NKORHO Watering Hole Chat Monday, May 21st
Gonna be a long night, isn't it? :cry: Guess I'll go do some chores.....will check back later.
Hmmm...looking at the ground again :(
... We were enjoying the lecture and looking at the gorgeous cat, biggest cougar I'd ever seen, when I realized that GD was swinging her legs and Mr. Cat was watching her. I told her to be still, and all was well until she got bored and suddenly slid out of my lap and walked around a bit in front of me. I looked at the cat. He was staring at her and the man had noticed it too...
Yes, mountain lions really fix on children. Four tourists in a motor home, window half open (bad move)and witha 4-yr.old, stopped in a very rural area to watch a cougar lying by the roadside. They talked together excitedly and cougar paid no attention. Child pushed against window, squealed and waved, and cat fixed on him immediatly, leapt right through the open window. Child was not hurt (thanks to a REALLY determined grandmother) but family and cougar spent an exciting and busy few seconds together together in the motor home...
yippy yappers off in the distance!
I'm off to run an errand. Take pics of anything interesting, please.
Forgot to say, the cat was on a long chain, and was lying on the floor near the man. The man was holding the chain, a heavy one.
Wow, GrannyCat, that tale of your GD at the puma lecture made my blood run cold. As the lecturer, God bless him for saving the cat, said, "They will always be wild."
Martha wrote:mytmoss wrote:The rabid cheetah was in Kenya and the bite I believe was in Botswana or Zimbabwe. I will see if I can find the article again.
Wow, that cheetah must have had really long teeth! :)
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I took my 3 yr. old GD to a cat show once, and when we got there we learned that in a big conference room on the second floor, there was a man with a cougar lecturing on his experiences. It was free, sponsored by Iams, which the cat was fed.
The man bought the cougar as an older cub from some traveling zoo, mainly, he said, because it looked so starved and mistreated. He ended up devoting his house and life to it's care. That's what he was lecturing about, and telling people not to make pets of them, they will always be wild.
Anyway, we got to the room in mid-lecture, so I took GD by the hand and we walked behind all the seated people to the far side of the room and worked our way to the front row. I wanted GD to be able to see him, the cat. We sliped into a chair about 7 seats from the end of the row, and I put her on my lap. We were enjoying the lecture and looking at the gorgeous cat, biggest cougar I'd ever seen, when I realized that GD was swinging her legs and Mr. Cat was watching her. I told her to be still, and all was well until she got bored and suddenly slid out of my lap and walked around a bit in front of me. I looked at the cat. He was staring at her and the man had noticed it too.
I reached out and grabbed her, held her close to me while I stood and walked to the end of the front row and down the side aisle. I went behind the easted audience and looked. The cougar had stopped watching us. I stood for the rest of the lecture and left with the first of the departing audience. I was kind of shaky for a while. DGD never knew what happened, of course.
Hurrah, we're back in business.
Ingwe, if you're still here, what to "lekker slaap" and "eish" mean, in English?