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Our National Parks: A Place to Just Be

National Parks: America’s Best Idea

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The Harmony of the Creatures: Duckling and Puppies


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A Salute to Ireland with “DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS”


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Gregorian Chant—O Bone Jesu


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U.S. Solider Reunites with the Dog that She Befriended in Iraq

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“Dogism’s”–Learn what your dog really thinks.

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Keeping Wolves Out of Harm’s Way

Defenders of Wildlife is working to keep wolves alive. They continue their work with farmers, ranchers and government agencies to see that it is done.

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CLICK HERE to watch a video about the North Atlantic Right Whale and what the future may hold for this endangered charismatic species.

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Lessons in the Mutt-i-gree® Curriculum 3 with Cesar Millan

Posted to nsal by Scott Makufka on October 29, 2010

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Funny Rabbit Show

Be sure to watch this amazing rabbit that appeared on America’s Got Talent!

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Pope John Paul II On Path to Sainthood!ABC News


CLICK HERE to watch!

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The Blue Whale–Largest animal to ever have existed

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HAPPY NEW YEAR as we remember the other creatures who share our world and make us laugh!

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The Star of Bethlehem

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The Star of Bethlehem (Continued)

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The pets of Susi Pittman and Seana Hutchinson–Bud, Gator, Roxy, Brownie and Friskie–offer you a very special MERRY CHRISTMAS dance!

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Animals of YouTube Sing “Deck the Halls”

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Starlight: The Sheep of Hillside Sanctuary

A story much like Bambi, and a happy ending that will have you cheering.

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Star of Bethlehem: Amazing Research

Watch this amazing documentary on the Star of Bethlehem by producer, Stephen McEveety (The Passion of the Christ) as you are walked through biblical and historical clues revealing the eternal significance of this celestial event as well as the vastness of God’s creativity.

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Kitty Cat Thanksgiving

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Opera Company of Philadelphia “Hallelujah!” Random Act of Culture


They called it a Random Act of Culture….but how GLORIOUS!

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Honoring All Veterans


CLICK HERE to view a Vet’s tribute of what Veteran’s Day is all about.

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Could You Save This Cat?

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Hilarious Pets in Costume!

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This Tiger is Running…Out of Space

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Last Chance for the Wild Tiger?

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Dancing Owls

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“Feed the Birds” from Mary Poppins

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Night Sky With Google Earth

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Our Beautiful Universe

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Saint Francis Prayer

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Columbia Land Trust – Millcreek Project

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ASPCA – Animals Need Us to Help!

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Right Whale Sings

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Right Whales off Cape Cod

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A Visual Journey in the Nobility, Grace and Beauty of the HORSE


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A cat in Port Alberni, BC, has a special friend that visits every morning.

Our thanks to Nancy Schmid for sending these in!

Moral of the story…Those we love don’t have to be like us.

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Yellowstone National Park

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Enya–Beautiful Trees

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

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“Let Them Run Free”: A Commentary of the Times

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“All the Pretty Little Ponies” : A Beautiful Expose’ of Video Photography

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Christian the Lion: A Love Story

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Shelter Animals

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Sarah McLachlan: Dedication to Shelter Animals

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Magical Greyhound Friendships


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Lee Greenwood–God Bless the U.S.A.

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On Eagle’s Wings


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“The Horse”

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Our thanks to Betty Schultz for this wonderful prayer:

The Prayer of St. Francis de Sales

Be at Peace.
Do not look forward in fear to the changes of life;
rather look to them with full hope as they arise.
God, whose very own you are, will deliver you from out of them.
He has kept you hitherto, and He will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it, God will bury you in his arms.
Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same everlasting Father who cares for you today
will take care of you then and everyday.
He will either shield you from suffering, or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination.

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Sea Turtle Swimming on Reef

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Leave it to the Brits and BBC: Funny Talking Animals!

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Our thanks to Susan Gilbert for submitting these great pics of some “unlikely” best friends!

This must have been pure joy for the photographer!

“Friendship isn’t about who you have known the longest
It’s about those who came and never left your side ….”

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Our thanks to Renda Mackey for submitting this great Memorial Day tribute.

To those of you who are veterans God bless and Honor to you!

IN THE WORDS OF A C/W SONG
“ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL”

HONOR OUR VETS EVERYDAY, NOT JUST TWICE A YEAR, AND PRAY FOR THE ACTIVE SOLDIERS STILL OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM AND HUMAN RIGHTS !!!!!!!!

PREPARATION FOR MEMORIAL DAY


It is the

VETERAN
,
not the preacher,

who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
the
VETERAN,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
the
VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
the
VETERAN,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
the
VETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.



It is
the
VETERAN,
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the
VETERAN
who
salutes the Flag,




It is
the

VETERAN

who serves
under the Flag,

forever



ETERNAL REST GRANT THEM O LORD,

AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON THEM.

God
Bless them all!!!

Makes you proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!

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After the Tornado (Greensburg, KS.)

Our thanks to Peg Fields from Maine for this great SHARE!

Click here to view this incredible story of animal rescue and friendship.

