Friday, June 12, 2009

Idiot Cat...and the Snake

I love my cat Gus. He's quirky and sweet, and has a real personality.

But he's not very smart.

He likes to think he's king of the hill.

But he's not.

Tonight we were strolling around the yard, when my husband saw a black snake out front by one of the oaks. I don't know if it saw us, or if it was waiting for something, but it was so still we thought at first that it was dead.

Then we noticed that Gus the cat was about five feet away. He looked up, saw us and started strolling toward us....right across the path of the snake. As we gasped in horror, he casually stepped right over its head and kept walking toward us.

He walked over a 4-foot snake and NEVER SAW IT. As you can see below, it wasn't hidden.

Isn't it cool? I love the ridges. It started moving slowly and we watched it glide across the yard to the flower bed in front of the house.

When I got close to take the picture, it reacted.

Then it slowly slid along the front steps and made its way to the pasture.

We're happy to have it and all its friends. When we first moved into our house, the air ducts weren't sealed properly, and we had mice all through the house. That got taken care of by the builder, but it's nice to know that nature's pest control service is on the job.

I'll bet you're not surprised to hear that Gus wasn't helpful with the mice situation either?
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