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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Barbu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2016 at 23:19
^ Interesting.

I let my cats out 6 months a year and believe me, the winter is so hard up here, they don't bother me to go outside between November and April.
we found footprints in the snow
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Atavachron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2016 at 23:21
I was gonna say, you own cats so you must know most of this, sorry for the lecture -

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HackettFan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2016 at 23:59
Originally posted by Dean Dean wrote:

Originally posted by HackettFan HackettFan wrote:


I am so very very sad. My long-time avatar, Socks, has been missing for a week and has been presumed dead. A local bobcat may have been the culprit, or possibly coyotes, but it's all conjecture. He was 12 years old, which for cat years I presume is too old too Rock n' Roll yet too young to die. He was my avatar in real life too. I'll really miss him.



Being independent of spirit even in old age cats can go missing for days without concern but I feel for you because a week is along time, here's hoping he returns safe and sound.†

We have two elderly cats (17 & 18) - both have thyroid problems and the eldest also suffers from dementia, she has gone missing twice recently which caused us serious concern because it meant she was missing her meds and that could mean starving to death very quickly due to the hyperthyroidism so we tend to leaflet the neighbourhood with missing cat flyers and posters outlining her medical problems even if she's only been gone 1 day.†<span style="line-height: 1.4;">The first time she simply forgot where she lived and took up residence in a house†ľ of a mile down the road, the second time someone thought she was a malnourished stray so they took her to a vets 15 miles away and left her there.</span>
Yeah, I'd been second guessing and blaming myself, but there's only so much one can control. I hope your circumstances surrounding your cats work out in the best possible way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2016 at 07:55
Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

@Dean : at this advanced age, wouldn't it be safer for them and less worrying for you to not let them go outdoors?
We should but as they've been independent outdoor cats all their lives it would be difficult and probably mean using a pen to contain them, which wouldn't be fair on them. [I have strong opinions on the concept of indoor cats that I'll not go into]. We live in a rural area with two miles of field behind us so road safety isn't such an issue, we keep them in at night for simple expediency (they can see cars but car drivers can't see them).

It's really only the male that used to wander far but now he's old and going deaf he is rarely gone for more than an hour (even with the meds the hyperthyroidism means he wants feeding little and often). The eldest female rarely leaves the garden (which is why she now gets easily disoriented) and the other two females stay in and around the house all the time.

However, mostly they sleep:

Mouse (6) - so named because she used to sleep on my mouse mat while I was trying to work:

Syd (10) - this is how she sleeps for reasons best know to her, if the iPad is in use she will try and sleep on my iPhone

Spike (17) - waiting to be returned to Amazon.co.uk

Storm (18) - Spike's mum, looking none to pleased I woke her (she heard that on the grapevine)

..and here she's decided that if I'm going away on business she's coming too:
"You know what uranium is, right?
Itís this thing called nuclear weapons.
And other things.
Like lots of things are done with uranium.
Including some bad things.
But nobody talks about that."
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Cat's life...lucky dudes.
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It's hilarious the sort of places cats can find to sleep. And when they do, they have no idea how amusing they are, like perfect comedy straight men.
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the big boss


the whistleblower


the unafraid (except for bathtubs)
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Moths, mites, ants.. And I had a hornet for a few minutes today.
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Hello.

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Off for a walk in the neighborhood with my whistleblower...he follow me for the first half then lead the way for the path home...quite hilarious.

Who said cats were too independent?
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The boss is comfortably seated on the couch, eating a bird.

Looks like happiness.
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Dead thread.

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