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Re: Re: cats & crazy relatives

When I moved to Connecticut at age 23 I was terrified to drive in the snow. Then a friend from Louisiana told me it was no different from driving in black gumbo mud. Never had a problem after that.
zone 7
West TN
----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT]cats & crazy relatives

Anyone can drive in snow and ice if they just take the time to know their
vehicle and pay attention. Most folks don't do that.

----- Original Message ----- From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT]cats & crazy relatives

Sugar isn't quite that nosy - I'm grateful for that. But I'm not about
to tempt her w/ a tree. Just got off the phone w/ my folks who went to
see my brother Tom in NC for Xmas. Dad observed that Southerners don't
know how to drive in snow and ice (duh). But some fool in an SUV went
whizzing past them and straight into a ditch rolling several times. Dad
(at 72) climbed down the damn hill and pulled the idiot (35) of of the
wreck. He asked the guy was he nuts and he didn't answer. But he was OK
and they called a tow truck. Amazing. But this man still belongs to an
indoor tennis club and plays tennis 4 X a week. I'm glad to be from such
hardy stock.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Sent: 12/28/2004 4:08:58 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Godi's pictures now posted....

Kitty, a few times in years past when we have had kittens, one of them
climb the tree, but none of the adult cats has done that. They always like
lie under it though.  We have always wired the tree to the bookcase it
in front of - for safety from children, grandchildren, and now only cats.
hooks are there permanently.  The ornaments for the lower branches are
the sturdy ones, usually wooden.  The delicate crystal ones stay on the
branches.  This was the 55th Christmas tree we have decorated together,
some of the ornaments are nearly that old. A lot of memories hang on that
We won't give it up easily.
You're right Lady Jane Gray is a mischief-maker. She likes to get into
that's going on. Always helps me cook, tries to take our morning vitamin
sits on whatever we are reading or writing, etc. She has a prized
a string that is just her's.  She carries it from room to room, brings it
each of
us several times a day and asks to be played with.  Every morning when we
up the string is in the dry-food dish.  She will let the others play with
with her for a bit, but soon loses interest if one of the others is having
romp. She wants to be the main center of attention. And she looks a lot
Pam's Sugar.

In a message dated 12/28/2004 4:02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
Auralie and others,
glad to hear you share your Cmas traditions with your extended families.
Each of my cats has his own stocking and, when I had a tree, they were
always welcome around it. A few ornaments on the bottom got knocked off,
but I never put anything valuable where they could reach it. I
eliminated my tree because it was too much trouble for me, not because
the cats bothered it. I know people who have had cats climb their trees.
I imagine that could be a real problem. My niece just found a way to
fasten it to the wall so the cat wouldn't topple it. Lady Jane Gray
sound like quite the mischief-maker.


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