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Old 03-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #261
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Tuna la Quinta. Last cat that is really ours and the only one with us here. She underwent tutelage from our grandma kitty, had a long apprenticeship, and has a number of learned endearing traits as well as some that are of her own devise. Kind of a big chicken but a very loving cat. Not big boned, just very well fed - she does a great sea otter imitation when laying on her back..
Tuna is adorable!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:44 PM   #263
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Yeah, I like that Tuna kitty! And we have a pair of semi-feral kitties named Jinx (tabby) and Minx (black/white) and we call the black/white one Tuna instead because she is shaped exactly like one! Definitely a full figured gal! My Pancake is sitting in my lap as I type, but she is not pancake shaped, but rather was found outside the IHOP in freezing weather by my boss.

I had a rabbit as a child but that chinchilla looks so cute! One day, one day...
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #264
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Not big boned, just very well fed - she does a great sea otter imitation when laying on her back..
"I'm not fat, I'm fluffy."

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LOL on the sea otter imitation! We had a fat cat who was a torti (brown) and we always said she was doing her dead groundhog pose. That's her below. She was a sweet thing, but had that torti attitude. We lost her 2 years ago and I still miss her.

As far as naming - we once had a neighbor who worked at Walmart, and she was always bringing home stray cats. She had Wally, Marty, and Sam.
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I'm a kitty cat lover at heart but have developed a deep appreciation for Chinchillas through my volunteer work at our local animal shelter. We often get them in. Sadly, like ferrets, bunnies and guinea pigs, these wonderful animals are often adopted for the wrong reasons and are often misunderstood. Many end up at our shelter and we work very hard to re-home them. Chinchillas are such amazing critters - softest fur ever and those amazing little hands/paws
Chinchillas really are great pets as they are relatively low maintenance but they are a huge commitment due to their lifespan which can be as much as 18-22 years. I post 30 earlier but was indeed mistaken.
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As far as naming - we once had a neighbor who worked at Walmart, and she was always bringing home stray cats. She had Wally, Marty, and Sam.
When I was in College we named our new kitten "FART" --- so that when it reached maturity & then some, we could call it "The Old Fart"....

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Yesterday we said goodbye, after 16 good years, to our first dog Grace. She had a wonderful life, growing up at the beach, sharing every milestone with us, and finally retiring to the sunshine of the country. She will be missed.
Little did we know when we brought home that little border collie puppy the year after we got married, what the incredible impact she would have on our lives.
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I am sorry for your loss...we have two pups currently, both healthy. But I am already dreading the sorrow of losing them.
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Yesterday we said goodbye, after 16 good years, to our first dog Grace. She had a wonderful life, growing up at the beach, sharing every milestone with us, and finally retiring to the sunshine of the country. She will be missed.
Little did we know when we brought home that little border collie puppy the year after we got married, what the incredible impact she would have on our lives.
I'm so sorry Sarah. RIP dear Grace.
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Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about Grace. She was a beautiful dog.
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What a lovely looking dog Sarah. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost her.
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Hysterical! I am so totally stealing this.
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So, with my last day of work coming up on Tuesday, I thought it was time to get a new friend. Meet Cosmo! He's a 3-year old, originally rescued from the streets of Baltimore (thus the tipped ear). He was adopted out by a rescue group 2 years ago, and recently returned due to "domestic problems". He's a big ole' sweetie! He come home with us yesterday, and is confined to my study. Murphy (in my profile pic) hisses at him through the glass-paneled door, and Cosmo just looks back at her.

We've lost 2 cats in the past 2 years, and the remaining cats are 14 & 16. I thought it was time for a new generation...
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So, with my last day of work coming up on Tuesday, I thought it was time to get a new friend. Meet Cosmo! He's a 3-year old, originally rescued from the streets of Baltimore (thus the tipped ear). He was adopted out by a rescue group 2 years ago, and recently returned due to "domestic problems". He's a big ole' sweetie! He come home with us yesterday, and is confined to my study. Murphy (in my profile pic) hisses at him through the glass-paneled door, and Cosmo just looks back at her.

We've lost 2 cats in the past 2 years, and the remaining cats are 14 & 16. I thought it was time for a new generation...
He's beautiful cj and I'm glad that this former street kitty can now count on a good permanent home. Makes me feel happy!
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So, with my last day of work coming up on Tuesday, I thought it was time to get a new friend. Meet Cosmo! He's a 3-year old, originally rescued from the streets of Baltimore (thus the tipped ear). He was adopted out by a rescue group 2 years ago, and recently returned due to "domestic problems". He's a big ole' sweetie! He come home with us yesterday, and is confined to my study. Murphy (in my profile pic) hisses at him through the glass-paneled door, and Cosmo just looks back at her.

We've lost 2 cats in the past 2 years, and the remaining cats are 14 & 16. I thought it was time for a new generation...
Thanks for adopting an adult rescue kitty! We share our lives with four kitties - all rescues. One is a big buff tabby boy similiar to your Cosmo.
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Ah, a new kitty now that's the way to welcome in retirement!
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Yes, Purron, all of our cats are from shelters, too. Wouldn't have it any other way.
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