Search found 219 matches

by issiandarchie+68
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 854

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

At least some bad news has been ruled out, we'll be keeping all fingers and paws crossed that it can be cured by controlled exercise and time. I too sometimes look back and wonder what happened to the old me, but I wouldn't want to be back there again really. Comfort and contentment are very underr...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 854

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I said after we lost Boo I was financially, physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. A year on, here we go again. I quit smoking to pay for something for myself, now the dog is going to use up that money. Right now I am so tired and so fed up of these animals, although before that I had 30 y...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I lost my little furry friend of only a year and 2 months
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: I lost my little furry friend of only a year and 2 months

I am so sorry - such a sudden and devastating loss. Drugs for motion sickness can also be mildly sedative and relieve intestinal pain - this may be why your vet chose it. Whatever it was it clearly made her more comfortable for several days and neither you nor your vet could know she would deterior...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Christopher Brodie is no more
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

Thank your my dear Mollycat. Yes, I remember your post in response to my protestations of No More Cats! How right you were, my boy was a total joy but his organs were shutting down and we did not want him to deteriorate further, or worse, die from a massive heart attack, which we think he would have...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Christopher Brodie is no more
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Christopher Brodie is no more

I don't know if any of you lovely people will remember, back in March, the story of Christopher Brodie? Well, the wee darling is no more. He was doing well, with the odd setback, the occasional loss of a tooth etc. but content. He was taken to the Vet a couple of weeks back as, normally amenable to ...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat's toilet habits
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Cat's toilet habits

Sounds like your cat is constipated. Sounds odd but bear with me. A cat's bowel is only the width of a pencil. If the animal becomes constipated, it strains and produces plugs in the litter but these are only the 'end' bits. The more your pet strains, the more it damages the delicate nerve endings i...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat May 23, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat with kidney disease
Replies: 12
Views: 440

Re: Cat with kidney disease

Mollycat, as you are aware, I lost my wee darling Cody to sudden onset kidney disease but won't offer opinion on diets as you have all explained it so well in your responses to LindaKat. I was however, interested in your comment re feeding kitten food. My old boy Gandhi had terrible Megacolon and la...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..

Goobbee, (what's the origin of this unusual name?) what a delightfully uplifting post. I don't know how often you are on this Forum but don't remember speaking before, so nice to meet you. A quick background to let you know how me and long suffering hubby arrived at this moment. We have known each o...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..

Aww.. thank you guys. You are a lovely bunch of people and it means a lot to me to hear your thoughts and good wishes. Mr B is sunning himself on the broad windowsill, watching the world go by. Do you know he looks quite the handsome chap, but after this .. definitely no more cats..... ;)

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Christopher Brodie stole our hearts..

Mollycat: FJM: Booktigger and Kay: That's the last time I ask any of you lot for advice :o it's another fine mess you have got me into!! (Kidding of course) 2 of my Grandkids came around last night and made a fuss of CB. He was as good as gold bless him, such a sweet natured old gent. They shortened...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Urgent advice needed

Thank you Booktigger, FJM and Mollycat for your quick responses, you are kind. In answer to your 'queries': The Shelter was perfectly willing to pay but it is a small local charity and they struggle to make ends meet. As we make twice yearly donations of cash and a variety of food, (not boasting, ju...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Urgent advice needed

Here's the thing guys, I say 'urgent' because the rehoming of an elderly sick cat depends on how much information I can glean from this forum. No pressure then! As regular members are aware, on the demise of my cats and a lifetime of various pets, we decided no more animals in the house. What's that...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo
Replies: 24
Views: 47847

Re: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo

Hi Cassaundra. I posted a much earlier response to this problem posed by another member of the Forum but just thought I would add an update which may be helpful. Yes it is probably a 'nerve' problem. My Gandhi suffered the same way. She genuinely cannot feel that her bowel is not completely empty or...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 939

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

I remember your posts about Gandhi too. Are you animal-less now?? Is this group conversation on this forum? I'd like to dig it out and post on it to see how everyone is getting on. Thanks for your support. xxx Hi Kris. Sitting here waiting for plumber and I thought I would reply. Actually it's also...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 939

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

I seem to remember there was a post on here yesterday which has now gone - unless I'm losing my mind. I was about to reply but I think it's gone. Hi Kris, please accept my apologies, that was me. I deleted the post because I suddenly thought you might not want to be reminded of the past. I posted a...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 460

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

Aw Lilith, I'm so sorry to hear of much loved Mouses's passing, such sad news.

