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post #1 of 15
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Hi everyone! I'm Victoria, a student from Saskatchewan, and I have a gorgeous female coon-cross named Mama. She's an indoor-only queen, and (to the best of my knowledge) is 13 years old.

She was found by the side of the road as an extremely young kitten. She nearly froze to death (-20*C weather), but a bus driver picked her up and drove her to a local vet's office. That's where my family found her, and we adopted her on the spot!

Mama has always battled weight problems and chronic hairballs. For the majority of her adult life she was underweight. We saw several vets, had her tested for worms, kept up with shots, and free-fed her, but nothing helped. She also had a hairball once every two weeks, and groomed herself obsessively.

In the last year and a half, I researched pet foods and ingredients, and figured out that Mama had been eating junk her entire life. We kept her on Purina, Whiskas, No-Name Cat Chow, and other Wal-Mart brands, expecting that they were all the same.

She's now on a mix of Innova kibble and California Natural wet food. She's put on weight, filled out, and stopped shedding so much. And it's about time I joined a forum dedicated to cats! I'm looking forwards to learning more about diets, toys, and some of her really odd behavior.

Our first picture together!

And thirteen years, twelve grades, and three towns later. ;]

Hope to get to know you all!
post #2 of 15
Welcome to TCS! Your kitty is gorgeous!!
post #3 of 15
Hello Victoria, Welcome to TCS! Your cat is beautful! She looks a lot like my Willow
post #4 of 15
Hi, welcome to The Cat Site!
post #5 of 15
Hi and welcome to TCS!
Your cat is beautiful, and that's such a sweet picture of you holding the kittens!
post #6 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!!!...)
lovely picĀ“s!
See you on the forums!
post #7 of 15
Hi and welcome to TCS
Mama is a beautiful girl.
post #8 of 15
Hi there Victoria we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and Mama 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
post #9 of 15
Hi Victoria, welcome to TCS!
So glad you've joined us!

post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much! It's nice to see such an active forum.

And here's one last picture of 'the queen' taken last week...

post #11 of 15
Mamma is so beautiful
post #12 of 15
Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

That is so sweet to hear how you have had Mama for that long. Shes one lucky girly!
Hope to hear more about her & see more photos someday

Best Wishes to you & Mama! Hope you enjoy the forums!
post #13 of 15
Welcome!!! Hope you enjoy the site!!

post #14 of 15
Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
post #15 of 15
Welcome to TCS!!
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