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Old February 9th 05, 04:52 PM
Dan M
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One of the first places that Harri and I visited when we first got her
to California was a furniture company in Marysville. We ended up sitting
there (unnecessarily, it turns out) for half the day, and did a nice,
long kitten walk. We didn't cover much territiry, just the trailer
parking area and the small adjoining patch of grass, but it still lasted
well over an hour and was *fascinating* for Harri.

We're returning there this evening. We're to pick up a load of
unassembled furniture to deliver to Henderson, NV (next to Las Vegas).
Since we'll be there in the hours right after sunset, we might be able
to experience a dark walk there as well. That could be interesting!

We had an interesting dark walk last night. We got to the Sacramento
yard around 10 PM and did a kitten walk as soon as arrived. We walked
all around the yard, and when we walked along the south fence Harri was
fascinated by the sounds of frogs - lots of frogs - coming from the
field next door. Since she wasn't having any luck figuring out how to
get over or under the fence I picked her up and carried her out through
the gate and over to the edge of the field. As we walked I warned her
that where you find frogs you generally find lots of water as well, but
she didn't pay a lot of attention to what I was telling her

We reached the field and I set her down to explore. She led us off down
the edge of the field until we were directly opposite where she had
stopped to listen. She then led us into the field. We came to a large
puddle of water, and Harri was a bit frustrated. She would stick a front
paw into the water, pull it out and shake it off, then try with the
other paw. She finally stepped daintily into the water and got all four
feet wet then returned to the dry land. Finally she decided that if she
dashed across, maybe it wouldn't be too bad - she readied herself then
made a quick dash for the other side.

Her resolve faltered as the water got a little deeper. When the water
reached her tummy her resolve disappeared entirely. She attempted to
pirouette without touching the water (and almost succeeded, I swear!),
raced back to dry land, and kept going until she reached the fence
around the yard. She does NOT like getting her tummy fur wet!

We kept going down the road, making occasional brief forays into the
edges of hte field. We finally returned to the truck an hour and a half
later. Though it had it's traumatic moments, it was a quite enjoyable walk.
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Old February 9th 05, 05:33 PM
Holly
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What I would give to have the life of Harri roadcat.
This little lady is definatly seeing the world. She has been so many
places. Im a bit jelous. I am so happy she is so happy.

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Old February 9th 05, 05:45 PM
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LOL Dan, poor Harri wet tummy. Quel horruer! I'm glad she's recovered.

Suz

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Old February 9th 05, 05:47 PM
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On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 08:52:12 -0800, Dan M yodeled:

One of the first places that Harri and I visited when we first got her
to California was a furniture company in Marysville. We ended up sitting
there (unnecessarily, it turns out) for half the day, and did a nice,
long kitten walk. We didn't cover much territiry, just the trailer
parking area and the small adjoining patch of grass, but it still lasted
well over an hour and was *fascinating* for Harri.

We're returning there this evening. We're to pick up a load of
unassembled furniture to deliver to Henderson, NV (next to Las Vegas).
Since we'll be there in the hours right after sunset, we might be able
to experience a dark walk there as well. That could be interesting!

We had an interesting dark walk last night. We got to the Sacramento
yard around 10 PM and did a kitten walk as soon as arrived. We walked
all around the yard, and when we walked along the south fence Harri was
fascinated by the sounds of frogs - lots of frogs - coming from the
field next door. Since she wasn't having any luck figuring out how to
get over or under the fence I picked her up and carried her out through
the gate and over to the edge of the field. As we walked I warned her
that where you find frogs you generally find lots of water as well, but
she didn't pay a lot of attention to what I was telling her


(snip)

Harri, see this!:
http://community.webshots.com/photo/178305097/178306112IzItfZ


Theresa
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Old February 9th 05, 06:01 PM
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Dan, I don't usually comment, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy
your "Harri the Roadcat" stories.

Joy

"Dan M" wrote in message
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One of the first places that Harri and I visited when we first got her
to California was a furniture company in Marysville. We ended up sitting
there (unnecessarily, it turns out) for half the day, and did a nice,
long kitten walk. We didn't cover much territiry, just the trailer
parking area and the small adjoining patch of grass, but it still lasted
well over an hour and was *fascinating* for Harri.

