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17 Feb 2018, 12:54 am

thank you auntie for making me feel welcome and belonging here since day one and always being a positive presence in WP. :cat: i shan't forget you soon.


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17 Feb 2018, 12:57 am

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This is going to sound funny: but I had a cat who was my best friend when I was 15. She was a grey Persian longhair who, basically, prevented me from going over the "deep end."

I used to be rather severely afraid of dogs---but I came around as an adult. Nowadays, though I'm scared a little sometimes, I can pet dogs, and play with them.

A feral cat is, basically, a domesticated cat who was once in a home, but either was forced from a home, or left it on its own accord. Subsequent generations of cats from this one cat are also probably considered "feral." Not quite "wild," like a bobcat---but really close.

There are feral humans, too. They are the ones who were raised by animals, and have difficulty adjusting to "civilization."

I like horses, too---though I'm afraid to ride them because I was thrown from one when I was 8. I was made to get back on the horse by a camp counselor, resulting in me falling again. The horse was a temperamental horse, and I should never have been riding him/her. I do feel a bond when I'm around horses, though. I used to enjoy the show "Mr. Ed" very much when I was a kid. And I enjoyed other shows about horses, too.

I don't know that much about cows; I haven't been around them that much.


I think that is lovely that your cat was your best friend, and saved you in that way.

Thank you for the description/definition of feral cats ,and human ferals. That is interesting, and I feel as though I have heard of this.

I grew up in Malibu, California, and the homes were built on acres of land, back then, and it seemed there were farm animals, pretty much, everywhere. It was definitely, horse country. My parents would take my sisters and I, to a farm near our dentist's office, when we'd go get our teeth cleaned, and there were cows grazing about, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, and other animals, and we would be invited to pet some of them. I was very reserved and cautious, and merely, enjoyed watching, but I remember, to this day, being extremely enamored with, and fixated on the animals, particularly, the cows.



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17 Feb 2018, 12:58 am

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I hope at least you can find her on FB or mebbe on another aspie forum somewhere.
Thank you. I don't have facebook, and I don't believe she did, either. I know she gets quite busy with school. She is 14, so I imagine she is in middle school, or, first year of high school and quite involved with music/violin. We share some of the same OCD symptoms, thus, we were helpful to one another, and had some nice conversations in the process. She is a lovely person and friend.

there are a few people I dearly miss here as well, such as Taupey and Spazzergasm who were the first two people to greet me and talk to me when I first started here.



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17 Feb 2018, 12:59 am

Britte, if those cows you saw in the field could talk to you, what do you suppose they'd say? I've often wondered about the secret life of animals.



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17 Feb 2018, 1:15 am

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I hope at least you can find her on FB or mebbe on another aspie forum somewhere.
Thank you. I don't have facebook, and I don't believe she did, either. I know she gets quite busy with school. She is 14, so I imagine she is in middle school, or, first year of high school and quite involved with music/violin. We share some of the same OCD symptoms, thus, we were helpful to one another, and had some nice conversations in the process. She is a lovely person and friend.

there are a few people I dearly miss here as well, such as Taupey and Spazzergasm who were the first two people to greet me and talk to me when I first started here.


That's nice that you had that experience. I hope you will, one day, again, see them, here, or elsewhere. I miss Stampy, DeepHour, C2V, Drawyer and a few others, and, although I converse with beakybird, via email, from time to time, I truly enjoy his presence on the forum, and frequently, find myself wishing he were here, selfishly. : )



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17 Feb 2018, 1:17 am

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I hope at least you can find her on FB or mebbe on another aspie forum somewhere.
Thank you. I don't have facebook, and I don't believe she did, either. I know she gets quite busy with school. She is 14, so I imagine she is in middle school, or, first year of high school and quite involved with music/violin. We share some of the same OCD symptoms, thus, we were helpful to one another, and had some nice conversations in the process. She is a lovely person and friend.

there are a few people I dearly miss here as well, such as Taupey and Spazzergasm who were the first two people to greet me and talk to me when I first started here.


That's nice that you had that experience. I hope you will, one day, again, see them, here, or elsewhere. I miss Stampy, DeepHour, C2V, Drawyer and a few others, and, although I converse with beakybird, via email, from time to time, I truly enjoy his presence on the forum, and frequently, find myself wishing he were here, selfishly. : )

good people come and go, life marches on no matter what we want. I like to think that in heaven the goodies will stick around a bit longer :D



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17 Feb 2018, 1:25 am

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Britte, if those cows you saw in the field could talk to you, what do you suppose they'd say? I've often wondered about the secret life of animals.


Hmm, perhaps they'd tell me that the grass they are chewing on, has a nice taste to it, and that they are feeling very relaxed, without a care in the world, and wouldn't have it any other way. They certainly seem calm and, perhaps, deep in thought, but in a very relaxed manner, as opposed to anxious or worried. I know that isn't very creative, but, it is how I perceive them and what they might have to say say. They seem very calm and sweet.



