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Tim's Place: Where Breakfast, Lunch and HUGS Are Served! (To Balance All the BAD News!)   video
Offbeat  (tags: good news, heart-warming, restaurant, hugs, Down Syndrome, human, caring )

Evelyn
- 95 days ago - youtu.be
Tim Harris owns his own restaurant -- where hugs are on the menu! The sign says, "Tim's Place: Breakfast, lunch and hugs!" He is, we are told, the only restaurant owner with Down Syndrome. Tim says, "We serve breakfast lunch and hugs: hugs are the best "
Dog Rescues Abandoned Newborn
Offbeat  (tags: newborn baby, farm dog, rescued baby, caring, bonding, mothering )

Simone
- 866 days ago - shine.yahoo.com
A farm dog in Ghana has attained hero status after spending a night protecting an abandoned newborn human. Authorities say the dog, along with its two-week-old charge, was found under a bridge in Winkongo (which is near Bolgatanga, the Upper East Regional
Say 'Cuddle'! 10 Adorable Pics of Momma Animals
Offbeat  (tags: mothers, animal mothers, mothers day, caring, love, bonding, celebration )

Simone
- 896 days ago - peta.org
Human mommas aren't the only mothers hard at work each day. Every living creature has a mother, and each one cares for her young. In honor of all moms on Mother's Day, enjoy (and share!) these adorable photos of mothers' love in action.
IDA India Installs 1,200 Water Bowls To Help Animals Survive Summer Heat
Offbeat  (tags: stray animals, street animals, waters bowls, caring, summer heat )

Simone
- 901 days ago - all-creatures.org
The sweltering heat isn't forcing only you to take cover during the day. The city's many feathered and four-legged friends are also having a tough time dealing with the rising temperatures. Offering them a respite is In Defense of Animals' Water Bowl
Dog That Was Shot Saves and Guides His Blind Doggy Friend- VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: bonding, friendship, caring, shot dog, blind dog, eyes )

Simone
- 903 days ago - godvine.com
Here's a heartwarming story that you might not believe at first. Tanner was on the verge of being put down due to uncontrollable seizures when Blair came along and changed his life forever. The way these two interact is beautiful to watch.
Mommy Cat Takes Care of the Most Unlikely Homeless Animal- VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: homeless animals, mother cat, bonding, love, caring, acceptance )

Simone
- 903 days ago - godvine.com
Sometimes we all just need to put aside our differences and focus more on love and acceptance than our differences. We can start by taking a page out of this mommy cat's book - watch the unlikely, yet cute, video.
BOO & BRITTEN - OUR FASTEST BONDING EVER!
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife centre, boo, primates, caring, bonding, orphans, mothering, love )

Simone
- 1045 days ago - bornfree.org.uk
Thanks to the coming of the rains it is newborn baby season at Lilongwe Wildlife Centre. Not only have the orphan rescues been coming in thick and fast but many of our female primate residents (rescued and wild) have a baby clinging on their backs
Neglected Birds Pops Out of Box To Meet Rescuer & Begs for a Snuggle
Offbeat  (tags: rehailitation, wild birds, bonding, neglected birds, love, caring )

Simone
- 1055 days ago - care2.com
Several years ago I worked as a senior rehabilitator for a wild bird rescue organization. The local humane society didn't have a bird rescue program, so they called us whenever wild birds were turned in by the public.
A Little Bit of Chicken Love
Offbeat  (tags: feelings, emotions, bonding, friendships, chickens, caring, friends )

Simone
- 1096 days ago - all-creatures.org
I have been asked if chickens feel. Emotions. Thoughts. Sometimes I am told whether they do or not (and when I "am" being told, it's to let me know they don't). I am unsure of the nuances and depth of chicken thought and feelings.
Grief and Joy
Offbeat  (tags: grief, joy, twin, appreciation, gratitude, life, compassion, caring, interesting, world )

Care For
- 1174 days ago - gratefulness.org
Grief and joy are more like twin sisters than the sworn enemies we often take them to be.Grief comes from a heartrending appreciation of what matters most to us; while joy reawakens us to life's wonder even when we've discovered how precarious it is.
Animals Know How to Embrace Differences in the Cutest Way [PHOTOS]
Offbeat  (tags: animals, different, species, bonding, kindness, caring, compassionate, friends )

Simone
- 1223 days ago - newyork.ibtimes.com
Animals seem to know far better than humans how to embrace differences when it comes to making friends. The folks below will hopefully teach us some lessons in embracing differences.
I Rescued My First Lobster Today
Offbeat  (tags: rescuers, life, lobsters, rescued, welfare, caring )

Simone
- 1234 days ago - all-creatures.org
I rescued my first lobster today. Why? The rescuing of lobsters is something I had thought of often, but thought: what's the point? or it won't make a difference or who cares about lobsters when there is so much suffering in the mammal world?
Rabbit Awareness Week -Because Rabbits Get a Raw Deal - 23rd-29th May
Offbeat  (tags: rabbit awareness week, welfare, habitat, homes, caring )

Simone
- 1249 days ago - rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk
Rabbits are very intelligent creatures and need to be kept mentally stimulated, busy and exercised in order to be emotionally healthy and happy.
Barrington Bunny
Offbeat  (tags: barrington bunny, christams, caring, compassionate )

Simone
- 1399 days ago - all-creatures.org
This is the story of Barrington Bunny...and a message to all at Christmas and Easter..... Once upon a time in a large forest there lived a very furry bunny. He had one lop ear, a tiny black nose, and unusually shiny eyes. His name was Barrington
Caring for Your Aging Cat - 9 Common Issues You Should Know About
Offbeat  (tags: elderly cats, caring, illness, bonding, treatments, twilight years )

Simone
- 1412 days ago - pawnation.com
Does your heart belong to a feline old fogy? You're not alone. Half of all pet owners have an animal aged 7 or older. Modern veterinary care means cats often live into their late teens or early twenties. But living longer increases the chance they'll
 

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