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by notjustacat
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Shy
Replies: 11
Views: 3346

Re: Shy

I have one of those, the photo is her. But to call her shy would be an understatement. She, Cheyenne (it's all in the name) was a black 4 year old rescue cat from the RSPCA. She was terrified of everything but I was unable to find out anything regarding her past history. So with no experience at all...
by notjustacat
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost Friendships
Replies: 11
Views: 3108

Re: Lost Friendships

Hi Mayday 21. What a fantastic long life you have given to Mayday a true testimony to your love and devotion for her. I know you were drawn to this site as you were drawn to the place that brought you and Mayday together in the first place. There are no better people qualified to understand your gri...
by notjustacat
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Does it get any easier?
Replies: 24
Views: 5178

Re: Does it get any easier?

From my own experience it does get easier. But that doesn't mean to say over time that you no longer have those sad thoughts of a furry friend that is no longer with you. When I had to have my 16 year old cat Rudi PTS I, like most of the people on this forum who have lost a feline was devastated by ...
by notjustacat
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't use cat flap
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: Cat won't use cat flap

Hi meriad, what I intend doing is, if I see her out there tonight I will try to entice her through the now deactivated cat flap. Unfortunately I can't leave the cat flap taped open all night as it would be a come in invitation for some of the other local furries. If I know she is out there but still...
by notjustacat
Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't use cat flap
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: Cat won't use cat flap

Hi Sarah thank you for your thoughts, she turned up about 8pm last night. A post from andybriz suggested not letting her in via the door to entice her to use the cat flap. However just before 8pm I went to the back door with a torch (black cats are notoriously difficult to spot in an unlit garden). ...
by notjustacat
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't use cat flap
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: Cat won't use cat flap

Great minds meriad I had just done that before I read your post. Paws crossed, as I haven't seen her today.
by notjustacat
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't use cat flap
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: Cat won't use cat flap

Hi andybriz that is useful info and that's the flap I have. I think the click noise it make (which I can't hear) I hasten to add might be the key factor. I will take your advice hard as it will be to resist letting her in. One wonders why she doesn't stay around the back garden area but disappears f...
by notjustacat
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't use cat flap
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: Cat won't use cat flap

Thank you Crewella and Kay for your thoughts. She came back yesterday having been gone all the previous night and sat waiting for me to open the back door. When I first installed the new flap with Cheyenne outside and saw that she was wary of it, I tried enticing her through by putting her favourite...
by notjustacat
Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat won't use cat flap
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Cat won't use cat flap

Recently a cat has been coming into the house at night via the cat flap. My cat lives in an upstairs bedroom where it has everything it requires to make it happy and relaxed. The other morning I got up to find my cats' bed all rumpled up, her food bowl empty and her missing, which was unusual as she...
by notjustacat
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEY BACK IN HOSPITAL TONIGHT !!!!
Replies: 93
Views: 17422

Re: BARNEY BEEN ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL IN EMERGENCY AN UPDATE

My heart goes out to you Julie and your husband. We both adopted about the same time after loosing our long time furries. Unfortunately no matter how much experience we might have these situations are never going to be easy. At least Barney is in good hands bless him. Also, he could not have wished ...
by notjustacat
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Cat Gone AWOL worrying me sick
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Cat Gone AWOL worrying me sick

Hi ZoeRPM I'm surprised at the lack of response to your request. Firstly have you done all the normal things such as lost posters, with a photo?. Contacted the local vets, put a post on your local Facebook lost pets page?. Most places have one. Where are you?. Have you made some drastic changes at h...
by notjustacat
Sun May 31, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - NEVER ENDING WORRYINGPROBLEM - WHAT NOW ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5365

Re: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - NEVER ENDING WORRYINGPROBLEM - WHAT N

Here's another can't help you either, but am sending my best thoughts for Barney and you. I do hope he continues to improve. lotsa hugs from us.
by notjustacat
Thu May 14, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: After some advice on a seemingly permanently frightened cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2320

Re: After some advice on a seemingly permanently frightened

Hi Lloyd. I was beginning to think I had a one off with Cheyenne (that's her photo on the left). I think her and Morgan would make a great albeit very nervous pair. I, like you, got her as a 4 year old rescue. I understood that she was nervous but felt heaps of TLC would overcome it. Well two years ...
by notjustacat
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEYS ILL WITH BLADDER PROBLE YET AGAIN.....AN UPDATE
Replies: 60
Views: 10140

Re: BARNEYS ILL WITH BLADDER PROBLE YET AGAIN.....SO ANNOYED

Hi Julie. If this has been suggested already then my apologies. Could you not video him when he is straining, at least you then have something to show the doubters that something is not right. Hope things improve for Barney soon. All paws still crossed here.
by notjustacat
Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne a quick update.
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Cheyenne a quick update.

High bobbys girl. Well yes I regularly sit and chat as she eats. The problem is if you try and move a hand ever so slightly towards her she stops eating and looks for a bolt hole/escape route. The withholding food idea might have worked in Tommy's case and it's nice to hear it did. But knowing Cheye...
by notjustacat
Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne a quick update.
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Cheyenne a quick update.

Well it's been 20 months since I rescued Cheyenne. Timid would not even begin to describe how she was then. Since then she has become very much an outdoor roamer. I am sure some of you will remember how she went missing for seven days, then, just turned up again looking fit and healthy. Where she we...
by notjustacat
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat ripping up carpet at night
Replies: 29
Views: 19543

Re: Cat ripping up carpet at night

When my rescue cat Cheyenne was in the bonding room she ripped several holes in the carpet, dislodged a piece of skirting board, pulled the curtains down including the tracks and managed to open a drawer in the room scattering the contents all over the carpet. I used strong tape under the tread of t...
by notjustacat
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEYS ILL WITH BLADDER PROBLE YET AGAIN.....AN UPDATE
Replies: 60
Views: 10140

Re: BARNEYS ILL WITH BLADDER PROBLE YET AGAIN.....SO MISERAB

Poor Barney and you. How lucky he is to have been adopted by such a caring loving person as you. All paws crossed here for his full recovery.
by notjustacat
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My cat's soul... Where is it now? :(
Replies: 11
Views: 3075

Re: My cat's soul... Where is it now? :(

Although I had to have my 16 year old cat PTS I was able to bring her home and lay her to rest in my garden. However I feel that her spirit is not in that spot but resides in my heart. The place that she lays is not where I go to remember her, as she will always with me anyway. Take heart from knowi...
by notjustacat
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing Bengal - Irchester Northants
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Missing Bengal - Irchester Northants

Hi Smudge. What a beautiful cat. I do hope you find him/her soon. Cats that have been missing for months turn up. All paws crossed for you here.
by notjustacat
Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing Cat - Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Replies: 15
Views: 2943

Re: Missing Cat - Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hampshire

I know you won't, but please don't give up hope. Recently several furrie's that went missing and were reported as such in this forum have turned up, mine included. One after 16 days. Paws crossed here for you.
by notjustacat
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost cat in Kidlington (Found)
Replies: 28
Views: 4006

Re: Lost cat in kidlington

Superb news. Hugs to Ozzy and you.
by notjustacat
Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost cat in Kidlington (Found)
Replies: 28
Views: 4006

Re: Lost cat in kidlington

Scooby which end of Kidlington did Ozzy go missing from?. Saw the Facebook photo. All paws crossed.
by notjustacat
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost cat in Kidlington (Found)
Replies: 28
Views: 4006

Re: Lost cat in kidlington

My cat Cheyenne went missing a couple of weeks ago and turned up 7 days later. I live in Bicester. While I was looking for mine I got a report of a similar black cat to mine found a couple of streets away. That cat which was chipped had gone missing from Weston on the Green. I put mine on Bicester l...
by notjustacat
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne Returns
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: Cheyenne Returns

Wise words Ahmed. I am going to go with the letting her do her own thing. She is a streetwise lady and a survivor. As has been said on this post earlier. When it gets colder it may make her think twice about wandering. As for worrying as the song goes( What's the use of worrying it never was worthwh...
by notjustacat
Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne Returns
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: Cheyenne Returns

It's a real catch 22 situation. Trap her and start the bonding programme. She may resent it and leave for good. Continue to give her her freedom she may like it so much she leaves for good. My preferred poison is letting her have, I hope, a safe freedom. I tried feral training from a web site not su...
by notjustacat
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne Returns
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Re: Cheyenne Returns

No collar, I wouldn't be able to get near enough to her to put one on.
by notjustacat
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne Returns
Replies: 9
Views: 1921

Cheyenne Returns

Some of you will be aware that Cheyenne went missing on the 9th of October and that she turned up tonight the 16th of October posted on found. The return was brief, just time for her to finish a bowl of food and then she was off again. Now I need some advice. Should I just let the wayward situation ...
by notjustacat
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: FOUND Cats
Topic: Cheyenne turned up 16th October.
Replies: 3
Views: 1385

Cheyenne turned up 16th October.

Cheyenne has turned up today albeit for 5 minutes. I cannot express how I feel at this moment. She came in scoffed a bowl of food and left.
by notjustacat
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Cheyenne lost 9th October
Replies: 23
Views: 3591

Re: Cheyenne lost 9th October

Cheyenne is back. Albeit for 5 minutes. I am overjoyed.