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by issiandarchie+68
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat of the Baskervilles..not!
Replies: 16
Views: 397

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: 397

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: 328

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: 328

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: 397

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: 222

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: 409

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: 193

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: 206

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: 178

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: 309

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: 534

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: 234

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: 305

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: 222

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: 222

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: 266

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: 955

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: 955

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: 955

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: 204

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: 955

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...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: 3 months after, it's hit me again.
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: 3 months after, it's hit me again.

Oh Honey, don't despair, your feelings of loss and grief are perfectly natural. I had a 1yr old cat 30yrs ago, he was sitting on garden wall, my neighbours kids knocked on door. They had seen some schoolkids pick him up and carry him across road. Before they could do anything, kids lost interest, dr...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat no longer likes any of his food
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Cat no longer likes any of his food

Hi. I’m looking for advice as I am at my wits end. My 9 year old male cat has over the past week decided he dorsn’t Like any of the cat food I give him. He has always been a bit fussy but things are now out of hand. He fusses for food but any I give him, previous favourites, new varieties, cheap, e...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Finding it hard too move on
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Finding it hard too move on

I it’s been almost 10 months since ,I had Bertie ,put too sleep , even though ,I knew It was the right decision ,( we had tried too save him for 3 weeks ) it’s still left a huge , Hole ,in my heart ,,my home ,my sole ,I have too wake up each morning ,and face , Another day ,without my Bertie ,and t...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 955

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

Thankyou for your responses and helpful suggestions. Beloved Gandhi is a big, thick furred 7kg cat, who had been severely maltreated, suffered from being used as a football, hence the injured bowel. Because of his size and problems, he had difficulty being adopted. Last year, he developed thyroid pr...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need support..I adore beloved Gandhi..BUT.
Replies: 19
Views: 955

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

Hi Guys. I am feeling very upset today and need to offload. As regular Cat chat pals will recall, we unexpectedly lost dear Armand and sweet Cody in early 2016, leaving us with our much loved big grey cushion of a cat.. Gandhi. He is a character, not really the cat for us but we brought him into our...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??
Replies: 45
Views: 1307

Re: Advice please... Lucy has an allergy - but to what??

My Cody used to nibble and scratch at her belly until it became sore, red raw and weeping. The Vet gave her a steroid injection {nobody could ever get a pill down her] which last 6 weeks and was amazing, miraculous results. However, to cut a long story short, it turned out that my wee darling was al...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Badger
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Badger

Thanks for your hugs and thoughts, folks. Coming to terms with his death has been much harder than any of my other cats, I think because it was so sudden and he was so young - all the others were in mid to late teens and I had known they were on the way out for several months before the end. I am g...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rehomed stray cat - voracious appetite
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Rehomed stray cat - voracious appetite

I agree entirely with everything Ruth and Lilith have suggested. Back in 2014, we had a cat dumped on the allotments. She adored human company, a lost soul. Anyway, boy could she eat, 4 pouches down the hatch without lifting her head. I named her 'Chunky', and to say my cabbages were well fertilised...