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by ThorpeDave
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Well it certainly has been a long time since I last posted, for which I apologise. To be honest there has not been a lot to report. Morgana Violet has now also been spayed with, thankfully, no problems MIA - continues to amaze. Not only is she more settled she is now playing with Nendrix and the 2 k...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Jasper was back at the vets yesterday for his first check-up and they are happy with the wound and how it is healing. Jasper and Morgana were both also wormed. His second and - hopefully - final check-up will be next Friday They will be back in another month for worming and, probably, a pre-neuterin...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

I can understand that sometimes you have to wait, there was one time when a dog was rushed in choking and had to go straight into emergency surgery and they had to call another vet in to cover. However the surgery used to run to time very well, I can only think they were very good as working out ho...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Poor lad it seems he has been really put through the mill with it, hopefully he will be feeling more himself and calmer today. A good vet is worth their weight in gold. When my parents retired and were looking to move and downsize it came down to a matter of they were I think we are getting there n...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Oh no, poor guy - and poor you. I've no direct experience of this, but I've heard of cats reacting to anaesthetic/sedatives and becoming manic. I hope it's leaving his system now. Your vet sounds very thorough. But what dreadful luck on top of that worrying operation - hope things are calmer now an...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Had a really bad night with Jasper. When we got home with him he was very weak and could not stand up properly. He had refused food at the vets. After a small amount of food he started to pick up then had a larger meal later and he seemed OK but then got very agitated. Normally when we put him in hi...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Ouch! Poor chap! I believe it's fairly common - I once heard of a cat who had lost one down his trouser leg ... Let's hope the only harm is to your wallet, but he's young enough to bounce back, bless him. Fusses and love to him and to the rest of the gang. :) It affects 1 or 2 in every 100 cats and...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Poor Jasper I find taking cats to the vets for Neutering a very stressful process following the trauma we went through with Stealth in 2017/18. After Jasper had been at the vets for less than an hour the phone rings and my heart sank - it was the vet Jasper is suffering from the genetic condition "C...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Good old Mia - I confess to being on her side; she is Senior Cat and Hendrix and Co are there by her gracious permission. Kittens going out ... since your garden's enclosed that's not too much of a worry - yes, I too have had to escort intruders out; sometimes they've had the intelligence to use th...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Nothing majorly significant to report this week and all seems to be going in the right direction. MIA - Mia continues to progress - slowly - and something is brewing with her. There is never a sudden change with Mia and everything happens very gradually. Since the kittens have arrived, Mia seems to ...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 685

Re: Cat Proofing

Still not had an escape BUT we have had a break-in the Cat that originally bullied Mia out of her home managed to get in, Rolled around on the cat nip then spent 4 hours trying to get out and couldn't! Mia and Hendrix were acting very strangely on Wednesday morning but we could not see anything. The...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

If that coat pattern persists she will be quite a cat! I once knew a rescue worker who did just that; all her cats were rescued, many ex-feral, and, I don't know how it came about, she had contact with an agency and her cats modelled cat flaps and that sort of thing and even did a little television...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Well, the mackerel tabby is one of the dominant coat patterns, so not surprising. Although when I saw the first pic of Mabel and Jasper I think I said I thought they looked special, spotted? It's that flat, short, shiny coat that breaks the pattern up; my Molly sometimes looks the same. (I've alway...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Interesting Here is a photo I took today of Jasper and Morgana. Morgana has exactly the same Mackerel markings as Jasper with very distinctive body stripes, ring tail and spotty belly. 64285935_2291569831105779_6834595326574198784_o.jpg My knowledge of genetics is limited - very limited but I find i...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

:o ! A marvellous offer - but one I think you're wise to turn down - I would have thought a one to one home would be needed for that Bengal, to bring her round and regain her trust; not the right cat to join an evolving multicat household where group dynamics are only just settling down ... I can i...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Hi Dave I’ll let more experienced posters on Bengals comment. I understand though they like to be head honcho in group dynamics. Vivian The decision has already been taken - NO (sadly) Unfortunately this little lady was acquired as it was a "fashionable" cat with little thought about what it needed...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

As expected this past week has been a difficult for everyone. The heating engineers were scheduled for 2 days but it took 3 in the end which Mia did not like at all and the kittens spent most of the time confined in the bedroom. Hendrix was a superstar though acting as baby sitter most of the time a...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Looking for a cat trap for local stray tom
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Looking for a cat trap for local stray tom

Hi and welcome

Try contacting the local Cats Protection agency or another rescue organisation. They are quite likely to have traps and also the experience to trap the cat.

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Hi Dave no need to tell you but as those little uns are young & you’ve netted your garden they’re safe aren’t they? Pebbles has Oriental in her & she’s very talkative with a demanding meow & very much the observer. Another reason why I had my pergola enclosed with cat netting was if I had trades in...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

This pair certain "talk" and their mum - and Jasper in particular - have a very strange voice. There was a suggestion that there may be some Bengal in there somewhere but I am not that sure. Morgana is the interesting one to me - Her eyes are totally different to the rest of the litter and her Mum a...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

There's only one word to describe that - AWWWWWWW!!!! :D Those little darlings have definitely got Oriental blood - the ears ... :) Hendrix has really been a superstar and has been baby sitting while the heating engineers have been here for 3 days! Oriental??? any suggestions? they certainly make s...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

If there is a picture that sums up where we are, this is it :o
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Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Aww, they're all so gorgeous! :D Good luck with the engineers and I hope they're considerate about keeping outer doors closed and not leaving booby traps for the cats (such as raised floorboards.) Be firm! :) thankfully no floorboards have to come up but they will be in every room in the house with...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

What a happy update! It must be a huge relief to you too, to have them all so comfortable together. Happy update and a good start particularly after Hendrix got over his own self importance! Many challenges ahead though as we doubt the 2 kittens will stay as close as the first 2 weeks. We now often...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Hi Dave I’ve caught up on Mia Ch3.. those kittens are gorgeous. Reminds me of when I bought Harper home. She & TC bonded immediately & I often found TC asleep on the lounge with Harper curled up in his arms. He often washed her & still does. I always smile when I see them & Bentley together. Alas S...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 73
Views: 919

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

The kittens are now 12 weeks old so they went back to the vets yesterday for a health check, second vaccinations and a discussion about neutering. They certainly have come a long way in the past 3 weeks with Jasper putting on over 600g while Morgana Violet has put on well over 400g. Jasper has visib...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 685

Re: Cat Proofing

ThorpeDave and Kay - I missed those photos - those gardens look great :D I recognise the coir mat - B&Q, yes? They've got quite a range starting at £7 if I'm not mistaken, which is pretty cheap compared to conventional pet products ... and my 'new' staircarpet, which is beginning to look a little w...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Large cat flap selective on exit needed
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Large cat flap selective on exit needed

Just a long shot - have you contacted SureFlap to ask if the dual scan pet door is in the pipeline?

Their customer service is excellent and may be able to offer you a solution. I had a custom built cat flap made by them but now need a pet door as my 11 month old kitten is rather large!

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 685

Re: Cat Proofing

Hi Dave have I missed something re 4 kitties...Mia & the terror you had neutered & now 2 kittens. I’ve had my pergola enclosed on 2 sides with cat netting & the Famous Five from Oz love it .. Vivian. Mia, Chapter 3 is now running in the general cat chatting forum 4 cats in total, Queen Mia, now 5 y...