Categories
News

Frustration is …..

Sometimes we just need to smile!! It is amazing how much better you feel when you turn that frown upside down!!! These pictures made us laugh and especially thinking about how the dog was actually going to cross the bridge or get through the fence!!!

Sign up today for your regular dose of good news. Sign up takes 2 minutes.  By signing up, reading, sharing and liking our articles, you are helping us raise money for the fight against Cystic Fibrosis! Thank you!

Categories
News

Mitzi, where are you ?

Everyone loves a good news story but particularly when it involves a lost dog being found. Mitzi, a young female Jack Russell was being walked by her owner in Knighton Woods, in Buckhurst Hill, Essex when she was chased by another dog. In her panic she ran off and her owner was unable to find her. Her owner Alan Whitton scoured the area for hours but was forced to give up. He posted on a lost dogs website and was called by someone whose own dog kept sniffing at a fox hole when they were not usually interested. Contact was made and Alan and other volunteers went to the foxhole/ storm drain and dug away some of the entrance. Shortly after Mitzi crawled out from her adventure.

The video of Alan reuniting with Mitzi has gone viral and been featured on the BBC News. The love between an owner and their dog is truly heartwarming and definitely part of a really great good news story.

Sign up today for your regular dose of good news. Sign up takes 2 minutes.  By signing up, reading, sharing and liking our articles, you are helping us raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust! Thank you!  

Categories
News

Runners up on a BGT but a trailblazer for sure…

For many, Finn was a police dog appearing on the television show Britain’s Got Talent with his handler Dave Wardell. His magical and mind reading skills were second to none and he amazed everyone with his talent. In fact he finished runner up behind  Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery.

There is much more to the Dave and Finn story. Finn is a German Shepherd police dog and it was in 2016 when Finn, whilst on duty, was stabbed and seriously hurt. Finn was protecting his handler Dave Wardell. Finn, despite being stabbed in the head and stomach refused to let go of his attacker.  At the time it was thought that the injuries were too severe and that Finn was unlikely to survive the horrific injuries incurred on that day. During that same incident PC Wardell was stabbed in the hand. The attacker was charged with ABH (Actual Bodily Harm) but he could only face criminal damage charges over the injury to Finn.

After numerous months new legislation has just been put into place to protect animals that are injured in service. This new law is called Finn’s Law named in tribute to this heroic dog.

Have you signed up to Banana Crumble yet?

Sign up today for your regular dose of good news. Sign up takes 2 minutes.  By signing up, reading, sharing and liking our articles, you are helping us raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust! Thank you!

Categories
News

Meet Henry….

Growing up many generations have watched the children’s television programme Blue Peter. Presenters have changed over the years and recently a new addition to the current Blue Peter lineup has been announced.

Welcome to Henry a two year old rescue dog. He is a cross between a basset hound and a beagle, this breed is sometimes called the bagel. Henry is the tenth dog to appear on the show and over the years many of the Blue Peter animals  have been as famous as the presenters. To date they have had ten dogs, nine cats, five tortoises and two parrots. The first animal was back in 1962 when mongrel Petra was introduced. Petra was on the show for 15 years and there is a statue of her in the Blue Peter garden in Salford.

Probably the most famous of all the dogs was Shep, who with presenter John Noakes almost became a double act and the catch phrase “Get down Shep” was born. In fact, comedy group The Barron Knights recorded a song inspired by this phrase.

Animals can have such a positive effect on people be it as a calming influence, a reason to exercise, comfort to name but a few. Lets hope today’s generation grow to love Henry as much as all of the other Blue Peter Pets.

Have you signed up to Banana Crumble yet?

Sign up today for FREE for your chance to win £25, £50 and £100 each and every week. Sign up takes 2 minutes. All unclaimed prizes get donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. By signing up, reading, sharing and liking our articles, you are helping us raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust! Thank you!

Categories
News

Everyone loves a Good News Story – especially when it involves an animal…

Elizabeth Brydon was walking with her four year old Labrador Chino at Linn Park in Glasgow. As they were walking Chino suddenly leapt off the bridge and fell 30 feet into a shallow river below. Ms Brydon thought Chino was dead when she saw him laying still on the rocks.

Chino was taken to the vets and X-rayed and to the amazement of both vet and owner there were no broken bones. He had suffered a collapsed lung and severe bruising but apart from that was relatively unscathed. He spent a night at the vets with some painkillers but is definitely still here to tell the tale. He certainly is a miracle dog and lucky to have survived that fall.

If you or any friends and family have a tale to tell about your pets and miracle escapes please get in touch.