Good evening, L&LL, Rusty (GA) knows that a house is not a home without a cat, so he has "sent" us Gus. Gus, a civvie, is 10 years old, a DLH (certainly with Maine Coon or Norwegian Forest accents), medium-large, overweight at 13.5 lbs., friendly, and he loves his new home. We brought him home on Wednesday. He was in a shelter in central Vermont and we picked him up on our way home from New York City. He had been at the shelter since August, when the family that had adopted him 4 years ago returned him because they had a new baby (!). We wondered if he would travel well. He was great! 4+ hours in the car including a crossing of icy and windy Lake Champlain on a ferry. Never a complaint and alert the whole time. Once in the house he explored: dashed around, galloped up and down the stairs. We had been told that Gus was placid and liked to spend his time sleeping (he was in an open-condo room with other cats). Here he is active and enjoys playing with Rusty's and Stu's toys, especially the "Big Bug" ("Cat Dancer"). We are thrilled that things turned out so well. I am going to study Dr. Pierson's chapter on obesity and figure out a nutrition plan for Gus. In the shelter he got kibble, but they told us he liked wet food. So I bought some cans of Fancy Feast Turkey & Giblets and he loves it. He turned up his nose at RAWZ turkey, however. Maybe he'll come around, but for now T&G is on the menu (with some Paw Lickin' Chicken and freeze-dried chicken treats as variety). Here's his picture. We think he is very handsome, and his fluffy coat is beautiful. He does have weepy eyes, and the shelter vet suggested that he should have a dental in the near future. But otherwise he is healthy, up to date on all shots, has an ID chip, and is ready for his new life with Edward and me.