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Title: What is your pet doing right now?*
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 11, 2014, 04:24:30 pm
Pete is on the chair, alternating between having a wash, and trying to decapitate a catnip mouse.




*Possibly even more interesting than the "what are you doing right now?" thread.
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Post by: tiermat on August 11, 2014, 04:28:19 pm
I will take a guess at either a) sleeping or b) play-fighting, which is their constant steady state.

I believe our cats must have some Koala blood in them, I swear they would win the sleeping olympics.

As for the other two that we have been adopted by, I will guess they are doing their usual, which is trying to, desperatly, get into our house to eat the other two's food.
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Post by: Basil on August 11, 2014, 04:33:36 pm
No idea.
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Post by: Kathy on August 11, 2014, 06:55:20 pm
Pouting at the (half) empty food bowl which hasn't been ceremonially replenished yet.
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Post by: Baggy on August 11, 2014, 07:58:12 pm
Licking his bum.  ::-)
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Post by: Fab Foodie on August 11, 2014, 08:11:16 pm
We have a Whippet.  There's a 99% certainty that at any time he might be sleeping.
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Post by: bumper on August 11, 2014, 08:18:47 pm
Curled up next to me, as close as possible without being on top of me.

And snoring.

Which will be followed by a smelly fart, from him not me!


He's an old timer so I'll forgive him.
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Post by: matthew on August 11, 2014, 09:21:30 pm
Last I saw sitting on the front doorstep waiting for someone to let her in.


She's more than capable of wondering round the side of the house to come in the cat flap but prefers someone to open the main entrance.
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Post by: Wowbagger on August 27, 2014, 12:29:38 pm
Morphy has invaded my makeshift bedroom and has found a parch of sunshine in which to lie. He is nibbling at his right front paw in a manner suggestive of something irritating him there.
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Post by: mike on August 27, 2014, 02:19:16 pm
Percie and Pickle are wondering where their new squeaky toy is.

I've just caught and released it into next doors garden.
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Post by: tiermat on August 27, 2014, 07:00:39 pm
Sleeping, as per.

One on the windowledge and one in the border at the front.

The tame(ish) 10 yr old is playing swingball.
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Post by: Basil on August 27, 2014, 07:15:19 pm
Still no idea.  He came in earlier for his dinner, dutifully sat on a couple of laps for half an hour or so and has buggered off out again.  He's probably sitting on the garden wall, flicking Vs at next door's spaniel.
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Post by: Regulator on August 27, 2014, 07:15:47 pm
He's just finished FaceTiming me....  :thumbsup:








(With a little help from Mr R)
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Post by: Pancho on August 27, 2014, 07:20:03 pm
One is sleeping. One is awol.

(This is going to be rather a dull thread, isn't it?)
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Post by: Fab Foodie on August 27, 2014, 07:45:14 pm
We have a Whippet.  There's a 99% certainty that at any time he might be sleeping.
I'm several hundreds of miles away, but right now, this is still likely to be the case.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 27, 2014, 08:44:14 pm
Pete is snoring away in his bed. Earlier he was scampering, then he had a little lie down on his scratch mat.
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Post by: PaulF on August 27, 2014, 10:34:06 pm
Sleeping
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 30, 2014, 12:39:54 pm
Pete is scampering around the flat, pouncing on things that are there and things that aren't there.
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Post by: PaulF on August 30, 2014, 01:50:41 pm
Being dried after a shower. She went to the beach for the first time today....
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Post by: pcolbeck on August 30, 2014, 01:57:16 pm
Hazel is sleeping. She's a cat so that’s her default mode.
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Post by: Kathy on August 30, 2014, 02:26:41 pm
Farting.  ::-)
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Post by: peliroja on August 30, 2014, 11:14:55 pm
Sleeping off the immense excitement of seeing two lovely yacfers in Malham this afternoon.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 30, 2014, 11:23:03 pm
Pete is pretending nobody has ever fed him and he is starving.
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Post by: peliroja on August 31, 2014, 12:45:57 pm
Pretending not to be on the bed upstairs.
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Post by: RW on August 31, 2014, 01:07:22 pm
Growling softly, having a little bark and wagging his tail - he must have heard something outside.  He's now gone back to being half asleep on the front room floor.  He's waiting for me to start watching the Vuelta so he can constantly pester me to play ball with him.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 31, 2014, 01:28:37 pm
Pete is winding himself round my newly moisturised legs, thereby ensuring mine are as hairy as his.
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Post by: Wowbagger on August 31, 2014, 01:45:54 pm
May I indulge in a quick "phwooar!" at this point, EG?

"Phwoaar!"

Thank you. That's better.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 31, 2014, 01:50:27 pm
Milk of Magnesia might help with that.
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Post by: RW on August 31, 2014, 03:02:19 pm
As predicted, the moment I put the telly on and sat down Dog Monster has started putting a slimy ball into my lap.  I know it's a lovely day and I should be out on my bike and that was my intention, but I've been fighting off a cold for the last week and I need to see it off on my days off.  I've done a fair bit of tidyng up and paperwork this morning - sorry - that's another thread.
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Post by: fboab on August 31, 2014, 09:25:15 pm
Attempting to escape by chewing the bars. (The other 23 hours a day, sleeping)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 01, 2014, 01:26:39 pm
Mojo seems to be attempting to find his way round the flat again having spent 2 weeks at the cattery. I guess all the smells have gone. Poor old dude.
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Post by: bobb on September 02, 2014, 09:03:43 pm
Walking into my hand every now and again. Saves me having to stroke him...
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Post by: Pancho on September 02, 2014, 09:10:31 pm
One is missing.

I'm about to set out with a torch and see if I can find kitty. Hoping it hasn't been squished or fallen down the well.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 02, 2014, 10:03:58 pm
Hope kitty is OK Pancho. - It'll probably turn up when it's given you a good radging up for it's money.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 02, 2014, 10:10:23 pm
Asking for headrubs.
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Post by: Ruth on September 02, 2014, 10:11:44 pm
Decomposing.
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Post by: Pancho on September 02, 2014, 10:30:24 pm
No sign at all. Most unusual. Other kitty is mewing.

Must have just gone for a long walk - there's only one road for miles around and no sign of dead mog.

Am going to bed now so it'll have to take its chances.
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Post by: Riggers on September 03, 2014, 10:13:09 am
Tiggy is asleep on the bed. Noodle is asleep in next door neighbour's grassy garden.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 03, 2014, 04:39:20 pm
Pete is looking at me with complete indifference while I sing along and dance to Lovecats.
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Post by: Pancho on September 03, 2014, 09:06:14 pm
Cat returned in the morning. Daughter pleased. Cat fed.

My daughter thinks cat has boyfriend in the village and has assignations.
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Post by: Pingu on September 03, 2014, 11:47:21 pm
Pete is looking at me with complete indifference while I sing along and dance to Lovecats.

Well done Pete!
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Post by: Kathy on September 04, 2014, 08:38:53 am
Lying on top of me in a state of purry ecstasy because I am working from home today.
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Post by: tiermat on September 04, 2014, 09:31:05 am
They are both sulking as I locked them out last night.

I had left the back door open whilst I consumed dinner and watched rubbish TV*, during which time they both traversed the living room several times.  As the sun set and the temp dropped a bit I closed and locked the door.  Just as I was going to bed one returned and stared at me through the glass.  I really really couldn't be bothered to let him in, so they both stayed out all night (one usually does, the other normally likes to be in at night).

*Great British Bake Off followed by Fast'N'Loud
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Post by: PaulF on September 04, 2014, 09:37:19 am
Going frantic as she's just seen her 'best puppy friend'
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Post by: SandyV on September 05, 2014, 09:49:46 am
We have a Whippet.  There's a 99% certainty that at any time he might be sleeping.

Ditto for both the very old (15) whippet and slightly more youthful greyhound (11).  Although the latter has been singing along with the emergency sirens this afternoon which he seems to enjoy. 
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Post by: Wowbagger on September 05, 2014, 10:24:50 am
Making a post-walk attention-seeking fuss.

I haven't been able to take him for a walk for about 3 weeks. I am normally the default dog-walker and I don't think he understands my incapacity.
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Post by: Otto on September 05, 2014, 12:21:59 pm
Most probably dismembering some innocent creature and consuming its remains under the shrubs in the garden or on the landing in the house
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Post by: Jaded on September 05, 2014, 07:22:19 pm
One of my sister's cats has come to mum's for the weekend, on account of being on anti-biotics. Anti-biotics that make her produce milk chocolate mousses  :-X :-X :-X
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 07, 2014, 02:09:57 pm
Having a little rest after heroically killing all the bubblewrap.
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Post by: peliroja on September 07, 2014, 02:37:49 pm
Being very tired after the excitement of a Proper Walk round Embsay reservoir to celebrate her gotcha day. And not limping!
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Post by: Wowbagger on September 07, 2014, 03:36:14 pm
You've had her a year now? That's gone quickly! Good news about the limp! ("Limp what?" I hear you ask, "and that's not good news!"  :P)
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Post by: matthew on September 13, 2014, 05:03:09 pm
The kitten is getting sponge mix in her whiskers. Licking out the bowl!
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Post by: RW on September 13, 2014, 05:06:06 pm
He's on his holidays. He's gone to portland bill
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Post by: Gattopardo on September 14, 2014, 01:15:47 am
He is not my pet cat, he is from two doors down.  Since meowingtons was here, he has made so many be lines to get in.

Now he is asleep on a car seat, and everytime I go near him he hisses at me and flashes teeth and claws.  I'm evicting him later with a sack.

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Post by: Wowbagger on September 15, 2014, 10:39:48 am
Recovering from the trauma and indignity of having his vile-smelling jowls Hibiscrubbed, by the medium of LCT (Liver Cake Therapy).
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Post by: matthew on September 15, 2014, 11:13:11 am
Well last night but...

I am cat sitting for two cats, one is a couple of years old and the other a kitten, and two rabbits. Currently the kitten (Gilly) is a house cat and not to be allowed out, the other (Harry) has to be let out as the catflap only controls incoming mogs.

Well last night Harry caught two mice, one I knew about when he brought it in alive for Gilly to 'hunt' the other I found this morning, consumed on the roof of the rabbit hutch.

Gilly lost out as the nasty human took away the squeeky self mobile toy and released it outside in the nearby nature area.

And then this morning, these cats seem to have a routine 5:30 game of chase, or rather Gilly wakes up and pounces on Harry who would rather be asleep. Unfortunately Harry has been sleeping by my left foot and Gilly by my right hip, so this results in waking the human servant for breakfast.
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Post by: peliroja on September 28, 2014, 10:50:48 pm
Flat out exhausted on the sofa after two exciting days spent trying to sniff Wowbagger's beard.
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Post by: fboab on November 13, 2014, 11:17:08 pm
Sleeping in the sink.
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Post by: peliroja on November 13, 2014, 11:24:57 pm
Cuddled up on the bed with me. Woolly's at the pub, y'see!
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 18, 2014, 08:14:59 am
Not my fucking cat, decided to cry at my front door from about 2am.  Went out twice, gave the git some fuss and he wandered off, but kept looking back at me.  So I went inside and the cat started again.  He didn't want to come in, he didn't want to be picked up...has he found a new slave?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 18, 2014, 08:20:51 am
Pete is having a little snooze, to build his strength up in readiness for his long day of sleeping.
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Post by: tiermat on November 18, 2014, 08:34:35 am
Twix, the stoopid cat (or at least that is what he likes to let us believe) is either sleeping off the huge amount of food he ate last night, or throwing up due to us Frontlining him on Saturday.

Listen, bastard cat, just because there is food on the side in the kitchen, doesn't mean you can fucking well help yourself, I was going to have that for lunch today. Cnut.
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Post by: Wombat on November 18, 2014, 08:39:05 am
Its tough work, that cat sleeping...  They sleep so hard, they need to get some rest in first.  Baggins will now be sleeping curled up clockwise on the bed, having greeted me at about 4am by stomping up the bed and headbutting my face (and I'm too daft to discourage him). Bouncy dog (Surya) will probably have got over being bouncy by now, and will have turned into a flopped out hairball on the kitchen floor, or in a doorway.  I've never seen so much fur attached (loosely) to one animal.  Some of them are over 150mm long, its got a great wafty tail and a pretty fluffy ruff, and absolutely no discernable brains at all.  Whenever anyone meets her, they all say "Oh, a border collie, isn't she pretty, and they are so intelligent, too!"  I then have to point out that she is the thickest dog I have ever seen.  Too stupid not to stand in the shit she has just done...  Thanks dog, when I'd just shuffled downstairs at 7am on Sunday to make a cup of tea, I didn't really want to spend the next half hour cleaning up shit that you had walked across my lovely oak floor, and the kitchen floor, and my foot.   When you've taken a dump, walk away from it!  Disgusting things, dogs.  Baggins wouldn't do anything so disgusting. 
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 18, 2014, 08:46:50 am
Pete is having a little snooze, to build his strength up in readiness for his long day of sleeping.

That is what he wants you to believe...he is saving you from possible underbed and wardrobe monsters
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 18, 2014, 08:48:57 am
Twix, the stoopid cat (or at least that is what he likes to let us believe) is either sleeping off the huge amount of food he ate last night, or throwing up due to us Frontlining him on Saturday.

Listen, bastard cat, just because there is food on the side in the kitchen, doesn't mean you can fucking well help yourself, I was going to have that for lunch today. Cnut.

I'd bet on over eating.  You could always eat his lunch...... in revenge 
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 18, 2014, 11:04:21 am
Pete is having a little snooze, to build his strength up in readiness for his long day of sleeping.

That is what he wants you to believe...he is saving you from possible underbed and wardrobe monsters
He regularly saves me from some pretty lethal bubblewrap. Apart from the other day when he lay on his back, rolling on the bubblewrap and gently licking his kickaroo.
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Post by: Wowbagger on November 18, 2014, 11:47:49 am
He is enjoying his post-walk meal.

Morphy amuses me a lot, but one of his most endearing features is his understanding of the expression "Mr. Dog, excuse me please!" His bowl is situated in such a way that when he is eating he completely blocks the smallish space between the cooker and the chimney buttress, which is the route from the kitchen to the front room. When asked, he shuffles his rear end to the right so that we can get through, in so doing keeping his nose well and truly in his food bowl.
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Post by: PaulF on November 18, 2014, 01:21:53 pm
Apart from the other day when he lay on his back, rolling on the bubblewrap and gently licking his kickaroo.


Is that a euphemism?
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 18, 2014, 06:58:58 pm
Yeah, what is a kickaroo?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 18, 2014, 07:59:44 pm
It's a toy. I think Kathy recommended it.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 18, 2014, 08:24:20 pm
Sleeping next to Peli.

After being a right little hooligan around the house, because her daily fix was delayed, well not really she just wanted her buzz/high early. Finally gave in and gave it to her, 15min late. She shakes, do her little tricks - paw, sit, down - with extra force and gusto, doing them all at the same time, without even been asked to do so I might add, utterly hyper, runs to her bed with her "smack", jumping around it is the next best toy. Today I just said "is it time" and she was rushing from living room to kitchen and back, up and over the sofa, to and from me and Peli.

I have never seen a dog so fixed/hooked/addicted on carrot.

We can't even say the word any more, or even finish the sentence "Would you like some carrot" or "Is it time for carrot". If we say "would you like" or even "time" outside the content of carrot, she perks up getting ready for a fix. It is just the matter of time before she figures out the French word we are now using for - food, hunger, hungry, time, walkies, outside etc.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 18, 2014, 08:44:22 pm
It's a toy. I think Kathy recommended it.
Ah I see, like a giant catnip shmousie...
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Post by: Basil on November 18, 2014, 09:28:05 pm
Judging by the almost hysterical barking coming from next door's garden, Dafydd is currently engaged in his favourite pass time.
Sitting on the garden wall, pointing, laughing and flicking Vs at the stupid mutt.

Eta.  Yes, I know I've done this one before, but I find it very amusing.
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Post by: Kathy on November 18, 2014, 10:52:47 pm
It's a toy. I think Kathy recommended it.
Ah I see, like a giant catnip shmousie...

Yeah. It's very popular with Ethel-the-Toothless.

Emma just sleeps on it.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 20, 2014, 08:15:17 pm
He's looking incredibly sweet, curled up on his back/side, with one paw over his face and the other tucked under his chin, snoring loudly after demolishing a chicken wing.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 21, 2014, 01:14:22 pm
Going utterly bonkers because I have put a lump of ham in the oven. See that is why I get a major meat fix when we are eating out. I live with a veggie, who is ok with the idea that I'm a carnivore. But also a dog who don't know what to do with herself when there is meat/poultry cooking. Pretty much all bets are off from now and until I have eaten it - I wonder what naughtiness she will come up with while this is cooking.
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Post by: Wowbagger on November 21, 2014, 01:28:56 pm
Now he is in his post-walk post-food slumber.

Sadly, we forgot to take the Slobber Towel with us on the walk and when he emerged from the park his face looked as though an enormous spider had spun a web all over his face. Before I could avoid him I had lunged at my right leg and I now have a wonderful slobber stain on the right leg of my new scruffy trousers where he deliberately wiped his gungey self.

Revolting animal.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 21, 2014, 03:02:26 pm
Going utterly bonkers because I have put a lump of ham in the oven. See that is why I get a major meat fix when we are eating out. I live with a veggie, who is ok with the idea that I'm a carnivore. But also a dog who don't know what to do with herself when there is meat/poultry cooking. Pretty much all bets are off from now and until I have eaten it - I wonder what naughtiness she will come up with while this is cooking.
The giant enormous tomcat we had when I was a kid used to go bonkers when there was a chicken in the oven. He'd be up on his hind legs, yowling like a soul in torment, with his front paws on the oven door, and complaining because the bit of the door he could reach would be too hot for his paws.
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Post by: Dibdib on November 22, 2014, 12:00:40 am
Not mine, but I've had mum's two mogs curled up next to me on the sofa all evening. I've missed it... I'll probably look at adopting another in the new year.

No photographs for t'other thread because a) they're both jet black and b) I'm a rubbish photographer :)
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Post by: fboab on November 28, 2014, 07:13:52 pm
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20141128_190128.jpg)

Refusing to watch fillums with us.
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Post by: Chris S on November 28, 2014, 07:17:18 pm
Is it because you're watching the whole Step Up series again?

Is it because #2 daughter is watching Bones - Teh Movie?  ;D
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Post by: snail on November 28, 2014, 08:15:56 pm
New dog - from the rescue place two weeks ago - is out with the husband and probably barking at one particular car she doesn't like that parks down the road.

She loves everyone and rushes up to them to make friends. Sadly she is half Rottweiler and most people jump into gardens to get away from the teeth-and-tail monster bearing down upon them.

Apart from a girl with a bag last week, who got a real barking. :-( But we are working with the behaviouralist at the rescue centre and it's early days.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 28, 2014, 08:48:33 pm
Pictures please :)

Our is generally quite but have the odd day where she needs to talk. No different in background noises, so hard to pinpoint.

We have taught her to come in from the garden when she barks. Which confuses her, I need to be outside telling the world off, but need to come be inside when I bark. So she runs to and fro with this funy growl.
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Post by: snail on November 28, 2014, 09:00:53 pm
She has orange eyebrows! Photos when it's daylight and I don't get devil eyes from the flash going off.

I've been trying to get to go into the hall when she wants to bark as we are in a semi and that will be away from our (admittedly deaf) neighbour.

She's now asleep next to me, her head on my leg. She was naughty on the walk, apparently, and wanted to bark at three young men. She is definitely "trying it on" now she's settling in. It's hard but I know we have to be really bloody stubborn to stay on top at the moment.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 28, 2014, 09:09:05 pm
She has orange eyebrows!

She's now asleep next to me, her head on my leg.
Snap and snap.

Ours have tried a few times to be more bossy/naughty, best way to deal with it is to do as you have always done, hard I know.

It took her about four month to really settle in with us, didn't lick at all, now we get a "kiss" a few times a day. And had a period where she didn't want sit on or near us. That is now over, she loves to pile on top of us now.
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Post by: snail on November 28, 2014, 09:11:32 pm
Four months? That's interesting. We were told 4-6 weeks but that's a massive generalisation and will depend on many factors I suppose. She is very affectionate although I think what we see as affection has actually been submissive behaviour - licking hands, for example.

Oh and now she is snoring like a drunken old man.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 28, 2014, 09:20:08 pm
From the word go she was all over us, playing with us and would run to anyone (still do), she is a very happy go lucky dog. I think there was some bonding within the first month, but the real bonding happened after four months. Like she would go look for us around the time we normally get home from work, licking - not just a getting peanut butter off fingers - lick, coming up for hugs etc.

Ours don't snore much but dream loudly, 3-4 times an evening. We even hear her from her crate at night, dreaming away :)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 29, 2014, 07:45:05 pm
They are snuggled up together looking unbearably cute.
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Post by: BrianI on November 29, 2014, 07:50:17 pm
Swimming with the fishes.
Which is to be expected of tropical fish!   ;)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 29, 2014, 08:12:41 pm
Farting in his sleep.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 29, 2014, 08:18:24 pm
Farting in his sleep.
Tch tch Bobb :)
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 29, 2014, 09:18:28 pm
Farting in his sleep.

Aren't cat farts silent....
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Post by: tiermat on December 01, 2014, 02:17:01 pm
Twix is hunting...







...leaves!

I think oreo is the real hunter of that family, especially as twix seems to be failing to catch any leaves!
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Post by: Jaded on December 01, 2014, 02:45:11 pm
Not scratching because there is a nasty wet patch on her neck to be more concerned about.
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Post by: peliroja on December 01, 2014, 03:36:00 pm
Whacking her Kong around the kitchen. She's earned it after an hour's walk this afternoon.
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 01, 2014, 03:48:17 pm
Hazel will be sleeping or plotting.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 01, 2014, 04:27:44 pm
Crouching on my lap staring at the floor.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 01, 2014, 09:36:12 pm
Gnawing on the corner of a cardboard box/play fort/time machine/ transmogrifier.
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Post by: peliroja on December 07, 2014, 01:38:16 pm
Leaning her warm, heavy head on my arm and batting me with her paw when I move it away, which is making typing very difficult...
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Post by: T42 on December 08, 2014, 02:10:22 pm
Getting the next bladderful ready.  Our dogs were castrated last Wednesday, and one of them had his scrotal sac so full of oedema that he couldn't sit down properly. We had him to the vet this morning and she gave him a shot of diuretic. I don't think he's stopped piddling for ten minutes together ever since, and the kitchen rug was doused once.  But the wrinkles are returning.
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Post by: Wombat on December 09, 2014, 01:49:10 pm
She has orange eyebrows! Photos when it's daylight and I don't get devil eyes from the flash going off.

I've been trying to get to go into the hall when she wants to bark as we are in a semi and that will be away from our (admittedly deaf) neighbour.

She's now asleep next to me, her head on my leg. She was naughty on the walk, apparently, and wanted to bark at three young men. She is definitely "trying it on" now she's settling in. It's hard but I know we have to be really bloody stubborn to stay on top at the moment.

Oh, its fun taking flash photos of our dog in the dark, especially as she has a blue left eye, and a brown right eye.  Cue much laughter on my part, and telling Mrs W, "Hey, did you know Surya's got navigation lights?"  Red to port, and green to starboard, just like it should be.  ;D
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Post by: bobb on December 09, 2014, 10:03:18 pm
Boris is Skyping Pete:

(http://www.zaribor.co.uk/raz/pics/cat-skype.jpg)

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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 09, 2014, 10:17:51 pm
Aww!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 11, 2014, 09:34:53 am
If he's where he was when I left, he's snuggled up in his bed, covered over with his blanket.
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Post by: peliroja on December 11, 2014, 01:49:47 pm
Amazing kittehs!

Tilley is lying quietly next to me while I've been working to an urgent deadline (I just met it, so am having a bit of an adrenaline come-down).
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Post by: Basil on December 11, 2014, 04:48:07 pm
Megan seems confused as she can't understand why the wood burner doesn't seem very warm.  I've only just lit it.
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Post by: Oaky on December 12, 2014, 04:54:16 pm
Raking all of his guinea pig nuggets out of the bowl onto the floor.  >:(

It's my own fault.  He's digging to try and find more of the stuff I foolishly tipped into his bowl earlier (the fragments from a guinea pig treat that had fallen off in the packet).

(http://www.oakden.org/mark/bike/yacf/pics/bowl.jpg)
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Post by: woollypigs on December 20, 2014, 10:13:17 pm
Flat out on the sofa after a big day with two other dogs, who are flat out on the floor, who are on sleep over - doggy PJ party :) One was happy with ours, the other wasn't so keen, so the odd stand off happened. Lets see how they behave in the am, when we go walkies with all three.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 21, 2014, 12:05:24 am
After sitting on the router for an hour, he's now asleep in his bed.
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Post by: Andrij on December 21, 2014, 12:11:32 am
After sitting on the router for an hour, he's now asleep in his bed.

Obviously the update he was downloading is now installing.
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Post by: Pingu on December 21, 2014, 11:14:14 am
Eating cobwebs  :facepalm:
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Post by: tiermat on December 21, 2014, 05:47:01 pm
Twix is busy sleeping off the trimmings I gave him from the cider pulled pork I was preparing a short while ago.

He has a Pavlovian reaction to the sound of me working in the kitchen. Just like some humans I know :)
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Post by: Pingu on December 25, 2014, 06:57:17 pm
Whining outside the kitchen door.
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 25, 2014, 08:23:21 pm
Eating carrot peel.
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Post by: Basil on December 25, 2014, 08:42:22 pm
Sitting back to back, three feet from each other, practising mutual ignoring at closer quartets.
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 25, 2014, 09:15:41 pm
Sitting back to back, three feet from each other, practising mutual ignoring at closer quartets.

Haydn seek?
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Post by: Basil on December 25, 2014, 10:14:25 pm
Bugger this tablet.
But  ;D @Wowbagger.
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Post by: Pingu on December 26, 2014, 12:51:31 pm
Kitten climbing wall

https://flic.kr/p/qfvwVn
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Post by: woollypigs on February 21, 2015, 02:52:16 pm
Alfie our foster dog, just did some real yoga, full stretch downward dog. He then farted twice directly into Tilley's face, who was rather bemused.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 21, 2015, 05:52:06 pm
Pete is making cute noises in his sleep.
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Post by: SteveC on February 21, 2015, 07:58:41 pm
Ginge, who is about thirteen (stray who moved in so we don't know exactly) has rediscovered the delights of chasing your tail. Did the whole works, including actually catching it, giving the end a good chew, followed by a wash.
He is now asleep on the new sheepskin rug, obviously tired out by all that fun.
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Post by: Oscar's dad on February 21, 2015, 08:40:32 pm
Currently Barry and Isabella the adolescent cats are sporadically hooning around the house making their weird chirruping noises.

Earlier they were both in the sink in the downstairs loo. Even when Twinkle Toes the Teenager turned  on  the cold tap they didn't get out. Bonkers animals.
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Post by: canny colin on February 21, 2015, 10:57:42 pm
 Monty & Rommel  the gerbal's are currently destroying a 11" high  carboard christmas tree . They truly are away with the mixer .
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 22, 2015, 09:29:56 pm
Ninkasi is having a post poo mad dash.
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Post by: woollypigs on February 22, 2015, 10:14:29 pm
Isn't that just great fun to watch :)
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Post by: Wowbagger on February 23, 2015, 02:57:15 pm
He is trying to convince me it is 4 o'clock, by virtue of resting his wet, smelly muzzle on my left hand. This makes typing awkward, but not impossible.
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Post by: Moleman76 on February 25, 2015, 04:45:01 am
Dottie Verbose is curled up atop her cat condo, asleep.  Getting rested up for sleeping later tonight.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 25, 2015, 07:11:54 pm
Last night Ninkasi made me crack up by dragging round a swiffer as if it were a large prey item she'd just despatched :D
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Post by: Pingu on March 17, 2015, 09:34:12 pm
Kitten parkour championships tonight.
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Post by: BrianI on March 30, 2015, 08:50:40 pm
$nametobedecided, my new 9 week old male cockatiel is now struggling to keep his ickle eyes open.  Been a busy day for the wee chappie exploring his new cage in his forever home! 
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Post by: Basil on March 30, 2015, 08:58:53 pm
Daf has just appeared through the cat flap.  It's pouring with rain out there.  He just sauntered to the middle of the kitchen and then shook himself like a dog.  Not "a bit like a dog", but a real doggie shake.  Start at the head, work down to the tail, then back up towards the head end again.
I've never seen a cat do that before.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 30, 2015, 09:00:46 pm
Pete has spent the evening lying on my knee then jumping off then clawing my leg then lying on my knee then jumping off then clawing my leg then lying on my knee then jumping off then clawing my leg then lying on my knee then jumping off then clawing my leg then lying on my knee then jumping off then clawing my leg then lying on my knee then jumping off then clawing my leg then lying on my knee ...
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Post by: Chris S on March 30, 2015, 09:16:23 pm
It's possibly about time I made a pet-related contribution to this thread.

Sammy (Cat): Currently MIA, presumed dead - she'd be about 27, not sure what the record is for a cat.
Gemma (Cat - offspring of Sammy): Currently MIA, presumed dead.
Gizmo (Cat): MIA, presumed dead.
Widget (Cat - sibling of Gizmo): (recently) deceased - top innings there, Widge.
Pixie (Cat): Currently dead. Run over when probably not even a year old.
Dixie (Cat - sibling of Pixie): Unknown. When Pixie died, Dixie lost the plot and went to live with our friends in Skipton - with a new name.
Watson (Dog - Gordon Setter): Dead - put down after attacking daughter #1. Not our finest pet-owning hour, TBH  :facepalm:.
Flea (Cat): Alive and well. A bit potty, by all accounts.

Numerous Rabbits, Goldfish, Gerbils, Hamsters and Mice have been excluded from this summary.
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Post by: woollypigs on March 30, 2015, 10:27:47 pm
Dixie lost the plot and went to live with our friends in Skipton- with a new name.
That explains it, never knew the background to Tilley the dog :)
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Post by: woollypigs on March 30, 2015, 10:28:03 pm
$nametobedecided, my new 9 week old male cockatiel is now struggling to keep his ickle eyes open.  Been a busy day for the wee chappie exploring his new cage in his forever home! 
Pictures!
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Post by: Jakob on March 31, 2015, 01:45:46 am
(http://i.imgur.com/tWqDj51.jpg)
Helping me post on YACF! (ok, so the picture was taken earlier)
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Post by: woollypigs on March 31, 2015, 07:44:58 am
Do you have stables at work too, if so then you could ride to work :)

Beautiful dog.
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Post by: Auntie Helen on March 31, 2015, 08:29:27 am
Using her donkey soft toy as a pillow

(http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Poppy-with-donkey-pillow.jpg)
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Post by: Oscar's dad on March 31, 2015, 08:53:38 am
If we are careless enough to leave the lids up both Barry and Isabella the Adolescent Cats like drinking from our loos.

But Isabella loves lounging about in the bath and sinks ...

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zps37e34782.jpg)

She's not read the memo stating cats don't like getting wet as she regularly turns the taps on and gets soaked  ::-)

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Post by: tiermat on March 31, 2015, 12:46:23 pm
If we are careless enough to leave the lids up both Barry and Isabella the Adolescent Cats like drinking from our loos.

But Isabella loves lounging about in the bath and sinks ...

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l160/stevenr_01/Mobile%20Uploads/FullSizeRender_zps37e34782.jpg)

She's not read the memo stating cats don't like getting wet as she regularly turns the taps on and gets soaked  ::-)

Ours (Oreo and Twix) love doing that too, if they can't get in the house they sit in the drains at the bottom of the downpipes!  I guess it's a shelter thing.
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Post by: Oscar's dad on March 31, 2015, 12:49:59 pm
They are the daftest animals!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 31, 2015, 12:53:17 pm
When I'm in the shower Pete crouches on the side of the bath, either watching the water going down the plughole, or meowing at me from the other side of the shower curtain.
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Post by: Clare on March 31, 2015, 01:18:36 pm
One of my brothers used to have a cat that would piddle down the plughole in the bath rather than use the litter tray.

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Post by: Oscar's dad on March 31, 2015, 01:37:52 pm
 ;D
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Post by: Jakob on March 31, 2015, 07:47:11 pm
Do you have stables at work too, if so then you could ride to work :)

Beautiful dog.

Wow, a horse joke! That's a first! :D

(Sorry, they get old real quick :P)

Thanks for the compliment though.
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Post by: woollypigs on March 31, 2015, 07:54:01 pm
Sorry just couldn't resist :)

How is your wife handling two Great Danes in the house?
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Post by: Jakob on March 31, 2015, 10:31:55 pm
Think she prefers the younger one.

Which also reminds me of one of my favourite GD things, when people ask:
"Is that a Great Dane?", I've started answering, "Why, yes I am!".
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Post by: Wowbagger on March 31, 2015, 10:36:57 pm
Morphy is in the habit of resting his head on the mouse-wrist. If that doesn't work, he quite often very gently gets hold of my little finger in his teeth and lifts my hand off the mouse. He won't stop until he gets my full attention, usually involving being tickled under the chin, or being given some sort of treat.
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Post by: Vince on March 31, 2015, 11:19:16 pm
Rocket Nev is busy sucking pebbles, then when he notices me watching, swims over in the hope that food will be thrown into the tank.
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Post by: fboab on April 01, 2015, 08:26:39 am
She just farted at me as punishment for evicting her from my room.
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Post by: Ham on April 01, 2015, 08:34:19 am
For those interested, this may compile into an indicator of what my pet is doing at any particular moment.

#include stdcatbed.io
{
char CatThings[]={ "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "Waiting for food", "Eating", "Evacuating", "Deigning to be stroked",  "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping"}

printf( "Right now my cat is %CatThings[ rand()]" )
}
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Post by: ian on April 01, 2015, 11:02:10 am
Bad Cat likes to roll around in the (empty) bath in the Epic Battle with that Fiendish Tail. She's been battling that tail all her life and it still gets the better of her. I like it when she walks along, twitches her head back to notice her tail and then pretends she hasn't, so she can pounce on it unsuspected a few seconds later.

Little Monster Cat is currently sitting on my notepad, which isn't helping as I'm trying to write a report based on what's written on it. It's time for her mortal enemy to make an appearance: the Laser Pointer.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 01, 2015, 10:03:15 pm
Pumpkin and Ninkasi are unknowingly enjoying their last night with all their reproductive giblets intact. Bet it's quiet tomorrow night....
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Post by: davelodwig on April 02, 2015, 12:17:18 pm
For those interested, this may compile into an indicator of what my pet is doing at any particular moment.

#include stdcatbed.io
{
char CatThings[]={ "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "Waiting for food", "Eating", "Evacuating", "Deigning to be stroked",  "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping"}

printf( "Right now my cat is %CatThings[ rand()]" )
}

https://hedwig.davelodwig.co.uk/cat/ (https://hedwig.davelodwig.co.uk/cat/) if you like

Ignore the certificate it's my test server and I've not yet got a proper certificate.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 02, 2015, 07:55:34 pm
Pumpkin and Ninkasi are unknowingly enjoying their last night with all their reproductive giblets intact. Bet it's quiet tomorrow night....

2 cones of shame. Not much sign of them doing as they're told and resting quietly. Ninkasi keeps getting her lampshade stuck on the floor, and Pumpkin smashed my bedside lamp almost as soon as she got home.
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Post by: Wowbagger on April 03, 2015, 11:14:49 am
Morphy has just had an essential operation. This was carried out by Dez and involved hacking loads of felted fur from behind Morphy's front legs. Dez sat on floor with legs outstretched, Morphy lay on his back between Dez's legs, and hacking commenced. Morphy didn't complain a great deal - just the occasional mumble - and he has since been rewarded with a suitable quantity of liver cake.
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Post by: Oscar's dad on April 03, 2015, 04:00:54 pm
Barry and Isabella the Adolescent Cats have just conquered the cat flap. It's a right of passage.
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Post by: BrianI on April 04, 2015, 08:01:07 pm
Flynn, my cockatiel is busy pondering on whether he was named after Kevin Flynn of TRON fame, or Erol Flynn of Robin Hood fame!
Guess I should see if he is a dab claw at using a wee cockatiel sized bow and arrow, or a wee cockatiel sized TRON light cycle  ;D

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8736/17033030165_89dc9e269d_o.jpg)
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Post by: woollypigs on April 04, 2015, 08:11:35 pm
Here is a hint
(http://www.funfactoryparties.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/bird-bike.jpg)
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Post by: woollypigs on April 04, 2015, 08:13:55 pm
And...
(http://new4.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/Clearly+this+one+just+having+a+arrow+shotting+bird+just+_4f3067b91bd6a9403260c49387a0264e.jpg)
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Post by: Pingu on April 04, 2015, 09:28:01 pm
Not Barbara Flynn then?
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Post by: woollypigs on April 04, 2015, 11:04:33 pm
Being very bemused and not sure about our new foster dog from Romania. Who just arrived smelling very dirty, kennely and pooey. Pictures to come when there is day light.
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Post by: Poly Hive on April 05, 2015, 12:32:05 pm
Being whippets both are asleep on their backs with legs in every direction. It's a whippety life for some!

PH
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Post by: Ruthie on April 05, 2015, 12:39:13 pm
Whippets have so many legs, don't they!  The most adorable of dogs.
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Post by: woollypigs on April 05, 2015, 12:46:44 pm
Being very bemused and not sure about our new foster dog from Romania. Who just arrived smelling very dirty, kennely and pooey. Pictures to come when there is day light.
Here we go

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11084304_10153032930721645_7754089647617211720_n.jpg?oh=7edfcf06b64ca4b9a501737ed810e180&oe=55B56095&__gda__=1438036458_51eec3851c875172b73d413674e36abd)
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Post by: ian on April 07, 2015, 11:13:11 am
Probably destroying something. To prevent Bad Cat from pulling up the stair carpet (her latest thing), we made an avenue of stuffed toys (she's scared of stuffed animals). Thwarted! Except we came back yesterday evening to find little scraps of black paper around the living room. Couldn't think what it could be, but it was noticeable around the TV. Occurred to me later that's she's been eviscerating the subwoofer. Yup, shone a light inside the speaker hole and she's had her paws inside. Still seems to work. I'm having that bloody cat euthanized later.
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Post by: Oscar's dad on April 07, 2015, 11:27:35 am
... I'm having that bloody cat euthanized later.

 ;D

You love her really!
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Post by: Ham on April 07, 2015, 07:52:09 pm
For those interested, this may compile into an indicator of what my pet is doing at any particular moment.

#include stdcatbed.io
{
char CatThings[]={ "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "Waiting for food", "Eating", "Evacuating", "Deigning to be stroked",  "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping", "sleeping"}

printf( "Right now my cat is %CatThings[ rand()]" )
}

https://hedwig.davelodwig.co.uk/cat/ (https://hedwig.davelodwig.co.uk/cat/) if you like

Ignore the certificate it's my test server and I've not yet got a proper certificate.

Brilliant!  And, it seems to work!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 11, 2015, 03:42:59 pm
Pete is fast asleep, after a tiring morning of being fast asleep.
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Post by: tiermat on April 11, 2015, 04:04:23 pm
Twix is, currently, bravely battling with a blade of grass that he managed to hunt down earlier. Oreo, meanwhile, is sat under the bird feeder, mouth open.
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Post by: Kim on April 11, 2015, 08:59:33 pm
Oreo, meanwhile, is sat under the bird feeder, mouth open.

If what happened to me on today's ride is anything to go by, that may not be an optimal strategy...
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Post by: ian on April 11, 2015, 09:39:59 pm
Bad Cat just ate my contact lens.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 11, 2015, 09:55:44 pm
Was it in your eye at the time?
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Post by: Mr Larrington on April 12, 2015, 08:16:25 am
Bad Cat just ate my contact lens.

I think that creature needs a spell in a Cat A prison.
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Post by: ian on April 12, 2015, 12:14:47 pm
Fortunately, it wasn't in my eye. I'd just got back from a nice ride en velo and was preparing for an evening of beer and bad TV (as my wife, for some reason, is in Altrincham). With one lens marinating in solution, I turned around to turn the shower on so the water would be toasty by the time I'd taken out the second lens. Except when I turned around there was Bad Cat eagerly lapping the up the contents of the case. Then she makes the groo-what's-in-my-mouth motions before I see a glint of blue lens disappear in the direction of her belly. Then she jumps down and wanders off. Result: empty contact lens container. No lens, no solution. I should know better, she loves lens solution.

She's off to cat prison next week, as we're both away. We once jokingly considered that perhaps we could just leave her at home for a few days, unsupervised, have someone come feed her like we used to do with our previous cat. How we laughed.
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Post by: woollypigs on April 12, 2015, 12:21:52 pm
Owned mutt wants to play and annoys the heck out of the foster mutt but said mutt don't want to play. Then we gets 20sec rest before the mutt that didn't want play wants to play. Then add to the wee foster mutt who is teething so anything that can fit and not fit into his mouth will end up there. Along with the sheer refusal of going potty outside, good we have tonnes of poppy pads.

Good news is that they do sleep for a good seven hours without a peep.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 12, 2015, 12:41:32 pm
Pete is fast asleep again. He's exhausted after his morning nap and then supervising me making a tagine.
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Post by: tiermat on April 12, 2015, 12:43:34 pm
Twix, the one at the back of the queue when brains were being handed out, is sat on the deck, cleaning one paw, putting it down, cleaning the other, putting that down then returning to paw one, due to it getting wet with rain!
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Post by: Basil on April 12, 2015, 04:30:33 pm
Daf.  All this rubbing against my leg and making chirruping noises is all very endearing, but I think you'll find that your watch is fast.  It's not tea time yet.
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Post by: Vince on April 13, 2015, 04:55:37 pm
Rocket Nev the goldfish is looking smug. We suspect that as well as the slow release fish food, the neighbour has been feeding him whilst we were away.
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Post by: ian on April 13, 2015, 06:19:55 pm
Frantic, plaintive miaowing from Bad Cat. Some kind of cat emergency, probably involving matches and inflammable fuels. Nope, she sitting on the stairs with one of her toy balls at her paws. Ah, a game of chase the ball. Not. She watches me throw it down the hallway with particular disdain. Foolish ungrateful human, how cruelly you toss away my gift.

Little monster cat on the other hand. (1) don't throw up an hairball on the carpet outside the bedroom at 6am and (2) my swimming bag isn't a place to sleep, thus giving us both a shock when I pick it up.
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Post by: Feline on April 13, 2015, 06:29:13 pm
The dog is asleep on the sofa with his legs in the air.
The cats are both in the electric heated cat bed curled up.

One of the chickens is practicing flying in the middle of the lounge
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8695/16948890728_e369cdab0f_b.jpg)

The others are in the kitchen trying to eat the dog food
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7691/17136673825_84eaf3c3b4_b.jpg)
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Post by: BrianI on April 14, 2015, 07:44:19 pm
You have a chickenflap in your door Feline?   :thumbsup:

Flynn my cockatiel is busy having forty winks after enjoying his bit of broccoli I gave him!   ;D
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 14, 2015, 08:18:13 pm
Pete is sulking because bobb is in his seat.
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Post by: Wowbagger on April 14, 2015, 09:08:44 pm
Morphy is asleep. He deigned to acknowledge my arrival from Pizza Express with a few desultory wags of his tail.

Yesterday I took him for a 5.5 mile walk. I gained the impression that he was more knackered than I was when we came back, which would be a first. He's 11 now and probably doesn't have a great deal longer on this mortal coil, even though he appears to be in perfect health at the moment.
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Post by: Wowbagger on April 20, 2015, 01:02:10 pm
A shorter walk today, but the poor old dog is knackered again. It isn't particularly warm - below 15°C in the shade - but the sun is strong. I'm wondering about taking him on anything further than a jaunt round the park.

I have also noticed him limping a couple of times with his front paws. I think it has been with different paws. He has stopped dead and held up the offending limb and given it a vigorous shaking. It's twice in a couple of weeks that I have noticed him doing that and I thought that he might have a thorn in his pad, but I couldn't find anything and when I squeezed his paw to try to find out where it was hurting him it didn't seem to cause him any discomfort at all.

I think I might make an appointment at the vet's to get him checked over. If his heart is getting weaker then perhaps shorter walks are in order.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 20, 2015, 01:20:32 pm
There was a greyhound on Supervet last week which had really painful corns.
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Post by: ian on April 20, 2015, 06:18:13 pm
They just came back from the cattery. All I can hear is MIAOW as they greet what seems to be every individual atom of the house and garden. Best not tell them they're going back for another spell in two weeks when we're off again.
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Post by: Feline on April 20, 2015, 06:25:07 pm
One of my cats got in the car when I arrived home 2 hours ago and is refusing to get out. She loves being in the car. I've been going out there every 20 mins or so to see if she will come out. I think I'm going to do something similar to the 'controlled crying' technique for getting babies to sleep- I'm going to keep doubling the time between going out there to check her. Eventually she will hopefully decide to get out. Maybe by the middle of next week.

You might be wondering why I don't just grab her. The problem is no matter which door of the car you open, she runs to the other side. It is a 2 man job to force her out of there  :facepalm:
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Post by: Wowbagger on April 20, 2015, 07:07:38 pm
The visit to the vet's unearthed a number of issues. Morphy has arthritis - no surprise there as he's an 11-year-old 30kg dog. Both his wrists are very clicky, one so much that the vet thinks it's either fractured or dislocated. She has taken some blood for testing and has injected him with pain killers. Short walks only for the moment.

Tomorrow we will get the results of the blood tests which will let us know the state of his kidneys and liver. This is with a view to x-raying his legs, which has to be done under anaesthetic. I'm not sure that we will go ahead with an x-ray, even if his general health is up to it. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, is cheerful enough and still nags me to play with him. He's an 11-year-old example of a breed that has a general life expectancy of about 11-12 years.
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Post by: woollypigs on May 03, 2015, 11:20:58 am
Running through the house with Peli's nightie on as a cape after our foster puppy. She did the wall of death on our sofas and then jumped through the clothes hanging on the clotheshorse, and came out as the wonder dog!
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Post by: Jakob on May 04, 2015, 11:10:03 pm
I bought 2 new training toys (identical) to start properly training fetch and recall.
This was the result:
(http://i.imgur.com/ePEUlqYl.jpg)
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Post by: woollypigs on May 04, 2015, 11:20:34 pm
I see that you got sit sorted :)
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Post by: Jakob on May 12, 2015, 02:00:32 am
(http://i.imgur.com/OhbdBbNl.jpg)

Playing tug with one of her new friends!. She's remarkably good at keep the game even, although there was a couple of times where she just wandered off and left Punk (the Boston) hanging on for dear life.
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Post by: BrianI on May 16, 2015, 12:41:39 pm
Well, last night, my baby Cockatiel, Flynn (~17 weeks old now), flew down from the top of his cage, and onto my hand to get his millet fix!

This was a big step for him, as he is pretty timid still!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxAtyMypC50
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxAtyMypC50 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxAtyMypC50)


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Post by: Pingu on May 17, 2015, 12:57:31 pm
Pumpkin has a feather and is growling at anyone who goes near her  ::-)
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Post by: Jakob on May 29, 2015, 06:02:36 pm
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11163897_10206342653422454_2681468697370259348_n.jpg?oh=332e4f0efb70d71729c44f4c6d1f9c6d&oe=560D86E7)

Wearing her cone after spay & gastroplexi surgery...the next 2 weeks will not be fun!
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Post by: PaulF on May 29, 2015, 06:17:50 pm
Listening to the Foo Fighters

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/Paul_Fulford/9E21FC08-9E2E-4D51-9555-0BFE3AB5FCEB_zpsxxtgwg75.jpg)

OK she may actually be lying on the sofa whilst I'm listening to the Foo Fighters
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Post by: Chris S on May 29, 2015, 06:44:47 pm
Noooo - not the Cone of Shame!  :(
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Post by: ian on June 04, 2015, 11:07:36 am
Little monster cat is annoying me by yet again using her psychic powers to know that (a) I have a notepad open, (b) that I've written some very important notes in it, and (c) right now I need to read those notes.

So she's come and sat on the notepad and is refusing to move. She can also tell if I'm reading a newspaper or magazine. I'm pretty sure that just by opening any kind of paper or magazine, no matter where I am in the world, she'll appear right there on top of it at the very moment my attention is turned. Cats, of course, can teleport because they're quantum weird. I blame Schrodinger for putting the original cat in a box. Is it alive or dead, he asked. Neither you dimwit, it's not even in the box, it's teleported onto my notepad.
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Post by: Jakob on June 11, 2015, 12:37:23 am
At the pet hospital :(. She got diagnosed with pneumonia on Sunday and was getting better, but was lethargic, hot and breathing heavily this morning. She got some new antibiotics and is already doing better, so we'll pick her up tonight. The last 2 weeks has not been fun for her.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 11, 2015, 08:11:21 pm
Aw, hope she's feeling better soon.
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Post by: BrianI on June 12, 2015, 09:37:10 pm
Flynn my cockatiel is beak grinding.

While teeth grinding in humans is a sign of stress, conversely for cockatiels, beak grinding is a sign of happiness and contentment!   :D

http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-club/bird-fun-and-games/why-cockatiels-grind-beaks.aspx (http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-club/bird-fun-and-games/why-cockatiels-grind-beaks.aspx)

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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 13, 2015, 08:02:23 pm
Pete is having a post-nap sleep.
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Post by: Pingu on June 14, 2015, 07:11:13 pm
Pumpkin was hissing at bees earlier  ::-)
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Post by: matthew on June 15, 2015, 10:20:49 am
My sisters rabbit was biting both my thumb and arm yesterday.  :(

mind I had a good long cuddle first and it's a bloodt big bunny
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Post by: Jakob on June 19, 2015, 05:42:09 pm
She bravely defended herself against the evil newspapers!
(https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/1535691_10206493445512162_1337970142487124196_n.jpg?oh=9cd0b9b2bf1afa4c1117ecdcba0d9e0d&oe=55E719AD)
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Post by: Jakob on June 20, 2015, 05:12:47 am
Hanging out with Boba Fett!
(https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10403366_10206500392965844_373429449048837954_n.jpg?oh=66c318d4bafde4799cdbdb0022825c01&oe=55F86250)
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Post by: fboab on June 20, 2015, 09:52:08 am
Jigsaws.
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/Mobile%20Uploads/20150616_142738.jpg)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 20, 2015, 11:03:41 am
Pete is asleep, presumably exhausted after scattering cat litter far and wide.
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Post by: Notsototalnewbie on June 25, 2015, 06:59:37 am
Looking slightly sorry for herself.

