According to the Burts, the dog’s tongue began to turn blue and she started having difficulty breathing, which prompted the flight crew to quickly step in with an oxygen mask.
Darcy was treated for hypoxia – a lack of oxygen in the body – by her owner who held the oxygen mask over the dog’s face. (Steven and Michele Burt)
“We all are affected by cabin pressure and oxygen fluctuations, human, canine and feline, etc., but the fact that the Attendants were responsive and attentive to the situation may have saved Darcy’s life,” Michele wrote on her Facebook page, ABC News reported.
Darcy was treated for hypoxia – a lack of oxygen in the body – by her owner who held the oxygen mask over the dog’s face.
“I placed the mask over her face, and within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time she didn’t want the mask,” Michele said, ABC News reported. “I believe [crew members] Renaud and Diane saved a life, some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine. I do not.”
Burt thanked the JetBlue crew for helping Darcy during the trip.
JetBlue released a statement to ABC News about the incident, which could have been dangerous had flight crew not reacted.
Owner Steven Burt poses with Darcy on the Massachusetts-bound flight. (Steven and Michele Burt)
“We all want to make sure everyone has a safe and comfortable fight, including those with four legs,” JetBlue said in a statement to ABC News. “We’re thankful for our crew’s quick thinking and glad everyone involved was breathing easier when the plane landed in Worcester.”
Fox News reached out to JetBlue for comment, but has yet to receive a response.
Many airlines ban French bulldogs from flying in cargo holds because of their respiratory issues.
French bulldogs are more prone to respiratory problems as they are classified as short-nosed dogs, or brachycephalic. Short-nosed dogs are put at a higher risk for breathing problems when flying because they are more vulnerable to changes in air quality and temperature, AVMA says.
Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.
The public are being advised to take shelter from the sun, as the joint warning from the NHS, Public Health England and the Met Office says there is a 90% probability of heatwave conditions until 09:00 BST on Friday.
Rivers and streams have dried up in England, leaving thousands of fish to be rescued by the Environment Agency.
The National Farmers’ Union has warned of crops “parched to the bone” and livestock farmers resorting to using winter rations, as grass has stopped growing.
The hot weather has boosted sales at shops, with leading retailers reporting this week that sales of fans have risen by 315% and barbecue sales have increased by 723%, compared with the same time last year.
From the sexy women on billboards to the Photoshopped thighs on the cover of Cosmo, our society generates millions of messages a day that scream, “You’re not good enough.”
Body positivity is SO much easier said than done.
We all internalize insecurity in our own ways, but a standard of bodily perfection particularly seems to loom over women who are told in hundreds of subtle ways every day that “thin = beauty,” that “skinny = worthy,” and “flawless = enough.”
It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure out that those equations don’t exactly add up. For nobody is flawless — and let’s face it, there are plenty of thin people who are downright rotten to the core on the inside, so equating that to beauty is nonsensical as well.
Body positive advocate and self-acclaimed “goal digger” Jenna Kutcher is all too familiar with the criticism that comes along with having a less-than-perfect bod by cultural standards.
But rather than recoiling into shame and a state of self-loathing, Jenna uses the criticism as fuel to encourage other women to be their fearfully and wonderfully made selves.
She responded to one Instagram follower’s hurtful comment in a viral post that is sending a powerful message to women everywhere:
“Someone once slid into my DMs and told me they couldn’t believe I had managed to land a guy as good looking as @kickingitwithkutch. I’ll be honest that I was taken aback.
Part of my insecurity with my body has stemmed around being married to Mr. 6-Pack himself. Why should I, a curvy girl get him? I feel unworthy and when I write narratives in my head that because I am not thin, I don’t deserve him.
This man has embraced every curve, every dimple, pound and pimple for the last ten years and has always me reminded me that I’m beautiful even when my inner dialogue doesn’t match.
So yes, my thighs kiss, my arms are big, and my bum is bumpy but there is just more of me for him to love and I chose the man that could handle alllll that (and so much more!)
I am so much more than my body, so is he, and so are you.”
Jenna’s message piggybacks on earlier posts that slam the lie of “thin-spiration” with a little Biblically-inspired truth, charging that God knew what he was doing when he made each and EVERY one of us:
“Peace out to: perfection, body shaming, impossible beauty standards, the haters, the trolls, ‘thin-spiration,’ retouching and marketing messages that target our deepest insecurities.
Shout out to all of you fighting to love yourself in a world constantly telling you that you’re not enough. You ARE enough, you are so enough, it’s absolutely insane how enough you are.
Speak this over yourself: I am worthy, I am beautiful, I am whole, and I am fearfully and wonderfully made. God didn’t make any mistakes on you, rest in that.”
