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Re: Cal

Zem:  I am so sorry to hear about Cal...my prayers are with you both tonight.  

Blessings in Christ's mercy,


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

 --- On Fri 03/21, Zemuly Sanders < zemuly@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Zemuly Sanders [mailto: zemuly@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2008 19:40:09 -0500
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of   >tummy

I came home tonight to realize Calhoun is dying. He is so weak he cannot
<br>get up from his bed. I do not believe he will last the night. I have
known <br>for a few days that he was going down quickly. I think it's a
result of the <br>FIV. James was the same -- sudden dramatic weight loss
and lethargy. Cal <br>only lost his appetite this week. He responded to
me when I came home this <br>afternoon and "held" my finger while I
rubbed him.. This cat's death is <br>extremely sad for me because he has
been such a faithful friend -- even when <br>he moved around the corner.
I'm so glad I brought him inside before the <br>coyotes got
him.<br>zem<br>zone 7<br>West TN<br>----- Original Message -----
<br>From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net><br>To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:20
PM<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of >tummy<br><br><br>> this is the
first yr my Jack has a had a furry tummy since I can remember. <br>> But
he's pretty sick and has

lost a lot of weight, probably doesn't have <br>> the energy to lick it
off.<br>><br>> Kitty<br>> neIN, Zone 5<br>> ----- Original Message -----
<br>> From: "Theresa G." <macycat3@sbcglobal.net><br>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:29 PM<br>>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of >tummy<br>><br>><br>>> OK- so I've been
giving my cat CapStar daily and Advantage monthly- and <br>>> guess
what!!! My cat has stopped licking his belly! The cat dermatologist
<br>>> thought he had a flea allergy (even though he is an indoor only
cat). <br>>> Turns out she might be right after all!<br>>>
Theresa<br>>><br>>> Jesse Bell wrote:<br>>>> MY CAT DOES THAT TOO. She
licks the hair off the back of her front legs.<br>>>> Looks like
somebody shaved her. I took her to the vet. No mites, no<br>>>>
allergies, no fleas....just anxiety. So they gave her a "kitty
downer".<br>>>> That lasted about 3 days, and she was right back to
doing it. She has<br>>>> "issues" and just

gets her knickers all twisted up cause my 3 indoor<br>>>> dogs like to
chase her. They would never hurt her...they just like to<br>>>> psych
her out and make her run - because "they can..ha, ha, ha". So, I<br>>>>
have created a room that she can get to, and the dogs can't...that
way<br>>>> she can get away from them while I'm at work. It seems to
help her some.<br>>>><br>>>><br>>>> Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
wrote:<br>>>> Theresa,<br>>>> Odd that you should mention this. Just
this morning I noticed that Jack <br>>>> is sporting a lush, thick,
tummy full of fur after years of nakedness. I <br>>>> tried everything
including Valerian and Bitter Apple with little luck. <br>>>> My vet
said it's just an anxiety sort of thing. Something was bothering <br>>>>
him. He's older and calmer now.<br>>>><br>>>> It's not something really
to worry about other than the increased fur he <br>>>> ingests creating
hairballs. It's not like he has to be concerned about <br>>>> life in
the frozen

Tundra.<br>>>><br>>>> Kitty<br>>>> neIN, Zone 5<br>>>> ----- Original
Message ----- <br>>>> From: "Theresa G." To: Sent: Tuesday, February 12,
2008 11:36 PM<br>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of
mulch???<br>>>><br>>>><br>>>><br>>>>> Well- I can't afford more than 3
inches, and I haven't mulched anything <br>>>>> in years- so i think I'm
safe on both accounts. Didn't get to go look <br>>>>> at any mulch
today- instead took the darn cat back to the vet. He's <br>>>>> licked
the fur off his belly AGAIN!<br>>>>><br>>>>> Theresa<br>>>>><br>>>>>
Kitty wrote:<br>>>>><br>>>>>>> doesn't cedar mulch do the same
thing?<br>>>>>>><br>>>>>> Eventually. But cedar, redwood, cypress, these
are all woods that are <br>>>>>> used for furniture, fencing, etc
because they don't degrade quickly. <br>>>>>> Which is nice when you are
building something, but not of any real <br>>>>>> benefit to your soil.
People use these mulches for the very reason <br>>>>>> that they don't
decompose, thinking they

