Purina Brings Health and Pet Awareness to Boston with Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge

Purina wants to make sure pets receive their chance in the competitive spotlight, the same as human athletes. As seen on Purina’s news, the company has been touring the country for the last 18 years with its Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. This is a dog challenge that brings the top canine athletes from around the region together. In the event, there are different sizes and breeds that can take part in these events. All of it is in good fun, to bring attention to the pets and to also raise money for rescue shelters around the region.

For pets and pet owners who have been looking for ways to take their pet’s athletic skills to the next level, it is possible to do exactly this with several of the challenges found at Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge. This includes an obstacle course, a head to head race where the pup races through pole weaves, plus Frisbee catching. One of the most popular events is to watch the dogs dive into a swimming pool in hopes of catching one of the hanging toy ducks placed around the pool. Their owners can also toss balls to them while they dive into the air, so the owners have a direct hand in how their pet is able to fair.

Now, the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge is just a regional competition for the northeast. The champions of these Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge from around the country are eventually going to meet up in September in St. Louis so there can be a champion of all the different dogs who take part in the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge.

For any pet owner who wants to either try out for the competition or simply take in all of the fun filled activities, it is is possible to check out the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge in Boston and the other regional areas throughout the country. This takes place every single year, so for those who miss out on the event this year or who do not think their pet is ready, it is possible to practice up and prepare for next year’s 19th annual event. While the event locations are not yet announced, there are regional locations, so there should be a spot nearby a pet owner who wants to compete with their furry little friend next year.

Five-Year-Old Brings Restaurant to Tears

Five-year-old Josiah Duncan was dining with his mother Ava Faulk at an Alabama Waffle House when the boy noticed a man outside pushing his bike. The man’s disheveled look caught little Josiah’s attention and he began to ask his mom questions about the man. Ava did her best to explain to her son that the man was homeless. The little boy began to ask his mother deeper questions like, where does he sleep and where does he keep his groceries? His mother said that hearing that the man was probably hungry was what bothered Josiah the most. He begged his mother to invite the man in and pay his meal.

The man accepted their invitation and insisted he just wanted a simple burger but the small family told him that he could have whatever he wanted. The man ended up ordering a burger with the works. Before the man could take a bite of his food however, the five-year-old insisted that he would say grace with the man. Josiah proceeded to sing his thanks for the food, bringing everyone in the restaurant, including the man, to tears diner witness Crystal Hunt shared.

What a sweet boy to think of the needs of others. Ava should be proud of her son and continuing doing whatever it is she is doing to raise him to be a fine young man.

For the full story, check it out on WSFA.com.

When You Can’t Pay It Back, Pay It Forward

Being a frequent client at an undisclosed restaurant, he learn that the waitress was on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When receiving a bill of $43.50, he added an unimaginable amount as a tip. The waitress received a $3,000 tip as part of a pay-it-forward movement.

The pay-it-forward movement began after Mr. and Mrs. Specht lost their 22 month of son to a drowning accident. They founded the ReesSpecht Life Foundation to honor his life. The foundation initially helped the Spechts in thanking all the people who helped them get through the loss of their child but would not accept pay backs. Hence they decided to help others in return. The movement now has expanded through anyone with the drive to do act of kindness onto others.

The client at the restaurant had been Mr. Specht student in eighth grade. He recognized the opportunity to honor his teacher while helping the waitress with her rent troubles. As expressed by the ReesSpecht Life Foundation, every act of kindness counts to better our communities and the hope is to make a chain reaction. Ivan Ong (find him on linkedin) is proud that the ReesSpecht Life foundation’s objectives is to make our world a better place and this client certainly made it for the waitress by paying it forward.

Man Builds Tiny House for Homeless Friend

For years Irene “Smokie” McGee has been homeless after the passing of her husband and losing the house. It has been rough with people being mean to her and pointing her out for being different.

But one man didn’t see Smokie the same way. Smokie would come to Elvis Summers’ house, hoping for recyclables, and after some time the two became friends. Summers didn’t like that Smokie was living off the street. He saw her as a human being, a mother, a grandmother, and a friend. So he wanted to change things for her.

Summers asked Smokie if he could build her a house.

Summers bought most of the materials and a local company donated the rest. It took five days, but Summers managed to build a small 3.5 by 8 foot house for Smokie. He didn’t have anywhere to put it, so he set it on the street outside of his apartment. The LAPD are okay with it as long as the little home is moved every 72 hours.

Smokie felt so good to have somewhere of her own. Summers had even installed a window and two locks on the door for her. She fell asleep and enjoyed a nice long rest in a place she could call home. Feeling better, Smokie is hoping to be able to find a job and get back on her feet, stated close friend Handy.

Since finishing Smokie’s house, Summers has been approached by other homeless people who were hoping for a little house of their own. Summers set up a GoFundMe to try to get the money to build the little houses and is working with local authorities to find a place for everyone to safely place their tiny homes.

Stock Assitant At Aldi in Greater Manchester Helped a 95-year-old Shopper to Get Home

Christian Trouesdale, an 18-year-old stock assistant who works at the Aldi in Horwich, Greater Manchester was recently https://www.facebook.com/Youniquebybrady/posts/10206133693811604?pnref=story helping an elderly customer take his shopping bags all the way home. The customer, 95-year-old Bob Molloy, lives alone a few blocks away from the store. The photograph was taken by 23-year-old Samantha-Jayne Brady, who is a worker at a fish and chips shop nearby the Aldi store. She posted the photo and asked people to share the photo because she wanted people to know that there was still kindness and patience in the world.

