It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A French bulldog survived a six-story jump off a Manhattan midrise that ended when he crashed through the sunroof of a parked car. The near-death dive of Winston the bulldog ended with a “giant smash” that had people on the sidewalk ducking and shrieking, said an eyewitness. Seconds later, the witness said, “a panicked woman comes flying down the stairs of an apartment building, climbs onto the hood of the car and pulls the dog out through the sunroof.” The dog’s owner said Winston was running away from her on the roof and went over the edge. “It’s an absolute miracle he’s alive,” the owner said.
A Pennsylvania man has won approval from his doctor to use an alligator as an emotional support animal. Joie Henney, 65, said Wally is “just like a dog” and “wants to be loved and petted.” Since Wally helps lift his depression, Henney said, his doctor figured, “Why not?” Now the two go shopping together and pay visits to local nursing homes to cheer up residents. Wally is 5 feet long and could triple in size, but, Henney said, “I don’t know what I would have done without him.”
A British hospital patient was mistakenly circumcised instead of receiving bladder surgery. Terry Brazier was too busy chatting with a nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary while under local anesthesia to notice he was getting the wrong procedure. “They didn’t know what to say when they’d done it,” Brazier said. “It was a real surprise.” The hospital blamed the incident on muddled notes, and Brazier has been awarded almost $24,500 in compensation by the country’s National Health Service. ■