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May 2010 Issue

Ask Elizabeth: April 2010

Spring is in the air and I am dreaming about my garden! Last autumn, my husband and I worked hard in our yard planting four dozen lily bulbs and we canít wait to admire the results of our efforts. Iím writing to you because of a news story I read this [IMGCAP(1)]week, warning cat owners about the danger of poisoning by lilies! Iíve had cats all my life and never heard of a cat poisoned by eating a lily ó is this really a concern or just media hype? My cat stays strictly indoors so Iím not worried about her, but I do see our neighborsí cats out and about. Do you think I should warn my neighbors about the lilies weíve planted? Iíd hate my dream garden to become a nightmare for one of our furry neighborhood friends.

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