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Re: Re: What are you reading/cats NOW deer


Agreed Kitty.  I used to have a dog that was part wolf, part Shepherd and part Sheltie.  Great dog - I still miss my Sheba.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 3 Dec 2003 20:57:10 -0500

>> I wish more people would go out and save a wonderful
>> creature
>
>Another story to share.  Our City Council passed new laws concerning animals
>in the city limits.  No home can have more than 5 dogs or 7 cats ot 7 total
>combination.  Then they declared all exotic animals banned.  This includes
>dogs that are any part wolf.
>
>A local 78 yr old man rescued a big white dog that was being neglected.  His
>wife had died and then his dog died and he had no one until he rescued Lady.
>He's had her 4 yrs now and the neighbor kids love her.  The man takes her to
>nursing homes for people to pet and for those who can, they take her for
>walks around the parking lot.  A couple of yrs ago when Lady got her shots,
>the vet wrote down that she was half malmute, half wolf.  The city now
>insists that if he doesn't get rid of her by the end of the week, she'll be
>put to sleep.  He said they can just put him down then too.  Another elderly
>couple - the man on disability, the woman w/ MS, have been told they have to
>lose their part wolf pet too.
>
>This has the town in an uproar.  Petitions are being signed, letters to the
>editor are being written (I've done both)  Now the Council has been forced
>to call an emergency session next week to discuss it, but it doesn't look
>promising.  Personally, I know poodles that pose more threat than these 2
>dogs.  Yes, some may pose a problem, but this zero tolerance stuff is just
>too rigid.
>
>Kitty
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 7:21 PM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: What are you reading/cats NOW deer
>
>
>> In a message dated 12/3/2003 3:59:34 PM Central Standard Time,
>> jesserenebell@hotmail.com writes:
>> I wish more people would go out and save a wonderful
>> creature for Christmas.  *sigh*
>> Me, too! I have noticed a new presence who told me his name was Clyde -- 
>> guess that means I'm up to 31.  A while back I tried to get people around
>here to
>> donate some dry food for them, but only one person responded with a 7
>pound
>> bag.  I use between 50 and 75 pounds of dry food per week.  I have to
>share an
>> awesome experience my grandson and I had last Saturday.  We arrived at my
>house
>> around dusk and were just getting out of the car when I hear a huge
>commotion
>> -- lots of running feet and grunting.  I looked up to see a tiny buck
>(looked
>> like an 8-point) and about 8 tiny does running as fast as they could into
>the
>> church yard across the street. One of the does ran into the magnolia tree
>> there when she first saw us.  They all stopped and looked at us (we were
>only
>> about 25 feet away from them), and, as if they recognized us, the does
>calmly
>> began to graze while the buck slowly walked to the edge of the woods where
>he
>> faded into invisibility. I'm sure they were running from the literally
>hundreds
>> of hunters in the woods just past the city limits.  I am always shocked to
>see
>> just how small the deer in this area really are.  They way they are
>described
>> under the kill shots in the paper ("Big Bad Bucks") always makes them
>sound
>> huge.
>>
>> zem
>> zone 7
>> West TN
>>
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