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by alanc
Fri May 29, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Molly's new tree
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Molly's new tree

Isn't that always the problem with them - don't like the old thing being replaced however tatty it is!
by alanc
Tue May 05, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cattery for holiday
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Cattery for holiday

How old is your cat and is she used to going to a cattery for shorter periods?
by alanc
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat not eating
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Cat not eating

I have had success with Thrive Chicken when my Tilly needed encouraging to eat, but it is expensive.
by alanc
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat playing with drinking water
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Cat playing with drinking water

The scooping action is an instinctive cat play, mimicking how they catch fish.
by alanc
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thoughts on BBC news article - keep cats in doors during outbreak
Replies: 8
Views: 131

Re: Thoughts on BBC news article - keep cats in doors during outbreak

Its at times like these that I am glad Tilly does not socialize with other humans. She is unlikely to be within sneezing distance of anyone other than me. All the same, I am keeping her in as much as possible. Fortunately, now she is getting old, she is quite happy sleeping in the sun on my bed most...
by alanc
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Corona ... someone had to start it!
Replies: 25
Views: 468

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: 9
Views: 187

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: 112

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: 25
Views: 468

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: 89

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: 61

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: 25
Views: 468

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: 133

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: 133

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: 404

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: 163

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: 93

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: 178

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: 316

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: 161

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: 126

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: 126

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: 117

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: 213

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: 9
Views: 249

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: 461

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: 219

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: 461

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: 69

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: 242

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...