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Re: Another OT-allergies

When I was remodeling a farmhouse, I was lonely and got myself a long-haired black kitten. I named her "Govan," because the first night with me she slept on the govan that was spread across the end of my bed. Thereafter, she slept on my hip.

One of the fixtures in the re-model was a stepladder--one of those with a folding paint-can shelf just below the top step. The step ladder was always open and Govan decided to camp on that paint-can shelf when I was working on the lift-and-grunt stuff.

She also decided that whenever I walked by the ladder, it was her duty to swat me on the head. Which she did, 10 or 15 times a day.

On Friday, December 5, 2003, at 11:29 AM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:

Years ago we had two Siamese...they were so much fun...one really took to
my husband. She would hang on to his ankle as he walked through the house
if she felt she had not received sufficient attention until he petted her.
At that time, one of our papers was an evening one. He would sit in a lazy
boy to read after work. She would perch behind his head. If he ignored
her, she would put her paws over his glasses...if he was still intent on
reading, she would sit on his paper. In the morning, she would sneak into
the bedroom and curl up on his chest. He always commented on feeling this
weight and open his eyes to these green ones staring at him and then the

Bonnie Zone 6+ ETN

[Original Message]
From: Libby Valentine <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 11/23/2003 7:14:04 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies

There are also supplements (combination of brewers yeast, lecithin, bran,
and bone meal) that can be mixed in to the food and result in reduced
(and even lovelier coats than usual!) - whether it helps the allergic
depends on what exactly is triggering the allergic reaction (dander is a
very common trigger but I understand some people are allergic to something
in the saliva).

When the dr. was trying to diagnose the cause of my asthma (another
allergy-induced asthma sufferer here) he wanted to know if I had animals,
and I told him I did and I would. It's a good thing for me the test
indicated no cat allergies.

Our Abyssinian had a rougher-textured, stiffer fur and had less of the
undercoat. She was a beautiful animal. However, another characteristic
the breed is they are social, people-oriented cats but not lap cats. If
looking at purebreds, I would consider the breed characteristics/general
personality traits as well as fur - otherwise you could end up with an
allergy-acceptable animal that isn't your kind of pet. Our rescues have
been wonderful companions, but you usually don't know what their physical
characteristics are until you've had them a while and they're really

I hope you find a suitable cat eventually, Bonnie, they are great


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies

I think the Rex cat is reputed to cause fewer allergy problems.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, November 22, 2003 7:28 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT-allergies
Bonnie, there is a breed of hairless or nearly so cat, called a Sphinx
or something. I think they're funny looking, but I love a cat's fur -
soft and so pretty. Especially mine w/ her marvelous coloring and
markings, but I may be biased. Just a thought...
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