A cat from Greater Manchester vanished 12 years ago, but has now been discovered living on a campsite 230 miles away from home.
Georgie, a 15 year-old-cat, has been missing since 2008, when she disappeared while the family were on a camping trip in Scotland.
The cat has been living on a campsite in Loch Lomond for a year, which is due to close. Rescuers were baffled to find the microchip registered to an address hundreds of miles away in Rochdale.
Rescuers have said her life for the past decade will ‘forever remain a mystery’.
Cats Protection Glasgow said: “Georgie’s family got her as a kitten and from when she was 12 weeks old onwards, she enjoyed regular camping trips with her family starting out on a lead.
“Eventually she would roam the grounds of where they were staying and would always come back no problem.
“Twelve years ago, her owner had a baby and Georgie took exception to this, so when they came up here to Loch Lomond on a camping trip in October 2008, on the final day, Georgie disappeared and never returned.
“Where she has been for the past 12 years might forever remain a mystery but she’s still really friendly so suspect she has definitely been around humans.”
Georgie’s shocked family have decided to not collect their cat and instead rehome her.
Rescuers continued: “Her family were obviously extremely shocked to find out that Georgie has been found 12 years later and although their heart is telling them to drive up to Glasgow straight away to collect her, all of us know it’s not the right thing for Georgie.
“Her family got another cat nine years ago who doesn’t like other cats and we suspect Georgie also doesn’t like other cats so it wouldn’t work and it would be quite a journey home for her only to discover what we already know.
“So Georgie will be cared for by us until we are ready to find her another loving home. Her previous family will keep in touch with us to find out how she’s doing while she’s with us.”
Cats Protection added this incident shows the importance of microchipping pets.
They said: “This story just shows the importance of microchipping your pet and also a message to everyone who has a missing pet, don’t give up hope as Georgie has been found after 12 years.”
We’ll never know what she got up to for the past decade but at least she’s been found safe and sound!
10-year-old writes Christmas list with Gucci shoes, Macbook, iPhone and £3k in cash
Not much then…
A ten-year-old’s Christmas list has gone viral after she asked for an iPhone 11, Chanel purse, Go Pro and plenty more.
A dad shared his kid’s handwritten Christmas list complete with nice little love hearts over on Twitter with the caption: “My 10-year-old daughter must be out of her mind with this Christmas list”
Among some of the priciest of gifts, she’s asked for a Go Pro, Mac Book Air, air pods, Gucci Sliders and $4,000 in cash.
She did ask for some pretty normal gifts too like laundry detergent, new bedding and an alarm clock.
She also asked for some clothes, make-up, perfume, new shoes, earrings, jewellery and dolls.
Her very optimistic list went viral last year racking up 127k, likes.
The comments for her hopeful wish list are hilarious, one person wrote ‘I’m really curious about the glue, food coloring, and laundry detergent listed together…’
Another added: “Lmfaoooooooooo she got expensive taste. You got it tho! Spend something lol”
The dad replied to one comment that asked ‘is there anything else’, he said: “Shorty got big dreams!!! She gone have to work real hard to get the lifestyle she wants.”
Another pointed out the cute spelling mistakes like ‘asenchal oil’ because this kid is gonna need a nice relaxing bath after opening all these.
Another commented: “She gone need that alarm clock to wake her up from this dream.”
Dream big kid!
Man who tweeted ‘I am not ok’ receives thousands of responses from around the world
This is wonderful to see.
Edmund O’Leary shared a simple message on Twitter over the weekend, reaching out for people to say hello, little did he know how far his message would go.
Edmund caught international attention after tweeting about his mental health during the pandemic.
After living alone throughout the entire pandemic, Edmund found himself feeling rock bottom so he took to Twitter to reach out to people, he wrote: “I am not ok. Feeling rock bottom. Please take a few seconds to say hello if you see this tweet. Thank you.”
He has been flooded with support from people all across the world, and his Tweet has racked up over 100,000 replies.
Edmund appeared on This Morning earlier today to discuss the aftermath of his tweet which he revealed has been ‘phenomenal’.
Ruth asked Edmun what led him to the tweet, he said: “On Friday I was feeling very depressed, I was feeling more and more depressed as the hours were passing, feeling very isolated, and I just felt there wasn’t much more I could take, and I just reflected on a friend of mine on Twitter, a Twitter friend that has mental health problems.
“Sometimes he tweets before he goes to bed ‘says hi if theres anyone out there who can say goodnight’, I always acknowledge his tweet”.
“I was just thinking if it works for him it may work for me.”
Edmund said he’s had so many private messages too. He added: “I’ve had many men send me private messages as well as normal tweets to say that they could not do what I did.
“They just don’t have the courage to do so, and they said you’re a courageous man for doing so. They were applauding me.
Edmund then offered some heartfelt advice to people, in particular men, who are struggling with mental health problems: “Try to reach out for help, don’t feel alone, we are in for a pretty awful winter by all accounts, so reach out for help, reach out to loved ones, seek medical help if necessary.”
If you are feeling lonely in the pandemic or need help with your mental health, head to Every Mind Matters for more support or information.
Video of grandma dropping baby to save falling prosecco glass sparks fierce debate
Did she do the right thing?
A video of a grandmother who grabbed a prosecco glass and let a baby fall has sparked a huge debate online on whether she did the right thing.
Originally the video was shared to be humourous, with the caption: “And Grandmother of the year award goes to…”
The woman, who can be seen in the video holding a baby up against a table, grabs the glass off the child and in doing so removed her arm which was supporting the child up.
The little one inevitably falls on the floor.
The internet is in a pretty fierce debate if she did the right thing.
Some people are claiming that she did the right thing by grabbing the glass, which could have potentially shattered on the floor and caused a serious injury.
One person wrote: “To be fair, if the glass broke that could have seriously hurt the baby.”
Another added: “If the glass fell with the baby, it would have broken and the baby would have been hurt. She did the right thing.”
However, some people are saying the grandmother was ‘irresponsible’. One person replied to the tweet with a picture of a woman smiling as she throws a baby in the air.
A second said: “She. Was. Holding. Up. The. Baby. If the glass was already gone, she should have kept holding the baby. Neither would have been an issue if she had some control over the toddler grabbing a glass of alcohol. She did literally all the worst things. Yes everyone survived.”
A third wrote: “Why she let the baby get that close to the glass in the first place? like the baby had ahold of it and everything.”
Another tried to defuse the situation, pointing out that no one was harmed and that’s the priority: “That could have gone very badly. One of those things that happen in the blink of an eye. We all should just be happy with the outcome and leave it at that.”