Today’s Stress Relief – A Seal Pup Chillin’ On The Couch

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Imagine you are a seal pup. No, really. You…are a seal pup. And after a day of fun and exploration, what do you do but settle down on the couch after the end of a busy day.

This article from the New Zealand Herald describes the exploits of this cute, but still wild and dangerous little guy and has a photo gallery of the seal making himself at home on the couch.

Chris Clark, from the Department of Conservation, believes he had already dealt with the cutie earlier in the day only to receive call that a seal had made himself at home on someone’s couch. Some of the adventures of the day include:

  • captured in a residential garden,
  • released in Tauranga Harbour,
  • wander into the home of Annette Swoffer around 9:30 p.m. through the cat’s door,
  • hang out in the kitchen and then go to the couch and settle down,
  • pose for some cute pictures,
  • captured again and put into a box,
  • escape box and go to front of vehicle and accidentally (of course it was) turn on the radio,
  • settle in the front seat,
  • plan to play hide and seek the following evening with Chris Clark

Lesson learned? Make some time for fun and exploration.

Welcome To Your One Minute Stress Relief

This is the most intense taekwondo fight ever. EVER!


Updated  December 13, 2011:  the YouTube video I originally posted has already been removed by the owner so here’s another video and if that gets removed, here’s a link to a website that hopefully downloaded the video to their site so it doesn’t get deleted. These kids are way too cute to not enjoy.


NHBPM – Sunday Quotes – Humour

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Humour is a great vehicle for getting a message across. If you get too serious, you could die of starch.
Cyndi Lauper

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Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.
Edward De Bono

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Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them.
Simon Wiesenthal

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I think the most attractive thing is a sense of humour. If someone can make you laugh, you’ve gotten a lot out of the way.
Kiefer Sutherland
This post was written as part of NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days: