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by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!
Replies: 53
Views: 2470

Re: Neighbours Cat - What to Do !!

I had a similar problem with Mia She was owned - micro chipped etc - but strayed. When she first started visiting us we informed our neighbor but she really wanted her back. I am sure that many will agree, you don't own cats - they own you! A cat will stray for many reasons. In Mia's case it was ano...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frontline Alert!
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Frontline Alert!

I know Frontline do a spray that can be used on young kittens so that might an answer for Mia, just try a very small area first to see if she reacts. I will admit I have memories of spraying and powdering cats from my childhood days and i wouldn't want to go back to it unless there was no other opt...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Poo in garden!
Replies: 3
Views: 273

Re: Poo in garden!

In your place I'd invest £50 or so on a night-vision, motion-sensor camera. (Search Amazon for "camera trap.") Set it up in the garden, it should photograph anything that moves, day or night, and then you would know what animal you're dealing with, which should help decide a course of act...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frontline Alert!
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Frontline Alert!

I think we've been pretty lucky, we've always used Stronghold and never had a problem. My vet knows that I am very sensitive about using pesticides on cats so will need to explore all options. Really need a solution for Mia -just in case - as there is no way we could put a spot on on! We use Panacu...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frontline Alert!
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Frontline Alert!

I agree. My cat has some allergy - which we thought was flea allergy dermatitis so the vet advised monthly treating with Advocate, however, she’s still scratching with Advocate, so it must be something else. I only treat her now every few months just in case it is some flea, but doubt it. It seems ...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frontline Alert!
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Frontline Alert!

Pippin reacted to Advocate from the vet - that was what started it! I went back to Frontline, also from the vet, but I suspect they use the same carrier fluids - after that first reaction he got sore patches from all sorts of things. After our experience with Stealth, and having seen a mild reactio...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat litter questions - please share your experience!
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Cat litter questions - please share your experience!

In my humble opinion there is only one question to ask - why change? I switched to wood based cat litter when my rescued young lady started scooting (and changed her food to 100% natural too) and simply have not looked back. My second rescue (RIP) also loved it and my 3rd rescue kitten took to it st...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Well it has been over a week since I last posted and put up a short video on YouTube Not a great deal to report really except that Mia is spending far more time indoors and not actually gone out first thing in the morning for at least a week. This seems to have settled Hendrix down quite a bit as he...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frontline Alert!
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Frontline Alert!

We now only use prescription only treatment - Advocate, and we only get it from the vet directly.

It is more expensive that way but not taking any chances with Hendrix

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Frontline Alert!
Replies: 16
Views: 772

Re: Frontline Alert!

My sadly departed Stealth was treated by the Vet with Frontline and had terrible sores after administration! We are still convinced that it was Frontline that contributed significantly to his death.

I would doubt however if the vet was obtain dodgy supplies??

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray Cat - Advice Needed
Replies: 43
Views: 1692

Re: Stray Cat - Advice Needed

I just got a message from the vet to say that Pauls owner has been located and she is picking him up later. I suppose that is good in many ways but I also assume that your emotions are somewhat torn as well? Perhaps your experience with Paul has given you the opportunity to consider having another ...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitten food
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: Kitten food

Wow, what beautiful kittens ! Both of my rescue cats - one now sadly not with us - benefited greatly from having 100% natural food and grain free. Personally, I would stick to wet cat food as it provides most of the moisture they need. Fresh drinking water should always be available but, I am sure m...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray Cat - Advice Needed
Replies: 43
Views: 1692

Re: Stray Cat - Advice Needed

I would suggest contact Cat's Protection again letting them know what has happened and that you would be willing to have him if the owners can't be contacted, I do see a lot of Cat's Protection Found Cats adverts on Facebook that mention the finder is willing to keep, and I hate to add but they wil...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Stray Cat - Advice Needed
Replies: 43
Views: 1692

Re: Stray Cat - Advice Needed

Yes, I'd love tattooing brought in over here, especially for females. My local RSPCA opens every female up to check, a lot of unnecessary sedation and stress I think that is terrible! It will cause stress, risk of infection and even loss of life! Far better and cheaper to have mandatory chipping - ...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

