A Collection of Stories
Compiled by VeggieGlobal
in Southern England suffered a miscarriage. For a week or so before the
incident, her dog was constantly whining and trembling, and became very
distressed whenever getting close to her. It seemed that the dog knew
something was wrong. After the miscarriage the dog returned back to normal.
family (and concerned pets) during visiting hours!
in the UK one family's loving cat showed very far-reaching concern
for the health of its owners. The cat actually ran all the way from home
and turned up at a hospital where the family's son had been taken after
an accident. Apparently, the cat also makes a point of visiting many other
family members living in the same area whenever they become ill!
the years there have been proven reports of amazing, long journeys made
by animals trying to return to their homes or owners.
incredibly, some of the following stories include animals that have
been given away by their owners who have then moved away soon afterwards.
Later, the animal has turned up at the owner's new address hundreds
of miles away. It would seem slightly more credible for an animal to
find its way back to its own home territory, but to find its owner in
a completely new foreign place is completely unexplainable.
our first incredible journey story...
A collie was
sent by its owner from Inverness in Scotland to a friend in Calcutta,
India. A while after its arrival in India the dog disappeared. Then a
few months later the very same dog bounded up to its master back in bonny
Scotland. Evidently, it had boarded a ship from Calcutta bound for Dundee
where it disembarked and jumped on a coastal ship to Inverness. At the
time it was suggested that the dog was attracted to the right boats because
of the sailors Scottish accents!
amazing travels by dogs include Bobbie, a collie from Oregon USA, who
in 1923 travelled 3,000 miles to get back to his home.... Here's Bobbie's
In August 1923
restaurant owner Mr Brazier accompanied by his dog Bobbie was visiting
relatives in Wolcott Indiana. Whilst parked at a garage Bobbie was chased
away by a pack of dogs. He was nowhere to be found. Six months later Bobbie
arrived back at his home town of Silverton, Oregon 3000 miles from Wolcott.
On arrival he had first made for the grounds of an old farm house where
he had been raised as a puppy. It was here he was found, sleeping on top
of the grave of a fox terrier, his puppyhood companion. After some food
and drink he bounded off to his master's restaurant and leapt on to the
bed where Mr Brazier was taking a nap. Thousands flocked to see the dog
who also received handfuls of medals and a little doggy bungalow for him
to sleep in. Bobbie lived on for another 12 years.
about this report from France, 1991 where a rabbit hunter was shot dead...
by a rabbit!
hunter Vincent Caroggio of Chartres stopped for a rest. He laid down his
gun and was instantly shot by the rabbit, which had jumped from its burrow
and bumped against the trigger!
here is the Drunken Elephant News!
early 1990's a supply base in the jungle area of Bagdora, Bengal was
continuously raided by elephants. The hefty rascals would make off with
scores of bottles of rum, plus helpings of bananas and sugar. Inside the
base, they would break open the rum bottles, knocking them back there
and then... After boozing themselves to a stupor they would stagger back
into the jungle leaving behind them a merry elephantine trail of destruction.
The soldiers even built electric fences around the base, but the elephants
would rip off tree branches, short circuit the fences and romp their way
back in for another evenings jumbo jolly-up. One elephant certainly didn't
forget the soldier who poured hot water over him one evening. After that
the elephant would return regularly to demolish his hut!
Doggy Tale as Spot visits London
Back in the UK
- Spot, an 8-month-old Sheep Dog Cross, jumped onto a National Express
coach at Cardiff bus station in Wales, bound for London. No amount of
biscuit coaxing could get Spot off the coach as he growled at the inspectors
and drivers who tried to remove him. The driver, Alan Watkins eventually
set off 15 minutes late with his non-paying passenger curled up on the
front seat. On arrival at Victoria coach station, London, Spot jumped
off and disappeared. But half an hour later he came bounding back just
in time for the return journey, settling back down on his same seat. The
passengers made a great fuss of him and when back in Cardiff, Spot was
handed over to the RSPCA who took him to their dogs home.
Milk Works as a Snake Charmer
A Turkish actor
named Sonmez Yikilmaz was sleeping with his film crew in a tent on location.
One night a black snake slipped into the tent and into the open mouth
of the sleeping Sonmez. X-rays showed that the snake was still alive but
Sonmez refused an operation to remove it and instead tried out the ancient
method of snake removal. He hung himself upside down from a tree whilst
a pot of steaming milk was placed below him. The smell of the milk lured
the creature back out through his mouth!
the Alsatian's Amazing Journey
the Alsatian grew too big for the flat in Southern Italy where he
lived with his master Armin da Broi. So Armin sold Barry. Some time later
Armin moved to Solingen in West Germany. On Christmas Eve a year later
Armin found Barry whimpering outside his new flat. He vowed that he and
his dog would never be parted again. This journey of 1,200 miles seems
more incredible since the dog had travelled to a completely unknown place
to find his old owner.
back with the Elephants
sadder note an elephant calf was knocked down by a locomotive in Bangladesh.
An hour later the calf's mother blocked the path of next train and banged
her head against the engine until it could no longer run leaving 200 passengers
stranded for 5 hours. There is no report of the extent of the baby calf's
Final Doggy Tale
Not a great
distance mind you, (only 5 miles) but a most endearing story none the
less... from 1979.
dog was 15 years old, blind and almost stone deaf. His former master in
King's Langley Hertfordshire had died 3 years earlier and he was now in
the care of kind new owners Mr and Mrs Philips who lived 5 miles away
in Hemel Hempstead. One Easter, Mickey disappeared and was eventually
discovered outside his old derelict home back in King's Langley. Being
blind, his journey had obviously been a most arduous task travelling across
many busy roads. A crushed paw and bruises showed that he had been run
over on his short but desperate little journey.
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