‘I held my baby and cried. I’ve never felt so alone and helpless. But then, I felt a cold nose on my arm. He was looking up at me to say, ‘Don’t worry Mom, you’re not alone. You have me.’

“If someone would have told me that the cute, chocolate brown puppy I was picking out would someday change my life, I would have never believed them. Jager is a 6-year-old, Doberman Pinscher. Not only is he my best friend, he is also my Service Dog.

I have spent the last 6 years learning and training with him, but mostly, he’s been training me. I’ve always been a dog person. We had dogs growing up and my parents had a small pet store and grooming business.

It’s safe to say I was basically born into my love of animals. When I first brought home Jager I never in a million years would have thought he would be my service dog. He was the typical naughty, trouble making pup. He chewed on shoes. He shredded several pillows. He ate socks.

Around the age of 6 months he started to pick up on my anxiety and he would lay in my lap, give kisses, try to distract me. I decided to talk to a trainer about doing some basic obedience and when we started puppy classes it was very clear he was a people pleaser.

He just wanted to make me happy and was always willing to learn anything I threw his way. We trained together for about a year and a half and he graduated into becoming a full time service animal for myself.

I suffer from Bipolar disorder, PTSD, and a generalized anxiety disorder. Now, you might wonder what a dog can do to help someone with those types of psychiatric disorders. One of the most valuable tasks Jager does is called DPT, deep pressure therapy.

It’s basically like someone having a weighted blanket on top of them to relieve anxiety but instead, the weight is replaced with a dog. He will lay on my lap and apply pressure to my legs or torso to help me recover from a panic or anxiety attack.

For the better part of his life he has helped me in many ways. I like to think he and I were meant to be together. He has always been my rock, my best friend, so when I found out this year I was pregnant, there was no doubt in my mind I would have him with me during my labor and delivery.

He came with me to every doctor’s appointment, every ultrasound. He was with me every step of the way. I spent the better part of my pregnancy wondering how he would react to having a new member in our family, would he like him?

Would he not like him? What would he do if the baby starts crying? All of those new mom questions raced through my brain. Finally the day came for us to go to the hospital and get ready to meet this new bundle of joy. I was nervous, but Jager was on point as always. He was ready to meet his little brother!

The process was pretty straight forward. They explained everything to me and Jager seemed to be listening as well. He was a huge hit with the nurses and staff on the labor and delivery ward. I spent the next two days in labor as Jager watched over me.

Always looking up to make sure I was okay when the nurses came in. Always lending a head or ear to scratch when I would have contractions, a soft kiss from time to time when he thought I needed it. Day 3 arrived and things got shaken up a bit. We needed a C-section.

When the time came to take me to the operating room, I gave him a wink and said a short goodbye. He waited in my hospital room while I headed over to await the arrival of my first baby.

Things went quickly from there and my little man was welcomed into the world 20 minutes later. Keller Monraux Morton was 7 pounds 9 ounces and 19 ½ inches long. A flood of emotions overwhelmed me as they handed me my baby while wheeling me out of the operating room.

Jager was the first one to walk up and see me, the baby cried and Jager flicked an ear up to listen and investigate. I wondered what he was thinking in that moment. ‘Who was this screaming naked puppy mom is holding?’ ‘Can I see it?’ ‘It sure is a noisy little thing!’ ‘Let me see, let me see!’

We spent the next 2 days in the hospital bonding and learning how to care for a newborn. No one tells you how hard and draining it is, especially after you’ve just had major surgery.

The day came for us to go home – I was nervous, scared, overwhelmed and downright terrified to take this tiny human home with me! How was I going to do this all alone? I held my baby and cried. At that moment, I’ve never felt so alone and helpless.

But just then, I felt a cold nose on my arm. It was Jager and he was looking up at me as if to say, ‘Don’t worry Mom, you’re not alone. You have me.’ He gently gave the baby a soft lick on his forehead and sat staring at us for a long while.

Never in my life had I felt such an enormous feeling of unconditional love. Jager was my first child, my fur child. He has done so much to make my life whole.

In the following weeks I developed postpartum depression. I would cry for what seemed like no reason. I would get so overwhelmed at the sound of my baby crying, but Jager was always there to lend a helping paw.

He fetched bottles for me, diapers if I asked him to. Mostly he would just sit and listen to me. Always offering a good old fashioned wet slobbery kiss if I needed.

