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by Hazel
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: my cat died today, it was my fault
Replies: 35
Views: 10047

Re: my cat died today, it was my fault

Hi, hope you are ok and starting to see how that this wasn't your fault it was just one of those things. It's so hard loosing a pet and even when it's through old age or ill health there will always be something we beat ourselves up over that we could have done differently. It was a terrible acciden...
by Hazel
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feeling terrible - tormented my cat and not helped him :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 2606

Re: Feeling terrible - tormented my cat and not helped him :

I know exactly how you feel, we felt terrible over the stress we caused Jess with the first couple of vets visits we had. He was a little feral kitten we'd been feeding for a couple of months and gradually luring further round the side of the house into the kitchen. On the day of his first vet visit...
by Hazel
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?
Replies: 35
Views: 24529

Re: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?

The large Tesco and Morrisons near me both sell Butchers, as do Wilkinsons. Lidl had the Coshida in again! I bought the lot...then felt a bit guilty in case I'm not the only one with hungry fussy cats! It seems to come into the shop as packs with 5 gravy boxes and 5 jelly boxes, so presumably they c...
by Hazel
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?
Replies: 35
Views: 24529

Re: BUTCHERS CLASSIC TINNED FOOD ? HOW GOOD IS IT PLEASE ?

Butchers food is good, but mine won't eat it, probably because it comes out of a tin not a sachet :roll: Mama Cass eats it. I occasionally put some down with Mika and Jess to have another go (they used to really like it) but it mostly gets flipped about and pounced on. I wish they would eat it, no c...
by Hazel
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How can I prevent my cat from going to the toilet inside?
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

Re: How can I prevent my cat from going to the toilet inside

I prefer my cats to use an indoor tray so I know that they are not using my neighbours gardens. They're my cats so it's my responsibility to clean up after them. I hate other cats using my garden as a toilet. It's also good from a health point of view, you will notice any change in their habits and ...
by Hazel
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My two cats dont eat much !!
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: My two cats dont eat much !!

Well you have a point there, I think most of us have found that that's a problem with cats, they're too blooming fussy. I've always had dogs before so this was a bit of a surprise to me, I just thought you could give them any cat food and even if they turn their nose up at first give them an hour an...
by Hazel
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: My two cats dont eat much !!
Replies: 3
Views: 900

Re: My two cats dont eat much !!

As long as they don't look too thin I'm sure they are fine, especially as they have the option to eat more if they want. Maybe in this cold weather they are less active and snuggled up in the warm so need less energy? You could keep a track of their weight every month so you know they are not loosin...
by Hazel
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost two babies in 3 weeks.
Replies: 13
Views: 4029

Re: Lost two babies in 3 weeks.

What beautiful pictures, they look like they were both real characters.
At least the man kept his collar for you, that was a kind thing to do. Although you haven't had chance to say goodbye you are still left with your photos and memories.
RIP Erik and Jimmy, together again. x
by Hazel
Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Worried
Replies: 15
Views: 2870

Re: Worried

So sorry for your loss. xxx
by Hazel
Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food-fussy feral
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Food-fussy feral

Hey don't be giving her ideas, I'm not roasting chicken for her! :lol:
by Hazel
Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food-fussy feral
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Food-fussy feral

Hmmm. At least it looks like she's OK. :roll:
by Hazel
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food-fussy feral
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Food-fussy feral

The little monkey; I did a test today. This morning she got 30g of the usual food with some meat on but I also added a bit of extra gravy from the boys breakfast and a bit of water, stirred it all round and fed her that, she polished it off except a few bits of biscuit. Tonight I gave her 30g Royal ...
by Hazel
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food-fussy feral
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Re: Food-fussy feral

She's the fattest feral I've ever seen, mostly fluff I imagine but she has very chunky ankles, she can certainly go a day or two of being picky without suffering. We've seen her eating rats in the garden too (a month or two ago) so it could be that she's still hunting while the weather is fairly mil...
by Hazel
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Food-fussy feral
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Food-fussy feral

Mama Cass has gone off her food. We were feeding her 30g biscuits twice a day with a little meat on top on a morning (less slugs about than on an evening). This week she had decided to only eat the meat. I feel bad not offering an alternative, but I don't really want to go down that route with any o...
by Hazel
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feeding cat boiled chicken
Replies: 31
Views: 12946

Re: Feeding cat boiled chicken

I've thought about blending normal cat meat with a bit of water in to see if they like that. They won't eat mushed up meat or pate though (only tried a pate yesterday, most of it got spread around the hall and up the stairs and dived on, great fun, for Mika at least, not much eating went on) so it w...
by Hazel
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feeding cat boiled chicken
Replies: 31
Views: 12946

Re: Feeding cat boiled chicken

I have two gravy lickers! :lol: I'd definitely buy it!

