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Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 23:54
Here's our cat Dorothy, reigning monarch of our house.
Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 15:22
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 15:09
For anyone who doesn't susbscribe to Popbitch...
Sam update! He is now coming to the garden to be fed, and hopefully hasn't noticed that his bowl is moving a foot nearer to the house each day. I suspect he now has a second home, judging by the fatness of his tail and paws. Ungrateful so-and-so!
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 19:45
Kitten-Cat's responded well to the insulin and put on a bunch of weight. It's nice when medicine actually works. Just wish they could make insulin in pill form.
Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 19:57
Speaking of medicine, I don't suppose anyone's had a cat with allergies? Peg has severe seasonal allergies and has torn herself to shreds with itching. We've been trying to manage it with steroids but the vets now suggesting immunotherapy.
I mean, immunotherapy for a cat? But the little dear is so sore looking, and her lesions keep getting infected. Also the steroids have made her into a proper little chubber. So god knows what we'll do. We still need to find out the cost...
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 08:22
Sam was a bit flaky once upon a time - we got this (probably nonsense) herbal drops from the pet shop, Immune plus or something. In a white and blue bottle. Or have you tried Feliway? or those calming drops? might be that if your little one de-stresses a bit, she might stop scratching as much? (or even as brutal as it sounds, can you clip her claws down a bit? just thinking of all the things that stop you tearing at yr eczema....)
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 22:36
Kitten (the diabetic one) jumped out the bedroom window and has now been AWOL for more than 24 hours. I'm kind of nervous for her.
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 23:09
There's now a tumblr devoted to the famous cats of Sheffield. It's my new favourite tumblr:
I've met Steffi in the Fat Cat...
Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 23:12
I've met the kelham island one! The red house cat needs to be on there too.
I hope your missing kitten returns safely, Gordon!
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:46
*keeping my fingers crossed for gordon's kitten*
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:47
Gordon wrote:Kitten (the diabetic one) jumped out the bedroom window and has now been AWOL for more than 24 hours. I'm kind of nervous for her.
Oh no! Any sign of her?
Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 20:29
Still no sign. Luckily she's chipped and we have some kind of alert service set should she be scanned. It's just worrying as she's not been out on her own since I lived in London.
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:31
Yeah, it's natural to be worried. Cats do often just bugger off for a bit, though, especially if it's their first taste of freedom in a while. I hope she turns up.
I'm starting to feel a bit bad about keeping Star (now referred to as the fox-pig) indoors all the time. The plan was that I would move in with my boyfriend for a few months while we looked for a bigger flat to buy, but that was 7 or 8 months ago now and we're still looking. I didn't want to start letting her out and then have to get her used to two new environments rather than one, mainly because she finds it a bit stressful and makes her stress known by shitting and pissing by the front door, which is dangerous if the postman comes really early and you have to stumble out of bed to the door. And the kittens (now referred to as Waffles and the Professor, at least by me) haven't been outside since they were born on a farm. It just seems easier to wait until we've moved, but the longer it goes on, the guiltier I feel.
First world problems, there.
Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:49
Gordon wrote:Still no sign. Luckily she's chipped and we have some kind of alert service set should she be scanned. It's just worrying as she's not been out on her own since I lived in London.
Can you put notes around to the neighbours now? I stupidly left it about 3 weeks before I bothered and then got a phonecall within 18 hours to say 'Er yeah, he was in our garden 3 days ago...' then I spent a week panicking because I'd 'missed' him. (We actually got him to eat outside the back door yesterday. Maybe soon he'll remember what the cat flap does...)
Crossing my fingers for you, I know how horrid it is...
Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 21:33
Still no sign.
In other news, I like this page: http://mycatisadick.com/
Be wary if you don't occasional pictures of puke or birds/mice.
Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 16:47
springtime finally! (what is it that makes cats love heather?)
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 20:38
Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 21:14
Hurrah! Excellent news.
Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 05:39
Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 09:08
Really pleased to hear that Gordon.