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by Mrs Kane
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopted a 2 year old cat
Replies: 22
Views: 5237

Re: Adopted a 2 year old cat

Just leave the old one and the new one out with all her toys and eventually the smell from her old basket will dissipate and she won't care for it anymore. Believe me Sofi came with the oldest scruffiest toys and carrier you can imagine but after nearly a year she doesn't give a hoot about them and ...
by Mrs Kane
Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Latest hi-tech cat toy
Replies: 13
Views: 1912

Re: Latest hi-tech cat toy

Whenever I go to a local fast food chain (why yes is IS KFC) I always ask for a big bag because I know Sofi loves to crawl into them and sleep. They never last very long though. A week at most before she's clawed and chewed it to pieces. I never really go to Primark over here though. It's so far out...
by Mrs Kane
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopted a 2 year old cat
Replies: 22
Views: 5237

Re: Adopted a 2 year old cat

Good luck! :)
by Mrs Kane
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with small strange patches on skin
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Cat with small strange patches on skin

Ah that's probably it then! Just make sure she's happy and only use the cleaner when guests are coming over ;) (I get you, we have a dining room table that our cat isn't supposed to be on either. But when I come home in the evening I always see the tell tale signs of fur and paw marks. :roll:
by Mrs Kane
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??
Replies: 18
Views: 9738

Re: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??

Although I always feel really bad about this afterwards I always put Sofi in the hall if she makes a fuss in the night. Usually she makes a fuss because she wants food (I always feed her at midnight and again at 9am) So I try not to deviate from the pattern. Sometimes she just wants to play but at 5...
by Mrs Kane
Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopted a 2 year old cat
Replies: 22
Views: 5237

Re: Adopted a 2 year old cat

Cats when stressed will very often have some sort of toilet trouble. She's probably just needing to adjust to her new environment. If it persists for more than a week or two perhaps a call to the vet is needed but don't be too overcautious just yet. She's likely to do a few weird things in the first...
by Mrs Kane
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat with small strange patches on skin
Replies: 11
Views: 1758

Re: Cat with small strange patches on skin

We had this type of thing recently with our cat who is short haired so it was easier to spot. I wouldn't worry too much unless she's changed her eating, drinking or toilet habits dramatically lately. Or is less active than normal. It's probably an allergy but if you see increased scabbing over the w...
by Mrs Kane
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Adopted a 2 year old cat
Replies: 22
Views: 5237

Re: Adopted a 2 year old cat

From one kitten owner to another I was disconcerted when my adopted cat didn't immediately take to me. Having lived around cats that were brought in from kittens through my childhood I expected an immediate response of love. Sadly that didn't happen. My advice now is to be patient. It may take a wee...
by Mrs Kane
Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Should I take an outdoor cat living in a yard with 16 cats on a 5 hr plane trip & turn him into an indoor cat?
Replies: 6
Views: 1278

Re: Should I take an outdoor cat living in a yard with 16 cats on a 5 hr plane trip & turn him into an indoor cat?

I'm sorry to say that even though you and the white cat seem to share a bond I don't believe it would be fair to uproot him from his surroundings of the outdoor warm Arizona weather and place him in the cold weather of England and also place him under house arrest for the rest of his life. If he see...
by Mrs Kane
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: HOMES OFFERED
Topic: Home for a rescue / retired adult Maine Coon
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

Re: Home for a rescue / retired adult Maine Coon

You could always inquire with the local shelters and see if they have any Maine Coons available and ask to be put on a waiting list. But they are sought after as good family pets and aren't re-homed as often as other breeds because of their cost and docile nature. There are many other breeds that yo...
by Mrs Kane
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Standing in water
Replies: 16
Views: 2990

Re: Standing in water

I had the same problem with our cat when we first got her. She'd also play with the water bowl and we'd often find it upturned every morning and her crying because she had nothing to drink! I was worried that we'd get a stain on the wood floor (we rent) so I bought this: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pe...
by Mrs Kane
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: such grief and guilt help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: such grief and guilt help!!

So sorry for your loss Missy. I think at times like this there's always a point of "what could I have done differently?" Even if you couldn't have done anything. You did the best you could. And that's all your cat could've asked for. She cried and you responded. Don't keep yourself up at night think...
by Mrs Kane
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: theo is upset
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: theo is upset

If he only knew the trouble you were sparing him from! :lol: He wouldn't be so affronted then!
by Mrs Kane
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??
Replies: 18
Views: 9738

Re: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??

I would recommend you do these things before bed: 1. Clean litter box 2. fill water 3. Fill food bowl 4. Tire out your cat Sorry for the weirdly short list but my cat is on my arm and she's been ill all day and not slept so I'm typing one handed so as not to disturb her after finally getting her to ...
by Mrs Kane
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??
Replies: 18
Views: 9738

Re: scratching at bedroom door-how to stop??