Cam is a terrible scavenger, and the park we live next to is full of all sorts of delights. She got hold of something on Tuesday night and swallowed it before I could get it off her, and spent most of yesterday being sick.

Luckily I was working at home, because she really was very ill indeed and couldn't even keep down small amounts of water. The most she managed was a bit of crushed ice before bedtime. I was ready to take her to the vet to be put on a drip if it started to approach 24 hours, especially given her age (though I didn't relish the thought of finding a taxi driver who'd take her given the fact that she didn't look up to walking there; many round here have an issue with dogs). Kept grabbing her scruff and checking her gums to see if she was looking dehydrated.

Got up in the small hours of this morning to check on her and she appears to be looking a bit brighter and has kept down a small amount of water and a little bit of bland food so I hope she's over the worst.

If *only* she could make the connection between scavenging and feeling this way...
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Post by: Jakob on August 01, 2015, 08:58:21 am
(http://i.imgur.com/XFPQZTlh.jpg)
Enjoying the sunset.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 01, 2015, 10:35:00 am
Pete is fast asleep, having "helped" me to put the shopping away.
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Post by: Basil on September 01, 2015, 07:53:54 pm
Daf, who was 2 last week, is sitting in the pouring rain, watching his first big thunderstorm.

He's hard.
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Post by: BrianI on September 01, 2015, 08:48:08 pm
My Cockatiels Flynn and Spike.

Flynn is wolf whistling to his raised left foot while Spike looks on and is going "Dude, what you doing?"   :D
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 01, 2015, 09:22:00 pm
Pete is snoozing on my lap.  :)
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Post by: pcolbeck on September 02, 2015, 05:30:17 pm
Hazel the cat is sulking in one of the bedrooms as that bl**dy puppy is still here !
Tilly the puppy is under the footstool cewing on a rubber ring she just got today.
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Post by: Basil on September 02, 2015, 06:04:10 pm
Actually, I forgot to mention that Mrs. B and Megan the dog were in residence in Bournville from Thursday of last week until Tuesday afternoon.
Dafydd (Daf the cat) was remarkably laid back about it at last.  He didn't move out to his hedge for the duration or anything.

(click to show/hide)
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Post by: tiermat on September 02, 2015, 06:08:30 pm
Our two are, mournfully, looking for their friend, Jayne, who fed them whilst we were on holiday last week. Makes us feel wanted, it does.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 04, 2015, 01:43:17 pm
Pete is fast asleep, having worn himself out chasing his tail.  ::-)
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Post by: tiermat on September 04, 2015, 01:53:31 pm
That reminds me, last night I went upstairs, to say goodnight to TLD.

TLD was sat on her futon, twix was sat alongside her.

TLD was pretending to be an 11 yr old Bond Villain.

Twix was playing along, playing the part of a Bond Viallain's cat :) ;D
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 04, 2015, 07:12:03 pm
^ like
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Post by: lou boutin on September 05, 2015, 10:00:22 am
Milly Cat is being a Hobbit and enjoying her second breakfast.
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Post by: Ham on September 05, 2015, 10:17:01 am
Katy Cat is playing with a toy. When they break and stop running around she will doubtless come and tell me.
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Post by: Basil on September 05, 2015, 10:39:57 am
Megan the Border Terrier is currently stinking.
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Post by: pcolbeck on September 07, 2015, 01:41:51 pm
Tilly is in her crate sulking. She has a pen round the crate and a nice comfey bed in it and a Kong stuffed with frozen treats but she would rather be snoozing on the sofa.
I have three weeks to get her used to being alone in her crate/pen before Pcolbeck junior goes back to Uni. I work from home a lot but sometimes I am away and Mrs Pcolbeck works 9am to 4pm three days a week and half days the other two so she needs to get used to being alone.
Stage 1 is some time in the crate/pen while I am working in teh room and stage 2 will be me working from the another room for periods of time.
She already sleeps in the crate/pen on a night and has no isues with that.
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Post by: ian on September 08, 2015, 12:03:47 pm
Tag team annoyance. My wife, official favoured hoomin, is away on bear patrol in Rockies, so they're making do with me. Little monster cat wants to sit on my knee but won't because I don't have suitably comfy lady upholstery. So she paces around in front of me. Back and forth. Forth and back. Tentative paw. Yes, yes, no. I can't see the screen, gingernut. Shoo.

Bad cat, on the other hand, wants to sleep in the bed. We've discussed this and the answer is no. It's weird and you don't bath ever. So she's waiting until I sleep before trying to creep in behind me. No, no, no. I shoo her off. Fifteen minutes later I feel a cold draft on my toes and then the bloody cat sneaking in at the bottom of bed. Cheeky furball. Engage foot. Cat ejection mode active. It would be nice if I could sleep rather than be besieged.
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Post by: lou boutin on September 08, 2015, 02:45:58 pm
Her royal highness Milly Cat is sulking because the bloke is here trying to fix the boiler. The last bloke who came to fix the boiler let her sit next to him and watch, this one has lots of tools and she can't get near enough to watch.  I've removed her from the kitchen several times, so she's now sitting on the table outside. This is not what she likes doing unless it is warm and today is cold. So this involves a sulky face at the window.  I feel very cruel.  :demon:
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 15, 2015, 10:50:07 pm
Snoozing, having swept the chimney for the third time this week...
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Post by: lou boutin on September 16, 2015, 10:01:19 am
Very useful and helpful cats you have Mrs P.

Milly the Cat is sniffing the front door!!!! She wants to sit on the front mat but is trying to decided if the weather is suitable and if any other cats are around.
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Post by: pcolbeck on September 18, 2015, 11:52:38 am
Looking smug as when I came back in from an hour in my office she was sat on the sofa with one of my slippers. I had left her shut in her pen but she had managed to open the door !
Its the poodle in her that makes her smart I think and the labrador that makes her a greedy dustbin of a dog (and very affectionate).
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 18, 2015, 01:29:21 pm
Making snuffly noises in his sleep.
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Post by: Wombat on September 20, 2015, 05:15:22 pm
Well, half an hour ago, he was throwing up, for at least the second time today.  Was not hairball, so we suspect Baggins could have wormies, so he's just been glooped on the back of his neck, which he did not appreciate.  He was due for it anyway, but it always makes us unpopular with him.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 20, 2015, 07:37:15 pm
Pete is sulking because bobb and I trimmed off the manky hair at the back of his legs today, bobb's in his seat, and we're watching The Cat From Outer Space. So many indignities for one cat to suffer.
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Post by: lou boutin on September 23, 2015, 06:36:24 pm
Having taken Milly Cat to the vet yesterday I found that she is officially registered with them as Dr Milly Boutin. When was my cat conferred a doctorate? It's a shock to me!! Don't get me wrong, she's a clever kitty but.....
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Post by: Ham on September 23, 2015, 06:41:20 pm
Look again... are you sure that D isn't a P?

Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Post by: pcolbeck on September 23, 2015, 07:04:54 pm
Tilly is sitting on the sofa with me giving me sad eyes because no dinner.
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Post by: lou boutin on September 23, 2015, 07:05:30 pm
Perhaps she should be purrrr Milly Boutin
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 29, 2015, 04:58:24 pm
I can't let my cats outside cos there's a big ginger bastard sat on the doorstep waiting to biff them up. He chased our two into the flat and when I went out to scare him off he wouldn't move, so I shut the door to keep ours in and give him a chance to bugger off with dignity.

10 mins later I crack open the front door to see if I can let ours out and he's got his nose pressed up to the bloody thing, cheeky git!
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Post by: Mr Larrington on September 29, 2015, 05:07:59 pm
The bucket of cold water is recommended in cases such as these.
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Post by: Basil on September 29, 2015, 06:09:54 pm
Or someone with the correct aiming equipment to piss on it.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 29, 2015, 06:54:26 pm
After a few more minutes I opened the door and the coast was clear so I let them out again.
5 mins later they flew back in and the ginger terrorist was in our airlock where I shut the inner door on him.
He wasn't for moving, despite my best hard stare so I went and got munitions, flicked some water at him to get him out of the airlock and then followed him out with the rest of the cup, most of which probably missed. I then followed our kitties outside with another mugful just in case. A few mins later I heard caterwauling so he'd obviously found some other poor sod to bully.
After a while Pingu came home and he also requested a mug of water but again mostly missed I think, Pumpkin got some friendly fire though :(

I suppose this would be the advantage of a sureflap over a shut door with a kitty monitor. ....

Here is the offending oik - butter wouldn't melt in his mouth...

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/353/19436720912_655049b0c4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vBygXN)IMG_5154 (https://flic.kr/p/vBygXN) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
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Post by: Raj on September 29, 2015, 07:29:47 pm
4 bantam chickens roosting on the top perch in the pen, 2 gold fish swimming around in the tanks doing .... oops I forgot what they were about to do !!!  1 mad black cat curled up on my lap telling me he loves me.  8)
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Post by: ian on September 29, 2015, 08:15:40 pm
I can't let my cats outside cos there's a big ginger bastard sat on the doorstep waiting to biff them up. He chased our two into the flat and when I went out to scare him off he wouldn't move, so I shut the door to keep ours in and give him a chance to bugger off with dignity.

10 mins later I crack open the front door to see if I can let ours out and he's got his nose pressed up to the bloody thing, cheeky git!

I have a pump action water pistol for this eventuality. Our cats' mortal enemy (other than each other, they're self-nemesisizing) is the GGMFC (Giant Grey Monkey-Faced Cat – I think it might be part baboon). I got sick of a caterwauling and one day I thought it had ate the little monster cat because there was a huge cat-shaped pile of ginger fuzz but it seems she just sheds it when alarmed. Actually she sheds fur all the bloody time. It's bloody everywhere despite a daily furmination. Anyway, I went all Terminator. It got the message. I see if peering over the fence periodically to see if the coast is clear. I can hit it between the eyes from 30 metres. I'm deadly.

It's a skill I learned at University, we used to shoot tourists mooning at the Penny Lane sign opposite our Halls of Residence. Thank you Liverpool, thank you for your schooling in the arts of water marksmanship.
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Post by: Kim on September 29, 2015, 10:25:49 pm
Barakta's mum went down the super-soaker route in a similar situation.  Just ended up with the cats relying on her to defend their territory for them (which might have worked better if she'd been around more).
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Post by: Wowbagger on October 01, 2015, 07:39:33 pm
Eating.
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Post by: fboab on October 01, 2015, 10:34:29 pm
Sat next to me on the settee but we barely tolerate each other so she's facing the back of it pretending I'm not here. I'm ignoring her, too.
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Post by: Chris S on October 01, 2015, 11:00:00 pm
Sat next to me on the settee but we barely tolerate each other so she's facing the back of it pretending I'm not here. I'm ignoring her, too.

Fboab: "Drinking the loo water? Sleeping in the basin? Really??"
The Cat: "Yeah, yeah... whatever; you don't own me - fuck off."
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 02, 2015, 08:03:15 am
Pestering me for breakfast, even though he's had it.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 10, 2015, 05:28:54 pm
Dear Pumpkin, please to be stopping using downstairs neighbours lawn as a litter tray, it's embarrassing  :facepalm:
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Post by: Feline on October 10, 2015, 06:41:02 pm
Our pets are mostly staring at our other pets.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5658/21888075359_c8d6c1e79e_c.jpg)
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Post by: Ruthie on October 10, 2015, 09:57:05 pm
That's a hilarious photo  ;D
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Post by: Feline on October 11, 2015, 01:00:56 am
That's a hilarious photo  ;D

It's like live TV for them, we have 10 mice in there  ;D
The dog used to be interested in the hamster until I got the mice, and now he is totally fixated heh. Mind you, he is fed up of being chased around the garden by the chickens so this lot look like something he could actually dominate if only he could get to them!
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Post by: lou boutin on October 16, 2015, 09:28:41 am
Milly is being very jumpy.  I think the nannies who lived with the family she used to be with used to swipe at her.  I'm trying to reassure her that she's safe now.
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Post by: Ham on October 26, 2015, 04:43:53 pm
Katie Cat is still refusing to put her watch back. Says she can't manage the buttons, but I don't think she has read the manual.
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Post by: lou boutin on October 26, 2015, 05:30:25 pm
Milly Cat was therapy cat yesterday.  I was seeing one of my supervisees and Milly decided she wanted to sit by them and allow them to stroke her as we worked.  This has never been known before (Milky doesn't exactly share the love). Today she's back to being her usual self, chasing shadows, demanding two breakfasts and trying to steal treats.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 26, 2015, 07:20:13 pm
Pete's on my knee, staring at my phone.
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Post by: Basil on October 26, 2015, 07:24:46 pm
Out.  Probably shitting in everyone's garden but ours.
Good old Daf.  #propercat.
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Post by: pcolbeck on October 27, 2015, 08:07:16 pm
Tilly is snoozing on the sofa next to me occasionally burping. The burping releases a horrible smell as she has been scrumping rotting crab apples from the bottom of the garden.
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Post by: woollypigs on October 27, 2015, 08:27:54 pm
Her belly is making cider :)
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Post by: lou boutin on October 28, 2015, 09:08:30 am
Milky is on guard duty.  A cat has walked past the house and she's annoyed..
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Post by: ian on October 29, 2015, 12:46:38 pm
By the racket, clambering up into the wardrobe. Bad Cat has learned to open the sliding doors and then through a combination of wriggling and scrambling behind a closed portion of door get to the top shelf where she's evidently constructing an eyrie that Little Monster Cat can't get to. Her mountaineering is going to do wonders for the clothes in there.

An improvement on the 7am wake-up call, where Bad Cat decided to get off the bed, giving me a moment of optimism that I might get an extra hour of unmolested sleep. But no, she decided to empty her stomach onto the bedroom carpet before wandering out into the hallway and deciding that yes, there's a little more still inside.

I'll get up and get the carpet cleaner then, shall I.
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Post by: lou boutin on October 31, 2015, 05:49:30 pm
Milky is spooked by Halloween.  She's jumped several times when people have passed the window.  She's now in her box under the stairs but I might put her upstairs because a few friends are coming around.
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Post by: Crumbling Nick on October 31, 2015, 11:34:05 pm
We don't have a pet. Keeping carnivorous animals as pets in a suburban or urban environment seems to be an impossible balance between the human selfish stuff, the historic view that cats & dogs were useful  tools & the environmental costs of too many mammals, especially the carnivorous ones, in an overpopulated island.

We have had pets. I've buried several small furry mammals that were our childrens' pets. It was emotional. But that's just part of helping children to make themselves adults.
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Post by: Wascally Weasel on November 06, 2015, 01:44:50 pm
We don't have a pet. Keeping carnivorous animals as pets in a suburban or urban environment seems to be an impossible balance between the human selfish stuff, the historic view that cats & dogs were useful  tools & the environmental costs of too many mammals, especially the carnivorous ones, in an overpopulated island.

We have had pets. I've buried several small furry mammals that were our childrens' pets. It was emotional. But that's just part of helping children to make themselves adults.

So technically, your answer to the thread title What is your pet doing right now? is "Decomposing"
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Post by: fboab on November 15, 2015, 07:23:14 pm
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20151115_191233.jpg)
Finishing up my chicken saag. Freak.
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Post by: jamesld8 on November 15, 2015, 08:15:59 pm
Rosie, our 14 year old Pedigree Cocker Spaniel is snoring on the floor just  at my feet, but will soon be galvanised into high alert mode at thought of her evening pre bed snack before she retires to sleep on the sofa  ::-)

 Meanwhile our two ex farmcats are sleeping comfortably on two chairs, one each of course, in the conservatory. there`s a lot of truth in saying `if you want the best seat you `ll have to move the cat` !!!
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Post by: Andrew on November 15, 2015, 08:34:24 pm
One dog's snoring, the other's farting. The noise and smell are a bit much.
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Post by: jamesld8 on November 15, 2015, 08:48:18 pm
One dog's snoring, the other's farting. The noise and smell are a bit much.

mega sympathy !!--- just one doing both is bad enough ::-)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 15, 2015, 09:34:47 pm
Pete's having a snooze, after catching a baby mouse.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 16, 2015, 10:28:16 am
Tilly is in her crate/cage whilst I consider bathing her since she rolled in fox poo on this mornings walk. She did it yesterday too on a different route and we bathed her last night. She smelt lovely for a few hours ....
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 16, 2015, 05:02:51 pm
Tilly is having a spectacular day. She managed to rip a tennis ball into tiny chunks this afternoon and now it seems she ate a fair amount of them as she has thrown up all over the lounge and its full of 1/4inch bits of rubber !
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Post by: woollypigs on November 16, 2015, 05:04:29 pm
I think our Tilley has beaten her fear of people in hi-vis and hard hat on the canal.

We still need to work on the vicious nasty horrific wheelbarrow that roams the canal. I think it sneaked up on her today as she was busy checking out the mini digger and "steam" roller that inhabit the canal atm while they mend the towpath - These loud machines she don't mind and will happy go up to while they are moving about - So the wheelbarrow wasn't such a surprise after all.

We still have much work to do regarding the very still sitting fishermen on the canal. There is just no way that she wants to go past them, not on your nilly, Nada, nope niet, bark and growl.

And don't get us started on hikers who are enjoying a rest on the path she is walking.
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Post by: Kim on November 16, 2015, 05:05:21 pm
Our pets are mostly staring at our other pets.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5658/21888075359_c8d6c1e79e_c.jpg)

I've giggled at that about three times now, but I've only just noticed the dog!  Brilliant.
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Post by: Andrew on November 16, 2015, 08:25:34 pm
Our farty border collie , Sam, is very insecure; he doesn't like dancing. That is, my wife and I dancing like childish loons. He barks and nips. Our other dog, an ageing malinois. used to dance with us but is a bit past that now, she still doesn't mind though - regarding us with waggy tailed amusement. We've yet to find a song that Sam likes. We'll try again.
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Post by: hujev on November 17, 2015, 12:17:08 am
I'm at work (...), but imagine some variant of:
(http://hujev.net/image/cat/med/P1200023-z-1200-20140202.jpg)
(note chewed-up catnip banana)
or:
(http://hujev.net/image/cat/med/P1210120-z-1200-20140202.jpg),
etc.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on November 17, 2015, 12:24:06 pm
We still have much work to do regarding the very still sitting fishermen on the canal. There is just no way that she wants to go past them, not on your nilly, Nada, nope niet, bark and growl.

Could be worse.  Once upon a time we were a-walk in the Oxfordshire countryside when Dr Larrington's dog spied a fisherman.  Amon the tasty treats he had laid out on the bank ready to attract the fishies was a paper plate with most of a tin of Spam on it.

I don't think he'd set out with the intention of catching a Golden Retriever.
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Post by: PaulF on November 17, 2015, 12:40:32 pm
I'm not quite sure to be honest...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5628/23062682276_0b9d17f165_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/B8YgX3)image (https://flic.kr/p/B8YgX3) by paulfulford (https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/), on Flickr
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Post by: Wowbagger on November 19, 2015, 10:42:11 pm
When Mrs. Wow and I arrived home from 24 hours away he was very pleased to see us and was quite vocal. This was quelled by giving him a carrot, whereafter Dez took him for his evening walk. Now he is lying peacefully a short distance from my chair.
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Post by: ian on December 09, 2015, 08:06:06 am
Inspiring terror.

Seriously. Little Monster Cat, the better behaved of our two, has found a new toy. I think it's some kid of stuffed Red Nose Day thing that's somehow ended up in the cat toy box. It's bit big for her to chase around so has sat there for some time.

Last night, for reasons that I can only assume to be nefarious, she bought it up the bedroom. About 4.20am to be precise. I can be precise because at 4.20 am our bedroom was filled with a psychotic
HA HA HA HAAAA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAA etc.

It's quite realistic and loud. Neither cat was bothered. We're still burning adrenaline. Neither of us knew it was one of those squeeze-activated things.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 09, 2015, 05:09:28 pm
;D
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Post by: woollypigs on December 09, 2015, 05:19:34 pm
Laying on the living room floor* and is somewhere between sulking and missing. Sulking because: she can't get to the fat balls I hug out for the birds. Missing because: Peli is out of the house for the first time in two weeks.

* She only lays on the living room floor when she wants to moan at something - mainly us - or needs to cool down from the heat from the woodburner.
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Post by: rogerzilla on December 09, 2015, 07:08:19 pm
Lord Tigs, who has grown from an average-sized cat to a mini-tiger weighing aboiut a stone, is out shredding, having been asleep all day.

But here he is, relaxing on the stairs the other night.  See the slightly deranged expression?  That's the normal ginger cat face.

(https://www.dropbox.com/s/7wrj6tvve3ko3x1/2015-09-23%2014.47.52.jpg?dl=1)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 09, 2015, 07:58:46 pm
That is a very fine cat, RZ :)
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Post by: lou boutin on December 10, 2015, 06:59:01 pm
Milly the Cat is sulking with me despite have 3lots of treats and her evening meal..
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Post by: PaulF on December 10, 2015, 08:45:47 pm
Eating the firewood
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 11, 2015, 07:56:11 am
Completely ignoring his new ginormous leopets climbing tower thing.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on December 11, 2015, 08:54:18 am
Eating the firewood

Do you have a pet beaver, then, or just a hamster with delusions of grandeur :)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 11, 2015, 05:56:09 pm
Pumpkin came of age today.... first bird in the house. Oh my, the growling, so much growling!
So many tiny little feathers under the bed for me to clear up  :hand:
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Post by: Kathy on December 11, 2015, 07:42:57 pm
Decomposing.  :'(
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Post by: rogerzilla on December 11, 2015, 07:51:17 pm
That is a very fine cat, RZ :)
Thank you.  He was adopted at a year old, from a couple who were moving in together and one of them had a dog, They'd tried to make it work but the two animals didn't get on at all.  The people were hugely upset about it and actually in tears but, whe they came round here a month later to visit, Tigs was too busy stealing my lasagne to even look at them, and they realised he was going to be fine.

Unfortunately he is one of those Six Dinner Sid-type cats that gets fed all over the place and comes home smelling of someone else's perfume.  He's a complete tart and has been ordered not to get any heavier.
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Post by: woollypigs on December 11, 2015, 07:56:56 pm
Decomposing.  :'(
:(
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Post by: rogerzilla on December 11, 2015, 08:40:06 pm
Completely ignoring his new ginormous leopets climbing tower thing.
They do that.  It's to remind you that you are impotent and worthless, except as a can opener.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 11, 2015, 09:03:08 pm
Decomposing.  :'(

Oh no? Which one?
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Post by: PaulF on December 11, 2015, 10:18:10 pm
Eating the firewood
L
Do you have a pet beaver, then, or just a hamster with delusions of grandeur :-)

Not something as exotic, just a cockapoo with an identity crisis :-)
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Post by: IanDG on December 11, 2015, 10:28:44 pm
Not pestering me so they must be curled up on the sofa with Mrs W
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Post by: Kathy on December 11, 2015, 10:32:36 pm
Decomposing.  :'(

Oh no? Which one?

Emmie-the-orange-cat. She's had kidney failure for many months, but just as that condition got under control she developed a highly aggressive liver tumour with internal bleeding. She's lasted a couple of months with that, but it got to the point where she was starving away as the tumour grew, and the tumour pressed on her stomach preventing her eating.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 11, 2015, 10:46:17 pm
Decomposing.  :'(

Oh no? Which one?

Emmie-the-orange-cat. She's had kidney failure for many months, but just as that condition got under control she developed a highly aggressive liver tumour with internal bleeding. She's lasted a couple of months with that, but it got to the point where she was starving away as the tumour grew, and the tumour pressed on her stomach preventing her eating.

Aw, sorry to hear that :(
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Post by: lou boutin on December 12, 2015, 09:24:08 pm
Decomposing.  :'(

Oh no? Which one?

Emmie-the-orange-cat. She's had kidney failure for many months, but just as that condition got under control she developed a highly aggressive liver tumour with internal bleeding. She's lasted a couple of months with that, but it got to the point where she was starving away as the tumour grew, and the tumour pressed on her stomach preventing her eating.

I'm sorry to hear that Kathy.
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Post by: lou boutin on December 12, 2015, 09:25:22 pm
Milly is inspecting the Christmas presents that I have just finished wrapping.
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Post by: rogerzilla on December 13, 2015, 10:22:07 pm
Gone out after a good fight with me.  He likes play fighting - he chews rather than bites properly and rarely draws blood.  People are surprised because they've only ever seen dogs do it.  He is also a master of the little nip to the elbow if you're ignoring him and he wants something.
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Post by: Basil on December 13, 2015, 10:31:48 pm
Snoring.  Snoring loudly.  Oh.  Hang on....

No.  As you were.  Mrs B appears to be awake.  It's definitely Megan the Border Terrier that's snoring. 
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Post by: lou boutin on December 13, 2015, 11:11:56 pm
Ignoring me. I'm trying to entice her to sit by e while I don't sleep.
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Post by: ian on December 14, 2015, 12:53:57 pm
Little Monster Cat is sitting in the notepad that I was writing something of great and useful significance on. Chances are that if I'm writing or reading something, she'll appear and sit right on it and refuse to move. I've no idea how she knows.
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Post by: martint235 on December 14, 2015, 01:00:09 pm
Suffering from fleas. Apparently there's a load of fleas about now that laugh in the face of Frontline so both our cats are suffering. Got some prescription stuff from the vets that seems to be easing their issues but we also need to treat the house with some insecticide stuff. SWMBO is being bitten on a regular basis but the fleas don't seem to like me for some reason.
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 14, 2015, 02:03:40 pm
We treated Morphy for fleas the other day. I have seen no evidence that it has worked, but I haven't seen any that it hasn't either.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 14, 2015, 03:03:15 pm
Pete is in the hammocky bit of his new enormous tower, and he is yawning.
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Post by: Andrew Br on December 14, 2015, 09:35:40 pm
Pete is in the hammocky bit of his new enormous tower, and he is yawning.

If anything needed pictures, this is it.

BTW: Pete is my favourite forum cat. Sorry everyone else.

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Post by: Wascally Weasel on December 15, 2015, 01:45:17 pm
Decomposing.  :'(

Oh no? Which one?

Emmie-the-orange-cat. She's had kidney failure for many months, but just as that condition got under control she developed a highly aggressive liver tumour with internal bleeding. She's lasted a couple of months with that, but it got to the point where she was starving away as the tumour grew, and the tumour pressed on her stomach preventing her eating.

I was sorry to read about this.  As a renter who isn't allowed pets your cats are like my Blue Peter cat equivalents!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 15, 2015, 05:54:48 pm
Pete is in the hammocky bit of his new enormous tower, and he is yawning.

If anything needed pictures, this is it.

BTW: Pete is my favourite forum cat. Sorry everyone else.

No pics of him in his hammock yet but here he is feeling stressed by life.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Pete/IMAG0525_zps682fiuaf.jpg)
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 15, 2015, 07:51:42 pm
Having his claws cut by Dez.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 17, 2015, 05:57:00 pm
Pete is in the hammocky bit of his new enormous tower, and he is yawning.

If anything needed pictures, this is it.

BTW: Pete is my favourite forum cat. Sorry everyone else.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Pete/IMAG0614_zpsx43k3lpr.jpg)
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Post by: Andrew Br on December 17, 2015, 05:58:45 pm
 :thumbsup:

He looks smaller than normal. I assume it's a camera effect.

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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 17, 2015, 08:31:14 pm
Lying in his bed under the radiator, stretching and scratching his scratch post from lying down, the lazy boy.
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Post by: peliroja on December 17, 2015, 10:35:28 pm
Tilley dog is pinning me down on the sofa and pushing my phone out of the way with her nose.
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Post by: ian on December 18, 2015, 12:45:41 pm
It would be a simple matter to seal the box and address it to Edinburgh-of-the-Seven-Seas, Tristan da Cunha, and be free of Bad Cat.

(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn190/ianp_photo/IMG_0770%20copy.jpg)

Seriously, that cat gets everywhere.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 18, 2015, 04:28:08 pm
Pete is trying to persuade me it's teatime.
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 18, 2015, 07:37:07 pm
Not quite now, but earlier today Morphy had a close encounter with an especially fecund example of the burdock plant and had masses of seed heads stuck in his fur. Since then I had have a few sessions wielding the scissors. I think it's all out now. I hate that bloody plant.
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Post by: BrianI on December 19, 2015, 11:38:04 am
My boys1 are eyeing up their new toys which I just took delivery of (including various odds and sods for making / repairing the toys including wooden discs, leather cord, paper cord and chewable woven paper strips.   ;D )

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5705/23844317615_93032ffc94_b.jpg)

This is their main present, which they won't get till the 25th!   :smug:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5790/23818235046_46c86e342d_b.jpg)

So far they haven't discovered the stainless steel bell which I've put in their cage... No doubt they'll figure it out at 2am tomorrow morning...   ;)

1 a pair of Cockatiels, Flynn and Spike. Spike is the one on the swing with the mad quiff:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5824/23476489999_2a5092ffea_b.jpg)

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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 19, 2015, 03:11:50 pm
Pete is sleeping in his hammock.  ::-) ;D
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 19, 2015, 04:15:43 pm
Pumpkin is sitting in my lap, staring at Pingu,  looking for any sign of movement which may indicate dinner time is imminent.
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Post by: lou boutin on December 19, 2015, 06:29:06 pm
Milly is sucking her treats and then spitting them out.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 19, 2015, 07:03:12 pm
^ I first read that as teats ;D
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Post by: lou boutin on December 19, 2015, 09:46:10 pm
She can turn herself inside out for some thing but no that  :)
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Post by: ian on December 22, 2015, 11:41:12 am
The time: 0550 hours. Wind blustering outside and cat barfing by the bed. Delightful. I say, old chap, would be so awfully kind as to clean that up, I seem to have quite the mess! Off she marches. Thanks Bad Cat, I'd like nothing more than scooping up your half-digested cat food at this godforsaken hour. FFS, do it on one of the many hardwood floor surfaces not the bedroom carpet. Or outside. At decent o'clock.

It was only a couple of hours later that I realised that the cat had (a) spoken and (b) in an upper-class accent. That's new.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 24, 2015, 10:39:53 am
Another Christmas eve, another trip to the shops to buy chicken for another kitteh with another poorly bum :(
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Post by: Flite on December 24, 2015, 04:04:44 pm
Watching OH stand all the Christmas cards up and calculating when it will be safe to knock them all down again....
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Post by: lou boutin on December 24, 2015, 05:08:30 pm
Being over excited by the putting up of the Christmas tree. I thought that was the job of kids not cats.
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Post by: peliroja on December 24, 2015, 06:13:05 pm
Sitting on me as she can hear my dad on the other end of phone. She loves my dad.
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Post by: rafletcher on December 24, 2015, 10:42:11 pm
Lying in front of the fire. She's a cat.
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Post by: Basil on December 24, 2015, 11:03:55 pm
Daf is on his third Xmas visit to the Welsh abode.  He and Megan the Border Terrier are attempting to aggressively ignore each other.  Tricky, when you're both trying to claim prime position in front of the wood burner.
For some reason they both seem to be adverse to sorting out the pecking order.
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Post by: jamesld8 on December 25, 2015, 07:46:31 am
... after sleeping all night on our sofa , then having breakfast, Rosie our Spaniel is now doing what she does best----sleeping (on my office floor though to keep an `eye` on me )  zzzzzzzzz  ;D

and our two cats are sitting outside in the rain at edge of the garden pond !!


Happy Xmas to all ( and their pets )  :thumbsup:
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Post by: lou boutin on December 25, 2015, 08:23:49 am
Milly has just polished off her breakfast and is now sitting next to her pressie under tree.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 25, 2015, 05:29:44 pm
Pumpkin in festive attire

 (https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1668/23335132164_646ec35013_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/By3DNU)IMG_3142 (https://flic.kr/p/By3DNU) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
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Post by: lou boutin on December 25, 2015, 05:54:12 pm
Milly is being scared of Doctor Who.
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Post by: SteveC on December 25, 2015, 07:55:33 pm
Ginge, having remembered that he really, really, really likes goose, is now asleep on the other chair in our study.
Mind you as he's got thyroid issues he flips between manic 'feed me, feed me!' and fast asleep constantly.
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Post by: tiermat on December 25, 2015, 08:38:22 pm
Oreo is currently frightening himself by alternating between cleaning his tail and wondering what that strange black thing is on the floor, thus attacking it! I swear we got the cats off the short bus. Lovely cats, just stupid!
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Post by: woollypigs on December 25, 2015, 08:58:11 pm
Laying in front of the fire, how come fur don't combust at these temperatures? Cracks eggs make omelette ...
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 26, 2015, 09:28:38 am
Snoozing between us on the sofa. Normally Tilly would be climbing the walls to go for a walk by 7:30am but today she isn't interested. It's a combination of the grim weather and us having a house full all day yesterday (which she loved) which meant she didn't get any snoozes in due to all the fuss she got and all the people who needed licking. She had a really good first Christmas and behaved herself smashingly.
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Post by: lou boutin on December 26, 2015, 12:14:09 pm
I left Milly sleeping on a hot water bottle and feather pillows, with a treat filled weeble like treat toy and cat milk.  I'm off for Christmas take two with my OH, step-daughters, their partners, my granddaughter and my OH's ex-wife and her husband.  Milly seemed happy with the arrangement.
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Post by: andrewc on December 26, 2015, 04:36:06 pm
My parents younger Rotty is snarling & growling. They have a big art deco style lamp..
A dancer with the light fitting above her.  He's fine if the lights are unlit, but turn it on
& he's terrified !
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Post by: peliroja on December 26, 2015, 04:54:38 pm
Sleeping off the excitement of So Much Water Outside....
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 29, 2015, 10:15:37 pm
Pumpkin is sleeping off the large piece of amaretti cassata (home made ice cream type stuffs) she stole out of Pingu's bowl.
She is a very bad girl.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 30, 2015, 11:51:39 am
I was going to do another couple of hours of plaster removal this morning being as the weather is pants, but instead I'm trapped under 2 cats.
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Post by: SteveC on December 30, 2015, 04:16:28 pm
Ginge is recovering from a trip to the V.E.T. this morning. He had blood taken and, for once, there were no howls from either the cat or the vet and only the cat emerged wearing a bandage.
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 31, 2015, 09:54:30 am
Tilly is curled up on the sofa looking all innocent after her attempt to kill me half an hour ago.
I was checking the temperature of the water for the dog shower (hose pipe and sprinkler head connected to the garage sink) prior to sluicing her off after our walk when I turned round to find she had wound her lead round my ankles. I went down like a sack of spuds and fell out the garage door and down the step and full length on the flagged path. Then she licked my face to see if her evil plan had succeeded or not. I may be quite bruised and sore tommorow.
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Post by: T42 on December 31, 2015, 11:01:30 am
^^^ Ouch.

One of our dogs is recovering from a trip to the vet where a catheter was stuck up his pride & joy because he's been having trouble peeing since yesterday.  Wretched vet didn't think to put the other end of the catheter into a bottle so piss went all over the examination table and the dog's belly. Wife got to cuddle 45 kilos of piss-soaked Lab on the back seat of the car all the way home.  Blood test showed high leukocyte count but vet's talking prostate tumour.  Poor tyke. Poor wife. Poor car.

Now waiting for further analysis results to see whether he needs a biopsy. Happy New Year, yeah. :(
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Post by: woollypigs on December 31, 2015, 12:24:05 pm
First there was laughter (Tilly, GWS pcolbeck) and then there was :( (T42)

While all that was happening ours just rolled over for more sleep in and belly rubs. So a great success in getting a dog that will get us out about doing stuff instead lazying about. she just want sleepins :)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 31, 2015, 03:43:06 pm
Sorry to hear about your doggies problems T42.

This morning's Pumpkin act of disgrace was her sneaking into the kitchen behind Pingu - he went back to bed without realising, until I found her scoffling the duck fat sitting in a jar by the sink (since Xmas day!) . Fat pie.
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Post by: T42 on December 31, 2015, 03:47:20 pm
@PCB & Mrs P, thanks.  He's still very quiet but the vet's pills seem to be working a bit so we're a bit happier. Fingers crossed though.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 31, 2015, 08:29:53 pm
Pete is having his post-nap, pre-sleep snooze.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 01, 2016, 12:21:23 am
I expect he was rudely awakened by
;D
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 01, 2016, 12:28:18 pm
No, he sleeps through fireworks and there were no bagpipes.  ;D
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 01, 2016, 06:44:35 pm
No, he sleeps through fireworks and there were no bagpipes.  ;D

I definitely saw a bekilted teuchter playing the haggis bagpipes on the distascope last night but switched over to BBC1 sharpish before he could get out of second gear.
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Post by: T42 on January 03, 2016, 02:18:17 pm
Poor bloody dog's alternating between not being able to piddle and not being able to contain it, unfortunately in antiphase to when he's out of doors. Getting a bit better than it was but am considering changing my moniker to Mr. Mop.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 03, 2016, 02:31:41 pm
Aw, shame :(
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Post by: ian on January 23, 2016, 12:50:41 pm
Bad Cat's delightful response to me being home from a trip was to throw up on me. And then wander around the room throwing up on other things before finally depositing a big blade of offending grass on the floor. At least it wasn't the full cat food burp and I needed to do some washing anyway. I missed you too, Bad Cat.
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Post by: Feline on January 23, 2016, 01:01:15 pm
Simon has left a clothes drawer slightly open.
Kiri is desperate to enter this drawer and is scrabbling at the gap to make it big enough for herself to fit through. She hasn't succeeded but there are now cycling jerseys sticking out. She looks sad and defeated.
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Post by: lou boutin on January 23, 2016, 03:00:08 pm
Milky is attempting get her treats out of a weeble like treat toy.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 24, 2016, 09:42:49 pm
Bad Cat's delightful response to me being home from a trip was to throw up on me. And then wander around the room throwing up on other things before finally depositing a big blade of offending grass on the floor. At least it wasn't the full cat food burp and I needed to do some washing anyway. I missed you too, Bad Cat.
Three weeks after being wormed, the other day Pete yakked a giant roundworm onto my kitchen floor.

He's currently snoring.
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Post by: woollypigs on January 24, 2016, 11:43:26 pm
Runig, growling and barking in her sleep while draped over my feet.
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Post by: Gattopardo on January 25, 2016, 12:31:29 am
Bad Cat's delightful response to me being home from a trip was to throw up on me. And then wander around the room throwing up on other things before finally depositing a big blade of offending grass on the floor. At least it wasn't the full cat food burp and I needed to do some washing anyway. I missed you too, Bad Cat.

You left me and smell funny.  Now you are cured of that.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 25, 2016, 11:54:35 am
Standing on the sofa barking at the window as next door is having an oil delivery. She has to let me know whenever someone is close to the house.
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Post by: peliroja on January 25, 2016, 12:23:11 pm
Flat out after a bath. Because of this (https://www.facebook.com/vicky.greaves.587/videos/10153584787931645/?pnref=story).  ;D
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Post by: T42 on January 25, 2016, 01:27:55 pm
Flat out after a bath. Because of this (https://www.facebook.com/vicky.greaves.587/videos/10153584787931645/?pnref=story).  ;D

Back when we had a garden pond our young Leonberg delighted in fetching out water-lily plants, roots and all, and parading round the garden with them.

Re our current dogs and what they're at: Snoring. Farting. Both of them.
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Post by: Vince on January 25, 2016, 02:44:03 pm
The only thing that surprises me about that is that Tilley doesn't stand next to you and do the doggy spin dry.
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Post by: woollypigs on January 25, 2016, 02:58:28 pm
The only thing that surprises me about that is that Tilley doesn't stand next to you and do the doggy spin dry.
When it comes to a mud bath, that function is not enabled.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 29, 2016, 08:54:26 pm
Stoned out of his gourd on some really good nip.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 30, 2016, 11:33:45 am
Tilly the dog and Hazel the cat just finished a 30 minute silent stare off. One each side of the child gate that stops Tilly chasing Hazel down the hall.
Cat 1 Dog 0
There will be a rematch later I am sure.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 07, 2016, 10:42:07 pm
Staying at the emergency vets overnight getting fluids after apparently eating raisins.
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Post by: peliroja on February 07, 2016, 10:59:29 pm
Oh bugger. Right place for him/her, definitely. Tilley once helped herself to some chocolate cake and the vet made her vomit it all up (and yes, Tilley then tried to eat the vomited chocolate cake, of course). Hope puss is OK tomorrow.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 07, 2016, 11:20:35 pm
C'mon peli, you remember they're torties ;)

There appears to be some confusion as to whether raisins are toxic to cats in the same way as dogs, so she's basically digging a big hole in the credit card just in case they are.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 08, 2016, 07:32:54 am
Sitting on the floor staring at me.
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Post by: Jaded on February 08, 2016, 11:31:55 am
One of them is being sick.

Trouble is, I don't know which one. So it could be a double cat carrier to the vet, given that they don't get on.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 08, 2016, 12:39:29 pm
So I picked Pumpkin up at the emergency vet at 0730, told her temp was down and she is probably OK to go home but to go see my vet first. Get to my vet and her temperature is back up so they're keeping her in,

Since I've been home Ninkasi has barfed about four times and is looking sorry for herself, so she's going at 2. And Pingu's away.
Sigh.
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Post by: Wowbagger on February 08, 2016, 12:41:45 pm
Making loud noises which can be roughly translated as "Come on, you slackers! You haven't taken me for my walk yet!"
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Post by: pcolbeck on February 08, 2016, 04:43:54 pm
Lounging around as she is tired after a good run with her bestest friend ever Charlie dog (a lab). Tilly lurves Charlie dog and goes all silly when he's around.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 08, 2016, 05:53:31 pm
Sitting on my knee, although I have stuff to do which involves standing up.
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Post by: Jaded on February 08, 2016, 06:12:23 pm
Back from the vets. Clean bill of health and a bit hissing to boot.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 08, 2016, 06:36:18 pm
Ninkasi went to the vet and got antibiotic and anti emesis jabs and then I brought them both home, 700 quid lighter over the weekend.

Pumpkin of course smells a bit funny now. Ninkasi is not impressed, much hissing and spitting at Pumpkin.
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Post by: jamesld8 on February 09, 2016, 10:09:45 pm
Dog fast asleep (again) on sofa  :thumbsup:
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Post by: pcolbeck on February 10, 2016, 08:53:22 am
On her bed looking sheepish as she has been very naughty. Ran away across two fields and a road (luckily its a single track dead end that only goes to the church) because she saw her friend Reggie dog at the top of the hill where our village is.
By the time I got back up to the village she was wandering round by herself. Naughty Tilly !
She's never done that before. She will run across a field to her friends but no further normally. I am going to have to put some work in on the stop and recall commands.
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Post by: jamesld8 on February 10, 2016, 09:06:30 am
Our small female farm cat just had a go at a large cock pheasant  ::-) fortunately she missed as pheasant about twice her size !!
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Post by: pcolbeck on February 11, 2016, 07:24:19 am
Tilly is looking confused as breakfast didn't appear at 6:30 as it usually does. She keeps going to where her bowl usually is then coming up to us and giving us the sad eyes treatment.
Unfortunately for her she is off to the vets to be spade this morning so breakfast isn't happening at all today. No off the lead runs for 10 days either after this morning. Poor lamb.
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Post by: woollypigs on February 11, 2016, 07:37:12 am
Take care Till(without an e)y. Our Till(with an e)y is awaiting her walks with stare down and big sigs. Next step will be standing on the sofa leaning over to the table nudging my face with her wet nose, well I better get my boots on before that happens.

Walkies!
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Post by: ian on February 11, 2016, 10:59:20 pm
Weirdly they're both sleeping on the bed almost next to each other without a battle breaking out. This is very rare detente. It won't last.
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Post by: pcolbeck on February 12, 2016, 05:36:11 am
Tilly is OK but very sad. Brought her back from the vets yesterday tea time and she was very woozy just stood in the kitchen wobbling slightly. After effects of the anaesthetic.
Put her bed against the sofa and put her on it and she just flopped over. I slept on the sofa and she didn't really move all evening and night. Occasional whistley little wines.
She's stood up this morning when I made a coffee so that's good and she will have her breakfast in an hour (chicken and rice for the patient) and can have some pain killers with it.
Sad eyes treatment all round since we got home. They do make you feel like you betrayed them when you take them to the vets even though its for their own good.
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Post by: woollypigs on February 12, 2016, 07:32:20 am
I know what you mean, been there a few times.

Though our Tilley didn't, when she had her legs operated on. It was like she knew that we were trying to help. Then again she is very happy go lucky mutt.
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Post by: BrianI on February 12, 2016, 09:11:58 am
Flynn is wolf whistling to his right foot! Must be practising for valentines day... ;D
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Post by: pcolbeck on February 12, 2016, 09:16:17 am
Oh no she's whinning for a walk now. No walks today I am afraid. She is going to drive us potty over the next 10 days as she is used to two 45 minute off lead running across fields and hills walks every day. She isn't a pavement  on a lead sort of dog as the fields start where our drive finishes ....
I think her or me will need sedatives to get through the next week.
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Post by: woollypigs on February 12, 2016, 09:26:14 am
Brian: that is some foot fetish :)

pcolbeck: good luck :)
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Post by: peliroja on February 12, 2016, 04:48:32 pm
Frozen Kongs stuffed with some of her food might help keep her occupied.
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Post by: pcolbeck on February 12, 2016, 05:13:09 pm
Frozen Kongs stuffed with some of her food might help keep her occupied.

Yes she likes those. We gave her one when we go out and have to leave her in her crate.  We have several in the freezer usually. Will give her one tomorrow, today she is on chicken and rice as advised by the vet so as not to upset her tummy after the anaesthetic.
She has been very good today I must say. Much brighter than last night as well. Hasn't mythered too much. I have asked Pcolbeck junior not to come with his girlfriend for tea tomorrow though (he pops home most weekends) as Tilly goes bonkers when he comes home and gets really excited and bouncy as she loves him but its not what we need this weekend. Now if I could just have a word with the cat and get her not to wind Tilly up ....
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Post by: BrianI on February 13, 2016, 05:29:32 pm
Brian: that is some foot fetish :)

pcolbeck: good luck :)

I think it's a cockatiel thing, as he does it quite often   :)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 14, 2016, 03:05:28 pm
Pete's on my knee, watching The Last Leg.
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Post by: Wombat on February 15, 2016, 08:30:08 am
Tilly is OK but very sad. Brought her back from the vets yesterday tea time and she was very woozy just stood in the kitchen wobbling slightly. After effects of the anaesthetic.
Put her bed against the sofa and put her on it and she just flopped over. I slept on the sofa and she didn't really move all evening and night. Occasional whistley little wines.
She's stood up this morning when I made a coffee so that's good and she will have her breakfast in an hour (chicken and rice for the patient) and can have some pain killers with it.
Sad eyes treatment all round since we got home. They do make you feel like you betrayed them when you take them to the vets even though its for their own good.

Mrs W walked our dog Surya to the vet to be spayed, as we reckoned getting her in and out of the car would likely be more strain on her stitches than a gentle walk.  Mrs W goes back to vet to collect hound, to be greeted by a bouncy dog saying "C'mon, lets go for a run round the fields!"  Bloody silly dog didn't even seem to realise anything had happened to her.  She comprehensively broke the supposed rule about border collies being intelligent.  Thick as two short planks  ;D
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Post by: lou boutin on February 20, 2016, 05:02:12 pm
Milly is asleep on her new teddy.  Said teddy was won in a raffle at last nights performance of the village Am Dram Society and given to me for Milly.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 20, 2016, 05:17:37 pm
That's unusual for a cat to sleep on something procured specially for them...
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Post by: lou boutin on February 21, 2016, 06:37:03 pm
That's unusual for a cat to sleep on something procured specially for them...

She seems to like it.  But I did give her treats a couple of times so that makes it a friend.
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Post by: Kathy on February 22, 2016, 08:16:32 pm
Pouting.