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17 Feb 2018, 1:33 am

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Britte, if those cows you saw in the field could talk to you, what do you suppose they'd say? I've often wondered about the secret life of animals.


Hmm, perhaps they'd tell me that the grass they are chewing on, has a nice taste to it, and that they are feeling very relaxed, without a care in the world, and wouldn't have it any other way. They certainly seem calm and, perhaps, deep in thought, but in a very relaxed manner, as opposed to anxious or worried. I know that isn't very creative, but, it is how I perceive them and what they might have to say say. They seem very calm and sweet.

I useta live next door to a neighbor's cow pasture, I used to like watching the baby cows prancing about almost like lambs. they'd run and run back and forth, havin' a big ol' time. I think theirs was an idyllic existence, at least until the neighbor sold them for meat. :|



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17 Feb 2018, 1:38 am

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I hope at least you can find her on FB or mebbe on another aspie forum somewhere.
Thank you. I don't have facebook, and I don't believe she did, either. I know she gets quite busy with school. She is 14, so I imagine she is in middle school, or, first year of high school and quite involved with music/violin. We share some of the same OCD symptoms, thus, we were helpful to one another, and had some nice conversations in the process. She is a lovely person and friend.

there are a few people I dearly miss here as well, such as Taupey and Spazzergasm who were the first two people to greet me and talk to me when I first started here.


That's nice that you had that experience. I hope you will, one day, again, see them, here, or elsewhere. I miss Stampy, DeepHour, C2V, Drawyer and a few others, and, although I converse with beakybird, via email, from time to time, I truly enjoy his presence on the forum, and frequently, find myself wishing he were here, selfishly. : )

good people come and go, life marches on no matter what we want. I like to think that in heaven the goodies will stick around a bit longer :D


Indeed. But, I hope I will see DeepHour, again, very soon. No matter where it is that I meet with him, again. Even if in heaven. Like you, he has been one of the best friends I have ever had. His photographs are hanging on the walls in my home, and I have a stunning photo of his rose garden, set as my desktop and screensaver,. I often have my breakfast and tea in his garden, by way of his photograph on my desktop. I am logging off, now. I will speak with you, again, soon, I hope. It's been a pleasure, conversing with you. :mrgreen: :flower: :study:



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17 Feb 2018, 1:46 am

^^^nighty nighty :)



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17 Feb 2018, 1:47 am

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Britte, if those cows you saw in the field could talk to you, what do you suppose they'd say? I've often wondered about the secret life of animals.


Hmm, perhaps they'd tell me that the grass they are chewing on, has a nice taste to it, and that they are feeling very relaxed, without a care in the world, and wouldn't have it any other way. They certainly seem calm and, perhaps, deep in thought, but in a very relaxed manner, as opposed to anxious or worried. I know that isn't very creative, but, it is how I perceive them and what they might have to say say. They seem very calm and sweet.

I useta live next door to a neighbor's cow pasture, I used to like watching the baby cows prancing about almost like lambs. they'd run and run back and forth, havin' a big ol' time. I think theirs was an idyllic existence, at least until the neighbor sold them for meat. :|


How wonderful that you had that experience. I am not pleased about the last bit, however. I shall talk to you, soon. If our paths happen not to cross again, this evening, I hope you sleep very well, and have pleasant dreams. I will, likely, say goodnight, later, either way. Goodnight. edit - I did not see your last message, prior to posting this one. Thank you, and again, goodnight. :)



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17 Feb 2018, 1:54 am

I see there is a message from Kip at the top of the page. I thought I would point it out, as I know you would have addressed him, if you had seen his post, there. : )



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17 Feb 2018, 1:56 am

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thank you auntie for making me feel welcome and belonging here since day one and always being a positive presence in WP. :cat: i shan't forget you soon.

sorry, I had a senior moment and didn't see this post in a timely manner :oops: I hope you are tooling around fancily and in most deluxe accommodation in your nice new ride :bounce:



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17 Feb 2018, 2:02 am

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I have a problem with kindness because I don't believe I deserve it.
Which is my problem.
It seems more natural and logical to be abused.
Perhaps because I had an abusive upbringing and I don't think you ever get over that completely.


Personally, I still feel guilty for wanting kindness, because I feel like I don't deserve it. However, I refuse to be abused by anyone else and you should too. You didn't deserve it then and you certainly don't deserve it now. There was a time I didn't feel the way I do today, there was a time I was angry with the world and even more so with myself. I still loathe myself, but I have learned to allow myself to be human. I hope with all my heart you too can learn to forgive yourself because you didn't deserve that sort of treatment.

I'm much better now, but I still feel weird when people say kind things like you just did and I don't know how to respond to it.
It confuses me.


You don't have to say anything. I hope that you take it to heart and it helps, but I expect nothing in return.


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17 Feb 2018, 9:05 am

Saying nice things comes naturally, especially if it’s sincere.