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Subject: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: bbc
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 05:13 PM

I'm one of those who thinks that birthdays should last at least 3 weeks, so I'm getting catspaw's started for him. According to the authoritative birthday list, catspaw49 is just about to become catspaw50!!!

catspaw--all kidding aside--we are so thankful that you are around to celebrate another year of life! You add your own special flavor to our community & we're glad you're here. Greet Karen, Wayne, & Connie for us. Have a good visit w/ your maw-in-law & make sure you ask her for that birthday hug that I'm sending w/ her!

love,

bbc & Duane D.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: The Shambles
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 05:46 PM

It didn't look, at one time like you were going to make this one, so have a 'jolly good time'.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 06:38 PM

Well old "possum breath", I've done my worryin', hopin', waitin' by the phone, song immortalisin', and almost prayin', so I'm gonna pass on one more piece of advice.(well, two more actually) Don't let the bastards get you down, and remember Satchel Paige's advice to not "angry up the blood"!
Happy birthday, and shoot for 75! (at least)
rick


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: katlaughing
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 06:43 PM

Well, now that the Cat is out o'the bag....seriously, it is my great pleasure and honour to call you my friend. I take even greater pleasure in telling others of this wonderful friend and his recovery through his own oneriness, the love of family, and the incredible community we both belong to. May it now and forever be thus, for thee and thine.

Okay, NOW....when are you going to change that litterbox? And, is the tripod helping with the no lifting over 5 lbs going No. 1 thingy?**BG** If you don't have one maybe Reg, Reg and Reg could make ya one outta all them teeplays; then you could teenkle without lifting! Heehee!

Happy Birthday from Way Out West, ya dear ole' pal o'mine! Say Howdy to the phoaks, while yer at it, and take yer shoes off an set a spell.(You know how we wise women "set a spell" doncha? When we give it the final wave of the wand!:-))

Love ya dearly,

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: bill\sables
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 07:52 PM

I'm very honoured to be able to wish you all the best for your birthday, Although we've never met I seem to have known you all my life. So from North Yorkshire England many happy returns Catspaw. Bill


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: catspaw49
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 08:08 PM

Well thanks Barb for posting this early...my life has been a bit unpredictable lately so I can see why an early post might be in order!!! Just a joke group........

Actually, I saw all the Docs this week and all have said I'm doing great....the one guy is a bit incredulous at how good things look and I couldn't help but use the line from the Pat Sky song. He said, "It was touch and go for awhile and I must admit you seem to be healing very well." Unable to help myself, I said, "Well Doc, I just can't afford to die...it ain't in the budget." This is the same guy that I was acting so weird with due to the drug reaction, and now I think he's ready to call in the shrinks again!!! Seems to have a limited sense of humor.

Thanks once again to all of you for all those things I can never repay...a great bunch of people that I'm lucky to call friends.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: SingsIrish Songs
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 09:35 PM

May this be your best one yet! Happy B-day!

Mary


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 09:48 PM

Sorry to be a spoil sport, but what exactly is going on here? First we had the twelve days of Alison's birthday. Now we are celebrating Catspaw's early. Next thing you know someone will request some Christmas song like "Christmas by Candlelight".

Me, I am old-fashioned and I'm a-waitin' until the right day. There's a right way to do everythin'.

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: bbc
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 09:57 PM

Good idea, Roger! We like Christmas songs all year 'round! Seriously (sort of), please do wait till Tuesday for your greeting. There will also be those who come on the scene after the 8th. I just feel that we only get a birthday once a year & it should be milked for all it's worth! Each to his own, as they say in France!

best as before,

bbc


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From:
Date: 04 Jun 99 - 11:43 PM

Well, where I am it's already *my* birthday but I'm not revealing who I am because I don't want *my* name plastered all over the threads page.

So, from one Gemini to another, Happy B CatsP. Glad you're still with us to celebrate it. You can blow a few notes of Happy Birthday up the possum's arse for me too.

Love from ???


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Big Mick
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 12:49 AM

Well, you mangy old feline, ya managed to last another one, but I tink you used a couple up in the last few months. You know how I feel about that and about you. So I will just keep it simple and say Happy Birthday. I don't think I have ever said that where it made me happier to be able to do so.

