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by notjustacat
Tue May 20, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 9084

Re: Cheyenne going AWOL

I really appreciate all of your advice and comments and it has not been my intention cause conflict within this wonderful group of people. Cheyenne was in her cupboard when I looked at 2 am this morning but had gone when I got up. So she didn't feel the need to wait for food. However I have taken al...
by notjustacat
Mon May 19, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 9084

Re: Cheyenne going AWOL

Jacks that is great advise. I will see if she continues to come home on a regular basis, but I think she has found her niche. As you have alluded to. Perhaps I should contact the RSPCA center from whence she came to take her back and rehouse her more appropriately. I don't think it would take her lo...
by notjustacat
Mon May 19, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 9084

Re: Cheyenne going AWOL

Hi Sarah She came from an RSPCA rescue center. As far as I am aware the owner had too many cats to look after properly. She was scared of everything and although I haven't even stroked her in the 8 months I have had her she has come a long way. I do have a lockable cat flap but have been loathe to s...
by notjustacat
Mon May 19, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 9084

Re: Cheyenne going AWOL

Thanks for that swift reply Kay. Unfortunately like today, I haven't seen her at all. She was gone when I got up and she hasn't come back yet. So locking her in at night will be difficult. She was there around 2 this morning so seems to stay in at night anyway. But it's all a bit up in the air at pr...
by notjustacat
Mon May 19, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne going AWOL
Replies: 57
Views: 9084

Cheyenne going AWOL

I recently posted a concern that my 4 year old rescue cat Cheyenne would no longer go into the cupboard which was her den after I cornered her in it in an attempt to remove a piece of grass from between her teeth. Well after a week she is using it again. However her new routine is causing me a lot o...
by notjustacat
Mon May 12, 2014 5:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: At my wits end - do I have my 7 year old put to sleep?
Replies: 22
Views: 3924

Re: At my wits end - do I have my 7 year old put to sleep?

Although not quite the same situation. I spent over £700 in vet bills to try and save my 16 year old female cat Rudi who had cancer. I would have spent twice as much if it would have saved her. From her first diagnoses to that horrible last trip to the vet was about 4 weeks. But in the end I just kn...
by notjustacat
Fri May 09, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 3062

Re: Cheyenne still nervous

Hi Willowgill. When I first got her she was scared of everything and decided to live in a cat carry case in the corner of my living area. So she got the day to day noises i.e. t.v., kettle and me walking about. She would only come out at night when I had gone to bed. That included eating her food wh...
by notjustacat
Fri May 09, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 3062

Re: Cheyenne still nervous

Thank you all for your most welcome and sensible advice. I tried closing Her and me in one room i.e. the bathroom as advised. Which was kind of a Mexican stand off, with Cheyenne spending our quality time together looking for somewhere to escape. Unfortunately, as expected, she now doesn't go in the...
by notjustacat
Thu May 08, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 3062

Re: Cheyenne still nervous

I can see the logic of having another furry to show Cheyenne there is nothing to be afraid of. Unfortunately due to a number of reasons it's not an option. The single room is also good advise, again unfortunately my living area is open plan and doesn't lend itself to closing an area off. I do feel s...
by notjustacat
Wed May 07, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cheyenne still nervous
Replies: 18
Views: 3062

Cheyenne still nervous

Well I have had Cheyenne a black 4 year old rescue cat for 8 months now. She has progressed from never leaving the room she originally started in. To going outside but always returns. However she still wont let me approach her. Now recently, she has taken to living in the airing cupboard (which is f...