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  1. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Cat gardeners, I bought some succulents from the supermarket and they don't have their names on them so I can't look it up, does anyone know the names of these and/or whether they are toxic to cats? Trying to work out where the hell to put them.


    I've got them on my desk in my office atm. It's nice and warm in there, and I can pop them on the (east facing) windowsill where the cat walks if I know she won't start vomming all over the place.
  2. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Don’t know about poisonous but those would get dug up and then helpfully pushed over the edge of the desk / windowsill in no time if they were here. I love succulents but all such things in my flat have to be up well out of reach of prying paws.
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  3. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    She's already had a sniff of them and been sharply moved along. I'm going to end up being one of those people who moves their plants every day. I already do it with the bleedin' cat grass over winter: on the bright windowsill during daylight, and into the warm living room when it's dark. Otherwise it doesn't grow. And Peggy demands her grass all year round.
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  4. Orang Utan


    She's 17! Still going strong. She doesn't even seem like an old cat. :)
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Ziggy likes to sleep in the upstairs hallway so when I come in this is the view I see looking down at me:

  6. Libertad

    Libertad Would it help?

    They're sedums I think and as such they should be fine with the catses but just to be sure:

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  7. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    Still loves his Horse

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  8. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Succulents are a bit of a mystery to me - I do have some difficulties telling them apart without a key (until they flower), but I am certain that these are echeverias, sedums, graptopetalum or crassula...and not kalanchoe, which is toxic (along with euphorbia). Will ask daughter in law (who is much more of an expert than I could ever claim.
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  9. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Thank you campanula I appreciate it :) I don't have a huge amount of space that the cat can't get to, which of course I didn't think about when I bought them :D
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  10. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    i had an encounter with a small house leopard (not sure the pink sparkly collar really suits her) who lives near the station the other day (too dark to try and take photos)

    got about six repeats of the 'run in front then stop and insist on more fussings' thing
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  11. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    deleting some pics from google drive when I came across this pic of bella as a baby three years ago. forgot I had her from gumtree. the seller text me the photo as I asked for a bigger pic of her. had to go and put a deposit of 50 squid. all the way in hanger lane. i wish I kept the number. would have have text her back now to show her what bella looks like 3 years later and that she is happy and healthy.

  12. Shirl

    Shirl Brexit my arse

    This was interesting today. Brad, the gentle ginger boy who is only half the size of Vincent, turned on Vincent the bully and chased him then had him laying submissive on the floor against the wall.
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  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Molly waiting for the sun Mollysunwaiting.jpg
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  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    then basking in it
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  15. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Be who you needed when you were younger

    Monty charmed the vets and got on their social media. Now he is sans bollocks and chipped.

  16. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Three days running I've got back home to find Missy out the front, ecstatic to see me. I knew she went out the front, walking all the way round from the back door of my mid-terrace house, climbing multiple fences. She's always seems very grateful that she doesn't have to bother with such athleticism as she just follows me through the front door.
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  17. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    Not happy kitties off for their annual jabs...

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  18. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Those faces say "There will be consequences" ...
  19. A380

    A380 How do I change this 'custom title' thing then?

    There were. Pile of sick outside my bedroom door next day. Right where my un- socked foot found it at 0600...
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  20. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    Thanks, he started actually bleeding out of his ear before the vet appointment rolled around. The vet tried to clean up the mess and have a look, he could see something in there and suspects polyps in the ear and throat are causing all of the symptoms, tomorrow I take Radar in to the vet hospital to get a diagnostic CT scan and probably very fiddly surgery on his ear/throat to remove any (probably, hopefully, benign) growths, and to remove the tissue they are rooted in to prevent them growing back (something called a Bulla Osteotomy?)

    Thank fuck for pet insurance, we were quoted £3k FFS :eek: but insurance should cover the majority of that, we'll still have to shell out around £500-£700 out of our own pocket but it could be worse.

    That's not the main thing though, needless to say I'm really frightened about the surgery and for my lovely little Radar :( :(

    Please keep your fingers crossed for my sweet little mischief cat
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  21. eatmorecheese

    eatmorecheese Be who you needed when you were younger

    In my thoughts x
  22. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Wishing him all the luck in the world for a safe surgery and speedy recovery. Please do keep us updated.
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  23. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    Thanks, I'm honestly really not in a good place right now, I'm very anxious and upset about it all :(
  24. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh


    hope all goes well
  25. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Get well soon Radar :thumbs:
  26. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    I hope he's OK, Epona. Fingers crossed.
  27. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    Good luck Radar.
  28. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    Thanks everyone for your kind wishes.

    Just had a call from the vet to say the surgery went well and he is fine - phew!

    He had a CT scan and turned out he had polyps in BOTH ears and going down into the throat, poor boy, so longer and more complex surgery, but they did manage to do both sides in one session - the vet is going to phone me tomorrow after she's done her morning rounds and let me know how he is (and it's a 24 hour clinic so he'll be checked on regularly and looked after), it's possible he might have to stay in hospital until Friday though (how on earth am I going to be able to sleep tonight without him trying to sleep on my face like usual?)

    Still going to be a bit anxious until he is back home of course, but am having a little bit of a relief cry atm :oops:
  29. Calamity1971

    Calamity1971 If Mr Peanut says It's okay, then it is.

    Brilliant news Epona. X
  30. Epona

    Epona Down with battered parsnips

    Oh the other good news is that they looked just like bog standard polyps (although quite large!), they will of course go to the pathology lab just to be absolutely sure, but the growths are almost certainly benign.

    Edit to add: (being in both ears also explains why he hasn't been responding to his name like he usually does lately, poor bugger probably almost completely deaf, but is always difficult to tell with cats whether they are just choosing to ignore you LOL :D - if his eardrums haven't been perforated I imagine his hearing should improve when any inflammation clears up - must remember to ask the vet about that)

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