Here's your Friday Morning "Feel Good News" From UP!

When a female Malayan tiger abandoned her three newborn cubs earlier this year, zookeepers in Cincinnati were worried about their future survival.  Luckily, an Australian shepherd dog stepped up and has been caring for the cubs.   With the Malayan tiger population currently below 500, the three female cubs – Chira, Batari, and Izzy – are among the last in the world.  But with six-year-old Australian shepherd Blakely on guard, the unwanted cubs are in good hands.  Blakely actually has an impressive reputation for caring for other animals, including several cheetahs, warthogs, wallabies, skunks, and even bat-eared foxes.  Blakely is known for having great energy and patience – and is calling on that nurturing spirit to watch over the Malayan tiger cubs until they can function on their own.

 

Story #2 is really good news!!  No student at Boca Raton Community High School in Florida will ever eat lunch alone, thanks to a new club called We Dine Together.  The group is made up of kind and friendly students who roam the school grounds making sure everyone has a friend to eat lunch with. They introduce themselves and then take some time to just chat and get to know them.  Many of the students in the club have their own personal stories of feeling left out and having no one to eat lunch with, so they know what it's like.  Denis Estimon, who remembers having no one to hang out with when he came to the United States from Haiti in first grade, is one of the club's creators. He says, "It’s not a good feeling; you're by yourself. And that’s something I don’t want anybody to go through." He hopes his We Dine Together club will extend to other high schools.

More "Feel Good News" Monday Morning at 735 & 835 with JJ----stories about a teen taking a special 9-year-old to her prom, and a very special young animal lover!   Don't miss this stuff!!