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Johnny the Baptist

JOHNNY THE BAPTIST and his followers…


Matt. 18:4-5  
whoever humbles himself
like this child is the greatest
in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever welcomes
a little child like this
in my name welcomes me.’

Johnny’s Mother
looked out
the window
and noticed him
‘playing church’
with their cat.
He had the cat
sitting quietly
and he was
preaching to it.
She smiled
and went
about her work.
A while later
she heard loud
meowing & hissing
and ran back
to the open window
to see Johnny
baptizing the cat
in a tub of water.
She called out,
‘Johnny, stop that!
The cat is afraid of water!’
Johnny looked up
at her and said,
‘He should have thought
 about that
before he joined
my church.’


March 2, 2009 Posted by | Animals, Funnies | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rats Laugh When You Tickle Them!

February 19, 2009 Posted by | Animals | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Family That Prays Together…

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Animals | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sam the Koala

sam the koala

sam the koala

SAM became the most famous koala in the world when firefighter David Tree stopped to give her a drink amid the devastation.

Pictures of Sam, who turned out to be female, travelled around the globe and featured in major newspapers including The New York Times, London’s The Sun and on CNN.

The image provided a much-needed picture of hope in a week filled with news of despair. Yesterday Sam was recovering in Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter.

Carer Jenny Shaw said she suffered burns on her paws and was in a lot of pain, but was on the road to recovery.

She was put on an IV drip and is on antibiotics and pain relief treatment.

“She is lovely – very docile – and she has already got an admirer. A male koala keeps putting his arms around her,” Ms Shaw said. “She will need regular attention and it will be a long road to recovery, but she should be able to be released back into the wild in about five months.”

Mr Tree said he was surprised by the reaction to the photograph, which was snapped by Mark Pardew – a fellow CFA volunteer – on a mobile phone.

Mr Tree said he was in the middle of backburning at Mirboo North when he saw the stricken koala.

“I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say ‘I’m beat’,” he said.

“I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles.

“The most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand. I will never forget that.”

Mr Tree and his brigade then received an emergency call-out to save a house, but minutes later Sam was picked up by wildlife carers.

She is one of 22 koalas, 14 ringtail possums, several wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos that have been handed into Gippsland carers.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Animals | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The “New” Yard Security


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A Cowboy’s Dog…

A Cowboy’s Dog

There’s them that say
A cowboy’s horse
Is always on his mind

That may be true
Makes sense of course
But maybe he can find

A little room for
Four more legs
And a pair of big brown eyes

A sloppy tongue
A waggin tail
And a heart two times his size

A cayuse means
A paycheck sure
A strong and faithful ride

But an ole dog
Kinda fills a need
That we all have inside

He’ll work beside you
All day long
And never once complain

He’ll follow you
Through thick and thin
In sunshine and in rain

He’ll share your food
He’ll share your bed
He’ll be your lifelong pard

And when he hits
His end of trail
Oh Lordy, it’s sure hard

You think about
The times you had
And how he pulled you through

When you were down
He’d jump right up
And chase away your blues

And when he’s gone
You just ride on
Your cayuse starts to jog

But in your heart
You’ll keep a place
For that ole cowboy’s dog.

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Animals | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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February 4, 2009 Posted by | Animals | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Necil Bug…the cutest rat on Flickr


I just love this pic of Bug! There are more at the link below.

February 4, 2009 Posted by | Animals, Bug the rat | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Kid and the Dog

This is what spending all day with a 5 yr old boy will do to ya……

I’m Pooped!!!

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Animals | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking Out the Trash


December 24, 2008 Posted by | Animals, Funnies | , , , | Leave a comment