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by bobbys girl
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: And then there were four
Replies: 82
Views: 3191

Re: And then there were four

Oh the things we do for our fur babies! I am yet to start baking for them but last week I made some vanilla ice cream for us and I had plenty of help with the 'washing up'! ;) As I finished with the mixing bowls, there were a couple of helpers on the kitchen table waiting for our own version of Lick...
by bobbys girl
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Any ideas?

That's what we thought. But I thought it was only with vaccinations as there are some nasty adjuvants in vaccines (aluminium, mercury, formaldehyde). That I can understand, but I am not sure of the contents of AB's and pain killers?
by bobbys girl
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Any ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Any ideas?

I feel bad about this. With all the fuss about Freddie over the last week we hadn't noticed how bad this had got. A few weeks ago Purdy was having some health issues and seemed to be having trouble chewing. When she was still very young she got into a fight with something (?) and ended up with a bro...
by bobbys girl
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Hope all is going well this morning. How long does he have to be kept confined? Yes , thank you. Young Freddie had a good night, a big breakfast and some play time with one of those treat thingies - you put the biscuits in and they try and get them out! I was outside for a short time this afternoon...
by bobbys girl
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

We took the collar of shame off so he could have a good wash. He has had his tea and a big wee. So I think he will settle now.
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by bobbys girl
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

He's home - and very vocal!
by bobbys girl
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

I like the idea of an en suite! :lol: But this cage has only one door. He will have to make do with the kitten tray that OH came home with.
by bobbys girl
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

OH called the vets this morning for an update on Freddie. He was put through to Luis, who said he is so pleased with Freddie's recovery that he can come home TODAY! He must have strict cage rest and he is to go back in a week for a bandage change and X-ray. I'm just going to get the cage out and put...
by bobbys girl
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Just got off the phone from the vet. He said the operation went well and they have successfully joined the bone and pinned it and Freddie is already coming around from the anaesthetic. Hopefully they have saved his leg. They will keep him in and change the bandage on Saturday. If everything looks OK...
by bobbys girl
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Luis just called, the swelling has gone down, they will operate this morning! He has, once again warned they may not be able to save Freddie's leg. EVERYTHING crossed. Right now I just want my boy back home safe and sound.
by bobbys girl
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

The latest news - the leg was still too swollen today, But the vet, Luis, hopes to operate tomorrow morning. Everything crossed for then.

I don't know why, but I feel worn out. God knows how Freddie is feeling. I keep sending him loving vibes and talking to him - long distance.
by bobbys girl
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

We called into the vets on the way out this morning and spoke to the vet who will do the op. We saw the X-ray, he has broken the head off his right femur. There was still a lot of swelling and he wouldn't operate until it has gone down. He is hoping to put two pins in the leg, but it all depends on ...
by bobbys girl
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Freddie update. We called this morning and Freddie is down for the Op tomorrow morning. He is 'in good form', has been eating OK and the vet who first saw him has found him a box to hide in. :lol: She is smitten with him, hard not to be really, he is such a sweetie. Everything crossed for tomorrow. ...
by bobbys girl
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Thanks for that Lilith. x fjm - we have a cage we bought when we were introducing the kittens. So he will be used to it. Problem is it's a big cage in a small house. The only places it fits are under the kitchen table and in the lounge. Still as long as he is home safe we'll sort something out. It's...
by bobbys girl
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Thank folks (I was going to say 'guys' but I don't want to 'offend' the SNOWFLAKES out there! :lol: :lol: ) Your kind thoughts and comments help a great deal. Missing the little man this morning, no little chirrup of hello and no one to occupy naughty Billy. He's on the bed, winding-up Bob. :roll: O...
by bobbys girl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Lost Bucknall/Hanley area (Found)
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Lost Bucknall/Hanley area

