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ian

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1350 on: September 17, 2019, 01:35:25 pm »
How did you get them not to pick at things?
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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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« Reply #1351 on: September 18, 2019, 02:24:35 pm »
How did you get them not to pick at things?
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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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hellymedic

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1352 on: September 18, 2019, 02:44:30 pm »
How did you get them not to pick at things?
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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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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1353 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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hellymedic

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1354 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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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1355 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.

Kim

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1356 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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ian

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1357 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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Kim

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« Reply #1358 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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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1359 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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ian

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1360 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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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1361 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
ninkasi cone brush by The Pingus, on Flickr
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ian

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1362 on: September 20, 2019, 08:47:22 pm »
Brilliant.

Our pair love being furminated.
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« Reply #1363 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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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1364 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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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1365 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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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1366 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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hellymedic

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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1367 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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« Reply #1368 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' 
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Re: What is your pet doing right now?*
« Reply #1369 on: October 12, 2019, 09:15:46 pm »
Rubbing tomato ketchup in it helps, surprisingly.
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