And while her husband might be a total dreamboat, Jenna asserts that there is SO much more to her muscley man than meets the eye:
“He’s a total softie when it comes to little dogs, he’s striving to become Jack from ‘This Is Us,’ and he just brought home four different kinds of GF mac and cheese so I wouldn’t be disappointed.
He has a heart of gold, abs of steel, and he’s the most loyal human I’ve ever met. He’s been my best friend for the last ten years, has grieved with me through our miscarriages, taken risks that have scared the heck out of him, and held my hand in church on Sunday.”
While society may see them as a mismatch externally, they see one another as best friends who fell in love with the most compatible hearts on the planet — and that is a trait that won’t fade with time or shrivel up with the wrinkles that are sure to plague their outer appearances with age.
“Ladies, wait for the man that loves you well, that wakes up every day and chooses you,” Jenna challenges. “That comes alive in your presence and poses for stupid Instagram photos with a smile. Choose the man who celebrates your power, is your number one fan and who handles the urgency of a mac and cheese craving like a champ.”
“Don’t look for the one who completes you, you are already whole and complete. This isn’t about being worthy, you already are. It’s about waiting for the one who recognizes that worthiness and wholeness every single day.”
SHARE Jenna’s inspiring message with the wonderfully-made women in your life who could use this encouragement today.
In her show Nanette, the Australian standup speaks out about homophobic and sexual violence the set is now a Netflix sensation. She opens up about shame, rage, her autism diagnosis and the meaning of Louis CK
During the live run of Hannah Gadsbys standup show, Nanette, she found herself sleeping 15 hours a night, then taking naps during the day. I got bronchitis in London, she says. A tooth wrenched out in Edinburgh. Then I got carbon monoxide poisoning from the flat in New York. I was Googling neurological disorders, I had the tremors and my speech was slurring. I kept telling people I was really tired, texting them coffin emojis, and theyd say: Of course you are, this show is exhausting.
But she doesnt think you should really suffer for your art. Well, not any more. Im against that theory, she says firmly.
She performed Nanette for 18 months including a one-month stint in New York that turned into four and has now become accustomed to people expressing concern for her wellbeing.
We meet in a crowded Melbourne cafe, and when another journalist, early for her slot, walks by, she puts a gentle hand on Gadsbys shoulder, unbidden. Gadsby takes this in her stride. Ive had psychiatrists reach out to me, saying: You know, theres no precedent for what youre doing. Its been a strange old ride and I think its going to take a long time before I know what Ive done to myself.
Gadsby is keen to go incognito. The easiest way to spot her is that she is the only person in the cafe hiding their face with their hand. But anonymity may no longer be possible. Nanette went up on Netflix a month ago, and has since elicited thorough analysis in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Washington Post and Vanity Fair, while Lily Allen, Thandie Newton, Monica Lewinsky, Ellen Page and Roxane Gay have raved and/or wept about it on Twitter (in a tweet to Gadsby, Gay wrote: You moved me and have really made me think about humour, the self, self-deprecation and the uses of anger). Across Gadsbys social networks, the general public also gives effusive thanks. Nanette is not merely an hour of standup. Its a mass bloodletting.
Gadsby cant bring herself to look right now. In fact, she has asked her manager to mute any exciting offers. Im living somebody elses dream, she says. Now everyone wants a piece of the Gads.
Standup comedy relies, of course, on creating tension and release. In Nanette, Gadsby exposes and then destroys that formula. She reveals experiences of homophobic and sexual violence, which escalate throughout the set, until finally she is delivering them from a precipice of rage. This tension is yours, she tells the stunned Sydney Opera House audience. I am not helping you with it any more. You need to learn what this feels like.
I broke the contract and thats what made this work, she says. I betrayed peoples trust, and I did that really seriously, not just for effect.
Nanette debuted at the Melbourne International Comedy festival in 2017, the year of Australias same-sex marriage postal plebiscite, and during fierce debate around the Safe Schools programme designed to support LGBTQI students. Homophobia was making its way back into the public sphere; a clear, disturbing regression.
In the first third of Nanette, Gadsby deconstructs the autobiographical material she has aired over the years, including a tale about nearly getting beaten up at a bus stop, which gets the audience laughing gamely. In the second, she deconstructs comedy itself, and announces her intention to quit the circuit. To use self-deprecating humour when you are already deemed worthless, she suggests, is further humiliation. In the final third, she deconstructs misogyny, including her own internalised misogyny. She had never told the full story of the bus-stop incident, for example that the man had come back and beaten her up, that nobody had stopped him, and that she didnt go either to the police or the hospital afterwards, because she didnt think she was worth it. Gadsby desperately needed to hear stories like hers when she was younger, but instead had been complicit in silencing them. No more.
