Meet Jake, who takes his tea with skimmed milk, two teaspoons of sugar and a little cold water mixed in so it isn't too hot for him.
Animals and their quirks can be really adorable, but this police horse has to be the cutest one. We completely understand the demands put forth by this horse. How many of us can actually function throughout the day without a cup of coffee or tea?
Well, this horse is no different. Jake, the 20-year-old horse, who has been serving with Merseyside Police for the past 15 years, loves himself a steaming hot cup of tea, according to Daily Mail. Jake apparently used to stick his tongue out into his rider's mug to get a taste of tea, so the Merseyside Police Mounted Section has started including him during their tea sessions.
Officers claim Jake will even wait in his stable in Allerton, Liverpool, so that a special big mug can be brought to him before starting the day. Jake takes his tea with skimmed milk, two heaped teaspoons of sugar and a little cold water mixed in so it isn't too hot for him.
"Jake is one of twelve horses we've got at the stable working with us," says Merseyside Police Mounted Section manager and trainer Lindsey Gaven.
Merseyside’s gorgeous Jake and his morning brew ☕️❤️😂😂https://t.co/VlxejMPZ14🐴🐴— 🇬🇧2008Babs🇬🇧🏴🌺🌹 (@Fawn_32) November 28, 2019
"I'd definitely describe Jake as a horse with a lot of character. We've all learned his tea order - he'll deal with one sugar, but is definitely happier when you remember to give him two. If you're at the side of the stable and he sees you with a mug in your hand, you can guarantee he'll trot on over to try and steal a slurp."
Often, Jake polices football matches and he has worked several times as a police horse at Aintree Racecourse overseeing the annual Grand National. He is set to retire next year, and you know what you need to give him.
People took to social media to share their own experiences with animals who've had similar needs and also to gush over the adorable Jake. Anita Ojha wrote: "I had one just like that...National Hunt would help himself to my tea (and biscuit) over my shoulder, so in the end, he got his own cuppa (and pack of biscuits) every morning. He was a real brand loyalist, had to have Parle Gluco biscuits only!"
Yep, that's him. There's also a recent video of a horse nozzling notes on a keyboard. That's him, too— Mel Neuhaus (@acehanna54) November 28, 2019
Gerardine Quinlivan looked out for Jake and wrote: "I do hope that when Jake retires, after his long service, that wherever he goes, the person looking after him will still give him, his morning brew. He will miss the police work, so it be nice if his little treat continued."
Jo Looney added: "My girl stole my mug of hot tea every morning at 6•30am when I brought her haylage. So I brought 2 mugs 1 for her and 1for m. It was a soothing way to start all those cold frosty dark winter mornings. Lovely memories of Lilly Langhtry...A beautiful mare."
Either do it properly or not at all I say gd for them— Nicci (@Nicci09) November 29, 2019