Posted 01 December 2006 - 04:54 PM
Anyway, the reason for this posting is to say just how much I enjoyed The colours of Crete; I hadn't realised that you could decide where to be registered to vote. It was also good to hear of the visit to Dinny and her friends.
Looking forward to the next issue already!
Posted 01 December 2006 - 09:49 PM
Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:18 AM
I guess I should be the one to show such a face. I, too, enjoyed reading Yannis' article about his trip to the South and when reading about his visit here in my home I could only give a sad smile. My little 'kingdom of animals' has been struck by tragedy: Since Saturday night I have lost 5 indoor cats due to the very contageous cat illness, I think it's called 'cat fever'. Once the virus is there, nothing can be done and they die within 24 hours. So... Cookie, Frenzie, Leo, Fuzzy, and MiniMis are no longer with me...
Silly got sick, but after three days she came out of it, Billie and Niko are OK.
I hope I have seen the end of it, I will know for sure within 24 hours if no signs of sickness appear...
Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:37 PM
At least that is a "natural" condition - I understand a lot of cats die each winter because people put poison down. Your cats only had a short time with you but they enjoyed what they had.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:42 PM
Here's my medicine to cheer you up, a bit
Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and asked,
"Father,me beloved dog is dead. Could ya' be saying' a mass for the poor creature?"
Father Nelson replied, "I'm afraid not. We cannot have services for an animal in the church. But there are some Baptists down the lane, and there's no tellin' what they believe. Maybe they'll do something for the creature."
Muldoon said, "I'll go right away, Father. Do ya' think $5,000 is enough to
donate to them for the service?"
Father Nelson exclaimed, "Sweet Mary, Mother of Jesus! Why didn't ya tell me the dog was Catholic?"
Father O'Malley answers the phone
"Hello, is this Father O'Malley?"
"This is the IRS. Can you help us?"
" Do you know a Ted Houlihan?"
"Is he a member of your congregation?"
"Did he donate $10,000 to the church?"
An elderly man walks into a confessional. The following conversation ensues:
"I am 92 years old, have a wonderful wife of 70 years, many children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Yesterday, I picked up two college girls,
hitchhiking. We went to a motel, where I had sex with each of them three times."
Priest: "Are you sorry for your sins?"
Man: "What sins?"
Priest: "What kind of a Catholic are you?"
Man: "I'm Jewish."
Priest: "Why are you telling me all this?"
Man: "I'm telling everybody."
An elderly man goes into a brothel and tells the madam he would like a
young girl for the night. Surprised, she looks at the ancient man and asks
how old he is.
"I'm 90 years old," he says.
"90!" replies the woman. Don't you realize you've had it?"
"Oh, sorry," says the old man. "How much do I owe you?"
An elderly man went to his doctor and said, "Doc, I think I'm getting
Several times lately, I have forgotten to zip up."
"That's not senility," replied the doctor. "Senility is when you forget to zip down."
A woman was having a passionate affair with an inspector from a pest-control company.
One afternoon, they were carrying on in the bedroom together when her husband arrived home unexpectedly.
"Quick," said the woman to her lover, "Get into the closet!" And she pushed him into the closet, stark naked.
The husband, however, became suspicious, and after a search of the bedroom, discovered the man in the closet.
"Who are you?" he asked him.
"I'm an inspector from Bugs-B-Gone," said the exterminator.
"What are you doing in there?" the husband asked.
"I'm investigating a complaint about an infestation of moths," the man replied.
"And where are your clothes?" asked the husband.
The man looked down at himself and said, "Why, those little bastards...."
Posted 02 December 2006 - 12:52 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your poor cats. I guess the only mercy is that it was a fairly swift illness and they shouldn't have suffered too much.
It sounds to me like they may have had "Cat Flu". My cat Bilbo had it when he was tiny and he nearly died. I stayed up with him every night for months on end making sure he was fed, watered and dry (the illness made him dribble a lot). It's all very distressing. He eventually got over it though and grew up to be healthy, if a little on the small side..
Posted 02 December 2006 - 01:24 PM
we are all sad for the loss of the little kittens. Although I spent only a couple of hours with them in your house, I found all of them adorable and I enjoyed their games on and around me.
I hope the rest of your animals will stay healthy and live with you happily for many more years.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:24 PM
I, too, am sorry to read about what have happened to your wonderful cats. Keep us posted - good or bad news.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 11:07 PM
Like everyone else I too was sad to hear of your news.
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