Stormy the lamb might not have had much of a chance in life – she was rejected by her mother right after birth.

Maybe her mother knew something no one else did – that this lamb was meant to grow up having a dog for a mom. Because that’s exactly what she’s getting.

 The wee lamb was born on May 17th at a farm near Winnipeg. She was swiftly abandoned by her mom, but as good fortune would have it, as dog at the farm took a liking to her.

One-year-old golden retriever Tammy fell in love with Stormy and “adopted” her.

“I was outside working all day, and I’d turn around and they’d be (lying) under a tree sleeping, or just hanging out,” said Cathy Fleury, the girls’ mom. “They actually crawled up on the porch once and they were sleeping up there.”

As they are completely inseparable, it has been decided that Stormy will live at the farm forever.

A woman was stunned to find a baby seal had invited itself into her home after sliding in from a nearby beach.

 Clare Christian spotted the petite pup on the porch of her Ruamti home on North Island at about 9.30am on Saturday morning.

After feeding it some tarakihi fish, the meddling mammal stole inside the living house, kicking its tail up and relaxing by the fire, reports Stuff NZ.Ms Christian was shocked to greet the unexpected visitor which appeared while she was out collecting firewood.

'There was this beautiful baby seal. I just sort of quietly backed away, then quietly sneaked forward again to take some photos,' she said.But before long the pup grew homesick, glancing out the window towards the ocean. Ms Christian guided him back to the shore, where he dived back into the water.

'It was pretty awesome,' she said.

New Zealand fur seals often come ashore in winter, leaving their pups alone for weeks while they rummage for food. The animals are growing and their population is estimated to be between 100,000 and 200,000 in New Zealand alone.


People can be so messy — but litterbugs beware, this dog's on the job.

 A helicopter crew from Brazilian news outlet Globo was in the skies over Sao Paulo when they encountered a rather surprising scene taking place. There, along the concrete banks of an urban river, a solitary black dog was spotted single-pawedily clearing the waterway of floating plastic debris.

And, from the looks it, he was having a blast doing it.

For some 20 minutes while the cameras rolled, the cleanly canine leapt and pounced at improperly-discarded plastic bottles, dutifully carrying them back to the shore.

All told, the news crew counted 25 bottles salvaged from the river, thanks to the dog.



Nibbles loves his little human, and he's not afraid to show it.

The sweet domesticated duck is the featheriest member of the Toschi Family in California, among whom son Jonny holds the highest place in his heart.

Since Nibble's mother died before he hatched, the 10-year-old boy became imprinted as his parent — a role Jonny has happily embraced.

In fact, if Nibbles had his way, the two would probably never be apart, but sometimes life gets in the way.

Just watch how excited he gets to see Jonny arriving back from school, greeting the boy with a chorus of happy quacks.



Alice Walker, Cherokee, and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Color Purple, once said that the “most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

”Here are seven more sayings on power and the inner spirit -- from elders and young ones -- that you can’t take for granted.

“Take care of your mind. Watch your words, they are really powerful. Same with your bodies. Take care of yourself. You are very powerful.” — Sam Benally, Navajo

“One of the things the old people taught me about the spirits was to never have a doubt.” — Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

“So we are connected to the moon. That gives us power — a connection to the Earth and the moon — that men don't know about.” — Cecilia Mitchell, Mohawk

“We are living in a time when we all need to come together and help one another. The spirits say we need to learn to get along.” —  Lakota

“That spiritual power I wear is much more beautiful and much greater. We call it wisdom, knowledge, power and gift or love. There are these four parts to that spiritual power. I wear those. When you wear that power it will beautify your mind and spirit. You become beautiful. Everything that Tunkashila creates is beautiful.” — Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

“When a man does a piece of work which is admired by all we say that it is wonderful; but when we see the changes of day and night, the sun, the moon, and the stars in the sky, and the changing seasons upon the earth, with their ripening fruits, anyone must realize that it is the work of someone more powerful than man.” — Chased By Bears, Santee Lakota

“The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.” — Luther Standing Bear

So why can't we all get along? Watch as a dog and a Kangaroo playfully wrestle each other

 An adorable video has appeared online showing an Irish Wolfhound puppy playing chase with a kangaroo.

The bizarre friendship between the two species has been candidly caught on camera at the Exotic Animal Experience in Orlando.

In the video, the playful best friends can be seen running around the farm, rubbing each other's bellies and embracing in headlocks.

The odd couple, four-month-old Irish Wolfhound Keeva and one-year-old kangaroo Love Bug, have formed an unlikely friendship on the farm and can be seen in the video wrestling each other to the ground.

Love Bug shows her obvious affection for the puppy as she plays with Keeva's head and ears and even attempts to give her a belly rub.


The belly rubs that we give to our pets are fun and adorable, but there's more to it than that. When an animal presents its belly to you, it represents a sign of submissiveness or trust.

