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


Great story Daryl. Strange are the ways of the universe! I do believe there
are no coincidences.


 On 11/2/05, Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center <
4042N15@nationalhearing.com> wrote:
>
> Amazing Daryl. Pets are an absolute must. I've never had any of these deja
> vu' experiences with any of mine - or perhaps I've not been paying
> attention. I have noticed though how in tune they can be with me and with
> each other. They very easily sense disabilities and infirmaties in each
> other and offer assistance or consolation.
>
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 7:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ball gardens...addictions...drought/cat
>
>
> > Noreen,
> >
> > I showed your first message about Flaksey to my husband, who said, "Now
> > *That sounds familiar."
> >
> > Many years ago, we had a mostly-Blue Tick Hound named Hermann. We
> adopted
> > him after he had been beaten with chains and thrown out in a sleet
> storm.
> He
> > died many years later from lymphosarcoma. Several months after he died,
> our
> > other dog Popper was still pining away - wouldn't eat, losing weight,
> didn't
> > want to play. The vet suggested we get her a pet, so I started scouting
> the
> > shelters looking for a neutered male, over a year old, no floppy ears,
> > medium sized.... I finally located what sounded like the best choice and
> > went to check him out at the local adoption day.
> >
> > While I was playing with him in the get-acquainted pen, a gangly red
> > floppy-eared hound pup kept trying to crawl into my lap, or over my
> > shoulder, trying to climb up my pants when I stood up to gently shoo her
> > away. After about 20 minutes of this I succumbed to the inevitable, and
> > brought her home with me.
> > When I set her down to meet Popper, she wagged once, sniffed once, then
> > marched through the open door straight to the water bowl. After a quick
> > sniff of the allowed territory (kitchen and dining room) she sat in
> front
> of
> > where "his" food bowl used to be. And waited, and watched. And waited
> until
> > I found a spare bowl ( we had tossed Hermann's old one) and fed both of
> > them. When Bill came home, she flung herself all over him ( picture a
> Snoopy
> > dance), curled up in his lap, and went to sleep.
> >
> > A week or two later when we gave her the run of the house, she went
> right
> to
> > the corner of the living room where Hermann used to hide his toys. She
> by
> > now had quite an accumulation of her own, of course, but seemed very
> > disappointed not to find the old stash, which we'd also tossed out.
> > There were other such things, like finding Hermann's pet rock outside,
> > snoozing with it and trying to carry it - a feat that she couldn't
> > accomplish for several months since it was too big for her puppy mouth.
> >
> > The kicker came about a year later. I had gone out with her to feed the
> > chickens, and heard a huge amount of yelping - not the "get the heck
> outta
> > my yard, stranger," yelp, but the "oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, friend!"
> song.
> >
> > I went around the corner to look, saw a semi in front of the house and
> went
> > to tell yet another trucker that he had the wrong address (a guy down
> the
> > road owned a plumbing company, and deliveries were often attempted at
> our
> > corner instead of his) . Meanwhile Annie was keeping up her happy dance
> and
> > singsong. I saw a guy climb out of the truck and start to walk to the
> front
> > gate and realized it was our friend Greg, who hadn't ever met Annie. He
> and
> > Hermann had been best buds whenever he had visited, but it had been a
> couple
> > of years since he had passed through. She practically knocked Greg down
> > when he came through the gate, hugging and slobbering all over him.
> >
> > I'll let everybody draw whatever conclusions they'd like.
> >
> >
> > d
> >
> > >
> > > Out of all our animals....been numerous.....we've never had an animal
> that
> > > acted THIS much like another. Each might have a trait like a previous
> > > animal,
> > > but each one is very individual. Flaksey was different than any other
> cat
> > > we've ever had, who knew not that he was a cat at all. Kitty acts much
> > > more
> > > cat like than he did, he was literally attached to me....I did NOTHING
> > > without
> > > him. Kitty is not like that at all, but it's just from day one that
> > > things
> > > were strange.
> > >
> > > Flaksey came from my mom's house...was an offspring of an outdoor cat
> of
> > > theirs. I took him in because he was totally deaf, and we were told he
> > > might be
> > > blind, but he wasn't. He's been gone for about 3 years now, our last
> cat
> > > died Jan 1 of this year (Flaksey's son). This past spring, an older
> > > kitten
> > > (less than a year, older than 6 months the Vet said) showed up at my
> > > mom's,
> > > insisted on coming in. Showed up out of nowhere. Mom put signs up
> > > everywhere, no
> > > response. She didn't want another cat, so Dh went and got her. At
> mom's
> > > she acted like she had been there. Then when DH brought her in the
> door
> > > here,
> > > she didn't look around like a new animal would....she'd never been
> here,
> > > never met me, not been around dogs, etc. But Kitty just walked right
> in,
> > > meowed
> > > and climbed up on Flaksey's favorite area as if she'd lived here her
> > > entire
> > > life. When I walked up to her, she acted as if she'd known me all
> along.
> > > Was
> > > not afraid of the dogs at all, rubbed her head on them like Flaksey
> had.
> > > We
> > > thought that was odd already, but then she got down and walked over to
> > > where
> > > the food dishes used to be....looked, then meowed until we put the
> food
> > > and
> > > water dish back in the "right" spot. Then another odd thing, was that
> > > without hesitation after she ate, walked over to the garage door and
> > > meowed to have
> > > the cat door opened. That is where the litter boxes used to be kept.
> > > Hadn't used the pet door or the litter boxes out there in a couple
> years.
> > > I had
> > > put the food, water, etc. in one area, I figured until she would learn
> > > where
> > > everything was. HA! She knew already where things were suppposed to
> be.
> > > Since that first day, more and more odd things have happened that only
> a
> > > cat
> > > that lived here would have known. For instance, Flaksey was the only
> cat
> > > that
> > > would come outside with me. Kitty came outside and went right over to
> > > the
> > > pond (one of several) and laid in the exact same spot that Flaksey
> used
> > > to lay
> > > down and sun himself. It's not really like she's Flaksey, since she
> > > doesn't really act like him, but she just "knows" things and does
> things
> > > that only
> > > he would do. It's really wierd. Never had that before. Can't even
> call
> > > the
> > > similarites personality traits at all, it's more like a memories.
> > > Wonder if she gets Deja vu. LOL She sure doesn't seem surprised by
> > > things,
> > > except when it isn't the way it used to be.....we're the ones that
> seem
> > > mystified by it all.
> > >
> > > I'd been mentioning these things to Bonnie and Pam all along, didnt'
> think
> > > anyone else would understand.....but since there are so many "cat"
> people
> > > on
> > > this list...or animal folks, I thought I'd take a chance on you all
> > > thinking
> > > we're looney. LOL
> > >
> > > Noreen
> > > zone 9
> > > Texas Gulf Coast
> >
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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