Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez fantasized about their perfect tree house. They came up with the brilliant idea for their Wisconsin estate when they realized one of their favorite trees was dying. Tereasa’s father christened their new home by hanging a rope swing on a giant elm… but the tree had Dutch elm disease.
So, Tereasa and David decided that their tree house should finally be built.
Not only that, but they were going to build their grown-up-kid’s playground on their dying, favorite tree.
The pair got a group of carpenters and designers together to work on the tree.
It wasn’t long before things began to take shape.
It started out as an idea for a tree house like a little kid’s…
But it turned into something MUCH bigger.
They chose reclaimed wood and vintage hardware for the tree house (or “house that just so happens to be in a tree”).
It’s full of little nooks and crannies.
Complete with the remaining healthy limbs poking out here and there.
It’s truly an adult’s playhouse.
Not to mention a work of art.
Plus, Tereasa’s father’s rope swing still hangs from his favorite tree.
Kenzi came to Cocker Spaniel Rescue of Austin & San Antonio from San Antonio as an abuse/neglect case. Her transformation shows what some tender loving care and soothing baths. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)
Trio Animal Foundation went and picked up a clump of matted fur from an open access shelter. The fur on poor Ellen’s legs was so heavy that it was starting to rip out at the root. 2 pounds of it was shaved away. Now this 2-year-old girl is ready for her new life to begin. (Image credits: Trio Animal Foundation)
Little Betty was abandoned by her owners. Once ashamed by her appearance, she is now ready for a new home. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)
This poor guy was found in the streets of Montreal looking so filthy that it was hard to tell that he was actually a dog. He could barely move underneath all his matted hair. But look how charming he seems after his cleanup! (Image credits: Quebec Society for Protection Of Animals)
Miley was found living in a trash pile, severely injured and barely able to walk. Now Miley is happy and healthy, living in a new home with her new family. (Image credits: Frank Bruynbroek)
Woody was dumped on the streets after his owner passed away. He hid for months and wouldn’t let anyone near him. The rescuers soon realized that the dog was blind in one eye. Despite his fear, he surrendered to the rescuers’ gentle touch. (Image Credits: Hope For Paws)
One woman spotted this little poodle eating from a trash can in Los Angeles. She reached out toHope For Paws, which helped the little girl become fluffy and charming again, removing 10 pounds of fur from the 15-pound pooch. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)
Cedar was named after the Golf Course close to where he was waiting to be picked-up by someone. He was hairless from stress, with bones poking through his skin. Since then, Cedar has found a great home with good care, where he fits right in. (Image Credits: Paaws Antigua)
This is Olivia on the day she was taken from an animal shelter by her current owner and one year after. What a difference a year makes. (Source: imgur)
Shrek was found barely moving, with legs covered in sores and fur caked with mud. After his excess hair was removed and his wounds were cared for, he was discovered to be a 6-year-old malti-poo dog that had been raised at a puppy mill. Soon Shrek found a loving home. (Image Credits: Park Road Veterinary Clinic)
Treasure, a 2-year-old female purebred miniature poodle, was severely neglected before being spotted by a passing motorist who brought her to the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society. Because of her matted, thick, and dirty hair, she couldn’t even walk anymore, until a visit to the vet made the beautiful Treasure emerge again. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)
Alana was surrendered to the shelter severely matted and dirty, hardly recognizable as a dog. To give vaccinations it was mandatory to shave her completely, which revealed her being much younger than initially thought. The sweet little dog found her forever home. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)
Boo was brought to the CARES Community Animal Rescue & Educational Shelter in Florida after being found on the side of the road, soaking wet and stinking of urine. After being cleaned up and groomed, she weighted only 2,8 pounds and looked adorable. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)
This poor guy was found barely alive in Mexico with a horrible eye infection. Someone uploaded a picture of him to Facebook, sharing his story. People were touched and donated money to transport the guy into the U.S. and treat his injury. Now it is hard to keep Iggy still – all he wants is to run around and play with everyone. (Image credits: Eldad Hagar)
A man found Vita, starving and close to death, in a junkyard in the Los Angeles area. She weighed only 70 pounds. The rescuers spent months helping her rehabilitate with good veterinary care, grooming and a proper diet, and now she’s a new dog. (Image credits: onepicturesaves.com)
HATE YOUR EXPENSIVE GADGET? GUESS WHAT:
CAN’T REACH THAT WALL? WANT TO FALL DOWN THE STAIRS? GOOD NEWS:
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS?
HOW DOES THIS EVEN WORK?
TOO MUCH HOMEWORK? DON’T FRET:
THIS IS HOW YOU BLOW UP YOUR DAMN KITCHEN:
IT’S OK, COUCH. NO ONE WILL EVER HURT YOU AGAIN:
WANT TO EAT TOOTHPASTE? GUESS WHAT:
NAILS SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM, RIGHT?
HOW CAN YOU EVEN FIND THAT MANY BATTERIES?
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU, CLOCK? WHO DID THIS TO YOU?
LIFE HACK: SHOOT YOURSELF.
HOSES SHOULD NOT BE DISRESPECTED LIKE THIS:
USE YOUR COMPUTER AS A CHEESE GRATER. JUST DO IT:
NEVER SEEN A HAT IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE? GUESS WHAT: JUST USE TRASH.
CAN’T FOLD A SHIRT? JUST FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS:
JUST DIE. YUP, JUST DIE:
TIRED OF DRINKING WATER STRAIGHT FROM PUDDLES LIKE THE ANIMAL YOU ARE? WELL:
SO MANY QUESTIONS:
JUST LEARNED HOW TO BATHE? I GOT YOU COVERED:
LOOKING TO POISON YOUR FRIENDS?
Somebody stop the planet… I want to get off!!
These pictures taken by Sarah DeRemer are of an abandoned psychiatric hospital called Gonjiam in South Korea.
The run-down mental hospital is reportedly one of the most haunted places on Earth and even if you don’t believe in ghost stories this place will send shivers down your spine.
Despite its current state of spine-tingling disarray, the hospital was fully functioning in 1995, full of patients, doctors and nurses.
Local legend has it that the allegedly clinically insane owner kept the tormented there as his prisoners.
The mental hospital was shut down in 1996 when the owner is said to have fled to America when Government officials came investigating reports of numerous patients being mysteriously found dead with no explanations given to their grieving families.
Since then the remaining structure has been left to let nature take its course, although the rooms are still filled with furniture, clothing and medical records.
The building stand complete with rusted out machines, hospital remnants, trash, and filthy mattresses, adding to its creepy and haunted reputation.
This is of course if you believe in scary stories.
A more believable story is that Gonjiam was forced to close mainly due to economic downturns, unsanitary conditions and problems with the sewage disposal system, not due to insane doctors or murderous patients.
As the sewage problem grew, the owner left the country and did not leave documentation behind about the land or the buildings on it, thus forcing its closure.
The hospital has been abandoned ever since, unless you count the numerous tourists, camera crews, and ghost hunters who come to stroll through the area, looking for evidence of paranormal activity or the proverbial skeletons in the closets of the asylum.
No matter what you believe, we can all agree that Gonjiam is one scary looking place…
Welcome to the gutter LOL
A dog doesn’t care how much money you have, if you live in a nice home or if you have a home at all.
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Surprisingly, many homeless dogs are relatively well-cared for. Homeless owners will often choose to go hungry themselves rather than see their companion go hungry, although they are often unable to provide their pets with professional veterinary help. (More info HERE)