Neil Keenan Update: Keeping the Fox Out of the Hen House & the Rothschilds Go Into Hiding [video]

It sounds like there are many converging plans to shut down the New World Order. Now if we could just fastforward the clock a little… but we shall see what the pinnacle of the Cardinal Grand Cross alignment brings us today.  ~ BP


April 23, 2014

By The Keenan Team

Little is known what to expect from Neil Keenan. Just when you think you have him pegged, he turns it around, letting you know that you have no idea what he is actually thinking.

Once you let the fox in the hen house only bad things can happen. He brings to our attention the fact that Obama is flying to Asia only to upset the political structure and relationships between the Chinese and the Asiatic allied members of the U.S.   Obama is filling their heads with promises of support and finance (“we will never desert you”) when in fact the US has been deserting everyone that they have pledged to defend.

With the proposed NO FLY ZONE, Neil delivers the idea that in the near future Obama and his cronies will have to enter through the back door, Japan, which means flying over the Pacific Ocean rather than Europe. Their quest to poison Asia is still on the table, but it cannot be accomplished without encountering serious dangers that they never expected.  Who in this world ever expected Neil Keenan to propose a NO FLY ZONE to the Russians, Chinese, Dragon Family and many others in order to eliminate from our world the poisons, death and destruction that we are now suffering from?

In point of fact, a NO FLY ZONE makes perfect sense when we look at everything happening around us. If the fox does not get into the Asiatic and Russian hen houses, then we can safely predict that their efforts to create a New World Order will be in vain. This is precisely where Neil and his team will be working with sure and swift efficiency – the No-Fly documents are being finalized now.

This is a new time – a new world!  Let us take action to conquer these evils so that we can take back our world. And only by taking real action can we ever achieve this.

Featured in this post:

  • The atrocities happening in Donetsk, Ukraine which are not being reported by any media.
  • A question posed: where are the Rothschilds hiding? Putin has put the fear of the “lord” into the Rothschilds, and rightfully so seeing that even their devils cannot help them anymore.
  • Neil announces that our team has now been joined by extremely powerful new allies from the West, all the more assurance that our efforts will be successful.

This update is let you know what is happening and give you a taste of what’s to come.



David Wilcock Comments on the Current Status of Affairs on Fulford’s Blog April 21st

Update: April 22, 4:48 pm: Kauilapele says David often comments on Ben’s blog. I guess there’s an exception to every rule.
Update: April 22, 12:56 pm: Apparently David Wilcock has said he has never and will never leave comments on anyone’s site but his own, so there is reason to doubt this came from David Wilcock. Probably just a prank.
Thank you, Jane, for the heads up.
Images in blog posts are just not behaving properly these days and are difficult to control. They seem to have a mind of their own. Sigh.
Nice addendum. Thanks, David. (I’m still waiting for YOUR update, BTW.)
You can read Ben’s update from the source link, bottom of the post.
Yes, things are ramping up, my friends! Eyes open, everyone.  The cabal is skating on very thin ice.  ~ BP

Comment from David Wilcock on Ben’s Blog:

I think we can all agree this is one of the best Fulford updates in a long time. It agrees with everything I’ve heard from other insiders and adds details I haven’t heard.

One very important element Ben is not seeing is we are on Code Red maximum-danger alert right now for a violent action to try to change the game back in the Cabal’s favor.

They got a bloody nose with the Bundy ranch standoff and, given the mind of a sociopath, they will probably try to hit back much harder, as they have been threatening to do every day in the media.

This is not just talk. The Cabal doesn’t talk. They are going to try to punish these people as violently as possible because the wounded, dying lion is striking out in anger at anything in his path.

There are palpable rumors of Federal agents positioning themselves for this move. I will say this — if the Cabal fires on these civilians, with superior technology and force, it may very well be the trigger that creates the mass arrests scenario.

Remember, the Pentagon positive alliance has said all along that if any attempt is made to conduct a strike against the American people or start martial law, they will flip the switch on the mass arrest plan. This intel is two years old now but still very, very relevant.

