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Re: OT - how are everyone's new babies doing?

This is such a funny vision! You with your robe cinched up and chasing a sideways cat.... wish you had a video of that? That would definitely win big bucks on Funnies Home Videos.
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - how are everyone's new babies doing?

I love them at that age. When we first got Beans, we lived in a condo, which had an up-tight policy about pets running loose in the hallways. Beans intuitively understood this policy and set out to challenge it at every opportunity. It reached the point where I had to lock her in the bathroom just to retrieve the morning paper.

But when she did escape--which was often, much to my consternation--she would race down the hall to the elevators and sit there somewhat patiently for one of them to open and take her to freedom. For my part, I would cinch up my robe, yell to Ms Fatma that I was chasing "that cat" [lest I got locked out], grab my water gun, and trudge down the hall after Beans. When she would see me--with the water gun--she would race back to our apartment door, which Ms Fatma was usually holding open.

And as she raced back, she ran as fast as she possibly could, so fast, in fact, the her longer hind legs overtook her shorter front legs, and by the time she got to our apartment door, she was ether running sideways or backwards. Funniest thing I've ever seen.

On Oct 29, 2007, at 10:46 AM, Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT wrote:

Oh yes, my two assume that everything in the house is made of the fuzzy
side of Velcro and they have the hooks. I've had kittens leap onto my
back while I'm blow drying my hair, cleaning the litter box, tying my
shoelaces, the list goes on. The other day I was standing next to the
couch when one of them took off from the floor near the window - hit the
coffee table, bounced to the back of the couch, and splat onto my chest.
She covered about 20 feet in half a second, and it was pure reflex that
let me grab her when she hit so she didn't manage to puncture me much.
I'll actually be a little sad when they grow up, they are too cute now
even with claws and all.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Pam Evans
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 6:07 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] OT - how are everyone's new babies doing?

And Zem, how is Percy adapting to his new 3 legged state?  My kitten
Bit hasn't learned "no hooks" yet.  I'll be glad when she does.  I was
cleaning the litter box the other day and was bent over scooping.  She
decided she wanted my attention at that exact second so she jumped up
planted both sets of front claws in my backside.  She took off running
I yelped, so MAYBE we won't do that again.  Believe or not, I managed to
drop the scoop.  Lord knows how.  I will be very happy when she grows
The kitten "thing" is very cute and amusing and all, but there's a lot
to be
said for a cat that is more settled and calm.  I'm just not used to that
level of activity.  Thought you cat people would get a kick out of that
anecdote however.

Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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