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  • Message 551

    , in reply to message 549.

    Posted by AelM (U3803556) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Oh, good, very glad some of us are up for a who's who. I would really relish that, and any back story to them, and I can copy and keep it on my desktop. Hurrah!

    Ah...Soames just perched on the arm of the couch and head-butted my face to remind me that he might die of starvation if I don't feed him soon, and his mouth smells sweet!  
    Oh yes, definitely up for a who's who.

    Saw Widget briefly at the weekend, he was pleased to see me and more pleased to see the food (not that he was starving, far from it). I had a bite from him, and he then sat in my arms purring for a while. Shame I didn't have long though. He's getting better with my friend who is feeding him, but it's not the same as having me around. I so wish I could take him home, but that would be a major bad move. One day...

    Good news about Soames' breath, Bash - I have found the same with Gomez, amazing what a difference taking teeth out makes.

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  • Message 552

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    Posted by Archie7762 (U14090056) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Brooke - good news about Daisy. I don't know anything about the tablets but if it works for her that has to be good.

    Ginger - also sounds like a good idea about fostering the kitten, do hope it helps Alice. I had been wondering about one of those pretend cats in a basket, you put a battery in and they purr and look quite realistic, I know it wouldn't smell right but then neither does a hat. My niece was given one when she went to Nigeria, so that she could pretend she had a cat as she wasn't able to have a real one where they live.

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  • Message 553

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    Posted by Brooke Field (U3225360) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013



    LaRA - I'm fascinated by those tablets too, although I actually have some in the cats' med chest. As far as I know, they are licenced in this country as a contraceptive, but I see in the NOAH compendium they are used for miliary dermatitis well. www.noahcompendium.c...

    I've only ever heard of it as a contraceptive so I don't know when this other use came about. I suppose it's like thalidomide now being used in humans with some cancers.

    BTW, how did your father's birthday celebration go?
    Ginge x 
    Hi Gingernut, the vet prescribed the Ovarid tablets for Daisy on our last visit, to see if it helped with the skin problem, which it has done, but as you know it's a contraceptive hormonal drug so I think she can only have it for a few weeks. Vet thought it could break her of the fur-pulling habit, but I'm now thinking it wasn't simply a habit but something she was doing because of skin irritation.

    Basia, happy to put Daisy on the Who's Who list.

    Brooke

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  • Message 554

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    Posted by Portia Antrobus (U14257929) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Hi Ginge

    Great idea about contacting Patsy about fostering a kitten to test the waters. I am certain that she would be delighted to help.

    Basia, I really like the idea of starting a Who is Who of Cat Club Cats.

    As I am opening February I am more than happy to include whatever you have started, can I reach you via the infinite hope web site to share my email address?

    Best to all.

    Ruairi 



    Not sure what form you have in mind for the list, Ruairi, but just to remind you there was once a shortlived post-your-cat photos thread which was designed to fulfil a similar purpose and now seems to have dropped off the radar:

    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

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  • Message 555

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    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Rusty [399]. Thanks loads emails etc

    Thanks for letting us know, Rusty - tihnking of Rosalind, and poor dear Mischief. 

    Thanks AeIM, it was a tough week and yesterday Monday at 2pm
    I couldn't do anytihng, but end of next week is to pick up more
    meds for Marmalade (she's missing him too)

    JoBo [401]
    Thanks Jo, that's kind

    supertillypops [402] Thanks

    Gayer-AndersonCatt [403] Thanks

    blimbles [404] Thanks, Mischief will always be in my memories
    forever as is Marmalade

    catwomyn [405] Thanks

    Basia [406]
    Me too.

    Such a bummer but glad that you have company Rosalind, both here and in RL.

    Thanks Rusty, looking forward to your news when you have time.

    Bx 

    Thanks Basia, but when I got to the vet with Mischief (RIP) to have
    him PTS, he was so exhausted with the fight for his cancer and
    life that Mischief was "out of it" and didn't even recognise his
    Rosalind.

