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I am a first time cat well kitten mom.

On Tuesday October 30 I got a call from a friend. She said, "I found this adorable kitten on our back porch" Her husband said, "no more" as they have 3 cats, a dog, a python, and 7 rats already. So she tells me, "I think you need something cuddly in your life". I grew up in a home with dogs, and with a mother who doesn't care for cats. As I've gotten older and spent more time around them I've realized how loving they are (much more so than the cocker spaniel my parents have). So my husband agreed to bringing the kitten home.

He had fleas, worms but was negative for feline leukemia! The vet says he's around 11 weeks old.

He is flea free and using the litter box consistently like a champ! He spends the majority of his time in our half bathroom until we adjust him to the house. The last 3 days he has had the chance to explore the downstairs--with supervision. He is showing normal kitten behavior--we thought he would get into more but he's pretty good. Only issues thus far is scratching the couch.

Favorite activities currently--crying to daddy so he'll pick him up, as well as sitting (front paws in the air) on the end table next to the turtle/fish aquarium--kept his attention for 30 straight minutes.

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Many Greetings from the Cat Site!

Can't wait to hear more about your new kitten!
Hope to see photos of him & hearing stories about him too!

Best Wishes to all of you! Enjoy the forums!
post #3 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 #4 of 16
Welcome to TCS! We look forward to getting to know you and your new kitten.
post #5 of 16
Hello & welcome to TCS. Look forward to seeing & hearing more about your little kitty. What's his name?
post #6 of 16
He sounds adorable. I love when cats sit back on their hind legs - it's the cutest thing ever.

You probably already know this, but just in case you don't, the scratching can usually be stopped with cat furniture of some type. My cats always had a cat tree, but they went for a period of time without one and I had a horrible time with them clawing my bed. It may take a bit for him to get used to it, but once he becomes accustomed, he probably won't want to scratch anything else.

Congratulations on being a new kitty mommy.
post #7 of 16
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Thanks for the welcome.

The kitten's name is Jack (short for Jack-o-lantern) because he is orange and we got him on Halloween.

Thanks for the scratching help. We need to get him something--my worst fear is him ruining our furniture. I'm going to pick up some sisal rope tomorrow--we have a nice piece of wood to wrap it around.

He has been pure joy so far (well except for we found that he scratched the handtowel in the bathroom he stays in at night and while we work). He has a great appetite. Today he got to explore our bedroom a little--he did much better than expected.

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Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TCS!! Pics of Jack, please?
post #10 of 16
I love that name for an orange halloween kitty!
post #11 of 16
Hi Leslie, we are so glad that you have joined us.
Jack sounds like an adorable kitty.
If I can answer any questions about TCS,
please click on my username and send a message.
I will get back to you asap.

post #12 of 16
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Thank you Thank you Thank you

Jack is doing well--except for with the Christmas Tree--he is very needy as well, he knows he rules the house.

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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.
post #14 of 16
Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Good luck with your new kitty Hope to hear more about him!

Best Wishes to all of you! Enjoy the forums
post #15 of 16
Welcome!! Hope you enjoy the site!!

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Hi there Leslie we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your furfamily 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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