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by catslave16
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)
Replies: 15
Views: 4295

Re: So you want to give a Kitten for Christmas (Guide)

Really excellent advice - I particularly like the tip on taking a photo of the kitten and wrapping that up - but... dare I say it, are you ever so slightly preaching to the converted, Mrs Kane? I hope Cat Chatters will recommend your post to anyone and everyone considering getting a kitten at Xmas t...
by catslave16
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: eating more during cold snap?
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

Re: eating more during cold snap?

Thank you all for your replies - and excuse my tardy response, the 'grey blanket' has descended again- and your tips. I'll try the chicken. Rufus isn't keen on chicken breast (oh good god, how picky can a cat be?!) but yes, I do have a blender and could make anything from stew to pate. Worth a go. T...
by catslave16
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: eating more during cold snap?
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

eating more during cold snap?

I've noticed that when it turns cold Rufus tends to eat quite a bit more. I know we all need to burn more calories to keep warm but since he spends 90% of his time inside the house, and can sleep for up to 12 hours on the trot, I'm surprised that it seems to make such a difference. I don't remember ...
by catslave16
Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: 'tis the season of the year!
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

Re: 'tis the season of the year!

I found a little nugget of poo in Rufus's long bottom fur today which grossed me out just a tiny bit, but I'd have been really grossed out by a slug :shock: There should be an emoji for 'being on the point of barfing'!
by catslave16
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3785

Re: Is it the end of the journey

I really feel for you, geckodiva. I was going to write 'so sorry that little Tat passed away', but I don't actually feel sorry about that. It was time for your poor dear Tat to go, and she went peacefully. I empathise with you, though. It's a good two years since my beloved Blake died in my arms, an...
by catslave16
Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat foood!
Replies: 13
Views: 3374

Re: Cat foood!

Rufus will only eat Felix AGAIL DD at the moment (he was perfectly happy with Whiskas Salmon out of a big tin when he first moved in) and will starve himself if I offer anything else. It does seem to vary wildly in price. Recently my local Sainsbury's was charging £4.85 for a box of 12 pouches, whic...
by catslave16
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is the cat next door being fed enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 3530

Re: Is the cat next door being fed enough?

Oh gosh I actually have tears in my eyes reading your last post, Crewella. Good for you.
by catslave16
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Some good news ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2215

Re: Some good news ...

My beloved Blake had CKD and I was told to get a urine sample and given a bag of those plastic pellets. I put them in a litter tray but didn't expect this to work at all as Blake hadn't actually used a litter tray since he was a kitten, and now he was very nearly 18. But within minutes of me putting...
by catslave16
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 52211

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Booktigger, I'm so sorry you tried my tip (putting cat in carrier bum first ) and got bitten by Lucy for your pains... :oops:
by catslave16
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Casper's bloodwork came back and I don't know what to think
Replies: 23
Views: 4887

Re: Casper's bloodwork came back and I don't know what to think

Joe Danger, my Rufus is exactly the same - he'll rather starve himself than eat something he dislikes. And it's always the cheaper food he dislikes, :roll: which then ends up in the bin. :x I'm on benefits and therefore on a very tight budget but it's a false economy to buy cheap cat food. At least ...
by catslave16
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for Lucy please
Replies: 332
Views: 52211

Re: Vibes for Lucy please

Hi Booktigger, I heard a vet's tip that you may want to try with Lucy when you struggle to get her into her carrier: try to put her in bum first. I've no idea if it works, but surely anything that might reduce the stress on her is worth a try. Poor fur baby, having needles stuck into her. I used to ...
by catslave16
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: meet Puddle
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Re: meet Puddle

Oh yes, the ominous quiet ...
There's a story about my former brother-in-law, as a small boy, being suspiciously quiet upstairs, and when his mother called him again and asked what he was up to he replied 'Sorry, I didn't hear you the first time.'
by catslave16
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The Black Winter Cardigan
Replies: 79
Views: 11178

Re: The Black Winter Cardigan

Alice, I've had one of those cat hair removers and although it worked well, I found the little 'studs' wore down fairly quickly.

Mary and Lilith, thanks for the picture posting advice, I'll try it soon!
by catslave16
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is the cat next door being fed enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 3530

Re: Is the cat next door being fed enough?

Crewella wrote: Paddington, as did Pugwash before him, gets so excited and mesmerised by the sight of his bowl coming that he walks into things and falls down the kitchen step because he will not take his eyes off it! :D
Oh Crewella that is as heartbreaking as it is funny... :( :D
by catslave16
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Was I right to get a companion for Rocky?
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: Was I right to get a companion for Rocky?

