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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #193 on: August 08, 2009, 21:20:18 PM »
Brilliant news - I am sure he will be back to his old self in next to no time.  Give him a big cuddle   :hug:
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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #192 on: August 08, 2009, 21:01:31 PM »
This is stunning news and am sure he will settle vey soon, he needs lots of TLC now  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #191 on: August 08, 2009, 20:28:47 PM »
Miriam im so pleased for you and buddy, your hardwork paid off and you have him back  ;D
He will be upset for a while but should soon get back to his routine again, as he has lost weight it would be best to feed him small meals until he gets used to regular food again, id also phone the vet and see if they want to check him over  :hug:


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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #190 on: August 08, 2009, 18:44:47 PM »
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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #189 on: August 08, 2009, 18:34:19 PM »
Whoo hooo some good news for a change, so pleased for you ;D

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #188 on: August 08, 2009, 17:42:04 PM »
Oh Miriam I am so happy that Buddy is back home.  If he has been living on his wits for a the past 58 days he will be jumpy, nervous and stressed out ... poor baby.  I'm sure after a good sleep and food he will realise he is back home and safe with his mummy again.  As he has lost weight it's probably best to feed little and often and it's probably a good idea to get him a vet check up.  He'll probably need a worming pill and a flea treatment as well if he's been living rough .   But for now lots of rest, relaxation and cuddles from his mummy are what's needed.

Welcome home Buddy xxx

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #187 on: August 08, 2009, 17:33:33 PM »
Wonderful news!

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #186 on: August 08, 2009, 17:17:47 PM »
 :wow:  that's made my day, I am so pleased  :hug:

Buddy is bound to feel quite stressed right now but he will settle down soon I'm sure xx
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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #185 on: August 08, 2009, 17:11:20 PM »
Thats really great news Miriam
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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #184 on: August 08, 2009, 16:58:14 PM »
Wonderful news.

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #183 on: August 08, 2009, 16:45:55 PM »
I'm absolutely thrilled for you, fantastic news.

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I'm sure he'll settle back in again very quickly.

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #182 on: August 08, 2009, 15:50:57 PM »
BRILLIANT NEWS  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #181 on: August 08, 2009, 15:34:54 PM »
Oh that is fabulous, fabulous news  :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :drink: :drink: :drink: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

Miriam, I am over the moon for you both, I really am!

Your presence, soothing music, familiar surroundings and some good food will soon calm Buddy down, I'm sure  :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #180 on: August 08, 2009, 15:05:31 PM »
You keep looking at him in disbelief! Imagine the feeling your gonna get when you wake up in the morning and see him!  ;D :hug:

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« Reply #179 on: August 08, 2009, 14:56:00 PM »
No! Unless of course he had been to hell and back which we now know was not the case! I'd give him a week tops considering the situation, cats are very clever and do have memories once put back into a situation....He will probably be back to normal in a couple of days!  ;) :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #178 on: August 08, 2009, 14:53:16 PM »
just ordered the diffuser on Jolleys for £21. Buddy was an outdoor cat but I am DEFINETLY  keeping him in for a few weeks, will be a bit tricky as I live in a studio flat and one of the kitchen walls is pretty much the back door but I am not taking any risks! He has gone back to sleep now so I am just leaving him be.

Can he stay traumatised for quite along time, I don't want to upset him more than he already is?

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #177 on: August 08, 2009, 14:49:06 PM »
Would love to see a pic of the boy himself when he's settled back in Miriam  :)

Yes we need to see the clever boy! Do you reckon the location he was found could of been on the way back to yours from the vets? (me being curious!)  :shify: :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #176 on: August 08, 2009, 14:45:43 PM »
These Feliway usually take about a week to start working Miriam so for the now I would just concentrate of him (as if you wouldnt be lol!) and you and the love you lost now the love thats returned! (yes I know Im away with the pixies lol!)  ;D ;D ;D

He is an indoor cat is he not? I cant remember but! Even if he just goes out in your garden then unless it is catproofed I would also keep him in for at least 2 weeks to re-establish where his home is!  ;) :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #175 on: August 08, 2009, 14:42:29 PM »
Would love to see a pic of the boy himself when he's settled back in Miriam  :)

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #174 on: August 08, 2009, 14:38:45 PM »
You could also try ebay for them .Had a quick look and they about £22 posted.
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« Reply #173 on: August 08, 2009, 14:36:17 PM »
It's basically calming pheromones for cats - I have had great success with it with Lu who can be very twitchy and overly sensitive. Can't think of anywhere on the high street so to speak that would sell them apart from Pets at Home.

http://www.petsathome.com/find/keyword-is-feliway/product-is-21222

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Would the vets not stock them cheaper than that Helen?  :sneaky:

They're £22 online so Vet prices would prob be the same/more than PAH but there's also finding a vet that's open on Saturdays! From personal experience of knowing how well it works I'd say it's definitely worth £30  :)

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy - Traumatised but home after 58 days
« Reply #172 on: August 08, 2009, 14:33:56 PM »
Jolleys sell them too I think.


