• Ghost Cat? (WAS: Here's Your Robe...)

    From jmcquown@21:1/5 to jmcquown on Thu Jun 24 18:05:22 2021
    On 8/7/2020 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

    Around 7AM Buffy started meowing, trying to make me get up.  Oh no, I groaned. "Sleepy-bye".  She has dry kibble and water right there. No
    reason for me to get up yet. (except for the gooshy food). I wasn't a
    good cat slave.  I refused to get up until around 9AM.

    I keep a lightweight cotton robe at the foot of the bed.  When I got out
    of bed that morning, Buffy had dragged it off the bed and onto the cat
    steps at the *head* of the bed.  I looked down and there it was, as if
    she was saying "Hello! Here's your robe. Now get up and feed me!"

    Cute trick with the robe, Buffy.  I have to wonder why she grabbed an article of clothing for me to put on.  Hmmmm.

    I did get up and she did get her gooshy food.  And I did get to sleep in that extra 2 hours before discovering the robe. :)

    Jill

    That happened last August, almost a year ago. Buffy died on 6/11/2021.
    I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was once
    again on the pet steps at the head of the bed. I was flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too. At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating her "crunchies" during the night. This despite the fact that those bowls
    have been washed and put away.

    Jill

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  • From Cheryl@21:1/5 to jmcquown on Fri Jun 25 07:57:26 2021
    On 2021-06-24 7:35 p.m., jmcquown wrote:

    That happened last August, almost a year ago.  Buffy died on 6/11/2021.
     I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was once
    again on the pet steps at the head of the bed.  I was flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too.  At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating her "crunchies" during the night.  This despite the fact that those bowls
    have been washed and put away.

    I kept thinking I saw Cinnamon out of the corner of my eye, and when I
    turned to look at the motion, of course, there was nothing moving. I
    think this is a normal response. After my grandmother died, many years
    ago, I woke up one night and saw her standing in my bedroom doorway
    smiling at me. Of course, I was dreaming, but it seemed very real.


    --
    Cheryl

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  • From jmcquown@21:1/5 to Cheryl on Fri Jun 25 07:03:22 2021
    On 6/25/2021 6:27 AM, Cheryl wrote:
    On 2021-06-24 7:35 p.m., jmcquown wrote:

    That happened last August, almost a year ago.  Buffy died on
    6/11/2021.   I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the
    foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was once
    again on the pet steps at the head of the bed.  I was flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too.  At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating her
    "crunchies" during the night.  This despite the fact that those bowls
    have been washed and put away.

    I kept thinking I saw Cinnamon out of the corner of my eye, and when I
    turned to look at the motion, of course, there was nothing moving. I
    think this is a normal response. After my grandmother died, many years
    ago, I woke up one night and saw her standing in my bedroom doorway
    smiling at me. Of course, I was dreaming, but it seemed very real.


    I've seen that out of the corner of my eye thing, too. Of course there
    is nothing there. I would love to think Buffy (and Cinnamon) are
    sticking around long enough to tell us they're okay, don't worry. And
    in Buffy's case, here's your robe! :)

    I actually do believe in ghosts. After my little mutt dog Sampson died
    (two months shy of age 20) I woke up one night because I felt fur under
    my fingers. I remember thinking "That can't be." As I came more awake
    I felt a *whoosh* go down the bed and he went away. I had been grieving terribly but when that happened I felt totally at peace. I think he
    came to say goodbye and to tell me he was fine.

    Jill

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  • From Judith Latham@21:1/5 to j_mcquown@comcast.net on Sat Jun 26 21:07:30 2021
    In article <Ek7BI.257441$Ms7.60445@fx34.iad>, jmcquown
    <j_mcquown@comcast.net> wrote:
    On 8/7/2020 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

    Around 7AM Buffy started meowing, trying to make me get up. Oh no, I groaned. "Sleepy-bye". She has dry kibble and water right there. No
    reason for me to get up yet. (except for the gooshy food). I wasn't a
    good cat slave. I refused to get up until around 9AM.

