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One Hungry Little Mouse

Sunday, July 10, 2011



The extraordinary scene was captured by photography student Casey Gutteridge at the Santago Rare Leopard Project in Hertfordshire. The 19-year-old, from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was photographing the leopard for a course project, was
astounded by the mouse's behaviour.

He said: 'I have no idea where the mouse came from - he just appeared in the enclosure after the keeper had dropped in the meat for the leopard. He didn't take any notice of the leopard, just went straight over to the meat and started feeding himself. But the leopard was pretty surprised - she bent down and sniffed the mouse and flinched a bit like she was scared. In the meantime the mouse just carried on eating like nothing had happened.'



Even a gentle shove does not deter the little creature from getting his fill.

'It was amazing, even the keeper who had thrown the meat into the enclosure was shocked - he said he'd never seen anything like it before.'

Project owner Jackie James added: 'It was so funny to see - Sheena batted the mouse a couple of times to try to get it away from her food. But the determined little thing took no notice and just carried on.'

Sheena was brought in to the Santago Rare Leopard Project from a UK zoo when she was just four months old. She is one of 14 big cats in the private collection started by
Jackie 's late husband Peter in 1989. The African Leopard can be found in the continent's forests, grasslands, savannas, and rainforests.



So the mouse continued to eat the leopard's lunch and show the leopard who was the boss. Just proves no one can push you around without your permission.

  
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ROZEEROZ1 7/14/2011 2:59AM

    This is so cute!!!

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AUNTC321 7/12/2011 6:22PM

    Thanks for sharing. I will have to remember this when I feel pushed around.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 7/11/2011 10:24PM

    How cool!!!

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IAMWINNING 7/11/2011 2:52PM

    Amazing! I definitely enjoyed reading this and seeing the photos; and the last sentence brings the lesson home to us.

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PURPLELVR7 7/11/2011 2:48PM

    truly amazing

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DANCEMORE 7/11/2011 2:28PM

    amazing!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/11/2011 1:43PM

    great photos!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/11/2011 9:53AM

    Wow

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NYARAMULA 7/11/2011 6:03AM

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PANFRIEDTROUT 7/11/2011 12:26AM

    thanks for sharing this .... wonderful, powerful object lesson.

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SANDYBRUNO 7/10/2011 11:37PM

    That little mouse sure showed a lot of determination. He must have really been hungry. I can't believe the leopard didn't eat the mouse.

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SCORPION1352 7/10/2011 11:28PM

    "And the lamb shall lie down with the lion", and "The leopard shall share a meal with the mouse" That is just to cute Thank you sharing

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 7/10/2011 11:04PM

    WOW!! Guess it goes to show that we can do ANYTHING if we are determined enough, no matter how big and impossible the project seems!

Thanks for sharing!

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4MRSDAND123 7/10/2011 11:04PM

    Wow, shows ya what determination and no fear can do for you!
Good blog!

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DISCOVERLLH 7/10/2011 11:01PM

    Loved it! That mouse had CONFIDENCE!

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 7/10/2011 10:58PM

    And that mouse wasn't even drunk! Way to go! Proof that the Illusion of power can be as good as the power itself. How many of us get held back by a little mouse instead of finding victory in The Lion of Judah!

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SECRETMUSIC 7/10/2011 10:51PM

    Amazing! Why do these things tug at our hearts, I wonder?

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 7/10/2011 10:48PM

    Interesting

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/10/2011 10:36PM

    Thank you for sharing!!! I absolutely love this. I plan on being alot more like the little mouse!!!

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PEGJOHN1997 7/10/2011 10:05PM

    I love this one!

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TINKERBELL200 7/10/2011 9:51PM

    My I feel like God has been using people to speak to me all day today and I have to add this one to the list! Great blog Missy and great message. I really enjoyed it and the pics are awesome!
Thank you,
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PEPPERLEAH 7/10/2011 9:50PM

    How awesome this is! NO FEAR! Makes you think, doesn't it?

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CARRIEANNE1027 7/10/2011 9:24PM

    Oh to be so bold like that little mouse! I needed to read that story, as I'm facing a career change at the moment..
Thanks for sharing!

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SUECHRIS50 7/10/2011 9:21PM

    This is the greatest!did you ever see the one where the lion took care of the baby antelope? emoticon

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ANGELCOWBOY1 7/10/2011 9:19PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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KNITTABLES 7/10/2011 9:15PM

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MERRYMARY42 7/10/2011 9:11PM

    love it, thanks for sharing

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LESLIELENORE 7/10/2011 9:11PM

    What an amazing set of pictures! i like the moral, too. No one can push any of us around unless we let them. There are days I feel like that mouse! Thanks for sharing this story.

