If a tornado picked you up, threw you across the sky, and set you down in an unfamiliar place far away from home, and you broke two legs in the process, could you find your way back? That’s exactly the incredible story of Mason, a terrier mix in Smithfield, Alabama.
Right so he grew up, moved in with his girlfriend, still comes back, strolls in and takes food at will… Sounds like a teenager to me.
After falling down a chimney and into a seaside home, Mr Pooh the seagull was destined to become a very confused young bird.
The herring gull was adopted by June and Steve Grimwood, who found him as a soot-covered baby in their fireplace – and now appears to believe he is actually a cat.
The couple brought him up with their cats, providing a basket from which he acquired a taste for Whiskas.
Three years later, Mr Pooh has left the family home, but only as far as a nest on the roof with a female partner. And he can’t resist returning-three times a day for his favourite-food, announcing his arrival by tapping on the door.
The Grimwoods, from Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex, found him as a baby after he popped out of the chimney three years ago covered in black soot.
Mr Grimwood, 52, said: ‘His parents were long gone so we looked after him in the garden for a few days. We have three cats and at first they were a bit wary of him but after a week or so he was eating cat food out of a bowl with them.
‘I think he thought he was a cat.
Now Mitzi, Gus and Henry let him share their food when he flies down from the roof, where he has nested with a female.
June Grimwood, 50, said: ‘He comes to visit three times a day for breakfast, dinner and tea and makes himself known by pecking on the door to come in.
‘He doesn’t try to attack us because he is used to us.”
At first the cats were quite wary of him but after a week they were eating out a bowl together. He’ll also often wander in and help himself to cat food.
”He’ll often just wander in and help himself to cat food or the cats’ biscuits.
‘He also knows the sound of the fridge door opening and he’ll come in for that as well.
‘He’s just like another pet in the family and even comes when he is called.
Oscar the bionic cat can now leap over walls again, hiss at all the unfriendly people that ever come near him and snuggle up to the vets that saved his life. Oscar, you definitely are one lucky cat. [video at the bottom of post]
That retriever would scare the living daylights out of a postman…
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From a distance it could be mistaken for a reclining tiger, with its big paws and striped orange and black coat.But then it stands up, wags its tail and barks – giving the game away.This unsuspecting canine is the victim of what appears to be the latest craze in China – painting pet dogs to look like other animals.
In Seattle, WA, residents can do Yoga with their dogs. “Doga” is part meditation, part exercise and instructors say dogs follow along by reading their owner’s energy.
And I’m pretty sure the dogs don’t mind, they get focused attention from their owner for an hour, while getting to see other dogs.