Snowden, as well as four others, also has a complete list of phone numbers, addresses and friends’ addresses for the Cabal. If they try this with Bundy the list will leak. Snowden himself may not know about it, because “Snowden Documents” are now being used as a cover for anything and everything being leaked by anyone and everyone. The list is easy enough to make and is definitely real.
The Nevada standoff is extremely significant and extremely serious. It could be the Cabal’s final mistake. Everyone is on very high alert and ready for everything. Not all the agents are in place yet but they will be very soon.

FWIW, my intuitive guidance has told me that this will not amount to more than a “minor skirmish” rather than a mass execution of the roughly 2500 people now on Bundy’s land. If the Cabal does try to ace these people the karma will be very swift and remarkably more intense than they expect.

- David

Comment by dwilcock on April 22, 2014 @ 3:14 am



Cobra Update: Change of Plan for Sunday Meditation April 20th


Some of what Cobra has said makes more sense now that I’ve watched the video, “The Lie NASA Told – The Imminent Demise of the NWO”. That one really set me back on my heels. Fascinating stuff.  ~ BP


IS:IS Portal Activation Update

Posted: 18 Apr 2014 11:46 PM PDT

There are less than two days before the activation left. The energies are already intensifying and the compression is getting stronger. It is very important that we remain as calm as possible and hold the Light. Also, it is still important to get this viral and reach as many people as possible.

The official facebook group for this activation is here:

There has been a slight change to the instructions for the activation. We will not be doing the Sacred Spiral Dance just before the activation. Please skip this part, all other instructions remain the same.

Here are the Youtube videos for the activation. Although the instruction for the Sacred Spiral Dance is still included, please disregard that small section of the video. The videos have been created in 9 languages until now.

English Video

Viedos in Other Languages


Neil Keenan Update for April 17th: No-Fly for the Cabal and Quid Pro Quo [video]

Nice to see the world finally putting the thumbscrews to the cabal.  ~ BP

In this update, Neil announces the creation of a powerful new proposal — a No-Fly Zone Asian accord to stop the cabal from entry into Asian countries where their sole intention is for more war and terrorist activities to advance their world hegemony.

The time has come for the catalyst of an Asian No-Fly Zone.  It is a first step toward putting these psychopaths behind bars where they rightfully belong.

Another plan of action that Neil’s announces is the project to expose known criminals and mercenaries by publicizing pictures of their homes and families:  Is this YOUR home and family?  We cannot continue to keep our eyes wide shut; and they can no longer be allowed to hide behind secrecy.  For their crimes, they enjoy a life of luxury that has been built upon the suffering and lives of humanity.  The fathers, mothers, daughters, sons and related family members will be identified for the crimes that they directly or may even indirectly support.  They will be uncovered for who they really are.

Neil is championing our rights every step of the way.  In support, we encourage each of you to step up the plate and take action according to what you are able to do.  The time is now.

“Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” John F. Kennedy


NOTE:  This update was filmed in Bali, Indonesia at the “Hindu Gates,” an entryway to a place of worship and meditation for the Indonesian people.  The setting is quite beautiful, however, because of the background noise, the vocal audio is difficult to hear during the first few minutes of the video, after which it improves.  Listening through headphones is ideal.

Video Highlights:

