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by catslave16
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Such a scare
Replies: 11
Views: 1914

Such a scare

Last week Rufus got ill. He sicked up some grass, and within twelve hours sicked up food. The next day he wasn't at all well, just sitting in a sheltered spot with his paws tucked under him - just like Blake used to do when he was dying. I whisked him off to the vet of course, who couldn't find anyt...
by catslave16
Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: Hello

I was a typically horse-mad pre-adolescent girl from 10 to 14, washing cars to finance my riding, always hanging round stables, helping out and cadging free rides. This was on the west coast of Holland - we rode through dunes and on beaches, the horses weren't even shod, we'd ride them bareback from...
by catslave16
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: Hello

I feel such an amateur beside all you guys with multiple cat households, as I've only ever had one cat at a time. Welcome to CC Oddcat - I'm fairly new, though I noticed recently I've already attained VIP status - what, no emoticons for blushing with pleasure? Or fireworks?? Your furry gang look gor...
by catslave16
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A product that works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: A product that works!

I tried crushing the pill into tuna but Rufus, typically, ate his way around the minuscule fragments and left the rest of the tuna. I mixed in a bit more fresh tuna but no, he detected which bits were 'contaminated' and left them. How do they do it? :?
by catslave16
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A product that works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Re: A product that works!

The stuff is called "Easypill" - original, eh - and is a meaty putty that comes as a brown bar of probably 10 gram, enough for two or three pills. I say 'probably' because I tore up the label.
by catslave16
Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A product that works!
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

A product that works!

'm not sure if I'm allowed to talk about this as it may be considered to be advertising, but I can't resist passing on a tip to everyone who struggles administering meds. I got some stuff from the vet that's a meaty putty, and you mould it round the pill. I thought that would never work. But I tried...
by catslave16
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Non stop eating
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Re: Non stop eating

My little tortie was very affectionate, used to seek out laps, visitors' laps included, and would slink on to my lap all the time. I didn't mind, except when I was sitting on the toilet. I'd have to tell her there were certain times a human needed some privacy. She didn't care. Hugs to Gandhi, the v...
by catslave16
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help Kitten peeing on beds
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Re: Help Kitten peeing on beds

I've heard that putting tin foil on a place where a kitten has peed will prevent the kitten doing it again. Cats are supposed to really dislike the feel and sound of tin foil. I'm not suggesting you cover your whole duvet in it, just the patch where he digs and 'goes'. Maybe worth a try?
by catslave16
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving home with a newly blind cat - advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Moving home with a newly blind cat - advice needed

It's amazing how well cats can cope with what we consider serious disabilities. I had a little tortie who went completely blind at the age of 13, but lived another two years. I've told this story before on this forum, how she'd pick her way through my son's lego which was all over the living room, h...
by catslave16
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice please - getting a Siamese kitten soon
Replies: 21
Views: 4443

Re: Advice please - getting a Siamese kitten soon

OMG those sapphire eyes! Simply stunning. Siamese schmiamese is what I would say (but won't) :)
by catslave16
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat on the block causing issues with my two.....
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: New cat on the block causing issues with my two.....

Hi Jules I think an electronic cat flap may provide the solution to your problem. I got one when I adopted Rufus and had him micro-chipped. In the past other cats had got into the house which sometimes upset my beloved Blake and I was determined not to have the same thing happen again (there was no ...
by catslave16
Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: They keep you guessing...
Replies: 21
Views: 2898

Re: They keep you guessing...

I found Rufus on my bedroom window sill the other day - the outside sill, which is 3" wide. Didn't want to startle him so stood there frozen, with heart in mouth :shock: until he reversed himself inside again. Must keep window open so as not to stifle in the heat, but will make sure gap is less...
by catslave16
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A fight!
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: A fight!

Lilith you've done it again :lol: :lol: :lol: Rufus seems to be still quite affected by the fight this morning. He's been rather subdued all day, a bit clingy - looking for reassurance no doubt - not eating much, hardly going out and sleeping in odd places. :( Is it normal for a cat to show some sig...
by catslave16
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A fight!
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: A fight!

Thank you, bobbys girl. Shaken-not-stirred - I like it! :D
by catslave16
Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A fight!
Replies: 6
Views: 661

A fight!

