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Re: messages/snow

>--one small
> black cat with six feet of scarf ripping down the hall,
I hope beans had a toe in her mouth, or the short one ain't so short!

Seamus is forever bringing his favorite toy to eat with; he drags it over
and plunks it in the bowl - eats - and leaves it behind.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] messages/snow

> Yeah, cats do have unique personalities.
> When Beans was new to us, at about 9 months of age, she loved to grab a
> pair of the short one's white pantyhose and race around the condo with
> it flying behind, like a silk scarf. She also loved to escape into the
> hallway when I was getting the morning paper and race for the
> elevators. One morning she escaped with the white pantyhose--one small
> black cat with six feet of scarf ripping down the hall, her back feet
> running slightly faster than her front feet until she was running
> sideways. The condo association regularly sent us tart notes about
> Beans being loose in the hall.
> And that reminds me that a friend had a condo where her floor had a
> "cats' hour" every evening. All the units with cats opened their doors
> and let the cats simply roam.
> On Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 09:06 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 01/22/2004 2:09:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> > mtalt@hort.net writes:
> >
> >>> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> >>> Snow is rare here. Sugar is 8 1/2 and has only seen it twice. She's
> >> not
> >>> impressed either. Too cold and wet on her little feeties.
> >> ----------
> >>
> >> Cats in snow who are not used to it always crack me up.  Lifting one
> >> paw and then the other and getting looks on their faces that speak
> >> volumes.  For animals with very few facial muscles, cat faces can
> >> certainly be expressive
> >
> > Cats' whole bodies are expressive.  My cats can say more with their
> > ears and
> > tails > than some people with language.
> >
> > Our big male cat hates snow with a passion.  He had the traumatic
> > experience
> > when he was a kitten of rushing out the door and and falling into a
> > pit filled
> > with snow.  He wasn't hurt - it was only a couple of feet deep and he
> > was
> > quickly rescued - but he has never gotten over it.  He just puts his
> > paws over
> > his nose and hibernates when it snows.  Our fat white cat goes out and
> > in as
> > often as we open the door whatever the weather is, but she always
> > protests when
> > she comes in if it has been cold outside.
> > But - we once had a cat who loved the snow.  She would lie on her back
> > in the
> > middle of the drive when it was snowing and bat at the flakes.  She
> > was odd
> > in other ways, too, but a dear, and I still miss her.
> > Auralie
> >
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