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Photos for Pat Hite

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    My aunt Pat Hite was diagnosed with terminal cancer in the spring of 2004. Being bedridden, she was missing the beautiful spring outside. I decided to create a photo album of pictures taken in our yard to send to her. Pat passed away on June 1, much earlier than I expected. I was very disappointed that I was not able to complete the photo album and get it to her before she died. This photo album is a tribute to Pat, who loved country living, nature, and beauty. Click on a thumbnail below to see the photo. The Title shows describes the subject and the long number is the date (20040401 is 2004-4-1, the first of April 2004)

Slough Creek Whitewater

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    Photos taken on Slough Creek in Yellowstone National Park on June 20, 2005, from the fisheman's trail above the park campground

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What a great story! I also tried, yes tried, to teach our indoor cat Thomas how to walk on a leash. I still own the leash, a couple of scars and Thomas loves looking through the screen on the porch.


Forgot to leave my opinion...I believe if she has another chance at the snake, she will know what to do.


I bet you were as surprised by Missy's reaction as Missy was by the snake.Cats must be genetically wired to fear certain animals. Sometimes when Dommie, my cat is in the backyard, he'll see a short stick that might have fallen from a tree . Now I know the stick is a stick but the cat isn't so sure. He approaches the stick very slowly and reaches his paw out and taps it , quickly retracting his paw. When he realizes that the stick is not a snake, he gos about his business, eating grass.


I had a siamese-himalayan mix that looked just like Missy and also only went out on a leash. The snake just startled her. We lived by the woods and would have vipers come in under our garage door. Is a snake was still alive when we found it my husband would throw it back out. After a few years no more snakes would come in, but he would still sit on the shelf beside the door, waiting.

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Super story... good reason you have for indoor cats....


Years ago,I used to own a ball python snake. I kept the aquarium in a hutch becuase I lived with my parents and it made them feel better about the chance of it escaping. The snake was usually inactive and would sleep most of the day and be content to sit on the warm rock or under the moss. It would not move much unless it was hungry and looking for food. My cat, Cecelia, was an indoor cat and would not take notice to it.

One day, I was wondering what Cecelia thought of the snake. So when the snake was on the move, poking its head near the top trying to get out, I placed her on the table beside it. The poor kitty saw the snake and freaked out! She puffed up, hissed, growled, swatted and fell backwards off the table. The snake couldn't get out of the aquarium, both animals were safe but I conclude, cats do not like snakes.

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