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by Ruth B
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How many heavens?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: How many heavens?

I believe there is just 1 heaven, while at the same time as there being an infinite number of them. Heaven isn't just somewhere to go after we die, sometimes a little bit of it seeps into this world. Heaven is a place where our spirits can rest, recover and reflect, whether we are still alive or bet...
by Ruth B
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Overwhelmed with two kittens, one hairless
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Overwhelmed with two kittens, one hairless

Congratulations on the new additions. I've never had a hairless cat, but I've learnt a lot about them from watching Jackson Galaxy videos (I'm always open to learning something new about cats), as I'm sure you have as well, all the little bits of extra care they need. I have to agree with fjm, if sh...
by Ruth B
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten poo issues
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Kitten poo issues

My thought would be that it is an association issue, she has learnt to associate the litter tray with pain, and while she knows she should go there, she is reluctant to as she thinks it will hurt her. There are a couple of things I can suggest to try. The first is a new litter box in a different are...
by Ruth B
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should a stray kitten be returned to it's mother?
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Should a stray kitten be returned to it's mother?

While I'm certainly no expert, I have to agree that the dogs, not to mention other wildlife that might be around, would prove dangerous to the kitten. A colony of cats, and even a lone mother cat might be able to drive off a dog or two, but a young kitten certainly wouldn't be able to alone. I am al...
by Ruth B
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?
Replies: 10
Views: 50

Re: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?

I've been lucky that i've never had a cat that has had a problem with flash, but if it scared one, I would probably stop using it when they were around (I have to use it sometime to take pictures of what i make to put on line). I've very few picture of Blue left, most of the ones I took were stored ...
by Ruth B
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?
Replies: 10
Views: 50

Re: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?

I remember Blue's fur, always got everywhere. There was one time when a friend sent us an email from his work to let us know that he had found Blue fur on his work's keyboard. No matter how much I swept or hoovered the house, 10 seconds after I finished there would be little tumbleweeds of Blue fur ...
by Ruth B
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?
Replies: 10
Views: 50

Re: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?

Mollycat, I've sent you an email with all the details regarding T=Shirts.
by Ruth B
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need help, cat won't settle
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Need help, cat won't settle

It is very hard to tell a cat 'No' after you have been saying 'yes' to them. You are doing the right things, lots of play before a feed and then shutting him out, but I would suggest you really need to give him a place close to the door that is warm and safe and smells secure. Could you fit one of t...
by Ruth B
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Annual boosters
Replies: 7
Views: 40

Re: Annual boosters

No harm in asking, and if you explain that she does get stressed during the visit any good vet would do it early if it was safe to. Quite a few years ago my parents asked their vet about the annual boosters and giving them late and he admitted that the vaccines were really good for at least 18 month...
by Ruth B
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?
Replies: 10
Views: 50

Re: Where do you buy cat themed clothes from?

Anywhere I see them. T-Shirts from Amazon and Asda, a Tea towel from a Nation Trust shop, and pretty much everywhere in between. The local cat charities often hold online auctions to raise money and of course a lot of their things are cat related. I also created and sold a couple of T-Shirts recentl...
by Ruth B
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Advice please

I would go with the low volume option as well, and associate it with nice things like play, treats or food. Also try and have something that is nice and gentle on, nothing loud or with sudden noises. When we got Freyja and Saturn my two youngest, Freyja was extremely nervous and would hide most of t...
by Ruth B
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to trim kittens nails??
Replies: 14
Views: 58

Re: How to trim kittens nails??

If they are indoor only make sure they have plenty of sturdy scratching posts and boards, both horizontal and vertical surfaces, and i would suggest having a variety of materials. cardboard and carpet ones as well as the normal sisal ones. Different cats like different surfaces. I guess if the cat i...
by Ruth B
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to trim kittens nails??
Replies: 14
Views: 58

Re: How to trim kittens nails??

I would have thought the back claws would wear down a bit as they only semi retract, not as much as a dogs, but certainly a bit when they are walking on hard surfaces like paving slabs (cats aren't expected to walk long distance on the pavement, so that probably also plays a roll). The front ones ce...
by Ruth B
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to trim kittens nails??
Replies: 14
Views: 58

Re: How to trim kittens nails??

I've had several cats that have had very long back claws when they got older, including Tiggy, my 18 year old, I guess as they don't go out as much they don't wear them down the same way. I also knew one cat who, as he got older, had one of his dew claws actually grow around and back into him, that ...
by Ruth B
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to trim kittens nails??
Replies: 14
Views: 58

Re: How to trim kittens nails??

