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Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Mation, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Really real.

    it's very much expanded to 5. :-p

    We did have homes for 2 back when we had 4 kitties. But the two dying means that we only had the one we were keeping anyway and the one that Rich had promised to a mate of his. The mate has since said he cant take a kitten after all and Rich wants to keep both. I also want to keep both.
     
  2. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Stella, earlier:

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  3. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Really real.

    now i need this
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  4. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Idiot cat is really clingy....
     
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  5. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    Don't let me go out there again. Don't.
     
  6. mx wcfc

    mx wcfc Well-Known Member

    Little cat watching the sunset on next doors roof
     

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  7. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

  8. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Never get cats (or dogs) from gumtree etc.

    No matter how they dress it up, they are often bred in awful conditions for the money.

    Go to a shelter. Fuck getting a posh breed when there are thousands of scrawny little fuckers desperate for a home and more besides suffering because there aren't enough places in shelters for them.
     
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  9. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    Can you afford four cats? Can you afford the insurance, the extra flea treatment, food etc. Can you afford to buy them different foods if they don't like yours? If you can afford it then go to a shelter, if not then don't.
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Today's kitten pic
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  11. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I can afford the extra running costs. I've got two rescue cats and love them to bits. It's really shallow but I really fancy a big cat. :oops:
     
  12. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I want a breed cat more than I can say.

    But I won't get one unless there was one at a shelter. It's irresponsible.
     
  13. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Ziggy's gorgeous. He's got some great Denis Healy's going on.
     
  14. bimble

    bimble Is it Spring yet?

    i love Ziggy and i cannot lie. He is ridiculous, in the best possible way. Cat sleeping belly up = the best thing eva.
     
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  15. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Your right. Getting one of gum tree is a silly idea.

    However my other half is open to the idea of another cat. :)
     
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  16. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    There are breed cat rescues.

    Cat Rescue Centres UK - Pedigree Cats - Adopt a Cat - Cat Chat

    There are actually good reasons for getting a (ethical) breed cat (or dog)- you know what you are getting for a start. We wanted a house cat, we know ragdolls make good house cats; we knew there would be children in the house and we wanted a cat which was docile and loving and good with children- which ragdolls are. Our house is always full of people going to and fro so we wanted a sociable and chilled out cat which wouldn't be stressed by it all (he even likes building work - he is bonkers) We were very careful when we got him, (actually from a vet) because badly-bred ragdolls have a number of health issues. despite his escape escapade this week, I have never regretted getting him.

    Before I got him people would talk about ragdoll personalities and I thought they were being a bit silly and twee. But they really are quite unusual and a lot of fun, as well as incredibly affectionate and a bit crazy.

    But yeah- never get a pet off gumtree.
     
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  17. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Well yours is certainly gorgeous. No Maine Coons or Norwegian's available, but I'll keep looking. I'm not totally hung up on getting one of those breeds, but thought they would be fun.

    On a more general point is it easier to introduce a kitten when you have existing cats rather then one that fully grown?
     
  18. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Yes, in theory. But adult cats may bully the crap out of a kitten as opposed to coming to an uneasy truce with an adult.... best rescue centres help you decide how the cats will get on together (eg introductions, home visits etc)
     
  19. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    We don't have any worries about Odin. He's such a chilled out little fellow. Katness is more on the nervous/neurotic side so don't know how she would react. She was bit rough when we got Odin, but they were both tiny then, but they are both almost grown up now. One advantage with a Main Coon... It wouldnt take long till it was bigger then her!
     
  20. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Katness this morning. She knows she shouldnt be on the counter, so goes sits on the window sill where she can't easily be removed.

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  21. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat vote proletaricat democracy

    one source of rescues is retired breeding mum-kittehs. Think CRI may be able to offer an idea or two here, as think that's how Breeze (who doesn't feature enough on urban these days by the way) came their way.

    not always reliable - when I lived with two fairly substantial mogs, there was a local black cat about half the size of either of them that would chase the two of them round the garden, and would occasionally manage to get in and steal their dinner...
     
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  22. AuntiStella

    AuntiStella Really real.

    One kitten came up to greet me in bed this morning - Rich woke up on Friday with all 5 cats laying on him and the kittens were on his face :eek:
     
  23. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Yeah, the neighbourhood thug-cat is a very pretty, tiny tabby. All the other cats are terrified of her
     
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  24. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    [​IMG]. This is thug-mog
     
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  25. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Got an evil glint in the eye :hmm:
     
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  26. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    Yup. You don't mess
     
  27. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Young Missy threw me a curve ball yesterday morning, as, for the first time since she started going outside about nine months ago, she managed to find her way around to the front door. I'm mid-terrace, third from the end, and until now she's always been happy with the back garden and those adjoining. Am I overly worried that she won't be able to find her way back to the cat flap?
     
  28. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat vote proletaricat democracy

    it's possible, although cats have quite a good homing instinct (hence her finding her way to the front door)
     
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  29. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Normally she watches the birds but this morning she's spent 20 minutes intently observing each blossom petal that falls off the tree

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  30. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    Ozzie seems to have regressed. Clothes are being dragged out of drawers, toys are being played with more and she's trying to get in places she used to be able to fit.
     

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