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Owner: Todd Sherman/KB4MHH
Spotter #: ALA-001
Location: Northwest Gainesville
Look for two hours, but you won't find her. That's because she's sitting
on top of the china cabinet staring down at you with n'er a word while you
search. When you do finally find her she'll usually give you the "took you
long enough, stupid!" look. Very nimble and agile, Raisen is able to
catch flying hailstones in a single bound with a single swipe of a paw, and
her extra claws afford no chance of slippage. With an extra thumb on each
paw, she can grasp and hold most any flying debris. She's also trained to
use a leash and a runner, and doesn't mind either. Well trained as a
sensible spotter kitty, Raisen knows proper storm safety procedures --
including hiding beneath the couch at the slightest thunder. (And she won't
come out until its over, either!) Raisen is one of two kittens born to
Muffin. (Muffin is the plain-muffin original; Raisen is the Raisen-muffin;
and the other kitten was Bran - as in Bran-muffin.) Raisen graduated from
KIT in 1996 with BAs in Astrophysics and Meteorology, and a Masters in
Psychology. (The latter of which she insists upon demonstrating to her
master every day.) Her works include Raisen's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, the Catstitution of the United States,
and of course, the famous Caterwalling of Rights. Her most current
reasearch studies include Using The TAIL (or Totable Atmostpheric
Investigations Lance) To Predict The Weather While On The Move. More
information about Raisen (and further information about her works and projects,
including frame grabs from actual experiments she was involved in - especially
video of her throwing herself into the path of a tornado) can be found
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Alachua Co. SKYWARN Spotter Mascots
c/o Todd L. Sherman/KB4MHH
Gainesville, Alachua Co., Fla.
Account Created: November 21, 1999.
Last updated: August 1, 2000.
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