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Title: THE CATS
Post by: wgtngirl on February 25, 2009, 12:42:52 pm
All of our cats have settled nicely into our new home.  Only needed to keep them inside with litter trays for 3 days, let them out and they don't wander off the property.  They have been so funny over the last few months.  Things they have managed to do:

Hopped in and out and in and out and in and out of boxes while I was packing.

Discovered that the new pantry is a great place to sit in.

Discovered that sitting on the breakfast is a great place to watch me cook and prepare food.

One black cat found out that triple choc chip muffins are quite yummy

One older tabby has quickly discovered a new supply of lizards to bring Mum.

A bigger house and bigger deck gives cats more space to race and wrestle each other.

Net curtains are an intriguing invention.

One fluffy cat thinks that by bringing in pieces of bark from the garden will lead to a came of fetch (that cat should've been a dog)

Curling up in the new frypan in the pantry is a nice place to sleep.

And during xmas climbing the xmas tree, batting the decorations and chasing each other up the xmas tree was a fantastic game.

I wonder what more mischief they will get up to next.  Just wait until we get the logfire going in winter.

 >:D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on February 25, 2009, 05:28:04 pm
Glad to hear the felines have settled in well - that's one of the biggest worries about moving house.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on February 26, 2009, 05:18:42 pm
 ;D  All my cats were right where they should have been when we got back from Wellington.

Unlike the last trip away. 

Husband was so scared of getting it wrong again he didn't go anywhere the whole time - made everyone come to him.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on February 26, 2009, 06:22:00 pm
;D  All my cats were right where they should have been when we got back from Wellington.

Unlike the last trip away. 

Husband was so scared of getting it wrong again he didn't go anywhere the whole time - made everyone come to him.

Just as well Mr D/T knows his place. You have trained him well. (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/afro.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on March 04, 2009, 07:02:25 am
It's to dog he upset.  Mr DT decided it was good form to let him sleep inside.  He's never slept inside.  He loves his kennel and gets really upset if you don't shut the gate at the end of the day so he is safe.  Anyway, his dog alarm was all screwy, barking at shadows and just generally being annoying.  It's taken him a week to settle back into a routine.

As for the cats, last night there was a huge catawaul out in the driveway.  I went out and sure enough there was the big white and black trouble maker who is upsetting most of my neighbours.  I chased him away, but the diabolical sound continued under the truck.  Thinking that the other white and black pest must be under there I dived in ready to scare the bejebbers out of him and it was.............................................................






















Garfield - the tiniest one. :o

I didn't think he had that much noise in him.



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on March 05, 2009, 05:26:16 am
The Smudge lives for another day. She has gone down hill over the last 2 or 3 weeks but she has had another steriod injection and is on anti-biotics again so she may bounce back, yet again.

Sally surprisingly has been very moochy in the last couple of days. I don't know if it is because her favourite neighbours are away or because of Minnie's death.

The two of them didn't get along.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on March 05, 2009, 04:56:15 pm
Garfield - the tiniest one. :o
I didn't think he had that much noise in him.

Garfield is a Lion trapped in a Cats body (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/wink.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on March 05, 2009, 04:58:21 pm
The Smudge lives for another day. She has gone down hill over the last 2 or 3 weeks but she has had another steriod injection and is on anti-biotics again so she may bounce back, yet again.

Sally surprisingly has been very moochy in the last couple of days. I don't know if it is because her favourite neighbours are away or because of Minnie's death.

The two of them didn't get along.

Smudge will let you know when the time has come. I hope the steroids and A/B's healp.

As for Sally - it's extraordinary the dynamics of a feline household. She's probably grieving in her own way. They were family after all (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/15emunlove.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on March 19, 2009, 06:08:10 pm
Initially Smudge perked up after her visit to the vet but she hasn't eaten more than a couple of mouthfuls in the last 2 days. This is inspite me buying chicken mince for her in an attempt to tempt her.

We have just managed to get so tuna in spring water into her but....the end may be very nigh.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on March 19, 2009, 10:34:13 pm
Sweetpea - this is a really tough time for you and your family. Smudge will let you know when the time has come. She knows how much she is loved and YOU KNOW that no-one else could have lover and looked after her better.  :hugs2


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on March 21, 2009, 07:20:19 pm
 :larf
Mr DT just went into melt down because I said I'd been playing peekaboo with a Maine Coon.

Poor fella reckons thats a stoopid name for a cat.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Magoo on March 22, 2009, 06:51:00 am
Some men have no sense of humour. :mc


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Nitpicker1 on March 22, 2009, 07:34:40 am
sorry 'bout this, but I couldn't resist

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I have been told my cat looks as if she is Maine Coon, so did research on them and went looking at cat shows. She has all the attributes and Maine Shag really is another name for them    :vcl


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on March 22, 2009, 09:30:11 am
lol nitz.  That would have just confounded him.  The word that set him off was Coon.  Being as we were just watching a movie that involved some Hillbilly type people his mind was in the gutter and he was totally shocked that I would use such a racist term.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Nitpicker1 on March 22, 2009, 10:11:59 am


shows how my mind works: I missed the racial connotation -  my mental image of a coon is a cute furry animal, that the Maine Coon is named after, whereas my image of  "shag"  is good oldfashioned rooting (and not rooting in the horticultural sense)  But then my mind is deeper in the gutter than his.

                                                                       :cf



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on March 22, 2009, 10:19:04 am
It does indeed.  I'm sitting here PMSL because until I said Maine Shag out loud, I didn't get it either. 

He, on the other hand, is just glaring at me for finding this stuff funny.  :larf


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on March 22, 2009, 11:16:10 am
Lord I must be of clean mind.  :whme When you said Maine Shag I thought of American Carpet! :as


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on March 22, 2009, 06:21:22 pm
Lord I must be of clean mind.  :whme When you said Maine Shag I thought of American Carpet! :as

That's okay Sweetpea ... it's SUNDAY and you're being pure of mind. TOMORROW, however, is another day  :sl :larf


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on March 22, 2009, 06:51:28 pm
It is not looking good.

Basically we are managing to get one meal into Smudge every couple of days and that means only half of the medication. We finally managed to clip a claw that was overgrown and digging into her foot (she wouldn't let us near it before) and her foot isn't infected so she is walking around a bit more today but she is very wobbly on the back end. She had to be picked up when she slipped on the wooden floor, she couldn't get up unaided.

I am ringing the vet tomorrow. Mr sp and I have had a talk about it , we don't want to prolong things as it is obvious she in not comfortable at times.

Unless the vet thinks is to worth persevering it will be a one way trip.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on March 23, 2009, 06:57:02 am
This is always the hardest decision we, as animal lovers ever have to make. Difficult though it is to make, we have it in our power to help them on their way and to stop their suffering. Smudge has had a wonderful life, with a wonderful wonderful home. She would want you to make the decision for her. It's sad letting go, but you know that you are doing the best for her  :hugf


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on March 23, 2009, 07:19:39 am
Always a hard decision Sweetpea(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/24emrosesad.gif). I'll be thinking of you today  :hug2


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on April 19, 2009, 06:08:12 pm
Today I was talking to my neighbour (one of the many nice ones) in her driveway and her cat Ed was weaving through my legs.  He's a big, fluffy black and white boy.  He stopped moving and stared at the house across the road which houses the only 'iffy' family (no one was visible).  He stared and stared and I stage-whispered to him "Don't stare at them Ed, they're the crazy ones".

I had barely finished my sentence when he gave an almighty hiss.  Then he hissed again, growled and stalked away.  Lisa and I looked at each other then roared with laughter.  It was just so perfectly timed. 

(I'm gonna get him a treat just for being so vocally supportive of me).


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on April 19, 2009, 11:16:22 pm
PMSL.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Magoo on April 20, 2009, 06:17:15 am
A very instinctive furperson.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on April 21, 2009, 09:40:49 am
Sally has a new nik name.

Bad Smell.

She actively prevented me from unpacking my pack for 4 hours when I got back on Easter Monday. She literally ran and sat on it everytime I moved towards it.

That is nothing compared to the treatment sp1 has been subjected to since her return on Sunday. Sally didn't let sp1 go out of sight for more than 5 minutes all day yesterday. It took quite awhile to get the bag unpacked - guess who was sitting on it again.

We get yelled at - at length - everytime we go out and leave her.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on May 07, 2009, 10:42:58 am
 I think that cat of mine is lonely.

Ever since Minnie passed away Sally has been much more vocal.

The only trouble is that she was far from quiet to start with.

You aught to here her when the kids come home from school one at a time and when Mr sp gets in at night. Often she doesn't finish one lot of haranguing before starting the next lot.

In the case of the kids arriving that means she can be yelling every few seconds from 3:20pm until well after 4pm only to restart around 5:30pm.

She even mewed, brrrmmmp, peeped, maaaahed, and yowled herself horse yesterday.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on May 07, 2009, 01:16:50 pm
I think that cat of mine is lonely.

Ever since Minnie passed away Sally has been much more vocal.

The only trouble is that she was far from quiet to start with.

You aught to here her when the kids come home from school one at a time and when Mr sp gets in at night. Often she doesn't finish one lot of haranguing before starting the next lot.

In the case of the kids arriving that means she can be yelling every few seconds from 3:20pm until well after 4pm only to restart around 5:30pm.

She even mewed, brrrmmmp, peeped, maaaahed, and yowled herself horse yesterday.

This might sound really silly, but has your Vet ever checked Sally's blood pressure? My parents Tonkinese became luder and louder. Turns out it was high blood pressure. The high BP caused a haemorrhage behind her eyes and she was at great risk of having a stroke. I get a bit funny now when I hear about cats who become more vocal especially when they are getting older.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: donquixotenz on May 07, 2009, 07:50:06 pm
http://7yhwpw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1p7y1WvFMssAjkTcrg0hc0-59WDMcv87GKXCNKquE01WIx0TqtUmYUFhy63Dr5Tpb4mSMJSeS444TBZBR3lPVjwYbv9qh5uZ3U/New%20town%20oddessy640x480.wmv?download

 newt should like this one the music is by the newtown cats 



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on May 07, 2009, 10:18:34 pm
I doubt if Sally has a blood pressure problem, the chatting isn't any louder than normal much of the time and her cries are the same as they always have been but she will be going to the vet in the next month or so.

The tips of her ears have suffered some damage this summer and the fur isn't growing back so she needs to be checked for skin cancer.

One of the problems with being white.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on May 07, 2009, 10:44:45 pm
Is she deaf sweet?  I know my old cat got way more vocal as she went deaf.  And Mo is going the same way, though his is still at the selective stage.  He won't hear you growling him, but he will hear the fridge open at 50 metres. >:(


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on May 08, 2009, 09:04:47 am
No, Sally definately isn't deaf. She can hear quite well. She is slow to respond when called but she does respond, she just never does so in a hurry. Mind you I have no idea how far she comes most of the time from either. Sometimes it is the neighbours lounge but often it is at least 2 sections away.

It is blue eyed white cats that are often deaf, my in-laws had one, another absolute fruit loop by the way.

Sally already had her amber eyes when we got her. Since she came from the local vet I wondered at the time if the vet had kept the kittens until their eyes had turned in order to check for that, Sally was 10 weeks old when we got her.

I know what you mean by increase meowing. Smudge's meow changed quite markedly in her last year or so of life. It went from being this very pretty mmmrrrrrow to like loud howl we normally only heard on a trip in the car.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on May 11, 2009, 09:35:45 pm
(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/shocked.gif)

I want to report animal abuse!

Mo punched me!  Just 'cos his bowl was empty.  I only sat down for a second when I got home from work.  I didn't 'ignore' him or his food, but he wasn't going to keel over in the time I was planning to have 5 minutes to myself.

He punched me!  I didn't even think cats could punch.

(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/angry.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on May 12, 2009, 09:34:54 am
(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/shocked.gif)

I want to report animal abuse!

Mo punched me!  Just 'cos his bowl was empty.  I only sat down for a second when I got home from work.  I didn't 'ignore' him or his food, but he wasn't going to keel over in the time I was planning to have 5 minutes to myself.

He punched me!  I didn't even think cats could punch.

(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/angry.gif)


So did you feed him(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/tongue.gif) or make him wait.










(Shef bets she fed him straight away)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on May 12, 2009, 04:28:48 pm
(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/08emembarrassed.gif)

ummmm yeah I fed him.  Cowardly mum I am.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on May 12, 2009, 05:03:42 pm
(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/grin.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on May 15, 2009, 01:11:04 pm
It was fine enough for me to do a little gardening this morning.

I had to stop after a little while.

I was being dive bombed....


...by a low flying white cat.

She has been channeling Minnie with a dash of Smudge for so many weeks I guess the bombshell factor had to break through sometime.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on May 24, 2009, 10:41:46 pm
Sally has solved the age old dilema of which full laundry basket of clean clothing to occupy.

They were sitting side by side so Sally just spread herself across both.


Now to defur a navy blue uniform skirt and dark green towel :-\


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on May 30, 2009, 11:17:03 pm
Sally has solved the age old dilema of which full laundry basket of clean clothing to occupy.

They were sitting side by side so Sally just spread herself across both.


Now to defur a navy blue uniform skirt and dark green towel :-\

Go Sally (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/grin.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on May 31, 2009, 07:43:47 pm
Jaz and Garfield managed to sleep next to each other on the top of the sofa.  It was lufferly, until Garfield flicked his ear once too often and Jaz belted him across the mush. 

He looked sooooo sad. 


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 03, 2009, 11:52:18 am
I think Sally is over her grief. The bombshell factor has returned.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 03, 2009, 09:50:45 pm
Jaz and Garfield managed to sleep next to each other on the top of the sofa.  It was lufferly, until Garfield flicked his ear once too often and Jaz belted him across the mush. 

He looked sooooo sad. 

How's my wee friend Garfield? Is he over his trauma?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 03, 2009, 09:52:35 pm
I think Sally is over her grief. The bombshell factor has returned.

I think Sally has been stringing you along. There's an art to being blonde you know (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/azn.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 04, 2009, 09:54:07 pm
OMG  I can't believe what I did this morning(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/11emcry.gif) (in fact if I hadn't seen it I wouldn't believe )



I shut Rusty between the back door and the screen door(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/08emembarrassed.gif). I've got Tim's dogs here while he's on sick leave, his bitch (Ash) has become an expert in jumping off the (gated) verandah, so she's spent a couple of nights inside. (Because after she's jumped off the verandah, she jumps the front gate and likes to play on the road!)

I was bursting for a pee, so ran out to the loo, and when I came in, shut the door behind me and then shut the screen door - to make doubly sure she couldn't get to the road. I rushed over to open the verandah door for the dogs, my two flew out (as they always do) but Ash was sitting by the back door looking bemused. Then I heard the hissing - and saw poor Rusty! I kicked her out, then rescued him, heaps of cuddles and some finely shredded pieces of chicken breast, but I don't think he's forgiven me.


I've made Ash a bed in the bathroom with a sleeping bag and couple of old blankets, she's not too happy either(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/10emsad.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 06, 2009, 08:33:39 pm
Poor Bailey has not had a very good day.

