Saturday 29 March 2008

Swan & Paddleboat reunited

Petra the swan has a new home and so does her beloved swan-shaped paddleboat.

In 2006, Petra, a black swan, became so attached to the boat _ shaped like an outsized white swan _ that she refused to leave its side at a lake near a zoo in the German city of Muenster.

Petra and her paddleboat were taken to the zoo.


Zoo officials finally parted bird and boat last week after Petra settled down with a real white swan and the boat was returned to the lake. But the romance was short-lived. The zoo says that, on Saturday, her new beau flew off and sought out the company of other black swans.

A zoo statement says that Petra "appears to feel lonely" and is swimming around in an agitated state. The solution? On Friday, she will be taken back to the nearby lake and her faithful paddleboat.

Thanks Pedro

Practice makes slightly less crap

Originally uploaded by joanne-casey

Friday 28 March 2008

Toby the donkey R.I.P.

Our poor oul donkey, Toby, had to be put down. He was very old, but active up until today when we found he couldn't stand up. He's been with us for over 20 years, and was an adult when we got him, so there's no way of telling what age he was.


A typical donkey, you could neither lead nor drive him, he just done his own thing hobbling about his personal garden and open-doored barn. There will be much bread eating done in donkey heaven.

Man claims wombat raped him

A New Zealand man has been sentenced to community service after telling police he had been raped by a wombat and the experience had caused him to start speaking “Australian”.

Arthur Cradock, a 48-year-old orchard worker from Motueka on South Island, rang police on February 11 to say he was being raped by the slow moving Australian marsupial at his home, The Nelson Mail reported.

He rang back soon afterwards to say he was withdrawing his complaint against the wombat, a court was told Wednesday.

“Apart from speaking Australian now, I’m pretty all right you know,” he told police in the second call.

Cradock pleaded guilty to using a phone for a fictitious purpose and was sentenced to 75 hours community work.

Prosecutors said alcohol played a large part in Cradock’s life, although his defence lawyer said he was not drunk on the afternoon of the phone calls.


The wombat was very happy with the outcome.

Via Bog Brush

Thursday 27 March 2008

Belfast Zoo.

Smout and I had a little day trip today. After an hour of going round in circles looking for a batteries, a photo-riffic time was had. Here are some of my faves.

A miniature horse shagging a pig. We will visit next year to see the baby hig/porse

A sweaty pigs ballix.

A pelican eyeing up a big tasty dinner.

A thingy feeding a thingy, a thingy.

A tiny baby monkey and it's older Down Syndrome brother.

I'll add the rest to Flickr, the link for it is in a red and white box at the right hand side of this blog.

Self-milking cow

Thanks Jo-Ann

The Original Human Tetris

Thanks Boss

Wednesday 26 March 2008

Can you hear me now?


Dark horse

Messing about with Photoshop again...If only someone would show me how to use it properly.
This lovely girl lives up the lane from me.

Bad taste videos


The internet is closed

Somethings not right...there's nothing new on the internet today. Where are all the cute animal videos and drunk people tripping over themselves?

Don't panic...Oh Jaysus, somebody help! Demons have landed!

*shits myself*

Tuesday 25 March 2008

Friday 21 March 2008

Wham, bam, thank you, yam

I think that might be my best post title yet.

Via Weird Things

Good Friday superstitions

Eggs laid on Good Friday never become stale.

Bread or cakes baked on this day will not go mouldy.

Hot cross buns baked on Good Friday were supposed to have magical powers. It is said that you should keep a hot cross bun which had been made on Good Friday for a year and it would protect the house from fire.

A person who dies on Good Friday will go right to heaven.

Cut your hair on Good Friday to prevent headaches in the year to come

A child born on Good Friday and baptized on Easter Sunday has a gift of healing. If a boy, he should go into the ministry.

Shed no blood on Good Friday, work no wood, hammer no nail.

Rabbit head massage

Watch the real rabbits' ears.

Via Arbroath


I happened to make a comment on a blog and look what it turned into. Subsequent posts I made are purely to aggrevate things. Someone start a fight on one of my posts, please. :-D


How many cannibals would your body feed?

How many cannibals could your body feed?

Via Bits & Pieces

Irish jigs on Nintendo DS

Friday 14 March 2008

Ken dolls Ace of Spades

Lemmy looks suspiciously like Morten Harket in a wig.

Via Blame It On The Voices

Couch racing and Ken Lee

Couch racing

Couch Racing Affixing sled hardware to your living room couch and riding it down a large hill with your pals will only end one way.

Ken Lee

Ken Leeeeee! A Bulgarian Idol singer performs her, um, unique version of a Mariah Carey song.

Wednesday 12 March 2008

Joshua Tree falls down

Sadly, the tree featured on the U2 album "The Joshua tree" has indeed fallen down. Maybe U2 will put up a plaque.

I used to have a Joshua Tree duvet cover and pillowcase in case anybody's interested. No? ok...

Via Look At This...


Everyone loves puppies. This is Sylar, he is a miniature Australian Shepherd. He may or may not have evil powers.

More here

While I'm on the subject let me introduce my dogs, Coco and Benny.

Coco is the Jack Russell, she's 2 years old. Her hobbies include tossing cushions off the sofa and stealing Bennys sausage.

Benny is one part Pomeranian, one part don't know. She is 9 years old and enjoys having a boys name. Her hobbies include not liking Coco.