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by Crewella
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind

I'm hoping this worked out OK, Mark?
by Crewella
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Senior cat food - is it worth while?
Replies: 25
Views: 4309

Re: Senior cat food - is it worth while?

With a houseful of oldies I do feed some senior foods, though not religiously, mainly with their kidneys in mind. I don't tend to worry until they reach double figures, though. For cats with kidney issues that won't eat the prescription diets I've been very grateful for the reduced phosphorus senior...
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Could yowling and anxiety be episodes? Henry died, sister doing the same.
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: Could yowling and anxiety be episodes? Henry died, sister doing the same.

Wow, you've really been through the mill, I'm so sorry. I agree with Ria, and the others, that a 2nd opinion from another vet would be worth seeking. I've been there with a vet that you feel is ignoring your opinions - it's of no use to you and only serves to reduce your faith in them and increase y...
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with pancreatitis - blood in diarrhea.
Replies: 11
Views: 2412

Re: Cat with pancreatitis - blood in diarrhea.

My old Minnie had various gut issues and sometimes had blood in her poos for the last 8 years of her life. She gradually became unable to tolerate cereals or fish, and ended up on steroids (prednisolone) for her last year or two, but she nearly made it to 20. She too was tiny, and became skinny in o...
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My 3yr old Balinese girl died unexpectedly
Replies: 6
Views: 1066

Re: My 3yr old Balinese girl died unexpectedly

I'm so very sorry to hear what happened, but as the others have said sometimes these things just do happen. You loved her, you took her to a vet when she needed you to and you tried your best for her - that's all she could have asked of you. Many cat owners have plants and flowers in the house, I ca...
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bo Rap kitty version?
Replies: 17
Views: 3006

Re: Bo Rap kitty version?

This thread has reminded me that I used to sing a version of Dizzee Rascal's 'Bonkers' to Daz when he was first trapped, neutered and came to live with us. I still call him 'Dazzee Rascal' sometimes! :D To have a home and a bed is a daydream I'm a tom but I'm not quite what I seem In a bush in the w...
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:28 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bo Rap kitty version?
Replies: 17
Views: 3006

Re: Bo Rap kitty version?

Lol! Great story - did she have to give him back? :D
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 50084

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Fingers, toes and paws crossed here too. That's promising news on her weight, well done Lucy. :)
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Yankee candles
Replies: 38
Views: 23503

Re: Yankee candles

Hi Felinebliss, I agree with all your points, and do agree that it's something we all need to bear in mind. I had a cat that detested the smell of lavender, to the extent that she would limbo out from under my hand and avoid me if I'd just washed my hands in my favourite lavender hand soap! On the o...
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bowels
Replies: 12
Views: 1698

Re: Bowels

My Daz wasn't keen on the urinary diets either, I could get him to eat the dry version, but not the wet, so ended up feeding him half regular wet food (with added water) and half urinary dry . Like Booktigger, I concentrated more on lots of extra water in his diet and a supplement of Cystophan/Cysta...
by Crewella
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Mr Blue - greasy fur
Replies: 5
Views: 1630

Re: Mr Blue - greasy fur

I have used a food supplement for their coats, but I'm no help as I'm afraid I can't remember what it was!! My personal feeling is that it's best to treat from the inside out, rather than with something like a shampoo, as it must be a sign of something not being quite right. I once had a cat with st...
by Crewella
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bo Rap kitty version?
Replies: 17
Views: 3006

Re: Bo Rap kitty version?

Lilith, I love this version of that too! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMngXo9B_Vg

Great Teatime Rapsody!
by Crewella
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)
Replies: 322
Views: 54219

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

All good, thank you. Give your lovely brave boy a fuss from me. :)
by Crewella
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Home needed for Harriet
Replies: 17
Views: 4653

Re: Home needed for Harriet

Me too, all paws here crossed for her! xx
by Crewella
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)
Replies: 322
Views: 54219

Re: My cat is missing - Eastwick (Found)

I've not been around so am only just catching up with this. I'm sorry there have been complications, but I guess all you can do is trust your vet and hope that it does come right for him. All paws here still crossed for him. xx
by Crewella
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Foster Cats - update
Replies: 13
Views: 2701