    Eliza Bennett [407] Thanks

    laReine-Astrid [408] Thanks

    Also thank you everyone for your thoughts and support, I coiuldn't
    face the CC last week, I was too upset and Marmalade's
    missing Mischief kiads and I won't let her out into the garden
    until next week. Don/'t want to go hunting for Mischief then
    not come home. Anxous me as ever

    Frangiipangi [529]
    And, finally, Rosalind if you are lurking I hope you are looking after yourself. I think I recall that your Dad was having a birthday party last weekend so I hope you managed to enjoy it despite you having an upsetting and horrible week.

    Frangi
     


    Thanks Frangi, but this is the first time that I've been on the
    Cat Club since Mischief was PTS.
    Yes, my Dad did have a birthday party on Saturday which
    I didn't enjoy but my brother gave a lunch party on Sunday
    and I liked that but missed Marmalade loads, vice versa


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  • Message 556

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    Posted by supertillypops (U7654482) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Good to see you back, Rosalind. Furfles for Marmalade.

    stp

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  • Message 557

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    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Good to see you back, Rosalind. Furfles for Marmalade.

    stp 


    stp, Thanks it's good to be back although at present, I might
    lurk more than post, I feel rather sensitive due Mischief's passing.
    I knew when I took him to the vet on Monday 21/1/2013 that
    he'd lost his will to live. Sad but true

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  • Message 558

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    Posted by catwomyn (U1485618) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Oh Rosalind, I'm so sorry. It's lovely to see you back. I'm in tears for dear Marmalade who doesn't understand.

    Cat x

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  • Message 559

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    Posted by HolRose (U15447369) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Lovely to see you posting again Rosalind. Cuddles to Marmalade and a hug to you. It is hard when you and your cat are grieving together. I hope her spirits pick up soon but it may be a while before you both get your equilibrium back again, I found that so. Take good care of yourself and remember the good times, the sad end of days memories do fade and the happy stuff does come back.

    Lots of love, Hol xxx

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  • Message 560

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    Posted by ladyshortbread (U14969904) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Dear Rosalind,
    Thought about you and little mischief all week I know how bad you must feel and poor marmalade love to you both.

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  • Message 561

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    Posted by BasiainBrooklyn (U505001) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Welcome back Rosalind. I know we can never fully step up to the plate when a cat dies to keep the bereaved cat company, but I'm sure you're keeping an eagle eye on Marmalade. RIP Mischief.

    Just came back from taking Lincoln and Lennard in for a pre-neuter exam and a rabies vaccination. I'm so proud of them. They were terrified but not a peep, no growls, no hisses, no bites or swipes. The tech who did the weigh-in and temp is the girl who cat sits for me, and is very gentle, so the likelihood of them suddenly freaking was low. The gentle vet who examined them was the one who saw Lennard an hour after I rescued him, and she saw him at his worst, when the tech stupidly took the towel off him to weigh him and he ended up jumping up the walls and I got lacerated getting him back.

    The mini-brainwave of taking their favourite doughnut bed with us worked. We put it on the scale, zeroed it, and they were happy (well, not exactly, but..) to be weighed, an then we used it to put them on for the exam.

    We talked about their balls, and how sweet and fluffy they are, awww....I don't often see intact males at such close quarters over such a protracted period; I joked that I'd like to have them afterwards, and so she put in notes "Keep balls for Basia" in under 'instructions for staff'...hahahaha. I don't really want them of course but the vet doing the surgery will save them for me to see. Why not? I might learn something...Today's vet said they might make interesting earrings. In all the time I've worked at the clinic, I've only seen one pair on the surgery table. Thing is, they won't be hairy....

    Ok, I need help. Nurse?

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  • Message 562

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    Posted by Archie7762 (U14090056) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Hi Rosalind, nice to hear from you again, I know we've all been thinking about you.

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  • Message 563

    , in reply to message 562.

    Posted by Looby-Lewis (U11820972) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Rosalind

    I am so sorry, I had missed your sad news up thread. I am sorry that Mischief has passed away. Having recently lost a cat, probably to cancer too, but the vet never got a definative diagnosis, I can understand how upsetting it is and knowing how much your cats mean to you it must be very hard, but take care of yourself and Marmalade and look out for each other.

