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Hi,

I'm a veteran kitty lover. So, here's my story. I grew up loving my kitties but my dad never let them in the house. When I was 18 (now 30), I adopted Tom "Moose". He was my pride and joy. I lost him to kidney failure in January due to gum disease that spread to his organs. He was very brave up until the end which worked as a double edge sword because since I had two other cats in the house at the time, I didnt know he hadn't been eating. By the time I took him to the vet and they did the surgery it was too late and he passed away two days later on January 9, 2005. I honestly didn't think I would ever recover from his loss. I was depressed every minute of everyday but a stray I named "Willie" nursed me back to health. Moose will always have the one place in my heart and his spirit will forever live within me.

You could kind of call me a kitty rescue. Tom was my first love but it didnt stop there. Shortly after moving to the country in 1999, Lucky was seen bobbing in the bushes near our house one late summer evening. She is our dainty but most definitely queen of our outside territory. In late summer 2000, Gill was rescued from my sister's house due to severe eye illness. As a kitten, both eyes were swollen shut and matted with pus. I nursed him back to health with meds from the pet store. He considered Lucky his mommy and still treats her that way. Bug was on our porch (not sure how she got there) to welcome me home from work in 2002 with a warbol hanging from her neck. It was half in and out. I nursed her back to health with Black Salve used on horses primarily. The warbol came out and she is fat and sassy as ever. She sleeps with our Golden Retriever, Riley, in his dog box which is very odd since she is skiddish around people. In the spring of 2003, Willie and twin brother Petey was strays that a co-worker found on her porch. She lives very close to the road and was afraid they would get hit. The came to live with me shortly after but sadly in September of 2003, Petey was killed on the road so that prompted us to bring Willie inside. Willie is a gift from above, since he was the one that nursed me back to health after Moose's passing. In March of this year (2005), we adopted Itty Bitty from a cat rescue as a playmate for Willie. I love my babies and actively look for things to entertain them and keep them healthy.

They love their Catit water fountain. I believe because kitties love fresh flowing water.

I have a lot of kitty knowledge in my head collected over the years. People need to be taught the importance of their kitties dental health as I learned the hard way when Moose died.

Thanks for welcoming me to your site!
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Hi,

I'm a veteran kitty lover. So, here's my story. I grew up loving my kitties but my dad never let them in the house. When I was 18 (now 30), I adopted Tom "Moose". He was my pride and joy. I lost him to kidney failure in January due to gum disease that spread to his organs. He was very brave up until the end which worked as a double edge sword because since I had two other cats in the house at the time, I didnt know he hadn't been eating. By the time I took him to the vet and they did the surgery it was too late and he passed away two days later on January 9, 2005. I honestly didn't think I would ever recover from his loss. I was depressed every minute of everyday but a stray I named "Willie" nursed me back to health. Moose will always have the one place in my heart and his spirit will forever live within me.

You could kind of call me a kitty rescue. Tom was my first love but it didnt stop there. Shortly after moving to the country in 1999, Lucky was seen bobbing in the bushes near our house one late summer evening. She is our dainty but most definitely queen of our outside territory. In late summer 2000, Gill was rescued from my sister's house due to severe eye illness. As a kitten, both eyes were swollen shut and matted with pus. I nursed him back to health with meds from the pet store. He considered Lucky his mommy and still treats her that way. Bug was on our porch (not sure how she got there) to welcome me home from work in 2002 with a warbol hanging from her neck. It was half in and out. I nursed her back to health with Black Salve used on horses primarily. The warbol came out and she is fat and sassy as ever. She sleeps with our Golden Retriever, Riley, in his dog box which is very odd since she is skiddish around people. In the spring of 2003, Willie and twin brother Petey was strays that a co-worker found on her porch. She lives very close to the road and was afraid they would get hit. The came to live with me shortly after but sadly in September of 2003, Petey was killed on the road so that prompted us to bring Willie inside. Willie is a gift from above, since he was the one that nursed me back to health after Moose's passing. In March of this year (2005), we adopted Itty Bitty from a cat rescue as a playmate for Willie. I love my babies and actively look for things to entertain them and keep them healthy.

They love their Catit water fountain. I believe because kitties love fresh flowing water.

I have a lot of kitty knowledge in my head collected over the years. People need to be taught the importance of their kitties dental health as I learned the hard way when Moose died.

Thanks for welcoming me to your site!
Welcome to the site!! I am so glad you are joining us! Everyone here are soooo nice and extremely helpful!!
What a beautiful story. Thank you for being such a good person and loving our kitties! They are so lucky to have found you and I am sure you feel the same way.
Please post pics of your furbabies whenever you can!!!
post #3 of 16
Hi welcome to the site, I'm sorry to hear about Tom.
post #4 of 16
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thank you!
post #5 of 16
Hello and welcome!
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Hello and welcome!
thank you!
post #7 of 16
Welcome to TCS!
post #8 of 16
Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy it hear and I look forward to seeing you around

Thanks for sharing your story and I am sorry to hear about Moose. *sending love to him up in heaven*

If you need any help please feel free to pm me anytime or even if you fancy a chat. I also design signatures for many people on this board so if you fancy one with your babies in it do give me a bell and I am sure we can sort something out.

Hope you had a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing some photo's of your kitty cats.

Eva
post #9 of 16
welcome!
post #10 of 16
Hello, and I am sorry to hear of your loss.
I hope you are better now.
post #11 of 16
Hi, Sierra and I welcome you and your family to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better! Thank you for bringing your love of kitties as well as your wealth of knowledge to our site! I would be so happy to help you in any way as you learn your way around the site. Please, simply click on my user name and send me a Private Message!

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Hello and welcome!!!


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I am overjoyed at the wonderful people on this site! All of you are truly amazing, caring people! Contact me for anything! I'm enjoying my new community of friends!
post #14 of 16
Welcome to you and your kitties!
post #15 of 16
Hi & welcome to TCS!!!!!
post #16 of 16
been gone awhile so catching up with the newcomers welcome
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