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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2010, 19:36:07 PM »
well after the not so good news about Cheeky going for a dental I now have some WONDERFUL!!!!  news  :) :)

We had a call today about a potential home that sounds just up Cheeky's Street and this was followed by a meeting tonight with a gent who has become - Cheeky's new Daddy!!!  yyaaayyy    :wow:

Wasn't that quick?? :wow:  Cheekie is still here just now obviously as he has to go for his dental tomorrow but all being well we hope to place Cheeky with his new dad sometime this weekend :)

What is SOOO wonderful about this is that he will be going back to what he came from.  A companion cat for an elderly gent who is looking for company and it was great to see Cheeky light up in his company.

To be honest we think Cheeky knew that he was meeting his new daddy as when his new dad took away his hand Cheeky put out his paw and grabbed his hand as if to say - don't leave me.  Bless him!

We are just over the moon with Cheeky and his new dad is utterly smitten - awkward eater or no awkward eater  :rofl:   :Luv2: 
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2010, 17:23:56 PM »
Hope all goes well for Cheeky tomorrow  :hug: :hug:

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« Reply #84 on: March 17, 2010, 15:49:28 PM »
Poor old Cheeky hasn't had much luck has he... well apart from being rescued by someone so caring.

Good luck with your dental treatment tomorrow Wee man. I hope once it is all done your mouth will feel loads better and you suddenly realise good is what you need,not the old stuff you have been eating. Fingers crossed!

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« Reply #83 on: March 17, 2010, 15:42:49 PM »
Awwww tons of these   :hug: :hug: :hug: for Cheeky tomorrow. Hope he'll be fine  :Luv2: :Luv2:

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« Reply #82 on: March 17, 2010, 14:59:40 PM »
Tons of love to Cheeky for tomorrow  :hug: xx
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #81 on: March 17, 2010, 14:14:16 PM »
Well Cheeky boy is heading into the vet tomorrow for his Dental - we are going to be SOOO unpopular tommorrow as we have SO many of the kitties in for various things!    Will let you know how he goes when we collect him.
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« Reply #80 on: March 16, 2010, 14:32:50 PM »
On the food front his appetite is good but he just won't eat ANYTHING other than what he's used to.  Only exceptions are some sardines in tomato sauce and cooked chicken.  So alas after weeks of trying lots of different things including special diets, all natural, raw and mixes of different things I am admitting defeat and giving him what he WILL eat and just adding supplements.

Thats progress though isnt it? and its added a little more variety to his diet. The sardines are pretty good nutritionally because they provide a fairly balanced ratio of meat and bone - as well as his Omega 3's and 6's  ;) and the cooked chicken with supplements is also better than his original diet. Glad to hear he's perked up a bit too, hope the vet can sort his teeth out :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #79 on: March 16, 2010, 14:23:57 PM »
Perhaps after the dental he might be willing to try a more cat-friendly diet - one can but hope  :)  Sending him lots of positive vibes.  :Luv2:

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« Reply #78 on: March 16, 2010, 10:25:24 AM »
Hope all goes well for the little man, I'm sure he'll feel much better after the dental  xx
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« Reply #77 on: March 16, 2010, 10:23:48 AM »
We ended up taking Cheeky with us to the vet last night as we were heading there anyway with a wee stray - report more shortly on another thread.

He wouldn't let us check him over for anything!  but was good as gold at the vet last night.  Surprisingly enough he got a clean bill of health other than his teeth which are terrible so he is now checked in for a dental this week - his lovely diet has destroyed his teeth!!

Will let you know how it goes will be getting done Thursday / Friday.
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #76 on: March 16, 2010, 08:19:48 AM »
Am glad he is eating something, even if it isn't ideal!! Good luck with the vet visit, although I woudl still be tempted to take him to your mum's for a bit, even if he is still put up for adoption.
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2010, 17:27:03 PM »
So pleased he's on the up bless him.  :Luv2:  And if he's been holding out for food he likes then I'd say he's pretty strong willed.  :evillaugh:

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« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2010, 15:52:43 PM »
I agree with Janey and maybe now he is getting the food he is used to he will be more happy  ;D

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« Reply #73 on: March 15, 2010, 10:16:06 AM »
I'm really pleased to hear he's perking up a bit - and maybe some of that is down to him getting a little of what he wants - food-wise  ;) and who can blame him! bless  :Luv2: keep us updated it's nice to hear how he's getting on.
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« Reply #72 on: March 15, 2010, 10:08:17 AM »
Hi guys,

Latest on cheeky is that he is feeling much better in himself and has begun to really cheer up and we even managed to get him interested in play which is great :)

On the food front his appetite is good but he just won't eat ANYTHING other than what he's used to.  Only exceptions are some sardines in tomato sauce and cooked chicken.  So alas after weeks of trying lots of different things including special diets, all natural, raw and mixes of different things I am admitting defeat and giving him what he WILL eat and just adding supplements.

After 10 - 11 yrs of eating what he has he is NOT going to change his ways - have tried the nicey nice approach and the eat it or starve, etc etc etc and got nowhere.

There is a first for everything and in this case I am admitting defeat - Cheeky Wins! :tired:

He is still with us just now as mum is getting heating installed but in light of the above we may just put him through a vet check and decide whether to put him forward for adoption.  That depends on the outcome of a checkup though.

Will report more soon.....

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« Reply #71 on: March 13, 2010, 14:45:48 PM »
Any news about Cheeky? hope he's ok  :hug:
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« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2010, 20:22:19 PM »
How is he doing? Hopefully eating abit better.
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« Reply #69 on: March 06, 2010, 18:01:32 PM »
Hi Sarah

Vitamin B12 is a good mild appetite stimulant and our vet has used this successfully with our kittens to help stimulate appetite.  Hope this helps.

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« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2010, 13:14:16 PM »
Have you managed to move Cheeky to your mom's yet?

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« Reply #67 on: March 02, 2010, 13:09:53 PM »
Keeping fingers crossed that he enjoys some of the food today xxxx

If all my wishes for his happiness could reach him he'll be a much happier boy  :wish:
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« Reply #66 on: March 02, 2010, 10:02:07 AM »
Poor Cheeky. Hope he picks up soon. :hug:




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« Reply #65 on: March 02, 2010, 09:38:01 AM »
thanks guys!

Edd - sounds like it was possibly Ovarid that your vet prescribed.  TBH I really don't want to medicate him just now  he is on the rescue remedy and we are just giving him regular contact and hugs when he wants them - as he doesn't at times and can be quite grumpy.   :(

Ideally I need to sort out what he 'will' eat before I move him down to my mums or else I'm gong to be back and forward like a yo yo and I just don't have time for that with so many others to care for here at the moment so its a bit of a juggling act just now.

The food I ordered turned up this morning so will be trying him with some of that shortly to see how he does with that- hopefully he will take it and I can move him in the next day or two.  I'm very sure with Penny's company she will make sure he cheers up whether he likes it or not!   ;)

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #64 on: March 01, 2010, 23:45:54 PM »
perhaps it's time to go for broke and take him to your mum's now - she might be able to persuade him to eat, simply by being close to him

I suppose there's no chance of getting hold of a couple of items of clothing or bedding from his former owner's place, which might retain her scent?
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« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2010, 23:34:42 PM »
franta was injected with valium to get him to eat and he gobbled everything in sight but then was sick and it does not have a very nice effect.

i would just give him loads of attention and time and special treats if he will eay any.

i think the vets a last resort to stop them damaging their liver......well thats what my vet told me.

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2010, 23:30:45 PM »
Sarah

I have just remembered something else - don't know if this is an option but here goes.

My 1st cats James and Sebastian, when James died at 14, Sebastian just went on top of the wardrobe and would not eat. I took him to the vets who could find nothing wrong with him, other than he looked a very depressed cat and had lost a lot of weight. Cheeky's picture reminded me of the look that my Sebastian had - just so sad :(

Anyway the vet prescribed some tablets which had a side effect of creating a ravenous appetite (for allopechia, I think) and they got him eating again.

