• On returning from taking the family dog for its first walk of the day, a man was horrified to find a huge toad on the inside door mat, obviously anxious to get back outdoors. However, instead of exiting by the door, scared, it took two enormous leaps, with legs extending about a foot, and landed at the door to the basement. Two more leaps and it was in the cellar with both husband and wife gasping in horror and amazement. Never had they seen a toad this large, let alone in their house. Luckily, they could still see the toad and the woman grabbed a butterfly net and covered the hapless and scared amphibian. Then, she found the metal bottom of her spring-form cake pan and slipped it carefully under the toad which started making ear-splitting screechy noises. Somehow, the brave saviour carried her precious cargo upstairs and out into the garden where she let it loose near the small pond. With a couple of gigantic leaps, it disappeared into the undergrowth never to be seen again.

• Following the COVID-19 directives for handwashing, a woman realized she was being closely watched by her cat, Tangerine. Soon, each time she was washing her hands, Tangerine would jump up on her table and start washing her paws. Tangerine has been with her mistress for 14 years and is obviously very bright as she continues the paw washing in unison with her mistress.

• A couple fell in love with and purchased a print of a cougar which they hung over their bed. Coincidentally, two years later, and never having seen or heard about this cougar print, the man’s brother, who is his identical twin, went out and bought exactly the same painting of the cougar. More proof that identical twins do indeed have a special bond.

• A man heard something rattling around in his brown bin and opened it gingerly, anticipating an aggressive raccoon inside. Much as it was a raccoon, it was the opposite to aggressive since it was obviously drunk from eating the fermenting fruit in the bin. In a dazed stupor, it stumbled out of the tipped-up bin and rolled off down the driveway.