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Re: Raccoons, now male cats and other creatures

Wow! what a homecoming.  I've had enough birds and chipmunks brought into
this house, so I can relate.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Raccoons, now male cats and other creatures

> Jim, your story brings back a memory from my distant past.  New son
> number three was placed in the living room in a folding portable crib -
> this was maybe the second day home.  For some reason never
> explained or understood, my older children, aged 10 and 7 brought
> a dog into the house.  Our resident large shepherd type was quite
> territorial, and was not going to tolerate this intruder - and chased
> it right under the baby's crib with much snarling and snapping.  The
> intruder was yelping loudly, and the crib was in danger of being
> overturned.  The nice woman who had been hired to help out for a
> few days went into hysterics, throwing her apron over her face and
> huddling in the corner.  So I, feeling pretty shaky to start with, had to
> collar the dogs and wrestle them out, then calm down the hysterical
> woman.  Needless to say, the boys had disappeared the moment
> things began to get exciting.  The baby slept through it all.
> The woman didn't come back the next day, and I felt it was just
> as well.
> The things we live through!
> Auralie
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