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RE: Checking in...


I'm so sorry about Squinty.  In 1995, when we purchased a house in Northern
Virginia, my husband was bringing our Siamese cat Zeke from East Tennessee
where he had been staying with friends to our new home.  Along the
interstate in Virginia, the cat got loose so my husband used one of those
unofficial crossovers to try to retrieve him.  A highway patrol came along
and was about to ticket him but ended up feeling so sorry for my husband
that he helped look for the cat.  He must have been a pet person. 
Fortunately, the cat was caught but I think it was more luck than anything.


I understand your feelings.  Maybe, if he turns up with your friends, you
can find a way to get him to your new home.  I've been thinking of you as I
watch the weather reports.  Hope all goes well with the remainder of your
trip.


> [Original Message]
> From: james singer <islandjim2@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/18/2008 5:09:31 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Checking in...
>
> First, the bad news. I don't have Squinty. She slipped her harness
somehow,
> got really spooked, ran off into the night. I tried several different
ideas
> to coax her out of the dark so I could grab her but none worked. So I left
> her. I have now e-mailed several friends to please look for her hanging
> around the house and if they can catch her to please take her to a nearby
> shelter--there's one about five blocks from the house. Needless to say, I
> feel guilt, remorse, and very sad.
> For progress, I am now in the proximate east-west center of Texas, the
small
> town of Sonora, at a Days Inn the provides free wireless internet
> connections in its rooms. So far I've covered about 1,600 miles--not quite
> half the trek.
>
> Wildflowers are in bloom in the Texas hill country. I wish I was
comfortable
> with taking more time here to get some photos. But I'm not.
>
> More later.
>
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