While playing outside this morning, she injured herself on some barbed wire or something similar. Bailey came back inside with a flesh wound that was oozing - more serous fluid that blood. I took her to the Vet and the poor wee tart needed sutures. She was seen by Vicki (the most popular Vet to Burmese Cats EVER - the adore her!). Luckily, Vicki had a double appointment cancelled just as I arrived so she said she could debride and suture Baileys wound straight away. I left Bailey there for 3 hours so she could sleep off the sedation. She gets the sutures out in 10 days time.

Did I ever mention Bailey was a tart?

She kissed and cuddled Vicki and was a model patient. Bailey was pleased to see me when I collected her and has been shadowing me ever since. She's asleep at the moment - in the cage, where she put herself to bed. As soon as I go to bed, she'll be under the duvet quick smart.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 06, 2009, 11:24:21 pm
 :o  Poor Bailey.

Oh my poor baby!  Barb wire search and destroy immediately!  Well, OK - it can wait till daylight.  I think you should get your brother to crawl around the section at cat level to find all the sharpies.

Can you take photo's of that please............ I have a mental image, but photo's would be so much more amusing. ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: donquixotenz on June 07, 2009, 08:22:55 am

The Story of Adam & Eve's Pets


Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were  in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see  you any more. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us  to remember how much you love us.'

 

And God said, I  will create a companion for you that will be with you and who  will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will love me even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish or  childish or unlovable you may be, this new companion will  accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of  yourselves.'

 

And God created a new animal to be a  companion for Adam and Eve.

And it was a good animal

And  God was pleased..

And the new animal was pleased to be  with Adam and Eve and he wagged his tail

And  Adam said, 'Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and I cannot think of a name for this new  animal.'

And God said, 'I have created this new animal  to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a  reflection of my own name, and you will call him  DOG.'

And Dog lived with Adam and Eve  and was a companion to them and loved them.


And they  were comforted

And God was pleased.

And Dog was  content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass  that an angel came to the Lord and said, 'Lord, Adam and Eve  have become filled with pride. They strut and preen like  peacocks and they believe they are worthy of adoration. Dog  has indeed taught them that they are loved, but perhaps too  well.'

 

And God said, I will create for them a  companion who will be with them and who will see them as they  are. The companion will remind them of their limitations, so  they will know that they are not always worthy of adoration.'

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam and  Eve.

And Cat would not obey them. And  when Adam and Eve gazed into Cat's eyes, they were reminded  that they were not the supreme beings.


And Adam and Eve learned  humility.

And they were greatly improved..

And God was pleased . . . . . .

And Dog was happy. . . . .




And Cat didn't give a **** one way  or the other.....


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 08, 2009, 08:39:11 pm
Bailey Update ....

Most cats when sedated have a drowsy few hours afterwards and sleep for most of that night. Vicki (Vet) told me occasionally some cats will have the opposite reaction.

Guess what ... Bailey is one of the 'occasionals.' She was very clingy to me when I got her home from the Vet Saturday afternoon. That's not unusual cos Bailey is a 'Mummy's girl.' By 7.30pm, she was looking drowsy - her eyes were getting droopy. All of a sudden PING, her eyes opened wide and she was off. She was almost bouncing off the walls playing hard out with all of the many toys they have. I went to bed thinking Bailey would join me. In this house, lights off means - bed time, go to sleep. She's very good a night time - except for Saturday night. The little tart was bouncing off the walls until 3.00am when she FINALLY came to bed. I had to get up at 4.50am to get ready for early shift.

Bailey - did I tell you she's a tart - was sound asleep when I left for work at 5.30am.

I spoke to Vicki yesterday and she said that Bailey had obviously landed on something. The wound was deeper than she had first thought. She said Bailey was an angel and very co-operative. I think there were smooches shared. (That won't come as any surprise to Dragontamer and the 3 Junior DT's).

Bailey gets her stitches out next Tuesday.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 09, 2009, 08:12:45 am
YeGods.  Next time I'd be leaving her with Vicki till the effects wear off.

As for Daisy.  She might be half burmese, but the other half is stupid.

She tried to steal my pillow last night.  That's my pillow that I already have to fight Mr DT for.  She managed to maintain a stronghold in the upper corner and I was willing to concede the upper corner, but when I rolled over the little troll growled.   Ohhhhhh no.  Nah.  No way.  She found out I can snarl too.   >:(


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 09, 2009, 10:24:46 am
You get a WHOLE pillow usually? You don't have to usually SHARE your pillow? (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/04emsmileo.gif)

Years ago when Sam had the tip of his toe amputated, he was a 'challenge' and at the time I told Vicki's husband that if there was a NEXT time with Sam, then I was leaving him in his care until he was back to normal (well normal as Sam could be). He said, "If you leave him with me you won't get him back." He loved Sam of course as did Vicki. Soooooooooooo - if I'd left Bailey with Vicki, she might have been kitty-napped.

Bailey starts to wash the wound site ever now and then and I say to her, "No Bailey, remember what Vicki said about washing that?" Believe it or not, Bailey stops washing that spot.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 09, 2009, 09:31:33 pm
I was willing to concede the upper corner, but when I rolled over the little troll growled.   Ohhhhhh no.  Nah.  No way.  She found out I can snarl too.   

PMPL  I have visions of DT baring her teeth at a wee puddy trying to get comfy :D

Ali - give Bailey a wee cuddle, but give all the other cats a big one. I'm sure they're all feeling left out and jealous. I'm finding that animals are JUST like children (I've had Tim's dogs here, but I've also had 3 of the 5 children here as well (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/08emembarrassed.gif))

In fact - I might keep the dogs and tell the kids to come back later ;)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 09, 2009, 11:36:31 pm
There is definitely a pecking order here.

Holly gets first fuss made of her followed by Zara then Yogi then Bailey ... then Holly again because she's 'special' (meaning she is the green-eyed one about the place!)

Holly practises her 'poor me' look on Dad when he's here. He always gives her the most attention first (so as not to hurt her feelings) then does the rounds with the other three - then - back to Holly. She's such a precious wee soul.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 10, 2009, 01:42:37 am
Holly practises her 'poor me' look on Dad when he's here. He always gives her the most attention first (so as not to hurt her feelings) then does the rounds with the other three - then - back to Holly.

 ;D Bet in2fx was the same.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 10, 2009, 09:30:56 am
;D Bet in2fx was the same.

Holly loves him - he's 'allowed' to touch her. She's very particular! It was Yogi who monopolised In2fx. He spent a lot of time with him and also slept with him. Yogi thinks there are way too many females here so enjoyed his male bonding.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 14, 2009, 08:02:03 pm
We apparently have an extra cat.

This one doesn't eat anything, nor try and trip you up while you try and negotiate the house in the dark.

Middle child (she of sanity and reason) decided to sleep in my bed last night.  She had been in there for some time when she come flying out and slammed down in the seat next to me at the computer.  She said that one of the cats kept walking over her, kneading her and generally being a pest, so she turned on the lamp to see which one it was and there wasn't anything there.  She could feel it sitting on her legs, but couldn't see it. 

She got the shivers so shot down under the blankets and tried to ignore it.  It walked up to the pillow and started kneading that right beside her face.  She could hear it purring, feel the pillow shifting but again couldn't see it.

The funny thing was, she wasn't willing to sleep in her bed at all then.  Insisted on sleeping with me.  I don't know what she's going to do when Mr DT gets back.  He won't share space lol.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 15, 2009, 09:54:46 pm
The only advice I casn come up with after reading your post twice - either explain to her that it was purring, happy to be there and obviously liked her, or buy a MUCH bigger bed.(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/03emwink.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 16, 2009, 12:24:25 pm
We apparently have an extra cat.

This one doesn't eat anything, nor try and trip you up while you try and negotiate the house in the dark.

Middle child (she of sanity and reason) decided to sleep in my bed last night.  She had been in there for some time when she come flying out and slammed down in the seat next to me at the computer.  She said that one of the cats kept walking over her, kneading her and generally being a pest, so she turned on the lamp to see which one it was and there wasn't anything there.  She could feel it sitting on her legs, but couldn't see it. 

She got the shivers so shot down under the blankets and tried to ignore it.  It walked up to the pillow and started kneading that right beside her face.  She could hear it purring, feel the pillow shifting but again couldn't see it.

The funny thing was, she wasn't willing to sleep in her bed at all then.  Insisted on sleeping with me.  I don't know what she's going to do when Mr DT gets back.  He won't share space lol.

The fact that the cat is purring means he/she is a happy wee cat. Have you had a cat of yours die in that house? Could this be her guardian angel?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: DazzaMc on June 16, 2009, 12:29:33 pm
Or could it be a ghost cat?

...mmmm....


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Lovelee on June 16, 2009, 01:10:13 pm
(http://static.stuff.co.nz/1245114185/179/2505179.jpg)

I consider this animal cruelty.  Its an NZ cat from Stuffs coverage on cats.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 16, 2009, 01:32:46 pm
Holy shit!!!

The owner should be shot. I can't see how it could even walk. Or clean itself properly(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/09emcrook.gif). Poor creature.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 16, 2009, 01:46:23 pm
Or could it be a ghost cat?

...mmmm....


Yep - that's what I'm suggesting.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 16, 2009, 01:48:23 pm
Holy shit!!!

The owner should be shot. I can't see how it could even walk. Or clean itself properly(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/09emcrook.gif). Poor creature.

That's dreadful - tha poor cat is a walking heart attack or Diabetes in the waiting. That's absolute cruelty.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 16, 2009, 01:50:29 pm
Baliey had her sutures removed this morning. The wound had healed beautifully. She just lay on her back and let Fiona remove them. Bailey then gave everyone nice cuddles.

She's a wee tart (http://smfsupport.com/support/Smileys/smfnew/smitten.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 18, 2009, 06:59:01 pm
Bailey has been in the wars - not recently apparently - but she has to have one of her front teeth removed. She has banged her mouth at some stage and broken off the tooth. What is left of it is fractured, so the wee tart is having the rest of it removed next Wednesday. Poor wee darling (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/11emcry.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 18, 2009, 08:52:56 pm
Oowww. Poor wee Bailey - it won't affect how and what she can eat will it?
Will it be done under a general? Interesting to see if Vicki gets cuddles after Bailey wakes up LOL.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 18, 2009, 09:10:27 pm
Oowww. Poor wee Bailey - it won't affect how and what she can eat will it?
Will it be done under a general? Interesting to see if Vicki gets cuddles after Bailey wakes up LOL.

Sadly, it's not Vicki doing the surgery. It is someone I have never met before - I have seen him but that is it. Bailey will be having a general anaesthetic. She's the kind of tart who will snuggle the Vets and Nurses regardless. She will be able to eat just fine afterwards.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 18, 2009, 10:08:25 pm
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She's the kind of tart who will snuggle the Vets and Nurses regardless

So they MAY let her come home :D   What a tart ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 18, 2009, 10:24:34 pm
(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/04emsmileo.gif)

She's not deliberately doing this stuff just to snog Vicki is she?

THE TART!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 19, 2009, 12:32:27 pm
Who knows - she's Burmese!

Bailey is never short on cuddles as she has heaps of 'friends' who pop in to see her. Her social life is more active than mine.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 19, 2009, 01:03:53 pm
Sally has been in the wars as well.
She got beaten up a couple of nights ago by cat unknown, no bad wounds but a couple I am keeping an eye on.
A very subdued kitty last night. She even hopped on my lap, lay length ways and went to sleep.

A bruised ego I think.

Back to her usual self this morning.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 19, 2009, 02:05:36 pm
Sally has been in the wars as well.
She got beaten up a couple of nights ago by cat unknown, no bad wounds but a couple I am keeping an eye on.
A very subdued kitty last night. She even hopped on my lap, lay length ways and went to sleep.

A bruised ego I think.

Back to her usual self this morning.

Poor Sally. That's not nice at all.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 24, 2009, 06:23:38 pm
Bailey and I had an interesting day today. I had her in at the Clinic by 7.30am. The Vet Nurse informed me that I could make an appointment to collect Bailey AFTER 5.30pm! I was not impressed as I had said when I booked the surgery that I wanted her done and dusted so that I could pick her up as soon as possible after 3.00pm. The Nurse and I had a bit of an eye ball confrontation before she reluctantly agreed that I could pick Bailey up at 4.40pm, but that was a 'special' arrangement. I might add that this Nurse had already told me off last week when Bailey had her stitches out because I had the nerve to carry Bailey in there without a cage (a criminal offence in her opinion). Now Bailey has been carried into shops and Vet Clinics since I've had her and been happily passed around the staff. All of the other Vet Nurses and Vets have happily grabbed her for cuddles without any concern.

I rang just after 3.00pm to see how Bailey was doing (I'd been busting to ring way before that but tried to be restrained about it). Bailey was just waking up then.

I was already on my way in to collect her when the Nurse rang to say that Bailey was too sleepy for me to uplift her and to wait another hour or more. I told them it was too late - that I was already stuck in peak hour traffic. I said I would be coming in anyway and would sit and wait if I had to. That's when I found out that Bailey was LAST on the theatre list. I think that Nurse had something to do with that!

When I arrived, it was another Nurse and she is lovely. She told me that Bailey was still really drowsy. We had a wee chat and she KNEW that I would look after Bailey and could be trusted to look after my own baby. The Vet was eavesdropping while the Nurse and I chatted. I had never met him before, but after a few minutes he came out and asked me if I wanted to take her home.

I said, "I do thanks - if that's okay with you. I am a very very experienced Burmese Mum and have nursed furbabies for the past 30 years through cancer, dentals, kidney failure, diabetes and the like. I think Bailey is much better off being taken home and looked after by me and popped in front of a heater and given loads of cuddles."

He agreed!

Bailey is home in front of the heater although she snuggled up on my knee for about half an hour after I got her home.

That Vet Nurse was efficious. She and I will no doubt have future clashes. I'm a bloody sight older than her and more experienced (in my not so humble opinion) in caring for MY furbabies.

VENT OVER. As you were.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 24, 2009, 06:55:08 pm
Sally seems to have come to some arrangement with the fluff monster from nextdoor.

On the weekend they both got locked in the Basement. A regular occurance for Sally, who likes to fall asleep while I sew on the camping gear but a first for the spooked neighbour.

This morning the fluff was on the corner fence post. Sally took nearly five minute to creep closer and closer along the top of the fence before coming to a stop on the next post along. After 15 minutes she came back inside without a growl or howl being exchanged.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 24, 2009, 09:22:42 pm
Awww cuddles for Bailey(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/14emlove.gif).
(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/knuppel2.gif)Next time you come up against that whippersnapper nurse, do the oldie thing (not that I'm calling you old   :D) and keep calling her 'little missy' or 'girlie'. Make sure you point out you've raised furbabies since before she was a twinkle in her daddy's eye ;D






Bailey didn't give her cuddles did she (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/04emsmileo.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on June 24, 2009, 09:25:33 pm
Poor wee Sally. Maybe she'll work out that if she wants 'kitty company' she might have to be nice to the fluff monster.
Should work out okay - just as long as fluff monster realises that Sally is a fine, upstanding future MP ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 24, 2009, 10:43:58 pm
Silly nurse Ali.  Did she not get that she was dealing with an Alpha Female.  Stupid, power hungry bint.

I'm voting for Vicki to learn dental work.  The vet may have been nice, but his choice of Shitler for front line leaves a lot to be desired.

