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by hgale
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:56 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 1878

Re: Hello

Hi Sundown and welcome to CC from me and Denver. Below the text box, you should have an upload attachment section, if you click on choose file, you can choose photos from your computer to display. There is a file size limit that isn't very generous though. Caspian is a lovely name, its the same name...
by hgale
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: How can they do this
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

Re: How can they do this

I'm so sorry to hear about your poor kitten.

Can your Vet back you up in reporting them to the RSPCA or your equivalent and the police? Those other cats need help to be rescued from this awful couple.

RIP little kitten, my Kitten and Mischa will look after you at Rainbow Bridge.
by hgale
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: If you want the best seat in the house...
Replies: 13
Views: 2516

Re: If you want the best seat in the house...

"OK, wheres the beer and crisps - its a hard life!"

Great photo, Denver also sprawls out on the sofa but he lies straight with his paws up in the air!
by hgale
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: retained kittens/interrupted labor
Replies: 4
Views: 10520

Re: retained kittens/interrupted labor

I don't have any experience with this, as Mischa had an easy labour with her 3, but if you can still feel something, I would get her to the Vet ASAP to be checked over. If you ask, I expect your Vet would let you or the owner pay in instalments?

Please let us know how you get on.
by hgale
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: I have a cat shaped hole in my life :(
Replies: 7
Views: 2138

Re: I have a cat shaped hole in my life :(

Welcome to CC from me too. When Mischa passed to Rainbow Bridge in February, a friend said to me "I'll give it 6 months before you have the patter of paws again". I just didn't believe her at the time - I thought I'd reached my limit with how many times I could have my heart broken when you have to ...
by hgale
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: help please for my moms 21 year old cat . . So sad
Replies: 25
Views: 4237

Re: help please for my moms 21 year old cat . . So sad

I'm sorry I can't really offer any more advice, but I'm thinking of you Julie.

Oldies do sleep a lot, as Kitten and Mischa were elderly, its been quite a challenge adapting to Denver, who always wants to be outside most of the time!

I hope Molly is eating again soon.

Helen
by hgale
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Such a chatterbox!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: Such a chatterbox!!

My Denver does that low to high chirrup too! I think its a form of greeting. Strange that Ruby only does it when jumping in the kitchen though. The rest of the time, Denver sounds a bit like Simon's Cat - very high, short miaows. At least its distinctive so I know if he is around!
by hgale
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Poor Dave
Replies: 19
Views: 3529

Re: Poor Dave

Well done, I just know Dave will have a great home with you! I'm using a "SureFlap" for Denver, it reads internal microchips so you don't need to worry about magnets. Its working very well for him, so I'd recommend that one. It is quite expensive at £90 plus 4 AA batts every 6 months or so but to me...
by hgale
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello Chatters :)
Replies: 14
Views: 2665

Re: Hello Chatters :)

Hello Helen, from another Helen and her tabby, Denver!

Welcome to CC, good luck with photo 3, there is a strict size limit on pics on here so I hope you have better luck with it soon! Please give your 3 a snuggle from us.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 19
Views: 3675

Re: Hello!

Hi Sue If its any comfort, I don't think Denver actually caught it! It was a fairly small gull, so it was certainly last years crop (adult plumage) but Denver hadn't sustained any injuries or pecks, so it might have been a roadkill or natural causes body that he found. I have been attempting to give...
by hgale
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat makes weird noises??
Replies: 12
Views: 2949

Re: Cat makes weird noises??

Well, Denver has taken his noises one step further! I get down this morning to find a fresh but very dead seagull in the litter tray! He must have either killed it or found it and dragged it through the flap. At least he didn't drag it all over the carpet.......... A lovely way (not) to start a Mond...
by hgale
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 19
Views: 3675

Re: Hello!

I hope things get better for you soon, Jill. Denver has given me a pressie this morning - a half eaten seagull carcass! At least he put it in the litter tray so it was easy (ish) to clean up..............but I can't help feeling I may have upset his feelings now - after I'd cleaned it all up and was...
by hgale
Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: And then there were 7 .........
Replies: 117
Views: 15609

Re: And then there were 7 .........

I'm so sorry to hear about poor Peaches, Helen. Denver and I just want to send you both lots of {nuzzles} and {hugs}.

RIP dear Peaches, I hope you enjoy Rainbow Bridge.
by hgale
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 19
Views: 3675

Re: Hello!

Welcome to CC!

Isn't Midge lovely! Please give her a big fuss from me and Denver. If you like chatting about cats, you have certainly come to the right forum! Please keep us updated on her progress.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat makes weird noises??
Replies: 12
Views: 2949

Re: Cat makes weird noises??

My first cat Biscuit used to do that too, as well as funny little murmers at the birds.

And a few days ago I caught my new cat Denver, also glaring out of the window, chattering away at the seagulls! Such a funny, sweet little sound.
by hgale
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Rescue & Rehoming - General
Topic: Doing the right thing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3833

Re: Doing the right thing?