 Dr. Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Veterinary Behaviorist at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, notes that although both cats and dogs expose their bellies, their reasons can differ.

Cats often lie on their backs in a defensive posture, which is not an invitation for a belly rub, she explains, while dogs have other motives. “Dogs expose their bellies as part of a submissive display, sometimes during play, and with people they are comfortable with,” says Dr. Gruen.

The submissive element doesn’t mean that the pup is not enjoying the rub. If the dog is comfortable with the person who is petting him, the pup will sometimes roll onto his back to increase belly access. “It seems that in these dogs, the belly rub feels good,” she says.

Cashew is a young bushbaby and Laila is a young vervet monkey. Cashew was sadly abandoned by his mother when he was too young to fend for himself.

The reason he was left is unknown, but it is thought to be as a result of habitat disturbance in his native Kenyan forest. Laila became an orphan when her mom was killed by hunting dogs as part of Kenya’s illegal bushmeat trade.

Both of these infant primates had a harrowing and traumatic start to life but, thanks to Kenyan conservation NGO, Colobus Conservation, the two are not only being provided with expert care, but have struck up the unlikeliest of friendships.

Bushbabies like Cashew are nocturnal (active at night) and vervet monkeys like Laila are diurnal (active during the day) so despite being rescued at around the same time, it was initially thought unlikely that the two of them would see much of each other.

In a short video released by Colobus Conservation, the adorable orphans can be seen rough-housing and having fun; something which the staff caring for them say is not just adorable to watch, but incredibly important for their development.



This is the heartwarming moment a baby fox was cut free by rescuers after its head became stuck in a plastic bottle.

 Animal rescuers were called after concerned residents in Eastbourne, East Sussex, found the seven week old cub running around with its head wedged in the tub.

Members of the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Animal Service (WRAS) searched for the animal, after local people showed them a video of the stricken animal.Two ambulances were also sent to the area to search for the young fox and as daylight appeared the rescuers continued to search the bushes in Woodgate Road.

Eventually, the cub was discovered when rescuers spotted a young fox after seeing movement in the bushes. Kathryn Martyn, partner of the WRAS founder, Trevor Weeks, said: 'We didn't want to give up, as we were concerned the cub might develop breathing problems and was probably already becoming hungry and dehydrated.

'We knew the longer we left the fox the worse the condition of the cub would become. There was a chance the fox could be dead by morning.' Whiile Mr Riddington added: 'We used torches to help pin point where the cub was.

'Trevor was hidden in the darkness so the cub couldn't see him and luckily it ran straight towards him where he was able to catch him in a net.' The cub was placed in a carrier and taken back to WRAS’s veterinary ambulance to have the plastic container removed.

Mr Weeks added: 'Luckily the wounds were not too serious and we hope it will be a quick recovery so the cub can get back to its mum.' The fox cub is currently at WRAS’s Casualty Care Centre receiving treatment.



Watch the amazing moment that a baby elephant collapses on a busy road - and the herd comes to its rescue

When a baby falls over, it instinct to help them back up on to their feet.

And when a young elephant stumbled while crossing a busy road in South Africa, it was no surprise that its herd invaded the road to stop the traffic and came to rescue the stricken calf.

The amazing moment was captured on film after the baby elephant appeared to collapse in the middle of a road in the Kruger National Park forcing the traffic to stop.The young animal then tried their best to get back on their feet but struggled and ended up lying flat on the pavement.

But rather than leaving the baby abandoned on the road, several larger elephants then appeared and tried to coax the youngster up by pushing them with their trunks and feet.

And thanks to their persistent efforts to encourage the baby, the animal eventually made it on to their feet and wandered off into the safety of the forest.


Fatherhood Is Sacred

“The family is at the heart of the Native American cultures. Fathers are the greatest untapped resource to help solve issues that many families and communities face. There is an immediate need to bring fathers back to their innate leadership role as fathers as established by our fore fathers.

Research tells us that children thrive and develop to the best of their abilities when the adult in their lives are doing well. For Native American children, there is an additional layer of historical trauma that can interfere with children’s emotional and intellectual development.

In 1980, Native adolescents from 24 different states participated in a study that examined thei perceptions of their fathers; researchers found clear evidence that Native adolescents want their fathers to become more involved in their parenting role.

"I see people with their children. It’s inspirational to see fathers with their children. You very rarely see fathers in their children’s see the mother all the time, but not the father. You want to teach him something—Teach him our culture and don’t take him down the wrong path." A Native Father

Geronimo & Eva Geronimo, his youngest daughter - Chiricahua Apache

Shoshone father and daughter - circa 1910

Allakariallak and his son, Phillipoosie - Inuit - 1921

Portrait of Chief Sitting Bull his Mother and his Daughter Holding Child

Chief Joseph and family, c. 1880