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Bailey didn't give her cuddles did she

She better not have  >:(


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 24, 2009, 10:47:26 pm
I can just see Sally using the blonde bombshell charm to appease the fluffball next door.   ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: donquixotenz on June 25, 2009, 08:51:29 am
A few thoughts on cat baths...by The Cat:

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat1.jpg)

'But You Said You Loved Me!'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat2.gif)

'You will pay, as God is my witness, you will pay.'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat3.jpg)


You call this water warm???'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat4.jpg)

'I don't think I like you anymore.'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat5.gif)

'You Lied !!!!!!'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat6.jpg)

'E.T. Phone home......quick!'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat7.jpg)

'No, I'm not your Good Little Kitty anymore.'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat8.jpg)


'Traction....I'm losing Traction!'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat9.jpg)

'I want my Mommmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!'

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss334/donquixotenz/cat10.jpg)

'No, no, no, no.....NOOOO!!!!'

Even if you're not a 'cat person' these pictures are priceless!!
 
 
 


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 25, 2009, 11:29:00 am
Silly nurse Ali.  Did she not get that she was dealing with an Alpha Female.  Stupid, power hungry bint.

I'm voting for Vicki to learn dental work.  The vet may have been nice, but his choice of Shitler for front line leaves a lot to be desired.

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Bailey didn't give her cuddles did she

She better not have  >:(

I think she realises now she was dealing with an Alpha Female. The fact that she walked in on the other Nurse and me having a good old happy chat might have pushed a few buttons for her perhaps. Bailey didn't give her cuddles - she saved those for the others. Vicki is only doing part time hours, so doesn't usually do the surgery run. Holly is due for a dental soon - I'll go to Kelburn.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 25, 2009, 02:11:15 pm
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/SmudgesBathtime.jpg)

Smudge used to take it rather well. It got to the point were it only took one of us to bathe her.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 25, 2009, 02:48:06 pm
Sweetpea - that is amazing!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 25, 2009, 02:51:41 pm
Bailey - Part 2.

When I brought Bailey home last night she was wobbly on her feet and very tired. She spent some time on my knee before snuggling up with Zara and Holly in front of the heater. I had my nice hot bath (I was cold and tired) and got ready for bed. Yogi was already in bed when I went in and Holly and Zara followed me in.

Where was Bailey? Little tart came to with energy to burn. She hooned around the house pushing things off the bench and making a hell of a racket. After about an hour, she came to bed, ducked under the covers and snuggled up going to sleep almost instantly.

She's a ball of fire this morning - almost bouncing off the walls. I'm meant to be keeping her rested today.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 29, 2009, 03:06:38 pm
I don't know if Sally is slowing down (she is nearly 10) or just channeling Minnie.

I am having to type around her, she is in what used to be Minne's favourite spot - on my lap at the computer purring.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 30, 2009, 11:33:29 pm
I don't know if Sally is slowing down (she is nearly 10) or just channeling Minnie.

I am having to type around her, she is in what used to be Minne's favourite spot - on my lap at the computer purring.

Computer work can be a little challenge can't it (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/grin.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on July 01, 2009, 12:59:55 pm
Bailey Part 3.

Bailey went back for her check up this morning. The efficious Vet Nurse was out the back so I didn't have to deal with her  ;D

Bailey's mouth has healed really well, but there is a little pinkness that she has been given antibiotics for as a precaution. Tracey saw her this morning and kept referring to her as an angel. She was soooooo good and just sat there and co-operated. Before she went in, she had a good long cuddle with one of the Animates guys who is totally in love with Bailey. His face always lights up when he sees me just in case I am carrying a wee Chocolate Tart in my arms. I need to take Bailey back next Thursday just for a check up.

She has been on a lovely pain relief oral suspension called METACAM. It is squirted into the mouth via  syringe. WELL - not only is Bailey a Tart - she's a DRUGGIE. She LOVES the taste of Metacam and grabs the syringe off me to lick every last morsel left on it.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on July 01, 2009, 04:37:13 pm
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She has been on a lovely pain relief oral suspension called METACAM. It is squirted into the mouth via  syringe. WELL - not only is Bailey a Tart - she's a DRUGGIE. She LOVES the taste of Metacam and grabs the syringe off me to lick every last morsel left on it.

ROFLMAO


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: donquixotenz on July 05, 2009, 11:05:44 am
Jonathon Seagull and the cat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaDYr284SUk


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on July 14, 2009, 08:13:05 pm
Garfield is a bigger tart than Bailey.

Mike (our next door neighbour) asked me where Garfield was this morning. 

He was in my bed with his head on the pillow and body under the blankets, and he hunkered down and scrunched up his eyes when the alarm went off.

"What time did he get there" Mike asked.

I didn't know, but according to Mike, at 2am Garfield was busting in through his bedroom window, where he climbed into bed with Mike and stayed for hours before making his way out the cat door.

Mike's issue is:  Why didn't Garfield come IN the cat door?

My issue is:  I hope to hell Mike wears pyjama's if I'm bed sharing a cat with him.  (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/09emcrook.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on July 15, 2009, 10:30:48 am
Garfield is a bigger tart than Bailey.

Mike (our next door neighbour) asked me where Garfield was this morning. 

He was in my bed with his head on the pillow and body under the blankets, and he hunkered down and scrunched up his eyes when the alarm went off.

"What time did he get there" Mike asked.

I didn't know, but according to Mike, at 2am Garfield was busting in through his bedroom window, where he climbed into bed with Mike and stayed for hours before making his way out the cat door.

Mike's issue is:  Why didn't Garfield come IN the cat door?

My issue is:  I hope to hell Mike wears pyjama's if I'm bed sharing a cat with him.  (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/09emcrook.gif)

It's my turn to ROFLMAO

AND ... I hope IF Mike doesn't wear PJ's that Garfield doesn't suddenly decide to play with the dead bird (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/2funny.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on July 15, 2009, 10:36:28 am
Bailey Part 4.

Bailey had her mouth checked again last Thursday. She gave loads of cuddles to the lovely Vet who saw her. She first met Liorah on a social visit when she was 16 weeks old so there was a BIG difference. Liorah is another fabulous Vet who looked after my lovely Sam when he was dying. She's a lovely and very special person. When she found out I had got Bailey - she was delighted.

Bailey's mouth is looking good, but is healing a little slower than hoped. It probably has something to do with Bailey chewing things like cardboard and the new computer speakers I have. Apaprently, chewing things like that are not good when you've had a large tooth out and have gum trying to heal over the cavity left behind!




Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on July 31, 2009, 09:59:37 pm
I've figured out what Garfield does when I'm not home.

He watches F1 motor sport.

No ...... really.

I know this because he has a new noise.

If you hold him in a half nelson, and rub his belly he goes "rrrrrrRRRROWWWwwww".

We've done it heaps ..............he's good at it.

I'm thinking of changing his name to Ferrari!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on August 03, 2009, 07:54:12 pm
I've figured out what Garfield does when I'm not home.

He watches F1 motor sport.

No ...... really.

I know this because he has a new noise.

If you hold him in a half nelson, and rub his belly he goes "rrrrrrRRRROWWWwwww".

We've done it heaps ..............he's good at it.

I'm thinking of changing his name to Ferrari!

I hope you're not taking the piss out of my friend Garfield. You know cats never forget and they know all about retaliation, and Garfield IS a REDHEAD!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on August 03, 2009, 08:46:08 pm
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I hope you're not taking the piss out of my friend Garfield. You know cats never forget and they know all about retaliation, and Garfield IS a REDHEAD

Hehehehe  could get interesting.





BTW - there is a new addition in the Shef household. I wasn't going to say anything last week, just in case her parents turned up, but I have a beautiful new furbaby. She turned up (or was dumped) at work last week. I ignored her until lunch-time in case she went home, but the pitiful meowing got to me, so I gave her a cuddle. From then on, every time I went out to the store-room or chiller she was at my heels. When I left work she followed me out to the car, so I went back in, got a box and brought her home. I put a notice in the cafe window, and have been checking pets on the net, but so far nada. So I think she may have adopted me. I think she's 4/5 months old, so it's off to the vet next week.
I named her Pipi (after the cafe) and she is so delightful. She gets on great with Rusty, tolerates Jed, but is terrified of Hank (I think - she did keep running under him tonight while she was playing). I'll get Emma to bring her camera out later this week and will hopefully be able to post a piccy.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on August 03, 2009, 09:46:21 pm
Pipi sounds delightful. I hope no-one claims her. That'll teach Mr Shef for deserting you (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/cheesy.gif) - leaving you soooooooo lonely.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on August 03, 2009, 10:18:13 pm
Sally is happy. We found some catnip toy mice for her to play with.

She likes them better than the long white cat toy.


When she bites them it doesn't hurt(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/2funny.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on August 03, 2009, 10:23:23 pm
The toy mice are MUCH better than REAL ones. All of my lot go crazy over catnip. I have a few great toys for them with catnap - they go nuts.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on August 03, 2009, 11:00:21 pm
Sally quite likes that long white cat toy she has had since birth.

At nearly 10 years old she still goes nuts over her own tail daily. Something to do with the way it curves over her back and knocks her on the shoulders constantly I suspect.

Typical Blond.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on August 04, 2009, 04:36:06 pm
lol shef - weren't you struggling with a debate whether to get a new furbaby or not?  Isn't it funny how these things sort themselves out?

And Ali - I'm not dumb enough to cause retaliation........ I let the others annoy the crap out of Garfield lol - he still luffs me - mainly because he can't read (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/grin.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Shef on August 04, 2009, 08:38:02 pm
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lol shef - weren't you struggling with a debate whether to get a new furbaby or not?  Isn't it funny how these things sort themselves out?


He was the one that told the JWs he was looking at buddhism. If he says anything I'll tell him it was Karma ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on August 05, 2009, 10:02:26 am
And Ali - I'm not dumb enough to cause retaliation........ I let the others annoy the crap out of Garfield lol - he still luffs me - mainly because he can't read (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/grin.gif)

I STILL don't know what I did to make Sam empty his bladder in my lap while I was driving along the Takapau Plains all those years ago. I was usually very careful not to piss him off (pardon the pun). Sam had a very long memory.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on August 15, 2009, 07:09:22 pm
Bailey had her final dental check up a few days ago and her mouth is looknig great. All healed!

Mental note - never turn your back on Bailey. The Vet said she wanted to kidnap Bailey for herself! Bailey gave her lots of cuddles and kisses.

Did I mention Bailey is a Tart?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Magoo on August 16, 2009, 06:33:54 am
But a very special Tart.  ;D    #1's Burmese has had 10 teeth removed due to age but in other ways strong as an ox the vet says.   Now she gets pampered more than ever.  She isn't a Tart...more of a Prat really. ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on August 16, 2009, 10:08:56 am
So we have a Tart a Prat .... and then there's my Yogi. He's a BRAT.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Magoo on August 16, 2009, 11:56:48 am
And my big ole tom cat who I cannot fill at the moment.   I think I am going to have to change his biscuits.    I have wormed him and nothing is helping.    He is a HUGE cat      and wanting food morning noon and night...which I give him.   


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on August 17, 2009, 07:04:55 pm
We all know that Mo is on his final legs. 

He very nearly didn't make it past 8am this morning.  The idiot pissed on the power board that runs the computer.

Melting plastic and sizzling piss are NOT a great way to start a morning.

How the hell he didn't get himself fried is beyond me.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on August 17, 2009, 11:07:42 pm
We all know that Mo is on his final legs. 

He very nearly didn't make it past 8am this morning.  The idiot pissed on the power board that runs the computer.

Melting plastic and sizzling piss are NOT a great way to start a morning.

How the hell he didn't get himself fried is beyond me.

It's a wonder he didn't get a huge electric shock up his pee hole <a href="http://plugin.smileycentral.com/http%253A%252F%252Fwww.smileycentral.com%252F%253Fpartner%253DZSzeb008%255FZNxpt485YYNZ%2526i%253D10%252F10%255F1%255F138%2526feat%253Dprof/page.html" target="_blank">(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/10/10_1_138.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on August 18, 2009, 08:29:11 am
He belongs to my eldest daughter.  I suggested he could have saved me $60 vet fee instead of costing me $100 for a new power board.

She is very practised in the giving of filthy looks. (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/undecided.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Magoo on August 18, 2009, 02:07:32 pm
eek DT.     Perhaps you could explain to Mo what a Davy Crockett hat is.   ;D  http://www.fessparker.com/html/general_store.html


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on September 04, 2009, 08:29:02 pm
This is a 5 feline household at the moment.

Mum and Dad are staying for a few weeks and NATURALLY have brought their little Seal Burmese - Mitzi with them. Mitzi is my wee Bailey's half sister. The two of them are having a ball bouncing off the walls and playing hard out together - inside and outside. They are so funny in the evening. The closer we get to bed time, the more hyped up they get. It took 30 minutes to catch Mitzi the other night to shut her in Mum and Dad's bedroom with them for the night. The good thing about both wee girls is that they settle down and go to sleep as soon as the lights go out.

Holly and Zara are happy to cuddle up with Mitzi. Mitzi is an only child but comes for wee holidays at least three times a year. She adjusts fairly quickly to being one of a feline family while she's here.

Yogi doesn't like Mitzi cos she growled back the first time she saw him. Yogi has anger management issues! I have FELIWAY plugged in in the lounge and have a water squirter handy for any aggressive moments (he doesn't like being squirted). I keep RESCUE REMEDY handy as well to either squirt down his throat or rub on his temples.

Feeding time is a hoot. They all line up in a circle for their meals and have good 'table manners.'

Holly is 13, Zara is 11, Yogi is 7, Bailey is 15 months and Mitzi is 17 months old.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: inky on September 04, 2009, 11:32:31 pm
Our cat is near the end of her time. she is a loveing pet who will be sore to miss. when she was three
years, she was run over, the vet amputated her rear left leg, ever since then she has been known as
Tri-pod, I think one of my daughters thought that one up, the point is, ever since the last of our
children left home, my wife & I are treating our pet as one of our children, mad, maybe,   fact,definitly.
  If you are living on your own & lonely, get a pet - no matter how much of a prick you are - that pet will love you to peices, onely don"t hurt him.
                             



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on September 05, 2009, 11:16:12 am
Tripod sounds a much loved member of your family - that is exactly how our pets should be considered - one of the family. Cherish the time you have with Tripod - lucky wee puss to have such a loving family.

The wonderful thing about our pets - the love they give us is unconditional (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/14emlove.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on September 05, 2009, 05:44:12 pm

Harry the cat a Khandallah celebrity

By JIM CHIPP - The Wellingtonian | 5:00AM - Thursday, 03 September 2009

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KHANDALLAH ROYALTY: Harry the cat pays daily
visits to shops and businesses around Khandallah.
— JIM CHIPP/The Wellingtonian.


Harry the cat is a frequent visitor to many Khandallah businesses, but when he was banged up in the cattery, they came to him.

Harry goes walkabout in the north Wellington suburb on a daily basis when owner Dayle Wilton heads off to work.

In the early morning, the one-year-old Burmese turns up at the drycleaners to warm up on the press and get a drink of water. From there, he moves on to the PostShop to say hello to staff and customers, get another drink from his cup there and maybe have a nap on his rug there. He sometimes calls in on the hairdressers and he pokes his nose into the local cafes. On Sundays, he also likes to look in at the church.

