Category Archives: heartwarmers

Baby goat befriends barn kittens

(Note: there may be an ad at the beginning of the video, which you can skip.) I’m feeling quite sad about the fracas at the pond today: Honey still hasn’t shown, and Phoebe is cowering on the duck island, though I managed to lure her out with some corn to dabble a bit in the […]

Karamel the squirrel gets a wheelchair

I believe this is the world’s first squirrel to get a set of prosthetic limbs—or wheels. Apparently his front limbs were caught in a trap in the city of Batman (yes, that’s a city in Turkey) and had to be amputated.  As Global News (origin: Reuters) reports: “A young man rescued him from the trap […]

Bat rescue: Kali the flying fox

Make sure you enlarge and turn the sound up on this video, which I purloined from Facebook. It’s the story of how an endangered fruit bat (“flying fox”) named Kali was rescued by keepers at the Oregon Zoo. As the video notes, Kali is a Rodrigues flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis), endemic to the 108 km² […]

Porcupine rescue!

Diana MacPherson from Ontario found a CBC video that I was able to embed here. Like many end-of-the-week videos, it shows a nice human rescuing an animal, in this case a North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) that got tipped over trying to climb a snowbank. Dexterously wielding an ice scraper, the nice Canadian woman (are those two […]

Nice man rescues two baby squirrels

I can’t resist putting up a good squirrel rescue video, this one sent by reader Michael.  Here a would-be actor rescues two squirrels: Daisy and Petunia (great names!).

Mother squirrel rescues baby with help of kindly man

This appears to take place in India, and, from its five stripes, this appears to be a Northern palm squirrel (Funambulus pennantii), common in northern India. But what a nice guy to take care of it, and what a lovely rescue by the mother! I’m giving my ducks extra food today: the mallard hen may […]

Duckling rescue

I’m a tired boy and have a children’s book to work on. It’s nearly finished, but whether it will get published remains a mystery (my agent doesn’t handle this stuff, so I have to use other approaches). One thing I’ve discovered, and should have realized, is that writing children’s books is no walk in the […]

Snow day poignancy

The snow continues to come down, and I’ll soon head home to wrap up, read, and wonder if I’ll see the Great Krauss/Harris Debate tomorrow. In the meantime, I was amused and then saddened by this tw**t, sent by Grania: Leaving journalism because I'll never be able to write a better headline than this one. […]

Caturday trifecta: Cats rescued from freezing weather, people surprised with gift kittens, one-eyed cat guides his blind brother

We have three videos (and lagniappe) today. The first shows the capture, rescue, and adoption of two freezing feral cats, Clarence and Midnight. ************** Here’s a compilation video of people getting kittens as presents (and one little girl retrieving her lost cat Cursor after it had gone missing for three years). I dare you not […]

Famous saved rabbit

This video went viral last month, for it showed an act of empathy and valor: a man, clearly very upset, rescued an even more distressed rabbit from a California wildfire. This is exactly what bucks people up in stressful times like these: As care2 notes, the Rabbit Rescuer has been identified: With the fire dangerously […]