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post #1 of 22
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Hey everyone! I'm so glad to find this forum.

I'm the proud Daddy of Miss Kitty, a 3 and 3/4 year old tiger cat I adopted from a shelter last fall. She was just 3 years, 1 month when I got her in November, so I picked Halloween as her "offical" birthday.

Miss Kitty was a stray, according to the shelter, and she hadn't been fixed yet. It's clear that although Miss Kitty is not overweight at all she is a bit...well, streched out in her tummy area and had been a mommy to several litters of kittens. She has a tiny waist though, so I always remind her of how svelte she really is.

She was (is) so friendly I had a hard time believing she was a stray. When she arrived at my house the first thing she did was jump right on top of the stove - as I have a gas stove, this worried me! However, the jump was painful for her as she was still recovering from her operation and she hasn't tried since, even now that she's fully healed (a blessing in disguise).

Miss Kitty walked around, checking the house out for about 20 minutes - and then she jumped up on the couch, sat right in the middle cushion, and curled up - immediately going off to sleep. She made herself right at home - and I was happy about it. When she woke up she used the litter box and happily ate her food. I had feared adjustment issues, but Miss Kitty had none.

I woke up in the middle of the night the first evening she was home with me, and I couldn't find her. After about five minutes of looking, I see two adorable eyes staring up at me...from inside the litter box! I had bought a covered one that actually resembled a cat cage/carrier, and poor Miss Kitty was just sitting there staring at me like that was where she was supposed to sleep! I coaxed her out, picked her up and brought her to bed with me - and she hasn't left since. I'm not conveying how poigniant I thought this was - poor Miss Kitty thought the litter box was her new home!

To this day I don't know how long she was a stray, but from her bevahior and trust of humans I don't think it could have been very long. However, with her not being fixed and definately having several litters of kittens, it's hard to imagine she was a house pet very long either. Maybe she's just happy to be somewhere warm and safe where she's treated like the princess she deserves to be - at least that's what I think to make myself feel better, hehe.

Personality-wise, Miss Kitty is about as mellow as a kitty can be. She loves people, but isn't a huge fan of being picked up, ironically. When someone walks through the door, she immediately runs to their feet and brushes herself up against their ankles until you make her stop (or trip over her, hehe). Although she will let you pick her up (and I try to do it as often as possible to get her used to it) she gets a bit stiff and points her extremities in. In the last few months, I've been able to keep her in my lap for 5 or 10 minutes at a time by massaging her face (God, she LOVES that!) but as soon as I take my hands off her she takes off, walks around the room, and immediately does the rubbing against the ankles thing again, LOL. So I know she doesn't hate it, but she doesn't seem to love it either.

Every day is an adventure with Miss Kitty - a happy one. She doesn't jump up on anything other than the dining room table (which I don't ever use anyway) which has become her "area" as it's right in front of her favorite window. It used to belong to my late grandmother (whom I am sure is rolling over in her grave as I say this, LOL) but it has a fuzzy table cloth on it and Miss Kitty adores it.

Sometimes I wonder if Miss Kitty knows how much I adore her - I tell her so constantly. The other day I had to say "no" to her for the first time ever (she tried to claw a plastic sheet I have temporarily blocking off two rooms) and I was amazed that it was the first time I had to do it. She just goes from the dining room table, to her spot on the couch, and the closets she likes to hide in. I sometimes feel bad that she doesn't have a playmate, but unfortunately my allergies can't tolerate more than one cat in the house.

Oh well, I've gone on about Miss Kitty enough - she really is one of the lights of my life. I can't imagine my world without her now - and my heart fills every time I pull in the driveway from work when I see her sitting on the dining room table, in the window, waiting for me to come home. She is so adorable - she watches until my car is out of sight further down the driveway (she even starts going to the door but crooks her head back to still look out the window to make sure it's me like she's on a sitcom - it's the cutest thing ever) and is right there at the door to greet...my ankles.

Thanks for letting me share, guys! It's so nice to find a community of people who love their kitties as much as I do.

MKD
post #2 of 22
post #3 of 22
Welcome to TCS!

We have quite a few Miss Kitty's on board

Sam
post #4 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Welcome to TCS!

We have quite a few Miss Kitty's on board

Sam

Hehe thanks to both of you.

I know Miss Kitty is a common name, but it just fits her so! The name the shelter gave her was Seline, which doesn't really roll off the tounge when talking to Kitty, hehe.

