Before the non-stop barrage of miserable news grinds you too far down, take a break and try to find some good things in the world. Here’s what I came across today, which I hope will help to brighten your day…
A dog fell into Lake Michigan Tuesday morning and struggled to get back up onto land. Luckily, a Chicago police officer got there just in time.
That dog looks just like one of mine, I’m so glad he is ok! Look at him wagging his tail, good dog.
“Driving by and I seen some clouds and it was too big to be a bonfire,” Josh Leissa said.
Leissa decided he needed to act.
“I went into the front door and that part was blocked so I couldn’t go in there. So I had to go to the back and she was in the back room.” he said. ” (It was) a lot of smoke. Could barely see anything.”
Inside Leissa found a woman lying down, the only protection he could offer her was a yellow rain poncho.
“I grabbed her and her dogs and got her out of there,” Leissa said.
INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – A family’s pet cat is being called a hero for doing something that caught even his owner off-guard.
“Binky” stopped a burglar climbing in a window at home.
That would-be burglar showed up at a house on Finley Avenue around midnight determined to get in. But the family cat had something else in mind.
“I was shocked the first time he started growling,” said Cynthia Kootz, Binky’s owner.
It turns out that Binky ended up saving the day when he heard a noise in the backyard near the garage around midnight. Cynthia immediately asked her boyfriend about the noise, but they eventually dismissed it.
“I went outside, didn’t see anything, so I shut the light off and shut the garage,” said Kootz.
A few minutes later, a man started banging on Cynthia’s front patio window. He tried to convince her to let him in and even offered to show her his identification.
“He was beating and kicking,” said Kootz, “trying to tell me there were men trying to shoot and kill him and you got to let me in.”
For her own safety, Cynthia refused and she says the man decided the window was his next move, which ended up costing him dearly.
“The next thing I knew, his hand went through that thing and then Binky went after him,” said Kootz.
Binky launched a second attack when he tried yet a second time to get in the same window. Binky has no claws, so he used his teeth on the intruder.
“Binky blew up like a balloon and got him again,” said Kootz.
As Binky attacked the burglary suspect, Kootz was on the phone calling 911. She was put on hold for a few moments, but eventually got to speak with a dispatcher who sent officers to the house. The officers arrived just as the burglar decided Binky was too much for him and ran from the window right into the police. MORE
That is one bold kitty!
Have a nice weekend, and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there.
MJ Stevenson, AKA Zilla, is best known on the web as Zilla at MareZilla.com. She lives in a woodland shack near a creek, in one of those rural parts of New York State that nobody knows or cares about, with her family and a large pack of guardian companion animals.