It’s now been a month since my baby boy was born and I wouldn’t change it for the world. My hope is that he and Jager will grow up with each other and become fast friends. I know that he is so much more than just a dog to me. He is my family, my sounding board, and the best friend I have ever had.”

Mom puts twins on beds. Don’t take your eyes off the one on the right.

This adorable twin comedian will steal your heart. Make sure you’re ready to laugh before you read any further.

The baby girl on the left thought this would be an innocent nap. She was so wrong. Her sister couldn’t resist the chance to make her laugh.

Every time the girl on the left stopped giggling, her sister acted up. The baby girl on the right kept making funny noises until her sister laughed out loud.

How did mom hold in the laughter while she was filming? Have you ever seen such a young comedian? What’s this girl going to get up to when she’s older?

Hopefully, her sister will always be there to laugh at her jokes! This must be a regular routine for the siblings. Mom knew to have her phone at the ready as soon as she put the babies down for their nap.

What kind of jokes did your babies play when they were this little? Do all tiny tots make such adorable noises?

There’s no telling what the future holds for these cute twins. Did you know that twins don’t always get along? It’s true. Many twins, triplets and other multiple suffer from sibling rivalry.

Think about it for a second. Did you ever struggle to get Mom or Dad’s attention when you were growing up? Now imagine you had a brother or sister the exact same age as you!

Luckily, these adorable baby girls are off to a strong start with their relationship. Hopefully, they’ll focus on making each other laugh as they grow up.

How cute are these babies!
Did you ever dream about having multiples? Did you want twins, triplets or a truly challenging set of quadruplets? How would you manage the workload?

Senior passes away when couple next door learn of bag in his home with items belonging to their 2-yr-old

Even in his elder years, Ken Watson was quite the derring-do, and did everything from perform risky stunts while strapped to the wings of an airplane, to learning how to skydive at 85.

However, the last stunt the retired deep sea diver pulled off right before he passed away had never been done before, and the way he managed to keep it a secret stunned everyone.

Ken absolutely adored his little 2-year-old neighbor, Cadi, and they instantly struck up a friendship. After the man’s funeral, Owen Wilson was surprised when the man’s daughter came knocking on his door.

Somehow the nearly 90-year-old Ken had been stashing away items that obviously “belonged” to his sweet little girl.

Ken’s friendship with Cadi went so much further than anyone realized. He knew that a time would come when he wouldn’t be able to give her a Christmas gift.

So, he picked out and wrapped 14 different Christmas gifts, so that Cadi would have a new one to open every year until she was 16. Owen told the BBC:

“Our elderly neighbour passed away recently. His daughter popped round a few moments ago clutching a large plastic sack. In the sack were all the Christmas presents he’d bought for *our* daughter for the next thirteen years.”

Owen and his wife, Caroline, called her mother in Ireland on FaceTime, and they all started to tear up over their neighbor’s big heart. It was so unexpected, and no one knew just how long he had been hoarding them, or if he had thought to put together this sweet gift together towards the end of his life.

Even though the rule was supposed to be one present per year, there was a problem. None of the gifts were labeled as to which year or what order they should be opened! A gift meant for a 2-year-old would be much different than a gift for a 13-year-old!

Owen couldn’t resist, and did unwrap one of them, which was a book. He could tell there were some other books in the lot, and three or four soft toys. As for the rest of the items, it’s anyone’s guess what’s inside!

Ken, who was in his late 80’s before he passed, lived near Owen and Caroline in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

He had only been there for two years, and doted on their sweet baby girl from the moment she was born. Owen said that Ken was a “real, real character” and his actions certainly live up to that statement.

In a day and age where some people don’t even know their neighbor’s names, or worse, they wouldn’t even recognize their faces if they saw them in the store, it’s so heartwarming to know that there are people like Ken out there to make this world a much happier place.

Ken’s best stunt ever was actually done after he passed away.

Elderly neighbor buys 14 years worth of Christmas gifts for 2-year-old girl before he dies

ACT OF KINDNESS: Before he died, an elderly man bought 14 years worth of Christmas presents for his 2-year-old neighbor – so she'll be able to unwrap a new gift from him every year until she's 16 🎁❤️️https://cbsn.ws/2Eri16h

Publicată de CBS News pe Marţi, 18 decembrie 2018

If you’ve noticed a blue line painted on the street, here’s what it means

Any driver knows how important it is to pay attention to road markings. Not following these markings is incredibly dangerous and could even lead to your death.

