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by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1279

Letting go

Hiya, I'm not sure if I am posting this under the right thread, but I would like some advice from my Cat chat friends [hi Viv!]. Some of you will recall that in 2016 I tragically and unexpectedly lost 2 of my cats Armand and Cody within the space of 4 weeks . Well, although they are still very real ...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Had to say goodbye to our Beautiful Boy
Replies: 24
Views: 4392

Re: Had to say goodbye to our Beautiful Boy

I love the picture of Charlie and the steak, what a fabulous cat,I bet you were never bored with him around. My Gandhi has settled down now he is an old man, but he has always been a 'high tea' kinda cat. Loves his cake, buttercream, scones etc. I caught him one day, dragging a full blueberry pie th...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat licking herself raw- Please please help!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Cat licking herself raw- Please please help!!

My Cody, a sweet natured, laid back house cat, used to lick her stomach raw exactly as you describe. We tried everything to resolve but to no avail. She had to have steroid injections, which in themselves were miraculous, but it didn't solve the actual problem. Then I noticed whenever she ate certai...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3789

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

Oh Mel, I am so very sorry to her of the loss of both Billy and Sooty but so glad you have the love of Mr T to comfort you. I am not on CC very often these days, I don't feel I have much to contribute, so imagine how moved I was to log on and absorb your kind words. My heart filled with warm gratitu...
by issiandarchie+68
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Old cat wanting out
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Old cat wanting out

[quote="issiandarchie+68". We don't have a problem with snakes in Scotland, well apart from the odd shy adder in long farm grass and a report last week of a young python popping up a loo, slithering onto bathroom floor, having escaped from a neighbour, scared a 5yr old witless, he only wanted a qui...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Old cat wanting out
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Re: Old cat wanting out

:lol: Way to go Harper :D My kinda cat. You must be very energetic, all that climbing and chasing, could you do me a favour and catch Hugh Jackman next time you see him? Keep him entertained, I'll hop over to Australia to collect him shortly. We don't have a problem with snakes in Scotland, well apa...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Old cat wanting out
Replies: 7
Views: 1250

Old cat wanting out

Hi Guys, can I ask your advice? I have been a cat slave since childhood, mainly left them free to roam with no ill consequences apart from a much love cat to a RTA over 30yrs ago {children lifted him from garden wall, took him across the road, let him go, he ran back..}. Anyway, had 2 more 'roamers'...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Absolute mess...
Replies: 11
Views: 3712

Re: Absolute mess...

Oh Josie my heart breaks for you and dear Thomas. You will be missing him dreadfully and it will be hard remembering his final hours but you mustn't blame yourself. In March 2016 I took my wee black cat Armand to the Vet as, always a little wheezy, he was coughing much more than usual. He had eaten ...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Seeking Advice for Cats Behavior
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: Seeking Advice for Cats Behavior

Hiya, what do you mean by 'discipline' her? Did her aggression towards you start before or after that? I'm by not suggesting you are cruel towards her, I'm sure you are not, but maybe she is now a little afraid of you and your Mum because she associates you with giving her a telling off?. I think sh...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Puking cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2510

Re: Puking cat

Willow is a bit of an up-chucker, always has been. She just turned 14 and has had health checks before where the vet found no physical reason for it. We always feed her small meals, often in another place to the other cats. Of all the cats, she self-medicates on grass, but so does Gracie (in her ca...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

Re: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!

No wake-up call this morning, now I just need to find out what went "wrong"... :D Well that is good news, you must be relieved and long may it last. Sadly, all my 'advice' to you came back and bit me on the bum. Dear Gandhi woke me up at 4.a.m. this morning and would not leave me alone until I gave...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

Re: Wake-up call every morning...tried EVERYTHING!!

When dear Gandhi once again became an 'only' cat, he too started 'yowling hello? are you still here?' then running about like a mad thing, digging me out from under the covers at 5.30 a.m.. He also used to hare about the house in the early hours after tiny Cody, she encouraged him, but they soon set...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Puking cat
Replies: 12
Views: 2510

Re: Puking cat

Hiya, My remaining big grey cat Gandhi has Megacolon but usually thrives on a variety of fish/meat Felix with Purina dry on the side. I am not suggesting for a moment that one brand of cat food is better than another, but I have noticed if we give him a 'treat' of another type of food such as Whiska...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon May 08, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Rehomed cat - hiding
Replies: 11
Views: 2752

Re: Re-homed cat - hiding and wont come out

I agree with CatsMum and Ruth. Years ago, when I used to worry about settling in a new cat/getting it out from the back of the wardrobe etc. a family member advised me to get down on the floor and view the world from the Cat's perspective. It's a bit scary, everything looks gigantic, including human...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat May 06, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Disturbing dreams
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: Disturbing dreams

