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”.
Ultimately, Meloney picked up the bed and dumped the fox out the window, restoring order once again.
I 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.
When 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.
Once 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!”
And 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.
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!