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Hi everyone. I just joined and wanted to say hello.

My son's girlfriend told me about your site. Her id is Going Nova and she and my son have a beautiful kitty named Nova. I consider Nova my Grand-kitten.

I've had cats all my life (sweet kitties and feral kitties) and loved them all. It seems I usually ended up with the most challenging ones but the cat I have now - Banshee - really takes the Difficult to Live With Award.

Banshee has many issues but the worst to live with is her obsession with eating plastic. She will try to eat all soft plastic and a lot of hard plastic but she considers the best plastic grocery store bags. She was with me for about 3 weeks when I noticed the plastic eating. It took me awhile but now my apartment has no soft plastic that she can get to and when I bring in groceries it's a race between she and I to see if I can put groceries away before she can chew a bite of plastic. She also eats cotton - as in towels, clothes, sheets etc. Although finding holes in my clothes, towels, sheets is annoying at least it isn't actually dangerous like plastic eating is. Banshee, also, loves to rip paper books. I'm an avid reader so I have to keep books in cabinets and tupperware. She ripped the final pages from one book I was reading and I had to go to Borders to read the last 2 pages and finish that book. I learned from that experience. She can get into most containers and cabinets so I actually keep my trash in the freezer. Trash will have plastic in it and I need to keep her safe from it. My son says he's going to get me one of those bear poof containers that you use while camping.

Of course, all of these annoying little behaviors can be overlooked if the cat is sweet and loving but Banshee isn't - she's mean and demanding and terrorizes everyone that comes into the apartment. She attacks and strikes fear into most people. She was a feral kitten and never actually tamed down. She bows up her back, hisses and spits like a cobra. Her vet (who is afraid of her) said she has emotional issues and she's very lucky she has me.

My little troubled black kitty has some wonderful qualities, though. The best is that she fetches like a dog. If I throw cola bottle tops or elastic hair bands she will chase them and bring them to me. She taught me that game when she was just a tiny black kitten. She will allow me to pick her up and cuddle briefly when I come home from work and she will rub against my leg to beg for food but most of the time she isn't interested in cuddles and preferes to sit and stare at me until it's time for me to sastisfy some whim of hers. After all she has her personal slave and can be as naughty and grumpy as she wants. but I love her!

Sorry this was so long. I'm sure I'll find a lot of interesting posts on your forum.
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hello and welcome to TCS! enjoy
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Welcome to TCS!
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Yay! Welcome to The Cat Site!
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Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TheCatSite
I am so glad that you have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love and respect cats. My Dexter is a plastic, paper muncher.
Keeping things away from him is a constant challenge.

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.

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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!
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Hi! Welcome! Glad you've joined us.
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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!
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Trust me when I say we all have had our fair share of kitty troubles!!!! Post any questions in the behavior forum and you will get plenty of feedback and advice!

Welcome and I know you will love it here!

See you in the forums!
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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.
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Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Hope to see photos of your kitty someday!

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
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Hello and Welcome to TCS
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Welcome to TCS i love it here and im sure you will too. I hope to see you around the forum.
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Hello & welcome to tcs. My Blossom likes to shred tissues & on rarely now, tears paper, books & the like. She also likes to play in plastic shopping bags. Thankfully she doesn't eat any of it.
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Hi and welcome
post #18 of 21
Thread Starter 
Hi Dina, bnwalker2, Going Nova, Kaylacat, xocats, Persi and Alley, SammiesMom, CoolCat, EnzoLeya, xLaydeexTaniax's, babygirl, Katz4Life, tierre0, shellyt1301, Kalikat, and hurdyburdy! Hope I didn't miss anyone or anykitty.

Thank you everyone for the lovely welcome! It seems like a terrific group of cat lovers and furpeople here.

A special hi to Going Nova. Thank you for sharing the forum with me. \t

And a widdle mewww to Nova from her Aunti Banshee. Banshee got very excited when I told her that there is another plastic eater in the forum so she sends a little meow to Dexter and wishes she could share some gourmet Ralphs Plastic Bags with him (alas moms will not allow it). She also asked that Blossom be congratulated for her amazing control in not eating the bags that are soooo much fun to play in.

There are so many beautiful kitties here. I'm partial to black cats and Billy is gorgeous and possibly Thor is a black one? Don't be jealous Nova - you know you are my favorite kitty (just don't tell Banshee or Shadow) I do have some cute pictures of my girl from when she was a kitten but she's easy to picture in your mind. If you think of an angry black Halloween cat arching its back and yowelling - that's my baby.

Thank you all again for the nice welcome. I'm enjoying wandering the site and I will definately check out the behavior forum, EnzoLeya.
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Welcome to TCS! Would love to see those pictures
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Hi!! Welcome!! Glad you could join us here on TCS! Can't wait to hear more about you. See ya around the forums!!
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