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post #1 of 25
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Hello all!

I found this site a few nights ago and have been reading away. I love it. So I decided to join. (no other forum I found out there even compared!)

I have two kitties, this is the first time ever I have owned a cat. My BF though is a professional cat lover and is teaching me all that he knows. We have a great little family.

Any who. Polly, she is the first kitty we got, is a Short Haired, Blue Tabby, Polydactyl. Seven toes on the front feet and 6 toes on the back. She is only about 6 months old. We adopted her from the city shelter back in July. She is wonderful.

My dear BF brought home a stray kitten just last week he had seen hanging around the shop for a few days. THAT is a whole nother story all together. It has been a rough round of cleaning up after a sick kitty. The vet said it was just stress, but that information alone did not make picking up the piles of vomit and diarrhea any easier! I will have more stories about her in the stray section come tomorrow. She is a creamish/orange and white cat. SOOO cute. Still having diarrhea, but at least she can make it to the litter box now, and things seem to be stiffening up. We would like to keep her, but we want to make sure she hasn't a family that loves her somewhere. We posted many signs and still no word. She is so small and loving, i would hate to think someone dumped her. It appears she has been fixed as well. I plan on taking her to the vet sometime this week to see if she has a microchip. I can't feel one.

We haven't named her yet. If we can't find her true owners by next weekend, we will end up keeping her. i hope. She is so dear, plus her and Polly really realllllly like each other.

SO, there you have it in a very small nutshell. My life with kitties. I can't imagine it without them. And to think I am extreemly allergic!

I look forward to getting to know you all!

post #2 of 25
hello and welcome
how sweet you kitties sound i would love to see pics if you have any. thats so sweet that your BF would pick up a stray and give it a home. i would do the same thing if my fiance would let me.
post #3 of 25
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Come to find out, most of Monday my BF was walking around with the kitten in his sweatshirt to keep her warm. He is a BMW mechanic and the shop is outdoors. (most things in Austin are this way, very neat town) He said he got a couple laughs cause to look at him, there was a tail out the one side of his front pocket and a head out the other. (you know the sweatshirts that have one big pocket in the front, you can put both hands in...) Walked around, worked on cars most the morning with her like that.

He came home that night and told me about her. I said we should go back to the shop and look for her. He said if she is still there tomorrow he would bring her home...

...I come home from school the next day and open the door. I hear kitty feet running to greet me, but the kitty was much smaller and the wrong color. It took me a second, but I had a good giggle and then went into the bedroom to console polly who had been locked up all morning.

That night he told me that another guy from the shop had tried to take her home that morning, and he had to put his foot down. Told his co-worker that he had dibs! They ended up playing 3 rounds of rock-paper-scissors!!! I was mortified when I found out that the kitty almost went to his co-worker and not us!! I hope we can keep her.
post #4 of 25
Hey, welcome. If your stray had been cared for in a loving home, she probably wouldn't be hanging around a garage sick and in need of attention, medical and otherwise. You did the right thing by taking her in, and God bless you for it. You will find yourself in good company here. Many big-hearted cat lovers in this forum--you should fit right in. Sounds like your BF could be a member,too. Thanks for joining us.
post #5 of 25
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!

post #6 of 25
Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!

What a great family you have!!!
post #7 of 25
Awww this kitty sounds like such a sweetie. I hope you get to keep her too.
Keep us posted!
post #8 of 25
Hello Kristin and Polly and (un-named stray), welcome to TCS...Keep us posted on your things work out..Bless you for helping this wonderful baby out..
post #9 of 25
Hello Kristin, welcome to the site
post #10 of 25
Welcome to TCS Kristin!!
post #11 of 25
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
post #12 of 25
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys!!

The kitten is still not doing well with the pooping....please see my "Stray with Diarrhea" thread if you can help.


Thanks so much!
post #13 of 25
Welcome Yarra, oh and marry that guy, he's a keeper!
post #14 of 25
Hi there Kristin we're so happy to welcome you, Polly and little kitty-no-name, 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 hope your little stray kitty is feeling better soon. It will be great getting to know you
post #15 of 25
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Thanks so much you guys!

It will just be Me, my BF and Polly in our house now. The kitty with no name went home tonight. Her owners saw our FOUND signs and called us.

I really hope it was the owners though. The people that called were people that live next to the shop my BF works for. I just didn't get that the cat really belonged to them. I REALLY hope I am wrong, and I REALLY hope they take good care of her.

I have resolved that if I or my BF see her out running around again, we will take her to the rescue south of here. She is WAY to little to be out and running around.

I am having a very hard time right now accepting her departure. She is SUPER sweet and loving. I got very attached to her, and to give her up to a situation that I don't feel is a good one is killing me.

I have been crying most of the night.

post #16 of 25
Originally Posted by Yarra
My life with kitties. I can't imagine it without them. And to think I am extreemly allergic!
how marvellous I dont think any of us could imagine life without our kitties either and I think those of you that are allergic are amazing! good on you.

i read the story about how this new little stray ended up with you - sounds like you have a sweetheart of a BF there (make sure you keep him lol)

oh and also...
Welcome to TCS

Please send me or another mentor a message if you need any help at all in the forums.

looking forward to getting to know you
post #17 of 25
Hello it's nice to meet you!!
post #18 of 25
Welcome to TCS!
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks you guys!

For those of you that have been following along with the thread: You recall the little stray we had for a week, that I took home the other night?

Well my BF found her out and at his work again yesterday. He called the owner, she came and got her 2 hours later. If he sees her again, off to the shelter she goes. She deserves better than that!

She needed vet care! I told them that! And instead, they let her out, AGAIN!
post #20 of 25
Hi welcome to the site.
post #21 of 25
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post #22 of 25
Have you thought about getting another kitty? It probably won't quite fill the void left by the adorable little one but it could keep Polly company when you aren't there.
post #23 of 25
Welcome to TCS!!!
post #24 of 25
Thread Starter 

Yes, we have thought about getting another kitty. But polly is so much more loving to us without another cat. She COMPLETELY changed when the kitten came along. Right now she is always around us, cuddles with us, watches TV with us, and plays with us. I relieze she thinks we are cats too, but it's nice.

So, we don't know. We will have to think about it

The sad thing is. My BF has seen that kitten outside 4 days in a row. Starting the day after I took her back home. The kitten isn't over 13 weeks. It is horrible

He has never been at a time where he could stop work and nab her though. We will take her to the shelter if we ever can catch her though.
post #25 of 25
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