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Hello all!!

I am new here and would first like to introduce myself and then get on to the goodies. My cats.

I am a young woman from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. I do mostly office work and live with my step-sister in a townhome. I am a Christian and love going to my amazing church, sometimes more than once a week!!

My first cat that I had for a long period of time was a black cat who I named Kit-tan to stray away from the black cat cliches. It was a play on "kitten". Hey, I was 14 at the time, give me a break, heh. Old Picture shown here:

Anyway, since then I had to move down to Virginia for a job and couldn't bring my cat with, so my mother and step-father took him in for me. They declawed him and changed his name to Midnight, but he is still my baby. Everytime I come to their house and use the computer, Midnight hops up into my lap and purrs until I scratch him in that special spot and let him know it is ok to lay down. There he stays until I get up. Is it possible for a cat to remember their primary owner after being away from them for about a year and a half?

Then there is Myrtle. She is my pride and joy. While Midnight can be tempremental and anti-social, Myrtle is the sweetest thing you could ever imagine, and friendly with all to boot. She is a beige, grey and white tortoise shell and is 6 months and 1 week old. Picture when she was 8 weeks found here:

Myrtle is everything I could ask for and more in a cat. She is the daughter of a cat that belonged to the people I used to live/work for in Virginia. I watched as she was born, and have taken care of her ever since. I am very overprotective and worrysome about her because I want her to stay as sweet and innocent as she is now. I realize she is going to get older and more mature, but a more calm version of her would be just as nice too, hehe. I just want to make sure she doesn't end up like Midnight, bitter and (in my opinion) depressed.

When I look into his eyes it seems he has this hidden past that had traumatized him into being the angry cat he is today. Don't get me wrong, he has his moments (like right now) where he is loving and sweet. But he isn't like that with everyone. Only my step-father and myself. He seems to either shrug off or attack anyone else who approaches him and if you pet him the wrong way he WILL bite/scratch. I do admit that my younger brother had tortured him a bit when he was a kitten and perhaps that is why he can be the way he is. Who knows. All I know is that while my mother refers to him as "Satan" I still love him and will always think of him as my first child.

Nice to meet you all!
post #2 of 9
Hi! Sierra, Serenity & I welcome you to TCS and look forward to getting to know you better! Midnight is beautiful, and of course he remembers you. The two of you will always share a special bond. Sounds as if your little boy may have had a difficult time before joining your family, so sad. For specific behavioral issues, you may want to post in our Behavior Forum where hopefully we'll be able to help address this with you. Myrtle is so precious! No wonder she's stolen your heart!

Please let me know if I may ever assist you in any way.
post #3 of 9
Hi there we're so happy to welcome you and your kitties to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

I hope you can get your issues sorted out with Midnight
post #4 of 9
Hi there! I was just in E-town about a month ago. Some good friends of mine live there, and we visited them while on the way to Pocono for the NASCAR race.

Welcome to TCS!
post #5 of 9
Hi all
and welcome to this great forum/site. Your cats are gorgeous. After reading your post, I just have a couple of things to offer: cats who are declawed often turn bitter, depressed and even angry. Cats need their claws; they were created with claws and have them for very good reasons. Declawing is like removing a person's fingers at the first joint. It is not just the claw that is removed. The operation can result in infection; it can even be lethal. At "best", it leaves the cat disfigured for life, in an unnatural state and defenseless. Declawed cats should never be allowed outdoors for this reason (no cat should, actually, for safety reasons. They can lead happy and full lives safely and securely indoors. All of "my" cats are indoors-only and spayed/neutered, of course! It's really too bad your parents did this to Midnight; giving him a lot of love and ensuring he has quiet and safe places to be is the best thing for him. Hopefully he receives nothing but kind and loving treatment where he is. He deserves nothing less.

I won't even comment on your comment about your brother except to say that mistreatment of cats is incomprehensible to me.

But thanks for adopting and caring for Midnight, and now, for little Myrtle. May they enjoy love and good treatment for life.
post #6 of 9

Welcome to TCS! Your kitties are gorgeous!
post #7 of 9
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!

see you on the forums!
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Hello and welcome to TCS!!!

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