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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #171 on: August 08, 2009, 14:30:05 PM »
It's basically calming pheromones for cats - I have had great success with it with Lu who can be very twitchy and overly sensitive. Can't think of anywhere on the high street so to speak that would sell them apart from Pets at Home.

http://www.petsathome.com/find/keyword-is-feliway/product-is-21222

Would you allow me the honour of changing the title to 'home safe'?  :)

Would the vets not stock them cheaper than that Helen?  :sneaky:

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« Reply #170 on: August 08, 2009, 14:26:56 PM »
It's basically calming pheromones for cats - I have had great success with it with Lu who can be very twitchy and overly sensitive. Can't think of anywhere on the high street so to speak that would sell them apart from Pets at Home.

http://www.petsathome.com/find/keyword-is-feliway/product-is-21222

Would you allow me the honour of changing the title to 'home safe'?  :)

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #169 on: August 08, 2009, 14:25:16 PM »
 :dance: :dance: :dance: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :dance: :dance: :dance: :Flowers: :Flowers: :Flowers: :cuddle: :cuddle: :cuddle: :star1: :star1: :star1:

MIRIAM!!!!!

I am in tears of joy here, I am soooooooooo pleased that you and Buddy have been reunited! This is amazing!!!!

Now this can join all of the other "Stories of Hope"!!!

 :welcome: back Buddy....If you knew how much your meowmy missed you, but then you do as Im sure you missed her just as much back!!!  :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #168 on: August 08, 2009, 14:24:39 PM »
It's like a plug in which is calming for cats.


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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #167 on: August 08, 2009, 14:23:05 PM »
What's a feliway diffuser?

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« Reply #166 on: August 08, 2009, 14:21:53 PM »
Oh that's excellent news!!


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« Reply #165 on: August 08, 2009, 14:19:11 PM »
 :omg: :omg: :omg: :omg:

This is fantastic news, it has made my day - no scrap that it has made my week  :wow: :wow: :wow:

It will take him a while to settle back in, I'd definitely second the Feliway diffuser - they're cheaper online but I think he'd benefit from one ASAP so you can get them from Pets at Home.  I know a lot of the rescues have great success with rescue remedy too (as have I), either a few drops in the water or on the outsides of his ears.

Am absolutely over the moon for you Miriam  :hug:


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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #164 on: August 08, 2009, 14:14:59 PM »
Thats the most fantastic news  :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :yayyy: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
It will take him some time to come round as he has been away so long, but definately don''t let him out again for a long while .
Have you got any feliway diffusers to plug in ?

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« Reply #163 on: August 08, 2009, 14:10:14 PM »
OK, so I got a call this morning, about 10.00am, 'He's in the trap, he's in the trap!'. I go round there and Buddy is in the trap!. We  slide his blanket into the trap and he smells the blanket, stops scrambling and lays down on to the blanket. The very kind couple then drive me, Buddy and the trap back to my house.
So Buddy is now home. He has had something to eat and a nap but I think he is very, very traumatised. He earlier spoke to me and it is his voice and he has lost about 1/2 his body weight but otherwise physically looks OK. I am giving him all the space he needs. His breathing is normal but I think he may have some physiological damage. I'm quietly singing the songs I would sing to him normally, he did walk back into the room to see me but then the phone rang and he jumped and ran back to the bathroom.

I guess it can be possible for a cat to be traumatised after surviving in a neighbourhood they didn't know, what with all the thunder storms of late. He has been missing for a total of 58 days. I think I am a shell shocked myself at the mo with him actually being back home

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #162 on: August 07, 2009, 20:06:52 PM »
nope, no news yet!

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #161 on: August 07, 2009, 18:51:26 PM »
 :hug: Any news yet Miriam?
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« Reply #160 on: August 06, 2009, 22:26:12 PM »
Just popped in to top up the positive homing vibes for Buddy, you must be so frustrated but im sure you will win in the end :hug: :hug:
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« Reply #159 on: August 06, 2009, 22:18:59 PM »
So frustrating but it must surely be only a matter of time.

Would the area be somewhere you would feel safe in at night - just wondering if there was anyone you could go out with at night, once it has quietened down, to see whether he is more responsive to your voice at night.

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« Reply #158 on: August 06, 2009, 21:57:19 PM »
If you can get them to keep their cat in at night and set the trap last thing at night and hopefuklly she will go in at night with the smell of fishy food - worked a charm for us last week I now have a neutered tom - Sam and a pregnant black girl Indie

We always set our traps at night - we had to re trap 30 of ours after we moved so kknow how frustrating it can be - our closest neighbour - we share a track used to check the traps for their cats and then reset for us with food - they are very good neighbours!
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« Reply #157 on: August 06, 2009, 21:48:28 PM »
No me me me  :rofl:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #156 on: August 06, 2009, 13:14:28 PM »
To someone else who is not "cat wise" this may seem like a little saga Miriam, to us this is your life and a very epic tale....I want the epilogue to begin (Is that the last part, the sum up etc?  :-:)

I think you may have a clue what I mean.... :shy: :Luv: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #155 on: August 06, 2009, 12:33:28 PM »
No one is nosey!, I am touched by everyone thinking about our little saga!

To someone else who is not "cat wise" this may seem like a little saga Miriam, to us this is your life and a very epic tale....I want the epilogue to begin (Is that the last part, the sum up etc?  :-:)

I think you may have a clue what I mean.... :shy: :Luv: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Lost - my beautiful Buddy
« Reply #154 on: August 06, 2009, 01:35:21 AM »
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