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by issiandarchie+68
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Goose Rainbow Bridge May 28 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Goose Rainbow Bridge May 28 2019

Dear 'Goose', I read your post with sorrow and wondered how to respond to your sad loss. But then I read FJM's warm and understanding reply and felt I couldn't add to that. I am so sorry. I went through the same experience with my husband when we lost Armand and young Cody within 4 weeks to the day ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Indoor/Outdoor Kitty and Day Lily Plants/Toxic Plants
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Indoor/Outdoor Kitty and Day Lily Plants/Toxic Plants

My neighbor recently allowed us to let his cat come stay with us whenever he wants to... which he does now, a LOT. While this kitty has been a part of our lives for 10+ years - he has not spent as much time in our yard as he has this Spring/Summer. My big concern is toxic plants. We have day lilies...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed May 15, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 4139

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

I'm so sorry to hear a member of your family has been ill. I hope all is well now and life has returned to normal. I have always followed your posts and remember your utter despair when losing dear Badger so early in his life, yet you offered me such generous support on the loss of 3 cats in 3 years...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon May 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 4139

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

booktigger wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 12:23 pm
I'm so sorry to hear that you've lost Ghandi, RIP little one
Thank you Booktigger, you are kind. The house feels empty and our hearts are breaking but no more pets. I sincerely hope all is well with you.

Issi
by issiandarchie+68
Tue May 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Some thoughts on letting go.
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: Some thoughts on letting go.

Oh Honey, my heart breaks for you and your beautiful kitty. I was only thinking about you yesterday, wondering how you and your darling girl were faring. I have no words to ease your dreadful grief but know, like others here, I will be thinking of you and much loved Onion.


Issi
xx
by issiandarchie+68
Sat May 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 4139

Re: Night time terrors: Goodbye dear Gandhi:update

Losing Gandhi: A quick update: My beloved Gandhi had a large tumour blocking his bowel which resulted in waste matter building up and hardening like limescale in a pipe all the way up his digestive system. As you can imagine, this caused painful inflammation and stretching of the bowel and a huge am...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 4139

Re: Night time terrors: 3 years on Goodbye Gandhi

Forgive me for tagging on to my initial post but I feel it's appropriate. When I originally posted the somewhat profound question of 'what's it all about?' my initial thoughts were you might think I had been at the gin and ignore me. But to my surprise and delight it turned into the most intelligent...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

I remember reading about one siting of a black panther, complete with normal blurry photo of black cat under tree at a distance. A lot of people were saying it was one of the more convincing ones, there was the tree for scale and the proportion of head to body size appeared right. Then the postman ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

Ruth "there is always the possibility of something waiting to be found".. up here in Scotland it's called the Loch Ness Monster. People swear it must be there even though the photographs have been proven fake. There is also the very nice but somewhat eccentric chap who has been hunting for it since ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Re: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

Way to go Badger, bet he had a great time ;) . Here's a puzzle. Since moving to this house, I have noticed some really big cats taking shortcuts through the sloping gardens of the Victorian villas across the road. There's one magnificent stripy who I swear could pass for a tiger cub if it lay in the...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Other pet owners and Fleas
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Other pet owners and Fleas

You are quite right of course Marla, but oh sometimes when I hear these stories I just want to crush a grape! In the case of my son's ex..it didn't really matter if I 'interfered', never a drop of flea treatment (or detergent) entered her house. We eventually managed to convince her to have the cats...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Other pet owners and Fleas
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Other pet owners and Fleas

This guy must have a real bad infestation for fleas to be on him in the first place. Fleas don't like biting people and will always choose a cat or dog if there's room, hence owners of a cat with a normal amount of fleas under control but not completely free shouldn't even know they're there. Probl...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 630

Cat of the Baskervilles..not!

OK..so I am walking down the large shared drying green to dispose of cardboard when a new neighbour came flapping out towards me. Oh do be careful she says, pointing to the wooded, overgrown area, there is a strange beast rustling in the brambles, keeps staring at me with big green eyes when I'm han...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Going Potty (Not!) The Constipated Cat

Oh Lilith, your mention of snakes gave me the heebies. I was dreaming about a big yellow, soft bellied boa constrictor last night, soft bellied until it swallowed me whole..aarrgghh! Anyway, I digress. Lactulose is very well tolerated by cats, not so much humans, after being dosed up along with othe...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food
Replies: 22
Views: 728

Re: Cat will starve but will not eat cat food

Will he eat eggs? Especially egg yolk - I used to mix it with minced beef, but he might prefer it with chicken. And raw chicken wings could provide the necessary calcium while you are finding a food he will eat - cooked bones are dangerous, but raw, soft wing bones are safer. The story of a cat wea...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat Will Not Let Us Sleep!
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Cat Will Not Let Us Sleep!