Those who live in some areas of the U.S. may notice a new road marking appearing in the coming weeks: a thin blue line in the middle of the two yellow center lines in the road.

It turns out that this blue line is being painted on roads throughout Maryland to honor the heroic police officers who serve their communities!

This is also a safety measure, as the line leads directly to the police station. However, it is also a nice gesture to let police officers who put their lives on the line every day are having their sacrifices be appreciated.

Ocean City, Maryland recently added these blue lines to their roads, much to the delight of Mayor Rick Sheehan, who knows how much his gorgeous beach community depends on these police officers.

It is left up to these officers to keep the peace between the older retirees who live there and the rowdy teenagers who come there to party.

The line has been placed between the existing yellow road divider lines on Ocean City’s 65th street, leading straight to the Ocean City Police Department headquarters.

We can only hope that more communities across the country take notice of this and decide to have blue lines be painted in their towns! Police officers rarely seem to get the respect and appreciation that they deserve these days, and this is a great way to show how much we care about them.

Paula Deen’s son Bobby Welcomes triplets with wife Candace

Paula Deen’s family is ecstatic right now after her son Bobby Deen welcomed triplets with his wife Candace.

“I’m just going to share a little bit of what’s been going on at my house and why I’m kinda a little late on things,” Paula, 71, revealed on Facebook in a video to her fans.

“Bobby and Claudia’s babies came. She was 26 weeks and four days, so they’re pretty early. And if you didn’t know, Claudia was carrying triplets. To grandma, they’re just beautiful.”

“It’s two girls and a boy. It’s Linton, Olivia and Amelia,” Paula continued. “Amelia was named after me — Amelia Ann, because my middle name is Ann. And Olivia was named after Maria — her name is Olivia Maria, and Maria is Claudia’s mother.

Linton will make the fourth generation carrying the Linton name. It comes from their great-great grandfather. Bobby and Claudia covered all the bases.”

“Today’s Tuesday. They were born last Tuesday and they weighed in, two of them, Linton and Olivia came in at 1 lb. 12 oz. and Amelia, my little namesake, she was the hefty one at 2 lbs.,” Paula explained.

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Unfortunately, the triplets were born with health problems that would necessitate them spending a few months in the hospital.

“It’s going to be a long ride for these precious three angels, but we’ve got complete faith that God’s got His arms wrapped all around them and He’s going to see them through this until they can come home. It looks like that might be January, so they’ll have to stay in the hospital about three months,” said Paula. “This family is so very blessed and Bobby and Claudia are really, really proud parents.”

We’re so happy for the Deen family that they just welcomed these three little blessings, and we pray that the babies make a full recovery and lead long and healthy lives!

What's Cooking with Paula Deen

It's been a while since I gave you an update on what's going on in my life, and, boy, do I have a BIG ONE! Watch this week's What's Cooking with Paula Deen to find out what it is!

Publicată de Paula Deen pe Luni, 22 octombrie 2018

Homeless man tells cop he needs hot shower. Cop’s act of kindness goes viral

Police officer Aaron Page met a homeless man in Rome, New York. The homeless man, Bobby, chatted amiably with the officer and casually mentioned how much he needed a nice, hot shower.

Office Page told Bobby he could have that shower if he came to the police precinct the next day. But nothing could have prepared Bobby for what actually happened when he arrived.

He not only got a shower – he was completely transformed! Bobby got clean clothes, a haircut, and a shave! Officer Page was not the only officer who showed Bobby kindness and respect. The segment below comes to us from “Inside Edition, ” and it was posted on April 25, 2017.

It is just another example of how a little bit of human kindness can change the world! We need more of these stories to come out!

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Janitor finds skeleton dog and rushes to save him. But when vet lifts up his paws, tears start to flow

A grey pit bull was neglected by his owner to the extent that he was nothing but skin and bones. Luckily, the poor animal was rescued just on time by a person we consider to be his guardian angel.

One Clayton County maintenance worker saw the dog and knew that he shouldn’t leave him in that deplorable condition so he called the police but they told him that he couldn’t save him because it would be considered theft.

