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07/02/2011

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Anne

Dante's eyes are *fantastic*! Tell Elektra that flying centipedes are even scarier than flying snakes.

Matthew Gallaway

OMG -- Ive always been terrified of centipedes, too, so flying ones??  Aaaaahhhhhh!!!!

MaryBEth

Dear Electra,
Im writing to you as a sister jellicle Cat who live in the land of sand with one of the highest populations of the green Mojave rattle snake in the USA. Although they don't technically fly, thank-god, they are know to to hurl there bodies as many feet as an Olympic long Jumper when threatened. Now, I have roamed this desert property for over 20 years and never once have I ever seen one. My person Nana did ,one scorching desert afternoon, 4 yrs ago, as she exited her car both hands full of wall mart plastic bags,when she caught a flickering movement in her peripheral vision just as her hand was beginning to pull the door into the atrium open, now i of course was inside sleeping,but I did hear the rest of the story repeated over and over and over as she talked on the phone to one horrified family member and friend after another. I will have to tell you the rest of that story another time- oh! and don't let me forget to also tell you about the 18 inch centipede who crawled out of the side drainage hole of her bathroom sink, as she was bent over spitting out her toothpaste. The centipede did not fly,but my Nana sure did!
Dante Wishing you a very happy birthday, young one, oh to be seven again Dante.....
2 paw prints here xx
Miss Kitty MaMA

Matthew Gallaway

OMG the perils of desert living -- be careful!!! 3 3 Elektra

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