Loved the video, Mary, and the genius use of music! By the way, I noticed you have a cat arch in your living room, for 'self grooming'. Do either Rocky or Ria use it? I ask because I got one for Rufus. He totally ignored it, even when I sprinkled it with the catnip that was included. I passed it on ...
by catslave16
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: meet Puddle
Replies: 15
Views: 3437

Re: meet Puddle

bobbys girl wrote:She is BEAUTIFUL! :D
I'll second that!
by catslave16
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The Black Winter Cardigan
Replies: 79
Views: 11178

Re: The Black Winter Cardigan

By the way, how DOES one post photos?
by catslave16
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The Black Winter Cardigan
Replies: 79
Views: 11178

Re: The Black Winter Cardigan

I'm going to be really smug here and tell all of you that my new carpet is an exact match with Rufus's fluff, which is invisible until I attach the special cat hair removal thingy to the vacuum cleaner and then I'm amazed at how much of it there is! The vacuum cleaner attachment has that red fabric ...
by catslave16
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is the cat next door being fed enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 3530

Re: Is the cat next door being fed enough?

Thank you for all your posts. Kitty is just the same as usual this week... I think the problem can be, and is in this case, that people feed their cat a set amount, say a pouch in the morning and biscuits at night, regardless of whether that is enough or not. I've always fed my cats on demand, and n...
by catslave16
Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is the cat next door being fed enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 3530

Is the cat next door being fed enough?

This is a trivial issue compared to some of the health issues some of you and your fur babies go through, but I'd appreciate some advice. My next door neighbours are a nice young couple, both in work, two little girls of five and ten. I get on really well with both of them but the girl is the one wi...
by catslave16
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Best (Unintended) Cat Toy?
Replies: 25
Views: 3199

Re: Best (Unintended) Cat Toy?

Thanks, Janey, that's helpful. I'll try it.
by catslave16
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Clucking fascinating!
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Clucking fascinating!

Yeah, thanks, Lilith (sarcastically). I sometimes feel a bit queasy when eating an egg - yeah, it's a hen's PERIOD!! but a hen eating a mouse? Ur rgh! When I was a child my family had a summer house on the coast, and we used to get food from local farmers ("You want carrots? Well, you know wher...
by catslave16
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Smilla tinned cat food
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Smilla tinned cat food

Lump leaving and jelly licking seems to be a universal problem. And by the way, Kay, as a (former) Creative Writing tutor I admire the way you've captured this behaviour in just four pithy words! The trouble is that it can make feeding your fussy feline rather expensive. I'm on disability and unempl...
by catslave16
Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Best (Unintended) Cat Toy?
Replies: 25
Views: 3199

Re: Best (Unintended) Cat Toy?

"This is why I love forums, you get to find out that you're not quite as mad as you thought you were .... or at least, if you are, you're not alone!! :P" Crewellla, you've absolutely nailed it :) And thank you for your responses and stories, some of them made me laugh out loud 'what our do...
by catslave16
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Best (Unintended) Cat Toy?
Replies: 25
Views: 3199

Re: Best (Unintended) Cat Toy?

Am I the only person who is sightly uneasy about playing with laser lights? I know lots of cats chase them - we say 'love to chase them' but do we know if they love it? - but there's nothing to catch in the end. Isn't that a bit unfair on the cat, or am I being ridiculously oversensitive here? I als...
by catslave16
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Downturned whiskers
Replies: 38
Views: 9867

Re: Downturned whiskers

What gorgeous pics and videos! I love the flash of Rocky's angry eyes. Norwegian Forest cats are stunning. Am I right in thinking that Maine Coons sort of descended from them? My beloved Blake used to drink out of the toilet bowl. I discovered this when I spotted muddy paw prints on the 'slope' :rol...
by catslave16
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat attacked by dog
Replies: 23
Views: 5762

Re: Cat attacked by dog

Lemonbella, I'm so glad S is recovering, and I'm impressed by the police's attitude. I was going to suggest going to your local paper - they tend to love 'human interest' stories like this - but it looks like it may not be necessary. I would just say to others who may have to face or have faced such...
by catslave16
Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How to know when it's time?
Replies: 18
Views: 2864

Re: How to know when it's time?

Cattuslove, I'm so sorry to hear about your poor cat. The symptoms sound very familiar as I had a cat who had chronic kidney disease too. He was 18 years old. He was eating right up till the end, and in his last 24 hours he did 8 circuits of the garden (me following with a torch, terrified that he'd...
by catslave16
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Such a scare
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Re: Such a scare

Thank you all for your responses. Rufus was sick twice yesterday, but the second time he threw up a hair ball. Then he seemed fine. But this afternoon he was in the front garden eating grass... If that made him sick he must have done it outside (thank goodness - he tends to come in to be sick, and i...
by catslave16
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: Hello

Oddcat, I'd give you the job, too. I hate management speak and the kind of rubbish you're supposed to spout nowadays, an the stereotyped questions they throw at you at interviews, like 'Tell us about a time when you went the extra mile for your team'. Er... I'd been working as a part-time community ...