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by ThorpeDave
Mon May 06, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sneaky indoor kitten gets outside
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Sneaky indoor kitten gets outside

Ahh right I personally don't believe in locking a cat indoors as it is their nature to roam around. simple solution - cat proofing. Mine can roam around our garden - it is not that big but we are trying to make it interesting. They have shelters and platforms on which to sit. Shaded areas and sunny ...
by ThorpeDave
Mon May 06, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sneaky indoor kitten gets outside
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Sneaky indoor kitten gets outside

I am not 100% clear why rag dolls are considered to be indoor cats only ?? Having had problems with my cats using sureflap cat doors I would recommend having a chat with their customer services department. They are absolutely brilliant and have even made a specific cat door for me. If there is a con...
by ThorpeDave
Mon May 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: good cat food
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: good cat food

Isn't it high phosphorus you need to avoid, not high protein? I think a raw diet can be designed to balance the phosphorus (meat) with calcium (bone)? Cats need low phosphorus and low potassium to reduce the risk of kidney disease. A cat with CKD will require a much lower protein diet as it is the ...
by ThorpeDave
Sun May 05, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1386

Re: Mia - Chapter 3

Jasper loves spending time with his mum Mable 59189081_10155933190142680_2841864638675550208_n.jpg Left to right - Violet (AKA Violent) dolly and Jasper 57358139_10155913350092680_4080395291147108352_n.jpg When we visit Jasper I fuss and stroke all the cat but have never attempted to pick them up. O...
by ThorpeDave
Sun May 05, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - Chapter 3
Replies: 81
Views: 1386

Mia - Chapter 3

At 6 months old, Hendrix was at the height of his mania and Mia was being overwhelmed by him. At the same time, Hendrix had started to go outside, a lot and we knew it wasn’t long before we couldn’t contain him in our garden and were deeply concerned what would happen if he got out. Eventually we st...
by ThorpeDave
Sun May 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

My musing over genetics and his problems are just that, musings, rhetoric mainly for my own sake. In the end it doesn't matter, he is neutered and even if there is a problem at genetic level it can't be passed on. With you looking after him I'm sure he will live a long a, happy and healthy life. It...
by ThorpeDave
Sun May 05, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Ooops - that was the wrong photo!
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by ThorpeDave
Sat May 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

What you say about his siblings does make me wonder if there was a genetic disorder in the family which lead to all the problems, Hendrix was so lucky to find you and thank you for working so hard to get to the bottom of the problem (no pun intended) and give him the life he deserves. Impossible to...
by ThorpeDave
Sat May 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Thanks for bringing us up to date. It is good to hear they are both doing so well. Please don't stop updating, perhaps just start a new thread? :) Yes a new thread will be started next week. Like the first 2 chapter, it will focus on Mia as she was the first with many problems particularly associat...
by ThorpeDave
Wed May 01, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

This will be the final post in this chapter of Mia's life (except for responses of course) As I write this final post, Mia is curled up in the bedroom doorway and Hendrix is sprawled out 2 feet behind her. For me, that is a great success. It is without doubt, that Mia and Hendrix have had very diffi...
by ThorpeDave
Wed May 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Should I give in ?
Replies: 19
Views: 388

Re: Should I give in ?

One of my cats regularly changes the place where she sleeps/rests, usually about every three weeks. For about the last ten days she has favoured being on the very top of the headboard of my bed, leaning against the wall to stop herself falling down the back. I found that extremely irritating becaus...
by ThorpeDave
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

To confirm - Jasper WILL be having his first vaccinations and WILL also be seeing our vet the day we pick him up ;)
by ThorpeDave
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

booktigger wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:41 pm
I'm shocked a rescue would home without at least the first vacc, will he have seen a vet?
It certainly would have been my preference for Jasper to have had his first vaccinations . We will be seeing what we can do between now and then ;)

Regards

Dave
by ThorpeDave
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

I have a degree of understanding for the blanket ban but also concern that cats are individuals with individual needs. There is of course, the potential owners who are prepared to go the extra mile to keep their cats safe. Sadly, there are no shortage of cats that need rescuing and could easily have...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

