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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Snakey Sadie Sunday




We have seen this very snake three times in our new back yard. Once on the driveway and twice in this very spot up on the stairs around the blackberry bushes in the part of the garden that Sadie loves best. We know it's the same snake because this one is long and black. See the head, way over on that log? Sadie is trying to make friends with this snake in hopes that it will play with her. We don't have the energy to try to win over such a long snake at this point in our golden years, but if Anastasia has any snake befriending tips for Sadie, please post them here for her.

Mosaic Lady keeps a close eye on all this and tells Sadie often: "NO Snakes, Sadie!" Sadie ignores her. Mosaic Lady likes to pick ripe blackberries every day and chants to herself as she reaches down into the tall grass: "NO Snakes, Mosaic Lady!" We are waiting for the nice young man to come back to mow and whack our yards. Two months is stretching it but Mosaic Lady would rather spend the money on our Wysong Geriatrix. Good call.

WHO PUT A FOTO OF THE DAWG IN OUR POST????

19 comments:

Beau Beau & Angie said...

A snakey! Quick go get Victor Tabbycat an me an him will come ofur and catch it fur yoo.
An who let da Dawg out?
~Beau Beau

Pee Ess - tell yur Mosaic Mom dat owr Mom wants to see more mosaic picshures.

Hot(M)BC said...

Snakey looks like fun to play with! We's glad to meet yoo all too :)
Purrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Daisy said...

AAaaaaahhhhhh! A SNAKE! A SNAKE! I am a little bit scairt. Do you think his tail will fall off like a lizard's does when you play with him?

Victor Tabbycat said...

Eeeeek! What makes my Beau Beau bro fink I can catch a SNAKE? That's a big one! But Mia an Ghost, I fink they's caughted a snake afore.

Victor Tabbycat said...

What kinda dog is Leah? She looks familiar to Mom - hers crazy naybors had a terror like that. Terrier? Same diff.

PS Mine beans moofed frum El Lay, Catifornia to Ill-annoy an then Whiskconsin 15 years ago an Mom wented to UCSB, too. Class of '92.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Is dis yoor snake?
http://www.herpsofnc.org/herps_of_NC/snakes/Col_con.html
Speedy sez him and Zippy will catch it fur yoo too!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mine Mom readed your mom's blog last night... an cried fur Walter. That's how she knows yur mom went to UCSB. Small blogosphere, huh?
Born in Santa Monica, raised in Manhattan Beach. Happiest in Madison, Whiskconsin.
Purrs!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Yup, Mom's as curious as a, well, cat! And she's a fan of Elvis Costello since, um college. Purrs!

PS I could't follow the snake link from (the other) Sadie, but started at the www.domain.com end and fink it looks like a Black Rat Snake.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Yes! St. J's... how'd you know?

Victor Tabbycat said...

Mom sed it's ok to say St. John's, 1969. Her mom was teachin in Inglewood at the time.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Aw, Mom says she gots to turn off the puter now. MTYL: Meow to you later!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oooo, I think mom messed up da linky thing. We'll try dat again...
http://www.herpsofnc.org/herps_of_NC/snakes/Col_con.html
We don't fink it is a rat snake, mom sez she don't think dey gets dat long!

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Mosaic Cats said...

Yup, Z, S & S...we think it's a Racer for sure. Did you read this part: Racers actively forage during daylight. No shit, Sadie Sherlock! And how 'bout this part: Racers will eat almost anything they can catch, including rodents, amphibians, lizards, birds, insects, turtles, and other snakes, even other racers.

Cannibal snakes! Gross! See how ours is all curvy? We think it ate another Racer. SAAAAAAAAAADDDIIIIEEEE, time to come IN NOW!

brandi said...

I just read on the Cat Blogosphere that you cats are new here. Welcome! When my mama catches up on things she will put you in our newest linkie thing.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, my but that is a big snakie. i's not sure i wants ta tackle that one... i dunno, it could be fun. maybe some of us hunter-cats could get together in a lil group 'n get him????
Purrs, KC

pee ess: i's caughted a couple of snakies, but them's a lil smaller than ur's snakie.

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting us! We're glad that you liked our authentic pink wig (from Mom's Halloween costume accessories), but we HATED posing in it. It was too embarrassing. We both closed our eyes so hide our shame.

We see that your Mom originally came from California. Our mom is native Northern Virginian, but our Dad is tried and true Californian. He's been here 13 years, but does not like the East Coast. Mom has a sister in North Carolina - Wake Forest.

Please to meet you,
~J&B

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Snakes are Riot's Favorite Present to bring us, and a few have been copper heads. But the Dadman screams and removes them. The Mama likes snakes. Be Very Very Careful. The bites hurt!

Purrs and Love

And the Woofie... well we don't mind. She is very pretty!

Dragonheart said...

Oh my goodness! How scary to find a snake in your yard! I hope it doesn't bite!