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by ThorpeDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Aww, they're all so gorgeous! :D Good luck with the engineers and I hope they're considerate about keeping outer doors closed and not leaving booby traps for the cats (such as raised floorboards.) Be firm! :) thankfully no floorboards have to come up but they will be in every room in the house with...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

What a happy update! It must be a huge relief to you too, to have them all so comfortable together. Happy update and a good start particularly after Hendrix got over his own self importance! Many challenges ahead though as we doubt the 2 kittens will stay as close as the first 2 weeks. We now often...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Hi Dave I’ve caught up on Mia Ch3.. those kittens are gorgeous. Reminds me of when I bought Harper home. She & TC bonded immediately & I often found TC asleep on the lounge with Harper curled up in his arms. He often washed her & still does. I always smile when I see them & Bentley together. Alas S...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

The kittens are now 12 weeks old so they went back to the vets yesterday for a health check, second vaccinations and a discussion about neutering. They certainly have come a long way in the past 3 weeks with Jasper putting on over 600g while Morgana Violet has put on well over 400g. Jasper has visib...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

ThorpeDave and Kay - I missed those photos - those gardens look great :D I recognise the coir mat - B&Q, yes? They've got quite a range starting at £7 if I'm not mistaken, which is pretty cheap compared to conventional pet products ... and my 'new' staircarpet, which is beginning to look a little w...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Large cat flap selective on exit needed
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Large cat flap selective on exit needed

Just a long shot - have you contacted SureFlap to ask if the dual scan pet door is in the pipeline?

Their customer service is excellent and may be able to offer you a solution. I had a custom built cat flap made by them but now need a pet door as my 11 month old kitten is rather large!

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

Hi Dave have I missed something re 4 kitties...Mia & the terror you had neutered & now 2 kittens. I’ve had my pergola enclosed on 2 sides with cat netting & the Famous Five from Oz love it .. Vivian. Mia, Chapter 3 is now running in the general cat chatting forum 4 cats in total, Queen Mia, now 5 y...
by ThorpeDave
Fri May 31, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

that looks very neat Dave - I reckon they'll soon sort that out when they all have access - I think you will find they will want to lie in the shade more than the sun, and I have found simple decking slabs make cheap and popular place for mine to lie on, and scratch too a water feature would give t...
by ThorpeDave
Fri May 31, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

Progress so far
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by ThorpeDave
Fri May 31, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

IMG_20190531_125014 (2) - Copy.jpgthis will give some idea, Dave - one clematis is a spring flowering one, and one a late summer one Oh that is great! - I am not much of a gardener and even find it difficult to grow weeds! but that gives some ideas. I have seen videos of cat proofed gardens with ca...
by ThorpeDave
Fri May 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

I spoil them
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by ThorpeDave
Fri May 31, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

Lilith wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:48 am
Oh the coir mat, the coir mat! Turned upside down I'm presuming, for claws to get a better purchase?

Just a good quality doormat the right way up - but a very well known DIY store does this one
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by ThorpeDave
Fri May 31, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

I put trellis panels diagonally over two corners in my enclosure, which allows me to put a high cat climbing tower underneath without fear of escape, and also allows me to grow clematis up the fence and over the trellis, which provides nice dappled shade for the cats Any chance of a picture? Our ba...
by ThorpeDave
Thu May 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat Proofing
Replies: 33
Views: 781

Re: Cat Proofing

After cat proofing our garden, I quickly realised that the cats felt as though they were imprisoned. So I started to think what I could do to ease this feeling. Both Mia and Hendrix like to get high so, I put in some platforms and some catnip plants :D The platforms allow them to see over the bounda...
by ThorpeDave
Wed May 29, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Should I give in ?

Grace56 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:06 pm
My cats have always, always had the run of the house, and they go wherever they please and sleep wherever they please. It is, after all, their home as well as mine.

