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Re: Another OT-allergies


We must have cat's in our lives.  I suspect Jim has always needed someone
around to swat him on the head.

Meanwhile.... Jim, what is a govan?  Is it like an afghan?  It's not in the
dictionary and when I googled it, the best I can come up with is a town in
Scotland that has a fiddle festival.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 6:05 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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
> > purring.
> >
> > 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
> > dander
> >> (and even lovelier coats than usual!) - whether it helps the allergic
> > person
> >> 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
> > results
> >> indicated no cat allergies.
> >>
> >> Our Abyssinian had a rougher-textured, stiffer fur and had less of the
> > fuzzy
> >> undercoat.  She was a beautiful animal.  However, another
> >> characteristic
> > of
> >> 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
> >> healthy.
> >>
> >> I hope you find a suitable cat eventually, Bonnie, they are great
> >> companions.
> >>
> >> Libby
> >>
> >> ----- 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.
> >>> Kitty
> >>
> >>> ----- 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
> >>>> -
> > so
> >>>> soft and so pretty. Especially mine w/ her marvelous coloring and
> >>>> markings, but I may be biased. Just a thought...
> >>
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> Southwest Florida
> Zone 10
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