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Fearless goat-herding dog refuses to abandon flock amid deadly California wildfires only for desperate family to return to their destroyed home and find him AND the goats still alive (albeit with burnt fur)

Fearless goat-herding dog refuses to abandon flock amid deadly California wildfires only for desp...

Client of mine had a Pyrenees dog that "guarded' a small flock of sheep. Doggo was discovered to be limping around one day and had somehow cut one of the pads in his foot. Client was like, "Oh, no big deal, will take him to the vet." This dog did NOT want to leave his flock. He pitched a fit and became violent when he was physically moved away from the flock. Client ended up paying for the vet to come to the small farm instead. Humans meant very little to that dog, and pets were meh. His one true love, his reason for living, was to be with those sheep.

good boy!

Working dogs are awesome but they are really, really scary to cross.

What a hero!

We inherited a Great Pyrenees male from my MIL named Bo. He was a farm dog and didn't have much contact with people as he stayed in the pasture most of the time but one day I walked from my MIL's house to our house across a pasture. I had back surgery and needed to get home and couldn't wait for my husband to get home. I started across the pasture and knew if I fell, I would be there for a while. Once I got in the pasture, Bo came running up and I braced myself to be knocked down but he pressed himself against my leg. I braced myself with my hand on his back and started the slow trek across the pasture. He was with me every step of the way, slow and sure, stopping when I stopped. I had to put both hands on him for a bit and rest and he waited patiently for me to start walking again. He became a house dog after that and was loved very much until he died.

I sure miss him.

California becomes first state to ban sales from puppy mills

California becomes first state to ban sales from puppy mills
California becomes first state to ban sales from puppy mills

Californian puppy mill owners right now:

Not legalize, just made a misdemeanor instead of a felony.

Still pretty shitty though.

Cats and rabbits too. AB 485

Yeah, I know. That's what you showed up here to say, in /sub/upliftingnews, where no one wants to hear your personal interpretation of California's laws regarding HIV in a thread about puppy mills.

Zappos offers to cover funeral cost for all 58 mass shooting victims

Zappos offers to cover funeral cost for all 58 mass shooting victims
Zappos offers to cover funeral cost for all 58 mass shooting victims

Funerals are ridiculously expensive. I don't give a fuck that they announce helping out. It doesn't change the fact that the families now don't have to worry about shelling out thousands of dollars for a funeral they weren't anticipating for the next few decades.

The fact that they announced it doesn't make it less of a good deed. If kindness is marketing I'm completely fine with that. Let that become a trend. When did you last pay for someone else's funeral?

I work in the life insurance industry and funeral costs can wreck a family. Most funerals these days range between 8-30k while many families live pay check to pay check. Not to mention that most life Insurance’s take 30-90 Days (up to a year) to pay out.

That’s super legit of them to cover those expenses.

Vulnerable people tend to say yes a lot.

-edit- For everyone saying, "Just toss me in a box or in the ocean." please keep in mind that funerals are part of our culture so that the living can have a shared experience of grieving, celebrating, or just saying goodbye together. If you are going to make funeral preparations ahead of time then that's great but please remember that the funeral is not about what the dead might have wanted, it's about what the living need.

Your best bet is to choose the method of body disposal, let your friends and family know that they shouldn't feel obligated to go all out on the funeral for your sake, and let the grieving parties do whatever they need to say goodbye in their preferred way. When my father died there was a big kerfuffle between his parents and his wife about whether to cremate or not. He never expressed a preference when he was alive. They compromised with the most expensive option: embalming for an open casket funeral followed by cremation.

The funeral industry has zero morals. They will rip you off every chance they get. Not kidding at all.

Abandoned dog dragging 6-pound tumor gets second chance at life

Abandoned dog dragging 6-pound tumor gets second chance at life

It’s one thing to drop the animal off (maybe owner couldn’t afford vet bills) and really, it’s much more admirable than just abandoning a pet on the side of the road.

But the specific instruction to euthanize.. that’s weird to me.

I worked at a vet clinic for four months. In that time there was a case similar to this (they put the poor thing down no charge). At another time there was a twelve week old lab puppy the owners didn't want anymore, signed over to be euthanized. The vet found it a home, even though that was against the law.

Edit: From what the vet techs said, the people had way too much money. They didn't think anyone else could give that puppy as good a home as them. That was their logic.

What the fuck kind of mentality is that?!

"I don't want this puppy anymore. Kill it."

Jfc that makes my blood boil. If you're so callous that you would put down a goddamn puppy because you're bored with it, you should be punted into the nearest sinkhole.

