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by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Will I ever let go . ?
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Will I ever let go . ?

Hi Moochie. I am sorry you seem to have got the wrong impression as a newcomer to this forum, in thinking that no one has been kind enough to respond to Bertie. On closer inspection you will see it is an old post dated January 2020, which garnered lots of sympathetic and supportive responses, as hav...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Wahoo .. You lovely people.
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Wahoo .. You lovely people.

:) Remember my recent self pitying whinge about how I longed for another cat and my husband's refusal? Well, after reading and taking all your gentle comments on board,I conceded defeat and did not mention the subject of cat adoption again. The good news is, tonight he sat next to me on the sofa, a ...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 109

Re: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

Thank you al so much for your insightful and I have to say, somewhat amusing responses. Each of you in turn has hit the nail right on the head, in fact i enjoyed your 'solutions' so much, I actually read your posts 3 times. I love your comments Mollycat, whoever you respond to on this forum, and no,...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ok ... this is a self pitying moan
Replies: 10
Views: 109

Ok ... this is a self pitying moan

Hello fellow cat lovers. I haven't been on this site for a while as I am now pet free, but the regular contributors over the years will remember my posts about Cody, Armand, Gandhi, Christopher Brodie. How me and hubby were devastated to lose both Cody and Armand within 4 weeks of one another and be...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Christopher Brodie is no more
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

Ah yes dear Viv, my darlings Armand and Cody died within 4 weeks of each other. Poor Cody. We were given false hope and tried to medicate the wee sweetheart, beautiful inside and out, but she never would take a pill. Her final, fortunately few, sick days, haunts me still. We were distraught, honestl...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Gorgeous is gone
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: My Gorgeous is gone

So sorry to hear of your loss, Papa Cat. Your description of Lizzie's passing reminded me of losing my wee black cat, Armand in 2016. He came to us in ill health and always had a cough and a bit of a wheeze. One weekend, his symptoms were more noticeable but he ate a hearty breakfast and batted his ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Christopher Brodie is no more
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Christopher Brodie is no more

Hi there dear Vivien. I'm not in the chat room much because I no longer have any pets, but today, I thought I would check in. Sadly, my beloved grey cushion, Gandhi, at times a right pain in the bum, but mostly, our loving, gentle comforting old fluff bum has also died. The Vet nurses used to say th...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 156
Views: 2142

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: 156
Views: 2142

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: 189

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: 8
Views: 282

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: 8
Views: 282

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: 205

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: 651

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: 370

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: 370

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: 370

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: 293

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: 293

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: 25
Views: 57646

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: 1265

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: 1265

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: 547

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: 404

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: 404

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: 404

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: 1265

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: 1265

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: 1025

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: 654

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...