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by Hazel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Buying a cat from a breeder
Replies: 21
Views: 4817

Re: Buying a cat from a breeder

I can't see any reason to buy from a breeder when there are thousands of lovely cats languishing in rescues and being put down simply because there aren't enough homes. Rescue cats are just as loving and beautiful as any pedigree cat. For those who absolutely have to have a pedigree cat, there are ...
by Hazel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Buying a cat from a breeder
Replies: 21
Views: 4817

Re: Buying a cat from a breeder

Where I used to live a lady owned about 3 or 4 Persians (not sure how many as they looked the same!) who had totally free access, although they were always in or close to her garden. Max had totally free outdoor access and there is a Siamese close to where I live that I see outside sometimes. Mika h...
by Hazel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Buying a cat from a breeder
Replies: 21
Views: 4817

Re: Buying a cat from a breeder

I totally understand people's feelings towards breeders, this is after all a rescue site. I was a bit dubious about posting for that very reason, but I do feel quite strongly that some people will buy a specific breed and they need to be doing this the right way, getting cross breeds and kittens wit...
by Hazel
Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Buying a cat from a breeder
Replies: 21
Views: 4817

Buying a cat from a breeder

I know this website is about rescuing and rehoming cats, but there will always be people who want to buy a specific breed. With that in mind I wanted to post this table showing the differences between a good breeder and a back yard breeder (and all the versions in between) and ask that anyone who co...
by Hazel
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 10 years on
Replies: 22
Views: 4214

Re: 10 years on

178 cats in 10 years? Wow, well done!!!
by Hazel
Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Getting a resacue cat
Replies: 26
Views: 5507

Re: Getting a resacue cat

I would advise you visit the centres, it's not that they don't want to let the cats go, of course they do, but if they have people visiting to attend to I'm sure the phone calls and forms just end up coming second. They are all run by volunteers remember who are trying their best. Please don't go to...
by Hazel
Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cattery - family or individual pens?
Replies: 3
Views: 1364

Re: Cattery - family or individual pens?

I'd go for a family pen, we've had cats that are not the best of friends but definitely sick together in the face of adversity (ie the cattery). It would be good if the owner had another pen then you can just see what happens. It would be awful if they spent the whole time fighting.
by Hazel
Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Pix the pain
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Pix the pain

Does he want to go out the front door? If he's not that bothered about going out at all maybe you could just let him stay in until he gets his confidence back? If the cat flap is available I'm sure he'll use it once he decides he's missing out on the sunshine.
by Hazel
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: food quantities 11 month old siamese
Replies: 16
Views: 4463

Re: food quantities 11 month old siamese

Hello, just thought I'd add what Mika eats to the thread - he has the best part of a wet sachet morning & early evening (he's supposed to share with Jess but Jess usually just licks the gravy off his half and Mika eats up the chunks). He also usually gets a small bowl of Butchers classic later in th...
by Hazel
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sometimes its kinder to keep your thoughts to yourself!
Replies: 29
Views: 5374

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

How rude! I know how upset you must be, I've heard similar lots of times with having pugs (which I think are the most beautiful of dogs). I was really offended when I took Mika to see a new vet last year and the first thing he said was "oh he's cross eyed". He is a little, but you wouldn't dream of ...
by Hazel
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: New cat flap owner
Replies: 3
Views: 910

Re: New cat flap owner

We can't get Jess to use our flap and he's not the most handle able cat so shoving him through is not an option! We tried the string and he goes through fine with it open. A neater way though is to open it then put a clothes peg on the edge of the flap bit so it can't close. If you move the peg clos...
by Hazel
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: worried - Denzel scratched by FIV positive Stray "Terry"
Replies: 24
Views: 4555

Re: worried - Denzel scratched by FIV positive Stray "Terry"

Hi, I haven't got any FIV experience but just wanted to say me & Mika are thinking about you. We hope Denzel will not have been infected and from the sounds of it it is very very unlikely, but if he has it wont be the end of the world. You have done a wonderful thing for Terry and he didn't mean to ...
by Hazel
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possibly stray cat let it self in, we think it has ticks
Replies: 39
Views: 5701

Re: Possibly stray cat let it self in, we think it has ticks

What happened? Has he found his home? I hope so. x
by Hazel
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: What breed is the cat in the picture, please
Replies: 10
Views: 2402

Re: What breed is the cat in the picture, please

The one in the picture is a Birman I'm sure, they have distinctive white feet and dark colour points. Is the link correct? I'm not sure why a Thai would be bred in Russia - should the link have been to something else? A Thai is what some people are calling the more traditional shaped Siamese (Siam i...
by Hazel
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possibly stray cat let it self in, we think it has ticks
Replies: 39
Views: 5701

Re: Possibly stray cat let it self in, we think it has ticks

Don't worry about Denzel, he's a Siamese, he'll soon be the boss unless he's happy for the other cat to be dominant. He'll certainly hold his own. It's better to have a cat each to cuddle :) Well done on the tip removal. It's great that he trusted you to do that. He's obviously not totally wild. May...
by Hazel
Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possibly stray cat let it self in, we think it has ticks
Replies: 39
Views: 5701

Re: Possibly stray cat let it self in, we think it has ticks

And keep giving him Denzel's unwanted food and some water! :)
by Hazel
Sat May 31, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Major move and marriage to dog owner. Very worried.
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Major move and marriage to dog owner. Very worried.