Big Mick


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: bbc
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 09:05 AM

Dear ???,

It had been my original intent that the birthday/email lists would be used mainly for sending personal messages, virtual cards, etc., so that we wouldn't "clutter" the list w/ *BS*. Folks will be folks, though, & we seem to like some personal threads, too. I hope that people will send personal notes to catspaw & others, as well as posting to the list. Here's your non-name in lights, ???, blessings of the day!

warm wishes,

bbc


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: reggie miles
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 12:37 PM

From yet another Gemini to you, so glad to see you made it through another year and what a ride it's been this time. Keep shining through, Reggie


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Mikal
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 02:47 PM

Aw, forget trying to do this privately! I don't get the new computer until a month from now anyways! Email on this thing is really weird!

'Sides, I will be gone for most of this month anyhoo!

Happy one, Catspaw!

Mikal


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Margo
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 03:03 PM

If I were to misunderstand the pronunciation of "Cat'spaw" I could think someone was saying "Chutzpah" which I think you must have a lot of, since you're still here BUGGING THE HELL OUT OF US!!! :0) Happy b-day! Much love to you and yours,

Margarita


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Liam's Brother
Date: 05 Jun 99 - 04:55 PM

Happy Birthday!

Yes, sir, you hit the nail on the head... your life has been unpredictable lately. Now that you have stopped traffic on the Mudcat for days, I hope you will settle into a quieter life for the rest of the year. No more helicopters! No more operating rooms!

All the best,
Dan


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Helen
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 12:30 AM

bbc,

??? was me. Thanks for the birthday wishes and the reminder of what the original intention was for the birthday list. I guess I was just feeling a bit worried that we would all end up with our names up on the thread list, and then the list would clutter up with personal message threads, and then the music minded people would complain about too much BS, and we would start losing some of them.

Helen


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 12:54 AM

Helen: Happy Birthday and the music people are full of BS**BIG GRIN**!! All we hafta do is put BS in the title and they can keep away from the "tainted ones".....out, out damn'd spot!

I hope you had a very good birthday! Here's to a great year, too!

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Cat a Tonic (inactive)
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 08:01 AM

And from me, I wish you a wonderful and warm birthday wish and I think extended birthdays are a great thing, so keep it goin'!!!!! Cat a Tonic


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Barry Finn
Date: 06 Jun 99 - 10:52 PM

Happy B'day you little puff of breeze. If you send your snail mail I'll forward that copy, I promised of a tape I sent to Joe. I wasn't ready for a full blown gale only looking for a mild catspaw. Barry


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Curtis & Loretta
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 01:01 AM

Happy Birthday, catspaw, from the land of mosquitoes (oh, yeah, and the 10,000 lakes that cause them). Glad you made it through!

Curtis & Loretta


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From:
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 04:58 PM

I'd gone to the village of Gato del Lodo to find the old man who still knew the stories. Sitting in the back of the cantina in a white shirt and straw hat, he looked and sounded liked a dessicated Alfonso Bedoya, but his eyes were clear. I brought two of strong local drinks to the table.

"So, you want to hear the Catspaw story. It was a long time ago, he was an old man when I knew him and I was a little boy. But I remember the story."

"It happended in the fiftieth year of his life.The opossums were oppressed, senor. They couldn't sing their songs, or gather with their friends. Catspaw hated that, he couldn't see it happen. He could come and go, cross borders, tell his stories, he was a musician...he was free."

"The Catspaw thought maybe when he crossed the border he could take out a possum or two in his tiple. You know, kind of smuggle them. Well, it didn't work too well. They made the tiple sound dull and bad, jammed down in the sound hole, and Catspaw spent half his time re-stringing and tuning. Much as he loved the possums and their freedom, he hated it when his tiple sounded bad. He needed another plan."

"So he had a talk with the opossums and taught them to sing. You see? He made them act like little marsupial flutes. He would hang that possum tail around his neck, blow into the little ass, and the possum would sing a note. I think you would too, senor. Squeeze a foot and blow, another note; two feet another note; cover an ear another. Like that. Sometimes he could get a hole octave out of one screaming possum. Sometimes the possum wouldn't have too much talent. He would be used as a drum."

