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post #1 of 22
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Hey! First time cat owner here, with quite an interesting story.
I'm 17 now, but for years, I wanted a cat.
My parents are not big fans of cats, but I was sure that if I got one, they would fall in love (as they did with dogs).

My dad told me one day that if I catch a wild cat and tame it, I could keep it.

Well, I eventually found one and did that, but that's another story.

anyway, she came into my life at a rather inconvenient time, since I was going on a week's vacation in two days. I sent her over to my friend's house, since she has had cats and knows more than I do.

Towards the end of vacation, I got a call from my friend saying that my Kitten (I named her Adagio) had tried to jump off the bed, but fell and was not walking much. They thought she might have had Lyme's.

I was very upset because the only way I was allowed to keep her was if I was completely financially responsible for her. I knew how awful and expensive Lyme's is from when my dog Brady had it.

My friend and her mother took her to the vet, and the good news rolled in...

It was not Lyme's, but an upper respiratory infection.

Then the great news...

She's about a month pregnant.

oh boy.

That is the reason I joined this site. I don't know much about cats, and in order to learn, I wanted to talk to people with more experience.

So, please have patience with my lack of knowledge and thanks in advance for all the advice
post #2 of 22

I am so glad that you have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love cats.
TheCatSite has a forum "Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care" where you will find support and answers to questions about your PG kitty.
Please make yourself at home.
post #3 of 22
Welcome to TCS!
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by xocats View Post

I am so glad that you have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love cats.
TheCatSite has a forum "Pregnant Cats and Kitten Care" where you will find support and answers to questions about your PG kitty.
Please make yourself at home.
Definitely, and the site will tell you when you are able to get her spayed.
post #5 of 22
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!
post #6 of 22
Welcome! I'm not laughing at your cat possibly having Lyme's Disease but the thought of your Dad stroking out at the thought of a pregnant "wild" cat has me laughing. He will be such a puddle of mush when he sees their cute faces. Of course I know you'll get her spayed as soon as they litter is born. Do keep us updated!
post #7 of 22
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Hope you enjoy the forums!
post #8 of 22
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Welcome! I'm not laughing at your cat possibly having Lyme's Disease but the thought of your Dad stroking out at the thought of a pregnant "wild" cat has me laughing. He will be such a puddle of mush when he sees their cute faces. Of course I know you'll get her spayed as soon as they litter is born. Do keep us updated!
ooooh, yes, of course I am getting her spayed. I love cats, but one is enough for me for now.
post #9 of 22
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.
post #10 of 22
Welcome,
Glad to have you as part of our Feline Family

Peace, Love and Tie Dye ,
Rob and Sport
post #11 of 22
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes!
post #12 of 22
welcome to tcs!
post #13 of 22
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
post #14 of 22


Congrats on your first cat!!! Once you have a cat you won't understand how you EVER lived without one! We have a forum on here for pregnant cat care that you will find lots of help on (if you haven't already)!

See you in the forums!
post #15 of 22
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ha ha, thank you!
Love the picture
post #16 of 22
Welcome to TCS!!! Is that your kitty in your signature? She is beautiful!!!
post #17 of 22
Hello & welcome to tcs. Adagio is gorgeous & I hope she goes well giving birth to healty kittens. Look forward to hearing all about her & her progress with lots of pics.
post #18 of 22
Hi, welcome to The Cat Site!
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the wishes!
and yes, that is mah baybay

I went to the vet with her today though (with my mom cause I'm not 18) and my mom called her ugly.

Anyway, the doc said that everything is going well and I can expect the kits in 2-4 weeks!
post #20 of 22
Welcome!

Good luck with your girl and her kittens. Don't worry too much about the ugly comment--sometimes it takes folks a while to get used to a particular cat's look. Especially if they're not around them enough to be used to the variations. (I think she's gorgeous. She looks a lot like our Zyelena did.)

I can't but laugh over your father's deal with you. Boy, was he asking for trouble! I've had several cats born feral, and while I've loved them all, they've always been my "problem children."

I'm sure things will work out fine all around. No worries. I wish there'd been a place like this when I got my first cats!
post #21 of 22
Hello! I am new here too but I thought I was would say hi anyways.

As other people have said, it is a bit funny what your dad unknowingly got himself into When I brought home my 2 kittens, my dad took one look at them and said "NO WAY". But being the disobedient teen that I was at the time (I was 15), I just didn't listen and kept them anyways Soon my dad fell in love with them, I always catch him picking them up, petting them, talking to them by himself, etc.
post #22 of 22
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ooooh, I know he will love them. He is just used to barn cats getting in his way when he was a boy.

He still calls her "the cat" but I can tell it's becoming more of an affectionate name.
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