Hi Simon After just 2 days, I would say Ruby is making fantastic progress, especially considering what she has been through. My late cat Kitten took 2 YEARS to trust us fully after being abandoned and lived wild in our Conservatory during that time. I would let Ruby dictate how quickly she settles, ...
by hgale
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: One of THOSE days!
Replies: 19
Views: 3734

Re: One of THOSE days!

I know the feeling! I have a family funeral to attend on Thursday in Bournemouth, luckily I have very understanding bosses who were ok for me to take the day off to go. Unfortunately, I think I mistakenly threw out the train tickets during my sunday tidy-up in the lounge! Rang the train website - ca...
by hgale
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: HOMES NEEDED
Topic: Kittens needing homes - Kent
Replies: 3
Views: 1065

Re: Kittens needing homes - Kent

I think some people need to go to Specsavers if they think the black kit is ugly! He's beautiful, as is his sister!

Please give them a big fuss from me and Denver, I hope they find the home they deserve soon.
by hgale
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: my darling Snowy
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: my darling Snowy

I'm so sorry to hear about Snowy. I have lost cats in the past, but I can't imagine losing one at just 14 months old.

Play hard at Rainbow Bridge, dear Snowy.

{Hugs} from Helen and Denver
by hgale
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: And then there were 7 .........
Replies: 117
Views: 15609

Re: And then there were 7 .........

She's lovely, looks almost identical to my new boy Denver (except Denver doesn't have the white on his chest!)

Please give her a big fuss from me and Denver next time you can, and a fuss to little Blackie too, I hope she finds the home she deserves soon.

Helen and Denver
by hgale
Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: First time cat owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 2833

Re: First time cat owner!

Hi Louise, welcome to CatChat and welcome to the wonderful world of being owned by a cat! You have certainly come to the right place for advice, I have had cats since 1988 but I only joined here in 2011 when my late cat Kitten went blind. I have made some good friends on here too. Please give Blarne...
by hgale
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Well that didn't take long, I got me a new cat...
Replies: 12
Views: 3228

Re: Well that didn't take long, I got me a new cat...

Hi Joe Isn't Mila beautiful! Please give her a fuss from me and my new boy Denver. As for the speying question - a neighbour across the road decided to let her female cat have "just 1 heat" before speying. The cats name was Mischa, and from that 1 heat she ended up having 3 kittens on my mums bed at...
by hgale
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My cat has been found after 7 months!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: My cat has been found after 7 months!!

Thats great news! Please give him a fuss from me and Denver when you can.
by hgale
Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: MERLIN'S MUM
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: MERLIN'S MUM

Hi Lynnie, I'm so sorry to hear about Merlin. If you want support, you have come to the right place as we have all been through this at some time. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

RIP dear Merlin, my Kitten and Mischa will show you around Rainbow Bridge. {Hugs}
by hgale
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Denver - how to keep him happy inside
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Denver - how to keep him happy inside

Denver is used to being out during the day, so I will probably keep the flap fully operational both ways while I'm at work. He's currently snugged up on the sofa having a snooze! He already knows about the flap - he tried to get in last Mon just after it was installed and he's been scratching at it ...
by hgale
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Denver - how to keep him happy inside
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Denver - how to keep him happy inside

Hi Sarah. The actual flap has already been removed so theres only the hole left and he said he would do it today. He's been curled up on my lap, lying on his back so he seems happier than he was. He seems happiest in company so I need to get him used to the fact I work, so I am going to Church tom (...
by hgale
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Denver - how to keep him happy inside
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Denver - how to keep him happy inside

Thank you! The flap is already removed and there is just a hole there now. At present he is curled up quite happily on my lap! I'm not sure when the new people are moving in and I would rather give him his freedom again ASAP.
by hgale
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Denver - how to keep him happy inside
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Denver - how to keep him happy inside

I have a problem. I have just adopted Denver from my next door neighbour and I have fed him his breakfast (his first meal) just now. He is literally yelling his whiskers off to go outside but I have been advised he needs to stay in or he could return next door. They are moving and the flap will be r...
by hgale
Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Advice needed urgently please my cat may be PTS!! :( :( :(
Replies: 20
Views: 4483

Re: Advice needed urgently please my cat may be PTS!! :( :(

I agree with everyone else - please give him a chance. A few years ago a stray cat kept visiting us, and he had 3 good legs but 1 little fore stump, so we nicknamed him "Bad-Paw". He was quite a character and didn't seem to have any problems getting around just using his good legs. Please keep us al...
by hgale
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Childhood Pets
Replies: 11
Views: 2918

Re: Childhood Pets

I had a budgie in our guesthouse when young but it was only when we moved that I discovered the lovely cat! In order of adoption (in either direction!): Biscuit, ginger and white. Passed in 2002 soon after my mum. Whisky - white/black. Passed a few years prior to Biscuit. Sam - tabby. Again, passed ...