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post #1 of 20
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Just wanted to quickly introduce myself. As of Thursday, 31st of January, my husband and I have three new flatmates - three little kittens!

These kittens were semi-feral kittens that roamed new our small cottage here in Ireland. We live on a quiet little lane (no cars!) so for the past few months we had seen them hanging out. They were tiny when we first saw them, so we started leaving out bits of food and they kind of adopted us! We had decided that we were going to try and adopt them for good, but things kept getting in the way (Christmas travel, namely - I am American and my husband is British). Anyway, on Thursday it was a particularly cold night, so the kittens scampered in and they haven't looked back! They are becoming more and more bold with every passing day, but they are very well-behaved - no destruction of the house, no mewing to get out or clawing at doors. They learned to use a litter box like little champs and they are loving all the free food, warm place to sleep and lots of play.

They all have their own personalities - which we are learning. My husband has had cats his entire life, but this is my first time (we had dogs), so it has been so fun, exciting and even a bit scary for me. This site has been a big help in relieving some of my concerns and I am sure it will help in the future as other issues arrive.

We have found a local vet and he is very supportive of us taking on the kittens (he himself has a semi-feral who lives at his practice). We were worried as to how they would adjust, but Conor, Paddington and Niamh seem like very happy kittens indeed!
post #2 of 20
hello & welcome!
post #3 of 20
Welcome to TCS. Thank you for taking these little ones in and giving them a chance! Congrats.
post #4 of 20

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Hope to see photos of all your cute kitties

Best Wishes! Hope you enjoy the forums
post #5 of 20
Hello and welcome!!! Thank you so much for taking these little ones in! We can't wait to see some pictures of them!
post #6 of 20
Welcome to TCS!
post #7 of 20
HI there!! Welcome to TCS
post #8 of 20
Welcom to TCS!!!! I hope you love it here!!! It's by far my favorite site to visit!!! I know what you mean about attitude!!!! Our cats all have different purrsonalities

post #9 of 20
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Can't wait to see pictures of your furbabies!
post #10 of 20
Hi there 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
post #11 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 #12 of 20
Hello & welcome to tcs from Australia. How old does the vet think they are? Look forward to seeing pics of your little ones.
post #13 of 20
Hello to you and your family! Welcome to TCS!
post #14 of 20
Welcome to TCS!! You'll really enjoy this site everyone is helpful and friendly
post #15 of 20
Hi, welcome to TCS!
So glad you, Conor, Paddington and Niamh have joined our 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 #16 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 #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! The site is great - I know I can always come here for help/encouragement or just funny stories! The kittens are awesome. They are settling in nicely and are just too sweet. They are getting used to us and we are getting used to them, so we are very happy indeed! I will be posting a photo album link from my facebook in the appropriate spot (my flickr account is not cooperating today! But the facebook thing will work).

The vet thinks they are probably about 4 1/2 months, based on when we first started seeing them and their size. They are still pretty small, but they are growing every day - amazing what proper nutrition can do! They had their first worming treatment and we will be taking them into the vet again after their second.

Thanks again - and Paddington, Niamh and Conor thank you too! As a newbie to this cat ownership stuff, it has been so helpful to be here. We have friends with cats, but I can't call them up every day with a new question! And though my husband had cats his entire life, he cannot always alleviate fears/questions!
post #18 of 20
Hello and Welcome. I'm glad that they decided to make themselves at home. They sound great.
post #19 of 20
Hello, and welcome to the best cat site around!

We have a lot of support and advice to give here. We also have a game called KatKwiz, which teaches you things about The Cat Site and also allows you to win lots of points. Just click on the here link below to learn more. Glad you decided to join us!
post #20 of 20
Hell and Welcme to TCS
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