You know, however great your life is, showering is still probably the best part of your day, right? I don't care how much money you have, how many friends, how loving your family is; taking a shower tops it all. You get to stand there in your own personal hot rain, steaming water cascading over sore muscles. It almost wakes you up better than your morning coffee. Ooh, and here's a good question -- you ever stick your tongue out in the shower and try to lap up some of the water? No?
Well, Toshka the bear does, and he's one of the world's foremost experts on enjoying showers.
Formerly a circus bear, Toshka was rescued and moved to a bear rehabilitation facility in Satanov, Ukraine. His new caretakers say first he was very nervous about humans (and I have to admit, a Russian circus is probably about as pleasant to be in as a Turkish prison), but now, two months later, he has come around. He's also discovered a new favorite pastime. Can you guess what it is?
His new owners say that Toshka loves to sit, and loves to get a shower in the sun. They add that he will happily sit that way for hours.
Certainly, Toshka cuts a strikingly human-like figure, sitting contentedly in his warm shower - see for yourself below!