Thursday, October 18, 2007

Today's Stupid Animal News

Fine animals.
So, this story came in over the wire about 15 hours ago:
1,200-Lb Horse Saved From Swimming Pool
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 1,200-pound horse is safe after rescuers used a wrecker to pull the animal from a swimming pool at a Knoxville home. Mountain, an award-winning show horse, was pulled out a little more than two hours after owner Deborah Black found him shivering in the pool Tuesday.

The 27-year-old horse's trainer, David Cunningham, said Mountain apparently wandered onto the property and fell into the tarp-covered swimming pool sometime Monday night.
Authorities say Mountain will be treated with antibiotics to stave off pneumonia and will be watched for signs of internal injuries.

Hey, great job people!!! Congratu-fucking-lations. Just how, exactly, do you lose a 1,200 pound show-horse? Most people have no problems keeping track of their dogs, and those weigh about 30 pounds.

Do you just let your prize-winning horses wander about aimlessly? Do you just sit on your couch, drinking your moonshine, until you decide to go look for him? And why, in the name of all that is good and decent, did it take you two hours to remove him from the pool once you found him?!


Well, if that video proves anything (which it doesn't), it's that it can be difficult for a horse to get out of a swimming pool, even if there are steps into the water. Unfortunately, the video doesn't show how difficult it was to get the horse into the pool in the first place, so it is a bit of a letdown.

We didn't know birds could like gay music.

Meet Snowball, the dancing cockatoo. He was brought to an Indiana animal shelter a few months ago, with a Backstreet Boys CD attached to his cage. When the animal shelter manager played the CD for the bird, she was shocked. She says she "almost fainted at the sight."

We found the video on youtube, and it is pretty amazing:


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