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Just wanted to introduce myself....

post #1 of 16
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Hi fellow crazy cat people!

I found "this place" when I was looking for some factual sites on declawing. I am a semi-active member of another forum of pet lovers, but was unpleasantly surprised about how "ok" they are with declawing. So long story short, I stumbled across a thread here about being against declaw, and figured I better join. I still frequent the other board, but I know I'm outnumbered in the declawing dept. with them.

I'm ashamed to say (please don't throw rocks) that I'm not *technically* a cat person. Until last October, I was strictly a bird person. I have had my share (and then some) of temporary foster cats, young and old. But had always swore I would NEVER keep one, because cats and birds....they don't mix.

And then along came "Bird".

Bird is a tortie girl who somehow wound up in the small patch of woods behind my house. She mewed for 2 days before I was able to catch her, with a homemade trap (dog kennel, can of tuna, and a piece of string, with me on the other end, hiding, in the rain. I kid you not, I felt like I was 12 ).

When I released her in my bathroom, all hell broke loose, and stayed broke for a few days. She destroyed things in a panic, including candles on the tub and my curtains, trying to escape from evil ol' me. But once she started to trust me, it took a couple of weeks, but she eventually came around.

She loves me, *likes* my husband. Tolerates my son. And is completely and utterly terrified of any other humans, no matter what. She will freak out and slam herself into walls if she is "caught" in the living room by a stranger. We've worked around that, and make her go to the bedroom before company comes. So being that I absolutely adore her, (quirks and all) and her being completely unadoptable, she's permanently mine.

I am also owned by 4 birds (an african grey, two cockatiels, and a parrotlet), my chihuahua Peanut, 4 rats, and my son has a gerbil and a fishtank.

Right now I'm fostering two former feral kittens. Two tabbies, one boy one girl. They have two more siblings, however they were not to be caught. They are approximately 5-6 weeks old, and though they SHOULD be eating on their own, they're on hunger strike because they're scared so they're being syringe fed for the time being.

Glad to be here! Sorry I wrote a novel.
post #2 of 16
Hello & Welcome
I enjoyed reading your "novel"
I cant wait to see pictures of Bird and your other animals
Look forward to seeing you around the forum
post #3 of 16
Hi and Welcome!
post #4 of 16
Hi and welcome to TCS
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the welcomes!

Pictures? I thought you'd never ask.

Bird, doing her best impression of Roadkill

My two newest fosters, Waldo and Spitty

Laser, my ferret, whom I just lost on Monday, but I can't do a pic thread without including her

Schmoopsie (my dumbo girl, and heart rat)

Poopsie and Munch, during group prayer

And Crunch

And Peanut
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
I posted too many pics so I had to break it up into two seperate posts

My son's parrotlet, Peewee

Sweety, my old man (26) with attitude

Petey during his American Idol tryouts

And Beaker, discovering his treat cup is empty!

Sorry you asked? I've got way more pictures than the average pet owning fool.
post #7 of 16
Great pics
post #8 of 16
Welcome to TCS!!!!

I also have 2 cockatiels who are 3 years old. Their names are Kodi and Koda. I dont have cats right now, but will be adopting 2 cats within the next few years. I use to have 2 cats, Midnight and JC, but they died 2 years ago at the age of 20 years!!!!
post #9 of 16
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
what a cute!!! great picĀ“s !!!
See you on the forums!
post #10 of 16
Welcome from me and my 4 cats: Peaches, Josie, Arthur and Pailsey. This is a great place. I, for one, am totally against declawing except for a medical emergency.
post #11 of 16
What a pretty family! I'm fostering 2 birds right now, a Green-Cheeked Amazon and a Senegal Parrot. We're thinking about adopting the Senegal, but haven't decided for sure yet. I'd give you a run on pictures. I have a TON of them.
post #12 of 16
Hello and Welcme to you and all your furbabies, and your featherbabies as well.
post #13 of 16
Hello & welcome to TCS. Your kitty is gorgeous, she's a little like my 15 y/o torty Coco. I believe torty's aren't the most cuddliest of cats there are. My 9 m/o kitten Blossom is a sort of torty/calico & I'm working on her moods.
My little budgie, Bluey, died on Thursday morning, we had him for 10 1/2 yrs. We also have an Australian Rainbow Lorikeet, 2 dogs & my 3 mice.
Look forward to hear more about your fur family.
post #14 of 16

Great photos, we like photos here
post #15 of 16
Hi & welcome to TCS! If you have any questions, please feel free to click on my username and send me a private message. I'll be happy to help.
post #16 of 16
Beautiful babies! Welcome to TCS!
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