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Re: Ball gardens...addictions...drought/cat

We do a haunted house in our front rooms every year.....come rain or  shine.  
So of course did it again, not knowing if we'd have kids or  not.  It started 
to storm at 4 and by 6 p.m. it was still pouring and  thundering.  Not 
complaining, since we need the rain, but....it was a bit  depressing that we had 
gone through all the work and then nobody would  come.  Friends that help even 
cancelled.  Was depressed, so drank some  wine and had some food during the 
storm.  By 6:30 it let up a bit, and sure  enough if at 7 the first kids didn't 
arrive.....steady stream till 9:30 when I  ran out of candy.  Ended up being one 
of the best halloweens.
Some of you know that my beloved Flaksey passed a few years back.  He  was 
deaf and thus fearless (or so I thought).  He LOVED Halloween.  He  would sit 
right at my side every year and greet the kids, even when he was  sick with 
cancer, he refused to miss the fun.....screeching music, scarey  noises, and 
all.....and every time the kids got their goodies, he'd get one  too.  None of the 
other seven cats ever stuck around.  They would hide  till the end of the 
night when all was quiet again.   Anyway.....we  got a new kitten the begining of 
the year....I had been saying how it seemed as  if she was Flaksey 
reincarnated.  She, immediately, upon entering the house  for the first time, acted as if 
she'd lived there her whole life.  Going to  where the food dish had been 
(hadn't been there in a couple years), hopped right  on the top of the back of 
the couch where Flaksey sat, and did many of the exact  same things that he did. 
 It was actually eerie.  WELL.......guess  what......if I hadn't seen it I 
would not have believed it, if she didn't come  out to the front of the house 
and sit right next to me, like Flaksey used to,  and greet the kids tonight.  
Wasn't the least bit afraid of the deafening  noise, the kids, the 
screams....nothing.  It was as if she "knew" what to  do.  I'm glad DH was there, as well 
as some of the neighbors to witness it,  or I might wake up tomorrow and swear 
it was a dream.  I just had to share  that.  It still blows my mind.  That is 
just a bit too much to be  coincidence.   Hm.....
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 10/31/2005 7:44:32 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

Doubt it  is the same storm... but has been raining here all afternoon. Poor
kids,  seems trick or treat day always has a draw back here- cold-  raining

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