Pouting, because there is a laptop occupying my lap, rather than a tubby tortoiseshell. So instead, she's sitting on the only white cushion in the entire room, rather than any other patch of the "better make it leather and black to hide the cat grot" sofa. And pouting. ::-)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 24, 2016, 09:43:53 pm
Chasing his tail, the big divvy.
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Post by: Ham on February 25, 2016, 11:12:58 am
'ere Wow, how's Morphy doing with his practice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xshp5C2foBU
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Post by: Wowbagger on February 25, 2016, 08:36:09 pm
'ere Wow, how's Morphy doing with his practice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xshp5C2foBU

Excellent! Thank god Morphy never learned that pressing the piano keys made that noise.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 26, 2016, 03:05:45 pm
We are having scaffolding erected - the scaffs are noisily chucking stuff in the back of their truck.
Pumpkin is noseying out of the window at them.
Ninkasi is perched on my lap looking like she'd like to disappear up her own fundament.
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Post by: woollypigs on February 26, 2016, 06:00:22 pm
Chewing away madly on her new bone and wagging like it is going to fall off when we ask if it is good :)
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Post by: lou boutin on February 27, 2016, 11:05:51 am
Clawing my sofa despite having been trained to claw the scathing post.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 28, 2016, 07:35:32 pm
Well, he's spent the last hour following me around meowing because he wanted me to sit down so he could sit on me for a cuddle, but now I've sat down, he's gone to lie in his bed.
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 06, 2016, 04:46:58 pm
Tilly is in disgrace. This week she has been ignoring recall and this afternoon I let her off the lead in the field as normal to begin our walk and she ran back to the lane and down a track to my neighbours house. I think my lovely puppy has become a teenager. Tough love time I think.
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Post by: peliroja on March 06, 2016, 05:01:08 pm
Positive reinforcement time. No negativity at all or you might push her into further naughtiness. Try doing the "treat jackpot" (a handful of treats in quick succession rather than the odd one) every now and then when she recalls nicely. High value treats, too. It's an important phase of her training. :)
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 07, 2016, 03:12:19 am
Thanks Peli. We only do positive reinforcement. I need to get some higher value treats as the ones we have been using don't cut it any more.
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Post by: woollypigs on March 07, 2016, 09:15:59 am
And remember to stick to you rules*, she will try to push her boundaries. If you are lucky if will only last a few weeks :)

* remember they are very much creatures of habit/comfort. So get up, walk, shopping, eat, work etc at the same time everyday. That will help with getting her to settle/calm down and get over her teenage moods faster.
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 07, 2016, 10:56:31 am
Little minx was very good on the walk this morning, came back every time I called etc. Then as we came up the field to go home she bolted !
She tried to go in someones house as the door was ajar while they warmed teh car up. Luckily I knew them and they just grabbed her for me.
I'm making her sit for everything today and will keep it up, even to be allowed in the garden to do her business and before she gets a fuss.
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Post by: peliroja on March 07, 2016, 12:55:19 pm
This is a great article about solid recall training http://www.clickertraining.com/node/309

We're not quite there yet with our Tilley, so we just don't let her off the lead apart from in very secure locations as the sighthound in her could disappear after a small fluffy/bird at any moment and we can't guarantee to keep her safe. It's a long road!
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Post by: Riggers on March 07, 2016, 04:54:21 pm
Tiggy's in the vets. With a saline drip. Thinking is she has severe Hyperthyroidism, and we'll just have to see how she goes and responds to the vet's help, but she's nearly sixteen. I know nowadays that isn't necessarily an old age for a cat, and her weight loss has been rapid. Oh well.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 07, 2016, 05:01:34 pm
Poor Tiggy. Hope the vet is able to help, Riggers.
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Post by: Feline on March 07, 2016, 08:27:51 pm
Tiggy's in the vets. With a saline drip. Thinking is she has severe Hyperthyroidism, and we'll just have to see how she goes and responds to the vet's help, but she's nearly sixteen. I know nowadays that isn't necessarily an old age for a cat, and her weight loss has been rapid. Oh well.

Fingers crossed it's just her thyroid (and her heart is ok)- at least there's the possibility of treatment or even cure with that. It's better than a diagnosis of renal failure, diabetes ofrcancer if you had to pick one.
Sending good luck vibes to Tiggy.
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Post by: SteveC on March 07, 2016, 08:50:12 pm
Our Ginge was diagnosed with a thyroid problem nearly 18 months ago. He was a bit younger than Tiggy, but with daily medication he still seems to be enjoying life.
We thought we were going to lose him when it started though.

Best wishes for Tiggy.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 07, 2016, 09:35:47 pm
Sitting on my knee, watching The Hunt for Red October.
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Post by: Kim on March 07, 2016, 09:39:25 pm
Sitting on my knee, watching The Hunt for Red October.

"Give me a purr Vasili, one purr only."
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Post by: T42 on March 09, 2016, 09:00:38 am
Judging by the niff coming into my office, out dogs are doing what they do best.  The Inlaw Paw loves to give them bits of his evening meal and it's usually full of carbs.  It's OK for him, his sense of smell left the building before Elvis.

Not for nothing do we call them pets.

That last word is in French.
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Post by: Wowbagger on March 10, 2016, 02:02:53 pm
Oui, le petomane!

Morphy is currently trying to extract a tennis ball from a rolled up towel. He seems to like that challenge, judging by the excited barking that took place as he saw what I was about to do (ie roll a tennis ball up in a towel).
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 11, 2016, 04:58:23 pm
No idea she's gone to the kennels for a few days while we have house guests one of whom is scared of dogs.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 11, 2016, 06:29:10 pm
No idea she's gone to the kennels for a few days while we have house guests one of whom is scared of dogs.

You've got that all the wrong way around I think!
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Post by: Basil on March 11, 2016, 06:32:18 pm
No idea she's gone to the kennels for a few days while we have house guests one of whom is scared of dogs.

You've got that all the wrong way around I think!

+1
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Post by: peliroja on March 11, 2016, 09:26:08 pm
+1.
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 12, 2016, 08:54:22 am
No idea she's gone to the kennels for a few days while we have house guests one of whom is scared of dogs.

You've got that all the wrong way around I think!

Well the scared of dogs one is 3 1/2 and has come all the way from Canada. Tilly would be fine with him bar some licking but the toys spread all over the floor would be too much of a temptation. She needs a little practice in kennels anyway in case we go on holiday, though at the moment we are looking at dog friendly holidays in the UK or Northern France.
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Post by: Pingu on March 13, 2016, 10:01:06 pm
Coming into the house with a dead blackbird  :-[

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Post by: Feanor on March 13, 2016, 10:22:50 pm
Stick it in the freezer. Another four and nineteen, and you can make yourself a pie fit for a king.
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Post by: Pingu on March 13, 2016, 10:28:31 pm
Nom  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Dibdib on March 16, 2016, 09:54:43 pm
Day two, Blu has been out for his evening constitutional and is now fast asleep in his (open) crate. So far today he has been crated while I went to work for the first time (just half a day to start), been into town for lunch in a cafe where he tried to go and chat to every lady in the cafe, and spent a lot of the evening flomped all over me on the sofa.

I am absolutely smitten. I really can't believe how quickly he's settled in and how completely chilled out he is. As a first time dog owner I feel incredibly lucky, I couldn't ask for more.
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Post by: peliroja on March 16, 2016, 10:43:50 pm
Blu sounds just wonderful. I'm so glad you found each other.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: jamesld8 on March 21, 2016, 01:09:17 pm
 Autumn our  sandy longhaired daft Cat was just trying to catch a bumblebee---fortunately he failed
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 25, 2016, 04:09:05 pm
Relaxing on the floor after a brisk walk, and feeling smug because he punched a dog in the face.
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Post by: ian on March 29, 2016, 04:11:30 pm
Annoying me by sitting in front of screen and washing her face. Shoo.

Big scrap outside earlier. Fortunately wasn't ours, it was GGMFC (giant grey monkey-faced cat) vs. UFC (ultimate fighting cat). GGMFC limped off which what looked like a nasty paw injury. Someone will be getting a vet's bill. UFC is badass, the yap-yap-yap that wakes me up every morning is all his fault, he stalks and chases the local dogs. Fortunately Bad Cat is a bit soppy and doesn't fight too hard, she rolls over and submits quite quickly. I worry more about Little Monster cat because she's little (about 3 kg) and has no teeth but doesn't seem to realise it (though she has razor claws). She wouldn't do well against UFC. That said, she generally just growls at other cats and decides taking a nap is easier.

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Post by: Basil on March 29, 2016, 04:18:23 pm
Megan the Border Terrier's stomach appears to be still jet lagged  from the change to summer time.  She is currently doing her nut because I seem to have forgotten to feed her, and don't seem to be preparing to do so any time soon.

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Post by: matthew on March 29, 2016, 04:24:57 pm
Megan the Border Terrier's stomach appears to be still jet lagged  from the change to summer time.  She is currently doing her nut because I seem to have forgotten to feed her, and don't seem to be preparing to do so any time soon.

But the clocks have gone forward so she should be getting fed earlier, 12:00 BST = 11:00 GMT.

however my experience of cats is that they are permanently hungry and should you walk into the kitchen then they think you should be feeding them rather than getting a cuppa.
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Post by: Basil on March 29, 2016, 04:39:01 pm
Hmm.  You're right.
She's just being a bloody pain as usual then.
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Post by: Vince on March 30, 2016, 11:12:08 am
I've no idea. Nev the goldfish moved in with the Dutch neighbours before I came back to the UK.
It was either that or making him swim the channel.
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Post by: BrianI on March 30, 2016, 08:17:51 pm
Just half an hour ago, Spike the cockatiel was busy humping his perch.  :o
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Post by: cycleman on March 31, 2016, 07:52:18 am
A flying fish in your future?   ;D
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 31, 2016, 09:33:37 am
Having a snooze and I presume dreaming about the rabbit leg she found in the field and ran around with for half an hour on our morning walk today.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 31, 2016, 12:03:43 pm
Sleeping, as hard as he can.
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Post by: ian on March 31, 2016, 12:24:47 pm
Just at the end of a perfectly recorded podcast, no editing required, and delivering my final lines, and

MIAOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

the furry little shit.

I'll probably leave it in. Librarians love cats.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on March 31, 2016, 01:00:24 pm
But apparently lolcatz and related phenomena are leading to an unprecedented number of cats ending up in Battersea.  People are disappointed when their moggie won't perform amusingly for the camera, after they've gone to all the trouble of setting up a dedicated YouTube channel, Facebook page, PayPal account and Conservative Party membership for the ungrateful little furry gits.  It was on the TV news last night, so must be Trufax.
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 31, 2016, 01:47:13 pm
Patrolling the back garden barking and running from place to place. It's the latest skirmish of her campaign to stop any birds landing in territory she considers hers. Silly dog.
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Post by: Kim on March 31, 2016, 03:28:36 pm
I just watched on of Zev's relatives being shooed out of the way by some builders molishing a fence across the road, then go and piss on the front of their van.
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Post by: BrianI on March 31, 2016, 06:30:44 pm
A flying fish in your future?   ;D
Lol!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 31, 2016, 06:43:36 pm
He has jumped the fence at the back of the lane and vanished into the undergrowth.
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Post by: daisyhill on April 07, 2016, 11:51:10 am
Sleeping peacefully while reeking of fox poo  :-X
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Post by: woollypigs on April 11, 2016, 02:12:08 pm
Drying off after she got the hose after our walk. The little cheeky monkey jumped into the canal today. Never had an interest what so ever in the canal, rivers and lakes yes. But today she jumped in, right where the most dirt had collected. So after a wee swim, I pulled her out. After that she was right up on er toes, jumping around, pulling more, selective hearing engaged, zigzagging about. 
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Post by: Feline on April 11, 2016, 04:18:29 pm
Rico is in the university vet hospital on a drip because he's dehydrated- not been well for a few days, not eating much and vomiting. I'm hoping his blood come back as a gastrointestinal upset rather than pancreatitis or anything worse. It's only a few weeks since he gave blood trying to save Kiri, so the poor cat has been having a rough time of it  :(
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 11, 2016, 04:37:00 pm
Oh poor Rico, hope he's better soon!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 23, 2016, 08:32:28 pm
Sleeping on my knee, which is inconvenient because I'm really hungry and I want my tea.
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 23, 2016, 09:16:27 pm
Flat ouf on the sofa. A whole day in the garden including fighting with the evil lawnmower plus two walks and she is completr#y knackered,
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 23, 2016, 10:46:14 pm
A new one, eating in her sleep. Flat out on the sofa then she started chewing and licking her lips. She had a jumbone today which is a rarebtrwat so that was probably it. I have seen her running and growling in her sleep before but this is the first time for eating.
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Post by: pcolbeck on May 17, 2016, 05:18:19 pm
Wandering around the garden. squeaking her Wubba. I can hear her through the open patio doors and the squeaks get louder and softer dependant on where she is in the garden. I bet the neighbours are loving it.

This is a Wubba:
(https://www.kongcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Wubba_Ballistic_Friends_Puma-700x700.jpg)

Tilly loves her Wooba.
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Post by: BrianI on May 24, 2016, 04:11:27 pm
Flynn, one of my cockatiels and me are waiting to see the vet. He's got a runny bum, and a swollen inflamed vent.

Hopefully i won't need to be posting in the pet bad news thread.   :'(
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Post by: BrianI on May 24, 2016, 08:51:17 pm
Flynn is now hopefully feeling less sorry for himself. Vet diagnosed inflamed vent caused by the diarrhoea - vet was unsure of what could have caused the runny bum, but has prescribed oral antibiotics (0.03ml of baytril, twice a day for 7 days), and sudocreme for his wee bum.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 25, 2016, 08:04:41 am
Pete is being a Good Boy.
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Post by: T42 on May 25, 2016, 08:10:25 am
Just now by the parrot's cage I started humming and clapping my hands in rhythm. He started bobbing up and down as he usually does then paused, watched my hands intently for a couple of beats then started again, in perfect time but with two beats to my one. Clever old bird.
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Post by: Andrij on May 25, 2016, 10:19:24 am
Just now by the parrot's cage I started humming and clapping my hands in rhythm. He started bobbing up and down as he usually does then paused, watched my hands intently for a couple of beats then started again, in perfect time but with two beats to my one. Clever old bird.

I've had less clever music students.
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Post by: T42 on May 25, 2016, 11:04:26 am
The banjo leaves him cold.
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Post by: pcolbeck on May 27, 2016, 09:24:27 pm
Snoozing on her bed. Its her birthday and she is one. We took her to Filey amd walked on the beach to Hummnaby Gap and back and she ran and ran. Now she is completely pooped out.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 27, 2016, 10:27:48 pm
I have a cat on my lap and another under my legs, with paws covered in paint. :facepalm:
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Post by: Feline on May 28, 2016, 11:31:24 am
Google is sleeping off one of the most traumatic days of his life yesterday. He endured his 2 hour grooming session only to come home and be terrified firstly by hail stones and then thunder and lightening. He tried to hide in the fridge when Simon opened it  :facepalm:
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 28, 2016, 08:28:25 pm
Pete is sound asleep and snoring (but if I make a move towards the kitchen he'll get there before I do) after an exciting hour of running fast and climbing trees and sniffing.
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Post by: pcolbeck on June 01, 2016, 05:22:57 pm
Tilly is looking pleased with herself and burping a bit. She found a dead rabbit on her walk and kept just out of reach until she had eaten all of it other than the back legs. Luckily this one was quite fresh unlike some of the others she has found. He recall is pretty good now but when she has a rabbit it there is no getting her back until she has finished with it.
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Post by: Wowbagger on June 01, 2016, 10:43:08 pm
Nagging me noisily for his evening constitutional. It is normally Dez's job, but he has buggered off to Derbyshire for a few days, organising a FoE event.
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Post by: Torslanda on June 01, 2016, 11:33:26 pm
Nursing a swollen paw and feeling sorry for himself.

Vet has administered pain killing and antibiotic injections and his pads are somewhat less inflamed than earlier today
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Post by: Wowbagger on June 04, 2016, 10:32:18 pm
Shouting at me again. It's time to take him out.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 04, 2016, 10:59:22 pm
Watching telly.
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Post by: T42 on June 06, 2016, 03:34:40 pm
For the last 2-3 weeks our parrot has not been talking. He produces jungley whistles, and looks and behaves otherwise normally, but it's as if he had suddenly either forgotten all his acquired sounds, or else had problems in his vocal tract/syrinx.

Anyway, while we were getting the 4 o'clock coffee just now he produced a very creditable imitation of a fart, and we are delighted.
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Post by: asterix on June 09, 2016, 06:34:15 pm
For the last 2-3 weeks our parrot has not been talking. He produces jungley whistles, and looks and behaves otherwise normally, but it's as if he had suddenly either forgotten all his acquired sounds, or else had problems in his vocal tract/syrinx.

Anyway, while we were getting the 4 o'clock coffee just now he produced a very creditable imitation of a fart, and we are delighted.

Are you sure it was imitation?
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 15, 2016, 08:05:05 pm
Ninkasi spent a good 10-15mins earlier stalking a slater which was out of reach between the carpet edge and the new front of the chimney breast. Then it ran up behind the adjacent skirting board which is sitting about a cm off the wall.
About half an hour later Pumpkin finds it out in the middle of the floor and eats it.
Ninkasi goes to investigate and is somewhat nonplussed  ;D
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 15, 2016, 09:00:38 pm
Sulking because I put worming liquid in his tea, which he doesn't like.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 17, 2016, 03:07:13 pm
Hiding under the bed from the stove installation racket.
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Post by: T42 on June 17, 2016, 05:56:46 pm
A while ago he was sitting on the top perch repeating "Wotchagot? Cherry?" since he saw me take a bag of them out of the fridge.  The whole repertoire's coming out now, I think he's pleased to get his voice back.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 22, 2016, 07:51:53 pm
Sulking after a telling-off for raking in the food waste bin for some very old cheddar.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 24, 2016, 06:21:24 pm
Stalking a fly.
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Post by: lou boutin on June 24, 2016, 08:43:40 pm
Milly is worried, she has a Greek passport and thinks this means she will have to back to Greece and live on streets like cats do there.  She is a Priness and is worried that her fur will get wet if rains.  She doesn't like getting her fur wet.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 24, 2016, 08:48:36 pm
Ninkasi is sitting on the grumpy arm of the sofa, waiting for supper to be announced.
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Post by: Andrij on June 24, 2016, 09:05:00 pm
Ninkasi is sitting on the grumpy arm of the sofa, waiting for supper to be announced.

Will Ninkasi move to the cheerful arm of the sofa after supper?
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 24, 2016, 09:07:50 pm
Ninkasi is sitting on the grumpy arm of the sofa, waiting for supper to be announced.

Will Ninkasi move to the cheerful arm of the sofa after supper?
She might have a frisk and leap onto the frisky back of the sofa. Or perhaps cheerfully pluck the scratching post.

F5 at approx 2135H for updates.
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Post by: woollypigs on June 24, 2016, 11:00:52 pm
It is now 2300H and I have worn out the F5 key ....
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 24, 2016, 11:23:53 pm
Oh sorry.
There was indeed frisking, up to the frisky sofa back, down to the hidey place behind the door and then round & round a bit.
Currently having happy Pingu cuddles :)
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Post by: Jaded on June 25, 2016, 12:21:36 am
The brown cat is running scared.

The grey cat has told her that she she is going to be repatriated.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 30, 2016, 07:33:14 pm
Come on Pumpkin, stop dicking about and come home :(
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Post by: Pingu on June 30, 2016, 07:38:43 pm
Come on Pumpkin, stop dicking about and come home :(

+1
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Post by: Basil on June 30, 2016, 10:54:23 pm
Megan, our Border Terrier, is not happy.  For a couple of weeks now we've been coming to this house, dumping stuff and then much to her relief, going back to Maesycrugiau. 
Today the beds came over.  That's it.  The final push.  She's still waiting for us to go back.  "Why the woof is everyone getting into beds?"
Dafydd the cat who is visiting from Brum, is well laid back about it.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 01, 2016, 08:19:09 am
Pete is looking sadly at his empty dish.
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Post by: T42 on July 01, 2016, 10:53:33 am
Mrs T42 bought the dogs new flower-pots.  Raz has already split his in half.
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Post by: Kim on July 01, 2016, 03:21:59 pm
What are dogs supposed to do with flower pots?  (Genuine question, I'm a cat person and allergic to gardening.)
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Post by: PaulF on July 01, 2016, 03:23:31 pm
What are dogs supposed to do with flower pots?  (Genuine question, I'm a cat person and allergic to gardening.)

Protect their owners from them. Flower pots are evil doncha know ;D
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Post by: Kim on July 01, 2016, 03:31:37 pm
I suppose it was either that or 'eat them'.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 01, 2016, 04:58:42 pm
Message from home is that Pumpkin has just arrived home after being missing since Wednesday, the little menace.
I have many more grey hairs now.
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Post by: peliroja on July 01, 2016, 05:04:16 pm
Welcome home, dirty stop out!
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 01, 2016, 05:37:44 pm
She's going to get such a squeezing when I get home tomorrow!
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Post by: T42 on July 01, 2016, 05:50:10 pm
What are dogs supposed to do with flower pots?  (Genuine question, I'm a cat person and allergic to gardening.)

Supposed? Not much. But ours chew/demolish plastic flower-pots and have a good time doing it.  Happiness is a new flower-pot.

Looking now for some made of Kevlar.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 01, 2016, 06:08:15 pm
For the last 2-3 weeks our parrot has not been talking. He produces jungley whistles, and looks and behaves otherwise normally, but it's as if he had suddenly either forgotten all his acquired sounds, or else had problems in his vocal tract/syrinx.

Anyway, while we were getting the 4 o'clock coffee just now he produced a very creditable imitation of a fart, and we are delighted.

Are you sure it was imitation?
Are you sure it was the parrot?
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Post by: Jaded on July 01, 2016, 06:24:27 pm
Good news for the pingus

 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Basil on July 01, 2016, 10:56:59 pm
Yay Pumpkin.!   :D
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Post by: Pingu on July 03, 2016, 10:27:49 pm
She has been so purry since she got back.
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Post by: matthew on July 03, 2016, 10:34:12 pm
sounds like she got shut in a shed...

Glad she is home and wanting to reinforce the group bonds.
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Post by: Wombat on July 04, 2016, 01:59:38 pm
Ours is wondering where his mate next door, is, who would normally be spending a lot of time in our garden, or more recently, in our house half the time.  Alfie is currently in a cattery.

Boy, has ours (Baggins) got a surprise coming!  At the weekend, he is going to the moggery while we go to France, where he will find his cell-mate is the aforementioned Alfie from next door.  When we get back, more confusion, 'cos Alfie from next door won't be Alfie from next door any more, he'll be Alfie wot lives with us.  Next door have moved, and can't take Alfie with her, and we luv Alfie to bits, so we will have two white and black mogs.
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Post by: trekker12 on July 04, 2016, 02:22:40 pm
Sleeping (probably), piddling on the mail in the hallway (most likely) and definitely not eating. Willow the cat is 17 and her teeth don't work properly any more. Food has become more and more of a chore lately. She'll look at a plate of food sniff it, have a small nibble and walk away to stick her head in anything with water in it to drink.

She's even off previous favourite treats such as Tuna or grilled chicken.

She doesn't know it yet (but I think she's already suspicious) she's headed for the vet this evening to see if they have any suggestions but she's too old now to be knocked out for a full dental op.

She's very thin and becoming frail it's hard to watch, she seems happy and still purring lots but we can't help worrying a little.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 04, 2016, 02:39:14 pm
Aw, poor Willow, hope the vet can be of some help.

Ninkasi is looking very pleased with herself after chasing a bluebottle round the flat and then eating it.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 04, 2016, 06:00:30 pm
Pete is on my knee, watching the tennis.
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Post by: trekker12 on July 05, 2016, 09:23:31 am
Well, Willow went to the vet yesterday. She's lost just under a kilo in the last six months and she has never been a big cat.

Her gums are sore and infected so the vet gave her a pain killer followed by an antibiotic injection. She spent most of yesterday evening a bit spaced out and staring at the wall.

This morning she was much more lively and ate her way through a tin of pate before we left for work so hopefully her mouth isn't quite so sore today.

The vet suggested we have a blood test to check for kidney or liver problems but two injections seemed enough for one day and I think we are a little concerned what that might reveal. We'll see how she gets on over the next few weeks and make a decision then.
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Post by: Auntie Helen on July 05, 2016, 02:48:54 pm
Poppy is on holiday in Berlin again, her fourth time since we moved out here (I have only been once, and that was without her!)

The son of the family I live with, who is studying in Berlin, has this incredible connection with Poppy - she loves him totally, and he loves her back. He visited last weekend and will be coming back in two weeks so asked if he could take her to Berlin for the two weeks - and I said yes of course. She will be going to his University lectures with him, to work, hanging out with his friends, probably getting drunk and smoking too much... so a great experience for a six year old cockapoo!

So at the moment she's probably in a Uni lecture somewhere.

This is a photo he sent me during her last stay in Berlin:

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p296x100/12295260_780557385406422_8377534424479214890_n.jpg?oh=9b38202ef03bad8a852c4134e452ef48&oe=57F20EBB)
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Post by: Pingu on July 05, 2016, 08:43:15 pm
Good news, trekker  :)
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Post by: Kim on July 06, 2016, 02:11:25 pm
So at the moment she's probably in a Uni lecture somewhere.

This is a photo he sent me during her last stay in Berlin:

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p296x100/12295260_780557385406422_8377534424479214890_n.jpg?oh=9b38202ef03bad8a852c4134e452ef48&oe=57F20EBB)

What's she studying?  :)
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Post by: Mr Larrington on July 06, 2016, 02:35:35 pm
Party dogma.
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Post by: Auntie Helen on July 06, 2016, 09:32:16 pm
Care assistant for old or disabled people. In Germany this requires a four year degree.
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Post by: Feanor on July 06, 2016, 10:44:56 pm
So at the moment she's probably in a Uni lecture somewhere.

This is a photo he sent me during her last stay in Berlin:

(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p296x100/12295260_780557385406422_8377534424479214890_n.jpg?oh=9b38202ef03bad8a852c4134e452ef48&oe=57F20EBB)

What's she studying?  :)

Electronics for dogs, I expect...
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Post by: Pingu on July 07, 2016, 10:20:24 am
(http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327875237l/8243716.jpg)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 17, 2016, 06:38:41 pm
He's on my knee, watching The Lion King.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on July 17, 2016, 07:39:57 pm
He's on my knee, watching The Lion King.

And thinking "that's what I'm gonna do when I grow up"?
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 17, 2016, 08:56:07 pm
He just can't wait to be king.
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Post by: lou boutin on July 21, 2016, 03:43:05 pm
Message from home is that Pumpkin has just arrived home after being missing since Wednesday, the little menace.
I have many more grey hairs now.

 :)
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Post by: lou boutin on July 21, 2016, 03:45:21 pm
Milly Cat is playing nurse maid. She's not left my side for more than 10 mins since I came home from hospital.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 21, 2016, 09:36:28 pm
Aw, Mills is a good kitteh.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on July 26, 2016, 10:02:23 pm
Snoring. It's really cute.
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Post by: woollypigs on July 26, 2016, 10:14:03 pm
Well thanks to our lazy mutt we didn't go out riding early this AM. She has been steady waking up every day between 6.30-7.30AM for months now. Demanding feeding and after a little digesting nap, walkies. So we agreed when she is up we too will get going and ready to ride, right after her walk.

At 9AM we woke up to find her fast asleep between us. She is normally up and ready as soon as we stir, but today we had another hour lazying in bed. She was sooooo comfy, lazy and sleepy no interest in food or walkies.
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Post by: lou boutin on July 28, 2016, 07:15:01 pm
Milly Cat is sitting in the window being admired by people passing by.
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Post by: Kim on July 28, 2016, 11:20:33 pm
Milly Cat is sitting in the window being admired by people passing by.

There's a cat I used to ride past regularly who did that.  Mr Chips, he's called (one time someone opened the door to him and called him by name as I rode past).  Then what I assume to be a landlord or housing association or similar decided to do some refurbishment on several houses in the terrace, and the curtains he used to sit behind were replaced by blinds without a gap.  I've hardly got to admire him since :(
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Post by: Pingu on July 29, 2016, 11:16:22 am
Milly Cat is sitting in the window being admired by people passing by.

AKA watching cat TV.
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Post by: lou boutin on July 29, 2016, 06:11:23 pm
Milly is definitely an attention tart and loves her seat in the window. 

Today she's been cuddly  :) :)
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Post by: peliroja on July 29, 2016, 09:29:11 pm
Staring at a random spot in the middle distance. You're freaking me out, mutt!
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Post by: Feline on July 30, 2016, 11:53:13 pm
Google was quite hot when he got back from his walk with Simon this evening.
He ran and jumped straight in the chicken drinking trough where he spent several minutes wallowing and drinking  ;D

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Post by: benborp on July 31, 2016, 04:41:45 am
Yay! For the cat vomit.

Yay! For the affectionate nuzzle!
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Post by: Wowbagger on July 31, 2016, 10:56:49 am
Collollopsed in the corridor, where it's cooler.
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Post by: Pingu on September 07, 2016, 09:48:09 pm
Pumpkin is chewing a thick length of sisal and freaking out Mrs P with the noise.
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Post by: SteveC on September 13, 2016, 08:42:52 pm
Ginge is being quite nervy and restless.
He's been at the vet's all day as we needed to get a urine sample. This is not easy with a cat. The usual method involves replacing the cat litter with special non-absorbent granules and sampling the result with a pipette. Unfortunately, Ginge will not use a tray so equipped. Last time we tried he expressed his disapproval by suing our bed at about four in the morning, with me directly beneath him.

Trouble is, he is definitely a 'poor old thing' now. He needs daily medication for a thyroid condition, is deaf, is on a special diet for his kidneys, is losing weight and has a heart murmur.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 13, 2016, 08:53:30 pm
Aw, poor old sossig  :(
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 14, 2016, 09:15:39 pm
The little Dustbin Kitteh otherwise known as Pumpkin has just spent the last 10 mins puking up human food *all* round Pingu Towers  :facepalm:  :sick:
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Post by: lou boutin on September 15, 2016, 08:18:00 am
 :-\. I hope Pumpkin is okay.

Milly Cat is cross and when I left this morning was sitting in the office sulking.  Mr Boutin is here during the week to take me to hospital and she does like Mr Boutin coming home during the week, it disrupts her routine.
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Post by: SteveC on September 15, 2016, 06:52:39 pm
Trouble is, he is definitely a 'poor old thing' now. He needs daily medication for a thyroid condition, is deaf, is on a special diet for his kidneys, is losing weight and has a heart murmur.

The vet phoned me with the results today. Basically he's no worse than the last time he was tested about three months ago.
And she's suggested that we could give him different food instead of the low protein sort as not eating properly will be worse for him than getting too much protein. Either way I think he's definitely in his twilight, but he still seems happy enough most of the time (and he did enjoy the change of diet this evening; I've not seen him licking out the bowl like that for ages).
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 15, 2016, 07:09:27 pm
:-\. I hope Pumpkin is okay.

Milly Cat is cross and when I left this morning was sitting in the office sulking.  Mr Boutin is here during the week to take me to hospital and she does like Mr Boutin coming home during the week, it disrupts her routine.

She was fine once she'd got it all up, half an hour later it was suppertime and she was ready for her boiled chicken (which she was on to stop the runny poos she gets from extra curricular eating   :facepalm:)
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Post by: cycleman on September 16, 2016, 08:01:46 am
My 4 kittens are using me as underpaw heating this morning  :)
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Post by: Andrew on September 16, 2016, 08:17:31 am
Sadly she's dying.   :(

She's 14 or 15 (rescue dog, so no idea exactly) and already had a few strokes. The last few weeks have shown a marked decline. She's often confused and in her own world. She's fragile, unstable and often struggles to get up. She probably had a fit one evening last week (the vet said epileptic but there was no movement), and has just had another. Basically she just collapses, lies there motionless crying and yelping. Very distressing for all.  But after a few hours and a decent sleep she 'reconfigures' and gets back up, back to her old confused fragile (but happy and smiley) state.

The time is nearing though. We watch her closely. When the times comes, when she stops looking happy most of the time, we will call the vet. Better a week too soon than a day too late, as they say. She's had a happy life with us and we won't see her suffer unduly.   
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Post by: lou boutin on September 16, 2016, 09:11:40 am
:-\. I hope Pumpkin is okay.

Milly Cat is cross and when I left this morning was sitting in the office sulking.  Mr Boutin is here during the week to take me to hospital and she does like Mr Boutin coming home during the week, it disrupts her routine.

She was fine once she'd got it all up, half an hour later it was suppertime and she was ready for her boiled chicken (which she was on to stop the runny poos she gets from extra curricular eating   :facepalm:)

I'm glad she's okay.
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Post by: lou boutin on September 16, 2016, 09:12:25 am
Sadly she's dying.   :(

She's 14 or 15 (rescue dog, so no idea exactly) and already had a few strokes. The last few weeks have shown a marked decline. She's often confused and in her own world. She's fragile, unstable and often struggles to get up. She probably had a fit one evening last week (the vet said epileptic but there was no movement), and has just had another. Basically she just collapses, lies there motionless crying and yelping. Very distressing for all.  But after a few hours and a decent sleep she 'reconfigures' and gets back up, back to her old confused fragile (but happy and smiley) state.

The time is nearing though. We watch her closely. When the times comes, when she stops looking happy most of the time, we will call the vet. Better a week too soon than a day too late, as they say. She's had a happy life with us and we won't see her suffer unduly.

So sorry to read this Andrew. Sending hugs.
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Post by: Ruthie on September 17, 2016, 08:29:10 am
That's hard, Andrew.  Sorry to hear it.
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Post by: T42 on September 17, 2016, 10:52:08 am
We've always been with ours and hugged them through the last injection. It's the best you can do, that and remember.  Bon courage.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 17, 2016, 03:42:50 pm
Sitting on my knee, producing astonishingly vicious silent but deadlys.
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Post by: T42 on September 17, 2016, 04:16:13 pm
Carnivore emissions always seem to be SBDs.  Comes of protein-rich diets, I think.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 17, 2016, 08:35:19 pm
Sorry about your dog Andrew, it's tough when they're old.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on September 18, 2016, 07:56:51 pm
Chasing his tail, the big divvy.
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Post by: Feline on September 19, 2016, 01:31:11 am
The kittens are attacking any human hand or foot that sticks out from under a duvet. Then each other, themselves and the dog.
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Post by: peliroja on September 19, 2016, 06:33:23 pm
Andrew, very sorry to hear about your poor old woof.  :'(

It's a time I am absolutely dreading. They're not just pets, they're part of the family.
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Post by: Andrew on September 19, 2016, 06:39:52 pm
Thanks for the thoughts people. We kinda practiced in old dogs now but it never gets easy.

Our Tess is showing a remarkable ability to cling to life. It's the stuff of a Bruce Willis movie, just when you think she's down she comes back again. It's day to day stuff but the good side is that we're prepared.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 19, 2016, 07:39:18 pm
The kittens are attacking any human hand or foot that sticks out from under a duvet. Then each other, themselves and the dog.

I don't believe we've seen any piccies yet, hmm?
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Post by: Wombat on September 19, 2016, 09:00:34 pm
Alfie is trying to push me off my office chair, the git.  Just how much force can a 5 year old 5 kilo cat exert, I wonder?  (a hell of a lot, is the answer)
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Post by: Feline on September 19, 2016, 09:34:40 pm
The kittens are attacking any human hand or foot that sticks out from under a duvet. Then each other, themselves and the dog.

I don't believe we've seen any piccies yet, hmm?

Ralph and Rory the Ragdoll  ;D
I will upload some more- we have plenty!
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Post by: Feline on September 19, 2016, 09:43:36 pm
OMG! There is a chicken in the garden looking at us!
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Rory likes lying in front of or on the microwave
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Ralph looking beautiful as he always does
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Cats on glass tables- Ralph from underneath ;D
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 19, 2016, 09:51:36 pm
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: lou boutin on September 20, 2016, 08:59:08 am
 Ntheyre beautiful
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Post by: Andrew on September 21, 2016, 11:44:43 am
Sadly, our Tess died this morning. She was ok yesterday but had a sequence of seizures/attacks/fits (whatever they were) early this morning and I think her heart just gave out. To see her like that was not at all pleasant, at least now she's in peace. Fortunately, my wife and I were prepared for it and see it more as a blessing, an end to her discomfort. She'd been with us for 9 years and she'll leave a huge hole. Of course, our other dog (Sam, a border collie) seems unconcerned! (Nah, he senses something different - he's quieter than usual!) Dogs eh? They get to you...

Sorry to be a downer guys but I thought I ought follow up.
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Post by: lou boutin on September 21, 2016, 03:15:18 pm
Sending hugs Andrew. So sorry to read this.
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Post by: T42 on September 21, 2016, 03:53:13 pm
Sorry to hear it, Andrew.  When we bought our current two we deliberately bought chocolate Labs for their longer life expectancy. All three of our Leonbergs died young, of cancer, between ages 5 and 7. They're wonderful dogs but we had had enough.

As it happens, I've just been round the garden with trowel & coal shovel.  I reckon that two dogs produce four times as much shit as two.
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Post by: Feline on September 21, 2016, 06:26:22 pm
Awww, so sorry Andrew :(
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Post by: peliroja on September 21, 2016, 06:45:52 pm
Very sorry, Andrew. Tough times.  :'(
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 21, 2016, 07:46:43 pm
Sorry about your loss Andrew :(
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Post by: trekker12 on October 05, 2016, 12:54:52 pm
Sorry to read about your loss Andrew.


The vet suggested we have a blood test to check for kidney or liver problems but two injections seemed enough for one day and I think we are a little concerned what that might reveal. We'll see how she gets on over the next few weeks and make a decision then.

Well we left it a bit longer than a few weeks but Willow was struggling again last week and not her usual self so we took her for the blood test and it revealed all her major organs are healthy (well as can be expected from a 17 year old) but she has an over active thyroid which is why she is drinking and piddling a lot as well as losing weight.

All good to know that she's generally OK it's just we now have to give her a tablet twice a day for ever more and giving her pills is always a stressful experience. She is too clever to know one is buried in food so we have to put it into her throat for her and this morning resulted in some fairly deep scratches in Mrs Trekkers arm.

There is a cream we can use but it's much more expensive (vet didn't specify exactly how much more) although probably worth it because we can't distress her like that twice a day. She doesn't seem to know it's for her own good :)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 09, 2016, 07:06:52 pm
He's on my knee, watching the Disney Robin Hood.
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Post by: ian on October 09, 2016, 09:26:49 pm
Snoring impressively loudly. I've turned Mitski up to number 35* and I can still hear the fuzzball putting out the decibels from the top of the wardrobe in my office.

*shitty low gain Logitech bluetooth adaptor.
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Post by: cycleman on October 10, 2016, 09:56:49 am
My 4 kittens are at the vet's this morning to get neutered . 2 of them climbed into the cat carrier s and all I had to do was close the lid . the other two were easy to get in their carriers . I bet they will not be so easy next time  :D
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Post by: lou boutin on October 10, 2016, 10:10:51 am
Sleeping on my mail.  Err sorry her mail, since she is going through a 'everything is mine' stage at the moment.
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Post by: Kim on October 10, 2016, 02:03:09 pm
My 4 kittens are at the vet's this morning to get neutered . 2 of them climbed into the cat carrier s and all I had to do was close the lid . the other two were easy to get in their carriers . I bet they will not be so easy next time  :D

Trick we always used was to keep the carrier out as a box for the cats to play with, which at least meant its presence didn't signify an impending vet visit.

Didn't change the fact that one cat loved climbing into things and could be persuaded to get into the carrier simply by throwing a toy in there, while the other was having none of it and would do the full angry ball of fur with 5 sharp ends routine.  Interestingly, they'd change roles once they got to the vet.
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Post by: woollypigs on October 10, 2016, 02:47:00 pm
Laying on my lap, keeping an eye on Pingu's spinning Pingu :)
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Post by: cycleman on October 10, 2016, 06:36:09 pm
And they are back  :thumbsup: .they have taken over my bed and gone to sleep . look's like I am on the floor tonight  ::-)
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Post by: ian on October 17, 2016, 11:53:51 am
Going baby rhino bonkers. It's weird. Bad Cat saw one on TV last night and despite not having shown any interest in TV before was captivated by the antics of a baby rhino. I thought it was the motion or something, but even a still picture of a baby rhino grabs her interest and she follows me around trying to get it. Peculiar.
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Post by: Pingu on October 30, 2016, 12:03:32 am
Sleeping after spending most of the day hiding under our neighbour's bed  ::-)
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Post by: T42 on October 30, 2016, 07:18:25 am
Going baby rhino bonkers. It's weird. Bad Cat saw one on TV last night and despite not having shown any interest in TV before was captivated by the antics of a baby rhino. I thought it was the motion or something, but even a still picture of a baby rhino grabs her interest and she follows me around trying to get it. Peculiar.

Proof of reincarnation?
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 30, 2016, 05:06:10 pm
Sleeping after spending most of the day hiding under our neighbour's bed  ::-)

Where we now know she also left a poo...  :facepalm:
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Post by: Kim on October 30, 2016, 05:08:20 pm
Sleeping after spending most of the day hiding under our neighbour's bed  ::-)

Where we now know she also left a poo...  :facepalm:

Fireworks?
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 30, 2016, 05:15:29 pm
Sleeping after spending most of the day hiding under our neighbour's bed  ::-)

Where we now know she also left a poo...  :facepalm:

Fireworks?

Its not got too noisy here yet so I don't think it was that.
She goes in there fairly often because a)my neighbour often leaves the door open (thankfully Pumpkin hasn't sussed cat flaps yet) and b)there's naughty cat food to be stolen there. But I encourage my neighbour to shoo her out or she'll just help herself to any food going anywhere.

I think the issue is that she's tremendously nosey/greedy but also wary of other people, so she got 'trapped' in there.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 30, 2016, 09:22:39 pm
Snoring, and twitching in his sleep.
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Post by: pcolbeck on October 31, 2016, 08:52:19 am
Lying on the foot stool looking a bit depressed at the return to routine after we had a week off and several adventures. The highlight for her was a five hour walk from Masham to Hackfall Woods and back.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 04, 2016, 11:23:45 pm
At bed time*, she rolled of the sofa walked over to her new bone. I only saw that she was sniffing it. But at the top of the stairs, she looked very sheepish. That was when I noticed the little bit of bone/flesh/tendon in her mouth. First time she ever done that, I think she wanted a wee midnight supper.

* Yes, she sleeps in the bed with us.
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Post by: Feline on November 05, 2016, 11:41:19 am
Google is currently very tired. He had an absolutely horrible evening from hearing fireworks. He tried to climb into the fridge every time I opened it and was visibly shaking for several hours.
I was hoping to avoid sedating him tonight, but might have to seriously consider it as he was really suffering  :(

I wish there was somewhere I could take him where it wouldn't happen. I have a friend who owns a music recording studio which is a suspended insulated room with loads of sound proofing round it. Maybe I should hire it out for the evening!
The trouble is that dogs have such good hearing down at the low frequency range that I doubt it would be entirely effective.
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Post by: Pingu on November 05, 2016, 11:47:47 am
Poor thing  :(

Our cats are usually quite easily spooked by unexpected noises, but they don't seem to have been bothered by the fireworks.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 05, 2016, 01:06:42 pm
We are lucky. So far Tilly is bomb proof with fireworks. Possibly because from when she was a pup I made her walk past the bird scarers in the fields round here. That plus the low flying fighters round here have got her used to sudden loud noises. Wierdly indoor sudden noises are much more likely to make her jump such as a baking tray plinking as it heats or cools in the oven.
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Post by: woollypigs on November 05, 2016, 03:39:33 pm
I'm shortly driving up into the Dales for a spot of camping with Tilley. I tried last year and it worked great until someone parked up next to us and had their own fireworks display. The second spot worked great until the display at Bolton Abbey went off. So this time I really driving into the Dales to hide.

We tried drugs and a big fresh new bone to tire her out, but that only worked after the fireworks when she is sooo tired from baking, drugs and eating.

All my other dogs just slept through it and the fireworks in Denmark, the UK has nothing on it. Maybe a lifting of the head when the neighbour set off his homemade cannon. Best way to describe it is "mental come war" and that is just the weeks leading up to new years eve. In my 20 years here the only time I have seen a new year on par with what I saw in Denmark, was when I was down on the Thames in that there London and that only lasted 20+min. The law has changed in DK so now you can only get it a few weeks before and you are only allowed to let it off for three(I think) days around new years eve. As soon as the crimbo display went up in the shops you could get fireworks. Which I think only leads to a more mental new years eve. Because it use to be against the law get and let of fireworks throughout the year, so we took "revenge" when we could get it. People use to smuggle in from Germany and Sweden and/or make their own (puts hand up with a guilty smile). So with making it harder and against the law ... my advice is to wear your fireproof underwear if you find yourself in DK on the 31st of Dec.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 05, 2016, 04:34:30 pm
Pete, who can hear me open the food cupboard in my kitchen when he's in the neighbour's flat, sleeps through fireworks without twitching an ear.

He's on my knee just now.
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Post by: cycleman on November 05, 2016, 07:56:33 pm
my 4 kittens don,t seem to bothered by the fireworks from either diwalli or tonight's . in fact 3 are patrolling the garden as I type  :) 
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Post by: vorsprung on November 05, 2016, 08:09:46 pm
the dog doesn't like the fireworks so Les let it come and sit in the living room

it is now making horrible slurping noises
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Post by: Feline on November 05, 2016, 10:01:47 pm
I am now wishing I had in fact sedated him. The first bang started in total daylight at 4pm - twats.

He is currently in a real state. Some neighbours behind us are having their own personal display. Tempted to have one off my 1980's music fests on the Bose with the door open at 5am. Serves them right.

Here he is trying to hide in the fridge (??!)
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And refusing to get out when I close the door
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Post by: Kim on November 05, 2016, 10:13:06 pm
Has he been watching Indiana Jones And The Film With The Excessively Long Name, perhaps?

 :-\
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Post by: Pingu on November 05, 2016, 11:23:00 pm
Aw, poor Google  :(

Ninkasi has been more skittish tonight than previous nights.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 06, 2016, 02:23:18 pm
Pete is having a wash.
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Post by: peliroja on November 06, 2016, 08:21:32 pm
Tilley's being driven around the moors by Woolly to avoid the fireworks, again. She tries to fight them, barking extremely loud while throwing herself at the window/door/wall and careering about in distress. It's horrible to see.
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Post by: Jakob on November 10, 2016, 07:43:27 pm
We went to one of the local pet accessory manufacturers to model new products!. And scored a new leash & collar for our efforts!.

Really cool office, with everyone having their own little cubicles so that they could bring their dogs. I want to work there!. To be fair,  last job was very dog friendly, but Hana was just too big to bring in every day. New job has a complete pet ban, which I actually understand quite well. There was quite a few people with dog allergies at the old office and I'm sure they weren't too happy about it.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 15, 2016, 08:47:43 am
Slumped on the floor snoozing. We met Lola the whippet on our walk this morning. Short walk for me as I just stood and chatted to Lola's owner but Tilly and Lola covered about 400 miles chasing each other round the field. Every dog should have a whippet as a friend, very good for a cardio workout.
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Post by: Jakob on November 16, 2016, 06:59:33 pm
My wife is away on business. so Hana gets to sleep in the bed all night. Refused to get out of bed this morning and looking like this, I had hard time making her:
(http://i.imgur.com/sYrWHFp.jpg)
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Post by: Pingu on November 16, 2016, 07:01:10 pm
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Pingu on November 16, 2016, 09:05:58 pm
Sleeping after spending most of the day hiding under our neighbour's bed  ::-)

Where we now know she also left a poo...  :facepalm:

Fireworks?

Its not got too noisy here yet so I don't think it was that.
She goes in there fairly often because a)my neighbour often leaves the door open (thankfully Pumpkin hasn't sussed cat flaps yet) and b)there's naughty cat food to be stolen there. But I encourage my neighbour to shoo her out or she'll just help herself to any food going anywhere.

I think the issue is that she's tremendously nosey/greedy but also wary of other people, so she got 'trapped' in there.

Tonight she's been up the same neighbour's chimney  :facepalm:
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 16, 2016, 09:29:40 pm
Sleeping after spending most of the day hiding under our neighbour's bed  ::-)

Where we now know she also left a poo...  :facepalm:

Fireworks?

Its not got too noisy here yet so I don't think it was that.
She goes in there fairly often because a)my neighbour often leaves the door open (thankfully Pumpkin hasn't sussed cat flaps yet) and b)there's naughty cat food to be stolen there. But I encourage my neighbour to shoo her out or she'll just help herself to any food going anywhere.

I think the issue is that she's tremendously nosey/greedy but also wary of other people, so she got 'trapped' in there.

Tonight she's been up the same neighbour's chimney  :facepalm:

And her peachy paws are now all black and covered in soot  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Post by: Jakob on November 20, 2016, 03:26:35 am
Sleeping soundly after an afternoon on the mountain, playing in the snow!

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Post by: BrianI on November 20, 2016, 09:41:41 am
When I removed the cover from their cage, I saw Charlie & Spike (my pair of cockatiels) doing their morning yoga stretches, didn't get a chance to catch it on camera, but they stand on one leg, then stretch the other leg & wing backwards!   :thumbsup:
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Post by: T42 on November 22, 2016, 04:12:30 pm
One or both of the dogs is minging like I.G. Farben.  Last night the missus gave them the remains of a vanilla dessert the Inlaw Paw didn't want.
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Post by: Wowbagger on November 22, 2016, 04:15:21 pm
He is making stupid attention-seeking squeaking noises. This is because he normally has a dental chew at 4pm, and he hasn't had it yet.

I shall find it for him. Then he will be nomming it.
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Post by: Pingu on December 04, 2016, 07:20:38 pm
Sleeping after spending most of the day hiding under our neighbour's bed  ::-)

Where we now know she also left a poo...  :facepalm:

Fireworks?

Its not got too noisy here yet so I don't think it was that.
She goes in there fairly often because a)my neighbour often leaves the door open (thankfully Pumpkin hasn't sussed cat flaps yet) and b)there's naughty cat food to be stolen there. But I encourage my neighbour to shoo her out or she'll just help herself to any food going anywhere.

I think the issue is that she's tremendously nosey/greedy but also wary of other people, so she got 'trapped' in there.

Tonight she's been up the same neighbour's chimney  :facepalm:

And her peachy paws are now all black and covered in soot  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

This afternoon she managed to get shut in the wash house  ::-)
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Post by: Feline on December 05, 2016, 03:15:14 am
Rory is snuggling up to Ezra, my grandson  ;D

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Post by: barakta on December 05, 2016, 10:24:33 am
Aww!

Congrats on grandparenthood Feline! I know my niece and nephew are great with my stepdad's two moggies because they've grown up around them all their lives and know to be gentle.. The moggies are remarkably tolerant too.
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Post by: Pingu on December 06, 2016, 10:53:21 pm
Video of Ninkasi licking sheep fleece.

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Post by: Wowbagger on December 06, 2016, 11:31:13 pm
Making stupid bloody noises.
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Post by: Jaded on December 06, 2016, 11:56:07 pm
Being a Terminator.

i can see the red text scrolling up inside her eyes...
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Post by: Basil on December 07, 2016, 01:41:17 pm
Discussing the football with a local.