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Be Prepared

Friday, July 08, 2011

The best way I know of to make certain I get eight servings of fresh fruit and veggies every day is to have them all sliced and diced and ready to go. Otherwise, my lazies may kick in and cause me to reach for something way, way less healthy for me instead of taking the time in the middle of my day to prepare the good stuff. (I'll add a salad of fresh goodies and a cooked vegetables or two to dinner later.) This is today's fare and it smells even better than it looks. And the taste? YUMMMMMMMM!

  
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LIGHTHEART09 7/10/2011 1:29PM

    nummers......

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4MRSDAND123 7/9/2011 4:57PM

    Yum, yum, I want some.. emoticon Looks oh so deliciously healthy...

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ROZEEROZ1 7/9/2011 1:49AM

    Great planning ahead! emoticon

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/9/2011 1:18AM

    You make eating healthy look good,thank you for this reminder! emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/8/2011 8:54PM

    Looks yummy!!! Also a good idea!!

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PEPPERLEAH 7/8/2011 8:48PM

    Wow, does that ever look delicious! Nothing like the fresh veggies, is there? Makes me want to go back to the grocery store!

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SECRETMUSIC 7/8/2011 7:13PM

    Looks delicious -- it has been awhile since I did the advance cut-up trick, but you've inspired me to do it tomorrow!

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 7/8/2011 7:00PM

    Can't wait till you can eat what you growed your own self!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/8/2011 5:33PM

    Yum emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/8/2011 5:19PM

    It looks delicious!! ENJOY!!!

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 7/8/2011 5:12PM

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VISUALLYRICS 7/8/2011 4:25PM

    OUT OF THIS WORLD......FRESH STUFF IS THE emoticon
...looks grand - Enjoy!

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KNITTABLES 7/8/2011 2:57PM

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LIGHTHEART09 7/8/2011 2:15PM

    Good girl...just make sure they are not GMO fruits and veggies...Genetically modified..YUCK..poison!

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DAWNDMOORE40 7/8/2011 1:46PM

    emoticonIt all looks great! I am proud of you for sticking to it! I know it's hard for me to get 5 servings a day, but I do manage to at least try and do that much! I usually eat bananas, peaches and apples. Plus, I eat healthy choice meals that have vegetables in them. Also, we have a lot of spinach salads for super. Keep up the great job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SANDYBRUNO 7/8/2011 1:37PM

    It looks great! Enjoy!

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HUMLADY1 7/8/2011 1:30PM

    This is a very cool idea . . . and . . .

I feel like I could "reach out and touch" this yummy delicious-looking food!

Thanks for sharing - literally - lol

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Introducing the Congressman

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Thank you to our friend, Wullie, for this one!

Ruger is coming out with a new pistol in honor of senators and congressmen. It will be named the “Congressman.”



It doesn't work; you can't fire it.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/8/2011 5:20PM

    Definitely had me smiling.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/5/2011 6:39PM

    I was rather surprised to see a gun on your blog? That is funny and sadly true emoticon

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PEPPERLEAH 7/4/2011 11:36PM

    LOL Cute!

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Love you!

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GILLIANMASTERS 7/4/2011 5:57PM

    Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. Have a happy day!! emoticon

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PEGJOHN1997 7/4/2011 11:34AM

    Good one! I'll have to share that with my DH.

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SECRETMUSIC 7/4/2011 8:12AM

    emoticon HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA emoticon HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA emoticon

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SANDYBRUNO 7/4/2011 1:03AM

    emoticon Just like the real Congressmen & women!

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LIGHTHEART09 7/4/2011 12:50AM

    Sooooo True! Lol

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 7/4/2011 12:42AM

    Oh, how CLEVER, Missy! You sure make me smile! emoticon emoticon

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SISTERDEAR 7/3/2011 11:08PM

    Can always count on you for something interesting!LOL

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PANFRIEDTROUT 7/3/2011 9:38PM

    LoL! .... on the one hand, your blog is funny but it's also sad just because there's so much truth behind it.


Hope you have a great 4th!

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NELLIEC 7/3/2011 7:49PM

    Sounds aptly named! emoticon

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 7/3/2011 7:23PM

    I want one!

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Artistic Elephant

Saturday, July 02, 2011

You know it's SAD when an ELEPHANT paints better than I do!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7Ge7Sogrk

P.S. I know this is an old clip that has made the rounds, but for the sake of those who may not have seen it, I wanted to post it.