    Lurk and post as suits you best. Remember the happy times and treasure all the lovely photos you have.

    x

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  • Message 564

    , in reply to message 561.

    Posted by HolRose (U15447369) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Hi Basia, you are not alone, the wee hairy baw bags are very cute on a whole male kit. Shame we have to get rid of them. Mind you, I suspect that what they remove might not be so gorgeous suspended from your ears but it takes all sorts doesn't it? I am glad that your two kits are doing so well and behaved like little gentlemen at the clinic. I hope they both find loving homes. Love to Peri and Soames with his sweet breath now and all your other lovelies.

    Love, Hol xxx

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  • Message 565

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    Posted by Looby-Lewis (U11820972) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Someone I used to know threatened her husband that if he ever cheated she'd wear his balls for earrings. smiley - winkeye He did, she didn't;.

    Sorry off topic...

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  • Message 566

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    Posted by Roots (U2273958) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    My mind is boggling at the idea of balls, cats' or human as earrings.

    Rosalind, glad you've felt able to post again. Things will get better, given time and space. Much love to you and to Marmalade xx

    Ruari, good luck with the list and I'd be interested to know how you mean to set about it, only because I started a database of CC members and their felines some time ago - hopelessly out of date now , so no help to you. I did it in Access, which was fine for me and worked very well, but absolutely no good for sharing with other people, because not many people have access to Access. A basic list is a good plan, because like many others here I have trouble remembering who has who, and what specific health problems they have, but I wonder how you would keep it up to date, or would you rely on people to change details when e.g. a cat was pts or run over, or a new cat came into the household? Defintely not trying to put you off the idea, but really interested in how you plan to do it. I'm sure you're a lot more computer literate than I am, so will probably have a good laugh at my ignorance.

    Best wishes to all xx

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  • Message 567

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    Posted by Ruairi (U15121157) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Hi Roots

    Ruari, good luck with the list and I'd be interested to know how you mean to set about it, only because I started a database of CC members and their felines some time ago 

    The little grey cells are working overtime on this at the moment (and pushing up some little grey hairs as a result, I'm certain that is where they come from).

    I do have a web site which is where I put the pictures of our two, that has database and scripting so setting up a little site where people can register, create a profile and then maintain their cats details is to to difficult. As and when I come across names on this list I can also add them.

    There would not be enough space to pictures of all the cats but it would be possible to have links to photo sites.

    Doubt that it will be ready for the start of February but should not take very long to get started.

    All suggestions welcomed.

    Ruairi

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  • Message 568

    , in reply to message 565.

    Posted by HolRose (U15447369) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    I always thought that a couple of bricks was a good remedy for this sort of situation, crunch! Even more off topic, sorry.

    Hol xxx

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  • Message 569

    , in reply to message 567.

    Posted by HolRose (U15447369) on Tuesday, 29th January 2013

    Ruairi, I think that this is lovely idea as, like many people on here, I sometimes have trouble remembering names and some I don't know (like Roots' Vandals, I don't know their given names or, indeed, why they started being called Vandals. I gather from posts that they are somewhat lively......) So I am up for it, and it would be lovely to have names and faces together (of the cats, I mean), simply because I love looking at people's cat photos.

    It is blowing a hooley here and Minnie and Wilf are careering about downstairs like miniature horses so it I a getting thunder sound effects too.

    Love to all, Hol xxx

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  • Message 570

    , in reply to message 561.

    Posted by AelM (U3803556) on Wednesday, 30th January 2013

    We talked about their balls, and how sweet and fluffy they are, awww....I don't often see intact males at such close quarters over such a protracted period; I joked that I'd like to have them afterwards, and so she put in notes "Keep balls for Basia" in under 'instructions for staff'... 

    Huge snork - I was thinking the same when we had Gussie neutered, they do look so sweet and fluffy. Contents of them, less so... My OH thinks I need help, can't think why? (of course, I don't /really/ want to keep them, but they are cute!).

    Good news that Lincoln and Lennard were so well behaved at the vets', too.

    Rosalind, good to see you back on here. Poor Marmalade, she must be missing Mischief so much. It's so hard to lose a cat anyway, but when the surviving one is grieving as well it must be so much worse.

    Nothing much to report here - all cats are still hibernating (Gomez and Morticia now just get up for food and go back to sleep - normal behaviour for both of them at this time of year and I wish I could join them sometimes) and even Gussie refuses to go outside for more than half an hour at a time. Yesterday he got blown back inside as soon as he got out of the door, the wind was so strong.

    Oh well, nearly spring...

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  • Message 571

    , in reply to message 561.

    Posted by Frangipangi (U14798502) on Wednesday, 30th January 2013

    Have just snorted coffee up my nose laughing at Basia's post re the 'ball earrings'. I've now got to go and clean my keyboard and screen.

    Rosalind - nice to see you back and an extra furfle for Marmalade too.

    Oooh a database of CC servants and cats would be excellent if anyone is technically minded to set it up.

    Frangi

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  • Message 572

    , in reply to message 558.

    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Wednesday, 30th January 2013

    Oh Rosalind, I'm so sorry. It's lovely to see you back. I'm in tears for dear Marmalade who doesn't understand.

    Cat x 


    Cat, thanks and I have cried loads since Mischief died but when
    I do cry then I upset Marmalade, you're right that Marmalade
    doesn't understand why Mischief isn't around anymore but misses him.

    Lovely to see you posting again Rosalind. Cuddles to Marmalade and a hug to you. It is hard when you and your cat are grieving together. I hope her spirits pick up soon but it may be a while before you both get your equilibrium back again, I found that so. Take good care of yourself and remember the good times, the sad end of days memories do fade and the happy stuff does come back.

    Lots of love, Hol xxx 


    Thanks HolRose, it's good to be posting again only I am more
    likely to look in than post for now.
    As to sad memories of Miscief, I seem to remember a lot of
    our happier times together than the last 2 weeks of his life
    with me and Marmalade.

    ladyshortbread [560]
    Dear Rosalind,
    Thought about you and little mischief all week I know how bad you must feel and poor marmalade love to you both. 

    Thanks ladyshortbread

    That is kind but Mischief was a big cat and Marmalade is a smaller
    cat.

    Basia [561]
    Welcome back Rosalind. I know we can never fully step up to the plate when a cat dies to keep the bereaved cat company, but I'm sure you're keeping an eagle eye on Marmalade. RIP Mischief. 


    Thanks Basia, it's good to be back and I haven't let Marmalade
    outdoors since Mischief got really sick (7 January) and she won't
    go out into the garden until sometime next week, I don't want
    her to go looking for Mischief and not come home. Right now
    she's fast asleep in the sun. Cats and sun

    Mischief sadly RIP

    Archie 7762 [562]
    Hi Rosalind, nice to hear from you again, I know we've all been thinking about you. 

    Thanks Archie, I'll get there as will Marmalade, whose getting
    foody treats and loads of cuddles.

    Looby-Lewis [563]
    Rosalind

    I am so sorry, I had missed your sad news up thread. I am sorry that Mischief has passed away. Having recently lost a cat, probably to cancer too, but the vet never got a definative diagnosis, I can understand how upsetting it is and knowing how much your cats mean to you it must be very hard, but take care of yourself and Marmalade and look out for each other.

    Lurk and post as suits you best. Remember the happy times and treasure all the lovely photos you have.  


    Thanks LL, yes Mischief had a lymphoma in his gut/intestine
    and when I took him to the vet last Monday, he was so weak
    that he'd lost the will to live. Marmalade's looking out for me
    and I'm looking out for Marmalade. x

    Roots [566]

    Rosalind, glad you've felt able to post again. Things will get better, given time and space. Much love to you and to Marmalade xx 


    Thanks Roots, I won't be posting much on CC for now also
    whose opening February's CC?
    Thinking of you all CCers

    AeIM [570]

    Rosalind, good to see you back on here. Poor Marmalade, she must be missing Mischief so much. It's so hard to lose a cat anyway, but when the surviving one is grieving as well it must be so much worse. 


    Thanks AeIM, yes she's missing him loads as is Rosalind missing
    Mischief as well. I know about losing cats in the past not like
    this before.

    Frangipangi [571]
    Rosalind - nice to see you back and an extra furfle for Marmalade too. 

    Thanks Frangi, good to be back and she'll get your extra furfle
    from me etc

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  • Message 573

    , in reply to message 572.

    Posted by catwomyn (U1485618) on Wednesday, 30th January 2013

    Rosalind, don't feel bad about crying in front of Marmalade. I doubt you'll be upsetting her.

    Do come into the CC when you need us, we're here for you.

    Cat x

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  • Message 574

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    Posted by Roots (U2273958) on Wednesday, 30th January 2013

    Rosalind, don't worry. Ruari is opening February CC and I think it's all sorted right up until December. And if you don't feel up to opening in March then you only have to say and someone else will step in. Just take things one day at a time.

    Ruari, M566, that sounds great - a list where people can log in and update their cat details. That way of doing it had never occurred to me, Well done you.

    Hol, M567, sorry the Vandals are a mystery to you. I acquired them a bit before you joined CC. They're actually called Brandy and Pickle - a couple of long haired brown tabbies who I got from a local rescue centre aged 8 weeks. Incredibly cute as kittens, but who have managed to wreck my garden and my new carpets, and anything else they manage to get their paws and claws into, hence the nickname, the Vandals. When they're not being so naughty I call them The Boys
    Here is a photo of them when they were babies

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    and my favourite one of them all grown up, but in quiet mode.

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  • Message 575

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    Posted by Eliza Bennet (U2508760) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous, Roots. Cute as kittens, but truly handsome as adults. I am in love.

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  • Message 576

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    Posted by AelM (U3803556) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Aww, gorgeous baby Vandals - weren't they cute and innocent looking when they were little? They're very handsome chaps now, too, and look very peaceful in the second photo.

    Could do with more Vandal photos some time... (and yes, I know I've been slack on the Gussie photos recently too, will try to rectify that).

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  • Message 577

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    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Rosalind, don't feel bad about crying in front of Marmalade. I doubt you'll be upsetting her.

    Do come into the CC when you need us, we're here for you.

    Cat x 


    Cat, when I cry in front of Marmalade, she runs away, which concerns
    me loads. Yes I am upsetting her, then Marmalade is missing Mischief
    loads. No I am not going to get another cat because she's a senior
    middle aged cat, I reckon that she dislike it loads.

    Roots l[574]
    Rosalind, don't worry. Ruari is opening February CC and I think it's all sorted right up until December. And if you don't feel up to opening in March then you only have to say and someone else will step in. Just take things one day at a time.
     


    Thanks Roots, I wasn't worried about who is opening the February
    CC just interested. I will say if I don't feel up to opening the March
    Cat Club, a few days ahead but hopefully I will feel a bit stronger.
    I do take life one day at a time, best way whatever the circumstances IMO

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  • Message 578

    , in reply to message 532.

    Posted by Gayer-Anderson Cat (U13637930) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Hello again

    Tail advice - I'm a bit puzzeled by Davina's tail. Usually she carries it high and proud and when she tips it over towards her head when she's being stroked we call her 'handbag', but the last 5 days or so her tail is drooping at the half way mark. She hadn't been out the day it started and she shows no sign of pain or discomfort. I can run my hand up the tail and feel no heat or swelling or bites. She purrs when it's stroked, so no obvious break or injury (wondered if she'd been bitten in a fight with one of the others), it doesn't bother her, but I'd be interested if anyone has come across this. It's like she's had a stroke in part of the tail.

    It doesn't seem worthy of a trip to the vet, although I think I may call them as it is lasting longer than I thought any fight type injury might last, and more to the point there is no evidence of injury. I thought the other day she wasn't jumping as well, but seems ok today, but still the tail end of the tail is droopy. I've not come across this before. We had a cat who was in an RTA and had to have her tail removed to a stump, but she managed life ok after she recovered from her injuries.

