Many of us prefer a cup of tea before starting our day and this police horse in UK is no different. According to a report by Metro, Jake the horse has been with Merseyside Police force for the past 15 years and refuses to start his day without his morning tea. The 20-year-old horse likes his tea with skimmed milk, cold water and two teaspoons of sugar.
Daily Mail reports that officers say Jake will stay in his stable in Allerton, Liverpool, waiting for his special big mug to be brought to him every morning before starting his work.
"Jake refuses to get out of bed until he is brought a warm cup of @tetleyuk tea," wrote Merseyside Police on Twitter, sharing a video of Jake with his morning brew. "Once he has drank this he is ready for the day."
We have a new episode of #wintermorningwakeups featuring Jake. Jake refuses to get out of bed until he is brought a warm cup of @tetleyuk tea. Once he has drank this he is ready for the day. #StandTall #PHJake #NotStandingAtAll #BrewInBed #TeaTaster pic.twitter.com/iJXm32hlad— Mer Pol Mounted (@MerPolMounted) November 20, 2019
Since being shared online, the video has been viewed over 2 million times. It has also garnered over 9,800 likes and a slew of comments. ''Haha! That made me smile I used to take my horse home and she would stand at the back door waiting for her cup of tea,'' wrote a Twitter user. ''Well haven’t witnessed anything like this before! This is so sweet, all he needed was his cup of Charlie. Jake you are a beautiful boy,'' wrote another.
Jake is a smart fellow! I'm certainly not myself until my second cup of tea...— Clare McMenemy (@highpoh) November 20, 2019
Just brill join the Tea Set ! âÂ¤ï¸ÂðŸ˜˜âÂ¤ï¸ÂðŸ˜˜ pic.twitter.com/vybniBe8W7— Kai & Co (@casalindi) November 22, 2019
I think Jake needs a bigger mug, bless him.— Sarah Dixon (@SiDix67) November 20, 2019
That is so brilliant.ðŸ‘Â— Cam (@lifesmate) November 20, 2019
Merseyside Police Mounted Section manager and trainer Lindsey Gaven said to Daily Mail: "Jake is one of twelve horses we've got at the stable working with us.
"I'd definitely describe Jake as a horse with a lot of character. We've all learnt his tea order - he'll deal with one sugar, but is definitely happier when you remember to give him two."