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by catslave16
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: fussy eater
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: fussy eater

My beloved Blake loved Iams, but I'm 'taking on board' your comments (dontcha just hate that expression!) and will try a different dry food. Rufus absolutely has me wrapped round his tufty paw. I'm such a soft touch, and he knows it. I worry about him starving when he turns his nose up at his less f...
by catslave16
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Men About the House (when workmen and cats coincide...)
Replies: 32
Views: 4052

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

Thank you for moving my post, Jane. Love the sign in your kitchen, Lilith, and will remember it. I've sometimes wished I'd married a physiotherapist or a masseur or something, but to be honest, I'd rather put up with the pain. :) Apart from my son of course, the only males welcome in my house would ...
by catslave16
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Moving to a flat, how will the cat cope?
Replies: 5
Views: 1524

Re: Moving to a flat, how will the cat cope?

I think your cat will get used to a litter tray. When my Blake got ill with CKD I had to get a urine sample so I got those non-absorbent granules and bought a tray . He hadn't used a litter tray in 17 years but he 'went' within an hour. As other people have said, it's amazing how adaptable cats are....
by catslave16
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Killer Cat
Replies: 32
Views: 4066

Re: Killer Cat

When I lived in Wisley Gardens in Surrey I had a black cat called Charlie. He grew up there, with 220 acres to roam free in. He became a terrific hunter. He once caught a MOLE - have any of you heard of a cat managing that? - and used to bring in baby squirrels and leverets and leave them beside my ...
by catslave16
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: fussy eater
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

fussy eater

Having just written how problem-free my life with Rufus is (my post ended up under 'Just got cat' instead of under 'Man about the House' where I meant it to go - sorry!) there is something that is beginning to annoy me a bit. I feed Rufus on demand - he always has dry food available, and none of yer...
by catslave16
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Men About the House (when workmen and cats coincide...)
Replies: 32
Views: 4052

Re: just got cat

The above reply was supposed to go on the 'Man about the House' thread - don't know how it ended up here!
by catslave16
Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Men About the House (when workmen and cats coincide...)
Replies: 32
Views: 4052

Re: just got cat

Lilith you're a woman after my own heart in many ways, and Bobby's girl, I empathise. I've suffered from chronic severe back pain since I was pregnant with my son, and he's now 30. I've had operations, tried every complementary/alternative therapy going, concluded they work exclusively on the placeb...
by catslave16
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hi everyone! I introduce you my new kitten
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Hi everyone! I introduce you my new kitten

Aaawwww...so cute. He reminds me of my late beloved Blake who I first saw when he was 10 days old. He was also very stripey, and already trying to move around by 'rowing' with his little legs - he couldn't stand up yet. He was the first in his litter to open his eyes. I got him at 8 weeks, and like ...
by catslave16
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: holidays

Thanks Lilith - my son lived in Wakefield after he graduated from Leeds University, then in Clecky for a couple of years. I go up to see him at least once a year and we've been camping in the Yorkshire Dales many times. I can understand why he'll never come back to Suffolk. He even has a Yorkshire a...
by catslave16
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD & hyperthyroidism
Replies: 21
Views: 3496

Re: CKD & hyperthyroidism

I agree with Crewella: well done getting Tat to such a ripe old age. My Blake had CKD in the last months of his life (he lived to be 18) and towards the end became very dehydrated. I made sure there were bowls of fresh water in every part of the house, especially as he wasn't as mobile as he used to...
by catslave16
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

holidays

So I'm off on my hols in a couple of days. First I'm going to see my son who lives in Rastrick in West Yorkshire - possibly near you, Lilith - and then we're going camping in Snowdonia for 3 or 4 nights. Or one night if we get very wet ( I don't mind rain but if your stuff gets wet it's a misery). M...
by catslave16
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: giving meds, part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

Re: giving meds, part 2

Yeah, I regard it as evidence of great intelligence. And deviousness. I love the idea of a forum where cats learn how to reject meds. Or maybe the Kitten Academy can run a course on the subject - the one that features in a series of ads for a certain cat food, that I get when I use you Tube, quite c...
by catslave16
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: giving meds, part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

giving meds, part 2

A week or so ago I started a thread about giving meds. I related how I'd forced a pill down Rufus Tuftypaws's throat and how guilty he made me feel. I felt ever so slightly smug that I'd managed it so neatly, though. Well, today I was tidying my living room, plumping up the sofa cushions and what di...
by catslave16
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: adopting an older cat
Replies: 18
Views: 3281

Re: adopting an older cat

Lilith you do make me laugh :lol: :lol: :lol:
by catslave16
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat not coming in
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