I had a stubborn puppy who would chew things he knew he wasn't supposed to, run off, and pee and poop in the house. So I gave him the time and trained him. Now he's only bad like 12% of the time--but that's on me. I'm not a great dog trainer. Hes a sweet boy who loves cuddles and wishes he was the size of our little dog because he loves sitting in laps and giving kisses, and will literally beat you with his giant tongue. If ever there was a time I couldn't manage him--I'd find a goddamn home for him. I wouldn't kill him.

I hope this good boye is cancer free and finds a good home :(

Google gets go-ahead to restore cell phone service in Puerto Rico with its balloons

Google gets go-ahead to restore cell phone service in Puerto Rico with its balloons
Google gets go-ahead to restore cell phone service in Puerto Rico with its balloons

This is so much better because it's a story about balloons in /sub/upliftingnews...

Good PR for PR.

Also good way to test emergency service balloons. Just imagine how many more people they'd save if people could communicate effectively.

Ahahaa...

Wordsmith, he is.

CEO of HSBC Taiwan walks employee down the aisle after her father refused to attend same-sex wedding

CEO of HSBC Taiwan walks employee down the aisle after her father refused to attend same-sex wedding
CEO of HSBC Taiwan walks employee down the aisle after her father refused to attend same-sex wedding

Imagine having such a shitty father that an international banking CEO is a better option.

I’m sure that was genuine and not just some publicity stunt, which is why we even find out of it. True good deeds are done when nobody is looking, not for self promotion or in the name of a company.

Holy shit, a banking CEO that's not a living steaming pile of shit. Take a good look boys, we got ourselves a unicorn here.

HSBC employee Jennifer says in a video produced by the bank

The CEO may have done it to support an employee but publicity certainly must come into it if the bank produced and released a video as the article claims.

Chinese hospital deemed a beacon of hope, has treated over 30,000 foreign cancer patients in the past decade after being told there was "no hope" in their respective countries.

Chinese hospital deemed a beacon of hope, has treated over 30,000 foreign cancer patients in the past decade after being told there was "no hope" in their respective countries.
Chinese hospital deemed a beacon of hope, has treated over 30,000 foreign cancer patients in the ...

What evidence is there that any of these people were helped by the treatment? There is a difference between hope and treatment. There is always treatment available, there is not always treatment that will help.

Surprisingly, treatment is not always available. It's normal for tumors that are hard to remove to be deemed 'inoperable' and for hospitals to refuse treatment.

There's actually a doctor in Australia named Charlie Teo, who has a reputation for working on these inoperable cases. He often talks in interviews and says how some hospitals refuse to let him treat patients and how he is ostracized in the medical community with people calling him a money grubber, a fame whore, unethical, etc. (Basically, the same criticisms that this Chinese hospital is getting from here).

His rebuttal is basically, other hospitals and doctors are cowards who won't work on anything that will risk their reputation. His patients also strongly defend him. They know their chance of survival is slim, they can accept not making it, but they don't want to be abandoned. They don't want to wait and die. That's why their grateful for being given hope even if the treatment is likely to fail.

Yeah. Charlie Teo worked on my cousin who had a brain tumor. Was refused by other specialists but Charlie said he's do it. He's still standing today after a couple surgeries. Worth the money.

From reading the article:

The majority of their foreign patients aren't from affluent, or western countries. The majority are from South east Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

The percentage of foreign patients at the hospital have dropped by 50% over the last 5 years from 80% to 40%.

Doctors from this hospital regularly make trips to these countries to promote the hospital and it's services.

The treatment they use isn't new, or innovative. It's quite well known, but not used in many hospitals due to the risk, level of skill needed to perform the procedure without damage to the patient, and the limited number of types of cancer that it can be used to treat.

Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered But Still in Grave Danger

Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered But Still in Grave Danger
Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered But Still in Grave Danger
Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered But Still in Grave Danger
Snow Leopards No Longer Endangered But Still in Grave Danger

Grave danger sounds worse than endangered

A species that can catch its own tail is worth saving!

Ya, are we sure they are no longer in grave danger, but they are still endangered? That sounds more right...

Bill Gates thinks the 1% should foot the bill for renewable energy, and he's offering the first $2B.

Bill Gates thinks the 1% should foot the bill for renewable energy, and he's offering the first $2B.

Why the fuck did the writer feel the need to say

I've been a loyal Apple user for 22 years, and even I can admit the guy's had a few good ideas here and there.

Like not being in the Apple ecosystem means you have no idea about the world?

It's crazy how religious some folks get about their freaking consumer devices.

Bill's 2 Bil Energy Bill

Put your money where you mouth is and he's doing just that. Go Billy

Try one of these subthreads