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Greetings to all:

I've recently joined the Cat Site, and, of course, I posted before my introduction.

My name is Katy and our cat's name is Duke. He's all black with green eyes, he's about 4 or 5 years, and has nicknames such as Bunnyboy, Dukey, Popo, Mr. Big, and just Bunny. And he's jumbo size. We live in New Jersey.

I got him from a rescuer 6 months ago. He came to us weighing 23.75 lbs. I am currently trying to switch him to wet food only in hopes of helping him lose some of the extra pounds, and it's difficult to know just how much to give him. So, we are going day-by-day.

Prior to coming to live with us, he lived in a garage in back of a house of a pet owner with two indoor cats and a dog. I never knew why he didn't live inside. I just adored him the first moment I saw him, but I imagined him crying to go outside when he came to live with us. He has never, ever had any inclination to go outside. He seems to like the cushy indoor life.

He loves to sit in the windows and look at the birds and squirrels. He purrs a lot. He likes to play with peacock feathers and empty water bottle caps. He sleeps in different places around the house including the foot of the bed, a closet, upstairs by himself, sofa, chair. He changes his bedroom every few days. He has two scratchboards which he uses daily.

He seems happy and adjusted, but I'm never sure. He definitely has a personality that works to get what he wants. At first he kept to himself a lot, but now he seems to like to be where we are most of the time.

The last time I had a cat was when I was about 13 years old, and it wasn't an 'indoor only' cat. So, I'm very happy to know this site is here and that I can find so much helpful information and read about other cat-people!

I do admire all of you who have multiple cats--I can't imagine tending to more than one!

(I want to post an image, but haven't had time to figure that out yet.)
post #2 of 8
Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you and your family to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better! I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Picture posting info on the way! Please, feel free to contact me anytime by simply clicking on my user name to send me a Private Message!

post #3 of 8
Hi there Katy we're so happy to welcome you and Duke 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

If you haven't figured out the picture posting thing yet, feel free to drop me a PM and we'll work it out together.
post #4 of 8
Hi Katy! Hi Duke! You are going to love it here
post #5 of 8
Welcome to you and Duke!

Have you called the vet and asked them how much you should feed Duke? I have a cat about his size. We tried a low calorie food for him but it didn't work. We have had some success with a high protein/low food. I hope you are able to get his weight down. I love that he has so many nicknames in such a short period of time
post #6 of 8
Hello it's nice to meet you!!!

post #7 of 8
Hi Katy & WELCOME to The Cat Site from me and my cats!

Nice to meet you and your Duke! I'm glad his weight-loss plan is progressing well. I always like meeting fellow cat-lovers here! Hope to see ya around!!

post #8 of 8
Hello Katy and welcome to The Cat Site

You'll love it here and be addicted in no time!

Looking forward to seeing pics of Duke!

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