Once upon a time a man named Chuck Jones came up with an idea for a new cartoon. The whole dog chasing cat and cat chasing mouse thing had kind of been done to death even in the 1940s. With some inspiration taken from Mark Twain, he came up with the idea of a perpetually hungry coyote chasing a road runner. This was not just any roadrunner, mind you, but one that could never be caught -- almost.
Everyone knows that animals can have amazing healing powers. To this end hospitals, hospices, and nursing homes often have routine visits from dogs and cats. Sometimes even miniature horses have been brought in to visit retirement homes. But in Dijon, France, hospitals and retirement homes allow a full-sized horse come to check in on the patients and give them some extra love and kindness -- often in their final hours.