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Hi, I'm new here...

I'm owned by 2 mixed breed felines. Midori and Aya.

The principle reason I joined is that I have just embarked on an interesting rescue journey with Aya, my new cat, who was found in the middle of the street 3 weeks ago as a month old kitten.

Aya is now about 7-8 weeks old, and completely crazy... Here's one of the few good pics I could get while she was holding still..

While I've loved cats all my life, I've never had a kitten, much less a rescued feral one and I've never owned a cat in Japan before. My family has been fans of the adopt an adult cat method for years... I'm hoping to get some advice on raising a well-adjusted feline and finding a way to get her back to the States when I leave here in a year and a half.

When I left the States I was very sad to leave Midori and cat companionship behind with my family (she is officially a family pet) although she will tell you I'm her preferred human when I'm around.

Midori (better known as Squeaky or Squeaky Kitty, she doesn't meow she 'Eeps' and 'Eeks'). My brother describes her as the "7 toed sloth" which somehwat describes her personality as she enters middle age. Yes, we've got the New England polydactyl thing going on. She's all big green eyes and feet. Lucky she's a very mellow cat (the Vet and my former employers, love her!) and willing to get her many toes trimmed regularly without complaint. she has a couple wonky ones that grow down in between her extra 'thumbs' and normal paw which she cannot flex or sharpen.

Close-up of the big feet, and one silly cat trying to origami fold herself into a breadbasket too small for a 9 lb cat!

post #2 of 16
Hello & welcome to tcs from Australia. We have something in common. Blossom was found dumped at 3.5 w/o by my son on the edge of a canal. I hand raised her & she was a very wild kitty indeed. She is somewhat better but has her moments. She is now 2 yrs old. And she has the same colouring as your Midori.
post #3 of 16

Welcome to our community of caring people who love cats. Midori and Aya are 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.
post #4 of 16
hi lyrajean, aya n midori are so pretty

btw our kimi also 'Eeps' and 'Eeks'
post #5 of 16
Awww! They are both so sweet! Welcome and Happy Holidays to you!
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Hi...I have a cousin teaches English in Japan. And my dad has lived there a couple of times, he really liked it there. (Unfortunately, do not have any advice on how to bring your cat back into the States.) Anyway, wanted to say that you have a beautiful cat (love polydactyls) and welcome you to site.
post #7 of 16
Welcome to TCS

Rob & Sport
post #8 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!!!...)
what a precious kitty!.. I want to hug!
See you on the forums!
post #9 of 16
Hello and Welcome to TCS!
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post #11 of 16
Hi and welcome to TCS!
Thank you for rescuing poor little Aya!
Midori looks like a sweetheart. Love the huge paws!
post #12 of 16
Adorable babies
post #13 of 16
They are both beautiful

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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.
post #15 of 16
Hello from Legolas & TomeAya and Midori are just adorable.
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Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your lovely furfamily 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
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