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Hiker Finds Abandoned Pit Bull With Bullet Wounds, Carries Dog To Safety

This is a truly good samaritan.

CBS Las Vegas

PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas) – A good Samaritan carried a pit bull down a mountain in order to save the animal’s life.

Last Friday, a woman was hiking along a local trail when she happened upon a 2-year-old pit bull who had been shot multiple times and left to die.

The woman – Andi Davis – documented the animal before slowly approaching him. Finding the dog to be calm, she gave him a drink of water before lifting the 47-pound dog off the ground.

According to Bretta Nelson, the spokesperson for the Arizona Human Society who relayed the story to WTKR due to the family’s reluctance for media attention, Davis then began what would be an hour-long trip back to civilization.

“At first she was shaking because she was scared,” Nelson told the station. “Then she was shaking because of the weight of him.”

At one point, the dog reportedly stopped…

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Readers’ cats: Purruru

Why Evolution Is True

After the mortality must come a felid. Reader Steve Obrebski sent a picture of his cat Purruru:

Purruru is allegedly a Flame Point Siamese, a breed having  bright, reddish-gold points and brilliant blue eyes, creamy-white, short coats, and look like Siamese cats.  Elsewhere these cats are also called Red Point Siamese or Color Point Shorthairs.  We got him from a Japanese friend who had to move back to Japan.  He is very snuggly with me and my wife, but also likes the laps of visiting ladies. and likes to dash outside (we keep most of our cats indoors) so we have to use a can of special aromatic cat food to entice him indoors.  We have had him for 12 years and he is doing fine.  He was probably 3 when we got him.  We never checked but maybe Purruru is a Japanese word pertaining to cats.

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Steve that they…

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My City: Why Shanghai is the ultimate hackerspace

Read this blog and add a comment. This is from my favorite blog site yet.

TED Blog

In 2005, at the start of my first visit to Shanghai, the city clothed itself in a growling thunderstorm. When dusk fell and neon began to score the sky, the city was more Blade Runner-y than I thought a real place possible to be. I remember diving into a luxe spa for a post-train massage, slipping, mildly terrified, into an urgent slumber, if that’s not a contradiction, as rain clattered the roof.

Shanghai will do that to you: the intensity, the thrill, the—um—overwriting. It’s a sensation David Li knows well. He was born in Taiwan, studied computer science at USC, and worked as a programmer in Los Angeles during what he remembers as “the good old fun days” before the dotcom bubble burst. In 2003, after 13 years in the US, he headed to Shanghai. More than anywhere else he’d found, the city “captured the energy of the dotcom…

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Your Voice, Live from the Scene: WPrightnow

The WordPress.com Blog

Do you regularly write about events that affect you, but find it hard to connect with interested readers? Have you wondered where to look for on-the-ground, personal stories on the topics that dominate the news? Today, we announce a new current events tag, WPrightnow, to help strong writers find new readers (and vice versa).

Traditional news outlets are crucial for getting the basic facts right. Your Twitter and Facebook feeds provide quick, unfiltered updates about events as they unfold.  What we often yearn for, though, is a personal angle: someone on the ground, or deeply involved with the story, to walk us through their own take on a complex event. When we learn why it matters to them, we begin to understand why we, too, should care.

Luckily, WordPress.com bloggers are everywhere. When a revolution shakes Egypt, or the Supreme Court of the United States makes a 

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