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A little late, Greetings!

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I've been putting this "HELLO" off because I'm unable to get kitty photos, etc. for my Signature.... I'm just plain 'ole behind :-)

ANYway, I found this forum when we suddenly became a multi-cat family. I knew there must be some do's and don'ts when bringing new "people" into a household that already has a resident cat. We've been a one-cat=at-a-time household for MANY years, but YIKES, what were we getting ourselves into???, so I turned to the kind folks in this forum for some "brain storming", and have received thoughtful help.

My husband was on a business trip to Phoenix, and stopped in on his niece. The thing was (1) my two year old was needing more "fun" in his life ... I could only crawl on the floor and chase him so much (I'm over 60 :-) ).... (2) her mommy cat just had a litter of 4, and they were ready to be adopted out. I told them to email me photos, and maybe I'd fall in love with one. HA! Sure, try to pick!!, Well, I chose the little girl - thinking that it would be easier to bring her in with my altered 2-year old. Oh, yes, THE LOOK, you know THE LOOK, she drew me in! ....

But, I told my husband he was there, he had a better "feel" about the personality, so, I mostly left it up to him to decide. DECIDE he did, NOT!, he brought home a little boy, too - these two kinda looked like they had the same Pa .

SO..... this was even more of a reason to REACH OUT!, and this forum will help me when issues come up ... I need as wide a range of opinions - and like some, I understand that my Vet has medical knowledge, but - I'm really more in to Holistic sort of help - like taking care of the cats so they won't have to be seen by a VET any more than necessary.... AND, places like this forum offers ideas and thoughts OUTSIDE of the medical box, which I value. I'm from Missouri, the Show Me State, and I'm not easily "won over" just because someone says something, I research it, and then make my own conclusions - this forum helps with that "research".

My location: Cathedral City, CA - most people would know the area as Palm Springs. I am "retired" from a computerized player piano manufacturer business, my husband is "retired" from the Navy Exchange - but he had to get out of the house so, he's found a job that "keeps him busy". We love the desert.

We have two adult children (a son and a daughter), and 8 grandchildren. And, now we have new children - a two-year old - all black - male cat (KiKi - short for Kingdom Kitty, and now a little boy (Simon), and a little girl (Phoebe) that will be 14 weeks old on Thursday, July 13.

We've kept the older cat separated from the kittens because the two-year old is between 16 and 18 pounds, and thinks the kittens are his stuffed animals -- they're just too small right now for me to trust him, even with me right "there". They play through the bars of the gate, talk to each other, etc..... KiKi wants to be with them so badly, but, Mommy is being very cautious, I just didn't like the actions he took with one of them, he climbed on top of one, and grabbed the neck, the little one was yelling, but he didn't release, so I intervened - that was a couple of weeks ago. They're getting a little bigger, but I'd say they're not ready yet, their 3 lbs, to his 16+ lbs - things are not close to being safe yet, at least in my mind :-).

I appreciate those that have already welcomed me - Thank You!

Blessings,
Gloria
post #2 of 13
Welcome to TCS Gloria! I'm sure you'll find this site to be friendly and informative!!, glad to have you here!
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Welcome to TCS Gloria
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Hi there Gloria we're so happy to welcome you, Kiki, Simon and Phoebe 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

Wishing you peaceful introductions for your babies
post #5 of 13
Welcome to TCS!

Glad you joined! TCS is a lot of fun.. everyone is really nice.

Hope to see you around the forums!
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your welcome to the web site. Do you really have 5? WOW!

Gloria
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Originally Posted by h~chan
Welcome to TCS!

Glad you joined! TCS is a lot of fun.. everyone is really nice.

Hope to see you around the forums!
Really appreciate the time you've taken to say "Hello"!

Thanks,
Gloria
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Lilo
Welcome to TCS Gloria
Lilo, I'm sorry I forgot to select the "Quote Message in Reply" - I'm really interested - do you really have 5?
post #9 of 13
Hi and welcome to TCS!

See you on the forums!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by GloriaJH
Lilo, I'm sorry I forgot to select the "Quote Message in Reply" - I'm really interested - do you really have 5?
Not at the moment.

There's a saying that when a pet dies he or she crosses the Rainbow Bridge, so 3 of them Bonnie, Kimi and Joss are all gone. In fact Joss was my soul cat, he died last year (at 16 ) and I still miss him so much.

Right now I have Lilo and Kuro, and I might add another one this week. I'm suppose to go and see her this Thursday. She's a mix of Siamese and Cornish Rex.

Kuro is a bit too playful also, that is why I was (or am) looking for older kittens to young adult cats for my next cat.
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Originally Posted by Lilo
Not at the moment.

There's a saying that when a pet dies he or she crosses the Rainbow Bridge, so 3 of them Bonnie, Kimi and Joss are all gone. In fact Joss was my soul cat, he died last year (at 16 ) and I still miss him so much.

Right now I have Lilo and Kuro, and I might add another one this week. I'm suppose to go and see her this Thursday. She's a mix of Siamese and Cornish Rex.

Kuro is a bit too playful also, that is why I was (or am) looking for older kittens to young adult cats for my next cat.
Oh, I'm sad for you , I'm so sorry. Hey, these special creatures are here only for a short time, but they will always be in our hearts, so we miss them, and at times, we miss them a little more than usual.

I guess, they needed to go so you could share your love with someone else who needs it

I hope the new addition is a joy for you and your family!
Gloria
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Thank you
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Welcome to the site We are so glad to have you here with us!
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