"Now the whole village came together to help Catspaw and his possums. Some people gave voice lessons, some taught the possums to stay still and be covered in mud so they would look like flutes. Some people painted possums."

"One time, Catspaw crossed the border with a whole family of possums around his neck, from a big bull possum to a little baby. They all held perfectly still while he blew in their little asses like one big, heavy pan pipe. Catspaw looked like a damned cross between Zamphir and Marlin Perkins."

"Catspaw helped a lot of possums, and he was known as a really talented flute player in his time. The tiple became a sideline."

"That's why we all wear these, here in the village."

The old man tugged at a cord around his neck and produced a little brown ocarina, worn smooth by the years he had carried it next to his heart. " It's a possum, you see? It is the first instrument we give to children here. We wear it to remember. It's good to laugh, to make music, to stay in touch, and to help your friends."

"Catspaw was an old, old man the last time he went on the road, and we don't really know the end of the story. But I tell you this, senor. Late at night you can hear the sound of on ocarina over the hills. That's the Catspaw, blowing it long, sweet, and low."

Many happy returns of the day to Senor Gato. Dave


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Bert
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 05:30 PM

Hurrumph! You don't mean to tell me he was BORN do you. If anyone was found under a gooseberry bush it was 'he of the possum whistle'.
And take no notice of what Rick says, He's such an underachiever. I'm aiming for 135 and you'd better outlast me you young whippersnapper.

Lot's more of 'em.
Love you guy.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 05:42 PM

Dave! What an absolutely wonderful story. I will be off to al theatrical play with Marge tomorrow and will not have computer access. So, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday, Catspaw! I have no doubt you appreciate this one very deeply. When you know that no day is promised to you; you develop a deep appreciation for every day that comes along.

Keep on 'Cattin'!

Big RiB


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Banjer
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 05:46 PM

Happy Birthday ya old cuss, hope you can still read mine and Bert's sentiments after the "El Gato" story! If you're like me you are sitting in front of your pewter with tears streaming down your face.....That is absolutetly a wonderful story....I don't know what Dave does for a living in the every day world, but he's wasting his talents if he ain't writing....I been a wee bit under the weather meself here the past week or so, been answering e-mail and that's about it...Kinda got a touch of the heat, I suppose, but I'm near 'bout over it and coming stronger that ever...

Banjer


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Bob Landry
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 05:52 PM

Hey, Catspaw, don't fergit ta howl tomorra. Have a great Birthday!

Bob


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Susan A-R
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 10:25 PM

Happy Birthday!! Glad you are here to read all of our nonsense and hope you'll be doing so for many years to come. Now, go easy on those possums. . . Susan


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: alison
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 11:22 PM

hi Cat,

It is officially Tuesday here in OZ..... so Happy Birthday, and lots more of them....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Bud
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 11:41 PM

Happy Birthday and glad you are recuperating to celebrate many more!


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: campfire
Date: 07 Jun 99 - 11:50 PM

Happy Birthday, Catspaw!

I have an unusual "gift". I just found out I'm getting a baby 'possum tomorrow (I work in a Zoo hospital, so raise all kinds of babies now and then).

Since she's arriving on your bithday, I could think of no better name for this little 'possum than 'carina, no?

But if I ever blow up her butt, the SPCA will be on me, so we'll just leave it at a name, okay?

campfire


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 12:49 AM

Pat,

Even if your birthday cake does set off the smoke alarm---have a fine one---AND MANY MORE. You sure did work for this one and it's makin' me pretty much happy as hell to be able to send you these birthday greetings!!!

Onward and upward!!!

Art


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 02:32 AM

Glad to be able to join all the rest in sending you good wishes, Pat. You've helped us all to realize how precious each day we're given can be. Thanks for that. Now stay well, lad, and reasonably content.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Alan of Australia
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 05:58 AM

Happy birthday Catspaw, again from OZ. Hope to see you right here for many more to come.

Cheers,
Alan


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 06:29 AM

Damn! Alison beat me to it. I thought I would be the first to wish you a happy B-day on the day Catspaw. Anyway, better late than never. Have a good one.