Thinking of you

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

Maybe I shouldn't admit to having a degree in Environmental Science then, and being married to someone who sat a Chemistry degree. We regularly have the conversation when going around the supermarket about how all food is 'organic' except eggs and shell fish, they are partially inorganic. [/quote] P...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

Many litter companies put all kinds of additives, chemical or otherwise, in litter to mask odors (not to eliminate odors, but rather to overpower them). However, from my perspective as cat lover looking for quality effective and natural cat litter, baking soda, little blue dots, carbon, or special ...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

I'm sure that the scents are added purely for the human nose, particularly for those humans that are 'too busy' to clean the litter tray every time it is used, but object to the smell. However I won't decry everything that is a 'chemical' there are plenty of good chemicals out there and in the end ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 939

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

I doubt it very much honey. Years ago I had an operation. The theatre nurses said I totally freaked them out because even though unconscious, my eyes refused to close, would snap open and 'follow them' whenever they touched them or tried to tape them down. I was totally unaware. I think Exlibris put...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 939

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Hi Kris. Other forum members have expressed their condolences so much better than I ever could, but I am so very sorry to hear of Oody's passing, yet how wonderful that she left you while cossetted in peace, comfort and your enduring love. Massive virtual hugs heading your way.

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Willow not eating - any ideas?
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: Willow Update - RIP little girl

Pussy Willow passed over to The Bridge at 11.45 this morning. After a lovely last weekend of cuddles and walks around the garden, she was starting to struggle this morning and just didn't want to know. We bought her home and let the others say goodbye in there own way. Billy and Willow's friend Pur...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How do you support a grieving pet?
Replies: 8
Views: 550

Re: How do you support a grieving pet?

I was thinking about you recently Bertie and wondered how you are getting along. I am pleased to hear Basil is happy and content. His actions mirror those of my dear Gandhi cat. You will recall we lost both Cody, who he adored, as did everybody she encountered and my mad chatty wee geezer Armand, wi...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please ...
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Advice please ...

Why thank you Viv, you never know, I might just turn up with my little red spotted hanky carrying my meagre possessions, tied on the end of a stick. Reminds me of a longstanding friend and work colleague, lovely woman, who planned to visit her brother and his family, long ago settled in Australia. O...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please ...
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Advice please ...

Well put Mollycat. If you feel like you want to express your feelings, but are always holding back, try emailing the Samaritans. Before you go "but I'm not suicidal!!!!", that's NOT what they're about. They just listen, and goodness knows I've told them about things I'd never say to my friends or f...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I just cannot seem to accept my loss
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: I just cannot seem to accept my loss

Thank you, Issi, I hadn’t expected this amount of emotional pain. I know it’s fruitless, but I keep thinking that maybe I could have done things differently and she would still be here, though the vet assured me that her lymphoma was so aggressive that she would not likely have survived any surgery...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I just cannot seem to accept my loss
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: I just cannot seem to accept my loss

I am so sorry. I am just now starting on the journey through grief as I had to have my beloved 9 year old cat Lucy put to sleep yesterday. She had a very aggressive tumor. The house feels so empty and I can’t stop crying. You are not alone. Our pets are our family. I wrote her a letter that I put i...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please ...
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Advice please ...

Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughtful responses guys, but honestly, I'm fine, that's why I posted in GC rather than Bereavement. As for 'not being able to express my feelings', well, I have always been fortunate in being able to do that in grieving for all my losses, both animal and hum...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please ...
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Advice please ...

Hi Guys. Well, here's the thing. Beautiful Si has gone to her new home, a lovely family at the end of our street, and we are now a totally pet free household, well apart from the spider that was on the bed this morning and it's totally enormous Dad in the hall! Anyhow,I have grieved for my losses ov...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: Dinner is served milady

Mayday21 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:41 am
Hi Issi re my previous post & emailing me, I’ve had to update it as my gmail a/c was closed. Vivian
Ok honey..thanks. xx