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Hi, everyone!

I am new here and just wanted to stop in to introduce myself. I am a 35 year old married woman who lives in Michigan. I have no human children, instead I have my cat Powder, who is a 10-year old white domestic shorthair. I also have one gerbil named Shirley (her sister Laverne died about six months ago) and one fish named Jobu, who is a pink convict cichlid we rescued from my husband's coworker.

We adopted Powder from a no-kill cat shelter nine years ago which sparked my interest in cat rescue. The shelter she was adopted from was owned and run by a woman who had a partnership with a local vet. I took Powder to the same vet seeing as though Powder had already established a history with her. Since that time, this vet has opened her own no-kill shelter and I am considered a "Pal" to the shelter. I tried to volunteer at the shelter but my cat allergies are so bad that I was forced to quit after three months. Instead, I now donate money, food, litter and other things that don't require too much time being at the shelter.

I have my own "colony/neighborhood" of strays that I feed. Over the years I have rescued approximately 10 strays from my neighborhood. Once rescued they are taken to my vet who owns the shelter where they are immunized, altered and taken t the shelter for adoption. My goal is to socialize the cats in my colony and get them to the shelter.

I've been a cat lover my entire life and have always had at least one for a pet at all times. My allergies and asthma suffer greatly for it but I'd never have it any other way.

I look forward to being a part of this marvelous group of people here!

post #2 of 16
Welcome to TCS!
post #3 of 16
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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Thanks, you guys. I am sitting here bawling my eyes out right now because I just posted in the Strays/Ferals subforum about my stray, Georgie, who I had euthanized yesterday. I am just sick over this and I need all the help and support I can get.

Thanks, again.
post #5 of 16
Hi and welcome to TCS

I'm so sorry to hear about Georgie, you did the right thing for him.
He went to the bridge knowing that someone loved him very much...you may have been the first human in his life to ever show him love and I'm positive he loved you too.

Rest In Peace, Georgie
post #6 of 16
Welcome! I'm so sorry about your feral,it's always hard to lose them.
post #7 of 16
Welcome to The Cat Site!
post #8 of 16
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Hope you enjoy the forums!
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post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome - I really appreciate it! I am so excited to finally have a place to share my love for kitties!
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post #12 of 16

Welcome to TheCatSite
I am so glad that you, Powder and your extended fur family, have joined our wonderful 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!
post #14 of 16
Hello & Welcome to the Cat Site!

Look forward to hearing more & seeing photos of Powder!

Best Wishes! Enjoy the forums
post #15 of 16
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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