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Greetings from New York City

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 03:32 PM
Just checkin' in to say "Hi!"

Spooky and I live in Astoria, NY and are apartment dwellers. It's just me and the cat, so we get along as loners and glad to see each other when the day ends. At least someone is happy to see me! :)

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14327726@N05/2114326730/" title="&quot;What Mess?&quot; by Bob the Astorian, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2084/2114326730_e79f359180.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="&quot;What Mess?&quot;" /></a>

I've been lurking for awhile and decided to take the plunge along with all of you good people. Spooky is six years old now and was a street rescue as a young kitten. Happy Holidays!

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/14327726@N05/2098486281/" title="spooky 003 by Bob the Astorian, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2098486281_3bd1847615_m.jpg" width="240" height="184" alt="spooky 003" /></a>

SARAH
December 23rd, 2007, 03:39 PM
Welcome Bob and Spooky ... a little problem with the pics I see? I've only just figured that part out myself :D

Merry Christmas!

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 03:50 PM
Thanks, Sarah. I dunno - I've done it before. I guess it's a continuation of my bad day.

I'll see if I can do this...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2084/2114326730_e79f359180_b.jpg

and...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2090/2098486281_912ca0cb8c_o.jpg

Sorry, everybody! It's always a good sign when you mess up on your first post! (Or so they tell me) :)

SARAH
December 23rd, 2007, 03:59 PM
Spooky? He's anything BUT !!! How adorable :cloud9: and so photogenic too. More pics please, PLEASE :pray:

I'm signing off though, having all the in-laws for turkey dinner tonight (because they are leaving tomorrow to go skiing :frustrated: moving my Christmas! Oh well ...) so I need to get the house a little readier, and myself ... I'm not ready at ALL :eek: no make-up, no dress, no hair-do ... :wall: won't take long though :D

I'll be back tomorrow, promise!

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 04:12 PM
Sorry again - as I didn't introduce her properly either! So here she is again...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2036/2098486167_ea99e35c29.jpg

and there should be more of her here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14327726@N05/sets/72157603416722709/

Enjoy your Holiday Dinner and Merry Christmas!

chico2
December 23rd, 2007, 05:03 PM
Welcome to our Forum,Bob and Spookyhttp://bestsmileys.com/welcome/10.gif
Spooky is a little beauty,I have 3 cats,maybe you should get Spooky a little friend;)
Hopefully you'll stick around,it might be a little quiet here over the Holiday,but it's a great place to be,lots of wonderful people.:cat:

SARAH
December 23rd, 2007, 05:05 PM
HELP, I'M ADDICTED !!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Had to peek in again :D

Really a sweet cat, love the attack mode :D

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 06:07 PM
Welcome to our Forum,Bob and Spookyhttp://bestsmileys.com/welcome/10.gif
Spooky is a little beauty,I have 3 cats,maybe you should get Spooky a little friend;)
Hopefully you'll stick around,it might be a little quiet here over the Holiday,but it's a great place to be,lots of wonderful people.:cat:

Thanks chico2! I wish I could, but it's a small studio apartment, and we're tripping over each other as it is - and she has two closets to my one! Thanks for the welcome!

StumpsMom
December 23rd, 2007, 06:07 PM
Bob, Spooky is just a beautiful cat....lovely eyes too!


nikki

hazelrunpack
December 23rd, 2007, 06:09 PM
Hi, Bob and Spooky! Welcome to the forum!

Are there still shots of Spooky, too? (slow connection today...can't open any of the links...and never video :sad:) But she sounds cute! :D I'll try again if the lines ever clear up :rolleyes:

Hope you enjoy your stay at pets.ca!

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 06:22 PM
Bob, Spooky is just a beautiful cat....lovely eyes too!


nikki

Oh you're just all spoiling her now! :) Not that she doesn't love it...
Thanks for the welcome, StumpsMom!

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 06:29 PM
Hi, Bob and Spooky! Welcome to the forum!

Are there still shots of Spooky, too? (slow connection today...can't open any of the links...and never video :sad:) But she sounds cute! :D I'll try again if the lines ever clear up :rolleyes:

Hope you enjoy your stay at pets.ca!