  • A legal agreement with Russia, China and Asia for a No-Fly Zone over these countries is now in the process of being completed.  This would mean all entry would be barred into these countries by the Western global elite:  Obama, Cheney, Soros, the Bushes, the Rothschilds, and all related members of the cabal.  The No-Fly document will be in the hands of Russia, China and Asia within a few days and will then served on these cabal individuals.
  • In his meetings with various government officials, Neil has put forth the recommendation that if the cabal criminals cannot be kept from entry into these countries, then they need to be arrested upon arrival and charged with their war crimes, terrorist activities, and depopulation crimes against humanity.
  • The Rothschild family has been particularly singled out by Putin as needing to be eliminated, but it cannot go without saying that the Bushes and Rockefellers are equally guilty.
  • Neil emphasizes his support of our readers who have taken the brave action to deal with the UN mercenaries who unlawfully invaded their neighborhood.  The neighborhood’s “Special Force” showed these misplaced soldiers pictures of their own homes and families, after which they left the area.   If our readers have any information and/or pictures of those who need to be exposed for their crimes, or who are unlawfully invading their neighborhood with their armed presence, we encourage you to send it to The Keenan Team.  We will see to it that it gets into the right hands and that the personal details of their lives are exposed for all to see.  This is quid pro quo – they are poisoning and threatening our lives and our families’ lives.  We will use their own tactics against them and bring a halt to their crimes and terror in a peaceful and effective way.
  • Recently members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) met with the financial controllers in Washington, D.C.   BRICS nations (including China who is a significant stakeholder in the Global Accounts) were actually being conciliatory in their offer to include the West in funding from the Collateral Accounts.  While the Collateral Accounts don’t belong to the West, these greedy criminals had the audacity to decline any agreement whatsoever.
  • The death-knell of the U.S. dollar is happening now.  Russia and China are aggressively by-passing all use of the U.S petro-dollar for trade, and that spells the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency and FED domination over the world’s economy.
  • Lawyers specializing in international law are needed.  Please contact The Keenan Team if you are able to contribute your expertise to this effort.
  • For those who question the difference between the cabal and the Dragon Family, be assured that the cabal will never part with a dime to help humanity and have for years consistently stolen from the Dragon Family.  There will be no funds going into individuals’ pockets; the Dragon Family’s intent is to provide funds to establish humanitarian projects, opportunities for humanity to be able to help itself, something that the cabal always has and always will do all in their power prevent.
  • Discussion of the fraudulent Swissindo and OPPT are a complete waste of time.
  • Soros made a brainless statement recently to the U.K. government that if they pulled out the European Union (something that most Brits want), all of the major manufacturing will also be pulled out of England.  This points to the obvious fact that those corporate manufacturers are part of the global elite.  As can be seen in the U.S., during the past 30 years, most of our manufacturers have already moved overseas.  This is all a Rothschild game.
  • It must be remembered that the Ukraine separated from Russia to begin with because Reagan, Mitterrand and Wanta (who is no white-hat), stole funds from the Global Accounts and used them to destroy the Russian ruble.

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Kevin Annett’s April 17th Update on the Trial of the Pope, et al for Child Rape, Torture, Sacrifice



Public Information Update from The Prosecutor’s Office of The International Common Law Court of Justice

Bulletin No. 3: Thursday, April 17, 2014 – 10 pm GMT

In the Matter of the People v. Bergoglio, Pachon, Welby and others charged with global child trafficking and ritual murder


The Court adjourns for two weeks after the first round in the Prosecutor’s Case discloses the startling testimony of eight witnesses.

Two separate witnesses describe their alleged rape and ritual torture by chief defendant Jorge Bergoglio (alias “Pope Francis”) in 2009 and 2010.

The Chief Prosecutor establishes a link between the British, Dutch and Belgian royal families and the disappearances and killing of Mohawk children at the Church of England’s Brantford Indian residential school in Canada.

Jesuit records are introduced as evidence detailing the so-called “Magisterial Privilege” decreeing papal involvement in “Ninth Circle” ritual murder of newborn children. The same records identify Joseph Ratzinger as a member of the “Knights of Darkness” S.S. sacrificial cult during World War Two.

ITCCS Field Secretary Kevin Annett is scheduled to testify before the Court during its second round of sessions in early May to corroborate witnesses’ testimonies from his own work and experience.

A prominent Vatican official initiates back channel communication with the Court and offers key evidence, as Magistrates consider extending closed Court sessions during May.

