We love dogs here at Jammy Toast and have a soft spot for German Shepherds in particular. So this weekend we were especially moved by the story of one German Shepherd cross by the name of Floyd. Floyd has spent most of his 10 years living in an animal shelter but has finally found a new home. He was the longest-staying resident at Freshfields Animal Rescue in Liverpool but has now moved in with one of the shelter’s dog walkers. For years, Floyd found interacting with people very stressful after a traumatic start to his life, Freshfields said. But the charity said Floyd was now “safe and happy” in his new home.
Following a number of complaints recently – concerning our Weather Forecasting service being sexist – we have decided to run a series of posts which the ladies might find appealing. Also, while we are on the case, here at Jammy Toast we love dogs and cats and so were interested to learn that over in America they are currently running an anti-cruelty campaign for pets. “Show Your Soft Side” is a public service campaign that was created to change the mind-set of young people who all-too-often view the maiming and torturing of defenceless cats and dogs as a sign of “toughness” or “manhood.” The campaign’s message that compassion towards animals is a sign of strength, not weakness, is one that, overnight, struck a nerve across America with old and young alike. Today, Show Your Soft Side, uses its reach and resources to build a better world for animals and, in doing so, build better adults.
Iknow many of you will find this hard to believe but we have received a number of complaints recently concerning our Weather Forecasting service. Needless to say, wherever there is any complaining to be done, then The Chimpton is usually at the forefront of said complainants. We have been called sexist – as if – for showing pictures of young ladies (or in one case a ladyboy, if popular rumour is to be believed) reacting to the cold. So Chimpton suggested that we also feature a weather forecast featuring scantily glad males. This is, of course, ridiculous because the male body does not react to the cold in the same way as a female body does – so that idea was mute.
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.