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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: 21
Views: 191

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: 119

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: 10
Views: 89

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: 10
Views: 89

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: 10
Views: 89

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: 21
Views: 191

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: 21
Views: 191

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: 251

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: 197

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: 253

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: 253

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: 298

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: 298

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: 253

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: 253

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: 350

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: 350

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: 350

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: 350

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: 350

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: 321

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: 199

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: 184

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: 3765

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: 3765

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: 632

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: 3765

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: 3765

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: 377

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: 377

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 ...