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  • #858175
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    Lee V
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    I am what prevents my wife from being called the neighborhood cat lady. If not for me, she’d be picking up EVERY cat she found. Sadly, the truth is I’d let her if she actually tried that. But she hasn’t. I all fairness, I love cats as much as she does. When we got married almost twenty years ago, we got our first cat together – a black tabby, Max. He was the start of it all. Low these many years later, we’ve had about eighteen cats come through our doors. And we’ve lost our share to everything imaginable. We’ve been through the best and worst of pet ownership. We typically take in cats that are found, either by us or friends. Although we did pick up a couple purebred Persians nine years ago from a friend of the family who was a breeder and they were from her last litter as she was retiring from breeding. Currently, we have nine cats. We usually bring them into the house in pairs so they always have a same-aged playmate. That’s more fun for them AND us!!

    Above I said nine cats… Well that was until April 8th. That was the day that one of our cats had four kittens, (and before anyone jumps on the Spay and Neuter Express, we know and she’s already on the vet’s books to be spayed once the kittens are done and adopted out. She was an indoor only cat that escaped and that’s all it took). Luckily, we’ve found homes for this litter. We’ve had some issues with them as well. The third one born wouldn’t nurse until well after the fourth one was born and already nursing. And the first one born has had some what looks to be constipation issues that were working through now. Searching for answers to those issues lead me here.

    So I’ll hopefully be able to give as much as I take in time. Oh, I forgot to mention that with all the cats, we also have two Old English Sheep dogs too!!

    I’ll post photos of all the furkids as I go….

    #858177
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    pussigato
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    Welcome Lee V. and Mrs. Lee V,

    We’re the fluffiest forum around and love new litter mates. Like you, we have varying number of kits at any one time-some indoors and some outdoors. We don’t judge, we just like to share love and responsible cat care. I want to see pics of all your cats and the kits too.

    Many of us know that it takes one time and…you have the pitter patter of kitten paws.

    We usually go by our initials so as Pussigato I’m PG. You would be LV unless you have another preference.

    Check in often, start a conversation!
    PG

    #858181
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    Lee V
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    Thanks PG!!!

    If given a choice of what to be called, I’ll choose Vance. I used to do a lot of custom auto paint work and now I build guitars. All of my artistic ventures are signed with Vance – that’s my middle name. It’s got a bit more flash and flair than my last name. But I’ll pretty much answer to anything but late for dinner!

    As for the judging thing – sorry, but I’m a member of far too many groups and forums who claim what you said and I’ve seen the page turn in an instant, so I’m a bit more wary anymore. I’ll back off and give the group a chance, fair?

    I’ve changed my profile photo to one our new kittens. My wife is already calling her Tigger. She’s eight days old in that shot.

    Vance

    #858186
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    pussigato
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    Hi Vance,

    Wee Tigger is a cutie! Mwah!

    I know about the “say one thing, do another” bit. We love our cats and we love your cats and we have fun together. That’s it-nothing more.

    You go from custom auto work to guitars? interesting

    Oops, I’m being summoned by Miss Gaea-my matriarch.

    PG

    #858187
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    Lee V
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    My interests are pretty much anything loud and fast…… Cats can fit into both cat-egories.

    #858196
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    Kittyzee
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    Hi Vance, welcome to TDK! Honestly, PG is right, this IS the fluffiest site on the internet. We all stick up for each other and never is a harsh word spoken. VERY unusual on the internet I know, as I lurked here for a long time without joining and realized the place is amazing. We have a wonderful group of people here, who like you, have hand reared kittens, had many cats and have learned in the trenches what works and what doesn’t. We try to spread our knowledge to those who need our help. We are not vets, but just go by our experience with our kittens and cats.

    My oldest daughter is fighting a battle right now with 4 (yes 4!) pregnant female cats. Of course, these have been dumped on her and now it’s her responsibility to see these moms are healthy and deliver healthy litters. I am trying to help her, but until they deliver and raise these kittens, they can’t be spayed. Well, they could, but for us that is not an option as they are waaaay pregnant. Then we will have a LOT of kittens. *sigh* People can be so heartless.

    Welcome to the TDK litter, and any advice you can impart would be welcome!

    #858201
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    katzenjammer
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    Hi Vance,

    I’m katzenjammer, in TDK-land known as KJ.

    Your Tigger is indeed a sweetie and sounds like you’ve got quite the four-footed crew prowling and pouncing around your place!

    I’m owned by the solo kit in my avatar, a silver-grey tabby, named Dorian Gray, Esq, but known as Dorry to his pals, which is efurryone.

    I like loud and fast too, esp when it comes to music!

    #858207
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    lagatta4
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    I’m lagatta, too short to abbreviate. Two Ts (Italian) as opposed to the Spanish lagata, but no objection to that spelling. Was owned by Renzo (black tomcat with a bit of white) for 20 years, but sadly he died last year and friends bestowed Livia on me, a tiny, totally black female who looked like a kitten but was actually around 2 1/2… To “foster” – ha!

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