David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

David J. Farley of Plympton, Plymouth, United Kingdom

Monday, August 22, 2011


You will like this video about three German Shepherds in a British pub. You will smile at the antics of the bartender....watch to the end. Hilarious! It has been viewed by one and three quarter million people on YouTube! You can click to delete the adverts but will have to put up with the Dutch subtitles.

Monday, August 15, 2011

'Emotional' Pc tells of injured dog

A police officer has said seeing his working dog suffer a fractured skull after being struck by a brick during the riots in Tottenham was like seeing his "best friend and closest colleague" injured.

Constable Phil Wells said it was "very emotional" when three-year-old German shepherd Obi was struck by a missile on Tottenham High Road last Saturday.

He said: "Obi is trained in public order, and that may be dispersing a crowd or pushing them back. We were on a stationary point when we came under heavy bombardment. There were lots of missiles coming at us, bottles, bricks, petrol bombs, street furniture, too many to count and one hit Obi on the top of the head."

He continued: "Initially he was a bit shocked but I gave him a checkover and tried to avoid any further injuries and after the initial shock he seemed fine so we carried on for another couple of hours.

"Afterwards he was assessed and and was showing signs he needed veterinary help. He was lethargic and was bleeding from the left nostril which could be a sign of head trauma so he was taken to the vets and assessed and the vet was not happy about the impact he had had so he was transferred to the Royal Veterinary School in Cambridge for a CT scan.

"That showed he had a fractured skull above the left eye socket."

Obi has lived in Surrey with Constable Wells, his wife Laura and children Abigail, seven, and Thomas, three, since he was eight weeks old and is seen as one of the family.

The officer said: "Although he is not a pet - he is a working dog - when he is at home it is family time and he is part of our family. To see your best friend and work colleague get injured while at work is difficult but he is getting a lot support from everyone and he will be back fighting fit.

"He is my best friend and to see him get injured, to see him on a theatre table and you're not sure what has happened and you're not sure if it's touch and go, of course it is very emotional."

Constable Wells said all of the eight dogs in his unit on Tottenham High Road on Saturday suffered cut pads on their paws from the broken glass and debris on the street and some suffered cuts and broken teeth. He added: "I have never experienced stuff coming at us from all sides like that before."

Article courtesy of AOL News.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Tickle Me Elmo Toy Factory

There is a factory in Essex which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys. The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms.

Well, Shelley is hired at The Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00 am.

The next day at 8:45 am there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's door. The Foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new employee.

He complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is backing up, putting the entire production line behind schedule.

The Personnel Manager decides he should see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to the factory floor. When they get there the line is so backed up that there are Tickle Me Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really beginning to pile up.

At the end of the line stands Shelley surrounded by mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's. She has a roll of plush Red fabric and a huge bag of small marbles.

The 2 men watch in amazement as she cuts a little piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles and begins to carefully sew the little package between Elmo's legs.

The Personnel Manager bursts into laughter. After several minutes of hysterics he pulls himself together and approaches Shelley.

'I'm sorry,' he says to her, barely able to keep a straight face, 'but I think you misunderstood the instructions I gave you yesterday...'

'Your job is to give Elmo two test tickles!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Thin Blue Line

I recommend you take a look at the following items on this brilliant blog by Steve Bennett, a retired West Midlands Police Officer:-


Time to bring back national service? http://thinbluelineuk.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-it-time-to-bring-back-national.html

A SPOILED GENERATION IS SPOILING OUR SOCIETY http://thinbluelineuk.blogspot.com/2011/08/dr-aric-sigman-we-make-no-apology-for.html

NB. Copy & paste the links into your browser

Friday, August 05, 2011

Dolly Wallies !

A police officer smashed a car window to save a "baby" left in the motor on a sweltering day - only to find it was a realistic doll.

Chanel Cristofis, five, left the doll called Sam in her dad Anastasi's Vauxhall Zafira when he dropped her off at school.

He then went to work at the fish and chip shop he owns.

But a passer-by in the chippie car park spotted the eerily lifelike £100 Reborn doll and called the police in Worksop, Notts. U.K.

Amid fears the "child" could die in the heat, officers broke into the car before realising their mistake.

Anastasi, 37, said: "I couldn't believe it when the police turned up holding the doll and told me what had happened. The officer told me not to leave it in the car again."

The detail-packed dolls are a hit with little girls. Artists work painstakingly to make them look like real babies - even giving them birthmarks and tiny veins.

Chanel's mum Victoria, 25, said: "She is inseparable from this doll but it has caused all sorts of problems.

"A woman in a supermarket saw Chanel shaking it and was horrified. She asked what sort of mother I thought I was to allow my baby to be treated like that. I can see why the police did it. If it had been real, everyone would be thanking them."

Police are to pay for more than £200 damage done to the car. Sgt Robert Holmes said: "The call was made in good faith. Drivers need to think about what they leave on view in their cars."

Article courtesy of The Sun & www.policeoracle.com