When Ms Wilton went into hospital recently, Harry stayed with Iona Anderson at the Khandallah Vet Clinic boarding cattery and couldn't do his rounds. But it didn't matter; when word got around where he was, his friends visited him at the cattery.

"They've all been in to visit him and make sure we are taking good care of him," Ms Anderson said."He doesn't seem to have any fear at all. He has got all the positive attributes of a dog in lots of ways. He's got extremely healthy self-esteem."

Harry is very at home at the cattery because the clinic is one of his regular haunts anyway, she said.

Knowing Harry is a popular identity around the village, they put the word around that he was their guest for a time, Ms Anderson said. "He's okay, this is where he is, he's okay for visits. It's like royalty."

Post Shop owner Allen Boyle said Harry is popular with his clientele. "He comes up to the counter and sometimes pushes people away to get up onto the counter." Harry has shut down the computer system by walking across the keyboard, he said.

Post Shop worker have provided him with a water cup and a catnip-scented sheepskin rug to nap on. Hairdresser Julie Hutchinson said Harry calls in sometimes and the customers know him. "We have even got customers who have been sitting on the bench at the library and he climbed on their lap."

Ms Wilton was expecting to be back at home this week.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/the-wellingtonian/2825850/Harry-the-cat-a-Khandallah-celebrity


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on September 06, 2009, 05:25:47 pm
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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on September 07, 2009, 03:54:07 pm
Looks like I have the green light to get Sally a companion after our little holiday in October.



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on September 07, 2009, 05:17:08 pm
Looks like I have the green light to get Sally a companion after our little holiday in October.



Anything particular in mind? Colour?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on September 09, 2009, 11:48:51 am
I am not is Sally's good books. I just snuck her up to the vets.

Meowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeowmeow all the thime from when I put her inthe carrier to when I stepped through the vets door then silence. She climbed off the table, up my shoulder, down into the corner of the room twice. Not a happy cat.

This is the same cat who last trip to the vet mooched up so much she was allowed to track down and eat the dog treats.

Anyway, she is on antibiotics this week and will have to have her teeth done next week. She has ointment for her eyes as a cancer preventative and a brand new tube of double strength filta-bac for her ears. We will have to keep and eye on those but cancer there is treatable. Her nose is completely clear of any sign of skincancer.


As for a companion, Mr sp just wants a blue cat. Beyond that he isn't that fussy although he isn't mad keen on a British Blue so it looks like either a Russian Blue or a Burmese at this stage.

I don't particularly want a long haired cat but we do like "people" cats.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on September 09, 2009, 01:23:41 pm
Looking forward to pics of a Blue Cat soon (http://smfsupport.com/support/Smileys/smfnew/smitten.gif)

Russian Blues and Burmese are lovely companions.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on September 14, 2009, 03:26:50 pm
I hope I don't have to put the eye drops in for very long.

It has become like the sun screen routine.

Sally will now only talk to me or sp1 from beyond arms reach if she things that there is a possiblity the eye drops are due. I haven't been mooched over for days.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on September 17, 2009, 09:22:02 am
Sally now has clean teeth and a clean bill of health.

Better still it was a heck of a lot cheaper than Smude's last dental, by several hundred dollars.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on September 25, 2009, 10:26:18 pm
That cat of mine is THICK. Serously Blond!

After doing it numerous times in the almost 10 years we have had her you would think that she would have learned not to get shut in the garage or basement wouldn't you.

No such luck.

And she has the nerve to come inside after being located and released and scream about the delay in getting dinner.

This is when her full dish is sitting on the kitchen floor and has been since 6pm.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Sir Blodsnogger on September 26, 2009, 06:57:42 am
The Cats are due to win the comp in Geelong next week end.
Go the Cats!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on September 29, 2009, 12:32:57 pm

Cat poaches eggs in time for breakfast

By KATHERINE NEWTON - The Dominion Post | 5:00AM - Tuesday, 29 September 2009

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TRICKY TOM: Charlie the egg stealer with owner Cheryl Amor,
who says: “The neighbour's got about five cats of his own so
I'm sure he wouldn't hurt Charlie but I'm taking the eggs back.”
— BRETT MEAD/Brett Mead Photography.


Charlie the cat burglar used to be a killer, but poaching eggs is fast proving his favourite crime.

For close to a fortnight, Gisborne couple Frank and Cheryl Amor have woken up to find fresh chicken eggs on their back doorstep — carried there by their burmese cat.

The appearance of the eggs, laid by a neighbour's free-range hens, which Charlie ignored, was "a real mystery" for the first few days, Mrs Amor said. It was not until one night that she realised Charlie was the egg bearer.

"I was standing in the kitchen and I saw Charlie. He looked up at me, put his head down and this egg rolled out of his mouth."

Since then, they have been trying to catch him in the act, but he was "a secretive bugger", Mr Amor said.

The couple think he carries out his raids in the early morning, bringing back his haul just in time for breakfast. "We must be up to about a dozen now," Mrs Amor said.

Charlie's latest "gifts" were more appetising than the motley collection of dead rats and birds he usually brought home, but Mrs Amor was keen to curb the egg habit in case their neighbour took exception to his petty larceny.

"The neighbour's got about five cats of his own so I'm sure he wouldn't hurt Charlie — but I'm taking the eggs back."

Karori vet Glenn Armstrong said it was possible that a cat could carry an egg in its mouth: "On the pointy end, it could get its teeth around that."

Burmese cat breeder Adena Middleton agreed. "Burmese are really hard-case like that."


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/national/2910821/Cat-poaches-eggs-in-time-for-breakfast (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/national/2910821/Cat-poaches-eggs-in-time-for-breakfast)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Sir Blodsnogger on September 29, 2009, 04:47:39 pm
The Cats did win last weekend


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 01, 2009, 10:29:21 pm

Missing: Harry the cat

By REBECCA THOMSON - The Wellingtonian | Thursday, 01 October 2009

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MISSING: Harry the cat has disappeared from his Khandallah home.
— JIM CHIPP/The Wellingtonian.


Khandallah's celebrity cat, Harry, has gone missing.

Harry, who featured on the front page of The Wellingtonian on September 03, was last seen outside Khandallah's Monteiths bar on September 12, the night of the All Black-Australia rugby test.

Owner Dayle Wilton has not seen Harry since.

"I did get a call saying he was outside the pub but was minus his collar, so he has no identification," Ms Wilton said.

Harry is well known in the north Wellington suburb, where he often visits local businesses when Ms Wilton is at work.

"Cats do tend to wander. He might have hopped into someone's car or something."

"Often he would follow people home from the pub and I would get a phone call the next morning from someone to say ‘I have Harry here’."

Ms Wilton said this was the first time Harry had gone missing.

Harry is part-Birman and has blue eyes. Ms Wilton would like to hear from anyone who has seen Harry.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/the-wellingtonian/2916540/Missing-Harry-the-cat (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/the-wellingtonian/2916540/Missing-Harry-the-cat)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on October 01, 2009, 10:36:01 pm

Young judge's love for the purrrfect cat

By SARAH TAANE - The Wellingtonian | Thursday, 01 October 2009

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MOGGIE'S BEST FRIEND: Samantha Pratt and Elmo.
— ESTHER LAUAKI/The Wellingtonian.


Samantha Pratt is the youngest qualified cat judge in the New Zealand Fancy organisation's history.

Only 19, Pratt has grown up around cats — her grandparents were involved with raising top felines for 60 years.

"I decided in 2007 that I definitely wanted to judge," said Ms Pratt.

"My nana has been a judge for 50 years and she was quite pleased that I was going into it."

As well as a number of practical and written assignments, Ms Pratt had to take on various roles at cat shows across the country.

"I took on other roles, such as show manager and show secretary, and it was challenging because I focused on two breeds and you have to learn a lot about other breeds as well," she said.

Ms Pratt has been breeding Persians and exotic cats since she was only six. They have won many cat show awards.

She has been a registered breeder with her mother since 1996, and has since taken over the breeding business.

"It is a requirement to be on a registered prefix before training," she said. "When training I did a lot of study on genetics and dealing with the public, because I'm like an ambassador for the organisation."

Since becoming qualified, Ms Pratt has had eight appointments to judge at cat shows.

"At the shows the cats are split into long-hair, short, and household," she said.

"I judge long hair, but some judges do more than one. You have to be invited to judge — it's very poor practice if you ask."

Her calendar is already filling up with judging appointments for next year.

She said it was important to develop a following in order to continue to be asked to judge.

"I've had very positive feedback and have passed everything so far," she said.

Breeding cats has been a side-project while she finishes her hospitality management degree at the Wellington Institute of Technology .

"I'm not really sure how I'm going to fit it in, because in two years I'm eligible to judge in Australia and internationally," she said.

"New Zealand judges very rarely go overseas because it's expensive, but you have to build up a profile to go overseas."

At the moment she has six cats under her care and wants to continue perfecting her breeding programme.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/the-wellingtonian/2916580/Young-judges-love-for-the-purrrfect-cat (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/the-wellingtonian/2916580/Young-judges-love-for-the-purrrfect-cat)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 02, 2009, 08:31:51 am
I hope Harry is found safe and well - his poor owner (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/11emcry.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 04, 2009, 01:32:21 pm
Poor Bailey isn't well. She started sneezing a little yesterday - productive ones at that! Overnight her left eye has become very watery and she's having bouts of sneezing - very productive. I'm off work today with bad hips and knees so have stayed in bed with her. She has an appointment with the Vet at 3.30pm. Poor Bailey won't be impressed - it's freezing here today and she's snuggled up with Holly and Zara near the heater. She won't want to be bundled into the car.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 04, 2009, 05:52:44 pm
Bailey has the flu and a blocked tear duct. She is on antibiotics for 5 days and will be checked out again on Friday afternoon. It was just as well I took her in when I did as we have got onto it early.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on October 05, 2009, 09:19:09 pm
I hope Bailey is OK.

I am still on the lookout for a small cat basket.

Sally's basket fell apart a couple of months ago and she is missing it, badly.

The crazy animal doesn't like a big bed and likes something with rigid sides just big enough to curl up in and no bigger.

She has been using Mr sp's arm as a substitute but he is now getting pins and needles as well as numb from having it wrapped around her all night.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 06, 2009, 09:15:12 am
Sweetpea, try The Warehouse - they sometimes have reasonably priced cat baskets and beds.

Bailey is sneezing less. She's a bit miffed that she's not allowed outside (MY rules not the Vets). She's good at taking her medicine even though she doesn't like the chocolate flavour. The Vet who saw her has been off on maternity leave and didn't know about Bailey. She melted when she saw her - all the Vets at the Practice LOVE the animals and are all partial to Burmese. She was amazed at what a good wee girl Bailey was and looked her in the eye and said, "Bailey, you're on to a good thing here!" Poor Bailey has been told by all of them there what a lucky girl she is to be part of my little feline family. Not that they are spoilt of course (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/coolsmiley.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on October 11, 2009, 09:11:52 pm
My next door neighbour, Lisa, has a big fluffy cat called Ed.

They play a game where he runs down the hallway and hides in a room off to the side, then when she runs down the hallway he jumps out and 'roars' her.  Then she hides and does the same to him.  They love their little playtime.

Garfield does NOT like that game.  Not one little bit.  Nope.  And he can't get traction on a polished wooden floor.

LMAO


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 12, 2009, 07:17:29 pm
Poor Garfield. I hope you don't laugh at him. NEVER laugh at a cat. They will get you for it - might not be straight away, but they'll get you (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/coolsmiley.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on October 13, 2009, 01:50:29 pm
We have a house guest, Mr H, at the moment that has been getting allot of attention from Sally.

He is a canary.

He is in a cage up on top of the bookcase next to Dusty.

Sally has spent much of the last few days trying to figure out how to get up there.



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 13, 2009, 06:57:24 pm
We have a house guest, Mr H, at the moment that has been getting allot of attention from Sally.

He is a canary.

He is in a cage up on top of the bookcase next to Dusty.

Sally has spent much of the last few days trying to figure out how to get up there.



Be fair Sweetpea, Sally is only trying to protect Mr H from the other cats (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/13emangel.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on November 04, 2009, 02:45:10 pm

Kitten demand outstrips supply

By KATIE CHAPMAN - The Dominion Post | 5:00AM - Wednesday, 04 November 2009

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CHOCOLATE-BOX CUTE: Some of the in-demand kittens at
Wellington SPCA that are too young to be adopted yet.
 — PHIL REID/The Dominion Post.


Wellington SPCA is appealing for patience as a lack of kittens forces prospective owners on to waiting lists.

But despite the apparent dearth, the desexing message is still not getting through.

More than 30 people were on the waiting list, animal care and adoption manager Nicholas Taylor said.

The problem was not the number of kittens, but their ages. "We have at the moment 93 kittens, and we don't have a single one available for adoption."

Kittens could not go to new homes until they were eight or nine weeks old, which meant a few more weeks' wait for many of the prospective owners. "It's at the beginning of the season — they've all been born, they're just not ready," Mr Taylor said.

The SPCA asked cat lovers to be patient — and not to rush off to pet shops. Getting kittens from shops, or online sources such as TradeMe, encouraged breeding, which was part of the problem.

By December there would be an abundance of kittens. "We'll be inundated, so please be patient. It's just a demand and supply issue."

While there were not enough kittens now, overall there had not been a slowdown in the number of animals needing homes.

Last year Wellington SPCA rehomed about 1300 cats, and was in line to beat that number this year, Mr Taylor said.

Despite continually repeating the message, people still were not desexing their pets, he said.

Many people thought it was all right to let their cats have a litter, as long as they could find homes for the kittens. But that just added to the problem, he said.

"That's taking potential homes away from ones that were born with no control."

The issue was aggravated by the fact there was no longer a set season, with kittens being born all year round. Some cats were having up to three litters a year.

But vet Allan Probert, of Animalz Miramar, said the message was starting to sink in. Each year his clinic, along with the Cats Protection League, ran a desexing drive, and cats were getting steadily younger — a sign they were getting on top of the problem, he said.

Having an affordable option for cat owners was a big help. "People are very grateful, particularly in recession times, for any help they get in terms of desexing."

Mr Taylor said anyone who did not want to wait for a kitten could consider being a foster home for a litter until the kittens were ready for adoption.

The SPCA's week-long annual fundraising drive starts on Saturday.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/3028266/Kitten-demand-outstrips-supply (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/local/3028266/Kitten-demand-outstrips-supply)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on November 05, 2009, 08:48:28 am
I was going to head out to the Auckland SPCA in search of a new fuzzball this weekend.

Maybe I'll have to wait a bit longer.

Sally has been on her own since April so a week or two won't make much difference.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on November 05, 2009, 09:22:16 am
SP - I know of a lovely (but psycho) Blue Tortie Burmese. She's about 4 years old and has been speyed. She had a bit of bother having kittens and her Breeder decided it was too much of a risk for her (the wee cat) to have any more pregnancies. She's a gorgeous wee cat but is hyperactive. She's an 'in-your-face' me me me cat. I fell for her when I met her - she's a head-butter and an attention seeker.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on November 05, 2009, 01:28:19 pm
OOoooo get her sp.