    I keep a lightweight cotton robe at the foot of the bed. When I got
    out of bed that morning, Buffy had dragged it off the bed and onto
    the cat steps at the *head* of the bed. I looked down and there it
    was, as if she was saying "Hello! Here's your robe. Now get up and
    feed me!"

    Cute trick with the robe, Buffy. I have to wonder why she grabbed an article of clothing for me to put on. Hmmmm.

    I did get up and she did get her gooshy food. And I did get to sleep
    in that extra 2 hours before discovering the robe. :)

    Jill

    That happened last August, almost a year ago. Buffy died on 6/11/2021.
    I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was once
    again on the pet steps at the head of the bed. I was flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too. At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating her "crunchies" during the night. This despite the fact that those bowls
    have been washed and put away.

    Jill

    I think that loved ones do stay with us on some level. That they do things
    to let us know they're there. If it was in your imagination, how come your
    robe was on the pet steps at the top of the bed not where you left it on
    the foot of the bed?

    Judith

    --
    Judith Latham
    Stourbridge, West Midlands. UK.

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  • From jmcquown@21:1/5 to Judith Latham on Sat Jun 26 17:53:20 2021
    On 6/26/2021 4:07 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
    In article <Ek7BI.257441$Ms7.60445@fx34.iad>, jmcquown <j_mcquown@comcast.net> wrote:
    On 8/7/2020 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

    Around 7AM Buffy started meowing, trying to make me get up. Oh no, I
    groaned. "Sleepy-bye". She has dry kibble and water right there. No
    reason for me to get up yet. (except for the gooshy food). I wasn't a
    good cat slave. I refused to get up until around 9AM.

    I keep a lightweight cotton robe at the foot of the bed. When I got
    out of bed that morning, Buffy had dragged it off the bed and onto
    the cat steps at the *head* of the bed. I looked down and there it
    was, as if she was saying "Hello! Here's your robe. Now get up and
    feed me!"

    Cute trick with the robe, Buffy. I have to wonder why she grabbed an
    article of clothing for me to put on. Hmmmm.

    I did get up and she did get her gooshy food. And I did get to sleep
    in that extra 2 hours before discovering the robe. :)

    Jill

    That happened last August, almost a year ago. Buffy died on 6/11/2021.
    I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was once
    again on the pet steps at the head of the bed. I was flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too. At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating her
    "crunchies" during the night. This despite the fact that those bowls
    have been washed and put away.

    Jill

    I think that loved ones do stay with us on some level. That they do things
    to let us know they're there. If it was in your imagination, how come your robe was on the pet steps at the top of the bed not where you left it on
    the foot of the bed?

    Judith

    It's a magical mystery. I'd have had no reason to move it in my sleep.

    Jill

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  • From Judith Latham@21:1/5 to j_mcquown@comcast.net on Mon Jun 28 10:20:11 2021
    In article <mlNBI.114210$od.48785@fx15.iad>, jmcquown
    <j_mcquown@comcast.net> wrote:
    On 6/26/2021 4:07 PM, Judith Latham wrote:
    In article <Ek7BI.257441$Ms7.60445@fx34.iad>, jmcquown <j_mcquown@comcast.net> wrote:
    On 8/7/2020 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

    Around 7AM Buffy started meowing, trying to make me get up. Oh no,
    I groaned. "Sleepy-bye". She has dry kibble and water right there.
    No reason for me to get up yet. (except for the gooshy food). I
    wasn't a good cat slave. I refused to get up until around 9AM.

    I keep a lightweight cotton robe at the foot of the bed. When I got
    out of bed that morning, Buffy had dragged it off the bed and onto
    the cat steps at the *head* of the bed. I looked down and there it
    was, as if she was saying "Hello! Here's your robe. Now get up and
    feed me!"

    Cute trick with the robe, Buffy. I have to wonder why she grabbed
    an article of clothing for me to put on. Hmmmm.

