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I guess you would say are a multi-species household!
We raise (and milk) Miniature Jersey cows and Nubian goats, and currently have 28 chickens.
For several years we lived in the country on 2 acres and had 2 dogs and 7 cats, all of which are rescues except for Delilah, who came from a "free to good home" ad to be a companion to our first rescued kitty, Sonora. Little did we know that they were only the beginning! We've taken in so many litters of feral barn cats, that I lost count long ago. We'd find the litters of kittens, raise them, vet them, find them homes, and at the same time trap, spay, and release the mama. Over time certain ones didn't find homes, or we became overly attached to them and they became part of the "pack". We have 1 that (according to the vet) was born 2 weeks premature, she'll be 8 years old in December.

For several years our "permanent count" stayed at
Brandy (pitbull/boxer cross)
Starla (pibull/eskimo cross)
Sonora - calico & white (rescued from the mouth of a Rottweiler determined to eat her)
Delilah - longhaired grey tabby (free to good home ad)
Bobbi - agouti calico & white (premie - mother was feral, spayed after Bobbi's litter)
Tabby - grey tabby (Bobbi's older sister from the same feral mama)
Jake - grey tabby & white (mama was rescued from true "kitten mill", pregnant with his litter, poor cat was destined to live out her life in a garage in a rabbit cage. She passed away last winter, we had her for 6 years and the vet placed her at 10+ when he spayed her after weaning the litter)
and the babies, Bart & Agnes - longhaired black (found in a trash dumpster when approximately 2 weeks old, along with 2 siblings that didn't survive)

Our "permanent count" had stayed the same since Bart & Agnes came long 6 years ago, and the number of kittens we were raising drastically declined after we got that last feral female caught and spayed. We haven't had a kitten in the house for a year now, the last one was rescued last summer from the shoulder of Interstate 80, and she wasn't over 3 weeks old.

Then last fall we moved to 65 acres.
Since then we've rescued a very matted, very neurotic Bichon from the side of the road and a couple of weeks ago somebody dumped a gorgeous, very friendly, orange tabby tom, both of which are about a year old.
We've named the Bichon Guy, I pretty much fell for him, so he's staying.
And the new kitty, Buddy, will be staying too since DH has fallen for him.

This seems like a great community!
I sure wish I'd had something like this all those years ago, when I was struggling to keep that premature kitten alive.

Ann B
SE Nebraska
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Welcome to the site! You're a great person!

BTW I have a grey tabby named Jake also...
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Welcome to TCS! It's good to have you here!
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Hi and welcome to TCS
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Welcome to TCS!!! I'm so glad you found us! I was in need for a site like this when my little girl Leya went blind....and guess what I found?!!! It was a life saver and I haven't left!

I hope you find everything you need and more! See you in the forums!
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Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TheCatSite Ann,
I am so glad that you and your fur family, have joined our community of caring people who love animals. 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! You have found the best cat site around!

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Hi!! Welcome to TCS!! I live in South Central Nebraska!
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Welcome to TCS!
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Welcome to TCS!
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Hi & Weclome,
Looks like you will have a lot to talk about. I wish we could have lived someplace out in the middle of space. Oh well.
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Hi there Ann we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your fur and feathered family 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

Thank you so much for caring for all those kitties who came your way. We also have chickens, but a much more modest coop - only 3 beautiful birdies.
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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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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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