Friday JohnKu – AKA -TGIF -Fri-Yay/Good News

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Today’s Good News Story comes from The Dodo. Here it is in its entirety.

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Florida Rescue Fills Bus With Lost Animals Left Behind After Hurricane

“It’s just heartbreaking on so many levels

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian late last month, families devastated by the floodwaters tried to put the pieces of their lives back together. Lost pets wandered the streets, hoping someone might help them.

Luckily, the Big Dog Ranch Rescue bus was on its way.

Flush with pet food, blankets, crates, and other supplies, the rescue bus made its way through the Florida streets, ready to help anyone in need.

Big Dog Ranch Rescue executive director Robin Friedman was heavy-hearted as she met scores of pets separated from their homes.

“It’s just heartbreaking on so many levels,” Friedman told The Dodo.

Soon, their bus was full of lost dogs who were all happy to be on their way to a safe place where they could recuperate.

bus full of crates
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The rescue’s mission is to reunite families with their pets. They don’t want anyone who’s already lost so much to have to lose their dog, too. They’ve been happy to provide temporary shelter while families figure out what to do next.

“It always feels good knowing that you’re going to be able to reunite the animals with their people,” Friedman said.

When a family with a 7-month-old baby and two bonded Labradors worried that they’d have to give up their beloved dogs, the rescue stepped up, promising to keep both dogs safe until the family was ready to care for them again.

Already, the rescue has helped many of the dogs left alone without a family find loving, permanent homes.

Though many still struggle to recover after the storm, with help from organizations like Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Florida residents and grateful pets are slowly getting back on their feet. The good news here is there are people who dedicate themselves to saving lives no matter the form.

Today’s JohnKu talks about the best of us. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Our Best by John W. Howell Β© 2022

There are some good folks,

Then there are those who value . . .

Life in all aspects.

84 comments

  1. Seems there’s always a bunch of pets left behind during these disasters.

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    1. Why people do that I can’t understand.

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  2. I can’t imagine leaving my guys behind, but I know people sometimes do. It’s encouraging to know there are organizations helping. Thanks for sharing this good news, John. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Staci. I couldn’t leave ours behind either. (And didn’t with Hurricane Harvey) How folks do that is beyond me. Have a good weekend too.

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  3. Thanks for sharing, John. Good news indeed!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  4. Imagining my dogs wandering around and looking for me is a terrible thought. I’m glad there are people taking on this task.

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    1. I feel the same. The loyalty factor is why I can’t understand people leaving a pet behind. Thanks, Craig.

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  5. I haven’t heard of this and here I am in FL. I’m awfully glad they are out there helping, those poor animals have no idea what happened – they’re lost in more ways than one.
    Thank you, John!!

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    1. So true, GP. Glad these folks are on it. 😊

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  6. I love stories like this. Like Staci, I can’t imagine leaving behind my fur babies, but I guess some people don’t have a choice.

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    1. You are giving people the benefit of the doubt, Joan. I think each has a choice and it comes down to a devaluation of the value of a pet’s life. Sad to say but some folks don’t have a commitment to their pet like we do. 😊

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      1. Good point, John.

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  7. This is a lovely, heartwarming story. I can’t imagine leaving pets behind. Wonderful JohnKu. Have a great weekend πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree, Harmony. I couldn’t possibly leave mine behind. Have a great weekend too. 😊

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  8. I can’t imagine leaving Bond, but it’s wonderful there are organizations like this who take care of the pets left behind.

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    1. I think it is wonderful too, Teri. Thanks

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  9. What a powerful story, John. Pets are like children, and it’s heartbreaking seeing either treated poorly. Thank goodness for the angels among us to reach out and help. ❀️

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    1. You are so right, Gwen. Thank you. 😁

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  10. Thank goodness for operations like this one. Those poor pets must have been so confused. Perfect JohnKu to go with, John! Happy Friday!

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    1. I think leaving a pet to fend for itself is beyond cruel. Happy Friday, Dale.

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      1. It is! I have to force myself to believe they had no choice or tried to find them or whatever else besides leaving it on purpose!
        Thank you! 4 more hours to go…

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      2. Yeah that is the best way to look at it.

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      3. I think we have to sometimes.

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  11. That is SO nice! Thanks for sharing, John. πŸ™‚ It’s great to see people helping others after a disaster like that, and I think it will be important for people to get their pets returned to them.

