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post #1 of 27
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Just wanted to say hello! I had a concern about my vets nutritional advice, so I did some googling and came across this website. The responses today have been great, and really put me at ease.

So to introduce myself, I'm Valerie. I'm a graphic designer, Photographer, Illustrator, & Artist. I love snowboarding, Painting, drawing, Designing, playing w/ my kitties, and going to lots of shows....Love MUSIC!

Here are some photos of my "babies" Vegas is my female Orange Tabby - who I took in after my grandfather passed away a few years ago...she is my very first cat EVER. Charlie is my little boy - he was a stray that I adopted from a shelter. I knew he was mine the moment i walked in and he looked up at me and just kept meowing REALLY loud - not to mention how darn cute he was - little fuzz ball! Many people (including the people working at the shelter) think he might be a pure bred Maine Coone. Of course I know that without a dna test that can't be proven for sure, and I don't really care too much as long as he's healthy and happy...but I did some research on Maine Coones out of curiosity, and my gosh he takes on almost every trait I've read about that he must be one! Ok so enough w/ my chatting - those who know me know I can talk A LOT! So ok, lol here are some photos!

VEGAS:








CHARLIE:





VEGAS & CHARLIE:






Ok can't forget about my puppy! He's really not a puppy(11 years and goin' strong!) but acts like it still sometimes!

SAGE:



Yep we have quite the animal house!

-valerie
post #2 of 27
Welcome to TCS, Valerie! You furbabies are all adorage! What a gorgeous pup Sage is!!
post #3 of 27
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thanks! Yeah we aren't exactly sure What Sage is though we are suspecting he's a Border Collie/German Shep Mix - maybe w/ some Aust. Shep in him too...who knows but he is a good puppy! Oh and he has a 1/2 a blue eye but it's closed in the pic.
post #4 of 27
Welcome to TCS!!!! It's great to have you here - and your kitties are adorable!!! A female ginger tabby - that's pretty rare you know - you're very lucky!!! Charlie does look very Maine Coon like to me

Your pic of Sage on the bed is gorgeous as well

You'll notice a lot of us have signatures, and from the sounds of it, you're probably quite capable of making your own, otherwise you can have one requested and someone can make you one if they get some time! The link for that thread is http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=47
post #5 of 27
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thanks for the warm welcome. I have a "design" sig I use for promoting my freelance design that I normally use on most forums...but I'll make up a kitty one when I get some time for sure (and i may add sage in too so he's not feelin' left out).

I'd also be glad to help out in designing sigs....comes w/ the territory of being a designer!
post #6 of 27
welcome to the cat site, this is such a great place Ur kitties are gorgeous and so is Sage, I just those photos, I cant wait to see moer well see u on the forums
post #7 of 27
Hi Valerie Welcome to TCS. You'll have lots of fun here and get great advice at the same time.
post #8 of 27
Hi Valerie Welcome to TCS!

I just love Vegas's eyes!!! They are gorgeous!!! I also think you might be right about Charlie being a Main Coon lookalike!!! He is amazing!

Oh and I can't forget sweet Sage!!
post #9 of 27
Hello Valerie. My name is John, welcome to the site
post #10 of 27
and a big hello to you and your beautiful fur-family they are such a bunch of cuties, and Sage looks a real darling

Its great here, theres always something to do or see, it soon becomes a full time addiction

Well enjoy the forums !!
post #11 of 27
Hola Valerie y bienvenido a TCS!..
(Translate: Hi Valerie and Welcome to TCS!!!.....)
absolutely, cute pics!!...
See you on the forums!
post #12 of 27
Hi! Welcome to TCS, your fur babies are gorgeous
post #13 of 27
Welcome to TCS!! It's great to have you and your family join us here!
post #14 of 27
Hi Valerie, and welcome to TCS! I also live in Chicago, so it is always good to see another fellow Chicagoan here! Your cats and dog are adorable. You will have to visit our forum called The Signature Shop...there are a couple of threads devoted to requesting sigs, and the finished products. I'm sure you'll be a welcome asset over there.