I've never had to do it for young cats, but I have as they got older, I find the back claws far harder than the front ones. Normally I would have them on a secure, but not necessarily firm surface, a table, my knee, the bed etc. and then with three paws remaining in contact with what ever they are s...
by Ruth B
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Flea and Worm treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Flee and Worm treatment

The best treatments are the ones that you can only get with a prescription, but you don't need to get the actual treatment from the vets, they should be willing to provide a prescription that you can then use to buy it online, which can be a lot cheaper. I'm not sure how often the plans provide the ...
by Ruth B
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Small mystery solved...
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Small mystery solved...

When Stroppy had her bloods done, I really expected either her kidneys to be shot, or her glucose level to be sky high, so was surprised when the vet said both were good for her age (she was 17 as well) She did love the water fountain we had and what goes in does has to come out, so it might just ha...
by Ruth B
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Small mystery solved...
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Small mystery solved...

Both my youngsters used to come in to use the tray for the first few years, now they are happy to go outside and the only one that uses the tray is Tiggy, and at her age i can't blame her, I personally wouldn't want to be heading out to a privy at the end of the yard when i needed to go. I will neve...
by Ruth B
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Part of me wishes i could try the Reiki on Freyja, but while I'm open minded about it, my other half is extremely skeptical, and we don't have secrets. I couldn't organise it and then not tell him i'd done it even if he didn't need to know, it's just the way we are, and possibly why we have managed ...
by Ruth B
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I learnt with Freyja I had one chance, if it failed it failed and the appointment had to be postponed. One of the first times we took her, I got her in the bathroom with the door shut and my husband on the other side with an open carrier, after a bit of a chase around the room, bottles sent flying, ...
by Ruth B
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 261
Views: 8189

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Every little 'first' is a milestone with cats like these, a person who has only ever had the friendly, cuddle cats, can never really under stand just how much they mean. I remember when Freyja wouldn't let me get within 6 steps of her on the stairs with out her running off, wonderful in a way as i k...
by Ruth B
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Wet cat food for kitten necessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Wet cat food for kitten necessary?

Personally I believe that all cat, no matter their age, benefit from eating wet food. There is certainly evidence that a totally dry diet can cause kidney and bladder problems in cats, particularly if they don't drink enough water, and drinking lots of water is unnatural for cats which have evolved ...
by Ruth B
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: ADOPT A CAT BUT I'M IN CANADA
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: ADOPT A CAT BUT I'M IN CANADA

You are welcome here where ever you are from. We all love to talk about all things cat, and really appreciate anyone who wants to adopt a cat. The only rescue I know of in Canada is Tinykittens and they are in Vancover, which if my geography is anywhere near right, is about as far away from you as w...
by Ruth B
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

It sounds like my teeth and yours are the opposite ends of the spectrum, my are horrendous above gum level with all but my 6 front lower teeth being heavily filled or crowned, but pretty much fine below gum level, while your teeth are fine and it ts the bone going that is letting them down. My mothe...
by Ruth B
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

So glad to hear that the D&v has cleared up, and that no surgery is needed for the dog. I've been to the dentist this afternoon, and while i thought I was seeing the new one, they were both there and while the new dentist saw my OH (he only needed a check up, his teeth are in good condition), my nor...
by Ruth B
Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat going out for the first time!
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: cat going out for the first time!

Hopefully he is back by now, but if not a couple of tricks that might work to help get him home. If you have some of your own clothes that need washing hang them on the line unwashed. If you have some dirty litter left, even if it has been cleaned since he left then empty some out onto the garden. B...
by Ruth B
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Ear mites
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Ear mites

I would suggest a trip to the vets would be best and getting some ear drops from them to deal with the mites, they can also provide you with some cleaning solution to help loosen all the wax and get that out. My old girl tends to have problems with her ears and while i do use ear wipes i buy online,...
by Ruth B
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blatant plea for sympathy
Replies: 59
Views: 852

Re: Blatant plea for sympathy

I guess it could be a lot of different bugs, and they can be carried in in any number of ways. The only advice I can give is the normal, try and keep them hydrated and let them just eat little and often if they want to. When I was at Poly I did a microbiology module as part of my degree. One assignm...
by Ruth B
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Grooming and cat behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 53

Re: Grooming and cat behavior

We do seem to wander off topic occasionally, but hopefully the OP won't mind and has the answers they were after. The lady that did the felt sculpture actually made ones for someone else that included fur from her cats, I didn't have any left from Blue otherwise I would have had some added, I think ...
by Ruth B
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Grooming and cat behavior
Replies: 8
Views: 53

Re: Grooming and cat behavior

Mollycat, the comb we had had rigid teeth, but as long as we were careful it didn't matter. Even on my short haired cats I find the combs so much better, I can brush one and get nothing out, then get the comb and get a handful of fur with out really trying. Blue was really laid back most of the time...