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    Meet Starling! This 40 pound pit mix is around three years old, and is full grown. Starling has finished her heartworm treatment, and is finally ready to go to her forever home!Starling is completely housebroken! She is also crate trained, and doesn’t make a peep when staying in her kennel while Foster Mom is gone. Starling eats in her kennel, and when it’s meal time she will politely go into her kennel and sit until her meal has arrived. Over these past couple months Starling has also learned to sit on command and has improved her leash walking skills! We think Starling would love to be with a family where she can show off her leash walking skills either on a couple long walks, weekend hikes, or even just on the way to the dog park!Starling is cat friendly! She does need structured introductions with them to make sure that she knows that they are friends and not things to chase. That being said, she currently lives with three cats and is BFFS with them! One of Foster Mom’s cats is particularly fond of Starling, and you can often find the two of them hanging out together and giving each other some love! Starling is also great with kids – she behaves well around them and is very sweet to them. Starling loves to get affection from her human family. She will gladly accept pets (and give kisses in return), but if you are too busy she will self-entertain with some toys or just curl up next to you and nap. Foster Mom also told us that besides getting attention, Starling loves to eat peanut butter… the only thing is she thinks that she isn’t quite sure how to lick it off, and ends up trying to steal the whole spoon! Think you’re the one for Starling? Contact Athens Canine Rescue today! 
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  •     Bud Light 3 for All 2018 Contest Rules   OFFICIAL RULES    NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.    Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Bud Light 3 for All Contest(the “Sweepstakes”) is open to residents of the state of Georgia who are 21 years or older at the time of entry.” Employees of Cox Media Group, Cox Enterprises Inc., Pepsi Co., Dr. Pepper, (“Sponsor”),], and each of their respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win. The term “family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren and in-laws, regardless of where they live.     How To Enter. 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  • Welcome Heidi! Heidi is a young Hound mix and will probably top out at about 50lbs. She is about 8 months old now and currently weighs 42 lbs. Heidi is good with other dogs and cats, she is mostly housebroken and she is crate trained!  In fact, she loves her crate so much that if she ever needs a moment to unwind and relax, that is the first place she goes. Sometimes Heidi will ignore her feline friends while other times she tries to get them to play. When the cat gives a warning and hisses back, she backs off and finds something better to do. Heidi currently lives in a household with a lot of canine friends, including both older dogs and younger puppies.  She loves playing with her siblings and could wrestle and run with them all day long!  She plays gently with the smaller, younger pups and really cuts loose for a good romp with her bigger foster brother Forest.  Heidi’s doggy friends act like a security blanket for Heidi and help her learn new things.  You see, Heidi is a shy pup. She started life as a stray in a vacant lot with her mom and a few liter mates.  Some kind folks found her family and got them to safety at animal control when she was around four months old.  Up until that point the world had been a very scary place for her.  Since coming into foster care, Heidi has improved tremendously and she's a normal happy puppy at home with Foster Mom!  New places and new situations, especially without a doggy friend, are still very scary for Heidi.  She will lay down and shiver, trying to melt straight into the floor, and disappear when she gets overwhelmed. But thankfully, with a lot of practice and patience, that is happening less and less as Heidi gains more confidence to take on the world! At home with Foster Mom, Heidi now joins her siblings in the 'I’m so happy foster mom is home' dance!  Rubbing up against Foster Mom's legs and hoping for some pets.  She appreciates pets in short spurts and after a few good rub downs she happily frolics off to play.  Sometimes if she is feeling really really happy, she will jump up on the couch and give Foster Mom a few little baby kisses then lay down for a nap beside her. She isn’t big on cuddling just yet; that’s still a little out of her comfort zone, but she lays near Mom so she can be nearby for occasional pets and love. Out of the house, Heidi has made huge improvements.  She can now walk confidently on a leash alongside her siblings in a quiet neighborhood.  If there is a lot of traffic she still gets a little worried and hides behind her siblings to feel safer, but as soon as the traffic passes she shakes herself off and is ready to walk again.  With her other 4-legged friends, she is sooo happy and will even jog alongside Mom!  She just has the cutest run, tossing her puppy paws out in front of her and bouncing around having a blast.  If she is by herself though, she is more worried that the big scary world is about to eat her and will hang very close to Foster Mom giving her the “are you really sure we should be doing this” look.  Because Heidi appears so much more confident with doggy friends, we think she would do best in a home with another confident pup. One of Heidi’s favorite times of day is dog park time!  Foster Mom just can’t even believe the difference in Heidi at the dog park.  She runs around having soooo much fun!!  Happily greeting any new dog she thinks will play with her and be her new BFF.  It is absolutely the most adorable thing when a doggy BFF (that aren't her siblings) comes into the park.  Her little tail wags sooo hard it just about looks like it is going to fly off and she showers her friends in kisses!  She is still shy and wary of strange people at the dog park and if someone tries to pet her she will shy away and stay just out of arms reach.  If they crouch down she will slowly walk up to them and sniff their finger tips hoping for treats but if they are empty handed, she takes a few steps back again.  As soon as they turn around and aren’t paying attention to her, Heidi will sneak up behind them and sniff them.  She is very curious and wants to trust people, but just needs a little bit more time (and a patient and understanding family) to help her figure out how to let her guard down and confidently greet strangers.  Heidi is comfortable being around strangers at the park…she just prefers they respect her personal space bubble. For the most part, Heidi is laid back and reserved in the house and her most excited points come in spurts while playing in the backyard or wrestling on the couch with Forest on rainy days. Play sessions with Forest in the backyard or visiting the dog park are the best form of exercise for her right now, but jogging would also be an option if she had a doggy friend to join her on the run and it wasn’t along a busy roadway. Overall, Heidi is an independent gal who doesn’t need much physical affection but still wants to be part of the pack and spend time in the same room as the rest of the family. Though Heidi still has some work to do, she has come a long way since her first day in her foster home. From shaking in the corner and bolting as soon as someone walked by, to having a blast playing at the dog park, we are confident she is well on her way to finding her new forever home. With a little time, TLC, and patience, Heidi will make a great addition to your family. Keep checking back in for updates on Heidi as she continues to improve!! Click here for adoption info! 
  • Jennifer Brett of the Atlanta Journal Constitution contributed to this story. Once again, #OscarsSoWhite is trending on social media. The hashtag first surfaced after the 2015 Oscars nominees were announced.  The films and categories represented in the awards show were extremely diverse. But the actors nominated for awards weren't. >> Read more trending stories   Now, in the wake of the release of actors and actresses to be considered for accolades at the 2016 Oscars, #OscarsSoWhite is trending again. Will Smith, who earned a Golden Globes nomination this year for his role as Dr. Bennet Omalu in “Concussion,” wasn’t among the 2016 Academy Awards nominees announced Thursday morning.  Sylvester Stallone, who claimed a best supporting actor Globe trophy for his role in “Creed,” is up for a similar Oscar. The movie’s black star and director, Michael B. Jordan and Ryan Coogler, were not among nominees for either a Golden Globe or Oscar. Idris Elba was up for a supporting-actor Globe for “Beasts of No Nation” but received no Oscars nod. Most social media users, which spanned many races and ethnicities, expressed shock and disappointment that 'Creed' and 'Straight Outta Compton,' both of which topped box office sales, did not yield any award nominations for actors of color. The most recent black actor to win an Academy Award was Lupita Nyong, who played a slave in 2013’s '12 Years a Slave.' The first was Hattie McDaniel, who also played a slave for her role in 1939’s 'Gone With the Wind.' Only one Latino actor has won best actor for a lead role, and no Latina actress has ever won best actress for a leading role.