Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Weeping Madonnas, Images of Jesus In Tortillas, and now...Owner thinks cat's marks honor Earnhardt
DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- First it was the Dale Earnhardt goat, now it's the Dale Earnhardt cat.

David Albury was at home recuperating from surgery several months ago when he noticed the black fur on his cat's back was shaped in the number "3." The fur screamed "Dale Earnhardt" to Albury.
Now this is just me, and let me say first that I think it's right interesting that there's a cat with a 3 on it, but I really, REALLY think the much bigger story here is the screaming fur. Fur in the shape of something is cool, but when it screams, well, now that's just something you don't hear about every day.
He told his wife of 30 years, "Valerie, we're rich."
We can quit spending $500 a week on lottery tickets!
Albury, a NASCAR fan who regularly watches the races on television, called up the Daytona International Speedway to see if officials there were interested. The Speedway officials suggested he call Dale Earnhardt Inc. based in North Carolina. He hasn't gotten a reply.

Earnhardt died in 2001 during a crash in the Daytona 500. The legendary driver's car bore the number 3.

Albury is adamant that he doesn't want to sell the black and white cat named Romeo, and more recently called Little E or Kitty 3 after Earnhardt.

"But I wouldn't mind if he became a celebrity," Albury said.
Wow--it's just like listening to Britney Spears' mom!
This isn't the first animal born in Florida bearing the number 3 since Earnhardt's death.

In 2002, a brown Nubian goat was born in north Florida that had a white "3" on its side. It was promptly named Lil' Dale and several Earnhardt fan's [sic] went to its farm to see it.
You know, this whole deal with pilgrimages to see numbered animals just cries out for a new version of the Canterbury Tales.

Someone get me that Chaucer guy on the phone!

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