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post #1 of 24
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How you all doing? I was actually sent here from a dog site, but I happen to have 6 cats, so thought I might hang around

We have a 12yo black and white DSH who is not entirely impressed at the new additions - but she gets our bedroom to herself, so she'll live

We also have 4 13 week DSH kittens, who are black, and only one has enough white to count as a distinguishing feature. I did their induction at the SPCA and was a bit stumped by 4 black male kittens! Also a 15 week old tortishell female.

These babies all had ringworm, and we usually euth all ringworm cats because if we don't we'll never get rid of it. Since my dog and myself already had ringworm I offered to foster. *cough* "Foster"

The boys were 5 weeks old when I took them, the girl about 9 weeks when I took her two weeks later (she'd been waiting to be PTS for 7 days! )

They were all desexed last week, and are healing nicely. We're doing slow intros with our dog, who is pretty good, but I wouldn't trust him unsupervised! He's a little bit overwhelmed by 5 fast-moving creatures. (Our adult cat lives downstairs seperately)

These are my babies:

Jessie was the first to be really friendly. He purrs like a train and will push his head in between your hand and whoever you're patting - he was names after Jesse Custer from the Preacher comics

John was named because he's the smallest, and my partner's best friend is very short. He is fine featured and only really got cuddly and confident in the last few weeks. He has a way of looking constantly startled

It's a crap picture, but it makes me laugh, and I can't find any better ones. He has an almost oriental face in real life

We always thought Oscar would be the hunter of the family, as he would chase with much more enthusiasm than his brothers. Now he's got bigger, Jessie has surpassed him in enthusiasm and skill. He's one of the bigger boys, and comes across as the most ballsy, smart one

Bert is our biggest baby, with a big round head and more substantial body. He was the slowest learner, content to swing a paw lazily while the others flew through the air, later content to munch his way through twice as much food as his siblings, then curl up and snooze on you. Only in the last couple of weeks has he come into his own, seeming much more alert and cat-like (as opposed to kitten-like!) than before

Eisen is much more independant, and likes to be patted on her own terms. Her hobbies include beating up her brothers and eating too much - she's the only one with a wee buddah belly

Eisen was not handed over like her brothers, but was abandoned on the street. She's confident and self-assured, and knows what she wants. We wanted a different sort of name for our girl - so, Eisen. Eisen is iron in German. Goes with her colouring too

The pictures vary in quality, due to being off a phone, but also in when they were taken - Jessie, for example, was about 6 weeks in that picture, whereas Bert was about 8 weeks and Eisen about 10 weeks.

And if they just look like black kittens to you, don't worry, even I have difficulty telling them apart in crappy photos!

Looking forward to talking to ya'll later
post #2 of 24
Hi welcome to TCS, this is such a great site and everyone here is so nice also this site can be very helpful and informative !! And of course we do have fun around here time to time O my what cuties u have there, I cant wait to see more pix we just pics here !! And bless ur heart for savin the little ones ! Well see u on the forums
post #3 of 24
Hi and welcome to you and your adorable fur-family
I bet things are a little crazy in your house its wonderful that you took them all in Its great here, theres always lots to do and see, it can soon become a bit of an addiction

Well glad you dropped in to join us - enjoy the forums

ooo and give those babies some tummy rubs from me
post #4 of 24
They are all precious! Black kitties are my absolute favorite and yours are all so gorgeous!

Welcome to the site. I look forward to seeing more of your kitties. So wonderful that you took them home with you.

post #5 of 24
You have a wonderful way of introducing yourself and your cats! Complete with verbiage and pictures, I feel like I already know you. Welcome to TCS and keep coming back!
post #6 of 24
Hello. Welcome to TCS! The kittens are adorable. Thank you for saving them.
post #7 of 24
Hi and welcome to TCS.

What a cute kitty. Looking forward to seeing some more pics.

I hope you will enjoy your stay.
post #8 of 24
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
post #9 of 24
Welcome Eisen, John, Jessie, Bert, Oscar, and Fenriswolf

to TheCatSite and thank you from the bottom of my heart for opening your hearts and home to these wonderful little guys! "Just black kittens"??? Well, I love ALL cats and kittens and try not to play favorites, but I have to admit to a weakness for the glossy ebony beauties, myself. As you can see, we also boast an ebony prince here (Calo) and a tortie beauty (Tarifa) among The Nine, all of whom are rescued, indoor-only, and spayed/neutered, of course! We are so glad you found this site, hope you enjoy the forums, thank you for sharing the photos -- excellent for being off the phone, btw! -- and welcome you to our big furfamily!
post #10 of 24
What a gorgeous group of kittens! They remind me of my first foster litter...5 all black kittens...fortunately one was long haired, one a girl, one had a tiiiiny bit of white on his chest, another was the biggest kitten by far, and the last was named Pip. I loved them all, but gladly handed them over when it was time.

Alright, I cried like a baby, but I handed them over anyway.

So are you keeping them all?
post #11 of 24
Welcome to TCS! Those are beautiful cats.
Psst! Goldenseal will get rid of ringworm. Make a tea and give them a sponge bath with it, wipe all areas down with it, put some in their wet food, drink it yourself. Goldenseal is good stuff. It's so sad that animals are euthanized due to ringworm. No need at all!
post #12 of 24
Greetings and welcome to the forum...I would say 6 furbabies more then qualifies you to be a member. And what gorgous furbabies they are.
post #13 of 24
Hi and welcome to TCS! Your kitties are gorgeoussss!
post #14 of 24
hiya,how you doing?Just wanted to say how much i love your piccies-yr catlets are so cute!!
post #15 of 24
Dear Pat:

THANK YOU for this invaluable tip. I had no idea goldenseal could eradicate ringworm! Have you discussed putting this up as a thread in the health forum? Everyone needs to see it!

And btw, those are my three favorites, too -- cats, plants, and books, that is -- and to those I'd add music and film and cooking and...
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post #17 of 24
Hey Hello fellow kiwi!

I am in Christchurch - but did live in Welly when I went to Victoria Uni.

Your kitties are gorgeous!

So nice to see you here - a big welcome!
post #18 of 24
Hello!! and welcome to TCS!!! its a very cool and fun place!! your kitties are sooo cute tooo
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post #20 of 24
Dear Joey:

Yes, GET BETTER SOON! We are all praying and purring for you, cutie boy!
post #21 of 24
Hi welcome to TCS! Beautiful babies!
post #22 of 24

Welcome to TCS! Those kitties are so adorable! I just love Eisen's coloring.
Good luck with the ringworm issue!
post #23 of 24
Hi there - welcome to TCS ! Cool to see another NZ'er here (my hubby is a Wellington Boy) - good luck with the ringworm.

(ps - Pat thanks for that tip! I hope not to have to deal with ringworm but its handy to know)
post #24 of 24
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
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