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Furry Friends Friday from The Mason Jar Cafe featuring Harmony from Van Buren County Animal Control – August 20, 2021

Furry Friends Friday from The Mason Jar Cafe featuring HARMONY!
This is Harmony, who HEARS that there is a forever home out there just waiting for her! She’s fully vaccinated, spayed, Heartworm negative, intestinal parasite negative, and microchipped! She’s roughly 18 months to 2 years old. She is part of our Emergency Bissell Empty the Shelter event that is going on from the 16th to the 22nd- where adoption fees are only $20! Please contact Van Buren County Animal Control at 269-621-4624 to hear more about our beautiful girl, Harmony.

The Happy Headline of the Day – Friday, August 6

A little less than two years ago, Daniel Donaldson — a longtime youth sports coach in Haleyville, Alabama — was introduced to a 14-year-old athlete named Alecia.
When Daniel and his wife, Tiffany, learned that Alecia was in need of a stable family, they invited her to stay with them. After being given a four-month temporary custody period, Alecia eventually moved in permanently.
The arrangement was working great. Alecia fit right in with Daniel and Tiffany’s three kids. And, Daniel and Tiffany left it up to Alecia if she would like to become legally adopted.
Well, Alecia decided to make it official — and broke the news to Daniel during a “birthday surprise.”
The family tricked Daniel into attending a “birthday photoshoot” on a beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
While they were at the beach, they blindfolded Daniel while Alecia held up a bunch of signs on poster board, explaining the back story and why she would like Daniel to adopt her.
When Daniel finally took off his blindfold he learned what the trip to the beach was all about when Alecia, Tiffany and the children held up signs reading: “Let’s make it official. Will you adopt me?”
It was a big step for Alecia. As she explained, Daniel started out as her coach, but also filled the roles of protector and provider — and eventually became the man she calls “daddy.” (Yahoo Sports)

The Daily Dish – Friday, August 6

Ryan Reynolds made one of his career fantasies a reality — by getting Mariah Carey to let him use “Fantasy” in his new movie, Free Guy.
Reynolds, who has a history of using some interesting song selections in his movies after he put Celine Dion‘s “Ashes” into Deadpool 2, played it a little more straight this time. He tells Variety, “I am a huge Mariah Carey fan. I got to speak with [her] and talked to her a little bit about how much of an engine and an agent of progress that this song had been in terms of our creative process. She’s just been awesome about it.”
The Mimi hookup almost didn’t happen, though, according to Reynolds, who says “I initially put a song in the script by The Outfield called ‘Your Love.’ It’s an old ’80s tune. It’s great, but it just didn’t have that epic scale I was looking for. And then ‘Fantasy’ just came on my playlist and everything clicked in.”

Britney Spears‘ new lawyer has put the pedal to the metal — and wants her dad out of her life as soon as possible.
Mathew Rosengart filed official paperwork to remove Jamie Spears as Brit’s conservator last week, but he wasn’t happy with the timeline set by the judge. Judge Brenda Penny set the next hearing on Britney’s case for September 29th, but Rosengart wants to speed things along and asked that it be held on August 23rd.
Rosengart wrote, “In short, although a two-month wait for a hearing on the Petition may not seem significant in the context of 13 years, Ms. Spears should not be forced to continue feel traumatized, lose sleep and suffer further.”  (Variety)

A Canadian family became stranded on a lake in Canada and had an unexpected run-in with a shark.
Tom Lawson, a former minor league hockey goalie, was with his wife and kids on Lake Joseph in Ontario when their boat ran out of gas and left them stranded. They were getting very nervous as the sun began to set and were calling out to get someone’s attention. Luckily for them, Shark Tank star Robert Herjavec happened to be nearby on his jet ski and heard their calls for help. He said at first he thought they were calling out to him because they’re fans of Shark Tank, but then realized they needed help.
The Canadian businessman tied a rope to their boat and towed them back to shore. The family then snapped a photo with their hero. (TMZ)