|Michael and a cheetah, about 1967|
Michael, Barry Stinson (a school teacher), and a cheetah.
Michael is photographed petting a cheetah.
About 1967, during the school year.
Kamsack Junior High, Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada.
A rare opportunity for a Prairie boy to meet a cheetah, the world’s fastest land mammal. The cheetah was part of a travelling exhibit visiting local schools in Saskatchewan.
Michael likes this picture, because it was the first time he had the opportunity to see an exotic animal. He remembers how an assembly was called to the auditorium one school day and the students were invited to come up on stage to get their picture taken with the cheetah. Unlike some of his classmates, Michael wasn’t afraid; he “wanted to see that cat”.
Copyright © 2013, Yvonne Demoskoff.