August 2018

Raised by wolves.

Pantoja notes the UK’s dailymail survived after observing which berries and root vegetables animals ate before being eventually fed by a mother wolf who later adopted him.

‘One day I went into a cave and started to play with wolf cubs that lived there and I fell asleep. Later, the mother brought food for them and I woke up.’

She fed her cubs some meat which Pantoja tried to steal from one of the cubs but the mother pawed at him and growled until he backed off.  

‘After feeding her pups she threw me a piece of meat. I didn’t want to touch it because I thought she was going to attack me, but she was pushing the meat with her nose,’ he told the BBCin 2013.

‘I took it, ate it, and thought she was going to bite me, but she put her tongue out, and started to lick me. After that, I was one of the family.’

Pantoja said he also had a snake for company who followed him around because he fed her goat’s milk.

I do believe that animals understand need far more than we give them credit for.  He was hungry and he was not trying to hurt her pups.


A little kindness goes a long way and Tasia Harris knows it.

When a Walmart cashier in Burton saw a customer get turned away from the store’s nail salon, she took matters into her own hands

“I was like making sandwiches and I was watching her like,” Tasia Smith said of the scene Thursday that brought her to tears.

She works at the Subway inside the Burton Walmart on Court Street.

That’s where she captured a photo, which has since gone viral, of Walmart cashier Ebony Harris skipping her break to paint customer Angela Peters’ nails.

Burton, Michigan must be a very special place because many wouldn’t think twice about looking away.   Angela Peters made a long lasting friendship on this day.

I’m always saddened when I lose a pet.  There are never any words that truly console.  I feel for the others left behind.  If you believe that they do not grieve, you are very mistaken. Take for example the story of Otis and Mattis.  Otis was the family’s guinea pig.  Mattis, was devastated when Otis passed.  So much so that he stopped eating.


Joseph Scaramucci posted on Facebook that the unlikely pair were best buddies. Otis the guinea pig crossed the rainbow bridge on July 28.

Mattis was clearly brokenhearted as he laid in Otis’ cage after he went to “guinea pig heaven”.

Brittany Scaramucci said that she didn’t understand what was happening when the family returned from vacation, but Mattis would not leave Otis’ side until he died.

“When I went to pick up the cage and clean it up, he stayed right with me and then sat next to it and in it on the sidewalk,” Brittany said. “When I lifted the lid off, he made it pretty obvious that he knew something was wrong and just looked at me like ‘what is going on?’ It broke my heart.”

Joseph said that Mattis still hasn’t finished mourning his best friend of 4 years.

“Even yesterday morning Brittany was commenting on how he wouldn’t eat,” Joseph said. “Mattis just seems to tolerate everything, so I was surprised.”

When it was time to say goodbye, Mattis just couldn’t.   4ec02b5600000578-6016943-image-a-51_1533157222171

Love them as often and as much as you can.  We are forgetful that we can be gone in an instant.  Those left behind feel it the most.  We hope that Mattis will soon understand that Otis is in a better place and someday, they will meetup again.


I would never have imagined taking my own utensils with me, but I suppose it’s better than having stuff smeared everywhere.   Trongs…who would have guessed?


What about a chork?    fork

One side is a pair of chopsticks and the other is a fork.  chopsticks