Many animals are very smart. Like the dog who opens doors, or a monkey who can play chess... But one very special horse has captivated our attention for his unbelievable talent.
After retiring from being a racehorse, Metro seemed to be nearing the end of his life. Born with a knee a problem that was the cause of his career's end, he could have been put to sleep. Luckily, Ron Krajewski, an artist from Gettysburg, PA, and his wife, Wendy, adopted him.
They quickly fell in love! They knew Metro had a knee condition, but didn't realize how bad. It got to a point where Metro couldn't even go on the trails. A vet told them his condition was terminal, but the horse and his owners didn't take that news lying down. They were going to see to it that Metro continued to fulfill his destiny. After all, he is a very special horse!
Ron noticed that Metro liked to bob his head up an down. Naturally, the artist in him had an idea. He put a paint brush in Metro's mouth and beautiful things started happening. Metro was a natural painter! His big, colorful brush strokes would lead him to become a best-selling artist in Gallery 30 in Gettsysburg. The money his paintings earned even saved his life! They had an experimental procedure done which reversed the bone growth. He also donates the rest of his earnings to New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, which helps retired thoroughbreds find homes and get new careers.
This painting horse not only captivated our attention but also our hearts!
Learn more about Metro and see his awesome paintings by visiting paintedbymetro.com and www.facebook.com/PaintedByMetro.
Never underestimate the power of a woman! Judy Feinstein, one of the first female pilots, talks about her experience learning to fly like the guys!
In her 77 years of life, aviation has always been a main focus for Judy. Flying gave her the independence and ego to do many things in life. Along with being a female pilot, Judy worked as an occupational technician, ran air races and wrote curriculum for vocational trade books.
Currently, Judy is working in the antique business. As an employee, Judy refers to herself as "a jack of all trades". She has 3 wonderful children and 2 granddaughters. Judy has no intention to stop working, socializing or keeping up with her children and grandchildren any time soon! Her motto in life: "If you stop, you get stale".
'Twas a few nights before Christmas and all through the street,
Not a creature was stirring except this piano geek;
The lights were all hung on the houses with care,
In hopes that Jon wouldn't play piano there;
The people were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of cello music danced in their heads;
And Paul in his t-shirt and Al in his boots
Had just settled down for an all night video shoot.
When out in the street arose such a clatter,
People sprang from their beds to see what was the matter
Out the windows they watched, their phones they unlocked
Was this a dream or should they call the cops?
Jon sprang from his bench, running fast as he could,
As the neighborhood dogs barked (just as they should);
But we heard him exclaim, ere he ran out of sight,
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!
FUN FACTS ABOUT THIS VIDEO:
This was really filmed in the middle of the night, as you may have guessed.
500,000 Christmas lights 'starred' in this display (that's a half-million, people!!)