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by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: should our cat see his deseased brother at the vets
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: should our cat see his deseased brother at the vets

So very sorry to hear the news. I agree, it's probably not a good idea to take Bertie to the vet to see his brother. He may never want to go again! When my darling Tommy died (on the road) I laid him out on his towel in our old caravan and let the others come in to see him if they wanted. Most did, ...
by bobbys girl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: It's to HOT Daddy!
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: It's to HOT Daddy!

BBC Belfast weather say it will rain tonight! I don't know where they were LAST night. For 'showery outbreaks of rain' read constant, steady monsoon! I got fed up drying off soggy cats! Whenever it rains they all make a bee line for mummy - Muuuummm I'm wet DO something! OK it's rained - when is the...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it okay to give a little tuna juice (in their food) to a senior cat with kidney disease?
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Is it okay to give a little tuna juice (in their food) to a senior cat with kidney disease?

I suppose the vets sells the 'special diet' food, mmmm? ;) My Tommy always loved chicken and even as his CKD progressed a little fresh cooked chicken was always welcome. He enjoyed it and I believe it did him good. He also enjoyed a little fresh fish. If I made a fish pie, he always had a bit of cod...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Badger
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Badger

It does take time doesn't it? And there is nothing anyone can say to change that. So please accept a (Hug). x
by bobbys girl
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lost cat day 10
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Lost cat day 10

Still keeping everything crossed for his safe return.
by bobbys girl
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Lost cat day 10
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Lost cat day 10

I am sorry to hear your cat is still missing after ten days. I really hope you get some good news soon and that he comes strolling back through the door, like nothing has happened. Everything crossed for his safe return.
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blasted Old Cat is getting terribly thin.
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Blasted Old Cat is getting terribly thin.

That's a brave age! You must be doing something right. Janey has given you a comprehensive answer. All I can add is that my oldie, Thomas loved his sardines and that my current oldie Willow (15) will have something to eat then, ten minutes later she is back by her bowl meowing at me! Our Purdy is 13...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Garden plants that provide shade.
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Garden plants that provide shade.

There are snowdrops under that one.
by bobbys girl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Garden plants that provide shade.
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Garden plants that provide shade.

I was over at that garden today and took a photo of the acer. The drive in front of it is a regular width. Hard to see the sale of it from this picture.
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Plenty of shade under that! :D
by bobbys girl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Bad Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Bad Ideas

Out of the strong came forth sweetness, out of the sweet came forth noxious! :lol:
by bobbys girl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: It's to HOT Daddy!
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: It's to HOT Daddy!

Mary, I will dig out the photos of flopped cats on my laptop tonight. It will give me something to do while the football and tennis are on! :roll: Can't believe I have to work today! I'll give it a couple of hours, in the shade, then pack it in. It is already 26° here! Cats have all taken up their r...
by bobbys girl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: It's to HOT Daddy!
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: It's to HOT Daddy!

Oh flip!
by bobbys girl
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Garden plants that provide shade.
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Garden plants that provide shade.

Kay, that acer may surprise you yet! Five years ago I planted one for a friend. It is now about 7' tall but a good 10' across! A bit much for a small garden. You can prune it (carefully!) The reason it didn't mention it was they like a 'softer' soil than flint can offer. You can restrict them in a l...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Funny
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Funny

On Sunday Lucy came in, stood on the door mat and threw up, then walked a bit further over and threw up on the carpet - why she couldn't have done that outside I don't know. Luckily I've never had hunters, Lucy can only catch moths. And they say cats are good for our blood pressure, I'm not convinc...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease- when is it time?
Replies: 24
Views: 1098

Re: Kidney disease- when is it time?

I went through a similar time (as Lilith) with our Tommy. He was up one day and down the next. Fluids helped and he did like his sardines. Probably sardines in tomato sauce were not ideal, but at least he was eating. He was also a terror for turkey and duck and stole both when they were just out of ...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Garden plants that provide shade.
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Garden plants that provide shade.

