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Re: Re: cats & crazy relatives

Anyone can drive in snow and ice if they just take the time to know their
vehicle and pay attention.  Most folks don't do that.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2004 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT]cats & crazy relatives

> Sugar isn't quite that nosy - I'm grateful for that. But I'm not about
> to tempt her w/ a tree. Just got off the phone w/ my folks who went to
> see my brother Tom in NC for Xmas. Dad observed that Southerners don't
> know how to drive in snow and ice (duh). But some fool in an SUV went
> whizzing past them and straight into a ditch rolling several times. Dad
> (at 72) climbed down the damn hill and pulled the idiot (35) of of the
> wreck. He asked the guy was he nuts and he didn't answer. But he was OK
> and they called a tow truck. Amazing. But this man still belongs to an
> indoor tennis club and plays tennis 4 X a week. I'm glad to be from such
> hardy stock.
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: 12/28/2004 4:08:58 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Godi's pictures now posted....
> Kitty, a few times in years past when we have had kittens, one of them
> climb the tree, but none of the adult cats has done that. They always like
> lie under it though.  We have always wired the tree to the bookcase it
> in front of - for safety from children, grandchildren, and now only cats.
> The
> hooks are there permanently.  The ornaments for the lower branches are
> the sturdy ones, usually wooden.  The delicate crystal ones stay on the
> branches.  This was the 55th Christmas tree we have decorated together,
> some of the ornaments are nearly that old.  A lot of memories hang on that
> tree.
> We won't give it up easily.
> You're right Lady Jane Gray is a mischief-maker.  She likes to get into
> anything
> that's going on.  Always helps me cook, tries to take our morning vitamin
> pills,
> sits on whatever we are reading or writing, etc.  She has a prized
> -
> a string that is just her's.  She carries it from room to room, brings it
> each of
> us several times a day and asks to be played with.  Every morning when we
> up the string is in the dry-food dish.  She will let the others play with
> string
> with her for a bit, but soon loses interest if one of the others is having
> good
> romp.  She wants to be the main center of attention.   And she looks a lot
> like
> Pam's Sugar.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 12/28/2004 4:02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> Auralie and others,
> glad to hear you share your Cmas traditions with your extended families.
> Each of my cats has his own stocking and, when I had a tree, they were
> always welcome around it. A few ornaments on the bottom got knocked off,
> but I never put anything valuable where they could reach it. I
> eliminated my tree because it was too much trouble for me, not because
> the cats bothered it. I know people who have had cats climb their trees.
> I imagine that could be a real problem. My niece just found a way to
> fasten it to the wall so the cat wouldn't topple it. Lady Jane Gray
> sound like quite the mischief-maker.
> Kitty
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