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.
Is it just me or does Riley sound like he’s singing toxic by Britney Spears? pic.twitter.com/XT4us4ERYD
— matt (@matthardn) July 21, 2018
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.
MAMA MERGANSER! I was able to track down the now famous Lake Bemidji Common Merganser that has an adopted brood of over 76 babies! I love the story that these photos tell.
— Brent Cizek (@brentcizekphoto) July 17, 2018
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.
We discovered a new game this evening… pic.twitter.com/kLAscW1EcX
— Natasha Hinde (@tashahinde) July 24, 2018
If you want your pet to appear in next week’s cute animals round up, send a photo of them to [email protected] with a brief explanation as to why they should be featured. Simples.