Dogs are a special animal that can make a huge difference in the lives of those that choose to care for them. One couple found an abandoned husky in need of love and medical care. This pooch was tired and demoralized and it seemed as if he may not make it through the night.
The pup was afraid of people, men in particular, and he needed the love and care someone that was willing to put in the work. He was starved and clumps of hair were falling out.
The do was severely underweight at only 39 pounds. He should have weighed 50-55 pounds according to a vet by his age and height. He was desperate for the love and care of a family that would go the extra mile to nurse him back to health.
The vet said that the dog, that would later be named Wulfgar, was suffering from a form of mange called demodectic mange. This makes the dogs skin itchy, red, and painful and often makes all the hair fall out. In order for his skin to be so dry and painful he must have been suffering for months.
He was taken to their home and given a hefty dose of antibiotics to help combat the mange and a bevy of other infections coursing through his body. He was suffering but the couple took him home and started to show him the love he deserved.
He began to adjust to his new life with a family that did not hurt him and that took real care of him. He started to pick up weight and his fur began to grow back slowly. He is starting to look like a happy and healthy husky that is fully loved.
He even began to get comfortable with his new family and started napping in the kitchen and the living room on a fluffy blanket that was chosen especially for him. He even likes to nap in his parents bed with them.
The couple joke that sometimes they can only get him to look at the camera if there is a treat in their hands. His eyes started to clear up and he started to get back some of the pep that he had lost at the hands of his previous owners.
Here we see his first visit to the local dog park. In typical husky fashion he was full of life and vigor and took off running trying to make new friends. Though the couple was afraid of how he might act around other dogs, he was right at home. He loves the dog park and loves meeting new friends.
He even jumped into the pond by accident and can be seen here shaking off his fur in an attempt to get dry. His true husky nature and fun personality are beginning to emerge and grow.
He can be seen here alert and looking around at the other animals that he sees. He likes other dogs as long as they are friendly but is quiet around dogs that are a bit more aggressive.
Here we see a photo of Wulfgar trying to make friends with a dog that simply did not want to pal around. He tries to make friends no matter where he goes and wants nothing more than to be friends with all the dogs at the local dog park.
He tries to be friends with every dog he sees even if they are not so friendly toward him. He tries his hardest but does not let the disappointment of being turned down by a new friend keep him down too long.
The couple says that he even tries to make friends with their parents’ senior husky. His hair is growing back in slowly and he is starting to look like a real husky.
With his new coat growing in he looks more like a dark coppery dog than he does a typical black and white or black and grey husky. He loves to nap and relax with his new family.
He can be seen here taking a car ride with his new family. They say his personality is really starting to shine through now that he is healthy and starting to be even more comfortable in his new home.
He loves belly rubs and he is starting to look like a healthy husky that has his whole life ahead of him. He loves to play in the back yard and to play with his new family. He loves time outdoors and loves playing with people that he knows are going to take care of him forever.
Though he is friendly, he is still a bit wary of strangers and often seems alert around them. Though he is alert, he is still gentle and kind even around people he may not completely know.
He has his own unique quirks like how he likes to lie down when he eats and drinks like a cat almost. The kennel that he was once wary of is now one of his favorite napping spots.
His thick fur now looks more and more like a typical husky and he is beautiful and happy in his new home. He has a new lease on life and is happiest when he is with his people relaxing, with the knowledge that he is now protected and safe.
Wulfgar is now happy and healthy with a family that loves him and cares for him and that works to make sure that he is cared for in every way possible. He loves car rides and spending time with his humans.
Dr. Oz: “I’m Very Concerned About the Corona Virus, Here’s Why”
While coronaviruses have been known to medical science since the 1960s, few have been anywhere near as dangerous as this new one from the market in Wuhan China.
A coronavirus is typified by its protective shell which resembles a crown or a halo under a microscope. That is where it gets its name. The average coronavirus does little more than cause the symptoms of the common cold, sniffles, cough, flu-like symptoms and so on. Part of the reason that these viruses are so hard to prevent from causing millions of colds each year is their protective shell. They can remain on a surface for hours, sometimes days, before they begin to lose structural integrity. But few trigger symptoms as severe as this one known as 2019-nCoV.
Dr. Oz had this to say about what has become known as the Wuhan Coronavirus, “It’s alarming, this is the big news today, the Chinese leadership is starting to say ‘this incubation period is a lot longer than we thought.’”
If this report is true, it means that many, many more people may be infected than have been reported- or even anticipated. It means that people could be walking around, infected, and not even know it- not taking precautions and spreading the virus everywhere they go. That means anyone who has recently returned from the area around the Wuhan market, where the outbreak started, could be carrying the disease.
At the time of this writing, the total enumerated infection count is over 1,800. The total deaths are approaching 200. Other researchers are suggesting that this virus has a rapid mutation rate. That is particularly terrifying because it is what made the HIV-AIDS virus so difficult to treat.
At present, the World Health Organization had laid down a series of suggestions to help people avoid infection.
