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by Lilith
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

Thanks Ruth - sorry I didn't reply sooner but early on Saturday morning a pipe exploded in the bathroom and what they call a 'torrential downpour' shot through the livingroom ceiling and the electricity went off. Only got it back on yesterday afternoon. I was SO glad Mousey wasn't there - she lived ...
by Lilith
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

Thanks for the kind words, guys x
by Lilith
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 133

My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

She left me on the 28th October; she had been getting very very doddery for a while though clearly not in pain, and her world slowly contracted to favourite chair and heated mat - with visits to the nearby feeding bowl. She was a gannet up till the end - little else seemed to register with her but i...
by Lilith
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Hair loss - part of a known health problem?

Hi, sorry I've not been around for a while and I've never noticed a bald nose, but at least two cats of mine, over the years, developed bald ears. With the first I panicked, but the vet assured me that it wasn't ringworm, with the second I just accepted it ... in this case the ears became slightly s...
by Lilith
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Willow not eating - any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 262

Re: Willow not eating - any ideas?

Very very sorry to read of this. It's the end of an era, isn't it? It doesn't matter how old they are or how obvious it is that they are ready to go - it's a dreadful thing to face, and experience afterwards.

Sleep tight, little Willow, lots of love and hugs, Sue - Lil xxx
by Lilith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: I'am soooooooooo happy
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: I'am soooooooooo happy

Oh boy, Dale, I know the feeling, congrats, even after a lifetime of cats with various stomach problems (urrghh bleaghhh) always great when you find a firm one! Bet the cat feels better too :D
by Lilith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: We have a big day today
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: We have a big day today

... And then he came back from the Wet Wild Woods And said budge over and make room in your nice warm bed And by the way the food bowl is empty And the radiators have gone off And all the toys are stuck under the sofa And when I have dried off and had a snooze I will once more be the cat who walks ...
by Lilith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: We have a big day today
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: We have a big day today

Ah. See what you mean. A few years ago I had to have them fostered; the two elders settled happily; Molly did not, though the home was brilliant, but they all settled back with me - until one of them had to visit the vet. Dismayed faces until she was restored. They'd thought they were going to be fo...
by Lilith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1256

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Hi there Dave, sorry I've not been about much owing to personal chaos but the cats are fine. Good to hear about your guys. Any photos? I'm curious about Morgana's coat pattern - did those tabby markings persist?

Fusses to her, and Hendrix and beautiful Mia too :)
by Lilith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can I let the 3 month old kitten out about the house
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Can I let the 3 month old kitten out about the house

Hi there and yes to both. No matter how you catproof the house, of course, you will always get woken up for about the next ... errrm let's seee ... ten years ... - 'heaven preserve us from ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggity beasties going bump in the night!' And seafood flavoured catfood is only...
by Lilith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat developing fears and anxieties
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Cat developing fears and anxieties

Oh poor chap. I'd just give him time and let him do his own thing. And talk to him, telling him what a good boy he is. But time and calmness is the remedy - good luck and all the best :)
by Lilith
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: We have a big day today
Replies: 26
Views: 259

Re: We have a big day today

Good luck! (Sorry haven't been around much due to ongoing chaos but cats are fine though Mousey's doddery but an eating machine lol.) 'Abandoned to a dreadful place'? My equally ex-feral, timid and intelligent Mouse returned so pampered and poised from her RI treatment that any more poise and she'd ...
by Lilith
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Rainbows in cat fur
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: Rainbows in cat fur

:lol: :lol: :lol:

What are you ON?

Can I have some? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Lilith
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 180

Re: Panic!!! Not neutered!!!

