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by catslave16
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching
Replies: 2
Views: 18

scratching

Hello Cat Chatters My beloved Rufus has scratched the arms of the sofa to shreds. I don't really mind as it's old and I've been planning to replace it. But before I do, I want him to get into the habit of scratching a scratch post. To that end, I bought an installation consisting of three levels, a ...
by catslave16
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat poem
Replies: 4
Views: 1364

cat poem

Accidentally downloaded a poetry book on to my Kindle, and found this. Shared it with Lilith who suggested I post it here. Hope it amuses you all as it did me! The Cats' Protection League Midnight. A knock at the door. Open it? Better had. Three heavy cats, mean and bad. They offer protection. I ask...
by catslave16
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 2 new kittens
Replies: 33
Views: 4675

Re: 2 new kittens

Aw thanks for re-posting my cartoon Lilith. Glad it still amuses. I'm posting the poem that I sent you privately and that amused you too in 'General Cat Chatting'. Haven't been around for a while due to health probs and depression etc, but am recovering. At least the days are getting longer now... T...
by catslave16
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: If your cat was a human in a past life time...
Replies: 18
Views: 2832

Re: If your cat was a human in a past life time...

Rufus would be a long-limbed, long-haired bearded bloke, getting on a bit now (late thirties), very laid-back but still not knowing how to behave round females. You know, just sitting and staring at them, and beating a retreat if the girl seems at all assertive/disdainful...
by catslave16
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can They Really Do This?
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Re: Can They Really Do This?

Love, fusses and good wishes to Blossom - paws crossed indeed.
by catslave16
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: caution: do not read this if you're eating
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: caution: do not read this if you're eating

Thanks for your comments. I've had some more thoughts on this. The day after I posted this thread the problem resolved itself and hasn't recurred at all. Now, Rufus and I have quite a close physical relationship. As an insomniac I spend many hours sitting up in bed reading, with Rufus on my lap. He'...
by catslave16
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Going away and leaving your cat.
Replies: 4
Views: 1358

Re: Going away and leaving your cat.

I have reciprocal arrangements with two sets of neighbours; a young family next-door and a semi-retired couple a few doors down the road. The older man will always spend some time chatting to Rufus, as he did to Blake before him, but I've never left either of them for longer than a week. Whereas in ...
by catslave16
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Providing for your cats in your Will?
Replies: 9
Views: 1956

Re: Providing for your cats in your Will?

I live on my own, only family is my son 200 plus miles away. I update my will regularly - everything goes to my son, with legacies to one or two kitty charities. I also have an advance directive ('living will') and have left instructions for my funeral. I'm 62, not in particularly good health, but I...
by catslave16
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lily's Kitchen Cat Food
Replies: 14
Views: 6887

Re: Lily's Kitchen Cat Food

What a very cute avatar, Sophie 77. You'll spend weeks researching the best options and agonising over the ethics of the cat food, and you'll make a responsible decision... only to find that once day she'll wolf it down but the next will turn up her feline little nose, and give you one of those 'wha...
by catslave16
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Can They Really Do This?
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

Re: Can They Really Do This?

:cry: :cry: :cry: Sorry - so tired at the moment am crying at the drop of a hat. I think people who do not treat animals right, out of stupidity, ignorance, cruelty, or indeed from sheer arrogance, are the lowest of the low. We should be judged by how we treat those less powerful than ourselves.
by catslave16
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: caution: do not read this if you're eating
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

caution: do not read this if you're eating

I apologise in advance for bringing up a distasteful subject, but I really need some expert advice. At the moment I keep finding lumps of matted fur and matter round Rufus's bottom. Some I can just tug away with a slicking brush - he is amazingly tolerant, though he'll give the odd little yelp - but...
by catslave16
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: hair ball
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

hair ball

My long-haired Rufus sicked up a hairball this morning - well, more a hair sausage really. I'd never seen anything like it, so I actually measured it and it was 15 cm long (six inches), about an inch across. Is this a record?
by catslave16
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8158

Re: Talking like a person

No, I reckon anyone will get by with that ;)
by catslave16
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8158

Re: Talking like a person

Irish - do you mean Gaelic? Now there's a language I just can't get a handle on. I've heard Scottish Gaelic spoken in the highlands and have been to Welsh-speaking Wales a couple of times, but I just can't see any way into it, it seems so alien.
by catslave16
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8158

Re: Talking like a person

PS We did adopt a cat though, who used to walk along the edge of the old-fashioned bath while you were in it. And he used to sit in the empty bath and eat spiders crunchily. Oops I've done this before. :oops:
by catslave16
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8158

Re: Talking like a person

By the way, I married my first husband in 1974, when I was 19 and had lived here for 16 months. If he had to write official letters he got me to check them, as he didn't know the difference between 'to', 'too' and 'two'. Also he struggled with 'there', they're' and ''their'. Really basic stuff. And ...
by catslave16
Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8158

Re: Talking like a person

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by catslave16
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: Hello!

