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Re: Re: chat messages


That's sad, Melody.  I had a similar situation with a German Shepherd years
ago, though he never hurt the cats.  I had to put him down and it was so
hard.  The cats accidents occurred at a young age, so I expect they learned
to cope and have taken it more or less in stride.

You mentioned the peripheral vision problem.  Braveheart has always had
trouble with one eye and it was so cloudy I figured he could no longer see
out of it.  Today he got his flea shot and the vet noticed the cornea was
now tilted back. He said I should watch to be sure it doesn't tilt forward
because the eye could blow if it did. Scary.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages


> Poor cats came to us perfectly normal and healthy as kittens. We had an
> aging dog that objected to sharing his food with them and they both
> walked up to him when he was eating and he grabbed them by the head and
> flung them across the kitchen. Poor Miko (the himalayan) got a broken
> jaw and punctured roof of his mouth for his trouble. At the time, he was
> the only thing our poor dog had ever objected to...kids could crawl all
> over this dog pulling every which way on him and he wouldn't so much as
> twitch. At the time, we just thought it was an accident. A year later,
> with Katie the second kitten, when the exact same thing happened, we had
> the dog put down. Turned out every one of his litter mates had been put
> down for brain tumors that resulted in unprovoked aggression and the vet
> thinks this is what happened with him. Almost killed me to put that dog
> to sleep but I couldn't bear the thought of this great big gentle dog
> whom we loved so much turning into a monster and being left with the
> memory of him mauling a kid or something. Funny thing is, every dog
> we've had since we've been looking for him...found him in Sidda but had
> to put her down, too. Maybe we're just cursed when it comes to big
> dogs...
>
>
>
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>
>  --- On Wed 06/02, Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:
> From: Kitty [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 09:08:30 -0500
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages
>
> That's sad, but...<br>Being animals, they don't know there's a problem;
> this is just how it is.<br>Very good of you to take on such cats. They
> may not allow some grooming<br>from you, but I bet they have developed
> some trust in you.<br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message -----
> <br>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To:
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 1:16
> AM<br>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages<br><br><br>> I agree, Kitty,
> that for the most part, animals seem to sense when you<br>> want to help
> them, but this poor cat of mine was brain damaged when very<br>> little
> and he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, if you know what I<br>>
> mean...but we love him anyway. His "sister" cat has the same<br>>
> problem...brain damaged as a small kitten, now kind of slow mentally
> and<br>> she has some peripheral vision problems from the temporary
> blindness she<br>> suffered with her injuries.<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 Tue 06/01,
> Kitty < kmrsy@comcast.net > wrote:<br>> From: Kitty [mailto:
> kmrsy@comcast.net]<br>> To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Tue, 1 Jun
> 2004 09:22:52 -0500<br>> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat messages<br>><br>>
> > ...if only he was able to see that<br>> one thing leads to<br>>
> another...<br><br>I have several cats over the years and I have had
> the<br>> sense that somehow<br>they understand that when I'm doing
> something they<br>> don't like to them or<br>trying to aid them when
> they are afraid - that<br>> they trust me. They bear<br>with me, they
> sort of steel themselves<br>> because they seem to understand I<br>must
> be doing this for a good<br>> reason. Hard to explain, but they seem
> to<br>believe that Mom knows<br>> best.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>-----
> Original Message ----- <br>From:<br>> "Melody"
> <mhobertm@excite.com><br>To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:<br>>
> Tuesday, June 01, 2004 3:45 AM<br>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat<br>>
> messages<br><br><br>> Libby
>
> : re: the cat with the long hair and snarls:<br>> I have a male
> seal<br>> point Himalayan who will not tolerate being<br>> brushed.
> He<br>> bites...hard...whenever he feels like we've crossed<br>> over
> his line for<br>> tolerating the little bit of grooming he does<br>>
