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by claire_lee
Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hitting a cat/I stole it
Replies: 9
Views: 2100

Re: Hitting a cat/I stole it

We sort of stole Wolfie...his first owners moved and left him behind. Probably the 'right' thing to do in some eyes would have been to find out where they moved to and bring him over. However anyone who is comfortable leaving a cat outside with no way of getting back in on fireworks night and then m...
by claire_lee
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat flap setting 'Entry only'
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Re: Cat flap setting 'Entry only'

We've used our cat flap on 'in but not out' mode at nighttime (dusk onwards) for some years and occasionally when we have been away overnight with few problems. we have had some problems with one of ours working out how to open it when its locked as well as the odd 'catch' (mainly strays - one of wh...
by claire_lee
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: tail not moving
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: tail not moving

We had a cat that broke her tail in a RTA and had to have it amputated. This is going back some time though - it happened back in 1991. She managed very well without one for the next 6 years however she had also suffered nerve damage at the base of her tail which affected her bowels so she used to g...
by claire_lee
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: ..And the moral of this tale?....
Replies: 9
Views: 1641

Re: ..And the moral of this tale?....

looks like the sort of thing they do in the Chinese restaurant .... Is he thinking of applying for a job in your local Chinese?
by claire_lee
Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: MICE AGAIN!
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Re: MICE AGAIN!

I had to laugh but does your OH know you put a mouse in his lunchbox? :lol:

Mine would go spare if I did that - not that I'd tell him if I did anyway !!
by claire_lee
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ooooops ...... one more foster!
Replies: 243
Views: 36056

Re: Ooooops ...... one more foster!

I just love this whole thread but Acrocat is just brilliant...made my day :D
by claire_lee
Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Are laser pointers cruel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Re: Are laser pointers cruel?

One of our cats chases the little dots you get when the sun reflects off watch faces onto the walls or floor - he is the only cat I've known that does this - our other two just aren't interested. As sunshine can't be guaranteed in the UK we bought Mali a laser pointer which he love to chase - while ...
by claire_lee
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frogspawn!
Replies: 10
Views: 3435

Re: Frogspawn!

We have 2 ponds one has fish in the other doesn't. We dug the non fish one in the summer of 1992 and by the following spring we had dozens of fornicating frogs resulting in loads of frogspawn. Until this year. We saw very few frogs this spring and we only have one batch of frogspawn as far as I can ...
by claire_lee
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Are cats responsible for 99% of illiteracy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Re: Are cats responsible for 99% of illiteracy?

I'm reading this through a load of paw prints I haven't got round to wiping off the laptop screen (that'll teach me to leave it open screen upwards.....
by claire_lee
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Static cat!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Static cat!!

we've had the same problem too - funnily enough usually on Wolfie and not on the other 2 - MAli is long haired and Kitty is a torty.... Not sure if I want to get a humidifier though.... Reminds me of my first job in London where we had nylon carpets - we'd shuffle along to build up the charge and th...
by claire_lee
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas from Wolfie Kitty and Mali (who almost demolished the tree earlier....)

C :)
by claire_lee
Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do you care for strays?
Replies: 5
Views: 1156

Re: Do you care for strays?

I wish I could say the same for here but we have had a succession of them through the years we have lived here. They don't always come round every day at the same time but we usually put out our own cats leavings for them and if we actually see them (and they don't run away) we put out more food if ...
by claire_lee
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do you feed the garden birds?
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Do you feed the garden birds?

I agree its worth the risk - and yes for the really good hunters out there that can still catch birds with a bell attached to their collar try two bells - apparently 2 rattle against each other and are more difficult to keep quiet. The other thing that we found useful was putting holly round the bas...
by claire_lee
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pregnancy?
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Pregnancy?

I remember one of ours that decided that she wanted to have kittens under the floorboards in our airing cupboard. Luckily we discovered her checking it out in time and managed to lock the cupboard so she had them under a chest of drawers instead...(Good job too as one of the litter wouldn't have sur...
by claire_lee
Mon Dec 01, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Which grooming tool for tangles/knots?
Replies: 13
Views: 2794

Re: Which grooming tool for tangles/knots?

We use a human Tangleteezer on Mali (very fluffy suspected Maine coon cross) he loves it but then we do groom him regularly and started when he was little....
by claire_lee
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Re Foxes !!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Re Foxes !!!!!

Coincidentally there's a thread on Health and behaviour on foxes at the moment....
by claire_lee
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FOX!
Replies: 12
Views: 2618

Re: FOX!

we have foxes around us - we're on the edge of town and there is an allotment and school fields at the end of our road and there at least 2 in the area. One of them is a large magnificent creature with a big brush the other is a bit smaller and his(her?) tail is a bit scrawnier. They come up to the ...
by claire_lee
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help needed - Outdoor Cat pooing inside and have small baby!
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: Help needed - Outdoor Cat pooing inside and have small b

It would be a good idea to get him checked out by the vet to make sure there isn't any underlying health issue that is causing this. It sounds like there may be an issue as wet food doesn't in itself cause watery poo and moving to totally dry food without veterinary advice could cause further compli...
by claire_lee
Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Starving returned lost cat- neuro probs?
Replies: 19
Views: 3190

Re: Starving returned lost cat- neuro probs?

I'm likewise but hopefully someone will be along who can answer - hope you do find an answer. :)
by claire_lee
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Speculative cat fiction: what if...
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Speculative cat fiction: what if...

I think opposable thumbs would worry me more...... :lol:
by claire_lee
Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Say hello to Magic!
Replies: 48
Views: 6947

Re: Say hello to Magic!

She is an absolute stunner and I am so pleased to see she is picking up.

Sending a big cuddle and lots of really good vibes for her :)
by claire_lee
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Little Georgia
Replies: 13
Views: 2295

Re: Little Georgia

Gorgeous.......
by claire_lee
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Please advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2403

Re: Please advice needed

We do put our cat flap on a one way lock at dusk - in but not out. Its the only way I can sleep knowing they are all safe.

It totally stopped all the unwelcome gifts overnight....
by claire_lee
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stoke kitten update
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Stoke kitten update

He looks like a young Wolfie....see my avatar...

Hopefully he will turn out just as soppy and gorgeous :D
by claire_lee
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stoke kitten update
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Stoke kitten update

OMG what a stunner.....
by claire_lee
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neighbours cat is attacking my cats
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Neighbours cat is attacking my cats

It sounds like she won't get very far with the owners of this cat - is it neutered? Would cat proofing her garden be a solution ? There have been other threads on cat proofing and a number of people on here have done it for various reasons. It may be expensive but the cost could be offset by the vet...
by claire_lee
Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Are we doing right by new cat?
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Are we doing right by new cat?

Are you feeding the same food as she had at the place you adopted her from ? It may be a change in diet ?
by claire_lee
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 19
Views: 3598

Re: Hello!

The most worrying thing happened to us a couple of weeks ago - found a pigeon wing in the lounge and another upstairs in our room. No sign of the pigeon indoors or out.

Hopefully it was consumed in a neighbours garden .... ;)

BTW Midge is gorgeous - lovely markings.....
by claire_lee
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: stray cat about to birth
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: stray cat about to birth

Whatever you do please don't advertise them free to good homes.

People often reply to these adverts who are looking for cats/kittens to act as bait for dog fighters so please don't advertise them for free. Hopefully you should be able to get some help from the local animal charities.
by claire_lee
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How did your cats cope with the storms?
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: How did your cats cope with the storms?

Wolfie decided the safest place for him to be was on my pillow wrapped round my head. Not the most comfortable night for me given the temperature but didn't want to disturb him.....