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by issiandarchie+68
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How do you support a grieving pet?
Replies: 8
Views: 142

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: 216

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: 216

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: 235

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: 235

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: 216

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: 216

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: 311

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: 311

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: 311

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: 311

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: 311

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: 267

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...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Goose Rainbow Bridge May 28 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Goose Rainbow Bridge May 28 2019

Dear 'Goose', I read your post with sorrow and wondered how to respond to your sad loss. But then I read FJM's warm and understanding reply and felt I couldn't add to that. I am so sorry. I went through the same experience with my husband when we lost Armand and young Cody within 4 weeks to the day ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Indoor/Outdoor Kitty and Day Lily Plants/Toxic Plants
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Indoor/Outdoor Kitty and Day Lily Plants/Toxic Plants

My neighbor recently allowed us to let his cat come stay with us whenever he wants to... which he does now, a LOT. While this kitty has been a part of our lives for 10+ years - he has not spent as much time in our yard as he has this Spring/Summer. My big concern is toxic plants. We have day lilies...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3660

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

I'm so sorry to hear a member of your family has been ill. I hope all is well now and life has returned to normal. I have always followed your posts and remember your utter despair when losing dear Badger so early in his life, yet you offered me such generous support on the loss of 3 cats in 3 years...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon May 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3660

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

booktigger wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:23 pm
I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost Ghandi, RIP little one
Thank you Booktigger, you are kind. The house feels empty and our hearts are breaking but no more pets. I sincerely hope all is well with you.

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Tue May 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 537

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

Oh Honey, my heart breaks for you and your beautiful kitty. I was only thinking about you yesterday, wondering how you and your darling girl were faring. I have no words to ease your dreadful grief but know, like others here, I will be thinking of you and much loved Onion.


Issi
xx
by issiandarchie+68
Sat May 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3660

Re: Night time terrors: Goodbye dear Gandhi:update

Losing Gandhi: A quick update: My beloved Gandhi had a large tumour blocking his bowel which resulted in waste matter building up and hardening like limescale in a pipe all the way up his digestive system. As you can imagine, this caused painful inflammation and stretching of the bowel and a huge am...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3660

Re: Night time terrors: 3 years on Goodbye Gandhi

Forgive me for tagging on to my initial post but I feel it's appropriate. When I originally posted the somewhat profound question of 'what's it all about?' my initial thoughts were you might think I had been at the gin and ignore me. But to my surprise and delight it turned into the most intelligent...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

I remember reading about one siting of a black panther, complete with normal blurry photo of black cat under tree at a distance. A lot of people were saying it was one of the more convincing ones, there was the tree for scale and the proportion of head to body size appeared right. Then the postman ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

Ruth "there is always the possibility of something waiting to be found".. up here in Scotland it's called the Loch Ness Monster. People swear it must be there even though the photographs have been proven fake. There is also the very nice but somewhat eccentric chap who has been hunting for it since ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

Way to go Badger, bet he had a great time ;) . Here's a puzzle. Since moving to this house, I have noticed some really big cats taking shortcuts through the sloping gardens of the Victorian villas across the road. There's one magnificent stripy who I swear could pass for a tiger cub if it lay in the...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Other pet owners and Fleas
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Other pet owners and Fleas

You are quite right of course Marla, but oh sometimes when I hear these stories I just want to crush a grape! In the case of my son's ex..it didn't really matter if I 'interfered', never a drop of flea treatment (or detergent) entered her house. We eventually managed to convince her to have the cats...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Other pet owners and Fleas
Replies: 17
Views: 275

Re: Other pet owners and Fleas

This guy must have a real bad infestation for fleas to be on him in the first place. Fleas don't like biting people and will always choose a cat or dog if there's room, hence owners of a cat with a normal amount of fleas under control but not completely free shouldn't even know they're there. Probl...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 353

Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

OK..so I am walking down the large shared drying green to dispose of cardboard when a new neighbour came flapping out towards me. Oh do be careful she says, pointing to the wooded, overgrown area, there is a strange beast rustling in the brambles, keeps staring at me with big green eyes when I'm han...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat

Oh Lilith, your mention of snakes gave me the heebies. I was dreaming about a big yellow, soft bellied boa constrictor last night, soft bellied until it swallowed me whole..aarrgghh! Anyway, I digress. Lactulose is very well tolerated by cats, not so much humans, after being dosed up along with othe...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food
Replies: 22
Views: 358

Re: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food

Will he eat eggs? Especially egg yolk - I used to mix it with minced beef, but he might prefer it with chicken. And raw chicken wings could provide the necessary calcium while you are finding a food he will eat - cooked bones are dangerous, but raw, soft wing bones are safer. The story of a cat wea...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Will Not Let Us Sleep!
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Cat Will Not Let Us Sleep!

Some time ago I posted on this forum about my beloved Gandhi, and how we have yet to have a good night's sleep over 10yrs of living with him. Since moving house and the hooligan becoming an outdoor cat at the grand old age of 14yrs, things have improved but he has his moments so you have my every sy...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Unexpectedly Lost My Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Unexpectedly Lost My Cat

Your heart must be truly breaking, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Of my 3 cats, Armand died aged 11yrs old suddenly, on a routine visit to the Vet, my sweet Cody exactly 4 weeks to the day later at a young 8yrs. Like you, we had the idea that Gandhi, the eldest, who is still with us at nea...