Category Archives: Animals

Lost and Found… Eventually

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The last post I wrote was about the strange things that are lost and never found – like our vacuum cleaner. (Weird, I know!) So today I thought it would be fun to write about some things that are lost and then eventually found. It has a much happier ring to it, don’t you think?

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Feline Ferocity or Friendliness?

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Christian as a playful cub

I first saw the story of Christian the Lion a few years back through YouTube. Christian was a lion cub who had been bought at Harrods Department Store by two Australians (yes, bought, this was in the late 60s before animal laws changed). His owners, John Hendall and Ace Bourke, kept and cared for him just like you would any other pet. But of course, Christian was not like any other pet. He was growing up to become the King of the Jungle.

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Funny Fugitives and Crazy Crims

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Zhang Guofeng in him most famous role in a spy drama, Lurk.

Just recently, in China, a fugitive who had been evading police for more than 10 years was finally arrested. The funny part of the story is when you find out where he had been hiding… on prime time television!

Ji Siguang who took on the stage name, Zhang Guofeng, was accused of assaulting a police office and stealing his gun back in 1998. Over the last 13 years he has acted in more than 30 roles on television. Ironically, he was playing a Buddhist monk in the new series Shaolin Tigers when he was arrested.

While I don’t condone any criminal behaviour, I thought it might be amusing to look at other shenanigans from some silly and less than favourable individuals.

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All Creatures Great & AWOL… Part II

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Remember this?

So it’s been at least two weeks since I last posted, but let me just say, it’s been a-hell-of-a-time since then. All good, though. 🙂

Anyway, you may recall a while ago when I wrote about a bunch different animals going on all sorts of adventures in my All Creatures post. Well, today’s post is inspired by that… a part two, if you will.
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All creatures great and… AWOL???

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Deer Boulevard?

Earlier this week I saw on the news that four deer were on the loose on the streets of the Gold Coast. While I really did understand the implications of this and the danger it may cause to drivers and community members, I found myself with a slight smirk on my face when I saw the footage. Deers running along the road is quite amusing, don’t you think? So many gags about Santa here, I’m sure.

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