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I like opera, too, although I have never participated or played in one. My personal favorite is Wagner's Ring Cycle. Ever do that? Another operatic number with a lot of percussion is the 1812 overture, although the cannons kinda overwhelm everything else. [emoticon]


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We never did the Ring Cycle.

The 1812 Overture is merely a concert overture; no opera associated with it. And yes, I performed that one several times, once with the Amarillo Symphony, in which we fired a shotgun into a 55-gallon drum, instead of merely banging on the bass drum. Got a bit smokey in the back of the orchestra, but it was really dramatic.


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I will be keeping you in my Thoughts and Prayers. As any Pet Lover knows, they just don't get to spend enough time with us. :-(


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Spotacus has been examined; now we’re waiting on the oncologist to come talk with us. Spotacus has been looking around, but otherwise lays still.

On the up side, we get the veterans’ 10% discount...

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The best the vet could give him was a few weeks, so in a few minutes, Spotacus will join Alexander the Grrreat at the Rainbow Bridge.

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God Speed, Spotacus.

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I am so sorry. I will miss Spotacus so much. He is a mirror image of my Eddy. Love ya Spot and thank you for taking in a homeless cat and loving him. ??

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Spotacus walked up on a bitterly cold December night and rescued himself, the night before my father's birthday, six years after Dad died. Spotacus left us today, the same day Dad died in 2004. I have to wonder if Dad sent Spotacus to us.

WLToo almost has the hole dug next to Alex. My job will be to find the right rocks for the cairn. I'll do that after the burial, when it's cooled off a bit, and when I've found my heavy duty work gloves. There are still active scorpions and giant red-headed centipedes (and snakes) moving about.

Tall Friend has returned, so we've invited him over for pizza this evening and a kitty wake. Then tomorrow, we'll help him unload what he brought back from their cabin in Maine. Short Friend's return is still to be determined.

Then we'll steam clean our house and kitty stuff, in preparation for a cat or two that needs a home.

WLToo wants a pair of kittens or younger adults, so we can get pet medical insurance without having to deal with the "pre-existing conditions" exclusions. Also so we can train them to walk in harness and leash, get combed, and ride in cars and RVs. I don't see the need to go young, as our best travelers were old cats. I did get him to go along with letting the cats choose us, and if there are more than two willing to hire us, then we'll have to choose.

The house is too quiet, and feels totally wrong. We won't be able to stand it long, so meeting some potential roommates will happen just as soon as the house smells less of previous kitties. Makes the new kitties' transition easier.

WLToo says it's ready. Later, y'all.

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I am so sorry for you and Spotacus. He was indeed lucky (or wise) to have found you that cold December. And through your posts, I know that you feel lucky to have known him. We lost our long-time cat after 2 years of fighting cancer last year and we lost our young kitty, who we only had for 6 years, this past August. The house is indeed too quiet without them.

I am glad to hear that you are willing to open your home and your hearts to a couple more lucky cats. My daughter is living with us while she transitions from college to career and she recently adopted a very cute little kitten who has brought so much life back to our house. I wish that for you too.

All the best,

Stephany


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I'm so sorry for your loss. Spotacus was well loved - by all of us! Thanks for sharing him with us!


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