It's Caturday- Post some cats (vol 3)

It's Caturday- Post some cats (vol 3)

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Speed 3

2,644 posts

67 months

Monday 28th October
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Wanna find a cat ? Put an empty box in the kitchen smile


thebigmacmoomin

2,303 posts

117 months

Monday 28th October
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Cat doesn't look very pleased to be in the box though

nealeh1875

274 posts

40 months

Friday 1st November
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Sad day today we had to put down my mothers cat Molly, the family cat for the last 15 years or so,

Not sure how old she was before we had her but shes been the most wonderful member of the family since we got her from rescue.

Had not been very well lately, not eating, urinating on the floor, vet advised it was some kidney issues with more scans and more tablets which may or may not work.

Either way the expense would of been too much and only delaying the inevitable i think,

RIP Molly xx


singlecoil

28,038 posts

194 months

Friday 1st November
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Well done to your family for taking Molly in and you were rewarded with a long and mutually beneficial relationship.

garythesign

830 posts

36 months

Friday 1st November
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nealeh1875 said:
Sad day today we had to put down my mothers cat Molly, the family cat for the last 15 years or so,

Not sure how old she was before we had her but shes been the most wonderful member of the family since we got her from rescue.

Had not been very well lately, not eating, urinating on the floor, vet advised it was some kidney issues with more scans and more tablets which may or may not work.

Either way the expense would of been too much and only delaying the inevitable i think,

RIP Molly xx

Sorry for the loss of Molly.

We had a black one like her twenty years ago. He was a little sweetie.

RIP little one

JerryDXB

199 posts

47 months

Wednesday 6th November
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“Go on, touch my tummy if you dare! I’ll even pretend not to be looking” biggrin




Chris Stott

6,971 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Beautiful.

Hehe... my little girl does that. Rolls around on her back purring like mad when she’s really fussy... but its military field dressing time if you touch her tummy laugh

judas

5,471 posts

207 months

Wednesday 6th November
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I once made the mistake of rubbing the belly of a friend's cat. In hindsight I should have recognised all that rolling about for the bear trap that it was.

After I stopped screaming and retrieved the pitiful shredded remains of my hand, I had to apply enough plasters to pay for Dr Elastoplast's new yacht.

I swear the cat was smirking at me afterwards... grumpy

Chris Stott

6,971 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th November
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My boy loves having his tummy stroked - him rolling around on his back is the sign he wants fuss...


T-195

1,550 posts

9 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Yes, we have stolen the new duvet.

wibble cb

1,766 posts

155 months

Wednesday 6th November
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If Smokey rolls over, its an open invitation to tummy rub...



cue much wriggling about and purring!


JerryDXB

199 posts

47 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Chris Stott said:
My boy loves having his tummy stroked - him rolling around on his back is the sign he wants fuss...

Nice! I’d lose about a pint of blood if I attempted that with her above.

Roofless Toothless

2,350 posts

80 months

Wednesday 6th November
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JerryDXB said:
Chris Stott said:
My boy loves having his tummy stroked - him rolling around on his back is the sign he wants fuss...

Nice! I’d lose about a pint of blood if I attempted that with her above.
I always understood that cats roll over and expose their tummies as a sign of trust. They are saying, 'look, I am so comfortable with you that I am prepared to bare my weakest side to you', confident that you won't take advantage.

The last thing they expect is someone to actually take them up on the offer. However, I have come across the occasional cat that gets it all wrong and actually likes a belly rub. Wear a welding gauntlet first to check!

Jasey_

1,830 posts

126 months

Wednesday 6th November
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Thought I'd try approaching Genghis' belly ...



Maybe not biggrin

Chris Stott

6,971 posts

145 months

Wednesday 6th November
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rofl

Mannginger

7,881 posts

205 months

Thursday 7th November
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Sad news unfortunately. 3 weeks ago I had a call from the vet that I was really not expecting. We'd put Echo in for some tests expecting a flair up of a Pancreatitis issue she'd had a year ago. Vet told me it was either FIP or Lymphoma, but in any event either either was fatal. We were able to rule out FIP but I was unwilling to subject her to further invasive tests to confirm Lymphoma as the end result was going to be the same frown

Anyway the speed of the disease has utterly shocked me, the weight fell away from her, significant muscle wastage even though she was eating 4/5 times per day, especially in the last week.

We had scheduled a hospice appointment with a visit-at-home vet for last night but from Tuesday I knew it was likely to be changed to a Euthanasia appointment and unfortunately she confirmed she thought that would be the best thing to do.

Thankfully my better half had a week off last week and I worked from home yesterday and she was having a good day - lots of strokes and head bumps and treats and a good coat brushing which she clearly enjoyed. But in the end she had to go frown

I'm gutted, she was only 4 and the pace of the illness has really blown me away. Trying to keep her sister distracted as much as we can now and will keep a watch out for her pining.

Here's a last pic of her looking a little goofy with food on her lips

RIP little Echo, it was a short life but a good one. frown



Edited by Mannginger on Thursday 7th November 16:24

nealeh1875

274 posts

40 months

Thursday 7th November
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Bless her, shes beautiful

RIP Echo

Gretchen

16,739 posts

164 months

Thursday 7th November
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I’m so sorry for your loss. She truly was a beautiful cat. But then they all are aren’t they. Sweet dreams Echo x

Chris Stott

6,971 posts

145 months

Thursday 7th November
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I have a lump in my throat reading that... what a beautiful girl... so sad frown

garythesign

830 posts

36 months

Thursday 7th November
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4 years old. That is nothing.

RIP little Echo