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Hi, my name is Stephanie and I've been lurking here for about a week and learned so much. Anyways, here's my cat history: As of a few months ago I had a 14 yr old shetland sheepdog and no kitties. One day I was walking my dog outside and this sweet fearless kitty comes up to me and rubs on my leg and lets me pet her. She even flipped on her back and let me rub her belly. Over the next couple weeks my bf and I kept seeing her outside and playing with her.

One night there was a bad thunderstorm so we took her in our apartment for a few hours. She was a sweetheart and got along fine with our dog. We wanted to keep her but was sure she had to belong to someone because she was so nice so we let her back outside and didn't see her for a few days.

At this point I really wanted a kitty so my bf and I kept looking at them at Petsmart. We fell in love with one at Petsmart and I was all excited to go get her when I realized her tag said "cannot be with dogs"- I was crushed and my bf and I went home kittyless.

We got home and guess who was sitting on our doorstep?!? The kitty we kept seeing outside was there! It was a sign! We took her inside again and figured we'd ask around, make found cat signs and if no one said anything in 4 days then I'd take her to the vet to get checked out. Well no one claimed her so we've had her since April 19th. About 3 weeks later my 14 yr old dog passed away- it's almost like my dog didn't want me to be lonely so she waiting to pass until this kitty showed up out of nowhere

We named her Kara and here are some pics (the vet thinks she's between 1 and 2 yrs old, she weighs 7 lbs):

Now fast forward to July 5th. My bf and I were running errands near our local animal shelter and decided to go in because we had never been there before. Well we fell in love with this sweet little boy: http://www.aacspca.org/view_animal.php?animalid=15377

We brought him home about a week and a half ago. I followed all the advice on this board about introductions and it went great! They have been together for 4 days now and are fine. He's 13 weeks old.

We changed his name from Fluffy to Kirby

the end!
post #2 of 16
Oh my! What lovely kitty pictures!
post #3 of 16
your babies are lovely! welcome to TCS - & the wonderfulness of cat ownership!
post #4 of 16
Kirby is just precious! He looks like my Fred did at that age. Kara is a lovely young lady, as well. I love the pic of the 2 of them in the window.
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Welcome to TheCatSite Stephanie,
I am so glad that you, Kara and Kirby, have joined our community of caring people who love cats. Wonderful photos of your sweeties.

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 #6 of 16
Hello and welcome, your pictures are lovely.
post #7 of 16
Welcome to TCS!
That`s so sweet that they get along already! They look really cute together
post #8 of 16
Welcome to TCS!

Your babies are gorgeous! Too cute!
post #9 of 16
Welcome! Your kits are gorgeous and sweet. I am so happy for you that you have a harmonious home. I love the pic in the window too.
post #10 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!!!...)
great picĀ“s!... thanks for share!!
See you on the forums!
post #11 of 16

Oh my goodness what a great story! I'm so glad you have kitties in your life! Can you even remember HOW you ever lived without one? I can't! Your kitties look like they have a great life! Look at all those kitty things!

Kara is gorgeous! And Kirby Too cute!

See you in the forums!

BTW my name is Stephanie too!
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post #13 of 16
Welcome to TCS. I'm glad you found us . You will never want to leave. So many cute kitties, so many good people, and so much good advice...what else could one want...LOL. Enjoy your stay

Peace, Love and Tie Dye ,
Rob & Sport
post #14 of 16
Welcome to TCS!
post #15 of 16
Hello & welcome to tcs. What a lovely story. You have 2 beautiful kitties. I love the end picture. Look forward to hear more about them. How sweet of Kara to share her scratching tree.
post #16 of 16
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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