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by bobbys girl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!
Replies: 19
Views: 1174

Re: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!

I think most folks on here know my feelings about the RSPCA. :x :x Cats chose where they want to be. One turned up at my sister's door. She took 'her' to the vet to get her checked out and found 'he' was an overweight male who had been chipped. On contacting the owner she was told he had been given ...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Bella is missing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: Bella is missing.

My sister's cat was missing for a week. She searched the neighbourhood, put up posters, the lot! He came strolling back just after the neighbours got back from their holiday. He had been shut in their garage for a week. Nothing to eat and only condensation to drink, but he was fine. It is so easy to...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat has fleas, but not the kind that bothers humans
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Cat has fleas, but not the kind that bothers humans

For some reason some humans are far more attractive to them than other. I'm lucky for some reason biting insects don't go for me. I've been places with friends who were getting eaten alive by midges and I was unlucky if I had a couple of bites afterwards. Oooh and don't I know it! :x Most of my fam...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Bella is missing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1242

Re: Bella is missing.

Naughty Bella for worrying you! I hope she comes home safe and sound very soon.
by bobbys girl
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for Freddie
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Vibes for Freddie

Hello Francis! Don't be shy, say hello. :D
by bobbys girl
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it time?
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Is it time?

RIP little one, until we meet again. (Hugs) to you. xx
by bobbys girl
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for Freddie
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Vibes for Freddie

I am delighted to report that Freddie is back to his usual ever-hungry, cuddle bunny self. You'd never know there had been anything wrong with him! :roll: Ooh what a worry. Thank for your comments and support for his very worried mummy.
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat safety - fencing
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Cat safety - fencing

Good grief, there are some horrible people out there! :x I am pleased to hear though, that despite his ordeal, your cat has recovered. I think Lilith has a good idea, if you have the sort of garden that can be fenced. Another idea might be to build a run attached to the house with access via a windo...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it time?
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Is it time?

I am so sorry to hear about your cat. You have the hardest decision to make. I once went through something similar with a dog of 17. She was physically in good health for a dog of such advanced years. But she was often very confused. She would ask to go outside, stand there looking lost, then come i...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for Freddie
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Vibes for Freddie

Well he's had something to eat and a big drink, gone for a little wander around the garden with Billy, bought back a cobweb and several birch catkins in his tail and now he has chosen to sleep in the cat carrier! He is still not back up to speed, but improving. Fingers crossed, he is over the worst ...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: a tip for the desperate
Replies: 79
Views: 3287

Re: a tip for the desperate

:lol: Freddies tail is like that. I know just where he has been by what is stuck in his bog brush tail! :D Keeping everything crossed for Tay. Hope they have some answers.
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for Freddie
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Vibes for Freddie

Just back from the emergency vets in Ballyshannon. His temperature is 'on the high side of normal' and we had noticed a little discharge from his nose and slightly gooey eyes. All very slight - but just not our Freddie. Lovely vet gave him a shot of AB's and anti - inflammatory and I have some Betam...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for Freddie
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Re: Vibes for Freddie

I have just got back. He is in the same spot outside that he was when I went. OH has tried him with food and drink, but he took neither. That's not like our Fred. :( :? I am going to look up where the emergency vet is today, just in case. I am starting to get really worried now. He doesn't seem 'ill...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for Freddie
Replies: 15
Views: 581

Vibes for Freddie

Hi guys, just a quick ask. I have to go out for a while but I'm a little worried about Freddie. He is unusually quiet this morning. No injuries, no raised or lowered temperature, just quiet and more importantly for Fred, not eating! OH will keep an eye on him, but I would appreciate you good vibes h...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Neighbours complaining.
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Neighbours complaining.