YAY! :D :D :D Some good news!
by bobbys girl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Thank you Alan. Update - My poor little mite has broken his femur. The vet told me 2 options - 1. amputation or 2. operation to fix the leg and 6 weeks+ recovery and rehab, cage rest. Operation and cage rest it is. It's Bank Holiday over here so they won't operate until Tuesday! :shock: :x But she h...
by bobbys girl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Re: Vibes for little Fred

Aww, wasn't it him who was in the wars last time? Silly boy! I once had a kitten who climbed a 8' bookcase and managed to fall in a shower of books and got herself a fat leg - they're terrible! :o All positive vibes ongoing across the Atlantic and all paws and tails crossed for Freddie! :) Thanks f...
by bobbys girl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Vibes for little Fred
Replies: 87
Views: 2030

Vibes for little Fred

Young Freddie was very quiet this morning and although he does like to 'sleep in', he was in Gracie's basket, not like him. I noticed a little scratch on his face and when I lifted him up to check closer he meowed in pain. He cannot put his right, back foot down and the leg is swollen. He is at the ...
by bobbys girl
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Possible strays in my garden. Need advice
Replies: 30
Views: 1032

Re: Possible strays in my garden. Need advice

There must surely be a local rescue with a volunteer or two who could do as Lilith suggests? This has made me realise how lucky I am living here in NI. I know that if needed there is a network of people who could do such a thing - and they are not even cat lovers! It's just something you do for a fr...
by bobbys girl
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Cat missing for 6 weeks tomorrow
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Cat missing for 6 weeks tomorrow

I am sorry to hear that matt. I have had that happen twice, but in my case both cats had not been with us that long. I try to comfort (or fool) myself into thinking they went back to where they came from. Are you on, or do you know anyone on Facebook? I know that posts to the local community via fri...
by bobbys girl
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: BED MONSTER!
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: BED MONSTER!

There is many a night when OH and I weave ourselves around sleeping cats - the trouble that starts when you try and move them is not worth the bloodshed! :shock: :lol: fjm - that reminds me of our pre cat days, going to bed one cold night and finding all three of our dogs on the bed. Remember the gr...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: BED MONSTER!
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: BED MONSTER!

Ruth - that's no myth! :lol:
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: BED MONSTER!
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: BED MONSTER!

:lol: :lol: Been there, done that, taken the tranquilizers! You think you have problems, try that in a house with more cats than rooms. Joyce Grenfell isn't in it - 'FREDDIE! Don't do that!' :shock:
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Possible middening? Help needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Possible middening? Help needed!

This is something I have not come across. But someone - I think it's Purdy, is STILL targeting the back of the cooker hob. Now I know why it is called a 'splash-back'! I have tried all sorts of things. They work for a while, then stop. The only thing that puts her off is a diffuser. I have one sitti...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I lost my cat today and it was my fault
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: I lost my cat today and it was my fault

Kittyboy1413 I don't see your post? Did I miss it?
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I lost my cat today and it was my fault
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: I lost my cat today and it was my fault

I would say it would all depend on the breed of dog. I would never introduce any terrier or hound to a cat family. The temptation to chase furry things is pretty much inbred. My whippet x collie Bonnie would chase ANYTHING that ran from her. But if it turned to face her, she went to bits. My OH's Lu...
by bobbys girl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I lost my cat today and it was my fault
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: I lost my cat today and it was my fault

How awful! Poor Nenya, poor you. This is, sadly, not unfamiliar to me and although a terrible shock and tragedy for you, it is a lesson for all of us. Something similar happened to my neighbour and friend (the lady I got Freddie and Billy from). She had one dog, a Retriever who was fine with the cat...
by bobbys girl
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Water water everywhere!
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Water water everywhere!

The weather in NI broke over a week ago. The BBC were giving out dire warnings of what would happen if anyone ventured out into the sun - wear a hat smother yourself in sun block ( never mind missing out on all that free vit D!) and there was I moving plants away from the overflowing gutters and get...
by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: FIV cats - Rescue & Rehoming
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Help Needed

I agree with Janey. As an owner of a FIV+ boy, I just want to add my best wishes and say I am thinking of you all. Fusses to Smokey.