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Hi, all!

Finally decided to join up after reading for a while. I'm presently the owner of two wonderful cats, Menelaus of Sparta, 13, (pronounced Men-uh-lay-us, I know the spelling is a bit odd, it's transliterated from Greek) and Aphrodite, 3, (my daughter named her, she decided to follow my tradition of classical names. She asked me "Daddy, what's the Greek goddess of beauty?" when I told her she should be the one to name her.)

Of course, we don't call them that all the time, Menelaus is "poof-poof" or "poofie" in relaxed circumstances, and Aphrodite is "Dite" (Di-tee) to her many friends.

I've had a lot of other cats who've passed on, but who've left their mark on me as well. I'm still missing Phillip of Macedon (Phillip), Zyelena, and Yuri Gagarin (Yuri Cat) who we lost all within a year of each other about 3 years ago (along with a favorite goldfish and a special little hamster my daughter owned--it never rains but it pours).

That's when we got Dite, and she's brought so much joy back into our house that we call her our "Wonder Cat."

In spite of the cats we've lost, one thing that means so much to me is that these days I can reasonably expect to spend so much more time with my cats than years ago. When I was young, it was normal to only have a cat for about four years or so, and seven or eight years was a long time. I got almost twenty years with both Phillip and Zyelena, and even Yuri, who had health problems from the day he appeared starving and swollen on our back patio, small enough to lay in my palm, lasted over 13 years.

Anyway, I look forward to continuing to learn, and sharing whatever knowledge I've managed to accumulate over the years, FWIW.

-Mark
http://catyarns.blogspot.com/
post #2 of 15

I am so glad that you, poof-poof and Dite have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love cats. Your cat's formal names 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.
post #3 of 15
Welcome to TCS - We look forward to seeing more of you.
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Welcome to TCS!!
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Welcome to TCS!
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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!
post #8 of 15
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Thanks, all, for the warm welcome! I'm really enjoying the site and the community feel here.

-Mark
post #9 of 15
Hello & welcome to tcs. Look forward to seeing pics of your 2 kitties.
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Hi there Mark we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your gorgeous 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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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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Hi and welcome to TCS! We are so glad you have joined us!

If I can help you with any questions you have about the site, please click on my username and send me a message.
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I finally figured out how to create cat pages for my cats, so there are a couple of pics and descriptions up. I also now know how to use the pics besides people's handles...

Nice to know I can figure a few things out, still.
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I finally figured out how to create cat pages for my cats, so there are a couple of pics and descriptions up. I also now know how to use the pics besides people's handles...

Nice to know I can figure a few things out, still.
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