Oh what lovely pictures! Snoop is gorgeous, but that kitten is cute to the nth degree. Welcome to the forum. I'm newish - six months or so I think. Here you'll find empathy, humour and expert advice on anything cat-related. This forum is a fantastic resource if you have problems, and for me, a way t...
by catslave16
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8158

Re: Talking like a person

Bobbys girl, I think everybody should do a basic course in Latin at school, as it is actually quite useful in that it teaches you grammar, i.e. the nuts and bolts of language, of how language works. Judging by the standard of English in public life these days, this is badly needed. I have a kind of ...
by catslave16
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8158

Re: Talking like a person

Well, here goes: I'm an artist and writer, did a degree in Cultural Studies as a mature student, and taught Creative Writing for ten years. Never thought I'd do that - everybody has a book inside them and in 99% of cases that's exactly where it should stay - but I actually enjoyed it and turned out ...
by catslave16
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Tracing rehomed cat from years ago
Replies: 6
Views: 1660

Re: Tracing rehomed cat from years ago

Liz1917, I had a similar experience many years ago. I was living in a flat with my 3-year old black cat Charlie when I met a new boyfriend. We went to London for a weekend and when we got back my abusive and exploitative landlord had changed the locks on my flat, locking in all my belongings. Charli...
by catslave16
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Why my bed ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2376

Re: Why my bed ?

Poor old Bilbo! My best wishes to him - he's probably feeling mortified by his bare bottom...
by catslave16
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Why my bed ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2376

Re: Why my bed ?

Hmm, Lilith, is there a gap in the market for little fleecy sweat pants for male cats who have had 'the chop' or have had to be de-furred for other reasons? I can visualise a whole range in snazzy patterns, from elasticated-wasted to dungarees with shoulder straps for post-op girl cats to others who...
by catslave16
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Painting with cat
Replies: 24
Views: 3624

Re: Painting with cat

I've had Rufus since autumn 2015 and in that time I've completely redecorated my bathroom, including tiling, papered one wall in my living room, and then painted the walls, ceilings and woodwork of the hall, stairs, landings and living room and through all this Rufus has taken a mild interest, then ...
by catslave16
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)

I know what you mean about there being so many experts around! People who have lots of cats, rescue cats, ferals, cats with health problems...What a fantastic resource! I've had two cats (not together) from kittens till they died, at 15 and 18, and I now have an adopted cat who's about six and incre...
by catslave16
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)

Mrs Kane, I apologise for saying yo might be 'ever so slightly preaching to the converted' - I'd forgotten that the site does, in fact, attract a fair number of new or potential cat owners, who would definitely benefit from reading your excellent post. So, sorry, and a happy new year to you.
by catslave16
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 1392

Re: Newbie here

Hi Blackcat and welcome. I've been on this forum a few months and have found people very caring, very funny (hello Lilith!) and very informative, so I hope you'll enjoy your visits.
by catslave16
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: From Bob
Replies: 19
Views: 2655

Re: From Bob

Hoppy mew purr from Rufus Tuftypaws and me to all of you. He wasn't bothered about the fireworks at all, so I needn't have locked the cat flap. He was bothered by my son 's presence. My son is 6'4" , quite a giant to a cat, and of course he has a much lower voice than me. Every time he came into the...
by catslave16
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Best Wishes FUR a Cool Yule, Everyone!
Replies: 20
Views: 2430

Re: Best Wishes FUR a Cool Yule, Everyone!

As someone who suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter depression) I celebrate LIGHT - sunlight, candle light, fairy lights, yes, even the naff inflatable Santas, Rudolfs, penguins and parcels in people's front gardens, as long as they sport strings of lights! So Season's Greetings to you a...
by catslave16
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)
Replies: 15
Views: 3927

Re: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)

Really excellent advice - I particularly like the tip on taking a photo of the kitten and wrapping that up - but... dare I say it, are you ever so slightly preaching to the converted, Mrs Kane? I hope Cat Chatters will recommend your post to anyone and everyone considering getting a kitten at Xmas t...