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post #1 of 14
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Hi I'm Jess

I joined today to get some advice regarding Fuchi, who is expecting her first litter any day now. We inherited her in December when my best friend passed away, and have been healing together.


We also have Dynamite, who, in my humble and unbiased opinion [] is the coolest cat ever. We adopted him off Craigslist almost 3 years ago. He walked in like he owned the place, and we're completely crazy about him. More like a dog than a cat, he loves to go on walks, play fetch, and have his tail pulled.


We found Gracie in a box by the garbage can at our local market on my oldest son's 9th birthday. Dynamite had just come to us, and desperately needed a friend. Gracie was WAY too young to be away from her mother, let alone in a box outside a grocery, so we couldn't help ourselves. Dynamite acted as surrogate mom [yes, he's a male], by allowing her to "nurse". She's pretty aloof and antisocial when it comes to us humans, although she does love my son and spends a lot of time with him.


As much as I hate to admit this, I pretty much stole Pepper. She "belonged" to our neighbors, although she was semi-feral and lives mostly outdoors. When she was indoors, the neighbor's children terrorized her. One day, I was returning their 2 year old son to them, who would often walk up to our apartment covered in dirt without his parents knowing, and I saw Pepper outside covered in fleas. We'd just bought our house, and were getting ready to move, so I told them that I was going to take their kitten and give her a better home, and they were lucky I wasn't taking their son too. Pepper's now happy, healthy, and whiny.


And that brings us to Hershey =)

We are not dog people. We are not particularly active outdoors people. I'd like to think we aren't crazy people either - yet we adopted an 8 week old Chocolate Lab/GSP mix. He's just under a year old and was just diagnosed with horrible hip dysplasia, so he's having a bilateral hip replacement June 12. Labs are pretty much insane until they are 7, and he perfectly fits that bill. The cats have trained him well, and he's trained me even better. We've come to love him, and all that comes with being owned by a crazy 80 pound lap dog.

We also have a beta, Momo, the ticked off fish. =)

As for the humans, we're totally outnumbered. My fiance Sean and I live in a small town in north Puget Sound, Washington, where we've just bought our first house. We have two boys, ages 9 and 11, and our house is a mad one - but we love it.

We're expecting our first and only litter from Fuchi any minute now - I'll update and post pictures when the big day comes!
post #2 of 14
Hi and welcome to TCS
You're babies are beautiful.
I'm Mommy to a Gracie also, maybe it's the name because mine thinks she's "Princess Grace" too

Bless you for taking Pepper in, I've been a "catnapper" myself.
Joey was treated about the same way Pepper was by his old family...if you can call them that.
He's now being spoiled rotten by my In-Laws.
post #3 of 14
Hi there! And welcome! Glad you could join us here at TCS!!! You have a gorgeous fur family! I love the pic of the first cat you talked about. How beautiful!!!

Hope you enjoy your time here and that you find all the advice you are looking for! See you around the forums! It is so much fun! Everyone here's awesome!! Enjoy!
post #4 of 14
What a great introduction...well done!

First of all, please accept my condolences on the loss of your best friend. I can only imagine how devastating that is. Also, bless you for taking her girl in and giving her a home!

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!
post #5 of 14
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Thanks, thanks, and thanks!
post #6 of 14
hello and welcome to you and your adorable fur-family what a bunch of peaches they are give them all some tummy rubs from us

Its great here, theres always lots to do and see, it can soon become a bit of an addiction but dont worry you are in good company

Glad you dropped in to join us and good luck with the birth
post #7 of 14
Welcome! You have some lovely animals! Really enjoyed the photos!
post #8 of 14
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 #9 of 14

This is such a great site, everyone here is so nice and friendly Also this site can be very helpful and informative as well

Any who O my, what cuties u have there

Well see u on the forums
post #10 of 14
Hi and welcome to TCS. Your babies are all so beautiful. Again welcome. See you in the forums.
post #11 of 14
Hi there Jess we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your 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
post #12 of 14
Beautiful family! Welcome to TCS!
post #13 of 14
Hello & Welcome
ALL of your fur babies are adorable
I love your chocolate lab, what a cutie
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