Published on Aug 9, 2012

1920s vintage Dodge Brothers sedan drives down muddy roads and across muddy fields to get to the gushing oil well.

For some strange reason the car has “Oil Field Dodge” painted on the side.

This may be a company promotional video but it does not make driving look like any fun.

The music is a stock YouTube number by Dave Hartley called New Walk.



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Lawrence Anthony, a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller The Elephant Whisperer. 
He bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during US invasion in 2003.

On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony died. 
He is remembered and missed by his wife, 2 sons, 2 grandsons, and 
numerous elephants.

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 Two days after his passing, the wild elephants showed up at his home led by two large matriarchs. Separate wild herds arrived in droves to say goodbye to their beloved ‘man-friend’. 
A total of 31 elephants had patiently walked over 112 miles to get to his South African House.

Witnessing this spectacle, humans were obviously in awe not only 
because of the supreme intelligence and precise timing that these 
elephants sensed about Lawrence’s passing, but also because of 
the profound memory and emotion the beloved animals evoked 
in such an organized way: Walking slowly, for days, 
making their way in a solemn one-by-one queue from their habitat 
to his house. Lawrence’s wife, Francoise, was especially touched, 
knowing that the elephants had not been to his house prior to that day for well over 3 years! 
But yet they knew where they were going. The elephants obviously 
wanted to pay their deep respects, honoring their friend 
who’d saved their lives – so much respect that 
they stayed for 2 days 2 nights without eating anything. 
Then one morning, they left, making their long journey 
back home. 



Englishman James Bowen had an unsettled upbringing. While in school, he was sniffing glue and eventually was diagnosed with ADHD, schizophrenia and manic depression.After living in Australia for a while, he returned to England  in 1997. 
He was 18 years old and when living with his half-sister didn’t work out, he began a life of either living on the street or in shelters. James’ life revolved around his heroin addiction and busking on the streets of London.
 In early 2007, James tried to drag himself up by enrolling in a Methadone programme. He was living in sheltered accommodation and one day returned home to find a ginger tom cat in his building.
Figuring it belonged to one of the other residents, he didn’t pay too much attention. The next day, the cat was still there. James asked around and found no answers as to the animal’s ownership.
On closer inspection, he discovered a wound on the cat’s leg and decided to take it to the vet and get it treated. And so James adopted the cat, who he named Bob.
Since then, Bob has led James into a public life. Together they have become celebrities.
It began when Bob started following James everywhere. He joined James busking on the street and James’ income rapidly increased.
He began to attract more and more attention. Tourists would visit his spot just to see the cat, who was happy to dress up and sit still.
They went everywhere together…on foot…
And on public transport.
You Tube videos appeared and newspapers got hold of the story. This led to a publishing agreement and James started writing about his experiences with Bob on the streets of London. Apart from “A Street Cat Named Bob” and “The World According To Bob”,
A number of books for children have also been written. Sold worldwide, James’s life has improved.
Together they have become celebrities.
And their teamwork is certainly causing a stir.
The books have been translated into numerous languages. More than a million have been sold.
There’s also news that a movie will be made about the two of them.
Still living in London, James still loves busking and a healthy looking Bob goes too, efficiently taking care of the publicity.