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Re: Sad News

Right back at cha, babe!  

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Wed 07/14, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2004 05:46:16 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sad News

Hrumff<br><br>On Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at 01:58 AM, Melody
wrote:<br><br>> Jim: Many more stories like this and you'll have us all
disbelieving <br>> the<br>> image of a sharp tongued, hard hearted old
fella you've been feeding us<br>> all these years...although I for one
never believed it in the first<br>> place, Mr.
Softie!<br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most
beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Sun 07/11, james singer < jsinger@igc.org >
wrote:<br>> From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]<br>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2004 15:29:17 -0400<br>>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sad News<br>><br>> When Ms. Fatma and I were first
married, I had an old cat named<br>> <br>"Punkin," who soon became very
ill and died of I don't know what. <br>> By<br>> <br>coincidence, I had
also had Punkin's mother, an idiosyncratic half<br>> <br>Siamese named
Lucy, who died of a heart attack. Both were <br>> talkers--I<br>>
<br>think they talked to themselves if I wasn't around to listen to<br>>
them.<br><br>When Punkin died, I was heart broken and vowed I would<br>>
never have <br>another animal--cat, dog, hamster, snake, raccoon,<br>>
nothing. Then about <br>a week later, we were driving by the humane<br>>
society and Ms. Fatma said: <br>"Let's see what they've got<br>>
today."<br><br>Well, they had a teenage black kitty that started <br>>
talking<br>> as soon as <br>she saw us. I think she was saying "Get me
outta here."<br>> We named her <br>Susi, after an African violet we were
especially fond<br>> of, and somehow <br>over the years, "Susi"
transmogrified into<br>> "Beans."<br><br>On Sunday, July 11, 2004, at
03:02 PM, Wendy Swope<br>> wrote:<br><br>> Dear Zem,<br>><br>> I'm way
behind on posts as usual, <br>> so<br>> this will probably reach you
after<br>> Violet's memorial. <br>> Nevertheless,<br>> I'm sending love,
hugs, and empathy <br>> your<br>> way. I've always <br>> had<br>> dogs
and/or cats to brighten my life. The

y're my<br>> surrogate kids, <br>> my<br>> furchildren. They are the
spirits of my home, and <br>> when I<br>> <br>> lose<br>> one, there's a
palpable void in this house and in my heart for <br>><br>> quite a<br>>
while. I'm so sorry that you've lost Violet.<br>><br>> I<br>> understand
what you mean about the wheel of life, though. The price<br>> <br>>
we<br>> pay for loving anyone, human or other, is eventually <br>>
being<br>> forced to <br>> say<br>> "Goodbye." Accepting death as part
of life is <br>> a<br>> very healthy <br>> attitude.<br>> Glad you
manage to think that<br>> way.<br>><br>> My good wishes to you & your
remaining<br>> furchildren,<br>><br>> Wendy in SW
OH<br>><br>><br>Island<br>> Jim<br>Southwest Florida<br>27.0 N,
82.4<br>Zone 10a<br>Minimum 30 F <br>> [-1<br>>
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