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Re: Another OT-allergies


Oh.  Like a serape?
Main Entry: se7ra7pe
Pronunciation: s&-'rd-pE, -'ra-
Function: noun
Etymology: Mexican Spanish sarape
Date: 1834
: a colorful woolen shawl worn over the shoulders especially by Mexican men
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2003 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies


> It's that Mexican blanket that you wear. It's got a hole in the middle
> of it to put your head through.
>
> On Friday, December 5, 2003, at 07:56 PM, Kitty wrote:
>
> > We must have cat's in our lives.  I suspect Jim has always needed
> > someone
> > around to swat him on the head.
> >
> > Meanwhile.... Jim, what is a govan?  Is it like an afghan?  It's not
> > in the
> > dictionary and when I googled it, the best I can come up with is a
> > town in
> > Scotland that has a fiddle festival.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 6:05 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> >
> >
> >> When I was remodeling a farmhouse, I was lonely and got myself a
> >> long-haired black kitten. I named her "Govan," because the first night
> >> with me she slept on the govan that was spread across the end of my
> >> bed. Thereafter, she slept on my hip.
> >>
> >> One of the fixtures in the re-model was a stepladder--one of those
> >> with
> >> a folding paint-can shelf just below the top step. The step ladder was
> >> always open and Govan decided to camp on that paint-can shelf when I
> >> was working on the lift-and-grunt stuff.
> >>
> >> She also decided that whenever I walked by the ladder, it was her duty
> >> to swat me on the head. Which she did, 10 or 15 times a day.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Friday, December 5, 2003, at 11:29 AM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:
> >>
> >>> Years ago we had two Siamese...they were so much fun...one really
> >>> took
> >>> to
> >>> my husband.  She would hang on to his ankle as he walked through the
> >>> house
> >>> if she felt she had not received sufficient attention until he petted
> >>> her.
> >>> At that time, one of our papers was an evening one.  He would sit in
> >>> a
> >>> lazy
> >>> boy to read after work.  She would perch behind his head.  If he
> >>> ignored
> >>> her, she would put her paws over his glasses...if he was still intent
> >>> on
> >>> reading, she would sit on his paper.  In the morning, she would sneak
> >>> into
> >>> the bedroom and curl up on his chest.  He always commented on feeling
> >>> this
> >>> weight and open his eyes to these green ones staring at him and then
> >>> the
> >>> purring.
> >>>
> >>> Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> [Original Message]
> >>>> From: Libby Valentine <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
> >>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>>> Date: 11/23/2003 7:14:04 AM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> >>>>
> >>>> There are also supplements (combination of brewers yeast, lecithin,
> >>>> bran,
> >>>> and bone meal) that can be mixed in to the food and result in
> >>>> reduced
> >>> dander
> >>>> (and even lovelier coats than usual!) - whether it helps the
> >>>> allergic
> >>> person
> >>>> depends on what exactly is triggering the allergic reaction (dander
> >>>> is a
> >>>> very common trigger but I understand some people are allergic to
> >>>> something
> >>>> in the saliva).
> >>>>
> >>>> When the dr. was trying to diagnose the cause of my asthma (another
> >>>> allergy-induced asthma sufferer here) he wanted to know if I had
> >>>> animals,
> >>>> and I told him I did and I would.  It's a good thing for me the test
> >>> results
> >>>> indicated no cat allergies.
> >>>>
> >>>> Our Abyssinian had a rougher-textured, stiffer fur and had less of
> >>>> the
> >>> fuzzy
> >>>> undercoat.  She was a beautiful animal.  However, another
> >>>> characteristic
> >>> of
> >>>> the breed is they are social, people-oriented cats but not lap cats.
> >>>> If
> >>>> looking at purebreds, I would consider the breed
> >>>> characteristics/general
> >>>> personality traits as well as fur - otherwise you could end up with
> >>>> an
> >>>> allergy-acceptable animal that isn't your kind of pet.  Our rescues
> >>>> have
> >>>> been wonderful companions, but you usually don't know what their
> >>>> physical
> >>>> characteristics are until you've had them a while and they're really
> >>>> healthy.
> >>>>
> >>>> I hope you find a suitable cat eventually, Bonnie, they are great
> >>>> companions.
> >>>>
> >>>> Libby
> >>>>
> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> >>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>>> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:18 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> I think the Rex cat is reputed to cause fewer allergy problems.
> >>>>> Kitty
> >>>>
> >>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>>> From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >>>>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>>>> Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 7:28 PM
> >>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
> >>>>>> Bonnie, there is a breed of hairless or nearly so cat, called a
> >>>>>> Sphinx
> >>>>>> or something. I think they're funny looking, but I love a cat's
> >>>>>> fur
> >>>>>> -
> >>> so
> >>>>>> soft and so pretty. Especially mine w/ her marvelous coloring and
> >>>>>> markings, but I may be biased. Just a thought...
> >>>>
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> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> Zone 10
> >>
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