Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Tobias Thomas O'Malley a.k.a. Toby :)



We got Tobias Thomas O'Malley from a breeder who had rescued him and many others from a woman who was attempting to breed, but kept too many of her kittens. Over 40 cats were taken, and Toby (his name was Steele at the time) was one that went to Talshipp Maine Coons. I had contacted Vicki looking for a retired showcat, and she told me about Steels's situation. We exchanged emails for a few months, and a few months ago, we picked him up in Augusta, Ga. He had been placed in a home already, but beaten up by their other cat, so he was returned. He was very shy, skittish, and scared, all things we are still working on, but he is flourishing under our care. He's about 4 years old, and is a retired Maine Coon show and stud cat. We were told he won one show. We can see why, he's our handsome boy! When we got Tobias, Bagheera hated him instantly. But with lots of patience, time, and love, she came around, and now she only moderatly tolerates him! LOL, no, she likes him, he just gets a little too needy sometimes with the cuddling-and when your best friend is nearly twice your size, you don't want to snuggle all the time! Now Toby and Gheeri are friends. -Rita a.k.a. GS/Gheeri's Servant

31 comments:

danielle said...

Tobias is sooooo cute. I'm glad we finally get to see him. Also happy they are getting along now. Poor Toby getting beaten up.

Thomas O'Mally O'Mally the alley cat!

Anyone know where that is from?
He is really cute!

Good Morning Fuzz Family!

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning ladies and gents(if any)(gents...if any gents!)! The moment you've all been waiting for! Set your eyes upon this handsome young kitty......Tobias Thomas O'Malley!! Those who know him call him Toby! And the ladies cats go wild over his good looks and charm! Not to mention the humans!

ANYWAY!! Hope everyone is having a good start to their day!

Kathleen - Karen & I left comments for you on yesterday's post, but I just wanted to say again, that we hope all is well and would like to know how you and RtheR are. Lotta "R"s in there!

Claire said...

Ins't that from Disney's Aristacats? Does he hold his tail in just the right way?

He is gorgeous and will come around in time. What a difficult path he has had to find a loving home. I know he appreciates your love, Rita.


Ella's Mom-as to your comment from yesterday I'm glad you appreciate your kitty. They can be exasperating but really just want us to love (and adore) them. Emma is coming along and really loves to snuggle now but it took lots of love and some treats too. Our Alex we call the love sponge-he is always ready for a tummy rub and snuggle, but being a male, I guess that comes with the territory.

donna said...

Good morning everyone!

And Hello Toby! I'm so far behind in everything that this is my first chance to come here. And I sure picked a good day--it's Toby!

I'll be catching up on all the wonderful kitties I've missed and skimming the comments, but for now I'll just say Hi!

Our trip was fantastic, the marathon went better than I expected and Iceland is awesome.

Our kitties actually seemed happy to see us when we got home and none of them gave us the "cold shoulder" punishment. Probably having my sister around to keep them company and give them lovin' helped.

Gotta go, I still have so much to catch up on and today will be my first day back at work. Uggghhh.

Cheers!

Gheeri's Servant said...

There's my handsome Toby-bear!

Thanks for posting him Kat!

He's such a ham for the camera-even though he always has that "deer-in-the-headlights" look, he LOVES the camera.... I guess it's the showcat in him.

Kat, did you notice you missed the "s" in his name? LOL It's OK, it was early at the time...

Well, today's moving day, so I won't be around for long, I'm going to leave around 2pm, and we caught a few of the kittens yesterday, but they escaped the box we put them in, so we're going to try again today. Never underestimate the power of canned food! LOL
See you all later! :)

Emma's Kat said...

GS - What "s"?! I don't know what you're talking about? ::hehehe::

Donna - Welcome back! I was just thinkin about you yesterday. Glad to hear the triathalon was better than expected and that you had a great trip! Pictures?

Danielle - Jakey?

danielle said...

Welcom back Donna. Glad you had a good time. We want details and pictures.

Jake only ate about 1.5 jars of food yesterday. Today I left about half to two thirds out for him. Don't want to waste too much. I will force the rest tonight if I have to. I noticed yesterday I think one of his teeth is missing and he has a cut on the roof of his mouth. HUM???? Oh this is gross but he pooped. He hasn't done that in soooooooooo long.

katnippia said...

Good Morning Everyone !!!!!

Tobias, you are a very handsome boy.Now snuggle nicely with Bagheera, aand no squishing, lol Rita, he is a very handsome boy very lucky to have you as his new kitty mommy.

riquel said...

Finally! Blogger working! Thomas O'Malley was the name of the cat in the Aristocats. I love that movie, "Everybody, everybody, everybody wants to be a cat!" Okay that is my singing for today. Mr. O'Malley is a handsome fella!

Gheeri's Servant said...

Ooooooohh Kiiiiiiiiiiimmy..... you may want to come to PdJ....

Karen C. said...

Toby is gorgeous! Wow - I love that beautiful fluffy boy! The picture with Gheeri's beautiful eyes peeking out is too cute. Maine Coons are my favorite.

