When Elephants Child posted today with the idea of sharing a good news story, I realised that I see plenty of great stories in my internet wanderings, the challenge is to remember what they all are! Here are some I ran across just today. I could post many more if I wanted to flood you with stories about dogs. :)
The first great story is about a woman who has a clever idea to encourage the adoption of shelter dogs. "Frida, Costela, Mel and Isabelle — rescued from slums and abandoned lots around Sao Paulo were trained to retrieve balls for tennis players in an exhibition match during the Brazil Open. Organiser Marli Scaramella said she wanted to show that rescue dogs are just as trainable as any other dog."
In this story an animal lover is collecting old fur clothing and redistributing it to animal care groups. It enriches the lives of the animals, providing a more natural, familiar and comforting bedding than towels or blankets.
This story from the Netherlands where a retirement home gives free lodging to students in return for some social time with the old folks.
You might have seen this one, A big surprise, it was viral last week. It's not a hugely important thing for anyone but the family involved but oh so beautiful.