My daughter Rose and I recently attended a two week meditation retreat and left Prince George with my husband Chris who is unused to having to attend to his needs and keep him entertained. During this time, Chris wrote the Cat Dairies and emailed them to us each day.
It was lighter & brighter today and you know who was most dissatisfied with out the back and out the front and out the back and out the front… you get the picture. So at 6.30pm I relent & we go for a walk. We get 10 m out of the carport and a small red bellied black snake is wandering along the lawn. Well, you can imagine how excited the little one was. For some reason the snake did not hurry away so it was up onto the shoulders with the furry one and walk in the other direction, his little heart going like a speed train. I have claw marks on my right shoulder! When I put him down the next 5mins was spent dragging the poor little excited beast in the other direction. He tried looping back, sneaking back, running back and just plain lying flat and refusing to move. Eventually a willy wag tail saved the day and refocused the hunter, but on the way back home we spent a good deal of time sniffing the spot where the snake had been. For my efforts I was bunted and nipped when we got inside. He’s hidden now.
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