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Friends – The Happy Threesome

This is Leo the African Lion, Baloo the Black Bear, and Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger.
The threesome were rescued as babies from the basement of an Atlanta drug dealer’s home when it was raided by authorities.
They were starving, traumatized and had bacterial infections.
Since then, they were brought to Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
… where they’ve lived in the same habitat together for 13 years.
The only time the three were separated was when Baloo was sent to surgery. 
[While at the drug dealer’s home, Baloo had been mistreated so profoundly that the harness that was put on him had grown into his skin.]
The two cats were distraught and cried for the bear’s return when he was at the vet’s. 
Since then no one has separated the group.
They clearly bonded during their earliest memories and never wanted to be apart.
Now they live together as if they were brothers of the same species.
They play together, nuzzle one another and are extremely affectionate.
The threesome are the only lion, tiger and bear living together in the world.
They’re just that exceptional.
Humans could really learn from the bond that these three have.
No one ever told them they couldn’t love one another, so they did just that.
And now, even all these years later, they continue to do so.
The trio are affectionately referred to as BLT, standing for bear, lion, and tiger. 
They might just be the most adorable sandwich ever!


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A Trip In Time – Priceless Old Photo’s

A young Bill Clinton meeting J.F. Kennedy.

Pablo Picasso & Brigitte Bardot – 1956


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The Human-Animal Bond

This is my Grandson Jayden with “Basil” » Photography « Jon Jodvalkis

Over the years I have had several animals that I have interacted and cared for. I have had pigs, cows, bull (Ferdinand), ducks, hens, cockatoo’s,horses, dogs and cats. I could tell a story about all of them. A story of humor, tragedy, love, and the amazing instincts that all of them had. All of them great memories and bring a smile to my face.

I had a cat that used to bring me rabbits. I had Irish setters that used to round up Kangaroo’s. We had a cow that did not like the inconvenience of being milked and would put her foot in the bucket in protest. You needed to know the signs to get the bucket out of the way very quickly. All our animals had some sort of personality and the reason I believe is that they were part of our life and it was how we interacted with them.

The human and animal bond is such a dynamic relationship. The one thing I have observed with my dog is, it doesn’t matter how comfortable they are, asleep, relaxing, the minute you call them they jump up and are at your feet wagging their tails… just loving the attention you are giving them. They don’t care that you disturbed them from their sleep. It is the example of unconditional love.

I was reading an article from the Purdue University School of Veterinary medicine. The studies show that people in contact with animals experience, a decrease in blood pressure, anxiety and a feeling of well-being.

The relationship that children have with animals can be inspirational to watch sometimes. The animal’s sense that they need to be gentle with this human being especially babies. They chat away to the animals like they are expecting an answer.

Animals are used for therapeutic reasons in hospices, hospitals, nursing homes and prisons. They have found that an animal in the nursing homes provide great comfort and entertainment for those who live there and their mental health improves, especially those who are suffering from depression. People in the presence of animals are usually perceived to be more happy and healthy.

Not all storys are happy ones. An article written on Heathypet.com associates animal abuse with domestic violence. They say: For families suffering with domestic violence or abuse, the use or threat of abuse against companion animals is often used for leverage by the controlling/violent member of the family to keep others in line or silent.

This is a subject that I won’t go into because it is disturbing to me and I am sure it would be for any animal lover.

On the positive side: The following video below is a great example of what love and bond there is between baby and Dog.

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