Archive for the ‘Animals’ Category

Has another bogus theory has been thrown out there? Is it keeping us from the truth? It’s being reported this week that experts at the British Medical Journal are saying that you shouldn’t finish an entire course of prescribed antibiotics. They they say that reducing the use of antibiotics is essential to help fight the […]


Cat Burgler

08Aug16

A dream honeymoon in the outer foothills of the Himalayas in India turned into a nightmare for a newlywed couple recently, when a leopard crept into their hotel room one morning. This happened at the Nainital Hotel in the state of Uttarakhand. The newlyweds watched in horror as the big cat walked passed them and […]


Being married to a worrywart means that I know when Julie goes quiet, she’s worrying about something. It’s usually something I’ve done or haven’t done or might not do. Last night she was lying awake so I asked her what she was worrying about. She said, “If anything happens to me will you still look […]


Cats Protection

12Mar16

“Help me fill this water pistol!” Those were the words my 79 year old mother greeted me with when I went to visit her today to take her supermarket shopping. My sister is away on holiday and she’s left her cat with my parents. Blinky is not exactly a friendly cat. When I visited a […]


Monkey Music

08Dec15

I got back into music in 2004. It was all because of the late Jim Cronin. With Dr Alison Cronin, he set up the ape rescue centre, Monkey World in Dorset.  This week I found a video from 2004. I’d put a blues band together and got to be part of “Chimpfest”. It was the […]


Who decided you can give animals tablets? Today we tried and failed to worm our two cats. Even with Julie holding a squirming cat and me in charge of prizing open its jaws, we didn’t manage it. I pushed that tablet as far down each cat’s throat as I could but it simply can’t be […]


Sick Dream

18Nov14

I had a dream last night that contained a premonition and it came true after I woke up. In the dream I was driving along a road at night. I made the mistake of accelerating into a sharp right hand bend at the end of the road (you should only accelerate OUT of a bend). […]


Did you know that there is a dinosaur that isn’t extinct? There was a period of early palaeontology around a hundred and thirty years ago known as the ‘Bone Wars’. Othniel Charles Marsh was a professor of palaeontology at Yale. He made many dinosaur fossil discoveries, including the Apatosaurus. The Bone Wars was the name […]


The show must go on! Sometimes, you’ve no other choice. In 1997, Julie and I were almost broke. We’d spent most of our savings moving to Britain so I could present the Breakfast Show at 2CRFM in Bournemouth. The exchange rate wasn’t in our favour. One British pound was worth almost three Australian dollars. What […]


Deerstalker

07Jul14

I don’t understand wildlife. This morning driving to work, I had to stop because a deer was stood in the middle of the main road. It was before 5am, so I was the only car for miles. I thought, he’ll move away as I get closer but no, he just stood there. I ended up coming […]