Dogs are man’s best friend in more ways than we can imagine. In fact, there are those who consider their tail-wagging pals more like a part of the family than a mere pet. Man and dog’s compatibility is immeasurable if only in terms of depth but unfortunately, dogs do not have the same life span as humans.
Charlie Bear is a black lab mix under the care of Kelly O’Connell. They met when he was only 12 weeks old and was brought to the animal shelter where Kelly was working while training to become a vet.
At the time, he was abandoned in a shopping cart at a nearby grocery store but was lucky enough to find Kelly. According to the pet owner, she wasn’t looking for a dog.
“I was 19, still living with my parents and going to college. It was the worst time in my life to even attempt to get a dog,” she told BuzzFeed, adding that the decision to keep him—though sudden—was something she never regretted.
“He came in, and I was like, ‘Yup. I’m taking this puppy home.’”
15-year-old Lab mix Charlie Bear attends owner's wedding despite serious medical condition…
Now, Charlie Bear is 15 years old, which is equal to more than 100 dog years. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor after he suffered a seizure during a walk. He had one seizure after another and the vet’s prognosis of his condition was far from good.
Kelly says her wedding vows with Charlie Bear beside her.
But while things looked bleak for Charlie Bear, he surprisingly lived long enough to witness Kelly’s wedding. Together with one of their other five dogs, Kelly and James O’Connell tied the knot in what would be the most unforgettable event of their lives.
While weddings are usually filled with tears, Kelly’s was particularly flooded especially during Charlie’s turn to walk the aisle. Kelly said she “immediately broke down” at the sight of Charlie walking towards her and was filled with happiness.
“James and I just grabbed onto him, and we just kept saying, ‘You made it, buddy, you made it.’”
After the wedding, Charlie was too tired to walk back so Katie Lloyd, the maid of honor and Kelly’s sister, carried him home.
Kelly's sister Katie Lloyd carries Charlie who’s too tired to walk.
According to Kelly, this was the exact moment when she realized that she will soon be bidding farewell to her best bud in the world.
“It hit home for me when I saw my sister carrying him back down the aisle. That this was it, we’re now talking days,” she said.
Kelly realizes its time to say goodbye…
A week after the wedding, Charlie finally passed away peacefully in front of the fireplace of their home with his family.
Touch This Assassin Caterpillar And You Will Bleed to D***h
The bad news? There’s no antidote for its poison yet.
So caterpillars are generally crawly, harmless creatures that you can easily ignore, right? Well, not THIS caterpillar. Found primarily in Brazil and with a body covered with what looks like miniature trees, the Lonomia obliqua can actually make a person bleed to death just through contact. It's not called the "assassin caterpillar" for nothing.
Each of the spiky branches on this caterpillar's body is coated with deadly venom that enters a person's bloodstream and can cause excessive clotting.
Good news is that brushing against just one of these caterpillars is pretty harmless. Bad news is that they usually gather in bunches and this is when the real danger begins. When you brush against a bunch of them and their poison enters your bloodstream, that's when internal bleeding will most likely occur....
The Manliest Man Ever Dives Into Ocean to Save 400-Pound Bear From D******g
Possibly one of the greatest animal rescues ever!
Bears are notoriously difficult and temperamental creatures. In the wild, humans are advised to stay clear of them.
Especially when they’re hungry.
Except for one man who risked his life to save a famished, cranky and semi-tranquilized black bear from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico.
This particular black bear had wandered out of his Osceola National Forest home in Alligator Point, Florida in search of food. ...
Adorable German Shepherd Has The Best Reaction to the Wolves of Zootopia Movie
When this German Shepherd Dog hears the song of his people, he does what any sensible dog would do and shows his support.
You've all seen Zootopia, right? Unless you're one of those folks who adamantly refuse to watch kids' animated films, you've probably seen this one. After all, it's fun, family-friendly, and still pretty funny even if you're an adult.
Well, it's not just humans who absolutely loved this film. Because this adorable German shepherd just couldn't help himself when he hears the howling wolves. And as shown in the movie, one howl leads to a chain reaction of subsequent doggie howls!
Watch the video here:
Here's another instance showing how dogs empathize well with fellow dogs, even if said dogs are behind a TV screen. These pups just couldn't help but be concerned about these snow dogs pulling a sled and leaving their human lying in the snow. It just goes to show how their desire to help or call for help is deeply ingrained in their system....