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Old 01-14-2013, 10:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm new to the forum.

I initially joined because I wanted to discuss cat food options with people in the know, but I'm certainly interested in participating in other cat-related discussions too.

I have two cats, Zephyr and Maisie, both males. Zephyr is a six year old black and white shorthair, and Maisie is a seven year old white and grey shorthair. The cats and I recently moved to the United States from Canada.

So, that's my intro, I guess. I look forward to getting to know you guys.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum, Blakeney...and welcome to the USA! This is a great place for info about all subjects (the forum AND the USA!) =D. There is a particularily interesting discussion going on now about how much food is bought at one time. Some have even talked about on line stores that I want to check out, too! Hope you enjoy your visits here.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Forum from someone still in Canada! With your move to the U.S., you'll certainly have more food options available to you. Whenever I visit the U.S., I try to go to a pet store, and I'm like a kid in a candy shop. You can now also buy online without having to pay a half billion dollars in shipping fees!
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum and the U.S.! What made you make that move?

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your kitties.
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Welcome to the forum i am fairly new here too. I really enjoy the forum it has become quite addictive.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the welcomes, everyone!

I've definitely noticed a difference in the variety of available pet food here - it's great, but it's somewhat overwhelming! And yeah, less expensive. Vet care is also considerably less costly, as I discovered yesterday when Maisie had to be treated for urinary issues.

I'm actually originally a US citizen, but I moved to Canada for a graduate program and then got a job and stayed. When that job got downsized, I made the difficult decision (I really liked living in Canada) to move back because the job prospects were better in a country where I am a citizen rather than just a resident.

Both of my cats were born in Canada. I got Zephyr from the SPCA shelter when he was a kitten, and Maisie was a stray that a coworker found and rehomed to me. My family always had cats when I was growing up, but these two are the first/only cats I've ever had that were just mine. I couldn't live without them!

These are my boys:



(Zephyr is on the right, Maisie is on the left.)

The two cats are very bonded to each other; they act just like littermates. They squabble, as brothers do, and then two minutes later they're curled up on the couch together.
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They're both adorable! They look like perfect mirror inversions of each other.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you!

The mirror inversions thing was totally not planned (neither cat was chosen for appearance, it was just a coincidence) but it makes me smile to see them looking like bookends.
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they look adorable!
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They look like perfect mirror inversions of each other.
That's what I thought when I saw the picture! They're both lovely!
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