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Old October 1st 16, 06:16 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
Sundance and/or Rebecca
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Raccoons? Rocky! Rocky, iz yoo heer?

[Rebecca's raccoon friend Rocky comes in from outdoors]

Rocky: Yes, Rebec-c-ca, I am here. Is there something I c-c-can do for you? Who is your friend?

Rebecca: Rocky, dis iz wun uv da rezzydintz uv da canyon whare we iz thinkin uv havvin dis yeer's Jellicle Ball. Mr Bobcat, dis iz myown fren Rocky. He hewps luk after da warehowse. Rocky, dere iz raccoonz in da canyon hoo needz owrown hewp. Wud you like to kum meet dem an see how we kan hewp?

Rocky: Through the teleporter? I don't know, I've never been c-c-comfortable with that. Still, if they need help, I will c-c-come.

Rebecca: Gudgud. Letz go.

[They all step through the 'porter into the canyon, Rocky holding onto Rebecca. The bobcat goes to tell the raccoons that one of their own has come to see them, and Rebecca and Rocky look around to see what else they can do.]
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Old October 1st 16, 07:42 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
cshenk
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Sundance and/or Rebecca wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:

Yes, we knowz her az Bast. We aknollidge her at da Jellicle Ball, but
fur ussez da ball iz mostly abowt rememberin owrown frenz hoo haz
went to da Rainbow Bridge durin the past yeer. At da beginnin of da
ball, we reedz all dere namez aloud. After dat, doze hoo wantz to kan
tell uss abowt whut dey rememfurz abowt da deer departid -- we kall
doze tribyootz. We also haz lotz an lotz to eet, an a band or
orkestra so doze hoo wantz to kan danse. Arown midnite, if Bast
allowz, sumfing furry majikkle happinz -- we luk up in da sky an da
Rainbow Bridge appeerz! Fur juss a fyoo minnitz we kan see owrown
frenz dat haz lefted ussez. Fur me, dat iz da bestest part. After
dat, we reedz da namez agin, an sumtimez noo namez haz bin added
durin da eevnin. Den da offishul part iz over but efurrywun kan stay
az long az dey wantz. Offin da ball lasts sefural hoomin dayz, but it
iz just wun day an nite fur ussez.

So dat iz why we iz heer. We thinked dis wud be a gud place to hab da
Ball becuz dere muss be sumfing speshul heer if it survived wile
efurryfing arown it burned.

An now I haz a kweschun: may we hab da ball heer? We duz not want to
cawze diffycultiez fur yoo. Whether da ball is heer or not, we will
still hewp all uv yurownselvez az we hab startid to do: we will leeb
da 'porter an efurryfing, an da Fluffykitz warehowse will still
deliver fingz az long az yoo needz, an yoo kan kall on ussez if yoo
needz enneefing else.

So whut duz yoo say?

Rebecca


Mr Bobcat smiles then says he has to check with the elders but he
thinks they will all say yes.

Mr Bobcat is wise. He may be the head of the council, but he knows
they work together because they do indeed work TOGETHER. It's like when
they had one decent grain area, they had to work out how to share it
among all of them. MS Sadie Mouse could have been drowned out if they
hadn't listened. She's the one who said for every 10 grains taken, the
biggest one must be put aside and buried about 1/2 a paw deep for next
year. Also when they found they had lots of nuts that the smaller one
could eat it opened, they figured out a wolf jaw could crack some
types, and Mr Sire could stomp the others open over a flat rock.

He puts the word out to eat first then bring their seniors to him for a
group council.

He waits politely outside as various residents get a good feed on. One
of the squirrels finds a special bonus in an ear of corn. A whole
healthy cornworm! She runs over to the Armadillos with it and they
enjoy a fresh treat for the first time in a long while. One of the
deer finds another that seems to have a soft spot as he was stripping
off the delicious husk so he adds it over to them. Nothing will be
wasted, they are simply working together. The Armadillo family will
nibble just a little corn after getting at the cornworms then pass the
rest back to others who need more corn.

