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post #1 of 12
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I'm very excited to be here! I am a first time kitty owner, and I'm loving it. I adopted my baby boy from the local shelter a month ago, and I hope he loves it here as much as I love having him!

So, about my kitty-- he is about 5 months and 3.5 lbs now, still pretty small. The shelter labeled him a domestic mediumhair. He's mostly white with black and brown markings. After a long debate about what to name him, I decided on Beau for English and "Siu Bo" for Cantonese-Chinese (it means "precious", and it's a pun for both languages ). Because he's my handsome beau and so precious! Here's a pic of him when I first got him:

I even started a YouTube channel for him because I love to catch him on camera: http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=...ty&view=videos
It's also easier to videotape him than it is to take a still photo of him, as with most cats! That's why I have more photos of him sleeping than doing anything else because he moves too fast for the camera. And he's so funny when he sleeps, so I have a whole album just with his sleeping poses.

He goes through all of these positions in his sleep usually. Since he likes to sleep stretched out so elongated, he doesn't like his cat bed.

I also have lots more videos, some which are like cat product reviews (CatIt fountain, various toys) since they show him using the toys.

And something about me: My name really is Cat, short for Catherine. My friends dubbed me Cat and it stuck. Sometimes they call me MommaCat because I'm the oldest, and I just have a mothering personality (I let them get away with all this because we've been a group of friends since elementary school).

Anyway, I definitely have some questions to ask here about cat care since this is my first cat, although I've always wanted a cat-- it's just the people I've lived with didn't. I did a lot of research before I adopted Beau, regarding food and hygiene and a lot of other stuff, and that's how I came upon TheCatSite.

Oh, and I'm talking my hubby into getting a 2nd kitty to keep Beau company. Hubby's not exactly a cat lover, but I've caught him talking to and playing with Beau on occasion. And he's even building a cat tree for Beau, but I guess that had more to do with the cost of a store-bought one versus DIY Still, I love both the men in my life, and I hope to have more additions to our family!

LOL I hope my intro isn't too long. I just love talking about my kitty.
post #2 of 12
Welcome to TCS, Cat and Beau! You certainly have a handsome boy.
post #3 of 12
Welcome to TCS!

Beau is absolutely adorable! I love the various sleep poses
post #4 of 12
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Beau looks so handsome
post #5 of 12
Nice to meet you Cat! Your Beau is soooo cute and looks soooo relaxed. If only we could relax like they do...

Also, if your DH agrees to get another kitty, let me know your strategy.. I'm starting to try to work on my BF, though it's taken 2 years to get him to agree to get one! (he's since fallen in love with our cat Genever, something i did not expect, but am really happy about!)
post #6 of 12
Welcome to the board. Cool looking cat.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone!

DarkMavis, it's taken me about that long to talk hubby into getting a cat. A little bit of guilt helps ( he didn't do anything for Valentine's this year), but mostly I just keep telling him about the pros of having a cat. Now I'm just telling him that Beau needs company to be a well-rounded kitty and that having 2 cats isn't much more different than having 1. And might as well get more use/value out of all the cat stuff I've bought for Beau by sharing it with another kitty...

Or I'll just bring home another kitty one of these days as a fait accompli. I've been keeping tabs on the shelter list of cats. I'd like a female this time, about the same age as Beau, maybe a calico or mixed siamese.
post #8 of 12
Thanks for the introduction! I love the video of your kitty and the TP

I hope he get's a new brother or sister soon!
post #9 of 12
Welcome to TheCatSite...Cat,
You have the purr-fect name for a cat lover.

Beau could not be cuter.
post #10 of 12
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your furfamily 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 #11 of 12
Hello & welcome to tcs. I watched the vid of Beau & the toilet paper, so cute. My cat Blossom has a tissue obsession. I have to make sure keep the boxes upside down or she will shred them all.
post #12 of 12
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!
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