I guess I'm even newer, because I've only been here 3 days; I have several good friends in B.C. and think the world of Canada and Canadians!
Great to meet you, and from your screenname, I guess we share a big interest -- black cats! I always say I never met a cat I didn't love, no matter what color, species, size, or whatever -- but I have to admit, I'm partial to little black ones, ever since my beloved angel, King Sunny-a-Cat, came into my life and stayed for 16 wondrous years. I will always love him so! Currently, I'm owned by a total of 21 felines, 12 of whom are in sanctuary in Canada! due to impending divorce/forced relocation. Nine are with me, and will move with me when I have to return to the city from our current desert Paradise...of the 9, only Calo, my ebony prince, is all black. If you ever met my Talker, who's up in Canada, you'd fall head-over-heels, that is, if you like your black cats male, shorthaired, Siamese-y, and full to the brim with attitude! The sanctuary owner has already told me she's fallen for him so hard she's going to keep him.
Look forward to seeing and sharing pix and cat news! Best, Tarasgirl06 and the Mojave Meower Power Brigade