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by hgale
Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I feel so guilty
Replies: 9
Views: 2066

Re: I feel so guilty

I'm really sorry to hear about Milo, I can't add anything else than what has already been said - please please don't blame yourself. As he was obviously so stressed at going to the Vets, he would have just got worse and suffered. You made the kindest decision for him, I've been through it twice, and...
by hgale
Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy New Year everyone
Replies: 7
Views: 1381

Re: Happy New Year everyone

Happy Mew Year everyone from me and Denver.
by hgale
Thu Nov 26, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Poison
Replies: 16
Views: 3029

Re: Poison

Oh no, I'm so sorry.

Thinking of you and your cats Cussypat, you know we are all here for you. I hope this can be sorted out really quickly.

{Hugs} from Helen
by hgale
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Need a quiet, weather-proof catflap
Replies: 9
Views: 8011

Re: Need a quiet, weather-proof catflap

I also have a Sureflap which is activated for Denver's microchip, and although it does make a click noise to lock, its pretty quiet. Its also very weatherproof as the lock keeps the flap securely closed even in high winds when the microchip isn't anywhere near it too. Plus no unwanted guests to stre...
by hgale
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: I think my cat is spooked from my washing machine
Replies: 5
Views: 1848

Re: I think my cat is spooked from my washing machine

Hi. When I first adopted Denver, he was also spooked out by the washing machine - I used to have a very very old model which was very noisy. He'd always been frightened of noise - his old owners (my former next door neighbours) used to have the most awful shouting matches and it made him spook very ...
by hgale
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do cats love us?
Replies: 12
Views: 2371

Re: Do cats love us?

I think Denver loves me all right - when I got back from holiday yesterday he wouldn't leave my side, and every moment he could since he's been on my lap, nuzzling, purring and mewing when I haven't stroked him in the last 30 seconds.
by hgale
Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: DREADFUL GUILT AND LOSS AFTER EUTHANASING MY 17 YEAR OLD CAT
Replies: 6
Views: 2670

Re: DREADFUL GUILT AND LOSS AFTER EUTHANASING MY 17 YEAR OLD

I'm so sorry to hear about poor Furzo, but please don't feel guilty. You made the right and kindest decision for him. I still miss my Kitten (who I had PTS due to stomach cancer December 2012) and Mischa who was PTS February 2014 also with kidney failure. I also felt guilty - I'd been away at a work...
by hgale
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Renal failure - terminal or treatable?
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

Re: Renal failure - terminal or treatable?

That is good news! Please keep us all updated and lots of gentle fusses to Portia.
by hgale
Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Renal failure - terminal or treatable?
Replies: 12
Views: 2396

Re: Renal failure - terminal or treatable?

I'm sorry to hear about Portia. My only experience with renal problems was with my Mischa in February 2014 - I'd been away for a works conference and my friend who was taking care of her said she'd completely emptied her water bowl - unheard of. When I got home, a very miserable cat was waiting for ...
by hgale
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I'm about to lose my beautiful boy
Replies: 21
Views: 4050

Re: I'm about to lose my beautiful boy

RIP dear Tush Tush, you will be missed. Kitten and Mischa will also show you around up there.

{hugs} to you Thierry.

Helen
by hgale
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I had to put my 18yr Kitty down today. so sad
Replies: 7
Views: 2395

Re: I had to put my 18yr Kitty down today. so sad

I'm so sorry to hear about poor Skeeter. Having read your story, there is no doubt at all that this was the right decision for him (but not for you as you say). Its always hard to know "when" the time has come but please don't doubt this - you did everything you could for him. I will ask my Kitten a...
by hgale
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - VET TRIP TONIGHT - WHAT NOW ?!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: BARNEYS CYSTITIS - VET TRIP TONIGHT - WHAT NOW ?!!

Hi Julie, we are sending you and Barney a nuzzle and lots of healing purrs!

I hope Barney will be feeling better soon.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: can any microchip cat flaps keep a cat inside?
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Re: can any microchip cat flaps keep a cat inside?

Sorry Mark, I misunderstood. Its true that if you don't program a chip into the memory the flap won't let a cat in, but the chip only works one way (entry) so unless you lock the flap for exit (which means Kylie, Domino and Kasper won't be able to exit either), it will still let the cat out. Its a s...
by hgale
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: can any microchip cat flaps keep a cat inside?
Replies: 8
Views: 2103

Re: can any microchip cat flaps keep a cat inside?

I have a Sureflap Mark, and it does have a 4 way manual selector lock on it (which on the "lock" functions overrides the chip system), so you can still choose entry and exit, entry or exit, or no entry and exit. Useful for when I have to take Denver to the Vet! They are a very good flap. Hope that h...
by hgale
Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy Birthday Buster
Replies: 4
Views: 1520

Re: Happy Birthday Buster

Happy birthday Buster! Its my Denver's first anniversary of adoption today too - can't believe I've had him for just a year, seems like I've always had him!

Please give Buster a big birthday cuddle from us both.
by hgale
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: URGENT ADVICE NEEDED
Replies: 12
Views: 3012

Re: URGENT ADVICE NEEDED

I'm sorry to hear about poor Locky, I'm sending him a big cuddle and a hug for you, Cussypat. I hope your cats are ok soon too Jtfife (sorry I haven't any experience or advice to offer). My friends cat Elmo has just had to start a new diet too as she's been poorly - she's been quite stubborn about i...
by hgale
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep
Replies: 53
Views: 12289

Re: Little Fluffy has gone to sleep

We are so sorry to hear of HRH Fluffy going to Rainbow Bridge, Carol, she was loved by all of us.

Sleep tight and run free at the Bridge with Kitten and Mischa, Fluffy. A big {hug} from me and a big {nuzzle} from Denver for you, Carol.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...
Replies: 20
Views: 3153

Re: Arnie and his slave in Malta, 3 months on...

Crumbs Andrew, you have been through it!! Denver is also being a little monkey - I've just started Nordic Walking (thats walking using poles to help propulsion - a very good workout if you aren't fit enough to run or jog - like me!) and you had to go to special classes to pick up the technique. It t...
by hgale
Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My beautiful cat was run over and killed on Friday
Replies: 8
Views: 3696

Re: My beautiful cat was run over and killed on Friday

I'm so sorry to hear about poor Leo. It is always hard to lose a member of your family, especially suddenly like this. Don't worry about how you are feeling - when I had to say goodbye to my Kitten and Mischa (both at the Vets due to old age), it took me months to grieve for them - and sadly their d...
by hgale
Thu May 28, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A gift from Bob. Has anyone fead it
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: A gift from Bob. Has anyone fead it

I haven't read A Gift from Bob, but I have read the first 2 books in the series on my Kindle - a real life affirming story - Lilith you have to read them, they really are lovely books, but I know what you mean about cat books - many of the ones I have read also need tissues! Speaking of Paul Gallico...
by hgale
Wed May 27, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Claws....to clip or not to clip!
Replies: 18
Views: 3342

Re: Claws....to clip or not to clip!

I'm lucky - Denver deals with his claws himself - but my last late cat Mischa (still very much missed) was completely different! As she was so old, she hardly went out so her claws needed trimming - but the only way was during her regular Vet visits as it took 4 of us holding her down while the Vet ...
by hgale
Mon May 25, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dave Update.
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Re: Dave Update.

Hi, isn't Dave doing well?!

Denver is sending you both a big nuzzle, and a big fuss to Dave from me.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Mon May 25, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Maru!
Replies: 4
Views: 1168

Re: Maru!

Maru never fails to make me laugh every time I watch him! Especially when he tries to fit himself into boxes that are way too small.
by hgale
Tue May 19, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: RIP Lady Byron
Replies: 12
Views: 2272

Re: RIP Lady Byron

RIP Lady Byron, run free at Rainbow Bridge.
by hgale
Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: HEARTACHE LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Replies: 8
Views: 3924

Re: HEARTACHE LIKE NEVER BEFORE

I'm really sorry to hear about poor Rocky, I know its no comfort to you, but at least you gave him all the love you could - I'm sure Boo and Barney are making friends with him right now.

{Hugs}. Take care and I hope Poppy will be ok.
by hgale
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Re: Fred's Greebo ...... or Greebo's fred ...... RIP
Replies: 268
Views: 35870

Re: Fred, the saddest cat I've ever met

Please give Fred a stroke from me and Denver, Helen. I'm sure he'll be recovering well under your care! If I could send you a clothes peg for your nose, I would!
by hgale
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Trying to tempt Fluffy to eat
Replies: 115
Views: 19495

Re: Trying to tempt Fluffy to eat

Fusses to her Royal Fluffiness from me and Denver! I'm sorry I haven't got any real advice to give - Denver just loves his food!

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How animals deal with grief
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: How animals deal with grief

I'm not surprised reading this thread - I've also had experience of this - but it was an animal grieving for a human! My first cat was a wonderful ginger tabby named Biscuit. Although he loved everyone he had a very special bond with my mum - but I didn't realise just how deep that bond was until 20...
by hgale
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Simon's Cat April Showers....
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Simon's Cat April Showers....

I always enjoy Simons Cat! I was one of the backers for the new Off To The Vet feature length cartoon - and I can't wait for it to come out!
by hgale
Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Petitions & Campaigns (Other Animals)
Topic: Help Get Facebook to change their Community Standards
Replies: 5
Views: 6429

Re: Help Get Facebook to change their Community Standards

Signed as well. I hope FB change their rules - but sadly I'm not holding my breath.