Hi Vivian, how very odd that you couldn't P M me, I'll look into that. Dreams are funny things, either very frightening or very soothing. My mum used to say I could right a book about mine. Wish I had known Mayday, a lovely cat, much adored, not surprised you still dream about her, happy dreams I ho...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri May 05, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Disturbing dreams
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Disturbing dreams

Hiya, first let me assure you this is not a glum query, I'm always interested to read members experiences, would greatly appreciate your thoughts. As you are aware, my 2 cats Armand and Cody died suddenly and unexpectedly within 4 weeks of each other this time last year. Of course I miss them, but I...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3789

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

Hi Issi I recall you losing your beloved Armand & Cody & Sue losing her beloved Tommy and agree with your comments re CC - so much understanding & support. Who's going to look after a Ghandi while you go travelling? Fusses to him from me & the 3 puss-kateers. Vivian Hello dear friend, how are you a...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3789

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

There's not a day goes by that we don't think of Tommy. He passed a few weeks before Armand and I well remember sharing your raw grief. Tommy is buried next to his doggy friend Rosie and the plants that mark the spot are coming alive with the spring. To see them makes me sad that they are no longer...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3789

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

One door closes and another opens - a well-worn cliche but so often true We are all likely to outlive many cats, but that makes for a lot of cats living out their lives in comfort and love, and that can only be cause for celebration Good luck with your plans - do you plan to take Gandhi with you on...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat not feeling good
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Cat not feeling good

Hi Sariah, sorry to hear about your wee pet. 12hrs is a long time in cat terms not to eat and to drink very little, have a temperature. He needs fluids as soon as possible as it could affect his kidneys.. I agree with bobbys girl,would get him to the Vet. Don't automatically fear the worst though. M...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3789

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

It's been 1 year yesterday and 11 months today since my beloved cats Armand and Cody died. Has it been hard? Yes, of course, as it is with the loss of any loved one. In my old age, I find the pain of loss harder to bear, as if grief stacks up inside my heart, a reminder of my own and siblings impend...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stress head !!
Replies: 17
Views: 3335

Re: Stress head !!

Hi Didi, poor wee Bilbo, don't blame him getting upset at heavy rain and gales, I'm the same and I should know better! Forgive me for saying this but I think your insistence on getting him to eat the food he hates will probably be stressing him out even more. I have had that experience with Cody,( d...
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Feliway ...any good?
Replies: 17
Views: 1849

Re: Feliway ...any good?

When we brought tiny Cody home to join bruiser Gandhi, we didn't need chemicals as they loved each other on sight. She was so very sweet natured, loved animals and humans unreservedly. I tell you this because introducing Armand was not so easy and Feliway was recommended. Never again. All 3 cats bec...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice re: Gandhi
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Need advice re: Gandhi

Oh Lilith..I adore a good pun..or should that be bum? You have cheered me up no end.

Issi
xx
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Devastated
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Re: Devastated

Hi Miss Kitty you'll probably find when the times right, another fur babe will find a place in your heart - not Millie's spot. As for people who say 'only a cat ...' I lost my best friend when her husband told me in no uncertain way to get over Mayday... I found this forum just after and the suppor...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Devastated
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Re: Devastated

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Millie. My beloved cat Armand, also died unexpectedly at the Vets earlier this year, a tumour in his chest, fluid in the lungs and yes, it is a physical pain, hurts like hell but hang on in their honey, I promise you, the raw grief does ease and life goes on...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice re: Gandhi
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Re: Need advice re: Gandhi

Thank you folks, advice very much appreciated. I was sat there sitting worrying, prepared to 'phone Lovely Vet, when I suddenly realised the Velcro Kid had not been given his usual Dorwest Herbs digestive supplement for some time. They had discontinued it, I had ordered it's replacement, went down w...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Need advice re: Gandhi
Replies: 11
Views: 1984

Need advice re: Gandhi

Hi guys, you may remember after the loss of Cody and Armand earlier this year, I later posted about my beloved big grey cat Gandhi. He thrived as an only cat and my only problem was he wouldn't stop eating! But now I'm a little worried, my husband calls it 'overly fretting'. Gandhi is more like a do...
by issiandarchie+68
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3244

Re: Is it the end of the journey

Big warm virtual hugs heading your way Geckodiva. It's never easy making that final decision, but your intense love and compassion for Tat shines through, you put her welfare before your own desire to keep her,afforded her a peaceful passing. I love the photo of the wee darling, gorgeous cat. Issi xx
by issiandarchie+68
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 37
Views: 6254

Re: Time to say goodbye

One thing I feel I must say to you Kris, yes, I was in deep despair, cried bitter tears everyday for months but, as time has passed, I don't have 'bad days' more like 'bad moments'. My wise and lovely Cat sitter, who works for Cat Protection, told me I would be happy and then suddenly, a wave would ...