Animal Magic

17 Feb

We haven’t had a news round-up in a while.  It’s all about animals today, from The Telegraph website.  Visit the site for full details.

Giant Rabbit Sees Off Burglar

A petrified burglar fled a family home in the middle of the night - after coming face to face with their giant pet rabbit.

A family’s pet rabbit disturbed a burglar and made such a racket, he frightened the thief away.

The rabbit sleeps in a labrador cage in the house.  He was pretty shaken up and tried to go for a policeman who came to investigate.

I’ve never liked rabbits since I took Tory Boy on a pre-school trip to a local farm and we were warned not to let the children put their fingers through the bars because the rabbits often mistake them for carrots…

Owl Radiates Anxiety

This poor bird was hit by a car and became trapped in the grille for 24 hours. Fortunately, observant motorists (not the driver, obviously) spotted it and it was rescued, unharmed.

How Much Is That Doggie In The Window Annoying You?

This story sounds amusing but it’s really not: a woman suffering a form of tinnitus known as musical hallucination has heard the song, How Much Is That Doggie In The Window? in her head for three solid years.

And now you will too:

And Finally…

I came across this one on Facebook.  It’s a hamster who likes to play dead:


22 Responses to “Animal Magic”

  1. WomanBitesDog February 17, 2013 at 12:24 #

    Can’t beat a cute animal story!


  2. vivinfrance February 17, 2013 at 13:19 #

    Ooh that poor owl. That giant rabbit could earn a fortune as a security guard.


  3. sarsm February 17, 2013 at 14:08 #

    I feel sorry for the doggie in the window woman. But the hamter is fabulous!


  4. laurieanichols February 17, 2013 at 14:39 #

    That is a well fed hamster! The poor owl and that poor woman with tinnitus. I hope that the Hub is feeling okay and hasn’t come down with the full effects of that awful bug that got you and Spud. 🙂


  5. Judith Atwood February 17, 2013 at 14:43 #

    If I can’t get that song out of my head, it’s all on you, my friend! Cute post!


  6. mairedubhtx February 17, 2013 at 15:00 #

    I heard the owl story on our news service here (must have been a slow news day). When I first saw the rabbit story, I had just read your rabbit joke and thought, “Linda is doing a theme posts here,” but then I realized you were doing more animals and not a theme and I felt foolish. Not foolish, actually, just a bit out of it. Now I’m singing “How much is that doggie in the window?” I used to love that song when I was a child. Guess I’m in my second childhood. See what you’ve done to me, Linda?


  7. Al February 17, 2013 at 15:00 #

    1. What a hare-raising experience for that burglar.
    2. Cute story, but who gives a hoot?
    3. I thought that song was done by Joe Cocker, not Patti Page.
    4. I smell a rat!


  8. klrs09 February 17, 2013 at 16:26 #

    That poor owl! Glad it was okay. Thanks for a fun start to my day/


  9. terry1954 February 17, 2013 at 16:51 #

    it looks like you started the word ads. how do you like it?


  10. slpmartin February 17, 2013 at 16:53 #

    The owl in the car grill was very curious…a good series to start my Sunday.


  11. SchmidleysScribbling February 17, 2013 at 17:06 #

    Thank goodnes the owl was okay. The hamster looks too much like the mice I am trying to kill. Dianne


  12. gigihawaii February 17, 2013 at 18:17 #

    Didn’t know that about rabbits and fingers! Lol.


  13. Amba February 17, 2013 at 18:18 #

    Haahhahhah! Tilly you should have your own section in your local news channel. Finally the news will be fun 🙂


  14. ladyinredagain February 17, 2013 at 18:53 #

    I caught the end of the owl story on tv the other day, those eyes are very mesmerising.


  15. Tom (Aquatom1968) February 17, 2013 at 19:58 #

    Tilly, I saw that owl story on the news and was baffled as to how it had managed to get behind the grill. Beautiful eyes, though! And I refused to play How Much Is That Doggie In The Window… I’ve only just got rid of Two Little Boys!


  16. barb19 February 17, 2013 at 22:04 #

    Loved the owl and that fat little hamster but I didn’t risk playing How Much is That Doggie!
    Are you doing Word Ads now?


  17. Elaine - I used to be indecisive February 17, 2013 at 22:12 #

    That rabbit must be enormous! Poor owl – it’s amazing to think it got behind the grille.


  18. sanstorm February 17, 2013 at 23:05 #

    I liked the rodent actor. Hamming it up.


  19. Grannymar February 18, 2013 at 15:36 #

    How Much Is That Doggie In The Window, was my party piece when I was all of five years old! Thanks for the memory. It helped remove the image of the frightening wrabbit from my mind.


  20. Katharine Trauger February 18, 2013 at 21:06 #

    Love it. Hubs had tinnitus, which is NOT funny to him, but he loved this one, too. 🙂


  21. bluebee February 20, 2013 at 11:56 #

    I was put off rabbits by the Monty Python killer bunnies – horrible


  22. eof737 February 22, 2013 at 02:11 #

    He would scare me too. 😉


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