The Court and its affiliates will issue an Easter Proclamation this Sunday, April 20 and endorse public actions at the Vatican and Catholic churches across the world. Rev. Kevin Annett will lead a public ceremony of “exorcism and replacement” at a prominent Catholic cathedral on that day.

The Details:

Following eight days of Court procedure and the commencement of the Citizen Prosecutor’s case against the three chief defendants, the first Common Law adjudication of evidence concerning global child trafficking has adjourned for two weeks, until 10 am GMT on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Commencing on Tuesday, April 8 after an opening Court session the day before, the case by the Citizen Prosecutor’s Office presented evidence directly linking all three chief defendants with the planning and execution of child trafficking networks within the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, and with the practice and concealment of the ritual rape, torture and killing of children.

Along with considerable documentation, the Prosecutor introduced notarized affidavit statements from eight eyewitnesses to these crimes, including videotaped interviews with two adolescent women who claim to have been tortured and raped by chief defendant Jorge Bergoglio, alias “Pope Francis”, during the spring of 2009 and 2010, at horrific cult functions connected to the “Ninth Circle” child sacrifice network.

“Survivors of these rituals describe newborn babies being chopped to pieces on stone altars, and their remains were then consumed by the participants” described the Chief Prosecutor to the Court.

“The survivors during the 1960′s period were forced to rape and mutilate other children, and then cut their throats with ceremonial daggers. Former Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, Dutch Cardinal Alfrink, and Prince Bernhard were among the cult participants, according to these survivors. But significantly, the more recent incidents in 2009 and 2010 involved exactly the same kinds of ritualized murder of newborn infants in rural Holland and Belgium.”

Other witnesses described their personal knowledge of efforts by the defendants to conceal the involvement of not only the Catholic and Anglican church, but the British, Belgian and Dutch royal families, in the ritual killing of Mohawk Indian children at the Brantford residential school in Ontario, Canada.

These killings span over seventy years and include the period between 1942 and 1945 when exiled Dutch Queen Wilhemina and her family lived in Canada, and participated in Ninth Circle rituals at the Mohawk Indian school.

Introduced documentation* indicates that, to assist and conceal such involvement of Dutch “royals” in these cult killings, the Canadian government and Privy Council Office in London granted “extra-territorial exemption” to the Dutch royals from all criminal, civil and military jurisdiction while in Canada. (* The Canada Gazette , Issue No. 232, December 26, 1942, Ottawa)

Dutch and Belgian royal participants in the rape and killing of Mohawk children and newborns included Bilderberger founder Crown Prince Bernhard and King Hendrick, consort to Queen Wilhelmina of Holland.

As part of the Prosecutor’s corroborating evidence, secret archives from the Jesuit Order were introduced into the Court record that describe in detail the so-called “Magisterial Privilege” compelling the participation of every new Pope in the Ninth Circle sacrifice of new born children.

The records suggest that the Ninth Circle was established by the Jesuits just prior to their staged “disbandment” in 1773 and their establishment three years later of the so-called Illuminati cult, although references are also made to organized child sacrifice rituals at Catholic cathedrals in Rome as early as the year 1528.

The Chief Prosecutor told the Court,

“These archives clearly indicate a premeditated plan for centuries by the Jesuits to ritually murder kidnapped newborn babies and then consume their blood, born of a twisted notion of deriving spiritual power from the lifeblood of the innocent and thereby assuring the political stability of the Papacy in Rome. Every Pope was expected to and did in fact participate in these monstrous rituals … These acts are not only genocidal but systemic and institutionalized in nature, and indict the Roman Catholic Church and the Jesuits as a whole, and every Pope since at least in the year 1773.”

The same collection of Jesuit archival records make reference to a child sacrificial cult known as The Knights of Darkness, established by the Nazi Waffen S.S. Division in 1933 with Jesuit backing. The archives identify former Pope Benedict, Joseph Ratzinger, as a member of the Knights and as an S.S. Chaplain’s assistant at the Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany, where he participated in sacrificial rites using children transported to the camp or kidnapped from political prisoners.