We're returning there this evening. We're to pick up a load of
unassembled furniture to deliver to Henderson, NV (next to Las Vegas).
Since we'll be there in the hours right after sunset, we might be able
to experience a dark walk there as well. That could be interesting!

We had an interesting dark walk last night. We got to the Sacramento
yard around 10 PM and did a kitten walk as soon as arrived. We walked
all around the yard, and when we walked along the south fence Harri was
fascinated by the sounds of frogs - lots of frogs - coming from the
field next door. Since she wasn't having any luck figuring out how to
get over or under the fence I picked her up and carried her out through
the gate and over to the edge of the field. As we walked I warned her
that where you find frogs you generally find lots of water as well, but
she didn't pay a lot of attention to what I was telling her

We reached the field and I set her down to explore. She led us off down
the edge of the field until we were directly opposite where she had
stopped to listen. She then led us into the field. We came to a large
puddle of water, and Harri was a bit frustrated. She would stick a front
paw into the water, pull it out and shake it off, then try with the
other paw. She finally stepped daintily into the water and got all four
feet wet then returned to the dry land. Finally she decided that if she
dashed across, maybe it wouldn't be too bad - she readied herself then
made a quick dash for the other side.

Her resolve faltered as the water got a little deeper. When the water
reached her tummy her resolve disappeared entirely. She attempted to
pirouette without touching the water (and almost succeeded, I swear!),
raced back to dry land, and kept going until she reached the fence
around the yard. She does NOT like getting her tummy fur wet!

We kept going down the road, making occasional brief forays into the
edges of hte field. We finally returned to the truck an hour and a half
later. Though it had it's traumatic moments, it was a quite enjoyable

walk.


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Old February 9th 05, 06:10 PM
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Dan M wrote:
--------snip fascinating story about traveling kitty---------

My brother-in-law Lenny travels with one of his kitties too. I'm
going to write him about sharing his stories with us here. He does
have a laptop that he travels with, so it'll just be a matter of
convincing him.

Love the stories about Harri kitty, let me know when she's been in 23
states and I'll officially transfer Misty's (RB) travel record to
Harri.

Regards and Purrs,
O J
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Old February 9th 05, 06:21 PM
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On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 08:52:12 -0800, Dan M wrote:

One of the first places that Harri and I visited when we first got her
to California was a furniture company in Marysville. We ended up sitting
there (unnecessarily, it turns out) for half the day, and did a nice,
long kitten walk. We didn't cover much territiry, just the trailer
parking area and the small adjoining patch of grass, but it still lasted
well over an hour and was *fascinating* for Harri.

We're returning there this evening. We're to pick up a load of
unassembled furniture to deliver to Henderson, NV (next to Las Vegas).
Since we'll be there in the hours right after sunset, we might be able
to experience a dark walk there as well. That could be interesting!

We had an interesting dark walk last night. We got to the Sacramento
yard around 10 PM and did a kitten walk as soon as arrived. We walked
all around the yard, and when we walked along the south fence Harri was
fascinated by the sounds of frogs - lots of frogs - coming from the
field next door. Since she wasn't having any luck figuring out how to
get over or under the fence I picked her up and carried her out through
the gate and over to the edge of the field. As we walked I warned her
that where you find frogs you generally find lots of water as well, but
she didn't pay a lot of attention to what I was telling her

We reached the field and I set her down to explore. She led us off down
the edge of the field until we were directly opposite where she had
stopped to listen. She then led us into the field. We came to a large
puddle of water, and Harri was a bit frustrated. She would stick a front
paw into the water, pull it out and shake it off, then try with the
other paw. She finally stepped daintily into the water and got all four
feet wet then returned to the dry land. Finally she decided that if she
dashed across, maybe it wouldn't be too bad - she readied herself then
made a quick dash for the other side.

Her resolve faltered as the water got a little deeper. When the water
reached her tummy her resolve disappeared entirely. She attempted to
pirouette without touching the water (and almost succeeded, I swear!),
raced back to dry land, and kept going until she reached the fence
around the yard. She does NOT like getting her tummy fur wet!

