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Hey everyone! I'm new to the whole cat thing, in fact my brother and I still haven't found a new kitty to take care of. I'm actually more of a dog person, so when we visited the shelter today my brother had a hard time dragging me away from the dog runs. I did manage to leave canine-free, but unfortunately we didn't have a cat with us either. So we're still looking, and looking forward to sharing our new additions with everyone here.
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I love dogs too, but my favorite is still cats. I have found that cats can do almost anything a dog can do. I am glad to hear you went to a shelter, so many animals, so few homes. Cats and dogs can get along and be life long buddies, mine sleep together. You might think about a male versus a female cat. Males tend to be more social and playful. They usually cuddle more and are more willing to learn tricks. All my cats, male and female, play fetch. The males tend to play fetch their whole lives, my females will usually only play when they feel like it. lol I had a male that loved my hubby (dog person) so much he followed him everywhere, inside and outside. He was always bringing things to play fetch with and would hang out on the couch with him and watch tv. Females can be more standoffish. Just my observations, but most people will agree. Don't be afraid to ask for a room where you can play with the cat and get to know it, most shelters have "get to know each other" type rooms. Also, remember that cats can be more stressed than dogs in a shelter type setting and behave more aggressivly than dogs at first, but will usually calm down after a couple of days when you bring them home. Happy looking.
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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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Welcome to TheCatSite
I am so glad that you have joined our community of caring people who love cats. I hope that you find your purr-fect kitty soon. 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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Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you 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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Welcome to TCS!
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I hope you find a kitty soon!
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Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Hopefully you find a cat soon

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
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Thank you all so much. Everyone here seems so friendly. Well, we finally got our kitties! We went to shelters in both Manhattan and Brooklyn, and each time we went there were no kittens available, which I suppose is a good thing considering they all got good homes! We ended up adopting two kittens from a woman who had found a litter in her backyard. They were in this tiny little space between the houses, maybe 8 inches across. We haven't named them yet, we're waiting until we get a definite answer on their sexes. I posted some pictures on the pregnant cats and kitten care board.
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