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Re: Raccoons, now male cats

This one rivals the chicken in the bedroom.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Raccoons, now male cats

> My first wife and I had a male cat named Orpheus. He was mostly white
> but had a black nose/mustache and a black patch over one eye. Looked
> sort of like--you know--Hitler.
> Orphy was a sweet cat but definitely a few bricks shy.
> He often sat in one corner of the dining room and stared at, well, the
> corner. Like he was a true believer waiting for the second coming.
> Anyway, when wife one brought son four home from the hospital, and all
> the neighbor women gathered to appropriately "ooh" and "aah," Orpheus
> burst through the cat door with a baby rabbit in his jaws.
> One of the Ooers or Aahers screamed and Orpheus--never the most secure
> hunter in the wilds--dropped his prey.
> May I re-focus the scene?
> Center stage is a woman who is just home from the hospital sitting on a
> living room couch, smiling and probably feeling kind of weak and out of
> it, with a babe in swaddling [whatever that is], and suddenly a baby
> rabbit is racing for its very life all over the living room--hotly
> chased by a cat the looks a lot like Hitler.
>   Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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