Some time ago I posted on this forum about my beloved Gandhi, and how we have yet to have a good night's sleep over 10yrs of living with him. Since moving house and the hooligan becoming an outdoor cat at the grand old age of 14yrs, things have improved but he has his moments so you have my every sy...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Unexpectedly Lost My Cat
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Unexpectedly Lost My Cat

Your heart must be truly breaking, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Of my 3 cats, Armand died aged 11yrs old suddenly, on a routine visit to the Vet, my sweet Cody exactly 4 weeks to the day later at a young 8yrs. Like you, we had the idea that Gandhi, the eldest, who is still with us at nea...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has changed, I need help please!
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: My cat has changed, I need help please!

She looks a very sweet cat, reminds me of my Cody. She doesn't hate you honey, neither does she have a temper,she is just very confused, insecure and maybe just a little scared. In her short life, she has settled in with you, then lived with your grandmother, then lifted again to live with your frie...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat noisy since it's companion died
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Cat noisy since it's companion died

I don't think there is a problem with her thyroid as she had a lot of blood tests not so long ago and this was one of the conditions that was checked. The crying and clinging happened immediately Ruby died after Whitby saw her, the rest of the night she pressed herself on the pillow next to me. We ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Sometimes I feel ,like I am back too square 1
Replies: 16
Views: 727

Re: Sometimes I feel ,like I am back too square 1

Bertie, In regard to your original post, I agree with the comments of fjm and other members of this Forum.. you need professional help. Looking back, I note you have submitted the same posts, almost word for word, many times over. This Forum exists, thankfully, as a very warm and supportive place to...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: In a pickle over Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: In a pickle over Christmas

Hi ,this Christmas is my second one without my dear Bertie ,after last Christmas ,I thought This one would be more merrier ,but sadly I am a right pickle ,I would like too have a tree And decorations up ,I have even bought a new artificial tree ,still in box ,I associate Christmas ,of being with th...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Really missing my boy Bertie
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Really missing my boy Bertie

Hi Bertie. This morning I read your latest post and felt a sense of utter dismay. Now you and other forum members may not agree with or even like what I am going to say but I believe your dark thoughts and feelings, as you describe them, have gone way beyond your understandable grief for the loss of...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gandhi update: BIG THANKYOU
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Gandhi update: BIG THANKYOU

Thank you honey, dear Gandhi adores fusses and lluuurrves headbutts so all accepted with glee. He did give us a scare a couple of days back. Had a real nasty turn, but, I have to say, he has been in reasonable health for a good while now. We have installed a cat flap and he loves to pop in and out f...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Gandhi update: BIG THANKYOU
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Gandhi update: BIG THANKYOU

Hi Guys, just thought I would post positive feedback after all your help and advice re: my beloved Gandhi. It never hurts to say thankyou does it? My boy continues to thrive. Had a couple of painful episodes over last few weeks but been quick to recover. I scaled down his dose of Valerian, ginger et...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: losing another baby following RTA only 2 years after previous loss
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: losing another baby following RTA only 2 years after previous loss

Hi Nicky - sorry to read about Hendrick. I also suffered the same loss with Mia in August. I had only had her 2 months after losing Jet to cancer in April. Mia was a rescue and aged about 2 - she got more and more curious about exploring outside and it got to the stage I couldnt keep a constant eye...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

Hi Nicky, thanks for your response. It was just a bit of whimsy relating Gandhi's night time grooming habits. He is still a blooming nuisance at bedtime and beyond, dear, sweet wee Cody was the only one who could settle him, but he has been a lot better of late and we can cope better now we are gett...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

Hi Guys, beloved Gandhi continues to 'thrive' although he can still be a blooming nuisance at bedtime. Last night he settled down on my pillow, wrapped around my head, his soft cheek on my forehead. Lovely, thought I..until he started thoroughly washing his bum, slurp slurp slurp.. on it went. He th...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

So glad to read this. Btw my neighbour started her cat on grain free food which has done wonders for him - just goes to show how diet can affect the digestion so much depending on the cat so it’s always worth exploring options and I do think sometimes too many meds make things worse. Great news :) ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Feeling like I am slipping back into depression
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Feeling like I am slipping back into depression

You know what Bertie? In my youth I was always told I should block out any distressing thoughts, but after the death of my young daughter, a friend who still is to this day, a practising Buddhist, taught me to accept that such an action is impossible. Have you ever tried to make your mind a blank? E...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.

No one knows him like you do or loves him like you do only you can decide what you all can cope with and whatever you decide it will be with love in your hearts and the decision can be only yours look inside your hearts you know the answer whatever it may be and let no one reproach you whatever you...