The latter practice was a common Jesuit undertaking in Spain, Argentina and other fascist regimes, and one implicating chief defendant Jorge Bergoglio while he was a priest, Bishop and front man for the military junta in Argentina during the 1970′s.

ITCCS Field Secretary Kevin Annett is scheduled to appear as a witness during the second session of the Court commencing Monday, May 5. Annett will provide thorough corroborating evidence and personal testimony to support the Prosecutor’s case and the evidence concerning the Brantford killings, gained over twenty years’ work with residential school survivors in Canada, including during his targeted persecution by church and state. (www,

Meanwhile, in startling related news, a senior Vatican official initiated a back channel communication with the Court last week in order to offer key evidence to the Prosecutor’s Office concerning its case against the chief defendants.

The Vatican official has requested strict anonymity and security, prompting the Court Magistrates to consider extending the closed sessions of the Court during its next round in May.

Finally, this Easter Sunday, April 20, the Court and its affiliates in twenty one countries will issue a Public Proclamation to be read at Catholic churches in Rome and dozens of other cities.

Rev. Kevin Annett will lead a public ceremony of “Exorcism and Replacement” at a central Catholic facility on that day, and similar ceremonies will be held at the Vatican and at many other catholic churches. Details of the event will be posted this Sunday evening GMT at .

Stay updated regarding further Court and related news at and .

Issued by The Public Information Agency of The Office of the Citizen Prosecutor.

The International Common Law Court of Justice, Brussels.

Amusing Update from Morocco by Removing the Shackles

The ongoing tale of a group of people who were thrown together to follow their nudges from the Universe;not simply go around the cabal, but THROUGH them—with flair and humour.

Here’s a most amusing and satisfying update from Dani and a glimpse of daily life for these Light Warriors as they dissolve obstacles and bring in a new way of BEing. Kudos to the gang, and thanks for the laughs, Dani.  ~ BP

Transparency in Aouchtam and Morocco

Posted: 15 Apr 2014 08:24 AM PDT

The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things…

Most specifically what’s going on in Aouchtam, and Morocco in general.

…. lots of interesting things going on right now my friends. Lots and lots.   So let’s lay it all out transparently, and let the cards fall where they may, ok?    I’m going to lay out all the information that I have, all that I’ve been told, all that I’ve seen, and let’s look at it all, globally and individually and see what resonates.  And see what is hidden and what they’ve tried to hide.

First and most interesting:  The village/valley of Aouchtam was completely without communications- no phone, no cellphone and no internet- for now 6 days.  Most of us use Maroc Telecome cel phones or internet sticks.  Two days ago a few people went to Teteuan and got Meditel sticks and sim cards and “sometimes” they work…  This communications black out is ONLY in Aouchtam.  If we drive up the hills into the valleys on either side of us, we have perfect internet and cell signals.  Stranger still is that the signals on the internet sticks (Meditel) that we have many times show that we have upload and download signal…. and yet neither Skype, PXIII, or any website will load.  I know that there have been a whole lot of people wondering where we’ve all disappeared to, well…. we’re all right here and all DOing very very well- we just can’t communicate with the outside world, lol. ** I’ve just been informed that the apartments up the hill on the coast might have internet signal… so hopefully I can post this without having to drive to the next town! **** edited to add that nope, no internet, so today I will make the trek to the next town to get this posted.

The past two weeks has been a flurry of activity here in the village.  There have been people arriving almost daily- some to see the community, some to help prepare for the QEG,  some to help work on the community “clubhouse”, and some to spy… yep, we’ve got a few agents here along with the awesome engineers, builders, painters and DO’ers of all shapes and sizes!!  The “Agents” have made themselves very visible *giggle*. All agendas are very clearly seen when you have a group of people who can SEE the energetics and sense the “ulterior motives” that are laid out bare for all to view.  Some of the “agents” have tried to mingle with the community groups, but there are many more who are just quietly wandering through the village pretending to be local (PS guys: if you’re going to send in the military and police undercover, you might want to tell them to change their boots.  Just sayin’)

Read the rest of the article…

Mica Update for April 13th: Whew!

