Links: RIP Loki

Orphaned Elephant Returns to Caretakers — With Babies

(David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, via Laura H.)

And now Anyta presents a preview of coming attractions:

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16 thoughts on “Links: RIP Loki

  1. Catwhisperer September 21, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    I’m getting in line for that movie today!!!

  2. Laura September 21, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I’m right behind you, Cat Whisperer! I discovered his bestselling book about his life with Bob a couple years ago, and have been a devoted Bob fan ever since! And to have Bob playing himself — how wonderful is that? He’s a brilliant cat, honestly. 🙂

    • Faye September 21, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      Oh wow. The real Bob is going to be Bob.

      If you like Bob’s story I recommend the book Racing In The Rain. It’s fiction but very moving. Also a nonfiction: I Can Hear You Calling In The Night, about an alcoholic man and a dog.

  3. AJ September 21, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    Me three on the Bob movie line. Those books are amazing, I’ve read all of them. It is one of the most uplifting stories I’ve ever read. They also have a Facebook page which keeps you up-to-date on their lives –

  4. debg September 21, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    So sorry about Loki–what a cutiepie! And the meowing pit bull is hilarious. Have’t met Bob before, so thanks to all for the glowing reviews.

  5. Birdcage September 21, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    I didn’t know about Street Cat Bob and his person! I’ll be behind AJ in the movie line.

  6. Emily September 21, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Maybe its my ESL flaring up… but even though I loved the trailer… I couldn’t understand a single word anyone was saying ._. *sigh*

    • Madame X September 21, 2016 / 3:17 pm

      Don’t feel bad, Emily. English is not my first language either, and while I have little or no problem following “standard” US and UK English, some accents throw me off. Then again, some accents are hard to follow even by native speakers!

      • Murray C. September 21, 2016 / 8:52 pm

        I think those are East End or Cockney accents and they can be tough. I’m used to them because I’ve been involved in all things British for a long time. I have a Scottish friend tho’ who talks with a gentle burr, but if he wants can lay it on thick, as he would’ve spoken at home. It’s indecipherable – partly because there are regionalisms that you wouldn’t know unless you learned them.
        Very sad about Loki! Corgis are my fave. But the other stories helped lift my spirits.

    • AJ September 21, 2016 / 3:24 pm

      Funniest story about not understanding what someone is saying. Years ago I was watching some show and they were interviewing fisherman somewhere up in Canada, probably Newfoundland, and even though the guy was speaking in English (or their version of it), they actually had subtitles on the screen! I laughed myself silly on that, especially as my mom’s dad came from the island so I kinda know how thick their accent is.

      • Laura September 21, 2016 / 4:12 pm

        American TV has a tendency to do that for anyone with a Scottish accent, which I find quite annoying since I’ve rarely heard a Scottish accent I couldn’t understand. Note that I said “rarely,” though; there was an episode of House Hunters some years back about a young man moving to Glasgow, and calling in a builder to explain a stain on the wall, which they subtitled — except for the part where their subtitle was “?????” which was about what I got out of it. too! I understand the Glaswegian accent can be particularly impenetrable in its thicker forms.

        • debg September 21, 2016 / 4:26 pm

          When my ex and I watched movies set in Scotland, northern England, or Ireland, he always insisted on turning on the subtitles.

      • 6rabbits September 21, 2016 / 6:38 pm

        The BBC did that for the show Primeval. They started every episode with an explanation of why. Apparently there are so many English dialects that even the Brits get confused sometimes!😃

    • 6rabbits September 21, 2016 / 6:33 pm

      I find subtitles very helpful for accents, actors who mumble, and bad sound editing! I always have the closed-captioning on. In fact, I tend to be annoyed by movies I see in the theater due to the lack of CC! I hear perfectly fine, btw, but we started using CC due to my nephew being nearly deaf in one ear, and I got addicted to it.😉 Try it!

  7. dubravkamcvmd September 21, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I’m joining everyone on the Bob line and the elephant story was WONDERFUL!

    • Laura September 21, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Wasn’t it, though? It shows how important it is to raise these orphans so lovingly and allowing them to live honest elephant lives. The stories of the wild elephants are always amazing with these folks — some wild elephants even come there for help with snares and such, or hang out nearby when water is scarce, because they know the humans will always help them or let them share. They really make up for the sad stories that have led to all these orphans needing to be raised in the first place!

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