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Old 01-18-2009, 10:27 PM   #101
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That is one healthy-looking cat, Vera! Big, too!

All the strays that I feed look skinny and ragged.

You sure no one owns her? Or feeds her?

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:41 PM   #102
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Thanks so much, Vera, for posting pictures of Maxi - and Katie, your Bo-Peep is adorable. She has a sort of reverse Phantom of the Opera mask! Very dramatic!
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:36 PM   #103
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I'm so glad Maxi came home! What a beautiful baby! I have a particular fondness for tuxedo cats (of course, I love just about all cats!). My Amy and Ariel were tuxedo cats (sisters from the same litter).

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:00 AM   #104
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I just read all of the posts and must say that the picture sure looks like a Maxi to me. That is a sweet girl face that I am seeing.

About your question about if we have had any cats adopt us:

Wiskers & Big Stuff
My mom was feeding the neighbor's cat because she felt sorry for it. The neighbor's kids were so mean to the cat that it would hide out in our yard.

Mom ended up going to take care of my Grandma in New Mexico. When she left she asked me to make sure that Wiskers was fed. I did not live with my parents but stayed with Dad while Mom was gone. Mom said that the cat was a longhair grey so when I saw a longhair grey cat in the yard I would put out her food.

6 weeks later when Mom came home she asked about Wiskers. I told her that she was at the house everyday eating like a little pig. Mom went outside the next day and discovered that I was feeding a different grey cat.

Big Stuff ran into the house when Mom started back inside. She lived with my parents for about 10 years. She just moved in and refused to go outside.

Mom still felt sorry for wiskers so she still put food out for her. Dad (old softy) felt sorry for Wiskers too so he insisted that she be allowed into the house too. When the neighbor moved he told Mom that she might as well keep her becase she was at our house more than she was at theirs.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:32 AM   #105
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What a great story AuntieV!

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Old 01-19-2009, 06:26 AM   #106
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I haven't been on this thread in a couple of days.....you miss a day you miss alot. Vera, you have been busy. Did you take Maxie to the vet yet? Keep us posted, she is cute!
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:55 AM   #107
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That is one healthy-looking cat, Vera! Big, too!

All the strays that I feed look skinny and ragged.

You sure no one owns her? Or feeds her?

Lee
Considering the way she eats when I do see her, and that I believe there is an infection in one of her eyes, I doubt anyone is taking care of her. I'll take her to the vet today to get a clean bill of health and whatever medication she needs for the eye.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:22 AM   #108
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Awwwww, well she's beautiful and a very lucky girl!

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Old 01-19-2009, 09:47 AM   #109
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I'm also a cat owner, very attached to mine, an ally cat who's a dead ringer for a Turkish Angora. I've been following this thread although I've written nothing.

I named my beautiful cat Savannah. She brings me hours of joy and is content with a bowl of food, fresh water and a clean litter box. She can teach us humans a lot.

VB you have been given a precious gift. I know you will cherish it.
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:05 AM   #110
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I just read through the whole thread - I'm glad Maxie found her way back to you, Vera Our cat is a yellow tabby, the offspring of a feral cat. We brought her in when she was about 2 months old - now she's 13. I love cats, and dogs. We also have a black Lab.

About the other cats showing up all of a sudden, when the economy gets bad, sometimes people can't afford their pets anymore, and put them out, so that may be what happened.
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