Search found 3554 matches

by Lilith
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: He's gone
Replies: 12
Views: 91

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: 36

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: 12
Views: 91

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: 71

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: 139

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: 78

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.
by Lilith
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

I'm so sorry to hear. Yes, as Lilynmitz says, home is where he'll want to be, no matter what.

Thinking of you both, love and hugs, Lil x
by Lilith
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat behaviour before death
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Elderly cat behaviour before death

Hi there - yes, this can happen. Lots of love to the old chap x
by Lilith
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Playing chess with the reaper
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Playing chess with the reaper

Good old Bobby! :D

Plenty of lives left yet, but all paws and tails crossed here that he doesn't have to use up any more.

You must be exhausted ...
by Lilith
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Limping kitten
Replies: 10
Views: 78

Re: Limping kitten

Hi and welcome :) Sorry to hear about Kitten, but if she's lively and coping, I think that's a good sign. Once a kitten of mine, not much older, swarmed up a ceiling height bookcase and descended in a shower of books before I could grab her, little horror. Her front paw swelled up - and of course it...
by Lilith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Oh help, what do I do !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Oh help, what do I do !!!

So very sorry to hear. And what a dreadful experience for you as well.

Good on you for caring for this poor cat and so glad you traced the owner. At least she will know the cat received help as soon as possible, rip little cat.
by Lilith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat's strange behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Cat's strange behaviour

Hi and welcome. How old is he? Some elderly cats miaow like this for apparently no reason; it can signal the onset of deafness or feline dementia. I've had two like this; one would wake up in a sort of dream, howl several times, and then realise where she was and get on with life as usual. It sounds...
by Lilith
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Schesir alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 43

Re: Schesir alternative

Wow, and it's pricey too, at least from Amazon. Alanc on here recommends Thrive, which you also have to buy online and which is expensive - but they don't half go for it. Among the brands available in the supermarket, I find that Encore seems to tempt them - but sadly it's not a complete food, and t...
by Lilith
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Re: Cut head

Hey that's great news and congrats :D and thanks for the update. Bless him - please give him a fuss from me.
by Lilith
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat behavior after dental surgery
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: cat behavior after dental surgery

Poor chap, yes, he's going to be a bit knocked out after that, and with the anaesthetic too. An extra-loud purr could mean he's got a bit of a sore throat with the anaesthetic, or simply that he's glad to be back with you though he's feeling rough - cats will often purr while in discomfort just to s...
by Lilith
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Time for a new start...
Replies: 18
Views: 190

Re: Time for a new start...

Hi, just want to say that, whatever you decide, all the best to you and your new companion/s. There is a happy home waiting for some lucky kitten/s and as Moobag says, it's a tribute to beautiful Onion, a fitting memorial to her and a loving one too. I hope you have many happy years ahead together, ...
by Lilith
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Re: Cut head

Oh that's looking much better - congrats, and good lad Chester :)

ps Fjm, didn't realise, I seem to have duplicated your post on bathing back there. I hadn't realised you'd already posted - sorry! :)
by Lilith
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Re: Cut head

Hi, the bathing needn't be too stressful; if he normally likes his head stroking, you could get him sitting on your knee, then damp a piece of cotton wool (or lint is better if you have some handy, the non-fluffy side) with the salt solution and apply the lint gently to the wound, slowly dabbing rat...
by Lilith
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cut head
Replies: 11
Views: 101

Re: Cut head

Ouch! Poor chap! The cut doesn't look too deep, but it's very open. A good first aid measure is bathing with salt water (teaspoon salt to pint tepid water) but this may sting and if he's nervous of you going near the cut, this might not be doable. I'd certainly get him to a vet tomorrow, just to be ...
by Lilith
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten Severed Foot
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Kitten Severed Foot

OMG. I've never ever heard of this happening, although I once knew a guy who was born with a leg wrapped round his neck; he needed several operations to give him the use of it back. What's happened to your kitten sounds to be similar to the process of 'banding' male lambs and kids in order to castra...
by Lilith
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: My Cat Keeps Going to the Neighbour's House

Hi there. What sort of a relationship did Erwin have with your Grandma? Did he spend some time with her? It's interesting that this behaviour started after her death, and it's also interesting that the neighbours too are elderly. Perhaps he's missing someone elderly and just enjoys their company. Al...
by Lilith
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Adopted cat behaviour issue
Replies: 8
Views: 93

Re: Adopted cat behaviour issue

Would it matter if she did seem more attached to your husband in some ways? Like running to greet him when he comes home and so on? Sitting with him? He'll be a novelty but she will have been yours during the day and be very bonded with you. I don't really think the problem would arise since you're ...
by Lilith
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

I always presumed it was a rabbit, but of course it could have been just about anything. The dog was a large and very gentle Alsatian, and not a hunter - except when the cats had a mouse cornered in a thicket of nettles in the field behind the house, and Hannah lay down nearby and watched them at th...
by Lilith
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Animal communication
Replies: 13
Views: 219

Re: Animal communication

Mollycat, this is fascinating. I have to say I'm a bit cynical about guided sessions and alternative (AND conventional!) everything; I'm an awkward git who hates being told what to do and I like to follow my own instincts, but although I'm a bit busy at the moment, I will try this with Mouse. She's ...
by Lilith
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 557

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Aww thanks for the kind words, Mollycat and Booktigger - Mollycat I'm sorry, forgot you're going through it too :( That's interesting about the 'purrsonality change' after radio-iodine treatment, because Mouse changed radically. I said to the staff at the Centre that one of my worries was how she wo...
by Lilith
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 557

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Yes, so difficult to know what to do, but if the steroids seem to be helping, then why not? Every case is different and, as has been said, if only they could tell us (or the vet) what's going on. Sorry if I seemed to sound a bit over the top, by the way; I'm only just starting to realise that I too ...
by Lilith
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 1 week old kitten truble breathing
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: 1 week old kitten truble breathing

Hey Ariess, how did it go? Agree with Fjm. Good on you for rescuing poor Bean and hope Baby Bean is ok - please let us know.
by Lilith
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat does not eat
Replies: 60
Views: 557

Re: Elderly cat does not eat

Makes sense to me, Mollycat and Booktigger too. I had this situation with my Emily a year ago, with ckd, and now Mouse is doddering about, six months younger than Emmy, who was 17 when she left us. Mousey's an old crock now, deteriorating, skinny and starey coated, but still damn cheerful and bright...
by Lilith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Abandoned Cat
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: Abandoned Cat

Oh boy oh boy, Andy, you are a marked man! I would certainly contact the CP and every no-kill shelter in your area ... joking apart, when will it end, these poor needy cats, begging for food and depending on kindness from people like you? :( And everyone on this forum who feeds, rescues and rehomes....
by Lilith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice for adopting shelter cat
Replies: 34
Views: 807

Re: Advice for adopting shelter cat

Lol yes, like the Rum Tum Tugger :lol:

Nameless, I do sympathise, sounds as if Madam Marshmallow is turning into a right little diva! :o