About a week ago, Joanie the pit bull was discovered carrying an injured little friend — Chachi the Chihuahua — inside her mouth, around a Savannah, Georgia, neighborhood.
Animal control officers found Joanie putting Chachi down from time to time, to lick the Chihuahua’s badly infected eye. Chachi “appreciated the attention,” according the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Facebook post on the pair.
"It’s not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this," Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin is quoted as saying. "They are both such sweet animals. But the relationship they share just sets them apart."
Shelter veterinarians had to remove Chachi’s bum eye, and so Joanie has been living separately from her companion while he convalesces — though Sutherin tells HuffPost that the two still “get together-time daily.”
"Staff is amazed at the dedication and love these two have for one another," says Sutherin.
At first, police expected Joanie and Chachi’s owner to come forward; since no one has yet claimed the pair, the new hope is that the pups will be adopted together, into a family with lots of love — but maybe without any other dogs.
"Neither one seems to care about another dog they are exposed to, only each other," says Sutherin. "They truly appear to be soul mates."
Fracture Types: A) Transverse, B) Oblique, C) Spiral, D) Comminuted, E) Greenstick, and F) Impacted fracture.
In this Quick Tips post I will show you some ways to identify and deduce common fracture types and their key characteristics. The definition of a fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone. There are three major causes of fractures: acute injury (an accident); underlying disease which then weakens the bone making it susceptible to fractures; and repeated stress (as seen in athletes).
All fracture types can be placed in two categories; open and closed. An open fracture, also known as a compound fracture, is where the bone breaks through the skin causing an open wound. It is called an open fracture as there is an open connection between the fracture site and skin. A closed fracture is where the bone has no connection between the outer skin surface and the fractured bone itself; it does not cause an open wound. A closed fracture is classed as a ‘simple fracture’.
Click here to read the previous Quick Tip post on “How can you tell if a skeletal fracture is ante, peri or post-mortem?”.
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Forty-five years ago today, two human beings first set foot on the moon. On July 20, 1969, the lunar module of Apollo 11 touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, and forever changed how we view our place in the universe. When I think about the fact that four and a half decades ago, at the very moment I am writing this, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were walking on the freakin’ moon, I am humbled and inspired.
I’ve combined some of my favorite photos from Apollo 11 with some of the actual words spoken by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
If you’d like to relive the historic mission moment by moment, word by word, and photo by photo, head over to SpaceLog
[Image: Bucky Barnes and a brown and white pit bull looking at each other, both looking happy; Bucky is holding the pit bull’s leash in one hand.]
Bucky’s dog, Krasny, a 3 year old female PItbull, a rescue, a former fight dog. The two are enarly inseperable, and Krasny treats Bucky like a puppy, often licking his metal arm and insisting on snuggling. The two share a mutual respect and udnerstanding. They both seem to know the other has seen the dirty side of humanity. Krasny keeps Buckys bad days away, and Bucky keeps Krasny happy and warm and fed. It’s a fantastic deal.