If you have any questions as you find your way around the site, please feel free to click on my username and send me a private message. I'll do what I can to help you.
post #15 of 27
Welcome to TCS!! Your fur-family is gorgeous!
post #16 of 27
Hello and welcome!!

your vegas reminds me of my dexter, and he was my very first cat too so glad to meet you, see you around the forums.

michelle
post #17 of 27
Hi and welcome to TCS!
Gorgeous fur babies you have there, I'm looking forward to seeing more of them!
post #18 of 27
Hi welcome to TCS! You have a beautiful family.
post #19 of 27
Welcome, Vegas, Charlie, Valerie, and Sage,

to TheCatSite and we are glad you've found us! That's great you've found some good information on the forums -- there are a lot of cat-smart folks here and any question you have will almost certainly find an answer somewhere on the forums. Thanks so much for sharing pix of your adorable ones with us and THANKS from the bottoms of our hearts for adopting Vegas and Charlie when they needed a forever loving home so much! All 9 of us are rescued, and we love big families, too, as you can see!
post #20 of 27
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wow lots of replies since i've last visited! Mean to come on here more, but so busy lately w/ work! Two weeks ago Vegas started to vomit 3-5 times a day - so I brought her in and they put her on Prednisone (sp?)...assuming she had IBD and she stopped vomiting...has not vomited since then...but TODAY i just randomly decided to check that recall list and found the update had the wet canned cat food from Blue Spa Select on there! I'm so livid! I am afraid that it may be possible that food had affected her, however the blue spa website stated that they pulled their canned food off the shelf, however none has been tested positive for the Melamine which was what has been poisoning our babies! I am pretty sure that I have the food and dates on the cans of those recalled foods...and even though they tested negative, I am thinking that some blood work couldn't hurt her just to be safe....she seems ok other than her previous vomiting...just thought I would share this updated story on her....i'm a little worried but I think she will be ok...hope your kitties are all ok too....this recall thing is getting a little scary!

Thanks again for all the warm welcomes! Hope to share some new photos soon...as they are my best subjects!
post #21 of 27
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wow lots of replies since i've last visited! Mean to come on here more, but so busy lately w/ work! Two weeks ago Vegas started to vomit 3-5 times a day - so I brought her in and they put her on Prednisone (sp?)...assuming she had IBD and she stopped vomiting...has not vomited since then...but TODAY i just randomly decided to check that recall list and found the update had the wet canned cat food from Blue Spa Select on there! I'm so livid! I am afraid that it may be possible that food had affected her, however the blue spa website stated that they pulled their canned food off the shelf, however none has been tested positive for the Melamine which was what has been poisoning our babies! I am pretty sure that I have the food and dates on the cans of those recalled foods...and even though they tested negative, I am thinking that some blood work couldn't hurt her just to be safe....she seems ok other than her previous vomiting...just thought I would share this updated story on her....i'm a little worried but I think she will be ok...hope your kitties are all ok too....this recall thing is getting a little scary!

Thanks again for all the warm welcomes! Hope to share some new photos soon...as they are my best subjects!
Our thoughts and prayers are with Vegas and you and we do hope all is well, but you are very caring and conscientious to get her tested -- it's definitely the right thing to do and hopefully will give you peace of mind as she checks out okay. Yes, the recall has got us all very scared and concerned. Don't know if you have subscribed yet, but you may want to visit http://www.itchmo.com daily for the latest updates and information regarding the recall. I feel a lot more confident knowing they will send updates to me via email as they get them -- they seem to be the definitive source for the up-to-the-minute info.

Can't wait to see new pix of a very healthy, happy, loved VEGAS!
post #22 of 27
Welcome to TCS!

I love the pictures of your furkids. Hope to see more!

See you around the forums.
post #23 of 27
Thread Starter 
thanks guys! Yeah according to the blue spa letter announcement nothing has been positive on the food..i haven't fed it to her in like 2 weeks and she seems to be doing fine. The vet said there isn't much you can do but watch her if she would test positive for the poisoning...so FOR NOW i am just going to keep an eye on her...no need to put her thru more tests if it isn't completely necessary....I think she would be showing more symptoms by now anyways...

On another happy note...I am getting my mom a kitten for mom's day! It will be her first one, so maybe she will come on here and say hi...i think this would be a great place to send her for new info on owning a kitty....i can't wait to go to the shelter w/ her on saturday!
post #24 of 27
Hey! Beautiful pictures of your pets! Love em!
post #25 of 27
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thanks! I have a ton of photos, that I'd love to share - just have to find time to edit and upload! I did make a sig finally though, so it's a step in the right direction...even tho charlie has this crazy look on his face....I'll have to find one where he really shows off his kitten charm.
post #26 of 27
Hello and Welcme
post #27 of 27
Hi! Welcome and what beautiful babies you have!
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