Friday, November 27, 2015

Meet Goliath, the Adorable Calf That Thinks He's a Dog

Once upon a time, Shaylee Hubbs came upon a little calf that was only a day old. He was a "drop calf" from a dairy farm and he was very thin and extremely sick. The newborn was hardly strong enough to suck on a milk bottle, so Hubbs took him home and put him into the care of the family's vet. The journey to health wasn't an easy one, but eventually the little cow got better and his appetite and energy levels increased.

The family named him Goliath because he was so strong, and he grew and prospered in the warmth of their love. Soon, Hubbs noticed that their Great Dane, Leonidas, starting mothering Goliath (even though Leonidas is a male).

"He would lick the little cow on the face and try to nudge him to stand up,". "He would lay down with the sick little cow for hours just to keep him company. Leo, of course, was so bewildered at what the cow was trying to do and thought it was a fun game to play. The Great Dane and Holstein bull became the best of friends.​"

Because Hubbs lives in the foothills of an area with lots of mountain lions and coyotes, they let little Goliath sleep in a playhouse in the backyard, which also served as his place to run around during the day. Even though it was better than the pasture, Goliath would often fog up the windows by staring inside the house at the lucky dogs lounging around on the couches.

One morning, Hubbs left the house for five minutes and walked down the hill to feed their barn animals. When she returned, they couldn't find Goliath anywhere.

"We panicked and looked all around the house and checked for any open gates," she said. "Everything seemed in order. Then we walked into the house and look who we found lounging ever so comfortably on our couch—Goliath!!! This was triumph and victory, a nice comfortable place on the couch!​"

We have a feeling Goliath isn't going to want to go back to that playhouse any time soon.


This Dramatic Horse Plays Dead Whenever Someone Tries To Get Him To Do Work

Some people will go to great lengths to get out of work. Horses are no different, of course, as we see here in this hilarious video from South Korea.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Animal Shelter Adopts Out Every Single Animal In Its Facility

For once, the Summit County Animal Control center in Akron, Ohio was completely quiet, after the shelter managed to find homes for every single dog and cat in its care.

All 93 animals were adopted out within the first 90 minutes of the shelter's 6th annual adopt-a-thon on Saturday, according to ABC News. It's the first time every animal has found a home.

"The line started at 6:30 in the morning," said director Christine Fatheree. "People brought lounge chairs. By the time we opened at 10, the line was 300 people long."

Fatheree credits the shelter's success to the hard work of her volunteers and communications department on the streets and on social media.

"People were coming from pretty far away and I asked them how they knew about the event. Of course it was social media," she said.

Among the animals who found a home were two cats who always hid in their litter boxes when prospective families came around, and an 8-year-old dog named Trixie, which Fatheree described as a "fat pit bull tootsie roll, so sweet but does nothing." Trixie went home with a law student who just wanted a dog to cuddle with at home during their studies.

An elderly couple who couldn't adopt any pets made a heartwarming contribution by sponsoring the adoption of the shelter's first 50 animals. Fatheree says some new pet owners were moved to tears when they heard the news.

This is Fatheree's 12th year on the job, and she says she's never been more proud.

"It's not like other jobs where things can be put off," she said. "These animals can't wait. They need homes. To know I was a part of this, it is such a good feeling."


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This Is Why You Should Be Sleeping On Your Left Side

Everyone knows that sleep is very important for maintaining a good physical and mental health. However, the duration of your sleep is just as important as the way in which you sleep. Your sleep position can influence your health, help in keeping your skin look young, and improve your digestive health.

Furthermore, sleeping on the left side of your body can even save your life. If you are currently sleeping in another position, keep reading to find out why you should start sleeping on your left side right now.


There are several sleeping positions – your front, your back, your left side, and your right side – and they all affect your health. Sleeping on the back can be particularly dangerous for people with sleep apnea or asthma, because it can cause breathing difficulties.

Sleeping on the right side is likely to worsen digestion problems, whereas sleeping on the left side may improve digestive symptoms.


Sleeping on the left side is believed to greatly improve the health and even save lives. In holistic medicine, the left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side, and while you’re sleeping on this side, your body will have more time to filter toxins, lymph fluid, and waste through the thoracic duct and the lymph nodes.

On the other hand, sleeping on your right side may cause your lymphatic system to run more slowly. You don’t want this to happen, because a lymphatic system that doesn’t run at full efficiency can become incapable of filtering toxins or properly moving lymph fluid throughout the body. This increases your risk of deadly diseases due to the build-up of toxins.

When you start sleeping on your left side, you might notice your body becoming more efficient at toxin disposal through waste. This happens because this position improves the digestive system, and allows your body to promptly extract nutrients and dispose toxins.


If you normally sleep on your back, your front, or your right side, you might wonder how to break that habit and start sleeping on your left side. This will take some time and practice, but it is possible to quickly train your body to sleep in this position. Here are some tips:

You can try lying on your left side and press a full-length body pillow up against your back. The pillow will prevent you from rolling over during the night.

Try switching the side of the bed you sleep on. This will make it easier for you to flip to your other side and enjoy the same sleeping experience.

Another trick is to keep a dim light lit on your right side. Since your body will naturally want to turn away from the light during sleep, it will make it easier for you to sleep on your left side.

Try these small changes as soon as you can – they will improve your sleep routine and lead you to a better health.



© 2013 Nature Knows. Templateism

Back To Top
Don't show again. Close

Like us on Facebook?