*Animals. You’ve gotta love ’em. I ran across a video where dogs were doing some sort of competition. One dog, aJack Russell Terrier named “Olly” obviously didn’t get the memo that this is a competition and decided to do his own thing.
What a hoot! The poor trainer, or guider, or whatever you call the person eventually just gave up.
But it was the hysterical Face-plant (you’ll understand after watching the video below) and what followed that will have you rolling.
*Let’s start your week off with a feel-good video. Aww, c’mon, I know you’ve probably just finished lunch and have to go back to the office, but don’t hate, congratulate! This is one very happy doggie.
Actually, on your next break, take a look at the video and play a little game with me called, “I wonder what this doggie would say if he could talk?”
*Just in case you think you might be seeing things as you look at the photo above. You kind of are. You are seeing a crocodile named ‘Poncho’ kissing a man named Chito Shedden, a fisherman who saw him injured and alone, and rounded up a group of brave friends to lift the croc and take him to safety.
The reptile reportedly lay dying on a river bank in Siquirres, Costa Rica when the fisherman spotted him. Snedden, a tour guide by trade, kind of fancies himself as an amateur naturalist and as such has learned a few things.
Obviously, how to wrangle in a crocodile without being eaten alive is one! Continue reading →
*Yes you were. No I wasn’t. I’ve got the video! This is what one adorable pooch had to endure when his owner pulled a dirty trick on him as he was sleeping. Poor doggie was getting a deep sleep in when his tricky human decides to tape his snoring. Funny stuff. See video below.
Kinda makes me want to playback that recording I have of a certain friend who swears by god he doesn’t snore.
*We always hear the tragic stuff when an alligator is in the picture. But sometimes these crocodilians (I learned that word from Wikipedia) just want to hang. You know, take a leisurely walk around your yard to see what’s up on the other side.
Secretly, they may wish we would just stop fearing them, and allow them to just lay beside us on the ground as we enjoy our outdoor picnics. Hey, they may even want us to play a friendly game of ball. You know, you use your feet to roll it over to the croc, and then watch him skidaddle over and catch it in that huge mouth.
OK, I know it’s a stretch, but you’ve got to admit, I was on some kind of a roll!
Anyhoo, fun times appear to be what’s happening for the world-weary gator in the video below, shared by the Miami Herald.
I’ve decided to name him Socrates, after the Greek philosopher. Why?
*Sometimes animals say the darndest things. And its not only in bark-talk. Believe me, they are a lot smarter than their humans give them credit for. I recall my bird, Saku, saying “Good Morning” to me in response. It only happened one time, but it did happen. Now I find this video of a mother trying so hard to teach her baby how to say “Mama.”
She is holding a spoonful of food as encouragement. Still, nothing, as the child just looks on with wide-eyed innocence. Continue reading →
*The 911 calls came into dispatch in rapid succession. Each caller seemingly more frantic than the last. They were reporting a horrible scene playing out right before their eyes. Their neighbor, Antoinette Brown, was being mauled by a pack of loose dogs, and there was nothing they could do to save her.
According to the 52-year-old woman’s family, the dogs devoured her like they were “eating a steak.”
The horrific incident happened in early May of this year, but what puts it in the news now is Tuesday’s release of the chilling audio (I can’t bear to listen to it, but I am sure a woman screaming for her life as she is savagely attacked by wild dogs is nothing less than chilling).
You can hear the audio yourself below.
The calls also reveal how the mauling affected Brown’s neighbors, who felt helpless to intervene. Both callers sound panicked, but tell dispatchers they are too afraid to try to save her.
“She’s out there begging for somebody to help her,” Jackie Humphrey, who was the first person to call, told the 911 dispatcher. “I know some dogs was out there and somebody came and ran them off. But she’s still out there moaning and groaning and I’m scared to go outside.” Continue reading →