I've always had a fascination with the character of Catwoman as well, who (in certain cannon - particularly the 1992 film) had a cat named Miss Kitty (after turning into Catwoman, she says, "I don't know about you Miss Kitty, but I feel...so...much...yummier!"). Catwoman's alter ego's name is Selina Kyle - and since Miss Kitty came to me named "Selene" in the first place, well...it just seemed to fit.

Technically, at the vet, her full name is "Miss Kitty Selene", which I find very amusing - sounds like a stripper, LOL.

Anyway, thanks again for the warm welcome guys. Such nice people here!

MKD
post #5 of 22
definitly does sound like a strippers name! lol!

cool to have another male at TCS. we are definitly lacking them.

Sam
post #6 of 22
Welcome to TCS

how wonderful it is that you & miss kitty have joined our little family - I just loved your introduction of her - she certainly does sound like an adorable girl. No wonder you adore her, and she you by the sounds of it

any chance of some pictures?

welcome again from me & my boys - looking forward to getting to know you
post #7 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
definitly does sound like a strippers name! lol!

cool to have another male at TCS. we are definitly lacking them.

Sam
Hehe thanks again for the welcome. I noticed there is a dearth of males around here - we'll see what we can do about that.

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Originally Posted by huggles
Welcome to TCS

how wonderful it is that you & miss kitty have joined our little family - I just loved your introduction of her - she certainly does sound like an adorable girl. No wonder you adore her, and she you by the sounds of it

any chance of some pictures?

welcome again from me & my boys - looking forward to getting to know you
Aw, thank you!

Yes, as soon as I get home this morning I'll get some up. It's sometimes hard to get a good one of her face - Miss Kitty isn't a fan of a flash on the camera, hehe. Most of the pictures I take of her is when she's sleeping - which is a lot!

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

MKD
post #8 of 22
good idea, and can't wait to see pics!
post #9 of 22
Welcome to you and Miss Kitty, can't wait to see pics!
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
Here are some pics .

This one is Miss Kitty 20 minutes after she arrived - she looks pretty comfortable doesn't she?



And later on...



Miss Kitty in my bed...



Miss Kitty's "offical portrait" from the shelter :


And Miss Kitty relaxing in my homemade catnip bed. It's a generic "cat bed" I bought at Wal-Mart that was originally circular, but Miss Kitty would have nothing to do with it. So, I took the fabric cover off and cut the foam to shape, and inserted one of those corrigated cardboard catnip scratch boxes in the bottom.



Thanks for your interest guys!

MKD
post #11 of 22
Hello and welcome to you and "Kitty...she is beautiful...
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by catsRNmom
Hello and welcome to you and "Kitty...she is beautiful...
Thank you.

I saw the pics of your kitties - all so adorable! They look like one happy family. How did you get them in that picture to all sit on the window sill at the same time? Hehe.

Dexter has a similar facial structure and eyes to Miss Kitty - a very sweet face if I may say so myself.

MKD
post #13 of 22
She sounds like a great cat. And she is a looker too.
Yey, miss kitty!
post #14 of 22
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Hehe thanks again for the welcome. I noticed there is a dearth of males around here - we'll see what we can do about that.
Hello, welcome to the site Don't let my name fool you, I am one of those few guys on here as well My name is John, but I took my "screen name" from our first Bobcat. Anyway, congratulations on your beautiful adoption. Looks like Miss Kitty has a wonderful loving home. It's also good to see other guys out here, that love cats as much as I do.
post #15 of 22
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!


See you on the forums!
post #16 of 22
welcome to you and the little lady! I am donna proudly owned by the incredible trio
post #17 of 22
awwww look at Miss Kitty she certainly is adorable - no wonder you feel in love with her

more pictures please I think she deserves her own special thread in the fur pictures forum
post #18 of 22
Hi and welcome to TCS to both you and Miss Kitty!
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for the kind welcome, everyone! Miss Kitty has enjoyed looking at all the pictures of your wonderful babies with me.

Thanks again!

MKD
post #20 of 22
awww! I am just now finding this thread! HOW ADORABLE!!! I am in love with Miss Kitty! You sound like such a proud dad!

I like what you did with the cat-bad---very creative!!!

I can't wait to see more pictures!!!
post #21 of 22
welcome!
post #22 of 22
Hi welcome to the site.
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