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Post by: woollypigs on December 07, 2016, 01:45:51 pm
”but why do you keep kicking the ball instead of fetching it?"
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 07, 2016, 06:42:28 pm
That's Wales. They do pick up the ball and fetch it!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 08, 2016, 05:58:06 pm
Pete is snoozing on my knee.
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Post by: ian on December 09, 2016, 12:57:33 pm
Little Monster Cat is at the vets recovering from having a hole in her tail sewed up (vet thought it was an abscess, but it's apparently a nasty gash). I presume a fight with another cat.
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Post by: ian on December 09, 2016, 03:53:28 pm
Shaved arse. It's punk for cats. She's already wriggled out of the shame cone. She's more moebius strip than cat. And what isn't twisty turny is claw. Yeah, Mr Vet, you're a brave man when she's unconscious. Try it now.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 09, 2016, 04:45:42 pm
Pete is expressing a wish for his tea by clawing the shit out of my legs.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 16, 2016, 09:35:11 am
That wee terror Pumpkin didn't come home at all last night :(
Turned up eventually this morning though.  :D
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Post by: Auntie Helen on December 16, 2016, 03:10:58 pm
She is out on a walk with Gudula my landlady.

Do you know, Poppy has about the best possible life for a dog! She lives in a house with minimum 3 people, often six people there. She is allowed everywhere, everyone loves to cuddle her, she sleeps on my bed or on Lars's pillow when he is home from Uni, she gets long walks, she gets taken out in the car regularly, she has been to University in Berlin a few times, she has made four visits to Berlin and stayed there for up to two weeks (without me), she knows all the local people and pretty much everyone in my village loves dogs, she is allowed in shops, restaurants etc so often travels with us, she is loved by everyone and her tail is always wagging.

I think it would be hard for a dog to have a better life really!
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Post by: Basil on December 29, 2016, 09:51:25 pm
Megan, asleep in front of the fire, just made those doggie dream noises.  Daf, bless him, wandered over to check she was OK.
Either that, or he was doing the cat version of pointing and laughing.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 29, 2016, 10:49:14 pm
Pete is looking at bobb as if he hopes that bobb will feed him.
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Post by: woollypigs on December 29, 2016, 10:54:27 pm
Naa he is looking ways to kill him, as he is now not the only man of the manor and your divine attention. :)
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Post by: Clare on December 29, 2016, 11:02:27 pm
Pete is looking at bobb as if he hopes that bobb will feed him. assessing the number of meals in a bobb.

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Post by: peliroja on December 30, 2016, 12:40:54 am
Being content, warm and happy after a night in front of the fire. So glad we gave this little thrown-away-onna-motorway mutt a home.
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 30, 2016, 08:43:15 am
Disembowling the reindeer soft toy my mother in law bought her for christmas.
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Post by: peliroja on December 30, 2016, 10:49:08 am
Ha, our Tilley has a few reindeer, bought over several Xmases by my mum. Rudolph, Blitzen and, er, Ropey. She doesn't disembowel these toys for some reason. She does know them all by name and finds them on command. Collies are too clever for their own good.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 05, 2017, 04:20:56 pm
Miss von Brandenburg's cat, in whose service I temporarily toil, has been sulking all day.  I don't think she likes me getting up late, or my DJ Random's choice of music
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 05, 2017, 06:13:21 pm
Pete is having a little lie down.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 06, 2017, 03:34:55 pm
Being annoying.  She sits by the back door with a "Want out" expression on her furry arse until a semi-crippled Mr Larrington has hauled his achey-breaky back off the sofa, then runs away.  I have persuaded her out with harsh language and threats of a violent nature.
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 06, 2017, 05:19:07 pm
My son's beagle has had a couple of soft toys supplied to hims this Christmas just gone. The first lasted about 90 seconds before disembowelment, the other, given to him by my grandchildren, is still going strong and is generally the source of background music when I telephone them.
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Post by: Wombat on January 08, 2017, 11:16:57 am
Baggins is asleep on the bed (default position)
Alfie is behind me on my office chair, trying to push me off.  He's slowly succeeding, as every tiny millimetre wiggle about by me, is instantly taken up by a hairy muscular mog.  As I'm going downstairs for coffee in a min, as a break from editing abut 600 photos in Capture One Pro from last night, I suspect the chair will be unavailable when I get back.
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Post by: peliroja on January 08, 2017, 12:40:52 pm
Last night she was Skyping with our friends' Tilley lookalike pup. They're in Portland Oregon.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 08, 2017, 02:36:40 pm
Our Tilly has just muscled in on a Skype between Pcolbeck juniors girlfriend and her parents in Hong Kong.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 08, 2017, 03:54:54 pm
Pete is on my lap. I think he has a bit of a cold.
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Post by: Feline on January 08, 2017, 08:29:28 pm
We need to get new kitteh her own microchip so she can have her own microchip scanning feeder  ;D

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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 08, 2017, 08:55:50 pm
Another new kitteh?

Aw
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Post by: Feline on January 08, 2017, 09:19:26 pm
Another new kitteh?

Aw

Yeah  ;D
Sapphire, 12 week old blue point mittened Ragdoll  8)
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Post by: Pingu on January 09, 2017, 12:14:18 am
We need to get new kitteh her own microchip so she can have her own microchip scanning feeder  ;D

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The Kitty Matrix.
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Post by: ian on January 11, 2017, 07:29:49 pm
Bad Cat was disemboweling the subwoofer again. Little furry fucker. I wouldn't mind but she just looks at me with a 'what, is this supposed to be wrong or something?' expression and carries on scratching.
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Post by: Jaded on January 11, 2017, 09:47:08 pm
Looking at my food. Looking at me. Head butting me.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 13, 2017, 08:39:46 am
Having a rest after we have been for a walk in the snow. Its the first proper snow she has experienced and it was very exciting. She has tried to eat it all.
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 13, 2017, 07:11:07 pm
Sleeping. Morphy went out in the snow this morning. All old hat for him. At least it wasn't that powdery stuff that makes little snow testicles in the feathery fur behind his paws. He doesn't like that.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 13, 2017, 07:26:22 pm
Pete is lying in his bed with his hands curled in towards each other, looking at me and slow blinking.
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Post by: Mr Larrington on January 16, 2017, 02:52:08 pm
Sulking because I got cross with her for doning a poo on under the dining table instead of in her litter tray >:(
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Post by: matthew on January 16, 2017, 03:40:54 pm
Bit late now but Friday evening my sisters cats suddenly became very friendly.





I had opened a tin of tuna to go with the jacket spud while I baby sat. Even after all the tuna was gone my lap was a prime sleeping spot which the normally less cuddly Harry wanted.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 16, 2017, 06:19:08 pm
Pete was sulking because I told him off for opening the cupboard where I keep his food (straight after he ate his tea!) but then he forgot he was sulking and now he's having a wash.
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 16, 2017, 06:40:58 pm
We need to get new kitteh her own microchip so she can have her own microchip scanning feeder  ;D

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Why do I think of Donald Trump when I see that photograph?
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Post by: ian on January 16, 2017, 08:12:03 pm
As they'd worn out the scratching posts on their old cat tree, I built them a brand new cat tree (not from scratch, via Zooplus and some Ikea-style instructions). Elevated luxury and more platform space than an average London flat has floor space. It's plush. I'd sleep on the beds if I could fit. There's even a kitty hammock. I'd kill for a hammock!

So what they both been doing all day? Taking turns to sit on the top platform of the old tree to look at the new one with a look that borders on contempt, that's what.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 17, 2017, 06:57:53 am
That reminds me, I need to buy sisal to refurbish ours.
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Post by: Basil on January 28, 2017, 12:37:24 pm
Being in disgrace.1

Came downstairs this morning to find a large spherical furry object on the kitchen floor.
Closer inspection revealed that it wasn't perfectly spherical, there were a number of small protuberances.  One of these had a small dog's face on it that was cast down and with eyes pleading "Please don't shout at me.  I'm a dog.  I can't help it"

The dog food cupboard door had been opened.  Three empty packets of chews were ripped apart and strewn across the floor.  A large bag of kibble was ripped open and its contents mostly missing.
This is going to cost a fortune in poo bags.

1 Actually, I suppose it was our fault, so it's us that should be in disgrace.
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Post by: Kim on January 28, 2017, 01:02:31 pm
One of these had a small dog's face on it that was cast down and with eyes pleading "Please don't shout at me.  I'm a dog.  I can't help it"

See, when a cat manages to burgle the food cupboard[1] they have the decency to look smug about it.


[1] My parents' two once staged an elaborate heist, which was an unprecedented example of teamwork: The one who knew how to *pull* doors breached the drawer[2], then stood watch while the one with box-gnawing skills (and a sufficiency of teeth) took over to liberate the food.  (Which was stolen and therefore tasted much better than the identical food in their bowl.)
[2] A large half-cupboard-deep drawer, so that must have taken some effort.
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Post by: BrianI on January 31, 2017, 02:38:08 pm
Well, nothing much at the moment, but yesterday, Spike, my older male cockatiel, was busy mating with Charlie, the younger female cockatiel   :-[ I didn't know where to look!!   ;)
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 31, 2017, 02:47:36 pm
Sulking because I wont take her for her afternoon walk yet. Its not until three. If I gave in it would get earlier and earlier until it was abutted with the morning walk.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on January 31, 2017, 07:14:24 pm
Pete is planning a nap after chasing his new hexbug nano bug and nicking some cheese.
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Post by: Pingu on February 03, 2017, 09:34:56 pm
Having a lap after getting shut in the shed for a couple of hours  ::-)
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Post by: pcolbeck on February 13, 2017, 04:17:25 pm
Tilly is reflecting on the fact that cornering Hazel our grumpy old cat was a tactical error as she now has a nice scratch on her nose from said feline.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 13, 2017, 05:34:45 pm
Pete is still ignoring his new bed in favour of my lap.
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Post by: Feline on February 13, 2017, 05:42:25 pm
Sapphie is checking her emails, while Ralph relaxes and the dog watches on in bemusement.

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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 13, 2017, 07:24:03 pm
Pete is going daft looking for a treat. I threw one towards his climbing tower but didn't see where it landed. He can obviously smell it and he's trying to find it, and keeps meowing his confusion. And he keeps standing on his back legs like a meerkat and I can see his floofy tummy.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 14, 2017, 02:14:00 pm
Pete is sitting on the windowsill, sunbathing and looking out of the window.
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Post by: ian on February 15, 2017, 06:56:14 pm
Bad Cat is sprawling between window sill and sofa, suspending her big furry belly over the radiator, and thus maximising her thermal absorption profile.

Little Monster Cat is snoring loudly from her bed in my office.
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Post by: Wowbagger on February 16, 2017, 03:13:06 pm
Making stupid sotto voce nasal squeaks as he lies on his cushion, too lazy to move, but generally letting the world know "I want Things!"
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 16, 2017, 04:57:14 pm
Chasing his tail.
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Post by: Jaded on February 16, 2017, 05:11:02 pm
Purring into my ear. Once it gets to a certain loudness she gets put on the floor, before she dribbles in my ear.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on February 16, 2017, 06:02:06 pm
Pete is now snoring away in his new bed, which he has ignored since I got it for him on Saturday.
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Post by: ian on February 16, 2017, 07:03:49 pm
Bad Cat is sprawling between window sill and sofa, suspending her big furry belly over the radiator, and thus maximising her thermal absorption profile.

Little Monster Cat is snoring loudly from her bed in my office.

Hmm, strangely familiar.

Bad Cat has a newish thing. Rather than bug us by trying to annex serious bedspread real estate (like a little furry Putin to our quilted nocturnal Ukraine) she's found the fitted wardrobe. She's somehow figured out how to slide the doors apart and then use the drawers and fittings inside as a ladder to the top (which she facilitates by wedging herself against the back of the closed door and part wriggling). Then she sleeps on the top shelf all night. We had to put a bed up there for her to stop her fuzzing the place up. But the best bit is that she does it every night at the same time we go to bed, but pauses when she reaches the top, looks out at us and miaows once and then, like we're in some episode of the cat Waltons pulls the door shut behind her.

In the morning, when my wife gets up, she slides the door ajar and leaps out. Which is nice, because the resulting sound is exactly the same as having a someone drop a 5kg bag of spuds from the ceiling onto the bedroom floor. I'm tempted to put a trampoline out.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 16, 2017, 07:44:21 pm
Haha, that I would like to see :)
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Post by: ian on February 16, 2017, 09:02:55 pm
The Waltons. But with cats rather than people.

Well, I'd watch it.

But it's seriously cute when she miaows a good night and then closes the door. I'm not sure how she figured out the sliding door. It's a quite hefty floor to ceiling unit, but she hooks her claw into the frame and pulls it back and forth. She's been up clambering up for a while as Little Monster Cat doesn't have an head for altitude so it's the only sleeping place they don't have to fight over (and Bad Cat always eventually loses) but only recently has she started to sleep up there overnight.

On the less cute side, I know I'll come home one day to find the door hanging askew and big repair bill, because that's what Bad Cat does (and how she got the name, it's what our repair chap calls her, his little furry income plan).
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Post by: PaulF on February 16, 2017, 09:06:38 pm
Think a bucket of water would be more entertaining?

Years ago my parents' neighbours had a pair of Jack Russels that would leap the fence into their garden and cause havoc. One day I put a bathtub of water in the landing zone. Was met with a splash, a pair of yelps, some mad scrambling and they never came back.

Back OT Layla is asleep on top of me and growling if I move  so I'll stay put for a while.
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Post by: Wowbagger on March 18, 2017, 02:39:51 pm
I am not quite sure whether having breath so bad that he stinks like a putrefying badger counts as doing anything. :-X
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Post by: Wowbagger on March 30, 2017, 09:49:42 pm
For an old man, Morphy really is a great big puppy.

He just brought me a tennis ball to play with and bounced around the room like a spring lamb for a few minutes. He was 13 last week, which I am told is pretty exceptional for a setter.
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Post by: ian on April 05, 2017, 08:09:40 pm
This morning I caught them both snoozing together in the sun on top of one of their hutches by the back door. Which is weird because normally that kind of proximity would be Battle Royale. The sun must have been baking their little brains into submission. Last night, I watched Bad Cat half-nelson Little Monster Cat. She didn't like that. Not a bit. Bad move for Bad Cat, because Little Cat is 90 per cent monster.

A few seconds later, Bad Cat is being flipped on her head with an audible thunk as she hits the wooden floor. And being propelled across that floor at a rate of knots as LMC gnaws a her podgy little underbelly ignoring the pathetic kicks landing on her head, only pausing every now and again to smack Bad Cat upside her head. I had to separate them and give them a good talking to.

Of course, as soon as I released them, they both went upstairs and continued for another fifteen minutes. Small countries have been invaded more quietly.
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Post by: Jakob on April 06, 2017, 10:34:49 pm
Hana got a message for y'all
http://youtu.be/donnkBEtI1Y
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 07, 2017, 10:17:02 am
Pete is asleep, not at all sorry about smacking me in the eye.
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Post by: Wowbagger on April 28, 2017, 10:40:55 pm
Morphy has just eaten a spider.
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Post by: Pingu on April 30, 2017, 10:54:21 pm
To catch a fly?
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Post by: cycleman on May 01, 2017, 07:46:07 am
one of my ,probably freddie left me a dead pigeon outside the kitchen door this. maybe she wanted me to cook it for her  :o. if so she is going to be disappointed  ;)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 01, 2017, 12:22:25 pm
Pete is having a sleep, having interrupted his previous sleep to wash his legs.
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Post by: Jaded on May 01, 2017, 04:43:42 pm
Been looking after a neighbours cat. Last time I did this she sauntered into the kitchen, looked across to some sick and gave me a disgusted look to say "someone's been sick there".

This time she proudly showed me a spread out collection of rabbit pieces. A head with no ears, part of a torso and some black offal.

I fed her and took a while to clean up the mess.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 01, 2017, 05:10:24 pm
Pete is helping me to re-pot plants.  ::-)
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Post by: Wowbagger on May 02, 2017, 10:36:06 am
Trying to bark at me in his appallingly halitosis-ridden way, asking for a walk.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 07, 2017, 12:51:41 pm
Pete is sulking, having been told off for ripping open a bag of dry food and eating the contents, although I was planning to donate it to Lothian Cat Rescue.
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Post by: ian on May 12, 2017, 09:22:23 pm
Little Monster Cat is having conjunctivitis. This is bad news. Because she might be little but she is MONSTER. She's basically miniaturized kaijū and can effortlessly twist herself into a six dimensional calabi yau manifold. With claws.

Eyedrops twice a day. Ha. Ha. Ha.

Just do it like this says the vet, preparing to demonstrate.

Fifteen minutes later, one vet, one nurse, the receptionist, and two wary owners, the contents of one tube of antibacterial eyedrops liberally decorating the surgery, maybe we'll see if it just clears up on its own.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 13, 2017, 01:04:47 pm
Oh dear. Pete was remarkably easy to get eyedrops into so I can't offer any advice.
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Post by: pcolbeck on May 13, 2017, 04:48:16 pm
Looking quite smug as on her walk this afternoon she finally managed to catch a rabbit. Even more amazingly Mrs Pcolbeck got her to drop it before she killed and ate it.
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Post by: adenough on May 13, 2017, 06:35:13 pm
Right now the cats sat on the top of the sofa washing his bits. He is in bad books. Stays out from 10pm all night normally. At 11pm last night crying at the door. I let him in and he runs in and drops a recently killed Yellow Tit at my feet. Sits looking at me for my squeals of delight and thanks. He and Cadaver are promptly ousted into the night.
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Post by: Kim on May 13, 2017, 07:01:59 pm
Oh dear. Pete was remarkably easy to get eyedrops into so I can't offer any advice.

Sneak attack while they're half asleep, especially if they're inclined to dozing on your lap.  Problem is the second eye, and that they get wary of you after the first few doses.

Eye drops were really easy with Zev, but she was young enough that she had a functional standby button.
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Post by: Wowbagger on May 13, 2017, 09:07:21 pm
Making stupid high-pitched attention-seeking barky woofs.
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Post by: Pingu on May 14, 2017, 12:11:32 pm
Ninkasi was frog bothering. Frogs can squeak like mice - who knew?

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4156/34263719280_2a38e5d490_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UcLw1G)
IMG_5924_01 (https://flic.kr/p/UcLw1G) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
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Post by: SteveC on May 14, 2017, 12:22:07 pm
Ninkasi was frog bothering. Frogs can squeak like mice - who knew?
Our Wes used to love chasing frogs. They don't just squeak like mice, they can scream. Particularly when brought into the house on a cold, wet, rainy, windy night, just as we were preparing to go to bed.
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Post by: Feline on May 14, 2017, 03:33:54 pm
Ninkasi was frog bothering. Frogs can squeak like mice - who knew?
Our Wes used to love chasing frogs. They don't just squeak like mice, they can scream. Particularly when brought into the house on a cold, wet, rainy, windy night, just as we were preparing to go to bed.

Their scream can be quite effective- it's caused my dog to stop in his tracks when he was frog-bothering in the garden.
Sadly my chickens have killed all the frogs off out there now- saw them fighting over something that the came in half and turned out to be Freddie :sick:
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Post by: Kim on May 14, 2017, 03:39:15 pm
Ninkasi was frog bothering. Frogs can squeak like mice - who knew?

Frogs can do a blood-curdling scream when non-fatally injured by a bothering feline.   :hand:

Our guinea pigs, who had negotiated a stalemate[1] with the cats, used to grant smaller frogs asylum in their hutch...


[1] "We'll come up to the wire and say hello if you don't take a swipe at us" sort of thing.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 14, 2017, 05:59:45 pm
Pete is a bit disgruntled because I have spent the afternoon cleaning instead of admiring him.
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Post by: ian on May 15, 2017, 12:02:12 pm
Oh dear. Pete was remarkably easy to get eyedrops into so I can't offer any advice.

Bad Cat is fine with drops (which is good because she's always injuring her eyes), she just makes a lot of whiny decibels that make it sound like we're dismembering her. Little Monster Cat is impossible. If you wrap her in a towel she'll somehow wind herself inside of it. The vet had to knock her out just to look in her mouth. She'll play dead for a little bit with the vet usually, but once it gets too much, she's all twists and claws.

We made one attempt to dose her and gave up to go and tend our scratches and cuts. Her eye seems to be clearing up anyway. She's about to go to the cattery for a week and they offer a 'medication' service...
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Post by: Pingu on May 15, 2017, 12:47:33 pm
I should point out that Ninkasi was just bothering the frog. She made no attempt to kill it and it hopped off safely into our neighbour's pond.
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Post by: Feline on May 17, 2017, 10:36:04 pm
Oh dear. Pete was remarkably easy to get eyedrops into so I can't offer any advice.

Bad Cat is fine with drops (which is good because she's always injuring her eyes), she just makes a lot of whiny decibels that make it sound like we're dismembering her. Little Monster Cat is impossible. If you wrap her in a towel she'll somehow wind herself inside of it. The vet had to knock her out just to look in her mouth. She'll play dead for a little bit with the vet usually, but once it gets too much, she's all twists and claws.

We made one attempt to dose her and gave up to go and tend our scratches and cuts. Her eye seems to be clearing up anyway. She's about to go to the cattery for a week and they offer a 'medication' service...

Heh, I can well imagine the run around she is giving you. I love 'personality' cats so full kudos to her for that.
If  lived nearby I would offer to come round and help you (if you paid for my bandages after LOL).
I will leave you with this epic kitty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIyfNM6y3vU

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Post by: Kim on May 17, 2017, 11:13:14 pm
I will leave you with this epic kitty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIyfNM6y3vU

"He's escaped the muzzle, so I'm just going to do a lengthy piece to camera about how dangerous an unrestrained sharp end can be, and when I've finished I'll take some blood."

Proof, if it were needed, that vets have superpowers.
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Post by: Feline on May 17, 2017, 11:16:14 pm
I will leave you with this epic kitty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIyfNM6y3vU

"He's escaped the muzzle, so I'm just going to do a lengthy piece to camera about how dangerous an unrestrained sharp end can be, and when I've finished I'll take some blood."

Proof, if it were needed, that vets have superpowers.

Actually we don't, but veterinary nurses do  ;D
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Post by: Kim on May 17, 2017, 11:34:41 pm
Linked video seems more realistic:  Cat fights back, makes a break for it, and they vaccinate him upside-down in the sink.
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Post by: Feline on May 18, 2017, 12:02:14 am
Linked video seems more realistic:  Cat fights back, makes a break for it, and they vaccinate him upside-down in the sink.
Have done that also lol. Cats are more epic than people  ;D
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Post by: Jakob on May 21, 2017, 03:45:19 am
Fast asleep after spending the afternoon running up and down a mountain full of snow!
Spring sun and soft snow is a magical combination.
(http://i.imgur.com/jj2IPDu.jpg)
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Post by: T42 on May 21, 2017, 05:04:05 pm
One of our labs has not been able to keep food down for the last 24 hours.  He seems perky enough, but anything he eats comes back soon after.

Vet tomorrow.
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Post by: bobb on May 24, 2017, 08:33:20 pm
Flinging a mouse around my bedroom. Well, he was 5 minutes ago. I rescued said mouse and took it outside, but I don't rate its chances much....
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 24, 2017, 11:26:06 pm
Boris is a mighty hunter.
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Post by: bobb on May 25, 2017, 01:04:25 am
He'd be a lot more mighty if he just killed the bloody things rather than just half killing them and letting them run/fly/hop around my bedroom!
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 25, 2017, 10:30:32 am
At least Pete refuses to hand them over and eats them whole.
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Post by: Jaded on May 25, 2017, 10:35:08 am
Cali has dribbled all over my shoulder.

So i checked the biscuit bowl... yes, nearly empty.
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Post by: pcolbeck on May 30, 2017, 03:36:44 pm
Hazel the cat is cross because I just took the baby rabbit she caught off her and put it in the bin. Tilly the dog is cross because I didn't let her take the rabbit off the cat.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on May 30, 2017, 04:49:31 pm
Pete is exhausted from ten minutes of being awake and is asleep on my lap.
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Post by: ian on May 30, 2017, 08:59:17 pm
Cats vs. Magpies episode 67.

The one that goes. Miaow. Squawk. Miaow. Squawk. Repeat.

Bad Cat is a bit half hearted, she just lies there making strange miaow noise and whacking her tail back and forth. Though Magpie mum did some impressive bombing runs the other day, precision delivering twig-derived ordnance onto Little Monster Cat's head.

Quite frankly, a magpie could probably eat them.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 30, 2017, 09:30:20 pm
Speaking of cats vs magpies...
On Sunday I left the flat and heard this weird noise.  Found this
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4220/34906327406_8ea2caa344.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vby429)IMG_6142_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Vby429) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

With a Pumpkin sat next to it looking all innocent. Despite hearing a terrible noise it was dead a couple of seconds later when I got to it. Quite surprised a feisty magpie didn't manage to escape. Sorry, bird.
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Post by: ian on May 31, 2017, 07:22:37 am
Our garden magpies seem to have things in hand. I was most impressed how they were picking up sticks and stones from the road and then flying back to drop them on Little Monster Cat's head. I wish I had videoed it. LMC sat there looking angrier and angrier but they weren't coming low enough to risk a surface-to-air strike (and she can launch pretty high, but then she's not a lot bigger than a magpie). Of course, she just sat there while they bombed her demonstrating that corvids are smarter than cats. I doubt they felt it was a challenge.

Bad Cat, on the other hand, prefers to channel her inner Bill Oddie and get excited watching birds*. My wife took an hilarious video of her having a conversation with the magpies while I was away. She couldn't actually be bothered getting up to chase them so she did the whole thing lying down.

Oddly, they've pretty much stopped catching things she we moved to the 'country' – back in the urban sprawl they'd bring mice aplenty, frogs, entire pigeons, and pork chops. Since we moved here, a couple of mice and slow worms when we first moved in, but that's tapered off. Possible the fauna of the Surrey jungles is a bit more challenging.

*This is why I'm up and working at 7am, little sod is sitting behind the blinds in the bedroom making a racket every time she sees a bird flap by.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 01, 2017, 04:12:46 pm
Pete is trying to wash his bottom/back half, but he keeps being distracted by his tail.
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Post by: pcolbeck on June 01, 2017, 04:35:19 pm
The dog is absent having gone for an adventure with Mrs Pcolbeck and her Mum. First time I have been at home without the dog since we got her and I find I dont like it. No heavy sighs when I am working and no following me round every time I get up to make a cup of tea.
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Post by: ian on June 01, 2017, 07:30:42 pm
This what I have to put you with. Look at the sheer effort she puts in to see those magpies off her territory.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3vWEjc3Dh38
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Post by: Jaded on June 01, 2017, 11:18:45 pm
Cone on ian, be reasonable, bears are a challenge for teh kittehs.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 01, 2017, 11:41:16 pm
This what I have to put you with. Look at the sheer effort she puts in to see those magpies off her territory.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/3vWEjc3Dh38
She's obviously trying jawjaw before warwar.
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Post by: ian on June 02, 2017, 09:49:26 am
That's the literal pecking order in my garden: yeti > bear > magpie > cat.

If you listen carefully on the video, she's making a very, very pathetic miaow. Alpha predator, my arse.
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Post by: Moose57 on June 02, 2017, 09:59:17 pm
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13164326_10154187136398399_7297650173298453174_n.jpg?oh=bd4004d51d7b8829dea1738f0ee811b7&oe=59A32A38)

Bringing us a present, a live moorhen. It flew off thankfully over a 6ft fence with cat in hot pursuit.
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Post by: Jack Standish on June 05, 2017, 09:10:44 am
My cat is currently trying to remember the times before his castration because I have a new girl kitty in the house. Her name's Cookie, and she's a real lady. Poor Sal, he's trying to be all manly now.

(https://pp.userapi.com/c638623/v638623782/3b6c2/gF-FEiqxP9U.jpg)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 05, 2017, 07:37:13 pm
Well I'm guessing that Sal is the white cat, being as the Tortie should be the female :)
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Post by: ian on June 06, 2017, 09:27:16 am
Waking me up at 6.15am because it's still raining and she wants me to make it stop.
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Post by: ian on June 07, 2017, 07:22:55 am
Waking me up up 5.15 am because she wanted to be sick. Ack ack ack. Which she was. On the bed.

ETA: Little Monster Cat, on the other hand, didn't get up for breakfast on account of 'really, at this time?'. At least one of us gets some sleep, I suppose.
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Post by: ian on June 19, 2017, 09:46:47 am
LMC is going to the vets again. At least this vet isn't as sarky as the last one who'd take a look and utter a prognosis along the lines of 'oh, this is going to help pay for my next ski trip'. Actually, I quite liked him. He rode a bicycle too.

She's manked her paw. I can't tell what and she's not letting anyone near. She seems able to put pressure on it, but will sit with it raised and she's not extending her claws on that paw when she stretches. The reception asked 'is she that one?' Yes, she's that one. And she still have three sets of functioning claws. Sorry.
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Post by: ian on June 19, 2017, 02:33:59 pm
The vet was optimistic. Two nurses, one vet, two owners and one thick towel vs. 3 kg of cat.

Cat 1 : Humans 0.

It's a forgone conclusion tbh, but I suppose the veterinary playbook says they have to try. I think we'll have to sedate her... she eventually concludes, as every vet before has.

Abscess in her toe apparently. Will she take pills and wear the cone of shame, she asks. Then we all laugh until we cry.

At least they can put the flea and parasite stuff on her neck while she's unconscious.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 19, 2017, 04:06:03 pm
Poor LMC.

Pete is struggling in the heat. He sunbathes in the window until he gets too hot, then he goes to his bed and gets too hot, then he sits on the floor, then he lies on me and we both get too hot then he goes back to the window...
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Post by: ian on June 19, 2017, 04:50:34 pm
Bad Cat is lolling around in my wife's office upstairs, alternately in the window, her desk (by the laptop fan, heh) and then back into the hallway.

If she were vaguely smart she'd figure out that downstairs is several degrees cooler and the balcony outside my office is nicely shaded (which is where I am). But she's not even vaguely smart.

LMC has apparently been cleaned up and bandaged and will be ready for collection later. In a mitten of shame which will, I predict, last entire minutes. Unless it's like a boxing glove and she can use it give Bad Cat right hooks in their daily episode of Fight Club.
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Post by: ian on June 19, 2017, 07:15:13 pm
Now that was fun. My wife, for reasons that defy logic*, decided to let LMC out of her box in the living room. The one with the large, open patio doors. Not in any of the many rooms that don't have wide open patio doors.

So, yes, I just spent two hours looking for a cat in the surrounding streets which involved a lot of crawling, until we finally found her wedged under parked car. Had to poke her out with a stick, cue much hissing. Anyway, she's hiding under the bed upstairs (after getting oil and various oozy cat fluids over the sheets). The cat is under the bed, not my wife. Only because one of them won't fit, mind.

Now I'm hot and bothered.

*apparently because she'd pooed in her basket, but still, surely the bathroom would be more appropriate.
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Post by: Jakob on June 19, 2017, 08:17:21 pm
Hana had an allergic reaction to *something* last week.  She first had a big welt over her eye and we thought it was a wasp or similar, but it kept bursting and swelling up again and then she developed another one under her other eye.
We took her to the vet, who agreed that it was an allergic something, but could not tell what caused it. She is allergic to raw beef , but normally has no issues with processed beef(kibble). We did change her food recently, but previous cases has been around her mouth (and butt).
Anyways, he prescribed some steroids, which worked great, except they also make her really tired, so she spend the whole weekend sleeping. This morning, I had to work hard to get her out of bed, put her collar on her and while I was trying to find some poo-bags, she started walking back to her bed!.
 Wife is out all day, so I put her in the daycare and at least she seemed moderately happy to be there.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 19, 2017, 08:31:13 pm
Aw, poor Hanna.
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Post by: ian on June 20, 2017, 10:02:52 am
Hating us, that's what. LMC is still curled up under the bed. I did see her slink out to get some water earlier and scoot back again pronto. She won't come out. She's not normally this bad, and she's not exactly new to visiting the vets to have bits sewed or otherwise fixed, but I guess the trauma of escape and capture didn't help (I think she panicked because of the cone of shame).

I just a tray of painkiller-laced food under the bed. Room service.

Of course, as the cat flap is locked, I have to get up at 2am, 2.20am, 2.47am, 3.12am, 4am, 4.30am, 4.52am, 5.12am, 5.45am, 6.02am, 6.45am, 7.12am etc. to let Bad Cat out.
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Post by: ian on June 21, 2017, 11:42:35 am
We're all friends again now. Though she's really not keen to go outside. Which makes me worry about where she's going to the loo...
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Post by: matthew on June 21, 2017, 12:25:51 pm
We're all friends again now. Though she's really not keen to go outside. Which makes me worry about where she's going to the loo...

You said she was hiding under the bed .... ..... .....  :demon:
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Post by: Clare on June 21, 2017, 05:05:40 pm
Have you checked your slippers?
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Post by: Auntie Helen on June 21, 2017, 05:47:56 pm
Comforting my GerMan. His daughter doesn't want to talk to him at the moment (her mother is making things very difficult) so he is very upset. Poppy is lying beside him licking his hand.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 21, 2017, 07:12:12 pm
I thought Pete was asleep on my bed, but according to the photos my upstairs neighbours just sent to me via facebook, he's visiting them!
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Post by: ian on June 21, 2017, 10:28:18 pm
Have you checked your slippers?

I have checked everywhere, so I suppose she kept it all in or snuck out during the night. There is a little used litter tray under the stairs but, to my knowledge, LMC has never used that. Bad Cat waits for us to clean it out and put fresh litter in and then promptly lays a big stinker in it (any other time, she'll go outside, of course).
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Post by: ian on June 29, 2017, 12:25:29 pm
What Bad Cat is doing now, I've no idea, but it probably involves plotting her next round of mischief. But I know what she was doing. That was removing the drawstring from my best Speedos (trust me, getting 28 inch waist swimming trunks is a challenge). Which mean any especially vigorous turns in the swimming pool are now a fraught affair. It's not the first time she's indulged this particular and peculiar pastime (she loves swimming stuff on account of the chlorine).

Then having retrieved my swimming trunks, I turned around to see her heading out of my office and off towards the stairs with my work mobile phone in her mouth (well, the case with the phone in it). Little shit. I hate to think who she was planning to phone, but she's not having it.
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Post by: pcolbeck on June 30, 2017, 09:09:42 am
Years ago I had a cat that would steal my car keys and hide them. It also knew how to turn the bedside alarm off (bop  the large snooze button on the top). Made me so late so many times did that evil little feline.
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Post by: ian on June 30, 2017, 09:44:32 am
Little Monster Cat steals a lot of stuff and stashes it around the house, usually clothes – she has a thing for socks and PJs. Bad Cat isn't normally much of a thief. The mobile phone thing is a new one, though I suspect I know why I found it in the middle of my office floor the other day now.

Annoyed about my swimming pants though.
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Post by: bobb on June 30, 2017, 04:59:22 pm
Last night, I was looking out of my bedroom window and saw Boris The Blade chase a Fox out of the garden. There was a bit of a stand off and the fox said "Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!", but that was it. He was off. 1-0 Blade  :)
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on June 30, 2017, 07:45:11 pm
 ;D
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Post by: Ashaman42 on June 30, 2017, 07:59:07 pm
Hap eh hap eh ho
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Post by: ian on July 04, 2017, 09:01:15 am
Bad Cat ate a mouse. All of it. Then sicked it up on the bed as a perfectly cylindrical oesophageal sausage of furry frankenmouse complete with an eyeball in the middle.

I didn't know whether to be impressed or to be sick. I opted for the latter.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 04, 2017, 07:18:57 pm
Excellent trolling from Bad Cat there!
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Post by: T42 on July 18, 2017, 02:03:25 pm
Disgusting dog pulled stuff out of the bottom of the parrot's cage onto the floor.

Me: Raz, Get tae fck out of there!!!

Parrot: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Post by: Basil on July 18, 2017, 09:32:51 pm
Megan, the Border Terrorist, is out the back on her thinking step.  It's still not bloody raining.   :(
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Post by: Wowbagger on July 23, 2017, 12:04:26 am
Making this room stink. He was farting earlier. He's been for a walk and he had a crap. I'm wondering if he got some stuck in his fur. I've had a look and I can't see any.
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Post by: ian on August 29, 2017, 12:30:23 pm
Bad Cat is hiding outside from the cleaner. LMC is supervising.

It's hot so I left the back door open. First I had to push Splotch the Cat from up the road out the door (but I'm eating, it said). Then a great big Fox (this cat food stuff is great, it said).

I guess I'll close the back door then.
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Post by: tiermat on August 30, 2017, 10:42:08 am
I suspect that our two are still sulking.

Whilst we moved house they were in a cattery, afterwards we have been keeping them indoors. They still haven't been allowed out yet, despite them both staring, wistfully out of the conservatory windows.
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Post by: ian on October 15, 2017, 06:29:51 pm
Bad Cat who had been cleverly annoying by learning to open the wardrobe sliding doors and clambered to her sanctuary on the top shelf has now somehow forgotten how to the open the sliding doors and scratches at them vainly until I do it for her. So she's gone from cleverly annoying to mere annoying. Cats are very dim.
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Post by: IanDG on October 15, 2017, 07:27:18 pm
Under the desk sleeping at my feet.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/37459047200_f2fd38119b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z58pFo)Let Sleeping Dogs........... (https://flic.kr/p/Z58pFo) by ian (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acf_windy/), on Flickr
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Post by: Basil on October 15, 2017, 07:38:41 pm
My eyes, my eyes.
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Post by: IanDG on October 15, 2017, 07:52:52 pm
My eyes, my eyes.

Their noses  :hand:
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Post by: citoyen on October 21, 2017, 03:39:58 pm
Eating ice cream...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/37783323576_74084f8609_z.jpg)
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Post by: hellymedic on October 21, 2017, 05:46:34 pm
'Our' garden cats are cowering away from Brian.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on October 23, 2017, 08:55:33 pm
Pete just fell off his climbing tower, tried to look nonchalent and is now sitting on my lap for comfort.
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Post by: Wowbagger on October 24, 2017, 08:13:41 pm
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Post by: Feline on October 24, 2017, 08:44:07 pm
Sapphie is gearing up to carry out a premeditated stealth attack on whichever human/cat/dog walks past next while she hides invisibly in Amazon packaging material .....

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Post by: hellymedic on October 24, 2017, 09:13:47 pm
Yesterday, they were mainly eating.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 24, 2017, 10:13:26 pm
Aww
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Post by: hellymedic on October 27, 2017, 10:20:55 pm
Today they are eating MOAR!
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Mama Cat has learned to bang on the kitchen door, demanding Food with Menaces...
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Post by: Gattopardo on October 27, 2017, 10:58:57 pm
Are they petable?
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Post by: Ham on October 27, 2017, 11:31:03 pm
aaaand you think you are going to get rid of them, yeah? All?

mmm

I'll have sixpence on the mog.
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Post by: hellymedic on October 28, 2017, 12:59:49 am
Are they petable?

Not really.

Mum just tolerates being stroked. Kits run a mile!
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Post by: T42 on October 28, 2017, 07:58:08 am
Missus went running an hour ago, dog Ezra the Timekeeper is looking at the window and emitting staccato where-the-hell-is-she grunts.
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Post by: PaulF on October 28, 2017, 11:28:36 am
Barker at the delivery man
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Post by: Poly Hive on November 07, 2017, 01:00:46 pm
Buddy and Blu our Therapet whippets are relaxing in the lounge enjoying the wood burner which is cranked up.

PH
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 10, 2017, 10:36:42 pm
Currently destroying something under the bed.

They now have names Luna stop that and Buzz eclair get down. Photos later as I'll chase them with a camera tomorrow.
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Post by: Pingu on November 10, 2017, 10:50:48 pm
Makes a change from Pest and Oi You.
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 15, 2017, 07:40:16 pm
Both snoozing, one on my feet and the other on my tummy.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 18, 2017, 09:16:19 pm
White Nose, the most curious and independent of the litter was caught and taken away for rehoming today, after a bloody battle with one of David's friends.

I think this encounter scared off the other moggies but I reckon they'll return later.

Big Tom will probably show around midnight.

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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 19, 2017, 10:35:19 pm
Pete is stoned out of his hairy face on catnip.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 19, 2017, 10:46:24 pm
White Nose, the most curious and independent of the litter was caught and taken away for rehoming today, after a bloody battle with one of David's friends.

I think this encounter scared off the other moggies but I reckon they'll return later.

Big Tom will probably show around midnight.

Big Tom and Mama Cat did indeed show up at 01.30.

Mama Cat + 3 kittens had a right 'bundle' round 11.30, enjoyed the sunshine and fed well.

They'll be back at bedtime with Big Tom, methinks!
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Post by: Ham on November 20, 2017, 09:23:28 am
Pete is stoned out of his hairy face on catnip.

You could always try Pinot Meow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAnZyXshnN0)
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Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 22, 2017, 11:18:28 pm
We have an elderly cat - tonight I found large sticky patch on his head, cleaned it off, it was blood. There was a deep puncture wound, just one. Looked very much like a pellet or bullet puncture to me (no tearing as you'd expect from a claw or if he'd got caught on something). I strongly suspect he'd been shot with a pellet gun and the pellet had not penetrated his skull.

Cat was very good about me cleaning off the wound - but afterwards made it clear he felt he'd earned multiple cat treats.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 23, 2017, 09:08:26 am
Aw, poor kitty :(
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Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 23, 2017, 10:58:08 am
He seemed happy enough after I'd cleaned him up. Spent rest of evening on my lap, purring away.

When I got home, stepson (cat is really 'his' cat) was laid on cushion on sofa next to stepson while he painted models and talked to a friend. They'd been there for a while. I noticed the gunge on cats head - they said 'the cat has been freaked out all afternoon'.

I think part of the 'freaked out' was the sticky mess on his head, between his ears. Cats hate that sort of thing. He was much happier once I'd cleaned it off, even though that meant getting his head wet.
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 23, 2017, 04:01:08 pm
What kind of scum bag does that to a cat? Or any animal.
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Post by: mrcharly-YHT on November 23, 2017, 04:20:03 pm
Dunno - but it seems to be endemic around the UK atm. Shooting and mutilating animals, particularly cats.
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Post by: barakta on November 23, 2017, 10:46:02 pm
>:( to someone shooting your cat. Delighted to hear that it was not too serious and a wound-cleaning was possible and successful. Wishing the cat safe continued healing and the perpetrators something rather nasty!
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 23, 2017, 11:04:13 pm
>:( to someone shooting your cat. Delighted to hear that it was not too serious and a wound-cleaning was possible and successful. Wishing the cat safe continued healing and the perpetrators something rather nasty!

May years ago a neighbour shot my tom, as he was beating up his cat.  Tom was a hard bastard. Had a word with the chap, he said it was my fault  as I didn't stop Tom being a thug.  Explained that he would be paying the vet bills and if he ever did anything like that again, I would coming back and would cause the same pain to him.  Then I spent lots of time courting his cat, so it would come to me.
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 23, 2017, 11:11:30 pm
Dunno - but it seems to be endemic around the UK atm. Shooting and mutilating animals, particularly cats.

There are alot of sick fucks around.  I can easily hate and would want to hurt, kill and mutilate people who do this stuff but never take things out an animal.



Edit Sorry, a little drunk and upsetting topic for me.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 24, 2017, 11:23:23 am
Dunno - but it seems to be endemic around the UK atm. Shooting and mutilating animals, particularly cats.
I think it's just part of the licence to hate that Brexit and Trump have unleashed.
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Post by: Kim on November 24, 2017, 01:21:31 pm
Young men.  They like hurting and destroying things.

A bit like cats, without the redeeming qualities.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 24, 2017, 02:16:34 pm
Barking like a loon as she wants to go for a walk. I am studiously ignoring her as its an hour too early for the afternoon walk (she had an hours walk this morning).
We are going through another testing the boundaries phase at the moment as dogs do.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 24, 2017, 02:53:58 pm
Family Cat seemed to have had a spat fit for a soap opera.
They have taken to having the generations dining separately.
Adolescent Ginger Kitten pushed Mum away from food a few days ago.
Mum hissed at and struck said kitten at feed last night.
Tom was aggressive to kittens, which is new.
Mum has been wolfing food down but is very thin.

They seemed a happy family a few days ago but have multiple hostilities now.
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Post by: Flite on November 24, 2017, 04:42:24 pm
Zeppy the tabby cat is siting on the windowsill watching the snow.  Winter in Weardale.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on November 24, 2017, 06:59:53 pm
Pete was asleep but now he's looking at me from his bed.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 24, 2017, 08:41:44 pm
I think the 'pecking order' has changed now the kittens are bigger.
Mum now FIERCELY defends her food and the kittens must comply.
Little Gingers eat separately but Fat Blackface waits patiently till Mum has finished, the troughs.
Mum is skinny and ravenous. I'm not sure whether this is just refeeding after lactating for 6 or hyperthyroidism...

(My 44kg niece fed her toothless infant for AGES but keeps Facebooking her culinary efforts and infant's antics.)
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Post by: woollypigs on December 05, 2017, 04:07:10 pm
Puking!

She is such a fussy eater. We feed her raw Natural Instinct which she hoovers down. When stock is low or I forget to buy, we get Natures Menu which she reluctantly eats. Which she promptly pukes up and then eats it with nearly same keenness as Natural Instinct.

So when I forgot again and that coincided with the local pet shop being out of Natural Instinct. The owner said what about Natures Menu and I told them the above. They said what about mince, just beef and now't else. I was "Well go on then" as two packs (1kg each) is just over what we pay for one pot of Natural Instinct (1Kg).

Yes and today after we have defrosted it we gave it to the mutt, with some chopped up veggies. She just stood there looking at it, nibbled a bit, took the meat in her mouth and dumped it on the floor and eat some carrot. After some exciting talking she had some minced but wasn't keen. A few minutes out of her it came, where she normally would have hoovered her puke this time she wasn't keen at all. Just look sad at us and slowly nibbled at her puke.

Talk about fussy eater  ::-)
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 05, 2017, 04:09:25 pm
Making stupid falsetto excuses for a bark.
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 05, 2017, 04:17:00 pm
Puking!

She is such a fussy eater. We feed her raw Natural Instinct which she hoovers down. When stock is low or I forget to buy, we get Natures Menu which she reluctantly eats. Which she promptly pukes up and then eats it with nearly same keenness as Natural Instinct.

Fussy eating is a problem we don't have with our Tilly what with her being half lab. Absolutely anything at all (except celery) is hoovered up instantly. If she pukes its because she has eaten something totally unsuitable like half a rabbit that been dead for two weeks she has found.

Have you tried your Tilley on Simpsons ? Would be cheaper than what your feeding her I think but still very high quality. They do small trial packs as well.  They do grain free which may or may not be important to you but is for our Tilly as grain based food gives her the runs.
The treats are ace, all the dogs in the village know when I have some of their kangaroo or venison sausage in my treat pocket, makes me very popular.

https://www.simpsonspremium.com/
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Post by: Wombat on December 06, 2017, 11:40:09 am
I wish I knew what Alfie is doing right now, but as he's in a cattery about 20 miles away, I don't.  We went to see him in prison yesterday, and he's bearing up, but is desperate to get outside, and meows piteously to be let out, its heartbreaking.  I just want him snuggled on my lap, purring.

See rant thread for explanations why he's in prison.
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Post by: ian on December 10, 2017, 01:10:38 pm
Annoying me because it's raining. Bad Cat is hiding behind me because Little Monster Cat has gone off on one and wants to eat her. I'm not getting in the way of small bullet of hyper-accelerated baryonic kitty mass (aka a kittyon, when two agitated kittyons interact, one is part-annihilated, the excess energy emitted through a burst of high energy miaowions).
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Post by: hellymedic on December 10, 2017, 02:18:07 pm
Big Tom came in, Lightly dusted with snow at 9.30 am and fed.
Haven't seen other cats today.
The Man is just escaping from his pit.
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Post by: bobb on December 10, 2017, 04:04:23 pm
Being an irritant. FFS, if you want the bog again, just go out there, even if it is snowing. Northern cats are going to start commenting on this you know?
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Post by: PaulF on December 10, 2017, 04:35:22 pm
She’s just fallen asleep on top of me
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 10, 2017, 04:38:43 pm
Being an irritant. FFS, if you want the bog again, just go out there, even if it is snowing. Northern cats are going to start commenting on this you know?

One of these Northern cats is trying to become one with the radiator and the other is on my lap having refused the doorman's offer.
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Post by: ian on December 10, 2017, 04:43:11 pm
After venturing out for a few minutes, now Bad Cat is busy putting muddy paw prints on every surface. Sigh.
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Post by: Basil on December 10, 2017, 04:59:16 pm
Rushing around the house trying to dry herself on anything she can find other than the towel I'm chasing after her with.
Hardly the best time to bath a dog, considering the weather.

Yes.  She found eau de fox poo to roll in again.  >:(  Disgusting girl!   >:(
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Post by: hellymedic on December 10, 2017, 06:53:38 pm
Three juvenile cats appeared at the kitchen door at 16.10 and wolfed down a 400g tin and a half of cat food before slinking off.

Then reappeared at 17.10, ate a small amount at sedate pace but found washing machine's sounds off-putting so scarpered.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 10, 2017, 08:54:07 pm
Chasing his tail.  ::-) ;D ;D
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Post by: hellymedic on December 10, 2017, 08:59:52 pm
Miss! Miss! Ginger Kitten is biting and pulling Blackie's tail!

Miss, IT'S NOT FAIR!
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Post by: woollypigs on December 10, 2017, 09:05:21 pm
Trying to find a cool place in the living room, a bit hard when the fire has been going since 3PM, but she does not want to leave the front room.
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Post by: ian on December 11, 2017, 10:07:22 am
Bad Cat threw up a furball on the bed. I'm now doing laundry. Perfect start to a Monday morning.
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 12, 2017, 12:17:11 am
Being a massive interruption.
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Post by: essexian on December 12, 2017, 10:35:46 am
We have a "stray" cat Eric. He has been coming around for at least 8 years and given his age and colouring, we think he is the brother of our ex stray queen Elma.

Anyway, soon after we moved here, we put up a summer house for CBH to use when she wanted her own space....quickly however she turned this into a home for passing cats like Eric. All good IMHO, so much so, I put a cat flap in so he could access it on his own terms. Indeed, we even leave a space heater in their over the winter to keep the place warm.

So, where to I find Eric this morning.....yes, sleeping our unheated garage.....  :facepalm:
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Post by: Pingu on December 12, 2017, 05:23:27 pm
If you build it they will snub.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 12, 2017, 06:00:39 pm
Pete is on my lap.
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Post by: hellymedic on December 12, 2017, 06:05:19 pm
Growing cats EAT!
Kittens fight, fight and fight!
Pulled towels off their hooks, rolled in them, played Tug-O'-War.
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Post by: Feline on December 12, 2017, 08:13:58 pm
Rory is doing this ........ He is a big fan of laundry baskets, cardboard boxes or anything else he can get into.
https://vimeo.com/247030657
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Post by: Andrij on December 12, 2017, 09:10:17 pm
How did the trifle dish work out?
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Post by: Feline on December 13, 2017, 12:39:14 am
How did the trifle dish work out?

I am still working on luring him into it when the camera is around  ;D
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 13, 2017, 10:28:57 am
Getting in the Christmas mood:

(http://pictures.pcolbeck.fastmail.fm/christmas-tilly.jpg)
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Post by: essexian on December 13, 2017, 06:29:44 pm
Jamise our old tom is currently sitting on the sofa looking sorry for himself as the poor old thing must have been in a fight as he has a spilt lip.

Its not stopping him eating but its quite swollen.

I'll get him some prawns later for supper: he will like that.
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Post by: hellymedic on December 13, 2017, 07:36:43 pm
Our litter are fighting like 9-year-old boys and have pulled two hand towels off their pegs.
They do love the towels! They chew them, roll in them and play tug-o-war.
Then they go back to scrapping or
DEMANDING MOAR FOOD!
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 13, 2017, 08:41:15 pm
Pumpkin's still not looking very happy for herself in a nonspecific way.  Been a bit up and down since Saturday. Off to the vet on Friday, which seems like a long way away.
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Post by: PaulF on December 13, 2017, 11:46:54 pm
Working out who’s bed to sleep on. Clue: not hers.
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Post by: hellymedic on December 16, 2017, 08:27:43 pm
Kittens fighting dirty: biting kicking, rolling pouncing scrapping.

All cats eating, EATING, eating.
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Post by: trekker12 on December 19, 2017, 12:31:45 pm
Anja and Freya, our five month Norwegian Forest kittens are having an early Christmas present by having some of their insides removed.

We dropped them off with the vet this morning completely none the wiser and will pick them up later today. Trying to keep their cone collars on for the next ten days is going to be entertaining.

Hopefully they will forgive us when they work out it will allow them freedom to roam the neighbourhood as they have been trapped mostly indoors since August - we explore the garden with them but don't let them near the big black cat who thinks he owns our garden along with most of the street.
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Post by: bobb on December 29, 2017, 06:01:32 pm
Trying to destroy my bed linen. He does this occasionally. I've had to go to my second away kit as my first kit and away kit are unusable now - apart from the pillow cases. But I can't be mixing and matching so I shall be buying some more....
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Post by: Wowbagger on December 29, 2017, 09:10:52 pm
Mooching about in a fairly random way. He has slept an awful lot today.
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Post by: Owthathurt on December 29, 2017, 09:20:57 pm
Sam is snoring, Luna is farting...... Neither seems to have much inclination to do much else in the evenings.
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Post by: hellymedic on December 29, 2017, 10:09:32 pm
Big Tom has taken over gentle parenting whilst Mama Cat snarls, hisses and refuses to eat in offsprings' presence.
Mama is TWITCHY and storms off at the slightest sound.
Kittens eat voraciously, bound, jump, climb, fight, scrap, chase.
Big Tom plods but seems to calm kits
Unlike Mum.
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Post by: T42 on December 30, 2017, 03:41:42 pm
I was out in the workshop just now, taking hide glue off the underside of a guitar fingerboard with a scraper, when I noticed that one of our Labs had wandered in and was eating the shavings off the floor.
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Post by: Gattopardo on December 31, 2017, 06:14:42 pm
I was out in the workshop just now, taking hide glue off the underside of a guitar fingerboard with a scraper, when I noticed that one of our Labs had wandered in and was eating the shavings off the floor.

Labs will eat anything.
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Post by: Gattopardo on December 31, 2017, 06:16:36 pm
One asleep on the cat tree while the other is sleeping on my feet.

If I move my feet someone gets very unhappy.
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Post by: woollypigs on December 31, 2017, 06:27:13 pm
Snoring in my sleeping bag as we hide away from the noise in the sky in the campervan on a Yorkshire hill. Happy New year to the lot of you
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Post by: T42 on February 17, 2018, 10:25:58 am
Five minutes ago: one of the labs was lying down in the garden with sleet lashing about him. Gave me a WTF look when I called him in and stopped off for a pee on the way.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 02, 2018, 03:49:26 pm
Some snow slid down the roof and made a loud noise. The kittehs didn't like it.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 02, 2018, 05:14:07 pm
Pete has spent quite a while on the bedroom floor, under the radiator with his head on the skirting board.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 02, 2018, 07:25:42 pm
Big Tom comes in for FOOD but has not eaten much today.
Blackie slunk off after breakfast yesterday and has not yet reappeared.
David is worried.
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Post by: ian on March 02, 2018, 08:43:49 pm
Multi-level annoyance. Bad Cat was sick at 4.15am. LMC was sick at 4.30 pm. They've poop-o-geddoned the litter tray. Bad Cat tried to pull the grill off the top of the radiator this morning. Then she moved around the living room by pulling herself along on her back under all the furniture. She's done this eight times. They had a twenty minute fight over who could have the honour of sitting in a cardboard box that is too small for either of them.

Just go out in the snow. You don't have this problem with snow leopards #firstworldfelines.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 02, 2018, 08:58:00 pm
Ours don't hang about the house for long and David is worried sick about Blackie's welfare.

I reckon she'll be OK and return here before too long, but it is a worry!
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Post by: ian on March 02, 2018, 09:20:36 pm
Cats might not like it, but they're fine in the cold. Feral domestic cats survive in far colder climates than the UK.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 02, 2018, 09:26:13 pm
I keep telling this to David. Big Tom is now in the house having had a Big Feed but Blackie is still AWOL. Exterior thermometer is reading -0.3C and there's a thick blanket of SNO.
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Post by: Basil on March 02, 2018, 10:14:47 pm
Being pissed off with me.  Ages ago we booked a hair cut for Megan.  Early March we thought,that'll be fine for the winter coat to go.  Completely forgot about it until the groomer turned up..
This evening's walk went quicker than normal.  Meg rushing round not stopping to sniff anything.  Quick wee and then fuuuuuuuk! Let's get home!
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Post by: T42 on March 03, 2018, 08:28:41 am
Rolling in the snow, both of them. Crazy mutts.
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Post by: pcolbeck on March 07, 2018, 07:12:10 pm
Snoozing. Poor girl had a fright this afternoon. I was on a conference call and she was in the back garden when the pack from the local hunt jumped the wall and came piling through driving her ahead of them. I heard the hunt and ran out but Tilly was gone.
Shouted and whistled and a few minutes later she came running back form the front of the house shaking with her tail between her legs. Didnt want to go out again all afternoon.
The hunt hounds had to go through another back garden before they could jump the wall into ours.
Haven't seen hide nor hair of the hunt master, they know their  dogs have been crashing through a village and the gardens.
I don'y even have that strong a feeling about blood sports but the people involved seem to be real pricks with no common courtesy.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 09, 2018, 02:31:41 pm
Blackie and Big Tom were both neutered on 30 January.
Blackie went AWOL in the snow on 28 February but reappeared today.
To say say Big Tom is pleased to see Blackie is an understatement.

He has mounted her at least four times.

Blackie seems none too pleased!

???
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Post by: hellymedic on March 09, 2018, 04:43:13 pm
They are both under David's 'run-off' shed now.
It's a VERY tight squeeze for Big Tom.
They are sheltered from the rain.
There's no space for Big Tom to mount Blackie, which is a win for her...
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on March 10, 2018, 03:52:17 pm
My dryer is broken so I have towels hanging from a clotheshorse. Pete is using it as a fort.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2018, 04:07:21 pm
Thankfully Blackie showed no interest in the rack of towels drying in our lounge. She stayed peacefully in the lounge last night, disturbing nothing.
Think she's relieved she's not getting molested constantly.

Have not seen Big Tom since 3am.

Blackie is somewhere in the house and has fed well.
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Post by: Kim on March 10, 2018, 04:59:52 pm
Generally a cat's interest in laundry peaks when it's clean, dry and neatly folded.  And is generally proportional to the colour contrast between the item on the top of the pile and the cat's fur.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 10, 2018, 05:46:01 pm
Folded laundry is usually place atop a table, where Blackie has shown scant interest.
She previously tugged at anything hanging downwards but doesn't seem interested now.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 13, 2018, 07:57:50 pm
Last night was the first night that both cats have stayed in the house overnight.
They were quieter this time than previously.
We had a caller at the door before we emerged from our pit and Big Tom followed David but didn't appear to leave the house.
I got up an hour later, observed Blackie in David's study, seemingly awake but disinclined to move.

Big Tom was nowhere to be found. David searched whole house and did not see him.

Blackie finally came down for food round 6pm. Around 7pm, I heard Big Tom somewhere around the front of the house. He must have been lodging silently somewhere in the hall all day!

I live with an observant astronomer, who has very good hearing.
Apparently.
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Post by: essexian on March 15, 2018, 12:08:04 pm
Just been into the house to get a cup of tea.... I work in a "Luxury Cabin" in the garden.....(okay, is a shed but its warm and has internet connection so I am going to big it up)....

Doing a quick check, I note that Petal is sleeping on the table, Posie and Elma are on their electric blanket  while Pixie is on the back of the sofa as normal. Back in my cabin, Jamise is asleep on my desk... well I have had a couple of complex cases to audit today so he is tired from the hard work.

All well and good...that's all our cats accounted for...... but what's this.... Lord Rayner the semi stray (we think he is housed as he is an old cat with very good manners)  is asleep on our spare bed.... The Ginger Winger is asleep on the chest of draws, while Eric our Stray has moved in from the Summer House to have a sleep on our bed.....


So that's seven cats in the house and one on my desk.....No wonder it costs me upwards of £40 a week in cat food!  :facepalm:
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Post by: ian on March 15, 2018, 03:11:40 pm
I nearly stepped on Bad Cat as I opened the blinds this morning. She'd wedged herself into the gap under the radiator in my wife's office (presumably because she made turn up the radiator while she was working at home through the 'snow' last week). Literally wedged to maximize her heat absorption profile.

Her usual morning pose is stretch from the living room windowsill to the back of the sofa, suspending herself like a fat fluffy suspension bridge over the radiator.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 15, 2018, 04:45:06 pm
Cats seem to have VANISHED!

David last saw Big Tom under my desk upstairs, at about 1pm today.

Blackie came down for food around midday then wandered round house.

Cleaner say she's not seen any cats, anywhere in house.
I've not seen any escape through kitchen door.

No doubt they'll reappear..
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Post by: Kim on March 15, 2018, 04:49:08 pm
Sounds like they've got the hang of quantum tunnelling.  Important cat skill, that.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 15, 2018, 05:54:20 pm
Unsure if cats are of the Schrödinger or Cheshire variety...
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Post by: hellymedic on March 15, 2018, 07:16:59 pm
Both cats have reappeared, initially in the house...
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Post by: Legs on March 16, 2018, 07:11:06 am
Laying eggs.  Big ones!
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Post by: hellymedic on March 16, 2018, 07:29:56 pm
Sleeping in a doorway again.

I understand hanging around in archways was the original meaning of fornicating...
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Post by: MikeFromLFE on March 16, 2018, 08:19:14 pm
The 5kg Killing Machine is currently spending the night at the vets. He's been lethargic all week (more than usual for a cat), so we took him in this afternoon - temperature of 40°c and mild dehydration.
It looks as though he might have a bladder problem of some sort.

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Post by: hellymedic on March 16, 2018, 10:47:03 pm
Big Tom is now sleeping in the doorway. I hope our cats are OK. They have been dopey this week but seem to feed well and run around between sleeps. I think they've just discovered sleeping on carpets in our heated abode is less stressful than the Great Outdoors.

I would guess Big Tom weighs a LOT more than 5kg!

(Blackie was 2½kg when she was spayed 6 weeks ago and he appears to be two to three times her volume.) 
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Post by: hellymedic on March 20, 2018, 09:40:19 pm
Big Tom has taken up residence on the sofa for now and it suits him most magnificently,

The cats seem to like lying under computer desks overnight; Big Tom chooses my desk and Blackie chooses David's.

David bought a nice big soft cat bed but neither cat has shown any interest in it. Probably doesn't smell 'homely'...
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Post by: Kim on March 20, 2018, 09:49:31 pm
David bought a nice big soft cat bed but neither cat has shown any interest in it.

This is completely normal and expected.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 20, 2018, 10:08:03 pm
David bought a nice big soft cat bed but neither cat has shown any interest in it.

This is completely normal and expected.

The whole house is carpeted so there are plenty of soft, quiet places. Computer desks are semi-enclosed, giving them a little 'house'. Other 'little house' sleeping locations include the towel-draped bathroom chair (conveniently in front of the radiator) and the dining table.
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Post by: T42 on March 23, 2018, 03:28:23 pm
Was out in the garden with the dogs just now when a grey poodle that had been mooching about outside came over to the fence for a chat. While this was in progress a wee white car drew up, and the driver got out and said "oh, there you are". The poodle shrank away and started into the road, but stopped as a car approached. Driver whipped it up in his arms, gave it three smart whacks on the bum, tossed it in the back of the car, saying "naughty!" to it in no very nice manner, and then drove off.

No wonder it wandered off to start with, the poor wee bugger.  I did say something to him when he whacked it, but it was water off a duck's back. Arsehole.
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Post by: hellymedic on March 23, 2018, 04:01:27 pm
Blackie escaped from the front door yesterday and has not been seen since.

Most of the houses hereabouts now have little space twixt front and back and whilst the back gardens are familiar territory, the street side is not. Hopefully sh'll reappear eventually. David is not happy!

Big Tom has been sleeping under my desk; he was very vocal around 6am but settled and has not yet emerged from his slumbers.

ETA he arose @ 16.00 and is eating now.
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Post by: lou boutin on March 23, 2018, 08:12:53 pm
Milly the Cat is sitting on the arm of the chair next to me.  She's just recovering from a few, recent vet visits that resulted in lots of kitty swear words being thrown in the vet's direction and her biting my finger when I collected her. I was not amused since the little monkey had just just cost me nearly £500.

About 4 months ago Milly was diagnosed with feline diabetes and required low carbohydrate cat food, and twice daily insulin injections.  However, the early hours of Friday morning last week, she became hypoglycaemic and I ended up feeding her honey and doing a mad rush to the vets.  By the time I got her to the vets she was more with it although her blood sugars were still very low.  They gave her lots of naughty treats and after an hour she perked up no end, and I brought her home with the orders of no more insulin, feed her every hour and take back to the vets as soon as they open. It appears that Milly may have gone into spontaneous recovery - cats can do that with diabetes.  So she is now being monitored for the next month with diabetic food but no insulin.  it may be that she no longer needs insulin or she might need a much much lower dose of insulin although since her glucose levels remained stable during a curve test on Monday, this is unlikely. 
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 23, 2018, 09:44:19 pm
Hello Lou!


They think she's recovered over only a week?  Boggles ???
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Post by: hellymedic on March 23, 2018, 10:56:01 pm
A 'honeymoon phase' with minimal/zero insulin requirement is also sometimes observed in human diabetics, after the blood sugar is initially stabilised.
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Post by: lou boutin on March 25, 2018, 08:43:20 am
Hello both   ;D

Milly has been on insulin for about 4 months.  I have been watching her closely and a little concerned, so will be calling the vets later.  She's drinking a lot of water again, so I think she may still need some help
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Post by: hellymedic on March 25, 2018, 01:46:31 pm
Blackie has been AWOL for 72 hours.
Big Tom has taken to sitting on the bar chair I usually inhabit. We were rather surprised to see this large, lumbering beast jump so high!
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Post by: hellymedic on March 28, 2018, 11:53:45 pm
Blackie reappeared this evening after an absence of 6½ days. Looks like she's not eaten much.
Big Tom was VERY pleased to have her back.
Both seemed to tuck in well.
Big Tom is very vocal, Blackie almost silent.

Both running amok round the house.
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Post by: rafletcher on March 30, 2018, 05:37:56 pm
Sleeping. She’s a cat after all.
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 02, 2018, 10:04:20 am
Looking sad. She vomited everywhere last night but seemed fine this morning. Just got back from a short walk and she has thrown up again.
I suspect the little minx ate something really horrid and rotten - she is half Labrador.
A gentle diet of chicken and rice for a couple of days I think.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 02, 2018, 12:20:31 pm
Big Tom is resting under my computer desk. I don't know where Blackie lurks. There is no sound and they'll sleep anywhere...
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Post by: hellymedic on April 03, 2018, 12:13:55 am
Managed inadvertently to shut Blackie in downstairs loo for 2½ hours tonight.
I used loo prior to preparing supper, was sure she was in the house. Big Tom investigated a little meow but retreated alone. David couldn't see Blackie anywhere.
Eventually we both heard her David opened loo door and she sprang out, unharmed.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 03, 2018, 05:07:33 pm
Amusing David by being slow to learn how to use the newly-installed cat flap in the kitchen door.

They mastered an identical flap in the garage door a while back.
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Post by: ian on April 05, 2018, 11:36:36 am
Off to the cattery for the second time in two weeks. Happy not. They didn't go quietly or easily. LMC was recovered from under the guest room bed (which involved some disassembly) and then four pairs of hands to manhandle her into the box. Bad Cat hid under the sofa in my office. I tried to coax her out with treats, but other than a prolonged period of watching the oooo-treats-no-it's-a-trap argument circle her tiny brain, that wasn't working. Eventually had to shift the sofa and grab her before she wriggled back under it. Unlike LMC – a transdimensional twisting dervish with scything claws that should only be apprehended by suitably qualified personnel in certified PPE – she just turns herself into a big deadweight. Several plaintive miaows later she was in the box. I think it only took about 40 minutes. They're eligible for release on Sunday, we're only going away for the weekend.
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Post by: Pingu on April 07, 2018, 10:47:33 pm
I think one of ours left us present by the front door this morning  ::-)

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Post by: hellymedic on April 07, 2018, 11:13:28 pm
Sat in my seat.
Bit me when I tried to dislodge him.

Some people!
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Post by: Feline on April 08, 2018, 01:16:15 am
Was earlier on today not right now- but Simon took the dog and 3 cats for a walk (the cats were technically not invited but didn't get the memo). Sapphie got stuck up a tree and he very nearly had to come home to fetch a step ladder  ;D

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/900/41263340932_676782bebf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25SipEC)IMG_1545 (https://flic.kr/p/25SipEC) by Lara Day (https://www.flickr.com/photos/felinelara/), on Flickr
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Post by: hellymedic on April 09, 2018, 05:38:15 pm
One of our feline friends has left a disembowelled rodent on the patio, much to David's disgust.
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Post by: PeteB99 on April 09, 2018, 05:57:28 pm
One of our feline friends has left a disembowelled rodent on the patio, much to David's disgust.

That's how it starts.

Wait untill you start finding the bodies under your pillow.

 ;D
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Post by: hellymedic on April 09, 2018, 06:32:04 pm
One of our feline friends has left a disembowelled rodent on the patio, much to David's disgust.

That's how it starts.

Wait untill you start finding the bodies under your pillow.

 ;D

 ;D ;D ;D

These cats are an excellent education for my squeamish partner!
He is having to come to terms with the realities of biology.

I am not sorry!
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Post by: spesh on April 13, 2018, 08:15:55 pm
Given the sheer number of cats round my way, the ritual offerings stopped years ago.
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Post by: rafletcher on April 13, 2018, 09:32:39 pm
One of our feline friends has left a disembowelled rodent on the patio, much to David's disgust.

That's how it starts.

Wait untill you start finding the bodies under your pillow.

 ;D

Or better still, like one of mine did, leave 3 bluetit chicks at the top of the stairs!
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Post by: hellymedic on April 14, 2018, 11:48:06 am
We are spending the weekend in Wales and have locked the cats out of the house...
There's food in the garage and assorted wildlife...
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 17, 2018, 10:24:15 am
Barking and growling at the evil window cleaner who must be driven off before he breaks in and murders us all.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 17, 2018, 01:15:50 pm
Gone walkies, we think. Could be sleeping and hiding somewhere in the house.
Or outside.
Greeted David enthusiastically on our return, Blackie pretty well followed David to bed but then vanished.
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Post by: ian on April 17, 2018, 08:48:35 pm
Caught LMC hiding under a car on the other side of the road. She's not done her Green Cross Code and that's not approved. She darted back to the garden at a speed that was a large proportion of c as I came down the hill – mostly because there were two dog walkers. This nearly resulted in a high velocity collision with Big Bad Tom. That would have resulted in a gonad blanching burst of high energy miaowons. As it was, he just did the feline equivalent of WTF?

Big Bad Tom is just that. He stalks all the dogs in the area, taunting them. All the dog owners hate him because he sends the dogs crazy. Utterly fearless. I think he eats delivery men. Even the bears cut him a wide berth. He's at least three times the size of LMC (mind you, she's about the size of a self-indulgent hamster).

Bad Cat, on the other hand, jumped in my lap, managed to delete the entire graphic I was working on (thank god for ctrl-z), and then let out a smell that really was beyond categorization.
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Post by: PaulF on April 17, 2018, 09:04:03 pm
Pretending to sleep but actually stalking me. We’re staying at my parents’ which she loves but she’s afraid I’ll leave her here so is like a little shadow
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Post by: hellymedic on April 17, 2018, 09:52:23 pm
Someone rang the doorbell so long and hard that both resting cats bolted out of the cat flap.
They have since returned.

If any sh!te courier claims we didn't respond to our doorbell, I will not believe them.
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on April 18, 2018, 12:23:02 pm


Bad Cat, on the other hand, jumped in my lap, managed to delete the entire graphic I was working on (thank god for ctrl-z), and then let out a smell that really was beyond categorization.
I think that means she loves you.
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Post by: T42 on April 18, 2018, 01:21:22 pm
Proving that this multitasking lark is a doddle by snoring and farting at the same time.
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 18, 2018, 01:38:22 pm
Bad Cat, on the other hand, jumped in my lap, managed to delete the entire graphic I was working on (thank god for ctrl-z), and then let out a smell that really was beyond categorization.

Our dog Tilly likes to fart then leave the room in disgust at the smell.
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Post by: Kim on April 18, 2018, 02:16:49 pm
Proving that this multitasking lark is a doddle by snoring and farting at the same time.

Should fit right in at a YACF camping weekend.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 18, 2018, 05:17:27 pm
Basking in the sun, having disgusted David by leaving a dead mouse on a mat.
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Post by: ian on April 18, 2018, 07:48:05 pm
Bad Cat is generally not very odoriferous but has used the litter tray a few times recently to punish us for her incarceration in the local cattery. Though she did once plonk herself in my lap after, how can I put it, inadequate wiping. That outcome of that event involved both disgust and laundry in liberal quantities.

Anyway, I've just built her a large cat clambering tree for the bedroom. In fact I built it twice because I did it wrong the first time. Then it turned out I hadn't done it wrong and to be honest, I wasn't sure why I convinced myself I was wrong. Oh well. I was wrong about being wrong. Anyway, the aim of this structure is to enable her to get to the top shelf the wardrobe where she has taken to sleeping of an evening. Neither of us have any idea how she learned to open the sliding doors and clamber all the way to the very top to find a suitable nesting place. Anyway, it's a racket and it would be better for all concerned if she climbed something else to get there. And then there's the reverse, when she emerges. Imagine someone dropping a 5 kg bag of potatoes from ceiling height each morning. She actually sprained her front leg the other week (vet bill! vet bill!). The tree will, in theory, offer a more elegant route to floor level.

Of course, we know she'll ignore it and carry on as before. Cat owners can be identified by their foolish optimism when it comes to their pets.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 18, 2018, 09:43:14 pm
Chortle!
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Post by: ian on April 20, 2018, 02:50:53 pm
Bad Cat is sprawled on the shady balcony outside my office. She can't even be bothered chuttering at the magpies, her avian nemeses.

LMC is sitting on the kitchen roof* surveying her domain. I think she's compensating for her small stature like a little feline Napoleon.

They're both reminding me that cats don't have to sit in front of computer all day.

*OK, not quite, the kitchen roof is level with the top garden terrace, but there's two terraces below her, the benefits of hilly living.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 20, 2018, 03:30:52 pm
Don't know.

Haven't seen cats today and litter trays are undisturbed. They've not eaten much cat food either.

Methinks they are basking somewhere and having fun with suburban wildlife, which might be more fun than Sainsbury's tinned pap.

ETA Blackie returned for quick nibble but left very promptly.
ETA They have both made transient visits for Big Evening Eats and scarpered as soon as stomachs were full.
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Post by: ian on April 20, 2018, 08:35:12 pm
Bad Cat is still on the balcony now. Gazing wistfully into the gloaming. The settling chill will get her soon, it's just driven us back indoors.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 21, 2018, 06:53:08 pm
Investigating the massive pheasant tail feather I picked up for them on today's ride. It was stood up in the verge like a flag. The dead bird itself a few metres further on.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 23, 2018, 04:16:54 pm
Both cats resting peacefully in lounge.
Ran away and squealed in FEAR when the doorbell rang.

DPD driver delivering big box of cat litter from Pets At Home...
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Post by: hellymedic on April 27, 2018, 12:49:53 am
Blackie is AWOL, having last been seen at around 3am 26/4/2018, feeding.

Big Tom is asleep on the carpet just outside the kitchen, having placed a forelimb over his eyes as a sleep mask.
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Post by: ian on April 30, 2018, 01:35:41 pm
Leaving muddy paw prints around the house. On the floors. Up the walls. On me. Pretty much any and every surface is now defaced by dirty paw prints. It's cold and raining, just stay inside you pair of furry idiots.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 30, 2018, 02:31:27 pm
Both cats are spending the day sleeping indoors.
It's cold and wet out there.
I think that's a wise choice.
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 30, 2018, 03:43:37 pm
Having a rest after chasing a hare from one side of a 100 acre field to another. She's convinced that one day she will catch one but unlike next doors lurchers I think its doubtful.
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Post by: Wowbagger on April 30, 2018, 06:34:21 pm
Being very old.

I have been away since Friday and he did not get up to welcome me when I came in this afternoon.
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 30, 2018, 06:44:49 pm
Being very old.

I have been away since Friday and he did not get up to welcome me when I came in this afternoon.
:-[ thats sad WoW.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 05, 2018, 01:37:57 pm
Displeased David last night.
Brought in a dead mouse and played with it shortly after David had buried another dead mouse.
It was 2am. We wanted to go to bed.
David is squeamish.
I told him that this is what cats DO...
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Post by: PaulF on May 05, 2018, 01:41:18 pm
Displeased David last night.
Brought in a dead mouse and played with it shortly after David had buried another dead mouse.
It was 2am. We wanted to go to bed.
David is squeamish.
I told him that this is what cats DO...

For a moment I was confused and thought that this was the ”what are you doing.....” thread and thought that you were making a confession ;D
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Post by: hellymedic on May 05, 2018, 02:07:54 pm
I was 'having kittens' giggling at David's reaction to the Dead Mice.  :demon: ;D

Blackie has made a brief appearance today; Big Tom is out.
I think.
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Post by: citoyen on May 05, 2018, 04:52:56 pm
Barking at horses.

They're trotting up the lane behind the house, which is separated from our garden by a hedge and a small field. He can't see them but he can hear (and probably smell) them.

This is a regular occurrence on days when the sun is out.
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Post by: Basil on May 05, 2018, 06:37:57 pm
We introduced our dog to horses at an early age.  She's totally cool with them.  Same thing with bicycles,  which was important as we lived on a sustrans route.
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Post by: Kim on May 05, 2018, 06:44:53 pm
My parents' house backed onto a bridleway.  One of the cats would occasionally bark (well, that ridiculous chirping thing they do) at horses.  The other was sensibly terrified of them.  They didn't really have an opinion on bicycles, other than as a source of oily gunk to get covered in when exploring the garage.
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Post by: Feline on May 06, 2018, 08:08:01 am
Our dog Google has a very special relationship with Rory, one of our cats. Rory usually starts things by rubbing himself lovingly on Google, who them gets excited and starts to hump him.
I was checking our outdoor camera footage for signs of foxes last night and caught them at it on camera on the lawn  :facepalm:
https://video.nest.com/clip/e512f333c1034358bb900c8dd4eb9c9e.mp4
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Post by: Gattopardo on May 06, 2018, 09:04:58 am
Displeased David last night.
Brought in a dead mouse and played with it shortly after David had buried another dead mouse.
It was 2am. We wanted to go to bed.
David is squeamish.
I told him that this is what cats DO...

Yep.

Live with it or no furballs.
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Post by: Pingu on May 07, 2018, 08:53:14 pm
Apparently designing a Death Star.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/825/41892137672_7ff9f8fc26_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26PSa2J)
IMG_7733_01 (https://flic.kr/p/26PSa2J) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
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Post by: Jakob on May 13, 2018, 07:08:00 am
(https://i.imgur.com/Tydovmkh.jpg)

Hana is being Hana.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 13, 2018, 12:14:04 pm
Waiting for David to come downstairs for breakfast.
Blackie is on the brown armchair, Big Tom is on the sofa. These locations are favoured but not always chosen.
Blackie is only dozing. Big Tom might be sleeping.
My breakfast preparation has not been silent.
Methinks the cats will spring into action when David comes down.
They like David...
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Post by: lou boutin on May 13, 2018, 09:37:59 pm
Not a lot. MillyCat passed away a few weeks ago after a short illness. I'm left rather heartbroken. I miss that little munchkin.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 13, 2018, 09:46:20 pm
Sorry to hear that LouB. Hope you're looking after yourself.
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Post by: lou boutin on May 13, 2018, 09:51:27 pm
Thanks, I am. Xx
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Post by: hellymedic on May 13, 2018, 10:41:00 pm
Condolences, lou.

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Post by: Pingu on May 14, 2018, 11:44:28 pm
Aw  :'(
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Post by: lou boutin on May 16, 2018, 08:17:51 pm
Thank you both. The house feels very empty. 

I went for a walk with a friend, whe deliberately walked me to. Point where she knew a stray cat lived. I'm now going every night to feed said kitty, althoug I think a local lady is going to take him in. 
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Post by: Basil on May 20, 2018, 02:01:18 pm
Lying, facing the oven door.  Guarding the duck therein and making sure it doesn't escape.
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Post by: T42 on May 20, 2018, 02:23:55 pm
Snoring and farting to prove that, unlike Gerry Ford, they can do two things at the same time.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 20, 2018, 03:41:37 pm
Both cats are out enjoying the sun. I know not where.
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Post by: rafletcher on May 20, 2018, 04:09:01 pm
She (Bella, cat) is on her way to the emergency vet  :-[. Not sure what’s wrong with her, but she spent half the morning walking round in circles, ignoring her crunchies. Then I put some more wet food down which she ate, and then went upstairs. Two hours later, she was trying to come downstairs but was too uncoordinated, and I found she’d vomited all today’s food up, and, most worryingly, defecated on my wife’s desk - she’s never defecated indoors before and rarely goes on the desk unless my wife is working there and the cats hungry. She is fairly elderly, at least 17... she was a rescue cat so no one really knows.

Edit: Diagnosis is a brain tumour or stroke - in the space of 5 hours she’s gone blind and deaf. She also has a heart condition. She’ll be home a little  later, so we can put her to rest in the garden she loved.  :'(
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 20, 2018, 04:37:36 pm
Aw, poor Bella :(
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Post by: rafletcher on May 20, 2018, 04:45:02 pm
Indeed. The vet to,d my wife that in certain countries it’s not permitted to euthanise cats, no matter how ill. That must be worse.  I wonder if my wife will want another. The house will seem empty, especially as Bella always sat on my wife’s lap every evening whilst we watch TV or read.

ETA Bella is now at peace under the path between the veg beds she so enjoyed using as a loo despite our best endeavours  :)

And the vet gave my wife a small packet of forget-me-not seeds, said not to worry about immediate payment, and also gave us a card of Bella’s paw prints. All credit to Wendover Heights vets and Milly in particular.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 20, 2018, 10:21:58 pm
RIP Bella!

Our cats  are following David everywhere: in the garden, in the garage, in the summer house, in the house. Sometimes David finds this irritating but I tell him it's because they love him.

David has a little cat
Its coat is white and black
And everywhere that David goes
The cat is on his back.

David has a great big cat
Its fur is coffee brown
We have to give him lots of food
It's amazing what he'll down!
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Post by: rafletcher on May 20, 2018, 10:39:49 pm
RIP Bella!

Our cats  are following David everywhere: in the garden, in the garage, in the summer house, in the house. Sometimes David finds this irritating but I tell him it's because they love him.

David has a little cat
Its coat is white and black
And everywhere that David goes
The cat is on his back.

David has a great big cat
Its fur is coffee brown
We have to give him lots of food
It's amazing what he'll down!

  ;D.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: ian on May 21, 2018, 10:21:04 am
My wife found a box of kittens on Saturday (or co-found, they were left outside the church she was playing at). I sort of wish she's bought them home, but then I'm not sure what we'd do with another five cats. But kittens! Black kittens!

Anyway, sense prevailed, I'm not sure how our pair would handle youthful interlopers. I'm not sure how we would, god knows I clean up enough vomit as it is, not to mention the vet bills and cattery fees. Hopefully the Celia Hammond people will find them a good home.
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Post by: lou boutin on May 21, 2018, 11:28:15 am
She (Bella, cat) is on her way to the emergency vet  :-[. Not sure what’s wrong with her, but she spent half the morning walking round in circles, ignoring her crunchies. Then I put some more wet food down which she ate, and then went upstairs. Two hours later, she was trying to come downstairs but was too uncoordinated, and I found she’d vomited all today’s food up, and, most worryingly, defecated on my wife’s desk - she’s never defecated indoors before and rarely goes on the desk unless my wife is working there and the cats hungry. She is fairly elderly, at least 17... she was a rescue cat so no one really knows.

Edit: Diagnosis is a brain tumour or stroke - in the space of 5 hours she’s gone blind and deaf. She also has a heart condition. She’ll be home a little  later, so we can put her to rest in the garden she loved.  :'(

Sending hugs. It's heartbreaking to let them go. Xx
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Post by: pcolbeck on May 21, 2018, 11:41:54 am
Lounging around after yesterdays adventures. We did the Cropton Loop which as a lovely six mile walk thorough woodland with a pub at each end of the loop (the Cropton one is also a brewery). So we did six miles but Tilly must have done several times that as she was off lead most of the time. She particularly liked finding the rabbit skeleton which she ran off with and ate quite a lot of.
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Post by: Basil on May 21, 2018, 12:02:38 pm
Pretending to be dead on the lawn.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 02, 2018, 07:46:37 pm
Blackie would appear to have been locked up inadvertently in David's Observatory for 15 hours.
Blackie follows David everywhere. David was observing till 2am. He thought he had checked the observatory was empty before he locked up and went to bed.
We didn't see Blackie for breakfast or all day.
David went out to observe Venus around 19.00 and Blackie popped out.
She seems fine. I think the observatory is clean!

Blackie was very wet and muddy late last night, while Big Tom was dry so she might have used the garden just before she got trapped.
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Post by: ian on June 05, 2018, 09:48:50 am
After two sequential incarcerations in the cattery, epic amounts of miaowing.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 05, 2018, 12:41:49 pm
Sleeping: Blackie's on the shower mat in my room.
Big Tom is sprawled on the sofa.
They will wake and eat when David wakes and eats.
That may be some time...
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Post by: ian on June 05, 2018, 02:59:01 pm
And the first vomit. At least on the hardwood and mostly fur and solid food.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2018, 06:48:36 pm
When David did not pay Blackie sufficient attention, she climbed onto the windowsill and mewed straight into his ear...
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Post by: Basil on June 09, 2018, 06:53:10 pm
Wondering why I've brought her to the pub if I'm not going to buy her any crisps.
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Post by: Feline on June 14, 2018, 11:33:22 pm
Google is terribly sad- he doesn't understand why he cannot walk on 4 legs anymore. He ruptured his cruciate ligament last saturday and is now waiting for major surgery on it  :'(

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Post by: Kim on June 15, 2018, 12:59:20 am
Oh no :(
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Post by: T42 on June 15, 2018, 07:42:27 am
Poor chap.

Just hope he doesn't rupture t'other side compensating.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 15, 2018, 12:55:22 pm
Get well soon, Google!
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Post by: Andrew Br on June 15, 2018, 03:45:32 pm
Poor Google.
My Westie did his cruciate chasing a squirrel. One operation and a lengthy convalescence later, he was back chasing squirrels.
The removal of the bandages post-op was a harrowing experience for all concerned (dog, vet, me).

My cruciate, OTOH, remains snapped because the surgeon wouldn't operate.
Perhaps I should have spoken to the vet.


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Post by: hellymedic on June 15, 2018, 08:21:18 pm
[OT] You've got me thinking about my own right PCL now! The knee hyperextends horribly and is painful until clicked by rotation sometimes but I'm not really walking so interference may well not be justified.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 16, 2018, 02:14:53 pm
There is a disassembled dead mouse on our hall carpet.
David is hysterical.
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Post by: Kim on June 16, 2018, 02:17:53 pm
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Post by: hellymedic on June 18, 2018, 11:47:02 am
Blackie is asleep on the brown armchair; that's where she likes to sleep.
Big Tom is asleep on the sofa; that's where he likes to sleep.

David is asleep on the big bed upstairs; that's where he usually sleeps.

There is a large, dead, brown rat on the carpet in the hall.

It appears intact.
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Post by: Feline on June 18, 2018, 04:17:34 pm
Google is now scheduled for surgery on Thursday with the top bod (he literally wrote the text book on canine orthopaedics).
I now need to molish him a ramp so he can get in and out of his dog flap- he keeps getting stuck out in the garden  :'(
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Post by: PaulF on June 18, 2018, 04:40:56 pm
Paws crossed
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Post by: T42 on June 21, 2018, 10:27:55 am
Night before last we watched the second Sin City film. Raz, chocolab #1, slept right through it but Ezra his bro never ceased to agitate, asking to go out then doing nowt, wanting to be fussed over, and generally making a nuisance of himself.  We thought it might have been the noises, but last night we watched Independence Day, which is even noisier, and he slept through it.  Possibly the stark B/W treatment of Sin City got to him.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 28, 2018, 11:24:41 pm
Big Tom is not eating.
Big Tom is not drinking.
Big Tom is awake and undistressed.
Big Tom sitting still in quiet corners, shunning company or contact.
Big Tom has not used the litter tray, nor gone outside for 24 hours.
We are worried. Medivet said take to a vet in the morning.
But we don't do mornings.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 29, 2018, 01:32:15 am
Big Tom dashed after mouse but wasn't quite fast enough.
Maybe he's not too sick.
Mouse is in corner kitchen cupboard, where boiler used to be.
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Post by: T42 on June 29, 2018, 08:11:55 am
Judging by the aroma wafting into my office, our two are doing what dogs do best an hour after eating. Sleeping, too.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 29, 2018, 02:09:33 pm
Big Tom seems better today: ate a whole sachet of Wiskas
Walked down garden, then started running.
Maybe he just got too hot.

Blackie seems her normal self.
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Post by: Gattopardo on June 29, 2018, 03:43:15 pm
Just catching up.

Sorry to hear about Bella, and thanks to helly for the updates.
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Post by: ian on July 03, 2018, 06:42:45 pm
Annual vet visit. Bad Cat was good, wriggled a bit, but painless enough. Isn't she lovely, says Annika, our delightful vet. So we reach for Little Monster Cat's carrier, put it on the table. And stand well back. In the car park. Two towns away.

It took two nurses and the vet to give her a worming tablet. There was blood loss, screams, and I think the power went out across a 20 mile radius and a moderate seismic disturbance recorded. And she pooed on the vet. Not a little poo. She'd been saving that one up. I confess that I've never done that at the doctors.

I honestly don't know how she can twist through eleven-dimensional space or, for a 3kg cat, where she finds the strength to hold off three people.

Lots of hissing and snarling when they came back – I presume Bad Cat blames LMC for the entire indignity for some reason. They're stupid because it's really all our fault. They seem to have chilled out now.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 03, 2018, 06:52:53 pm
Our cats are sleeping in the lounge.
Big Tom does not tolerate heat well; he does not drink but only eats wet food. He's even started eating Sainsbury's cheapy tinned food again.
Blackie drinks freely but has shown scant interest in dry food or Sainsbury's Cheap.

Felix pouches were on Special Offer at Sainsbury's from which I've had a delivery today.

Apathetic Tom came to life with pouch #1. Then Blackie returned and David gave her a pouch.
And Tom demanded MOAR!
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Post by: Auntie Helen on July 10, 2018, 06:16:12 am
Obsessively licking and scratching her belly which was shaved at the vets at my request when she was having an anaesthetic for tooth cleaning (she ended up having 7 teeth out).

That was Friday and the teeth and gums look fine but the belly scratching has led to redness and she seems to even perhaps have a bit of fever and is really unhappy. I have swapped my working day so I can take her back to the vets this morning. We had a bad night with her constantly scratching and lying beside the sensor for our movement-detecting light under her bed so we had a light show between 01:00and 03:00...
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Post by: Gattopardo on July 10, 2018, 12:57:58 pm
Annual vet visit. Bad Cat was good, wriggled a bit, but painless enough. Isn't she lovely, says Annika, our delightful vet. So we reach for Little Monster Cat's carrier, put it on the table. And stand well back. In the car park. Two towns away.

It took two nurses and the vet to give her a worming tablet. There was blood loss, screams, and I think the power went out across a 20 mile radius and a moderate seismic disturbance recorded. And she pooed on the vet. Not a little poo. She'd been saving that one up. I confess that I've never done that at the doctors.

I honestly don't know how she can twist through eleven-dimensional space or, for a 3kg cat, where she finds the strength to hold off three people.

Lots of hissing and snarling when they came back – I presume Bad Cat blames LMC for the entire indignity for some reason. They're stupid because it's really all our fault. They seem to have chilled out now.

Part of me wants to meet LMC, mainly to see if she is that bad.
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Post by: citoyen on July 11, 2018, 12:00:51 pm
Drooling all over the kitchen floor...

Let him out into the garden first thing this morning and a few minutes later could hear him barking persistently. Went out to investigate and he's found a toad. Tried to get him away from it but he picked it up in his mouth and spent the next 10 minutes running me ragged round the garden.

Eventually managed to get him to drop it and brought him inside, where he was promptly sick. Took him to the vet, who thinks he'll be fine. Apparently hypersalivation is a normal response to toad venom as a means of getting it out of the system.

I went out to dispose of the toad but it was no longer where he'd dropped it, so I guess it must have survived the ordeal and hopped off. Poor thing. I'm happy to encourage toads in the garden to keep the slugs under control but I guess we'll just have to keep an eye on the dog.
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Post by: rafletcher on July 12, 2018, 06:20:59 pm
Waiting to be spayed in the local RSPCA rescue centre before we can bring her home  ;D

She will be re-christened Phoebe (Noodle is plain daft).  A one year old domestic shorthair tabby. I’d post a picture but she’s been removed from the website already!

It’ll be nice to have a cat around again, tho she’s very nervous at the moment.

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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 12, 2018, 08:25:12 pm
 :thumbsup:
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Post by: Gattopardo on July 13, 2018, 07:57:01 pm
Waiting to be spayed in the local RSPCA rescue centre before we can bring her home  ;D

She will be re-christened Phoebe (Noodle is plain daft).  A one year old domestic shorthair tabby. I’d post a picture but she’s been removed from the website already!

It’ll be nice to have a cat around again, tho she’s very nervous at the moment.

Not feebee?
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Post by: rafletcher on July 15, 2018, 03:46:17 pm
Well she's been home for 2 hours now, and all have been spent behind the sofa with the occasional exception for some minor petting.  Meet Phoebe, who is approximately 1 and extremely timid!

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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 15, 2018, 09:40:24 pm
Pheobe looks nice. She'll come out.
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Post by: rafletcher on July 15, 2018, 11:05:47 pm
Oh yes. She’s already had a foray or two. Now in the kitchen for her first night with us, food, water and litter tray to hand.  She’s beautiful  :D
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 15, 2018, 11:41:39 pm
Well, I've been missing a cat since mid morning, which is pretty much unheard of for Ninkasi cos she likes to come home for laps.
Eventually (about 2130) in my neighbours garden I heard a pitiful mewing. Unfortunately said pitiful mewing is in another garden, the wrong side of a wall topped with broken glass, very overgrown on the other side which I am led to believe might have an old air raid shelter hidden under it.
After a bit of navigation (not my strong suit) on an adjoining street, I eventually narrow down to about 6 flats where the garden she is in should be. By this point it's after 10pm and no one is answering the door. I did go into a couple of gardens to try to locate a bit better,  but a bit half heartedly.  Still, at least I know where she is now (assuming it's her). She'll have to stay there til tomorrow as I don't really fancy a late night conversation with PC Plod about breaking & entering.
Sorry Ninkasi :(
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 16, 2018, 11:14:13 am
I haz the correct number of cats again. After going to work to pick up my laptop and coming home to try to extricate her I found her cowering under the undergrowth. I'm hoping because someone read my note asking to let her out and not just because she was there the whole time. She didn't want to come out from there so she was a bit traumatised. Whether that was because she'd been shut in or cos the gulls had kept her awake all night I don't know. Silly billy.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 18, 2018, 02:03:47 pm
Big Tom smells of rat...
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Post by: Porkins on July 21, 2018, 06:45:36 pm
I put a snail in the washing machine by accident. It survived but then fell off the worktop onto a tiled floor. I felt very bad for it so put it in my flatmate's pot plant to give it a chance. She was not happy when she discovered it today but she put it in a box of salad instead of throwing it out the window, quite remarkable for a German. It didn't come out of its shell so I gave it some water and that seems to have turbocharged it.  I have high hopes.

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Post by: BrianI on July 22, 2018, 06:48:22 pm
Spike cockatiel missing Charlie cockatiel who was put to sleep today following a prolapse  :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 22, 2018, 07:08:08 pm
Aw, sorry Brian :(
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Post by: Gattopardo on July 24, 2018, 11:56:41 pm
Enjoying completeing a whole lap of the sun.... :hand: So spent the day as usual.
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Post by: rafletcher on July 28, 2018, 09:26:45 am
Well Phoebe is looking much more chipper now :-)  Still nervous but much better.

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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 28, 2018, 09:51:20 am
Linky no worky
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Post by: rafletcher on July 28, 2018, 01:30:43 pm
Linky no worky

Fixed I hope, too enthusiastic cleaning up my pics :-)
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Post by: hellymedic on July 28, 2018, 02:51:38 pm
Linky no worky

Fixed I hope, too enthusiastic cleaning up my pics :-)

Last pic of Phoebe shows. Previous don't seem to appear.



Phoebe is LEGGY and lovely!

Blackie is curled into a C by the pedal board of David's electric organ.
Big Tom is out, location undetermined.
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Post by: rafletcher on July 28, 2018, 04:12:17 pm

Phoebe is LEGGY and lovely!


She certainly is, stands nearly a metre tall on her hind legs!  And she’s FAST too.
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Post by: Pingu on July 28, 2018, 09:40:26 pm
Both getting shut in the shed  :facepalm:
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Post by: pcolbeck on July 28, 2018, 09:57:00 pm
Taking turns to sleep on every sofa and chair in the house after not being allowed on the furniture whilst we stayed in The Lakes.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 29, 2018, 12:23:36 pm
Brown cat is on Brown Chair, where Black Cat usually sleeps.
I don't where Black Cat is right now; she will appear.
Managed  inadvertently to shut Black Cat in downstairs privy.
Did Not Like!

Black Cat has just appeared by kitchen door.
There's a cat flap in it she uses with ease.
She has not.
Yet.

Cats are eating little wet food at present; they pester David, he gets food out, they have a little. then leave.
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Post by: Andrij on July 29, 2018, 01:03:28 pm
Cats are eating little wet food at present; they pester David, he gets food out, they have a little. then leave.

They're just training David.
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Post by: Kim on July 29, 2018, 01:12:39 pm
Cats are eating little wet food at present; they pester David, he gets food out, they have a little. then leave.

They're just training David.

Always fun to watch a well-trained cat owner.  I remember coming home from university after the first term (I was still sort-of welcome at home at that point):

Squirrel:  *appears at window*
Cat:  *perks up, runs to window*  *chirps at squirrel*
Cat:  *runs to other room, chirps at Dad*
Dad:  *follows excitedly chirruping cat back into room*  *picks up bag of nuts, posts a couple out through upper window to squirrel*
Cat:  (in full bog-brush tail mode) *returns to window, makes further barking noises at squirrel on other side of the glass*
Dad:  *gets camera, takes photographs of conveniently still squirrel at point blank range*
Squirrel:  *finishes nuts, sticks tongue out at cat, runs off laughing*
Me (to Mum): They've got each other well-trained, I see.
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Post by: Jurek on July 29, 2018, 01:27:55 pm
Cats are eating little wet food at present; they pester David, he gets food out, they have a little. then leave.

They're just training David.

Always fun to watch a well-trained cat owner.  I remember coming home from university after the first term (I was still sort-of welcome at home at that point):

Squirrel:  *appears at window*
Cat:  *perks up, runs to window*  *chirps at squirrel*
Cat:  *runs to other room, chirps at Dad*
Dad:  *follows excitedly chirruping cat back into room*  *picks up bag of nuts, posts a couple out through upper window to squirrel*
Cat:  (in full bog-brush tail mode) *returns to window, makes further barking noises at squirrel on other side of the glass*
Dad:  *gets camera, takes photographs of conveniently still squirrel at point blank range*
Squirrel:  *finishes nuts, sticks tongue out at cat, runs off laughing*
Me (to Mum): They've got each other well-trained, I see.

Its the dolphins that you need to be wary of.

Ocean safari park somewhere in leftpondia, the dolphins have been trained to collect litter from their pool.
Which is a good thing
Every time they give their keeper a piece of litter, they get a fish as a reward.
But the dolphins have got wise to this. Now, when they find a discarded wrapper, the bite off a small chunk and put the remainder under a rock at the bottom of the pool, and exchange the small chunk for a fishy treat.
Rinse and repeat.
The dolphins are training their keepers!!!

One day the dolphin caught a seagull in the pool.
He gave this to the keeper, and was rewarded by being given lots of fish.
Which he ate, but he kept the last fish and hid it under a rock at the bottom of the pool.
And used that as bait to catch another seagull.

If dolphins ever learn to communicate, we'll all be f*cked, I tell you.

Oh...
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Post by: Andrij on July 29, 2018, 01:43:27 pm
When I saw Jurek had replied, I thought it was going to be about squirrels...    ;D
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Post by: Jurek on July 29, 2018, 02:12:27 pm
When I saw Jurek had replied, I thought it was going to be about squirrels...    ;D

 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Basil on July 29, 2018, 09:38:41 pm
Well, a couple of hours ago, Megan was getting excited.

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Post by: hellymedic on July 31, 2018, 03:22:48 pm
Cats have gone right off Whiskas wet food though they'll lick a little jelly.
Big Tom will eat a few Whiskas crunchies and Blackie likes the Dreamies 'mouse'.
They won't touch the Sainsbury's stuff now.

Wonder if I should give them less...
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Post by: ian on July 31, 2018, 04:01:32 pm
Cats are choosy. There's no point trying to understand their preferences. It's best to assume that they won't like anything you think they'll like. Also assume that the fact they like something today is no guide to what they'll like tomorrow. The only consistency amongst ours is tuna fish. Only canned tuna, they'll certainly have nothing to do with fresh tuna. I can't open a can of anything these days without the thud-thud-thud of stampeding paws as they descend upon me. Which then means have to spend five minutes explaining that 'it's just butter beans' you feline simpletons.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 31, 2018, 04:18:55 pm
I accept they're choosy!
Maddening that I've bought bulk packs of stuff they previously loved and now eschew.

I don't want to starve the dears.
I don't like wasting food of any kind and we were having to throw uneaten food away.
I really want to avoid Nestlé/Purina/Felix. I bought some Special Offer Felix they seemed to love, before I realised it was Nestlé.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 31, 2018, 04:53:40 pm
The problem is, they're teaching you to pander to them.
My current 2 and my previous 2 got the same dried food (previous was for medical reasons and current is for sensitive digestive system reasons) every day for years and didn't turn their nose up at it.
Of course, the advantags with dried food is that you can just leave it there until they eat it, which doesn't really work with wet food.
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Post by: Basil on July 31, 2018, 04:57:39 pm
Wot Mrs P said.
Took me several cats to realise this.  Daf, who now lives with my son, has never had anything other than dried Iams in his life.1  He's happy with them.  If he doesn't eat, he's obviously not hungry.  I never let it bother me.

1 Not completely true.  I once gave him some chicken from my plate.  He played football with it.
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Post by: ian on July 31, 2018, 05:41:35 pm
Ours have dried food out (Science Plan) for ongoing munchies. They did survive the first couple of years of their life on dried food. We only started on the soft when LMC had all her teeth taken out. They get one pouch of wet stuff a day which they get far more excited about than the dried stuff. But they eat the dried stuff just fine (even LMC, who's learned to crunch it up against her palate). Cats generally won't starve themselves on principle. They may drop a dismembered mouse in your open mouth as you sleep of course or mount a dirty protest outside their litter tray to make their displeasure at the menu options clear.
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Post by: BrianI on August 01, 2018, 04:05:31 pm
I got Cockatiel Charlie back today from the vets today.

She's now waiting till I find a suitable spot in the back garden to intern her little ashes. :'( :'( :'(

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 :'( :'( :'(
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Post by: ian on August 01, 2018, 05:14:34 pm
Our dead cat, Lamb Chop, is still on the bookshelf. She's been dead for about seven years. Every time I suggest garden-based interment I get the 'what if we move?' from my wife. I honestly don't think the dead cat will mind at this point. I'm not risking pointing that out to my wife though.
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Post by: Gattopardo on August 02, 2018, 02:45:27 pm
Our dead cat, Lamb Chop, is still on the bookshelf. She's been dead for about seven years. Every time I suggest garden-based interment I get the 'what if we move?' from my wife. I honestly don't think the dead cat will mind at this point. I'm not risking pointing that out to my wife though.

Yeah but the wife will.

Fur bastards creep in to your heart....
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Post by: hellymedic on August 03, 2018, 02:41:48 pm
Sitting on MY chair.

Goldilocks is Not Amused.
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Post by: T42 on August 03, 2018, 02:57:19 pm
I was over in the workshop were it's still pleasantly cool. Dogs came too & sprawled out on the concrete floor.  After a while they got fed up & went out.  A while later I found that they had opened the front door of the house and were lying in the doorway while 34° air blew into the carefully-conserved coolth.

Anyone would think they wanted oxygen too.
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Post by: rafletcher on August 03, 2018, 04:10:50 pm
We’re not sure. We’ve had her nearly 3 weeks now. Earlier this week she got out of the kitchen window, but we saw her in the garden, and she came back to eat. Then weds evening she went out the cat flap (which I’d neglected to properly lock  ::-)) at around 8pm and came back sometime between 10 and 2am. So today we thought we’d let her out in the morning, but she typically went and sat on the landing. I went out for a ride, and came back around 11am. Asked where the cat was, “on the landing” says my wife. No, no she isn’t. Where she is no-one knows, but hopefully she’ll be back for her tea sometime this evening... 

and as is the way with cats, she reappeared from we know not where  :)

ETA Mystery solved. This morning I knew she had to be in the bedroom. Eventually spotted (by dint of a reflection from her ID tag) under the bed. Where she will likely stay all day.
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Post by: Andrij on August 03, 2018, 08:54:48 pm
coolth

 :thumbsup:  Added to my vocabulary.
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Post by: essexian on August 06, 2018, 11:50:50 am
Getting their escape tunnels ready..... all four of them are off to the vets this afternoon for their yearly check up.  :facepalm: One of our late cats Pootle once broke the locked cat flap off the door in his effort to get out and away from me....  :hand:

I am not sure who hates it the most, the cats or CBH who seems to get as stressed as they do....perhaps she should go in a cat carrier also? 
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Post by: ian on August 06, 2018, 11:56:51 am
Bad Cat get escape through a locked cat flap, she somehow gets a claw behind it and manages to bend the door and pop it over the catch. She normally can't do it quickly enough though...

I mentioned that LMC pooped on the vet last time. I'm still smiling. I might do that the next time I visit my GP.
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Post by: essexian on August 06, 2018, 03:36:37 pm
Sigh...Pixie escaped and went and hid on next doors roof so she has been rebooked for Friday.... the vet was not surprised.  We were also not surprised that Elma and Posie need some dental work, while Jamise did a poo in the cat carrier AGAIN. Sigh.

Nevermind, apart from Pixie, that's their general check up over until next year.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 06, 2018, 04:00:13 pm
Leaving dead rodents in house and garden.
Getting picky about food we offer.
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Post by: rafletcher on August 06, 2018, 08:26:54 pm
Spending 16+ hours a day under our bed. And she got out the locked cat flap last night too, bu5 it was only locked one way, I think locking both the in and out latches should defeat her. That and a waste bin and a chair in front of it!
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Post by: Gattopardo on August 08, 2018, 02:38:09 am
As the furballs are in a forin country, they seem to be scratching alot so suspect fleas.

Kittens were treated with something from a supermarket that was supposed to be for mosquitos. I didn't get involved, my way of trying to move on.  Now there seems to be another flea product has been purchased from supermarket.  Could use of the two products injure/cause the cats illness.

They are not eating or drinking as they seem to hide all the time in dark and inaccessible places.

Tonight had 15 phone calls as the cats had escaped from the house, through a open front door, and she (the cats owner, something I need to come to terms with) wasn't quick enough or had enough fore thought to close the door.  Feel sorry for the furballs but what can I do, not mine.
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Post by: ian on August 08, 2018, 09:54:11 am
Supermarket flea killer doesn't work. You need to the proper stuff (like Advance) from the vets (which will also, and very importantly, kill other parasites like heartworm).
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Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on August 08, 2018, 10:58:39 pm
As the furballs are in a forin country, they seem to be scratching alot so suspect fleas.

Kittens were treated with something from a supermarket that was supposed to be for mosquitos. I didn't get involved, my way of trying to move on.  Now there seems to be another flea product has been purchased from supermarket.  Could use of the two products injure/cause the cats illness.


The mosquito killer could poison the cats. Flea treatment for dogs is toxic for cats.
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Post by: Ham on August 09, 2018, 12:50:37 pm
Supermarket flea killer doesn't work. You need to the proper stuff (like Advance) from the vets (which will also, and very importantly, kill other parasites like heartworm).

that's right, cat's have to have the proper flea stuff, under purscription from the vet ;)

After several weeks of outside life, deigning to turn up for food, the change in temperature and precipitation has resulted in ours presenting herself indoors.
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Post by: ian on August 09, 2018, 01:06:04 pm
Throwing up on the bed, as I've discovered. Nice as it was a naked bed. Oh well, that's what mattress protectors are for. Into the washing machine it goes. I'd like to shove Bad Cat in there with it.

It's a sad corollary of pet ownership that you can recognise your furry charges by their vomit.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 09, 2018, 01:57:51 pm
Having an 'indoors' day, due to the rain.
Both resting: Blackie on the hall carpet, Big Tom on the brown chair.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 10, 2018, 12:03:42 am
Blackie just ran in, followed immediately by Big Tom. Dashed through kitchen into hall.
Started playing with Dead Rodent.
Rodent was probably juvenile rat.
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Post by: essexian on August 10, 2018, 11:08:01 am
Pixie is hiding under the car planning evil retaliation for me taking her to the vets.... :demon:

It seems that picking her up when she is asleep and stuffing her into a cat carrier is not good form! Strangely, when at the vets we had to turn the box vertical to get her out.

The vet was impressed how fit she looked and thought she was 3, rather than 8. However, at 5.1kg, she does need to lose some weight....what's that....put her on a diet.....hahahahahahahaha.

Well that's done for the year thankfully. 
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Post by: hellymedic on August 10, 2018, 01:28:28 pm
Cats were hungry and getting under my feet while I was making breakfast.
Finished all the food that was left out.
Then devoured two Whiskas pouches.

Blackie vomited all her breakfast, neatly onto a plastic-backed doormat which is machine washable.
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Post by: ian on August 10, 2018, 01:43:58 pm
If only my cats were so considerate. If our downstairs flooring wasn't already 'distressed wood' it would be by now. As for the carpets I'm so glad we paid extra for the stain-guard. They're like little vomit monkeys.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 10, 2018, 03:34:41 pm
This is the first time I've known Blackie to puke.
She didn't seem ill and has gone out.

Methinks she bolted her food down too quickly - didn't seem chewed to me.

This kitchen is the only hard-floored room in the house.

Mat is now on rinse part of machine cycle.
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Post by: Gattopardo on August 10, 2018, 11:18:59 pm
Bad Cat get escape through a locked cat flap, she somehow gets a claw behind it and manages to bend the door and pop it over the catch. She normally can't do it quickly enough though...

I mentioned that LMC pooped on the vet last time. I'm still smiling. I might do that the next time I visit my GP.

You need to write those stories up.

Love both those furry bad/monster kitties.
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Post by: Gattopardo on August 10, 2018, 11:25:13 pm
Both the furry monsters are using me as pillow.  I have been attacked a few times as I moved slightly or coughed...not complaining just very amused in the way that they are resting their heads on me.  Girl furball has been playing with my feet and trying to get a paw between random toes.

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Post by: Gattopardo on August 13, 2018, 11:50:59 am
Supermarket flea killer doesn't work. You need to the proper stuff (like Advance) from the vets (which will also, and very importantly, kill other parasites like heartworm).

that's right, cat's have to have the proper flea stuff, under purscription from the vet ;)

After several weeks of outside life, deigning to turn up for food, the change in temperature and precipitation has resulted in ours presenting herself indoors.

Ah you are both wrong, along with the vets and me, you can buy from a supermarket.
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Post by: Auntie Helen on August 13, 2018, 11:55:48 am
I bought the supermarket version of Frontline for my dog and she got fleas. It is not the same product inside. The effective stuff is only from a vet, even if the name is largely the same.
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Post by: ian on August 13, 2018, 12:10:59 pm
The prescription Advocate/Frontline isn't just for fleas, it's a combo treatment for all kinds of parasites (which is why it requires a prescription, it's a different set of medications to the OTC version). As mentioned elsewhere, flea treatments for dogs shouldn't be used for cats, the active ingredient is toxic to cats (most things are toxic to cats, like most obligate carnivores, their livers are busy breaking down proteins so tend to metabolise toxins and drugs at a slower rate).
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Post by: PaulF on August 13, 2018, 12:12:51 pm
Keeping my feet warm

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Post by: rafletcher on August 23, 2018, 12:26:26 pm
Most likely sleeping under our bed. Being a cat she can manage at least 10 hours a day there.  When she's not sleeping or eating she's decimating the local vole population. We've had four in the last five days left in the kitchen or outside the back door  :-\
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Post by: lou boutin on August 23, 2018, 08:39:25 pm
Thomas the Visiting Cat (here for his holibobs) is obsessed with standing in the sink. 
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Post by: rafletcher on August 27, 2018, 06:12:44 pm
Sitting some 10m up in a tree  ::-). Whether or not she has any idea how to get down who knows  ???  Still she’s not making much noise so I guess she’s not that bothered yet tho my wife is. Thankfully the forecast is benign and if she’s not been down by morning we’ll call the RSPCA and see what they say. In all probability I’ll come down to another dismembered mouse (we had 2 this morning and all will be well.

ETA she came down of her own accord and is now eating her favourite (for now) cat pate.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 29, 2018, 11:42:04 pm
Big Tom is sleeping halfway up the stairs.

Blackie returned carrying a live mouse in her mouth, played with it for a while, then took it back outside.
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Post by: Kim on August 30, 2018, 09:59:54 am
Big Tom is sleeping halfway up the stairs.

In my parents' house this used to be an indicator that someone had left the light on in the cupboard underneath.  Presumably the advent of LED lighting has put an end to that.

When the light was off the cat would tend to sleep at the top of the stairs, for maximum trip-ability.  What is it with cats and stairs?
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Post by: hellymedic on August 30, 2018, 11:53:11 am
I don't know.
Despite the hall/stair/landing carpet being mainly blue, Big Tom seems quite well camouflaged.

He sprawled on this half-landing long before dusk and didn't budge for hours.

I think cats sometimes like being sheltered when they snooze, though this is not consistent.
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Post by: Kim on August 30, 2018, 11:18:17 pm
Despite the hall/stair/landing carpet being mainly blue, Big Tom seems quite well camouflaged.

My parents in their infinite wisdom chose a hallway carpet with a pattern that, if you don't have the right glasses on, looks a bit like the back of a tabby-point Siamese.  After several rounds of the obvious, I once caught my mum telling her wooly hat (which had fallen off the hook and turned out to have a not-entirely-dissimilar pattern) to get out of the way as she was coming down the stairs carrying a large box.

I reckon cat camouflage is as much about staying still and general affinity for shadowy corners and edges as their coat colour/pattern.  They can be surprisingly invisible at times, especially when they're in one of those random uncomfortable-looking sleeping positions rather than an obvious cat profile.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 31, 2018, 12:23:49 pm
[OT] I think camouflage/conspicuity is about soft/hard edges and 'expected/unexpected' colours.

Camouflage Cat's colour edges are soft.
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Post by: Gattopardo on August 31, 2018, 02:30:37 pm
One or both have stolen my copy of mario cart for the DS. 

Small square has been used to play and now is somewhere they can't get too.  Hence me spending ages looking for it.  Cats looking on and awaiting me bringing things out for them to play with once more.
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Post by: hellymedic on September 12, 2018, 04:45:37 pm
Big Tom is SITTING ON MY CHAIR!

Goldilocks is Not Amused...
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Post by: Ham on September 15, 2018, 10:13:12 pm
Swapping mouse for treats.
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Post by: hellymedic on September 18, 2018, 11:16:29 pm
Playing silly buggers by the kitchen door.
Big Tom is lounging on the doormat inside, Blackie is just outside the glass door, unwilling to use cat flap and land on Tom...
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Post by: pcolbeck on September 28, 2018, 08:44:51 pm
Sleeping on the sofa smelling faintly of shit.
Its my fault, I didn't notice that they had spread slurry on the middle of the big stubble field until it was too late and she merrily rolled in it about a hundred times.
Two showers with different shampoo each time and their is still a whiff about her, mind you as we walked back from tyeh field at tea time you could smell her several yards away.
As usual she thinks she smells like she doused herself in Chanel No 5.
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Post by: hellymedic on October 04, 2018, 08:19:33 pm
Sleeping on David's bar chair, having been unable to eject me from mine, despite the use of CLAWS.

FARTING
FARTING
FARTING
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Post by: hellymedic on October 07, 2018, 02:08:52 pm
Big Tom followed David when he finally got ready for bed, after spending many cool hours in the observatory.

David opened a wardrobe and Tom jumped inside and settled for the night, only emerging for breakfast around 13.00.

I don't like leaving wardrobes open cos moths but...
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Post by: Kim on October 07, 2018, 02:19:46 pm
Big Tom followed David when he finally got ready for bed, after spending many cool hours in the observatory.

David opened a wardrobe and Tom jumped inside and settled for the night, only emerging for breakfast around 13.00.

I don't like leaving wardrobes open cos moths but...

The cat'll eat them.
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Post by: hellymedic on October 07, 2018, 02:40:43 pm
Blackie chases moths and butterflies, Tom less so. Wardrobe is dark and cramped. Tom is HYOOGE. Little scope for chasing ickle woolly bears...
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Post by: Feline on October 07, 2018, 02:49:45 pm
Weve had unfortunate incidents in the past with our cats peeing in the wardrobe  :facepalm:
Double points for if they do it on a sleeping bag in the bottom ....
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Post by: hellymedic on October 07, 2018, 05:03:26 pm
Eek!
I don't think either cat has ever peed indoors outside a litter tray.

I don't think there are shoes in that wardrobe; my old bathroom scales live there.

This is a built-in job, made of laminated board, with rails on two levels.
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Post by: hellymedic on October 08, 2018, 11:16:20 pm
BIG TOM:
DON'T CLAW ME IN THE BUM IF YOU ARE HUNGRY! I do NOT like it!

I fed you just an hour ago; I know Blackie finished some of the food I put out for you but you've been asleep in the wardrobe most of the afternoon/evening.
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Post by: Gattopardo on October 08, 2018, 11:40:55 pm
Big Tom followed David when he finally got ready for bed, after spending many cool hours in the observatory.

David opened a wardrobe and Tom jumped inside and settled for the night, only emerging for breakfast around 13.00.

I don't like leaving wardrobes open cos moths but...

The cat'll eat them.

Yep, the two snack on many flying and crawling things.
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Post by: Gattopardo on October 08, 2018, 11:43:45 pm
BIG TOM:
DON'T CLAW ME IN THE BUM IF YOU ARE HUNGRY! I do NOT like it!

I fed you just an hour ago; I know Blackie finished some of the food I put out for you but you've been asleep in the wardrobe most of the afternoon/evening.

Big tom is teaching you your place in the cat and slave relationship....

I had this pointed out to me by one of the furry overlords being annoying till I allowed her to remove a tasty bogey from my nose and inform me that my facial hair is too long for her to enjoy rubbing her face against mine.
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Post by: CAMRAMan on October 14, 2018, 05:58:15 pm
Our cat, Dougie, still has to wear a collar because of his accident a month ago. He has to wear it 'cos the daft bugger keeps biting the stitches on his stump despite the collar - which is regularly tightened. He can't scratch his neck, so guess who has to do the scratching every time he appears in the kitchen? And, as soon as he's had enough, he jumps down and goes back to his slumber - the cat, not me.
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Post by: menthel on October 18, 2018, 08:19:31 am
Just finishing gestating apparently. I have been worn down by my wife and son into finally getting a dog. Which we will get, despite all those 80s ads to the contrary, just before christmas.
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Post by: ian on October 18, 2018, 09:05:57 pm
Yes, remember– a dog is just for Christmas, not for life.
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Post by: Basil on October 18, 2018, 09:37:36 pm
Or
Christmas is for dogs, get a life.
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Post by: Gattopardo on October 19, 2018, 02:23:25 pm
Two are taking turns in using me as a pillow and demanding fuss.
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Post by: ian on October 22, 2018, 01:48:37 pm
LMC came in the bedroom at 4am to give the bed and anyone in it (i.e. me) a good kneading. Which must have taken about 30 minutes. To accompaniment of pneumatic drill purring. I studiously ignored her.

So she decided to up the ante by biting my hand.

Now she's asleep in my office and snoring louder than the radio.
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Post by: Little Jim on October 22, 2018, 04:01:59 pm
Can't you get your own back and give her a good kneading now that she is asleep?  Probably best if you don't bite her paw.
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Post by: ian on October 22, 2018, 05:04:25 pm
It's tempting. It was a full-on four paw knead too. Then she gets so excited she crouches there, twitching. Cats are very odd creatures.

She doesn't have any teeth, I suppose it's better to be bitten by her than Bad Cat, but she still has some impressive jaw muscles.

Bad Cat bites me all the time, of course, because she's bad. Her favourite trick is to wait on the kitchen counter for humans to wander by and then grab a limb with her paws so she can start chewing away. Oh and be sure to wash well after swimming, the slightest whiff of chlorine sends her into a bitey frenzy.
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Post by: Gattopardo on October 22, 2018, 07:50:01 pm
Sorry, but that is a bit funny to me.

Got 4 days with my two.  I love them soooo much, and they really have me well trained.
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Post by: hellymedic on October 25, 2018, 09:59:03 pm
The local detonations have commenced.
Blackie got really scared last year, when she was only about three months old, and ended up cowering in a cupboard but I know not where she is right now.
Big Tom has woken and seems to be roaming round the house.
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Post by: Feline on October 25, 2018, 11:06:28 pm
Our pet is being a bit of a cretin. To be fair- he just had a second cruciate op 7 days ago so he is in a bit of pain etc.
Today I allowed him not to wear his cone of shame for 2 mins while he was out in the garden with me hanging out some washing. 10 seconds ,later I saw him chewing out one of skin stitches. "Oi Google" I yelled. One of my neighbours replied 'flipping eck, he's in trouble'. Yes. Yes he was.
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Post by: Kim on October 25, 2018, 11:10:33 pm
"Oi Google" I yelled.

This really needs to end with a smartphone butting in...
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Post by: Feline on October 26, 2018, 12:15:56 am
"Oi Google" I yelled.

This really needs to end with a smartphone butting in...

Just as well I didn't call him Siri or Alexa  :facepalm:
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Post by: Kim on October 26, 2018, 11:47:18 am
It must be fairly shit to be called Alexa now.  Especially if you're a teenager.
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Post by: T42 on October 26, 2018, 01:02:00 pm
Amazon could supply a rename function, though they might not like some of the things it gets called.  They could fit it with a Grundy filter, I suppose...
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Post by: ian on October 26, 2018, 01:49:57 pm
You can rename Alexa (though not, for some reason, if you have non-Amazon device as I do).

As my wife asked 'why can't it do a man's voice?' Because you wouldn't then believe anything it told you, said I. She at least took a moment to agree.
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Post by: menthel on November 01, 2018, 12:25:08 pm
Just finishing gestating apparently. I have been worn down by my wife and son into finally getting a dog. Which we will get, despite all those 80s ads to the contrary, just before christmas.

The 8 puppies have finished gestating- we will be visiting them in a few weeks to choose whom will come home with us in December.
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Post by: Gattopardo on November 01, 2018, 01:47:14 pm
Both hiding and stressed as new people are in their boudoir.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 01, 2018, 02:08:38 pm
Hopefully enjoying effects of the flea tablets I pushed into their wet food.

I think they swallowed them.

Managed to feed them separately. They usually feed together. Didn't want to overdose Blackie but wanted to get stuff into both cats.

Big Tom has taken to sleeping in our bedroom...
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Post by: T42 on November 05, 2018, 08:20:30 am
Outgassing. If we lived in the UK they'd be eligible for the Queen's Award for Enterprise.
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Post by: rogerzilla on November 05, 2018, 06:16:59 pm
Skulking under my bed, freaked out by fireworks.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 05, 2018, 06:42:15 pm
Both cats are resting in the house.
Fireworks are fairly quiet tonight and the cats do  not seem bothered in any way.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 06, 2018, 08:32:28 pm
Sigh. Cats went out tonight and then a load of fireworks went off. Ninkasi is nowhere to be found....
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Post by: lou boutin on November 06, 2018, 08:53:29 pm
It's Diwali

I hope that the cats are okay  :'(
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 06, 2018, 09:12:56 pm
All present and correct now, thanks :)
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Post by: hellymedic on November 06, 2018, 09:30:59 pm
It's Diwali

I hope that the cats are okay  :'(

There are certainly more fireworks here today than yesterday.
Cats are sleeping, Big Tom on pedal board, Blackie on half-landing.
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Post by: sojournermike on November 06, 2018, 11:08:35 pm
Lurcher Annie is lying on the sofa with me, fast asleep or listening to Afro Celt Sound Sustem with her eyes closed - I can’t really tell. Looking for all the world like a gentle and innocent creature. However, we don’t have any small furries...
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Post by: hellymedic on November 07, 2018, 08:13:23 pm
Detonations almost non-stop/confluent here tonight.
Blackie is asleep on the half-landing.
I don't know Big Tom's location but he spent from midday till 6 in the wardrobe, had a feed and wandered off.
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Post by: pcolbeck on November 07, 2018, 08:17:28 pm
Sulking because she didn't get any cheese when I was having cheese for dinner. She tried every vocalisation form woof to growl and whimper and every variation on looking sad and hungry. I don't like begging dogs and she doesn't beg except when I have cheese, she just can't help herself.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 08, 2018, 06:20:19 pm
Playing the organ!

Big Tom likes resting on the organ's pedal board.

David left the organ switched on...

ETA https://www.facebook.com/dlarditti/videos/1292420054230950/ (https://www.facebook.com/dlarditti/videos/1292420054230950/)
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Post by: hellymedic on November 14, 2018, 03:18:16 pm
David reports a few traces of a dead mangled pigeon on the lawn.
We know not if the culprit(s) were cat or fox but cats have not been very hungry today.
HA8 has some BIG pigeons.

Big Tom decided our bag of paper for recycling would make a good bed last night.
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Post by: rafletcher on November 14, 2018, 03:39:02 pm
Probably dreaming of killing something! This morning the kitchen yielded a very pleased-for-herself cat, and two dead mice.  And my wife found a shrew on the lawn. We've been averaging 5 mice a week for the last month.  That's about 2 years worth for the last one.  Not looking forward to the spring....
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Post by: rafletcher on December 07, 2018, 10:07:00 am
And last night around 21:45 she managed to find a Goldfich to kill. God knows where that was roosting, although we do have a large number frequent the bird feeder (albeit normally in daylight) which is around 6m from her catflap. Oh, and there was a(nother) (dead) shrew in the kitchen this morning
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Post by: essexian on December 07, 2018, 10:46:21 am
Finally!!!!

Pearl the semi stray queen (totally white) who had some kittens 10 weeks ago today has finally brought them around for us to see and of course, feed!

There are three of them: A totally black one, a mixed black and white one and a pure white one..... yes, we have a new "BMW"  ;D

They are very nervous but ate two pouches of food between them while hiding in the bushes in our front garden. One of them: "W" did try the summer house but found "Lord Rayner" a very old stray tom asleep in there so moved on quickly.

 Quite pleased that they seemed to be fit and healthy. Question is...do we want three more cats (we have already agreed to take on Pearl)? Well.......  ;D
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Post by: pcolbeck on December 07, 2018, 04:40:48 pm
Skulking about. She's in the bad books as after a nice walk for an hour with her friend the cocker spaniel all off lead with loads of running and playing she found a manky old rabbit in the field opposite our house and refused to come back for 3/4 of an hour. Not sure how I can fix this, her recall is pretty good except when she gets a rabbit, everything I read says you need to offer a higher value treat but there is nothing higher value to her than a good smelly old rabbit.
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Post by: PaulF on December 07, 2018, 06:15:49 pm
Chewing on an antler.
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Post by: ian on December 09, 2018, 06:44:01 pm
Bad Cat is making a Sonos speaker beep by touching the top with her nose. Well, she was until I got fed up of the beeping and shooed her off.

In other good news, she has learned how to use the cat tree we bought to get access to the top of the wardrobe without having to climb the insides. She can now clamber up and open the doors from the top and step in. She can also clamber down without quite the same thump as a five-kilo bag of spuds being dropped from the ceiling.

In other bad news, she tried this the other day to find her inner sanctum already occupied by LMC. Which meant fifteen minutes of them trying to batter the crap out of each other. By the end they were so knackered they were just lying there and punching each other in the heads.

Oh well, they're about to get 10 days in the same cattery run...
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Post by: T42 on December 25, 2018, 03:02:32 pm
Just been watching next-door-but-one's collie cross herd chickens in from their meadow and back to the coop. Some of them it even picked up and carried for a bit before dropping and chivvying them home. They must have been raised to it - they didn't get in a flap.  It was great watching it going at a flat run to pick up the odd straggler; the meadow is around 100 yards long.
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Post by: hellymedic on December 28, 2018, 01:01:57 am
Big Tom was SINGING!

I've never heard him vocalise like this before. David came to the kitchen to investigate the strange sound and spied a ginger cat outside.

Weird!
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Post by: T42 on December 28, 2018, 11:27:44 am
Just seen a couple of next door's kids knock the ice on their swimming pool with a knuckle then dump their obscenely fat cat on it. Cat very unhappy, but ice held.
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Post by: T42 on January 05, 2019, 03:19:04 pm
Missus slicing peppers in kitchen. Parrot loves them.

Usual scenario: parrot shrieks for a bit, missus bellows "shut up", bawling duel ensues, parrot eventually gets a bit and shuts up.

Today: parrot shrieks, bellows "shut up" himself, quiets down & makes crunchy noises. Gets a bit immediately.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 05, 2019, 03:58:36 pm
Brilliant :)
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Post by: essexian on January 17, 2019, 10:12:27 am
Today, I will mostly be being sad as today is the day that two of the four kittens who have been living under a neighbours shed will be moved onto a rehoming centre  :(

So, 16 weeks ago, Pearl a stray had four kittens (we thought there were three but two are identical so we didn't realise there were twins) which we have been feeding for the last four weeks. However, they are now of an age where they could be getting sexually active so having spoken to a number of cat societies, we are having them "done" and then rehomed.

Last evening therefore, I set up a trap to catch them: we borrowed the trap from Cat Protection so it is a safe one. We managed to catch three kittens plus one of our own cats, Jamise and two of our neighbours moggies! The three of them went to the vets this morning and then one will come home with us and the other two off to the centre. I am going to try to trap the last one over the next day and move it on also.

Its quite sad as it has been nice seeing kittens grow up. However, as CBH says, we already have enough cats.....  :-\  :(
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Post by: hellymedic on January 17, 2019, 12:16:31 pm
We were in a similar position last January, though our lot were still semi-feral.

Sympathies!
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Post by: lou boutin on January 17, 2019, 09:05:24 pm
It is so hard to let them go, but they will find their forever homes, which is better than living under a shed.

The fact that you not only caught three kittens but one of your own cats and some of the neighbours' cats made me giggle.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 17, 2019, 09:14:27 pm
Cat Protection initially only managed to catch two kittens, leaving heavily pregnant queen, Blackie and BigTom chez nous.
David managed to catch Queen and CP returned to collect her.

We kept Big Tom and Blackie, who were later trapped and neutered.

Queen had another 6 a few days later.
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Post by: essexian on January 17, 2019, 09:43:27 pm
It is so hard to let them go, but they will find their forever homes, which is better than living under a shed.

The fact that you not only caught three kittens but one of your own cats and some of the neighbours' cats made me giggle.

It made the vet laugh too!

Well, I am old enough to admit I did cry a little when I handed them over: it was sad to see them go but as you say, they will find a good home. We simply don't have space to take them on unless.....hummm....I wonder if CBH would mind moving into the garage....

Well the kitten we are keeping has now joined her mum in the summer house: its very warm in there so she should be okay. I just hope the last kitten also joins them: they were there earlier when I went out to cycling class.

One final thing, the three who were "done" today were all queens! I am so glad we had them done now as given a couple of weeks, no doubt one of the "intact" Toms we have around here would have had a field day!
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Post by: hellymedic on January 17, 2019, 11:02:25 pm
No doubt!

Big Tom was humping Blackie for six weeks after they were done.

Blackie would have been around 4 months old.

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Post by: rogerzilla on January 18, 2019, 08:47:31 am
14lb ginger tabby lump chasing his tail.  Nutter.
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Post by: ian on January 18, 2019, 06:18:59 pm
Being annoying, as my wife is away. This morning Bad Cat refused to believe her food was her food because she didn't see me put it out. She has to see the food go in the bowl for some reason and she was outside. So, I guess Little Monster Cat got a double helping. Which is fine, as Bad Cat is an effalumpuss and doesn't need the calories and LMC at a mighty 3kg definitely does.

As for last night. One cat on the bed. One cat off the bed. One cat on the bed. One cat off the bed. Because they can't be near each other without a boss-level battle-on. LMC has to sleep on feet, Bad Cat on arms with her head resting on your fist. I don't know why. Because I don't want a sack of catatoes giving me a dead arm she's not getting her way. Which is why I woke this morning to find Bad Cat had clamped her mouth around my hand and was trying to physically pull my arm into a suitable position for monorailing.

Sigh, I have this all weekend. I may go to the local Travelodge.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 18, 2019, 10:22:52 pm
Big Tom is resting on the floor in the window bay of the lounge, between the wall and the sofa.

We don't yet know if he can escape from this niche...

ETA He escaped from this niche, demanded food and has since left the building.

David's observing the Moon and is likely to get pestered by cats, as is their wont.

There is an Observatory Cats Twitter account I follow.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 19, 2019, 05:27:14 am
Sack of catatoes, lol!
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Post by: ian on January 19, 2019, 12:44:50 pm
Bad Cat is running around the garage roof trying to catch her nemeses, the magpies. There's two magpies, I'm sure the same pair, that are always in the garden and they know Bad Cat and her useless ways well, so they just tag-team tease her. She wouldn't know what to do if she did manage to catch one of them, other than get pecked. Corvids are a lot smarter than cats.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 19, 2019, 02:15:34 pm
There's no shortage of magpies here but I don't think our cats go for them.
Pigeons, mice, rats and squirrels are another matter...
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Post by: Kim on January 19, 2019, 02:18:39 pm
Our n-2th neighbours had a young cat who would get into arguments with the local magpies.  The magpies would invariably win, but I don't think the cat realised that.

ETA: Found a pic of him in debate with being laughed at by a crow.

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cats/Photo0136.sized.jpg)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 19, 2019, 02:49:48 pm
Pumpkin brought a dead magpie home last year. Likely already suboptimal tho.
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Post by: lou boutin on January 19, 2019, 04:34:09 pm
The Magpies used to tease my childhood cat Tigger. One day one he nearly caught one who responded by doing a pop on him.
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Post by: ian on January 19, 2019, 09:34:42 pm
They do this thing were one of them will sit on the neighbour's shed roof and wait till Bad Cat charges over there before hopping onto the tree out of reach. The second magpie when then land on the other side of the garage roof. Bad Cat will turn 180 degrees and charge back. Magpie will hop out of reach. The other magpie will land on the shed. Bad Cat will charge. Rinse and repeat.

Then they start getting further apart, so with each turn Bad Cat has to charge a bit further. Magpies have figured out that the defining feature of their felid foe is that they lack stamina, which is a polite way of saying they're lazy little furballs. Eventually, Bad Cat will just end up in the middle of the garden, looking back and forth as the magpies loudly chorus their mockery.

They don't mess with LMC though. That would be suicide as she can accelerate to near c in a fraction of a femtosecond and possesses the sort of claws that would give Wolverine an inferiority complex.
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Post by: Pingu on January 19, 2019, 11:17:18 pm
You should film that  :)
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Post by: ian on January 23, 2019, 06:04:48 pm
I'm sure my wife has. That and her sitting on the windowsill making stupid chattering noises as she watches the magpies do their magpieing.

Today she's distributing mud around the house. I've really no idea where she's getting it all from. Well, the garden, obviously. Sigh. More paw prints. I picked her up earlier to give her paws a wipe and she let out a big, stinky fart. In hindsight, I stick to wiping up the paw prints.

LMC, on the other hand, just fell out of bed. Her bed is on the sofa in my remote command centre, I guess she'd nudged it right to the end. And over she goes. Not a happy cat. I'm not laughing just in case she goes off on one and kills me.
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Post by: essexian on January 24, 2019, 10:36:50 am
Kitten Hunting Day 3....

So, Day three of the great Stafford kitten hunt was underway at 6am this morning, slightly later than yesterday when I got up at 5am to put the trap out and guess what.... the LBK (Little Black Kitten) would rather go hungry than get caught, have his/her bits cut off and be taken to a rehoming centre. Sigh.

I can see him/her sitting in the trees at the end of our garden trying to work out how they can get into the trap, have a feed and get out again without getting caught....the vet is happy to wait until 1pm today for us to bring the kitten in before saying its too late.

I have tried all types of food with no luck. Actually, that reminds me, I've not had any breakfast yet! :facepalm:

Perhaps we do "want" another cat...... :-\
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Post by: menthel on January 24, 2019, 11:45:34 am
Luna the crazy whippet puppy is currently murdering squeaky squirrels downstairs whilst I work. At least she is currently entertaining herself!
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Post by: ian on January 24, 2019, 06:37:44 pm
Halfway through an important call, Bad Cat decided the best place to continue her epic struggle for dominance over the fiendish tail was on my desk behind my computer.

There will be some perks to spending a few days a week aboard the orbiting mothership.
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Post by: essexian on January 25, 2019, 03:24:44 pm
Kitten hunting day 4.

So, up again at 6am to hunt the last stray kitten without any success...it just sits in the garden and laughs at us...not actually laughs, that would be strange and somewhat disturbing, but looks at us in the way only cats can.

So the plan is to try again on Monday...... Tuesday.....Wednesday....Thursday.....
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 25, 2019, 05:31:05 pm
At 1600 today I'd agreed to meet Pingu in Brewdog for a beer.
What I was actually doing was trying to get that naughty Pumpkin from off our roof. No idea how she got up there.
Got a beer, eventually...
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Post by: essexian on January 29, 2019, 08:57:13 am
Kitten Hunting Day 7.....

"95kg Man 1, 2.5kg Kitten 0 After Extra Time"

So, finally, after many many early mornings and late nights trying, I finally managed to catch LBK the semi feral kitten who had been living under next doors shed. And what a battle it was!

Having discovered that cats learn  quickly that heading into a trap like its three sisters had done is not a good idea (although I caught one of the neighbours cats again just as I had done last week), I needed a new catching method so purchased and fitted a new, lockable cat flap on the summer house; the kitten had been used to sleeping in there overnight with its Mum. However, what I didn't realise was that the kitten didn't know how to use a cat flap and no amount of pushing Mummy cat in and out of it was going to encourage him/her to give it a try (there was a cat flap but the door had broken off it so it was basically just a gap in the wall).

Next idea....large net....nope, that won't work: too many trees in the garden. Drugged food....been watching too many cartoons again. Sigh. Harpoon...... er, now you are just being silly.

In the end I decided to block lockable cat flap with a metal box which no one less than Eddie Hall would be able to move and then load the summer house up with food hoping the kitten would go in where upon I could simply wonder in, and it would put its paws up and say it was a fair cop..... Well part of that went okay: the kitten went into the summer house and I was able to lock the door with it inside. Part 1 done.

Part 2 would be to get into the summer house without the kitten escaping....done! And then...grab the kitten.

This is where things started to go wrong. The last thing the kitten wanted was to be caught and put into a carrier so it put up quite a fight resulting in quite a bit of blood being spilt....my blood. I have six cuts to my right hand and two to my left. The kitten was finally overcome and placed into a large cage where it promptly went mental and started throwing cat litter around!  One feed later it had calmed down a little but was still quite upset.

This morning therefore, LBK went off to the vets to be "done" before going to a rescue/rehoming centre this afternoon. Its poor Mum: "Pearl" has been very listless overnight but I suppose she will get used to it with some TLC and best steak.

Finally...just looked at our brand new lockable cat flap. It is now in four pieces.  We once had a 7kg cat who destroyed a locked cat flap but one which is only 4 months old...blimey....wouldn't like to me this cat down a dark alley!
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Post by: rafletcher on January 29, 2019, 03:38:44 pm
Well this was Sunday afternoon....

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4880/31950999827_8beb0db1a7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QFpe6n)Phoebe and the cushion (https://flic.kr/p/QFpe6n) by Richard Fletcher (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156993878@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7907/31950999667_e967b167e9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QFpe3B)Phoebe and the cushion (https://flic.kr/p/QFpe3B) by Richard Fletcher (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156993878@N08/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4833/31950999707_dc3598eb92_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QFpe4i)Phoebe and the cushion (https://flic.kr/p/QFpe4i) by Richard Fletcher (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156993878@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 29, 2019, 05:04:07 pm
Aw!
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Post by: hellymedic on February 02, 2019, 01:35:47 am
Playing cats and mouse.
Blackie brought in live mouse.
Played with it a bit.
Big Tom caught it, crunched and swallowed, leaving little behind.
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Post by: Kim on February 02, 2019, 02:08:17 pm
And now they're both wondering where the mouse went?
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Post by: hellymedic on February 02, 2019, 02:19:04 pm
Blackie searched for it; Big Tom didn't...
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Post by: hellymedic on February 04, 2019, 05:11:54 pm
Big Tom was sitting on 'my' bar chair.

I played a YouTube video of miaowing cats which woke him.
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Post by: T42 on February 05, 2019, 10:17:18 am
Pet is the word and peter is what they are doing, being French dogs. We changed their food to a light variety and they haven't stopped farting since. Got to finish the bag, though. Only 7½ kg to go. <choke><gasp>
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Post by: essexian on February 06, 2019, 07:36:25 am
Last evening Purrdee the kitten played "stringy" with me in the garden.  ;D :thumbsup:

I know that's not much in the scheme of things but as she isn't really used to human/moggy interactions having been born under a shed, it is a step forward.

Of course being a cat she will allow me to feed her three times a day and is happy to sleep in our heated (a radiator and two electric blanket) summer house but things are done on her terms currently. Her mum Pearl, is happily a member of our pride now.
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Post by: rafletcher on February 08, 2019, 09:27:09 am
Started this morning with pawing all around her food bowl after she'd eaten most of it, presumably in an effort to bury the remainder. Not that unusual in cats apparently, but none of our previous ones had done it. Then there was the slightly more usual diving under the sheets of newspaper we have just inside the cat flap.  And just now she's trying to hide in the airing cupboard for her daily nap.
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Post by: menthel on February 08, 2019, 12:51:04 pm
Sat in my office attacking a yak milk chew in her bed whilst the hall floor is mopped. Otherwise the mop would be for it. Whippet puppy craziness.
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Post by: rafletcher on February 12, 2019, 08:48:21 am
Hiding! She hates the window cleaners, but that usually means only a short period under the bed, but our neighbours are having roofing works done, and for some reason this scares her so much that she spent yesterday in the woods at the bottom of the garden - some 30m away! And she's down there again today.
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Post by: menthel on February 13, 2019, 04:28:25 pm
Being a general arsehole. Destroying things and pissing on the floor. Anyone want a puppy?
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Post by: T42 on February 18, 2019, 11:05:06 am
Using the stair-stepper:

(https://pbase.com/image/168832714.jpg)

He's the only one in the house that does.
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Post by: T42 on February 18, 2019, 11:08:54 am
Being a general arsehole. Destroying things and pissing on the floor. Anyone want a puppy?

Days of horror. We had that with two at once.

One solution:

(https://pbase.com/johnewing/image/122276545.jpg)

Well, not really. But in the midst of the turmoil MrsT made me an outsize Forfar bridie as compensation.
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Post by: menthel on February 18, 2019, 11:11:55 am
We ended up taking away the puppy pee mats away and since then she has stopped peeing on the floor and obviously can't destroy the mats! I am new to the whole thing and puppies are even more confusing than babies.

I would love my wife to cook me a pastry of some sort to ease the pain but she doesn't do flour... I might get a curry if I am lucky. ;)
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Post by: T42 on February 18, 2019, 01:10:14 pm
It'll pass, but for a good while I wanted to see the back of our two.

BTW, that kitchen table in my photo there? They ate it.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 19, 2019, 08:57:37 pm
Tom is sleeping with Henry.
(https://scontent.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52170441_1365461393593482_5670989837415481344_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-2.fna&oh=e4e0007825b28798fc68449cc73ced7a&oe=5CF7C715)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 19, 2019, 09:03:32 pm
Ooh belleh.
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Post by: Kim on February 19, 2019, 09:07:37 pm
That's remarkably relaxed for so close to the Evil Monster That Eats Kittehs.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 19, 2019, 09:18:10 pm
Well Henry IS asleep...

Behind Tom is the bathroom door and Tom's sleeping in a position he favours most nights.

Getting to the bathroom without bladder or feline mishap is a challenge...
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Post by: spesh on February 19, 2019, 09:18:46 pm
That's remarkably relaxed for so close to the Evil Monster That Eats Kittehs.

Oblig. dank Dune meme: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_hBqK0XoAACG14.jpg
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Post by: hellymedic on February 19, 2019, 09:25:52 pm
That's remarkably relaxed for so close to the Evil Monster That Eats Kittehs.

Oblig. dank Dune meme: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_hBqK0XoAACG14.jpg

 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: ian on February 25, 2019, 11:02:08 am
Bad Cat is looking unwell, not sure what she's been up to. She didn't come down to annoy us yesterday evening or for her food (which is very, very unusual), instead she curled up under the radiator in my wife's office and didn't budge.

She did come and say hello in the night and came down for brekkie this morning and is drinking, but still seems a bit lethargic and is sprawled on the sofa looking a bit sorry for herself. That might be anthropomorphism though, it's not like her sprawling on the sofa for most of the day is a new thing.

Hopefully she'll perk up soon, she's supposed to be in the cattery tomorrow as we off on holiday for a week and my wife is already at an advanced level of fretting about this.
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Post by: menthel on February 25, 2019, 11:06:57 am
Solid poos! The pup has been moved onto a raw food diet and her bowel issues have basically been cured overnight. She does seem to have even more energy as well, although that may be a less welcome side effect as she already had enough as it was!
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Post by: PaulF on February 25, 2019, 11:30:24 am
Coming round.

Just been to the vet for a tooth extraction and a clean and polish, I keep telling her to floss but it's worse than teenagers...
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Post by: ian on February 25, 2019, 01:58:54 pm
Found the remains of a pigeon by the back door, which might explain things. I doubt Bad Cat killed it, she came in covered in mud last night, so it was probably pre-deceased and recovered from the undergrowth and chewed on a bit. Foxes seem to have demolished the rest to leave two wings and a lot of feathers.

She did indulge in a big bad bitey-fight with my hand earlier, so hopefully that means she's feeling better.
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Post by: Flite on February 26, 2019, 02:53:56 pm
Watching me clean the pump on her water fountain.  First World Problems, Zeppy.
She will now go out and have a drink from the river
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Post by: ian on February 26, 2019, 04:34:46 pm
Bad Cat is better, which is good. I think overindulgence on overripe dead pigeon might have been to blame.

Alas, off to the cattery they have gone. Bad Cat is easy to catch, once you grab her she goes floppy, LMC goes mental the moment she hears a door close. Because She Knows that's the prelude to a capture. On this occasion (and not for the first time), and with other escape routes closed, she tried to shelter from the evil humans and their nefarious intent by hiding in her cat carrier.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 26, 2019, 05:53:33 pm
Glad Bad Cat is better.
Ninkasi now thinks that if we come home from work at the same time she's going to the cattery and hides behind the sofa, even when she's not.
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Post by: ian on February 26, 2019, 06:15:04 pm
LMC generally assumes any aberrant behaviour from the humans is a potential Capture Event. Claws? Check. Enhanced squiggleability: engaged. Panic mode: 11.
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Post by: rafletcher on March 07, 2019, 08:35:01 am
Hiding. For some reason, our last cat was terrified of the window cleaners, and always disappeared when they announced their arrival with the clanging of ladders.  It seems the new one is exactly the same - but with better hearing, so she disappeared outside before my wife heard the window cleaners arrive. A psychic cat!
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Post by: hellymedic on March 12, 2019, 01:39:30 pm
Taking a definite dislike to Storm Gareth.

Big Tom is usually a hefty plodder, who spends most of his time relaxing in the ambience of our abode.

After a generous breakfast and lengthy post-prandial observation pause on the mat by the cat flap he popped out.

His return was at lightning speed. I've seldom seen him move so fast!

Now idling on the hall carpet.
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Post by: menthel on March 12, 2019, 08:07:49 pm
Currently having a full on whippet puppy zoomie. Everything that is not nailed down has been stolen and taken back to her bed and the squeaky ball has been squeaked nearly to death. Hopefully she will curl up in the sofa in a minute...
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Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on April 05, 2019, 11:49:23 am
Willow is sitting on the arm of the chair waiting for a lapse in my concentration so she can curl up on the laptop keyboard.
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 05, 2019, 02:24:08 pm
Mainly Tilly has been snoozing this morning. Four days at the kennels has worn her out. This afternoon she is starting to recover a bit. She likes the kennels but it always tires her out, all that time with other dogs to play with and adjusting and sorting out her place in a temporary pack I think.

