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Re: Thanks

Managed to find a little time to sneak on line today before heading out
for the wedding (my goddaughter is getting married, the kids are helping
the wedding party, and I'm singing)...

Again, thanks for the many condolences. We are always grateful for
whatever time we have with our pets...they enrich our lives in so many
ways and though their deaths always sadden us for a while, we know we
have blessed and we try very hard to focus on those good memories.

Hills, IA  zone 5

Work for the Lord:  the pay isn't much but the retirement is out of this world!

 --- On Thu 07/21, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center < 4042N15@nationalhearing.com > wrote:
From: Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center [mailto: 4042N15@nationalhearing.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 09:45:22 -0600
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Thanks

Melody,<br>So very sorry for your little one, but the right thing to do.
I hope you'll<br>be able to remember the happy times you had with Katie
and fill the gap with<br>someone else who really needs your
help.<br><br>Kitty<br><br>----- Original Message ----- <br>From:
&quot;Melody &quot; &lt;mhobertm@excite.com&gt;<br>To:
&lt;gardenchat@hort.net&gt;<br>Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 11:10
PM<br>Subject: [CHAT] Thanks<br><br><br>&gt; Thanks to all of you for
the wonderful birthday wishes.<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Say! I guess we got some
rain here today while I slept...kids said it<br>&gt; poured for a bit.
Can't tell...ground is still rock hard. I haven't been<br>&gt; able to
do much in the garden for a while now...we've had some darned<br>&gt;
hot weather here lately...high 90's with humidity nearing 100%.
Pretty<br>&gt; dangerous weather and it has been unremitting. Has felt
like August<br>&gt; since mid-June. Here where I live the weather guys
say we are down<br>&gt; almost 7

inches of rain so far and we are in an offical drought county<br>&gt; as
of this week. The corn, though tall like it should be, is not<br>&gt;
producing any ears and many farmers around here are cutting their
fields<br>&gt; for silage already...bad news economically for
them.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; For me what all of this translates into is
that the ground is so darned<br>&gt; hard you can't even get a shovel
into it, much less get the weeds pulled<br>&gt; out. But despite that,
my garden seems to be flourishing in some<br>&gt; respects. The roses
seem to have temporarily discontinued blooming, but<br>&gt; that is
okay...everything else seems to be doing well and I have lots of<br>&gt;
color and variety, especially with the coneflowers, daylilies,
phlox,<br>&gt; hibiscus, etc. that are blooming. As compared to many of
the gardens<br>&gt; I've seen, things look pretty good. I haven't done
any watering so far,<br>&gt; which is my usual practice as I like to
encourage drought

tolerance and<br>&gt; deep roots in my plants. However, since it doesn't
look much like we'll<br>&gt; be getting any significant rain any time
soon and we're heading into a<br>&gt; 100 degree weekend, I thought
tomorrow on my first day of my<br>&gt; mini-vacation I would water
everything really well. Of course, now that<br>&gt; I'm going to start
watering, it will mean I am committed to once a<br>&gt;<br>&gt; week
watering for the duration but I think I can handle that.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;
On a sadder note, we had to put our last remaining kitty to sleep
today.<br>&gt; Her name was Katie, she was 8 years old and for the past
2 years she has<br>&gt; had a terrible seizure disorder. Despite her
medication regimen, she<br>&gt; started having seizures again on Monday
and by today she was seizing<br>&gt; almost nonstop. Her seizures had
become so violent that she ripped out 5<br>&gt; of her claws in the past
24 hrs. She had had enough and so had all of<br>&gt; us...it was time.

in advance for the many thoughts and prayers I<br>&gt; am sure all of
you will send...I'll probably not make it back on line<br>&gt; for a few
days since Thursday through Monday promise to be very busy,<br>&gt; but
I'll catch up with you then.<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt;
Melody<br>&gt; Hills, IA zone 5<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Work for the Lord: the
pay isn't much but the retirement is out of
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