Bird Rescue!

I had a bird rescue adventure over the weekend. Friday night I saw something flapping on the sidewalk outside, so I went out to check. It was a little bird, soaked to the skin from the rain and barely moving. 😢

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I brought it inside, and it was able to dry off and get a good night’s sleep on a nice warm towel. It perked up and was eating and looking around the next morning.

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I’m not sure, but I think it could be a sparrow? It looks pretty similar to this photo from TheSpruce:

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I found a bird rescue near town and dropped it off on Saturday along with a $20 donation. Hopefully they can help it recover from whatever happened.

Good luck to you, little bird!

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Good News Report – Duck “Supermom”!

Photographer Brent Cizek has captured photos of an amazing mama duck, who is taking care of 75 – yes, SEVENTY FIVE – babies!

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A lake in Bemidji, Minnesota is the home of this Common Merganser supermom, who is busy raising an army of ducklings. Observers have counted at least 75 babies, who are growing and seem to be doing well in their huge family.

Experts say the most likely explanation is that most of the ducklings were somehow lost or separated from their real mothers, and adopted by their current foster mom.

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If there’s a “Mom of the Year” award, I think this brave lady should get the prize!

Check out the original article at Majically: Supermom Duck

See Brent Cizek’s instagram

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Cute Report: Gelding foster “mom”

Four orphaned foals had a stroke of good luck in Kentucky, where they’re being raised by a special foster “mom”: a gelding named Bucket!

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This 5 year old gelding takes care of the foals, teaching them how to run and learn to become well mannered horses. In the video below, they are all cantering in unison…how cute is that?! I’m dying here. ❤

 

Check out the original article  on GreaterGood,  and give a visit to the Kentucky Humane Society’s facebook page! It sounds like they’re doing some great horse rescue work. 🙂

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Do good with just a click!

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Some of the biggest change in our lives and in our world comes from the accumulation of tiny, everyday actions. One routine thing most of us do every day is to start up the computer and open a browser. Every browser has a customizable home screen for when the program first opens; most people set a search engine, email, or weather site as the default.

I suggest another home page – Greater Good’s “Click to give” sites. These websites represent a specific cause, and each one has a big button that can be clicked every day. When they reach a certain set goal of clicks, money is donated to the cause by sponsors. It costs you absolutely nothing but a second or two and a mouse click! They also have merchandise and other offers that give a portion of the proceeds to charity.

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There are currently nine “Click to Give” sites: Hunger, Breast Cancer, Animals, Veterans, Autism, Alzheimers, Diabetes, Literacy, and Rainforest. I have the Animal site as my default, but you can choose whichever one has the most meaning to you. The sites are listed in a row up above the button, so it’s easy to go through and click the button on all of them! 

By setting one of these charity sites as your homepage, you can do a little good as soon as you start up your computer, which for many of us is first thing in the morning. What a great way to start the day! 🙂

Here are instructions to change your home page on a few different browsers:

Firefox
Go to the top right corner of the screen and click on the three lines. Select “Options” from the drop-down menu. An options webpage will open up. Near the center of the screen is a box where you can paste in the URL of the site you have chosen.

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Internet Explorer
Go to the right top corner of the screen and click the three dots. From the drop-down menu, select “Settings”. A new drop-down will appear; near the center there is a box where you can paste in the URL of the site you have chosen.

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Chrome
Go to the right top corner of the screen and click the three vertical dots. From the drop-down menu, select “Settings”. A new webpage will appear; near the center, turn on “show home button” by clicking on the little grey circle. Select the dot beside “custom web address” and paste the URL into the box.

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This is just one way to add a little bit of positivity and good into your day! 🙂

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Walk for a Dog!

Autumn is here (at least in this hemisphere), and that means falling leaves, cool temperatures, and best of all, long walks with the dog! I love hiking in the woods and on walking trails, and even a stroll around the neighborhood can be refreshing when the weather is crisp. My dog Chester loves it too, of course. :3

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One thing I always do while I walk is to use the Walk for a Dog app. It’s a free app you download on your phone, and it works as a pedometer to track the distance you travel during your walks. They then donate a few cents per mile, I believe about 11-25 cents, to an animal charity of your choice. All you have to do is open the app and click “start walking”, then just toss your phone in a pocket or in my case, a fanny pack (yeah, I don’t care if they’re uncool, they’re super useful, so NYAH!). Press one more button to stop the walk, and your donation is logged.

I love this app, because you can do good in the world just by walking around! It adds some extra enjoyment to a fun trip like a hike, and it even makes exercise seem more meaningful. I can see it adding to motivation a bit too; knowing that animals will be helped might just get that stubborn jogger out of bed and onto the pavement. 🙂 Since signing up, I’ve walked almost 65 miles!

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Check out Walk for a Dog and sign up! Sometimes it feels like making the world a better place is hard, but this is one simple way to do it. In case you’d rather help out two-legged charities, there are also apps for that too, like Charity Miles.

You CAN make a positive difference in the world! 🙂


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