Luna / Funnies ......

How about a couple of gift suggestions for Father's Day ?

Hi Folks,

On TV tonight I was intrigued by the description of one of the programmes so settled down to watch it ... It was all about Luna the Orca Whale in Canada and I must admit that being a soft hearted person who can cry at the least soppy or sad event going I was up to my knees in paper hankies in no time. So I am enclosing a short synopsis of the story along with the above video which shows this remarkably social animal who managed to gather lots of people onto his side.

" No one expected it. No one planned for it. No one thought it could happen. Then when it did, no one knew what to do. When a baby wild orca showed up in a remote fjord on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and started to make friends with people, no one was ever the same.

In the end, the wayward Orca Luna died as he had lived and become well-known -- alone and lonely. The young killer whale, which somehow got separated from his whale family in the back bays of Vancouver Island, died in a grisly collision with a tugboat's propeller .

The death of a whale that attracted thousands of tourists -- some from overseas -- sparked anew arguments over whether Canadian officials and native leaders mishandled the situation. One minute Luna was frolicking around the back of a boat, as he did routinely in an attempt to secure the companionship he craved. The next minute, he was sucked into a tube containing a propeller powered by a 1,700-horsepower engine. "

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A woman in a supermarket was following a grandfather ...... and his badly behaved 3 year-old grandson. It's obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle; and for fruit, cereal and pop in the other aisles. Meanwhile, Gramps is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, "Easy, William, we won't be long . . . easy, boy."Another outburst, and she hears the granddad calmly say, "It's okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here. Hang in there, boy." At the checkout, the little terror was throwing items out of the cart, and Gramps says again in a controlled voice, " William, relax buddy, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes; stay cool, William."

Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car. She said to the elderly gentleman, "It's none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don't know how you did it. That whole time, you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his grandpa."

"Thanks, lady," said the grandfather, "but I'm William . . .. the little beggar's name is Steve."

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A man woke up one morning in Alaska ...... to find a bear on his roof. So he looked in the yellow pages and sure enough, there was an ad for 'Bear Removers'.
He called the number, and the bear remover says he'll be over in 30 minutes. The bear remover arrived, and got out of his van. He got a ladder, a baseball bat, a shotgun and a mean old pit bull.

"What are you going to do," the homeowner asks? "I'm going to put this ladder up against the roof, then I'm going to go up there and knock the bear off the roof with this baseball bat. When the bear falls off, the pit bull is trained to grab his testicles and not let go. The bear will then be subdued enough for me to put him in
the cage in the back of the van.." He handed the shotgun to the homeowner. "What's the shotgun for?" asks the homeowner. "If the bear knocks me off the roof, shoot the dog."

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An elderly man in North Queensland had owned a large farm for several years. He had a large billabong in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple, and peach trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over. He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit. As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw it was a bunch of young women skinny-dipping in his pond.
He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'we're not coming out until you leave!' The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.'
Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the crocodiles...' Some old men can sure think fast......

Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love Kate xxx.