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by Lyn from Australia
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: And then there were 7 .........
Replies: 117
Views: 15297

Re: And then there were 7 .........

I've just read through this thread - one of the many I suspect I've managed to miss due to being busy at work and there not being enough hours in the day! You've done great work with Teasel. She sounds very much like my Tipsy, who took 7 months to warm up to me and even now 18 months down the line ...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 3 cat household needs behavioral advise
Replies: 11
Views: 2164

Re: 3 cat household needs behavioral advise

This could also be simply an issue of not enough litter trays for 3 cats, particularly if any of them are "fussy" and prefer to pee in one place and poo in another. An extra tray or two may be worth trying, but some outdoor access to a balcony or courtyard will never go astray if it is available. P...
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?
Replies: 112
Views: 19343

Re: Does anyone have any experience with night blindness?

When I Google SAD lights, there is a whole bunch of stuff about seasonal affective disorder - these are lights to help the body clock? And are helpful with pets? Would not be any use to me as I read in bed and always fall asleep with the light on and I suspect anything brighter would be the end of ...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello all!
Replies: 13
Views: 3560

Re: Hello all!

Welcome to CC. We are a great bunch, if I do say so myself! :roll: :lol:
I am mum to 8 girls and 1 boy - Lily, Poppy, Mischa, Gypsy, Thea, Rose, Tipsy, Summer and Jagger.
You'll make lots of friends here.
Your boys are gorgeous. :)
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat nail Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: Cat nail Caps

Yes, I agree. Some people just can't seem to deal with scratches on themselves or furniture, no matter how much they think they love their cats! One case I did agree with using soft paws was on TV the other night. The cat's owner was 95 - even a minor scratch to you and I at our respective ages bec...
by Lyn from Australia
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat nail Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 1824

Re: Cat nail Caps

Poor Denzel. I'm glad he wasn't badly burned. I've always had a terrible fear of this happening, especially as I have an electric stove and I don't stop my cats getting up on to benches (being indoor cats they have enough restrictions). I am always very careful to immediately cover the electric ele...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Just moved house - my plan & any advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1002

Re: Just moved house - my plan & any advice please

Trust Dora to be the perfect cat after a move!! :roll: :lol: It seems as if Tobie and Lottie are doing quite well. It would be my inclination to have all their stuff in one place as you have, but if there's no way for them to get out doors leave their door ajar and see how they go. If either of the...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Photo's!
Replies: 9
Views: 2613

Re: Photo's!

He's just so handsome! There's just something about black cats. I seem to have pictures saved all over the place - I have no idea why - this has all happened when I've tried to put them all in the one place when I've re-sized them and then can't find them when I try to post them somewhere!! :roll: ...
by Lyn from Australia
Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bald kittens.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Re: Bald kittens.....

Ah what a sweet face. It will be interesting to see how these little things turn out.
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Bald kittens.....
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

Re: Bald kittens.....

They look a little like some cats and kittens I saw online recently - the breed name eludes me atm, but they had a very thin coat - the reason being that some congenital anomaly meant that while they had a "top coat", they didn't have an "undercoat" (Sphynx are the opposite - have the undercoat, th...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Blog!
Replies: 5
Views: 2035

Re: Cat Blog!

I don't understand a word you are saying, but please let me know details when you've all done something! I have seen the Facebook page, but I'm not very good at that either. Ladies, don't get old, it's too hard on the brain. :cry:
by Lyn from Australia
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Urgent advice needed for cat who was blinded yesterday
Replies: 24
Views: 4038

Re: Urgent advice needed for cat who was blinded yesterday

I'm very sorry to hear this Louise. I'm so glad he didn't suffer. :(
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat in the house, won't stop scratching at our door!
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: New cat in the house, won't stop scratching at our door!

Yes, I suppose leaving the door open could result in bullying, but then again you won't know until you try. To a point hissing and chasing is quite normal behaviour and helps them establish how each fits in to the new dynamic. You'll know if either cat goes overboard. Does Hauser have somewhere hig...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat VS Litter Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: Cat VS Litter Tray

Is it the same bean bag that you mentioned before? If so, how did you clean it? He may be attracted back to that spot by the smell of urine or what you cleaned it with. For example, some cats are attracted to the smell of bleach. As you can see I live in Australia so product names vary, but biologi...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat in the house, won't stop scratching at our door!
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: New cat in the house, won't stop scratching at our door!