Kat - Your little Neko finally showed up! I've never seen it before this morning. Also, the page loaded with some words missing, but when I click on Neko and lead him over the missing words they appear! Neko's like the antidote to invisible text. Yay Neko!

By the way, Rose is working her butt off calling cat rescue places in Florida. I hope she'll have good news soon! LOVE & PURRS TO ROSE!

momsbusy said...

i am finally able to get on blogger today. toby is such a handsome furrball. especially the furrball part. he looks to soft and cuddly. can't see why gherri didn't want to cuddle sooner but i guess he is a bit bigger than her. hard to breathe when your smooshed. LOL

donna - glad you're back and the triathalon went so well. glad you're not getting the cold shoulder too!

danielle - glad jakey is still eating and has pooped. good sign. still praying for ya'll.

gs - good luck w/ the kittens. praying for you and yours.

gotta get back to work.

Karen C. said...

Valinda - If you're on today, say hello. Did you enjoy the pictures?

momsbusy said...

kat - i just saw our neko! does everyone know that neko means cat?

trivia question. does anyone know how to say kitten in japanese?????

Ella's Mom said...

Yeah we finally get to see Toby! Your mom has told us so much about you! He really is a handsome boy and you can see the showcat in him.

Thanks for the comment Claire, I hope Ella starts coming around too. She is good for the most part she just still has her moments now and then.

Welcome back Donna! Glad to hear your trip went so well.

Emma's Kat said...

Has anyone seen the Daily Kitten? I know a few of you have. Isn't it coxiddia (I know that's not how it's spelled, but!) that can make a kittens eyes bug out like the one on TDK. Her eyes are not right! I had two very sick fosters brought to me from another foster from another rescue group, and their eyes were bugged out. They had coccydia(?). I'll have to look it up.

Cecilia said...

Tobias is such a pretty cat. I love his color

Anonymous said...

he sure is beautiful! i hope your cats get along better each day. it's amazing how they can bond after time if you are able to give them all the love and attention they deserve. good luck!

alohahelper said...

Oooo, we finally get to meet Toby! Such a handsome cat! I thought that was a shadow behind Toby on the left picture until I enlarged it. THEN I saw Gheeri coyly peeking out from behind him. LOL! Kat, I can't enlarge the right picture. I get an Error 404 Not Found message.

I'm currently at work visiting Kat's Cat because our server crashed and I can't access my programs and files until they get it up and running again. At least Outlook and Internet Explorer still works! Guess I'll do a little surfing ....

Linda

Karen C. said...

I can't enlarge the one on the right either, and I really wanted to!

Emma's Kat said...

Sorry everyone...I don't know why it won't let us enlarge it. I really wanted to check out his FB's in the pic on the right! The look gianormous!

Deb said...

Yippee! The blog is working! I've been lonely :)! Toby is a very handsome kitty! Such beautiful markings.Yesterday, I was a little worried about Marigold. SHE IS FINE! But, she had some bloody diarrhea, so I took both she and Brutus to the vet.

Marigold has:
Clostridiosis
Spore-forming bacteria called Clostridium perfringens cause these infections. These bacteria can be part of the normal gut bacteria, but certain animals may be predisposed to disease-causing infection. Clostridium produce toxins in the digestive system that can cause sudden watery diarrhea that may contain blood or mucus, or alternatively, the bacteria might cause a chronic, intermittent diarrhea.
Treatment consists of antibiotics.

Big sigh of relief. The vet assures me that it is not serious, no threat to her health. I was quite worried. She started this on Sunday morning. Brutus has some diarrhea, but not bloody. They are both on antibiotics. The only downside to this is that we may have to wait another week before they can safely fly. But, I can tell you that Brutus is now 1lb. 12 oz. and Marigold is 1lb. 2oz. Yippee, they are putting on weight, even little Miss Marigold.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Kat, I think the picture on the right needs to be renamed to include an extension (of jpg).

What two beautiful cats. Wondered what those beautiful, softly glowing lights beside Toby. Read a bit and realized it is Bagheera. What a cute pair of cats.

casper's mom (Monica) said...

Glad to finally see you Toby, You handsome kitty. We have heard so much about you from your Mom. Also so glad that you have found someone that can love you to pieces. Sounds like you have had a though time for awhile.

Donna, glad to see you back. So glad that you enjoyed your trip so well and had a successful marathon. It's always great to be acknowledged by the kitties without being ignored.

Valinda said...

Karen,
I loved the pictures! Thank you.
Some of them should be sent to Cute Overload, like the kittens fighting, or wrapped in Grace's arms.
Toby looks wonderful. Is he as big as it appears?

Karen C. said...

Valinda,
The ones where Grace is hugging a kitten are my favs too!

Aren't Maine Coons beautiful? My mother had two - both were twenty pounders. I think they usually do get pretty big.

Karen C. said...

Valinda,
One more thing...maybe you'd like to send a picture of that beautiful dog of yours to Rita at Pet du Jour?

rosie (geisha) said...

...'kitten' in Japanese?...........

"Fuzz-San"...........

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...I vant to squuuzzzeee zeee faayshhhiyaalll booo-baaaggeee.....

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