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I'm in bad form as I've posted in other threads before introducing myself here!

I am a long time "crazy cat lady" and am a retired pet groomer. I have always had cats and am now blessed with 8 who are our full-time kids.

At one point I took in senior cats who had been dumped in shelters but have put that on hold as it is very emotional and my husband was getting very burned out. Most of the cats we took in were between 14-16 and not in good health. We just wanted to give them a nice place to finish out there lives that was not at the end of a needle in a county shelter. Most we had for between 4-6 months before we had to euthanize due to their health problems. Why would they be dumped in shelters? Because their longtime owners didnt have the decency to make the right decision on their own. But thats a discussion that could go on forever and makes my tummy hurt.

Presently I am fostering for the local no-kill shelter and it is all new! Oh yea, I know cats but having babies in the house is a whole new game! I posted about a little abandoned bottle fed that I had last week. Thankfully that ended with little Blue going to a surrogate Mom and gaining two brothers and two sisters. She is doing really well and I visit that litter often.

Friday I picked up "Baby Girl" who is looking like she is ready to pop any minute although is not showing any of the behaviors of a soon to be Mommy. She was brought into the shelter by an older gentleman who says that she had been a older womans kitty. The lady was put into a nursing home and the cat was left outside and alone. Apparently the neighbors had been feeding her for a couple of months when the gentleman decided that she really needed a home again. She was already a little tummy bulgey then and that was about three weeks to a month ago.

She seems content at this point and has a really good appetite so we are spending lots of cuddle time with her and giving her plenty of nesting options.

Whoops!! This was supposed to introduce ME!!

I've gained SO MUCH great information from these boards in the past week! Thanks to everyone for making this such a great place!!

I hope to hang around and maybe, someday, be able to help out too!

post #2 of 16
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Hope you enjoy the forums!
post #3 of 16
Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TheCatSite. This community is amazing. See ya around!
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Welcome Thank you for the introduction!
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hello and welcome
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Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Look forward to seeing photos of your cats

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
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Hi there Liz 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
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Thanks So Much Everyone!!
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Welcome to TheCatSite Liz
I am so glad that you have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love cats. Please make yourself at home.
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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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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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Hi! You have found the best cat site around!

We have a lot of support and advice to give here. Our members are always ready and willing to help you or just chat with you. We also have a game called KatKwiz (cat quiz), designed for newcomers just like yourself, which teaches you things about The Cat Site and also allows you to win lots of points. (It also teaches you what points are.) Just click on the here link below to learn more. Glad you decided to join us!
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Welcome!!! You sound like a great addition to TCS!!!! As I'm sure you noticed, there are quite a few of us "crazy cat ladies" on here

I can't wait to see some pictures! See you in the forums!

Oh....and don't feel bad, it's been a year and I have never introduced myself offically Oh well!!!
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