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by ThorpeDave
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

ch03-30-19_04_01_13_52_10_8.jpg Here is mine - just got to sort the garden out now! The "new" fence at the bottom was needed because our boundary could not be made secure. The addition of the fence post was again necessary as the wall is low and 150 years old and would not reliably take the bracket...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hi Vivian I will post another video of Mia today as the next fuss she had was even better. She seems very relaxed despite the horror that is Hendrix. Cat proofing the garden was not cheap but it (should) mean complete security for both our cats. stopping them getting out will relieve stress and hour...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

OMG!

We know that Mia has come a very long way in the past 18 months and had a rough time with Hendrix Yesterday

But this is how she responds! https://youtu.be/RtptatPrTMA

So heart warming!

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Would it be possible to fit a microchip cat flap to an internal door, so that there is one room Mia can get into where Hendrix can't follow her? Unfortunately not. We basically live in a 2 up 2 down terraced house so very difficult to separate them. We are not overly concerned at the moment as we a...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Where to start? Yes it has been a long time since I have posted and much has happened! some good, some not so good HENDRIX Well the little horror is now a very BIG Horror weighing in at more than 6kg and still only 10 months old.. His behavior continued to be manic which really started to oppress Mi...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Ruth B wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:53 pm
She certainly looks happy, and in the end that is what we all want for our cats.

That is quite an impressive cat tree, hopefully Hendrix won't tear it to pieces too soon.

It is designed for Maine Coon's and is the smallest one they do!
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

BTW - Have you seen the cat tree - bottom left corner!
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Dave, these problem kittens ... I think they get wished on the people who can cope with them ... oh loved the other video with Mia playing btw. :) She looks content! Glad you like the videos - here is another one of her playing tonight https://youtu.be/J_-tiuCYcXs Her confidence is growing day by d...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Weetabix and Milk!!! I can't think of much worse to give a kitten, poor lad he has had a rough start in life and you can't blame him for not having any manners, no one has taught him them. It does sound like we have a matched pair. Saturn and Hendrix, Freyja and Mia. Hendrix was one of those cats w...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Two great videos and I don't think you have a lot to worry about. Videos when you can catch the action are a wonderful way to see what is actually happening. Thank you - it is re-assuring to know that someone else is thinking the same way that we are. At treat time this afternoon, Mia headbutted an...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Just to illustrate why we think Hendrix's behavior is not "aggression" but simply wanting to "play", I have just captured this footage on CCTV As you can see, the body language and postures are not aggressive although Mia is clearly irritated by Hendrix's prodding and poking. What the video does not...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lick e lix!
Replies: 32
Views: 822

Re: Lick e lix!

Lick e Lix is a very firm favorite here too with both Hendrix and Mia loving them.

Aldi do something similar which is a lot cheaper.

We not only use them as a treat to also to hide medication in ;)

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Interesting Mia strayed from her original home due to another cat bullying her - which has obviously generated some concern that it may happen again. However, there is a slight difference now in that Mia was not socialized and had never been fussed/stroked. After Stealth passed away, Mia came to us ...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

While it probably isn't what you want to hear, your Hendrix does sound very like my Saturn, who having just turned 4 years is finally starting to settle down. Well at least we know we are not alone! My initial concern was for Mia as she had been bullied out of her previous home and lived rough for ...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Firstly I am sorry for not updating this thread for a couple of months. The passing of my father has obviously caused a lot of unexpected work and both my wife's parents have been in hospital just before and ust after Christmas with Pneumonia - it has been a very difficult period all round :( To cut...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
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Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Lilith wrote::lol: :lol: :lol:

And you call that a QUIET day??? :o :lol:
YES - honestly, he has been no trouble today at all!

Wish I could take a photo of them now. They are both lying on a mat under the coffee table together

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
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Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Lol - I suspect even a feline boot camp couldn't quell that Hendrix - like my awful Molly he'd probably end up running it! :o :lol: LOL and he would lead them all astray! Hendrix is having a quiet day and went for a stroll in the garden at lunchtime. I captured some video from the CCTV camer so you...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Yes, be careful around these 'care' homes ... I'm sure there are many caring and honest nursing homes out there but I suspect certain places and staff just hope that bereaved relations don't notice details ... :evil: All the best x I am sure there are - but I have yet to find one :( Anyway I locked...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

So sorry to hear about your Father, my Mother died earlier this year and I remember well the performance of trying to get everything sorted out, the one time you want everything to go smoothly and it just seems like there are more hurdles put in your way than ever. Granted that most people I dealt ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hi, very sorry to hear about your father but so glad Hendrix has recovered - the little horror! They'll always do what we least expect them to! He's obviously going to be one of THOSE cats, isn't he ... Fusses to him, and to sweet Mia too and all the best to you all during this sad time. Thank you ...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Sorry for the lack of updates in the past couple of weeks. Sadly my father was taken ill and passed away on November 14th which has obviously kept us busy with lots of things to do :( Hendrix has now had 3 post op visits to the vets and has finally been given the all clear. He had shown no signs of ...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I'm really sorry to hear this - as Booktigger says, it's extremely rare. Almost 40 years ago a boy of mine came home with a bit of something dangling (I dread to think what.) He was white, so at least it was spotted quickly, but mercifully after sorting there were no complications, and that's the o...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

A range of nice soft foam balls around the house are great ammunition against a rampaging teenage hooligan, I can normally hit him on the side and then he can turn his attention to 'killing' the ball that just attacked him, not chasing Frejya. I have been reluctant to get any foam balls at present ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

The cost of the neutering + kidney function test was higher so I assume the pre-op and post op were "included" in the price. The fact that the medication was free really surprised me but obviously not complaining. At the end of the day I feel that Hendrix is in good hands and the vet is being pro-ac...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

That does sound like a good vet. It's really rare with males, I bet your nerves are on edge It is a small Hematoma. Not totally surprised as he has continued to tear around the place from the moment he came home! Yes very impressed with the vet. He had his op on Friday Morning and they were on the ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
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Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Aww, poor thing, fingers crossed for an improvement on Fri. Not something I've ever had with all my years of rescue work! That is twice we have been to the vets and told "no charge" certainly not used to that! From the moment Hendrix came out of the carrier after the op, he has been tearing around ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Back at the vet's today for his checkup and the vet is not happy.

Hendrix is swollen and sore so he has been put on medication with another visit on Friday :( - no charge.....

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

A good vet is worth their weight in gold, my parents had the right attitude when Dad retired and they decided to move and downsize, after all the considerations were done they decide they didn't mind changing doctors, opticians, dentists etc, but they wanted to stay with the same vet, so they moved...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Ha - so Madam was missing him then? :D She might be a bit peeved at the vetty smell at first but ... would be wonderful if she washes him. Has been known. You'll be glad to see him back and hope all goes well now - the Testosterone Kid might try to bounce back in a couple of days but the old hormon...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3879

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Been thinking about the lad and hope he's coming round now with all safely over - best wishes Hendrix! :) Yes he has come round and all went well. He has had a kidney function test and all is well. He will have another one in the near future to ensure that there are no problems. He is sitting up an...