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post #1 of 22
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Greetings from Printer's Row in Chicago. I'm Emily, and my 4 footed cantankerous counterpart is Gatomon. Before I got a real job, and lived in a less desireable part of town, Gatomon was the stray that terrorized my trash cans. But, when I needed to talk or just chill, he would sit patiently on the lid of a can and listen and just give me this little look of his So, he started getting fed real food and had a place to sleep.

Then, I found a good paying job, and got a nice loft just a little ways from downtown, and it just didn't seem right to leave him there to spend his days rummaging in garbage, so...he came with me. Now, he lives only indoors, loves the view from up here, has a window shelf so he can watch the world from his 5th floor studio and be king of his world. He's a cranky, demanding old orange alleycat that the vet guesses is around 6 or 7 years old. He's got a nicked ear, a short tail and the vet had to take out 2 of his teeth, but he's my bestest buddy
post #2 of 22
Hi & welcome from another Chicagoan, and JinJin sends an extra as another former street denizen!
post #3 of 22


Hi Emily,
I can hardly wait to learn more about your adventures with Gatomon.
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 22
Welcome from another Chicago native. How do you like all the snow we've been getting since yesterday?
post #5 of 22
Hi and welcome to TCS from windy (at the moment) NC!
post #6 of 22
Hello
post #7 of 22
Great story! Now we need to see pics!
post #8 of 22
Welcome, Emily, from another Chicagoan!
post #9 of 22
Wecome from snowy Wheaton. IL! My orange boy, Moose, says hello too!
post #10 of 22
Welcome to the forums!


I love the story and look forward to seeing pictures of Gatomon!

post #11 of 22
Hi and welcome to TCS!
post #12 of 22
Welcome from a Chicago born, since moved further south where its warmer, cat lover! Would love to hear stories of your Gatomon.
post #13 of 22
Hi there Emily we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your gorgeous, characterful Gatomon 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
Welcome from 1 chicagoan to another!!! Although currently, I'm in a suburb of chitown, hoping to be in CHITOWN sooner or later!!!
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Neely View Post
Welcome from another Chicago native. How do you like all the snow we've been getting since yesterday?
Thank you everybody, everyone here is so nice

Poor Gatomon hated the snow. He's indoors, but there's this ledge outside his window and the snow actually piled up on it so high that he had to stand up and look over it to see outside. And he likes to be comfy when he's checking out his Kingdom, and standing wasn't cutting it for him
post #16 of 22
I'm not from Chicago, but I'm only a couple hours NW! Welcome to the site! Gatomon sounds just perfect. He must be so happy to have a warm place to sleep
post #17 of 22
Welcome to TCS

Rob & Sport
post #18 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 #19 of 22
Dress warm it's gonna be cold in the Chi tonight!!! I'm already shivering & I'm indoors!!!
post #20 of 22
Hello & welcome to tcs. Look forward to seeing your kitty.
post #21 of 22
Welcome to TCS! I love the story of how you two met
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