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Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Tara, Sammie's mom. I've posted a few things but i'm starting to figure things out a little better so i thought i'd better introduce myself. I have a growing family of my husband, 2 boys age 11 & 5, 2 labrador retrievers, age 2 1/2 & 4 months, and Sammie my 6 week old rescue. He was on his way to a shelter and we took him home. I'm very new to cats so i'll be asking a lot of questions. Some may be simple but i assure you if i'm asking the question i really am clueless! lol! You all have been so nice to me so far. You are a very welcoming bunch! Thank you.
Oh, we are thinking of going to the rescue shelter to get sammie a playmate. What do you all think?

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Hi Tara :wave

I read your other thread. Bless you for taking Sammie in.
I can't guarantee it....but I've known many,many, many professed "not a cat person" fall in love with their first cat and get hooked for life!

Lots of good reading here.

As far as a companion, I'm a big believer that cats are happier if they are not loner cats, but since you have the dogs I'm not sure if an additional cat would be necessary. I'll let the experts here pipe in.

However....whether or not it is "necessary", rescuing a kitty from a shelter is encouraged! If you go that route, I'd suggest getting a cat older than your kitten...he was taken away awfully young from his mum (too young) and an older kitten or adult cat could should him the ropes if need be.

Welcome to TCS! Post pics of Sammie soon!
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Thanks! I called the shelter and the have sooo many cats and kittens! I want about the same age but a little older. The have some 8-10 week old that have had all there shots and test for the feline leukemia. I will probably go with one around that age or possibly a little older.

I tried to post some pics of sammie but it didn't work. Anyone know how to post them using snapfish?

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Hi there Tara we're so happy to welcome you and your furfamily 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

Sammie is such a lucky kitty - thank you so much for offering him a home
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Welcome to TCS!
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here the link to see pics of Sammie.
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Welcome to TCS Tara!!
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Holy Moley, but that is one cute kitten!!! I can't wait to see pictures of him as he brows into the handsome kitty he is obviously destined to be!

As far as your question about a playmate, it's an excellent idea (if your household could stand another furbaby!). Getting one around his age is probably best, but since he is so young, you may want to wait a bit. As you know, Sammie's awfully young to be away from his momma (since he's a rescue, I'm sure that was unavoidable), but you don't want to have two so young. I would wait a bit, and get him a playmate when he, and his future playmate, are older and stronger.
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Welcome Tara...
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Hi Tara welcome to TCS!
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Hi Tara,

I read your other post on how you rescued Sammie that is wonderful you are going get him a friend . We can't wait to see pictures of the new furbaby as well as more of Sammie.
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Hi Tara! Welcome to TCS! I'm Nikki. If there's anything I can help you with, feel free to pm me
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Hi, welcome to TCS. There are lots of friendly and helpful folks here, so don't be shy.
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Hi and Welcome to TCS!

See you on the forums!
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Hi Tara and family:

YES YES YES!!! A playmate would be a wonderful idea, and another rescue is an even better idea! I was born and raised with cats, and they are the loves of my life, so if there is anything I can help with, please just ask. You'll want to take your kitten(s) to a good veterinarian right away, for a checkup and innoculations. Most vets have a "kitten pak" available; it's a comprehensive series of vaccinations at a good price. You may want to ask about that. Your vet is the best source of "Kitten 101" information; but the webmaster and moderators here are very knowledgable, as are many of us lowly members! The most important thing is to always be loving and gentle with kittens and cats, and never allow any rough handling of them by anyone. They are very sensitive and gentle beings, and love harmony, peace, quiet, and gentleness. They are also the most loyal and unconditionally loving beings, and it's so great that you and your family are including them in your home!
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