Jack Nicholson through the years


These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

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Far longer than forever, like no love ever known, and with your love I’ll never be alone.

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I’m a bit of an emotional mess tonight…

Currently reliving my childhood by watching Dumbo. This movie never made me cry until now. It wasn’t until I became an adult that I truly understood how sad this story really is for me to watch.

I’ve been sobbing through the entire thing, partly because of how this poor baby is teased and ridiculed, and separated from his poor mom who’s only trying to protect her baby, and they are both put through such animal cruelty. It honestly makes me sick; I don’t think I’ve reacted to any other Disney movie like this before. I know it sounds strange, but it this movie just gets to me now that I’m older.

It also upsets me because it reminds me of my grandmother. We used to watch this movie together when I was very little and she always used to say she was Mrs. Jumbo and I was her little Dumbo. She would even sing baby mine to me when it came to that part of the movie. She has since become very ill and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease (she’s had it for 13 years, I’m now 22, you can do the math). There’s no way she remembers any of these moments, and it brings tears to my eyes now, watching and remembering my time with her before she got so sick, knowing that all of that is gone for her. Needless to say, I’m missing my grandma right now, terribly.



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The Art of Disney: Storyboard sketches. Dumbo, 1941.


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Sleeping Beauty (1959) 

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