Is it your Birthday too Helen? If so happy B'day to you to. What's all this about a birthday list? Am I missing something? "BS" can after all stand for "birthday song". All the best,

Murray


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: bbc
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 07:51 AM

Happy day of all days, 'paw, my friend! Wish I could read you the Dr. Seuss book & wish you all those outrageous things, suitable to a man of your stature. Hope it's a happy one & leads into a great 50th year!

with our love,

Barbara & Duane


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: harpgirl
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 08:24 AM

maybe you can also use your ocarine to suck out your nose hair...(?)....fun for the next half century!...happy birthday 'cat!!!!!...harpgirl


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Vixen
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 08:39 AM

Dear 'Spaw--

Have a great day! and many many many years worth of more!

V


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: MMario
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 09:20 AM

Here's to 'Spaw and his birthday! May you have one 'possum-tootin' good time!

MMario


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Cara
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 09:24 AM

Have an excellent one. You certainly deserve it. You should celebrate your last bday this millennium in a big way--or in little important ones. Happy happy!!

love Cara


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 09:29 AM

Catspaw49 Birthday to you.Birthday to you.Birthday to you
Pip Ray, Pip Ray, Pip Ray
Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Alice
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 09:42 AM

Many happy returns of this day, Catspa!! -alice


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 10:27 AM

Today's the day! Finally!! I've been waiting impatiently for the official day to wish you the happiest of happies and many more! Blow a toot for me on the 'possom, ol' Cat. Happy day- Allison


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Mudjack
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 10:47 AM

HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY


Catspaw is fifty big ones and can now understand how us old poops feel. The memory is the first thing to go because after 50 you want to forget birthdays.
Have a great day.....Mj


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Peter T.
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 10:48 AM

HBTYHBTYHBDCHBTY!!!!!!!.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: annamill
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 10:52 AM

Happy, happy, happy birthday, Catspaw and many, many more.

Just wanted to add my heartfelt best wishes.

Love, Annap


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Night Owl
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 10:59 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Catspaw....that feels soooooo good to say.
I'm still thinking the "Mudcat book" that kat's working on :o) should be titled " Life By A 'Thread' ".


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Rose
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 11:44 AM

Hippo birdie two ewes!


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 12:11 PM

Hey, 'Spaw....checked yer email, yet?? That llama is on her way with all them tipples! I pointed the federales in the other direction so they should be going off into the deep end of the Pacific in a day or two.

Jaysus! I hope you got the email, so's ya know what the H I am talkin' about!

Our 'Spaw:

Total wreck, Hesperus bound,
Our 'Spaw was nowhere to be found.
The Mudcat left, lost and all alone
Til Karen, dear Karen, brought him home.

Arise, arise, and rally round
"Top Cat", ole 'Spaw, now is he crowned
Past his fifty, but not yet his prime
More threads to fill, and lots of lost time.

Blowing o'possums, all up and down
Dear Catspaw now may be Carnegie bound!
With tipples, charangos, ronrocos, too
Our 'Spaw will strum, bill, and surely cuckoo

You've heard the tale of possums of sound
Barbara's clay ocarina the latest small mound,
The Master among us, tis, all must agree,
The Catspaw of Bremen, sitting under a tree!

AArrrggghhhh! Humbly presented off the top o'me 'ead, not a very full one fo' all that!

Love you and Happy Birthday, Dearest Friend!

katlaughing


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Steve I
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 01:01 PM

Catspaw, I'm kinda new to all of this, but have been following the posts of your recent illness. I am glad that you are back on your feet (so to speak), and I send all the best wishes I can for your special day. Steve I


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Bonedaddy
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 01:22 PM

The weather is here...wish you were beautiful! Happy Birthday!!!!!Bonedaddy


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Paul G.
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 01:34 PM

Happy Birthday young man, from the state of Sunshine... --pg


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Matthew B.
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 03:07 PM

WOW! Today is the birtday of one of the niftiest of all 'Catters!

Happy Birthday, cat!


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Fadac
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 03:20 PM

Happy Birthday Cat.

Fadac, from the state of confusion...


