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Hi. I live in Texas. My name is Janeice. I have been married for almost 33 yrs. We have a grown son.

I have these 2 kitties that are about 8wks now. My hubby found them in our barn when they were about 3 weeks old. I am keeping one of them for myself, if my doggy will allow it,..lol. My best friend has agreed to take the other one when she gets her house moved. That should be in a month or so. I have never had a cat before so this is a real experience. They are climbing on everything! I started spritzing them with water when they get on something or do something that I want to discourage them from doing.

At night when its time for bed, I put both kitties, oh by the way, their names are Butterbean which is a blond tabby, and Cheech that is a gray tabby. Cheech is my friends kitty and she named him. Anyway I put them in a large crate with their litter box. And they leave me such a mess to clean up in the mornings...lol We have a enclosed breezeway they I will put them in when I need to get something done around the house. They love it out there. But then they want to come see me too.

Ok enough of my jabbering. I would love to hear from you. I need any and all advice on what to do in general. I have started their shots. The vet tested them for the HIV and leu? ( sorry dont have a clue how to spell that). Both were negative!

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Hi welcome to TCS!
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U have come to the right place, this is such a great site, everyone here is so nice and helpful! Also this site does offer a lot of information too So dont hesitate to ask anything

Maybe when u get a chance u could post some photos of ur little fluff balls, we just pics here! And also bless ur hearts for taken in these little ones

Well see u on the forums, and like I said don't hesitate to ask anything
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Hello and Welcome to TCS! Sounds like you are doing a very good job taking care of those babies.
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Glad you dropped by to join us - enjoy the forums !!
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Hello & welcome to the forum. I too raised my kitty, Blossom, from 3 weeks old. You must have had your hands full with 2 kittens to look after, especially if you haven't had cats before.
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Welcome to TCS!!! Hope to see ya around the boards...and cant wait to see some pics!
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Hello and welcome to TCS. I too am from Tx. Congratulations on your new wonderful life with a kitty. Your dog and kitty will do fine with each other, just take it slow with the introduction..Again, welcome.
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Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #11 of 16
Hello and welcome
I myself have a 7 week old kitty and yes they are a handful.
I trim the nails so she isn't "hurting" anything while climbing.......lol
Have you thrown some toys in the crate with them? Most cats are night time animals Goodluck with them
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Welcome to TCS!

It sounds like you have your hands full

So glad you took these little guys in and taking care of them.
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Hi there Janeice we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your lovely fur-family 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

Thank you so much for offering these kitties a home
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Here are Butterbean ( blond tabby) and Cheech the grey.
Thanks for the warm welcome. I am learning alot from you all.

Well I must have done something wrong getting the pictures to show up. I will try it again later.
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Hi & welcome to TCS! It's great that you've joined us!

If you have any questions, or need any help as you navigate around the site, please feel free to click on my username and send me a private message. I'll be happy to help.

See you around the forums!
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