Good Monday morning, my friends! Come on in and make yourselves at home! Did you all have a wonderful weekend? The temperatures here were much more bearable than they have been so far this summer, so that was nice. I even slept a whole 8 hours for the first time in a long time, so perhaps I won’t have so much trouble staying focused this week. Help yourself to a bit of a morning snack, and let’s go in search of a bit of humour, shall we?
A donkey or a zebra?
Mahmoud Sarhan snapped photos at the International Garden Municipal Park in Cairo after he noticed the two zebras on display appeared to be donkeys painted to look like zebras.The photos, which went viral, show the animals’ stripes appear to be smudging. A veterinarian who analyzed the photos said the coloring of the faces do not align with a normal zebra’s appearance, and their stripes do not appear to be consistent. The zoo, however, denies that any of the animals in the facility are fraudulent. I’m no expert, so I will withhold judgment.
A Chinese zoo came under fire in 2013 when sharp-eyed visitors noticed an animal labeled as a “lion” was in fact just an especially fluffy dog. The People’s Park of Luohe said the Tibetan mastiff was a temporary replacement for the zoo’s real lion, which was away at a breeding facility.
Sheesh … can’t trust anything anymore.
Tooth all gone …
I am always amazed, and more than a little puzzled by the variety of inventive means parents use to remove their children’s ‘baby teeth’. I mean … leave them alone – they will come out all by them selves, and if you cannot pull it out with only your fingers, then it isn’t ready yet anyway. But parents seem to enjoy torturing their children. Remember the one I mentioned a while back with the dad who pulled his son’s tooth by means of a crossbow?
This mom turned the job over to her son, Gibson, who fired off a Nerf dart that was tied to a loose tooth in the mouth of his sister, SaBella. Nerf darts have been clocked at speeds as high as 35 mph!
Stupidity to the nth degree …
Mitchell Adkins, age 52, and Christopher Binion, age 46, were both old enough to know better. It happened in Niles, Ohio, where the two men went into a local PetSmart store and somehow managed to walk out with an aquarium for which they did not pay. But that isn’t the worst! Their getaway vehicle? A bloomin’ motorcycle!!!PetSmart called the police, and as the officer was on his way to the store to take a report, he spotted the men fleeing the scene, so he turned and followed. Mitchell sat on the back, holding the stolen goods, and at some point, for reasons undisclosed, decided to jump off, breaking the aquarium and getting himself arrested.
And the stupidity continues, for while the officer lost track of the motorcycle rider, the vehicle was soon found abandoned behind the Chef Peng restaurant. Officers searched the area and spotted a “nervous-looking” man behind a home. Besides looking nervous, Christopher began to furiously prune a small tree with his bare hands telling officers he was there to do yard work. He told police he saw the suspects flee east on a nearby road, but investigators did not believe his story and he, too, was arrested.
And they didn’t even wear helmets!!!
But mom – I thought you liked it!
You know how puppies are … always so eager to please their humans that they bring us an array of things that … well, end up maybe not pleasing us so much.
Such was the case when Baloo, the 5-month-old border collie decided to please his human, Carol Wohr, by bringing in the lawn sprinkler from outside … while it was still sprinkling!
“I was in a panic on what to do. My lamp and TV were getting soaked. Good thing I was wearing waterproof mascara.”
Wohr said playing in the sprinkler is one of Baloo’s favorite activities. She said she plans to keep a close watch while watering the lawn in the future to make sure the puppy’s water antics remain outside.
Three cheers for the new mayor …
I have written before about towns that had a dog as mayor, but this is a first … a cat! The Village of Omena in Michigan, has had non-human mayors for more than a decade. The feline’s name is Sweet Tart, and she will serve until the next mayoral election in 2021. Her opponents this round included 13 dogs, a peacock, a goat, a chicken and another cat, all of whom were awarded positions on the village council.Now, I am willing to bet that this village is run in a much more humane and efficient manner than those run by humans, for in the past two years I have concluded that humans are not, after all, a superior breed!
And now, folks, while I wish I could invite you to hang out here all day, I really do have work to do … and so do you! I hope you found something to chuckle about here today, and if you did … go share a smile or two with somebody who isn’t chuckling! You could probably even part with a hug or two this week, eh? Keep safe and have a great week. Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa!