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by hgale
Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: New here- Just lost my Coconut of 16 years
Replies: 6
Views: 2914

Re: New here- Just lost my Coconut of 16 years

I'm so sorry to hear about Coconut. I felt the same this time last year when I had to say goodbye to my Mischa she was (then) my last cat too, and it was so strange the first few weeks - not so much rubbish, no more cat food/bowls/litter tray to worry about etc. Please both of you - give yourselves ...
by hgale
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My poor Lilypuss
Replies: 44
Views: 6538

Re: My poor Lilypuss

RIP dear Lily, my Kitten and Mischa will play with you.

A big {hug} from me and Denver for you Anna.
by hgale
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Feeling terrible - tormented my cat and not helped him :-(
Replies: 14
Views: 2574

Re: Feeling terrible - tormented my cat and not helped him :

You have my sympathy! Although all my cats have been very good at going into the basket (even if they did struggle a bit), my girl Mischa who died last year LOATHED having a pedicure! I had to take her to the Vets to have it done, and it used to take 3 of us just to hold her down while the Vet did t...
by hgale
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Are cats responsible for 99% of illiteracy?
Replies: 11
Views: 2842

Re: Are cats responsible for 99% of illiteracy?

I don't know if any of you have read "The Silent Miaow" - its a book written by a cat (and translated by Paul Gallico) about how to take over a house, get the humans there to be your slaves, how to get the best food (and the best of everything else too). It is a very funny and thought provoking read...
by hgale
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: pets names
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: pets names

Thank you - it was. It was so strange though. In the last 6 months of her life my mum was in and out of the Hospital and (for the last week) the Hospice often with long stays there. While she was away (but still alive) Biscuit was fine, still eating, enjoying cuddles, going out and quite happy. Mum ...
by hgale
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Had to say goodbye to my baby
Replies: 23
Views: 5625

Re: Had to say goodbye to my baby

RIP dear Chloe.

I can't add anything more than Crewella (Helen) has said either but I'm sending you a {hug}

Take care.

Helen (another one)
by hgale
Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: pets names
Replies: 11
Views: 1959

Re: pets names

My first cat was a gorgeous ginger/white tabby kitten. We visited him and his mum when he was just 6 weeks old, the owners wanted us to take him away then, but we persuaded them to keep him for another 2 weeks with his mum. During those 2 weeks, we were having endless discussions about names, we mus...
by hgale
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: “Health and Behaviour” Section of the Forum
Replies: 23
Views: 3923

Re: “Health and Behaviour” Section of the Forum

I agree with everyone else that a cats behaviour is often linked to how it is feeling health wise and is often the only way we have of spotting any health problems as they are so good at concealing pain so I would also say keep them together. Just to wish you Jane and all the admins a happy new year...
by hgale
Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat moving when asleep
Replies: 5
Views: 5334

Re: Cat moving when asleep

Denver is exactly the same, when he's on my lap in the evening, I can tell without looking if he is dreaming as he twitches so much, wags his tail etc! Must be chasing mice in his sleep.
by hgale
Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: HNY
Replies: 6
Views: 1247

Re: HNY

Happy Mew Year everyone from me and Denver!
by hgale
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 13
Views: 2391

Re: A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

A very Merry Christmas to you all from me and Denver too!

Thank you for all your support when Mischa passed in February and for all the good wishes and welcomes for my new cuddle bot Denver.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vote for Bailey! :)
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Re: Vote for Bailey! :)

Just voted for him! Good luck.
by hgale
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: TORBAY - Home needed for young tabby cat.
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: TORBAY - Home needed for young tabby cat.

I'm so sorry I can't help. I live in Torbay, but Denver my cat also has to be an only cat as he used to bully his mother before my neighbours moved and asked if I could adopt him. Have you tried the Blue Cross near Brunel Manor to see if they have any spaces? I believe there is also a centre feature...
by hgale
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Simons cat , Christmas 2014 catnip......
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

Re: Simons cat , Christmas 2014 catnip......

I saw the cartoon during my lunch break, very funny as usual. I always enjoy Simons Cat and I'm looking forward to the longer length Off to the Vet which is currently in pre-production.
by hgale
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: New member here
Replies: 19
Views: 3109

Re: New member here

Hello Kate and Jen, welcome to CC!

I only have 1, a brown tabby called Denver but he's quite a handful on his own! You've come to the right place for any concerns, worries and happier queries too!

