The Happy Things Thread

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I think sloths are cool! Thanks!

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The awful news of this weekend put a bit of a damper on it, but yesterday Mrs. FRP and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. How she puts up with my nonsense, I will never fully understand, but I got smart enough not to question it a long time ago.
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This isn't personal but still a happy-inducing thing. Grandson takes 80something grandmother on road trip to national parks. In one video, she's rolling in the sand at Great Sand Dunes.

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/ ... sroadtrip/

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fierceredpanda wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:03 am
The awful news of this weekend put a bit of a damper on it, but yesterday Mrs. FRP and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary. How she puts up with my nonsense, I will never fully understand, but I got smart enough not to question it a long time ago.
Congrats to FRPs! :thumbs:
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https://people.com/pets/indianapolis-zo ... om-panama/
Lotsa pics and a video.
The Indianapolis Zoo Welcomes Six Adorable Rescue Sloths From Panama

Indiana’s sloth population just got bigger!

Six new rescue slots from Panama have just made the Indianapolis Zoo their new home. They join the current five — Quinto, Harvey, Sid, Wilson and ET— to make one big, happy sloth family.
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Sloths are cute. Males are solitary. I just wonder why, when there are quite a few sloth rescue rehabs in Panama and Costa Rica, they would be brought to the US?

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As seen outside my kitchen window today, a beauty and her little beast :lovestruck:
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:lovestruck:
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We have to give a big welcome to the Primrose Pickle. The neighbor of a friend rescued Pickle’s litter, and they named all the kitties with names of flowers. When the grandkids saw her first photo D said, “Let’s call her Pickle”. So her official name became Primrose Pickle. She’s not afraid of anything or any creature, except Trudy, senior extremely large old country cat, compared to Pickle’s bitty self that is, not that Pickle seems to mind Trudy’s attitude in the slightest LOL!
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... s11#page=2
Candle creations light the way to empowerment for adults with disabilities

It was Schmidt’s daughter Jessica who has CPS 1 deficiency, which causes toxic levels of ammonia to accumulate in the blood, who inspired her to start making candles in her home many years ago. Three years in, the effort grew to where 10 to 15 of Jessica’s friends with special needs would gather in a social atmosphere where work and fun took center stage.

“I wanted to give (Jessica) a purpose. I wanted to give her a productive life,” said Schmidt, who knew at that point a business was blooming. “We started making candles in the bedroom and I could see that Jessica really loved it.”

“We want (those with intellectual and developmental disabilities) to shine both as people and as skilled candle makers,” Schmidt said. “These are their products and we want them to take pride in that. They all have unique personalities but are driven toward the same goal, and that is to succeed.”

“When I started ScentsAbility, there were very few, if any, nonprofits that had a retail product,” Schmidt said. “Now it’s become a little more popular. We are the longest running company of this kind in Florida.”
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https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/vi ... 7698757789
Teen dresses up in costumes to meet little brother at school bus stop

Known as the “Bus Stop Brother,” 17-year-old Noah Tingle has made a name for himself online with videos of him greeting his 12-year-old brother from school every day in a new costume.
Video at link.
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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 am
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/vi ... 7698757789
Teen dresses up in costumes to meet little brother at school bus stop

Known as the “Bus Stop Brother,” 17-year-old Noah Tingle has made a name for himself online with videos of him greeting his 12-year-old brother from school every day in a new costume.
Video at link.
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Me.

I've been experiencing absolute happiness for a couple of months now.

Which is pretty froody.

This will be my last post on the Fogbow as Slarti.

Love you all!
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:winner:

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Four dolphins - 2 mothers and their calves - became stranded in a Florida canal and were rescued by a human chain leading them to safety:




More details here: https://www.southernthing.com/human-cha ... 33055.html

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I thought this was a sweet thing for the truckers to do.
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A 6-year old boy went missing with his dog yesterday. I saw the tweet last night that they had enough volunteers, no more were needed. I was so happy to see the good news this morning, and I thought it was so cool that a drone with a thermal camera was instrumental in finding the boy. I'm copying the whole article since it's short.

StarTribune - Minnesota boy, 6, found safe in dark cornfield after search near Becker
A 6-year-old boy missing in Minnesota was found safe early Wednesday after a search by hundreds of volunteers and the use of a drone with a thermal camera that helped locate the child in a dark cornfield.

The boy, named Ethan, hadn't been seen since 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday when he got off a school bus with his siblings near Highway 25 in Becker and ran to play with the family dog, according to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office. Becker is located about 45 miles northwest of Minneapolis.

The sheriff's office said on its Facebook page that Ethan was found safe with his dog about 1:50 a.m. on Wednesday, about 1.5 miles from his home. He was brought to a hospital to be checked and was cold but otherwise OK, authorities said. Temperatures in the area were in the low 40s overnight Tuesday.

One of the more than 600 volunteers who helped search for the boy brought his drone with thermal imaging. The device targeted Ethan and the dog in the cornfield that had already been searched, sheriff's officials said.

"If not for that drone, I'm not sure we would have found him," Sherburne County Sheriff Joel Brott said.


WCCO-TV reports the drone pilot, Steve Fines, said that he'd never used a drone in a search operation before.

"It was a moment that was going to make his parents so happy, and vicariously we all felt that," Fines said.
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Slartibartfast wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:21 am
Me.

I've been experiencing absolute happiness for a couple of months now.

Which is pretty froody.

This will be my last post on the Fogbow as Slarti.

Love you all!
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Bunnies are just the cutest babies!

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-new ... ar-BBXXgry
Freweini Mebrahtu has dedicated her life to keeping girls in school by designing a reusable menstrual pad and trying to end the cultural stigma around the issue -- and because of her work, she has been named the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year.

"I don't even know what to say," Mebrahtu said when receiving the award. "I am so humbled and grateful for CNN ... this is for all the girls and women everywhere. Dignity for all."

Mebrahtu has teamed up with the nonprofit, Dignity Period, to end the stigma around the issue by speaking at schools and teaching girls and boys that menstruation is natural, not shameful.

Dignity Period has distributed more than 150,000 free menstrual hygiene kits purchased from Mebrahtu's factory. Data gathered by the group shows that schools visited by Dignity Period had a 24% increase in attendance among girls.
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:like:
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