Sunday is always renowned for its Sunday dinner. All over the country people pop pieces of meat into their ovens and the family is slowly woken to the smell of sizzling joints of meat downstairs. A few hours later the family gathers around the table and enjoys a nice wholesome family meal. However, this is not so at Jammy Toast when Granny is in charge of the cooking!
We have run a couple of cat stories during the past week so we thought we had better level out the playing-field by telling a dog’s tale – in particular the Bulldog’s tale. The English Bulldog has that many health problems that they are going to die-out unless they are cross-bred with another breed, scientists have argued. Due to centuries of selective breeding for physical traits, the Bulldog has become so inbred it cannot be returned to health without an infusion of new bloodlines, a genetic study suggests. The US researchers say the Olde English Bulldogge, a related breed from America, is a viable candidate for cross-breeding.
Today we are going to ask everyone who visits Jammy Toast to just “Talk Shit” for the day. We ask that anyone who visits Jammy Toast today leaves a comment on just about any subject they choose. Funny or sad, true or false, real or fake; we don’t give a shit as long as it is entertaining and doesn’t really hurt anyone. We ask you to do this because we are too busy to think of anything else to post – hopefully everyone will like the freedom to whine and bitch. The rules are pretty simple to explain – basically, anything goes!
Here at Jammy Toast there is nothing we like more than an animal story with a happy ending and so is the case with Bobby’s dice with death. The kitten was accidentally trapped in a washing machine on a 60C cycle but has made a full recovery. Lisa Keefe, of the Meadows in Nottingham, did not realise her Bengal crossbreed Bobby had climbed inside the appliance for a nap. She raced to get him out after hearing “a loud thudding noise” from inside the appliance. A vet at the clinic who treated him said: “In my 15 years as a vet, I’ve never seen a case like this.”
Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite fictional characters from our favourite telly shows. As you all know, the bears love their telly programmes and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher or Jim Royle. Today, we are featuring…
Some of you may have noticed that some prestigious companies have “By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen” on their products and stationary. These companies are Royal Warrant Holders; they are “united by their commitment to the highest standards of service, quality and excellence”, to The Queen, Prince Phillip or Prince Charles. We thought it was about time The Bears gave out Bear Warrants to people and companies who supply excellent service and products to the bears here at Jammy Toast. We do not accept any form of advertising here at Jammy Toast but we do believe in acknowledging companies who have provided us with excellent services and so today we would like to recommend…
Each day at Jammy Toast one of us writes a post for the entertainment of our friends and readers or to pass on helpful information. The subject matter of that article usually has some kind of twist in it which is either in connection with teddy bears, wild bears or is amusing and/or weird. So when we heard that construction on a road being built in Iceland had been stopped, we had to confess it was of no interest to anyone here at Jammy Toast. However, when we heard that the construction had been stopped because it was disturbing elves who live in its path then our ears pricked up. We had to find out more about this so as Erik is the only one who has a warm hat to keep him warm, we decided to send him off to Iceland as our roaming reporter to investigate…
Davidd has let me use today’s post to make a little personal appeal because I am having a little quandary. You see, although I love being at Jammy Toast with my other Flat Friend, Great Uncle Bimbo and all the Renault Bears, I do feel a little left out. Everyone makes me feel at home but I only have one friend of my own kind. Everyone here is a Renault bear – I would really like more flat friends or maybe a little love interest in my life as I am beginning to get a little lonely.
Here at Jammy Toast we have always had a fascination with the old railway lines and stations that abound around the Wirral. For example, did you know that the West Kirby line didn’t used to end at West Kirby but instead continued round and joined up with Hooton Station? There was also a line that continued on from Rock Ferry that went down to Monks Ferry and on to a station down at Woodside. We have recently been researching just where all these lines and stations were situated, when they opened and closed and also the state of any remaining today.
Would you believe it but the Video Cassette Recorder (VCR) is about to be faded out. The last VCR in Japan will be produced by the end of this month, according to the Nikkei newspaper. Funai Electric has been producing VHS-playing VCRs for 33 years, most recently in China for Sanyo. But last year it only sold a limited number of units, way down from a peak of 15 million a year, and has been finding it difficult to source the necessary parts to continue production.