The tenderness shown between dogs and children never ceases to amaze me,
and this very touching video says it all . . . click here
A must watch – but have the Kleenex handy!
The little boy is wary of the dog at first, but the Labrador keeps trying and her patience is rewarded in the end.
The tenderness shown by the Labrador is intense, she just wants to mother the little boy.
Amazing and so beautiful.
Animals seem to understand, don’t they?
No wonder I’m so Passionate about Pets!
T is for Total Solar Eclipse over northern Australia
Tens of thousands of scientists, tourists from around the globe, and amateur astronomers watched as the Sun, Moon and Earth aligned and plunged tropical northern Queensland, Australia into darkness during a total solar eclipse on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012.
Photo courtesy Mike Salway Photography
Although not in it’s direct path, the eclipse still cast an unusual shadow over my own area which is much further south. The light just after dawn that morning was very strange as I sat watching it with my morning coffee outside on the patio. There was a kind of silver effect all over the houses and bush-land across from me, and everything was eerily still. The cows in the field were all lying down under the trees. . . they would normally be grazing at that time of the morning, but not one of them was standing, no bellowing, everything was strangely silent around me. I guess they must have realized something incredulous was happening too!
I was so enthralled and mesmerized by it all, I never even thought of taking any pictures. However, I found the above one courtesy of Mike Salway Photography which says it all much more than I ever could.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/science/slideshow/2012/11/14/rare-solar-eclipse-casts-shadow-over-australia/?intcmp=related#slide=1#ixzz2CGYSphtM
It’s not always sunny and hot in Australia – now you know!
A cold snap has covered parts of Australia’s east coast with a blanket of snow – in the middle of spring!
Snow on gum trees – an unusual sight!
It does snow in some parts of Australia, but only in limited areas compared to the entire area of the continent, and there are Ski Resorts catering for those who love to ski.
Winter time sees excellent snowfalls for skiing in the Snowy Mountains region of south eastern New South Wales and north eastern Victoria. Several of Australia’s main snow resorts include the Kosciuszko National Park in NSW (Charlotte’s Pass, Thredbo), and Victoria (Mt Bogong, Fall’s Creek, Mt Hotham).
However, what makes this recent event unusual is that this recent snow has reached as far north as Queensland, which is sub-tropical!
The Bureau of Meteorology says snow falls have occurred right along the Great Dividing Range and as far north as Queensland’s Granite Belt. It’s fairly unusual to get snow this time of year around the southern parts of Queensland.
Puzzled kangaroo in snowy Australia – “What’s all this white stuff?
It must have given our native wildlife a bit of a shock!
Click here to watch a video clip from the ABC News and see the kangaroo puzzled by the whole event.
Please watch this random act of kindness clip of a South African motorcyclist who stopped in the middle of an endurance race to rescue a calf drowning in a canal.
On October 23, 2011, Johan Gray was racing in the grueling Amageza Gauteng Qualifier, a preliminary race before the 14-day endurance trek that crosses South Africa.
But he didn’t think twice before stopping to rescue a calf who was being carried away in a canal. It took Johan Gray five attempts before he could finally hoist the calf out of the water.
He then managed to get the calf onto his motorcycle and reunited it with its mother and the rest of the herd. ♥
How amazing that this man, Johan Gray should stop in the middle of an endurance race, to help this poor little calf.
What a wonderful man he is – with a big heart!