It's a give in but I just let the cat come in and sleep on the covers nowadays. It's much let distracting for us because if she couldn't get in she'd either jump on the door handle until it gave way or mew until someone let her in. Believe me, a week of that and you don't care anymore, you just want...
by Mrs Kane
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sofi is scratching her fur out.
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Re: Sofi is scratching her fur out.

Fingers crossed I think I've found the problem. On Monday morning we received some spam mail from Whiskas with cat treats attached. (Occasionally our local supermarkets do this in Spain, they send new products based on purchases from the value card, I've had some weird things come through the mail, ...
by Mrs Kane
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat trees
Replies: 15
Views: 3351

Re: Cat trees

God I'd love to buy something like that for my cat! she'd be in her element looking out the window at the passersby and then staring down at us like she owned the kingdom.
Oh well. In time the king of money will provide.
by Mrs Kane
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: curious cats
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: curious cats

My cat Sofi loves processed Ham. Obsessively so. When we have any kind of sandwich with ham in it she will leap up on the table and try to steal the ham out of our sandwiches! This has become so bad that I normally have to eat standing up and she'll be using my leg like a climbing frame trying to re...
by Mrs Kane
Thu Jan 14, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats surviving winter
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Cats surviving winter

A neighbour of ours has been asking for big cardboard boxes and he cuts holes in them, lines them several times in cling film and then puts food and old torn clothing in the boxes for strays for the cold weather in the community parks and in bushes. It's not been that cold or rainy over here so I do...
by Mrs Kane
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Sofi is scratching her fur out.
Replies: 14
Views: 2630

Sofi is scratching her fur out.

UPDATED June 2016 : please scroll to bottom to read latest problem Hey guys, I'm in need of some advice. My cat Sofi has been scratching her fur out over the past 3 days on her head and a little on her neck. The patches are all clean of scabbing and crustiness. There's a minute amount of blood in th...
by Mrs Kane
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Nightmare with stray Maine Coon
Replies: 11
Views: 3108

Re: Nightmare with stray Maine Coon

No chance the RSPCA can offer one of their trap cages at all? You could place it against the cat flap door for the little tykes next visit over.
by Mrs Kane
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thoughts on missing cats at Christmas ....
Replies: 61
Views: 6044

Re: Thoughts on missing cats at Christmas ....

Late to the party again like an unwanted guest :P I was rather taken in by this post by Bobby's Girl because it's something I've been talking about a lot recently. Our local rescue centre has closed it's doors to folks wanting cats/dogs over the Christmas period. Good idea really, there are far too ...
by Mrs Kane
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cats and Christmas trees
Replies: 39
Views: 3730

Re: Cats and Christmas trees

We bought a fibre optic Christmas tree today because family is coming for Christmas and my sister insisted that at Christmas you need 2 things. "A Christmas tree and a turkey." (My OH really wanted a ham so that's him scuppered) So I insisted we buy a fibre optic tree because Sofi would knock down a...
by Mrs Kane
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost Friendships
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Re: Lost Friendships

A lot of people can be like this. Don't let it get you down or think less of them. Cats are hard to bond with and a lot of people can't or won't give them the time to do so. When you bond with a cat it's something very special and it can take weeks, months or even years for this to happen. A lot of ...
by Mrs Kane
Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: pet insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: pet insurance?

We have an indoor cat and have decided against insuring her. Instead we've created a separate account and we both put in 20€ each month for her. She's only 4 at the moment so I doubt she'll have any problems for a few years yet. She didn't come to us with any issues and seems very healthy. Some peop...
by Mrs Kane
Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Problems with neighbours
Replies: 29
Views: 4659

Re: Problems with neighbours

Is the next door neighbour your landlord? if not I'd seriously consider filing a complaint with the local council for harassment. With your CCTV footage I'm sure you could prove it.
This guy needs a good verbal of physical slap around the face. Whatever happened to "unity" among neighbours?
by Mrs Kane
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: RIP Locky
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: RIP Locky

Rest in peace little Locky. You did the right thing. He was happy until the very end with you by his side, at home with everything he loves, I'm sure of it. Goodnight little Locky. Play well at rainbow bridge and know your mum loves you. Hugs to you Cussypat. We're here for you. Try and sleep best y...
by Mrs Kane
Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some very, very sad news....
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Re: Some very, very sad news....

Rest in Peace little Lilly. Once I was a lonely cat, just looking for a home. "I had no place to go" she said, "no one to call my own." "I wandered up and down the streets, in rain, in heat, and snow. I ate whatever I could find; I was always on the go." "My skin would itch, my feet were sore, my bo...
by Mrs Kane
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: survet of irish vets
Replies: 8
Views: 2865

Re: survet of irish vets

I agree. I think we need to change the whole outlook on FIV cats. They are not disabled and not something to fear and be put down upon diagnosis.
PS, thankyou jillyvillyvoo :)