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Re: Ball gardens...addictions...drought/cat

New kitten's name?  I have always felt that when one of my cat's has gone,
he did so to make room for another that needed a home.  Flaksey must have
realized his replacement was on the way, ready to take up where she left

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 11:35 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ball gardens...addictions...drought/cat

> We do a haunted house in our front rooms every year.....come rain or
> So of course did it again, not knowing if we'd have kids or  not.  It
> to storm at 4 and by 6 p.m. it was still pouring and  thundering.  Not
> complaining, since we need the rain, but....it was a bit  depressing that
we had
> gone through all the work and then nobody would  come.  Friends that help
> cancelled.  Was depressed, so drank some  wine and had some food during
> storm.  By 6:30 it let up a bit, and sure  enough if at 7 the first kids
> arrive.....steady stream till 9:30 when I  ran out of candy.  Ended up
being one
> of the best halloweens.
> Some of you know that my beloved Flaksey passed a few years back.  He  was
> deaf and thus fearless (or so I thought).  He LOVED Halloween.  He  would
> right at my side every year and greet the kids, even when he was  sick
> cancer, he refused to miss the fun.....screeching music, scarey  noises,
> all.....and every time the kids got their goodies, he'd get one  too.
None of the
> other seven cats ever stuck around.  They would hide  till the end of the
> night when all was quiet again.   Anyway.....we  got a new kitten the
begining of
> the year....I had been saying how it seemed as  if she was Flaksey
> reincarnated.  She, immediately, upon entering the house  for the first
time, acted as if
> she'd lived there her whole life.  Going to  where the food dish had been
> (hadn't been there in a couple years), hopped right  on the top of the
back of
> the couch where Flaksey sat, and did many of the exact  same things that
he did.
>  It was actually eerie.  WELL.......guess  what......if I hadn't seen it I
> would not have believed it, if she didn't come  out to the front of the
> and sit right next to me, like Flaksey used to,  and greet the kids
> Wasn't the least bit afraid of the deafening  noise, the kids, the
> screams....nothing.  It was as if she "knew" what to  do.  I'm glad DH was
there, as well
> as some of the neighbors to witness it,  or I might wake up tomorrow and
> it was a dream.  I just had to share  that.  It still blows my mind.  That
> just a bit too much to be  coincidence.   Hm.....
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 10/31/2005 7:44:32 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Doubt it  is the same storm... but has been raining here all afternoon.
> kids,  seems trick or treat day always has a draw back here- cold-
> something!
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