Re: Foster Cats - update

I thought that, Kay, and sent the vets a pic in the hope that they would pass it on to the family. I believe Twinks was originally a stray that the old lady took in, but I've no idea how long she's had her. She's an unassuming little cat, I've given her a bed, a blanket and two cushions but she's re...
by Crewella
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Home needed for Harriet
Replies: 17
Views: 4653

Re: Home needed for Harriet

Such a shame, as it's so rewarding when they come round and the timid ones usually seem to form strong bonds when they do. I hope her 'prince' comes soon. xx
by Crewella
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Home needed for Harriet
Replies: 17
Views: 4653

Re: Home needed for Harriet

Harriet looks lovely, has she had any luck? All paws here crossed for her. :)
by Crewella
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Rescue cat not bonded
Replies: 6
Views: 1715

Re: Rescue cat not bonded

I've only just seen this, sorry. Just a thought, but as someone who has taken in quite a few rescue cats from various situations I have noticed that a few seem to go through a phase of being very friendly at first, then after a few weeks it's as though they withdraw a little. I tend to put it down t...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Advice on whether I can introduce a kitten into my 2 cat home
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Advice on whether I can introduce a kitten into my 2 cat home

I'm only just catching up on this, but I agree with the overall theory that an older cat would be a safer bet than a kitten. In fact, a fully adult cat of around 4/5 years, in my view, so they don't have the boundless energy the youngsters have and have gone through their 'teenage' years. I'm anothe...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CAT IN A BUCKET.. OMG CUTEST THING EVER!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1602

Re: CAT IN A BUCKET.. OMG CUTEST THING EVER!!

I'm always in two minds about clips like these. Half of me just wants to enjoy them at face value, and half of me worries about the culture of posting stuff like this for entertainment, that people might try putting cats in buckets, about what's in the bubbles, about how the cat really feels about i...
by Crewella
Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Incredible heatwave Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1656

Re: Incredible heatwave Australia

Much as I moan about the cold (and have been this week as it's been blerdy freezing!) at least you can do more about warming up than you can about cooling down. I hope it goes back down to sensible levels soon, and bless you for helping out! :)
by Crewella
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hurahhhhhhh I'm back
Replies: 3
Views: 1046

Re: Hurahhhhhhh I'm back

:)
by Crewella
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Incoming ....... Buzz
Replies: 42
Views: 7343

Re: Incoming ....... Buzz

Hi Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear abour Lady P - I feel like I knew her personally. I know you took great care of her. xx

I'm glad Hops has a lady friend, though, I know how much Daz loved it when Peaches came to live with us. Daz and the gang are doing well, thanks. :)
by Crewella
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: So sad - my cousin died last week, leaving 2 cats behind

So sorry, Mark. I'm sure she'd be glad of your concern for her cats. xx
by Crewella
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Bob please!
Replies: 41
Views: 5095

Re: Vibes for Bob please!

And from me too. xx

That Bob's a real trooper, bless him! :)
by Crewella
Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Talking like a person
Replies: 38
Views: 8235

Re: Talking like a person

Oooooh - I'd forgotten about this thread, I liked it! :D To belatedly answer your question, Mrs Kane, we were in Saigon because of my father's job - nothing exciting, he was that 'merchant banker' of legend! We were airlifted out during the tet offensive, then went back, and finally left in about 19...
by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Bob please!
Replies: 41
Views: 5095

Re: Vibes for Bob please!

I saw a mention of Bob and bandages, so went to find what was wrong .... and found this. Ouch! Poor Bob really has been through it, and poor you. I really hope he's a lot better now? (((hugs)))
by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Please help me keep my cat
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Please help me keep my cat

If you're considering renting you could also try Letswithpets - they have a very helpful website for landlords that will accept pets.
by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: How long should Scratching Posts last?
Replies: 9
Views: 3103

Re: How long should Scratching Posts last?

I think it's really down to the punishment they get from the cat. From what I've seen, even many of the pricier ones are built from card and hardboard rather than solid wood.