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100-year-old WWII vet receives special birthday letter from The White House3m03s

100-year-old WWII vet receives special birthday letter from The White House

Michigan native Isaac "Ike" Fabela was born in 1918 and served in World War II from 1944 to 1946. All he wanted for his 100th birthday was 100 birthday cards. Word got out and spread like wildfire — even actor Chris Pratt got involved. But the biggest surprise happened when he received a letter from The White House. Check it out!

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Blind dog wakes from slumber when treats appear at her nose43s

Blind dog wakes from slumber when treats appear at her nose

Briva is a 12 year old Great Dane who has been a wonderful pet and family member. She is in her golden years and she has lost almost all of her sight, some of her hearing, and most of her energy. But she hasn't lost her sense of smell. As she slumbered peacefully by the fire at the family cottage, her owner decided that she deserved the leftovers from breakfast. Briva doesn't get people food very often, but as she has reached such an advanced age, the bad habits that are instilled by giving her scraps just don't seem to matter as much. Briva came to this family as a rescue of sorts. Her owners were kind and caring, but they had two small dachshunds and Briva was a typical puppy, only bigger. She grew so quickly to such a size that her playful nature and energetic behavior terrorized the poor little dogs who lived in her home before her. Her owners had no choice but to give her up. She became part of her new family the moment she walked in the door. But her size and her spunk were costly. She bounced around and broke several couches, smashed through countless sections of drywall, ate anything that wasn't higher than shoulder height, and carried the family beagle around by the collar until his face turned blue from lack of oxygen. She ate a chocolate birthday cake off the table like it was a two bite brownie. She has silently snuck up on numerous cheese platters and stolen her favorite, the creamy brie. She can fit a whole brie cheese in her mouth and walk away like nothing is happening. Briva can reach anything on the counter or kitchen table without leaving the floor and nothing is safe for even a second. A raisin pie cooling on the window ledge vanished without a trace and cat food left within reach doesn't stand a chance. Despite her mischief, Briva is very well loved. She has been the loyal protector and enthusiastic playmate for the kids as they grew up. She takes up the whole back of the family van and sprawls across a whole couch. Her size is actually one of her many endearing qualities. Owning a Great Dane is challenging, but they are one of the most loyal breeds imaginable. As we see in this video, Dave was cleaning the frying pan after the eggs were cooked and it seemed like a good idea to give the leftovers to Briva. Carefully placing a heaping scoop in front of her nose, he quietly waits to see what effect the smell will have on Briva. Her enormous nose starts to twitch and she inhales several times in reaction. Her ears perk up noticeably and her giant head comes off the pillow. Even before she is fully awake, her mouth is open and looking for the source of the delicious aroma. This is the kind of wake-up call that every good dog deserves. Briva quickly figured out that the treat was gone and the need to be awake was gone with it. She was snoring happily again within minutes. Briva spends most of her time relaxing these days, which is just fine. She has certainly earned that privilege.

Sophisticated ape drinks water the classy way40s

Sophisticated ape drinks water the classy way

These are the Bonobos apes from the Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, England. The group of apes are enjoying the British sun and hot weather outside and don't seem to want to go inside to drink from their fresh water supply there, so instead they are staying outside and make their way to the pond. Most of the group members all bend down to slurp up the water the ape way. One is trying it with a rubber toy, but as it got holes on either end, it’s not really working like a cup and there is always one that likes to be a bit more classy than the others. This one found a cola bottle cup and uses this to get his water bit by bit out of the pond. It would make much more sense to do it the old fashion ape way to get more into his mouth, but no this one wouldn’t dare to be seen to be so common. Who knew even apes have manners! Many people think they are Chimpanzees, but although they are very similar and both are closely related to humans, the bonobo is a lot slender in appearance. With the Chimpanzees the males are the dominant, but with the bonobos the females are the dominant once. Unfortunately like a lot of other animals they are threatened by habitat loss and human population growth. Twycross zoo is helping the bonobos getting back to the wild by supporting the Conservation Welfare fund with the daily running of the sanctuary Lola ya Bonobo. In June this year the sanctuary is planning to release 13 more bonobos to the wild!

Robbers try to snatch $75,000 from woman2m03s

Robbers try to snatch $75,000 from woman

On August 17, 2018, a deputy with Constable Mark Herman’s Office was on patrol in the 23200 block of US 290 and observed several citizens struggling with a male suspect on the ground in a parking lot. The Constable Deputy quickly responded and apprehended the suspect. The suspect, later identified as Davis Mitchell attempted to rob a victim. Further investigation revealed the victim had just withdrew $75,000.00 from a local bank and was followed by a group of suspects to her location. Video surveillance indicated the victim exited her vehicle and a black male suspect attempted to steal her purse. The victim fought hard and refused to give up her purse containing the money. The victim’s husband observed the struggle and physically engaged the suspect. The second suspect then fled the location in his vehicle after running over the victims. The female victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Credit: Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4

Police Officer saves child locked in hot car2m54s

Police Officer saves child locked in hot car

For the third time this year, we’re proud to spotlight one of our life-saving employees. In June Deputy Bill Dunn rescued from a hot car, a three year old girl barely clinging to life. Now that she has recovered, here’s more on why children get left behind, and some simple ways to avoid a tragedy. Credit: Pio Seminole Sheriff