  
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ROZEEROZ1 7/14/2011 3:09AM

    This is new to me. I love it!!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/8/2011 5:22PM

    I have never seen it so glad that you shared it with us. He sure can paint better than I can!!!

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PEPPERLEAH 7/4/2011 11:35PM

    That was awesome! Who'd have imagined? Thank you for sharing this!

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PEGJOHN1997 7/4/2011 11:33AM

    That was amazing. Thank you for sharing. I hadn't seen it before.

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LIGHTHEART09 7/4/2011 1:02AM

    Wow that was amazing! It shows creative decision making, critical thinking, perspective...man my students couldn't do better! Wonder how they taught them how to do that??? It looks like there are lots of painters...Thanks!
xoxo
Nan

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KNITTABLES 7/3/2011 12:43AM

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 7/2/2011 11:37PM

    he even looks like he LIKES to paint. Go figure

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SANDYBRUNO 7/2/2011 7:31PM

    I had never seen this. Thanks for sharing. That elephant has a lot more talent than I do when it comes to painting. This is truly amazing.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 7/2/2011 4:12PM

    AWESOME,thank you for posting.They always have elephants are highly intelligent and this proves it! Me to,it paints better than I. emoticon

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JULIEFRANCES112 7/2/2011 3:56PM

    Wow that was really amazing! I haven't seen it before glad you posted it.

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MELIVA 7/2/2011 3:25PM

    Oh, don't feel sad...this pachyderm paints better than me too. But, I can draw a pretty mean stick person, though.

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Question

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nagasaki 1945, after the atomic bomb



Nagasaki 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami



Question: What on EARTH is that arch made of?!!!

  
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VISUALLYRICS 7/8/2011 4:26PM

    interesting.....

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ROZEEROZ1 7/2/2011 3:49AM

    something to think about

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PSALM34V7 7/1/2011 11:32PM

    I got this very same thing in an email. It is curious, isn't it?

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PEGJOHN1997 7/1/2011 8:18AM

    Things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm.

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FILLANGES 6/30/2011 11:37PM

    You sure have sparked my curiosity! emoticon

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THEADMIRAL 6/29/2011 5:16PM

    Well, as an architecture junkie, I was curious too. I googled it and found that the first one is made of stone. The second one is not from Nagasaki but from Otsuchi; the newspaper article cited the wrong location. Hope that helps. emoticon

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COOKNKEL 6/29/2011 2:57PM

    Second time this week I saw this... hmmm??

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BECCASINGSLEAD 6/29/2011 12:59PM

    That's pretty incredible!

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LIGHTHEART09 6/29/2011 10:46AM

    Solid Rock like Jesus....lol
wow the bomb and a tidal wave....interesting

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 6/29/2011 1:24AM

    We will have to ask God when we get to heaven....I know He knows LOL

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JUNEBUG150 6/29/2011 12:14AM

    Wow! It does make you wonder, lol.

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SANDYBRUNO 6/28/2011 11:40PM

    I don't know but I think maybe houses should be made out of this stuff.

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TINKERBELL200 6/28/2011 10:37PM

    Wow! It sure makes you wonder!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/28/2011 10:25PM

    Amazing!!!

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PEPPERLEAH 6/28/2011 8:11PM

    Amazing!

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IUHRYTR 6/28/2011 6:40PM

    Army C-rations. emoticon -- Lou

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/28/2011 4:43PM

    Good question!!!

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DENRNAJ 6/28/2011 4:06PM

    interesting- makes you wonder if it's the construction, what it's made of, or it's exact location that keeps it up!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 6/28/2011 2:02PM

    Wow! emoticon

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DISCOVERLLH 6/28/2011 1:45PM

    Interesting note...my grandfather was actually the pilot that flew the plane when they took the pictures of Nagasaki after the bomb. It really messed him up emotionally.

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SANDERSON83 6/28/2011 1:10PM

    lol no kidding!

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SUECHRIS50 6/28/2011 1:07PM

    I totally get what you are saying,I want a house built from that material!! emoticon

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PRINCESS1959 6/28/2011 1:00PM

   
"Torii were traditionally made from wood or stone, but today they can be also made of reinforced concrete, copper, stainless steel or other materials."
http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Torii

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 6/28/2011 1:00PM

    wow

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GOSPELCLOWN 6/28/2011 12:58PM

    Incredible!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 6/28/2011 12:54PM

    wow, it is amazing

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DEFIANTVEGAN 6/28/2011 12:44PM

    You're telling me.. They should make the building out of that material. Hello! emoticon

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 6/28/2011 12:42PM

    I'll say!

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