My cats allow me free run of the hose too - It is THEIR house and I just live here and serve them the best I can ! :)
by ThorpeDave
Tue May 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Next Door's Cat Eating Our Cats' Food

As mentioned by others, getting your cat micro chipped and installing a microchip controlled cat door would solve quite a number of problems. Quite simply their cat could not enter your house and steal food. I would also strongly recommend that your neighbor has their cat neutered. This will reduce ...
by ThorpeDave
Tue May 28, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Problems introducing kitten to older cat
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Problems introducing kitten to older cat

I will also add that while Feliway can help it is not the miracle cure some of the adverts make out. Agreed and I don't trust the slight burning smell. Our vet recommended the Pet Remedy spray and plug-in and I felt it had more effect. Also it burns at a lower temperature and doesn't give off that ...
by ThorpeDave
Tue May 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Lilith wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:59 am
Aww! :o :D

Hendrix has decided to keep them has he? :lol:
Oh yes!
by ThorpeDave
Tue May 28, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

What a difference a week makes! Jasper and Morgana Violet continue to do very well. Growing, playing and exploring. Both have gained over 300g since their arrival with Jasper developing in other areas too! The kittens continue to go in their pen at night for their own safety and they still do not ob...
by ThorpeDave
Mon May 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

I've seen this in Tesco but not tried it https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/291900262 Garlic powder??? Garlic is toxic to cats. They must mean some safe extract of garlic to give the benefits without poisoning them surely. Thanks Kay :) Just checked their web site and it defiantly says ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon May 27, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty doing well
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Kitty doing well

Ruth B wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 3:08 pm
I think we have all been there.

Yep, been there, done that and had several nights without sleep.

We now have a curfew and of course a cat proof garden to they can no longer get out.

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Sun May 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Group dynamics eh? I've never watched one of these reality shows where people choose to live together for a while, but it sounds a bit similar ... what's going to happen next? Is Hendrix going to fall for Morgana Violet ... love at first bite? :o Group dynamics is fascinating! Just to recap we were...
by ThorpeDave
Sun May 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Ruth B wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 2:03 pm
Who needs reality TV when you can watch kitties.
Who needs TV when you have kittens!

Sometimes it is like Big Brother, but

Sometimes it is like I'm a celebrity get me out of here! - In Hendrix's case, definitely the latter :lol:
by ThorpeDave
Sun May 26, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Problems introducing kitten to older cat
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Problems introducing kitten to older cat

Welcome to the forum Hissing and growling is quite normal and nothing to worry about. Your existing cats will initially feel threatened by the new arrival and will want to let the kitten know who is boss. There is always a pecking order in a multi cat household. which Feliway did you order? Feliway ...
by ThorpeDave
Sat May 25, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

The best food for your cat is the food your cat will eat. As long as it's a nutritionally complete and balanced food, of course. Yes I totally agree with that. I am personally a believer in "as natural as possible" with protein derived from meat rather than plant extracts. A simple test to ensure y...
by ThorpeDave
Sat May 25, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Dried food.... Won't eat wet..

Hi I have 2 kittens, now 10 weeks old and they will eat nothing but dry food. I have tried all kinds of wet food but no joy. One will eat chicken both cooked and freeze dried but that is it. My vet also recommends dry Hill's prescription diet but I am using something else My preference is for grain ...
by ThorpeDave
Sat May 25, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitty doing well
Replies: 15
Views: 256

Re: Kitty doing well

Good news that she is now recovering well.

Have you considered "cat proofing" your garden - or part of it?

It can be a simple job but it can also be difficult and expensive. But if you are able to do it, it will keep her safe and give you tremendous peace of mind

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Fri May 24, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1385

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

It is now 2 weeks since our 2 kittens, Jasper and Morgana Violet joined us and our 2 existing cats 5-year-old (Mamma) Mia and 11-month-old (Horrible) Hendrix) The kittens have settled extremely well and only took 24 hours for them to feel at home. They have both grown – putting on over 200g each – a...
by ThorpeDave
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Kitten help
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Kitten help

The recommendation is to handle kittens as much as possible in the first few weeks of life. It is possible that that was not done as much as it could have depending on how the kittens were cared for within the rescue center. My 2 news kittens were with a "foster" mum and were handled daily by the fo...
by ThorpeDave
Sat May 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Should I give in ?

3 kittens - one very large one - always bounce around on our bend and ALWAYS find the tender most delicate bits :roll: