The weekend is flying in fast, thanks to the four-day week many of us have been enjoying. If you’re thoroughly in need of a Friday morning pick-me-up, here’s our weekly instalment of #AOTW (that’s animals of the week).
Grab a cuppa and settle down, it’s a good ’un.
1. A Tail Of Love
Simon the cat lives in a flat opposite Theo the cat. The pair spend their days staring out their respective windows, occasionally making eye contact. Simon’s owner, Mackenzie Coffman, decided to chart their blossoming friendship on Twitter – and she’s really captured hearts. It all began with four photos...
And then this video.
The internet was hooked.
Something beautiful started to blossom.
Coffman announced the cats were due to meet IRL (in real life) on Thursday and then shared the cutest update.
My heart cannot cope.
2. Kiki’s Big Adventure
Kiki the pug managed to get stuck down a well in Rainham in Kent this week. Thankfully, she was promptly rescued by firefighters and, incredibly, didn’t suffer any injuries from the fall.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service described how they instigated the rescue attempt – and it had an air of Mission Impossible to it: “The crew lowered a kit bag filled with treats into the well with ropes, she climbed in and was hauled back to the top.” Kiki, you are one lucky doggo.
3. Dog, Dog, Goose
We will always have a special place in our hearts for interspecies friendships. LOVE.
4. Dog Finally Catches Tail
Ever wondered what would happen if your dog actually caught its tail after all that spinning around? One person found out when videoing their friend’s dog, Max, who caught it and didn’t have a Scooby what to do next. A genuine WTF moment.
5. P-P-Pick Up A Penguin
Twycross Zoo, in Leicestershire, has welcomed four adorable Humboldt penguins this year, with the latest born less than three weeks ago.
The South American penguin is native to coastal Chile and Peru. They grow up to 70cm tall and, once they’ve found a mate, stay together long-term to raise their offspring. N’aww.