Oh I agree, plead with your mother! I left my pug behind 10 years ago when I moved out of home because my mum was retired and owned his brother! It broke my heart to leave my best friend but it was the best thing to do for him and I made do with visiting them often.
by Hazel
Sat May 31, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat words
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Re: cat words

You have put that better than I did! Yes they are just noises, I don't think they understand the meaning of the words, but they do know what the sounds mean - food, treats, toys, walk (dogs), bedtime, all sorts. As you say, just like they have different meows or chirrups for different things and we ...
by Hazel
Sat May 31, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thinking about getting a cat, need advice!
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Re: Thinking about getting a cat, need advice!

If you can't cat proof your garden and are still worried, you could always look for an older cat who is less likely to go far (our Misty was 10 when we got her and she very rarely left the garden) or I think people keep deaf cats indoors.
by Hazel
Sat May 31, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: cat words
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

Re: cat words

I have a theory that cats and dogs probably understand a fair amount of what is being said but just haven't got the ability to form the words to talk back! Very much like when people move to another country and don't know the language, I've heard that they often learn to understand the spoken langua...
by Hazel
Thu May 29, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Meuzette
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Re: Meuzette

So sorry to hear about Meu, everyone is thinking of you.
Hazel x
by Hazel
Mon May 26, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How can I fatten up my very active 2 year old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: How can I fatten up my very active 2 year old?

Thanks for the replies. I guess I'm worrying about nothing then. Looking back at some photos of Max he was a larger cat I think, so maybe Mika still has some growing up to do or maybe he is just a smaller one so I suppose you can't really go off the weight, rather the shape of him. He likes his meat...
by Hazel
Sun May 25, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Early morning wake up calls!!
Replies: 32
Views: 5542

Re: Early morning wake up calls!!

JulieandBarney wrote:...My Barney always tries to wake me about 5am by licking my eyelids !!.....x
Ouch! :shock: Nobody needs their eyelids exfoliating! Clever cat though and well done you for not responding, that must have been difficult!
by Hazel
Sat May 24, 2014 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How can I fatten up my very active 2 year old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: How can I fatten up my very active 2 year old?

I don't want him to be fat, but you can see all of his spine when he lies down sometimes and I was worried that he had lost weight. Max was a lot heavier (~5kg vs 3kg) and he was still very muscular and slim and had a leg less to weigh :lol: He has food down all the time and he does eat it. Maybe it...
by Hazel
Fri May 23, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How can I fatten up my very active 2 year old?
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

How can I fatten up my very active 2 year old?

Last time we took Mika tithe vets he had list a little weight. The vet was not worried and said he probably weighed more previously as he was still growing so his weight had not settled down?!? He is currently eating the best part of 2 sachets of Lidl's Coshida meat in jelly and if he is in the mood...
by Hazel
Thu May 22, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Best kitty hug ever!
Replies: 9
Views: 2396

Re: Best kitty hug ever!

Aw that's too cute :D
by Hazel
Wed May 21, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Early morning wake up calls!!
Replies: 32
Views: 5542

Re: Early morning wake up calls!!

Same story here! My OH works shifts though so is often getting up at 4:30 or coming in at 6:00 so I can't really expect the cats to understand when it's a weekend and we want a lie in. I found playing with da bird etc for half an hour before bed then leaving plenty of biscuits down for midnight feas...
by Hazel
Tue May 20, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: is your cat as messy as mine? (food)
Replies: 20
Views: 3230

Re: is your cat as messy as mine? (food)

Mika's food fun is disgusting, you can't breed manners :roll: It's up the walls, its up the door, it's all over the floor, he also does the shaking his head thing and sometimes repeatedly moves a piece to another room to pounce on. Jess on the other hand (ex feral) is quite a tidy little eater. Prob...
by Hazel
Sun May 18, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Would Kittens Be Detrimental To A Senior Cat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Would Kittens Be Detrimental To A Senior Cat?

Hello, it's a tricky question and you know your cat best. My Max was about 14 when his lifelong friend Misty died. We tried after about a year to introduce a young adult female cat that a friend of a friend wanted to rehome. We didn't know what we were doing and it didn't work at all! So, we decided...
by Hazel
Fri May 16, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy gotcha day Dora
Replies: 9
Views: 2199

Re: Happy gotcha day Dora

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY DORA FRIENDLIE xxxxxxxxx