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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone,

I am new here (hence posting in this forum), but am not new to cats... Well, at least relatively speaking. I grew up with 2 cats (both mixes found on the street and in the woods) and have just adopted *my* first cat (as an adult), Toby. Toby is also a mix, ~3yr old male (neuter) brown spotted/mackeral tabby.

I came to your forum looking for advice on what to feed my new, chubby, guy, but I think I'll have to stick around for a while, since I'm bound to have new Q's for you guys and I enjoy learning about all manner of pet/animal husbandry stuff (I suppose that makes me a pet-geek)

A little about me:
I've recently graduated w/ a masters in ed. and I have a bachelor's in art (BFA). I live in the middle of nowhere (so we don't have any specialty pet stores other than petsmart and soon-to-open petco). I like reading, listening to good music, and creating/viewing art. My other (current) pets include a dog (max, boxer-lab mix) and many, many tropical fw fish (I am very much a fish geek and keep tropical planted tanks).

I look forward to hanging out here and want to thank you guys for the great advice you've already given me and for your patience, as I'm sure to annoy you with many other questions in the future.

Art
p.s. I'll eventually get around to loading a pic of Toby, when I figure out how.
post #2 of 25
Welcome to TCS, this is such a great and everyone here is so nice also this site can be very helpful and fun too Beware tho this site becomes addicting, but its a good thing I cant wait to see pics of Toby, we just pics here well see u on the forums
post #3 of 25
Hey! Welcome to TCS!! You will find this site fun and informative!! Glad to have you here!
post #4 of 25
Hi and welcome to TCS
post #5 of 25
Welcome to TCS.
post #6 of 25
Hi Art, great intro! In the interest of getting to see pics of your kitty, I've PM'd you instructions on how to post pictures. Can't wait to see them!
post #7 of 25
Hi

post #8 of 25
& welcome to TCS. I look forward to hearing more about your kitty & fish.
post #9 of 25
Can't wait to see pics of your furbaby!
post #10 of 25
Hola y bienvenido a TCS!..
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS!!!.....)

See you on the forums!
post #11 of 25
and hello to you, glad you decided to join us
Its great here, theres always lots to do and see, it soon becomes a bit of an addiction

Looking forward to seeing photos of Toby we just love photos here

Enjoy the forums !
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

I look forward to spending some time here (maybe too much time, lol).
I will try to post some pics of Toby below...
Art




I think he looks just a bit evil in that last one..must be the lighting.
post #13 of 25
Hi there and welcome to you and Toby! He's just gorgeous!
post #14 of 25
Welcome Toby, Artgecko and fams

to TheCatSite and thank you for adopting and caring for Toby! Sounds like you're a wonderful "parent" to all of your family members, and Petco and PetsMart have good varieties of premium foods for Toby (as well as your dog and fish! lol). There are good "light" formulas to help Toby slim down a bit; your vet can probably advise you on what and how much to feed him, and playing with him to give him exercise every day is a great way to get his metabolism up and keep him fit while sharing some quality time with him. We love the "wand" toys with the "lures" on them, like DaBird (our favorite!), Feline Flyer, etc. and the laser pointer toys you get from "pet" stores are safe to use, and very fun to play with!

The Sticky's at the top of the page of posts tell about how to upload your photo -- we can't wait to see Toby and maybe the rest of your family as well!

All 9 of us are indoor-only, spayed/neutered of course!, and rescued. Glad you've decided to join us, and look forward to seeing you on the forums!
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks again for the warm welcome!

I'm currently feeding Toby Nutro "weight management" along with some canned food in hopes of reducing his chubbyness So far he seems to be loosing some weight and is doing well.

Thanks again!
Art
post #16 of 25
Welcome aboard TCS he looks gorgeous
Jenn
post #17 of 25
Dear Toby and Art:

Good on ya -- we love Nutro here and think it is of superior quality. Look forward to hearing updates on Toby's progress, and seeing photos of his new, lean look!
post #18 of 25
Hi Art!

Welcome and good to see you here! Toby is a beautiful kitty.
post #19 of 25
and Welcome to you and your little fur family.

We all hope we'll see more of you.

Enjoy your stay.

Another cute little angel to the growing family of cats here.

post #20 of 25
Welcome! Toby is very cute.

PS If you are checking in today, please read the recall on many canned foods in the Health section.
post #21 of 25
Great to see catguys on here...

REAL MEN LOVE CATS!!!
post #22 of 25
Toby's beautiful!
post #23 of 25
Hi Art and welcome to TCS!
Be sure to check out the Cats and Other Animals forum. We'd love to see pics of Max and the fishies too.
post #24 of 25
Welcome! Toby has pretty eyes. I am also a pet-geek with a masters =) Can't learn too much about animals <g>
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by artgecko View Post
Thanks again for the warm welcome!

I'm currently feeding Toby Nutro "weight management" along with some canned food in hopes of reducing his chubbyness So far he seems to be loosing some weight and is doing well.

Thanks again!
Art
My sis feeds her "tendency to get fat" male cat Chicken Soup for the Cat Lovers Soul (the light version). Here is a good place to order food online if you are interested: www.petfooddirect.com
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