Archive for the ‘pets’ Category

The world of the unusual

January 28, 2007

Hi Grit

I thought I would share a few stories that I came across this morning.

Crime of the day. It could only happen in Ireland. A convict on weekend release from prison, when faced with delays in returning within his deadline, relied upon his experience to solve the problem. He stole a car and drove it back to the jail. He received a suspended sentence for the act.

Monty Python. It seems that in Malaysia they have a shortage of Guard Dogs for their fruit orchards. This could have something to do with a large python, who recently swallowed eleven of these dogs. The snake must have one gigantic appetite.

Abandon Train. I guess this could only happen in the UK. During the recent small incidence of snow a train got stuck (nothing unusual there you might think.) However, in this case the train driver and crew obviously decided they had had enough, so they got off the train and ordered a taxi to take them home, leaving the passengers stranded. I can’t say that I have noticed this option in the Customer Care manual.

the Brit   

The true, savage, face of PETA.

January 24, 2007

Hi Brit,

I don’t know if y’all are inflected with PETA (People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals) over there, but they’re an itchy rash on the ass of the US.  I’ve always thought they were staffed by a cadre of retarded zealots, but I had no idea they were this insane, PETA foes salivate at cruelty trial.  Ignoring the liberal spin in the title, we find that members of PETA are on trial for getting people to give them unwanted pets, under the pretext of finding them new homes, then killing the dogs and cats, and tossing the corpses in a dumpster!  Obviously, besides finding the culprits guilty, euthanizing them, and tossing their bodes in a dumpster, the Government needs to disband this criminal organization.  We also find, “The group, which raises more than $25 million a year from 1.6 million supporters,” proving that the 1.6 million nut jobs that stand behind this blood soaked gang, are tight wads.

the Grit

Weird Animal tales

January 16, 2007

Hi Grit

I came across some really weird news about animals this morning whilst rambling the web.

Fish & Flush

For those who get bored in the toilet, a US manufaturer has now come up with a loo that is also an aquarium. Well that’s a relief! I was wondering how I could make my time in the little room more enjoyable. Mind you, I think the fish might see it as the “fin” edge of the wedge.

Pandas too fat for nookie

Over in Taiwan, one of their male Pandas (331 pounds) is being rejected by it’s mate (253 pounds) because she can’t stand the weight (obesity that is). The frustrated male has obviously complained to his keepers, who have now put him on a diet.

Guess it makes a change from “not tonight, I’ve got a headache.”

Stowaway stinker

Police have been receiving complaints from California to Canada, about the stench emanating from a truck that made the 5,000 mile journey. The culprit was found to be a stowaway skunk.

However, the skunk is now having problems getting a lift home. Bus and Airline companies are refusing to carry it in case it creates similar problems on their transport. Animal rights people will no doubt raise a stink over this.

the Brit

Too much time on their hands

January 14, 2007

Hi Brit,

Y’all appear to have people with too much time on their hands, Fat dog pair convicted of cruelty.  This would seem to include the judge who allowed the case into court, assuming your judges have that authority.  It would be interesting to know how the RSPCA (related to our SPCA?) picked this particular dog to be concerned about. 

And, with a quick bit of research, I found a potential answer; England has Pet Nazis!  About the RSPCA – RSPCA today.  Which makes me even more confused about how things work over there.  If this is a charitable non-government organization, how do they have any inspection or enforcement power?  Can one of their uniformed thugs just waltz into your home and check out your pet?  Can just anyone off the street bring you to court on a criminal charge?  No wonder y’all don’t have laws against jaywalking.  A little help please.

the Grit

Animals shafted

December 31, 2006

Hey Grit

Still on the subject of Michael Jackson, Did you see the news of what has happened to his “Never-never land” project. It is now in ruins. (see here for the full story).  Personally, the fact that he has fallen from grace either as a celebrity or financially does not bother me one iota. However, his treatment and disregard for the animals does.

Does he care? Well apparently, according to the news he has not been near the place since the middle of 2005. He is now residing in Ireland. I wonder if he has sleepless nights? As one of his songs on the thriller album says, perhaps that is just “Human Nature.” For me it is not the nicest side of it.

the Brit

Shocking Britney Spears News!

December 22, 2006

Hi Brit,

Surprise, surprise, Britney Voted Worst Celebrity Dog Owner!  I must say I’m stunned.  I was under the impression that the scantily clad strumpet reserved her bouts of bad judgment for choosing spouses and drinking companions.  Well, she did have that problem with not strapping her child in while driving, but everyone has the occasional lapse of reason.  However, now she has abandoned her dogs and, for this act of incredible callousness, I’ve lost all respect for the shameless tart.

the Grit