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by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Problems logging on?
Replies: 42
Views: 8117

Re: Problems logging on?

Indeed ..... but nothing to do with the forum! ;)

Most recently it was that I'd sworn off forums until I'd done my tax return! :D
by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty playing favourites
Replies: 5
Views: 1562

Re: Kitty playing favourites

Some cats can play favourites, but on the whole it's much more likely to be just what she's used to and what she feels more comfortable with. On the whole, men tend to be bigger, louder and with deeper voices than women and some cats do find that harder to cope with. He needs to 'woo' her! :D
by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Foster Cats - update
Replies: 13
Views: 2825

Foster Cats - update

Having not been around for a couple of months, I've just updated Buzz's thread about finding his forever home and thought I might as well do a general update too. After his false start, where his first 'new home' decided he wasn't settling and brought him back after about 24 hours (!!!) Buzz went ba...
by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Incoming ....... Buzz
Replies: 42
Views: 7618

Re: Incoming ....... Buzz

Thanks guys, I was really chuffed, as he'd been waiting for quite a while. :)
by Crewella
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Incoming ....... Buzz
Replies: 42
Views: 7618

Re: Incoming ....... Buzz

I've not been on here recently, I was busy, then I was away over Christmas, then things were still busy and I kept thinking I'd wait until I had a bit of time so I could catch up when I came back on here ....... which of course never happened! But Buzz has finally found his forever home, so I though...
by Crewella
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Incoming ....... Buzz
Replies: 42
Views: 7618

Re: Incoming ....... Buzz

Sadly no good news as yet, I will update I promise.
by Crewella
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Blackie's status
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: Blackie's status

Sadly poor old Buzz is still waiting for his perfect home - someone did come forward but the home wasn't ideal. All paws still crossed for him :)
by Crewella
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Do all younger cats play?
Replies: 8
Views: 2529

Re: Do all younger cats play?

My Daz arrived as a terrified trapped stray tom cat, aged about 5. It took him ages to gain confidence and I didn't see him play at all for several years ..... until he suddenly got a taste for chasing poor old Grumpy Nellie! Even then, the only play I saw was him chasing the other cats, and it took...
by Crewella
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 2422

Re: Cat behaviour

I'm so sorry to hear what happened to your boy, but your vet is right in that it's better for him to be quiet whilst he heals so, hard as it is to see him like this, it does mean he should heal well. Poor boy has been through a lot, it's not surprising that he's subdued. Give him a gentle fuss from ...
by Crewella
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 'tis the season of the year!
Replies: 8
Views: 3077

Re: 'tis the season of the year!

Slugs - bah!! :x Every summer I get slugs in the outdoor pen, especially round the food bowl. This year I removed at least three a night from Buzz's bowls, including the ones I found doing a leisurely backstroke in his water bowl, which I started to call the 'slug spa' - huge great big things which ...
by Crewella
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Can't shake this guilty feeling
Replies: 4
Views: 3288

Re: Can't shake this guilty feeling

I'm so sorry to hear you've been through such a tough year, but I agree with Ruth. Your boy sounds as though he had had enough, and all you did was allow him to slip away with some dignity rather than go on, suffering and in pain, for a few more days. It's the kindest and most loving thing you could...
by Crewella
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat who is extremely reclusive.
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Re: Cat who is extremely reclusive.

Having taken on several older and/or traumatised cats I agree with the others - just give her time and let her come round when she's ready. All of mine have, including the one that was so scared and depressed that he just huddled and trembled, not even raising his head when I came near him. Good on ...
by Crewella
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Heartbroken lost my first cat to traffic
Replies: 29
Views: 9246

Re: Heartbroken lost my first cat to traffic

Awwwww .... he looks a lovely cat. He also looks happy and well loved, which counts for a lot. xx
by Crewella
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Training to use a cat flap
Replies: 6
Views: 2588

Re: Training to use a cat flap

Not sure if this will be of any help ..... but here goes ..... The outdoor pen that I use for foster cats has a little heated house with a cat flap entrance. Most of the cats I foster for the rescue tend to be the ex-strays that have been living outdoors, so often I've no idea if they know how to us...
by Crewella
Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?
Replies: 14
Views: 7146

Re: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?

Sounds like a good plan, all paws here crossed. xx
by Crewella
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Metrobactin
Replies: 13
Views: 5868

Re: Metrobactin

Like pretty much all ABs, took about 2-3 days to start seeing a difference and it's important to follow the whole course.
by Crewella
Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: HOMES OFFERED
Topic: Home for a Maine Coon, London
Replies: 5
Views: 4704

Re: Home for a Maine Coon, London

Great news - I hope you're all very happy together! :)
by Crewella
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Mayday's 1st anniversary
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Re: Mayday's 1st anniversary

It makes all the difference when a true friend really cares. Thinking of you. xx
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A Street cat named Bob
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: A Street cat named Bob

I'll read it, Lilith .... but only if you watch Bob!! :P :twisted:
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What a difference 5 years makes!
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Re: What a difference 5 years makes!

Her reputation goes before her! :D

Actually, I do feel like I know your gang from your posts!
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A Street cat named Bob
Replies: 10
Views: 3358

Re: A Street cat named Bob

Big fan of both - here are the lovely James and the even lovelier Bob on This Morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ba1PEHRAZo
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What a difference 5 years makes!
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Re: What a difference 5 years makes!

Well, she looks 'cuddly', even if she might take your face off if you tried!! ;)
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Heartbroken lost my first cat to traffic
Replies: 29
Views: 9246

Re: Heartbroken lost my first cat to traffic

I'm so sorry, it's horrible to lose a young cat suddenly like that. (((hugs)))

Rest in peace lovely Smudge. xx
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Grieving cat
Replies: 6
Views: 3328

Re: Grieving cat

I've been known to chase bully cats out of the garden too. Once I ran down the side of the garden, growling and hissing "*** off you 'orrible little mutt" ....... only to hear my (very polite) neighbour from the street side of the fence "Erm ....... hello?". :shock: :oops: I'm so...
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?
Replies: 14
Views: 7146

Re: Oucha - Endoscopy cost?

One of the reasons I'm so very fond of my vet is that, more than once, when faced with the possibility of doing expensive tests (especially on elderly cats and knowing we're always skint and also that we foster several cats for the rescue) he's talked through the likely outcomes and possible treatme...
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feral wont leave
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Feral wont leave

I agree with the others, though it could also be that she's just a naturally more timid cat and will take longer to 'get her bearings' in a new environment.
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: diabetes and kidney disease!
Replies: 2
Views: 1851

Re: diabetes and kidney disease!

Modern thinking seems to be that it's the quality of protein that's important for cats with renal issues, rather than just the amount. Tanya's website is tough going, but a mine of useful information, especially on foods:

http://www.felinecrf.org/
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Metrobactin
Replies: 13
Views: 5868

Re: Metrobactin

I don't know Metrobactin but I looked it up and it seems to be primarily Metronidazole, which is a very common antibiotic. Several of my cats have had it over the years with success and no issues.
by Crewella
Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Spaying
Replies: 23
Views: 6694

Re: Spaying

As Mark has said, the rescue often speys ferals and lets them straight back out, so I'm sure Ria will be fine. As to her coat, it took Buzz's coat about 5 months to grow back after I cut off his dreadlocks when he arrived ....... and you could still tell where the new hair was then so I'm guessing i...