Good News: Shelter Dogs, Therapy Lizards, and Hundreds of Snowmen

Here are a few more Good News stories making the rounds . . .

1.  A woman in Wyoming filled her entire town with snowmen for the holidays this year.  But they’re made of wood, not snow.

Her name is Pauline Parker.  She enjoys making snowman decorations you put out on your lawn.  So she decided to make one for every person in her small town of Burlington, Wyoming.

The official population is just over 300 people, and her last official count was 316 snowmen.  It sounds like it’s getting closer to 400 at this point.  But either way, her town has more snowmen than people now.

She’s been making them since July, and neighboring towns have started asking for them too.  She says it really seems to be bringing people together.  (Here’s an example of her work.)

2.  A nine-year-old in Colorado named Milly was heartbroken when her dog Bella died a year ago, and she still hasn’t forgotten about her.

When her parents recently asked what she wanted for Christmas, Milly handed them a flyer she made for a pet drive in Bella’s honor.

She’s collecting dog toys and other items for shelter animals.  Her goal is to make sure every shelter dog has a toy to open on Christmas.  (Here’s a photo.)