Saturday Surprise — Fun Animal Stories & Pics

It is finally Saturday, and time for Saturday Surprise.  I know you all have Christmas activities … shopping, baking, parties, shopping, decorating, wrapping, shopping, cleaning, and … did I mention shopping?  So, I really appreciate you taking a bit of time to spend here on this busy Saturday morning.  Like you guys, I have most of the listed activities to do this weekend also, so this morning’s Saturday Surprise may be a bit shorter than usual, but I just couldn’t let you guys down after the week we’ve all had!  If there is one thing I have learned since I started this feature, it is that one can never go wrong with cute or funny animal stories and pictures, so that is what I chose for today!


This first story is about an orange cat named ‘George’.  We have an orange cat.  His name is … wait for it … “Orange”.  Yes, Miss Goose named him when she was 3 years old.  Anyway, back to George.  George’s housemate is Meloney Blayze from Petts Wood, south east London. Apparently Meloney is in the habit of letting George out the kitchen window early in the mornings to explore in the garden, and then, leaving the window open so he can return when ready, she returns to bed

One morning last week, when Meloney got up later in the day, as she passed George’s bed, she says she found herself thinking “hmm, those are not the cat’s ears”.  A return to the bed and a closer look revealed not George, but a fox had come through the window and was happily occupying George’s bed.  George was none too happy and was hissing at the fox, who, according to Meloney, was “acting like another member of the family who had been there for years and was confused about what all the fuss was about”.

Fox-1Ultimately, Meloney picked up the bed and dumped the fox out the window, restoring order once again.

Fox-2I just had to share this one comment from a reader on Bored Panda


This next story reminds me of something I would do, being possessed of both a soft, squishy heart and near-blind eyes.

Eric and grandmaWhen Eric Hertlein went to visit his grandma in Kansas, he already knew she would have an array of cats, for she could never resist taking in a stray (gee, why does that sound familiar?)  Sure enough, there were three there at the time.  But wait!  One of those cats looked … oddish.  On closer inspection, Eric discovered not a moggie, but an opossum!  Even as Eric pointed out that the ‘cat’ was not, in fact, a feline, grandma “reassured me it was one of her cats.”  She had named this one Tete.

Tete-1Once Eric convinced grandma that Tete was, in fact, an opossum, she was nonchalant … “Well, he hasn’t bothered me yet, so I’m OK with him being here!”

Tete-2And once again, I loved this comment


And I will end with some funny animal pictures. These are some of the winners of the  Funniest Wildlife Photos Of 2017.  The first one is a series of four pictures, the rest are singles.




The Laughing Dormouse

Hitching a ride

Hitching a Ride



Again, I am orry about this one being a short post, but with only nine short days until Christmas, we all have plenty we need to be doing. Try to relax and enjoy whatever you do today, keep safe & warm, and have a wonderful weekend!  Hugs ‘n love from my house to yours!

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21 thoughts on “Saturday Surprise — Fun Animal Stories & Pics

  1. George is an Orange house cat
    Who once had to sleep on a mat
    His comfy bed in a box
    Occupied by a Fox
    Left George hissing about that.

    That fox looked as docile as a pet… Shows that all animals like warmth and comfort.

    Cute post.😊🌲

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  2. It’s absolutely wonderful how animals , with no complaints , make the most what’s available and proceed to enjoy it .
    ‘ I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self- contained;
    They do not sweat and whine about their condition;
    They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins ;
    They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God;
    Not one is dissatisfied — not one is demented with the mania of owning things;
    Not one kneels to another , nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago;
    Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.’

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    • Well said … and this is why I have long considered that if at all possible, I should like to return to earth as a wolf. When an animal kills, it is either for food or self-preservation, not because they don’t like the colour of the other guy’s fur, or which side of the woods he was born on.


      • When you think Walt Whitman died in 1892 you realise what a visionary the man was. I watched the wolves of Yellowstone a marvelous project showing the balance of nature which we seem to interfere with without any concern.

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        • So true … humans seem to think that all of nature was created only for the convenience and pleasure of mankind, so he randomly kills the animals, destroys the rain forests and the environment, and pats himself on the back for “taming nature”. I fear mankind is in for a very rude awakening.


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