She also keeps looking at the place where a beech hedge divided the garden into two (we had landscape gardeners remove it whist she was away) and then looking at us as if to say "see when I'm not here to guard the house people come and steal the hedge !
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Post by: T42 on April 15, 2019, 10:53:19 am
Erasmus called Raz, the larger chocolate lab, is flaked out flat on the bedroom rug with his bro after a nerve-racking trip to the vet - he hates riding in the car, especially when his bro stays home. Anyway, visit was for chronic bronchitis but the vet suspects a hormonal balance problem, since the muscles above his eyes are wasted. It can be expected to spread to the rest of his muscles, slowly we hope. Should have analysis results this afternoon.
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Post by: T42 on April 15, 2019, 01:51:59 pm
First results suggest Cushing's syndrome, i.e. overproduction of cortisol due to either a pituitary or adrenal tumour. The tumour is usually benign but the syndrome isn't: with treatment he'll have 30-36 months to live, going on averages. He's already 9 so it's still quite a good innings for a Lab. The way I'm going we might pop our clogs together.

Have to take him in again later this week so that they can do more blood tests.   Good thing we're insured.
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Post by: lou boutin on April 15, 2019, 03:02:03 pm
sending hugs to you both.
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Post by: essexian on April 16, 2019, 12:18:48 pm
Sorry to hear that.


Purrdee the kitten is now resting after completing my training this morning. As I overslept she woke me by meowing for food and not stopping until I was up and had provided breakfast.

It only took her six months but I am fully under her control now.  :facepalm:
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Post by: T42 on April 17, 2019, 04:26:02 pm
Thank-you both.  If it's an adrenal tumour rather than on the pituitary it's operable, otherwise we'll look after him as best as we can. This poor chap has had a bad deal as regards hormones: he's been on thyroxin since 2015. Still, he's happy and we'll try to keep him that way.
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Post by: pcolbeck on April 21, 2019, 12:01:53 pm
Having a rest and a sulk. We went to the beach first thing this morning and she had a great run and destroyed a new frisbee (we had forgotten the ball thrower). When we got back it was shower time to get the sand and salt out of her fir which she puts up with bur resents deeply. Hence the sulkiness and tiredness.
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Post by: T42 on April 24, 2019, 08:41:52 am
Well.  After a day at the vet's yesterday to test his cortisol levels throughout the day, they gave us the good news that the big fella hasn't got Cushing's Syndrome, he's just very excitable and the white-coat effect was pushing his levels up. After a couple of hours there he got used to everyone and everything dropped to normal.

The bad news was the 639€ bill, but we're insured so we get most of it back. That and the copious amount of hair on the back seat of the car: the bugger seems to be moulting.
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Post by: hellymedic on April 24, 2019, 12:59:17 pm
Cats are outside.

Blackie only ate a few crunchies before heading for the Great Outdoors.
Big Tom had a modest breakfast, spent AGES on the mat by the cat flap the dashed out when he saw a bird.

Got nowhere near the bird thobut.
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Post by: perpetual dan on May 02, 2019, 11:47:59 am
Phoebe (one of our rats, nominally Miss Dan the Younger's, but a family pet) is having a knife taken to a lump that has suddenly appeared.  :(
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Post by: perpetual dan on May 02, 2019, 08:42:52 pm
Back home having had a tumour out. Lots of licking her wounds.
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Post by: essexian on May 08, 2019, 03:37:32 pm
I am currently bed bound due to a trapped nerve and CHB was late to bed so when it was feeding time at our house no one was available to undertake the task. That did not stop Purrdee the kitten who found an open pouch of food and was standing on the closed end forcing food out of the open end when I finally managed to drag by body out of bed.

Excellent I thought. She must have still been hungry still an hour later as I found her with an unopened pouch trying the same trick..... If she ever works out how to do it her next trick will be placing a delivery with tesco thus cutting out the middle man.


Sent from my phone laying down looking at the celling.... Sorry for any spelling mistakes
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Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 10, 2019, 07:55:37 am
I don't know what Bob - our huge white cat with the fish allergy - is doing because we haven't seen him since Tuesday.
I'm trying to retain a bit of optimism, but Mrs M, forever pessimistic, fears the worst, but despite my bravado I fear she's right to be negative.
It's the last thing we need with other family issues crowding in on us as well. But, cats will be cats.
I know cats can and do go walkabout for days, weeks and even months on occasions, but - in a word to the feline world - don't.

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Post by: T42 on May 10, 2019, 10:17:17 am
We're in for a bout of dog-wrestling tomorrow, heaving Ezra off to the vet.  Poor chap seems to have a bleeding tumour in one of the folds of his face. The dog, that is.  Poor old Raz (brother to Ez) will probably go apeshit (then dog ditto) when left on his own but it needs the two of us there, one to hold him still and one to think rationally.
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Post by: Pingu on May 10, 2019, 10:42:30 am
I don't know what Bob - our huge white cat with the fish allergy - is doing because we haven't seen him since Tuesday.
I'm trying to retain a bit of optimism, but Mrs M, forever pessimistic, fears the worst, but despite my bravado I fear she's right to be negative.
It's the last thing we need with other family issues crowding in on us as well. But, cats will be cats.
I know cats can and do go walkabout for days, weeks and even months on occasions, but - in a word to the feline world - don't.

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 :(

Have you asked your neighbours to check their outbuildings?
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Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 10, 2019, 03:17:42 pm
I don't know what Bob - our huge white cat with the fish allergy - is doing because we haven't seen him since Tuesday.
I'm trying to retain a bit of optimism, but Mrs M, forever pessimistic, fears the worst, but despite my bravado I fear she's right to be negative.
It's the last thing we need with other family issues crowding in on us as well. But, cats will be cats.
I know cats can and do go walkabout for days, weeks and even months on occasions, but - in a word to the feline world - don't.

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:(
Have you asked your neighbours to check their outbuildings?
Yes, done all the usual and obvious stuff, but to no avail. He's on the local Facebook noticeboard, and the RSPCA sponsored database; we've put a couple of posters up, and leafleted the houses bordering the school playing field next to us.
A few years ago (possibly about 8-9) one of the local cats vanished for a few weeks, and I found it dragging itself up my garden path - it had been shot with an air rifle, and locked in a shed as far as the vet could tell by the state of its claws and feet. Surprisingly that cat is still around. We seem to have had some nasty people in the neighbourhood - I've not heard the air rifle for a couple of years, but.....
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 10, 2019, 07:19:09 pm
Hope he turns up soon, Mike.
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Post by: Feline on May 12, 2019, 01:00:33 am
I've had my ex-cat Rico go missing for exactly a week once in the heat of the summer from one bin day to the next. He must have got locked in a shed or garage we think. He came come really dehydrated and hungry but made a full recovery.
Hope you have some luck with yours soon Mike.
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Post by: MikeFromLFE on May 12, 2019, 08:19:28 pm
Bob came back!
Mrs M was doing some leafleting and door knocking and we got a 'good confirmed' sighting two streets away. He'd been seen in the bathroom window of a house where the owner had been taken into care, and the children were going in a couple of times a day to check on the house. Subsequently - this morning - he'd been seen in a couple of gardens. We reckon he'd got into the house when it was being checked over, and got out a lot of days later the same way.
We fed him (lots) after he sauntered into our garden. Then we shut him in the house while we went to our son's for the afternoon. By the time we got back, he'd vandalised the cat flap in order to get out, and done a runner!
We assume he'll be back for more food later this evening!
Bl##dy creature!
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Post by: hellymedic on May 12, 2019, 08:25:14 pm
Pleased he's back!
My cleaning lady is right about cats returning!
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 12, 2019, 11:08:32 pm
Cheeky monkey....
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Post by: T42 on May 13, 2019, 07:57:13 am
Ezra's feeling sorry for himself.  Stitched-up face and a cone on, can't scratch and keeps catching it on doorposts and so forth. Also having trouble peeing, vet suspects prostate tumour & possibly generalized cancer.  Biopsy results in 10+ days. :(

(https://pbase.com/johnewing/image/169182172.jpg)
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 13, 2019, 09:10:54 pm
Aw, poor thing.
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Post by: pcolbeck on May 17, 2019, 07:33:14 pm
Keeping watch out the patio doors for the squirrel that lives in next doors huge yew tree. The squirrel most definitely doesn't have Tilly's permission to be in her garden.
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Post by: T42 on May 18, 2019, 09:47:34 am
Ezra (see above) worked out how to invert the cone and have a bloody good scratch. Wounds are still clean but stitches have gone.
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Post by: woollypigs on May 18, 2019, 10:24:48 am
Not now but two days ago. She took her toy out to play with her new best friend. When she hears Archie's bell, she runs to the back door. Even Archie comes running when he sees us coming back from walkies. Sadly Archie isn't so keen on Tilley's play style, he is more into laying on the floor or headbutting. Which just confuses the mutt :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4-qs2Wc0UwOv2ZQgRqbab-BG1Ezt6LsrF2sxTMzhiKnDKyezlDhzo2EFmYUlgPHjkwM79xzbIKKUUnRimkEFk5XeNoS5HrqPyExRxhtdbe2Gp5izCe5rK1uIog-CRsiOWa1sCbPd1uI=w2400)

This friendship have caused two things. One: that Tilley now loves all cats, which often isn't retaliated, especially from the cat, two streets over, that looks like Archie. Two: The white and ginger cat across the way have now stopped running away when she sees Tilley, still not too happy but the fleeing in a blind panic has become I just sit here in protest ready to run.

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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 18, 2019, 02:02:59 pm
Aw.
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Post by: ian on May 20, 2019, 07:41:19 pm
Bleeding.

Big fight against GGMFC (Giant Grey Monkey Faced Cat) – it's part baboon and a consistent brawler. It's been gone for a while but is now back minus an ear, so I suppose it picked a fight that it couldn't win. I have a super-squirt gun to discourage it from the garden after a spate of it fighting with Little Monster Cat (who is a brawler, but doesn't seem to realise she's 3.5 kg when wet and lacks any teeth).

Alas, Bad Cat is a bit soft. An impressly aimed slipper (I sort of threw it and then pondered that I might well hit the wrong cat given they were at the top of the garden) that scored a direct hit on GGMFC broke things up.

She mostly seems intact other than some missing fur, but her front leg has been either scratched or bitten and there's blood in her fur. It'll take two of us to inspect the damage. I predict a vet's bill.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 20, 2019, 08:09:47 pm
Aw. Give her a wipe down with some saline. Pretty much guaranteed to get infected if it's a bite. Poor kitty.
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Post by: ian on May 20, 2019, 08:33:45 pm
Yes, we'll clean her up when my wife gets home and see what the damage is. Other than the bloody leg she seems mobile and came out for treats, but is a bit spooked still. I suspect an antibiotic jab will beckon in the morning and I'll be £50 poorer. I also suspect GGMFC was also the culprit that left LMC with some serious lacerations a while back. But cats will be cats. I've primed the water cannon, it can reach the very top of the garden and I'm an effective sniper.
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Post by: ian on May 21, 2019, 10:33:39 am
Well, the blood doesn't seem to be Bad Cat's, leastways we couldn't find any injuries. I guess she came out tops against GGMFC, which didn't seem likely but I was fortunately in the kitchen when it kicked off so intervened quickly with the laser-guided slipper from the kitchen door. I don't fancy Bad Cat's chances for all fifteen rounds. Her usual fighting strategy against LMC is to lie on her back, legs akimbo, making pitiful yowling noises as LMC savages her exposed belly. Considering the lack of teeth involved, I don't think it's worthy of the yowling.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 22, 2019, 09:44:10 pm
David says Big Tom has been singing to Luna.

Big Tom has sung quite a lot lately.

Luna is a shy feral stray who hungrily gobbles our cats' leftovers.

Our cats seem to be eschewing their Felix.
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Post by: T42 on May 25, 2019, 09:29:40 am
Ezra's feeling sorry for himself.  Stitched-up face and a cone on, can't scratch and keeps catching it on doorposts and so forth. Also having trouble peeing, vet suspects prostate tumour & possibly generalized cancer.  Biopsy results in 10+ days. :(

(https://pbase.com/johnewing/image/169182172.jpg)

Two weeks on, took the wee fellow off to the vet to have the stitches removed.  All good news: wounds healing well, facial tumours were benign and probably due to his brother hauling him about by the face (the Mr. Waverly folds* make convenient handles). So much for their saliva having curative properties.

All home and happy now.

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Post by: PaulF on May 25, 2019, 09:54:27 am
Being anxious; we’re going away for the night and she’s worried she’ll be left behind.
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Post by: essexian on May 25, 2019, 01:09:39 pm
I've just been trimming the bushes in the front paddock and had sufficient cuttings to take to the skip....sorry, recycling centre.... so I filled the car up and off I went only to stop a mile from home, turned around, drive back and then remove Jamise the cat from under the back seat..... he had climbed in the car when I was loading it and hidden away. I only found him when I heard his meowing!  :facepalm:

I know he is old but he isn't ready for recycling just yet!
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Post by: SteveC on May 29, 2019, 06:48:02 pm
Sitting on my lap with his head on my left arm, fast asleep.
There are two things wrong with this: it's not comfortable as I'm on the computer chair; and it's not our cat!
He's a neighbour from two doors down who has decided he owns every house on the estate. Very friendly and incredibly fit and active for 16.
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Post by: essexian on May 30, 2019, 02:33:29 pm
Purrdee the kitten just tried a worm for taste.....

She didn't like it one bit!

Back to eating flies with her....must get her onto cat food one day!
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Post by: hellymedic on May 30, 2019, 04:38:29 pm
Blackie woke us with miaowing and seems to have painted most of our carpets and a duvet cover with the sticky black mineral oil on her tail. We've not seen her since and she has not been fed.

David is worried that the oil might have harmed her.
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Post by: rafletcher on May 30, 2019, 04:43:38 pm
Probably miaowing pitifully as she's driven home from the cattery. It'll be interesting to see what she does when she gets out of her carrier here!
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Post by: T42 on May 30, 2019, 05:17:57 pm
Telling me I need to get off the computer & go downstairs.
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Post by: PaulF on May 30, 2019, 05:36:02 pm
Back from the groomers so rolling on the grass to get rid of the itchy hairs and scrounging for food
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Post by: hellymedic on May 30, 2019, 10:36:31 pm
Still not seen Blackie.
David is distraught.
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Post by: hellymedic on May 31, 2019, 04:50:15 pm
Blackie returned in the small hours, oilier than before.

She's back again now.

Being ex-feral, she doesn't like much contact and is shunning David's attempts to clean her.

Blackie is very long-haired and her fur is really matted.

How do you clean an oily cat?

We're trying to brush her with vegetable oil as she really didn't like the cat wipes.
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Post by: spesh on May 31, 2019, 05:15:29 pm
Blackie returned in the small hours, oilier than before.

She's back again now.

Being ex-feral, she doesn't like much contact and is shunning David's attempts to clean her.

Blackie is very long-haired and her fur is really matted.

How do you clean an oily cat?

We're trying to brush her with vegetable oil as she really didn't like the cat wipes.

ISTR that there was, quite some time ago, a thread on cleaning cats...

<flexes forum search-fu and is mildly surprised to find the thread in question on the first pass>

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=51485.0

Welder's gloves and plate armour are strongly recommended. I wouldn't suggest taking anything that Andrij or I posted in the thread too seriously though.  :demon:

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Post by: hellymedic on June 02, 2019, 12:52:57 pm
David made further attempts to clean Blackie, first with sunflower oil and the with cat shampoo  and water, which only served to cause her to march out in disgust.
We've not seen Blackie since Friday night and are concerned.
Big Tom is drinking much more than he did this time last year; hope he's not developing diabetes.
Big Tom sang again to Luna last night.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 02, 2019, 01:31:36 pm
I've seen Blackie in the garden but she's not tried to come inside.

Big Tom has taken my usual seat and is resting there.

Again
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Post by: ian on June 03, 2019, 10:25:47 am
Cats take bathshyness to the extreme. LMC got all oily when she ran off (because collar of shame) and got wedged under parked car (because collar of shame). There's no way anyone can clean her, she's mental, even the vet and two nurses generally can't hold her (they admitted defeat when she pooed down the vet's front). Just to look in her mouth requires a general anaesthetic. It probably wasn't good for, but other than a few stealth wipes with a damp, soapy kitchen towel, we left her to it.

Bad Cat is easier. She yowls and complains, but can be held and cleaned, she pretty much doesn't scratch or bite, just makes her displeasure with the indignity known at some volume. We've never tried (or needed to) bath her, but it's theoretically possible.

Cat water drinking varies, and depends how much they're getting from sundry dank puddles outside. LMC likes puddles and foetid water. Bad Cat only deigns to drink fresh water from the tap.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 03, 2019, 01:43:10 pm
Blackie returned yesterday afternoon, miaowing a lot but seemed exhausted. She appeared less bedraggled and fed well, after which she went upstairs for a rest of several hours. She allows David to brush her with sunflower oil but shuns E45 lotion.
She's disappeared this morning.
As has Big Tom.

I suspect they'll be back for eats later, will the little stray.

Little stray gobbles ALL she is offered, unlike our spoilt cats!
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Post by: pcolbeck on June 03, 2019, 02:16:41 pm
She was keeping guard at the patio doors in case of garden invasion by her mortal enemies the dreaded squirrels. Has now fallen over and gone to sleep instead. I expect the squirrels will be pulling faces at her through the glass any second now.
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Post by: menthel on June 03, 2019, 02:55:15 pm
Probably having doggie nightmares about stag beetles. A HOOOOOOOOGE one turned up in the garden and she spent a good 20 minutes jumping 3 feet in the air and barking at it before running away to hide on the sofa.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 05, 2019, 03:49:34 pm
Blackie has not been seen since Monday.
She was still heavily oiled then.
We are worried.
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Post by: ian on June 05, 2019, 04:22:33 pm
Bad Cat barfed on the bed. Double points for doing it while I was in the bed sleeping. Triple for sheer volume. Quadruple for doing so at 5.42 am. I hereby appoint you Lady Barfolomew for services to my sense of profound disgust.

Then when I got home I found something dug up my veg. I didn't see this happen, but Bad Cat has form.

LMC on the other hand just sits outside waiting for my wife to come back. Cat, she's been gone a week.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 06, 2019, 02:45:59 pm
Still no sign of Blackie  :(

David thinks she's dead.  :'(
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Post by: essexian on June 06, 2019, 02:54:34 pm
Still no sign of Blackie  :(

David thinks she's dead.  :'(

I do hope not.

Cats can bounce back when you least expect it. Take "Albert" as an example. Albert is a very old cat who seemed almost completely blind: he would walk into things, but found his way to our door most evenings for a free meal. Well, just after Christmas he stopped coming around so we figured he end had arrived.

However, come Sunday evening last I was locking up our security gates when who was sitting there waiting for tea? Yes, Albert.  He looked as he had five months earlier and ate a whole meal as normal. We haven't seen him since.

Cats, especially ones with a large range can go missing for ages. We have another cat who uses our house (he is currently asleep in the shed) "Eric" who often doesn't come around for weeks, where as other times he doesn't move from the garden.

I would like to say I know things will be okay but that would be wrong of me. Instead, I hope everything turns out well and the moggy returns.

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Post by: ian on June 06, 2019, 03:07:50 pm
It might just be an extended sulk over the entire cleaning incident. Cats can harbour a grudge for precisely as long as alternative sources of food are available.

We kidnapped out first cat (Lamb Chop) from Shepherd's Bush (she was a stray we found under the steps, gradually moved in with us, but wasn't quite ready for the leap to SE London) she sulked under a bed for five entire days. Didn't emerge once. Weirdly she didn't even pee or poop under there. Just sat there, scrunched up and unresponsive. A week later, happy as pie discovering her own garden.
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Post by: Kim on June 06, 2019, 03:09:27 pm
It might just be an extended sulk over the entire cleaning incident.

Would be my guess.  Fingers crossed.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 06, 2019, 06:39:40 pm
Thanks all!

Blackie has been away for longer, in much harsher times.

She was away for 6 days in the Beast from the East, a mere fortnight after she was spayed, as a big kitten last year.

She's skinny but a good size now and an adept hunter. There's no bell to scare potential prey, though she does smell of the oil.

I just hope the oil hasn't poisoned her.

The garden and those adjoining have a plentiful supply of rodents and birds.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 06, 2019, 10:08:51 pm
In the mean time, a little local stray we call Luna is visiting every evening and getting less shy. Big Tom is still very much a feature and tends to spend much time indoors, mostly resting.
But David is very upset about Blackie's absence.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 07, 2019, 04:46:46 pm
It might just be an extended sulk over the entire cleaning incident.

Would be my guess.  Fingers crossed.

Teh Kim is right!

Again!

Blackie returned at 16.00, miaowing and shaking her legs.

David fed her and she seemed to eat quite a lot.

She's hardly letting David touch her and though he thought we ought to have taken her to a vet earlier in the week, he doesn't seem to want to catch and incarcerate her now as he understandably doesn't want to stress her.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 07, 2019, 07:00:34 pm
Blackie is resting on the carpet in the lounge.
Big Tom is resting in the lounge, having faced off Little Feral when we offered food to him.
Little Feral was last seen cowering behind the bins. David says his mangy nose seems better since we laced his food with FleaClear.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 07, 2019, 07:48:21 pm
Glad she's back.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 07, 2019, 08:14:23 pm
Thanks! I've arranged a vet for Sunday, as this is the earliest David and his friend can take her. It's over a week now since she got oiled.
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Post by: ian on June 07, 2019, 08:49:34 pm
The good thing about letting the vet do it is that the cat will blame them for everything that happens. It's also the vet who has extract cat poo from her cleavage.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 07, 2019, 10:02:10 pm
Any sensible vet will hand it over to a team of plucky vet nurses....
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Post by: hellymedic on June 08, 2019, 12:18:04 am
GN: Blackie seems subdued but settles into her usual resting places. She seems to be feeding well.
There's much less oily black fur than before.

BN: She seems to have pulled of lots of contaminated fur, leaving pink, bald, exposed skin. I suspect this is tender.
She's unlikely to get cold if we keep her under house arrest.
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Post by: Kim on June 08, 2019, 12:21:57 am
Any sensible vet will hand it over to a team of plucky vet nurses....

And some vets have magical powers, causing ordinarily pissed off cats to immediately become their best friend.
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Post by: Gattopardo on June 08, 2019, 12:45:42 am
In the mean time, a little local stray we call Luna is visiting every evening and getting less shy. Big Tom is still very much a feature and tends to spend much time indoors, mostly resting.
But David is very upset about Blackie's absence.

Luna is my girl cats name therefore no other forum cats maybe called luna.

Boy cat and girl cat have both learnt that crying will bring the hoomans to come and see what is going on.  Boy cat cries as his sister is sitting where boy cat wants to sit. Girl cat cries, then brings a toy to you, as she wants to play.  Bot cat cries as he wants to nap close by or touching you.

Currently on the end on the bed, lightly snoring.
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Post by: essexian on June 08, 2019, 06:02:52 am
Glad Blackie has returned  :thumbsup:

Right, a quick round up of our moggies....

Pearl is currently sitting on my desk looking for food/attention, Pixie is cleaning herself in her basket after being out in the rain for a while, Whinger the Ginger (not our cat) is asleep in front of the fire (not on...he doesn't seem to mind), Jamise is asleep on the back of the chest of draws in CBH's dressing room, Quinton (not our cat) is asleep in his basket in the same room, Posie having been out for some time is trying to get into bed with CBH to dry off, Eric the stray is in the shed, while Purrdee the kitten lost the battle of the shoe rack earlier to Jamise so is now asleep in the summer house.

Not sure where His Lordship, Lord Rayner (not our cat) is, but he will be around when I get the food out later.

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Post by: hellymedic on June 08, 2019, 02:04:51 pm
We arranged for Blackie to see a vet tomorrow and tried to keep he indoors.
There was some offensive business in the litter tray, which David took outside.
Both cats were scratching at the closed cat flap when David returned.
They escaped when he let himself back inside, despite his best efforts.
Blackie is sitting on the flower bed in the middle of the garden; she does not seem unhappy.
David is fretting about having let the cats out.
I can't see Big Tom right now but he was chasing bugs in the garden with Blackie earlier.
[ETA] Camouflage Cat is lounging next to Blackie on the bare soil of the flower bed.
I reckon we'll still capture Blackie in time for her vet's appointment.
Anyway, she seems OK to me: settled, doing catty things, eating and resting, with little sign of distress.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 08, 2019, 03:20:01 pm
She'll probably be more distressed if you keep her in if she's used to coming and going as she pleases
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Post by: hellymedic on June 08, 2019, 04:25:43 pm
Indeed, but we need to catch her to take her to the vet, which might be a challenge!

Big Tom has migrated to 'my' chair in the kitchen.

Blackie was still in the garden when I last looked.

I think she's scared of coming in.

'Frozen watchfulness' is a term used to describe the facial expression of abused kids; I think Blackie is displaying this, though WE haven't abused her.

ETA Big Tom has gone out and joined Blackie in the garden; he seems to be very kind to her right now, which is good when she won't let us.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 08, 2019, 08:16:07 pm
Having spent all all afternoon resting in the garden, both cats returned a 8pm.

Blackie is looking much less bedraggled and is starting to regain her fluffy appearance, which considerably belies her size.

They were feeding contently. Big Tom has escaped; I didn't realise David must have opened the cat flap.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2019, 03:51:37 pm
Blackie is at the vets, with David and our friend Marie-Louise, the cat whisperer.

She doe snot like the cat carrier!

I am awaiting news/return/a big bill...
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Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2019, 04:51:54 pm
They're back!
Unable to fully clean her.
Normal bloods.
Charcoal tablets.
Cone of Shame too large to allow her to feed and scaring her witless.
Big Bill.

We've removed cone of shame and she's calmer. Cone was applied to stop her ingesting any more oil from deep in her fur. My reasoning is that she won't eat a lot more oil after 10 days and she seems unharmed thus far, it's unlikely to harm her now and she needs to run free.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 09, 2019, 05:17:58 pm
What did they try cleaning her with?
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Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2019, 06:25:35 pm
I don't know; I wasn't there.
I think I would have used Swarfega, followed by LOTS of hot water if I'd had a posse of handlers. I doubt they would have tried anything as powerful.
Having removed (or attempted) bike chain oil from clothing and self, I think I have some experience of Oily Gunk.

Vet admittedly had none.

She's prescribed omeprazole capsules and charcoal tablets.

I can't see how a tiny bit of charcoal would make much difference to the substantial oiling though I can see it impairing the absorption of the omeprazole...
...whichI can't see as of any benefit here, really.

Am I cynical?
Who am I to judge a vet?
Methinks Blackie will be fine and the clag will eventually grow out or get groomed away/washed in the rain; Two days on charcoal and omeprazole >10 days after the event are unlikely to do anything.
IMHO
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Post by: Kim on June 09, 2019, 07:30:58 pm
I don't know; I wasn't there.
I think I would have used Swarfega, followed by LOTS of hot water if I'd had a posse of handlers. I doubt they would have tried anything as powerful.

Indeed.  Swarfega, some vegetable-based oil as a solvent, or if that didn't work, trimming fur.  All assuming a sufficiently compliant cat.  Not worth sedation or anaesthesia to get the gunk off at this point, and you probably don't want to feed them swarfega.


Quote
Am I cynical?
Who am I to judge a vet?

On the gripping hand, they probably have quite a lot of experience of critters that have managed to cover themselves in oil, paint, etc.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2019, 07:38:02 pm
Actually, David said vet had NO experience of an oiled cat.

We had tried vegetable oil earlier.

I have a LOT of experience with oiled hoomins and clothes.

We think my late grandmother's charcoal tablets prevented her getting digitoxicity so me know charcoal tablets too.

I are an arrogant retired cycling medic!
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Post by: Kim on June 09, 2019, 07:44:45 pm
Actually, David said vet had NO experience of an oiled cat.

Interesting.  I suppose if it's a typical pet cat, the owner's going to have more luck washing it than the vet will.  But it's not like they aren't habitual sitters under cars.  (Maybe modern cars are less leaky than they used to be?)

Charcoal and PPIs is presumably the catch-all solution to "I think my dog ate some X".
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Post by: hellymedic on June 09, 2019, 07:55:00 pm
Charcoal and PPIs is presumably the catch-all solution to "I think my dog ate some X".

Indeed but homeopathic doses 11 days post-event, given dose size impress me not.

We gave HYOOGE amounts of charcoal for some poisonings where ingestion was in milligram quantities.
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Post by: ian on June 10, 2019, 10:36:32 am
I'm surprised they didn't just get the clippers out and give the cat a number 1, that's the usual response to manky fur. It grows back after a long period of hilarity.

Vets, like doctors, I presume subscribe to the must appear to do something school. It worse at the vets because you get a big bill.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 10, 2019, 12:24:58 pm
I'm grateful they didn't opt for the No 1: it would have left her very cold, even in this weather. It took months for her to have a reasonable coat in the place they shaved when she was spayed. (I presume that was a diathermy electrode contact patch as it was nowhere near any scar or lady bits.)

She's quiet but has had a fair breakfast. I've not attempted any medicines as:
ICnBA
She dines and shares food with Big Tom
I want her to eat well and she'd probably eschew anything strange, as she has with flea tablets.
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Post by: Kim on June 10, 2019, 12:27:15 pm
Yeahbut cats are experts at finding sources of warm.  Recently parked cars, for example...
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Post by: ian on June 10, 2019, 01:00:24 pm
When LMC managed to mysteriously slice open her underside (we presumed she tried to wriggle over something sharp), they shaved basically the entire bottom half. When Bad Cat attempted to fly from the balcony into a tree next door and tore open her leg, that shaved that completely and a good half of her rear end. It took three entire days to stop laughing. It was really only a re-reading of the vet's bill that restored sobriety.

Never got either cat to wear a cone of shame. Bad Cat fell down stairs backwards trying to pull it off. Then got stuck dangling between sofa back and window sill. All in the space of two minutes.

And LMC got herself wedged under a car.

More trouble than they're worth.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 10, 2019, 02:23:17 pm
So the RSPCA won't do me for Cone of Shame removal?
That's a relief!

Blackie seems calm, plays with her Dreamies mouse, feeds OK and follows David round the house, as she's been wont to do.

I don't profess to be a cat expert but that seems OK to me.

She has not seemed to want to go outside today but it's raining and I wouldn't want to go outside either.
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Post by: SteveC on June 10, 2019, 02:51:15 pm
I always say a thank-you for the NHS whenever I visit the vet.
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Post by: ian on June 10, 2019, 04:40:41 pm
Unless they're licking and biting their injuries or otherwise likely to harm themselves, I wouldn't bother with the shame cone (and if the oil hasn't done him any harm by now). It was just stressing ours out – they've never worn collars (our last cat did, though the mean half-life of any collar was measured in minutes). LMC went mental which is why I had to extract her from under a car. Bad Cat would have killed herself.

As for vets, I think it's fifty-fifty whether they're better than your GP. My gf at university was a vet student. She once tried to resuscitate a friend's budgie with a mask. It was a good fit over the entire bird. I did wait until it was declared dead before I pointed out a label on the tank that read 'nitrous oxide.'

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Post by: Ham on June 10, 2019, 06:14:44 pm
Ours? Smirking having Unlocked Achievement #1 - convincing both Mrs Ham & me that she hadn't been fed. Separately.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 10, 2019, 06:16:04 pm
Both cats have spent much of the day resting on the spare bed in David's study.

David said they were having a duvet day.

Which is fine.
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Post by: SteveC on June 10, 2019, 06:54:31 pm
If your weather has been anything like ours today, that would be very sensible behaviour for a cat.
Our loan cat was asleep on our spare bed all afternoon.  When he finally woke up and went to the back door, he wasn't impressed with the weather at all, but MrsC decided it was time to go home, so he had no choice.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 10, 2019, 07:26:13 pm
It has been wet, wet, wet here and a duvet day would not just seem wise for cats.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 10, 2019, 07:29:03 pm
I'm surprised they didn't just get the clippers out and give the cat a number 1, that's the usual response to manky fur. It grows back after a long period of hilarity.

Vets, like doctors, I presume subscribe to the must appear to do something school. It worse at the vets because you get a big bill.

David says the vet decided against a shave because the contamination was deeply ingrained close to the skin and might not be removed by shaving.
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Post by: ian on June 10, 2019, 07:56:34 pm
Only recently appeared.

My wife was worried because LMC didn't come down for breakfast this morning. There were signs of cats through. The Bad Cat-sized intensely olfactory present left in the litter tray, the small pile of Bad Cat regurgitated food on the stairs, for instance. And the suspiciously Bad Cat-shaped bulge under the quilt on the bed in the guest room.

It seems that LMC had annexed Bad Cat's top-of-the-wardrobe penthouse suite thus causing much disruption in the feline force.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 10, 2019, 08:19:10 pm
 ;D ;D ;D

It seems they usurp each others' favoured perches sometimes...
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Post by: ian on June 10, 2019, 08:59:46 pm
Bad Cat has traditionally opted for the high ground, she's a climber, and generally that keeps her safe from stealthy LMC ninja attacks. What Bad Cat discounts is that it's not an inability to climb that keeps LMC on the ground, it's just the motivation. And also the fact that Bad Cat initiates 95% of the fights.
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Post by: essexian on June 11, 2019, 04:17:27 am
As you may know, we have two pure white cats: Pearl and Purrdee with Pearl being the kittens mum. Its quite easy to tell them apart as Pearl is shorter and fatter than her daughter. Purrdee has also not quite grown into her tail yet as its very long for her body size!

Anyway, as we understand it, Pearl was abandoned when less than a year old while with kitten. Thankfully we have a wonderful postman who took the kittens in and rehoused them. According to the Postie, there were a couple of pure white kittens one which he kept as it was disabled while the other went to a house a street away.


Why am I telling you this..... well we believe the white kitten from Pearls first litter came to call yesterday morning before the rain as we had three white cats in the garden. This moggy is quite small and very shy but seemed interested in having a sniff around. Pearl ignored it while Purrdee wanted to play.


I have been told under no circumstances am I to try to get to know it.....it seems feeding 11 of them yesterday is sufficient according to CBH.....who knew  ;D
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Post by: hellymedic on June 12, 2019, 01:54:31 pm
Blackie brought in a dead male juvenile rat last night; I don't think she's sick!
Big Tom is resting on the doormat having yowled at Luna, who appeared outside the door.

Our friend advises us not to encourage Luna's visits as she fears this could cause hostility between Big Tom and Blackie.
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Post by: ian on June 12, 2019, 08:30:38 pm
Arrived home from the mothership. Miaow miaow. Fed Bad Cat her treats, because I'm sure I'm not the object of her affections. Do I get thanks? No. Immediately another litter tray bombing. She cannot be normal inside. Nothing should be able to make a smell like that. Holy demonic chocolate, Batman.

I'll be so glad when it stops raining and she can resume digging up the geraniums and making my wife angry.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 14, 2019, 08:38:46 pm
Blackie's almost back to normal following her oiling. She's removed most of the oil, except under the chin but still seems less fluffy than hitherto. She's letting David stroke her, which she didn't when she was at her oiliest, or after the Trip to the Evil Vet.
She's tucking into Felix right now.

Big Tom is on the doormat, probably trying to head Luna off, as David just fed him outside.
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Post by: pcolbeck on June 14, 2019, 10:24:34 pm
Tilly is lolling about happily because cheese.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 15, 2019, 03:35:07 pm
Earlier, she was getting her bleeding nose leather wiped with salty water having been making a nuisance of herself with one of the few neighbouring cats that actually minds it's own business.
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Post by: ian on June 18, 2019, 10:04:20 am
Magpie reinforcements have arrived. Last night, in response to an almighty clattering and squawking, I found Bad Cat sitting on the window sill, trying to bash a magpie perched on the other side of the glass. The magpie just stared back impassively. Come outside and try it, fluffball. There were another five outside.

With all the squawking I eventually had to go outside and talk to them. Firstly, I have a non-aggression pact with The Grand Council of Crows, negotiated some years ago atop Hilly Fields. They're not allowed to peck my head, and I'm not allowed to chase them with sticks for doing so. Magpies, as fellow corvids, are bound to this treaty as they're signatories to the Grand Council's accords. Yes, yes, they don't like this, and they may protest, but that's the treaty. And absolutely no one breaks a treaty with crows. I explain all this and they claim that, as non-humans and 'stupid furballs', our cats are not covered by any treaty despite the treaty clearly stating that it covers 'family and friends.' So now have to get the Grand Council involved, which is a palaver because you can't just turn up in the hope they'll see you, and it's not like they're on the internet. Well, they might have a WhatsApp group.

Bloody cat. I should make her negotiate her own treaty. I would, were it not for the fact that she can't talk.
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Post by: ian on June 18, 2019, 09:47:56 pm
The magpies won't budge on the interpretation of the treaty. No furballs, they insist. More so, they claim Bad Cat started it, which I can believe. I'd have minded less having this discussion at 5.30am. Now I have to take this to the Rookery of Appeals, and hope the rooks are more minded to a liberal interpretation than magpies.
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Post by: essexian on June 19, 2019, 06:07:00 am
Purrdee the kitten is continuing her training of us by meowing in the hallway at 5am until I woke and fed her.

Ever thought cats were in control..... :facepalm:
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Post by: woollypigs on June 19, 2019, 08:45:10 am
We got serenaded at 1am but to local fur balls, I can see (well hear) why we haven't added cats to a symphonic orchestra
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Post by: hellymedic on June 22, 2019, 01:20:59 pm
Our kitchen is the scene of a silent stalemate standoff between the cats.

Luna is outside awaiting food but I cannot feed him and he hasn't yet mastered the cat flap.

Big Tom is on my bar chair, occasionally staring at Luna though the glass door but CBA to move.

Blackie is probably in the lounge; she's had little of the food I've put out. Big Tom seems to inhibit her appetite.

David is upstairs.

Dynamics will change when he descends.
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Post by: SteveC on June 22, 2019, 01:28:25 pm
The neighbours' cat who comes to visit has been missing for a couple of days. His humans are obviously worried, more so because they're going away today.
This lunchtime, we came back from a shopping trip to discover said cat, locked into our other car, which hasn't been used since Thursday. I'd left the tailgate open after coming home from work to allow a smell to dissipate, and he must have got in then.
He's had some water, a small amout of chicken (we have a policy not to feed him, but this seemed an exception) and is now having a wash sitting on the sofa next to MrsC. He seems perfectly fine despite his incarceration.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 22, 2019, 02:39:09 pm
Incarcerated cats seem to do fine IME. Our Blackie has been inadvertently shut inside our downstairs loo or David's observatory without harm.
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Post by: SteveC on June 22, 2019, 02:58:19 pm
Probably just as well we found him when we did, though. The car will now be in full sun under a carport. It gets pretty hot in there and he's not a young cat.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 22, 2019, 03:49:11 pm
Indeed. Can't imagine your neighbours will complain you have fed, watered and cleaned.

Our lot have dispersed. David is planting tomatoes in the garden and Big Tom is sitting by David; as tomatoes are toxic to cats, it must be David that Big Tom likes!
Luna fed when David gave him the other cats' leftovers, licking the dish clean, as always.
Not sure about Blackie...
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Post by: essexian on June 22, 2019, 05:20:23 pm
We are wondering whether we need to be concerned about Posie....

To explain, to reduce the pain from my bad foot I have been sticking it in a bowl of iced water. The coming back from the loo I noted our senior queen drinking out of the bowl....

Knowing my trotters I do wonder whether that's either brave or stupid.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 22, 2019, 10:46:26 pm
Given that cats drink from dirty puddles (often in preference to Nice Clean Bowls) I would not be bothered.
Not One Bit.

Chez nous, Big Tom has just left via the Extra-Large cat flap, which seems to be getting rather tight. He is yowling, so Luna is probably nearby.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on June 23, 2019, 04:35:12 pm
Desperately trying to find a way to get up to the bird box that's hosting a wasp nest
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Post by: ian on June 25, 2019, 12:18:38 pm
Ah well, all the way up the Supreme Court of Ravens. No go on the treaty for cats, lifelong enmity between corvids and, I quote, 'intensely stupid furballs.' While I can't quibble with their definition, it's a pain in the backside. Or rather ears. The cats insist on sitting outside, the magpies keep flapping around to tease them and then retreating to a safe distance to squawk the 'stupid little furball' song, which by my count has 82 verses now.
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Post by: menthel on June 25, 2019, 01:19:03 pm
Uninstalling the stairs carpet. Unhelpful.
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Post by: hellymedic on June 25, 2019, 01:47:54 pm
Our carpets have been pretty hardy to feline attack, which is a mercy. The kitchen is the only uncarpeted room.
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Post by: Kim on June 25, 2019, 02:04:43 pm
My parents kept an off-cut of their living room carpet in front of the fireplace, because coal dust.  It turned out to work as a sacrificial anode for cat attack, and I recommend this approach to any cat owner having new carpets fitted.
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Post by: Gattopardo on June 25, 2019, 03:54:05 pm
Boy cat likes to sleep on the bed wrapped around my arm.  He meows till he gets his way. He is asleep with the occasional snore
(https://i.imgur.com/5nG56jN.jpg)

Arm is moved, as I have to go elsewhere
(https://i.imgur.com/BRc8BFj.jpg)
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Post by: hellymedic on June 25, 2019, 03:56:31 pm
We have a strip of carpet, which Pets At Home named and sold as a Cat Scratching Thing.

It hangs in the kitchen by the towels.

Blackie may have scratched it a little while she was a kitten.

The cats have ignored it for the past year.
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Post by: Kim on June 25, 2019, 06:12:10 pm
We have a strip of carpet, which Pets At Home named and sold as a Cat Scratching Thing.

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The cats have ignored it for the past year.

Entirely normal for Things Purchased For Cats To Use :)
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Post by: Gattopardo on June 25, 2019, 06:57:36 pm
The two like, the scratching cardboard things, the scratch posts, the sofa, one kitchen chair, oh and curtains.

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Post by: ian on June 26, 2019, 10:07:45 am
Bad Cat has to have the arm. She likes to rest her chin on a hand. That's the bestest of the best.

LMC bought in two mice last night. The first one was a big un. The second, smaller. Because she doesn't have teeth, they're pretty lively. Big un tried to leap a strategically placed bag and I grabbed it mid-air which even my wife was forced to confess was 'awesome.' I wish someone had filmed that. I can't normally catch a ball. Really I can't, one of my eyes wanders off and I have the distance perception of a turbot. I got the little one by the tail. I'm really quite good at mouse-catching.

The astounding thing is that I took the mice outside and deposited them in a dim and distant part of the garden. Neither cat saw me do this. On both occasions, LMC ran straight out to the exact (and different) spots I'd released the mice. At least the mice were bright enough to scarper before another bout of gumming and capture.
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Post by: essexian on June 26, 2019, 02:00:24 pm
YUK Purrdee the kitten, YUK!

So far today our kitten has had two breakfasts and a light lunch. All good, she is growing well (indeed she is taller than her Mum). However, not really sure if she should have eaten what Posie threw up a few minutes earlier.

YUK! :sick:
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Post by: spesh on June 26, 2019, 02:23:28 pm
Compared withe puking. peeing, pooping, murderdeathkilling, furniture and furnishings shredding reality, the cute kittehs and LOLcatz ov teh interwebs are definitely a breach of advertising standards. ;D
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Post by: hellymedic on June 26, 2019, 06:23:05 pm
We have not seen Luna mastering the cat flap, but dishes of cat food left overnight seem to have been licked totally clean, something our spoilt pair don't do.
The place pongs of cat pee.

Cat protection said they'd phone to arrange for TNR of Luna.

They have not phoned when our phones are connected.

I've not seen Luna at all today.

Big Tom joined us in bed this morning.

David is happy about this.

I am NOT!
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Post by: pcolbeck on June 26, 2019, 09:57:12 pm
Tilly is squeaking the squeaky rabbit happily after just consuming half a beefburger with melted cheese on top I had saved her from the BBQ we had the other day. Beef and cheese! Its the best dog treat ever from her reaction.
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Post by: andrewc on June 26, 2019, 10:10:08 pm
A couple of most excellent cat Tweets.


https://twitter.com/AwwwwCats/status/1142912922378735617


https://twitter.com/AwwwwCats/status/1142145633102508033
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Post by: menthel on June 27, 2019, 12:30:37 pm
Having to be carried back indoors because there is a stag beetle between her and the door. Silly puppy!
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Post by: T42 on June 27, 2019, 01:45:17 pm
Raz, the bigger Lab, is lying with his face about a foot from a fan going full blast, while his bro Ezra is lying some distance back looking disdainfully at his wimpiness.  It's only 28°, FFS.
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Post by: rafletcher on June 29, 2019, 01:42:09 pm
Sleeping in a delivery box...


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48151295687_4cf6b55396_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gmXYDe)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2gmXYDe) by Richard Fletcher (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156993878@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: Gattopardo on June 29, 2019, 01:59:15 pm
Being little destructive reason that I can't have anything nice.

New black out curtains from Dunelm, called Luna, and her arsehat of a brother has clawed the curtains already.  They had been up for less than 6 hours.
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Post by: ian on July 01, 2019, 10:06:53 am
It's vet day.

Capture operations commence in about 10 minutes. I expect they'll intercept this message.
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Post by: ian on July 01, 2019, 10:28:55 am
And caught. Easier than anticipated, mostly because LMC ran right into me and I scooped her up and straight into the carrier before she'd recovered her senses. Look mum, no scratches.

Catching Bad Cat isn't so bad as she's daft enough to think she can escape by playing dead. How's that working out for you, fuzzball?
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Post by: ian on July 01, 2019, 12:21:23 pm
Oh well, one nice long scratch down my wrist from the vet's attempt to feed LMC a pill. We opted to switch to a topical de-wormer at that point. As a plus, she didn't poop on anyone this time.

Bad Cat just flopped around. She's been biting out chunks of fur which, upon investigation, seems not to be any kind of horrid parasite, but we think some kind of feline OCD (she's always been a fastidious cleaner and upchucker of furballs). It might be stress from her ongoing battle with her magpie nemeses, we suppose. Anyway, some vitamin E supplements for the time being.

That's me £170 poorer. As a boon, I got the vet to use her ninja medical skills to pull a recalcitrant splinter out of my finger. It's a lot easier to get an appointment at the vets than the GP these days.
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Post by: T42 on July 01, 2019, 01:16:18 pm
Dogs: sleeping, farting. Unfortunately upwind of me.  But hey, it's not all bad: the fartier of the two is curled up at MrsT's feet.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 01, 2019, 07:16:12 pm
Aw, sorry to hear Bad Cat is stressed. Not nice when it's behavioural.

We've just picked ours up from kitteh GITMO. As usual Pumpkin was pleased to see us, while Ninkasi curled herself up into a tiny ball until she thought we couldn't see her anymore in the vain hope we wouldn't stick her in a box.
Honestly, you'd think she'd be pleased to get away from the place.

Now they're both doing the revolving door thing while they investigate everything inside and outside, rinse & repeat every 5 mins.
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Post by: ian on July 01, 2019, 07:56:00 pm
Bad Cat doesn't seem stressed, if anything she seems to enjoy a good leg gnawing session, and she will insist and going out to face the magpie menace. But she needs to stop, as the fur on her front leg is getting thread-worn, and it makes a horrid sound. We have some food supplement which I doubt is much use, but I'm not booking her in for feline cognitive behavioural therapy.

Bad Cat and LMC behave exactly likes yours when liberated.

In other good news, they now have three-month anti-parasite treatments, rather than 1 month, which will save considerable and bloody battles getting it on LMC's neck. Bad Cat, on the other hand, rarely even notices she's been dabbed.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 01, 2019, 08:33:44 pm
David trapped tux feral and took him to Medivet for neutering and pest control.

Place seems quiet without him. I think he'll be back tomorrow.
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Post by: Andrij on July 01, 2019, 09:05:09 pm
David trapped tux feral and took him to Medivet for neutering and pest control.

Place seems quiet without him. I think he'll be back tomorrow.

I didn't think David was the noisy type.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 01, 2019, 10:19:23 pm
 ;D ;D David's been quiet today, bemoaning scant ceremony for his 55 solar orbits.

Place is quiet because Big Tom is mostly absent and does not sing in Feral's absence.

Big Tom can be operatic...
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Post by: hellymedic on July 03, 2019, 08:37:58 pm
Feral has returned from MediVet minus goolies, fed well and wandered off.
All felines are currently on the loose.
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Post by: Gattopardo on July 04, 2019, 05:47:15 pm
Both have spent all day hiding in wardrobes.

Which is odd.
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Post by: ian on July 04, 2019, 07:09:24 pm
Guarding the porch, where I chased last night's mouse. It's still in there, I can't coax it out and I'm not moving everything since it'll just dart back under the stuff I've moved. I tried the ET approach with a line of cat food out of the porch door and down the path.

However, when I came back from the kitchen after putting the cat food back, Bad Cat was working her way up the line of food and into the porch.

Sigh. I'll try and coax it out when it's dark. It may have cooked during the day. I did put out some food and water for it, let it not be said I don't treat my murine guests well.
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Post by: ian on July 05, 2019, 09:14:03 am
Evicted the mouse with a feather duster. Was about to clean up the evitable poop when I noticed the reason it had been unkeen to move. Four little mouselets squeaking away.

I gathered them up and put them outside in a box in the hope that mom would come back. Seems she didn't as there were four dead mouselets this morning.

I know they're officially vermin and stuff but I'm really quite sad about this.

Bad Cat, on the other hand, seems unperturbed. She also threw up on the bed this morning because we all love doing laundry at 5.30am. Don't eat grass seeds, you muricidal moron.
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Post by: ian on July 09, 2019, 09:30:07 am
Bad Cat still biting out her fur, looking quite tatty in places now. Lordy, have some self-respect. Vet says she couldn't find any parasites but we've dosed her just in case. She likes the oily food supplement for sure. The only stress she has are the magpies and they always tell me 'she started it.' She fights LMC a lot, but she really does start that, and that's hardly a new thing.
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Post by: essexian on July 09, 2019, 03:46:19 pm
Purrdee the kitten is in love  ;D

Coming up to 10 months old, Purrdee has taken a considerable shine to an old craggy intact tom who comes around a couple of times a day for food: Lord Rayner. When ever he shows up, Purrdee follows rubbing herself against him and generally walking sideways in front of him.

