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by alanc
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 176

Re: Dinner is served milady

Fostering seems the best way forward. Maybe if you ever have to give Si back, a bit of economy with the truth is indicated, something on the lines of "we had all this cat food left over from our old cat, so thought we would try it on her".
by alanc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 53
Views: 424

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

They're a stunning lot of cats.
My Tilly is also adept at hoovering up everyone at the Vets, when she had to have her bandage changed after her leg operation (having dunked it in water) she somehow required 1 vet and 4 vet nurses to change. I didn't get a look in!
by alanc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Large cat flap selective on exit needed
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Large cat flap selective on exit needed

I also have a Maine Coon and a Sureflap Pet Door (also got because Maine Coon's don't fit normal cat flaps). Looking at it, I don't think it would be easy to waterproof the inside so that it could go outside and it would make operating the controls very difficult anyway.
by alanc
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tilly being naughty again!
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Tilly being naughty again!

My Tilly used to keep all the dogs round here under her paw. The jack Russel cross living a few doors down the road didn't dare go out into his own garden if Tilly was sitting there. Tilly is beginning to feel old now, and has retired from the dog harassing business much to the relief of the local d...
by alanc
Tue May 28, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food

I agree with the others, it would be best to get your cat microchipped and then install a microchip controlled cat flap. Some cat flaps can, however, also be controlled by magnetic keys, attached to a cat collar. The great disadvantage of those is that (assuming your cat will tolerate a collar) the ...
by alanc
Tue May 14, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3375

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

Sorry my condolences are rather belated (been rather occupied with family illness), but I am sorry to read you have lost Ghandi. RIP little cat.
by alanc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A smile for the weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: A smile for the weekend

Well, a mouse is better than a Rat!
by alanc
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 2948

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

That's great news. I have never had to undergo the worry of the home assessment, as Sally chose me without any intervention from rescues. When I went to get Honey and Misty after her death, I was told they did not need to do a home visit as they had checked out the terrace some months before when my...
by alanc
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The Doppelganger
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: The Doppelganger

Terry Pratchet had the answer - they are all Schroedingers cats, who can time travel as a matter of course!
by alanc
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tilly blood tests
Replies: 23
Views: 208

Re: Tilly blood tests

My Tilly hopes your Tilly has good news on her kidneys
by alanc
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

Some years ago we had some claims of big cats around here. I always suspected Badger of having fun - the sightings seem to have stopped since his death!
by alanc
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat insurance - a mind boggling maze!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Cat insurance - a mind boggling maze!!!

Mollycat, the £4,000 figure was based on experience. Its what Tilly's surgery costs were when she broke a tarsal bone in her back leg just before her 3rd birthday. Definitely what you need insurance to cover. Prior to that, I never had a Vet bill much over £200 with any of my cats and was wondering ...
by alanc
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

If Teddy Bear the Maine Coon can masquerade as the Essex Lion, then Ghandi can pretend to be the fiend of Dartmoor! Its amazing how people can misjudge the size of some cats.
by alanc
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat

Wow! Even Tilly doesn't produce logs that long!
by alanc
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food
Replies: 22
Views: 315

Re: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food

If you are looking at Encore, which comes (I think) in 75g pouches for your £1.00, maybe try Thrive chicken breast + (various) at £1.09 per 85g tin?
It is strips of cooked chicken in broth and is a complete cat food. Worked wonders on my convalescent Tilly a few years ago.
by alanc
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food
Replies: 22
Views: 315

Re: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food

Have you tried steamed or grilled Haddock? Many years ago, I tempted an old cat of mine who was off of everything into eating with cooked Haddock.
by alanc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pandemonium
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Pandemonium

LOL Lilith. Cat owners should only have carpets withe a blotchy dark and light brown pattern!
by alanc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Pandemonium
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Pandemonium

Got home yesterday and saw a black furry face in the window - next door's Toto. I opened the door and he shot upstairs in fright, knocking things over as he went and hid in a corner of the attic room(unlike his brother Tay who just trotted out the front door). Took me ages to get him out. And to thi...
by alanc
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help me name my new cat
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Help me name my new cat

My Tilly (short for her official name of Darthula) would approve of you calling Fury, Tilly. It can be shouted without embarrassment at 10pm around the neighborhood.
by alanc
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help me name my new cat
Replies: 11
Views: 178

Re: Help me name my new cat

I named my first cat Sally, because she was the very pretty and the pride of the alley (all the rest have come with names that I have been happy with).
by alanc
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Missing cat
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Missing cat

Sorry to see your cat is missing and hope he turns up soon. To help people looking for him, can you put up a description of what he (or she) looks like and whereabouts in the country you are?
by alanc
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Unexpectedly Lost My Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Unexpectedly Lost My Cat

Very sad to hear of your loss and I wish there were some magic words that would make the pain go away, but I have not found any yet. I know only to well how you are feeling, having lost my Badger when he was 5 very rapidly to cancer 3 and a half years ago. Pancreatitis is a nasty disease that can co...
by alanc
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tickle on the tum!
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Tickle on the tum!

Tilly prefers to have her tummy brushed and combed rather than tickled. She rolls over whenever I get the comb out, making it difficult to groom any other part of her.
by alanc
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Snowdrops
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: Snowdrops

I'd also subscribe to an insect repellent garden book.
Hum, maybe it was the squirrels and not Tilly who did the deed!
by alanc
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Snowdrops
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Snowdrops

Pleasant seeing the snowdrops out on the banks and gardens yesterday. Pity the ones in my garden have finally succumbed to Tillyitis and given up this year!
by alanc
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Antiseptic for tick bite?
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Antiseptic for tick bite?

Some useful info here: https://www.cat-world.com.au/antiseptics-safe-for-cats.html Iodine and salt water recommended (external use only), peroxide, Detol and TCP are definite no no's for cats. Whilst Germoline contains chlorhexidine which is safe, it also contains phenols which are not, so I would n...
by alanc
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Antiseptic for tick bite?
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Antiseptic for tick bite?

I believe Germolene is safe to use on cats, especially where they can't lick it off. Next door used it on Tay when he got some wounds from sticking his nose where he shouldn't (Grumpy cat from up the roads dinner bowl).
Edit see latest post: I would not recommend using Germolene.
by alanc
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: need advice
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: need advice

I have no experience of using any of these gadgets, though if my Badger were still alive, I might give serious thought to getting one. I don't think there is enough information in those write ups to be able to decide which is best. Some thoughts, however, based on experience with GPS systems and hun...
by alanc
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lick e lix!
Replies: 32
Views: 541

Re: Lick e lix!

Poor Mouse. Not the best time of year to have a shaven neck. Tilly's fur has all regrown from her troubles back in May, but poor Tay from next door keeps on getting his neck shorn for more blood tests.
by alanc
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My heart is still in a million pieces
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: My heart is still in a million pieces

I read recently that it usually takes at least 2 years to overcome grief. That said, the only way I have found to overcome the loss of a cat is to get another one, but that may not be the best solution for you.