Mica 14 weeks ring chew

Mica, April 9th

The 13th is a lucky day!

Thank you everyone for the beautiful love energies and sentiments that certainly have helped heal the situation. We three thank you most heartily.

Mica did well overnight; slept, ate, drank, walked around and wagged his tail at the doctors and techs—a far cry from the condition he was in when I left him at 4:00 yesterday.

He is still extremely swollen, as you may imagine from the photos, but on minimal pain meds.

I can pick him up at 8 tonight, and they will apply a Fentanyl patch to dispense the equivalent pain management he’s been getting via IV.

I have just two main concerns now. One is the possible scar he may have on his perfect little nose, and the psychological scar he may have that I hope will not prevent him from enjoying happy times on his patio as he has been.

I find it ironic that I’ve had two Goldens in less than four months with swollen faces and I’ve never seen a dog with a swollen face before—ever.

Mica 062Throughout this process I’ve learned a little about snakes from several sources that I can apply toward averting a repeat crisis while we are living here.

We can:

  • eliminate the watering saucer on the ground which attracts mice, which attracts snakes. We find dead mice in the pool frequently, but since they’re dead, they leave no more trails.
  • load traps to catch the field mice and pack rats so the snakes aren’t drawn to follow their trails into our yard.
  • lay rope around the property, particularly around ingress and egress areas to the back yard. Apparently snakes won’t cross  a rope.
  • mothballs were also named but I think I’d rather avoid the chemicals.
  • add chicken wire to the bottom of our gates so the snakes cannot pass.
  • take more care to watch for snakes before we venture forth, esp. during their mating season.
  • get us a king snake to eat the rattlers!

If you didn’t see the following comment below my last Mica Update, I wanted to share it as it resonated strongly with me and may also with you. It pertains to the current energies of the Cardinal Grand Cross and it’s bearing on our lives just now. Thank you Dimitra M.N.  ~ BP

‘The powerful energetic effects of the astrological grand cross are becoming more and more exact these days. We are all getting hit with them and they are zeroing in right where it hurts the most. In this way, we won’t fail to make the necessary changes in our lives that need to be made at this time.

I urge you to go with the flow of your understanding in this matter — if moving away from your present location is your instinctive interpretation of these painful events, then that is the inclination you ought to follow.

Remember this, it is your correct assessment and understanding of what’s transpired, and your subsequent intentions and actions, that are the real antidote to the long-term healing process for Mica.

We may think that the changes we make in our personal life, however life changing they may be for us, cannot possibly change the world around us, and yet, while we cannot see it or even imagine it, it really does. Much Love from me as you flow through the changes that have come a-calling on you. Be the change the world needs by taking a significant stand from your “small neck of the woods”.’


Neil Keenan Update: Our Cattleman Bundy, US Blunders in Ukraine, Suicided Banksters, & Swissindo Shenanigans

Do you detect the growing confidence of the Light Forces in the alternative media as they expound on current events? It’s clear to me that We, the People are ready to kick the cabal to the curb and take over.  ~ BP

Check out the latest from Neil Keenan on these topics  at his web site.

Mica Update on the Snakebite for April 12, 2014

Mica 14 weeks

Mica at 14 weeks

There’s good and bad news.

The bad news is that the snake got Mica good and he’s in ICU getting antivenin, pain killers, and other fluids to flush out the venom and keep him comfortable.

He’s extremely swollen and they had to remove his collar.

He could die, or he could pull through. Of course we appreciate any good thoughts and healing energy you care to send his way. He’s a hurtin’ unit.

The good news is that he got the antivenin within 20 minutes of the bite. The first four hours are critical. He’s also very healthy, but, being a 15 week old puppy as of today, his immune system is not fully mature and perhaps a little compromised by the parvo/distemper shots he’s had.

