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Hi everyone. I found your wonderful site when I Googled pet loss and found your site to be so helpful and comforting.

We've had feline family members for many years now. Our oldest, Meow, is nearly 14. He's still quite spry for his age and loves to play. He's a beautiful short haired red tabby. He also has quite a lot of "catitude" and is very secure in his Alpha status. He's friendly, but very much on his terms. He also insists that we pet him while he eats. It's the strangest thing I've ever seen, most I've known prefer not to be touched while eating. But Meow has always been one to march to his own drummer.

Midnight is a very sweet 7 1/2 year old short haired black female. She's friendly with us but very timid and is easily spooked. It could have something to do with her feral beginnings. She and her littermate Bailey were abandoned by their feral mom and handraised by the rescue group we adopted them from. She's very attached to my husband and loves to sleep snuggled right up to him. She likes to sit up on the back of the sofa to rub and nuzzle the top of our heads.

Bailey was the sweet furry soul we lost about 3 weeks ago. Sometimes it still feels like we're all in shock, her health failed so quickly. The vet suspects it could have been heart failure but she went downhill so fast and the vet didn't believe she could survive long enough for those tests (we'd ruled out everything else) so I had her PTS because I couldn't bear to see her suffering like she was. It tore out my heart when the vet said that Bailey would not be able to survive this so I wanted to do what was best for her, even though I'd miss her so much. She was my little shadow and followed me everywhere throughout the house. The house still seems empty without her, and so does my heart.

Last week we went to our local animal shelter to drop off some food they had on their wish list. We stopped by and looked, wouldn't you know it there were two kittens we couldn't walk away from. We decided to meet each one separately in one of the visiting rooms to see if one might choose us. Well, they both did. Big surprise, I know. They've been having a grand time in our large upstairs bathroom. Penny (short for Penelope) is a 5 month old torbie & white short haired female. Fae is a 4 month old medium haired grey female with lovely yellow-green eyes. They're both very sweet and affectionate. Meow's been curious about what's behind the bathroom door but otherwise has the same "Oh, another cat? Ok, whatever" attitude that he had when Midnight & Bailey joined us. Midnight is somewhat put out at the situation, she's hissed at the door and has been hiding more than she usually does. But it's only been about 4 days so we'll remain optimistic that she'll adjust.

I'm looking forward to learning more and enjoying my time here.
post #2 of 20
Hello, welcome to The Cat Site!
post #3 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 #4 of 20
Hi, I'm fairly new myself but I think I'm still allowed to welcome others.

I'm sorry you had to lose a kitty and I hope your new kitties adjust well!
post #5 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 #6 of 20
You are going to love it here!
post #7 of 20
Hello and welcome!! I"m so sorry about your loss.....

Looking forward to seeing lots of pics of your babies!
post #8 of 20
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. I'll try to get the pictures up the first chance I get.
post #9 of 20
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Sorry to hear about your loss
post #10 of 20
Hello and welcome aboard!
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Hello and Welcome to TCS
post #13 of 20
Welcome to TCS! Sorry for your loss.
post #14 of 20
Hi, welcome to TCS!
So glad you and your furfamily have joined our wonderful community of cat lovers.
Here, we understand the grief that you are feeling over the loss of your beloved Bailey.

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 #15 of 20

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Look forward to hearing more & seeing photos of your fuzzies
Sorry to hear about Bailey, RIP But thats wonderful how you found two kittens

Best Wishes to all of you! Hope you enjoy the forums
post #16 of 20
Hello! and welcome to TCS.

It sounds like you have the same willpower as I do when it comes to not getting new cats (that is, the willpower of jello).

Good luck with your furries and I look forward to seeing you on the boards.
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Welcome to TCS!
post #18 of 20
Hello & welcome to tcs. I know how you're feeling about the loss of Baily. I lost my Border Collie April 2 weeks ago after spending nearly 15 yrs together. Look forward to hear all about your kitties & seeing pics.
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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 #20 of 20
Welcome to TCS! Your babies sound precious. Hope you can get pictures up. I am so sorry about your loss of Bailey. It sounds very much like the quick loss of my precious Marbles. A Tuesday morning (last August) he was acting fine then by Tuesday night he had to be rushed to the vets and by early Friday morning we made the extremely hard decision to let him go. He was my baby and it crushed me. I am so sorry that happened to you.
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