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First-time cat owner with a former stray

post #1 of 16
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Hi there. I just adopted a kitten (about 5 1/2 months) yesterday from a woman who took her in and got the cat all her shots, spayed her, etc. The woman's family had wanted to keep it, but she's allergic to cats and already has about 10 miscellaneous primates and monkeys in her backyard rescue clinic that she's carring for.

My new cat is very sweet, purrs non-stop, and I can hardly sit down without her jumping in my lap. I had a cat when I was growing up--Bacardi, who lived to be at least 18 and died about ten years ago--but it's been a long time since I've taken care of one. I plan to name this one Bailey (as in Baileys Irish Cream) and do my best to play with her until she's exhausted. By the end of the week she'll probably pine for a little boredom.

I go to school during the day and live in a tiny apartment, but fortunately I live close to campus so I should be able to sneak in every few hours and make sure she hasn't rent my betta fish asunder. She's got a lot of toys already, has the hang of the litter box (thank god), and knows that I'm a pushover when it comes to begging for table scraps.

I guess Bailey is a silver tabby. judging from other photos I've found on the internet. She is also not wall-eyed, but such is the nature of flash photography.
post #2 of 16
she is beautiful, she looks exactly like, the semi-feral cat that I have been taming.
post #3 of 16
She sounds like a real love, enjoy her.
post #4 of 16
Hi, welcome to TCS.
Bailey is a beautiful tabby.
post #5 of 16
Bailey is GORGEOUS!!! and it sounds like she has a really good friend in you. She should do just fine and you might even think about a companion (cat) for her -- two cats will keep one another company, curl up, play, and groom together, and you'd be saving TWO deserving lives! A suggestion...

THANKS for sharing Bailey's beautiful picture with us, and we know you're wondering why you waited SO long to have that irreplaceable cat-loving experience once again!
post #6 of 16
Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

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post #7 of 16
Hello & welcome to TCS. Bailey is very pretty. You're very lucky to have found each other. Look forward to hearing more about her as you get used to each other.
post #8 of 16
What a beauty!

Welcome to TCS!
post #9 of 16
Hello!! and welcome to TCS!!!

post #10 of 16
Welcome to TCS! It is a great site and full of helpful hints. She is such a beauty! Kudos to you for adopting her
post #11 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!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #12 of 16
Bailey's just a gorgeous girl...I love those eyes! It makes me want to squish her up. I can't wait to see more of her and her grorgeous self.
post #13 of 16
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and Bailey 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 #14 of 16
she's a beautiful silver classic tabby! welcome to TCS!
post #15 of 16
Bailey is adorable

post #16 of 16

Welcome to the Cat Site!

Bailey is beautiful! Thanks for sharing her photo, can't wait to see more of her precious face!

Best Wishes to you both! Enjoy the forums
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