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by Jacks
Thu May 01, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 17094

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Oh poor Fluffy! We're all rooting for nature to take it's course tonight or tomorrow. I'm glad the operation went well, which was your main worry and it sounds something of a consolation that this is not unusual after a general anaesthetic, but I would talk to the vet about it at least and, much as ...
by Jacks
Thu May 01, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Low white cell count
Replies: 83
Views: 11320

Re: Low white cell count

Oh dear - I haven't been on for a few days and just seen this about poor Henry! So sorry he's poorly and I do hope, like others have said, the overnight with special care will see him turn a corner and back to his happy little self.

We are all thinking of you and Henry - hugs and headrubs xx
by Jacks
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Holiday furries
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: Holiday furries

Thanks for the tip about Cat's Whiskers - I might see if they come out as far as me - they say North London. At the moment it would be too much trouble as I have to manage 'innie outie' with Mr Socks coming in if Lara is out or upstairs (with door to upstairs shut), then going out if she comes in......
by Jacks
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: FIV and fits ? bad nws
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: FIV and fits ? bad nws

So sorry to hear about your poor boy - what a horrible shock for you! Thank goodness he didn't suffer long as you got him to the vet quickly and he had a happy life with you. I know you will miss him terribly but you have done the kindest thing x
by Jacks
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Ginger tom taking over
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Ginger tom taking over

Hi Nick - it sounds like your Ginger boy is playing a little bit of a dominance game but I guess he can only sleep in one place at a time, and if his other needs are met well and the two play together I doubt your other cat will leave. Are they both outdoor cats then? You say 'sleeping places in the...
by Jacks
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy needs an operation!
Replies: 125
Views: 17094

Re: Fluffy needs an operation!

Oh Carol, poor little Fluff! Not news you wanted to hear, but positive that the vet is going to give her special attention for this op, which hopefully will not need too heavy a general anaesthetic, and if they can manage her heart condition adequately during the op she should recover quickly and we...
by Jacks
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: HELP!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: HELP!!

Hi and welcome to Cat Chat. You do have a dilemma and I don't think there is any way you can reasonably let your cat out if you're on the first floor UNLESS you can build a cat ramp for her - or a series of platforms for safe ascent and descent - but then you'd have to incorporate something to stop ...
by Jacks
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: introducing cats to new home
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: introducing cats to new home

I would agree to keep them in for 3-4 weeks - they need to build familiarity and confidence in their new home. The worst thing would be if one got scared and bolted... It's also possible that once they've really settled in their new home and routine they might be better placed to deal with the local...
by Jacks
Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Chasing Bees and Wasps
Replies: 6
Views: 1641

Re: Chasing Bees and Wasps

I have just read that FEVERFEW, which is an attractive daisy like plant, is good for cats (in fact can be used medicinally for cats) and puts off bees and wasps...

If this can be corroborated it would be an ideal choice for some pots in the enclosure!
by Jacks
Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: News of Mr Socks - for those who aren't 'Dashers'
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: News of Mr Socks - for those who aren't 'Dashers'

I know he has! I'm sitting on the sofa working on the laptop, and he is snoozing on the other end, in one of Jessie's 'places' - just happy to be with me. Jessie is in her igloo, Sophie on the top of the cat tree and Lara upstairs in her doughnut ring, oblivious. I've shut the door to the lounge so ...
by Jacks
Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: News of Mr Socks - for those who aren't 'Dashers'
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: News of Mr Socks - for those who aren't 'Dashers'

Thanks all - Kay I'm really encouraged by your story of Tosker - for the third night he has slept in his basket like a little dog - not a whisper out of him all night. I shut the door, take my girls up to bed, and in the morning he is up and over to the back door to inspect his territory. He even us...
by Jacks
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Peaches hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 7991

Re: Peaches hurt

Hope Peaches is feeling much better now - and that Officer Noodley is back to full patrolling form :-) x
by Jacks
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: News of Mr Socks - for those who aren't 'Dashers'
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

News of Mr Socks - for those who aren't 'Dashers'

Well, we seem to have a new cat! Last weekend I bought Mr Socks a dog basket and a thick cuddly cushion, and he took to it IMMEDIATELY and after kneading the cushion, got in! We kicked him out of the house at bedtime, but he hasn't wanted to go, and paws the glass of the patio doors desperately to g...
by Jacks
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: ashes lost
Replies: 3
Views: 1216

Re: ashes lost

A lovely reply, Hazel, and good advice I think. Although it seems like ages since you picked up the ashes it isn't really, and for all you know someone has got yours and would be delighted to do a swap. If you can't find the right ashes, still have a little ceremony in memory of your beloved cat - h...
by Jacks
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello from Becci&Comet in Edinburgh, Scotland!
Replies: 16
Views: 2950

Re: Hello from Becci&Comet in Edinburgh, Scotland!

What a wonderful little lad Comet is, and what beautiful pictures! The close-ups look just like my Lara; she is 2 years almost and tiny and petite but full of energy, lithe and mischievous - light of my life! Little black cats have such stunning personalities. Lara has little crops of white 'sensing...
by Jacks
Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: TRY AGAIN FOR ADVICE !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2734

Re: TRY AGAIN FOR ADVICE !!!