Ouch! :o Call me a smartass, but didn't it occur to the RSPCA or the fosterer that a neutered 5 month old female kitten would have an op scar and a shaved patch? It took a couple of months, as I remember, for my shorthairs' fur to grow back in. It would indeed be harder to tell with a black fluffy b...
by Lilith
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Shower question
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Shower question

Lol - what about Bonnie and Clyde? Right pair of gangsters by the sound! I once had a cat who was obsessed with clothes pegs. I'd come down to find them all over the floor and Roo making 'roo' noises (that's how she got her nickname) through a mouthful of her latest victim. Found a whole nest of the...
by Lilith
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: Question on Spaying

Hey I'm really sorry to hear this. It sounds very unusual, especially with the good care you've taken. Hope she's back to normal soon, all the very best.
by Lilith
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Question on Spaying
Replies: 18
Views: 246

Re: Question on Spaying

Hi - there's no hard and fast rule. I've had healthy kittenless young cats who, like yours, have been very miserable, poor things, straight after spaying. It is normal to send them home the same day although it's not usual to spay them while they're in heat - but, as your vet said, it can be done. I...
by Lilith
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten poo problems
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Kitten poo problems

Hi there and welcome. She might be teething; often happens around that age; the motions can be very smelly too - like burned rubber - ugh! They might also forget their housetraining temporarily; you might see the inner eyelid showing a little, and they might like a raw bone (never cooked) to mouth o...
by Lilith
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Bungled cat rescue - advice needed please

Hi there - and I feel for you. It was such an awful accident to happen when you'd taken the greatest of care - please don't beat yourself up about it. I once got the neighbourhood feral stud into a carrier and got him neutered - on release he disappeared and I agonised ... was I pleased when he reap...
by Lilith
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Can my FIV cat catch my cold?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Can my FIV cat catch my cold?

Hi, don't worry - the human cold/flu is human-specific, just as a cat's cold/flu is feline specific; your cat can't catch the bug from you. Hope you feel better soon :)
by Lilith
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: rescuing a pregnant stray cat ADVICE PLEASE!!
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: rescuing a pregnant stray cat ADVICE PLEASE!!

Hi and welcome and good on you for rescuing this girl. Cats Protection do a very good leaflet - https://www.cats.org.uk/uploads/documents/cat-care-leaflets-2013/EG18_Pregnant_cats,_birth_and_care_of_young_kittens.pdf It all feels very daunting at first but cats are very good mothers on the whole and...
by Lilith
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fostering Question
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Fostering Question

Hi there and welcome. In my experience I don't think you need to worry too much. Mother cats generally start deciding to leave the kittens for longer periods once the kittens reach weaning age, even though the kittens might still want to feed. I've seen one mother cat lazily shove a kitten off the t...
by Lilith
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kittens pooping on carpet
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Kittens pooping on carpet

Hi and welcome and good on you for taking these little ones out of that place. They're very young, but in those circumstances maybe best to come to you. It's clear that at the moment they get a bit disorientated when any distance from their trays - would it be possible to give them a tray in the liv...
by Lilith
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The joy of food...
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: The joy of food...

Lol! That is so very typical!

Think of everything, devise an apparently catproof arrangement, and they will undermine it.

All the best nevertheless - she is a very lucky Tilly to be so pampered :)
by Lilith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: He's gone

Oh Kay, so very sorry to hear! Love and hugs x
by Lilith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pregnancy in cats
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Pregnancy in cats

Hi and welcome. I think Cats' Protection puts it very well - https://www.cats.org.uk/birth-and-kittening She's about due (feline pregnancy lasts 63 days) although they can run late. She'll probably manage perfectly by herself but the article tells you what to look for if help's needed. Has she chose...
by Lilith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: He's gone

So sorry to hear - no matter how you realise, intellectually, that it's time, it's still a shock. At least he was able to go in his own bed, his own home, without vet intervention.

Yes, Backy and Twitch will still be around. But the emptiness is awful. Take care of yourself, love and hugs, Lil x
by Lilith
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Clumping Or Non-clumping Litter?

As chambermaid, I prefer World's Best; it's easy to lift out the clumps and solids, it's light, and if the tray's in the bathroom, you can flush the scoopings as long as you're on mains drainage. However, my younger cat Molly insists on Sainsbury's clumping clay litter. NOT the ultra-clumping, as th...
by Lilith
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 238

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

Aww Mollycat, so sorry to hear. (((hugs)))

Sleep tight, Boo x
by Lilith
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Limping kitten
Replies: 10
Views: 140

Re: Limping kitten

Lol - I suppose a cat's 'knee' would really be its wrist, and the joint up by its armpit its elbow?

Good luck with her.