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Took a while, but here I am...

post #1 of 27
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For some reason, I had trouble getting registered on this site.

Anyway, I've always been a "cat" person. My wife and I have done a number of jobs, but we've always had a cat or two. We have driven a truck for quite a few years, and our old cat Wickett (the "concrete block" cat: size, weight, shape, and intelligence of a concrete block) had finally gotten too sick to travel in the truck with us, and then died of cancer, so we went to the local animal shelter and got "Punkin." Orange, got him in October, kind of an obvious name. He was a great truck cat, and traveled over 400,000 miles with us.

When my wife stopped driving over the road and got a job with a trucking school, I left Punkin at home to keep her company. Only trouble was, Punkin was alone all day and didn't get much activity, so I went to the shelter and got "Sterling" as a companion and exerciser for him.

So...can you guess which is which? By the way, Punkin thinks the blue pillow is "mama."

post #2 of 27
Hello & welcome to tcs. Your 2 kitties are gorgeous. Look forward to hear all about them.
post #3 of 27
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 27
Hi and welcome. They are beautiful
post #5 of 27
Hi, welcome to The Cat Site!
post #6 of 27
Hi, welcome to TCS!
I am glad that you and your adorable furfamily finally were able to register.
I truly hope you enjoy your time here with us!
Rest in peace Wickett.
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 #7 of 27
Welcome to TCS!
post #8 of 27
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 #9 of 27
Welcome! Your cats are just beautiful! Great story, too
post #10 of 27
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 #11 of 27
Hello and Welcome to TCS
post #12 of 27
Welcome to TCS!! Your cats are adorable. So sorry to hear about your loss of Wickett.
post #13 of 27
Welcome to TCS!
Sorry to hear of your loss. Your cats are very cute, we love pictures on this site.
post #14 of 27
hello and welcome. nice cats you got
post #15 of 27
Hi and Welcome to TCS!
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post #17 of 27
Welcome to TCS! Your furr babies are adorable.
post #18 of 27

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Your cats are gorgeous! Hope to see more photos of them someday

Best Wishes to you, your wife, Punkin, & Sterling! Hope you enjoy the forums
post #19 of 27
Hello! Welcome!

Your cats rode around in trucks? That's amazing! (My cat doesn't like riding in the car!)
post #20 of 27
Welcome to TCS! Your kitties are precious!
post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
Wickett had lived a pretty good life. He was 15 or so years old, and he had always been prone to little abscesses. He developed a big tumor on his chin, and eventually it spread down his throat, so we had to have him put to sleep. Until he quit eating, he acted very normally. He was living in our cabin in Arkansas with my brother. He was really a big lunk, but a lot of fun to have around.

I know a number of truckers who have a "truck cat." They won't defend the truck like a dog, but as long as they have a litter box, they are almost no trouble at all. They get used to riding in just a few hours.
post #22 of 27
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 #23 of 27

Aww sweet Punkin! He thinks the pillow is his moma! How sweet!
post #24 of 27
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Punkin doesn't "knead" anything but that pillow, and he just looks SOOOOO happy doing it!
post #25 of 27
That is so sweet!!!!
post #26 of 27
Hey there Welcome to TCS!!
post #27 of 27
Welcome to you and your pretty kitties!
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