Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Click on Cat

It's not coming fast enough for me.


Woman Faces $1,000 Fine For Pink Poodle
BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder woman said she will fight a $1,000 fine she was given for dyeing her miniature poodle pink.

Joy Douglas said she dyed Cici pink to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The salon owner said she has used beet juice — and occasionally Kool-Aid — for four years now to “stain” her dog. Officials told Douglas was warned several times before she was issued the ticket on March 1.

I Can’t Wait

Stuff the fire brigade; I'm going to put it out myself.
When Trevor Scott found his chimney on fire he went flaming mad - and climbed up to put it out himself. He had raced home after a panicky call from wife Sheila. And he was still extinguishing the flames with a garden hose when a fire crew arrived. Trevor, 56, said: "It was instinct really. I couldn't see any point in waiting while things got worse." Sheila, 53, had lit a log fire in Huntspill, Somerset, on Monday when soot set the chimney ablaze. She dialed 999, then Trevor.
She said: "He seemed annoyed and just jumped on the roof without thinking.
The firemen found it quite amusing."
The brigade said: "We'll have to think about signing him up."

Tiny Police Helicopter Maybe Watching You

Can’t wait to see Headline
“Man shoots down
police drone thought it was spying on him”

Bucky won't leave home

A Florida man who made a deer his pet is being pressured to set it free because it is against the state's law to keep the animal.
Deer hunter Lee Powell never expected to fall in love with a deer, but that's exactly what happened. "I love that rascal," Powell said about his pet deer Bucky. "His mama was lying along the roadside dead. I seen something moving and this little fella was lying right beside her," Powell remembered.
Even though the community treats Bucky like a star, at least one neighbor wasn't a fan. They reported Bucky to Florida Fish and Wildlife, who informed the Powells they were breaking state law.
But state law says that citizens can't buy a permit to have deer as pets and cannot transport wild animals, so the gates at the Powell home must be kept open for Bucky to roam free. That is what he's been doing for five weeks, but he always comes home.

Woman fights off killer python

A WOMAN determined not to let her kitten become the second victim of a hungry python broke her wrist and was bitten twice as she fought off the large snake. Ruth Butterworth, 58, of Bridgeman Downs on Brisbane's north side, said that as her mother's cat had been crushed to death days earlier, she knew she had to act to stop her kitten, Tuffy, from suffering the same fate.

"It was almost dark and I saw this silhouette coming down, and I knew what was about to happen to Tuffy," she said. "Here was this evil thing coming out of the fence, coming down, and within a couple of seconds it had the cat." Ms Butterworth had been calling Tuffy, but the kitten playfully ran back and forth in front of the fence before the snake struck. "I just started punching the thick part of the snake where it was about the size of my arm," Ms Butterworth said. "I wasn't looking, I just kept punching until it let go." The snake bit Ms Butterworth twice before it released Tuffy, who ran indoors. It wasn't until Tuffy was safe and Ms Butterworth fell backwards to get away from the snake that she realized she had broken her wrist and been bitten. Days earlier Ms Butterworth's mother found her cat, Coco, dead, crushed by the same snake.

Bits of News

Man clinging to boat: Save my dog first
Life jackets are made for people, not dogs. So, when Randy Earl's small boat capsized while he was fishing with his dog Lacy, a black spaniel mix, he stayed in the water with his life jacket while making sure Lacy was OK.
"When the boat flipped over, I put the dog on top of the boat," Earl told The Dominion Post of Morgantown.
While waiting for someone to rescue them on Mason Lake in northern West Virginia, Earl clung to the 12-foot boat's hull. The water temperature was about 50 degrees, said J.M. Crawley, a senior conservation officer for the Division of Natural Resources.
Another fisherman, Jan Thorn, watched from shore as a state trooper paddled out to rescue Earl and Lacy.
"He asked the state trooper to take the dog first," Thorn said. "It was very touching."
Earl, 53, said Lacy means a lot to him and his wife since they lost both of their children in a car accident 15 years ago.
"That dog is like a child to us," he said.
Boy, 10, Escapes Mountain Lion Attack With Only Scratches
PHOENIX — A rabid mountain lion attacked a 10-year-old boy north of Phoenix, scratching the child on the back before being shot to death.
A biologist with the Arizona Department Game and Fish says the boy suffered scratches on his back but wasn't seriously injured during Saturday's attack.
But biologist Randy Babb said Monday that the boy will have to undergo a series of shots after being exposed to rabies.
Game officials have also recommended shots for other people who touched the lion. Someone who was with the boy shot the animal.
Babb says it's not common to find large animals like mountain lions infected with rabies.