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Hello from Texas - Long intro :)

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Hello from Texas

I’ve been a reader and lurker on this site for months and finally want to introduce myself and my babies. I live in Austin Texas and have two beautiful cats:

Lilly – a beautiful tortie/calico girl who is approximately 4 years old.


Forrest – my newly adopted little black Mommy’s boy. He’s now 5 ½ months old, extremely active and just the sweetest little boy ever.

Both my babies were adopted from shelters. Lilly was a stray adopted from a shelter in Seattle. When she came to our home in 2004, she was less than a year old and had been a teenage mother living a horrible life on the streets of Seattle. When my husband and I got her she had just had her kittens taken away and had been spayed. What a grateful and sweet girl she is. She appreciates so much being taken in off the streets and loved. A few days after she came to live with us we bought her a large post scratcher. It was like watching a kid at Christmas with a beloved toy. It totally amazed me and my husband how appreciative she was (and is) of her life with us.

In August of this year we adopted Forrest. He was a feral – trapped locally in Austin, TX at 8 weeks of age, fostered and then came to us at 12 weeks old. He’s the sweetest little boy.

Lilly and Forrest get along fairly well. Right now, Forrest is more like the annoying little brother to Lilly but they play and sleep together so all is well. Before we adopted Forrest, Lilly had been very non-active and acting like a geriatric cat. At 3-4 years old this seemed inappropriate to my husband and I and thought that maybe a companion to her would be appreciated. She’s much more active now and seems very happy

As with Lilly, our little Forrest came with some horrible parasites and other health issues. When I met Forrest for the first time it was love at first sight and he was obviously “my†little boy. I know black cats don’t get adopted as readily as the “cute†kittens do and he also had a disadvantage by having some large scars on his legs where no hair grew (due to injuries as a small baby in the wild). The scars, along with the raging herpes he had affecting his eyes, made him a little unattractive – but nothing a little quality food and daily lysine couldn’t cure! He’s now an extremely sleek and healthy 5 ½ month old.

I look forward to being an active member of the cat site. Thanks for all the great info!
post #2 of 13
Welcome to TCS! Your kitties look so sweet! I live in Killeen so I'm just a stone's throw away.
post #3 of 13
Welcome to TCS!!! Your kitties are lovely
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the warm welcome. I really enjoy this site and have learned so much about cat health, behavior and nutrition over the past few months by just scanning the forums daily.

This is a great community and so many cat experts on this board. I'm happy to be a part of it.
post #5 of 13
Welcome! Your kitties are beautiful!

I'm a native Texan and former Austinite, too, now living in Canada.
post #6 of 13
Welcome Welcome Welcome!!!! I hope you fall in love with this site just like I did!!!!
post #7 of 13
Welcome they are soo cute!!!!
post #8 of 13
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
lovely pic´s!! thank you for share it!!
See you on the forums!
post #9 of 13
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.
post #10 of 13
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your Lilly & Forrest 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

Our Lily is delighted to see another Lilly on the forum!
post #11 of 13
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Wow...thank you all so much. What a warm welcome from everyone

And Flisssweetpea, I'm sure I'll be having to ask for advice. I'm learning my way around posting, PM's, gifts, and control panel options - but there's bound to be something I can't figure out. Your Lily looks liked such a sweet girl in your signature.

I've been reading these forums for quite some time and usually am a little hesitant to post - but everyone is so nice here. It's so cool seeing names I'm so familiar with posting to me
post #12 of 13
Hi, welcome to TCS.
So glad you've joined us!
We love hearing about each other's kitties.

post #13 of 13

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Lilly & Forrest are beautiful fuzzies :
Hope to hear more about your cute little rascals!

Best Wishes to you, Lilly, & Forrest! Enjoy the forums
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