Re: cat not coming in

I know, alanc, how do they do it, and thank you Crewella 8-)
by catslave16
Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: adopting an older cat
Replies: 18
Views: 3281

Re: adopting an older cat

Craneflies, leatherjackets, slugs... yikes! Once lived in an old cottage with a cat who'd catch and eat the spiders in the bath, crunch crunch, with the legs sticking out of the side of his mouth... not so nice either! Maybe we ought to abandon this thread now before one of us barfs?!
by catslave16
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat not coming in
Replies: 6
Views: 2240

cat not coming in

Didn't want to post this under 'health and behaviour'.
When Blake got very old and rather unwell there were times I couldn't find him anywhere in the house during the night.
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by catslave16
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Teach an old cat new (toilet) tricks?
Replies: 1
Views: 1391

Re: Teach an old cat new (toilet) tricks?

When I adopted Rufus Tuftypaws he was 4 and a half. He had no cat flap and had been using a litter box indoors. So I provided him with a littler box, had him micro-chipped and replaced my old cat flap with a n electronic one (so that all the neighbouring cats can't come in). During the winter he use...
by catslave16
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat stories
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: Cat stories

Mrs Kane, maybe your granny saw a kindred spirit in Fritz, being 'so angry and mean'! ;) Still, I find it rather touching that she stuck with him especially for such a reason.
by catslave16
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: adopting an older cat
Replies: 18
Views: 3281

Re: adopting an older cat

Thanks for your stories :D but Lilith, snakes???... I have such a snake phobia that if I see a picture of a snake I can't even touch the paper it's printed on. If a 5 inch snake even LOOKES at me I think I'd have a heart attack! Mice now I don't mind. My best friend once spent three hours stood on a...
by catslave16
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: adopting an older cat
Replies: 18
Views: 3281

adopting an older cat

I was devastated when my adored Blake had to be pts in May 2014. He was 18 and had chronic kidney disease. My son went to uni, so it had been just Blake and me for ten years. I decided to adopt or foster an older cat when the time was right. In September 2015 Rufus Tuftypaws came into my life. His e...
by catslave16
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Excessive licking/grooming
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

Re: Excessive licking/grooming

I had a little tortie who licked herself bare in spots, and then the skin would become red and raw. The vet put her on hormone replacement therapy :shock: (didn't know that existed for cats) but the problem really only solved itself when I moved away. At the original flat we lived in we had two un- ...
by catslave16
Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: giving meds
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: giving meds

Thank you for your stories! :D As for the Terry Pratchett book,it was published in 1989, and it's illustrated by Gray Jolliffe whose cats always have big noses for some reason , but he captures their attitudes excellently and humorously. I think the book has been rather overshadowed by the Discworld...
by catslave16
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: giving meds
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: giving meds

:lol: Thank you, MarySkater, and alanc, that's got to be worth a try. I'll have to check out How to Live with a Calculating Cat ;)
by catslave16
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Strange new night behaviors
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Re: Strange new night behaviors

I'm sorry if I sounded critical of people who keep their cats in at night - I know it's done for the best possible reasons, not least safety. I should have added that I am lucky enough to live in a close, no passing traffic at all. If I lived on a busy road it would very likely be a different story!...
by catslave16
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Automatic Feeder
Replies: 23
Views: 4221

Re: Automatic Feeder

Kay I must just say I simply adore your groovy cat :)
by catslave16
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: giving meds
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

Re: giving meds

:lol: :lol: :lol: Thank you, thank you, I've been forgiven... This is what Terry Pratchett had to say in The Unadulterated Cat : "However healthy the cat, there will come a time when it needs a Pill. Oh, how we nod and look like respectable, concerned cat owners as the vet hands us the little p...
by catslave16
Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Strange new night behaviors
Replies: 13
Views: 2066

Re: Strange new night behaviors

I've always had a cat flap wherever I've lived, and I've allowed my cats to come and go a his/her nature dictated - after all, who am I to impose my human habits on an animal that is, what's the word I'm looking for, not nocturnal, but crepuscular??? The relationship we have with cats is the closest...
by catslave16
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: giving meds
Replies: 12
Views: 1962

giving meds

I just got my next-door neighbour to hold Rufus Tuftypaws firmly while I forced his mouth open, shoved a Comfortis pill down his throat, closed his mouth and gently stroked his throat until he swallowed, and now he won't look at me and won't eat the treat he usually gobbles up, and I feel like a ba-...
by catslave16
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Both cats have fleas.... HELP!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2620

Re: Both cats have fleas.... HELP!!

Rufus Tuftypaws had just a few flea bites but turned out to be allergic, developing small scabs. He had one dose of Comfortis and four days later the problem had vanished.