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Offline Blossom

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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2018, 10:23:38 AM »
A girl who lived next door to me rescued a cat which she called George.  George had been attacked by another cat and was seriously hurt.  The girl was a nurse and she needed her skills to get him through.

George was a lovely cat ....... but ........  he wanted her to play with him all the time.  Before she went to work in the morning her routine had to include George sitting on a piece of cardboard while she pulled it round, like a sleigh, the house.  She would have to play hide and seek with him before she left the house.  And George had a very loud voice and was very vocal.

I suggested she get another cat to keep George company but also said that the cat that was meant for her would show up.  Not long after I got an email in work from someone who had rescued a litter of feral kittens.  We went round to see them.  There was one female who was not doing as well as her two big brothers as they were stronger and so got more food.  She had not much fur and was quite wild.  Obviously that was the one she chose.  Just getting the kitten was a challenge and the next day, with the kitten safely in the bathroom so she could introduce her slowly to George, my friend was in the clinic getting a tetanus shot to combat the bites and scratches she had suffered.

That weekend I went to visit and noticed that George was unusually quiet.  Then I saw the kitten which walked up to George and George gave her a big lick.  George and Megs lived happily ever after, my friend was able to get some rest as George was now occupied, and all of them now live in Australia.

So getting two kitties can solve many problems.

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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2018, 10:55:50 AM »
Moderator, can we remove this thread?  It seems to be a duplicate of the last cat worship thread we had.  And the one before that.

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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2018, 10:58:36 AM »
Moderator, can we remove this thread?  It seems to be a duplicate of the last cat worship thread we had.  And the one before that.

Can the next pass the parcel person please skip the order and send Jim a cat? He needs to find out what all the fuss is about!  ;D
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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2018, 11:15:48 AM »
Moderator, can we remove this thread?  It seems to be a duplicate of the last cat worship thread we had.  And the one before that.

The nerve!  And PB “liking” this comment?!?  Shock and horror!


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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2018, 11:25:59 AM »
The nerve!  And PB “liking” this comment?!?  Shock and horror!
omg! George the VERY cuddly kitty is appalled!

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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2018, 12:01:41 PM »
Who needs cats when you can have guinea pigs.  Cheaper to feed and cheaper vet bills.  And well,  they act the same way as a cat. Ignore us completely until they want fed. 
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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2018, 03:14:41 PM »
It worked out so well because they could play with each other when the other one needed some peace.

I've heard that sibling pairs make the best companions for each other.  Their scents are familiar so they keep each other feeling secure.
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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2018, 03:23:54 PM »
I've heard that sibling pairs make the best companions for each other.  Their scents are familiar so they keep each other feeling secure.

I read that too, after the fact. But it made me feel better about coming home with twice as many kittens as I had intended to!  ;D
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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #38 on: February 15, 2018, 04:24:47 PM »
I had my female black cat, Paddie.  I rescued Sean (as in Connery) who had been seen playing with his sibling - who was a black cat.  I brought Sean in and he took one look at Paddie and hearts came out of his eyes.  He was so happy to see what he thought was his sibling.  Of course, Paddie didn't feel the same way.

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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #39 on: February 15, 2018, 08:52:54 PM »
I've heard that sibling pairs make the best companions for each other.  Their scents are familiar so they keep each other feeling secure.

Our cats are litter mates. We were only planning to get one, but EVERYONE told us it would be better to have two. One kitten would be really needy, they said, but two would socialise each other and keep each other company. I'm so glad we listened. Fortunately, there were two kittens we bonded with, and it turns out (according to my friend who takes care of their mother) our two were always good friends, from birth. She said she hadn't mentioned it because she didn't want to influence us, but was really glad we chose the ones we did, so they could stay together.
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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #40 on: February 15, 2018, 11:34:56 PM »
This was Elly settling in at her grandparents. I'm sad her sister didn't make it, but once we knew we'd be bringing her overseas we made the choice to hold off on getting a second kitty since she'd been a bit of a bully for food even though they were bonded. Hopefully having one of us around most of the time will be enough to keep her company cuz the new landlord will only allow her, and took a massive deposit for that. I miss the freedom of owning a home already!

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Cat lady for life!
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2018, 08:23:43 PM »
Well, I'm not quite home yet but Elly is and settled in immediately! She has only spent a few weeks around my husband and has been following him around, purring at his legs, playing and cuddling within the first 2 hours at our new house! So she knows she's home


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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2018, 08:25:55 PM »
That’s fantastic Margo!  :)
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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2018, 08:27:58 PM »
My cat is now officially gross. He's strictly indoors so we haven't rushed to have him neutered. (It's on our to do list, just a little more difficult when you don't have a car and no vet in the city centre)

Anyway, he jizzed all over himself yesterday. I was dying laughing and my husband was yelling at me to get him something to clean him off with. They were both still in the bed together.  Lmfao

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Re: Cat lady for life!
« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2018, 04:52:27 AM »
....my husband was yelling at me to get him something to clean him off with. They were both still in the bed together.  Lmfao

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OMG! That's both hilarious and horrifying. All of my kitties have been spayed/neutered before they joined the family so I didn't even know that was a thing that could happen!
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