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greetings from texas :)

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hi everyone! my name is leese and i'm from houston, texas. i'm a 26 year old residential real estate broker and i'm married with no kids... other than murphy! murphy is 10 and i've had him since he was a kitten baby. he's the greatest cat ever!!! i got him when i was totally in mourning after my other baby, bootsie passed away. i cried for so long, i was in horrible shape and my vet told me i should probably wait a little while to get another cat. THE WORST ADVICE EVER! one day i went to the SPCA and just sort of looked around. i'm a firm believer that your cat picks you, not the other way around. i knew my cat wasn't there... i didn't bond with any of the babies there and vice versa. then i went to petsmart on a saturday when they have those adopt-a-cat get togethers. i met this wonderful woman who had some kittens there. they were awesome but again, we didn't click. we talked for hours though...i hung out and played with the kittens all afternoon (the best therapy EVER, by the way! nothing cures depression better than kittens & children! ) then she told me she had 3 more kittens at home who weren't old enough to be in the program yet but when they were, she was going to adopt them out. she thought i would love them and be a good mommy to them so we made plans for her to come to my house the next day and said i could decide if i wanted any or all of them and we could just do a private adoption. i was so excited, even though i hadn't seen them, i knew! i immediately got in the car, called my mom, best friend, everyone i knew and told them i think i found my new baby! and of course, the next day, i met my murphy baby. he was 1 of 3 siblings... i wish i could have adopted all of them but my mom said no way. they were all wonderful but murphy just came alive when i held him. he reacted very differently than his siblings. even his real mom told me murphy was her favorite. the rest is history! although i still missed my bootsie and he was the best baby too, if i didn't have murphy i would have kept mourning bootsie's death way longer. having a kitten is so fun and crazy and wonderful it takes up a lot of your time. it's hard to be sad when you have the cutest psycho kitty going nuts in your house! (murphy was a TOTAL psycho kitty...i say that in a good way but he was soooo hyper & hilarious!!) now he's a big boy and he's the most loving, fun cat in the world. my husband loves him too and he was NEVER a cat person before he met murphy.

i just thought i'd share my story in case there is anyone out there mourning the loss of their cat. if your vet suggests you wait, (i STILL don't know why he suggested that! ugh) i won't say "ignore him" but just follow your heart. if you think you're ready, you're ready! it was the best thing for me, i'd probably still be crying with bootsie's pictures all over my pillow if i didn't get out there and find murphy.

here he is... you can click on the pic below to start the slideshow. he's a movie star!!!

post #2 of 15
Murphy is so handsome

post #3 of 15
Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us! Murphy is adorable!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
post #4 of 15
Oh Leese what a wonderful way you came to get Murphy

As I said before he really is an exeptionallly beautiful boy.

That pic of him and "the bird" is hilarious
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Welcome to The Cat Site!
post #6 of 15
Hi and welcome to TCS

Murphy is adorable
post #7 of 15
Hi Leese, welcome to TCS.
So glad you've joined us!
Murphy is adorable.
We love hearing about each other's kitties.

As you learn your way around the site, if you need help,
please feel free to contact me.
Simply click on my user name and send a private message.
I will get back to you asap.
post #8 of 15

You cat is very cute
post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
thanks so much for the very warm greeting. i look forward to getting some great cat info and having fun posting with y'all.

pami, thanks again for all that info! i got the lilies out of here and my new ivy is now happily outside on the balcony where murphy can see it but can't eat it! lol... he was a little sad at first since he thinks mommy took away his favorite new toy but i got him some new toys and we've been playing a lot so he's doing well. also, i forwarded those websites to my friends and family who have cats. they were surprised too!

take care and thanks again for making me feel so welcome.

post #10 of 15
Hello & welcome to TCS. Murphy is gorgeous. I loved the slideshow.
post #11 of 15
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #12 of 15

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Murphy is so adorable! Love his handsome face! Can't wait to see more photos of him

Best Wishes to all of you! Have fun on the forums
post #13 of 15
Hi & welcome to TCS!
post #14 of 15
Hello and welcome from New Hampshire! You should call that video Murphy Romances"
What a beauty he is! I hope you enjoy TCS - we all love photos!
post #15 of 15
Hi there Leese we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and Murphy to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions
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