    Does anyone have any advice or suggestions as to the cause or remedy?

    Furfles to all.  
    Hello Loopy

    I had something similar many years ago with my Sophie. I'd been out all day, and came home to find her dragging her tail behind her. No sign of any injury or discomfort, and she'd been in the house, so couldn't have been in a fight.

    When I took her to the vet, she'd apparently paralysed a nerve in her tail*, in her case, the one at the "body" end. The vet said to give it a few weeks to see if it wore off, but to keep checking by pinching it gently, starting from the tip, and also checking to see that it was still warm. If it had felt cold, it would mean the onset of gangrene, and action would need to be taken as a matter of urgency. It was also important to keep her indoors, as if she got her tail caught anywhere, with no feeling, she could do herself dreadful damage...

    The feeling didn't come back, so her beautiful tail (long, thick, black, with a white tip) had to be amputated, leaving a very tiny stump. She lived happily for many years without a tail.

    Hope this is helpful.

    G-AC x

    * We'd been staying at my mum's, and she had a polished floor from the front door along the hall and including the kitchen. Sophie loved sliding on the rugs, so we think she'd bashed into a door frame or something.

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  • Message 579

    , in reply to message 555.

    Posted by Gayer-Anderson Cat (U13637930) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Rosalind, meant to say that when Emily was PTS, I got a Feliway diffuser for Jasper, and I am sure it helped. I don't know whether it would help Marmalade, but I thought I'd mention it to you. Please give her a cuddle from me.

    G-AC

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  • Message 580

    , in reply to message 578.

    Posted by Gayer-Anderson Cat (U13637930) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Apologies for the typo, Looby!

    G-AC

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  • Message 581

    , in reply to message 580.

    Posted by Archie7762 (U14090056) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Roots, what absolutely gorgeous pictures, they do look so innocent as babies, don't they, who could guess they'd grow up to be vandals?

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  • Message 582

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    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Rosalind, meant to say that when Emily was PTS, I got a Feliway diffuser for Jasper, and I am sure it helped. I don't know whether it would help Marmalade, but I thought I'd mention it to you. Please give her a cuddle from me.

    G-AC 


    G-AC, thanks for your advice but the day that Mischief was PTS,
    the vet suggested a Feliway or something beginning with "S" but
    I was so upset (of course) that I didn't grasp it but Feliway because
    it had been discussed on various CC posts.
    What exactly does Feliway do for a cat like Marmalade?

    Sure I'll pass on your cuddle

    Rosalind

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  • Message 583

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    Posted by Ruairi (U15121157) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Hi Rosalind and welcome back.

    Feliway comes either as a spray or as a plug in diffuser. My understanding is that it releases a synthetic pheromone that imitates natural cat smell thereby helping a cat to feel in a natural environment thereby reducing stress.

    My sister's two bengals appreciate it. We have never noticed a difference using it with ours so I guess that it works for some cats but not for others.

    Best.

    Ruairi

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  • Message 584

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    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Hi Rosalind and welcome back.

    Feliway comes either as a spray or as a plug in diffuser. My understanding is that it releases a synthetic pheromone that imitates natural cat smell thereby helping a cat to feel in a natural environment thereby reducing stress.

    My sister's two bengals appreciate it. We have never noticed a difference using it with ours so I guess that it works for some cats but not for others.

    Best.

    Ruairi 


    Ruairi, thanks for your welcome back.

    I might try Feliway but what concerns me most is if it contains any
    form of Pencillin, I'm allegic to Pencillin.

    I will pick up Mischief's ashes sometime next week so I'll ask
    more about Feliway then but see how she is once I have let Marmalade outside again, Poor cat is going "stir crazy" (so to speak)
    but I am being my usual cautious Rosalind-self.

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  • Message 585

    , in reply to message 584.

    Posted by supertillypops (U7654482) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Rosalind, I can't think that Feliway will contain penicillin. But if you decide to buy some, go on-line. It's much cheaper than from the vet.

    stp

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  • Message 586

    , in reply to message 585.

