Mans’ best friend: I just gets no better than this…….

Dog stands watch over trapped canine buddy for 7 days

A desperate plea for help, two lost dogs and one happy ending.

That sums up the story of canine friends, Tillie and Phoebe, perfectly.

The two dogs ran away from their Washington state home last week without a trace.

Five days after their disappearance, the Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP) — a non-profit organization that runs a lost and found operation to reunite lost animals with their guardians — stepped in to help their distraught owner.

Amy Carey, a VIPP volunteer whose the first to respond to a lost dog call, made it her mission to find the canines. She was hoping someone, somewhere would see them.

Little did she know, Tillie would lead the way.

“We received a call from a community member reporting that for the past few days a ‘reddish’ dog had been coming up to them when they were out on their property and then promptly heading back into a ravine,” Carey reported on Facebook Monday.

So, with “a needle in the haystack hope,” Carey and her rescue crew made their way into the ravine. When Tillie’s name was called, the group could hear a faint one-woof response.

After following the sound of her barks, Carey spotted Tillie laying beside an old cistern with poor Phoebe stuck inside.

“Every breath was held and every doggie prayer offered that the peek over the rim would somehow find her safe,” Carey recalled in a Facebook post.

A basset hound named Phoebe (pictured) is trapped in a cistern in Washington state.


Luckily, she was — and the two dogs slowly made their way back home, safe and sound.

“This is an amazing story about Tillie being a true friend and heroine,” Carey told CBS News. “But it’s also about the importance of not giving up.”

Carey is using the dog’s powerful story to give owners of lost pets a reminder: When trying to find a missing dog, us two leggers need to pay attention to even the smallest clues.

“If you have a lost pet and are not getting regular sighting reports, there is a high chance that they are stuck somewhere be it over a slope, in a building or in this case — in a cistern,” Carey warned.

Thousands of people shared the story of Phoebe and Tillie.

“True loyalty,” one Facebook user commented.

“Such an amazing story. Love the happy ending,” another replied.

It truly is a story that shows “a true friend and a humbling example of the power of love,” Carey said.

Dipshit of the day part III: Martin Shkreli tries to justify the cost

CEO: 5,000-percent drug price hike “not excessive at all”

See prior posts here:

When Turing Pharmaceuticals bought the 62-year-old drug called Daraprim in August, the company immediately raised the price of one pill from $13.50 to $750. The increase drew protests in the medical community from those concerned that many patients will no longer be able to afford the drug. According to Turing CEO Martin Shkreli, however, the move is simply a smart business decision.

“Why was it necessary to raise the price of Daraprim so drastically?” CBS News correspondent Don Dahler asked Shkreli.

“Well, it depends on how you define so drastically. Because the drug was unprofitable at the former price, so any company selling it would be losing money. And at this price it’s a reasonable profit. Not excessive at all,” Shkreli responded.

Daraprim was developed in 1953 as a treatment for toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by a parasite. It comes from eating under-cooked meat or drinking contaminated water, and affects those with compromised immune systems, like AIDS and cancer patients.

When Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of Daraprim to $750 per tablet, the average cost of treatment for patients rose from about $1,130 to $63,000. For certain patients, the cost can go as high as $634,000.

While Shkreli acknowledged that the move might look “greedy,” he said there are “a lot of altruistic properties to it.”

“This is a disease where there hasn’t been one pharmaceutical company focused on it for 70 years. We’re now a company that is dedicated to the treatment and cure of toxoplasmosis. And with these new profits we can spend all of that upside on these patients who sorely need a new drug, in my opinion,” he added.

Oncologist and CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus disagreed.

“Patients shouldn’t be taxed and charged for future research and development. Patients should pay for the drug they’re getting and what they need in the situation that they are” Agus said.

“It’s predatory practice and it’s inappropriate,” he added.

The topic entered the political debate on Monday, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeting: “Price gouging like this in the specialty drug market is outrageous.”

Her rival Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Shkreli demanding information on the price increase and called the rate hike “…the latest in a long list of skyrocketing price increases for certain critical medications.”

Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings have been investigating drugs that have seen jumps in prices.

“Right now it’s out of control, and so we as a country, as a government, as individuals, as doctors all have to get together and say, we need to make pricing appropriate,” Agus said.

But according to Shkreli, the new cost of Daraprim is appropriate.

“There’s no doubt, I’m a capitalist. I’m trying to create a big drug company, a successful drug company, a profitable drug company,” he said. “We’re trying to flourish, but we’re also — our first and primary stakeholders are patients, there’s no doubt about that.”

Hillary Clinton says she will lay out a plan Tuesday about how to take on what she calls price gouging in the specialty drug market. The increased scrutiny on this practice has already led Rodelis Therapeutics that sells tuberculosis drug Cycloserine to rescind a major price hike enacted just last month.

He still is and always will be a shithead. And from what little I have seen, admittedly not a lot he sickens me, He has priors for this.

Here is a real shithead for you…….

 Man murders, disembowels girlfriend for screaming ex’s name

A Sunrise man claims he accidentally killed his girlfriend after she uttered her ex-husband’s name while the two were having sex in a closet, according to police.

News of the death of Maria Nemeth’s vicious murder has sent shock waves through the Collanade Apartment Complex she was a longtime leasing agent.

“People drink but there is no excuse for that,” said neighbor Roy Jones.

It all started Saturday morning just after 3:30 a.m., Fidel Lopez, 24, called 9-1-1 and told the operator that his girlfriend was having trouble breathing and was going to die.”I cannot imagine this happening to anyone especially someone as sweet as this young lady,” said neighbor Dan Carter.

When Sunrise police and paramedics arrived at his apartment, at 1630 NW 128th Terrace, they found Lopez calling out for help as he stood next to the body of his girlfriend Maria Nemeth.

Nemeth’s body was in a pool of blood. Officers noted there was also a large amount of blood on the floor inside a closet, on the floor in the bathroom and on the walls in a hallway. On closer investigation, police found several chunks of bloody tissue inside the closet.

During a walk through of the apartment, officers found several holes in the drywall, the closet door had been detached and it was lying in a hallway floor and the rear sliding glass door had been shattered.

Lopez was taken to police headquarters for questioning. Initially Lopez told police that he and Nemeth had been drinking tequila which led to rough sex, according to his arrest report. Lopez reportedly claimed it was Nemeth’s idea to insert objects into her vagina during sex. He said she then went to the bathroom, vomited and had difficulty breathing so he called 9-1-1.

On further questioning Lopez’s story changed, according to police.

Lopez said they had been drinking and were having sex in the closet when she called out her ex-husband’s name – twice.

He reportedly told the police that angered him and he began smashing things around the apartment in anger. When he went back to the closet he found Nemeth passed out. Lopez said he then began to insert various objects into Nemeth’s vagina and anus, according to his arrest report. Nemeth was so intoxicated she didn’t resist, according to Lopez.

Lopez told police he became a “Monster” and inserted his hand into her vagina and began to pull out intestinal matter, according to his arrest report.

Lopez said when he was finished, he carried Nemeth’s body to the bathroom and tried to revive her by putting water on her face, according to police. When she didn’t regain consciousness, Lopez began to panic and went out to the porch to smoke a cigarette. When he came back to the bathroom, he told police Nemeth wasn’t breathing so he called 9-1-1.

Police arrested Lopez who has been charged with first degree murder.