Weekly Good : Dog Days Edition - August, 2020

We Have 21 Reasons To Smile Today!

They frolic! They play! They chase and tumble. And you will never be so excited to by the smell of puppy breath! Check out this video and watch the painfully adorable afternoon adventure through a meadow of 21 Golden Retriever puppies.

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Time For These Pups To "Play Ball!"

The Trenton Thunder, a minor league baseball affiliate of the NY Yankees, has an unusual way of getting through the dog days of summer. Meet Batdog Derby and his son Rookie, a Batdog in training.

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This Wonderful Music Video Celebrates A Senior Dog's Love!

Some great people who are dedicated to helping provide love to senior dogs in need produced this music video. Our thanks to a perfect pairing: Chris and Mariesa Hughes and their organization, The Mr. Mo Project, who teamed up with the musicians Dan Tilleryand and Dave G to write the heartwarming lyrics and melody of this original song, "Never Too Old to Love."

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This Pup Stays Cool, Calm and Collected At His Job!

Friendship is beautiful; but a friendship that is born from a heroic rescue is downright heartwarming. We are in love with this story about Jake, a pitbull mix, and Bill Lindler, a firefighter. Jake was a victim of a house fire but luckily was rescued by Bill and others from the Hanahan, South Carolina Fire Department.

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Therapy Dogs Are Helping Kids With Trauma Feel Calm Enough To Tell Their Stories

Therapy Dogs Provide A Sense of Security For Kids in Court.

The dogs of the K9 Circuit Program are the ultimate therapy dogs for kids in courtrooms. Recently Orlando, Florida created a community outreach program called Companions for Courage where dogs provide a sense of security to children testifying in court.

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James Middleton's Dog Knows How To Stay Cool And Look Even Cooler!

Mostly known as the the younger brother of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, James Middleton is also quite the dog lover. Watch his Golden Retriever Mabel as she relaxes and beats the heat in her own special way.

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Tracy's Paws Rescue - OnlyGood TV's Charity of the Week.

Tracy and her team spend free time after work and on weekends caring for the dogs at TPR ranch when the kennel techs leave for the day. For more information or to make a donation, please visit: tracyspawsrescue.org - 100% of your donation will always go directly towards the care and needs of rescue dogs that enter this program.

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NYC's One Tough Cookie Gets Creative with Confections!

Seven years ago, Gail Dosik left her job and followed her sweet tooth. She attended The French Culinary Institute in New York, NY, and received her grand diplôme in Pastry Arts.

"It was the best thing I ever did for myself," Gail explained. "I was immersed in doing every single day what I love to do which is working with flour, butter and sugar and creating delicious food."

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Smart Yoga Mat Promotes Growth And Learning For Kids With Special Needs

** OGTV shares this story for National Disability Week to show that with a little imagination and hard work, doors can be opened for those with special needs. **

Elizabeth Goranson is the owner and founder of Stretch What Matters, an organization which instructs yoga to children with special needs. She practiced yoga on her own, but never thought to bring it into her classroom. Her daughter Grace, who was born with special needs, gave her the idea to start Stretch What Matters.

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Art Classes Offer "Transformative" Experience To People Living With Mental Illness

** We share this story on National Special Education Day to inspire those who seek ways to heal the wounds that can't be seen. **

PeaceLove Studios is "in the peace-of-mind business," according to co-founder Jeff Sparr. A nice, simple mission statement, to be sure. But there's nothing simple about the problems that PeaceLove is trying to solve, and that's what makes the organization so important and powerful.

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Hurt Dog Inspires Hollywood Film ‘Miracle Marshall’

Marshall was abandoned, abused and starving. He was among 60 other dogs living on a property without food, water and shelter.

During the time of his rescue by Animal Planet's Confessions, he had a badly broken front leg, bite marks all over his body and a tennis ball sized hole in the side of his face. The Humane Society of Missouri came to the dogs rescue, however Marshall's injuries were so serious they required surgery before he could be put up for adoption. On the operating table, Marshall passed away...but was resuscitated and the medical team was able to repair his face and amputate his infected leg.

Today, Marshall lives in his forever home with owner Cyndi Willenbrock. "He has been my greatest teacher, and my greatest blessing," Cyndi noted.

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Series - Beauty Redefined

Dudeoir and Drag Queens On Ice! An Event for Fun and Charity (Beauty Redefined E3)

** On World Aids Day, we share this story about an Aids fundraising event that celebrates people being comfortable in their own skin. **

Drag Queens on Ice is celebrating their 8th Annual event, fundraising for local Sacramento, California charities, and showing how dressing in drag draws off of what beauty is and allows each individual to create their own persona, their own version of being beautiful.

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How This Mom Turns Tragedy Into A Lifesaving Mission

** On our National Day Of Giving, here's a story about a woman's loss and how she turned it into an opportunity to help others. **

November 9th, 2002 changed Heidi Johnson's life forever. After a tragic accident that killed her mother and left her father hospitalized for weeks, Heidi realized she had a greater calling. "You don't just wake up one day and start a non-profit. Something happens... there's a moment. I became intrigued by that moment and who these people were."

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Why Shopping Makes You Feel Good - You Should Know with Lucia Nazzaro

** Here's a short video on why shopping makes you happy to get you amped for Cyber Monday **

This just in! Retail therapy actually works! We love to give you tips and tricks to make sure you are the happiest & healthiest you can be. So here is one more, and it just may be our favorite.

In this brand new episode of You Should Know, Lucia explains how shopping really can improve your well being. Even if you don't buy anything, the positive effects are still there. So tell your spouse you don't necessarily have to spend money... even though it's more fun that way :)

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Caring Couture Makes Scarves By Employing Adults With Down Syndrome

** To highlight "Small Business Friday" here is a story about a small organization that opens its doors to people of all abilities. **

This is the ultimate story of a mothers love for her child. Boynton Beach, FL mom, Laurie Ruehlman wanted to spend more quality time with her daughter, Payton, who has Down Syndrome.

"I felt Payton was given to me for a reason," her Mom explained. "It was something bigger than just being her Mom."

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