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Family takes “If I Fits, I Sits” to a Whole New Level, Builds Pet Cat His Own Bedroom

When I was small I really liked the idea of tiny rooms. Sure, I had a normal sized bedroom. But inside my closet, there was a tiny door. Where did it lead? And even though I had a room of my own, I longed to have a tiny secret room that no one could go in but me. Turns out, maybe cats feel the same way. It’s a proven fact that cats like...

11 Pet Owners Submit Their Dogs’ Resumes and Choosing Has Never Been Harder

We all love our pets and are willing to pamper them way more than they probably need. And companies know it. Last month Anheuser-Busch announced a new product, Dog Brew, and they’re looking for a dog to be the “Chief Tasting Officer” for the new canine beverage. What exactly is Dog Brew, you ask? According to the company’s...

Sam’s Club Unveils Annual Party Floats and Everybody Wants In

I remember going to Sam’s Club when I was a kid and being mesmerized by all the giant containers of pickles and mayo and cereal. My parents got a massive deal on a case of ice pops that were, unfortunately, made with real fruit juice and not Otterpops. But the point is, Sam’s knows “big” best. They specialize in...

Trash Collector Saves 25,000 Books from the Garbage and Helps Shape a More Literate Community

I was lucky to grow up surrounded by books. My parents enjoyed reading to us, and my sister and I participated in our local library’s summer reading program. My aunt, herself a librarian, provided wonderful books every Christmas and birthday. Not everyone is as lucky as I was. Back in 2009, the Little Free Library movement took off, with...

Hand-Made Darth Vader Grill Will Ensure Your Next BBQ Isn’t a Phantom or a Menace

Summer is right around the corner, and as long as the cicadas don’t get you, that means grilling season! Star Wars fans take notice, nerd culture is alive and well, and there is a grill or fire pit out there just for you. Etsy is simply the best for shopping small and finding incredible hand-made crafts, and this grill is no...

Ode to Motherhood Reminds Us to Cherish Every Moment

We’ve all been guilty of wishing time would pass more quickly than it does. And yet somehow, at the end of every week, I’m always both surprised it’s finally the weekend, and unsure how it got here so quickly. One mother recently went viral for publishing her unsigned poem on the topic, specifically as it relates to motherhood,...

3 Border Collies Replant a Burned Chilean Forest

Herding dogs are super smart and high energy. When we first met ours at a rescue shelter, she was so excited she raced around the yard in circles like a cartoon Tasmanian devil. That combination of energy and intelligence makes Border Collies the perfect breed for a very special and unexpected environmental task. Meet Das, Olivia, and Summer: ...

Spain Plans to Feed the Endangered Bears by Planting Thousands of New Trees

I just love good-human stories about people doing things to help out our animal neighbors. Even better when it’s an entire government taking actions to sustain these noble creatures for future generations. Much like the wildlife crossings built over the Trans-Canada Highway, it warmed my heart to hear of the recent steps that Spain is...

Penguin Ambassadors for the Environment Take Field Trips around Chicago

It’s hard to deny that penguins make people happy. From Madagascar to Happy Feet, watching the funny little fish birds waddle around would bring a smile to anyone’s face. That’s one of the reasons they have become a particular ambassador for Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, and their field trips are recorded for a world-wide...

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