I feel you need a 'Daisy' too.

Everyone should have a Daisy.

Why should I be the only one to suffer?(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/05emsmilep.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on November 15, 2009, 07:28:09 pm
Bobby just got an up close and personal lesson in computer printers.

He was on my lap when it started and had his nose in the printer slot when the first page shot out. He shot two feet into the air and landed on the floor leaving a couple of scratches on my knee.

He watched the second page emerge from the safety of the floor.

We had the camera out for the third page as he again had got up the courage to perch on top of the scanner cover nose in the slot. He flinched away when the page shot out.

He carefully observed the fourth page with his nose a much safer 6 inches away again with a flinch.

By the fifth page he had figured out that the paper had to be coming from somewhere probably underneath him or behind him.

By the sixth page he had his nose down behind the printer to try and figure out where.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on November 15, 2009, 07:52:48 pm
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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on December 01, 2009, 05:19:30 am
Ruddy Bobby!

He slipped out last night just before sunset.

Do you think he would come in?

At 10pm we tracked him down having words with one of the neighbourhood cats under a boat trailer 2 houses away.

Would he come when called?

No, he shot off under a car.

At 10:30pm he had moved closer to home - under the bushes at the neighbour's. Still wouldn't come in.

Out he stayed the whole night - well - until 5am anyway.

By that time we had given up trying to sleep through his caterwauling, which woke us up a 4:20am at tracked the fluff-for-brains down to the bottom of the neighbouring driveway.

His souvenirs include a scratched ear and a bloody paw pad.

Sally on the other hand followed us around while we were calling Bobby and spent most of the night on the bed as per usual.

Boy is she pleased with herself.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on December 01, 2009, 08:05:06 am
What a night - hopefully he might have learnt a wee lesson about being out all night without the home comforts of bed.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on December 02, 2009, 08:15:57 pm
We kept him in last night - we are all very short of sleep as a result. What didn't help is he had finished up his special food from the vet (Hills sensitive digestion) and filled his face with Sally's dinner (Purina).

There is nothing like waking up to the sound of a cat banging at the cat door followed by a quick scitter down the hall in order to have a diarrhea attack in the bath, just across the hall from the bedroom.  :-\

At least he is tidy. All "accidents" have occured after the dirt box in the laundry has already been used and have been in the bath. He must have been trained to do that.

I have invested in a big bag of the Hills sensitive digestion formula and we will leave the catdoor unlocked.

He seems to have learnt his lesson about wandering. He hasn't wandered off the section for the last couple of days.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on December 24, 2009, 06:13:36 am
What is it with the ginga's?  This is Garfield to a T.  Last night he was doing his Sphinx impersonation on the back of he sofa, until he nodded off and couldn't hold it any more.

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/672/49567877.jpg)
(photo from cheeseburger.cat)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on December 24, 2009, 08:35:04 am
What is it with the ginga's?  This is Garfield to a T.  Last night he was doing his Sphinx impersonation on the back of he sofa, until he nodded off and couldn't hold it any more.


I hope you didn't laugh at my wee ginger friend?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on December 24, 2009, 08:53:25 am
 :o

Who? Moi?

 ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on December 24, 2009, 04:00:42 pm
Bobby likes to sleep on his back.

This position is a little unusual even for him.
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Yes, he is completely out of it.

He has also figured out how to stop Mr sp from working from home too much
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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on December 25, 2009, 09:38:30 am
How do you cool down a hot cat?

Sp1 was sitting on the kitchen floor stroking a hot Bobby's tummy - with a palm sized ice pack :o

I could hear the purring from the lounge.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on December 27, 2009, 11:00:54 am
Bobby has had his style cramped.

He caught a weta last night and either that or something else left its mark.

He has a small punchure wound to one of his front paws and isn't putting much weight on it prefering instead to hop around on 3 legs.

I'll clean it up for him and if it is still painful on Tuesday it will be vet time.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on December 27, 2009, 05:22:41 pm
Bobby has had his style cramped.

He caught a weta last night and either that or something else left its mark.

He has a small punchure wound to one of his front paws and isn't putting much weight on it prefering instead to hop around on 3 legs.

I'll clean it up for him and if it is still painful on Tuesday it will be vet time.


Poor wee man - is his paw any better now that you've cleaned it?

I love the photo on the laptop - I'd like to hear Mr SP tell his boss why he couldn't get the work done (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/2funny.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on December 27, 2009, 08:20:09 pm
The little thespean is only limping when he thinks we are watching, then he dramically pick up the sore paw and hops around on 3 legs only to trot off down the hall as per normal after turning the corner.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on January 21, 2010, 01:29:38 pm
This morning it was off to the vet with Bobby.

Yesterday we found an absess on his chest and last night it burst.

Fortunatly for my bank account it does seem to have cleaned itself out and is self draining so it is just pills for the next week. :)...

...and he will have to have his teeth done in the next 3 months :(


Now I remember why I didn't want another long haired cat - it was nothing to do with grooming and everything to do with dental care.

At least Bobby doesn't think anything that isn't cat biscuits is eatible. He and his delecate disgestive tract are now on a steady diet of Purena senitive systems as is Sally due to his communal approach to food dishes.

Sally is a very happy cat.

She likes her new diet and better still repeated sneak attacks with the phantom paw have made Bobby too scared to walk past her least she be offended and swipe him again.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on January 28, 2010, 07:44:53 pm
SP - how's Bobby doing? Any more dramas?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on January 31, 2010, 05:41:15 pm
Bobby is the first cat I have ever owned that I could get a pill into without resorting to hiding it in food.

One of Mr sp's co-workers breeds Siamese. He thinks, after seeing several photos and asking about behaviour, that Bobby is possibly a Ragdoll cross.

The nose blaze and eye colour are wrong. The build, coat length and paws are right as is the way he just flops when picked up.

His blue coat with a total lack of tabby markings indecates that pedigree is probably not too far back in his breeding.

Bobby is just so easy to set up. Lucky for him the girls are beyond dressing up dolls.

This is a photo Mr sp took to spice up one of his reports:
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/DSCN7179.jpg)
How many cats would you be willing to clip a Bluetooth headset to?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on February 01, 2010, 05:16:06 pm
What a stunning photo SP - that would be well worth sending in to Photo Competitions. Being part Ragdoll would certainly make sense from both looking at him and his personality.

He's one very very gorgeous looking boy.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on February 06, 2010, 12:09:13 pm

Cheetahs swim for freedom

By IAN STEWARD - The Press | 5:00AM - Friday, 05 February 2010

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CATS ON THE LOOSE: Orana Wildlife Park's cheetahs enter
a moat around their enclosure. — Photo: BARB TAME.


Three cheetahs escaped from their enclosure and roamed in the public area for half an hour at Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park.

No-one was hurt, but Orana chief executive Lynn Anderson described yesterday's breach as "the most serious incident we've ever had".

Lucy Tame, 25, of Christchurch, and her mother, Margaret Tame, took photographs as the three male cats broke with usual behaviour and swam across the moat around the edge of their enclosure about 12.30pm yesterday.

"They swam across and sat next to the fence about one or two metres away from us," Lucy Tame said.

The animals' proximity seemed unusual.

The women felt uncomfortable, so they left and boarded a zoo shuttle.

"The next thing we knew they were running across in front of the shuttle," she said.

Anderson said that the shuttle driver had told park rangers the cheetahs were loose in the park, triggering emergency lockdown procedures.

All visitors were taken to safe places, and keepers were sent to catch the animals, along with a veterinarian with a tranquilliser gun, but the cheetahs were able to be shepherded into their enclosure without incident, she said.

"If they had looked like breaching the boundary fence, we would have shot to kill."

Anderson said the three cheetahs had been born and raised at the park and had always avoided water. The enclosure fence was being fixed and an undetected hole had been made that the cheetahs found, she said.

"We're discussing what would have been the motivator when these particular cats don't like water."

It was unusual that the cats had swum for the first time on the day that the fence was able to be breached. They were not trying to escape the park. She was glad there were witnesses to the swim as staff would have been left wondering how the cheetahs had got across. The cheetahs were well fed and posed little danger to people, she said.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3295434/Cheetahs-swim-for-freedom (http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3295434/Cheetahs-swim-for-freedom)



Orana fence hazard known

By SAM SACHDEVA - The Press | 5:00AM - Saturday, 06 February 2010

The fence through which three cheetahs escaped at Christchurch's Orana Wildlife Park had been identified as a risk and was about to be repaired, the park says.

The cheetahs escaped through a hole in the fence on Thursday after swimming across a moat in their enclosure.

The animals roamed the park's public area for half an hour before being shepherded into an enclosure.

Orana chief executive Lynn Anderson said yesterday that the park was taking the incident "very, very seriously".

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is also investigating and will meet park staff on Monday.

Anderson said an internal audit in December identified the cheetah fence, which was more than 20 years old, as a concern.

Greenery had been cleared from around the enclosure and the park had planned to replace the bottom half of the fence. The removal of the vegetation uncovered the hole, but it was was not noticed by staff.

"That's the sad irony of it all — we knew that [the fence] was a problem and we were going to fix it," Anderson said.

She said the escape had revealed several areas that needed to be improved, including a lack of communication between staff.

"The fence had been identified as a potential risk and we just needed to get in there and repair it in one shot, rather than waiting until after the greenery was removed."

She was happy with the security of other enclosures.

A MAF Biosecurity New Zealand spokeswoman said it was too early to say what penalties the park might face as a result of the escape.


http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch/3299149/Orana-fence-hazard-known (http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch/3299149/Orana-fence-hazard-known)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on February 27, 2010, 08:27:30 pm
It's mean, but its so damned easy to do.

Garfield was on the laundry window sill (outside) demanding to come in.  So I went to the back door and he ran to the end of the windowsill nearest the door.  But then I opened the window behind him, just 1 cm though.  So he backed up and stuck his tail through the gap.

So I twiddled his tail (which he HATES).

So he went back to the door end of the sill.

So I opened the window another centimetre.

So he backed up and this time stuck his rear left leg through.

So I twiddled that.

So he spat the dummy and tried reversing back through a gap he was never going to get through, while hissing at me.  (You've got to visualise a long, lean ginger rear leg waving around madly trying to get purchase).

So I went back to the door and opened that and asked him what he was doing.

He was so pissy at me he stayed put in the window.  I had to open it far enough for him to back in fully because he refused to come forward, out of his predicament to come in the door.

I'm putting all my 'stuff' away tonight before I go to bed.  He can piss on Mr DT's stuff.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on February 28, 2010, 12:12:15 pm

I'm putting all my 'stuff' away tonight before I go to bed.  He can piss on Mr DT's stuff.

Sounds fair enough to me. If someone has to pay the price for the offence, it may as well be Mr DT and (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/2funny.gif)not you


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on February 28, 2010, 09:10:36 pm
I see I am going to have to upload Bobby's "derailment".

Picture a fluff monster trying to get out of a window that won't open any further by sticking all four feet out at the same time.

Sally the 2D cat can do it, Bobby the log can not and can't figure out why.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on March 01, 2010, 07:14:54 am
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/pets/DSCN7206.jpg)

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/pets/DSCN7207.jpg)

 Poor Bobby. Foiled by security stays.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on March 01, 2010, 07:50:08 am
Maybe Bobby and Garfield should get together and compare notes?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on March 01, 2010, 11:59:03 am
Wouldn't that be a case of Dumb and Dumber?

I used to think Sally was low on the IQ scale but then I met Bob ::)

I only manged to take those photos because Bobby was well and truely stuck. He managed to get that back leg down onto the clothes horse and when the other leg wouldn't quite  reach tried to the front legs down as well before figuring out that his body couldn't fit through the gap and he didn't have enough leverage to climb back up.

At least DT's Garfield wasn't THAT silly.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on May 10, 2010, 08:45:40 am
(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/2funny.gif) Jaz was just sitting on top of the printer/scanner.  She must have touched a button as it booted up.  She jumped off the top and is now at the front with both paws buried in the guts of it, glaring at the machine ready to shred anything that moves.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on May 10, 2010, 08:11:21 pm
(http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/2funny.gif) Jaz was just sitting on top of the printer/scanner.  She must have touched a button as it booted up.  She jumped off the top and is now at the front with both paws buried in the guts of it, glaring at the machine ready to shred anything that moves.

Might pay to have a camera around next time you use the printer - especially if Jaz is about.

ps - there's a little Tortie Burmese kitten in Palmy just longing for a wonderful home (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/03emwink.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on May 26, 2010, 09:42:54 am
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o195/curse_tea/pets/DSCN8399.jpg)

I think this is just begging for a caption.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on May 26, 2010, 12:41:48 pm
PMSL - does Bobby know he has been violated (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/evil.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on May 26, 2010, 01:18:09 pm
Well, if he will lie there like that for 30 minutes+.....

It got funnier when his paws started twitching.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 09, 2010, 06:51:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8)

 ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Magoo on June 09, 2010, 07:35:20 pm
Isn't that cute. ;D


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 09, 2010, 09:18:07 pm
Bailey (my little Chocolate Burmese Tart) turned 2 years old last week. I sat her down, looked her in the eye and told her she's now grown up and her behaviour should now reflect that.









Wanna know what she did?








SMIRKED!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 09, 2010, 09:20:02 pm
The weather has been appalling in Wellington over the last couple of weeks. Bailey and Yogi haven't been able to play outside and use up their excess energy because of the rain. As a result, they have been bouncing off the walls at night time - especially my GROWN UP 2 year old. She has set out to be naughty.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 09, 2010, 09:23:02 pm
HAHAHAHA

(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/04emsmileo.gif)

Wait.....


SAAAAAAMMMME(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/11emcry.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 10, 2010, 10:45:33 am
Bobby still hasn't worked out why Sally won't let him play with her favourite cat toy.

He sits and look jelious while she spends an hour or more chasing her tail. You wouldn't believe how high a 10 year old cat can jump when her own tail taps her on the shoulder.

Knitting around either of them is proving to be a dangerous occupation.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on July 22, 2010, 09:02:16 am
Bobby is not a cat who rubs around legs a lot.

There was a lot of rain last night.

Now before you think I am completely bonks in connceting those two facts.

I have just had Bobby come in the cat door, very chirpy and rub around my bare legs.

In an effort to dry his back and sides :o Arrrrrrrrgggghhhhh!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on August 12, 2010, 03:08:37 pm
This could be Sally only she is shriller, louder, more talkative, smoochier and doesn't use her claws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q&feature=player_embedded)

If you have ever been woken up by a small paw poking you on the nose you know what I mean.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on September 10, 2010, 11:52:59 am
I don't know what has gotten into Sally of late.

This week she has been attempting to fish in my fish tank.

We have had goldfish for longer than we have had Sally and at almost 11 Sally is no kitten, in theory.

Yes, she has tried to get the goldfish before but not for years.

I am currently pulling her down from beside the tank 4 or 5 times a day.

Then there is her parrot act. yep, she will perch on shoulders at the drop of a hat and always has. It is the only time you are likely to get scratched by her.

Sometimes she just gets it into her head to pull a ceiling cat routine and get as near to the ceiling as possible.

Now we are used to her doing this by jumping up by the TV going along the mantil piece over the top of the pinter, computer screen, comuputer tower and up on to the pelmit which she then follows around the room and attempt to jump from that to the bookcase opposite the TV where Dusty the loud (cocateil) lives. I keep these surfaces full of clutter in an effort to deter her.

Last night however she did it in our bedroom - and got stuck. On top of the not quite closed wardrobe door.

To get there she had jumped from the bed side table to the tallboy and up onto the open wardrobe door and walked across the door frame before finding that there was no place to land on the bookcase and that the pelmit was too far away.

There she stayed - for half and hour - staring at us.

I wasn't going to resue her, besides she didn't ask either.

I was nice though, I didn't turn out the light.

Eventually she managed to turn around without loosing her balance on the 1 inch door only open 1 inch and make her way back to ground level.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on September 10, 2010, 01:53:57 pm
2nd childhood perhaps?


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on October 21, 2010, 09:56:55 pm
I guess I could blame the earthquakes.... but some of it was just plain bad furbaby mothering!

Daisy disappeared under my bed after the big quake.  She would fly out - scoff her food, have a drink and fly back, then repeat the process to toilet. 

I didn't think anything of it because, as you all know, she's as crazy as a loon anyway.  We tried some sedapet, but that didn't have any effect on her behaviour and every time there was another aftershock all the cats were mental anyway.

So I left her be.

I figured she'd come out when she was good and ready.

And she did.  To cost my daughter $75 at the local vet and me $167.90 at OUR vet.

It was only partially the quakes... she had a tooth abscess, which took 3 of her molars and got into the bone.

Poor thing.

She's only got 6 teeth left in her head now. 

On the upside, bloods showed that the 3 years she was raised on dog food prior to us adopting her hasn't had a long term effect on her kidneys as feared.  Her teeth, yes, but her vitamin B levels are completely normal as are her kidneys.

Poor Daisy.  She's so much more friendly now.  (We think she appreciates that we took her away, but then we brought her back - that doesn't seem to have been a regular experience in Daisy's life).

She still won't eat the soft food though.  It has to be in the plate.  She will nag up a blue storm until it is, but then goes and eats the biscuits instead leaving the soft food for Jaz and Garfield.  Maybe gumming the biscuits is closer to the truth. 


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on October 22, 2010, 07:34:04 am
Smudge used to manage just fine with dry food and she was nearly toothless.

It was tooth decay the finished her off in the end, her kidney function was so poor by then that she wouldn't of survived the anathetic :( not that surprising at 19½.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 22, 2010, 07:54:00 pm
Speaking of teeth ...

Yogi has teeth ...

Yogi used those teeth to bite his Mum ...

Yogi's Mum got an infected hand from the bite ...

Infection travelled into Yogi's Mum's knee joint replacement ...

His Mum ended up in hospital for 2 weeks and had to have part of the knee joint replacement replaced ...

She is also on 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics via a PICC line that goes from her arm into her chest and is having 6 months (yes you read it right) of oral antibiotics as well ...

She is off work and being visited every day by the District Nurses ...

Yogi forgave his Mum for having to bite her ...

(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/14emlove.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on October 22, 2010, 08:45:10 pm
I wondered why you had been so quiet and was sending supportive thoughts your way.

Somehow I knew it was something painful :(

There are some nasty bacteria on cats teeth. You are not the first person I have known with an infection near the bone as a result of a cat bite.

It is something I bear in mind everytime Bobby decides to use his fangs. He hasn't broken the skin yet but he does like to air his opinion by snapping at my hand or chin on occasion.


6 months on anti-biotics, gee that is rough. Better than a PICC line however.




Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 23, 2010, 04:11:34 pm
I went straight to the Emergency Department at Hutt Hospital within 10 hours of being bitten by Yogi  and got IV antibiotics. I woke up the next morning unable to move my left leg - wouldn't bend, wouldn't straighten and I couldn't walk without support. My flatmate took me into Hutt ED again (7.00am on a Saturday morning) and after quite a lengthy wait the Doctor looked at my knee (didn't examine it or touch it at all) and said she wasn't concerned. She was aware I had a total knee joint replacement. I was sent away - no blood test, no x-ray and most importantly no knee aspiration. I spent the weekend in bed. I had my flatmate and another friend with me at ED that morning who were disgusted with what happened (or didn't happen!).

When I saw my GP on Monday morning, she rang the Orthopaedic Registrar then sent me straight to Wellington Hospital Orthopaedic Clinic. Within half a hour I had been x-rayed, had blood tests and a knee aspiration. Fluid was the knee was sent for analysis and once the results came back a very sombre looking Doctor came to see me and said I needed urgent surgery on my knee.

Following the surgery I had daily blood tests and regular visits from the Infectious Diseases and Pain Control Teams - they were fantastic. I spent 2 weeks in hospital on strong IV antibiotics then went back to Theatre to have a PICC line put in my arm leading into the chest. I've been on IV and oral antibiotics ever since and have an appointment with Infectious Diseases this Tuesday. I have at least another week on the PICC line but possibly another few weeks. I have to take the oral stuff (Ciprofloxicin) until April 2011 and read smewhere in my notes that once the IV antibiotics stop there wll be a 2nd oral antibiotic to take as well.

On Thursday I posted a formal letter of complaint against Hutt Hospital ED to the CEO and Chairman of the Board. If the treatment to the knee infection (septic arthritis) had started on that Saturday morning it is unlikely I would have needed the horrible surgery I had to have. 48 hours was wasted.

Antibiotics always make me feel sick so I am on some anti-emetics for that. They work sometimes.

The District Nurses are fantastic. They come here every day around midday to change the bag of antibiotics and to check the wounds, change the dressing etc.

One of the Nurses is a lovely guy who Bailey has fallen for. She is such a tart. She gave him one of her extra special facial smooches earlier in the week. He loves cats and was very taken with Bailey.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on October 24, 2010, 10:40:31 am
I'm so sorry you have to suffer my friend.   I may be able to swing a short visit in mid November, but can't make any promises.

As for Bailey - I can't imagine the type of person who wouldn't instantly fall in love with the tart.  If they are out there I have no desire to meet them.  :P


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on December 21, 2010, 10:30:56 pm
As most of your know Daisy is a complete bully to Jaz, Garfield and the dogs. 

Sight of the week was her running around the end of my bed with one paw raised ready to belt Jaz..... who was actually on top of the bed.  Well she was until she landed on Daisy's head.

Oh the kerfuffle.

SCORE.... Jaz 1, Daisy 0.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on December 22, 2010, 10:47:27 am
We having a bit of that round here too.

Bobby has unseated Sally from the top of the pecking order. He likes to remind her of this by whacking her tail as she goes passed. He doesn't try whacking the frontend as Sally has no trouble out reaching him. He has managed to draw blood on poor Sally's ears so Sally tends to backdown these days.

The result of this is they will share the bed (our bed that is) - that is something Sally has never allowed before.

However Bob tried to pull one over her yesterday and hastle her off the bed.

It didn't work. Sally had the Bob Squad in full retreat and he thumped up the hall yowling his disgust.

I just wish it was 4:30am at the time.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on December 23, 2010, 06:56:22 am
Bobby looks soooooooo innocent. Good on Sally for sticking up for herself. It's funny watching the feline antics and how the pecking order evolves.

When Sam died late 2006, Yogi thought that as the heir apparent he would take over as head of the pride. Neither Holly nor Zara would let him and he didn't cope very well with that at all. Zara is a quiet sweet wee girl but she'd take just so much of Yogi 'upsetting' Her Regalness (Holly) then go and sort him out. It would usually be something that built up over a few days. Once Zara had enough of his behaviour, she'd go after him and not stop until she had let him know that his behaviour was unacceptable.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on January 12, 2011, 03:26:34 pm
It has been the Sally and Bobby show round here the last few days.

I managed to sucessfully collar Bobby just before Christmas.

Last week he managed to remove it by getting caught up in some prunings. I found it still done up and put it back on.

Bobby has been sneeking up on Sally and nipping the end of her tail.

Sally has been wacking him around the face in reponse. She has removed his collar by undoing the buckle twice while giving him a thick ear.

Bobby caught a sparrow yesterday >:(. Sally got it off him and ate it right in front of him. The look on his face was classic.

Oh yes, Sally can punch. Bobby gets punched if he walks too close to the laundry basket if she is in it.

The really funny part is our 'third' cat. An old thin longhaired tabby from across the road has become a frequent visitor, every meal time and then some. Our cats tolerate him/her. Bobby tries to be the boss but Tabby just ignores him which gets Bobby all flustered. Sally takes avantage of that to give Bobby another flying punch to the nose followed by a quick exit.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on February 16, 2011, 08:52:40 pm
Garfield was just sitting in my lap giving me kisses.

Flo was jealous.

Her solution?

To sit on my feet and look beside me.  No amount of coaxing would get her to look AT me. 

Silly dog. lol


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on March 28, 2011, 07:57:37 am
I don't know what has gotten into my cats this morning.

Bobby put on a more spacktacular than usually display on the scratch pole followed by some fancy two foot dancing while chasing a ribbon. Since Bobby is only 2 and still weighs in at a fluffy 5+kg you can imagine how silly that looks.

Sally has been chasing anything she thinks might move. She started before 7am and has only had a 30 minute nap break after her "chill pill" before starting to murder a power cord, the rug, a clothes peg, a rock, a screwdriver....she is skating up and down the end of the rug on her side again as I type. She is 11 years old for goodness sake!

O oh, now Bobby has the clothes peg and is eyeballing Sally...who just shot out the cat door..


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on April 08, 2011, 02:11:21 pm

Oooooh....now this was a REAL domestic, and on a first date too!   :o


http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/4864759/Fur-flies-as-lions-first-date-proves-a-knockout (http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/4864759/Fur-flies-as-lions-first-date-proves-a-knockout)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on April 14, 2011, 01:31:00 pm
Do you know how hard it is to study when there is a Sally white cat sitting on the open page of your ringbinder, purring and merrowing?



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on April 15, 2011, 12:55:26 pm
Jaz flirting with our next door neighbour
(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/7602/jazk.jpg)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on April 15, 2011, 10:17:17 pm
awwww cute(http://smfsupport.com/support/Smileys/smfnew/smitten.gif)

Just came home to further evidence of Bobby's ...err... dofussness.

Heather had a bath.
Bobby decided to sit on the edge of the bath.
Bobby thinks that the bathroom is his own personal drinking fountain. The tooth mug being the prefered vessel.
It was empty.
He decided to have a drink from the bath instead.











...and fell in
Bobby is not scared of water, not very anyway.
He did climb out fairly quickly apparently but didn't scratch Heather as he didn't rush.
Then he proceeded to sit on the edge of the bath and try and get a drink.
Heather took pity and filled the mug for him this time.

He does look very silly with a wet tail and tummy fluff and legs.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on April 15, 2011, 10:28:14 pm
He did better than Mo then.  Mo used to sit on the edge of the bath while I was in it.  Not the kids.  Not Mr DT.  Just me. 

I have a full bath and I like my baths hot - not scalding, but I'm not into tepid either.

One of the kids came running through the door, the door banged the edge of the bath.  Mo fell in.

He totally shredded my leg getting back out.

They dried him off immediately and other than being very pissed off, he was fine.  The bath can't have been as hot as I thought after all.

He took to sitting on the vanity after that.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 10, 2011, 11:57:36 am
I took Sally up to the vet today for her two monthly blood test and check up.

Not a happy kitty. She hates going in the carrier and hates the van even more.

After listening to her get herself worked up to the point of panting on the trip home she headed for the hills.

She did come when I called her. She is still haranging me from a distance. I can't get a hand near her.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 16, 2011, 10:49:34 am
Bobby was out in the garden with Sally and me.

Bob was staring at a particular spot under the paper whites for over 10 minutes...I think my rat in the ceiling suspicion just got confirmed and solved.

Fluff for brains just spent half hour carrying a large rat around with Sally trailing behind with great interest.

Good Bobby!





Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: wgtngirl on June 17, 2011, 03:01:47 pm
We have scored another cat.  Oldest son and his girlfriend bought a kitten and she lives at our place.  Cute little thing, tortoiseshell.  But we are back to using a litter tray.... blerk.  So we now have Daxter (the fluffball), Emo (black cat no 1), Darth Vader (black cat no 2), Ninja (the 7kg ginger monster) and Ellie (8 week old oh so cute kitten).


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on June 18, 2011, 09:48:31 pm
Ninja the Ginger? When did you get him?

7kg - and I though Bobby was heavy. Fluff Bob Fur Pants only weighs in a 5.6kg. Sally is only just over half that.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: wgtngirl on June 19, 2011, 02:50:24 pm
Ninja is a stray who turned up shortly after Jazzi died.  We tried to find his owner but to no avail so he became a member of the family.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on July 01, 2011, 09:08:05 am
It must have been cold last night.

Not only was Sally ensconced on top of the blankets in the hollow between Mr Sp's arm and body or on top of him if he turned over as per usual but Bobby arrived on my side of the bed and did the something (between my arm and body) and Sally didn't kick him off.

Sally has done to Bobby the same thing she did to Smudge and Minnie. The master bedroom is HER room, any cat trespasser gets an ear whacking.

The really funny thing is they are both up on Sp's bed, Bob leaning on the pillow half under the blanket and Sally a couple of feet away on the crochet blanket.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on November 09, 2011, 12:51:17 pm

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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on November 09, 2011, 12:51:32 pm

Cat home safe, sound

By VICKI WATERHOUSE - Manawatu Standard | 12 NOON - Wednesday, 09 November 2011

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HOMECOMING: Chevy the cat has been returned to his
family in Levin after being missing for 18 months.
 — LEILANI HATCH/Fairfax NZ.


A CAT that travelled almost 50 kilometres and was missing for 18 months has finally been reunited with his owners.

When the McKay family's new kitten, Chevy, went missing from their Levin home, they were so upset they took to the streets with posters to try to find him, with no luck.

On Sunday, a Glen Oroua woman who believed she was caring for a stray was informed she was actually looking after Chevy, despite being nearly 50km away from Levin.

Kellyanne McKay said it was amazing to have him returned, and she did not plan on letting him disappear again.

"The kids were rapt," she said.

Mrs McKay said Chevy went missing when he was only six months old and she suspected he had been snatched because of his peculiar front paws, which each had six toes.

The family had previously microchipped and desexed the cat at a mobile SPCA clinic, but could do nothing but wait for him to be found.

More than a year later, the Glen Oroua woman brought the cat in to the SPCA to be desexed, but that had already occurred and the chip revealed his identity.

Mrs McKay said the family adopted the cat after they had lost their beloved dog.

When the cat disappeared, it brought more pain.

Luckily, Chevy hadn't changed a bit, despite his time away.

"He's a bit of a character, he's still got all his old traits about him," Mrs McKay said.

"Same personality ... same noisy behaviour. He sounds like a dog, he literally growls."

Mrs McKay said Chevy slept in her daughters' bedroom at night — just like he did before he went missing.

"It definitely pays to get your cats chipped," she said.

Manawatu SPCA manager Danny Auger said all cats that were desexed at the SPCA mobile clinic were microchipped at the same time.

Last year about 450 stray cats were brought in to the Manawatu SPCA, and only 1 per cent were returned to their owners — but the majority of the returned cats had been microchipped.

