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"Treats...did we hear treats?"
Age: 9 Years Sex: Male
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"Afternoon Siesta. This picture looks like the first one, but it's a different day. (notice, the cat positions are different.)"
"L-R, Pete, Zack in the middle, sleeping next to Bubba~Second row, behind, Claire, Jack & Riley."
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"Just waiting for dinner. (L-R, Emme, Kate, Copy, Wally)"
"Playing with "Da Bird" we got for Christmas, from Wally."
"Got it, I got it! Way to go Copy!"
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"Xerox supervises Copy and Wally fighting over their toy as Zack watches."
"Hey guys, a lizard! (Bubba in front, Claire in windowsill, Wally, Pete, Copy)"
"Aw, he's gone now. (Claire in windowsill, Wally, Pete, Copy)"
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"Zack, You were the head of this cat household. It will never be the same without you, my love. XOXOXO~Mom" [See My CatsterPlus Photo Book]
Leave a treat for The Texas Wild Bunch
August 22nd 2004
Naps, getting canned food as a treat, sneaking into the office to sleep.
Giving up their "spot" to another cat, not being allowed in certain rooms.
Laser pointer, peacock feather, Da Bird, rattle mice
Favorite Nap Spot:
Our bed, several "cat" benches in the main cat room, and some special shelves that we installed just for them to perch or nap on.
Purina Pro brands, but they love all kinds of treats, except Pounce.
Getting along in a huge family is their greatest skill, second only to loving us.
We decided to create this page because we have been asked so often about our large family of cats. Their individual stories are on each of their pages, but this will give you a little background. It will also allow our friends to give a rosette to all of us at once, instead of using up all their Zealies, doing it individually. :)
My husband and I are obviously cat lovers. Animal lovers actually, but it was cats in need in our area, that got us started on rescue over twenty five years ago.
We live in a beautiful seaside town, with a mild climate, in a modest home. Because of the nice weather, most of the areas cats reside outside, and breeding is not well controlled. Our shelters are few, for the size of the town, and I have yet to have any of them be willing to accept any cat we have found. So, even though we never set out to live among a mob of cats ...we do now!
Almost all of them have been found while we are traveling for our job.
If we can confidently place the cat in a good home, we will, but if it requires medical attention, or on-going treatments for chronic conditions, we keep them. Our vet is generous and understanding, and works with us to control costs, which are in the thousands each year. We are not complaining...they are worth every penny!
We came to Catster two months after it debuted, with only one of our cats, Zack, at first. I think there were under three thousand cats on the site at that time. Incredible how it has grown. Slowly we added our kitties until we had nine of them on-line, and we were known as "Nine Lives In Texas". I almost stopped there, and did not put any other family members on, but I decided to ask in the Forums whether people wanted to see them all, and the overwhelming response was "put them all on", so we did.
We are now 30 strong...The Texas Wild Bunch...and living with 30 inside cats is a wild ride indeed!
Some of the frequently asked questions are:
Do they all have names? Yes, people really ask this! I am always tempted to answer...no, we just number them instead. Are they all fixed? Yes, all but the youngest. We practice spay/neuter. How much litter do you use a day? 50 lbs! How many litter pans do you use? Six, but they are changed twice daily. Do they all eat the same food? We keep six bowls of food out at all times. They eat Purina Pro Plan Chicken and Rice, and Kitten formula, Science Diet Oral Care, and Purina Naturals. For treats, they get Fancy Feast Dry, Friskies Treats and Whisker Lickins'! Plus we do canned food (Friskies Prime Fillets) as often as we can afford it, usually 3 to 4 times a week. My husband says they eat better than we do. He might be right! Do they all get along? Mostly. We have occasional cat fights, but rarely ever so serious as to cause an injury. Do they all sleep with you? They all would like to! The number varies with the seasons from 4 to 20! My husband built four shelves at staggered, overlapping heights, above our bed, and they love to sleep there too. We also keep numerous fleece containment pads scatted about the house, and a special bed in the office.
If anyone has other questions, we will be glad to answer them.
I would like to end by saying a HUGE thank you to all our Catster cat and people friends. This site has changed our lives, and the lives of our cats, through information and support. We love you all! The Texas Wild Bunch
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You can never have too any cats...right
CATSTER IS AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
We have made friends from all these wonderful places
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, Brisbane, Camira
CANADA: Levis, Montreal, Richmond, Surrey
SOUTH AFRICA: Johannesburg, Pretoria
UK: Buckinghamshire, Hastings, Keighley, Luton, Wisbech
(MORE TO COME!)
I've Been On Catster Since:
A Prayer For All Animals
Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for all those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful.
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