Monthly Archives: June 2013

Fuzzy Friday: Runaway Rusty!!

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Happy Fuzzy Friday!! This week the news was all abuzz with word of a very fuzzy fugitive, Rusty, a red panda who escaped from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C.  Rusty was last spotted on Sunday night at 6pm by the zookeepers and some time between then and 8am on Monday Rusty decided to go rogue.  As red pandas are nocturnal, they spend most of their days sleeping in trees and have a tendency to stick close to their home, which in Rusty’s case would be the red panda exhibit at the Smithsonian National Zoo.  While zookeepers were indeed anxious about where Rusty could have disappeared to on Monday, they speculated he was probably napping in a tree nearby the zoo, however they did not rule out the possibility that someone may have taken him.  Frantic, the zookeepers alerted the public and by noon EST alerts about the panda’s disappearance were popping up everywhere, online in twitter feeds, on Facebook and in news reports coast to coast asking everyone in the DC area to be on the look out for runaway Rusty!

Well as they say, alls well that ends well, and thankfully in Rusty’s case this is true as the rascally red panda was finally spotted in some bushes in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood later Monday afternoon.  The person who spotted Rusty, snapped a picture of the renegade red panda and posted it on twitter, soon after zoo officials were on the scene to take Rusty back to his home at the zoo.  Rusty had only been on exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo for three weeks prior to his  escape after arriving in April from Nebraska.  The roly poly red panda will turn one year old next month.  Take a look at some pictures of Rusty’s great adventure down below!!

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Inspirational Lucky Pennies!

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Happiness Is An Attitude

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Happiness is an Attitude

Author Unknown

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.

“I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied.

Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged … it’s how I arrange my mind.

I already decided to love it … It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away … just for this time in my life.”

 

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