Mika will at least go back for the shrivelled up dry bits of meat later, Jess only eats biscuits and licks gravy.
by Hazel
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feeding cat boiled chicken
Replies: 31
Views: 12946

Re: Feeding cat boiled chicken

We cut it into small chunks before freezing or cooking it, then it cooks really quickly. Just cut a couple of chunks in half and check it's not still pink in the middle.
by Hazel
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it wrong to keep a cat indoors?
Replies: 27
Views: 6416

Re: Is it wrong to keep a cat indoors?

You will probably get lots of opposing views posted in reply. Some peope on here do have house cats, some (like mine) with access to outdoor runs which I guess will be impossible in a flat. Some rescues won't home cats as indoor only, don't let that put you off though, some will. A really nice thing...
by Hazel
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:20 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: BAD BREATH .....SHOULD IT BE A PROBLEM ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1176

Re: BAD BREATH .....SHOULD IT BE A PROBLEM ?

Mika's breath is sometimes a bit funky but since it's not all the time I've never thought much of it. If your vet has checked him out then hopefully you are just worrying for nothing. x
by Hazel
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

I love the poem!

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM US.
Hazel, Mika, Jess and Mama Cass.

^..^ ^..~ >^..^<
by Hazel
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Did the cat take a lick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Did the cat take a lick?

Lynn that reply has made me laugh! Cats mouths and dogs mouths are full of nasty bugs, but unless you have a compromised immune system or they are licking an open wound you should be fine. I'd probably chuck stuff if they'd had a good go at it but a quick suspected lick I'd probably just wipe it or ...
by Hazel
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Direct Rehoming
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Direct Rehoming

I think the Blue Cross offer this.
by Hazel
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Email from cat
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Email from cat

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Hazel
Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Any know very well about persian cats color genetic here?
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: Any know very well about persian cats color genetic here

The others have put it more eloquently then I did! I'm not saying I think breeding cats is immoral - as some will know I have a pedigree cat myself. However this is a rescue forum and I know some of the people here will have that opinion because for every cat bred that's another potential rescue hom...
by Hazel
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Any know very well about persian cats color genetic here?
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: Any know very well about persian cats color genetic here

Plus, you have to remember, breeders need to earn a living too. I think most people on a cat rescue forum will think that making a living from breeding cats is immoral. There are other ways to earn a living, nobody has to breed cats or dogs to survive. Some people will of course choose to buy a ped...
by Hazel
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: LACTULOSE FROM PHARMACIST - IS THIS SAFE FOR BARNEY PLEASE ?
Replies: 39
Views: 7194

Re: LACTULOSE FROM PHARMACIST - IS THIS SAFE FOR BARNEY PLEA

Hi, sorry I've not been on CC for a while so I've just seen this. Max used to get constipated quite often and we used lactulose from the chemist, this is what our vet recommended to us. I think it's quite sweet so cats either like it or don't (Max luckily did). I can't remember but I think we put 0....
by Hazel
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Do you feed the garden birds?
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Do you feed the garden birds?

I've stopped feeding the birds all summer as Mama Cass caught a couple and I didn't want to lure more into the garden to encourage her, especially not any fledglings. Now its getting cold I'm undecided whether to buy a load more bird food or not - do people think it keeps more birds alive than she w...
by Hazel
Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Litter tray condundrum
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: Litter tray condundrum

We have two litter trays and two cats, both use one litter tray only and if one goes the other would rather we cleaned it immediately for him than him have to walk upstairs to the other tray. One of our cats always wees on the doorstep too. No idea how to stop this but we hate it! I think there is u...
by Hazel
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS
Replies: 13
Views: 2783

Re: CARDBOARD SCRATCHERS

Max loved these, much more than other scratchers, Jess sleeps on his (two), Mika just ignores them.

I think you have lots of cats so some must like them? :)

The other thing, as someone else has said is they are very messy, but they hoover up easily.
by Hazel
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Is a stray cat ok to give to an elderly person?
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Re: Is a stray cat ok to give to an elderly person?

I don't think most rescue cats have been abused, most have probably abandoned when the owners move house, have children of the novelty wears off :( Our first cats were from the Blue Cross, they were 8 years old and their owner had died. They still had a lot of love to give but were much more settled...