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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:51 PM
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Hello to All and Thank You to the creators for opening up such a Forum for pets and people !

My screen name roots for calicogal go wayyyy back.
When I was very young I was given a delightful calico kitten by a neighbor friend to soothe my sadness after my father died.
Unfortunately, the parents of my gift giver were not so happy that I was given the only calico from the litter and subsequently (as the story goes) made the giver take back the kitten! Which he did one day when I was at school . The rest of the story goes that this was apparently a male calico! Anyway, we never played together after this and they moved shortly thereafter.

So, this explains the calico part of my name but does not explain why I , forever after, have always only owned black and white cats!
I will save that for future therapy !

I currently have three children under age 10 and a (black and white) cat named Boots. I got her as a kitten the year I got married and she will be twleve (12) this coming October. (the google image below is *boots* in her adolescence.)
She is quite patient with the children but after my youngest went thru the "terrible twos" she has made it clear..."no more children!"
She gives them warnings when she is getting cranky and I tell them she is like a grandma and must be taken care of like our "grandma" They sortof get it.

I am looking forward to becoming more informed on how to best care for her during her retirement years and hope I can be helpful to others here as well.

Hmmm, more about me...
I can be at times but only with intentions !
I really have come to terms with my need to contribute my when I sense the need and have no plans to reform .
I love both a and a as pets and I enjoy most people , too.

Well, enough about me...on to read about you all...
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Old March 6th, 2007, 09:56 PM
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Welcome to pets.ca, Calicogal. You'll have lots of fun here!
"One cat just leads to another." - Ernest Hemingway

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Old March 6th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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Welcome to the board!
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Old March 6th, 2007, 10:42 PM
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Welcome to the Board!
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Old March 7th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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hello and welcome I enjoyed your story
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Old March 7th, 2007, 03:14 PM
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Welcome to the forum, calicogal. Looking forward to the rest of the story!
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