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Re: Sad News

The Short One has good timing.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Sad News

> When Ms. Fatma and I were first married, I had an old cat named
> "Punkin," who soon became very ill and died of I don't know what. By
> coincidence, I had also had Punkin's mother, an idiosyncratic half
> Siamese named Lucy, who died of a heart attack. Both were talkers--I
> think they talked to themselves if I wasn't around to listen to them.
> When Punkin died, I was heart broken and vowed I would never have
> another animal--cat, dog, hamster, snake, raccoon, nothing. Then about
> a week later, we were driving by the humane society and Ms. Fatma said:
> "Let's see what they've got today."
> Well, they had a teenage black kitty that started talking as soon as
> she saw us. I think she was saying "Get me outta here." We named her
> Susi, after an African violet we were especially fond of, and somehow
> over the years, "Susi" transmogrified into "Beans."
> On Sunday, July 11, 2004, at 03:02 PM, Wendy Swope wrote:
> > Dear Zem,
> >
> > I'm way behind on posts as usual, so this will probably reach you after
> > Violet's memorial.  Nevertheless, I'm sending love, hugs, and empathy
> > your
> > way.  I've always had dogs and/or cats to brighten my life.  They're my
> > surrogate kids, my furchildren.  They are the spirits of my home, and
> > when I
> > lose one, there's a palpable void in this house and in my heart for
> > quite a
> > while.  I'm so sorry that you've lost Violet.
> >
> > I understand what you mean about the wheel of life, though.  The price
> > we
> > pay for loving anyone, human or other, is eventually being forced to
> > say
> > "Goodbye."   Accepting death as part of life is a very healthy
> > attitude.
> > Glad you manage to think that way.
> >
> > My good wishes to you & your remaining furchildren,
> >
> > Wendy in SW OH
> >
> >
> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4
> Zone 10a
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
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