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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hi I am a new member to the site from Northern GA. I adopted a 10 week old orange tabby boy from the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter on Saturday! The Shelter is very nice for a county shelter and requires all kittens over 3lbs to be fixed before they can leave the shelter. My boy was 3.2 lbs so he is getting fixed Monday and coming home Tuesday.

He doesn't quite have a name yet but here is his picture.

I need suggestions for names but not sure this thread is a place to find that help. Can someone direct me there?

I am excited to be apart of this forum!
post #2 of 24
Welcome to you and your cute lil' boy!

Names here are quite varied and some have themes. Sometimes something in his personality will spark a name. Even then, nicknames often take over. ( Some even nice enough to mention in the forum. )
post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks! I am thinking about naming him Chuki (Chew-key). It's the nickname for the type of car I have (Nissan 240sx, my other baby!). It's Japanese and I feel it's unique.

Once I bring him home then I will decide for sure.

Other names ive been thinking of are Walter and Edward.
post #4 of 24
Oh my! What a handsome boy he is

Welcome to TCS!
post #5 of 24

Welcome to our community of caring people who love cats. You new sweetie pie is adorable. You will know when the right name comes along.
As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, click on my username, send a Private Message, I will do what I can to help. Please make yourself at home.
post #6 of 24
Welcome to TCS! Your kitty is an adorable little boy!
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! I already love this site!
post #8 of 24
Hello & welcome to tcs. He is gorgeous. From the 2nd pic, how about Stretch? Blossom got her name from her bright face that reminds me of a flower.
post #9 of 24
Funny how shelter pics can actually bring a smile to your face, when you know someone is going home.

He's beautiful.
post #10 of 24
Aw, he is so adorable! I love the orange guys.
post #11 of 24
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your gorgeous new kitty 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 #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thanks again everyone! He had his surgery today and he comes home tomorrow I can't wait! I'm sure i'll update with new pictures once hes home.
post #13 of 24
Sending get well quickly vibes to your little sweetie.
post #14 of 24
What an adorable baby boy!! Love his little claws Please do post more pics when you can
post #15 of 24
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)
an adorable boy!..... may I suggest as a name like "MANGO"..?... by the Colour!.........
See you on the forums!
post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
He's home and very happy! Hes been energetic and wearing himself out so right now he's sleeping.

I'm afraid that he might of caught a cold from the pound. His eyes are a little gooey and hes been sneezing a little.

Just wanted to update! will update more later.
post #17 of 24
You should definitely run him past your own vet for a checkup. In fact, our shelter requires an independent vet check within 3 business days, with a refund if he finds something that you are unwilling to deal with.

That said, all our shelter cats have come home with a URI. Treated them, and they're just fine.
post #18 of 24
Thread Starter 
Im expecting that he has a URI. My last kitten from the same shelter had one. He will be seeing the vet soon, I hate to see him not feeling his best!
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
Chuki seemed worse today so I took him to the vet as soon as I could. They said he has a cold and prescribed him Clavamox. He has been sleeping a lot and sneezing quite a bit.

It is almost impossible to give him the medicine.. Can you mix the liquid with anything so he won't know what it is?

I really hopes he gets better soon and not any worse
post #20 of 24
Hi from Atlanta!! Your kitten is beautiful!
post #21 of 24
I hope he feels better soon!! Doesn't the medicine already come in some sort of dairy flavor or yogurt? That's how mine was a while back...
post #22 of 24
Hi and welcome to you and your beautiful little boy
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post #24 of 24
Welcome to TCS.

Rob & Sport
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