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by ThorpeDave
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

:D Aww ... You'll all (and especially Mia) will be thinking TGIF! :D Though Hendrix will be thinking ... balls ... MY balls ... :o :x Never mind, lad, you'll get over it :) I am dreading it and won't be happy until he is home safe and well Very impressed with the vet. Hendrix will have a pre-op kidn...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hi Dave Mia’s twitching tail seems to indicate she’s happy! Perhaps the retreating is a way of playing. Pebbles sometimes does the twitching tail when she sees me. Good news Hendrix’s ops happening this week. Keep us posted. Vivian Mia's tail twitches a lot when she is excited! but she is definitel...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Good luck with Hendrix - he's young and healthy and although I hope Mia gets the upper hand while he's not quite so errrm cocksure, he'll bounce back :) Me too - Mia has had a rough time with unwanted attention from other male cats she doesn't need Hendrix pushing her around too. Up to know she has...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Aww, good luck and hope that slows him down! At least you can neuter him - I have an 8 year old royal python ... a lovesick python. Autumn/winter is their breeding season, when they don't eat, they go hunting for a mate and are generally a pain in the whatsit, and you can't neuter a snake. Shahi's ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

We have had another difficult morning with Hendrix. Jumping on Mia's back is really causing her to get very aggravated and when the paws start flying, Mia is now actually trying to hurt him as opposed to a simple "put down" slap. This causes Hendrix to get frustrated and he tears around th...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hi 2 weeks seems a long time to wait for Hendrix’s op. They must be a very busy practice. Think Lilith’s has given good advice re Mia having access to your bedroom. Hopefully with your weather cooling both will prefer to curl up inside. Keep us posted. Btw mt TC is a tad over 7kg! Vivian Hi Vivian ...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I'm so sorry you've had this setback. I would let Mia hide. In her favourite room (preferably your bedroom so she can be with you all night) with her favourite foods and a tray and so on. I'd special her. Hendrix is being a LOUT and a THUG - but he'll get his comeuppance - once he's had his op and ...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Now 19 weeks old Hendrix now weighs over 3kg. We are considering taking the cat door out and replacing it with a barn door :D Current projection is that he will be over 7kg when he turns one year old and, apparently, his parents are also huge cats. We are, however, getting quite worried about Mia in...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Sounds like she's got him licked ... :D I'd be scared of those treatments too ... I'm so glad my two are housecats in this weather and don't go beyond the garden in warmer months. It's disturbing to hear of similar reports about reactions, even mild ones, to this stuff :( Good luck with the catflap...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Buster had a reaction to spot ons after years, I discussed the Program injection with my vet, but we went down the tablet route - I've just ordered some capstar tablets for the fosters as I can't touch them. The only downside with the injection is it doesn't kill fleas, just stops them reproducing....
by ThorpeDave
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hendrix and Mia continue to be friendly - one minute - with conflict the next! There still seems to be no aggression on either side. Hendrix simply wants to play and Mia obliges unless she gets fed up with the constant attention and then she will put Hendrix in his place :D There is not a scratch on...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bad breeder
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Bad breeder

Yes, Dave, that was exactly why he wanted the vet details. I used a form on the rspca website to report it so obviously didn’t give quite enough information. He said they would keep me informed but haven’t heard anything else since. Well it is good that they are doing their homework! Keep an eye on...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bad breeder
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Bad breeder

I actually already had a call from the rspca, asking for a few more details like dates and which vets we saw etc and they have already been to the house today, but nobody answered. They are going back tonight to allow for full time jobs. Must say that is a much quicker response than I expected! Goo...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Ah right, I misread your post, sorry. I know how you feel, one of my first foster cats didn't come back from a dental and while I know it was his advanced liver disease and not the dental, it's the one operation that really bothers me, even over a decade later. It is still very raw with us and why ...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

having volunteered for charities on both sides of the border. I’m very surprised someone working at a vets would persuade you against neutering, due to the health implications of not doing. It is not a case of IF but WHEN Hendrix will be neutered and my vet recommends 6 months. I didn't have a prob...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Later, when I wanted more support for the overhead net, I shopped here: https://protectapet.com/ Standard bracket £24.99. This bracket is much easier to use, and I'm happier with it. Worth the extra cost. There are other options, including DIY. But your net has to be securely attached to the top of...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Of cause they have to be healthy and not underweight, you wouldn't want to put a sickly kitten under anesthetic for routine surgery, the only other reason i know is if the balls haven't dropped, which occasionally happens and in the end the vet has to go looking for them. It does appear that Hendri...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

In today's local paper the local branch of RSPCA features 3 kittens, all siblings, male and female, looking for new homes. They're 12 weeks old and all have been neutered already. I have become quite friendly with someone who volunteers for one the the leading cat rescue / re-homing organisations. ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Alice wrote:In today's local paper the local branch of RSPCA features 3 kittens, all siblings, male and female, looking for new homes. They're 12 weeks old and all have been neutered already.
That certainly is the norm with all our local rescue organisations
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hopefully you can find someone who is happy to neuter Hendrix sooner rather than later. If I can go face to face with our vet I feel sure that she will look at the bigger picture and agree to bring the date forward. I would be happy for him to be done at 5 months IF he is deemed otherwise medically...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Thats good. Worth asking the vet rather than the receptionist, years ago a vet commented on me waiting to neuter a cat, turns out she was happy to do at 4 months but the receptionist didn't say When I spoke to our vet a few weeks ago she stated that it was their advice to wait until 6 months - espe...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

booktigger wrote:There is no real reason to wait till 6 months, I've been doing early neutering for years with no issues. I'd try a different vet, especially with his outdoor interest
Seeing one next week ;)
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Aww! As he is 4 months old and larger than your average cat, be careful letting him out, his hormones may kick in sooner and he may try escaping. Good luck with the cat flap Containing Hendrix is difficult at the best of times Tonight Mia seem not to want to play so went out - Hendrix was hot on he...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Lilith wrote::D :lol:

They're getting there!

Talk about cats being a headache but never a bore! :o :D
Certainly lovely - but this evening the headache is back :o
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6215

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

We have felt for some considerable time that the key to Hendrix is, quite simply Mia As mentioned in my previous post, Hendrix was beginning to show considerable interest in going outside. As he has had is full set of jabs and is just about to hit 4 months old there is no reason to stop him - well, ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!
Replies: 53
Views: 2463

Re: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!

I really do not know what to do next - I love having him around but worried when at work that he is outside all day - now he is inside I am guilty that I am keeping him from his owner - should I make further contact with her to let her know that he is OK and maybe give my contact details ?? I don't...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bad breeder
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Bad breeder

Ruth B wrote:I would suggest reporting her to the RSPCA as there is quite a thing regarding puppy and kitten farming at the moment so they might act.
Most definitely report them - shocking
by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!
Replies: 53
Views: 2463

Re: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!

Lilith wrote:Yup, in this particular case I know what I'd do - and then keep shtum.

Paul? Haven't seen him for weeks, love ;) :lol:
I am with you hun ;) :D
by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!
Replies: 53
Views: 2463

Re: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!

I read 2 news articles today - one person had their cat shot 25 times with a pellet gun very close to its house in N. Ireland and another cat was caught in a gin-trap but managed to drag itself home but could loose its paw as they think someone is trying to protect birds as 4 other cats in the area...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!
Replies: 53
Views: 2463

Re: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!

Thanks for the advice Dave. I was informed the other girl who owns Paul is often away overnight with work and usually just lets him out to roam about. I got he impression his owner was annoyed at having to go to the vet to pick him up !! She had the patio doors open to see if he returned to which I...