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by andrewh1973
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 3521

Re: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

Hi Everyone Sorry to have been away from this for so long. And thank you fellow member Jacks who PM'd me and asked me for an update and provided an update on your tribe of kitties - seems you have your hands full too! Ok, well it's been nearly 18 months since we moved back to Blighty, so what's happ...
by andrewh1973
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 3521

Re: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

Hello everyone, thought it was high time I posted back with an update. Sorry it's been a while but a lot has happened since the last postings... Ok well for a start Arnie and Mittens are still with us, Mittens still growls and hisses at Arnie sometimes and remain not so much enemies, just not friend...
by andrewh1973
Sun May 22, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 3521

Re: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

I would trust Arnie on this one - he knows Mittens is not seriously antagonistic towards him, and is therefore happy to let her have a strop without reacting Hmm well as calm as Arnie seems to be when Mittens is trying to fight back against his roughousing by biting or scratching him back while gro...
by andrewh1973
Sun May 22, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 3521

Re: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

Right well it's been nearly a year since I last posted here, so I guess some are wondering how Arnie and I were getting on since that accident last year... well... I was off work for 3 weeks in the end, boss was ok. Leg is still not right though and foot numb some days and when it's hot it swells up...
by andrewh1973
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 3521

Re: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

Oh Arnie has me regularly climbing walls, in one way or another lol! The wall was rebuilt by someone a few days later and is now higher, but that still won't stop Arnie from getting over it, it will stop me though! So when he's next allowed out again (not until I'm better and can keep watch!) if he ...
by andrewh1973
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 3521

Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

Hi all Just thought I'd update you on how things are going with the furry T800 now he's moved to Malta. Things were going brilliantly, albeit with some complexities. New job for me going great but Arnie seemed rather bored all day with me being at work. So, at the start of May as fate would have it,...
by andrewh1973
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moved Arnie abroad.. an update for you all and questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: Moved Arnie abroad.. an update for you all and questions

Congratulations on the move! I moved with our 3 cats from the UK to Portugal a couple of years ago - apart from the short ferry trip we did the journey by road, there's no way on earth I would have dared fly with them :? Is Arnie is micro-chipped? If so please make sure you get his details updated ...
by andrewh1973
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moved Arnie abroad.. an update for you all and questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Re: Moved Arnie abroad.. an update for you all and questions

Thanks for your good wishes and thoughts so far good people! Well we've just had an adventurous and stressful morning... at 8:30 the landlord calls with a plumber wants to do some work. I've told them Arnie must not go out so do not leave doors open. So what does he do? Leave doors open as he's wand...
by andrewh1973
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moved Arnie abroad.. an update for you all and questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 1876

Moved Arnie abroad.. an update for you all and questions...

Hello Everyone human and feline alike! It's been a while since I've posted on here, but that's because at the end February Arnie and I emigrated to Malta! He had a hard week just prior to that also, his friend, the black cat two doors down, was run over a week earlier and Arnie found his body in bus...
by andrewh1973
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bit worried about Arnie, refusing to use litterbox...
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: Bit worried about Arnie, refusing to use litterbox...

Hi there everyone, With all the stress of those few days going away (it wasn't a holiday, it was actually for a job interview in Malta which I got, I and Arnie move to Malta on the 28th Feb... I'll make a posting about this later, I have some questions about how to handle this best and keep Arnie sa...
by andrewh1973
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bit worried about Arnie, refusing to use litterbox...
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Bit worried about Arnie, refusing to use litterbox...

Right ok, so I'm a bit worried about my little furry friend. I've had to go away for a few days (left early hours of Thursday morning, will be returning late Monday afternoon). My neighbour is popping in and out and feeding him and playing with him 3 times a day but he is not allowed out (he runs of...
by andrewh1973
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Night time disruptive behaviour- any advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 3545

Re: Night time disruptive behaviour- any advice?

Good news though is that last night he didn't disturb me- I think he enjoys LBC on the radio! I'm also glad to hear you're seeing progress, my cat Arnie, just a "regular" moggy in relative terms, has similar issues in terms of being needy and demanding attention. But he too likes LBC at times and m...
by andrewh1973
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Sorry to dig up this old thread but events this past week lead to it... I thought I had Arnie's wandering habit sorted. He's not been over to that other place near Weaste since August Bank Holiday and has resolutely showed no signs of wandering much further than the end of the street and constantly ...
by andrewh1973
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fleas... sigh.
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Fleas... sigh.

I'm sure that other stuff works great, but just as an alternative... With the arrival of Arnie earlier this year a flea infestation quickly followed. I'd wake up each morning and often find fleas on my feet or legs by the time I'd got to the bathroom! Arnie was duly frontlined and the flat was treat...
by andrewh1973
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Play biting
Replies: 10
Views: 2304

Re: Play biting

I'm wondering similar... (sorry to hijack your thread here!)... Arnie, the stray that adopted me earlier this year, has gradually become more inclined to bite and kick and to do so increasingly aggressively ... he'll be purring and friendly and maybe even licking my hand and then suddenly he's like ...
by andrewh1973
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

A real Garfield then! :lol: Well given that he's done many of his wanderings off on a Monday and seems to be depressed on those days too, I'd say he hates Mondays, so yes, defo a real Garfield though rather more active! He seems to have learnt a new trick tonight... he's worked out that if he walks...
by andrewh1973
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Lyn - you've not heard Tommy! A purr like a little truck (built like one too) :D Andrew - our Tom likes his MEAT. A real boy, just like your little man. Willow on the other hand has a thing for dairy - ice cream, porridge, yoghurt, custard anything with milk - she gets to lick out my cereal/pud bow...
by andrewh1973
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Yes indeed, I agree with you! He did have another HiLife pouch around midnight and then finally he settled down and allowed me to sleep! I've been wondering the same if he's still not quite getting it that he's got a secure and regular supply of food that he is just bulking up each day in case it ru...
by andrewh1973
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Just as I clicked submit, he woke up and now he's demanding either more food (I think) or he wants to play... bang goes my early night...
by andrewh1973
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

A day in the life of Arnie, today: He's had a good day today it seems. After yesterday's wandering off he wasn't even bothered about waking me up this morning. I woke up at 6:30am and normally he's headbutting and pestering me to get out of bed as he's either hungry or wanting to go out. But it was ...
by andrewh1973
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Good idea and it's been done before - perhaps the younger people will remember the name of the show where all the cats in a particular English town were camera'd up and followed? It was very interesting and very funny!! Can't remember the name but it should still be on my PVR, I recorded it when it...
by andrewh1973
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Spent nearly an hour playing with him this evening, seems to have worn the little fella out.. he's been fast asleep on my bed for about an hour now.. must try to get to bed before he wakes (oddly, once I go to bed he seems respectful about keeping quiet and letting me sleep... only ever wakes me up ...
by andrewh1973
Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Nice idea ...... but if he's anything like mine he'll spot it in a second, turn his nose up and give you a dirty look for spoiling perfectly good cat milk ...... :P Yup I think that's very likely to happen! Mercifully he's been sleeping since 3pm, which is handy as I've done a radio show (in my spa...
by andrewh1973
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Crewella wrote:It could be residual tom cat behaviour, as there are lots of females in that area. Most of the hormones should havel left his system by now, but the scent of a female in heat might still be an attraction?
Sounds plausible to me... wonder if I should add some bromide to his cat milk!? ;)
by andrewh1973
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Crewella, I'm not taking it as personally as it seems from that post, it was partly tongue in cheek. I would just really like to know if there's anything I can really do to improve the situation or work out what the triggers are. I am concerned that I'm going to - hopefully - take him to Malta in th...
by andrewh1973
Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

So it's been two weeks since he last wandered off and he went out at 8:15 this morning and yes indeed, he's wandered off again. I get a call at 10:45 from my usual spy in Weaste to tell me he's been spotted there again, I head off there again and it's taken me over an hour trying to get him into the...
by andrewh1973
Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Andrew, you can resize pictures using the free to download 'picresize'. Just been watching 'Wild China' with my OH. We are both too exhausted to go to bed - He's spent all day tiling the kitchen and I spent half the day decorating and the other half cleaning up the mess! We are sitting here like zo...
by andrewh1973
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

(OT but how do you get images to appear inline!? I tried using the Img button but it just says it can't get the image size and refuses to proceed)
by andrewh1973
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

I'm not sure either, I think that Willow and you were clearly meant to meet so a lovely cat could find a good owner and so that you'd be driven crazy by the little furry bundle! I wonder the same also about Arnie, clearly we were destined to meet and as each day has gone by these past few weeks, I c...
by andrewh1973
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help!
Replies: 68
Views: 11967

Re: A quiet stray cat adopted me and became hard work - help

Here is my 'baby' (she's petite but a good hunter) Lara on one of the two occasions when she brought a pigeon home. She finds them in the grounds of a school across the road and must have scaled several fences with this in her mouth... RIP pigeon. Another reason why I don't want her out at dusk or ...