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Re: Busy weekend


Or Gatito, meaning kitten, little cat.  In my high school Spanish class we
had to go by Spanish names.  Mine was Gatita.  Actually the instructor tried
to call me Catalina, but in grade school I had a best friend who was from
Puerto Rico.  When she introduced me to her mother , she initially had
trouble translating my name. They talked a bit and then her mother said,
"Ah! Gatita!".  Worked for me.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Barbara Tandy" <sundrops@earthlink.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:47 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Busy weekend


> Chris, maybe the cat could be "Pocito" -- a diminutive of "poco" -- (may
be
> garbled Spanish!)
> --Barb, Grass Valley
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 4:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Busy weekend
>
>
> > Jaron sounds like a real sweety, and your DH sound like a husband. :-)
My
> > mother always told me I would never be able to keep one, and I'm happy
to
> > say she was right. :-)
> > zem
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Chris Petersen" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 5:41 PM
> > Subject: RE: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> >
> >
> >> Cyndi,
> >>
> >> My husband had a fit about the black and white foundling I brought home
a
> >> month ago. He was threatening to get rid of it.  I did some threatening
> >> of
> >> my own after that! Anyway, my son, who presently lives with us (but not
> >> for
> >> long) has claimed "Little One" (now that's a manly name!) as his own
and
> >> will take him with him when he moves. Oh, he told the vet that the
cat's
> >> name is Max, because he thought "Little One" sounded a bit lame for a
5'
> >> 11"
> >> over 200 pound guy to name his cat!  Jaron is a softy, so a sweet name
is
> >> more his style!
> >>
> >> Chris Petersen
> >> Northport, Long Island, New York
> >> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> Behalf
> >> Of Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT
> >> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 2:14 PM
> >> To: 'gardenchat@hort.net'
> >> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> >>
> >> Yah, it's the "proper types of cuts" that makes me stand there
> >> indecisively.
> >> I never feel like my trees are so obliging as to look like the
> >> illustrations. But like you say, I ended up figuring that doing nothing
> >> was
> >> worse than doing a little. Same with the roses although they get so
huge
> >> over the summer I end up just hacking everything down to waist height
and
> >> then doing the selective cutting.
> >> I have two plums that I'm considering replacing. They are semi-dwarf
> >> Santa
> >> Rosa plums. One was damaged by insects and we had to remove almost half
> >> the
> >> tree a while ago to get rid of the dead wood. The other I bought
> >> bare-root
> >> last year from Home Depot, but it barely grew. I was so happy with the
> >> advice and the peach tree I got from Bay Laurel Nursery I thought I
might
> >> yank the plums and replace them with something better. But I'm bad at
> >> removing plants, I always think they deserve to live. I decided to give
> >> them
> >> another year.
> >> I got a dwarf nectarine as a present and need a place to put it, always
a
> >> problem when you need to irrigate everthing. And I have to protect the
> >> jujubes to see if the fruit is worthwhile, they are so thorny that if I
> >> don't like the fruit they are coming out. Didn't get even one jujube
last
> >> year, I'm pretty sure the dogs ate them.
> >> Scar tissue, I didn't think about that, could be. Very furry kitty, two
> >> large even round lumps behind each ear, another round lump on one side
> >> beneath the lower jaw. He doesn't object if you press them. My husband
> >> pitched a fit when I brought up bringing kitty home a few weeks back,
but
> >> has since grudgingly said I could if I wanted, still he is right it
would
> >> be
> >> uncomfortable for a while. Kitty has lived outdoors for years
apparently
> >> but
> >> is extremely friendly and very sedate. I told my sister if she could
not
> >> find anyone else I would take him. She can't, her dogs would try to
kill
> >> him
> >> and he cannot live outside there, coyotes would get him. I already have
> >> two
> >> indoor cats so my dogs know they must behave themselves. So we'll see.
> >>
> >> Cyndi
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> >> Behalf
> >> Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> >> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 11:35 AM
> >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> >>
> >> To my way of thinking, if you basically know what you are doing when
> >> pruning, make proper types of cuts and the like, you won't really do
> >> anything wrong.  It's possible to have done better, but you won't have
> >> done
> >> any harm.
> >>
> >> As to the cat, I'd bet the odd lumps around the face are scar tissue
from
> >> fights.
> >>
> >> Kitty
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message ----- 
> >> From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 10:55 AM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] Busy weekend
> >>
> >>
> >>> You guys were sure busy on the keyboards over the weekend, I had over
> >>> 150
> >>> messages waiting this morning. Our weather was gorgeous but I only got
> >>> out
> >>> in the garden one day. I did get the fruit trees pruned finally, they
> >> didn't
> >>> get it last year. I hate pruning - I am so fretful about doing it
> >>> "wrong"
> >>> that I end up frozen, unable to decide where to cut. But I gritted my
> >> teeth,
> >>> read my pruning book and then just cut away. Judiciously. I'm sure I
> >> didn't
> >>> take off as much as they needed. I have three peaches, two plums, two
> >>> apricots, and two jujubes. And I got about four pieces of fruit total
> >>> last
> >>> year, the trees just didn't bear well to start with and then the birds
> >>> and
> >>> my too-tall dog helping themselves to the rest while I wasn't paying
> >>> attention. Next weekend the roses, I missed pruning a lot of them last
> >> year
> >>> too.
> >>> I am helping my sister get an old house ready for sale, that used up
all
> >>> Saturday, much to be done. Too bad it's two hours from where I live or
> >>> husband I might try to buy it and renovate. It's a 1900s Craftsman
> >> bungalow
> >>> and quite a lot of the interior is still beautifully intact. Oh
> >>> man...the
> >>> mahogany woodwork. The leaded glass cabinets. The hardwood floors.
> >>> Unfortunately there's also a major amount of work to be done - like
all
> >> new
> >>> electrical not to mention plumbing. Alas my sister does not want the
> >> hassle
> >>> and I can't afford it so it goes for sale as is. I took some
pelargonium
> >>> cuttings from the backyard (gotta mention gardening somewhere) and it
> >> looks
> >>> increasingly likely that I am going to end up with a cat too, the last
> >>> remnant of 20 or 30 feral cats that were being fed there. He is a very
> >>> friendly fellow but has some odd lumps around his face so if I end up
> >>> with
> >>> him I think a vet visit is first off. I wouldn't mind some advice from
> >> those
> >>> of you who often take in strays as to what precautions I should take.
> >>>
> >>> Cyndi
> >>>
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