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Hello from a newbie

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Thread Starter 
I'm a newbie here, and a newbie fur-parent. Sasha is a 12 week old chocolate point Siamese who joined our family a week ago.

She's *very* chatty, and playful, and a total lap cat to boot. I was never a pet person, but she's stolen my heart already.

I'm sure I'll be here asking LOTS of advice, especially how to keep her off the table...and if any photo programs are good at getting rid of cat red-eye..and if anyone "speaks" Siamese...

I'm sure to be doing lots of one-handed typing...

Here's my girl:

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I love the way she looks.
I have a Sasha also but she is mostly Russian Blue.
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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!!!...)
what a lovely cutie!.. I want a hug from her!........
See you on the forums!
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What a cutie!

Hello and welcome
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Welcome to our community of caring people who love cats. Sasha is adorable.
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.
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Hi there . we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your 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 #7 of 16
Welcome! She's a cutie As far as keeping her off the table, one thing that works for me is to fill a empty coke can with some pennies and cover the hole with duct tape. Keep the can nearby the table and as soon as you catch her on top. Shake the can and yell a stern NO!. She'll probably bolt.
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and welcome to TCS!
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I'm a Siamese parent myself and am new to the forum. My Clementine is a beautiful Blue Point; she's four years old. She has a Tuxedo brother, OK, to whom she's totally devoted. Clem is very, very sweet and is completely devoted to me and to my grandmother (who lives next-door). She's also one of the smartest cats I've ever known, and I've been 200% cat-crazy since, pretty much, day 1.

Siamese do talk a lot--Clem talks a lot more than any of my other kitties. However, she just doesn't yowl incessantly. She seems to try to communicate with people alot more than my other kitties. Our vet is a huge Siamese fan and has a number of them herself, so I've gotten pointers on them from her.

One of Clementine's favorite games is "fetch"--she loves to chase and retrieve Q-Tips. I normally wouldn't give a cat one of those, but Clem doesn't ingest the cotton and we throw them out after one play session. I know a woman who has Siamese herself, and hers retrieve Q-Tips also!

Your little kitten is just beautiful! Congratuations! I know you'll enjoy her for many years to come. It seems like Clem was a kitten just yesterday. I'd love to add another to the family someday.
post #10 of 16
I forgot my tip for keeping kitties off tabletops and the like:

Cover the surface with some aluminum foil. They hate the feel of it on their little paws and will jump off as soon as they hit it! Completely harmless to kitty, too. It's worked with all of ours, and I've had kitties all of my life.

Good luck with little kitten! Clementine sends warmest purrs to her and to you!
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aww! welcome!
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all...

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I used masking tape (the wide stuff) and put it sticky-side-up along the edges of the counters, table, etc. Especially on the counters, where the cat can't see where it's jumping, it can be very effective.

We've given up on the dining room table.
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Hello & welcome to tcs. Your new baby is gorgeous. I tried all the tricks to keep Blossom off the table, kitchen bench etc, with double sided sticky tape ( stopped her the 1st time only) aluminium foil didn't stop her at all & a water bottle ( she soon learned to run when I managed to grab it). I gave up & she gets wherever she likes.
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Welcome to TCS.

Rob & Sport
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