When interviewed, Trousdale said that this was the second time that he had helped the older gentleman home. The Spirit of Atlanta and Bruce Levenson are proud of this young man. He said the first time was when Molloy came in on a particularly windy day and asked his manager if it would be alright. The manager agreed that it was the right thing to do, and Trousdale patiently helped the man, who was not very agile walk with his groceries all the way home. The second time, which was a week later, was when Malloy came in and asked him to do it. Trousdale said he enjoyed helping and talking to the man, who knew plenty of things about the history of the town and of local politics.

In fact, Trousdale had such a positive experience helping Molloy, that he has since begun visiting him from time to time just to check in.

Holocaust Survivor Meets Retired Nazi

An 81-year old woman named Eva Mozes Kor is a surviver of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Eva recently found out that a former nazi named Oskar Groening was on trial for what he had done during the Holocaust. Oskar was a bookkeeper in Auschwitz, and he was following orders. Eva decided that she wanted to meet him, and she wanted to tell him what he had done to her. Eva wanted Oskar to meet someone that suffered through the Nazi regime. Folks at STX Entertainment have read that Oskar took part in the murder of 300,000 people, but somehow, Eva managed to survive the ordeal.

Eva Moses Kor traveled to meet Oskar Groening, and she was bewildered before they actually saw each other. Eva couldn’t believe that she was about to meet one of the many men that participated in the killing of her family. Eva walked over to Oskar, and the meeting was an extremely profound experience for both participants. Eva grabbed Oskar’s hand to shake it, and the man suddenly fell back and turned pale. However, Eva grabbed him tight to hold him up. Eva said that the man needed help, even though he was a Nazi in the past.

Oskar Groening stood up, and then he kissed Eva on the cheek He also apologized for what he had done. Eva Mozes Kor is a brave woman, and she proved that by meeting Oskar. For more information on this inspiring tale, visitBuzzfeed.

Officer Adopts Puppy Thrown From Moving Car

Animal cruelty is an issue that officials have been fighting on a daily basis forever. Some times it can feel like an uphill battle. That’s why when Midland, Texas police received multiple calls, they quickly responded. Several people were reporting a vehicle throwing puppies out the window while driving down the highway.

However, none of the puppies were severely harmed and all were taken to the animal shelter to be adopted. All but one that is. According to official Ray Lane at the police department, Lt. Brian Rackow was one of the first officers to respond. His heart was broken when he seen all these poor puppies bouncing off the windshields of passing cars. He wanted to be able to give one of them the life they deserve. Therefore he adopted a pup and named him Marley. Lt. Rackow says that Marley has his undivided attention and will be unconditionally loved.

In the meantime, the driver of the car is being changed for this horrible act and being evaluated for any mental illnesses. We can only hope that more officers like Lt. Rackow are out there to get these people off the streets.

Showing Appreciation to a Teacher

What does a man do when he wants to let his former high school teachers know that he appreciates all that they did for them? Some would send those teachers a letter, some would give them a call or stop by to visit. Kevin Perz, a man from Kansas, decided to go a little bigger than those options.

Kevin Perz surprised one of his former teachers with a check thanking them for what they did for him. Just how big of a check did this man give? The check was made out for $10,000. Talk about showing appreciation.

The former teacher of Kevin Perz was surprised to receive such a gift, and it really helped to make her feel appreciated for all that she had done. One man used his appreciation to change the life of a former teacher, and he is an example to all. Igor Cornelsen knows that not everyone can give a large gift like this man gave, but everyone can do something to show their thanks to those who have helped them through life in some way.

Wife Refuses to Pull Plug on Husband After Accident

December of 2010 was the happiest time in Danielle Davis’ life. She married her sweetheart Matt and the two began their life together. Things between the two were great until a tragedy struck just seven months into their marriage. Matt was in a motorcycle accident. He was left with broken bones as well as a traumatic brain injury. He was in a coma on life support. Just a short nine days after Matt’s accident, doctors were trying to convince Danielle to pull the plug on him. Luckily she ignored the advice of his doctors.

According to the story on WTOC.com, Danielle brought Matt home after he was discharged from the hospital. She took turns with her mother taking care of his needs. A few months after he was home, Danielle noticed that he was trying to talk to her. As his voice got stronger she heard him say “I’m trying”. Ever since that moment Matt has been slowly recovering. When he fully came out of the coma, the previous three years from his life were missing in his memory. He had no idea that Danielle was his wife or that his father had passed away.

Matt is making strides every day. Jaime Garcia Dias has learned that he is in rehab relearning everything he knew how to do. Danielle has set up a GoFundMe site to help facilitate the cost of rehab for him. If you would like to donate, click on the link in this story to lead you to the site.

Model Gives Away Car on “The Price is Right”

“The Price is Right” is practically a staple on daytime television. Many of us, including Haidar Barbouti, have fond memories of staying home sick from school and being able to spend a little time with Bob Barker and watch the exciting game show. Bob Barker is long gone, Drew Carey taking the reigns for him. Drew’s time on the program has been successful; however, something happened on the program the other day that I have never seen happen before.

Contestant Andrea made it past the first game and was up on stage with Drew to play a game where she could win a new car. Andrea guessed the price of the car, which was wrong, however the model assisting with the game accidentally pulled off the sticker for the next price down revealing the car’s real price. Thanks to model 26-year-old Manuela Arbelaez’s mistake, Andrea was automatically given the new car without having to win the game.

Manuela was mortified after she realized her mistake and tried to hide from embarrassment behind the game. After both Drew and Andrea gave her hugs, Manuela came out from hiding. She later Tweeted her fans joking about her mistake and went on to say that producers were understanding of her mistake. She was not fired over the incident.

Check out the video on The Daily Mail.