Gadsby grew up in small-town, bible-belt Tasmania. Homosexuality was a crime there until 1997, so she says jovially in her set the likes of her were supposed to pack up your Aids in a suitcase and fuck off to Mardi Gras. But the island state is also the butt of incest jokes from mainland Australia, so she felt instinctively protective of it. It is not the only time she has found that loyalty can be at the expense of the self; at the end of Nanette she reveals painfully, briefly, that she was sexually abused as a child and raped as a young woman, but doesnt go into details. How that silence within a show about breaking silence must sting.
Its this murky area where you know the people and it has repercussions for their families, she says, so I dont know how to put that out there in the world in a constructive and safe way for both me and all involved. We only have an existing narrative framework for a stranger doing violence to you.
The idea of stranger danger persists in the collective psyche, but we now know that sexual offences against children are the crimes least likely to involve strangers. Most children will be abused by opportunists in adult relationships: the married relatives, the family friends, the pillars of the community, the good blokes. A lot of people who have experienced trauma at the hands of people theyve trusted take responsibility, and that is whats toxic, Gadsby says. Its bullshit that as a kid Id care for a person that was abusing me, but you just do and thats the horrific thing.
Shame and rage are the twin forces behind Nanette, but rage, at least, has velocity. It is purposeful, powering her to the final third, whereas shame welds the feet to the ground. Gadsby considers this delineation. Shame has its place, she says. Shame is what you do to a kid to stop them running on the road. And then you take the shame away and immediately theyre back in the fold. You should never soak anybody in shame. Its the prolonged existence of shame that then flips out into destructive rage. We cant exist in that. Its like treacle.
Dogs are goofy. Everyone knows that, compared to cats, they are about as graceful as a hippo on ice. But while they may be clumsy idiots at times, they are are adorable!
We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of dogs doing really dumb things, and they are just hilarious. We know they don’t mean to be bad, there’s not a shred of malice in them, and that’s why we can’t possibly stay mad at them! Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don’t forget to vote for your faves!
Bloomberg posted an article speculating as to why Millennials aren’t having more kids. The article comes up with several potential factors, but Millennials are responding on Twitter with their own reasons that are both hilarious and all too familiar.
The actors tortuous depression led him to drink, then to rehab. He opens up about self-destruction, fatherhood and his friend Tom Cruise. Photographs: Suki Dhanda for the Guardian
Simon Pegg has brought a bit of Hollywood with him. Not just the shades and a shiny smile, but the scorching weather, too. This setting seems apt. Pegg is here to promote his latest outing in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and because this is the start of his promotional campaign and because he adores the fact he gets to star in Mission: Impossible films alongside Tom Cruise he is raring to go.
You have caught me at the best possible moment, he says, shaking my hand and downing a coffee. This will be the most enthusiastic, positive and interesting I will ever be. You have got the mother lode!
And then he sits down to talk about depression. And alcoholism. And how he spent years trying to hide it, and how he nearly lost everything, and how he is lucky to even be alive. It was awful, terrible, he says. It owned me. Suddenly, this roof terrace in east London doesnt seem so sunny.
The narrative with Pegg has always been a heartwarming one: young sci-fi geek turns his obsession into a comedy career, writes a brilliant sitcom (Spaced) and a fun comedy zombie film (Shaun of the Dead), before somehow ending up starring in the same kind of space adventure blockbusters he grew up with. His rise is often portrayed like a film script, as if he didnt so much work his way up to a career as found it tucked inside a Wonka bar. His puppyish enthusiasm and permanent Am I really here with all these famous people? expression only added to the narrative. It was a tale into which drink-fuelled oblivion did not fit too neatly.
I would feel like Im in a film with Tom Cruise, Ive got the part of Scotty in Star Trek. This should be making me feel happy, he says. But it wasnt.
It was the start of a long and tortuous journey. Pegg, now 48, says he had been aware that he suffered from depression since he was 18, but until 2005 had always dealt with it by self-medicating. He would feel sad, he would have a drink, he would feel better. Repeat when needed. There was no time to stop and thinkabout it he had a career to build and countless projects to get through. But after flying to Los Angeles to shoot Mission: Impossible III (2006), things started to unravel.
When I watch that film back, I can see where I was then, which was fairly lost, and unhappy, and an alcoholic, he says. It was the start of what he calls the crisis years although most of his fans will have been blissfully unaware of it. Because I hid it, he says. Im an actor, so I acted all the fucking time.
Did he employ the same skills? Sometimes I did, he says, admitting that he even kept his problems hidden from his best friend and frequent co-star, Nick Frost. One thing [addiction] does is make you clever at not giving anything away. People think junkies and alcoholics are slovenly, unmotivated people. Theyre not they are incredibly organised. They can nip out for a quick shot of whisky and you wouldnt know they have gone. Its as if you are micro-managed by it. He lets out a burst of manic laughter Pegg is remarkably chirpy today, despite the subject matter. But eventually the signs are too obvious. You have taken the dog for one too many walks.