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Perfect Friendship… Cat and the Owl

Video:  Cat and owl playing – Fum & Gebra – Perfect friendship!

Fum & Gebra, the two stars in the open country, a special couple of friends. Fum is a lovely black cat and Gebra a kind barn owl. This bird of prey flies far away but lands every time near Fum, its faithful friend.

Song: "Deixa’m dir una cosa" by Sopa de Cabra

April 10, 2012 Posted by | animal behavior, animals, Animals Adopting Animals, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , | 1 Comment

Your "Awww" for the Day…

                                               Baby penguin meeting a baby dolphin
                                                       A firefighter giving a kitten oxygen
                                                                    This baby owl……
                                                                   A turtle the size of a grape
                                                               An embarrassed walrus
                                                     A cat with a permanent top hat
                                                         A pug with pug slippers
                                                         A baby hedgehog taking a bubble bath
                                                  An otter showing you its baby

h/t to Terresa Monroe-Hamilton from the NoisyRoom

December 1, 2011 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animal behavior, animals, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, We Are All God's Creatures, Wild Animals | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wow… Slow Motion of the Eagle Owl

Video:  Slow Motion of the Eagle Owl

October 10, 2011 Posted by | Animal and Pet Photos, animals, Just One More Pet, Wild Animals | , , | Leave a comment

Meet Jasmine… A True Story…

A True Story.

In 2003, police in Warwickshire , England , opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog.  The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned.  It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused.

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need.

Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust.  It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.


Jasmine, however, had other ideas.  No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary.  It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting animal.  Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.


Geoff relates one of the early incidents.  "We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line.  One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross.  They were tiny when they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee.  Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them."

"But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits.  She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings.  She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose."


Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born.  The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits – and one roe deer fawn.  Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field.  Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role.  Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted.


"They are inseparable," says Geoff.  "Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other.  They walk together round the sanctuary.  It’s a real treat to see them."


Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life.  When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely.  She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next orphan or victim of abuse.


Pictured from the left are: "Toby", a stray Lakeland dog; "Bramble", orphaned roe deer; "Buster", a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; "Sky", an injured barn owl; and "Jasmine", with a mother’s heart doing best what a caring mother would do..and such is the order of God’s Creation.

And, just in case you wondered, Snopes.com (not that Snopes is always accurate or truthful… but is usually good with this type of story) has verified the truth of this wonderful story and the reality of these photographs which accompany the story – so share this story, and help make someone else’s day to be just a little brighter!

July 17, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, Animal Rescues, animals, Animals Adopting Animals, Dogs, Fostering and Rescue, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, NO KILL NATION, Pet Friendship and Love, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Stop Euthenization, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Owl Death From Above

March 10th, 2010 6:19 PM Eastern

by Claudia Cowan

When we heard about an owl attacking a dog in Santa Rosa, California, we knew it would be an interesting day. We met Odessa Gunn at the local animal shelter, where she was still very upset more than a week after losing her Chihuahua, Trooper. She could hardly believe a pair of hungry Great Horned Owls could swoop out of the darkness, and in seconds carry off her pooch, while she was standing just feet away. But that’s what happened, and now wildlife experts are warning the owners of small pets to keep their animals inside between dusk and dawn, because that’s when owls usually hunt. Odessa lives on a hillside property which she fenced in to protect her animals from coyotes and mountain lions. One night at around 9:30, she let her dogs into her backyard and was about to join them. That’s when she heard a terrible screeching noise, and at first thought it was a mountain lion or bobcat. The attack happened so fast, she didn’t even see it. One of the owls attacked her dog Bandit, but he managed to escape, bloody and limping. It was heartbreaking to see Bandit’s injuries, including the stitches on his back left by the owl’s razor sharp talons. But as much as Odessa is mourning the loss of Trooper, a 6-pound dog she rescued from an abusive home, she doesn’t blame the owl. She knows it was just hunting for food to survive. Owls usually eat rats and squirrels, but if they see something that looks like prey, they won’t know if it’s somebody’s pet. We actually got up close to several Great Horned Owls at a nearby bird sanctuary, and they are beautiful. Calm demeanor, yellow eyes, heads that can make wide turns, and wings so soft, you can barely hear them fly—which makes them stealth hunters. People with small pets should keep an ear out for the owl’s distinctive hoots, and stay away from nests where baby owls are hatching this time of year. Don’t hurt or hunt the owls to make them move elsewhere—they’re protected by law, and it’s a crime to harm them.

Odessa says from now on, she’ll keep her animals on a leash after dark, and be more aware that there are predators out there that can come from the sky.

Source:  Fox News

Posted:  Just One More Pet

March 18, 2010 Posted by | animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Pets, Unusual Stories | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment