on the lakes surface are the tall, dried-out tops of submerged Spruce trees that rise above the water’s surface like the masts of sunken ships. They are the only sign of the amazing frozen forest below the water’s surface.
The water is so cold (even in summer the temperature does not exceed 6 degrees) that the pine needles remain on the trees, even after a hundred years of being submerged. During the winter, the lake freezes and becomes a popular spot for ice diving.
The lake is 400 meters long and is located in Kazakhstan’s portion of the Tian Shan Mountains, about 129 km from the city of Almaty. The lake was created after an earthquake in 1911 triggered a large landslide blocking the gorge and forming a natural dam.