The wolves are happy with a big sturgeon, a salmon (they cracked the
heads open and some wildcats and Bobcats are enjoying the taurine they
need) and sampling some kibble types that they find quite good.

Finally tummies fill for all, and the eldest (or chosen wisest) of each
species meets at a long shard of rock that juts over a mountain. Their
winged friends who already lived here, come down (Eagle, Hawk, Vulture,
Great Horned Owl, Sparrow representing the smaller birds, and a parrot
who managed to get out of a burning home and got to safety here and was
found to be very wise).

Mr. Bobcat explains that their benefactors came to hold a ball,
dedicated to Bast, the patron goddes of all cats, but friendly to all
species. They didn't realize the food shortages and trouble we had
been in, and now are willing to permanently supply us with what we need
and no, we do not have to host their party. He pauses. Thoughts?

They look to one another. The more wild types are afraid to say what
they think for a bit while the ones who have come from domestic stock
just seem relieved.

The Hawk comes forward to the mouse. I can teach my kids to fly far
and not eat the mice here, but I can't teach them to never eat a mouse.
I am sorry. I think the same is true for the meat eaters. Right now,
we need help. I am very thankful for that help. I've been trying to
catch double so the wolves could eat. I know our bigger preditors have
been doing the same with what we can fly back in. In time, I will need
the ground to regrow, or we will need to move. You have made a start
with the regrowing of the grains. Your paws are soft. Maybe others
like me can help dig up earth for the grains?

A stag comes forward. I need tree bark in winter. There are too few
for us here and we will harm the trees though normally we can take no
more than the tree can healthily survive and still fruit the next year.
I want to stay wild but friendly. Can we ask them for tree seedlings
to start replanting the valley? Otherwise, we will damage the trees in
winter that many others need for nuts the following year. I want us
self supporting.

The Bobcat nods.

A beaver comes forward. We had so little meat, we have destocked the
pond I built us all. I have only 4 turning to carrion for the vultures
and it's not really enough for them. While we need fresh fish now, can
we ask for live stock which will let us be self sustaining in a bit
again? I do not want to be a drain on them, but an ever renewing
resource.

2 cats come forward. They look pretty much alike but one is a true
wildcat and the other is a domestic who made it here. My sisfer would
like to know if they know how to be adopted to a new human (a Labrador
dog in the background nods). Not all who made it here, want to be
wild. She cries at night for her lost human and my soul, though wild,
understands it.

Mr. Bobcats nods. Ok, let us see if i have the gist of our desires.

1- We need help and know it and are happy to have it.
(lots of hoots, howls, applaudes)
2- We want to aim for self sustaining like we normally are
(lots of hoots, howls, applaudes)
3- We want to help the ones who were raised by humans, find new homes
if they want
(lots of hoots, howls, applaudes)

Now may only question, is we all have fun with a Jellicle Ball here and
be polite to a bunch of pretty much domestic cats, dogs and whatever
else comes for a party?

(The crowd erupts! They are delighted to host a party for their
benefactors! They rush Mr Bobcat to ask how they can help!)

Ms Mouse makes one point though. Please tell them that they can't eat
any of us. Perhaps, they would not mind a list of what we'd all be
comfortable seeing them eat? We have no chickens or ducks and no
seafood of any concern. We have no buffalo or cows. We have no
rabbits. Those should all be safe?

Mr Bobcat nods and takes the answers back.

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Old October 1st 16, 08:01 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
cshenk
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Sundance and/or Rebecca wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:

Raccoons? Rocky! Rocky, iz yoo heer?

[Rebecca's raccoon friend Rocky comes in from outdoors]

Rocky: Yes, Rebec-c-ca, I am here. Is there something I c-c-can do
for you? Who is your friend?