    I did get up and she did get her gooshy food. And I did get to
    sleep in that extra 2 hours before discovering the robe. :)

    Jill

    That happened last August, almost a year ago. Buffy died on
    6/11/2021. I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the
    foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was once
    again on the pet steps at the head of the bed. I was flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too. At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating
    her "crunchies" during the night. This despite the fact that those
    bowls have been washed and put away.

    Jill

    I think that loved ones do stay with us on some level. That they do
    things to let us know they're there. If it was in your imagination,
    how come your robe was on the pet steps at the top of the bed not
    where you left it on the foot of the bed?

    Judith

    It's a magical mystery. I'd have had no reason to move it in my sleep.

    Jill

    Exactly! :)

    Judith

    --
    Judith Latham
    Stourbridge, West Midlands. UK.

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  • From NEMO@21:1/5 to All on Sun Jul 4 13:37:04 2021
    On Thu, 24 Jun 2021 18:05:22 -0400, jmcquown <j_mcquown@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    On 8/7/2020 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

    Around 7AM Buffy started meowing, trying to make me get up. Oh no, I
    groaned. "Sleepy-bye". She has dry kibble and water right there. No
    reason for me to get up yet. (except for the gooshy food). I wasn't a
    good cat slave. I refused to get up until around 9AM.

    I keep a lightweight cotton robe at the foot of the bed. When I got out
    of bed that morning, Buffy had dragged it off the bed and onto the cat
    steps at the *head* of the bed. I looked down and there it was, as if
    she was saying "Hello! Here's your robe. Now get up and feed me!"

    Cute trick with the robe, Buffy. I have to wonder why she grabbed an
    article of clothing for me to put on. Hmmmm.

    I did get up and she did get her gooshy food. And I did get to sleep in
    that extra 2 hours before discovering the robe. :)

    Jill

    That happened last August, almost a year ago. Buffy died on 6/11/2021.
    I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was once
    again on the pet steps at the head of the bed. I was flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too. At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating her >"crunchies" during the night. This despite the fact that those bowls
    have been washed and put away.

    Jill


    Yes, you're nuts. Buffy's dead, get on with YOUR life.

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  • From cshenk@21:1/5 to NEMO on Mon Jul 5 11:03:33 2021
    NEMO wrote:

    On Thu, 24 Jun 2021 18:05:22 -0400, jmcquown <j_mcquown@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    On 8/7/2020 7:15 PM, jmcquown wrote:

    Around 7AM Buffy started meowing, trying to make me get up. Oh
    no, I >> groaned. "Sleepy-bye". She has dry kibble and water right
    there. No >> reason for me to get up yet. (except for the gooshy
    food). I wasn't a >> good cat slave. I refused to get up until
    around 9AM. >>
    I keep a lightweight cotton robe at the foot of the bed. When I
    got out >> of bed that morning, Buffy had dragged it off the bed and
    onto the cat >> steps at the head of the bed. I looked down and
    there it was, as if >> she was saying "Hello! Here's your robe. Now
    get up and feed me!" >>
    Cute trick with the robe, Buffy. I have to wonder why she grabbed
    an >> article of clothing for me to put on. Hmmmm.

    I did get up and she did get her gooshy food. And I did get to
    sleep in >> that extra 2 hours before discovering the robe. :)

    Jill

    That happened last August, almost a year ago. Buffy died on
    6/11/2021. I haven't changed my habit of keeping that robe at the
    foot of the bed.

    This morning when I woke up to get ready for work, that robe was
    once again on the pet steps at the head of the bed. I was
    flabbergasted.

    Her food and water bowls were in the bedroom, too. At the risk of
    sounding completely nutty, I sometimes think I can hear her eating
    her "crunchies" during the night. This despite the fact that those
    bowls have been washed and put away.

    Jill


    Yes, you're nuts. Buffy's dead, get on with YOUR life.

    Bozo bon material

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