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Old 08-12-2018, 07:24 PM   #1
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About a month ago we considered getting a dog again; the time seemed right after we put our lab down around 2002.

The more we considered it, the more a dog just didn’t fit the way we live now. We can’t fence a yard due to the lay of the land; we’d have to figure out how to puppy-proof the house; would need to keep both cat and dog food, don’t like to use a kennel when we go on vacation, etc.

Friday a week ago, Sue got a call from a gal she knows who had adopted a cat from a rescue organization about an hour away. She was in tears, saying she’d had the cat for two weeks, it wasn’t eating or drinking, it had wedged itself into a space in her coffee table and wouldn’t come out, etc.

It turns out she had one of those small, yappy canines that barked at the cat incessantly.

Anyway, Sue drove over and picked up the traumatized cat, who was named Forrest, for Gump. (don’t blame us, we didn’t name him. He’s a 2 year old Siamese mix, neutered, and as friendly and sweet-tempered as he can be, up on all his shots, and a pretty big boy, at 18.5 lbs.

Of course, he was eating and drinking; 2 weeks with no water would have meant a dead cat.

He has adjusted well to our two other cats, better than our 11 year old Siamese has to him, but it’s all good.

Meet Forrest.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:39 PM   #2
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I'm not a cat person but Forrest looks like a great cat.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Chuck; he'll fit right in.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:56 PM   #4
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Awe man that's a great story Dave. God bless you and your lovely bride for taking in Forrest.......

He sure is a handsome looking fella........
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:01 PM   #5
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Thanks Jeff; we think he'll be a real joy.

And I know I could not have put up with two weeks of 24/7/365 yapping.
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Good for him, good for you Dave! He's a cutie....for a cat!
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Good deal.
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Cool Ö I like him a lot. A new "laptop". Good on ya for taking him in.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:56 PM   #9
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Hey Paul, so far he's not a lap kitty; that may change as he gets more comfortable in his new environment. Either way, at 18.5 lbs. he's a load.

Now if I can just get him to keep my arthritic knees warm while I'm on the recliner.
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As cats go he looks laid back. I'm not a cat person myself, they make my wife sneeze, eyes water and break out. Kracker the Hound goes crazy when the neighbors cat is seen outside.
Good job must keep Momma happy.
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