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by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help Kitten peeing on beds
Replies: 8
Views: 2520

Re: Help Kitten peeing on beds

I agree with everything the others have said. I have a friend whose cat Molly, suddenly started to pee on her duvet, Vet said she did this because she had been spooked, which was true, my friend has a child, spawn of the devil, I'm tempted to join Molly and pee in inappropriate places when he's arou...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1912

Re: Non stop eating

That's so funny Catslave :lol: and I thought I had a problem with Armand, he followed, well, ran actually, after me wherever I went. The wee geezer never did learn to open doors, would scrabble round the bathroom door with his elegant black paw, until eventually his weight meant he would literally t...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1912

Re: Non stop eating

Thanks Guys, what you say makes sense. He absolutely adored tiny wee Cody from the word go, little and large. Took a while to settle with Armand but they all got on well, despite entirely different personalities. I joke with my family that Gandhi is so intelligent, I'm convinced he is a 40yr old pro...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 1912

Non stop eating

Hi all, I wonder if any of you could give me advice on this minor but puzzling 'problem'. Some time ago, I posted on the Bereavement site about the loss of my beloved cats, Armand and Cody. Well here's the thing, my remaining 12yr old cat Gandhi, a big grey cushion of love and personality, is thrivi...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 37
Views: 7194

Re: Time to say goodbye

I'm so sorry Kris, you knew this was coming but that doesn't make it any easier to bear. All I can say is what was said to me on here when I was in a similar position - better a day too early than a day too late. You know she's on the way out, you are just saving her from unnecessary suffering. As ...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

This is the pic of my sweet wee geezer Armand that I love so much. Miss the joyous little creature every day.
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

I know exactly what you mean. Loads of pics of Gandhi and a very photogenic Cody, few duff ones of beloved Armand.. but.. one day he looked up at me with his big green, round eyes and newly shiny fur.. snap. .the perfect un-posed for photo which I cherish but haven't posted here on this forum. The f...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

Tea bags? Hope it's a good Yorkshire brew :). I grow lots of catmint on my allotment, would bring home armfuls, cats not interested. Brought home carrots with the 'fronds' still on them, Cody was in heaven, would roll about all over them, bat them about the kitchen floor, sent her a bit high actuall...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

Thank you Crewella, black cats are notoriously difficult to photograph and this pic does not do wee Armand justice. We hadn't had him long when taken, but despite the fact he had sore skin from 24/7 flea bites and various illnesses, considered un - rehomeable, he was a total bundle of joy, became sl...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:47 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

Thank you darling. I've been trying to post pics for ages. Both very small cats, Armand used to sit like that all the time. I've been thinking about you all afternoon, wish I was near to wrap you and your wee one in hugs. Hope she recovers her health.

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

fone013.jpg My sweet Armand. A bundle of joy. Think about him every day. Update:30th March 2017 Well..it's been a year today and 11 months tomorrow since my beloved wee geezer Armand, and my beautiful little lady, Cody died. Has it been hard? Yes, of course, in a way that the loss of a loved one af...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Aug 11, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

[attachment=1]cats 013.jpg My Cody..beautiful inside and out ..very much missed. Update: 30th March 2017 Isn't she lovely? I still haven't fully come to terms with the fact that we lost her so quickly at such a young age, sometimes it hits me in the stomach and stops me in my tracks, but, as with Ar...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: The end is nigh.....she has pancreatitus
Replies: 19
Views: 3641

Re: The end is nigh.....she has pancreatitus

Thanks. Not sure what to do - just read Synulox can have side effects and she was pooing blood earlier. Just been researching pancreatitis and Im not sure she is strong enough to go on a drip - I do not want her to be without me when she dies. Will see how she is overnight but am not giving her tha...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Sorry folks, please ignore blank space. I have been trying to post pics of cats without success.

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kitten will not clean her bottom!
Replies: 4
Views: 5460

Re: Kitten will not clean her bottom!

My Gandhi is a big cat with tummy troubles, didn't use to clean his rear after runny bum ( I cant spell diarrhoea ). I mean frankly, would you want to taste that? Anyway, he's an otherwise clean cat, especially now he's an 'only' and always cleans after solids. I personally would not use kitchen tow...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

Hi Julie, I am so very sad to hear of the passing of Lucy and appreciate your kind thoughts. I personally, don't believe in the afterlife or souls but would never dismiss anyone's beliefs out of hand, your words are a great comfort. I can't light a candle either, that's because for years whenever I ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice on caring for a blind cat
Replies: 54
Views: 10066

