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Reply #2240 on: June 05, 2014, 10:56:16 AM

We went from two to one to three and there's no question, three cats is an infinitely larger amount of cat than two.

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Reply #2241 on: June 05, 2014, 11:08:12 AM

When I moved in with my xgf, I went from 2 to 5 and it was insane.

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Reply #2242 on: June 05, 2014, 12:56:10 PM

I'm good with my two for right now.  They don't cuddle together much but they play together a LOT!  Poor Loki, the pooch, tries to play but she doesn't quite have the hang of cat play.  She get's all excited and then pounces and slaps the floor in front of them with her feet.  Of course, they scatter and she just stands there looking lonely and confused.  Getting my cat a cat was the best thing I could have done for them, I think.  If I had more room and my own place, I could stand to have more.  In fact, if I had lots of space I might fill it with lots of cats and dogs.  Unfortunately, my brother in law is allergic to kitties and I think one more is likely to kill him.  Also, Loki is getting a bit too old for new stuff to be happening and she was here first.

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Reply #2243 on: June 09, 2014, 09:00:53 AM

Mother cats have all given birth, current total is now 7 adults and 17 surviving kittens (3 didn't make it).  Of those 17, I've been informed we're keeping 5  ACK!

Anyone need a kitten fed-exed to them?
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Reply #2244 on: June 30, 2014, 05:39:56 PM

So, one of the gf's cats apparently has a big heart. In that he has hypertrophic cardio myopathy, where his heart is now big enough to touch both sides of his ribs, and obstructs his lung function massively. So now I get to give multiple pills each day to a cat that doesn't really like to be handled. Joy. He's at least responding to the meds, but the medium to long term prognosis is dire.

Not really that unexpected, but Ceeaytee checked out on his own terms on the way to the vet for a fluid drain. Wandered around the car, settled into his usual spot in the back seat, and just stopped. The least traumatic way to go I've seen for a cat.

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Reply #2245 on: June 30, 2014, 08:42:03 PM

I'm so sorry.  It sounds like he really had people that took good care of him through the thick and thin.
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Reply #2246 on: July 01, 2014, 06:38:09 AM

I'm sorry, too.   Heart  I plan on not outliving everything I know.  Srsly.

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Reply #2247 on: February 21, 2015, 03:35:59 PM


Welcome the newest guy to the family. Gatsby is his name. He is about 5 months is what the animal shelter said.
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Reply #2248 on: February 21, 2015, 03:38:32 PM

Looks happily settled in! Congrats.
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Reply #2249 on: March 03, 2015, 09:02:07 AM


He loves his little blue mouse, tearing around the house on the wood floors. Our house is a town house so he charges up the stairs and down and jumps and slides into things.


We made him a cat castle out of some cardboard boxes, hot glue gun, and old sheet.

I think he is fitting in great to our family :)
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Reply #2250 on: March 03, 2015, 11:56:58 PM

 DRILLING AND WOMANLINESS

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Reply #2251 on: March 04, 2015, 07:11:28 AM

Cardboard and sheets. It all makes sense now. Why the hell didn't I think of this already?

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Reply #2252 on: March 05, 2015, 12:39:58 PM

That's a gorgeous kitty!   Heart

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Reply #2253 on: March 12, 2015, 08:06:39 AM


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Reply #2254 on: March 17, 2015, 12:41:50 AM

Took this the other day.


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Reply #2255 on: March 17, 2015, 01:48:33 PM

My glorious and majestic cat.

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Reply #2256 on: March 17, 2015, 01:51:11 PM

Hah, my cat does that sometimes but I've never been fast enough to take a picture before he remembers his dignity.
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Reply #2257 on: March 17, 2015, 03:25:43 PM

I love grey tabbies. They are badass.

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Reply #2258 on: March 17, 2015, 04:48:01 PM

So i went to a cat cafe.

Its split level and this time all the cats bar one were upstairs, and we were downstairs. Someone else i know went and they were down and she was up. I wandered about, and there were some highly sociable little 'uns and the adults were friendly to the staff and fiercely indifferent to the customers which was amusing.

Its the only one in the UK, crowdfunded and im surprised there arent more. I had to book months previously. We had an early week second slot of the day, and there seemed more people had made the special trip into London to visit it than were locals or regulars.
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Reply #2260 on: July 11, 2015, 09:02:24 AM

Is it legal to keep panthers in New York?

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Reply #2261 on: July 11, 2015, 09:05:09 AM

Why, do you think that's what that cat eats?  awesome, for real

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Reply #2262 on: July 22, 2015, 11:56:59 AM

So, last month both of my cats (11m, 13f) were diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, T4 levels 160 and 188. I started with the medication option, but the side effects were bad, for the older cat just semi-serious, but for the younger cat they were life-threatening and prevented even trying other meds.

