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Hello fellow kitty lovers! My name is Cathie and I just now joined this forum. I live in the mountains of Pennsylvania, and have two cats, Mama who is about 20 years old and is content to sleep, eat, and use her box; and a daughter of hers, Beeper, who is about 9 years old and is my indoor baby. She is so cute and gives my husband and I such wonderful, unconditional (well for a cat) love.
Unfortunately, recently we lost our other cat, Cleo and a semi-feral stray that we were taking care of, Chester - they were out one night and disappeared about three weeks ago. I still call to them and place kibble out during the day (you don't dare leave this out at night because of varmints). We have coyote in these parts, but they are worse this year for coming in close to human homes. We are sure this is what happened to Cleo and Chester. I will be posting pictures of her soon and a tribute to her memory for all to read. This is why now, Beeper is an indoor cat. She wasn't happy about it at first but is getting used to it. From now on, all my cats are going to be indoor cats. I'll post pictures of her as well (as soon as I learn HOW - I'm new to this internet stuff).
Now you can see why I chose chattycath as my nickname - Sorry if I've overstayed my welcome. Please write to me and let me know about my new friends and fellow feline lovers here. Thanks, and blessings to all.

post #2 of 17

That is great that you have a cat that is 20 years old..that means that you are keeping good care of her which is always good to hear. We look forward to hearing your opinions on the forum.
post #3 of 17
Welcome Cathie! So glad you stopped in to say hello! I am sorry that your other two cats are missing. The coyotes just seem to get braver and braver don't they?

Please drop me a private message by clicking on my user name if you have any questions that you need help with
post #4 of 17
Hi Cathie and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
post #5 of 17
Welcome to TCS, Cathie! Your post isn't chatty at all, just a great introduction! Condolences on the loss of Cleo & Chester. We have coyotes around here, too, and we have to "mark territory" around the perimeters of our yard. I also use bright nightlights & play a radio outside, but the "marking territory" seems to work best. And guys love the excuse to pee in the great outdoors and the coyotes get the message, and keep away. Sorry, that's an "unusual" handy hint, but it protects my hens and any stray cats that are visiting (my crew has to be in at night).
See ya in the forums! Susan
post #6 of 17
Welcome to TCS!!! You are going to it here!!!
post #7 of 17

So sorry about your babies going missing - It must be horrible for you.

Be sure to post some pics for us when you work out how!! We love seeing peoples kitties on this forum!
post #8 of 17
Hello it's nice to meet you!!!

post #9 of 17
Hi Cathie and welcome to TCS!

I know you'll love it here, there's so much to learn and many great friends to make along the way!

I'm sure you'll find that a lot of us here are very chatty too! You're in great company here!

I look forward to seeing pictures of your kitties and getting to know you in the other foums!

To upload pictures to use here, you can get yourself a photobucket account! Then you just copy the line (beneath your chosen picture) that has the [IMG] tags and paste it into your post! If you need any help, let me know!
post #10 of 17
Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!
post #11 of 17
Hi there Cath - we're so happy to welcome you and your furbabies 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

I'm so sorry to hear about your two kitties that are missing. I hope that you hear something from them soon.
post #12 of 17
Welcome to TCS Cathie!
post #13 of 17
Hi welcome to the site.
post #14 of 17
welcome to tcs!!
post #15 of 17
HI!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome! Pull up a chair and sit for a spell
post #16 of 17
Welcome....you are going to love it here on TCS!
post #17 of 17
Welcome to TCS

I am so sorry to hear about Cleo and Chester Its hard to loose a kitty but especially hard when they just wander off one day Yes, please do post a tribute to them in the Rainbow Bridge.

Looking forward to seeing photos of your other 2 - have you worked out how to post pictures yet? If not please send me or any mentor a message and we will give you a hand.

welcome again from me and my boys
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