Saturday Surprise … Bits ‘N Pieces

My posts this week have been rather downers, and now here it is the weekend, so I thought you guys deserved something more fun than hearing me rant.  To start your weekend with an ‘Awwww’, I have just a couple of cute and fun things that I hope you’ll enjoy.

Fresh out of hibernation, this mama black bear is trying to get all four of her adorable cubs across a road and to safety, but two of them don’t seem to want to cooperate.  This video is courtesy of a man stopped in his car filming the cuteness …

The article was titled “Baboon, Bear, or Bison: Find Out Which Animal Personality Best Matches Yours in a Free Fun Quiz”.  Okay, it was only 10 questions, so surely that will only take a couple of minutes.  And it did, in fact, take less than 2 minutes.  But … fully expecting to find that my personality matches some cute little animal like a wolf, koala, panda, or bear, I was a little disappointed with the result:  a warthog!

Me … a warthog!  I must admit, though, that the description they give is pretty accurate:  Industrious • Bright • Brave • Blunt • Cranky.  Yep, I am all of those things, especially that last one.  Sigh.  A warthog.  If you’re interested in trying the quiz, you can do so here.  Let me know if yours is … um … cuter than mine!

A stray dog in North Carolina fell in love with a stuffed purple unicorn in a Dollar General Store.  He loved that stuffed unicorn so much that he kept sneaking into the store and trying to take the unicorn off the shelf.  Finally, after the fifth time, store employees called the Country Animal Services Department who sent Joe Newburn to investigate …

“The store called and said they had a stray dog in the parking lot that kept coming into the store.  He’d walk in, go to that unicorn and try to get it. He did it four or five times before they locked the door and called us to come get him. Maybe he had a stuffed animal like that in his original home. I don’t know, but he wanted that purple unicorn bad.”

The pup found himself at the local animal shelter, where he was booked in as a stray and given the name Sisu (a nod to a character in Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon).  But on the bright side, the animal control officer who took him to the shelter, first purchased the purple unicorn and let Sisu take it to the shelter with him.

As of this writing, Sisu and the unicorn are pending adoption and will soon have a forever home.

And on that note, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

21 thoughts on “Saturday Surprise … Bits ‘N Pieces

  1. I’m not thrilled to admit it gave me vulture though it did say I could have been a porcupine,“““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““` or a sheep

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    • Did you fall asleep, or were those “””””””” marks meant to be porcupine quills? Either way, I don’t see you as a vulture or a porcupine, and I DAMN sure don’t see you as a sheep. Hmmmm … I’m thinking perhaps a … hmmmm … now what animal is sweet and loving and stubborn at the same time?

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  2. On the good side, the animal control officer was a caring person. The store should have just given the unicorn to the dog, but obviously they were more interested in profit than social responsibility. If I lived there, I would be leading a boycott of the store. They cannot afford to give one stuffed animal to an obviously lovesick dog? They don’t deserve anyone’s custom.
    The mama bear sure had a time getting four cubs across the road. But the people at the front of those lines should all be given credit for holding up traffic and giving her the time to accomplish her task. There were likely a lot of irate drivers farther back in the traffic jam.
    Then the animal/personality test. Did you not have trouble answering the too simple questions, Jill? The answer options were far too restrictive for me. I could only answer two of the ten questions without having to hum and haw about which choices came closest to describing who I think I am. In the end they gave me a nice animal to describe me, an owl, but their descriptions of the owl did not fit me at all. If I had the time I would read their descriptions of other animals to see if I could find one that I could relate to, but, nah, I’d rather just be me. But I tried…

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    • Well, on the one hand, I agree that the store surely could have given the dog the unicorn, especially since they weren’t going to be able to sell it anyway, as the dog had drooled on it and bitten a hole in it. However, on the other hand, the dog is probably better off this way, since he will have a new home rather than being left on the streets to fend for himself and scavenge for food.

      I definitely agree that the drivers of the cars in both directions deserve a thumbs-up for holding up traffic until mama bear and her babies could get to safety on the other side.

      I didn’t overthink the questions and answers, rg, just chose whichever came closest. Most seemed relatively simple and straightforward. An owl, eh? I can see that …


  3. In Finnish “Sisu” means being brave or courageous even through I do not know how they exactly write it. It sounds like his name though and I think either yesterday or today is unicorn day 🤗🙋‍♀️🐝

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  4. I love those cubs and their gait as they trot across the road and back again. Any parent with quads will sympathise, any parent with a runaway toddler will sympathise. How lucky we are to have prams and buggies and various things for strapping toddlers in!

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  5. Thank you very much for the positive news, Jill! I think i am also a more a warthog. 😉 How lovely the story about the stray dog and the unicorn. The whole thing even had a happy ending. Not like here in Germany a few years ago the love of a swan for a larger boat with the appearance of a swan. Have a beautiful weekend, too. Michael

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