Re: Advice on caring for a blind cat

[quote="JulieJulie"]Thank you for your kind words. Whilst her passing was as 'less awful' as I guess it could have been, and despite a clumsy vet nurse (my sister told me after to calm down, she was probably just young and nervous) who almost knocked her over, and I told in no uncertain terms to ple...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Aug 03, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

Hi Issi, My two friends are loners like me - we all find it difficult to bond with people and make true friends. We are also all single - so, very much alone. I lost cats when I was younger but because I had boyfriends it never hit me as hard. Keep us posted wont you - it really does help to share ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

Thanks Kris, your kind words comforted me. I don't have a problem bonding with people, thank goodness, in fact it's the opposite, fending them off. My hubby knows when I say 'I'll be back in 1hr', I really mean 2hrs or more. Says I can talk about the price of mince to anyone. BUT what you say about ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need help/advice!
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Need help/advice!

Couldn't be sure without seeing Ronny's ears but it sounds to me like ear mites. My friends 2 Maine Coon cats displayed same symptoms. It doesn't start off too badly but becomes very sore and irritating, infection spreading over the outside of the ear the longer it is left, quite nasty. Failing that...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: The hurt is unbearable
Replies: 48
Views: 13682

Re: The hurt is unbearable

Now come on Shaz, just accept that you won't get to 'choose', he/she or he AND she will size you up and choose you. Face it honey, you have no say in the matter, your heart will be taken over :) .

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Night time terrors
Replies: 56
Views: 15049

Re: Night time terrors

Hi Issi. My friend has been living in Spain for around three years and wants me to go over there. Im not sure how I would cope with the heat (yesterday it was 40c in Spain where she is) and I wouldnt take my old girl anyway as she is 18 and a half. But when my Oody has gone - I am going out for a h...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How to Handle the loss please?
Replies: 36
Views: 9131

Re: How to Handle the loss please?

HI Shaz, lovely weather? Not here in Glasgow. We got a few days really hot, humid weather but yesterday.. horizontal rain. As you know, we were going to relocate to Spain but Brexit put paid to that :( . Anyhoo, back to Plan B. We have decided to downsize to a modern flat next year, we live in a lar...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Excessive licking/grooming
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Excessive licking/grooming

Hi SuziR, my wee silver and white female cat Cody, the friendliest most laid back cat ever, used to lick her tum until bald and raw. She was a 'fussy' eater in that she would only take a bite or two of the food the other two cats dined on, Felix etc. her bowl never emptied. Tried everything includin...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Our cat and his sudden condition.
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: Our cat and his sudden condition.

Andy and Guinevere, I am so dreadfully sorry to hear about the demise of your beloved pets and know exactly what you mean about beating ourselves up with 'if only'. When my wee darlings, Armand and Cody died unexpectedly within 4 weeks of each other, I was distraught thinking along those lines but m...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very early signs of kidney failure
Replies: 20
Views: 16747

Re: Very early signs of kidney failure

I'm doing OK thanks, Kris. The days are getting better but our plans to relocate to Spain scuppered by Brexit, quite a blow. The horrible churning in my stomach on waking every morning has gone, but oh how I does miss Cody and Armand. Just come back from a lovely lunch and a walk around the Botanic ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Very early signs of kidney failure
Replies: 20
Views: 16747

Re: Very early signs of kidney failure

Hi Otokage, Thanks for this information. My darling has had chronic diarrhea for two years - including anal leakage, so I have to be very careful what I feed her - raw seems to be the best for her but Im going to look into the food you mention here, plus the olive oil and slippery elm. Ive got some...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat throwing up clear and foamy liquid constantly
Replies: 11
Views: 31330

Re: Cat throwing up clear and foamy liquid constantly

The emergency vet did test his blood, and had said that all of his bloodwork was normal. He doesn't want to eat the bland food, he wants the regular food we feed them and he has an appetite but we're only feeding him in small amounts per doctor's orders. He has still thrown up a few more times, lit...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: The hurt is unbearable
Replies: 48
Views: 13682

Re: The hurt is unbearable

Oh Sharon, that is wonderful news :) . I do hope that your heartache is easing but you will have such wonderful memories of Miley. A friend once told me that although she was "on the floor with grief" when she lost her first cat many years ago, each pet since has brought something new, unique and wo...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat throwing up clear and foamy liquid constantly
Replies: 11
Views: 31330

Re: Cat throwing up clear and foamy liquid constantly

[quote="jordannn"]For the past couple of days my Wallowitz has been throwing up a clear and white foamy liquid several times per day, and was lethargic. This is very unlike him, he is almost three years old and has had maybe had 1 or 2 hairballs, but other than that he never throws up and is quite a...