They advise that anyone who may come into contact with the virus should:
- Wash their hands frequently
- Maintain good sanitation on and around all frequently used objects and surfaces
- Avoid centers of mass travel such as airports
- Sneeze and cough into the elbow or a tissue
- Take immunity-boosting supplements like vitamin C
The source of the infection is believed to have come from a specific market in Wuhan, where live animals were kept in stalls for sale and trade. Researchers believe the virus came from either a snake or a bat. The initial cases of illness were reported in December 2019 by employees of the Wuhan market. That market is now shut down for the foreseeable future.
As health officials struggle to understand the virus and contain its progress, other researchers are asking even more startling questions. The shell of this virus is similar to the shell of a virus created in a university research lab in 2015 at the University of North Carolina. What’s more, there is a known military biological weapons lab in Wuhan China.
If these reports are true, it could have serious implications, not only for global health- but for relations between the US and China.
Big Brother Contestants Make How Much on the Show?!?
Big Brother has been a wildly popular, dramatic reality TV game show since 2000. Audiences are captivated by the twists, the turns, the strange alliances, and the betrayals. The show is based on a Dutch program with the same premise which also became wildly popular in Spain and Germany before the reboot came to America.
As the US version grew in popularity, the producers eventually made it possible for fans to watch the contestants on a non-live streaming video feed available 24 hours a day seven days a week. Yes, the contestants on Big Brother are now on display to be viewed by anyone in the world at every waking moment. How they avoid getting caught in their all-togethers or during toilet breaks, we don’t know. Maybe they have certain camera-safe areas to which they can retreat.
Later on, the house the Big Brother contestants live in was stripped of all communication devices- depriving them of contact with the outside world. That is- except for the live feeds the public has unfettered access to. So, if one of them was being held hostage, we suppose they could let us know.
So the question came up of, how much do the contestants really earn? By playing the game they have the chance to make friends, or enemies, become Internet sensations, and to win half a million dollars. But, given everything they have to put up with; being ripped out of their lives, possibly losing jobs, experiencing the anguish of betrayal- all while being on public display- do they get anything else?
According to a report by Reality Blurred, a site that follows the happenings of reality TV stars, programs, and related matters- the contestants “[…] receive $750 per week that they’re in the house.”
Any pay they receive while in the jury house is harder to account for since nothing about it appears on the contract. However, it is believed that contestants receive consolation prizes during their time out of the main house. It also seems reasonable that the consolation prizes received in the jury house should be worth at least $500 since keeping them away from other gainful employment for less than that would be near to slavery. (We’re looking at you, jury duty.)
However, while the big prize on Big Brother is a cool half-million on top of what the contestants earn as their weekly salary, in reality- they have much more to gain in Internet stardom.
Many former Big Brother players have gone on to lucrative careers as influencers on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites. While any gains from that are unlikely to be as exhilarating as half a million in fast cash- the best of them certainly earn more than that over the long term.
So, it would appear that our curiosity MacGuffins on Big Brother are at least doing as well as someone earning minimum wage- while essentially fooling around Truman Show style.
Single Mom Irina Shayk, Happy Single
Those in the public spotlight seem to be an open book. Their every move seems to is covered by gossip sites. Their whereabouts are nearly always and it seems as if we are updated on who’s dating who and what luxurious vacation they are on.
That’s why it is surprising that Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper kept their relationship under wraps for so long, dating all the way back to 2015. The couple was first spotted together after the actor and model were first seen in 2015. Cooper split from Suki Waterhouse and Shayk ended her five-year relationship with soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
The couple was first seen together at a Broadway show, then shortly thereafter, the White House Correspondents’ dinner. Things seemed to move quickly from there. Within months the couple moved in together, soon they announced they were expecting.
Work Gets in the Way:
Irina, who has been quiet about her relationship and breakup with Bradley Cooper, recently spoke up about their relationship.
The couple ended their relationship in 2019, on the heels of the release of the stars’ remake of a Star is Born. The on-screen chemistry between Bradley Cooper and his co-star, Stefani Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, sent tongues wagging. Rumors were raging that the two co-stars were in a relationship based on their pationate adaption of the film.
Irina set the record straight in some recent interviews about the end of their relationship. According to Shayk, the couple hadn’t been getting along for quite some time. After the baby was born, Shayk was hoping that Cooper would put their family first and slow down his busy working schedule. She was secretly hoping that after A Star is Born was released and the promotional tour was over, he would spend more time at home. That was not the case.
Irina, 33, was ready to settle into family life. This included getting married and more children. But the marriage never happened, and Cooper’s work schedule was as busy as ever.
Irina felt that her expectations weren’t met and she didn’t have the commitment level she wanted from Cooper. Shortly after the Award season in June 2019, the news broke that the couple had split. Irina had taken baby Lea and moved out of the couples Los Angeles home.At first, the separation was thought to be temporary. Both partners have decided that they are better apart than together.
The couple continues to co-parent their daughter, but it seems like the couple are happty being apart. They both seem to be quite content focusing on their child and carreers.
Irina recently said that “life without Cooper” and being a single mom is “new ground.” She also said that just because two people are great on their own, they are not always good together.
Irina is a strong woman, and while she often feels overwhelmed being a single-mom, she’s ready for the challenge. Both parents are dedicated to doing what is best for their child and are curently working on a visitation schedule.