Stories of Dogs and Cats and Other Animals

Humor, Stories 2 Comments »
Posted by at 3:54 pm

Armadillo I happened to catch a great pet-worthy episode of This American Life on NPR this past weekend. It’s a re-broadcast of an episode that aired back in 2000, but if you haven’t heard it before then it’s new to you.

You can listen to a podcast of the episode here. I found the story involving the armadillo to be especially touching (yes, i admit it, I got a little choked up).

Stories of dogs and cats and other animals that live in our homes. Exactly how much are they caught up in everyday family dynamics? We answer this question and others.

In Dog We Trust via This American Life

Man Sits In Tub With 87 Snakes, Sets Record

Humor, News, Snakes 3 Comments »
Posted by at 12:01 pm

Texan in a tub with 87 snakesJust when you thought there weren’t any more Guinness records left to break, Jackie Bibby of Texas comes up with this completely random combination: 1 man, a bathtub and 87 snakes.

Come to think of it, maybe I could make Guinness too if I come up with the right combination of completely random elements. But I think I’ll start small like maybe I could just put 1 foot in a bucket with 5 turtles. Think anyone holds that record already?

Another day, another bizarre world record for Jackie Bibby, the “Texas Snake Man.” Bibby spent about 45 minutes in a see-through bathtub with 87 rattlesnakes Monday, fully clothed, shattering his own record by 12 snakes just in time for Guinness World Records Day, which is Thursday.

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Hunter Shot By Own Dog, Recovering

Dogs, Humor, News 1 Comment »
Posted by at 4:31 am

Dog with a shotgunIn a bizarre turn of events, a man in Iowa was actually shot by his own dog while out hunting pheasant.

The dog is currently being held for questioning at the Grinnell County jail and we have not received word yet on weather the shooting was accidental or intentional.

Harris was hunting with a group about three miles north of Grinnell. The group shot a bird, and when Harris went to get it, he put his gun on the ground and crossed a fence. As he crossed the fence, his hunting dog stepped on the gun, Foster said.

Usually getting shot is actually not that funny and I wouldn’t normally poke fun at such a potentially serious subject, but when there’s a dog at the trigger, well… I just had to chuckle. A little. On the inside.

Read the full article from the San Jose Mercury News after the jump… Read more…

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