A Happy Ending To A Tragic Tale – Skye Is Wagging His Tail

9/18/17 – Update – Skye is Wagging His Tail!
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Long Road to Happiness.


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Skye is a young dog that lived in Europe and all he wanted to do was play. On one fateful day, his owner took a sharp-edged object and brought it down with so much force that he took off half of Skye’s face.  The owners no longer wanted Skye and he was rescued by an adoption center. He could not open his mouth because the nerves were damaged. He needed to be fed with a tube. The adoption center put his picture on the internet as being one of the dogs that were up for adoption.  However, the picture they displayed was of the other side of his face. He was shipped to Germany to his new owners.

A young couple had adopted him and, as you can imagine, were horrified when they saw him.  They also instantly fell in love with him. No vet would take him. All of them said to put him down. The owners would not do that. Somehow they learned of Viktor Larkhill, who lives in Spain. If anyone could help Skye, it was Viktor.

It was a long road with many surgeries, but the team of veterinarians that Viktor works with will always help an animal in need.  They are some of the finest surgeons in the world.  Even knowing this, I thought, perhaps, Skye should have been put out of his misery. He looked so sad and I know he was afraid. Not to mention, the pain he must have been in. Yet, he never even whimpered. I am so happy and overjoyed to the point of tears, to say I was wrong.

Skye was taken back to the young couple that adopted him. And he already had a K-9 buddy there, a big loveable Burmese Mountain Dog, who was overjoyed to see his buddy Skye.  The young couple was crying with joy and were so gentle and loving to Skye. They could not stop kissing Skye and reassuring him  that he was home and he was so loved.

This may sound funny, but when I saw Skye go over to the bushes, lift his leg and pee, I knew that he knew he was home.  He was doing what a confident dog would do., mark his territory.

But the most joyful sight, and when I knew I had been wrong, was when I saw Skye’s little tail began to wag.  It was a visceral happiness, but that was the only kind of happiness that could have taken the visceral pain I felt for Skye.

I have to thank St. Anthony, the patron saint of finding lost objects, for leading Skye’s owners to find Viktor.  And St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the ecology, for healing Skye’s injuries, as well as his heart.

In the video, you will also see Cacao the cat, who was also miraculously saved and headed to her new home.

I hope you will be as overjoyed as I am.

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Red Alert! Brazil’s Leader Wants to Sell Huge Parts of Protected Forests!

 
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Red Alert! Brazil’s leader is trying to sell huge chunks of protected Amazon forest to corrupt businessmen in return for political favour — the last was half the size of Germany! 

But there’s a way we can stop him. He’s already in crisis, suffering from unbelievably low approval ratings and under constant fire in the media for corruption and attacks on the environment. 

This week, he’s heading to the UN General Assembly to try and drum up a positive round of global press. Let’s ruin his plans by showing up in NYC with two million signatures and a headline-grabbing stunt, and send him home with only one option to save his political career: stop killing the Amazon. 

Don’t let Brazil kill the Amazon!

The Amazon is a living miracle. It’s home to one in ten of the species on Earth, produces more than 20% of our oxygen, and we can’t stop climate change without it. 

But right now this essential ecosystem and the indigenous people who call it home are paying the price for a dirty political game. President Temer is selling off pieces of the forest for logging and farming to gain political favour from powerful businesspeople and members of Congress. He needs their protection because he’s historically unpopular, and under investigation for corruption himself! 

Scientists say moves like this could tip the whole Amazon into catastrophic crisis — warning the whole forest ecosystem could collapse! 

Brazil will be in the spotlight as they open a UN leaders meeting in days, and we’ll pull out all the stops in New York to put Amazon protection at the top of the agenda every time Temer shows his face. Over 900,000 Brazilians have already signed on — let’s back their massive campaign: 

Don’t let Brazil kill the Amazon!

Brazilian Avaazers have a history of making miracles — we helped passed the country’s first sweeping anti-corruption reform, and we helped bring down one of the most “untouchable” politicians who tried to shield himself from public accountability. Now we’ve built one of the biggest national campaigns we’ve ever seen — so let’s take it global and save the Amazon!

With hope and determination,

Diego, Laura, Flora, Nana, and Carol, with the rest of the Avaaz team

More information:

Brazilian court blocks abolition of vast Amazon reserve (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/30/brazilian-court-blocks-abolition-of-vast-amazon-reserve

Brazil abolishes huge Amazon reserve in ‘biggest attack’ in 50 years (The Guardian)
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/brazil-abolishes-huge-amazon-reserve-in-biggest-attack-in-50-years

Temer pushes Amazon deforestation bill in Brazil (Financial Times)
https://www.ft.com/content/1435c6ae-6b6a-11e7-bfeb-33fe0c5b7eaa

Activists decry Temer’s Amazon deforestation bill (Al Jazeera)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/activists-decry-temer-amazon-deforestation-bill-170722042156015.html
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