> allow. So, we try to keep<br>> up with it as best as possible, but
> about<br>> once every year or so we take<br>> him to the vet and have
> him shaved<br>> down to remove the twisted, snarled<br>> hair. Hair
> grows back in fairly<br>> rapidly and in much better condition.<br>>
> Then we start all over again.<br>> Poor guy...if only he was able to see
> that<br>> one thing leads to<br>> another...<br>><br>><br>><br>> Melody,
> IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The most<br>> beautiful thing we can experience is
> the mysterious."<br>> --Albert<br>> Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Fri 05/28,
> Libby Valentine <<br>> L_Valentine@adelphia.net > wrote:<br>> From:
> Libby Valentine [mailto:<br>> L_Valentine@adelphia.net]<br>> To:
> gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Fri,<br>> 28 May 2004 21:29:58 -0400<br>>
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] chat<br>> messages<br>><br>> Hi
> everybody,<br><br>I got behind with chat messages<br>> about 4 weeks
> ago<br>> and even though I'm trying<br>to skim through 2-3<br>> days
> worth every night<br>> now, I still have almost 1800<br>unread in<br>>
> my chat folder.<br>I know I<br>> missed several birthdays, and a
> whole<br>> thread on cicadas, which are<br>on<br>> the increas<br>><br>>
> e here, and all kinds of other good stuff. Congrats on<br>><br>>
> the<br>successful plant sales! Welcome back DF! Welcome to the
> other<br>> new<br>> members<br>who are joining in!<br>On the Short One,
> for one<br>> summer when<br>> I was little and tagging after
> my<br>grandfather<br>> "helping" him with<br>> yardwork and gardening,
> he nicknamed me<br>> "kid"<br>and I loved it. My<br>> grandmother,
> however, did not, and<br>> after a couple days,<br>that was<br>> that.
> So I think short one is<br>> great. And I'm glad her arm<br>>
> is<br>better.<br><br>One of these days<br>> I'll get current. In the<
>
> br
> >> meantime, I still have about 20<br>plants<br>> on the front porch and
> 7 yards<br>> of mulch in the driveway.<br>> Weather<br>this weekend
> looks wonderful so I'm<br>> hoping to get some<br>> gardening done
> in<br>between other commitments.<br>> Anybody have a good<br>> trick for
> getting snarls out<br>of long cat fur when<br>> the cat will<br>> only
> rarely let herself be caught? She's<br>an indoor cat<br>> but she's<br>>
> psychic.<br><br>And boy do I relate to the annoyance with job<br>><br>>
> scenario.<br><br>Libby<br>Maryland zone 6<br><br><br><br>-----<br>>
> Original<br>> Message ----- <br>From: "Kitty"<br>>
> <kmrsy@comcast.net><br>To:<br>> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent:
> Friday,<br>> May 28, 2004 10:54 AM<br>Subject:<br>> Re: Re: [CHAT] Plant
> disaster/ups<br>> versus usps<br><br><br>> >archives<br>> show over
> 1700<br>> > messages<br>> this month<br>><br>> I thought we were<br>>
> pretty chatty. Still, that's<br>> a lot better than what AHS<br>>
> was<br>> allowing us when the list was<br>> with them.<br>>
> Kitty<br>><br>> -----<br>> Original Message ----- <br>><br>> From:
> "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net><br>><br>> To:<br>>
> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2004 7:45
> AM<br>><br>><br>> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Plant disaster/ups versus
> usps<br>><br>><br>><br>> ><br>> Auralie,<br>> ><br>> > Most e-mail has a
> limit of 1 or 2MB per<br>> message.<br>> Doubt you were tha<br>><br>>
> t<br>> lengthly.<br>> ><br>><br>> > Appears that Chris's server was
> having<br>> some kind of problem<br>> yesterday.<br>> > Most likely we
> filled up the disc<br>> :(....<br>> (archives show<br>><br>> o<br>> ver
> 1700<br>> > messages this month)<br>> ><br>><br>> ><br>> > What I<br>>
> found interesting is after Chris's had problems, our<br>> work<br>>
> e-mail<br>> > went down for a hour (sbcglobal), then when I
> got<br>><br>> home my personal one<br>> > didn't work all night, but is
> fine this<br>> am<br>> sort of (can't get to my<br>> > quarantine spam
> file). Maybe<br>> something<br>> else is happening too.... or<br>> >
> maybe it is just<b
>
> r>> me!:) LOL!<br>><br>> ><br>> ><br>> > Donna<br>> ><br>> > ><br>>
> dfranzma@pacbell.net writes:<br>><br>> > ><br>> > > > I was
> wondering<br>> the same thing Auralie. Also several of<br>> my
> messages<br>> to<br>> ><br>> > > garden chat have been sent back as<br>>
> undeliverable.<br>> > ><br>> ><br>> > > ><br>> > ><br>> > > Yesterday I
> sent<br>> a rather lengthy<br>> piece about dragonflies that has
> not<br>> > > appeared<br>> here or in<br>> my Sent Mail box. I wonder of
> the length of the<br>> piece<br>> has<br>><br>> > > something to do with
> it.<br>> ><br>> ><br>><br>>
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