Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Cat Mothers a Rat

You must have heard a story of other house pets such as dog adopting a kitten or a cat adopting another kitten but it is rare or weird to hear this story of the cat adopting an orphan rat.

Forwarded by a friend from Malaysia;

Sun Shujun, of Yantai City, says the rat has been living with her cat since the kittens were born four weeks ago.

Sun, 81, says that a neighbour came to see the kittens on the day they were born and was amazed to see a rat suckling alongside them.

"At the beginning, I thought I must have seen wrong. So I took a flashlight and had a clear look," said the neighbour.

The rat not only drinks cat's milk, but also plays with its kitten 'brothers and sisters', according to the Qilu Evening Post.

The cat reportedly treats the rat exactly the same as her natural kittens and it has become part of her family.

Sun reckons her maternal instincts must have overwhelmed her predatory instincts to allow her to adopt an animal she would normally see as prey.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Can you believe this? A woman getting fired because she laughed. Was it because of the way she laguhed or there was already some bad vives between her and her employer?

Darra Kollios, who works at the Trinity Grill in New Port Richey, said her boss approached her in front of a customer with one of the oddest requests she's ever heard.

"I had a customer at the bar and the owner came up to me and said, 'Please stop laughing,' Kollios said. "We giggled -- the guy at the bar and myself. And then I said, 'Are you serious?' And he said, 'Yes, if you laugh again, you will have to go home."

Kollios said she was then fired on the spot.

Kollios said she was shocked by her employer's actions.

"I will say that I don't have an odd laugh," Kollios said. "I did ask a few people but it's not."

The restaurant owner said a customer did not complain about the laughing. However, he prefers the restaurant to be quiet and cozy and Kollios' laugh prevented that from happening.

Under Florida law, employees are considered "at will," which means they may be terminated for any reason as long as they're not under contract and it doesn't involve age, sex or race discrimination.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Black Balls

Well I did not know this. Do you?


According to Bayi, these black balls are released in the Ivanhoe reservoir in Los Angeles by the Department of Water and Power workers to protect the water from sunlight.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Clever Consultant Cat

There is a presentation to the clients. The cat came to take a listen. It was late in the meeting.

It took its own seat to be comfortable.

The presentation has begun.

But wait, it has to taste the coffee. So what's the verdict Mr. Cat?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Knitted Kitty

This picture gives a warm feeling.

Kitty: Meow there. I feel warm enuff. What about you ?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Unusual Sky

This highly unusual cloud formation was likely formed from the exhaust of a rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California roughly an hour before this capture

forwarded by bayi.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tips on Avoiding Carjacking and Parking Lot Attacks

Here are useful tips e-mailed to me by a friend.

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.