Luvs a happy ending!
Luvs a happy ending!
Stress impairs our immune system, and we really need our immune system to be strong and healthy in these dark times.
So here are animal funnies and GIFs to boost your immune system by reducing your stress!
Dr. Eowyn had posted this back in 2017 and I came across it again last night. Thought I would repost today because we all need something to make us smile right now! DCG
Strumming his guitar, a man sings Elvis Presley’s “Don’t be Cruel” to two cockatoos.
The male on the right really grooves to the song, nodding his head to the beat, but not the female on the left who keeps distancing herself from him. LOL
Then, beginning at the 1:10 mark, cockatoo Elvis goes whole-hog rock. LOL
H/t Kelleigh and Elizabeth
Across the world, as humans self-quarantine inside their homes, animals are retaking streets and towns.
In tourist spots where wildlife had depended on snacks from tourists, the animals are roaming the streets in search of food.
Below are pics of deer, sheep, horses, and even wild boar in Japan, Italy, and Poland.
Meanwhile, ducks are serenely swimming in the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy, once jampacked with tourists.
In Venice, the water in canals — now devoid of gondola traffic — is clear and full of fish.
After a week of lockdown… The canals in Venice are all clear and full of fishes. Kinda gives you the idea of what will happen to Earth without Humans! pic.twitter.com/fKemxGwbvO
— Naturism.Com💎💎 (@NaturismC) March 21, 2020
And in Atlanta, Georgia, since the Georgia Aquarium is closed to humans, the Atlanta Humane Society put together a field trip for puppies. 😀
The saying “no good deed goes unpunished” applies only to humans, but not to animals who never forget a kindness and repay it with gratitude.
Gary Sledge reports for Reader’s Digest that in 1999, Ana Julia Torres rescued a severely malnourished cub, Jupiter, from a traveling circus in Colombia.
She brought the cub to Villa Lorena, a wildlife animal rescue and sanctuary she established in 1984 in Cali, Colombia’s third-largest city.
She said that when Jupiter first came to the shelter, “I would enter his cage and hold him like a baby while I gave him his medicine. That is how our relationship started.”
12 years later, now weighing 550 pounds with a luxuriant mane and paws the size of dinner plates, Jupiter greets Torres by rising on his hind legs to 6½ feet and wrapping his huge forelegs around her in a gentle embrace while Torres plants a big kiss on his muzzle.
Torres says: “Jupiter’s hug is the most loving and sincere I’ve ever received in my life. I can see the shine in his eyes. I think of it as his way of telling me thank you.”
See also these other cases of animal gratitude:
This chicken plays (pecks) America the Beautiful on a toy piano!
Meanwhile, on the U.C. Berkeley campus, a pair of peregrine falcons have returned to nest atop the Campanile bell tower. The female falcon, Annie, has laid four eggs. Hatch day is expected to be April 18.
Here’s the link to a livecam to watch the falcons.
And lastly, the ultimate de-stressor! – A flock of hummingbirds take a bath.
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Are you feeling stressed out, worn down by life?
This will put a big smile on your face.
H/t James Woods