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 08:42 PM

Many happy returns, ol' Paw. Maybe a hundred or so more. That's all I want, anyway. --seed


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Jeri
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 08:50 PM

Happy Birthday, Catspaw! I hope you're here and happy for a long, long time!


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Duane D.
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 09:36 PM

Happy Birthday, Pat. I hope you're having a great day. If this isn't the best birthday you've ever had, it's yet to come. Stay healthy and have many, many more. Best Regards, Duane. PS: BTW, exactly how does one consume a Barcalounger (other than very carefully) and did the 3 flats of marigolds include the flats AND the humus???


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: John Hindsill
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 09:45 PM

Happy Birthday Catspaw; glad you are around to enjoy it. I trust your recovery is going superbly and you will be your [figuratively] old self.--John


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Banjoman_CO
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 10:52 PM

Hey Catspaw: I am very new to Mudcat and I don't know you well but that doesn't prohibit me from saying Happy Birthday. I hope that you have many more happy ones. I hope that we will become closer as the time goes on.

Happy Birthday from Fred Allen in S.E. Colorado.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Barbara
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 10:57 PM

Many happy doorposts to decorate in the future, you mangy old tom, glad you made it this far. Keep that litter flying.
Blessings,
bArbara


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: BK
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 11:17 PM

To the incomparable chronicler of the F****'n Thing, & having stared into the abyss & returned to us, like a most proper cat, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!.. & a zillion happy returns!!! May a troupe of mad flamenco dancers party all night on yer lawn, to the strains of the Baja Tipple Band!!

Mark yer turf, now 'Spaw; jist don't spray the poor ol' neighbors!

Cheers, BK


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: DonMeixner
Date: 08 Jun 99 - 11:26 PM

happy Birthday 'Paw. Glad to have you around.

Don


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 12:34 AM

A big platter of country biscuits and red eye gravy to you, ya old reprobate.Now that you are 50, and I am a youthful 49, perhaps you can share some words of wisdom with me? Aw, forget it- the same old malarkey will be just fine.

LEJ


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 01:12 AM

And I can only say THANKS to all of you for this thread and your birthday wishes.........I'm glad to be around to read them! It's my fervent hope it ain't as hard to reach 60 or 70 as it was to hit 50!!!! I think I used up some of the nine lives at an alarming rate during the past 6 weeks, but I think I got a few more left.

We had a fun day today and (are you ready for this), our "special" son Tristan, who has done very well in other areas but has resisted (and I do mean RESISTED) potty training for all these years (he's 7) USED THE TOILET TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!! What a gift!!! I can't believe it, here I am, now 50, and I'm thinking my best birthday present might be his first real breakthrough in potty training......I mean, have you ever priced diapers for a 7 year old??? Maybe we can get some stuff paid off with the extra money if this keeps moving in the right direction!!!

All the "boys" stopped by and reminded me that I needed to update you on their latest ... uh,well ... let's say "activities" and I will do that this week. Of course they now think they are the ones responsible for potty training Tris as it was Cletus' idea to play "Sink the Cheerios." I must admit that Tris did seem to enjoy this, but we were less than enamored......I mean how would you feel if your bathroom was invaded by half a dozen well meaning dimbulbs, tanked up on Iron City due to the 90 degree temp, and all whizzing away at a toilet bowl filled with Cheerios??? Plus, their marksmanship left something to be desired, leading to the low point of the day when they eventually left.......leaving behind a bathroom to hideous to describe in any sense, visual or olfactory..........geez, I can't talk about it. I'm afraid to go to sleep tonight for fear of the nightmares that are waiting! Maybe it DID help Tris, but Karen and I will never be the same!....nor, I fear, will the bathroom.

Once again, thanks for the birthday greetings and for all your thoughts and prayers and financial support (I'm having a hard time dealing with that one, but I'm working on it--and thanks) during the past weeks. We have a wonderful and very special community...I'm proud to "live" here and I hope you are too.

And Helen......Happy Birthday to you too!!! Hope it was great.....'course you didn't have the "Idiot Gang" playing Sink the Cheerios, but I CAN arrange to send them down under if you want 'em!!!