We kept going down the road, making occasional brief forays into the
edges of hte field. We finally returned to the truck an hour and a half
later. Though it had it's traumatic moments, it was a quite enjoyable walk.



She is definitely an educated cat! MLB

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Old February 9th 05, 06:52 PM
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Dan M wrote:
We had an interesting dark walk last night. We got to the Sacramento
yard around 10 PM and did a kitten walk as soon as arrived. We walked
all around the yard, and when we walked along the south fence Harri
was fascinated by the sounds of frogs - lots of frogs - coming from
the
field next door. Since she wasn't having any luck figuring out how to
get over or under the fence I picked her up and carried her out
through the gate and over to the edge of the field. As we walked I
warned her
that where you find frogs you generally find lots of water as well,
but she didn't pay a lot of attention to what I was telling her

We reached the field and I set her down to explore. She led us off
down the edge of the field until we were directly opposite where she
had stopped to listen. She then led us into the field. We came to a
large puddle of water, and Harri was a bit frustrated. She would
stick a front paw into the water, pull it out and shake it off, then
try with the
other paw. She finally stepped daintily into the water and got all
four feet wet then returned to the dry land. Finally she decided that
if she dashed across, maybe it wouldn't be too bad - she readied
herself then made a quick dash for the other side.

Her resolve faltered as the water got a little deeper. When the water
reached her tummy her resolve disappeared entirely. She attempted to
pirouette without touching the water (and almost succeeded, I swear!),


LOL! Next edition: Harri Roadcat Walks on Water

Jill


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Old February 9th 05, 07:38 PM
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We haven't had any rain for a week and it should be sunny and low sixties so
should be good walking weather this evening. Go for it Harri

Jo
"Dan M" wrote in message
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One of the first places that Harri and I visited when we first got her to
California was a furniture company in Marysville. We ended up sitting
there (unnecessarily, it turns out) for half the day, and did a nice, long
kitten walk. We didn't cover much territiry, just the trailer parking area
and the small adjoining patch of grass, but it still lasted well over an
hour and was *fascinating* for Harri.

We're returning there this evening. We're to pick up a load of unassembled
furniture to deliver to Henderson, NV (next to Las Vegas). Since we'll be
there in the hours right after sunset, we might be able to experience a
dark walk there as well. That could be interesting!

We had an interesting dark walk last night. We got to the Sacramento yard
around 10 PM and did a kitten walk as soon as arrived. We walked all
around the yard, and when we walked along the south fence Harri was
fascinated by the sounds of frogs - lots of frogs - coming from the field
next door. Since she wasn't having any luck figuring out how to get over
or under the fence I picked her up and carried her out through the gate
and over to the edge of the field. As we walked I warned her that where
you find frogs you generally find lots of water as well, but she didn't
pay a lot of attention to what I was telling her

We reached the field and I set her down to explore. She led us off down
the edge of the field until we were directly opposite where she had
stopped to listen. She then led us into the field. We came to a large
puddle of water, and Harri was a bit frustrated. She would stick a front
paw into the water, pull it out and shake it off, then try with the other
paw. She finally stepped daintily into the water and got all four feet wet
then returned to the dry land. Finally she decided that if she dashed
across, maybe it wouldn't be too bad - she readied herself then made a
quick dash for the other side.

Her resolve faltered as the water got a little deeper. When the water
reached her tummy her resolve disappeared entirely. She attempted to
pirouette without touching the water (and almost succeeded, I swear!),
raced back to dry land, and kept going until she reached the fence around
the yard. She does NOT like getting her tummy fur wet!

We kept going down the road, making occasional brief forays into the edges
of hte field. We finally returned to the truck an hour and a half later.
Though it had it's traumatic moments, it was a quite enjoyable walk.



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Old February 9th 05, 07:39 PM
Dan M
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Yoj wrote:
Dan, I don't usually comment, but I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy
your "Harri the Roadcat" stories.


Glad to oblige! I love talking about my little baby (who is not so
little any more).

Dan
 




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