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My name is Tara, I'm Canadian but I live in Belgium with my partner. I love animals and I had always wanted a cat, so as soon as I got a place of my own I adopted Chloe, who has been my best friend and companion ever since. Trixie, my second cat, is a little foundling (someone put her in a restaurant tip when she was about 4 weeks old), and I gave her a home because I thought Chloe would like the company and she really really needed one.
Trixie was very ill when we first met (the poor little thing had spent the weekend out in the cold alone, crying for her mommy) and it has taken years to socialize her, but I think she is finally beginning to think of me as her friend.
They have incredibly different personalities. Chloe is extremely demanding, curious, absolutely fearless and loves to be cuddled and held. Trix on the other hand is shy, playfull and loves showers.
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Hello Tara my name is Tara also! Welcome to TCS!
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Hi, Tara
Welcome to TCS. What part of Canada did you come from?
Its very rewarding to take in a foundling kitten. Blossom, my 6 m/o kitty was dumped & my son brought her home & I handraised her. She's a wild child but coming round. She gives me cuddles every morning.
Looking forward to hearing more about your kitties.
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Hi Tara, Chloe and Trixie. Welcome to TCS. It's wonderful to have you here.
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Hi Tara. Welcome to TCS.
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HI Tara! Oh what a sweetie for taking Trix in! Welcome to TCS!
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Hi welcoem to TCS, this is such a great site and everyone here is so nice Also this site can be very helpful and fun too Bless ur heart for taken Trixi in I cant wait to see pics of both Chloe and Trixi, they sound so wonderful! Also we just photos here !!! Well see u on the forums
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Hi Tara, and welcome to TCS! Your girls sound wonderful, and that you celebrate their differences.

If you have any questions as you find your way around the site, please feel free to click on my username and send me a private message. I'll be happy to help.
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Hi Tara! Welcome to TCS!
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Thank you all for a very warm welcome. I'll try to take some pics of my girls.
I think that anyone would take in Trixie under the circumstances, (I had already half made up my mind to get another cat - and one presented herself to me, I'm sure anyone would have done the same thing). I will never understand the people who could put such a defenseless animal in a tip and walk away and leave them for dead.
When I came home, she was hiding under the sofa and when I looked at her, she was no bigger than my hand and had green gook running from her eyes, ears and nose, and she had to go straight to the vets. He prescribed about 3 pills, and every kind of drop imaginable (except nose drops, there wasn't a brand that had a small enough dropper).
Because of their cruelty she had the cat equivalent to bronchial pneumonia and breathed like Darth vader for the first two years of her life. She still wheezes if the weather is cold or after an active play session.
I think socializing her would have been easier if we hadn't had all these meds to administer just as she was getting to know us and right after what was obviously an incredibly traumatic experience.
But persistance does pay off, and she's a lovely animal. I have not once regretted taking her in.
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and a warm welcome to you and your two kitties

Its great here, theres always lots to do and see and theres always someone on hand for those kitty-type queries

Glad you dropped in to join us and enjoy the forums !!
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Hi Tara, Chloe and Trixie. Welcome to the biggest family who love of cats, so very much.
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My Chloe says to your Chloe.
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Hi there we're so happy to welcome you and your lovely 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
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Hola y bienvenido a TCS!..
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS!!!.....)

See you on the forums!
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Hi and welcome to TCS!
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Welcome Chloe, Trixie, and Tara

to TheCatSite and bless you for rescuing little Trixie when she needed it so desperately! Thank you for caring, and opening your heart and home to her and Chloe. As you can see, we love multi-cat families here -- all 9 of us are rescued, indoor-only and spayed/neutered, and we're the lights of our Meowmy's eye! You may also notice her screen name, which is in honor of her own beloved Tara, who left us last year way too soon, due to complications of a chronic upper respiratory infection and and abscessed tooth. She was and will always be beloved of us!

We'd love to see pictures of Chloe and Trixie if you want to share; and hope to see you around on the forums a lot!
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