Pat--catspaw


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: alison
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 03:05 AM

Hi Cat,

Can't resist...... we don't have Cheerios over here..... but what we did have at the time Ryan was learning was coloured ping pong balls with boats and sharks etc drawn on them...... great fun....

Happy belated birthday Helen, hope it was a good one....

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: LEJ
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 11:56 AM

Cats, I don't know if "sink the Cheerios" can ever compare with the great pastime of playing "Bust the Butt" in the pissoire of your local tavern. Man, those filter- tips were tough!

LEJ


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 12:29 PM

My Dad told me that the original filters were cork. Now that would have been a tough one too!

Actually Leej, my all time favorite was a urinal screen with a propeller arrow thing that stopped on various "witty" sayings, like "Dead-Eye Dick." I remember encountering one of these, called a "Pee-Whirrly" at a Marriott, not some cheap joint, but a Marriott for chrissakes. Being in sales, I got this immediate vision of some Marriott corporate suit type looking down his appointment book:

9:00 -- William Whiteshirt, Xerox
10:30 - Samuel Spectacles, General Business Systems
12:00 - Willie Johnthomas, Peewhirrly, Inc (LUNCH)
"Hey, great......Man I can hardly wait to go to lunch today."

And what a lunch it must have been.....Had to take at least a dozen Martinis to close this one!

I think we're becoming a bit sexist here. Then again, with this kind of mentality, aren't you amazed that men not only controlled the world for so many years, but that they STILL DO?????

I sense a certain amount of thread creep here.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Fadac
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 12:30 PM

Sink the Cheerios! A group effort! ROFLMAO.

Of course that's for #1, What's for #2, "Bomb the doughnut?"

Thanks, I needed a good laugh on this Wed. am.

Fadac


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Banjer
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 07:01 PM

Oh my, it's SOOOOOO Good to see that the 'Spaw is getiing up to speed again. I was afraid that someone had slipped at that hospital and removed a large portion of funny bone. But it appears it just took him a while to get back on track....Damn glad to see it!!!

Let us not forget also, WAY TO GO, TRISTAN, Keep up the progress!


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: LEJ
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 07:19 PM

Visualize whirrly pees, indeed! I like the lunch concept with the Pee-Whirly Inc guy. After each martini I'll bet that idea just seemed better n better. Leave it to good ol American ingenuity to turn pissing into a pastime. "Today on ABC's Wide World of Sports, we travel to Barcelona Spain with Jim McKay for the Semi-Finals of Men's Target Pissing, where after two sixpacks the American team continues to trail the Irish."

Lets see Catspaw, we started out wishing you a heartfelt Happy Birthday and ended up discussing pee-shooting...seems entirely apropos to me!


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Dave Swan
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 07:24 PM

Yeah sure, whirly pees. It's all fun and games 'til someone gets hurt.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 08:30 PM

I just thought we were all hopin' fer whirled peas, ya know? No more wars:-)


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: catspaw49
Date: 09 Jun 99 - 11:49 PM

OH Kat my pard.....that was really awful. Makes me proud to share the litterbox with you......now sweep up.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: katlaughing
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 12:22 AM

A 'Spaw, I have to confess....I got it off of a bumper sticker that says, "Visualize whirled peas"

But thanks, anyway, Pard!

Love ya,

katsweeping up, but not too much


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 07:53 AM

Tsk, Tsk. Somebody forgot an </strong> or </emph>!

Murray


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: skarpi
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 05:00 PM

Happy birthday Catspaw I hope you got a birthday party.

In Icelandic Til hamingju með afmælið .

skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 05:29 PM

Catspaw--

It's finally late enough that I can offically wish you a belated happy birthday.

--Charlie Baum, who's going to join the Official Procrastinator's Club one of these days.


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Banjer
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 07:39 PM

Don't worry Charlie, I heard that due to the propensity of procratinators to put things off, the registration deadline for Procrastinator's Unanimous has been extended indefinetely or until someone forgets to put it off any longer, which ever comes first!


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Subject: RE: catspaw's birthday is Tuesday, June 8th
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 10 Jun 99 - 09:41 PM

HAPPY BIDET!!!To catspaw! LEJ's DAUGHTER,GIZMO:)


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