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post #1 of 17
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Hello everyone, I wanted to say hello and introduce myself and my kitties. I joined yesterday as a way to find information regarding a health issue with one of my cats and became so intrigued with the site, I joined and spent many more hours in here than I did working..
Fortunately, it isn't busy this time of year.
I have a kitten named Nutmeg, who is approximately 7 months old. She's from a litter who's parent's are feral. My room mate and I found 2 cats roaming outside our house, and since it was winter, we fed them and tried to get them in the house. We realized one was pregnant, so we continued to feed her and the other, whom we thought was the father of the unborn kittens. However, we had to move, and felt terrible about leaving them. No matter how hard we tried to catch them, it didn't work. At one point, the mother cat, disappeared for about a week or so. We believed this is when she had the kittens. We followed her as she did come back to us for food (she knew she had a good thing going with us), and found the kittens. It was in the basement of an old dilapitated house. We couldn't get to them. When moving day came, we told the new owner about the cats and hoped she would continue feeding them, but, she said she was allergic to cats. That pretty much told us, she wouldn't be feeding them. It was so hard to leave, knowing the cats would not find food at the house. It really tore us apart, but couldn't do anything.
We moved only a few blocks away, to new condo's, and would take walks in the area, in hopes we would find the cats and kittens. To our horror, the old house was being demolished for new construction. Again, the devastation was awful, not knowing what happened to them.
As luck would have it, we found them, hiding under a stoop at a townhouse, a block from where they were before and a block from where we lived now. It was so wonderful to see these little furry bundles of joy. There were four of them and the owner had been feeding them. BUT.. she was moving too. We had to work fast. One of the other neighboors decided to help us capture them and we decided who would take which kitten for a pet. We rented a live trap since the city's animal control didn't have any to spare, and one by one, we caught them. We even got the mother cat, who as it turns out, had 4 previous litters. The cats apparently have been around awhile and visited yet another house for food as well. This family has 2 generations of the cats litters. So, we pitched in, had the mother cat fixed, and let her go. She was too old to be domesticated, and we didn't want to seperate her from the dad cat. They've survived a long time, so we felt it best to let them be together. At least mamma wouldn't be having anymore litters.
I took one of the kittens, Nutmeg, my ex-room mate took 2, and the neighbor who helped us, took the last one. They are all healthy, and fixed. But since they were not caught until they were about 3 or 4 months old, it took awhile for them to come around and let us pet them or play with them. They hid a lot the first few weeks. However, they are all loving adorable cats now.
I ended up adopting another kitten to keep Nutmeg occupied. His name is Oreo. The two of them are buddies now, after experiencing some jealousies.
So, there's my story, sorry so long. As soon as I figure out how to post their pictures, I will.
Thank you and Happy New Year to all!!
post #2 of 17
I love your story!! So glad to hear about people helping all the little kitties!! Welcome to TCS! You really will find this a new home full of loving caring and very helpful people!!
post #3 of 17
Hi and welcome to TCS!!!!!!!!

See you on the forums !!!
post #4 of 17
Hi welcome to the site.
post #5 of 17
Hi there we're so happy to welcome you, Nutmeg and Oreo 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's so great that these lucky kitties found a home with you
post #6 of 17
Hello and welcome to TCS!!!!
post #7 of 17
hello and welcome
post #8 of 17
Welcome to TCS!
post #9 of 17
Hi and welcome to the site. you will biuld friendships that will last a lifetime here!!!!
post #10 of 17
what a wonderful beautiful story - it really warms my heart to hear of people like you who go to great depths to rescue these precious animals and give them the love that they so deserve. Thankyou

Welcome to TCS

I am looking forward to getting to know you and beware this site really is addictive!!

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

welcome again from me and my boys
post #11 of 17
Hello! It's nice to meet you!!

post #12 of 17
Hello & welcome to TCS!!
post #13 of 17
Wellcome, wellcome and once more wellcome!!!
post #14 of 17
Hi, Sierra, Serenity and I welcome you and your family 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 #15 of 17
Hello and welcome to TCS cant wait to see pictures of Nutmeg
post #16 of 17
wow, what a great story. Werlcome to TCS
post #17 of 17
Oh it just tickles me that these kittens all found homes...and that Momma cat can roam free for the rest of her life without having to have litter after litter of kittens.
Thanks for being so thoughtful and kind to these little creatures.
We are hoping to soon see pics!
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