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by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: taking a cat on holiday in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: taking a cat on holiday in UK

I think you could do everything possible to bring up a kitten to be a happy traveller, but in the end it will be the luck of the draw, and it would be hard to have all these plans thwarted because your kitten just doesn't have that kind of personality. We've all heard of Streetcat Bob but truth is h...
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How many heavens?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: How many heavens?

Ruth, so practical and down to earth! I believe the number of lives a cat has changes in different cultures too? If we're going to be serious theologically though, what about hell? That's my big stumbling block, I can't believe any compassionate deity would judge people to be bad and send them to a ...
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How many heavens?
Replies: 2
Views: 17

How many heavens?

Interesting question just came up about a happy cat "in seventh heaven"

So I wondered ...

If a cat has nine lives -

Just how many cat heavens must there be?

Is it 7 per life, making a total of 63? Or just the standard 7 for all 9 lives?
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:52 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?

Backups ... I started my adult life with a computer programmer so backup was drilled into me early on.

Yes blue eyes reflect red whereas normal green eyes reflect yellow. It's a bit of a shock when you see it for the first time!
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:49 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?

I don't know India but from what I hear of North Africa dogs can certainly be a danger to cats, in both cases stray or pet. Cats living on the street would be more savvy though and should mostly keep out of danger, once they have learned the lessons, usually from mother. Probably a big factor in the...
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:39 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?

Ruth, I spent more than 3 hours yesterday going through all my pictures. Boo was a tough cat to photograph - his blue eyes were very sensitive to light so they were often half closed and when they were open the light was a bit dim, and when the light was dim his dark face didn't come up well, and th...
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:29 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?

My guess is it's unlikely the mother would accept the kitten back now, but you can try and see when the other cat comes to your neighbours if she reacts to her kitten. But it might not be a friendly reaction. Unfortunately at 7 weeks old the kitten doesn't have a very good chance of surviving on the...
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutering A Sick Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 29

Re: Neutering A Sick Cat

Oh dear yes suddenly i he becomes a much greater responsibility with that diagnosis, not just a matter of social responsibility for neutering but spreading a life-limiting disease too. He only started spraying after he escaped? I know you don't feel living in a kitchen is any kind of a life but what...
by Mollycat
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Neutering A Sick Cat
Replies: 8
Views: 29

Re: Neutering A Sick Cat

What is your plan for Bruce once he is back to health, will you keep him, rehome him or let him back out to his old life? Are you trying to make a sociable in/out pet of him or keep him indoors permanently? Neutering may not stop the fighting, as some of that will be in order to establish a territor...
by Mollycat
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: HELP ME MY NEW CAT HASN'T EATEN FOR DAYS!
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: HELP ME MY NEW CAT HASN'T EATEN FOR DAYS!

It is normal for an uprooted cat to feel unsettled for a few days and not want to eat but if it goes on too long the risk as fjm says is hepatic lipidosis, which can be very serious. The amount cats drink normally is very small so you're unlikely to see much change in water level between washing the...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats and dogs together?
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: Cats and dogs together?

Have you found your ragdoll to be laid back? Thats what i read on ragdolls. He was the only cat of a breed I ever had, he was a retired stud so a really fine example of his Traditional lines bla bla bla, sorry I'm just not into the "breed" concept at all I love my alley cats bred by natural selecti...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats and dogs together?
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: Cats and dogs together?

Wonderful. I'm the opposite, had cats all my life and new to dogs. If you possibly can time it that way, I would honestly jump in with both feet at the deep end and get them both at the same time, preferably literally the same day. That's as close as you can get to a cast iron guarantee that they wi...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Separation Anxiety

It's a fairly new thing though isn't it? It's been a very long time since there was a kitten in my life but my adult newcomers have never been confined at all and kittens certainly never were, and we never had any issues with anyone. They could hide or go to a quiet room of their choice if they want...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:04 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. Thank you Ruth I have your email and we'll pick out a picture in the next few days. I asked OH if he could wear a cat would he, and he said, We were wearing Boo for years ... yes all our clothes were always covered in Boo's R...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Separation Anxiety
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Separation Anxiety

I would think your weapon of choice is going to be a lot of patience, and be prepared to start all over again when you are no longer working from home. It's not surprising this kitten has some separation issues, with his background. It's going to take a lot of time for him to fully experience the st...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Changing cat food flavour, same brand
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: Changing cat food flavour, same brand

I know you have so many challenges with cats and food but as this isn't Honey I'll say it anyway ... I've never transitioned anything and the change has never been the problem. They either like it and eat it or don't and won't, and I've never had to force anyone to eat what they don't want to eat. M...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Annual boosters
Replies: 7
Views: 40

Re: Annual boosters

Is 15 months the norm now? I haven't had a cat regularly vaccinated since 2002. Molly had her initial course of two after missing one booster appointment because she wouldn't be caught and then I thought why am I even doing this she's indoors!
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:45 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 also created and sold a couple of T-Shirts recently to raise a bit of money for a cat rescue. I'd got hold of some T-shirt transfers and offered to do pictures of peoples cats to put onto a T-Shirt (I still have some T-Shirts and transfers left if anyone is interested). Amazing! Yes please!! Ofte...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:44 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?

If you have a smart phone just say it out loud and you'll see adverts magically start popping up on every website and social media site you visit and in your email. If you have a more old fashioned web access, just google it for the same effect with a little more effort. It's a lovely idea, I can ne...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Annual boosters
Replies: 7
Views: 40

Re: Annual boosters

Yes I'm not sure how much early though. But depending on the specific ones you have you can also go 13 or 15 months. Only your vet can tell you but it should be a free phone call not a consultation. Funny isn't it, we were always told we could not be late or we would have to start again, and suddenl...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: taking a cat on holiday in UK
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: taking a cat on holiday in UK

I have always dreamed of a cat that would go with me anywhere, perched on my shoulder like a parrot. Boo was supposed to be a cat with a holiday home at my mum's, he was a good traveller and very chilled and this was all agreed before I took him on, as I was often away weekends for work. But by the ...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: Advice please

Agree with others try the volume very low and gradually build up her tolerance. Could be some of the frequencies humans can't hear are uncomfortable for Rummy for whatever reason, not necessarily the whole of radio or TV. She seems very able to communicate her feelings to you anyway which is wonderf...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:48 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??

Yes that's just it Ruth claws are so much more than many people appreciate. Alicat - mine are indoor only too, one of mine had to relearn to walk on carpet when I got him but I never trim - that's ok we make our decisions and as long as our cats are all well, healthy and happy whatever we prefer is ...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:33 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??

Cats' claws don't wear down and they are not supposed to, that's why they are retractable. If they weren't, they would wear like a dog's. The front four claws (ignore the 'thumb' or dew claw for now) are for raking, scratching and also holding. They must be razor sharp and in perfect condition with ...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vaccine and Sneezing
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Vaccine and Sneezing

Vaccines against respiratory diseases can cause temporary sneezing in some kittens, which should resolve in a few days. Unusual to start a week after the shot though. Has your kitten been tested for HCM, and are his blood lines clear of it?
by Mollycat
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:40 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??

Not saying don't but why do you do it? Have you weighed up pros and cons, or is it just what a good cat owner is supposed to do?
I have never trimmed cats claws at all.
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Struggling with guilt and grief
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: Struggling with guilt and grief

So sorry for your loss. Guilt is a normal part of grieving and even if you couldn't see anything to attach that guilt to, you would be finding something completely off the wall to pin it to. That is the nature of grief. A cat doesn't know that being bundled into a little box and taken from home then...
by Mollycat
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Flea and Worm treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Flee and Worm treatment

Thanks for your replies, my cat loves the outside and catches mice and the odd bird on a daily basis. From time to time he will eat what he catches. Your comment on supermarket meds, can you elaborate, what's wrong with them? I was hoping just to buy on line without prescription. I'm thinking of th...
by Mollycat
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Flea and Worm treatment
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Flee and Worm treatment

It's a good point to consider, does your cat actually need as much pest control as the plan caters for? My last 3 were never wormed and I think had flea treatments about once a year. The best ones are prescription but tbh we use non-prescription online meds for the dog and they are very good, we hav...
by Mollycat
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) Advise needed!!
Replies: 10
Views: 42

Re: Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) Advise needed!!

God how awful. Your lad must have heard something at the very least. I've never heard of this happening before but my guess would be that could well be the root of his trauma, if he was absolutely fine before. He sounds like a pretty cool cat who takes all kinds of challenges in his stride like fire...