He is nonplussed about this as she has been done but its quite funny to see her falling over herself to impress him!
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 09, 2019, 07:57:06 pm
Poor Bad Cat. I don't suppose there will be anything you've not already seen here:
https://icatcare.org/advice/problem-behaviour/over-grooming-problems
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Post by: ian on July 10, 2019, 10:19:31 am
Yeah, thanks. We're not sure what the problem is. It seems like fleas, she likes taking a good bite out of her legs, like she's trying to get at something, but even the vet couldn't find any creatures lurking in her fur. She got a good dose of pesticide just in case. Maybe she just likes biting herself, even as cats go, she's pretty dim and she genuinely does seem to like having a good fur-bite. I worked her over with the furminator last night – this traditionally doesn't yield much from Bad Cat (LMC, on the other hand, you could stuff a sofa with the all the fuzz that comes off her), but there was plenty of loose fur. Maybe she's just too fuzzy for the weather.

She doesn't seem evidently stressed. I don't think the magpies are that bad and they've been around for years.

I'm, of course, worried that it might be Morgellons.
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Post by: Riggers on July 10, 2019, 10:36:48 am
Our Noodle isn't doing so well. Went to the vets on Monday, and she has 200ml drained (fluid retention) from her abdomen. All the while, she's affecting an air of nonchalance, and even licking her front paw. But things aren't good. She's booked in tomorrow afternoon for a final visit. I have to say I welled up at the vets this morning and even now typing these words.

She's 20. Only three legs, courtesy of a Greyhound attack when she was 12, so she's done pretty good really, but she's struggling to support herself, and with the fluid retention, she's like a football. I know her heart's struggling and this may well be indicative of cancer. But I couldn't bear to take her in today. And she's drinking lots, but even so, the vet said she's dehydrated.

She's sleeping on next door's decking.

I can also say, when oft repeated by non-cat people: She's not just-a-cat. Not to us.
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Post by: sam on July 10, 2019, 11:00:33 am
I can also say, when oft repeated by non-cat people: She's not just-a-cat. Not to us.

There was a good piece about this in the Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11684332/My-cat-died-and-it-affected-me-as-much-as-losing-my-dad.html) some years ago: "we’re at once a self-professed nation of animal-lovers, and yet one where grieving for an animal is considered indulgent and faintly ridiculous."
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Post by: Riggers on July 10, 2019, 11:34:12 am
I can also say, when oft repeated by non-cat people: She's not just-a-cat. Not to us.

There was a good piece about this in the Telegraph (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11684332/My-cat-died-and-it-affected-me-as-much-as-losing-my-dad.html) some years ago: "we’re at once a self-professed nation of animal-lovers, and yet one where grieving for an animal is considered indulgent and faintly ridiculous."

Thanks Sam. Good piece.
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Post by: Gattopardo on July 10, 2019, 02:49:37 pm

I can also say, when oft repeated by non-cat people: She's not just-a-cat. Not to us.

When people say that, walk away.  They don't understand, and won't.  The furballs become part of the family, part of your life.  Creep in to your heart and leave a massive hole when they leave.

I like my cats more than I like a great number of people.

Condolences to you riggers, give noodle a chin rub from me.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 10, 2019, 05:36:57 pm
Our Noodle isn't doing so well. Went to the vets on Monday, and she has 200ml drained (fluid retention) from her abdomen. All the while, she's affecting an air of nonchalance, and even licking her front paw. But things aren't good. She's booked in tomorrow afternoon for a final visit. I have to say I welled up at the vets this morning and even now typing these words.
She's 20. Only three legs, courtesy of a Greyhound attack when she was 12, so she's done pretty good really, but she's struggling to support herself, and with the fluid retention, she's like a football. I know her heart's struggling and this may well be indicative of cancer. But I couldn't bear to take her in today. And she's drinking lots, but even so, the vet said she's dehydrated.
She's sleeping on next door's decking.
I can also say, when oft repeated by non-cat people: She's not just-a-cat. Not to us.

Sad news. 20 is an advanced age but it's still sad.
The medic in me is wondering about her liver, though it's academic.

Thoughts are with you...
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 10, 2019, 05:54:24 pm
Aw, sorry to hear that Riggers, I loved to see your pics of Noodle. It's a very hard thing saying goodbye.
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Post by: barakta on July 10, 2019, 09:53:31 pm
Sorry to hear about Noodle, that's incredibly sad.
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Post by: Riggers on July 12, 2019, 11:38:47 am
Noodle went for her last visit to the vets yesterday morning. The vets were very good. S'funny, but having been given the initial anaesthetic to make her drowsy, she was still licking her paw and fell asleep with her tongue sticking out, before the horrible other drug was administered. All over very quickly mercifully, and thank you all for your responses.

She's now resting alongside her sister in the garden. They hated each other's guts when both alive.

I will hoiyk out a pic of her sometime, when I have the time – in her glory days.
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Post by: essexian on July 14, 2019, 08:58:24 am
Sorry to here that Riggers. The loss of a family member who has been with you so long is hard to take, although it is true that over time it does get easier.

Onto our worry..... Quenton is missing.

"His Tallship" is an intact tom who seemed to move in a couple of months ago. Known for his very quietness: he won't say boo to a kitten let alone to a fully grown queen, Quenton simply sleeps in the spare bedroom and hoovers up any food going. Blimey, the boy can eat.  We call him "His Tallship" as he is very tall: much taller than the average tom. He also has a way of walking with his head, back and tail all in a line so he looks about 4 foot long.

Anyway, we last saw him on Friday afternoon. We had been discussing when it was that he became our cat, a step which requires the removal of male bits: we don't allow intact males in the house.... I sleep in the shed most nights.... and decided that if he still spent 24 hours a day with us by Christmas, we would do the deed then.

Strangely we have not seen him since....we do wonder whether he was listening  ;D. More likely, he did have a bit of a fight with one of our other visiting toms so may be staying away from the place until he feels safe again.


EDIT. Scrap all that. He's back and eating everything he can find! He must had had a night out of the tiles and has come back for a nosh-up and a sleep.
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Post by: ian on July 15, 2019, 07:24:22 pm
Idly glancing over my coffee cup this morning I belatedly noticed a splodge of dried vomit malingering at the back of my desk. A nice admix of cat food and fur. Further investigation found more on the cupboards next to my desk, all the way up the penthouse feline accommodations on top of the wardrobe. Let that not be the end of for vomicalapyse, oh no, because she'd also managed to get it down the back of the wardrobe.

By the quantity and fur content (©CSI Feline Crime Detection) it's (of course) Bad Cat.

A quick summarily trial sentenced her to one-week detention with no possibility of parole in Kitty Supermax (with her cell mate, LMC) while we swan off to New York to drink beer. She'll probably have no fur left when we get back.
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Post by: pcolbeck on July 16, 2019, 10:35:16 am
Tilly is very happy as Piggy has been reincarnated. Piggy was a soft pig toy with a squeaker that she had from being a pup. She's four now and a couple of months ago piggy finally had been washed umpteen times, had no legs left even after they had been reattached several times and the head was coming apart and that was the end of her favourite toy. On Sunday we were in a garden centre that had dog toys and lo and behold hung on a peg was Piggy ! Tilly sat down in from of the display and just stared at Piggy. Needless to say Piggy mark 2 came home with us.
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Post by: sam on July 16, 2019, 12:47:24 pm
By the quantity and fur content (©CSI Feline Crime Detection) it's (of course) Bad Cat.

(https://i.imgur.com/HtSmBK5.jpg)

“Ian, welcome to the city that never sleeps. We understand you’re a man who knows something about cats. Bad cats. We’ve got a case which has us all stumped. Eliot will give you the file. If you help us solve this, the next round’s on us.”
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Post by: Gattopardo on July 18, 2019, 05:47:58 pm
Two cats went all day without going for a shit.

One cat seems to be going off her food.
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Post by: Jakob on July 21, 2019, 08:19:22 am
(https://i.imgur.com/bpy0bOUl.jpg)
Insisting on using the cushion even though it's fallen on the floor
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on July 21, 2019, 09:21:52 am
Ninkasi woke us before 5am making a smell in the pit (she hasn't used the tray for months). Didnt't touch breakfast. Looking a bit sorry for herself.
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Post by: menthel on July 30, 2019, 01:47:40 pm
Swanning around in a doggy bodysuit rather than the cone of shame having been abducted, knocked out and having her bits removed yesterday. She keeps giving us dirty looks...
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Post by: T42 on July 30, 2019, 03:35:57 pm
Hot weather for a bodysuit.  Our two are avoiding the rugs before lying down.
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Post by: hellymedic on July 30, 2019, 09:08:14 pm
Our cats are out of the house, I don't know where.

Blackie is shunning David as she Did Not Like his (failed) attempts to apply flea repellent.

Blackie has just come back and is eating.
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Post by: menthel on July 31, 2019, 10:46:53 am
Hot weather for a bodysuit.  Our two are avoiding the rugs before lying down.

She has fans and cold water available. The vet said that the cones were basically useless on whippets as they just escape them!
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Post by: T42 on July 31, 2019, 02:17:14 pm
Gotcha.

Missus has been out all morning, it's just been me & the two Labs. Not a fart out of them, but as soon as she pulled into the drive they filled the kitchen corridor with a yellow cloud, through which we had to transport dog-food & groceries.
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Post by: pcolbeck on July 31, 2019, 04:34:32 pm
What is it with dogs. Tillie loves to fart in a silent but deadly way but if a human should do the smallest fart she jumps up and leaves the room.
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Post by: menthel on July 31, 2019, 04:45:28 pm
Luna lets out silent but violents too. She once audibly farted and was so shocked she looked at her own arse and then ran off confused!
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Post by: ian on August 01, 2019, 10:04:42 am
Incarceration day again as we're off for a long weekend. They're still oblivious to the fate that awaits them...
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Post by: Jakob on August 05, 2019, 10:48:12 pm
We pushed a little further on our regular mountain hike and found a couple of neat small lakes.

(https://i.imgur.com/tPxrJ8dl.jpg)

This hike is a bit of a workout, so I've always turned around, but are getting better at it (and also want to work up to longer distances), so pushed on and got rewarded. Didn't see a single human on the whole trek.
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Post by: T42 on August 06, 2019, 08:10:42 am
What is it with dogs. Tillie loves to fart in a silent but deadly way but if a human should do the smallest fart she jumps up and leaves the room.

We used to have a Dalmatian who would fart audibly then jump 180° in surprise and sniff the air appreciatively.  One of the Labs also blasts out a fanfare from time to time, but he lies low and pretends it was someone else. What, me, boss?
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Post by: hellymedic on August 06, 2019, 03:57:11 pm
We've not seen our cats today.

There would appear to be a large scattering of pigeon feathers on a patch of our lawn.

David suspects they are resting having devoured a Feast of Bird.
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Post by: spesh on August 06, 2019, 04:13:27 pm
That, or they are just resting, and the culprit was a female sparrowhawk.
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Post by: hellymedic on August 06, 2019, 04:59:59 pm
Blackie reappeared from the lounge shortly after I posted, ate a few crunchies then popped out to the feathery patch and nosied.

(https://scontent.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67591084_1496440857162201_3466658629350850560_o.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQlyedP4VQzDRT9KArhBCfIDOq-HBuKFc3OUPI_7WPHZhzTdz6blS8GU0As9VVfS76Y&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-2.fna&oh=47472fa817ae47945371bba4d585805b&oe=5DEEB0E5)

By this time Big Tom was nearby, grooming himself. He then came inside and gobbled some wet food, before going out again.

(https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67734754_1496440860495534_3877522128668459008_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQmYQuxGsx73tvKwkuodGQEbRzF-LIYEqgLbPCVPA1wrzSiHLduWDZoVTJuUWicndE4&_nc_ht=scontent.flhr4-1.fna&oh=3eb7fdf5c4065012b7fb18862c1c0087&oe=5DD2254C)
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Post by: hellymedic on August 07, 2019, 08:55:14 am
Both cats were savouring the leftovers as I was dressing upstairs.

They sensed when I entered the kitchen ran in and Demanded Food.

They've gone out now.
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Post by: Basil on August 07, 2019, 09:25:22 am
Taking me for a walk.
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Post by: Kim on August 07, 2019, 11:31:12 am
Taking me for a walk.

Make sure you don't end up in the Country Girl.
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Post by: menthel on August 08, 2019, 11:34:55 am
Confused and a little angry as there are workmen in the house and the gardeners are in the garden. This means she has a lot of work to do being vigilant and scary. She is really on of the least scary dogs you could ever meet...
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Post by: ian on August 08, 2019, 12:40:03 pm
Released from incarceration (unlikely for good behaviour) Bad Cat is under the quilt in the spare room getting hotter and hotter as she hides from the Angry Beaver and his chainsaw.
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Post by: eckagain on August 08, 2019, 12:47:32 pm
Our Lucy The Cat (age 3 1/4) has invented a new game. She miaows to be let out of the kitchen window.
Fair enough, yes?
Then she runs round to the front of the house and sits on the lounge window sill and miaows to be let back in.  :facepalm:
Taking the piss, no? 
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Post by: Gattopardo on August 08, 2019, 12:49:36 pm
Our Lucy The Cat (age 3 1/4) has invented a new game. She miaows to be let out of the kitchen window.
Fair enough, yes?
Then she runs round to the front of the house and sits on the lounge window sill and miaows to be let back in.  :facepalm:
Taking the piss, no?

She is keeping you entertained. 

Or showing you who's boss.
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Post by: essexian on August 08, 2019, 01:33:17 pm
Purrdee the kitten is looking at me in only the way cats can as I have taken the body of a recently murdered bird off of her for disposal. No doubt she will bite my leg later when I go to feed her which is her way.

And Jamise the Old moggy is currently in disgrace after both weeing and pooing himself both on the way to, and the way back from the vets this morning. I felt sorry for the poor vet whose room will smell of cat poo for ages now.  :sick:
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Post by: menthel on August 08, 2019, 02:43:53 pm
Now laying on the sofa asleep with her arse pointed towards me, intermittently letting out little foofing noises from the end closest. I think she has been digging up and eating bulbs again from the smell...
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Post by: Flite on August 09, 2019, 08:04:17 am
Sitting in the utility room. 
On a wet newspaper.
With my soaking wet anorak driping on her.
You might as well go out, cat.
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Post by: ian on August 12, 2019, 01:00:18 pm
Last night, early this morning (about 4.30am) Bad Cat decided to use the litter tray (she's still punishing us for the recent incarceration) to lay an extreme stink bomb. We know this because the litter tray is in the hallway, under the stairs, and the miasma climbed slowly and inexorably up the stairwell and oozed into the bedroom to commence an olfactory assault of unprecedented malevolence that resulted in my wife having to get out of bed to 'deal with it.'

Now I'm in trouble (as my wife has to get up early and I sleep in on Mondays), as I avoided the smell by hiding under the covers and pretending to be asleep, because of that stupid cat.
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Post by: ian on September 08, 2019, 11:44:11 am
Puking up an entire, intact leaf. Dr Beckman's Patent Carpet Cleaner to Aisle 9 the hallway. I think I can assume Bad Cat on account that it was a big leaf. Adam is going to be giving Eve a fright today.

My own fault for having a lie-in and thus delaying their breakfast.

It didn't end there. Having served them breakfast, cleaned up the rug in the hallway, and prepared my coffee, I walked out of the kitchen.

Squelch. A nice puddle of regurgitated gastric juice in the kitchen doorway (presumably from the first attempt to dislodge said leaf). Right up between my freshly showered toes.

Bloody cat.
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Post by: spesh on September 08, 2019, 02:56:07 pm
If I believed in reincarnation, I'd be tempted to suggest that you must have been a very bad cat in a past life. ;D
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Post by: trekker12 on September 11, 2019, 11:48:51 am
There was a mouse's head and tail on our hallway carpet this morning when we got up. Both cats were running around and very excited at around four o clock this morning. Not sure where the rest of the poor creature is but I suspect I know why Freya wasn't interested in breakfast this morning.
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Post by: hellymedic on September 12, 2019, 05:30:13 pm
Neither cat has been in to eat today, though Blackie had a quick drink.

Suspect they might have found something tastier than Whiskas...
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 13, 2019, 10:04:01 pm
Causing alarm and despondency to herself and her sister;
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48728581411_b34a5191ca.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2heYHzn)IMG_3955_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2heYHzn) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Got a deep cut in her leg some how. She's totally freaked out by the cone. Her sister is totally freaked out by her. Everybody's very stressed.
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Post by: matthew on September 13, 2019, 11:30:25 pm
Poor cat, hopefully the cone of shame isn't needed for too long.
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Post by: T42 on September 14, 2019, 10:48:38 am
One of our dogs loves hazelnuts, and heads for the bushes every time he gets out.  He cracks the shells and eats the kernels.

They then pass through his gut and emerge with the skins removed, looking for all the world like something the Jolly Green Giant would like to can.

I never did like sweet corn in salads.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 14, 2019, 04:48:15 pm
Today I've mostly been a bed in the recuperation suite.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48731735888_e34d7a8906.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hffThU)2019-09-14_04-23-12 (https://flic.kr/p/2hffThU) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Pumpkin has been doing a lot of hissing and hiding behind the sofa because she doesn't recognise Ninkasi with the cone on (and probably the smell). Hopefully it'll all settle down soon.
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Post by: hellymedic on September 14, 2019, 07:28:49 pm
Blackie and Big Tom decided to repurpose our hallway as their bedroom last night.

Unlike Ninkasi, they both slept on their left side, Big Tom on David's bag and Blackie on the carpet. They appeared to have  identical sleeping postures.
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Post by: Kim on September 14, 2019, 07:46:07 pm
They'd probably sleep on their right side in the southern hemisphere...
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Post by: hellymedic on September 14, 2019, 07:53:57 pm
Has furrybutton been transported?
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 15, 2019, 10:13:27 pm
Ninkasi has been looking pretty cheesed off today. I hope she's allowed to get the cone off tomorrow.
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Post by: ian on September 16, 2019, 10:41:07 am
We never got either of ours to wear a mortification wimple. Bad Cat fell down the stairs backwards trying to pull it off, and then attempted to remove her own head dangling between the sofa back and window sill. There seemed to be a significant risk of actual mortification. We did get a quick-release version, which predictably stayed on for entire minutes.

LMC ran off in hers and get stuck under a car.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 16, 2019, 04:58:37 pm
How did you get them not to pick at things?

Ninkasi is hiding under the bed again. She came out for just long enough to eat the tuna with the pain meds on it and then turned her nose up at her biccies and went back under the bed again. Not like her at all. Vet tonight, I really hope she doesn't have to wear it for another full week.
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Post by: Gattopardo on September 16, 2019, 07:08:54 pm
I succeeded by stitching up a baby grow.

Have two left if you want one.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 16, 2019, 08:28:24 pm
Thanks but not sure how that would work on a front leg.

Anyway, vet says it all looks nice but because there's a nylon suture in there she's to keep the cone on until that's removed.
In a week  :facepalm:
Poor kitteh.
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Post by: essexian on September 17, 2019, 08:21:50 am
Eating like its going out of fashion.....

Walking the massive distance to my office this morning: around 20m takes me by our garage; a building I locked up at 9pm last night. "What's that" I thought to myself, a cat meowing from inside....

Upon opening said garage out springs senior moggy Jamies (<------) who must have sneaked in for a kip during the evening and not been obvious when I had checked before locking the doors.

So now that two bowls of food and one of cat milk down. I'm off to hunt the poo as there isn't a tray in there... :facepalm:
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Post by: menthel on September 17, 2019, 12:12:18 pm
Luna the daft whippet had to wear a bodysuit when she had her bits removed. Apparently cones don't work as their heads are pretty much the same width as their necks!
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Post by: ian on September 17, 2019, 01:35:25 pm
How did you get them not to pick at things?
...

We sat down and had a chat about the benefits of the uninterrupted healing process. I produced evidence from leading veterinary journals and took them through a twenty-minute Powerpoint entitled 'So You've Been to the Vets' with extra time for questions at the end.

Then many days of STOP THAT and plenty of pain killers. To be honest, neither seemed to pick at the stitches that much. LMC tore open her chest (no idea), mangled her paw (no idea), and got an abscess on her paw. Bad Cat attempted to leap from the balcony onto the tree next door with about as much success as I would have anticipated, cutting through her back leg and tendon.
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Post by: trekker12 on September 18, 2019, 02:24:35 pm
How did you get them not to pick at things?
...

We sat down and had a chat about the benefits of the uninterrupted healing process. I produced evidence from leading veterinary journals and took them through a twenty-minute Powerpoint entitled 'So You've Been to the Vets' with extra time for questions at the end.



 ;D

When our two were neutered they had both managed to escape their cones within about 45 seconds of release from the carry cases, the bandages were off the leg a further three minutes later. there was no way they were having the cones back on nor were we going to the vet for bodysuits and the mess that was going to generate. They both survived the week without losing the stitches or infection.
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Post by: hellymedic on September 18, 2019, 02:44:30 pm
How did you get them not to pick at things?
...
We sat down and had a chat about the benefits of the uninterrupted healing process. I produced evidence from leading veterinary journals and took them through a twenty-minute Powerpoint entitled 'So You've Been to the Vets' with extra time for questions at the end.
;D
When our two were neutered they had both managed to escape their cones within about 45 seconds of release from the carry cases, the bandages were off the leg a further three minutes later. there was no way they were having the cones back on nor were we going to the vet for bodysuits and the mess that was going to generate. They both survived the week without losing the stitches or infection.
As our cats are feral, Cat Protection arranged for them to be neutered without the 'Elizabethan collar'.

Their stitches were buried (I think; that's what I would do!) and soluble.
No Trouble ensued.

The Cone oF Shame seems cruel IMO. I suspect it's used more than REALLY necessary.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 18, 2019, 04:44:42 pm
We decided that being as I am away in the land of Nog this week and therefore if we let her out of the cone and then needed to go back in it would be a tall order to Pingu to manage on his own. I'll be back tomorrow so we can always have a look see how well she behaves sans collar on Thursday or Friday night.
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Post by: hellymedic on September 18, 2019, 08:06:47 pm
I saw Blackie cavorting on the right side of the garden this morning, with what I presumed to be a mouse or rat.

David found a corpse-less squirrel tail at the site this evening.

David had earlier stated the cats were having a lazy day.

I don't think so!
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Post by: Gattopardo on September 18, 2019, 09:19:09 pm


We sat down and had a chat about the benefits of the uninterrupted healing process. I produced evidence from leading veterinary journals and took them through a twenty-minute Powerpoint entitled 'So You've Been to the Vets' with extra time for questions at the end.





Yeah and you might as well have talked to the wall.
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Post by: Kim on September 18, 2019, 10:15:51 pm
That's the thing about cats.  They're all about education when it's opening the cupboard with the fish food or learning how to switch the bathroom light off when someone's in the bath, but try to explain to them that Siamese cats are supposed to be intelligent, or that carnivores aren't supposed to eat broccoli, or that litter trays aren't for sitting in and pooing over the edges, or whatever and it's another story...
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Post by: ian on September 18, 2019, 10:22:52 pm
I'm actually moving them to an online educational platform. There will be modules.
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Post by: Kim on September 18, 2019, 10:23:46 pm
I'm actually moving them to an online educational platform. There will be modules.

Watch out, they'll get you with the feedback forms.
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Post by: trekker12 on September 19, 2019, 11:20:37 am
Not forgetting the league tables and the feline version of OFSTED carrying out spot visits
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Post by: ian on September 19, 2019, 11:34:04 am
I'm actually moving them to an online educational platform. There will be modules.

Watch out, they'll get you with the feedback forms.

And NPS.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 20, 2019, 07:57:25 pm
I got a toothbrush out to give her head a brush. She loved it. 15 mins later I needed to stop for a rest. Here's a little video
(https://live.staticflickr.com/31337/48765574142_cd2f5b17fb.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hifje5)ninkasi cone brush (https://flic.kr/p/2hifje5) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
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Post by: ian on September 20, 2019, 08:47:22 pm
Brilliant.

Our pair love being furminated.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 20, 2019, 10:27:55 pm
Ninkasi hasn't really discovered brushing except for her neck which you can't do hard enough or long enough. But the toothbrush went down well in the special circumstances :)
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Post by: trekker12 on September 23, 2019, 10:18:27 am
Not right now but Anja has finally got the concrete off her paws having walked through the immaculate concrete base layer of our extension our builder laid on Friday afternoon. It was perfectly smooth and setting nicely for about an hour before she couldn't resist the temptation and then discovered three inches of wet concrete isn't nice to walk through. Mrs trekker gripping her tightly and me scrubbing her feet was even less nice.

I apologised to the builder this morning.
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Post by: woollypigs on September 23, 2019, 02:32:13 pm
Enjoying cleaning a yogurt pot.

I thought that I would be nice to the mutt, cause she have been a good girl and just cute, so therefore I called her to give her the treat. She then trotted into the kitchen and crawled into her bed/box to receive said treat.

Where I spotted next to her the top of the hummus pot. The wee little rascal have dug it out of the recycling bin, naughty !!
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 23, 2019, 08:35:00 pm
Ninkasi hasn't really discovered brushing except for her neck which you can't do hard enough or long enough. But the toothbrush went down well in the special circumstances :)

Hurrah, the stitch is out and the cone is off.
Now she can't decide whether to moan at the door to go out (the vet said to keep her in for 24H), wash all the dirty bits or chase all the toys.
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Post by: hellymedic on October 09, 2019, 06:39:37 pm
Blackie (female, neutered, 26 months) seems to have acquired a young (?3 months?) ginger & white friend.

They walked down the garden path together, inspected the garage door cat flap, then parted company.

Kitten was wearing a collar, so presumably has an owner somewhere.

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Post by: Basil on October 12, 2019, 09:02:42 pm
Ewwh.  Just been for an evening stroll and I obviously wasn't keeping a close enough eye on Megan.  She is now wearing her favourite fragrance.  'Fox Shit #7' 
This way for your cold shower, you horrible dog.
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Post by: Auntie Helen on October 12, 2019, 09:15:46 pm
Rubbing tomato ketchup in it helps, surprisingly.
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Post by: pcolbeck on October 14, 2019, 09:39:07 am
Just dropped Tilly off at the kennels as I'm off away for work for four days and Mrs Pcolbeck leaves for work at 7:15 and doesn't get back until 4:00pm Monday to Thursday and we don't like leaving her alone for that long. We had the usual joy and bouncing when she there and was really pleased to see Sue who owns the kennels followed by the crying and whining when it dawned on her I was going to leave without her. Always makes me feel like a total heel even though I know she will be fine and loves playing with the other dogs and gets to run around in the fields around the kennels every day.
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Post by: hellymedic on October 21, 2019, 12:54:15 pm
Big Brown Cat is resting on David's big HP printer. He has started favouring this perch in the mornings.
I hope the printer still works as I need to print papers for a meeting tonight.
Blackie is on the top of the back of the sofa.
David is still asleep in bed.

ETA Printer works OK.

Sleeping mammals have woken and eaten.
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Post by: Gattopardo on October 21, 2019, 09:49:13 pm
Girl cat is licking my feet after I have showered.

Then she went and licked her arse....so to get the taste of my feet out of her mouth...
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Post by: Ham on October 22, 2019, 12:03:50 am
Demanding some tummeh action

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3fUMcvBxfRk/Xa4419WV0OI/AAAAAAADF6o/WP8nR_stwC8rzES0eLEOeiDTx3QFr072QCKgBGAsYHg/s1600/IMG_20191022_000012.jpg)
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Post by: Gattopardo on October 22, 2019, 04:45:14 pm
Boy cat has awakened, he has protected the Duvet from escaping.  Now he has wandered downstairs for attention and fuss.
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Post by: Basil on October 27, 2019, 03:58:25 pm
No, the dog.  It is NOT dinner time.
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Post by: hellymedic on November 04, 2019, 08:00:52 pm
Blackie has despatched a rodent in our lounge.
D can't see it but I KNOW it's there.
First I heard squeaking, then I saw Blackie playing with a dark brown furry thing, that did not move very fast.
Can't hear anything now...
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Post by: Basil on November 04, 2019, 08:25:03 pm
Stinking
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Post by: hellymedic on November 04, 2019, 08:45:57 pm
Mouse is still barely alive and has bitten D, whom I told to pick it up and take outside.

D is Most Unhappy...
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Post by: hellymedic on November 04, 2019, 09:10:12 pm
Poor mouse is still alive and squeaking...
... but David has taken it outside.

Blackie is searching for mouse.

D  is upset at injured hand.
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Post by: ian on November 04, 2019, 09:36:52 pm
One benefit of long-time cat ownership is that I have ninja mouse catching reflexes. I grab them by the tail, hoist them up, and if they're looking bitey, spin them a little. Once you have a good hold of their tail, there's not a lot they can do but hang there and admit defeat. Then I take them outside, release them somewhere where the cats can't possibly find them.

Then about twenty minutes later I do it all again with what looks suspiciously like the very same mouse.
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Post by: Basil on November 24, 2019, 07:47:49 pm
Standing and staring at a bloke (not a local) who has had the temerity to sit in HER seat in the pub.  Everyone else (the locals) are doing an impression of an H M Bateman cartoon.
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Post by: hellymedic on December 21, 2019, 02:22:09 pm
Big Tom is playing with the Dreamies 'mouse' dispenser.
We bought this toy nearly two years ago. It entertained the kittens.
Blackie has always enjoyed this thing but Big Tom ignored it till last week.
I don't think Tom has left any Dreamies for Blackie...
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Post by: T42 on December 21, 2019, 03:48:37 pm
Ezra's leaking.  Poor chap has urinary retention every so often, from infection or muscle spasm we don't know.  I've got a bunch of pills from the vet - antispasmodic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory - so we'll start dosing him this evening and hope.  Not sure why he's leaking - sphincter overstressed or something - but it's not serious and we're hoping it'll clear up PDQ. It usually does.

Looking on the bright side, at least he's got something in common with Tycho Brahe.
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Post by: PaulF on December 21, 2019, 06:27:11 pm
Sleeping off the stress of having spent the day at the groomer
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Post by: hellymedic on December 21, 2019, 07:24:07 pm
Ezra's leaking.  Poor chap has urinary retention every so often, from infection or muscle spasm we don't know.  I've got a bunch of pills from the vet - antispasmodic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory - so we'll start dosing him this evening and hope.  Not sure why he's leaking - sphincter overstressed or something - but it's not serious and we're hoping it'll clear up PDQ. It usually does.

Looking on the bright side, at least he's got something in common with Tycho Brahe.

I thought Tycho Brahe's issue was that he DID NOT leak and 'held on' (out of embarrassment) until his bladder ruptured...
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Post by: Kim on December 21, 2019, 11:27:16 pm
I thought his issue was nose related...
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Post by: T42 on December 22, 2019, 08:15:37 am
Ezra's leaking.  Poor chap has urinary retention every so often, from infection or muscle spasm we don't know.  I've got a bunch of pills from the vet - antispasmodic, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory - so we'll start dosing him this evening and hope.  Not sure why he's leaking - sphincter overstressed or something - but it's not serious and we're hoping it'll clear up PDQ. It usually does.

Looking on the bright side, at least he's got something in common with Tycho Brahe.

I thought Tycho Brahe's issue was that he DID NOT leak and 'held on' (out of embarrassment) until his bladder ruptured...

Not out of embarrassment but politeness, according to Arthur Koestler: you didn't get up to pee when dining with the King, and when he finally got home he couldn't.  No, the thing with Ezra was - note 'was' - that he could only pee with great difficulty but seemed to be leaking drops indoors.  We dosed him last night & he seems fine this morning, but of course having started antibiotics he's on them for a fortnight.  He'd probably have been OK with just the antispasmodic and a urinary tract disinfectant, but the vet simply repeated the previous prescription.  The last two or three times he (Ezra, not the vet) had this his prostate was been normal, BTW.
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Post by: hellymedic on December 22, 2019, 03:57:17 pm
Big Tom is sprawled sleeping on David's printer.

Which is a nuisance as we have a note to the optometrist to print.
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Post by: Basil on December 22, 2019, 04:25:16 pm
Helping Watching me make pigs in blankets.  Lots and lots of them.  There will  be 9 of us for Crimble dinner and, due to NHS shifts, it will be on Christmas eve this year
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Post by: hellymedic on December 23, 2019, 05:32:36 pm
Big Tom has gone out for some fresh air.
I seem to have shut him into the downstairs loo between my last two visits.
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Post by: lou boutin on December 23, 2019, 05:39:08 pm
Gerrard le chat noir has let me pick him up and cuddle him for the first time since I adopted him at the end of September. He purred too. When I have tried it before he's meowed loudly and the batter me when I put him down. It's a big step forward.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on December 23, 2019, 05:51:30 pm
Ooh, I didn't know you had a new kitteh :)
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Post by: Regulator on December 24, 2019, 10:35:09 am
Ooh, I didn't know you had a new kitteh had you :)

FTFY.   ;D
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Post by: ian on January 02, 2020, 12:43:40 pm
Pooping a lot. The usual Bad Cat dirty protest post-cattery has been going on for some time (she usually goes outside, but after a spell of incarceration she takes a while to kick the litter tray habit). Two weeks later she's still dropping her bombs indoors and not just once a day and not of a pleasant composition. All the delights of interior chemical warfare.

Glancing online about kitty pooping periodicity, I noted that one article prominently featured the phrase do not be tempted to give your cat an enema. I think that's up there with kicking ticking bombs and gargling nerve agents. It's not a temptation I've ever faced.

Another trip to the vets beckons.
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Post by: Basil on January 08, 2020, 07:24:29 pm
Not understanding that it is her birthday today.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 08, 2020, 08:36:14 pm
Scoffing crunchies.
Neither cat has much interest in wet food at the moment.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 08, 2020, 09:28:28 pm
Not understanding that it is her birthday today.

Is that not because every day is her birthday?
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Post by: Basil on January 08, 2020, 10:02:12 pm
Not understanding that it is her birthday today.

Is that not because every day is her birthday?

Ah yes. Silly me.
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Post by: T42 on January 09, 2020, 08:50:36 am
The larger Lab has finally ceased vomiting.  He must have picked up a bug or eaten something even more disgusting than usual outside, and for the past three days his last meal has ended up decorating whatever he's lying on or beside: two dog-bed cushions, a rug in our bedroom and at various stages more easily washable surfaces.  I was all ready to take a sample & call the vet this morning but all was well. Touch wood.
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Post by: ian on January 09, 2020, 12:26:38 pm
LMC now habitually tries to wake me in the morning while my wife is in the shower. The downside of this is that it's not yet 6am. If she can't find a bit of exposed flesh to poke with her paw she'll start a noisy fight with the edge of the quilt.

This morning, as a bonus, the edge of the quilt was sharing space with my forearm. There was blood and unfortunately, it was mine.

Now Bad Cat has puked all over my sofa. And the bed. Our cleaner disturbed me more with the I think your cat has pooed on the bed. It says something of pet ownership to be relieved it's just vomit soaking into your bedsheets and sofa.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 09, 2020, 02:09:18 pm
Big Tom is resting on a doormat.

I saw him sitting on the grand piano earlier and (mistakenly?) reported this to D who is Not Pleased and threatening to kill him...
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Post by: T42 on January 09, 2020, 02:17:47 pm
Dog Major's puking again. We got new dog-food on 27th December and he was fine with it for a solid week, now he's not & MrsT with her own ineffable logic blames the food.  His brother's eating the same stuff and he's fine, but she still wants to spend 60-odd € for different stuff on the off-chance he won't honk it all up. :(
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Post by: PaulF on January 09, 2020, 03:07:06 pm
€60 is probably cheaper than a vet's bill? And he'll need food at some stage so it's not money thrown away surely?
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Post by: ian on January 09, 2020, 03:23:46 pm
Then Bad Cat continued her theme of using the litter tray in the hallway by dropping a stink bomb just as I buttered my toast.

Working from home isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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Post by: T42 on January 09, 2020, 03:57:58 pm
€60 is probably cheaper than a vet's bill? And he'll need food at some stage so it's not money thrown away surely?

We're insured for the vet. Lab Minor could eat it if it makes Major throw up.  So far he's OK on mince & rice with an egg in it, but preparing that twice a day would be pricey.
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Post by: Jakob on January 09, 2020, 11:05:02 pm
Carrying a big stick!

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Post by: T42 on January 10, 2020, 09:50:34 am
 :thumbsup: Lovely dog. Looks a bit goofy.
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Post by: T42 on January 10, 2020, 05:16:40 pm
The vet just told me that Lab Major had a malignant tumour on his spleen, so he took the whole spleen out. The incision was from pubis to sternum, so we're in for a jolly couple of weeks trying to keep his brother from licking it; and then we'll wait to see if there are metastases.

Poor old dog. This was him a few years ago, feeling a bit dozy:

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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 10, 2020, 05:40:40 pm
Aw, hope he heals well
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Post by: PaulF on January 10, 2020, 05:59:49 pm
Wishing a speedy recovery to Lab Major
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Post by: simonp on January 14, 2020, 01:04:46 am
Rory is sleeping off 3 nights stuck up a vertical tree by the reservoir. Missing since at least Friday. I went out tonight with a big light (PBP light) and found him several metres up after checking about 50 trees. After failing to get him down ourselves Feline found a late night tree surgeon. The cat went higher. You can run but you can’t hide.

Good job I didn’t give up on him. The weather has been awful.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 14, 2020, 02:30:15 pm
Aw, silly cat.
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Post by: simonp on January 14, 2020, 03:44:57 pm
Aw, silly cat.

Floofy soft in the head cat that likes to explore. Most likely chased up there by a dog given the location, lots of dog walkers down there. The noise he made while being carried down from the tree, which he'd climbed nearly to the top of to avoid capture, was utterly demented.

He got himself stuck on top of a roof one summer (last year or the year before) and was up there all day. Neighbour came round and said "I've seen your cat on Facebook".

Had to be rescued through a roof light, once access could be gained, as he could not be coaxed to come to the edge of the roof.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 14, 2020, 04:00:13 pm
Our cats have fortunately not climbed anywhere beyond their ability to descend, and, given their weight, are unlikely so to do in the future. Big Tom has always been big and Blackie's getting fat. Last year, she was happily running over the top of the outhouses.

The magnetic catch on our cat flap no longer works, despite D's fettling efforts. Big Tom usually sits on the doormat just inside the kitchen door but Brendan has been blowing it open and it's now become too draughty, even for him. Blackie has retreated to the drawing room, to stay out of the wind.
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Post by: T42 on January 14, 2020, 04:10:02 pm
Thanks for the good wishes for Lab Major, aka Raz, short for Erasmus.  They seem to be working, for he's coming out of it remarkably well so far.  We now have to stop him getting too frisky or he might pop his staples.
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Post by: ian on January 14, 2020, 06:37:26 pm
Bad Cat likes to climb the fir trees out the front and sit in the branches. She seems to manage a controlled fall/descent. Apparently there's only one kind of cat that can climb down headfirst (a margay), all other cats must reverse down or wait for the fire brigade or other fine-spirited bearers of suitably long ladders.

Our last cat, Lamb Chop, once opted to find her way onto the school outbuilding roof that adjoined our property. Which meant she sat outside our bedroom window all weekend wailing (rather than simply retrace her steps, she didn't parachute in) until the school opened and we could get her back. They really don't want you breaking into a school these days, trust me, we tried.
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Post by: PeteB99 on January 15, 2020, 11:33:12 am
When I was a kid we inherited Grandads pub cat. He didn't like going out through the bar so had got into the habit of leaving though a first floor window and 'running' down the wall to the pavement. He still kept that up when he was moved in with us.
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 15, 2020, 03:00:11 pm
Waiting in a rescue centre somewhere for us to be ready for them...  ;)
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Post by: T42 on January 15, 2020, 03:34:23 pm
When I was a kid we inherited Grandads pub cat. He didn't like going out through the bar so had got into the habit of leaving though a first floor window and 'running' down the wall to the pavement. He still kept that up when he was moved in with us.

We once had an Alsatian that was in the habit of jumping out of my son's bedroom window. Then we moved from a bungalow to a 2-storey house. Fortunately there was large clump of grass growing through the patio.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 15, 2020, 05:14:48 pm
Waiting in a rescue centre somewhere for us to be ready for them...  ;)

Excellent WoW !

The kennels where I take Tilly is 50% boarding and 50% Romanian rescue dog rehab, I keep wanting to bring an extra dog home with me when I collect Tilly after she has stayed.
Some lovely dogs, one climbed the 6 foot chain-link fence and followed my to the car a couple of month ago. Probably a bit too far for you to come and look at them though.
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Post by: T42 on January 18, 2020, 09:52:20 am
The dog next door - we called him Willis because he was always barking - used to climb their 2-metre fence too. It was painful to watch.

Meanwhile, Lab Major had a quick vet visit this morning and is healing well. He's as happy as Larry (NOTP). He had a chronic cough for the last couple of years which we put down to bronchitis caused by an allergy, but that has gone since the tumour came out. We're guessing now that pressure on the stomach was giving him acid reflux.
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 19, 2020, 09:50:32 pm
The dog next door - we called him Willis because he was always barking - used to climb their 2-metre fence too. It was painful to watch.


Very good!  ;D
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Post by: T42 on January 20, 2020, 10:38:58 am
;)
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Post by: rafletcher on January 23, 2020, 11:09:23 am
Scoffing crunchies.
Neither cat has much interest in wet food at the moment.

Yep, ours is studiously ignoring the previously-enjoyed-recently-stocked-up-with wet food. Thankfully crunchies still pass the test.  Might try a different manufacturers product.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 23, 2020, 12:38:19 pm
Blackie brought in a dead blackbird and was closely followed by Tom. They've moved it from the kitchen to the hall.

Tom's gone into the lounge; Blackie's gone back outside, last seen scampering round the fruit trees.
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Post by: hellymedic on January 23, 2020, 12:47:28 pm
Blackie has returned and is amusing herself with the bird.
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Post by: pcolbeck on January 23, 2020, 03:24:04 pm
Recovering from a minor opp at the vets. I will collect her later.
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Post by: T42 on January 23, 2020, 05:03:31 pm
Lab Major has had his stitches out and the wound has been pronounced impeccable by the vet. Unfortunately, vet adds, tumours on the spleen are almost always malignant and the spleen's function means that the probability of metastases is significant, probably in his lungs.  If we're lucky he might have a year.
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Post by: woollypigs on January 31, 2020, 03:13:54 pm
Eating a carrot and ignoring her bone that I picked up especially for her birthday. This is the third bone she is ignoring, so I'm not getting her anymore. The first one I was sure was because I wasn't home for 2 nights.
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Post by: Wowbagger on January 31, 2020, 09:46:19 pm
Too many vegans in your house... ;)
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Post by: hellymedic on January 31, 2020, 11:14:39 pm
Big Tom has taken to sitting/sleeping atop David's grand piano.

David is Not Pleased.
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Post by: Kim on January 31, 2020, 11:15:43 pm
Ah, you mean Big Tom's grand piano...
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Post by: T42 on February 01, 2020, 03:17:51 pm
MrsT tells me that the dogs hung back in the kitchen when she walked out into the hall this morning, whereupon the parrot shouted "fucking hell, come on!" in my voice. Wonderful how they invent stuff, isn't it?  ::-)
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Post by: hellymedic on February 01, 2020, 11:25:23 pm
Ah, you mean Big Tom's grand piano...

David closed the lounge door last night, with the result that Tom spent the night on his printer.
Tom came down for breakfast then spent about 7 hours on my bar chair without dismounting, sleeping, grooming, watching for Stray Tom and singing.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 02, 2020, 05:55:19 pm
Q: What do you call a cat that rests on a printer?
A: A copy-cat...

Tom's back on the printer, having spent the night there, before coming to the kitchen for FOOD.

Feral Tom appeared at the cat flap and Big Tom faced him off and sang. It's the first time I've seen Feral Tom by day. They have similar tabby clouration but Feral is skinny and short-haired, while BT is fat and long-haired. Feral looks almost like a wildcat.
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Post by: Kim on February 02, 2020, 06:04:23 pm
Unless it's a multi-function printer, in which case what you have is a cat-scan[1].


[1] Internet old farts will recall a brief trend for activating flatbed scanners while the cat was sitting on them and sharing the results (which often featured a bemused looking cat with more than the usual number of feet).
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Post by: hellymedic on February 05, 2020, 04:11:43 pm
Blackie is eating cat food.
Blackie has been up on the canopy over our patio, which she followed by climbing onto next doors scaffolding and stalking the pigeons nesting in an alcove in front of our house.
avid reports another black & white cat atop the summer house.

There will be bird carnage...
...and probably kittens.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 12, 2020, 02:35:41 am
Blackie is AWOL.
Tom is guzzling, having left a scratch on David's piano, which has Displeased him.
I observed a detached murine head in the lounge earlier.
David is practising the second movement of the Moonlight Sonata.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 17, 2020, 10:20:51 pm
Tom is sleeping peacefully in the bed he's made out of David's bags and the bag of paper awaiting recycling.

He looks very comfortable!
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Post by: hellymedic on February 18, 2020, 07:23:37 pm
David forcibly removed Tom from inside the grand piano and David is Much Displeased.
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Post by: ian on February 18, 2020, 11:29:33 pm
He has read the instruction manual that came with the cat, hasn't he? This is mode 2 (the need to access inaccessible places)

Bad Cat has been busily testing District Line moquette to destruction. This mode 3 (soft furniture, the destruction thereof).

Other modes are available. Mode 0 (off) and mode 1 (the inappropriate attendance to personal hygiene matters). Don't activate mode 8 without qualified staff in attendance and appropriate safety gear. The manual should detail all the available settings, they do sometimes vary by model.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 19, 2020, 12:47:16 pm
Blackie does the soft furnishing destruction mode but the carpets that came with the house 20 years ago seem mostly resistant to her intense attention.
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Post by: ian on February 20, 2020, 10:47:09 am
Suffering indignity, having just had her anal glands squeezed. At least it wasn't the big bloke vet with his meaty rugger hands. Never heard Bad Cat growl that loud before. Probably didn't like the gimp mask either. She doesn't understand that some humans pay for that kind of thing.

Also needs a tooth out cos FORL. Madam is getting old. There's a threshold where the vet's bill exceeds the insurance payments.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 20, 2020, 11:26:14 am
Didn't realise lady cats got blocked anal glands.
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Post by: Kim on February 20, 2020, 12:00:03 pm
I thought it was more of a dog thing.
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Post by: ian on February 20, 2020, 12:15:24 pm
Having now seen (and smelled) the contents, I can verify that yes, they do. I'm not sure the vet strictly needed to show us. I will never be eating speculoos spread again. When I woke up this morning I didn't imagine that before breakfast I'd be holding a cat while a hopefully appropriately qualified lady shoved her finger up the cat's bum (I was going to say her bum, but I fear that left grounds for confusion as to precisely where the finger was being inserted). I'm marking today down as 'peculiar.'

Not sure what the problem is, possibly infection (all doctors say that), but we're seeing how it goes now those have been drained. Supposed to feed her some magic paste from a syringe. Vet demonstrates. OK, perhaps you can put it on her food. At least it wasn't LMC, I've noticed the other vet hides from us now.

Also, have to get the tooth pulled. Odds-on there's an exception on the insurance for FORL.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 20, 2020, 09:11:44 pm
Blackie has brought in a mouse...
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Post by: hellymedic on February 22, 2020, 12:31:01 am
That was a moribund mouse - RIP.

There's now a lively mouse in the cupboard under my gas hob. She pops out periodically for another piece of cat kibble, then retreats to the cupboard.

The cats have not shown much interest.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 22, 2020, 11:20:10 am
They are both flaked out using me as a bed. I was going to go and do stuff....
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Post by: woollypigs on February 22, 2020, 12:01:33 pm
you are doing stuff and very important stuff that is - being cat bed.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 22, 2020, 12:52:10 pm
The cat bed here can be:
The stairs
Any carpet
The grand piano
The bed in the spare bedroom
The shower mat
The A3 printer
A bar chair in the kitchen
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 22, 2020, 03:43:30 pm
Pumpkin was sick and feeling sorry for herself all last night. Today she's all perky and has gone out.
This afternoon Ninkasi puked all over the magic blue fleece and the bedroom carpet and now she's feeling sorry for herself.

This weekend I mostly be cleaning... #plaguehouse
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Post by: hellymedic on February 22, 2020, 04:23:52 pm
Mousie has returned from the lounge to the cupboard beneath the gas hob. She's not our pet yet...
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Post by: ian on February 23, 2020, 07:07:37 pm
Tried to feed Bad Cat her paste. Chicken-related subterfuge? Nope. The proper inject into her mouth via the syringe? It went everywhere but. I think I ingested more.

I think we have to admit defeat. Might try mixing it with tuna water, the problem is that's quite pungent (flavoured with sweet basil essence, of all things, I think the people who invent these supposedly 'palatable' veterinary products are having a laugh), so there's no way she can't know its there. And even if she did like it, then last time she tasted it was just before after the vet had made her wear a gimp mask and violated her inner sanctum.
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Post by: SteveC on February 23, 2020, 07:23:23 pm
When our Ginge (who was on tablet for the last eighteen months of his life) got stroppy about taking them, the method of last resort was to grind the tablet up and mix it with butter. Then get the butter onto the cat, almost anywhere. Eventually they will wash and it will get into their system.
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Post by: hellymedic on February 24, 2020, 02:31:53 am
Blackie is lying on the kitchen floor, awaiting Mousie's emergence from the cupboard under the hob, where she's been creating a racket.

Blackie has pounced Mousie's way a couple of times but Mousie has, so far, successfully escaped back to the cupboard.

Mousie is BIG...