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by ThorpeDave
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Thank you all for your re-assuring words and wisdom ;) It is without a doubt that Hendrix is interrupting Mia's routine although there are other things that may be upsetting her too. Mia did not get a fuss last night but when my wife woke up at 4am Mia was there and enjoyed a fuss - and Hendrix too ...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

The past 36 hours has been very difficult Hendrix is growing by the day, bigger, stronger and bolder. We have done our best to keep our routine with Mia particularly fusses and treat and of course feeding time. However Hendrix is beginning to disrupt these with an increasing desire to "play&quo...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

That's great about Mia - she sounds to be training him :D Mia is most definitely having an influence on him. Again, because he was separated from his mum and siblings at a very early age, he was not grooming himself and the previous owners had to wipe his bum for him!. Soon after his arrival Mia wo...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hendrix is now growing rapidly and he appears to be really enjoying his food. He is now on 3 pouches a day, 1 x 100% natural kitten food (not easy to find in shops) 1 x mainstream kitten food and 1 x 100% natural grain free cat food. This past week he has gained 188g so way above target! He is a lit...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I seem to remember all kittens scratch because they don't learn how to retract their claws until they get older, so there is hope on that front some kittens benefit from teething aids which they can chomp on - have you tried him on a catnip stuffed cloth toy? Hendrix does retracts his claw quite of...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

We are now fairly confident that - at least - Mia and Hendrix will be able to co-exist with us. whether this is simply tolerating each or, or they become close is yet to be seen. We are naturally hoping that the relationship will develop BEFORE Hendrix's hormones start kicking in then vanish as quic...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Ruth B wrote:Ouch, hopefully no major damage done and no visits to A&E needed.
Because he was separated from his mum and the rest of the litter, he has not learned that biting and scratching hurts - but I know it does!
by ThorpeDave
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

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

... Could a cricket box be a wise precaution?
A cricket box would be easily defeated - was thinking more of a full outfit as worn by ice hockey goal keepers!
by ThorpeDave
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

MESSAGE TO HENDRIX

Hendrix, While I am preparing your dinner, it may be funny climbing up the leg of my jeans. However, when I have just got out of the bath and am preparing you supper, IT IS NOT FUNNY

Regards

Dave
(scared for life)
by ThorpeDave
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Lilith wrote:Oh lol, the little horror. With any luck the anaesthetic will zonk him out ... for a few hours ...
I was hoping for a week - or 2!
by ThorpeDave
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hi Dave great news on Mia & now you have little Hendrix - a kitten at that & a 6ft cat tree. :o You may have to watch him with that when he’s castrated..chat with your vet. And good luck in searching for Mia’s brother ... her previous owners appear to be a bit casual on looking after fur ba...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Never a dull moment with cats is there? :o :lol: After our experience with Stealth, our vet is very thorough and gives us the time our cats deserve. We think he did it jumping off the cat tree and slipping on a box that was not far away. Anyway the little horror is chasing Mia all over the house no...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Do hope Hendrix continues to improve. I know you are concerned about the treatments having an effect on Stealth, but being in rescue, we regularly neuter, vaccinate flea and worm at the same time (when doing TNR, you only get one chance) and it really is a rare occurrence. If I remember rightly, th...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Well, Thursday tuned out to be quite an eventful day Hendrix spent all day on his cat tree after a manic early morning and din't stir until 4pm. when he did there was clearly something wrong. He was limping very badly and didn't want to eat. Examination of his paw did not show any sign of injury and...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

With any luck there may be little physical violence between them. It does sound like they are getting on very well for the length of time they have been together. Although Hendrix is the 6th cat that I have had, he is my first kitten so all very new to me. We previously had 2 Persians dumped on us ...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Just over a year ago, Mia appeared in our garden, hungry and thirsty so we did the right thing, fed and watered her. By the end of Autumn she had walked into our house together with her sole mate, Stealth, and settled down. At this time, however, our house was a place of safety, shelter, warmth with...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

hendrix-2.jpg
Latest picture of Hendrix
by ThorpeDave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

There's an article here about training cats/kittens not to bite you - hope it may help..... https://www.purina.co.uk/cats/behaviour-and-training/training-your-cat/stop-cats-biting?utm_source=mte&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cat_biting_unknownCTA&utm_campaign=aug18 Thank you Regards Dave
by ThorpeDave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

My younger cat Molly is a little horror for biting and scratching, even after 7 years' gentle training, but there's a toy that I can recommend called the wiggly-waggler, a sort of knitted banana sized thing treated with catnip. She likes to clutch and kick it - a kitten would like it even more, lik...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

The biting will be because of being taken from his mum too early. I would speak to your vet when he has his second vaccinations regarding what age they will neuter, as it varies. . Hendrix's previous foster carers actually encouraged hand fighting and it is full on biting and scratching. I have sto...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

There is a sign in our house that reads; "this is the cat's house, we just pay the bills" As long as the cats believe this everything will be fine ;) The reality is however, that we are in charge and we are in charge but will accommodate the cats so that they are happy, their needs are met...
by ThorpeDave
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Introducing Hendrix to Mia obviously did not go the we wanted or the way it should have gone - but hey it happened! After a couple of hours the question finally came, "are we leaving (Jet) Hendrix with you or taking him back home?" The decision was taken in a nano second and he would be st...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Ruth B wrote:Don't worry Lilith, we are all on your soapbox with you.
Don't get me started - it is a flaming big soapbox

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Well. I can see why you needed to adopt this little lad. His 'owner' ... To exchange a neutering voucher for beer ... I'm fond of the beer myself, but ... Hendrix is only one of thousands of cats each year born and discarded. Why something is not done about beats me :( We believe that his farther i...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

It's actually quite normal for timid cats to prefer attention when humans are lying down, much less scary for them. I had a cat with issues of feet/walking - I had her for 8 years but she still had issues with walking past you, she would never cross you on the stairs. Bless him - all cats have ghos...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Over the past month, the fussing of Mia has intensified. 20 minute sessions are now the norm and her general behavior around us is a lot calmer. However, the odd thing is that we can only fuss her when we are in bed. As soon as we get up she will not allow it under any circumstances so they are conf...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

booktigger wrote:Aww, I'm glad she is coming for attention. I'm not sure i would get another cat, I'd let her enjoy all the attention
Oops!
by ThorpeDave
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 6216

Mia - a new chapter begins

My previous thread created a lot of interest and I thank everyone for their replies. Six weeks have now passed since Stealth gained his wings and went to Kitty heaven. It is still very raw with us and everyday we think of him and very often shed a tear. It took Mia a couple of days to realize that s...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Maya & Tabby
Replies: 89
Views: 10929

Re: Maya & Tabby

A new chapter begins - see separate post
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Maya & Tabby
Replies: 89
Views: 10929

Re: Maya & Tabby

Within 4 hours of coming back he was a purring fusspot I feel guilty that I did not ensure that the charity were able to override my instructions. As the legal "keeper" of the cat he was my responsibility and the vet ignored my wishes and followed someone else's procedure. Somehow I lost c...