    Posted by Eliza Bennet (U2508760) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Can't imagine why it would contain penicillin.

    It has no effect on our cats either sadly but I know it works brilliantly for many others, and it's definitely worth a try on any unsettled or stressed cat. I recommended it ages ago (based on recommendations here in CC) to a colleague who was having to look after her mum's old boy while her mum moved house, and he was so happy with her - despite the fact that she's very much not a cat person - that her mum felt guilty about taking him home again...she did 'fess up about the Feliway, so her mum took that with her as well as George.

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  • Message 587

    , in reply to message 586.

    Posted by Ruairi (U15121157) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Hi all

    February Cat Club now open at
    www.bbc.co.uk/dna/mb...

    Ruairi

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  • Message 588

    , in reply to message 586.

    Posted by BasiainBrooklyn (U505001) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Agh, I wrote a long post all about Feliway, with its patent document and all, but trust me Rosalind, it does not contain penicillin, not sure why you would think a pheromone diffusing solution would....

    No time now to redo, but if Marmalade is showing signs of distress, I imagine anything you can get your hands on to help her would be worth it.

    www.feliway.com/us/F...

    Scroll down to post #7.



    Basia

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  • Message 589

    , in reply to message 585.

    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Rosalind, I can't think that Feliway will contain penicillin. But if you decide to buy some, go on-line. It's much cheaper than from the vet.

    stp 


    stp, thanks I will have a look online for Feliway but do some research first
    into what it contains and does etc etc,.
    Like if might contraindicate with Marmalade's Felimazole (thyroidI) and
    Fortekor (Rena) meds or stuff that I have to take

    Can't imagine why it would contain penicillin.

    It has no effect on our cats either sadly but I know it works brilliantly for many others, and it's definitely worth a try on any unsettled or stressed cat. I recommended it ages ago (based on recommendations here in CC) to a colleague who was having to look after her mum's old boy while her mum moved house, and he was so happy with her - despite the fact that she's very much not a cat person - that her mum felt guilty about taking him home again...she did 'fess up about the Feliway, so her mum took that with her as well as George. 


    Thanks Eliza Bennett, I haven't had to think about what another cat would feel when the other one dies as sadly has happened to poor Mischief, But with CC recommendations not only now but in the past CCs to Feliway I'll give it a try.Cautiously

    Agh, I wrote a long post all about Feliway, with its patent document and all, but trust me Rosalind, it does not contain penicillin, not sure why you would think a pheromone diffusing solution would....

    No time now to redo, but if Marmalade is showing signs of distress, I imagine anything you can get your hands on to help her would be worth it.

    www.feliway.com/us/F...

    Scroll down to post #7.



    Basia  


    Basia thanks and I scrolled down the whole FAQ Feliway page/articles.

    In fact thinking about when Marmalade using the litter tray she used to be such a clean cat but now leaves some wee and poo on the old newspapers underneath the litter tray (I've always put old newspapers under the litter tray) but there isn't anything wrong with her appetite nor cuddles.
    I will sleep on the Feliway advice/idea and perhaps buy it on Friday

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  • Message 590

    , in reply to message 574.

    Posted by HolRose (U15447369) on Thursday, 31st January 2013

    Oh Roots, they are just gorgeous. You are not alone BTW, Wilf and Minnie are in the process of destroying my house. Wilf broke the butter dish yesterday. Numerous ornaments, not that I have that many, but still, they have been knocked over and stuff is all over the place after a hectic play session. They sound like a thunder storm. I have a friend who got two ginger kittens last autumn and she told me today that her house is now full of broken things. But they are so cute, you can't stay cross with them for too long. I love the name Vandals anyway, just didn't know what their Sunday names were.

    Love, Hol xxx

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  • Message 591

    , in reply to message 590.

    Posted by RosalindF (U11043377) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    Yesterday when I said that Marmalade was going "Stir Crazy" it's
    nothing new due to Mischief's having been PTS

    I meant that she is staring out of the windows asking to go out,
    that's all but very purry, mieows and cuddly also no food problems.

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