OMG, I'm absolutely shaking! I just heard some long, loud yowls, dashed outside, and there was Rufus on the front path FIGHTING with Frankie, the cat who lives three doors up. They were really grappling with each other, rolling around and kicking. :shock: I had to break it up. They kept yowling at e...
by catslave16
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:58 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Huddersfield cat
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Huddersfield cat

Did any of you spot this lovely story? Huddersfield station has an official pest controller called Felix. She (mis-sexed as a kitten, name retained anyway) recently raised more that £5,000 by doing a 5 km 'fun run' - a tracking device was attached to her collar. The money was used to buy Lego sets f...
by catslave16
Sun Aug 28, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Dave wont come in at night.
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Dave wont come in at night.

Oh Grace, I really feel for you. I remember the anxiety when my beloved Blake occasionally stayed out for hours and hours, and recently Rufus was gone a long time - he pops in and out and rarely stays out for more than an hour. I'm afraid I don't have any clever or helpful suggestions, except to men...
by catslave16
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Most ridiculous new cat food product to date?
Replies: 21
Views: 6525

Re: Most ridiculous new cat food product to date?

The trouble with this kind of product is that a cat might really, really like it and if s/he is like Rufus,s/he'll hold out for more, and starve rather than eat 'inferior' food. I found with a lot of pouches, all kinds of brands, that my beloved Blake, and now Rufus, would eat the jelly or the gravy...
by catslave16
Fri Aug 19, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: fussy eater
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: fussy eater

Yup, Rufus likes to drop particularly sauce-y food on the furniture/carpet. My nice new carpet is about the same colour as the fur on his underbelly, so all the bits he sheds (and boy, does he shed!) blend in nicely... :P
by catslave16
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: animal charities' reputations
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: animal charities' reputations

Go on, Bobby's girl, do get started!
by catslave16
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat spraying to get his own way
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: Cat spraying to get his own way

Many years ago I had a little tortie who started urinating in the house (there's a difference between spraying and urinating, isn't there?). My marriage was in a very bad state at the time, lots of arguments, terrible atmosphere, etc. I got desperate, even put tin foil down (I'd been told cats disli...
by catslave16
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: animal charities' reputations
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: animal charities' reputations

I hope so too. At least doctors don't patronise you nowadays. Well, my doctors don't, anyway. They seem to like informed, intelligent patients. So does my vet. As long as you don't spout a lot of stuff you've found on-line... Lilith, you're a fount of wise sayings. Unlike me: I'm a fount of useless ...
by catslave16
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: fussy eater
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: fussy eater

Yes, Wales is beautiful.
And why do cats drag their food out of their bowls and eat off the floor? Go figure, that, too! :roll:
by catslave16
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Men About the House (when workmen and cats coincide...)
Replies: 32
Views: 4054

Re: Men About the House (when workmen and cats coincide...)

It was when my beloved Blake started drinking out of the toilet that I suspected he had CKD. I was right. I noticed paw prints in the toilet bowl, and saw him actually doing it. Can't have been comfortable! So then I kept the lid down and put small bowls of water round the house. I also have a blue ...
by catslave16
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat spraying to get his own way
Replies: 12
Views: 2598

Re: Cat spraying to get his own way

If he goes out during the day and most evenings he presumably comes home again, so I can't quite understand why you can't let him out in the evening, and why you reckon you'd be walking the streets looking for him at night. From what you write I take it he doesn't have a cat flap. In your place I'd ...
by catslave16
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: animal charities' reputations
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

Re: animal charities' reputations

Good point, Ruth B. Thanks. And thank you, bobbys girl.
Oh no! Now I'll have an 'ear worm' again - that song "I want to be Bobby's girl" will be running through my head for the next two hours! :P
by catslave16
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: fussy eater
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: fussy eater

Blimey Lilith, I've never thought of myself as intrepid! Thank you for the compliment. I go camping because it's the only holiday I can afford, even with my son paying for petrol to get to our destination, and the campsite fees, it costs quite a lot to drive from Yorkshire and back again (appr 450 m...
by catslave16
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Men About the House (when workmen and cats coincide...)
Replies: 32
Views: 4054

Re: Men About the House (when workmen and cats coincide...)

Snakes don't leave the toilet seat up and don't leave shaving evidence in the washbasin eithe :D r!
by catslave16
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: animal charities' reputations
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

animal charities' reputations

I've just been reading the very disturbing thread about poor missing Boris and the RSPCA's failure to act at all responsibly. :evil: :shock: And a lot of you seem to have had negative experiences with them. I personally have had a bad experience with CPL when I started volunteering. My local branch ...
by catslave16
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lost cat found??
Replies: 29
Views: 3639

Re: Lost cat found??

What a wonderfully heart-warming story, I'm so pleased for you, Shadow-puss and Louis both. I'd just like to add, that if Louis had been settled and the kind lady's children would have been upset if he went, she probably wouldn't have advertised him as a found cat.