OOOOOPS! :lol: Learning how to have some fun at last, looks like she's blossoming - good lass! (I used to have a cat who turned somersaults just for the hell of it ...) They're going to be very good for each other :D Not very "ladylike" though :D Mia has really come out of her shell this ...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hi all

Just a quick YouTube Video of Mia and Hendrix play fighting last night - quite funny at the end ;) https://youtu.be/0JdX4NGaPJI

Mia is certainly coming out of her shell

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Wait until she lies there, twitching her tail for him to 'mouse' - mother cat mode :D She may be doing that already! Hendrix has now had many many slaps from Mia but there are absolutely no signs of injuries. I know too well that Mia's claws are like razors and her bite is pretty evil too. I have y...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Where to begin! Mia is now spending a lot more time in the house which is quite significant although we don't actually know exactly why. It could be the weather, It could be that she wants to be closer to us or, it could, be Hendrix Even when Mia is in the house it is quite normal for her to seek sa...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Oh crumbs! :lol: :oops: Those videos are brilliant, Dave, and as for the horrible Milo, yes poor chap, it isn't his fault really, but ... poor Mia! No wonder she's so fragile. But gaining psychological strength every day now :D Thank you - yes Milo is truly a thug and needs to pay a visit to the ve...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Ah I'm sorry but I'm useless at social media. I did join twitter once to stay on a news discussion site but that was years ago and I expect I've lost the plot since these new rules ... which they're all circumnavigating and STILL insisting on getting your personal details if you want to stay on the...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I'm sorry, Mia and Hendrix, but Facebook will only give me a quick glimpse of photos and refuses to let me see some videos, because I'm not a member, grrrr, and I won't join, not for anyone, even you. I know you would wan't to see the videos and photos so try this instead https://thorpedave.tumblr....
by ThorpeDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I quite enjoy doing flatpack these days! a lot easier than it used to be and it normally fits properly too!

Are you on twitter? or any other unsociable media thingy?

Unfortunately I can't post them here for some unknown reason - Images have to be tiny and lose their impact.

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Mayday21 wrote:Looks to me that Hendrix is being a typical annoying little brother...very cute videos. Vivian
Annoying? trying to find a much stronger word :D
by ThorpeDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I am reminded of the way my siamese could keep a whole litter of kittens occupied moving just her tail. She would lie sprawled comfortably by the fire, and twitch just the very tip till all five kittens started to stalk, then whip her tail out of the way at the last moment, let them tumble all over...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Yesterday I posted a short video clip of Mia enjoying a good fussing. Today I have posted a clip of Hendrix trying to disrupt a fussing session. As you will see, Mia is now largely unimpressed with Hendrix's antics - good girl! The video can be found on my FB page and is publicly accessible https://...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I thought I would just share with you a few seconds of Mia being fussed.

As mentioned on several occasions, Mia is now 4 years old and was never fussed until a few weeks ago.

https://www.facebook.com/HamShackCat/vi ... 6630074235

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

OMG a rollercoaster :o This is by no means a rollercoatter. It is a rollercoaster, swings, roundabouts and every white knuckle ride while gorging on candyfloss, toffee apples and hot dogs! Mia is an angel; soft, gentler, sweet, maternal but timid, unsure and emotionally scarred Hendrix is an angel;...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I will be posting an update next week after Hendrix has been to the vets for his booster, claw clipping and general healthcheck

In the meantime, I have created a public photo album on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/HamShackCat ... 6083244442

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

OMG a rollercoaster :o This sounds really good - you'll have good days and bad days of course, but it looks as if Mia has put down roots with you and has decided to let Hendrix know who's boss. Won't hurt him. Looking forward to the next instalment :D My only concern for Hendrix is that he wants to...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

We gave up trying to understand what makes Mia tick a long time ago. Vets and behavior "experts" were continually telling us just leave her alone, "she will probably live in your house but nothing more" We now know that she was about 11 weeks old when her feral mum finally deposi...