"We don't want cats in the centre when they should be at home enjoying themselves with their families."


http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/5933429/Cat-home-safe-sound (http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/5933429/Cat-home-safe-sound)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on March 28, 2012, 01:07:41 pm
Garfield's attitude to an empty bowl:  "I'll sit here and wait until you notice".

Daisy's attitude to an empty bowl:  "OMG.  YOU'RE TRYING TO STARVE ME... IT'S E.M.P.T.Y.  I'M GOING TO DIE. **SCREAM**"

Garfield's attitude to you filling same bowl:  "Fank you.  I lubs you" and he eats.

Daisy's attitude to you filling same bowl:  "That's Right" and she walks away.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on April 09, 2012, 08:37:57 pm
Garfield's attitude to an empty bowl:  "I'll sit here and wait until you notice".

Daisy's attitude to an empty bowl:  "OMG.  YOU'RE TRYING TO STARVE ME... IT'S E.M.P.T.Y.  I'M GOING TO DIE. **SCREAM**"

Garfield's attitude to you filling same bowl:  "Fank you.  I lubs you" and he eats.

Daisy's attitude to you filling same bowl:  "That's Right" and she walks away.

Methinks one of them might be a Princess (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/36emcocktl.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 01, 2012, 03:41:17 pm
http://www.starcanterbury.co.nz/news/moggie-makes-cop-shop-home/1401979/


Moggie makes cop shop home
 
Caroline King | Friday, June 1, 2012 8:41

 

New Brighton police have a new honorary officer - Penny the "cop cat".
 
Constable Pamela Cox believed the black and white fluffy cat, who recently set up home at the station, is a "refugee" of the Christchurch earthquakes who either became lost when she ran in fear or was abandoned by her displaced owners.
 
Prior to living at the police station it is believed Penny resided under Central New Brighton School. She relocated when a cleaner at the police station began feeding her before he started work and she has returned every morning since.
 
Staff at the station have continued to make their four-legged comrade welcome, supplying her with food, her own bed and a place to come and go as she pleases.
 
Constable Cox, a Thunderbirds fan, named her Penny, short for Lady Penelope. But Constable Cox said the cleaner calls her Bobby after the phrase "bobby on the beat", which refers to a police foot patrol.
 
Constable Cox said while the officers have enjoyed having Penny around they felt compelled to search for her rightful owners.
 
"Because she's so placid and friendly she must've, at some stage, belonged to someone."
 
However, she conceded Penny could have come from anywhere in the city and fled when the quakes struck.
 
She admitted they did not know if Penny was in fact a female or male, let alone if she was microchipped.
 
Constable Cox hoped someone would recognise her photo and come forward to claim her.
 
Failing that staff planned to take her to a vet to see if she indeed had a microchip to reunite her with her owners.
 
And if all else fails Penny is not without a home.
 
"If we don't find a home for her she can stay here. There's even been talk of putting in a cat door for her," Constable Cox said.
 
If you believe Penny is your lost cat, or know her rightful owners, contact Constable Cox on 373 9136.
 


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on June 05, 2012, 01:25:13 pm

There's a really interesting thread on the General Board at the Wings Over New Zealand messageboard forum about Hanger Cats at airports.

You can locate this thread here (http://rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=16424).

Scroll down to Reply #5 posted a few days ago about the cat which used to hang-out around the terminal area at Whenuapai Airport back when it was a joint civil-military aerodrome prior to the current Auckland International Airport being opened. There is a photograph of the cat on the tarmac next to a NAC Douglas DC-3 airliner. I have read about that cat in the past on various forums, including on a British aviation forum where a former Pan American pilot was relating how whenever they flew into Auckland they were told over the radio in no uncertain terms that they were to steer around the cat if it was lying in the middle of the tarmac while they were taxiing in. He posted that it wouldn't even budge for a Douglas DC-7C (which Pan Am were operating into there) even though they were the noisiest aeroplane imaginable. Once the cat was stretched out in the sun on a taxiway or on the tarmac, it wouldn't budge for anybody until it decided it was time to move on.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on June 09, 2012, 08:55:22 am
My Mo must have been related to him.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: nitpicker1 on June 22, 2012, 10:59:11 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7zjeSZWcXM




Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on July 10, 2012, 12:20:14 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCKrm0-mb9Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCKrm0-mb9Y)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on July 23, 2012, 06:04:23 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmpT3zvnWS0


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on September 08, 2012, 08:53:19 pm
Got a new fridge today so that meant we had to move the old one for the first time in years.

Amongst the dust under it were a couple of pens and a couple of magnets - we can blame the late Minnie for those.

There was also a couple of pegs - Smudge loved batting pegs around even after she went gaga.

We had a sweepstake on the number of marbles Sally had lost under the fridge. Most of the guesses were around 4-6.

There were 10.

Now we know why Sally acts like she is missing a few marbles.

Bobby has just discovered marbles, he just lost his first under the couch.

However we still don't know who put the toy car under there.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on September 08, 2012, 10:39:38 pm
Mo used to chase the ring off the 2l milk bottles.  It was a round plastic ring that held the lid on until the tab things were broken.  Over is 14/15 years he had attacked and lost hundreds of the things.   And a not inconsiderable number of them were witnessed scooting under the fridge.   

Weird thing is when we moved the fridge (like you, ours is a mammoth beast we rarely move) there wasn't one ring under there. 

Where'd they go?



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on September 09, 2012, 10:29:23 am
Same here - under the fridge and freezer (2 separate ones) there was a treasure trove.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on September 21, 2012, 07:59:36 am
Another clepto feline ....

Real-life cat burglar: Boxer shorts, slippers, thong and a dozen pairs of socks all among haul stolen by pet 'Denis the Menace'
 Denis pinches everything from towels to toys from his neighbours and carries or drags them home through his cat flap
 Owner Lesley Newman, 49, from Luton, has two boxes full of stolen items for neighbours to collect
 
A mischievous pet has become infamous throughout his neighbourhood as ‘Denis the Menace’ after stealing more than one hundred garments from his nearby homes and gardens.

The real-life cat burglar has a weakness for pinching and has swiped all manner of items, which he takes home to his embarrassed owner Lesley Newman, aged 49.

Over an 18 month crime spree Denis’s haul includes a bath towel, a thong, a football, five paintbrushes, a pair of slippers, an designer shirt, a doll and gloves.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2205461/Real-life-cat-burglar-Family-pet-Denis-Menace-stolen-hundreds-items-neighbours-garden.html#ixzz272fA7PwP
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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on October 19, 2012, 08:30:16 am
That damn Sally is costing me a fortune.

She will not take the pills in her food anymore so she is now on Methimazole Spot-on, a gel I measure out of a syringe onto a gloved finger and rub in her ear.

The price just went up by $44 per month - the vet is checking that.

Our power bill is less that the cost of Sally's medication.

Update: I was charged too much for the medication, the vet practice has changed suppliers but cost from the previous supplier was the one in the computer system. Not that the gel is cheap - it is still costing just over $2 per day.

The good news is that Sally's T4 levels are back in the normal range - which explains why "low flying white cat" behaviour has been absent.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 20, 2012, 02:50:45 am
That damn Sally is costing me a fortune.

She will not take the pills in her food anymore so she is now on Methimazole Spot-on, a gel I measure out of a syringe onto a gloved finger and rub in her ear.

The price just went up by $44 per month - the vet is checking that.

Our power bill is less that the cost of Sally's medication.

Update: I was charged too much for the medication, the vet practice has changed suppliers but cost from the previous supplier was the one in the computer system. Not that the gel is cheap - it is still costing just over $2 per day.

The good news is that Sally's T4 levels are back in the normal range - which explains why "low flying white cat" behaviour has been absent.

It's good her T4 levels are back within a normal range.

I've decided not to even try and work out how much the Insulin is costing me for Yogi. The Clomicalm was $90 a month when he was on one tablet per night. I have weaned him down to 1/2 every 3 nights. I bought syringes with extra short needles to make it easier on Yogi - that cost is on top of the Insulin. Just as well I quite like Yogi (http://www.smfboards.com/Smileys//smf/wink.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on October 20, 2012, 01:02:17 pm
I must like Sally too. She is not the easiest cat to take to the vet and she went 4 or 5 times in the last year.

She is back up to 3kg - which is still underweight but better than she was.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on October 22, 2012, 08:29:53 pm
Had a LOL this morning.

I got up to make a cuppa and noticed that Sally wasn't on our bed. She was outside on the front door mat in rock mode, all paws tucked under.

I opened the door.

Sally just looked at me but Bobby must of been very nearby because he immediately started sounding off and jumped over the gate on to the deck.

Sally still didn't move anything other than her head.

Bob approached obvously wanting in and first breakfast.

Sally gave him the look and didn't move.

Bob stood there rrrowing 2 feet away, no way was he coming any closer than he had too.

Sally still refused to budge a whisker.

After 3 minutes Bobby gingerly climbed over my gardening caddy and boot cleaner literally leaning against the wall to get past Sally and in the door.

Sally just watched him without twitching a paw.

Did Sally then get up and come in.

No.

I shut the door and fed Bobby.

Sally came in 2 minutes later when Sp2 opened the door. ::)



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on October 22, 2012, 09:47:08 pm
PMSL

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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on October 23, 2012, 07:36:13 am
LOL  (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/Animated%20emoticons/09_ROFLMAO.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on November 06, 2012, 10:31:38 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MePaWG7g5FA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MePaWG7g5FA)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on November 09, 2012, 09:05:40 am
That Sally!

Last night she didn't come in so she didn't get her medication.

We checked the basement and the garage and called but no white cat.

She has done this before so we assumed that she would turn up on the bed during the night.

She didn't.

She didn't turn up for breakfast.

Bobby didn't find her to chase.

Phil rechecked the garage this morning - still no white cat.

By this time I am having visions of finding a little white dew covered body in one of her haunts. Did she pass away lying on her favourite board at the back of the garden? Did she quietly have a heart attack on top of the spare mattress in the rafters of the garage.(http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/Animated%20emoticons/36_NightGrave.gif)




















No, she arrived sometime during the night and curled up with Heather, who being on study leave didn't wake up with the rest of us.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on November 09, 2012, 09:40:06 am
I don't know about a bell on her collar, but a beeper like on the wireless phone might be handy.  :-\

Bentley did that yesterday.  He's been staying since Monday and during the day yesterday, Miss 18 got a call to go to work.  Bentley has discovered the wide outdoors and being in a cul de sac and a quiet area anyway he's often roaming around ours, Mikes, Sarah or Rods.  All good.  But yesterday he would not answer her.  He would not come.  She had to leave for work at 2 and I got the hysterical call "Bentley's missing..... I caaaaan't *sob* find him *sob*"

Master DT looked from 4 until 5.30 when he had to go to work
Mr DT looked from 6 till 7.30

I got home at 7.30 and yelled "Bentley, ya little shit" and he popped up saying "meh?"


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on November 09, 2012, 03:10:38 pm





No, she arrived sometime during the night and curled up with Heather, who being on study leave didn't wake up with the rest of us.

Completely oblivious!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on November 09, 2012, 03:11:36 pm
I don't know about a bell on her collar, but a beeper like on the wireless phone might be handy.  :-\

Bentley did that yesterday.  He's been staying since Monday and during the day yesterday, Miss 18 got a call to go to work.  Bentley has discovered the wide outdoors and being in a cul de sac and a quiet area anyway he's often roaming around ours, Mikes, Sarah or Rods.  All good.  But yesterday he would not answer her.  He would not come.  She had to leave for work at 2 and I got the hysterical call "Bentley's missing..... I caaaaan't *sob* find him *sob*"

Master DT looked from 4 until 5.30 when he had to go to work
Mr DT looked from 6 till 7.30

I got home at 7.30 and yelled "Bentley, ya little shit" and he popped up saying "meh?"

Dear wee man - where was he?

Sounds like little Mr B knows not to mess with Grandma (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/Animated%20emoticons/08_Laugh.gif)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on November 09, 2012, 04:07:13 pm
Sally has a bell and a name tag. Sally can't move without dinging.

However she has never been great at coming when called, if she is asleep she won't come and since I have called her a couple of times to get the medicine in her ear.....even banging the tin of food nolonger works relably.

Of course what doesn't help is that Bobby now reponds to "Sal-llllyyy-here-kitty-kitty-kitty" and since Bobby's favourite game of late has been bop Sally....Sally doesn't come if she can hear Bobby's bell or Bobby talking or Bobby's "sonar".

Bobby prrows once a second whenever he is responding to being called or when it is dark. It is as it he is navigating by sonar.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on November 09, 2012, 06:02:42 pm
Love the 'sonar'.

Daisy seemed to appoint herself the parking police last night.  Cats were expected to 'park' and stay put.  Anyone caught out of bed after lights out were dealt with severely... and loudly.

She gave up finally after the boot bounced off the wall over her head.   In somewhat of a snit, she opened my bedroom window (which of course required a lot on noise), climbed out (letting the window slam shut behind her), then sat on Miss DT's window sill until she was let in, whereby she took over the bed and wound up with 80% of the covers.

In true goldfish fashion, she's forgotten what all the drama was about last night now.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on November 10, 2012, 08:21:05 am
One of these days I will figure out how to put clips on you-tube the post one of Sally's conversations and Bobby's navigation technique.

His low, quite prrow carries much better over distance than Sally's high mews.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on November 26, 2012, 10:39:49 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urefEahfD6I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urefEahfD6I)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: nitpicker1 on November 28, 2012, 07:20:49 pm



Missing cat was on an island adventure
NZ Newswire
November 28, 2012, 7:51 am 

A Hamilton family's cat that went missing more than two months ago has turned up on Waiheke Island, about 125km and a ferry ride away.

Squids, a Burmese cat, was reunited with her owners on Saturday following her island adventure.

The cat was found in Surfdale and taken to the Waiheke SPCA earlier this month.

SPCA manager Lesley McDougall said the cat was in great condition and staff were determined to find her owner.

However, newspaper advertisements, pleas on the SPCA website and Facebook notices failed to yield a response.

"Normally we only keep cats for seven days before finding a new home for them but we couldn't give up and carried on looking," Ms McDougall told Fairfax.

Back in Hamilton, Virginia Endres and her family were missing 12-year-old Squids.

"She has a history of going to sleep in neighbours' cars but had never before been missing for so long," she said.

But an ad the family had put on Trade Me was eventually spotted by Waiheke resident Madeleine Rawlence, who'd been trawling the internet for clues after seeing the cat on the SPCA website.

"Because of the lack of response to the Waiheke adverts I knew it couldn't be a Waiheke cat and when I saw the ad on Trade Me it fitted the age and gender," she said.

"I still couldn't believe it, though, because it's so far-fetched. I can see how she might have got to Half Moon Bay but not over the water."

Ms Endres and her daughter Alexandria headed to Waiheke on Saturday to pick up Squids, who was micro-chipped before the return trip to Hamilton.

"Just in case she fancies another trip away," Ms McDougall said.

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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on November 29, 2012, 07:30:04 am



Missing cat was on an island adventure
NZ Newswire
November 28, 2012, 7:51 am 

A Hamilton family's cat that went missing more than two months ago has turned up on Waiheke Island, about 125km and a ferry ride away.

