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WITandWISDOM(tm) - June 12, 2001

~~~~~~~ THOUGHTS:

I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you. - Harrison Ford, Actor

Source: Bits & Pieces, Home Delivery, http://Your.DailyInbox.Com/bp/


Part 1 of 2 [Jun 12,13]

Many years ago when candy manufacturer John Huyler set up his business, he made Jacob's pledge his own. Going to the bank, he opened an account, which he identified by the initials "M.P." Into that fund he regularly deposited a tenth of his income. When people asked what the initials stood for, he would say, "My Partner."

Keeping God uppermost in his mind in his business transactions, he was blessed by the Lord, and his company prospered phenomenally. Each week the Lord's work received increasingly larger sums of money. The size of these gifts became so large that it amazed his business associates.

Interestingly, these contributions were always accompanied with the request that the donor not be thanked, but that the recipient offer praise to God alone. "After all," Mr. Huyler would say, "the money isn't mine; it's the Lord's."

By Donald E. and Vesta W. Mansell, "Sure As The Dawn" Copyright (c) 1993

~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:


Is your devotion to your cat and "cat things" in the training stage, at a moderate level, or extreme? Or are you an all out shameless "cat-a-holic?" Let's just see how you rate as a "cat person," shall we? See how many of these can you give an HONEST "yes" answer to:

--Can you meow so well that you can fake out your cats?

--Have you ever called your husband/wife by the cat's name by mistake?

--Do you think of your cats as the "furry kids?"

--Did you ever decide to buy a house or rent an apartment based solely on the potential spot for the litter box?

--Do you think cat hair in your food is a good source of protein?

--Last Christmas did you spend more money on cat toys than you did on gifts for the kids or grandkids?

--Are you at a loss as to how to talk to people who don't own any cats?

--Does your wallet contain more photos of your cats than
your kids or grandkids?

--Have you often slept on the very edge of the bed so that you won't disturb the cat who's sleeping in the very middle?

--Do you leave messages for the kitty on the answering machine?

--Have you ever invited a guest to sit down by patting the seat and making that noise with your pursed lips?

--Does your answering machine have the cat meowing on the outgoing message?

--When you go to the bathroom do you think of it as "using the litter box"?

--Have you made a habit of setting a place at the table for the kitty?

--Do you know your cat's birthday (or if not, have made a good guess) and have a birthday party to celebrate?

--When your husband/wife gives you the ultimatum, "OK, it's me or the cat," you don't hesitate for even one second.

--Do your neighbors talk about you as "the nut with all the cats?"

How many did you answer "yes" to? I think just answering one with a "yes" is enough to qualify you as a "Cat Person." But the number of yes answers determines the degree:

Your "Cat-ability" Score:

----1 to 4 yes answers: In training - you could do better, but
it's OK, you're learning.

----5 to 8 yes answers: Moderate - working on it, improving
nicely. Potential is there.

----9 to 13 yes answers: Extreme - just about there, almost
mastered the art. Keep stretching yourself.

----14 to 17 yes answers: Totally possessed, hopelessly devoted,
cat-a-holic. Congratulations! (But you'll find no 12 step
program here!) Addicted and proud of it, I say!

From: Cat Nips . . . http://www.shagmail.com/sample/catnip.html

Source: Kitty's Daily Mews, Copyright (c) 1997-2001 All rights reserved worldwide, http://www.katscratch.com/


A rest room at a Kentucky gas station was amazingly clean. The sign about the mirror said, "Please pretend this is your own bathroom and your mother is coming for a visit! Thanks."

By Neil Eskelin in Neil Eskelin's Daily Jump Start(tm), Copyright (c) 2001, http://www.neileskelin.com

~~~~~~~ TRIVIA:

How do chickens communicate?

Ordinary chickens have at least 25 different calls and they use them in some language-like ways. Not only do they communicate directly with each other, but they consider what they are about to say and can even tell lies.

When a rooster finds some food, he sometimes makes a "took took took" sound. The "took took" call is repeated much more when there is a hen nearby. Hearing the call, the hen usually strolls over to the male, who may offer her choice morsels from his own beak. Hens who hear "took took" also peer down at the ground, as if looking for food. But sometimes a rooster will say "took took" when there's no food just to get the female to come over.

It appears that at least some chicken calls are more than just reflex reactions, since they change depending on whether others are listening and are sometimes used for deception.

Source: Cool Fact of the Day, http://features.learningkingdom.com/fact/

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