So the man contacted the animal control who left a notice on the dog owner’s door. However, the abuse went on, and then soon later, the maintenance worker finally got his chance.

He found the poor dog in a small cage on the street. His owner after abusing and neglecting him, dumped him on the streets. It was a horrible way to get rid of a dog — especially one in such bad condition — but in the other hand, it was a good thing since it gave the maintenance worker a chance to help.

He immediately took the dog out of his cage and rushed him to the closest animal hospital — one and a half hours away .

“When he came up here he was crying, he was in tears, he was in disbelief,” Cinnamon Koch, who works at the animal hospital, tells NBC 11 Alive. “This is the worst case I’ve ever seen. He’s so sweet and loving. All he wants to do is kiss you.”

The vet noted that in addition to being emaciated, the dog also had burns on his paws.

She says that despite the dog is in a very bad situation, there’s still hope he will survive, thanks to the maintenance worker’s intervention at the right time. Since she had no idea what the dog’s name, she named him after his rescuer — maintenance worker Mikey.

not long after Mikey’s rescue, four young girls heard about him and have donated their weekly allowance to help him recover. They visit the animal hospital as often as they can to see him.

Mikey only weighed about 24 pounds (10 kg) when he was admitted — about half of what he should have.

Police report know who did this, but haven’t pressed charges yet, as they are currently still investigating the case, reports NBC.

Watch this video to learn more about Mikey’s rescue and to see how lovable he is:

We’re glad that Mikey the maintenance worker did the right thing for the poor dog and we thank him for that. The world is a better place thanks to people like him. Share this and let’s help all animals have a better life!

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After 40-year-long career Henry Winkler goes up on stage to confirm what many suspected

Over 40 years ago Henry Winkler began his career as an actor. He was seen by thousands while being viewed on home televisions around the world.

His time spent as a cast member of the well-known television show Happy Days, will never be forgotten.

Though he has never been forgotten, as the years have continued to pass, he has never won an Emmy award. Instead, he humbly watched as fellow actors took home their awards year after year.

Receiving an Emmy is the highest level of acknowledgement an actor can receive. This year’s Emmy Awards proved to be something very different for Winkler.

At the graceful age of 72, Henry Winkler won an Emmy for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series”.

According to IMBD, since the year 1964, Henry Winkler has taken on over 125 roles in movies and television shows combined. Henry is well-known for being cast in the television show Happy Days.

He has also been cast in other works such as Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development, The Waterboy, Click and numerous other projects.

Most recently, Winkler reached success while starring in the HBO series Barry. Winkler has a personality that is naturally made for a script like this.

As a result, this led to him being nominated for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” at this years Emmy Awards.

After being nominated, Winkler wasn’t sure if he would actually win. Afterall, many years had passed and he had never won before. He was also in a nominating class full of outstanding actors.

He had been in the entertainment industry for more than four decades. What could possibly change this time around? Other actors nominated included Alec Baldwin, Titus Burgess, Brian Tyree Henry, Louie Anderson, Kenan Thompson and Tony Shalhoub.

Though Henry kept his hopes at a minimum, he did dress for the occasion as he had done many other times in the past.

As his nomination category reached its time in the awards show, Winkler was left in shock after hearing his name called as winner for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series”.

In complete happiness and excitement, Winkler gave the speech he had been waiting to give for years.

He began by humorously acknowledging that he only had 37 seconds left to give his speech, one that he had written 43 years prior to this event. He told the audience some encouraging words he received from Skip Brittenham.

The words stated that if you remained seated at the table long enough, eventually the chips would begin to come to you. Winkler proclaimed that on tonight he succeeded in clearing the table.

Following these inspiring words, Winkler went on to thank the other cast members as well as many others that included his family. Still being humorous, Winkler told his children that they could finally go to bed. He had finally won his Emmy. This is an amazing accomplishment for Henry Winkler.

How do you feel about Winkler finally taking home his award? Is patience the key to success? Did his speech motivate you? Let us know in the comments below!

15 Years after boy’s soldier dad dies, a stranger comes to the door and asks him and his mom to come outside

Justin Rozier never got to meet his dad. When he was only nine months old, Army 1st Lt. Jonathan Rozier was killed while serving overseas, leaving him and his mother, Jessica Johns. Jessica spoke to her husband only 12 hours before he died, updating him on their sweet boy.

