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Hello from a first time cat owner!

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hello all,

I post under the user name Blackberry. I'm a twenty-something woman from Canada who just got her first cat a few weeks ago. She is a three-year-old gray tabby named Princess. Here is a link to some photos of her, in case anyone wants to see:

http://www.fotothing.com/LittleOne/

I decided to join this board because its members are comprised of friendly-sounding people who love cats. This being my first experience owning a cat, I definitely look forward to hearing from other peoples' experiences with felines. I've got a fair bit to learn, and thought it might be fun to do so interacting with the people here.

I look forward to hearing from you all as well!

Sincerely,
Blackberry
post #2 of 24
welcome! love your kitty
post #3 of 24
She IS pretty!

Did you get her from a shelter, or what?

The signs on our wall:

THIS HOUSE IS FOR MAINTAINED ENTIRELY FOR THE CONVENIENCE AND ENTERTAINMENT OF THE CATS.

A HOUSE WITHOUT A CAT IS NOT A HOME...JUST FOUR WALLS, AND UNSCRATCHED FURNITURE.
post #4 of 24
Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Princess is precious! Hope to see more photos of her

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
post #5 of 24
Welcome!! Princess is a beauty!! She looks very content and happy in her new home!
post #6 of 24

Welcome to TheCatSite Blackberry
I am so glad that you and your beautiful Princess have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love and respect cats.

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 24
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 specially designed for newcomers like yourself called KatKwiz, which teaches you things about The Cat Site and also allows you to win lots (thousands) of points. Just click on the here link below to learn more. Glad you decided to join us!
post #8 of 24
Welcome to TCS! Princess is beautiful!
post #9 of 24
Hi and welcome to TCS
post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
She IS pretty!

Did you get her from a shelter, or what?

The signs on our wall:

THIS HOUSE IS FOR MAINTAINED ENTIRELY FOR THE CONVENIENCE AND ENTERTAINMENT OF THE CATS.

A HOUSE WITHOUT A CAT IS NOT A HOME...JUST FOUR WALLS, AND UNSCRATCHED FURNITURE.

Welcome, Blackberry. You sure picked an appropriate name for you cat.
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the warm welcome, everyone. And I also appreciate the compliments about Princess.

Someone here asked if I got her from a shelter. The answer to that question is yes and no. Yes, she is from my local humane society, but no, I did not pick her up from there. My local animal shelter is overflowing to the brink with cats (they currently have about 500 or so). So what they have done is house some of their animals at "satellite locations"- usually pet supply stores. This is where I found Princess.
I still filled out paperwork that the humane society needed to approve the adoption, even though I didn't pick her up from its main location.
post #12 of 24
Oh she is a pretty kitty My first cat was a blue tabby/white (grey/white). He was a very special cat. Was a stray and about 2-3 yrs old. He got me started in showing cats
post #13 of 24
Your cat is gorgeous! Welcome
post #14 of 24
Hi there Blackberry we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and Princess 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 #15 of 24
Your Princess is beautiful!!! And, I personally thank you for adopting a slightly older cat. I got my first cat in July of 06 and we guessed she was about 3 1/2 to 4 years old (a few months later I adopted a friend for her, a 3 1/2 year old male - or so we think!). They were passed over a few times due to their 'age'. Yes, kittens are absolutely endearing, but opening your home to an older cat is just so rewarding. And, maybe a little less nerve-frazzling as well.

I can just warn you now - just give in to the idea that your baby will get the best food in the house, the best medical care, and certainly the best toys and every other thing you can imagine...and it's all worth it. You might want to start mentioning to friends/family about how your favorite pet store offers gift cards if ever they ask about birthday or other holiday gifts..... (heck, I just got a Drinkwell fountain with the gift card I got for my birthday - one of the most enjoyable gifts I've ever gotten!)
post #16 of 24
Welcome to TCS!
post #17 of 24
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 #18 of 24
She is beautiful! I think tabby cats are so doggoned pretty (yes I share my home with one).

Welcome from one newbie to another!
post #19 of 24
Welcome to TCS!
post #20 of 24


Welcome!!!!

I'm so happy you found TCS! Your little girl is so precious! I can't wait to hear more about her! There are a lot of forums on here ranging from all sorts of topics. Behavior, care, grooming, toys, and posting pictures of your sweet girl.

I hope you love your first kitty!

I also want to say you made a good choice in adopting an older kitty as your first cat! Enzo was 4 months when I got him, Leya was 6 months, and Stuart was 2 months! I wanted to pull out my hair every time a got another one!!!!! They have SOOOO much energy when they are young and have a thing for destroying things Not only did you bypass the terrior stage, but you adopted a cat that had little chance of finding a good home because of its age. Thank you so much!!!
post #21 of 24
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 #22 of 24
Hello And Welcome to TCS
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.

Babygirl: I notice you also have a feline named Princess. It seems to be quite an appropriate name for cats.
post #24 of 24
Welcome from another Canadian. You will find much information and many friendly folks here. I know I've learned so much and I have always had cats so didn't realize how little I really knew until I came here.

Enjoy and I'll look forward to seeing you on the boards.
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