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Author Topic: Mount Washington Feline Mascot Retires  (Read 2619 times)
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« on: December 29, 2007, 05:31:00 AM »

The story is on Itchmo

http://www.itchmo.com/mascot-cat-retires-from-patrolling-mountain-4380

A lot of New Englands are familiar with Mount Washington.  If you haven't  been to the observatory, it's worth a trip.  We haven't gone in a few years. 

Here are some other photos of Nin out and about and 2 other mascots.


http://www.mountwashington.org/photos/galleries/?g=8
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2007, 08:00:31 AM »

When I lived in Maine we went there a lot. I remember one Aug. when it was so hot, and by the time we got to the top, you had better have a coat on. Brrrrrr
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2007, 08:25:08 AM »

Trudy,

Definitely agree with you.  We've been there in June a few times.  Felt like the middle of a New England winter up there the first few times in June.  Still have our "This Car Climbed Mount Washington" and "This Bike Climbed Mount Washington" stickers.  LOL

http://www.mountwashingtonautoroad.com/Page-22.html

One year we went up on our motorcycle.  There was a British car club practicing for a race.  (that is what we were told anyway)  They were on the inner side of the road, we were on the outer (no guardrails).  Rode up with my eyes closed that time.  Scared!  (passenger)  They should have closed the road to traffic while the practice was going on.   

Did you go on the Cog railway?  Not me, chicken.

http://www.thecog.com/winter_train/
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That I am always with them
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2007, 08:39:09 AM »

That Aug. We took the car [We always took the car] and I was scared to death too. My dad kept looking out over the mountains and i kept screaming- don't look at anything but the road. I was 8 months preg. and We had a heck of a time getting down too. the brakes kept overheating, and We had to keep stopping. It was a beautiful site, but a scarey one. We had a bumper sticker on too.
I'm glad no one was racing. You would think they could have closed the road off for that.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2007, 02:33:51 PM »

I left this comment on the Itchmo home page:

I'm sad to think that Nin will leave his mountain home, even for a more
comfortable life in the valley.  I hope that when his time is near, some
kind soul will take him back one last time.  He's earned it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2007, 06:31:11 PM »

I thought it was sad too.  That's been his home for so long & he seemed to really be adapted to it & enjoy it.  I do see their point, that he's getting older & should have an easier life, but still, I wonder if it will upset him to have to start over somewhere new after so long.  He probably doesn't remember what a forest or grassy field is.  Wonder if he'll be bewildered or scared by it all.  I hope they give an update on how he's adjusting to his new life. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2007, 07:04:17 PM »

Yes, it is sad.  They were worried about the time involved to get him to a vet if necessary.  He's going to live with 2 of the rangers he was living with at the observatory.  I hope he does get to go back and visit.

"The black-and-white cat - named for writer Anais Nin, a name that stuck even after the animal was discovered to be a male - is getting on in years and needs to be closer to veterinary care than the four-hour trek that can be required to get down the 6,288-foot mountain, her caretakers said."
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Eventually they will understand,
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For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
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