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by issiandarchie+68
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat's toilet habits
Replies: 3
Views: 72

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: 8
Views: 82

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: 218

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: 218

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: 218

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: 162

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: 162

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: 23
Views: 35222

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: 591

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: 591

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: 316

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: 246

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: 246

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: 246

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: 591

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: 591

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: 607

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: 343

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: 411

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: 411

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: 526

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: 526

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: 411

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: 411

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: 589

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
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Dinner is served milady

Sometimes things work out for the best, but in ways we didn't quite expect, whether you decided to keep her or not, she may have help heal you so in time you can decide whether to take in another cat or not with out the grief of the loss rearing it's head, just happy memories. One thing I did want ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Dinner is served milady

Hi Issie well done for opening your home to this little Siamese. Pebbles’s is the first oriental I’ve had - & shes’s Xd with something else but has the oriental traits, talkative & follows me everywhere. Now does this little girl have a name? If her elderly ‘mother’s’ had a fall doubt if she’ll be ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Dinner is served milady

Wow. Well, boiled chicken and fish isn't a very good diet for a cat. Fish is a great source of protein but too much fish in the diet risks thiamine deficiency. Only boiled chicken, I'm guessing this is prime breast meat, risks taurine deficiency. Lack of organ and bone meal is poor in calcium and m...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dinner is served milady
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Dinner is served milady

Okay, here's the thing. After losing my cats, we swore no more pets, time for ourselves blah blah. But oh dearie me, a foster home was desperately needed for a beautiful chocolate point Siamese, and yes, we caved. So, along with a rather slim, somewhat sad looking feline came a lovely note from her ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Saying goodbye
Replies: 7
Views: 500

Re: Saying goodbye

Lara, an old saying comes to mind "When we take on a pet's life, we also take on their death" and although we all accept this, it's extremely painful when the time comes to let them go. I have lost and grieved for many pets of all shapes and sizes over a lifetime, including 3 cats in the last 3 year...