The heatwave might be overstaying its welcome and public transport might be a sweaty form of hell this morning, but thankfully we’ve been blessed with five more animal photos and videos that should at least bring you light relief, if not full-on joy.
1. First up, it’s Britney b*tch.
Matt Hardin caught his three-year-old Heeler whining on camera and it sounded an awful lot like ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears.
In a video on YouTube, Hardin explained that his dog Riley had been barking at a storm so he decided to film it on Snapchat. He ended up capturing the exact moment Riley entered full-on Britney mode and to date his video has had over five million views. Watch for yourself, it’s magnificent.
2. The pup who wore a table.
Twitter user (@mpbbbee) heard a loud crash coming from her bedroom. On rushing to investigate, she discovered complete chaos - a smashed plant pot on the floor, soil everywhere - and amidst it all was her dog wearing the bedside table. It’s paw-te couture, daaahling.
3. The mama hen looking after 76 ducklings.
Wildlife photographer Brent Cizek captured a merganser duck leading more than 70 ducklings across a lake (someone get this hen a medal). Apparently this isn’t an uncommon sight, it’s thought the ducks raise their babies in a daycare system called a crèche - although a group of 76 is pretty rare.
4. Is this the world’s most bouncy cat?
There’s very little we know about this video other than that a VERY fluffy cat effortlessly bounced over a babbling brook in some gravity-defying trickery which still - 50 replays later - has us in shock. Get the sound on for a real treat...
5. The only cat appearing to enjoy the heatwave.
In the absence of a photo of a reader’s pet this week (send ’em in folks!), here’s a special video of my own moggy Pebbles enjoying a spot of whack-a-mole through the parasol hole in our garden table.
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