If it is flint and the lavenders are doing well then you would probably be OK with other Mediterranean plants. We have a large rosemary bush that our darling Tommy use to sit under - with a big smile on his face! :D The little boys seem to like the upright rosemary 'Miss Jessup' and snuggle together...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Sometimes I think I'm going to start collecting cats like I collect video games :)
Replies: 10
Views: 507

Re: Sometimes I think I'm going to start collecting cats like I collect video games :)

Oooh, I know just what you mean! With me it's black cats (with my OH it's any colour cat, dog, donkey, chicken or pig!) If we won the lottery I am sure we would have a farm/cattery/rest home for any passing stray! We live in a two bedroomed bungalow. Our only saving grace is a large garden surrounde...
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Funny
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Funny

No, no, that sounds about right. They only thing it doesn't say is the amount of little corpses that appear in your kitchen. :roll:
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: It's to HOT Daddy!
Replies: 22
Views: 1031

Re: It's to HOT Daddy!

Funny how they lie like that. Looks like they have been dropped from a great height :lol: The other favoured position is draped over the back of the sofa.
by bobbys girl
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The boys are growing!
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: The boys are growing!

Surprising for Fred he actually has his eyes OPEN! Never seen such a squinty-eyed cat! :lol: Doesn't stop him hunting. At that he is a terror. :? :shock: yesterday I was just throwing a sheet over the greenhouse roof (as you do!) when Fred shot past hotly pursued by a distraught female blackbird. He...
by bobbys girl
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: The boys are growing!
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: The boys are growing!

I was out taking some pictures of the garden this evening with Freddie for company. He climbed up the arbour to get a better view and I took this picture. He is such a sweetie, I just had to share.
by bobbys girl
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: LOST Cats
Topic: Bella is missing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Bella is missing.

Same here Ruth, it has made my day! HURRAY!!! She is home. :D :D

It is nice news about the kitten too. It sounds like it could not have worked out better (apart from the nervous breakdown she gave you!)
by bobbys girl
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!
Replies: 19
Views: 1220

Re: Abandoned tomcats - RSPCA not doing anything!

I am sorry this has happened to you. You were just trying to help these cats. It makes me angry when people manipulate the system and wrap police, social workers etc around their little finger. We had it happen with a neighbour once. Her kids were totally out of control, but it was the rest of the n...
by bobbys girl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: a tip for the desperate
Replies: 79
Views: 3461

Re: a tip for the desperate

Willow is the one for wardrobes and due to her cross-patch nature, she is known as 'the witch IN the wardrobe'. :lol: :lol:

Purdy likes the airing cupboard. She likes to roll all over mummy's clean washing! :o

Pleased to hear that Tay and Tilly are both doing well.
by bobbys girl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: For George
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: For George

That's lovely, anything that makes you smile.
by bobbys girl
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: For George
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: For George

Susan, that is a beautiful tribute to you boy (she said through tear-filled eyes!). RIP sweet George. As Vivian says you could get a nice plant to mark his grave. I have a 'Bonica' rose on Bonnie's (dog) grave, a 'Rosa Mundi' on Rosie dog's grave and a 'Thomas' heuchera on my Tommy cat's grave. They...
by bobbys girl
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat brain tumor how long?
Replies: 11
Views: 786

Re: Cat brain tumor how long?

RIP Tabby. It is sad to lose them at any time. But it sounds like you gave him a happy, peaceful end and that's something to hang on to.
by bobbys girl
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: First time cat(s?) owner. Should we get one or two kittens?
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: First time cat(s?) owner. Should we get one or two kittens?

Fifteen years ago I found a kitten - around one week old. Never had a cat before, no experience of raising such a tiny animal - really thrown in the deep end! With help from cat owning friends we raised Willow and now have six cats! The latest are brother kittens. They are a delight. Taking on two y...
by bobbys girl
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Coco and Chanel dilemma
Replies: 203
Views: 3853

Re: Coco and Chanel dilemma

I too think that Ruth's idea is the way to go. Splitting them up, to my mind, would be a step backwards and as they are very pretty cats, putting them up for 'general' rehoming would not be in their best interests. For what it's worth I think you have made the right decision. As for temperament, I c...