Cat Thread 🐈 (rolling)

What a lovely little face he has! Hope all goes to plan and he joins your family soon🤗

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No way you’re not coming back with both.

Yeah I tend to think we often reach for insurance without questioning its value now @rob.orch - I mean stuff like holiday insurance in case you get hurt I get without a thought. Small chance maybe but it works out okay.

But with pets I reckon putting the same money aside in a bank account is probably as useful. Yes your pet might well suffer a large vet bill catastrophe but it probably won’t and the money being spent in the meantime is significant.

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I reckon that’s totally fair and v caring towards her!

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Important cat question.

We have new neighbours, and they have a worldie of a cat, who likes hanging out in our garden, and sneaking in the house. Our two cats aren’t that enamoured, but have been fine in the garden, but a bit hissy when he has snuck inside. (I have been trying to stop that part happening). Now, I love cats, and I say “everyone welcome”, but I don’t want him stressing out the girls, or eating their food or whatever.

What’s the right thing to do here?

How severe is “a bit hissy”?

Not very.

Hmm. Maybe don’t let him in as often or just let him poke his head for a moment and then gently escort from the premises. If your girls aren’t completely flipping out already, then limiting his visits may help them relax a bit, possibly grow accustomed to his presence.
Otherwise, deny him entry altogether. It’s their home, after all! It’s awful to turn away friendly fluffers but the girls take priority.

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Thanks! And the same with the garden? I could close off his entry point but reckon that would be a brief solution, and I do like him.

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I chase off anyone who makes the girls fly through the catflap at top speed bouffed up to the max (damn you Flufkins!).

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If they are fine with him in the garden, then I think that’s a good way for them to become accustomed to him. More open, less invasive of their territory. If he starts bullyiny, though, then the ban hammer needs to cone down. (Why can’t you all get along?!?)

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I do adore the big fluffed up tail of a freaked out cat though. So cute in tiny kittens when they spend almost every waking hour jumping at their own shadows

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Like popcorn.

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I’m gonna have to search through the old vids we’ve got from when Daisy had her kittens and we had four little jumpers with us :heart_eyes_cat:

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Haven’t been able to do anything today because someone has decided to sleep on me for four hours straight.

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The Handmaid’s Tail :cat2:

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What a nice moustache

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I actually disagree with this tbh. Putting the equivalent away every month will barely be a dent in a vet bill. It’s also super easy to say “if anything happened, we wouldn’t put them through treatment” but often the vet won’t put a cat to sleep without doing mutliple tests first (they have to cover their arses) and that can go up to £1k without treatment. Just to get bloods done when Princess was ill was £450. That was covered by the insurance but if i’d put the equivalent away each month, i’d only have £180.

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Yeah, when Nina was ill five years ago the bills were over two grand, which is fine if you’ve got thousands just sitting around waiting for a rainy day, but I was glad I’d been paying the insurance money.

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One reason my beloved Hypatia had to be put to sleep is because I could not afford the imaging recommended by the pet neurologist, so we couldn’t establish if her problems were even treatable. And I had to crowd-fund the visit to the pet neurologist as well as having her put to sleep.