won't have to replenish it <br>>>>>> every year. Then they go ahead and
add more every year anyway to <br>>>>>> "freshen" the color that has
gone drab. Before you know it they've got <br>>>>>> a foot of mulch and
they're killing their plants.<br>>>>>><br>>>>>> These aren't 'bad'
mulches, they just don't provide one of the main <br>>>>>> benefits I
look for in a mulch. If you use them, just try not to go <br>>>>>>
thicker than 3 inches. Oh, one other thing, some of these will matt
<br>>>>>> and actually form a moisture barrier. The rain hits and runs
off <br>>>>>> rather than through the mulch. If this occurs, be sure to
rough it up <br>>>>>> periodically.<br>>>>>><br>>>>>> Kitty<br>>>>>>
neIN, Zone 5<br>>>>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Theresa G."
To: Sent: Monday, <br>>>>>> February 11, 2008 11:12 PM<br>>>>>> Subject:
Re: [CHAT] what kind of mulch???<br>>>>>><br>>>>>><br>>>>>><br>>>>>>>
doesn't cedar mulch do the same thing?<br>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>

Theresa<br>>>>>>><br>>>>>>> Kitty wrote:<br>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>> bark
breaks down and replenishes the soil. humus is important.<br>>>>>>>>
Kitty<br>>>>>>>> neIN, Zone 5<br>>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
From: "Theresa G."<br>>>>>>>> To: Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:57
PM<br>>>>>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] what kind of
mulch???<br>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>> Thanks for the
offer, but don't think I need any extra #!@% right <br>>>>>>>>> now.
There is shredded cedar mulch. I'm going to go by and give it
<br>>>>>>>>> a look tomorrow afterwork. Added bonus, it is cheaper than
the bark <br>>>>>>>>> nugget stuff. Now to try and guess how much I
need...<br>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>> Theresa<br>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>> Johnson
Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:<br>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>> I've had really
good luck with shredded bark, we buy it at the<br>>>>>>>>>> landscaping
place by the cubic yard. It spreads easy, does a good <br>>>>>>>>>> job
of<br>>>>>>>>>> holding water in the

soil and looks nice for about 3 years. When <br>>>>>>>>>> we
get<br>>>>>>>>>> it I spread it about 4" to 6" thick. I have heard that
you get <br>>>>>>>>>> problems<br>>>>>>>>>> due to lack of nitrogen as
it breaks down but I have not noticed <br>>>>>>>>>> that in<br>>>>>>>>>>
my garden. If you have a lot of small plants you have to be
<br>>>>>>>>>> careful not<br>>>>>>>>>> to smother them while you're
spreading it.<br>>>>>>>>>> Spoiled hay with sheep manure is really good
for your soil, but <br>>>>>>>>>> looks<br>>>>>>>>>> like, ummm, what it
is and besides you might have problems finding <br>>>>>>>>>> it
in<br>>>>>>>>>> your neighborhood. But I'd be glad to donate if you want
to pick <br>>>>>>>>>> up.<br>>>>>>>>>> Free horse manure too, all you
want. Give me a couple weeks notice <br>>>>>>>>>> and<br>>>>>>>>>> I'll
throw in 50 pounds of chicken poo.<br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>>
Cyndi<br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>> -----Original
Message-----<br>>>>>>>>>> From:

owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
<br>>>>>>>>>> On<br>>>>>>>>>> Behalf Of Theresa G.<br>>>>>>>>>> Sent:
Monday, February 11, 2008 3:53 PM<br>>>>>>>>>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>>>>>>>>>> Subject: [CHAT] what kind of
mulch???<br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>> Spring is here! If they'd had tomato
plants at Capital Nursery, I <br>>>>>>>>>>
would<br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>> have bought them today :
)<br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>> Anyway- I want to mulch my gardens well this
year (trying to save <br>>>>>>>>>> money<br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>> on
the water bill!)- so looking for advice. What kind of much is
<br>>>>>>>>>> best<br>>>>>>>>>> for water conservation, good for the
soil, won't breakdown in only <br>>>>>>>>>> one<br>>>>>>>>>> season,
etc.??? Shredded, nuggets, bark, cedar, redwood????? <br>>>>>>>>>>
Anybody<br>>>>>>>>>> know anything about this?<br>>>>>>>>>><br>>>>>>>>>>

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