They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. But sometimes, there are new experiences that simply must be had. One family decided to move to a new house, taking along with them a Japanese Spitz and a Husky. Neither had ever been in a house with stairs before, or even seen them. Even the owners couldn’t have expected what would happen when their Husky...

Once a mom, always a mom. Mothers have the truly amazing ability to step in and nurture, even when it’s a totally different species. When Treasure the boxer was introduced to eight orphaned piglets, she stepped up to the plate as their surrogate mom. Since Treasure was a stray, no one knows her background or if she previously had puppies. It seems like that...

In Colorado Springs, Colorado, something smells funny. In today’s case of “Who DOES that?” I present Exhibit A: pooping on someone’s lawn. You might be tempted to say, “No one in their right mind does that.” I would agree with you, but for one community it’s become a real (and recurring) problem. Someone’s shit is on...

We’d all like to think that if we were stuck in a moral dilemma we’d do the right thing. One of these classic questions comes down to what you would do if you found a wallet full of cash. The right answer, of course, is to turn it in. But there are a lot of people out there who would take the cash for themselves, then turn it in, or fail to do so at all....

Eight-year-old Sophia Spencer has always been passionate about studying insects. In fact, that’s what she wants to do when she grows up. Grasshoppers are her favorite, and she’s even been know to give them rides on her shoulder, whether at home or school. Unfortunately, her peers didn’t seem to share Sophia’s interests in bugs and starting...

People say that others are too sensitive nowadays and get outraged too easily. There’s a lot going on in the world that’s actually outrageous, though, so a lot of the time this point of view falls flat. When we see bad things going on, even when they seem small, we should say something in order to make a change. I’ll be the first to admit, however,...

Many of us grew up reading the “Harry Potter” novels in school, but how amazing would have been if we got to go to Hogwarts ourselves? That’s exactly what the seventh and eighth graders in Kyle Hubler’s class in Hillsboro, Oregon, were greeted with when they went back to school this year. Like most other middle school teachers, Hubler decorated...

After a wedding is over, the pictures are there to remind us of the special occasion. My parents had a wedding book of photos that they really cherished, and I loved looking at it as a kid. Not everyone can afford a professional photographer, but nowadays cameras are so advanced that almost anyone can take over in a pinch. That’s what high school sweethearts...

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of military homecomings. It’s a really special moment between family members who have all sacrificed to protect us. When Joe Egersheim came back from a year stationed in Kuwait as part of the Army Reserves, he wanted to surprise his son and daughter. He chose a football game as the perfect stage for...

They say that animals really do enjoy listening to music, especially of the classical genre, and if this adorable kitty is any indication, it’s definitely true. Sarper Duman is a pianist from Istanbul, Turkey, who rescues injured cats from the streets and nurses them back to health in his home. All of his furry roommates love listening to him play the piano,...