Luckily, the first clinic doing radioiodine treatments here in Finland opened up earlier this year, and I even know the vet running it. So the decision to go for that was pretty easy. I got an appointment to the treatment pretty fast, it starts this sunday.

I know at least the car trip will be hard, but I hope they will be OK in the treatment facility. And I hope the treatment will take effect soon, since the older cat has practically lost all her muscle mass, the poor thing weighs only 1.3 kg now :(

Have any of you had cats go through radioidine treatment? How did your cats take the isolation, and how did the treatment work?
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Reply #2263 on: July 22, 2015, 01:33:07 PM

Ours came back from thyroid surgery last week (levels were 210). We chose surgery over radioiodine due to the length of the the treatment and her temperment, and a few weeks of medication were difficult enough.

She came back minus 5 teeth (were going to be just 1) but is noticeably better, the overgrooming/fur pulling/face stuff has gone almost fully.
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Reply #2264 on: July 28, 2015, 02:18:18 AM


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Reply #2265 on: September 04, 2016, 10:48:38 PM

Forgot we had a cat thread. The stray I rescued yesterday seems to have had a good night, s/he'd eaten all the food and used the lit tray. Looking a bit better after another roubd of combing too. Just wants to sit on my lap and sleep and purr the whole time.


Update: Not a kitten. Vet says she's 'ancient' and wouldn't guess any more precisely than that. Only got 1 tooth left and that's wobbly. Another geriatric cat in the house, yay!
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Reply #2266 on: September 05, 2016, 05:19:21 AM

You're a good man apoc. What kind of troubles have you had with your 20 year old? My guy is 16 now and aside from being a little more sedate than he was I'm not seeing any real signs of age.
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Reply #2267 on: September 05, 2016, 05:48:14 AM

Very few tbh, she's doing amazingly well for her age. She's got a touch of hypothyroidism which means we have to massage a tiny amount of something called methimazole into one of her ears once a day and she's got hypertension so she gets 1/10th of a tablet of somethingsomething in her food once a day. Also her kidneys are starting to go, so she's on some special renal diet. She's a bit creaky, needs a step to get up on the bed, etc, and she's almost completely deaf, and her vision is a bit iffy. But she eats well, still has most of her teeth, goes outside every day, pretty awesome for such an ancient kitty!


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Reply #2268 on: September 05, 2016, 10:04:54 AM

Well I hope my cat is doing as well as yours in 4 years. I've had him since he was 6 weeks old and I'm not looking forward to losing him.
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Reply #2269 on: September 05, 2016, 10:32:14 PM

Same with me & Zebedee, had her since 6 weeks too. She's outlived all of her kittens, one of which made it to 17 though, despite being diabetic.

New old cat, as yet unnamed, is doing well and even though she's only got one tooth seems to prefer dry food to wet. Fine with me, cheaper!

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Reply #2270 on: September 11, 2016, 02:32:37 AM

Cat is now called Merkin 'cos she likes sitting on laps so much. Starting to look better after a week of feeding, warmth and cleaning. Still got a touch of cat flu, so we're still keeping her away from our other cat, Zebedee. But at least the diarrhoea seems to have abated, and none of her wounds are infected.


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Reply #2271 on: September 11, 2016, 08:07:24 AM

That's an tiny odd cat, looks ancient and kittenish all at once. You're a good man to give her some quality time. I found some old vet bills when moving stuff, turns out my old cats are older than I thought, Random is 19, Dagmar is 17. Random is tearing around the house with the kitten, so all is good.
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Reply #2272 on: September 11, 2016, 01:45:06 PM

That's an tiny odd cat, looks ancient and kittenish all at once. You're a good man to give her some quality time. I found some old vet bills when moving stuff, turns out my old cats are older than I thought, Random is 19, Dagmar is 17. Random is tearing around the house with the kitten, so all is good.

Yeah she's definitely very kitten-like for such an old kitty (however old she really is). I guess it's because of how skinny/malnourished she is. We're having to be very pragmatic about her - if she turns out to need expensive treatment then we simply can't afford that, so she'll probably be getting put down, but at least she'll have had a few weeks or months of warmth and food and care beforehand. Hopefully that won't be necessary though.

19 & 17 are great ages, that's v cool that they're doing well :)

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Reply #2273 on: September 13, 2016, 10:50:05 AM

Got these brothers about a year ago:





Litter mates are awesome. They're great cats as well. Affectionate and the least crazy cats I've ever had. Both fetch (Jack was the first to, but James is way better at it).

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Reply #2274 on: September 13, 2016, 01:42:48 PM

Top one is gorgeous. Bottom one is like a feline Buddha.  awesome, for real

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