Owner Says Pet Bobcat Uses Toilet
Created: 3/12/2008 8:34:15 AM
The pictures alone should sell Tiger Mountain Ranch perched in the hills south of Henryetta, Okalahoma.
The place offers a lake, lodge, lots of animals like horses, longhorn cattle, dogs and even a bobcat named Ginger.
Sharon Glidden moved here a few years ago from Florida with her husband. Advertisement
She's had Ginger since the cat was three weeks old, training her as lovingly and carefully as she could considering her wild nature.
"Bobcats are not possessions," Glidden said. "They are their own. We're really hers. She's not ours."
Tiger Mountain's guests have seen Ginger lots of times from a respectful distance under supervision of course.
But Sharon happened to be alone one day when this bobcat did something surprising.
Ginger the bobcat started using the toilet.
"Well when she was 6 or 7 months old, she saw me go and I got up to brush my teeth and she decided she needed to go," said Glidden.
It was a little indelicate, but Sharon had to prove to her husband and prove she wasn't crazy, so she grabbed her video camera.
A couple of weeks later Ginger was using her bathroom three times a day and it wasn't a big deal anymore.
But she posted the video on her MySpace account and YouTube and forgot all about it.
Glidden said, "I left it. September 10th, MySpace put her video on their main page and we got a quarter of a million hits and now it's about a million."
Tiger Mountain Ranch gets visitors from all around the world.
They come to camp out in teepees and listen to the stories Moses Littlebear and his family tell.
Moses Littlebear said, "The more experience the people get out of it, that's what we want."
But more and more they come to see the bobcat that's become a YouTube hit, with a whole set of video clips highlighting her crazy antics.
Sharon Glidden says Ginger even now has her own blog.
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