Two Feel Good Stories and Some Jokes ...

Hi Folks,

Do you think animals communicate, check this out. Stuart Brown describes Norbert Rosing's striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada's Hudson Bay.. The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in, but.. The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.
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2 wee gems from Francis Gay.
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It seems you can get anything on the Internet these days but when Bella's gift arrived it was the last thing she expected. She'd been going through a tough time, with her Mum dying suddenly not long after Bella split up with her husband.

An old school friend, Jane lives in New York but has been in touch regularly by phone and email, giving all the support and comfort she could. The other night she sighed that she just wanted to give Bella a great big hug but simply couldn't afford to fly over for a visit. Bella understood but said a cuddle from her old pal would be so welcome. Then the next night, her sister popped round and said she had something for her. Bella looked at her empty hands, confused, where was the gift ? Her sister then flung her arms round Bella and hugged her tightly. "That's from Jane." she said.

It turned out that Jane had sent her an email and asked if she could make the special delivery. Bella reckons it was better than a cuddle directly from the source - she got a double whammy of a physical embrace from her sister plus the lovely thought from Jane.

Hugs by email ? I doubt if the Internet has ever been put to a better use !
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When Mary needs any repairs done around the house her son Andrew will pop down with his tools and sort them out in no time. Then they'll have a cuppa and a chat. But recently the gaps between visits had been growing longer. Don't you have anything you need repaired ?" he joked with his Mum on the phone. But, for once, everything seemed to be working perfectly.
Then a week later Andrew appeared with his toolbox. Mary protested nothing needing done. I'm sure I'll find something Mum," he replied. He didn't - but Mary was delighted to have him round. What they realise is that it's not just houses that need regular maintenance - it's relationships, too.
I was in a car dealership a while ago, when a large motor home was towed into the garage. The front of the vehicle was in dire need of repair and the whole thing generally looked like an extra in "Twister." I asked the manager what had happened. He told me that the driver had set the "cruise control" and then went in the back to make a sandwich.
My neighbour works in the operations department in the central office of a large bank. Employees in the field call him when they have problems with their computers. One night he got a call from a woman in one of the branch banks who had this question: "I've got smoke coming from the back of my terminal. Do you guys have a fire downtown?"
Eight Police in Radnor , Pa. interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.
A mother calls 911 very worried asking the dispatcher if she needs to take her kid to the emergency room, the kid was eating ants. The dispatcher tells her to give the kid some Benadryl and it
should be fine . The mother says, I just gave him some ant killer.....
Dispatcher: Rush him in to emergency room!
Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid !
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The Global Facts ... At Any Given Moment:
Fact: 79,000,000 people are engaged in intercourse right now.
Fact: 58,000,000 are kissing.
Fact: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex ...
Fact: 1 lonely beggar is reading emails...

SO - You hang in there sunshine!

Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate xxx