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post #1 of 20
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Hey there.
My name is Robin. I posted yesterday with health concerns about a little feral I'm working with, and have already gotten a ton of support and advice - thanks to those of you who contributed.
I'm a middle-aged crazy cat lady who lives in a big house in a small town on the north shore of Lake Erie in Canada. My husband (or reasonable facsimile thereof) and I are childless by choice and have six cats.
The cats are the important ones, so I'll introduce them.
There's Walker, a fluffy black male, our problem child. He was abandoned in winter in the Rockies, and his past has made him a yowling, biting, albeit loving, maniac. Even long-distance (and expensive) consultations with a reputable cat behaviouralist haven't done a thing to fix Walkie, but he's cool anyway.
Angelica and Lily are littermates we adopted from a shelter. They're long-haired calicos with mysterious pasts, both of them are afraid of feet but are otherwise lovely, quiet cats.
When we moved to our current seedy town, there was a colony of feral cats living on the vacant lot next to our house. I started providing food and water for the colony during a hard winter, and am still attempting to find a spay/neuter/release organization to help me control the population. Both Iris and Violet, short-hair black girls, come from that colony; Iris more or less invited herself in one day after I picked a bunch of burrs from her coat. Violet is my baby; her mother was hit by a car in the middle of moving her litter, and Vi was the only one I could find. She was about three weeks old. We bottle fed her, stimulated her bowels by wiping her with a warm wet towel, all the usual stuff, and she rewards me every day by being the most affectionate cat I've ever owned.
We are in the midst of trying to adopt another of the ferals, a young black and white male Panda, but he's pretty sick... send him your thoughts, hopefully he'll make it.
This forum seems great. I look forward to visiting when I'm less stressed by the little sick guy.
To everyone who loves and helps cats - thanks.
post #2 of 20
Aw, it sounds like you have a great brood there. Please share pictures!

Welcome to the boards!
post #3 of 20
Welcome to TCS!

I am sending vibes for little Panda
post #4 of 20
Hi Robin, welcome to TCS!
So glad you've joined us! We are a wonderful community of cat lovers.
I truly hope you enjoy your time here with us!

As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, I would be happy to help you. Feel free to contact me by clicking on my user name, then send a Private Message.
I will get back to you asap.

post #5 of 20
Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TCS!
post #7 of 20
A big warm welcome to another Canadian cat person.
post #8 of 20
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 #9 of 20
hello & welcome!
post #10 of 20
Hi and welcome to TCS! Sounds like you have your hands full, but I'm with you...cats are better than kids! Sending vibes out for Panda so he can get better and have a happy life with you.

Hope to hear more about your kitties and you.
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Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TCS!
post #13 of 20
Welcome to TCS Robin. Sounds like you have quite the fur family.
post #14 of 20
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 #15 of 20
Welcome to TCS Robin!
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Welcome to TCS, Robin.
post #18 of 20
Hello & welcome to tcs. You sound like you have a wonderful household of kitties. Hope Panda gets well.
My Blossom was also handraised after being dumped at 3 weeks. She's my gorgeous girl.
please of all your crew.
post #19 of 20
Hi Robin! Welcome to the Cat Site!

Hopefully everything goes well with your ferals

Best Wishes! Hope you enjoy the forums
post #20 of 20
Welcome to TCS, Robin!!
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