Ooh Ruth, you touched a nerve there! Speaking as a gardener, kitty poo is the last thing you would want as a fertilizer! A remark like that, even in jest could start WW3! :shock: :lol: :lol: A friend of mine (not a cat lady!) dips small garden canes in neat Jeyes Fluid and pokes them in around the s...
by bobbys girl
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: a tip for the desperate
Replies: 79
Views: 3287

Re: a tip for the desperate

Ruth - Twas bryllig and the slythy toves did gyre and gymble in the wabe. My borogoves have never been so mimsy! :lol:

Isn't it amazing what rhubarb you accumulate along the way?
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: a tip for the desperate
Replies: 79
Views: 3287

Re: a tip for the desperate

another little tip while I'm on a roll - I bought some small individual icecreams in plastic pots in Lidl's the other day, and find they are great at popping over uneaten food in the cats' dishes to keep it moist and the flies away I was looking for one of those plastic covers for tins. Couldn't ge...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: a tip for the desperate
Replies: 79
Views: 3287

Re: a tip for the desperate

That applies to all sorts of foods - mash it up! Fussy little beggars! :lol:
by bobbys girl
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thunder!
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Thunder!

I have seen that quite often and not always in bad weather. We tend to see them out at the coast - perhaps because there is more sky out there (no trees or buildings to block the view) :shock: We get them a lot in winter. I think they are ice crystals. Totally unrelated - I have just looked out of t...
by bobbys girl
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thunder!
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Thunder!

The thunder this morning spooked the kittens. But as they were right by the gate and it made them run to the safety of the house, all was well! :D
by bobbys girl
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Happy birthday Ria!
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: Happy birthday Ria!

Happy birthday Ria from me and Bob (who is on my knee as I type!)
by bobbys girl
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Thunder!
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Thunder!

Isn't that just the way?! :lol: Hope the thunder didn't bother her. We haven't had any thunder - yet! Don't know how the kittens will react :shock:
by bobbys girl
Thu May 24, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Afraid :(
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Afraid :(

Far better to visit a vet unnecessarily than not to visit one when needed. The worst still has to be when I took a cat in because 'he smelt wrong', he did need some dental work doing, but that wasn't what I had picked up, the blood test showed he was in the early stages of kidney problems. I agree ...
by bobbys girl
Thu May 24, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What's wrong with my cat's paw?
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: What's wrong with my cat's paw?

Hi there! Not been around for a few days, so just caught up on this. First of all, yes he is a lovely boy! Not all white cats are deaf, though there would be a a higher chance if both his eyes were blue. Now, that paw. My Bob had something similar earlier this year. He is a tripod, so any problems w...
by bobbys girl
Wed May 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on
Replies: 22
Views: 3564

Re: Night time terrors: 1 year on

Oh Issi, I read your post and had to go away and think about it. That is one profound question! The brief, perhaps trite answer is that it is the price we pay for loving someone. My mum is feeling this a lot right now. She is 91 on Friday. Her side of the family is quite long lived but recently she ...
by bobbys girl
Tue May 15, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Obsessive carpet pulling following loss of litter mate
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: Obsessive carpet pulling following loss of litter mate

I'm really sorry to hear that. It does sound like it's George's way of dealing with the loss of his brother. I took my boys to be neutered yesterday. Fred was easy to put in a carrier but Billy disappeared and wouldn't come when we called. Poor Fred got so distressed he called and cried and Billy ca...
by bobbys girl
Mon May 14, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Here's a how d'ya do!
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Here's a how d'ya do!

Well they are both home and Fred has been yelling for something to eat. I gave in and gave him some chicken that I'd saved for them. Billy is a little more groggy and is sleeping in front of the fire. I am just glad they are OK. We'll must have to keep an eye on Fred. Thanks for getting back to me. ...
by bobbys girl
Mon May 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: FIV Questions & Answers
Topic: Please help
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Please help

Hi, and welcome to CC. It must have been a shock to hear about your kittens, but please don't despair. You see the little fella who is my avatar? That's Bob and he is FIV+. We found that out when he was one - he probably got that from his mum. He is five now and leads a pretty normal life. He lives ...
by bobbys girl
Mon May 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Here's a how d'ya do!
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Here's a how d'ya do!

We took the little boys in to be neutered this morning.OH has just phoned up to see how they went on. Billy is fine, (snip, snip, no more bolshy Bill :lol: ) but there was a problem with Freddie. His 'little buds' have not descended - it was hard to see with all the hair. That might explain why he i...
by bobbys girl
Sun May 13, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: What is this?

Gracie has had that problem. She is so fat she can't turn right around to groom her bum and the fur does tend to get matted there. She has a short coat but, for some reason and incredibly thick, fluffy under coat - and she HATES being groomed!the Perhaps the fat and thick fur means she is a new bree...