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by alanc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 236

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

Problem with this working from home business is that my Tilly thinks that as I am home dinner ought to be served at 3:15pm, not 5:15pm!
by alanc
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Help w Senior Cat + Litter Box

They do cause us a bit of grief when they get old. Some possible help with your problems, although my experience of old cats is 10 years old now: 1) I use Pettex grey clumping cat litter, which works well for me (and my Tilly being a big cat can deliver quite a volume of pee), though I do not know h...
by alanc
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: our kitten all of a sudden today starting walking weird

Agree with Kay and Booktigger. Happened to me with my first cat Sally, rushed of to vet thinking she was gravely ill, only to find out she was on heat. (OK I should have realised why the local tom cat was sitting on my front door.)
by alanc
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 236

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

Just had a new practice guideline from my dentist regarding COVID-19. Glad to see it is certified virus free!
by alanc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Vaccinations
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Cat Vaccinations

As Williams says, if you are in the US, you should certainly add Rabies to the list of essential vaccines. We do not need it in the UK as we do not have Rabies.
by alanc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy Birthday, Tilly!
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Happy Birthday, Tilly!

Today is Tilly's 10th birthday. She has just finished her birthday dinner of Sardines and Mussels and gone back to bed to sleep it off.
by alanc
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 24
Views: 236

Re: Corona ... someone had to start it!

Our Vets are the only business I deal with who have not sent me their COVID-19 precaution procedures. Still we have not had to go there for some time and should not need to until June for Tilly's booster inoculations (and those can probably be put off for a week or two if needed). Had to do some pan...
by alanc
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recently adopted shelter cat
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Recently adopted shelter cat

Mollycat, that would explain it! Must have been thinking of Misty's favorite food. His appetite for Whiskas was as impressive as his whiskers.
by alanc
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Recently adopted shelter cat
Replies: 6
Views: 76

Re: Recently adopted shelter cat

Welcome to the joys of adopting an older cat. Your experience seems quite normal, they can take quite a time to come round. My old Misty (9 when I got him) took over two months to come out of his shell (actually his igloo bed). When he finally got his confidence back, he became a very friendly cat w...
by alanc
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worlds Best Cat Litter
Replies: 18
Views: 196

Re: Worlds Best Cat Litter

I use Pettex grey Fullers Earth clumping cat litter. It copes well with Tilly's occasional bout of the squitters, absorbs the pongs and the clumps are easy to remove.
by alanc
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice Please - Behaviour Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Advice Please - Behaviour Problems

I would echo what Mollycat says. 1 week is a very short time for an elderly cat to adjust. As an example, when I took 9yr old Misty on many years ago, he took several months to come out of his shell. Once he did though, he was transformed into a cheerful (though timid) cat. He had been at the recue ...
by alanc
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A cat poem
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: A cat poem

How true that is!
by alanc
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My baby boy, just 4 years old
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: My baby boy, just 4 years old

Very sad to read of your loss. Having lost my Badger suddenly to cancer when he was just 5, I know how devastated you are.
by alanc
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

Done, although fur colour is that of my current cat, who of course is my favorite!
by alanc
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What breed is my cat?
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: What breed is my cat?

He's one beautiful cat and you are lucky to have him! Interested to see that he has a lot of brown in his grey hair, just like my supposedly "blue" 9yr old Maine Coon Tilly!
by alanc
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tilly donates blood again
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Tilly donates blood again

We have a fairly progressive vet practice here. Tilly's blood group has been on the their books since she gave blood to try and help Badger 5 years ago. From the trouble trying to find a match then, I believe her group is fairly rare. Successful outcome does make it all worthwhile. As usual, Tilly b...
by alanc
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tilly donates blood again
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Tilly donates blood again

Got an unexpected call from the vets yesterday lunch time, which resulted in Tilly for the second time in her life coming for dinner and getting whisked off to the vets to give blood instead! She is home again now, with her neck shaved and a bandage on her leg and not best pleased with me, will take...
by alanc
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Winston
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Winston

Don't you just love them when they do that!
by alanc
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Which breed would you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Which breed would you recommend?

Just a point, I have found male cats to be more affectionate than female cats (when neutered anyway). I suspect many exceptions to that can be found, however.
by alanc
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Poor Toothless Lad
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: My Poor Toothless Lad

Poor old chap. Still, I'm sure I read somewhere that toothless old cats seem to survive quite happily. If he carries on hunting, maybe he will do as my old Honey did to the only mouse she ever killed and squash them flat (Honey was a bit portly)!
by alanc
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

When I went to the Blue Cross for a replacement to Sally, I chose Honey and Misty because Misty looked so sad!
by alanc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pippin health check up - doing well!
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Pippin health check up - doing well!

Glad Pippin is doing well.
Having just got back from a rain soaked Belfast, wish we could send our surplus rain all your way, Vivian!
by alanc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

Survey done, but you really need more cat types in the picture survey.
by alanc
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What breed is my cat?
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: What breed is my cat?

How old is he and how big? Norwegian Forest and Maine Coon cats get pretty big quite quickly, so if he is mainly one of those, you will find out fairly soon! He is a handsome chap whatever his origins.
by alanc
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Under siege

Hi Kay. Having a cat mad neighbour is very useful. We have arranged that if either of us dies, the cats go to the survivor. Seems much the best arrangement as they will be with someone they know and with cats they know. Today Tay and Toto rather chanced their paws when I cam home today, though. They...
by alanc
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Under siege

They have a cat flap Lilith and yes, they were round this morning demanding breakfast! I think Tay and Toto would like your neighbor fjm, though I doubt if a cat bowl big enough to stop them emptying it in 5min has ever been made! Booktigger, Tay has me well trained to carry him to his own front doo...
by alanc
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Re: Under siege

They know that if Mum is absent then I will provide food. Even when mum is going to be back by feeding time, they still recon I should be put on notice!
by alanc
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Under siege
Replies: 9
Views: 173

Under siege

I'm on feeding duty for the cats next door. No chance of my forgetting as my house has been under siege by the pair of them since 2.00pm, Toto at the back and Tay at the front. Feeding time is 5:15pm if I can hold out that long.
by alanc
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone from me and Tilly
by alanc
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

Tilly is quite capable of wrapping herself, without any outside assistance!