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by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat ASBO
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: Cat ASBO

Ooops, poor chap, hope he's feeling better now. I've always known that it's impossible to try and grow pinks where there are cats, because the little horrors chew the foliage, but I've never seen or heard of a reaction like that before. Errrm excuse my asking but why did you call him Gandhi? He doe...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat ASBO
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Cat ASBO

Over the years I've posted tales of my Big Grey cat, Gandhi and his escapades. He has been issued with a number of Cat ASBO's but to no avail, like living with a teenage tearaway. Anyway, as most of you know, he has Thyroid problems and Megacolon, mostly on an even keel, but sometimes chucks up. How...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Worried about my cat
Replies: 15
Views: 1933

Re: Worried about my cat

Hi Polly, some years ago, one of my cats displayed similar symptoms, along with swollen tum although not afraid of telly. I would liken his behaviour to when humans are in pain and just want to hide under the duvet. Anyway, turned out a neighbour had kindly left me a birthday bottle of wine, wrapped...
by issiandarchie+68
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Stage 4 kidney disease and diet
Replies: 19
Views: 4408

Re: Stage 4 kidney disease and diet

Thank you everyone. Kitty was not willing to eat for over 8 hours, and no matter what foods I tried (all the ‘safer’ prescription or recommended low sodium, etc) she refused. I broke down and got her Fancy Feast and she devoured the whole can all while purring and salivating. This morning I got her...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands

The general opinion seems to be that a diet of mixed wet and dry is the best option. Dried food can be problematic particularly if the cat doesn't drink enough and can lead to bladder and kidney problems. I have four cats and each one gets two pouches or small tins a day and the dried food is left ...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands
Replies: 9
Views: 1853

Re: wet food v dry food and opinions on brands

My Gandhi has bowel problems, threw up loads of different, prescribed, expensive specialised food, now thrives on Felix and a side dish of Purina One, and yes, his eyes are bright, his coat is shiny, his problems eased. Some years back, Purina didn't contain wheat but rice, then they changed the rec...
by issiandarchie+68
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo
Replies: 23
Views: 42004

Re: Cat leaving random small nuggets of poo

Poor wee soul, he can't help it but I can understand your worries for the health of your family. 9yrs ago I adopted my Gandhi, he is now 13yrs old. He would cry with cramps and pain, struggle in the litter, leave a small deposit, then leave random piles around the house. Turned out he had an injured...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Letting go

Oh heck, I think I would have been very annoyed at that, expert too clever for his good. I am going to be very smug and tell you that as well as my last wee mobi [a big buttoned affair] I also have an old T Mobile Samsung slider, on which I keep all my names, addresses, birthdays, phone numbers,pass...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Letting go

Hi Issi alas I’m not really tech savvy but believe iCloud has storing & sharing functions. Everyone’s suggestions are great. And believe the reason why you’re unable to delete is coz it’s not meant to be. I’ve a recording of Mayday’s purr on my ph. She had such a loud one. One afternoon having fall...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Letting go

[quote="Mayday21"]Hi Issi alas I’m not really tech savvy but believe iCloud has storing & sharing functions. Everyone’s suggestions are great. And believe the reason why you’re unable to delete is coz it’s not meant to be. I’ve a recording of Mayday’s purr on my ph. She had such a loud one. One afte...
by issiandarchie+68
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

Re: Letting go

Thanks guys, I really enjoyed [I know.. I blame my age] reading your responses, like chatting with a bunch of old friends. I am tech savvy and, in the past have had many wee mobis where filing, saving, blocking etc has been a simple matter. Now I have been upgraded to all singing, all dancing touch ...
by issiandarchie+68
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Letting go
Replies: 12
Views: 1591

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: 4905

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: 2913

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: 4324

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 1410

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: 4055

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: 1389

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: 2786

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: 6009

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: 6009

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: 2786

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: 2899

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: 2235

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: 2235

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: 4324

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: 4324

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: 4324

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...