Pictures might be a problem since I got a new phone I'm having trouble transferring new photos from it to the desktop computer, which is what I use on the internet. I don't get on forums with my phone and have more difficulty posting phone pics than I do from the desktop. (except for text messages) I'll see if I got anything saved on the desktop from my old phone.Awww, the cat loves you. He probably was waiting for you to let him sit on your lap.
What are their names? Show us some pictures!
He was meowing, loudly and a lot of it. He was starving. When my wife picked him up she could easily feel his ribs. I have no idea how long he was at our back door before we got home. There were plenty of small critters he could've eaten but he seemed like he was someone's house cat instead of an outdoor cat that is used to hunting. Since he's been here he's gained some weight. Not overweight but no longer underweight either. He jumped up on the table where the computer is and is laying next to my right arm staring at the screen, not meowing, just purring. He will probably stay here until I go to bed, and then follow me in there and lay down somewhere near me. He doesn't stay there the whole night but for some reason if I'm awake between 12a-6am he thinks it's his job to escort me back to bed or something. Thankfully the dog is already in there with my wife because if the dog was in the computer room and the dog saw the cat with me there would be a problem with the dog. Nighttime is one of the few times I can pet the cat without the dog being a jerk.It looks like he is hissing in that picture.
The dog was named Timmy by the previous owner so we just stuck with that. The cat's name has varied in the last few months. At first I called him Spooky because he showed up at Halloween. He kept following me around so much when outdoors like he's on an invisible leash (and still does) that I started calling him Shadow. My wife just call's him Kittie. Lately I've been calling him "Little buddy" like what the Skipper called Gilligan. He seems to answer to anything, at least for my wife and I. Other people, strangers, not so much.Awww, I love the last picture. What are the names of your pets?
I like the name Shadow too, I often say my dog is my shadow because he follows me from room to room, all day long, and sleeps with or near me at night. Very cool that he will jump up and meet you halfway for some affection, there's definitely love and appreciation there.He kept following me around so much when outdoors like he's on an invisible leash (and still does) that I started calling him Shadow. My wife just call's him Kittie. Lately I've been calling him "Little buddy" like what the Skipper called Gilligan. He seems to answer to anything, at least for my wife and I. Other people, strangers, not so much.
One thing about that last picture, it shows a part of his behavior. He normally doesn't get on a rail or other high object. The reason he did it in the picture is because I have health issues that prevent me from bending or kneeling down comfortably to pet him or get face to face with him or pick him up. What he will do to help me out is get up on something to make it easier for me to pet him or pick him up.
About the bolded part, I admire people that can do that. As for my wife and I, rescuing another animal was the last thing we wanted to do, particularly since the dog is so jealous of other animals besides him getting attention. Nothing wrong with rescue animals, every animal we've ever had started out with someone else, it's just that we almost always have only had one animal at any one time. We did everything we could to find his previous human companions, and we tried to find if anyone wanted to adopt him, anyone who could be trusted to be a good home for him that is. The nearest shelter to us is not a no kill shelter the last time I checked. If the animal isn't claimed or adopted within 14 days it gets euthanized. So despite our reservations we ended up adopting him anyway, although he acts like he thinks he adopted us I guess.beautiful cat. I've always loved black and three colored cats. I love my bengals but my next choice would be a black cat. My siamese is getting old and along with my bengals I always take in a rescue. So at some point I may get a black girl. Can't get a male as my male bengal is dominant and would spray. So its just him and the girls.
We are not exactly sure how old she was because she was a runt (small, short torso, walks kinda goofy sometimes). She was a very small cat and has grown quite bit since she found us, but it might have been due to malnourishment rather then age. We guessed she had to be at least a year old when we took her in.Shadow chose you Snail. Was she a kitten?
She's beautiful. Your Shadow looks almost like our Shadow, he's all black too. The main differences (besides her being female and ours being male) is is the eyes (our Shadow has green eyes) and our Shadow is not as fluffy.Welcome to the forum!
he’s adorable! I have a kitty that looks very similar. She is solid black and super fluffy. Similar back story as well. By brothers were out hiking (just before Halloween), she saw them and followed them home to our house. I saw the little black fluffy cat out in the driveway and immediately fell in love with it. I went outside and she started butting her head against me and was soooo needy. She was so so skinny. I’ve had her for 5+ years now and she still follows me around like there is an invisible leash attached to me.
Her name is Shadow.
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