Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Blog of Beautiful Things

Please see my previous blog for an explanation as to why September 11th deserves two blogs.

In Celebration of Life:
September 11th, Life Continues On. 

Today, we had a miracle. We experience the one thing that every parent of a missing child prays for, yet only rarely experiences. 3 year old Kienan Hebart of British Columbia was returned to his home safely. Not by the police, but by the suspected kidnapper. Let me repeat, the kidnapper brought him home. While I'm sure there's much more to this story than we know right now, he's home safely, and that's the best news I think any of us could have hoped for. 

The Northwest Raptor Center, a non-profit rescue and rehabilitation facility in Sequim, Washington, announced that this week, 9 owls have been returned to the wild. 9 owlets were orphaned and received by the center this year, and through the hard work and compassion of the volunteers and two surrogate mother owls, they all survived, grew up to be strong and independant, and quite literally left the nest this week.
The Article from The Sequim Gazette

Nike has announced that it will be releasing the famous Back To The Future shoe. Seriously, if you grew up in the 80s or therabouts, how can this not make you grin like a geeky kid? 1500 pairs will be put up for auction on eBay, and all proceeds will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Disease. Now...can we get started on those hoverboards?
Article from KOMO News

Meet Chilli, an American Staffordshire Terrier. When she was 8 weeks old, she was thrown violently over a fence and broke her back. Now, she works with her canine friend, Arlo, and the Baylor Institute For Rehabilitation to help human survivors of traumatic injuries. Many of the people she helps are newly wheelchair bound, and seeing Chilli scooting around on her own two wheels gives them inspiration, hope, and the strength to keep going. I can't do this story justice in a brief blurb, so please, please, check out the article. Though, if one look at Chilli's adorable face hasn't already brightened your day, I don't know what will.
Article From MSNBC

Yes. You. 

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