thanx all for the welcome.
misty, (after a bit 'o' fun) weighs 75 lbs on the nose, digital scale.
the h.s. estimated her age at 1 year old.
yeah she's a big beaut all right!!! and a big suck to boot lol.
and yes , we feel that she is a very good save, as she was definately house trained, something the h.s. wasn't sure about. very loving and lovable too.
we waited about 4 years since our cat "basco" died in a fire before we felt we were ready for a new member in the family. she picked us. she ignored everyone else who walked in the area, but when we walked in she jumped up and came to the end of her kennel, right to us.
p.s. this is the "hubby :king: " cherokee is the "wifey :queen: " lol