I tried to get these shots of her up on the first post, but couldn't do it. Sorry! Maybe click on:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/2081648566_87a30706ea.jpg

Thanks for the warm welcome hazelrunpack!

Frenchy
December 23rd, 2007, 08:20 PM
Welcome to pets.ca ! Spooky is too cute , looks a lot like one of mine : Monsieur le chat !

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 09:09 PM
Welcome to pets.ca ! Spooky is too cute , looks a lot like one of mine : Monsieur le chat !

Thanks Frenchy - you're too kind! Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the support you've given to all on the board here, just from what I've seen so far... Happy Holidays to you and yours!

hazelrunpack
December 23rd, 2007, 09:25 PM
I tried to get these shots of her up on the first post, but couldn't do it. Sorry! Maybe click on:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/2081648566_87a30706ea.jpg

Thanks for the warm welcome hazelrunpack!

:thumbs up Got it! Thanks! She's beautiful! Was she watching birds? Whatever was out there seems absolutely fascinating to her. :D

Frenchy
December 23rd, 2007, 09:29 PM
Thanks Frenchy - you're too kind! Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the support you've given to all on the board here, just from what I've seen so far... Happy Holidays to you and yours!

This is very nice of you , I do get a lot of support back ! This community rocks ! :thumbs up

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 09:38 PM
:thumbs up Got it! Thanks! She's beautiful! Was she watching birds? Whatever was out there seems absolutely fascinating to her. :D

It was the first snow of the season here. She always seems to try to focus on one flake at a time. Cats are so cool!

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 09:41 PM
This is very nice of you , I do get a lot of support back ! This community rocks ! :thumbs up

Absolutely! This community definitely rocks!

God's blessings to you all!

bobtheastorian
December 23rd, 2007, 09:55 PM
HELP, I'M ADDICTED !!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Had to peek in again :D

Really a sweet cat, love the attack mode :D

Thanks again, Sarah! Yeah, run a pencil against the desk and she's after it! Spooky sends her best regards to you and yours...

rainbow
December 27th, 2007, 03:14 AM
Spooky is one gorgeous girl :lovestruck: .....I love her eyes. :cloud9: Welcome to pets.ca :thumbs up

Jim Hall
December 27th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Greetings from new jersey Nice to see a fellow metro city dweller on here

argo2001
December 27th, 2007, 09:37 AM
Hello Bob and Spooky!
Spooky is darling!

phoozles
December 27th, 2007, 02:10 PM
Spooky is super cute and very photogenic!

Welcome aboard! :)

brandynva
December 27th, 2007, 02:53 PM
Spooky is adorable! Welcome to the forum! :highfive:

bobtheastorian
December 29th, 2007, 11:30 PM
Spooky is one gorgeous girl :lovestruck: .....I love her eyes. :cloud9: Welcome to pets.ca :thumbs up

Thanks, Rainbow - and thanks for the welcome! Yeah, those eyes can really get you. Her eyes get her out of trouble quite often! :)

pbpatti
December 29th, 2007, 11:39 PM
:cry:those eyes:cry: just want ot make you pick up spooky and cuddle? does spooky cuddle? welcome, yes this is welcoming forum, glad you decided to quit "lurking" (not sure this is correct or not) and sign on patti

14+kitties
December 29th, 2007, 11:39 PM
A little late adding my welcome. I think I missed your arrival with Christmas and all. So, welcome, and I know you will enjoy your stay.
What a beautiful baby you have! :cloud9: She looks like she can't do anything wrong. :D

bobtheastorian
December 29th, 2007, 11:44 PM
Greetings from new jersey Nice to see a fellow metro city dweller on here

Same here, Jim - Thanks for the welcome.

bobtheastorian
December 29th, 2007, 11:59 PM
Hello Bob and Spooky!
Spooky is darling!

Thanks for the welcome and Spooky appreciates the compliment --- I love Puddy's name! :)

bobtheastorian
December 30th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Spooky is super cute and very photogenic!

