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But, I've been reading your forums for maybe six months and learned so much - hopefully I've made my cats' lives a little happier by applying a lot of the advice I've read here. Thank you for sharing your knowledge so generously.

I adopted my first cat, Dharma, on July 1, 2006 - she was my very first pet (at the ripe old age of 52). I saw her at the local Petsmart, who were working with our county's animal care and control. She was about four years old, and had been a stray - but obviously came from a home because she was already spayed and had been front declawed (no, I didn't know declawing was so bad, but I wouldn't change her for anything). She's about 6 pounds, solid grey with green eyes.

After a while I thought she might want a friend, since I work all day, and in Ocrober 2006 I adopted Dante, a four year old male who had been picked up as a stray, already neutered and all four feet declawed. Dante's black, with big yellow eyes and was about 15 pounds when I got him - he's now down to 13, and the vet is very happy! The first few weeks of introduction were interesting, but we all sleep together and I just melt when I see them grooming each other (even if it seems to always happen at 2:00 in the morning and Dante's just walked over my sleeping form to say hello to Dharma!)

I have to give a lot of thanks to Wheaton IL Petsmart, DuPage County Animal Care & Control, my vet, and so many real life friends for all the advice and hand-holding they gave me while Dharma, Dante and I were learning to live with each other. My life is so much fuller now than it was, and who cares if I'm putting off a new pair of shoes - at least my kitties both have their own cat trees!

And I do want to thank all of the posters here - there were so many times where I learned new things, or gained reassurance about what I was doing at home. Thanks again!
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Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Your cats sound like adorable little rascals
Look forward to hearing more about them!

Best Wishes to you & your kitties! Enjoy the forums
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Hello, Welcome to TCS! BTW there is going to be a cat show in Wheaton, IL on Nov. 10.
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Welcome to TCS!
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Originally Posted by kitytize View Post
Hello, Welcome to TCS! BTW there is going to be a cat show in Wheaton, IL on Nov. 10.
Thank you!!! I went to the TICA show in Franklin Park last week, but didn't know about the Wheaton one. Now I'm off to find some information on it (well, after I get a little work done!).

I'm just amazed at the friendliness of the breeders, their willingness to teach and explain, and their beautiful cats - mine are 'just' DSH's, but of course they're the most beautiful cats in the world to me.
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Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you, Dharma and Dante 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
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Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
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Welcome to TCS!!! I hope to see pics of Dante and Dharma soon
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Welcome to the site and yeah, agree completely with your take - a nicer bunch of cat-people one could never hope to meet!
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Oh I love your intro..... its never too late to become a cat lover Welcome to you and your furbabies to TCS.
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Welcome to TCS. Glad you finally joined.
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I am so glad that you have joined us here at TCS.
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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!
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