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Hello from beautiful West Palm Beach, FL. I decided to join after reading a few posts on this great site. My partner and I are owned by a beautiful 4 or 5 year old grey american short hair tabby mix named Iris. We had rescued her at our local humane society after my siamese/manx mix died very suddenly a month after I had moved to FL. She has been a source of great joy in our home.

Less than 2 weeks ago as my partner was going to work he noticed a kitten in a pothole in the road. For some reason, he decided to stop and check on it and as it turned out it was alive but very scared. He put it up on the grass on the curb and went on to work. About a half hour later he returned and it was still right where he put it. He took it to the vet, where he found out it was a girl, and she was very healthy. So after spending over $200 (he got the kitten package..)...we now have a brand new addition to our home.

I originally wanted to name her Nrk (Nearly Road Kill), I know, I have a sick sense of humor , but we ended up naming her Oreo. I still think Nrk fits her better.

Now we are going through the process of dealing with the hissing, growling etc. from Iris as we try to introduce Oreo into our home and family. My only concern now is Iris is thinking we don't love her any longer. She is now even hissing & growling at me....sigh.

Anyway, I am looking forward to being here and hoping to read a lot of great stories of all your furbabies...

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Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TCS!

Hope you'll post pictures of your kitties sometime!

See you around the forums.
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Welcome to TheCatSite Ron
I am so glad that you, Iris and Oreo have joined our community of caring people who love cats.
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.
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Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TCS! I have an Oreo as well Do a search for "Introducing cats" and you should find a lot of info on how to introduce your new cat to your old one. You can always re-introduce them the way suggested even if you did not do it the first time. Good luck!
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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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I forgot to mention that Oreo is only 5 weeks old at this point, she was about 4 weeks old according to the vet when my partner took her in. I do have to say that I was quite surprised that she ate canned food right away, which is going to make things easier overall....and thanks for all the welcomes...Ron

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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
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Hey Ron! Welcome to the Cat Site!

Look forward to hearing more & seeing photos of your kitties!

Best Wishes to all of you! Enjoy the forums
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