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RE: Happy Holidays to All, now cat door


Wow. Even your cats are tough! Sitting on a patch of snow?? The few
times we've had ice or snow on the ground, if Sugar steps on it, she
draws her paw back like something bit her, then jumps on the porch and
licks it for 5 minutes until it warms up. Lord knows how she got so
spoiled, I certainly didn't spoil her!!


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: kmrsy@comcast.net
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Tue, 06 Jan 2004 14:09:36 +0000

>I don't know about you southerners - even your cats!. My cat Shimmy
>insists on going out even if it is 20 below 0. This morning, about 10
>degrees, he went out for awhile, when I called him to come in he said
>he'd prefer to sit on this nice patch of frozen snow for a little
>longer. Fortunately I got him to come in before I went to work.
>
>Kitty
>> Well Sugar loves to go out (even on her tether) but it's so cold right
>> now she tiptoes out very tentatively and comes bolting in after about 60
>> seconds and parks her butt by the heater. I keep telling her it's too
>> cold out there. Crazy thing.
>> 
>> 
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Tue, 6 Jan 2004 05:45:23 -0600
>> 
>> >Glad to hear my cat is not the only one who doesn't want outside. He
>> >will greet you at the door, but never tries to go out. He does like to
>> >lay in his hammock my the window and watch the birds. Since he enjoys
>> >that, I have bird feeders and bath close there to encourage the birds.
>> >
>> >BTW this is dog country here, he was declawed in the front before I got
>> >him, so I have never pushed the going out.
>> >
>> >Donna
>> >
>> >> Well, I must have two very neurotic cats...Katie our female is
>> >perfectly
>> >> content to stay in...never even looks at the doors. And our male
>> >> Himalayan, Miko...you'd think after all his multiple escape attempts,
>> >> he'd learn that as soon as his paws hit the ground he freaks out and
>> >> wants right back in, but he still tries it...never stays out long
>> >unless
>> >> someone chases him to get him back then he takes a couple passes
>> >around
>> >> the yard before he bee-lines it for the door to get back inside. And
>> >in
>> >> a farming community with a huge feral cat population, it's safer for
>> >me
>> >> to encourage their fear of the great outdoors...too many wild tomcats
>> >> bent on causing trouble.
>> >> 
>> >> 
>> >> 
>> >> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>> >
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>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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