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Hello from Austin

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Hi everyone! My 9 year old OmaKitty and I were out cruising the internet today, looking for information on how to help her ride in the car and we stumbled across the site. We thought we'd stop in and see if we could find any helpful information.

OmaKitty was rescued about 8 years ago by me after I saw a man beating her in his front yard. I stopped my car, took the cat from him and the bag of kittens he had and we all went home. I had no intention of keeping the cat but OmaKitty had so many problems that I just couldn't let her go. 8 years later, she still has some behavior issues but we have learned how to work around them to keep her happy and healthy.

I got OmaKitty at a time in my life when I was having major depression problems and her company was more than just company during those times. On many occassions, she kept me from doing unmentionable things and for that, she's my hero. She and I are closely bonded from that experience when we were both fighting our own demons and we have both come out the other end better for it.

We also have a 3-year old Chihuahua in the house, named Cooper. He is Oma's least favorite thing in the world but he loves her like no other could. He wakes up every morning and tries to make her his friend but she's not having any of it.

And me, I work seasonally for the IRS as a data transcriber, so I'm unemployed from about July - January, then working like crazy between February and June. It's a great schedule because I can spend time with OmaKitty and Cooper. I volunteer at two shelters, the humane society adoption center and a wildlife rescue/rehab facility, so I'm able to spend a lot of time there when I'm not working. Cooper is also a therapy dog so we visit retirement homes frequently in that capacity.

I guess I've probably rambled on long enough... but I DO need to show a picture of my baby girl!! Here she is...

And one of both my babies:

post #2 of 12
hello shes cute
post #3 of 12
HI!!!! Your not that far from me Im in Belton woooohoooo bout 45 min away. Welcome to the site. Your Gonna Love It Here. Salem and Isis say hello also and they are glad that you saved the ever precious OmaKitty from that mean nasty man!!!!!
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Hello and welcome....that is so great of you to save those helpless kittens....
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Hi there - we're so happy to welcome you and Omakitty 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

It was so lovely of you to offer Omakitty a home when she needed it most, I hope you get over the problem of her riding in cars
post #6 of 12
Hello it's nice to meet you!!
OmaKitty is beautiful!!

post #7 of 12
Were glad to have you here with us on TCS. WELCOME!
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Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you to TCS! So glad you've joined us and look forward to getting to know you better! 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 or contact me anytime at dawnofsierra@gmail.com!

post #9 of 12
what a wonderful introduction!! I love how Cooper trys to make her his friend every day
and how marvelous that you can both help each other out during the hard times - kitties have an amazing knack for being able to do that

Welcome to TCS

OmaKitty sure is adorable !! and we are so glad that you have both joined us here... looking forward to getting to know you.

welcome again from me & my boys
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Welcome to TCS! OmaKitty & you have such an inspiring story! And little Cooper, bless his little doggy-heart - imagine that, spreading such joy by being a therapy dog! I salute you for dedicating so much of your time enriching the lives of those unfortunate companion animals in the shelters & rehabs! BTW, in addition to cat stories, I'd LOVE to hear about some of the rescues in the wildlife rehabs! See ya in the forums! Susan
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Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
post #12 of 12
Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!
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