Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .
1. A dog in the U.K. just got sober. (???) He’s a two-year-old Lab mix named Coco. His old owner let him drink alcohol to the point that he got physically hooked on it. He went through alcohol withdrawal, and it took about a month for vets to ween him off. But he’s doing better and should go up for adoption soon.
2. A new poll found 41% of Americans are now registered organ donors. 39% of people in the poll said they personally know someone who’s received an organ.
3. Two grandmas from Texas just went around the world in 80 days at AGE 80. Their names are Sandy Hazelip and Ellie Hamby, and actually they’re 81. They planned to do it at 80 as a nod to the Jules Verne novel, but the pandemic delayed it a year.
They’ve been best friends for decades, and started traveling together after their husbands passed away.
In less than three months, they hit 18 countries on all seven continents. They even fit in a hot-air balloon ride in Egypt as another nod to the book. They say they didn’t plan a vacation, they planned an “adventure.”