After Jonathan died, Jessica was left trying to pick up the pieces of their life in Texas. She had to figure out how to live without her husband, both emotionally and financially.

One of the choices she had to make was to relinquish her husband’s beloved black 1999 Toyota Celica convertible. She didn’t have the money to pay the loan and no one was driving it, so she had little choice.

Fast forward through the next 15 years to the now teenaged Justin Rozier. Justin had always longed to know his father and cherished everything he had of his.

He had his father’s dog tags, photos, and other treasured possessions, but he couldn’t shake the idea of having something his father really loved: his car. He tried to explain it, but couldn’t.

He just wanted to sit in the same seat as his dad did, in a car that his dad loved. He was about to turn 16 and that car was the only thing he wanted.

Jessica decided to try to find the car for her son, knowing it was highly unlikely that she would be successful. Even so, she felt like she had to at least try for her son. She put her story out on social media and Justin’s story quickly spread throughout the world.

Amazingly, she found the car.
The car’s owner was hesitant to sell it, but eventually gave in. However, now Jessica had to figure out a way to come up with the money to buy it, get it all the way home, and fix it so it would be safe for her son to drive.

Enter Kyle Fox and his non-profit organization, Follow the Flag. Kyle managed to raise enough money to buy the car and get it to Jessica and Justin through the goodness of his heart. On top of that, he found volunteers to fix it up for them.

On Justin’s 16th birthday, they couldn’t wait to surprise him with it. His reaction as the car comes rolling in is something you cannot miss.

Check out the video here:

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Delivery room doctors shocked to witness 23-Year-old mother’s rare and historic birth

Nothing excites a family quite like the prospect of a new baby – unless it’s multiple babies! Twenty-three-year-old Alexandra Kinova was thrilled when she learned that she was about to have a second baby with her boyfriend, Antonin Kroscen; however, she would soon get the surprise of her life.

Mum Alexandra Kinova is ready to pop with FIVE babies! Read her incredible story on Parentdish…

Publicată de HuffPost UK Parents pe Joi, 30 mai 2013

The couple was used to the idea of twins with both of their families having multiple births, but they were stunned when the doctor announced that they weren’t just having twins – instead, they were going to have four babies!

While the young couple struggled to adjust to the thought of having four new babies, an ultrasound the next month informed them that Alexandra was actually pregnant with five children.

Incredible pictures from the birth of quintuplets in Prague. See more on the link belowhttp://www.parentdish.co.uk/2013/06/03/czech-woman-gives-birth-to-first-quintuplets/

Publicată de HuffPost UK Parents pe Marţi, 4 iunie 2013

Alexandra explains that she was so overcome with emotion that she actually started to cry when doctors located a fifth head on the ultrasound. Ultrasounds were scattered, revealing only random heads and legs.

While the sexes of the babies were un-determinable in the ultrasounds, the couple began to anxiously await their new arrivals.

The likelihood of a couple naturally conceiving five babies or more at once is one in 60 million!

QUINTUPLETS BORN IN PRAGUE TODAY MORNING

Publicată de Thomas-Georg Poehlmann pe Duminică, 2 iunie 2013

Despite the large number of babies that Alexandra was carrying, she went forward with plans to breastfeed after birth. While Alexandra explained that she wanted to feed them naturally, she also understood that some formula would be necessary.

Just as Alexandra’s pregnancy was unusual, the delivery was just as strange. The hospital the couple delivered at scheduled twice as any doctors and midwives to be in attendance, totaling approximately forty people in the delivery room.

The excited father almost missed the entire event! Antonin’s train was delayed, making him scared that he would not be there for the arrival of the babies. He recalls that he spent the entire trip crying.

Despite the large number of births, the head doctor reported that the delivery was complication-free. The family welcomed home four healthy boys named Michael, Alex, Deniel, and Martin along with a little girl named Tereza.

Not only was this an exciting day for Alexandra and Antonin, but it was also a historic day for their country of the Czech Republic. These quintuplets were the first ones recorded to be born in the country.

The doctors explained that there were no recorded quintuplets since 1949, and that the country of Czech Republic only has quintuplets approximately once every 480 years.

While multiple births often result in health problems, these special quintuplets were given a 95% chance of growing up without any health issues.