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What Pets Do When You’re at Work


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Amazing Earth moments time lapsed video

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Thanks to Beverly Siegel for forwarding this truly cute inspiration.

IF I DIDN’T HAVE A DOG OR CAT…

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.

When the doorbell rings, it wouldn’t sound like a kennel.

I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

I would have money, and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grandkids through college.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

I would not talk ‘baby talk’. ‘Eat your din din’. ‘Yummy yummy for the tummy’…

My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L,, W-A-L-K,, T-R-E-A-T,, O-U-T,, G-O,, R-I-D-E, C-O-O-K-I-E.

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

I’d look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading ‘mud’ season.

I would not have to answer the question ‘Why do you have so many animals?’ from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

How EMPTY my life would be!!!

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Our thanks to Mark Marcotti for sharing this GREAT link!

The American Chesterton Society

http://chesterton.org/

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How your cat wakes you up in the morning

Our “thanks” to Richard McNamara for this cute presentation.

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Our “thanks” to Marie Paulhamus for this great picture!

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We thank our favorite EXAMINER writer, Phyllis O’Beollain for these links:

Paralyzed Bunny Helps Pediatric Patients

www.examiner.com

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4-H Pet Pals Program: Healing Touches

http://ourohio.org/magazine

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Mother Moose and twins come for breakfast

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David Gallo Shows Underwater Astonishments

~Submitted by Marie Paulhamus

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FREEDOM & JEFF

~Submitted by Renda Mackey

Not
many people get a picture of this proud bird
snuggled up next to
them

Freedom
and I have been together 10 years this summer.
She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken
wings. Her left wing doesn’t open all the way
even after surgery, it was broken in 4
places. She’s my
baby.
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When
Freedom came in she could not stand
and both wings were broken. She was
emaciated and covered in lice. We made the
decision to give her a chance at life, so I took
her to the vets office. From then
on, I was always around her. We had her in a
huge dog carrier with the top off, and it
was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to
lay in. I used to sit and talk to her,
urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay
there looking at me with those big brown eyes.
We also had to tube feed her for
weeks.
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This
went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still
couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the
decision was made to euthanize her if she
couldn’t stand in a week. You know you don’t
want to cross that line between torture and
rehab, and it looked like death was
winning. She was going to be put
down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in
on that Thursday afternoon. I didn’t want to go
to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t
bear the thought of her being euthanized;
but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone
was grinning from ear to ear.. I went
immediately back to her cage; and there she was,
standing on her own, a big beautiful
eagle. She was ready to live. I was
just about in tears by then. That
was a very good day.
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We
knew she could never fly, so the director
asked me to glove train her. I got her used to
the glove, and then to jesses, and we
started doing education programs for schools in
western Washington
. We wound up in the newspapers,
radio (believe it or not) and some
TV. Miracle Pets even did a show
about us.
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In
the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had stage 3,
which is not good (one major organ plus
everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of
chemo. Lost the hair – the whole
bit. I missed a lot of work. When I
felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey
and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would
also come to me in my dreams and help me fight
the cancer. This happened time and time
again.
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Fast
forward to November 2000, the day after
Thanksgiving. I went in for my last
checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not
all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last
option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they
did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for
the results. I went in Monday, and I was
told that all the cancer was
gone.

So
the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and
take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty
and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her
up, and we went out front to the top of the
hill. I hadn’t said a word to
Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me
and wrapped both her wings around me to where I
could feel them pressing in on my back
(I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she
touched my nose with her beak and stared into my
eyes, and we just stood there like
that
for I don’t know how long. That was a
magic moment. We have been soul mates ever
since she came in. This is a very special
bird.
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On
a side note: I have had people who
were sick come up to us when we are out, and
Freedom has some kind of hold on
them. I once had a guy who was
terminal come up to us and I let him hold
her. His knees just about buckled and he
swore he could feel her power coarse through his
body. I have so many stories like
that.
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I
never forget the honor I have of being so close
to such a magnificent spirit as
Freedom.
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Hope
you enjoy this.

Jeff

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Share here in the Lenten Stations of the Cross

(Our thanks to Rachel Crowley)

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SWALLOWS

~Submitted by Lisa Brown

Here his mate is injured and the condition is fatal.
She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road.

Here he brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion.

He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead.
He tried to move her … a rarely-seen effort for swallows!

Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again, He cries with adoring love..

He stood beside her, saddened of her death.

Finally aware she would never return to him, he
Stood beside her body with sadness and sorrow.

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Millions of people were touched after seeing these photos in
America and Europe and even India … The photographer
sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the most famous newspaper in France .
All copies of that edition were sold out on the day these pictures were published.
And many people think animals don’t have a brain or feelings?

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AWESOME TEXAS MORNING

~Submitted by Nancy Schmid

NOT SCARED OF THE “BIG GUYS” AT ALL..

VERY INQUISITIVE. AND THE HORSES

DON’T SEEM TO MIND.

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THE FAWN LOOKS SO SMALL…

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(After the horses moved on, the doe came for her fawn,

So all is well in case you were wondering……)

GOD’S BEAUTY AT ITS FINEST.

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