Boots: he’s a super dog. Boots popped up on Reddit a couple weeks ago, and now BuzzFeed has written a post about him and his valuable work. Boots is a Hurricane Katrina survivor and now resides in Arizona; he was hired to work with kittens age five to eight weeks old. Said the Humane Society on their blog, “By socializing kittens with dogs like Boots early in life, we are able to open up an entirely new world of potential home environments to that kitten.” They’re also acclimated to such terrifying noise-makers such as vacuums and laundry machines.
Boots, essentially, is a hero.
Something that needs heroes and has few of them: drug addiction treatment facilities. At Vice, Wilbert L. Cooper has written Part II of a two-part series on drug treatment in America titled “Dying for Treatment.” The story focuses on Brandon Jacques, a young alcoholic and victim of eating disorders, who died in 2011 of a heart attack caused by a potassium deficiency while at a treatment facility. “Dying for Treatment” is a bold and necessary addition to Vice’s recent portfolio of perceptive pieces on just about everything that seems to plague American society.
Did you vote today? You did, I know you did. Hang out with your friends tonight as the results come in and play this drinking game from The Daily Dot. There’s never a better excuse to take shots of whiskey than politics.