The largest and most well known rescue agency will not place cats in our street - period, end of! Jasper is coming quite some distance and his 2 sisters and Mum are all going far afield and well out of the area. There is an indication the Jasper's mum is going somewhere very special indeed! Mia, Hen...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Thankfully we passed! One local charity will not place any cats with anyone in our street as it is classed as a busy road - it is a side street! When we actually got round to filling the form in it was a formality. The lady was blown away by the CCTV and cat proofing and of course Mia and Hendrix wh...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

That is so sweet However, Mia will run a mile or hide and Hendrix will do whatever can to cause chaos! Not knowing what to expect is what is causing the nervousness as I simply do not know what the questions will be or what they are looking for. Hopefully they will see 2 healthy cats, a cat proof ga...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

We have the dreaded "home visit" tomorrow evening and off to see Jasper again on Saturday. No date has yet been fixed - although I would bring him on Saturday if I could!. What is important is that Jasper and Mabel are ready for the re-homing rather than us. I was looking at pictures of Hendrix when...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

The "Bengal" reference came from the rescue center but I have to say that I agree with you. We are seeing him again on Saturday and have a close look at his belly to see if they are spots or rosettes. He is certain a bright little thing and the most advanced of the litter - although litter training ...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: good cat food
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: good cat food

Grain-free sometimes has other non-meat fillers that may not be any better. That's just types of food, not even starting to look at brands. That is a very important point. The "source" of protein is what is important. This should be from meat but is often from soya or other vegetable extracts. As w...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Help!

Cats instinctively want to be able to smell their own scent everywhere and if it doesn't they will pad and roll all over it until is smells of themselves. New furniture will always be a target. giving a cat something which is more attractive to scratch is always a good tip. scratching post sprayed w...
by ThorpeDave
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: good cat food
Replies: 12
Views: 260

Re: good cat food

A minefield indeed! If your cats are happy and healthy on AGAIL then that is fine. As long as the cat food is complete it should be fine. The occasion meal of "complementary" cat food is also fine as long as the main diet is "complete" Certain cats however, require something different. After our you...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

He is a gorgeous little lad (is it right to call a boy gorgeous?) While I know it is possible for a cat to start having kittens from 4 months and can have up to three litters a year, I know it isn't healthy for them, I do hope she will be spayed after this lot are fully weaned. She deserves a kitte...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

5 litters by the age of 2??? :o :o :shock: That girl will welcome retirement and having her stomach back to herself at last! Hope all goes well with young Jasper - gorgeous boy and a worthy addition, and hopefully a fellow-thug to keep Hendrix occupied and give Mia some peace :lol: Jasper's Mum, Ma...
by ThorpeDave
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

jasper-small.jpg We fell in love with Jasper after seeing a photo of him and his 2 sisters and Mum. We went to meet him last Sunday and were selected to adopt him - subject to home visit approval. Was there was a queue! a long queue but now only have to wait for that home visit. We are hoping that ...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

While Chapter 2 may be coming to a close - here is a sneak preview of ch3 "Jasper" - here with his mum at 5 weeks old)
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by ThorpeDave
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

It appears that cat proofing the garden has been a success. No cats have been in our garden - and more importantly, none have got out. The cat proofing has however caused a lot of stress with Mia and Hendrix's responses being totally different. Hendrix was in a rage for several days with him being a...
by ThorpeDave
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

LOL - and the catnip will provide a Purple Haze? :D Congrats on the fencing - my own 'Altracatz' has given me so much peace of mind. Mia and Hendrix look so content, despite the odd disagreement - this happens in most households :) LOL - didn't think of that one!!!! I think that there is a good rel...
by ThorpeDave
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

Hi Vivian Despite Hendrix's unruly behavior, Mi seems to be very content. she is certainly making up for lost time with regards to fusses :D It has been a very rewarding experience rescuing her and bringing her round to become a wonderful pet. Yes, that is Hendrix the Hell's angel. We have started t...
by ThorpeDave
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Mia - a new chapter begins
Replies: 223
Views: 3950

Re: Mia - a new chapter begins

https://youtu.be/w14lEPgfPeo

Fusses just keep getting better!