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‘Chewy’ Online Pet Store Offers Incredible Gesture to Grieving Pet Owner.

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When you adopt a pet, you are bringing them into your family for life. When you lose a pet, it feels like you just lost a member of your family. While the grief that we feel over losing our beloved pets is not easy to forget, there are kindhearted souls out there that are doing their part to make it easier. Joseph Inabnet had to put down his 14-year-old pug, named Bailey, due to continual health problems that were not getting better. With a bag of prescription pet food that he could no longer use, Inabnet decided to contact the online pet retailer ‘Chewy’, in order to see if he could get a refund.  What happened next would leave Inabnet crying bittersweet tears of happiness. Let’s see if you can keep your tears from flowing!

According to Inabnet, Bailey had been struggling with health issues since her fifth birthday. In reality, Inabnet had assumed that he would have to let her go before she turned eight. However, Inabnet worked hard with Bailey’s veterinarian, and they were able to extend her life for almost a full decade, thus allowing Inabnet and Bailey to share many moments of joy together. One of Bailey’s favorite tricks was to sit on her backside in order to beg for treats. Inabnet loved to take pictures of Bailey when she performed this trick, and he sent one photo to Chewy along with his email, detailing the tragic loss of his best furry friend. Chewy told Inabnet to donate the pet food to a shelter and that they would send him a refund. Inabnet thought that this was the end of the story, but it was not.

Weeks later, Inabnet received a curious package in the mail from Chewy. Not sure what the object was, Inabnet slowly opened the package. As he unwrapped the package, weeks after saying goodbye to Bailey, his heart began to thud. What could be in here? What did Chewy send him? When he finally opened the package, he found a hand-painted portrait of Bailey doing her favorite trick. Inside of the package was a handwritten note from the owners of Chewy, sending love to Inabnet and a promise to support him if he ever needed anything. The painting captured Bailey in all of her silly joy and Inabnet was overcome with emotion. How could he not be? Inabnet was quick to share the lovely portrait on social media whereupon it was quicker to go viral. After being shared hundreds of thousands of times, Inabnet’s story was soon all over the internet.

While Inabnet will never truly get over the loss of Bailey, he was afforded one of the kindest parting gifts that a pet owner could ever ask for. Inabnet praised the portrait a thousand times over before tearfully talking about his beloved pup. Bailey loved to always do her ‘sit up’ trick, and she had even been attempting to do it when he had to put her down due to her terminal illness. With one portrait and a lovely letter, Chewy was able to change Inabnet’s last memories of his faithful, furry friend.  Bailey was Inabnet’s first pet, and he was quick to talk about how much she had changed his life. Inabnet went on to point out that he had never been closer to any animal and that he didn’t know if he ever would be again. It’s clear to see that Bailey left an impression on Inabnet, and we are happy to read that Chewy helped him to get through the grieving process.

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The Most Amazing Cat Pictures

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Best Buddies

It is a common belief that cats do not get along with dogs and other creatures. Contrary to popular opinion, however, cats really can get along with anyone- even their so-called natural born enemies! These pictures are all about spreading the love. Maybe humans can learn a little something from this display of unconditional love? Maybe we can really can all learn to get along.

Both furry and cuddly, these two pals are going to burrow in the rug together and keep each other warm. Cold weather is always better with a pal.

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40 Haunting Discoveries Found Trapped in Ice!

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There is a reason that Walt Disney chose to freeze his head. Ice is the great preserver and over the lifespan of our world, many things have ended up frozen beneath the surface of some body of water or another. Scientists have increasingly turned to ice in order to make discoveries about our past and predictions about our future. Today, we are going to take a close look at 40 incredible scientific discoveries that were found encased in ice! Buckle your seatbelt, this might get a little weird!

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It’s A Myth! These Dogs Break The Stereotype About Dogs Hating Cats

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Instant Friends

These pals met one sunny day by the lake. She was a stray but as soon as puppers saw her she was a forever friend. Now the two enjoy their happily ever after keeping their hapless owner awake each morning with tag and chase! The kitty sure is lucky to meet her family that day.

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Man’s Not so Friendly Best Friend 40 of The Feistiest Dog Breeds Around

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Are you looking for a four-legged friend? Dogs can be one of the best options when considering a pet. They are smart, loyal, and affectionate, especially when you adopt them as pups. One of the best things that you can do before choosing your canine companion is research because not all dogs are created the same.   Like people, all dogs have their own individual and unique personality, but lets take a look at some of our canine companion that are known for being feisty.

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Dog Reunited With Owner After Two Years: Ukraine’s Incredible Journey

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It’s always an incredible journey when pets find their owners after years of neglect, life on the streets and a constant search for their owners. That’s just what happened for a blue-eyed stray dog in Ukraine recently when the animal-care workers posted his photo to social media. 

Ukrainian Dog Rescue: Lord

The animal rescue workers picked up the large, blue-eyed dog from the streets. He was emaciated and in poor health, but the workers were dedicated to finding him a home. They captured a few pics. Then, Galina Lekunova posted them to social media with the hopes that a kind dog-loving person would volunteer to take him home.

What the animal rescue workers didn’t realize was that Lord already had a home. His owner had been searching for him for two years. She hadn’t given up hope, but her options for finding her big, blue-eyed furry friend was growing more remote and even impossible with time.

Lord Stolen from Garden by Thief 

The owner told the rescue workers a story of how she’d lost the dog. A thief broke into her yard and stole her dog, named Lord, from an enclosed garden. Even though two years have already passed, she never gave up hope. She had faith that she would find him, and that hope ended up bringing her that hope fulfilled.

Her friend saw the social media post and sent the photo to her immediately. She recognized Lord, and then she called to set up a reunion visit the next day.

Even after all that time, Lord still remembered his owner, and his owner still loved him without reservation. The joy and exuberance were evident when the two met, with lots of hugs and tears. It was clear from their immediate interaction that they’d missed each other, and that the pair belonged together. 

Lord Represents Hope for Other Lost & Stolen Pets

With all the stories of animal loss and neglect, it’s also amazing that the Ukraine animal shelter was able to bring Lord back to his owner with just a few photos and a willingness to do what it took to rescue Lord and animals like him from almost certain starvation and life-threatening injury on the streets.

The reunion also represents an incredible, but unknowable, adventure. His owner really has no idea where he’s been for the last two years. It just goes to show that stories of the most bedraggled and emaciated pets really can turn around. There are people out there who really do care enough to give them homes, nurse them back to health, and even show them the love they’ve been missing over all those years.

Every story of hope and rehabilitation offers a window into why animal rescue workers do what they do, and why so many people support their important rescue mission. 

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