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by Ruth B
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

It does sound like they have come a long way very suddenly, just make sure you remember that when they suddenly go back a few steps and start panicking at the slightest movement.

Beautiful pictures.
by Ruth B
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Which breed would you recommend?
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Which breed would you recommend?

Ragdolls shed, we had one and although old age caught up with him 4 years ago and he had to be put to sleep, I am sure we are still finding his fur about the house. A friend of ours mentioned once while we had him, that he had found Blue's fur on his keyboard at work, Ragdoll fur gets everywhere and...
by Ruth B
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Poor Toothless Lad
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: My Poor Toothless Lad

He did stay in the lounge over night, it is surprising what a bribe of a bowl of kitty milk can do, he also only really yelled to be let out when he could hear me moving about upstairs. He is currently curled up in the bedroom doorway fast asleep. He seems none the worse for it, and is eating well, ...
by Ruth B
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Poor Toothless Lad
Replies: 5
Views: 37

Re: My Poor Toothless Lad

He's home. The idea was to keep him shut in the lounge at least until tomorrow to give him some recovery time, he has different ideas and is currently sprawled out in the bedroom doorway, one of his normal spots. Except from being extra fussy you wouldn't think he had anything done. He is still stay...
by Ruth B
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My Poor Toothless Lad
Replies: 5
Views: 37

My Poor Toothless Lad

Looks like Saturn will be virtually toothless from now on. We noticed he had lost one of his canines over the weekend, it had been overgrown for a long time giving him a lob sided sabre tooth appearance, it wasn't bothering him but we decided to get it checked out anyway and got an appointment for T...
by Ruth B
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

The problem with the pictures for me was there was nothing to indicate whether the survey was checking people's attraction to coat colour or to the cat's body language. If i'm remembering correctly the Tabby was sitting up happily looking at the camera giving the impression of a confident, friendly ...
by Ruth B
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation
Replies: 14
Views: 156

Re: Veterinary Nursing Dissertation

Survey done.

Pick a picture you are attracted to - shows me four different pictures of cats, but won't let me pick them all.
by Ruth B
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What do y'all make of Kala's weird behavior when it comes to wet food?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: What do y'all make of Kala's weird behavior when it comes to wet food?

It sounds to me like Kala is just suffering from a serious case of 'being a cat'. As long as she is eating enough of the dried food to keep her weight on and drinking enough water to compensate for lack of wet food i think she will be fine. Mine go on and off foods every so often, i just start putti...
by Ruth B
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Hello!

Welcome to the forum. Any questions, ask away, and feel free to add any advice on existing threads, there are no experts here, just a large pool of knowledge and ideas gained from personal experience. There is a very good thread elsewhere with information regarding posting photos and how to resize t...
by Ruth B
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Will he ever be tame?
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Will he ever be tame?

It can take months, even years to gain the trust of an exferal cat, but it is well worth the effort. As Kay mentioned, if he hasn't been neutered then that is the first thing to do. After that it is a matter of taking it slow, playing with him lots, just being around him acting normally and quietly,...
by Ruth B
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I do wonder if some cats like to be able to actually 'catch and kill' what they are chasing. I've gone through several wand toy attachments due to a certain cat liking to grab hold of it and 'disembowel' it with his hind paws, or just chew the feathers off.
by Ruth B
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: NEW CAT PLEASE HELP!!
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: NEW CAT PLEASE HELP!!

Yes, my opinion is to give Elsa free roam of the house as she was there first, and feed them at the same time either side of the door. Make sure you do plenty of scent swapping so they both get used to each other scent and associate it with good things, food, play, treats etc. It is going to take ti...
by Ruth B
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: NEW CAT PLEASE HELP!!
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: NEW CAT PLEASE HELP!!

I would suggest going back to stage one of introductions and take it very slowly, going again through all the scent swapping exercises, then feeding them either side of a door, going from having each cat about 1m away from the door until you can have them about 30 cm either side of it, they can hear...
by Ruth B
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Trying to find a queen for my 18 mo Persian male

I think you will find most of us here believe that neutering is the best option unless you want to register him as an active stud. I can understand your reluctance after what happened to your Himalayan, but while you are trying to protect him from one condition you are putting him at risk of develop...
by Ruth B
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone on the forum.

