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Re: Furry dogs/brilliant cats

She's incredibly intelligent and astute. Only Noreen's beloved Flakesey
(sp?) w/ the sign language ability tops my Sugar. Cats are incredible
creatures indeed. Though Sugar knows when mama points and shakes her
finger that she's in trouble. And you can't say the F word (F-A-T)

around her or she will have a literal hissing fit.
God did extra good work the day cats were invented IMO.
Pardon the digression.....

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Mon, 18 Aug 2003 12:39:27 -0500

>I can vouch for all of that cat behavior.  Never seen a cat quite like 
>Sugar.  When she wants to be brushed...she'll meow.  When mom doesn't pay 
>enough attention...then she swats the brush off the coffee table at Pam's 
>feet and gives her that "I mean business" look.  Or stomps her paw....same 
>thing.  And she fully expects to be petted while she is eating.  She'll walk 
>over to her bowl...look at her mom with that look that says, "I'M EATING 
>NOW....GET OVER HERE THIS INSTANT".  It is SO funny.  When I send Pam 
>presents...I always include Sugar too...she know how to open her gifts.
>>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Furry dogs/acclimation
>>Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 12:01:32 -0500
>>Sugar hates the cold as much as mama does. In the cooler weather, she
>>lays I mean right in front of the gas heater (like a small fireplace) in
>>the living room at my feet. It's a miracle she doesn't fry. And if
>>there's even a hint of a chill in the house, she'll go sit in front the
>>heater, look at me, look at the long fireplace lighter and look back at
>>me like "hey stupid, what does a cat have to do to get some HEAT around
>>here?" If ignored at this point, usually because I'm laughing my head
>>off, she'll come head butt my leg until I get up and light it. It's
>>hysterical now....
>>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>>From: TeichFlora@aol.com
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Date:  Mon, 18 Aug 2003 09:08:47 EDT
>> >Hi Donna....I have one red chow, one brown chow, and one pure black, the
>> >other black with a white dove (or eagle according to dh) on her chest and 
>> >"dalmation" paws. She's a chow mix. But it's cute.  The German shepard 
>>died last
>> >year of old age....right after my "heart", Flaksey the white Angora cat.
>> >
>> >I do bring them in with temps over 90...especially with high humidity.  
>> >told us about a man that shaved his dog (forgot the breed, but a very 
>> >large one too)...the dog ended up with heat stroke....due to his having 
>> >this, there was no longer the insulation against the heat.  Apparently it 
>>was like
>> >thrusting the dog in an oven, after being acclimated to his fur, etc. 
>> >all of a sudden not having that anymore.
>> >
>> >Pam, interesting that your cat enjoys the heat....another case of
>> >acclimation.  My 4 cats are all indoor only, and are definitely not 
>>acclimated to heat or
>> >cold.  When temps get too high, they literally lay UNDER the A/C vents, 
>> >in winter when it is too cold, they will lay under the same vent for the 
>> >Funny to see a cluster of cats in one place.  LOL  Was worse when there 
>> >7 of them.
>> >
>> >Noreen
>> >zone 9
>> >Texas Gulf Coast
>> >
>> >
>> >In a message dated 8/17/2003 11:02:37 AM Central Standard Time,
>> >gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> >
>> >>
>> >> Not debating you, but somehow it is hard to think about a big black 
>> >> with all that fur not being hot in 95+ weather. I can't even fathom me
>> >> not being hot!:)
>> >>
>> >> A friend of mine has a chow which I dog sit when he is out of town. 
>> >> dog sheds something terrible... does yours know the seasons and do the
>> >> same? Just curious.
>> >>
>> >> And I do have a cocker spaniel and she was panting so bad with our heat
>> >> waves even in the a/c house. DH took the shaver to her(poor thing) and
>> >> she stopped. Seemed to appreciate having less (read no) hair, although
>> >> if she ever seen herself in the mirror.........:)
>> >>
>> >> Donna
>> >
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>>Pam Evans
>>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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