Maybe Cheeky could do with something to kick-start him again and then at your mums, he would start to feel a little better in a home environment.

Is it worth asking the vet whether there is something he could give Cheeky.

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« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2010, 23:02:44 PM »
Poor soul he does look so sad :( :(
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« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2010, 20:13:19 PM »
He does look so - forlorn.  Poor litttle soul.   :hug:

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« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2010, 17:30:12 PM »
He is just stunning!  :Luv2: :Luv2: I really hope he can come through this and get another loving home   :hug: :hug:

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« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2010, 17:14:27 PM »
Sadly greiving cats take as long as some of us to get back to living a little ......he is so lovely bit looks so sad, like his little heart is totally broken  :hug: :hug:

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« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2010, 16:39:33 PM »
Does Cheeky like other cats? Maybe a kitty friend might take his mind off his sorrow and give him something else to focus on?

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« Reply #56 on: March 01, 2010, 16:19:07 PM »
 :Luv2: :Luv2:  the dear little fella!

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« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2010, 16:02:24 PM »
Here's a wee piccie I got of Cheeky this afternoon for you all -

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« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2010, 13:37:19 PM »
thanks guys - just gotta keep trying with Cheeky and hope we can get him through this.  We are trying everything we can think of with him!
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« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2010, 21:55:33 PM »
Sending lots of "cheer up" vibes to cheeky and fingers crossed he'll start eating and can go and stay at your Mums  :hug: :hug:
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« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2010, 21:27:04 PM »
Hi Sarah

Re the raw food - there is a topic on catchat where the lady from the food company that is closing down (same one you tried?) has given them a list of distributors she would recommend.

http://www.catchat.org/discus/messages/92232/200112.html?1267210142

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« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2010, 19:53:21 PM »
Pets at Home have their own brand Purely in 165g tins which is currently on offer (five for £2) - this is a complete food, not too expensive, and is roughly one inch chunks of identifiable fish in jelly - to me it doesn't look or smell like cat food IYSWIM. They also have smaller tins and pouches in the range which are much more expensive and we haven't tried!
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« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2010, 18:27:21 PM »
Poor lad, maybe a foster home would be enough to encourage him to eat a bit more, must be so scary for him  :(

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« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2010, 12:13:50 PM »
Going to stay at your mums with Penny may help both Cheeky and Penny, fingers crossed.  Isn't it sad though  :( poor soul.  I said to my hubby joking - we're going to collect Cheeky  ;)  (I wish  :Luv:) hope your colds get better soon too  :hug:
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2010, 11:55:29 AM »
I hope the plan of him going to your mum's works out well, it could be just what he needs.
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« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2010, 11:41:16 AM »
Sorry for delay in replies guys - Paul & I are both choked with the cold and like the walking dead - think all these nights at the harbour taking their toll!   :Crazy:  ;)

Well Cheeky is much the same to be honest - no real change.  I sometimes wonder if he's in there at all :(

We have a plan afoot in that once we can get him onto a food he WILL eat we are considering moving him to be with Penny at mums place.  Penny having been through the same situation and being SUCH a mother hen we think may do Cheeky some good - and in honesty Penny misses having Monday to fuss over.

At the moment we'll try anything.  We did have a call from an old lady looking for a cat but she felt Cheeky was 'too old' <sigh>

In all honesty though I don't think we'd really feel comfortable with Cheeky going anywhere at the moment he is just so 'not right'

We will be taking him into the vet most likely this week for a check over and go from there.

Janey - just got your post as I went to hit submit! lol 

The raw food never arrived as the company I ordered it from decided to close down 2 days later!! <sigh>  Had a bit of a nightmare trying to find alternate supply but have now found someone who is a distributor near by and will be speaking to them Monday.  In the meantime I have ordered some food pre pared cooked foods from the All Natural Food company (think that's what its called) which I hope will be here this week so that I can start him on that.

Just not having much flamin luck at all at the moment.
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