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Old 01-31-2010, 10:52 AM   #1
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I know this might not be a big deal..

but I'm getting a pet.... a cat! Some of you probably love dogs, and I love both. It's too hard to have a dog in an apartment. Here is the cat I'm getting today. I'm going to name her Lucy. I'm excited because I haven't had a pet in 15 years.


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Old 01-31-2010, 11:21 AM   #2
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Congratulations! She is very pretty. How old is she? I have two inside kitties and 4 outside kitties, plus an almost 9 year old puppy for them to play with.
Don't forget more pictures!
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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Also I wanted to add that it is a very big deal. A kitty is a 10+ year commitment. Enjoy her.
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Old 01-31-2010, 11:31 AM   #4
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She is 9 months old.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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Congratulations VB...She's a beautiful kitten.
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She looks so cute!
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Awwww...she's beautiful! She will be lots of company. Remember, you are nothing but warm-blooded furniture to a cat
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:49 PM   #8
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She needs a friend and playmate...A boy kitty....Name him Charlie Brown
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:20 PM   #9
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Congrats! Be sure to get her spayed if she isn't already....
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:24 PM   #10
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VB, congratulations on the new edition to your home. Pets are great companions and I am sure that you will get much enjoyment from Lucy.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:42 PM   #11
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She is beautiful VB! I am definitely looking forward to lots of pictures and cute kitty stories!

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Old 01-31-2010, 06:43 PM   #12
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thomas my five year old cat is my best bud. he listens when i talk, is sad when i am and happy when i am. of course i think he is the best kitty around. i got him when 6 weeks old. shortly after he was very sick and i almost lost em. it never occurred to me to get rid of him when he was sick.

you will think lucy is your best buddy she is a constant companion for you and asks only to be warm, fed and given water. she will love to be cuddled and petted (maybe) thomas does not like to be held. you will learn lucy"s likes and dislikes very quickly. enjoy your new friend.
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:29 PM   #13
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VB, you've got years & years of enjoyment ahead of you.

Here's my buddy, Gizmo. He is 10 yrs. old. I've had him for 9 yrs. Indoor kitty only.

This is my shadow, Vixen. She follows me everywhere. Not sure on her exact age. The vet thinks about 12 or 13 yrs. I've had her for 7 yrs. Indoor kitty only.

This is Nurse Kelly. She is 4 yrs. old. Rescued around 8 wks. old.

This is Cpl. Radar "Walter" O' Rielly. He is 5 yrs. old. Rescued around 6-8 wks old.

This is Col. Sherman T. Potter. He is 5 yrs. old. Rescued at 8 wks old.

And last but not least we have Callie. She is almost 2. She wandered into our barn when she was about 8-10 wks old.


The first two I stated are indoor kitties only due to their being declawed by the previous owner.
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VB, good luck and have fun with your new friend. We had our first cat (a stray) from about 7 months (like you, missing out on the very young kitty stage...not a bad thing to miss) until she died in a freak accident when she was 17. (We were gone, front door blew open, she was a strictly indoor cat, she went to play with the Husky next door.....) Four days after we got home we adopted a new kitty (a 5 year old rescue cat).

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That is SO true! DH is currently providing a soft surface for our furbrain to recline on.
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I'm beginning to suspect you like M*A*S*H as much as I do! LOL Cute kitties!

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VB, you've got years & years of enjoyment ahead of you.

Here's my buddy, Gizmo. He is 10 yrs. old. I've had him for 9 yrs. Indoor kitty only.

This is my shadow, Vixen. She follows me everywhere. Not sure on her exact age. The vet thinks about 12 or 13 yrs. I've had her for 7 yrs. Indoor kitty only.

This is Nurse Kelly. She is 4 yrs. old. Rescued around 8 wks. old.

This is Cpl. Radar "Walter" O' Rielly. He is 5 yrs. old. Rescued around 6-8 wks old.

This is Col. Sherman T. Potter. He is 5 yrs. old. Rescued at 8 wks old.

And last but not least we have Callie. She is almost 2. She wandered into our barn when she was about 8-10 wks old.


The first two I stated are indoor kitties only due to their being declawed by the previous owner.
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BTW, VB, your Lucy is a lovely cat!

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VB, you've got years & years of enjoyment ahead of you.
Cute kitties, getout! Looks like someone is a fan of "M*A*S*H"!

This is our LittleBit:


She can squeeze herself into unbelievably small places! A very long cat in a 9" diameter basket...
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BTW, VB, your Lucy is a lovely cat!



Cute kitties, getout! Looks like someone is a fan of "M*A*S*H"!

This is our LittleBit:


She can squeeze herself into unbelievably small places! A very long cat in a 9" diameter basket...
We had a cat named Christine who would get into every box she found. If it was too small (even 2" x 2") she would get as much of herself into the box as she could, and the rest would just hang out!

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Old 02-01-2010, 02:47 AM   #18
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CG, LittleBit looks alot like my kitty I had when I was 13 yrs. His name was Tom Tom Kitty. I found him on the roadside when he was sooo tiny.

And yes M.A.S.H. is quite popular in our house. We had a Hot Lips Hoolihan, but we lost her when she was real young. So Nurse Kelly was the only other female character we could think of.
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Awwww...she's beautiful! She will be lots of company. Remember, you are nothing but warm-blooded furniture to a cat
She seems to love the bed the most.. lol.. She has spent most of the time exploring.
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