Good Monday morning, friends! Yes, it’s really Monday already … did you all have a great weekend? I must forewarn you that Jolly and I are having just a bit of a downer morning, so while we’ve tried to pick out some fun things, if it falls flat or seems a bit less than usual, please forgive us? We had some help with the treats this morning, so grab a cuppa and a bit of a snack and let’s find some fun!
ATM dispenses what???
There’s a new bar in London called Vagabond … they just moved into an old building that used to house a Santander Bank. Apparently the bank left behind an ATM machine, and the owners of Vagabond had to figure out what to do with it.
Most times when you see an ATM machine, it is used to dispense cash, right? But this ATM machine is special … it dispenses wine … specifically, Prosecco, an Italian white wine! The wine was free for a couple of days to celebrate the opening of the bar, the 8th Vagabond to open in London. But, only one cup per person! I’m pretty sure that would have brought the law running here in the U.S., but it’s rather a fun way to celebrate the bar’s opening, don’t you think?
She was plump …
Animal rescuers in Britain said an owl found stranded in a ditch was initially feared to be injured but turned out to be merely too fat to fly.
The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary said a member of the public reported spotting a possibly injured owl stranded in a ditch a few weeks ago, but rescuers took the female bird for an examination and discovered she wasn’t injured, just overweight. Now … guess how much Plump weighed … are you ready for it? A whopping 8.6 ounces! I was prepared to read she weighed 20 pounds or so, but 8.6 ounces is barely a half-pound! Officials at the sanctuary say this is about one-third heavier than the average weight for a healthy female of her species.Officials said they initially suspected Plump may have lived in captivity or received food from humans, but her eating habits at the sanctuary showed she prefers the dark mice she would feast on in the wild, indicating her weight is “an unusual case of natural obesity.”Plump was put on a two-week diet and lost nearly 1½ ounces, enough to allow her to be released back into the wild.
His name is Belarus, and he has become an overnight internet sensation. It’s not hard to see why – his adorable little face and funny shenanigans are all we need to make our day brighter.Belarus was born cross-eyed due to an eye condition called strabismus.
It’s nothing serious though and poses no threat to Belarus’ health.
He was adopted by his owner Rachel almost two years ago when Belarus was 1. Rachel instantly knew that she was the one to take Belarus home as she fell in love with him the minute she saw him.
Since the adoption of Belarus, his owner has continued supporting the shelter that this boy came from, to help other cats there. By using the now-famous face of Belarus, Rachel is hosting fundraisers for the animals in need. In 2019, Rachel was able to donate $4000 to the shelter through various fundraising campaigns.
Belarus is a very active and curious boy …
Belarus, like any other cat, has his favorite activities. One of them is playing in the shower, even when the water is running. The boy’s owner admits that he is a bit of a troublemaker: “He loves knocking things off of the sink while I’m in the shower. He also loves exploring EVERYTHING and squeezing inside the smallest corners and crannies he can find.”
How about a few ‘toons and memes to bring a chuckle?
And lastly, if this cute animal video doesn’t make you smile, then nothing will! It even made me smile, and had Jolly rolling on the floor in stitches!
I hope you found something to smile about, and if you did, share that magical smile today … we all need one this week, methinks! Keep safe and have a great week. Love ‘n hugs from Filosofa and Jolly!