19 Mar 2012


When you gotta go, you gotta go!

DOG DISQUALIFIED FOR SPENDING A PENNY. Five-year-old Libby was midway through a course that involved running through tunnels and up and down see-saws when nature called at the wrong place at the wrong time.
The black dog was putting on a show-stopping performance at the Crufts Dog Show at the Birmingham NEC Arena speedily negotiating the course before she paused for the call of nature and was then immediately disqualified. - Gaby Leslie, Yahoo News (12/03/2012) Even worse, the whole episode was caught on video.

Cute picture alert!!!!!!!!

THAT'S ONE BRAVE MOUSE. A cat owner in Surrey was shocked to discover her pet being confronted by a gutsy little mouse in her back garden. - Fred Attewill, The Metro (14/03/2012)

Would ewe believe it?

OPEN 'EWE'NIVERSITY? Burnt out business professionals are flocking to a course that teaches them how to be sheep dogs to relieve office stress.
The 'Raising the Baa' course can cost up to £2,000 and helps high-flying professionals bond with one another and develop their teamwork skills.

'This event helps groups of people, who work together on a paid or voluntary basis, to improve communication skills, increase confidence, enhance leadership qualities, be an inspiration to others - and have heaps of fun in the process,' Mr Farnsworth who runs the course explained. - The Metro (15/03/2012)

Did I really need to know this?

SEX-STARVED FRUIT FLIES TURN TO DRINK. Male fruit flies who have been rejected by females drink significantly more alcohol* than those who have mated freely, scientists say.
In an article in Science, researchers suggest that alcohol stimulates the flies' brains as a "reward" in a similar way to sexual conquest. - BBC News (15/03/2012) * Is it just me or are you know imagining alcoholic flies drinking from bottles of cider?

And finally, after the popular Tree-Rex featured in last weeks Media Monday post, I bring you two more 'spotted' images .....

ET(REE) SPOTTED IN TREE TRUNK.  - Story by Mark Molloy, Top photograph by James Douglas/SWNS.Com, The Metro (13/03/2012)

VISION OF JESUS FOUND ON WALL.  Yorkshire decorator, Sam Dalby, spotted this vision of of Jesus Christ whilst eating his sandwiches. - Rob Leigh, The Mirror (15/03/2012)

PS. As always I will endeavour to bring you the links (marked in bold capitals) to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.  


Claudine G. said...

Oh, that cat & rat picture is just delicious, Petty!

naida said...

Interesting stories. I like the ET in the tree trunk!

susan s. said...

I wonder what was in that decorator's sandwiches.

anilkurup said...

The real life Tom & Jerry show was wonderful. As for the flies who were rejected by females finding solace in booz , well, man gets inebriated and smack the female. Ironical contrasts.

Suko said...

Ewe are too funny! Great, odd stories today.

GMR said...

Aww, poor puppy. I'd like to see the judges hold it THAT long.... *-* The cat and mouse picture reminds me of my Mom's German Shepherd....who friended a neighborhood stray kitty. Too cute in both cases.

Hollie said...

I love seeing those 'spotted' pictures, although it doesn't surprise me that it was during a decorator's lunch break that he spotted that vision on the wall!

The Golden Eagle said...

I wonder if the cat was surprised . . . LOL.

Dorte H said...

Poor dog!

The mouse says, "Sorry, mate, didn´t mean to kill yah, just give yah a scare."

Kelly said...

Wow, the cat/mouse photo is something else! I would love to see the before and after moments of that shot! I wonder if the cat felt humiliated that the mouse got the best of him? Ha!

Poor pup. When you gotta go, you gottoa go!!

Dizzy C said...

You could have saved the Ewe story for April 1st. :)

carol xx

NRIGirl said...

The first one was my favorite! The way you said it tops it all!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I used to do dog agility. Yep, that is why you potty them before going out on the course. :)

Cute kitty pic!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

The Mouse and cat look like they are friends! Like my dogs and cat. :) And that is so neat with the tree and ET! Thanks!

kavita said...

Sex starved fruit flies need alcohol ! Wow !!
Loved that cat and mouse picture.

Jenners said...

Love the little photo … and the poor dog!!! When you gotta go, you gotta go.