If there is one thing we love here at Jammy Toast, it is an animal story with a happy ending. We love watching Supervet and other animal programmes as long as they have happy endings and we can all have a smile on our faces. Such was the case today when we heard about the story of Phoenix the kitten. Phoenix – dubbed the luckiest cat in Britain – is recovering after being rescued from a garden fire. The kitten had severe burns to her face and body after being spotted trapped under blazing rubble in Sunderland last month.
Here at Jammy Toast we love the telly programme The Dog Rescuers and really admire all the inspectors who go about the task of saving dogs from cruelty and neglect. However, there is one inspector we are growing weary of. His name is Anthony Joynes and he does appear to be a favourite on the show because he is on it most weeks. However, we are fed up of seeing him. Why is this, I hear you all ask? The answer to that is simple; it is because he covers the Wirral and you can always see him either saving an animal from horrific conditions or standing outside Wirral Magistrate’s Court. So why do we hate him for that, surely he is just doing his job? Yes he is, but what must the rest of the country think about Birkenhead and the Wirral when they see how busy he appears to be.
Here at Jammy Toast we are mostly dog lovers but we have to admit we are partial to the odd cat – especially friendly ones. Bearing this in mind, we were saddened to hear of the passing of Alfie, Rushden Transport Museum’s station car. Alfie passed away just a few days ago after contracting an unidentified mystery virus. The feline mysteriously turned up at volunteer-run Rushden Station about 10 years ago just after the previous station cat passed away, and quickly made himself at home.
As most of you will know, we love German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) here at Jammy Toast and we have our own dog called Rico. So one story today made us laugh because a GSD Police Dog has been sacked from his job – only it is for the best possible reason. One-year-old Gavel is just too friendly to be in the force. The GSD pup just loves nothing better than rolling over and having his belly rubbed rather than standing to attention and looking menacing. The police dog-in-training failed to make the final cut for Queensland Police Service in Australia because of his overly-sociable temperament.
Yesterday in his column, Razzi mentioned a horse called Metro who paints pictures to keep his depression at bay. Metro used to be a prize-winning racehorse who was retired from the track following painful knee injuries. He couldn’t settle to life after racing and it looked as though his ill health would soon mean the end for Metro. Then his owner, Ron, had an unusual idea. They say that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. So when Ron Krajewski first introduced his horse, Metro, to an easel there was no guarantee he would paint. After all, this horse had been struggling with health problems since he was adopted by Ron and his wife in 2009.
Our old friend Nessie has gone “missing” and there have been no sightings of her for more a while now. The world’s most famous monster has gone missing with Nessie’s official recorder admitting he is “worried” that there has been no sightings of her for eight months. The Home Office recently rejected a cheeky bid by a group of artists from Glasgow to grant the Loch Ness Monster permanent UK residency after Brexit. But Gary Campbell, keeper of the Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, said it appears Nessie has left the country already!
It has to be said that Seagulls are known for the occasional dive-bomb or cheeky chip thefts but one Seagull has taken it to a whole new level. Pictured above is the offending gull that has managed to get its beak on someone’s false teeth. Here at Jammy Toast we have to confess the gull does strike a remarkable resemblance to our good friend Steven Seagull. Whatever his identity, just how the bird got hold of the dentures remains a mystery but Twitter is full of speculation.