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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, there! I'm new to the forum here. I have one cat at the moment, but I'm sure you'll be hearing all about my angel kitty, Bandit. He was a grumpy old man and considered a demon by nearly everyone, but he stuck to my side like Velcro. He was my shadow, and the best cat I ever had. After we lost him in December, my fiancee couldn't stand how depressed I became, and brought home our current cat: Tobi, who at the time was half-bald. I wasn't really fond of the idea of another cat at first, but after I stopped thinking of her as "not Bandit"; I grew quite fond of my six-toes-on-each-foot-with-no-balance, drooling-means-I-love-you, gotta-lick-everything-in-sight, carries-on-a-full-conversation-in-meow ball of fluffy quirks. I thought about joining the forum about a month ago, after Tobi started to come out of her shell and I began to notice some odd behaviors(like her drooling while she's being pet) but I never found the time. After a trip to the vet, Tobi was deemed perfectly healthy(except a food allergy, which was why she was missing fur when we got her-after a change in diet, it's growing back in quite nicely), she's just full of nearly every odd quirk you can imagine a cat having. We look forward to getting to know everyone and sharing stories of love and humor! Purrs, Angel Bandit and the Lady in a Tuxedo

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So sorry about Bandit, but Tobi sounds adorable. Cleo drools when she kneads. Seems like Tobi is very happy.

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I had a cat that used to hug me and drool in my ear. I assumed he had been too young when he left his mom. I thought it was kind of a nursing ritual. Your kitties were/are vey sweet. I look forward tp hearing more about them!

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after I stopped thinking of her as "not Bandit"; I grew quite fond of my six-toes-on-each-foot-with-no-balance, drooling-means-I-love-you, gotta-lick-everything-in-sight, carries-on-a-full-conversation-in-meow ball of fluffy quirks
First, deep condolences on your loss of Bandit. I agree with the assessment that a cat just can't step in and fill the void; each is special and lovable in their own right and it's not fair to compare.

Second, this description of Tobi is hilarious and no doubt very accurate. She looks like a bundle of personality.

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I'm sorry about your Bandit, sounds like you two were partners in crime. My boy cat is named Toby, good choice! I think the drooling is normal, but not positive-- never had a cat that drools, lol. But from others responses, seems to be related to early weaning/nothing to worry about.


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Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! And thank you for your condolences about Bandit. He was definitely my buddy and is very deeply missed, and I at this point I don't know if I'd have gotten another cat for quite some time if my dear fiancee hadn't brought Tobi home. He definitely chose right-she's the kind of cat that demands you let her love you, and her huge personality it was hard not to fall in love. A couple of you mentioned the drooling. Our vet told us that it's a common-but-uncommon trait for cats. Drooling while nursing is a very common behavior, and a small percentage of cats never drop the habit, and end up being lifelong "happy droolers". I was relieved when he told us this- one cat I'd had as a kid, Nessy, had to be put down after she got very sick, and drooling was one of the symptoms. @RNcatlover- Tobi/Toby is a great name for a cat! Besides, with a polydactyl kitty, it was hard to resist the possibility of a nickname like "Tobi-Toes"!
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Welcome! I am sorry about Bandit. I know what it's like to lose a pet that you were closely bonded to.

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