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post #1 of 15
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Hi everyone - my boyfriend and I have adopted two kittens - a gray tabby named Logan aka Wolverine and his twin brother, an orange tabby(?) that I named Nacho. They are 4-months old, currently being fostered by his mom (who also has 6 cats of her own..lol). They will move with us into our new apartment next week. They are small but cute; hopefully the cuteness doesn't wear off . I'm hoping they warm up quickly to the new place as they'll have a run of the apartment minus being cozy in the bedsheets. This should be interesting since I have not owned a cat yet alone a kitten and I'm slightly allergic to them, usually getting stuffy and sneezy. I've talked to a few people who are also allergic and have the tips on staying sane and keeping the dander low (vacuuming several times per week, washing hands after petting, etc). I also take antihistimines prescribed by my allergist so I should be good. Thanks in advance for the welcome




post #2 of 15
Welcome to TCS.
I am allergic to cats also and have 5.
We got our first to cats when I was a kid.
They were brothers Frisky and Henry.
Frisky was mine but he died from male blockage at 1.5 years old
Henry was my brothers cat.
I have had cats ever since then and have 5 now.
What part of California are you in?
post #3 of 15
Welcome to TCS. What gorgeous kitties. The orange one is a classic tabby. Don't know what to call the grey one, but love the spots
post #4 of 15
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Thanks Goldy and Mews! I have better pics but these were the only ones on my computer at work .

Mews - I live in the East Bay, so if you're in Central Cali I guess I'm a couple of hours from you. Glad to know i'm not the only one allergic to cats that has them..hee hee. A co-worker told me she uses the Arm&Hammer carpet stuff, vacuums, grooms her cat and make sure the cat doesn't sleep on her bedroom pillows. My boyfriend has been around cats all of his life too. We're excited to be fur-parents since we have an apartment w/no yard, which isn't fair for a dog. Our kitties will be indoor cats only.

Goldy - So my kitty, Nacho is an orange tabby - sweet! The gray one is not a tabby either? Their real mom was a feral cat so I have no idea what she looked like or who her mating partner was. The lady who rescued them said she found the litter under a trailer near the local library.
post #5 of 15
I am 1 hour from Pleasanton and live in Modesto.
I can not wait to see more pictures of your cats.
They are pretty cats
I will be at all the cat shows in the Bay Area showing my sphynx.
My husband grew up in the East Bay.
post #6 of 15
The grey one is a tabby of some kind, just not the standard mackerel or classic. Maybe one of the breeders can tell you what the pattern is.
post #7 of 15
Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

Love the pic´s of your kittys! can´t wait when you put more of they!..

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http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82565

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 #8 of 15
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mews - I live in Concord but we're moving to Martinez next week. I know where Modesto is :p
post #9 of 15
I know where Concord and Martinez are.
The Aby Breeder I bench with lives in Concord and my Cousin used to live in Martinez.
My husband grew up in Pleasant Hill/Walnut Creek.
post #10 of 15
Welcome to the site! They are adorable!
post #11 of 15
I know where Concord is, too. Just stay out of the way of the permanent protestors there.

One trick that I have seen mentioned numerous times is to wipe the cat down with a rag moistened with distilled water every few days. It's not the fur you're allergic to, it's the dander, which is protein deposited on it when the cat grooms itself.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
One trick that I have seen mentioned numerous times is to wipe the cat down with a rag moistened with distilled water every few days. It's not the fur you're allergic to, it's the dander, which is protein deposited on it when the cat grooms itself.
Welcome to TheCatSite,
I have allergies to cats and use the above technique (I just use regular water on paper towels) along with brushing my cat's frequently.
See you around the site.
post #13 of 15
Awwww....They are two too fine looking kitties! I`m allergic as well but have virtually zero symptoms from my kitten.I think the more you are around them the more tolerant you become.Use zyrtec and wash your hands after intense petting(did that sound dirty? lol) and you should be ok.

Fun age!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
I'm currently on Allegra-D 12 hour so it's a little stronger or same than Zyrtec but I get more for my $ via health insurance. After having been over to DBF's parents house with his mom having 6 cats going in/out and a small dog, I've been used to it and have not had any problems. Appreciate the tips from those who are allergic.

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome
post #15 of 15
Welcome to TCS!!!
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