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    1. If it were me, very few would get them back. It would depend on the circumstance but anyone who would purposely leave a pet doesn’t deserve that pet’s love. I have some pretty strong feelings about people who don’t care about their animals. Thanks, Tim

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      1. You have a point. I hadn’t thought of that.

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  12. Thank you for this, John. With the campaigning for the midterms raging, I needed some good news this morning.

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    1. We all do. Can’t wait for these elections to be over.

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      1. I’m dreading the aftermath as well. But ’nuff said about that.

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      2. I’ll save my opinion but I’m sure tired of being told everything is okay when it’s not.

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      3. I know just what you mean.

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  13. This warmed my heart. Animals are often the last thing people think of in a disaster.

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    1. And that is too bad too, Noelle. Thanks. 😊

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      1. The ‘like’ button is not working for me for most bloggers posts. But I do read everyone’s response!

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      2. Well. Sometimes that does happen. Thanks, Noelle.

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  14. This is an awesome story and I hope the critters and their people are reunited sooner than later.

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    1. We can hope these guys get united with someone who will love them.

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  15. Fantastic idea of providing temporary boarding, so many places don’t allow or cannot accommodate pets.

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    1. I agree. Thanks, Greg.

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  16. Love seeing stories like this. I think we show off the best side of our humanity every time we reach out to help animals. Thanks for sharing this, John.

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    1. I agree, Bruce

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  17. This definitely fits in the good news category, John. Thank goodness there are still people in the world with big hearts and lots of love. Great post!

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  18. Another great story to share, John. It’s amazing how quickly the devastating hurricane has disappeared from the news. And wonderful to know that there are people who haven’t forgotten and are making an important difference to families, two-legged and four.

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    1. Yes indeed, Diana. Thanks for the comment.

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  19. We will be judged on how we treat those less fortunate and that also includes animals.

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    1. I believe that too.

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  20. Great story, John! I always worry about animals when these natural disasters occur. It’s one of the reasons why our cats are 100% indoor. I don’t want them to even have a sliver of opportunity to hide from me.

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    1. I get that too. Ours were indoors as well.

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  21. Great story, John! I hadn’t heard it, so thank you for passing along the good news.

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    1. You are welcome, Debbie. Thanks.

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  22. A heartwarming story. Through the devastation, we can come out stronger. God bless the animals and the humans who take care of them.

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    1. Yes it is, Karen. God bless them for sure. Thank you

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  23. Bless those folks. I cannot imagine the heartbreak people are experiencing after a hurricane. It renews my faith in people that some folks are willing to make a change for the benefit of others.

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    1. It is heartwarming for sure.

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  24. These peeps are doing the Lord’s work, and I ain’t being sarcastic. Because if there are pearly gates somewhere up there, they have automatic entry. Great story, Boss.

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    1. Thanks, Pilgrim.

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  25. Wonderful!!

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  26. So true, dear John! More news of the kind must be printed..especially in certain countries! 😏😊 Have a great deer week-end! 🍀🍀🍀🍻

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    1. Thank you, Maria. 😁

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  27. I’m another who would hope to God I wouldn’t have to abandon my pets in times like that. I don’t understand, when news of these things coming, preparing to take your pets with you to safety. They’re family.

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    1. I agree, Traci. Thanks

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  28. This is wonderful to know!

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    1. It is. Thanks, Becky.

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      1. I always like the positive stories you find:)

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      2. Thank you, Becky. 😁

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  29. Sad, yet encouragingly hopeful.
    The plight of animals on the planet, breaks my heart.
    Animals fleeing the storm, the war, big forest fires and many things I feel are caused by us.
    Still, a wonderful report on the good decent folks are doing.

    Your JohnKu follows suit!
    XOXOXO

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    1. Thank you, Resa. Yes, humans do cause mayhem in the animal world. Thaks for the comment. XOXOXOXO

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      1. XOXOXOXO

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      2. Okay, what is up with you two? Can I get in on this love fest?

        XOXOXOXOX!!!

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      3. We’ll have to vote on it. 😁

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  30. Awwwh. That’s so nice of them. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Betsy.

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  31. Good to see so many good samaritans still in this world. πŸ™‚

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    1. I agree, Debby.

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