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post #1 of 17
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HEY there!

Joined yesterday to get some help and advice for some orphaned kittens, and love all the information on this site as well as the community of people!

I am Stefanie from Gainesville, Fl (Go Gators!). I absolutely love animals(especially cats) and am currently pursuing a career working with them as a zookeeper/animal trainer and eventually want to retire by working/volunteering part time with animal rescue. I volunteer with a local rescue group and also foster kittens for them, and am also getting involved with volunteering for a local wildlife rescue as well as a big cat rescue (lions, tigers, cougars..!) for abandoned/abused exotic cats.

I am a newlywed of almost 9 months! We have a cat named Roxy who will be 4 in June. She is a former stray and was given to me by my then boyfriend-now husband when she was about 6 months old. She is a huge brat who is a spayed (been fixed twice!) indoor kitty and we love her to death. We also have a 13 month old black lab/st bernard mix named Samson who is the biggest baby on the planet! (see pictures below).

We recently raised and socialized three 5-week old feral kittens we found in our backyard. They went from mean, hissing, attacking cats to friendly, lovable cuddle cats and got adopted out to great homes. We now have four 10-14 day old kittens we, again, found in our backyard that we are raising. It is a great deal of work but I love every minute of it! To fix the problem of all these feral cats having loads of litters(my irresponsible neighbor feeds them and thinks it's funny they keep having kittens) we are getting them fixed and vaccinated through our local TNR program at their next clinic!

Wow, that was WAY longer than I planned. Must have been from that Mt Dew I just drank! lol

post #2 of 17
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pics of our dog Samson that wouldn't fit on the first post?

post #3 of 17
Welcome to TCS!

You have cute pets, hope to see more pictures!
@ the third kitty picture.

See you around the forums!
post #4 of 17
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Love your pictures! I really like the third one with kitty climbing up the door frame

Hope you enjoy the forums!
post #5 of 17
Welcome to TCS!
post #6 of 17
Hi and welcome to TCS
You're babies are adorable.
post #7 of 17
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Thanks for the welcomes and pic comments! Hope to be chatting with you more!

**that third picture of Roxy is actually her jumping! She plays this game... as soon as you close the bathroom door she waits outside for you to crack the door and stick a Q tip in the crack and she jumps for it! She's got some ups! Her eyes get so big when she is waiting for the Q tip to pop through!!
(she also gets Q tips out of the garbage and we find them all over the house...)

post #8 of 17

Welcome to TheCatSite Stefanie
I am so glad that you have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love cats. Your pictures are adorable.
Please make yourself at home.

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 #9 of 17
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!
post #10 of 17
HI! Welcome to TCS!!! Nice to meet you! What a beautifull fur family you have!! Thanks for sharing the pictures! We just LOVE pictures! And yours are great!!

Hope you enjoy the forums! Can't wait to get to know you and you furbabies even more! See ya around!
post #11 of 17
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 #12 of 17
welcome! cuteee picture's!
post #13 of 17
Hello and welcome!! Love the pics you posted!
post #14 of 17
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Thanks everybody!

I am not a big MB person, usually I only join one to get info or help with something specific. After I get my answers I don't go back to the MB as I never feel very "welcome" on the board. Sometimes I may go on it once every few months, but don't ever post.

But YOU on TCS...have made me feel very welcome here! You are very friendly and I feel comfortable posting! I think I will stick around for a while.

Thanks for being so great!
post #15 of 17
I am so glad that you feel comfortable here.
The members are really nice.

See you around the site.
post #16 of 17
Hello and Welcome to TCS neighborhood Love the pict of the kitty climbing up the door, reminds me of my brat pact..
post #17 of 17

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Your pets are adorable! Can't wait to see more photos of them

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
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