Welcome aboard! :)

Thanks, phoozles! I'm guessing that's Jake in your photo - quite handsome and looks like he could be one of Spooky's long, lost cousins... Spooky appreciates the compliment!

bobtheastorian
December 30th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Spooky is adorable! Welcome to the forum! :highfive:

Thanks, Brandy from me and Spooky - All the best for the New Year!

bobtheastorian
December 30th, 2007, 01:03 AM
:cry:those eyes:cry: just want ot make you pick up spooky and cuddle? does spooky cuddle? welcome, yes this is welcoming forum, glad you decided to quit "lurking" (not sure this is correct or not) and sign on patti

Thanks for the welcome, pbpatti! One thing that one doesn't do around here (at Spooky's house) is pick her up and cuddle! LOL! She can't stand it, and will tear skin off of any poor unsuspecting animal lover who crosses the threshold. I will, on occasion, force a great big hug on her but she will growl and give me a dirty look. She is even on the "Don't touch" list at the vet. We go through this every year at the vet to make sure it's nothing physical - she just doesn't like to be handled. Strangest cat I've ever owned in that respect. Except for play time and whenever I try to do any paperwork at the desk, we generally stick to opposite sides of the room, and I have come to respect her wishes. <sigh> What a waste of a nice cuddly fur coat!

bobtheastorian
December 30th, 2007, 01:19 AM
A little late adding my welcome. I think I missed your arrival with Christmas and all. So, welcome, and I know you will enjoy your stay.
What a beautiful baby you have! :cloud9: She looks like she can't do anything wrong. :D

Thank you 14+kitties - yes the Holidays can be quite hectic! Spooky appreciates the compliment. I love her - she is a good cat, but being a good cat means you must get into a little mischief once in awhile! :) And Spooky figures if that's the definition of a good cat, then she must be a great cat! :)

chico2
December 30th, 2007, 08:11 AM
Bob,in my years of beeing ruled by cats,I've found most cats don't like to be carried around,they do what they want to do,don't want to be restrained.
Spooky beeing a female might explain some of her aloofness,in my experience males are generally a little less independant and more sucky:cat:
I've only ever had one female cat(currently 3 males)she was a Tortie and definetly the ruler of my males.

bobtheastorian
December 30th, 2007, 12:26 PM
Bob,in my years of beeing ruled by cats,I've found most cats don't like to be carried around,they do what they want to do,don't want to be restrained.
Spooky beeing a female might explain some of her aloofness,in my experience males are generally a little less independant and more sucky:cat:
I've only ever had one female cat(currently 3 males)she was a Tortie and definetly the ruler of my males.

Yes, chico2, I agree. I've had a 3 male cats and 2 female cats before this, and as far as being close and friendly, the males had them beat hands down. One of the males, Morgan (a siamese) would not let a lap go by without sitting in it. Bugsy, another male, would sleep with his face next to mine every night. All of the girls were a different story.

rainbow
December 30th, 2007, 02:26 PM
in my experience males are generally a little less independant and more sucky


Lots of human males fit that description as well. :laughing:

chico2
December 30th, 2007, 04:28 PM
Soo true Rainbow:laughing:

chico2
December 30th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Bob,maybe Spooky needs a little friend;)2 is always better than 1;)

breeze
December 30th, 2007, 04:41 PM
welcome to the forum Bob.... Spooky is a beautiful cat.. lover the coloring

bobtheastorian
December 31st, 2007, 12:10 AM
Thanks breeze for the welcome and the compliment.

Gosh, chico2 - I wish I could get her a friend, but we have tight quarters here and a tighter budget! :) In my old apartment (which was huge) years ago I had 3 cats plus an occasional batch of kittens whenever Lil' Kitty used to sneak outside. I don't think I could handle another over here with the space restriction, plus double the vet bills. I do feel bad whenever I go out and leave her alone, though. When I hit the Lottery, Spooky will have lots of friends!

StumpsMom
December 31st, 2007, 12:25 AM
There you are Bob! I thought you'd disappeared...I looked and looked for more pics of Smoky in the general thread...and nothing:cry:

Ha!:laughing:

amatazes
January 8th, 2008, 02:09 PM
i'm an astorian as well. nice to meet you.