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More of a dog person, but loves cats, too

post #1 of 24
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I'm not gonna lie; though, I know most of you are probably cat lovers and likely to attack me knowing I prefer dogs.

But, cats are great, too.
I just prefer dogs because I grew up around dogs.
My mom used to foster them.
Then, one day; the inevitable happened; she fostered a cat.
And, that was the day I met my first cat.
He was an awesome, three legged, black American short haired/persian mix that we had called Spider.
Though my mom swore she'd never have a cat; a friend told her about him and she couldn't say no.
Spider found a home a month later; but, still, because of him; I grew to love cats, too.
I've had many in my life time.
Spider, Snowball, Taffy, Hank, Faith, Tigger and, the current cats; Noble, Malik, Spot and Gypsy.
Hank was my pride and joy.
He was the kind of cat that would jump on the house and stare down at the world as if he owned it.
He was the kind of cat that wanted attention when he wanted it; and only then.
He was the kind of cat that loved to give kisses. Which seems to be rare in a cat.
He was an orange tabby that we had rescued from the sewer.
Seriously.
He was stuck under those things you see in the road; y'know, those open areas with only bars to keep you from falling into them that lead to the sewers.
He was only a kitten then.
My sister had heard him meow and stopped.
My mom heard it, too.
She saw Hank; all skin and bones; between the bars.
So, she reached down and pulled him out.
That day, our family got our first TRUE family cat.

Now, I have three cats and my mom, one.
Noble and Malik are brothers.
They'd been found in the woods; still kittens; the rest of the litter and the mother cat dead.
So, we took them home and, after realizing they weren't leaving, named them.
Malik was so feisty back then.
He scratched me.
It's hard to believe that small ball of fluff was the same sweetheart we have today
Noble was love at first meow for me.
My brother put him in my hands, he crawled up my arm and onto my shoulder where he began to nibble.
I laughed and knew he was mine.
Gypsy was Faith's kitten.
She had an accidental litter before we could get her fixed.
Gypsy was the result.
And, Spot was abandoned by her previous family.
My sister took her in but Spot claimed my mom.
I also reside with five dogs and a bird.
It gets crazy sometimes, but it's worth it.

Anyway, enough about my animals.
A bit about myself.
Just call me Benji.
I'm 19 and I live in NC.
I love dogs.
I love to write.
I love to draw.
I love to read.
I love video games.
And I love my cats.
Any questions?
Don't be afraid to ask.

Oh, yeah, pictures:
Malik & Gypsy:


Noble:


Spot:
post #2 of 24
Welcome to TCS. I am also in NC. I never had a cat until one adopted me, then brought home his brother, so I got 2 at a time.
I used to have dogs, but got tired of having my stuff chewed up, peed on, and having an 85 lb dog that thought he was a lap dog.
post #3 of 24
welcome! cuteee picture's!
post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
[= That's why I've crate trained mine.
I don't like the idea of leaving them in it- but, sometimes you do what you have to, right?

Thank you both for the welcome.

PS can you only have an avvie/siggy if you're a premium member?
Or am I not looking hard enough?


Oh, yeah, thanks for the compliment on the pictures. ^^
post #5 of 24
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PS can you only have an avvie/siggy if you're a premium member?
you can have both!
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
If you're premium?
Or if you're not?
Sorry, you confused me. XD
post #7 of 24
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If you're premium?
Or if you're not?
Sorry, you confused me. XD
sorry, you can have both, whether your a premium member or not.
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
It's okay.
Thank you.
^^
I read some of the stuff for newbies... but, I'm still a little confused.
Where do I go to add one?

EDIT- Ah, I just read another sticky and I saw something about Avatars.
So, I have to wait a day or so?
That's cool. XD
Thanks for your help.
post #9 of 24
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It's okay.
Thank you.
^^
I read some of the stuff for newbies... but, I'm still a little confused.
Where do I go to add one?
if you look toward's the top, you'll see "UserCP". if you click on that, you'll see the section's for different thing's, on the left side of the page.
post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by NoblesDaddy View Post
EDIT- Ah, I just read another sticky and I saw something about Avatars.
So, I have to wait a day or so?
That's cool. XD
Thanks for your help.
ohhh ok, i forgot you had to wait a day or so!
post #11 of 24
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Ah, thanks again.
post #12 of 24
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Ah, thanks again.
no problem!
post #13 of 24
Welcome to TCS!
post #14 of 24
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
post #15 of 24
3 dogs here. Used to have 5 of them. I'm never certain if I love dogs or cats more.

Welcome to TCS! We have a special forum that was created for "other animals" than cats.
post #16 of 24


Welcome to TCS!!!!! Don't worry I'm more of a horse person! But my horse is more of a friend than my baby, like the cats!

Your babies are absolutely beautiful! Of course I like the spotted one!
post #17 of 24
Yer kitties are adorable!
post #18 of 24

Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

You have good looking cats! Look forward to seeing more photos of them!
We love dogs on here too - so make sure to post photos of them also!

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
post #19 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 #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the warm welcomes!
Seems everyone around here is very nice. XD

I noticed the forum for other animals.
I'll have to check it out from time to time.

PS- Enzo, that dog in your siggy; Thor; is adorable.
What is he? Chihuahua mix?
I was thinking long haired.
post #21 of 24

Welcome to TheCatSite
I am so glad that you have joined our community of caring people who love all animals.
Your kitties are adorable.

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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post #23 of 24
I am deep down a dog person myself, but there has been the occasional cat that has chosen me too. Nice to see I am not the only one here! This is a very very nice crew here at TCS and I'm sure you'll enjoy it here.
post #24 of 24
Your kitties are such cuties! I grew up around cats and have never owned a dog, but I can see the appeal!
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