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Introducing My babies and me.

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RIP Sebastian (5/04/91-11/15/06)


RIP Simba ?/?/03-7/22/03


Hello everyone!

I joined this site last month when my boy, Sebastian, broke his arm and then became sick.
Sebastian was 15 years old when we put him to rest. Marty is also 15 years old. The boys are related but we can not figure out what they are to each other so we call them brothers. Martys Grandfather is Sebastians father. I received Sebastian from my first husband when we were still dating. Marty came to me because I was told that no one wanted him. I later found out that he was studded first and then the breeder was done with him, so I took him. Marty is a mushyman. He loves to cuddle. Currently, he is grieveing the loss of his brother.

My husband found Crowe in the backyard right before Thanksgiving 2003. She was a little thing, but FULL of fight. We took her in and cared for her. After 4 months of her tormenting my boys and her attacking us, we had to find a new home for her. I left her over night at my mom's to give the boys a break from the abuse. It was love. My mom and Crowe fell in love. And, Crowe got a new home with lots of love. Crowe has a friend there named Taylor. Taylor is a 16 year old cranky girl who just wants to sit in the sun and be loved. They usually stay away from eachother. Crowe is my mom's cuddle buddy. We think that Crowe needed to be an only cat (yeah, I know that there is another cat in the house but Taylor does not bother with Crowe).

Simba's story is sad. We found her in the backyard {Cat's must know that we are one of them, so they come to us} I thought that she was lost because she was too little to be without her mommy. We watched her and took care of her outside, thinking that mommy would come back. After a week no mommy. We took her to the Vet who figured her age to be 3 weeks old. Two weeks later we went back to the vet for the routine follow-up care. Simba was still very small. The Vet took one look at her and told us that in her whole career she has only seen one other case like this. Simba had Hypothroidism. Simba was actually over 3 months old, not 3 weeks old. The vet needed to run some bloodwork before confirming the condition. It was a profound case of Hypothyroidism. We started Simba on the medication and cared for her. In one month she put on 2 ounces and still did not weight 1 pound. It was too late though. Simba died during the medication adjustments. She came into our hearts too late. We gave her love and the best life we could have asked for. She was too little to transport in a cat carrier so I used my daughter's "play" cat carrier. Her prognosis was not good to begin with, so I know she is playing over the rainbow bridge and guiding my Sebastian now.

I grew up with pets. I can NEVER imagine not having furbabies. We had a cat named Fee Fee. My sister got to make Fee Fee her cat becuase I was only 4 when we found him. Fee fee lived to be 16 years old and 11 months. He waiting for my sister to get up in the morning and he died in her arms. Our other cat was put to rest after lossing his fight with cancer. My parents stil have Taylor.
Currently, I have my Marty. I am a stay at home mom to a 5 year old. I used to be a Social Worker. I worked with the mentally Ill. I am orginally from Florida but moved to New York in 1997. I still call Florida my home.

I am very greatful to have this site.
post #2 of 18
Welcome to TCS!! I am sorry to hear about Sebastian. He is healthy now and young again. You already know you will find lost of friends here who are always ready to talk! See you on the boards!!
post #3 of 18
Welcome to TCS Hope you stick around, it's a wonderful comforting place.
post #4 of 18
Hi and a warm welcome from Spain and my kitty-crew

WOW aint you been busy with fur-balls Marty is a handome boy and Sebastian lived to a good age ! Sweet little Simba, her life was short, but it was full of love & warmth How fantastic that Crowe found a forever home with your mum.............and you still get a chance to see her

Once you get settled in, maybe you could post some more photos

We just love photos here

Enjoy the forums ! !
post #5 of 18
Hi and welcome to TCS!
post #6 of 18
What a beautiful tribute to your fur babies, past and present.

Welcome to the Cat Site.

Rest in peace Sebastian and Simba.
post #7 of 18
Cute kitty family!

post #8 of 18
to TCS. I am sorry about your loses but am pleased to hear your stories of how much you love your babies!!! I hope you stick around here to get to know all of the wonderful people!
post #9 of 18
Aww how cute Hello and Welocme to TCS
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What a beautiful tribute to your kitties
post #11 of 18
Welcome to TCS I hope you enjoy it here
post #12 of 18
Welcome All to TheCatSite

and we are very glad you found us all here. We hope you'll love it as much as we do. Wow, you sound like such a kindred soul! We are currently nine rescued, indoor-only, spayed/neutered felines ranging from King Nicolas, who's pushing 17, down to Baby Su, who's "terrible two", and one devoted human servant, who's lived with, loved, rescued, and advoCATed for cats all her life, too. In fact, when she was born, there was already a cat -- who will always be her "older brother" -- in residence. So it's a natural that,growing up loving cats, they'd still be the sunshine of her life!

We are so very sorry about Sebastian, and about tiny Simba. In just over a year, we have lost five of our beloveds, to CRF, mast cell lymphoma, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an aneurism (we think), and complications of chronic upper respiratory infection coupled with an abscessed tooth. So we know all too well how terrible it feels to lose our loved ones. There is a Simba in our lives, too -- Queen Simba, sweet girl, adopted from the streets of L.A. by our servant, and waiting over the Bridge for us since 1998. She was sixteen when she left us. We miss her every day.

Our servant's dad has dementia, so there is another connection with you, as you say you have done work with mentally ill persons.

So glad you could make it here, and hope you'll really enjoy it.
post #13 of 18
Awe u have such a beautiful fur family, and R.I.P Sebastion and Simba, also i have a question not regarding cats but i read that u were a social worker and well what classes did u take to get to become a social worker the only difference is i want to work wit child abuse ??
post #14 of 18
Hi and welcome to TCS

I'm so sorry to hear of your losses.
All of your babies are beautiful!
post #15 of 18
Hi And welcome to TCS!!!!!

See you on the forums!
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 
ProudKittieMom: I have a BA in Psychology. I have also taken several course through New York State Office of Mental Health. I was going to go for my Master but I got married and had a child, so I got off course. I see that you are in Penn. I would look at the state requirements. Some University's offer a Dual Degree BA or BS and a MA or MS. This can all be done in 5 years.

I am not a State Licensed Social Worker. I just did Social Work. Most of my experience is with the mentally ill.

Good Luck.

Sorry that it took me so long to respond. I am not Ok with my boy Sebastian's death.
post #17 of 18
Its ok I understand about Sebastion, but thanks for replying when you could, I do plan on getting the degree in Psychology thats something I always wanted to do and apperiantly I have influenced some people to do that too lol, my cousin now wants to be a psychologist but my brother has mental issues and hes always been in and out of hospitals about it so I already know alot about it and I watched this true movie on lifetime of course and thats where I decided I wanted to work with child abuse, but thanks for replying whenever you could i really appreciate and I understand with everything you are going through it is gonna take some time ! But still thank you !
post #18 of 18
Hi & Welcome to TCS

I'm sorry about Sebastian, what a tragic loss

If you need any help finding your way around the site, please feel free to click on my username & send me a private message.
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