I'd say as Kimble knows there are other cats and yet is yowling to have the door opened, I would open it part way, so that he can leave if he wishes but has somewhere to run back to if he becomes scared. I have done 8 intros in the past 7 years and only one required a closed door - and then only fo...
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: boots
Replies: 4
Views: 1230

Re: boots

You are wise to keep him in. So long as he has lots of stimulation he WILL adjust. Just the thought of a young cat and a high-rise balcony frightens me.
I'm so sorry you had to get rid of your dog. :(
by Lyn from Australia
Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: New cat in the neighbourhood
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: New cat in the neighbourhood

It could very well be territorial, but my first thought was lost, hungry and scared - my Lily makes a yowling noise when she's scared.
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: pls help me some advive would be great :) x
Replies: 6
Views: 1327

Re: pls help me some advive would be great :) x

It's been so long since I've had the wonderful experience of my cat having a litter that I truly can't remember for how long she was restless before the birth (I do remember my Siamese girl trying to make a nest in my wardrobe out of crepe paper which dyed her face and mouth bright green!!). If you...
by Lyn from Australia
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: food quantities 11 month old siamese
Replies: 16
Views: 4377

Re: food quantities 11 month old siamese

If this link works it shows a very good comparison between a modern siamese and an old style. The head of the more traditional cat is often described as "apple-shaped". Back in my youth, about 20 eons ago, I had a traditional chocolate point cat who I had mated to a modern blue point male and her l...
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Broken Jaw Operation
Replies: 34
Views: 8263

Re: Broken Jaw Operation

Nice to hear Moggy is brighter. He's certainly a handsome boy and no way does he look anywhere near his age - are you sure he's 17 and not 7? :)
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!
Replies: 29
Views: 5286

Re: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!

Hi Lynn.....by the way, I had the same with Barney, no one wanted him because he was black and white , with a torn ear, hardly any teeth and at least 8 years old !!!........but I adore the little fella.....xx If people would look past appearances and get to know these beautiful creatures, they woul...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!
Replies: 29
Views: 5286

Re: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!

Thanks everyone. Shelly, I love the video I've seen of Dora on Facebook, with her rusty little meow and the way she is so child-like and curious. BTW, I'll be in trouble if I don't remember to tell you that Rose, my current avatar puss, is also a tortie. She and Thea are sisters and I would describ...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: congenital problem???
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: congenital problem???

Please keep in touch - I don't know anything about uploading video to this site (I have trouble with photos), but I'd certainly be interested in seeing her.
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!
Replies: 29
Views: 5286

Re: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!

I adopted Mischa because it seemed everyone thought she was ugly - her mother was adopted, her black and ginger brothers and sisters were too, the RSPCA volunteer branch had her picture on their web site followed by the heading "Am I not pretty enough?....." I was totally flummoxed as from the mome...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: congenital problem???
Replies: 6
Views: 1329

Re: congenital problem???

I am wondering if little Winnie has cerebellar hypoplasia. I am not an expert, but have seen bits and pieces about this neurological condition on TV and a little on this forum, ages ago - I had never heard about toileting issues with this disorder so I just Googled it and, yes, some cats with CP ha...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Broken Jaw Operation
Replies: 34
Views: 8263

Re: Broken Jaw Operation

I wonder if Metacam makes them tired? I know I get tired when I take everyday paracetamol, let alone anything stronger. I agree, get the vet to check him again, but I suspect that he's uncomfortable and is sleeping more after the stress of his surgery. Poor old chap. Please let us know how he's get...
by Lyn from Australia
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat terrified of outside...
Replies: 11
Views: 2094

Re: Cat terrified of outside...

That's so good to hear. I'd rather have a cat who is a little nervous and heads straight back indoors than one with so much confidence it disappears for hours!! Hopefully he'll be less nervous in time, just enough to really enjoy himself.
by Lyn from Australia
Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat keeps weeing on electrics??
Replies: 3
Views: 5160

Re: My cat keeps weeing on electrics??

Hi, it does sound like it is a behavioural issue. Is your boy an inside or outside cat? If he's an inside cat he may be being disturbed by something which he can see (or smell) outside - other cats in the garden that are spraying for example. Even if he has outdoor time as well, this type of thing ...