We have to admit to being animal lovers here at Jammy Toast but even we can see the justification in the case of the police deliberately running over a dog loose on the A55 in North Wales. The police say they had “no alternative” way to minimise the risk for motorists. A car and a lorry had to swerve to avoid hitting the Foxhound and one officer was bitten as he tried to catch it, according to police. In the end, they decided to kill it, by running it over at a fast enough speed to ensure it “would not suffer”.
It had to happen sooner or later but one of Google’s self-drive cars has crashed into a bus. There were no injuries. This is not the first time one of the famed self-driving cars has been involved in a crash, but it may be the first time it has caused one. Google is to meet with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to discuss the incident, and determine where the blame lies. On 14th February the car, travelling at 2mph, pulled out in front of a public bus going 15mph. The human in the Google vehicle reported that he assumed the bus would slow down to let the car out, and so he did not override the car’s self-driving computer. The crash happened in Mountain View, near Google’s headquarters.
We are suckers for a good animal story here at Jammy Toast but this one really knocked us sideways. Apparently there are some swimming swine living it up in the strange surroundings of an uninhabited desert island in the Bahamas known as “Pig Beach”. And these pigs in paradise are definitely letting it all hang out. The paddling porkers were snapped around 300ft from shore living it up in waters warmed to 24 degrees by the luxurious sun. Contrary to the popular saying about what substance pigs are happiest in, it appears they are just fine dipping their trotters in the sky-blue oceans of the Caribbean.
Razzi is a little bit of a scaredy-cat and is often found hiding under the bed or behind the sofa when something scares him. If a horror film is on the telly then the first sign of trouble is when Razzi starts to go a little pale. Then when the monster is revealed Razzi is nowhere to be seen – he is in hiding again. Not all bears are brave and whereas most bears hide up a tree if they are scared, Razzi is scared of heights. In this new series we take a look at some of the monsters that have scared Razzi…
We were chatting with a few friends yesterday and while we were chatting, the subject came round to how the bear’s repress bad memories. This is where painful memories from their past are repressed by “motivated forgetting”. These memories are blocked out due to their painful or traumatic nature. It is a sad fact that many bears grow up loved by children who grow up and forget the teddy bear they once loved. In self-defence, the poor bears repress the happy memories to stop them from fretting for happier times. Many of our bears have been diagnosed as having Repressed Memory Syndrome (RMS) to block out such painful memories.
We are thinking of starting a new series of articles here at Jammy Toast – at Razzi’s request. It has been known for some time that Razzi is a little scared of things he doesn’t like. Who remembers when we first heard about the Bog Monster from Prague and Razzi refused to sleep for a week in case the monster came for him in the night? This was made even worse when our friend Laura told Razzi that there was also a Bog Monster in Bromborough. Razzi has not been to Raby Mere since!
Sometimes it can difficult here at Jammy Toast to find a corner to call your own with so many bears around the place. Fortunately, Renault Bears are not that big and, individually at least, they do not take up much room. However, if you want to share your home with a Grizzly Bear then things are a little bit different. Even though Billy is still only a cub at 18-months-old he still stands at over 5ft tall and currently weighs-in at 18 stone.