May your cats get their fill of Turkey, Goose or what ever meat you are having, and not run off with the whole bird.
by Ruth B
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Tooth Extraction Costs - Enfield
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Tooth Extraction Costs - Enfield

It's going back 7 or 8 years but one of ours had to have a load of teeth removed on one side, and then a couple of months later the rest of the back teeth had to come out as well, it cost us somewhere in the region of £300 - £350 each time. We also didn't have insurance but had the money set aside f...
by Ruth B
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: How to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

'Just what is this stupid Human up to now', and at the end, 'ok where are the treats, I've been good'.

Certainly don't give a cat for Christmas, but an amusing video anyway.
by Ruth B
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat treats
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: cat treats

Sheba do creamy treats, but they are expensive, I think it was cheaper to buy human grade tinned salmon when I looked at them.

A friends cat loves the cat soups but only if you mash the bits up well with the liquid.
by Ruth B
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I always say I'm bad at languages, but that is because most people don't count equine and feline as languages. I too learned a bit about the art of horse whispering and have applied the same techniques to cats, and it does seem to work. I always find it amusing when someone goes on about how dogs ar...
by Ruth B
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I will admit I didn't wait for Freyja to come to me either. When she had settled enough to be fairly relaxed on the bed I started to reach my hand out to her, it never got to a hiss or growl, I just watched her body language and the moment I could see i was too close I pulled back and then walked aw...
by Ruth B
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 233
Views: 5078

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

Always great to get an update on these two, and no matter how far from perfect you might feel their lives are, they are far better together with you than the possible alternatives. If she was a back yard breeders cat then the life she has now is far better than that, and far better than living on th...
by Ruth B
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Grieving cat.

I think if he is enjoying the fuss and purring you don't need to worry about holding back, as long as you aren't picking him up and forcing cuddles that he doesn't want on him you are fine to fuss him. I know from experience there is a temptation to pick up my remaining cat and hug them until the ea...
by Ruth B
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Grieving cat.
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Grieving cat.

So sorry to hear of Bailey's passing. I don't think it being in this section is the problem, just that things are normally quieter on a weekend. Cats do grieve, just as we humans do, and going off food can be part of grieving. If they were close he will be missing Bailey and looking for her, calling...
by Ruth B
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty Newbie!
Replies: 16
Views: 228

Re: Kitty Newbie!

While it wasn't due to allergy I did get some cat wipes some years ago as our Ragdoll was getting old and was having problems grooming, however they are recommended for people allergic to cats as they remove some of the dried saliva and dander which are the main causes of allergy, so they would be w...
by Ruth B
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty Newbie!
Replies: 16
Views: 228

Re: Kitty Newbie!

Sounds like you are already thinking things through well. You might want to have a look on the Cat Chat home page, there are links to various rescues including ones for pedigree cats. If you know your allergies are better with certain breeds you might want to contact those specific charities and get...
by Ruth B
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty Newbie!
Replies: 16
Views: 228

Re: Kitty Newbie!

Welcome to the forum and we are all happy to help in any way we can. I can agree on Vicky Hall's books being a great starting place, she has done a lot more than just Cat Confidential, and they do get a little repetitive if you read them all, but they are full of insights into cat behaviour. As fjm ...
by Ruth B
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Stupidest cat DIY

That is both incredible and beautiful. You can see a lot of work, money and love has gone into turning the house into a place for happy cats. Unfortunately my OH sees any shelf as somewhere to store his models, both finished and unstarted.
by Ruth B
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stupidest cat DIY
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Stupidest cat DIY

Oh dear, I'm feeling quite mean to my cats now, they have to put up with normal windowsills and very little done around the house purely for their benefit. The one thing we do have is an old single duvet permanently taking up part of the landing. When we first introduced a new cat to the house they ...
by Ruth B
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thief!
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Thief!

When I was a child the first cat we had was a ginger tom (neutered), he had been an only kitten and was always a bit of a character. One time my Mother left 6 fish cakes on the side to defrost, she came to cook tea to find that a bite had been taken from each one as he tried them them to see if he l...
by Ruth B
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wrecking Carpets When Leaving the Room (seperation anxiety?)
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Wrecking Carpets When Leaving the Room (seperation anxiety?)

I have to agree with Mollycat, it seems more like a desire to be around people and see what is going on than separation anxiety yet. As long as the worst she is doing is hissing at him and taking the occasional bat but doing no physical harm then I think it is just normal cat interactions and her le...