Looking forward to hearing more about your beautiful furbabes.
by hgale
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Giving pills to cat
Replies: 16
Views: 3116

Re: Giving pills to cat

When my Kitten had to have a daily BP pill I used to give it to her in a small lump of Dairylea cheese which she loved. With Denver, I put a tiny amount of his pouch food down with any pill needed to be taken buried in it - and hope he's hungry! For a good laugh look up "How to give a cat a pill - f...
by hgale
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat "punished" for eating pizza...
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: Cat "punished" for eating pizza...

Poor cat. If even the RSPCA won't help it, who will? And it was her own fault for leaving the pizza out where the cat could steal it too. I feel sorry for all her pets and children, having a mum like that.
by hgale
Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Go Play My little Hachi
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: Go Play My little Hachi

I'm so sorry Chikakat, I just can't believe how heartless some people are. Please give yourself more time to grieve. 1 day after you were told is no time at all, especially considering what happened. It took me a lot longer to mourn my Kitten and Mischa - and both of them passed at the Vets. It is n...
by hgale
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for RTA cat
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: Vibes for RTA cat

RIP little cat, my Kitten and Mischa will greet you up there.

And from me too, thank you Dave for giving that sweetheart a dignified and safer passing to RB.
by hgale
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: New Kitties - Moo, Oink, and Kwack (persians)
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: New Kitties - Moo, Oink, and Kwack (persians)

Hello Moo, Oink and Kwack! Welcome to CatChat. I am Denver from the UK, and I'd like to invite you to ask your hoomin to ask the Moderators on here to let you join us in the special section Through the Cat Flap. There's myself, Dora, Pepsi, Lou Lou, Edgar, Peanut and the gang in the USA, the Four Mo...
by hgale
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Vibes for RTA cat
Replies: 16
Views: 2355

Re: Vibes for RTA cat

Me and Denver are keeping everything crossed for little puss.

Please let us know how he gets on.
by hgale
Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:32 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: tuna love
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: tuna love

My late tabby Mischa was just like that, but it wasn't food - it was the gas fire going on in the lounge in the winter! No matter where she was in the house, as soon as she heard me lighting it she would come shooting in to claim the best patch right in front of it where it was warmest. Always amaze...
by hgale
Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hi everyone, I'm new here
Replies: 21
Views: 3536

Re: Hi everyone, I'm new here

Hello Kittykat and Mog, welcome to CC!

You have come to the right place for help, advice and lots of chat too! Denver my tabby is sending you both a big nuzzle.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: How do I know when it's time.......
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: How do I know when it's time.......

Rest in peace, lovely Alice, my Kit and Mischa will look after you.

I'm sad to read about her Julie, but I have to agree with everyone else - you made the kindest decision for her. I'm glad the Vet was able to visit her at home.

{hugs} from me.
by hgale
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat terminally ill - what do we ask the vet?
Replies: 29
Views: 3991

Re: Cat terminally ill - what do we ask the vet?

RIP dear Cleo, my Kitten and Mischa will look after you at Rainbow Bridge. And a {hug} for you and your mum from me.
by hgale
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat terminally ill - what do we ask the vet?
Replies: 29
Views: 3991

Re: Cat terminally ill - what do we ask the vet?

I will be thinking of you all tonight, take lots of photos today and make a big fuss of her - I always regret not taking more of my Kit and Mischa (and I took quite a lot too). As for the final injection - it is very quick and peaceful. My Mischa was given a sedative before the final one and she jus...
by hgale
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat flap hacking
Replies: 5
Views: 3381

Re: Cat flap hacking

There was a cat on TV a few weeks ago who did this, and was terrorising the resident cat out of his fur, poor thing! I also have a Sureflap which I have to put on entry only sometimes - Denver pushes it with his paw to go out, but he hasn't worked out how to hook it yet (hope he doesn't!). There is ...
by hgale
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Cat terminally ill - what do we ask the vet?
Replies: 29
Views: 3991

Re: Cat terminally ill - what do we ask the vet?

I'm really sorry to read about poor Cleo. I have to agree with everyone else too - for both Kitten and Mischa I was guided by my Vet for the best decision - Kitten also had a tumour which suddenly grew and moved. I have also always been guided by the saying "better a day too soon than a day too late...
by hgale
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Speculative cat fiction: what if...
Replies: 8
Views: 1465

Re: Speculative cat fiction: what if...

Talking of opposable thumbs, anyone on here remember the Cravendale advert?! Very funny. "Jog on Kitties!"
by hgale
Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Lost without my Cookie
Replies: 17
Views: 2909

Re: Lost without my Cookie

Dear Inge, please try not to feel guilty (I know that is easy to say). Although I have no experience of FIP, having read other peoples posts on here, you certainly made the kindest decision for little Cookie, who now has no more pain or illness to endure. It is perfectly normal to feel guilty, but t...