Squids, a Burmese cat, was reunited with her owners on Saturday following her island adventure.

The cat was found in Surfdale and taken to the Waiheke SPCA earlier this month.

SPCA manager Lesley McDougall said the cat was in great condition and staff were determined to find her owner.

However, newspaper advertisements, pleas on the SPCA website and Facebook notices failed to yield a response.

"Normally we only keep cats for seven days before finding a new home for them but we couldn't give up and carried on looking," Ms McDougall told Fairfax.

Back in Hamilton, Virginia Endres and her family were missing 12-year-old Squids.

"She has a history of going to sleep in neighbours' cars but had never before been missing for so long," she said.

But an ad the family had put on Trade Me was eventually spotted by Waiheke resident Madeleine Rawlence, who'd been trawling the internet for clues after seeing the cat on the SPCA website.

"Because of the lack of response to the Waiheke adverts I knew it couldn't be a Waiheke cat and when I saw the ad on Trade Me it fitted the age and gender," she said.

"I still couldn't believe it, though, because it's so far-fetched. I can see how she might have got to Half Moon Bay but not over the water."

Ms Endres and her daughter Alexandria headed to Waiheke on Saturday to pick up Squids, who was micro-chipped before the return trip to Hamilton.

"Just in case she fancies another trip away," Ms McDougall said.

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Glad there was a happy ending - bloody Burmese. They are sooooooooooooooooooo nosey.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on January 03, 2013, 07:59:44 pm
Poor little Sally is in the wars again.

I don't know how she did it but she has a wound behind one of her back legs. Surprisingly it isn't a cat bite or an abscess. It is a v shaped cut.

The vet came up with two treatment options and she thought the non surgical option was possibly the better choice given Sally's age and very audible heart murmur.

As a result Sally has had her wound cleaned, been pumped full of antibiotics and will be given small doses of opiate based painkillers for the next few days.

She is a little high at present and hiding under the van.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: nitpicker1 on January 04, 2013, 06:39:56 am



Could she have jumped/fallen off something and landed with the hindquarters on a sharp stick?

Hope she is responding to treatment.     


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on January 04, 2013, 07:20:39 am
First I have to find her!

She was on the bed last night but did her vanishing act this morning.

Sp3 spotted her at a distance but she is avoiding everyone who might be trying to medicate her. The longer it takes to get the thyroid blocker on her ear the more paranoid she gets. I have pain relief to give her as well which she won't like.

That cat is a Dumb Blonde!

I think I am going to have to use the gardening lure - she almost always turns up when I start gardening. At the very least some of the gardening will get done even if I don't manage to catch the cat.

10 seconds later - speak of the devil and she appears!


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on January 04, 2013, 03:12:08 pm
Good luck with the treatment. Our babies are such worries when they're not well.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on January 05, 2013, 09:18:19 am
Sp1 and I managed to give her the medication an hour after she turned up. It took us that long to dismantle Sp2's bed and get Sally out from behind it ::)

She ate then whent straight back behind the bed and spent the rest of the day stoned behind one of the drawers.

However she seems to be in such good sprits that we haven't given her any more pain relief - not that we have been able to get near her since MrSp went to work this morning. That is pretty much normal for her. The wound is looking good scab wise and isn't inflamed so ...so far so good.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on February 09, 2013, 02:20:51 pm
The good news:
Sally's leg is completely healed and the resulting scar is disappearing into the new fur. Her bloods came back almost completely normal (blood protein a little low but she may just have been slightly dehyrated) recheck is in 6 months.

The Bad news:

Bobby stopped eating and drinking - he wanted too but just wouldn't, his mouth is obviously very sore but teeth appear to be present and in good shape so off to the vet we went.

He has a ulcer on his tongue - cause unknown so is now on pain relief and is supposed to be on a special soft diet. I really need to figure out how to put a clip on you-tube. Bobby burying unacceptable food with invisible dirt is a hoot - I now have footage. He is eating and drinking today all be it gingerly so I was able to give him a top up of pain relief. This is the same stuff that Sally crashed out on. Bobby just gets a stupid happy look on his face and purrs alot. Back to the vet on Monday to see check progress and hopefully eliminate herpes and allergy as causes.

As for the soft diet - Bobby did eat a little of it before acting like it was shit but Sally thought it was delicious. ::)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: dragontamer on February 09, 2013, 02:57:12 pm
Oh yes... very popular past-time... the 'other food is better' game.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on February 09, 2013, 03:59:41 pm
Oh yes... very popular past-time... the 'other food is better' game.

Mitzi thinks Yogi's special diet food is very nice thanks (http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww32/XtraNewsCommunity2/MSN%20emoticons/09emcrook.gif) and it's expensive. I'e told her she doesn't really like it at all.

I hope Bobby is okay - poor wee man.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on April 24, 2013, 01:04:10 am

from The Durango Herald (in small-town Colorado, USA)....

In catbird seat no more

Board takes issue with Edgemont Ranch couple’s catwalk creation

By ROBERT GALIN | 12:06AM - Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Teddy Bear makes his way along the stairway after crossing the catwalk that Spence, who uses only one name, and Martha Spence,
built at their Edgemont Ranch second-floor apartment. The catwalk, which leads to a pine tree from a cat door in a bathroom
window, is verboten, according to the sub-association is chartered by the Edgemont Property Owners’ Association.
 — Photo: JERRY McBRIDE/The Durango Herald.


WHEN “Spence” and Martha Spence rented a unit in the Farmhouse East section of Edgemont Ranch, they didn’t know they’d stir up trouble. But the catwalk they built between their second-story bathroom and a nearby tree has become the object of admiration from some and disapproval from the homeowners sub-association.

The Spences have until April 30th to remove it or face charges for removal as well as daily fines, possibly $100 a day.

The sub-association is chartered by the Edgemont Property Owners Association, though an association staff member said the association was unaware of the issue.

The 13-foot catwalk allows the Spences’ two cats, Teddy (full name, Teddy Bear) and Gus, to go outside even during winter months, the couple explained while sitting in their apartment. Teddy, 15, was adopted with a broken foot which is essentially healed. Gus, less than 2 years old, joined the clan from the La Plata County Humane Society when they visited to get a companion for Teddy.

Cold weather spurred the Spences to develop the elaborate catwalk, which includes a circular staircase around the tree.

The Spences had been letting the cats out through the front door, but colder fall temperatures meant keeping the door closed, they said. Martha Spence looked up cat ladders online, and the couple decided to create something along those lines for their cats.


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The Spences are hoping to get a hearing for an appeal before a homeowners sub-association
that has asked them to remove the structure. — Photo: JERRY McBRIDE/The Durango Herald.


Spence — who uses only his last name, much as pop singer Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), who was known mostly by his first name, or Cher — took a 16-foot emergency-fire escape ladder and strung it between the building and the tree. He was careful not to put any screws or nails into the building, which is against the covenants, conditions and restrictions.

Spence said those who created the homeowners association and sub-associations “created a new layer of government that is out of control by the standards of the American tradition.”

But the cats weren’t going for it, he said, so he added wooden slats and made the ladder firmer. But the critters were having a difficult time getting down the tree. Spence decided to add “stairs” on the tree, held in place with angled bookshelf brackets.

The cats now look forward to their morning escape out the temporary cat door in the bathroom window to the tree, Spence said. The cat door is blocked at night, Martha Spence said.

Originally, Spence said, “We heard from a third party that one of the board members liked it, one didn’t,” but also heard the third member voted for it. “So we could keep it.”

However, there was still that one board member who didn’t like it. That person stayed on the board when the two others left, and when two new members took office, the board voted to order the catwalk’s removal, Spence said.

“Once they had approved it, even if it’s not in writing, (the approval) should stay in effect,” Martha Spence said.


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Gus strolls on the Spences’ catwalk, which was initially developed to avoid having to open the apartment’s door in the dead of winter.
 — Photo: JERRY McBRIDE/The Durango Herald.


What the Spences did not have is advance approval, even though that is required in the covenant rules. They received a copy of the rules along with their lease when they moved into the unit July 3rd, 2012.

Spence said, “We would like a hearing (from the sub-association board),” but, “in the worst-case scenario, we’d remove the ladder.”

The actual property owner received a notice from the sub-association that she would be charged the costs of removing the ladder. She then notified the Spences. Of course, the costs would be passed on to the couple.

Spence’s father was a missionary in Honduras, where he spent much of his childhood. He then lived for many years in Arizona, where the couple met. He is a portrait photographer for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in the summer, and, last year, he also drove a city bus. He plans to work for the D&SNG again during the 2013 tourist season.

Martha Spence is a temporary office worker and is looking for a full-time office job.

While the couple waits for a reprieve, they can take some pride in their project getting international attention as part of the “Cat Ladder Hall of Fame” (http://catladderhalloffame.blogspot.com) on the Cat Ladders Blog Spot (http://catladder.blogspot.com).

Perhaps with a bit of resignation, Spence said, he had hoped that if the couple moved from the Edgemont unit that the next tenant could enjoy the catwalk, which now may not be the case.


http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20130422/NEWS01/130429861/In-catbird-seat-no-more (http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20130422/NEWS01/130429861/In-catbird-seat-no-more)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on April 25, 2013, 06:07:26 pm
I am firmly in the love it camp.

I am thinking about the possiblity of doing some thing similar using one of those rolls of garden edging made of tanilised rounds and wire. The only downside would be that it would give a highway access to rats as well. Rats have used a tree and our over head power cable for that purpose.



Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on June 02, 2013, 02:08:10 pm

• Blokes and their cats (http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/four-legs-good/8738870/Blokes-and-their-cats)

               (Four Legs Good (http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/four-legs-good) — STUFF's Blog About Pets)

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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 02, 2013, 04:28:34 pm

Blokes and their cats (http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/four-legs-good/8738870/Blokes-and-their-cats)

               (Four Legs Good (http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/blogs/four-legs-good) — STUFF's Blog About Pets)

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That cat is not unlike Tina - a gorgeous Silver Tabby I took home one Christmas Eve whilst still living in Hastings. Mum was asleep so I quietly put the little kitten on her knee. Mum woke up, saw the kitten and said, "It's not ours is it?" Tina was a stunning wee cat with a raging temper if she didn't get her own way but she was an awesome wee cat. She had been dumped in a sack with her siblings when she was only about 3-4 weeks old. Only two survived - Tina and another little Tabby who a friend of mine took.


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Alicat on June 04, 2013, 09:10:52 am
Those of us who have cats know this only too well - Drama Queens!!!


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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on August 05, 2013, 02:58:39 pm

Well-kept moggy street favourite

By FRANCESCA LEE - The Press | 5:00AM - Monday, 05 August 2013

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HOME SWEET HOME: Cat is quite comfortable in his own
apartment built for him by possibly the world's best
neighbours. — Photo: JOSEPH JOHNSON.


CHRISTCHURCH may have a housing problem, but it's not an issue for one lucky feline.

Then again, not everyone has neighbours who will build a house for them and feed and water them.

However, Cat is not just anyone.

The Beckenham street cat turned up in his neighbourhood last May, according to neighbour Janette, and quickly became a popular community member.

"A lot of people come around to see him, especially on a Sunday," says Janette. "A lot of people tried to adopt him, but he just wouldn't have any of it."

While he is commonly known as Cat, he has several other aliases, including Andy, Fluffy, and Special.

Janette calls him Manky because of how dirty he was when he first turned up. The dirt has gone, but the name stayed.

One neighbour built him his own apartment nestled among hedges, with an excellent view of the street, which he shares with the local hedgehogs.

"He uses the back door to come in and out. There's a wet-weather side and a sunny side."

"The hedgehogs come in the back door and he shares his food with the hedgehogs."

The whole neighbourhood chips in to ensure his wellbeing, and he even has a feeding chart which is ticked off whenever someone feeds him.

"There are two little old ladies from the rest home who come to feed him. One is in her 80s and she comes around once or twice a week and feeds him jellymeat."

"Another lady up the road used to feed him jellymeat every day."

"He has a feeding chart now, so he doesn't get overfed."

The chart has two columns for morning and afternoon feedings, and the text at the top of the chart reads: "Under the authority of the Christchurch Kitty Council, I declare that this beautiful Feline be fed only x 2 daily and for the feeders herewith to document such administration. With thanks and thoughts about the weight and potential wellbeing of Cat."

Usually he eats cat biscuits, although he does get jellymeat as a treat.

Other gifts have also turned up, including a toy mouse and a brush.

"There's an older man down the road and his son was visiting him from London. One day, a brush turned up in Manky's house. The old man's son bought it for him as a goodbye gift," Janette said.

Although she is allergic to cats, she ensures he has water and keeps a few tins of jellymeat in the house in case of emergency feeding needs.

"He's certainly one of the best looked after cats in Christchurch. I think he does better than some cats in houses," she says.

As for the neighbourhood, people now talk to each other more because Cat has given them a talking point. "People stop to have a chat. The kids going to and from school stop to say hello."


http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9001607/Well-kept-moggy-street-favourite (http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/9001607/Well-kept-moggy-street-favourite)


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on March 30, 2014, 02:35:41 pm

(http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/oo92/RasputinDude/News%20Story%20Pix%202014/9884878s_30mar14_zps3f664aa8.jpg) (http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/themes/9884863/Londoners-fall-in-love-with-cat-cafe)

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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on April 05, 2014, 01:15:13 pm

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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: nitpicker1 on April 06, 2014, 08:41:13 am

Seems to me the owners of that "grumpy" cat are simply cashing in on it's misfortune.

If it was their child - a human case of dwarfism - they would be exploiting it and it would probably be removed from their care.
see
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_cat#Recognition_and_controversy

imo (and that is NOT so humble!) I much prefer this sort of cat expressions videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlRxNSRA7Rg

http://youtu.be/mSFTRoBY99s

even though I know we humans are interpreting them according to or OWN perception.





Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on February 14, 2015, 08:45:43 pm

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Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: Kiwithrottlejockey on July 27, 2015, 11:34:32 am

A pussycat on a Chicago Transit Authority train.

CLICK HERE (https://www.facebook.com/sydney.fortner/videos/10101774481232413) to view.

 


Title: Re: THE CATS
Post by: ssweetpea on November 19, 2016, 12:34:25 pm
I have just had fun reading through some of the posts in this thread.

I had a good laugh over Sally's antics - hard to believe she pasted away nearly 3 years ago.

Bobby is still a dofus and he even answers to that now. This morning he came in with a smelly bum, a rare occurrence. Sp1 decided to have a shower and Bob would not leave her alone. He kept moaning at the bathroom door even after being in and out twice. I let him in again and he sat on the edge of the bath. That was it has far as Sp1 was concerned. Down came the shower head and Bob got is butt and fur trousers washed. Have I ever mentioned that he is also known as Fluff Bob Fur Pants?

Kira the Carebear is now 3 years old. She is more laid back than Sally but being half blond half ginger nut sometimes leads to interesting situations. She spent long enough on the roof the other night that she was damp with dew when lifted down. She can get on to the roof by doing her flying squirrel/fruit bat routine from the Oak tree but can't get down that way. I swear the ghost of Sally has been giving that cat lessons. They never met in life but oh boy sometimes it is like the bombshell just had a new paint job. At least when Kira settles down she settles for hours.