We had these two love birds removed from our yard recently as they were sleeping together under our recycling bin. The local fire department sent a big red truck and three men. They relocate poisonous snakes far from civilization.
Diamond Backs 3March 2014

How did it happen? Today, Mica was out on the patio as he is most mornings. He likes to lie on the mat at the back door in between trips to the pool.

I was inside (I guess that makes me a terrible mother) and heard a thump against the house. Mica often runs into the house or falls against it when he’s playing as he’s not terribly coordinated yet, but I always check on him anyway.

When I looked through the glass of the door, Mica wasn’t on the mat, but a diamond back like the ones in the photo was right next to it, armed to the teeth. That’s when the panic set in, however I was immediately thankful it wasn’t a baby because they are inexperienced in bringing down their prey and usually use far more venom than they need to, whereas an adult is more sparing with it.

I then saw Mica sitting on the patio 10 feet away, looking stunned, as well as the two, bright red marks on his nose and my first thought was the usual, “Nooooo, this can’t be happening!” and the adrenalin started pumping.

I don’t know a lot about snake bites as we haven’t seen a lot of snakes in the past, but our mail carrier and I were discussing rattler bites earlier this week and he said all the dogs he knew died of the bites.

So… I thought Mica was going to die. I thought unless a dog had had a rattlesnake vaccination they would not pull through.

I called the vet who is, luckily for us, open on Saturday and was there in ten minutes.

At the local hospital one of the vet techs said she saw 55 snake bite cases come in to another practice where she worked and only one dog died, because it was a little pocket dog and the venom is just too strong for an animal that small. So Mica has size on his side. He’s 31 pounds now.

They got an IV into him and he got a very gradual drip of the $500 vial of antivenin and some morphine. Rattler bites are excruciatingly painful they said.

His nose was swelling quickly and he looked more like a Shar Pei, the vet said, than a Golden.

He seemed to be having difficulty breathing and his heart rate was fast so they gave him a sedative to relax him.

When Mica was resting comfortably on the stainless steel table, frogs legs and all, I left because I had to get to the post office before noon. The hospital closes at 2:00 on Saturdays so I had to make it quick and grab some lunch before going back to transfer Mica to the Emergency Hospital in Mesa.

When I got home a friend of our vet was there to get the snake and relocate it. He had gone over the yard with a fine-tooth comb and didn’t find the snake but made some suggestions so we wouldn’t attract them so much. He was showing me places to watch and as he moved a board at the gate the snake magically appeared. Jim confirmed it was a diamond back and immediately noted that it had no rattle and said Mica never had a chance.

He said most animals instinctively know that sound is a warning and to stay away, but this snake may have been in an altercation of some kind and his rattle was gone. Unfortunately, that meant he would be destroyed rather than relocated because he would be unable to warn anyone and could kill a hiker or any one of us.

When I returned to the hospital at 2:00 Mica was unrecognizable. His face resembled a puffer fish. He had an IV and brightly coloured rubber bandages on his shaved leg and the fang of the snake may have torn a piece off his nose as the hair was missing.

This was taken as we departed for Emergency.

Mica Apr 12 at Vet

When I arrived at the Emergency Hospital they didn’t even look at Mica in the examination room, but immediately whisked him off to ICU as his noisy breathing concerned them.

Here he is with a new IV and even more swollen. The pain meds were hooked up and they said soon he’d be more comfortable and would probably sleep.

at ARECA in ICU Apr 12

I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep, but I intend Mica will make a rapid recovery and I will be able to bring him home tomorrow. The doctor we saw is on duty tonight and said he would call with an update this evening. It’s a 24-hour facility so Mica will be under constant observation.

I told my husband a couple of weeks ago that I would like to move. I’ve had enough of living out in the sticks. I don’t embrace the idea of having to wear army boots to walk around the patio, do gardening, or to have to carry Mica around. The snakes were here first and they can have it. It will soon be ten years that we’ve lived here. It’s time for a change.   ~ BP