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Hi everyone! I`m "Hos" and am in Lodi(northern California). This site is really great,especially for someone with just about zero knowledge about owning and caring for a cat.To make a long story short: I began feeding a cute little all-black kitten that had been abandoned in the alley behind my place.I gave her pieces of lunchmeat and it touched my heart how after she ate she rubbed on me.Even though I`ve never had any great love or affection to cats in the past I did`nt dislike them.On day two I began to feed "the dark one" indoors since adult stray cats were being attracted by my feeding her outside.Well,you know how that goes.She actually moved closer to my place and started only showing herself when I called her with "kitty,kitty,kitty...".By now she was staying indoors much more and beginning to play,do cute stuff and cuddle with me.After the first week I bought cat stuff like a litter box,food,toys,generic flea meds and a brush.As of now she does not go outside at all.Her first vet visit will be very,very soon(even if I have to borrow $)and I`m researching low-cost spaying options.

Never,ever did I even imagine how cute and playful and fun a kitten/cat could be!I`ve always only been around mature or crabby older cats and always pegged the feline species as a snooty,finicky and not-fun pet.Little Alley(the Alley Cat!)has showed me how mistaken I was all these years!I`m the first to admit it! Cats are really nice pets and I was wrong!

Thanks for reading!(now wake up!)
Bill aka Hos or HosMan
post #2 of 12
Welcome to TCS.
I have 5 cats and live 30-45 minutes from you.
Do you have any pictures of her?
post #3 of 12
Welcome and nice to meet another Californian, I'm way up North near Redding and have 3 cats. Hope you have a good time on this forum.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Glad to meet you both,my fellow California Cat Lovers!

I should get a few webcam pics of Alley and I up this weekend.

Small world,eh?

post #5 of 12
There are alot of us from California on this site and we have had a few meet ups.
I can not wait to see her picture.
I used to save ferals and strays.
post #6 of 12
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Of course I think she is adorable but then...I`m a bit biased. Even though she still looks a wee bit scruffy,she is like 100% better and healthier looking since I first adopted her.Once she gets a vet-approved flea control med. and on a better nutrition food I think she will be beautiful!

She has jade green eyes and is all black with a light smudge of smoe white on the chest. Can`t tell if she will end up as a short hair(hoping!) or a medium hair when older. Black cats remind me of miniature black panthers.

post #7 of 12
She sounds like a pretty cat.
I might be able to tell from the pictures what kind of fur she will have.
post #8 of 12

Welcome Hos and Alley,
Last week, I adopted my beautiful Isis,
another black beauty.
You are wise to have Alley spayed asap..
it will benefit both of you.
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.
I will see you and Alley around the site.
post #9 of 12
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Thank you very much! I appreciate any help I can get.
post #10 of 12
Welcome to TCS!
post #11 of 12
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

Please feel as you home here, we can learn so much and deep about out kittys in this marvelous site, I just only please ask you read the rules and other stuffs that can help you to feel as you Real home!.. here you have the link my friend.

Please ask whatever you need to know, there are plenty of good members and of course our tireness Mod´s to help us here!....

See you on the forums!, Glad that you join us!

post #12 of 12
Welcome! Sounds like your little Alley came along to teach you a very important lesson on just how wonderful cats can be ! I'm very happy for both of you and thanks for the introduction!
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