Have you helped a jug puppy today?
It's the holidays, and that means it's time to consider the neediest. No, not homeless humans—I'm talking about lost puppies with jugs stuck on their heads. Audra Bohannon lives near Houston, TX, and for weeks, she saw a skittish puppy running around her property with a jug stuck on its head, but she was never able to catch it (there's a lot of land in Texas, in case the phrase "was unable to find something on her property" is mind-boggling to you). The jug, open on both ends, was originally part of a pet feeder in Bohannon's barn, but she says that the dog (now called Bucky, short for bucket) must have snuck into the barn and got its head stuck in it.
At long last, they found the pooch under a bridge and lured it out with snacks. Once it trusted them enough to come near, they caught him and brought him to a vet to remove the bucket. The dog is now safely living with the Bohannons until they can check whether it has a microchip and belongs to anybody. If he's not microchipped, Bucky will live with Audra's relatives, who will give it all the food it wants in a nice, safe, open bowl.
(by Johnny McNulty)