Hello Julie! Well, yes it's a dilemma but it's also a very personal thing - and everyone's circumstances are different. I guess it depends how much you want him to stay in the garden in sight of you and whether you can cat proof the garden if you don't want him to wander... otherwise you have to tru...
by Jacks
Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost tortoiseshell - West Didsbury, Manchester
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: Lost tortoiseshell - West Didsbury, Manchester

What an adorable girl! I'm sure you've read all the help ideas on the forum but I'd strongly advise you to be out looking for her whenever you can, especially after dark when it's quiet and as the morning is just breaking. She is likely to be hiding up not far from where she escaped but scared - she...
by Jacks
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Peaches hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 7991

Re: Peaches hurt

That's great news - poor little baby but it sounds like she's getting her mojo back and if she's keen to come in at night that's all the better :-)

What a star Daz has been. Fusses to them both x
by Jacks
Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: For HRH Fluffy
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Re: For HRH Fluffy

I've seen this picture on Facebook with another caption, reading:

Did I do it? YES
Am I sorry? NO
Will I do it again? YES

And straight away I thought of HRH :-D
by Jacks
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: It's Baby Bird Season again...
Replies: 9
Views: 1951

Re: It's Baby Bird Season again...

Anna, I agree entirely, and it's a timely warning. Of my three only tiny athletic Lara is a hunter, but when she's been still out after dusk (OH letting her out when I'm not there) she's come back with a bird in her mouth. As much as she begs I won't let her out first thing (there's traffic to consi...
by Jacks
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness
Replies: 57
Views: 7373

Re: Can anyone help me with my cats sickness

Poor Princess!! Thank goodness you took her when you did - the most important thing is to get her through this - it sounds like she has plenty of spirit in her, which is a good sign, and I'm sure the vet will be doing everything possible to restore her to health. We are all rooting for your little l...
by Jacks
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 10852

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

Ah, yes, I may well have dropped myself in it - it is one thing that concerns me in the long term with Sophie, that she may well be prone to the same sort of problems. Fluffy's experience is a warning of what to look out for I think... just so glad she's feeling better - and Barney too. xx
by Jacks
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dodgy tummy
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: Dodgy tummy

Poor Edgar! Sophie can be very fussy when she's not comfortable, although it's generally due to having a hairball and she will be generally off her food until she can throw it up... :-( I agree with the suggestion about live yoghurt - apparently it's quite different from cows milk in terms of digest...
by Jacks
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fluffy in discomfort
Replies: 76
Views: 10852

Re: Fluffy in discomfort

Oh no! Another thread I've been missing! Poor little HRH - I saw the comment on 'DDDD' and realised something had happened. We're lucky not to have had constipation issues but there are times when I think Sophie doesn't find it as easy to 'go' as the others - her offerings are somewhat small, string...
by Jacks
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Peaches hurt
Replies: 50
Views: 7991

Re: Peaches hurt

Helen! Poor Peaches and poor you! I'm sorry I missed this at the weekend - thank goodness your little girl is making a recovery and you found her. It does very much sound like she had a scrape with a vehicle but is doing really well and has learned to trust you even more for rescuing her. I do hope ...
by Jacks
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat agression after cats son dissapeared and returned
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: cat agression after cats son dissapeared and returned

Jay I think you've handled this in a very positive and patient way! It seems to me this unneutered boy escaped because he smelled a female in heat and will have come back smelling very different. I'm guessing too that your girl isn't spayed? If she comes in to heat you will have more little kittens ...
by Jacks
Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fighting after house move
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: Fighting after house move

Dear Julz, Sorry to hear you're having trouble with your little family - I would agree with Lyn that it's likely the proximity of new cats and the territorial issues that are going on (after all your guys are the new kids on the block but they don't see it that way) are leading to some redirected ag...
by Jacks
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My rescue cats mysterious past
Replies: 12
Views: 3165

Re: My rescue cats mysterious past

How amazing, BUT great to know he was loved and not abused. He's your boy now, that's the important thing. One of ours Jessie, was born at the back of our garden, but of the others - Lara was found as a tiny kitten in a bucket, apparently, somewhere in London. I would love to know Sophie's past as s...
by Jacks
Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: brotherly rivalry and my boys "gifts"
Replies: 6
Views: 1541

Re: brotherly rivalry and my boys "gifts"

Alli, this may be a silly question, but are they both neutered? I am assuming from your post that they both have free access during the day - hence the presents, which are inevitable I'm afraid if one of them is an efficient 'hunter'. My neighbours both have neutered boys and they eat for England, a...
by Jacks
Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Probably sounds really silly but.........
Replies: 21
Views: 3405

Re: Probably sounds really silly but.........

It doesn't sound silly at all - and it's a real dilemma for you. What a shame both events have happened on the same weekend at the end of such a busy week. Is there a friend, anyone that you know well enough, who could babysit for a couple of days? I can imagine she will be pretty lonely being on he...