Wednesday, November 17, 2004


i don't want a bunny or a kitty, i don't want a parrot that talks

the curious tale of the diving dogs

there's an interesting story in today's manchester guardian:

Dogs defy Beachy Head fall

Press Association
Wednesday November 17, 2004
The Guardian

Two dogs survived an apparent 500ft (150 metre) fall over the edge of a cliff, coastguards said yesterday.

They were found virtually uninjured, swimming at the bottom of the notorious suicide point at Beachy Head, in Eastbourne, East Sussex, according to a Dover Coastguard spokesman.

Mossi, a five-year-old black labrador, and Jack, a two-year-old Lakeland terrier, disappeared from their home in the town the previous day.

A coastguard team climbed down the cliff at Cow Gap and rescued the animals.

Barry Woodward, of Dover Coastguard, said: "Someone phoned in to say a dog had gone over the cliff and could we help. We said if it's gone over the cliff it's dead.

"Then we got another call from someone who said he could see a dog swimming off Beachy Head and he looked very tired.

something fishy there, right? like, two dogs fall from beachy head and both of them survive? have you ever seen beachy head? take a look:

hard to believe, right? why weren't they dashed to death on the stones that lie under the cliff? or torn assunder by the raging waves? or blinded by the dazzling glare of the lighthouse? this story needs to be investigated further. my journalistic instincts tell me that this is some complex fraud to obtain money from the european community sea-fishing fund.

photograph of a dog

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