Rebecca: Rocky, dis iz wun uv da rezzydintz uv da canyon whare we iz
thinkin uv havvin dis yeer's Jellicle Ball. Mr Bobcat, dis iz myown
fren Rocky. He hewps luk after da warehowse. Rocky, dere iz raccoonz
in da canyon hoo needz owrown hewp. Wud you like to kum meet dem an
see how we kan hewp?

Rocky: Through the teleporter? I don't know, I've never been
c-c-comfortable with that. Still, if they need help, I will c-c-come.

Rebecca: Gudgud. Letz go.

[They all step through the 'porter into the canyon, Rocky holding
onto Rebecca. The bobcat goes to tell the raccoons that one of their
own has come to see them, and Rebecca and Rocky look around to see
what else they can do.]


Rocky comes out to a greeting of wild racoons, squirrels, a beaver, 2
skunks and a hamster with really long hair.

A little beagle comes along and bumps into the hamster and apologizes
then sets across and bumps into Rocky apologizes and wanders off
sniffing her trail. Iowna's delivering a message to Rebecca that yes,
the council of elders want to have the party here.

Rocky watches the little beagle with a grin then gets back to talking
to his type folks and what they may need.



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Old October 3rd 16, 01:50 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.community
cshenk
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Sundance and/or Rebecca wrote in rec.pets.cats.community:

Yes, we knowz her az Bast. We aknollidge her at da Jellicle Ball, but
fur ussez da ball iz mostly abowt rememberin owrown frenz hoo haz
went to da Rainbow Bridge durin the past yeer. At da beginnin of da
ball, we reedz all dere namez aloud. After dat, doze hoo wantz to kan
tell uss abowt whut dey rememfurz abowt da deer departid -- we kall
doze tribyootz. We also haz lotz an lotz to eet, an a band or
orkestra so doze hoo wantz to kan danse. Arown midnite, if Bast
allowz, sumfing furry majikkle happinz -- we luk up in da sky an da
Rainbow Bridge appeerz! Fur juss a fyoo minnitz we kan see owrown
frenz dat haz lefted ussez. Fur me, dat iz da bestest part. After
dat, we reedz da namez agin, an sumtimez noo namez haz bin added
durin da eevnin. Den da offishul part iz over but efurrywun kan stay
az long az dey wantz. Offin da ball lasts sefural hoomin dayz, but it
iz just wun day an nite fur ussez.

So dat iz why we iz heer. We thinked dis wud be a gud place to hab da
Ball becuz dere muss be sumfing speshul heer if it survived wile
efurryfing arown it burned.

An now I haz a kweschun: may we hab da ball heer? We duz not want to
cawze diffycultiez fur yoo. Whether da ball is heer or not, we will
still hewp all uv yurownselvez az we hab startid to do: we will leeb
da 'porter an efurryfing, an da Fluffykitz warehowse will still
deliver fingz az long az yoo needz, an yoo kan kall on ussez if yoo
needz enneefing else.

So whut duz yoo say?

Rebecca


The group comes back, with Mr Bobcat speaking:

They completely agree to have the Jellicle ball here. We had not a pip
from our smallest ones against it. We are also greatful for your help
in our time of need. We hope you do not mind if we ask to shift a few
things over time. We want to be self sustaining again.

1- they want to honor the spirit of Bast that brought them help. They
are pretty sure she doesn't mind they aren't all cats.

2- they humbly know they need help and are happy to have it, but they
want to get stock for the fish pond Mr and Mrs Beaver made. The deer
want tree stock that makes nuts for the squirrels and such that they
can with our help, plant to regrow the woods. They do not want to live
forever on free food, but to live sustainably in a natural way.

3- Some who came, ran for their lives but grew up with humans. They
would like to see if they can be adopted back. They want only an
internet connection and to be able to email homes and maybe have a ride
to adoption events.

We will take the help for now, but hope you will help us grow faster
than nature will regrow the area, so we don't need help. Is that ok?





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