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13 Good News Stories from 2011: Day 1

13 Good News Stories from 2011: Day 1
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All year long, Care2 Cause bloggers fearlessly speak out for social justice. They punch holes in pomposity. They question the status quo.

They also report on stories that are cause for celebration. So in the last days of 2011, here are 13 of the year’s stories that inspire hope. With so many to choose from, I decided to limit myself to one from each of the Care2 Cause topics. That’s why there are 13, which will feel like a lucky number when you read these stories.

Every day until New Year’s Eve, I will share more stories that have inspired me in 2011.

Animals

The Ultimate Dog Tease (Video)

It’s no wonder this video went viral. Andrew Grantham is a Canadian entertainer. He is also a friend of animals. His Talking Animals YouTube channel receives millions of hits because of the way he seems to crawl inside the minds of animals and give them voice.

To date, more than 79 million people have viewed this conversation between the filmmaker and the dog he is teasing. Any profit Grantham generates from his Talking Animal videos supports the Nova Scotia SPCA.

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Photo 1, screen shot of video; Photo 2 from AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons; Photo 3 from MoneyBlogNewz via Creative Commons

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8:43PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

I've seen this before, and I swear, I laugh out loud every time! It's good to know that, not only are we enjoying ourselves, but that clicking on the video, raises money for the Canadian SPCA.

6:11PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Thank-you!

6:10PM PST on Jan 29, 2012

Noted.

6:24AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Cute! Thanks for sharing!

8:48PM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Can't beleive it saw the video showed 2 other people. Went to the movies and guess who was up on the screen? Also saw it on T.V. Famous Dog. Cute video

2:22PM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Yes I do believe animals understand our words.

Try reading What the Animals Tell Me by Sonja Fitzgerald.

I took classes in animal communication.

I still say, teasing is a form of bullying.

It's also an insult to an intelligent animal.

Animal Communication is an occupation.

Last I heard they were getting $60 an hour.

People who are stupid can't afford $60.00 an hour.

It's been a few years, so I don't know today's price.

I haven't kept up with it.

But, yes, animals do understand words.

We're the ones who don't understand them.

Happy New Year.

10:14PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

"Zee K", what "Mary L" has stated is correct.A viral video is a slang term that means a very popular video that has gone global. It does NOT have any association with a health virus or computer virus.
"Zee K", I am a huge animal fan and I will never tolerate any level of animal abuse.This video is not abusing this dog in any way.It is a very clever.The guy has just added words to the dogs mouthed movements.It is great that animal welfare Nova Scotia SPCA is receiving all profits from this video.Excellent and the dog you can tell is well cared for

3:55PM PST on Dec 31, 2011

To those that are upset for the dog or confused in any way.

A viral video means spread from person to person like a virus. Not something Mean/awful/sickening. It's something that's increasingly popular, you might even see it on the news.

Now think logically. Do you think the dog understands what the fellow is saying? I've had a dog that could understand the words "ice cream" and even knew when I was spelling those words.

She never understood sentences however. The comedian is coming up with foods a dog is suppose to love, made sentences the equivalent of a tease to a hungry _human_ and started filming. It's pretend, the dog doesn't have a clue, it's responding to the way the man is speaking and heavens only knows how much footage was filmed and what he really was saying.

The dog is a dog, Rin Tin Tin and Lassie not withstanding, a dog recognizes words not complex sentences.

1:33PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Great video!

4:42PM PST on Dec 29, 2011

I "LOVE" this video. It's one of the best human/animals impersonations I have every seen. I laugh every time I watch it.
I would love to see more videos like these. Thanks for sharing!

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