Meagan Penman is a Canadian model who traveled to Thailand for vacation.

Meagan Penman, a Canadian model who was visiting Thailand while on vacation, was the only person who took it upon herself to help a poor dog she found dragging its lower body across a beach one day.

The pup had clearly been involved in some sort of abuse or accident that took away the use of his legs, as they were covered in bruises and wounds. It would come to light later that the dog had been in a motorcycle accident, but the owner wanted nothing to do with any sort of medical expenses to care for the dog.

Meagan tried to take the dog to numerous different animal rescues, but none of them were interested in trying to save him. So, Meagan was on her own to save this dog that she knew was not going to make it unless he received help and fast. A local vet did X-Rays to confirm that the dog had a broken spine.

Meagan decided that there was nothing left to do but take him back to Canada with her. Finding funding to cover the costs of getting the pup overseas was not easy, but Meagan managed to come up with the $2,000 to pay for it.

The pup, who has been named Leo, made local news in Thailand for his miraculous recovery and Meagan’s taking him in. Two months after Meagan found him, Leo’s spirits were high, and he was ready to board a flight to what would be his new home.

Unfortunately, Meagan was not able to keep Leo because of her job and living arrangements, but she did find someone willing to adopt him via Leo’s Facebook page. He now lives with an amazing woman named Jamie.

Due to her job and living situation, Meagan couldn't take him in herself. However, she was able to find him a foster home via Leo's Facebook page with a wonderful woman named Jamie.

Leo had only weeks left to live, but human compassion reigned supreme and gave him a second shot at a long and happy life.

Leo’s ability to receive healthcare is due to the generous, kind-hearted folks who donated money for his medical expenses. Other organizations have helped out Leo too, including K9 Carts who donated a doggie wheelchair so Leo could become a bit more mobile.

Donations helped pay for Leo's extensive vet bills and care. K9 Carts, a pet mobility rehab center, helped him get his own doggie wheelchair so he could walk again.

At the moment, he suffers from problems with his urinary tract, and several operations have yet to solve the issue. So, in the meantime, he’s donning diapers to help the problem.

...he's wearing diapers like a human baby.

Leo’s story is just one example of how a bit of human intervention can completely change the life and fate of a soul for the better!

Leo has adapted incredibly, in spite of the struggles he's been through.

He's undergone various operations for problems with his urinary tract, and until a solution is found...

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This Unique Spanish Home Was Built Under a Rolling Hill and Is Completely Eco-Friendly

You wouldn’t know there was a home resting inside of this rolling hillside were it not for the roof sloping downward over a parked car and bicycles. Known as the Live Garden House, this vaulted home was built into a hillside and features traditional construction techniques practiced in Zaragoza, Spain.

Spanish designers sought to create a fully sustainable home that used locally-sourced materials for its construction. They achieve their vision with this zero-energy structure that lets in natural sunlight, has a natural ventilation system and features a rainwater collection system.

All of its sustainable features are made even better by placing them underneath an undulating green roof (which has plants and vegetation growing on top of it). Not only does the home look beautiful inside, it fits in perfectly with the surrounding landscape.

And the inside is just as welcoming and serene as the outside. Take a look for yourself!

h/t Inhabitat

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The REAL Reason Barns Are Usually Red

Almost every barn I’ve ever seen has been red, and I never knew why. I mean, I love red as a color, but it never really made any sense why every single barn I’ve ever come across had to be red. There are so many other colors to choose from!

The real reason barns are painted red actually has nothing to do with color preference, and everything to do with practicality.

When the very first New England settlers were building farms, many of them lacked the necessary funds to paint their buildings. However, they still needed a way to protect their barns’ wood from the elements, so they came up with their own solution to the problem: by mixing skim milk, lime, and red iron oxide, they successfully created a plastic-like substance that they could coat their farm buildings with to protect them.

Eventually, paint manufacturers would mix in chemical pigment and red was the favorite due to how cheap it was. And, as with many things in this world, people never sought to change it. So, red was how it began and red is how it has stayed.

h/t Business Insider

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Professor Who Predicted Donald Trump Becoming President Has a New Prediction: Impeachment

Image via: Max Goldberg from USA - Trump CAUCUS

Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University, has gained quite a bit of notoriety over the years as he’s successfully predicted the outcome of every presidential election to date, starting in 1984. He correctly predicted the Donald Trump would win the 2016 election and is now making another prediction: Donald Trump will be impeached.

"Now, he focuses on the 45th President of the United States and his next forecast, that it is not a question of if President Trump will be impeached, but a question of when," said Shelby Meizlik, spokesperson for HarperCollins.

In fact, Lichtman has written a book stating his argument for why Trump should be impeached. The Case for Impeachment is being published by Dey Street Books and will release to the public on April 18th.

Lichtman made the prediction that Trump would be impeached alongside his prediction that he would be elected and his book will go into detail as to why.

Lichtman told the Washington Post this past September:

"I'm going to make another prediction. This one is not based on a system; it's just my gut. They don't want Trump as president, because they can't control him. He's unpredictable. They'd love to have Pence — an absolutely down-the-line, conservative, controllable Republican. And I'm quite certain Trump will give someone grounds for impeachment, either by doing something that endangers national security or because it helps his pocketbook."

It certainly seems as though there is a strong case for impeachment, especially when considering Trump's Russian connections and the multitude of conflicts of interests surrounding his businesses, as Lichtman argues.

Do you think Lichtman’s fortune-telling capabilities will ring true once again?

h/t Time

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6 Bizarrely Beautiful Houseplants You've Probably Never Heard Of

Houseplants are a great addition to any home as not only do they bring a clean, fresh aesthetic to the space, they also help improve air quality. If you’ve ever wanted to bring plants into your home, but think that they’re kind of boring or not worth the effort, try out one of these bizarre houseplants that are anything but boring.

Mix it up a little with these six houseplants that are beautiful, but also a little strange.

Euphorbia Caput-Medusae
Succulents a great option for everyone who’s looking for a low-maintenance plant. They only need watering about once a week and even just once a month during the winter months. The type of succulent shown here is referred to as “Medusa’s Head,” a moniker taken on because of its likeness to the Greek monster with snakes for hair. It is native to South Africa.

The Trachyandra also looks as if it’s some type of snake plant, or maybe silly-string growing out of the ground. This plant is real and you can find it in Eastern and Southern Africa.

If you’ve ever wanted a plant that looks somewhat like it has antlers, grab a Platycerium. This plant, which is often called the “Staghorn Fern”, can even grow on the side of things, such as trees or walls.

Gentiana Urnula
These beautifully-patterned succulents are known as “Starfish Succulents” and are at home in the rocks. These are also a perfect option for those seeking low-maintenance plants.

Sedum Morganianum
These crazy looking plant is often called “Donkey Tail” and its stems regularly grow up to two feet in length. Its leaves are normally a bluish-green and it is native to Mexico and Honduras.

Haworthia Cooperi
This plant looks like some type of glass flower or maybe even some type of gelatin, but these clumps you see here are actually green leaves that simply look as though they’re something else.

h/t Woman's Day

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