Sunday, 21 February 2010

The beautiful school ship Concordia sinks

This makes me very sad. My nephew and two nieces all sailed on this beautiful tall ship and received part of their education on her.  The schooling was good and the experience was wonderful for each of them.

Click the image to take you to the story.

And now for Easy Like Sunday!

Guess who?  In he strolled, cool as a cucumber, straight past me and up into the chair!  He's been there for a couple of hours now and obviously feels quite at home as he's been fast asleep for most of the time, only waking to change position now and again. 

I sort of feel I should discourage him (and I do when I catch him trying to eat the Caramels' food) but he does seem to like our toys and climbing pole so much I haven't got the heart to chuck him out.  Besides which, I don't think he gets much affection at home as he doesn't seem to like being petted much.

Hope you're all having a great Sunday, all easy-like!

:) xxx

Monday, 15 February 2010

Hungry Little Mouse

This arrived in my inbox the other day. Just had to share it with you...

This gives a new meaning to cat and mouse games…

The extraordinary scene was captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire. The 19-year-old, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was photographing the leopard for a course project, was astounded by the mouse’s behaviour. He said: ‘I have no idea where the mouse came from – he just appeared in the enclosure after the keeper had dropped in the meat for the leopard.  He didn’t take any notice of the leopard, just went straight over to the meat and started feeding himself. But the leopard was pretty surprised – she bent down and sniffed the mouse and flinched a bit like she was scared.'  In the meantime the mouse just carried on eating like nothing had happened...

...but even a gentle shove does not deter the little creature from getting his fill.... ‘It was amazing, even the keeper who had thrown the meat into the enclosure was shocked – he said he’d never seen anything like it before.’ Project owner Jackie James added: ‘It was so funny to see – Sheena batted the mouse a couple of times to try to get it away from her food. But the determined little thing took no notice and just carried on.’ Sheena was brought in to the Santago Rare Leopard Project from a UK zoo when she was just four onths old. She is one of 14 big cats in the private collection started by Jackie's late husband Peter in 1989. The African Leopard can be found in the continent’s forests, grasslands, savannas, and rainforests...

...So the mouse continued to eat the leopard’s lunch and show the leopard who was the boss. Just proves no one can push you around without your permission.

On a graver note, I've been getting so many spam comments I've had to turn on comment moderation.  Please don't be put off by this, I welcome all genuine comments, even if you don't have any accepted account and have to comment as "Anonymous".  If you look at the comments on my last post you'll see how many I've deleted - though I've left a couple of the more "interesting" ones for your amusement:  America causing the earthquake in Haiti?  Ha!  Of course!  Before this I only ever had a couple of spam comments over a long time-span.  Why the sudden splurge?  I know I'm not the only "victim".  What these spammers hope to gain is beyond my ken...

Have a peaceful week my friends.


I've had a comment from the photographer saying that his photos are copyright, so I may have to take them down.  I've emailed him.  I received them by email so clearly they are already "out in the wild". 

:) xxx