Thanks for listening everyone. Writing this for us helped Mom settle down.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
This morning before full daybreak we went out to do our "business". We could smell something on the ground that didn't belong in our yard. The cat, Big Red, just sat there looking all proud of himself. So Mom gathered us up and we went in for breakfast. An hour passed and we wanted to see in the daylight if we could find the source of the smell. We got sidetracked looking for the frog that lives under a bush. Mom went around the back of the house to see if she could find what the cat had caught before we got there. She was looking straight ahead and then glanced down and guess what she saw as she quickly stepped back! Come on pals use your imaginations here. Remember it is really dry and warm here almost year round. That's right, it was a baby rattle snake about a foot long. The ants were already crawling all over him but he wasn't a gonner yet. Mom ran back and snatched us up so quick our heads spun! We all went in the house and waited for her uncle to get up and dispatch the little guy. When we were finally let out only his scent lingered. Mom is so thankful none of her critters were harmed.