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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2010, 10:41:34 AM »
Has the raw food arrived yet Sarah?
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2010, 09:18:22 AM »
How's Cheeky getting on, Sarah?

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2010, 22:39:03 PM »
poor Cheeky

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2010, 22:35:00 PM »
I know - just have to keep plodding away. :)
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2010, 16:45:03 PM »
Hopefully the raw food will tempt him and then he may a bit better on himself, if he's not eating that alone will make him feel low  :(
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2010, 16:42:48 PM »
much the same to be honest Janey - though I do now have the Taurine to add to his food so that's a start and I'm still waiting on the order of raw foods for him which I'm more positive about him eating - certainly so far any kind of cat food is ruled right out no matter how I try to disguise or blend it!
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2010, 16:31:30 PM »
I feel so sad for him, it sounds like it may take a long time but I'm sure he will be happy again  :hug:

Is he eating any better than he was?
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2010, 14:48:36 PM »
Awww it's so sad, hope he'll realise someone else can love him  :Luv2:  :Luv2: :Luv2:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2010, 08:56:01 AM »
He's up and down like a yo yo truth be told Shirley - doing what we can but he's just all over the place. You think you're making headway with him then he seems to fall backwards again.  But we won't give up and keep battling away.
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2010, 08:51:59 AM »
How's Cheeky doing? Hope he's feeling happier now    :Luv2: :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2010, 16:47:45 PM »
Good to hear he's feeling a little better  Well done-wish i lived close to come and cuddle him  while you're so busy!   :Luv2:  :hug: :hug:

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2010, 16:31:05 PM »
I'm glad to hear Cheeky is improving a little and hope that he can adjust to a better diet without feeling too sorry himself poor fella sounds a sensitive little chap who's forced to go through a pretty bleak time.  I'm sure you'll bring him out the other side though - I wish I could sit him with me and give him lots of cuddles  :Luv2:  :hug:
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2010, 15:00:23 PM »
he is so gorgeous and musy have loved his owner so much, he is so ;ucky to have come to you . loads of these for him  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2010, 14:54:29 PM »
Glad to be of help  :hug: Nice to hear that theres some improvement, I'm sure he'll go from strength to strength with your TLC  :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2010, 12:22:18 PM »
Glad this little one is showing some improvement and enjoys a bit of fuss.

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2010, 12:18:01 PM »
Thanks guys  :hug: All hugs passed on to the big fella for you all.

He is doing a little better and is eating though only morsels at a time though I have managed to get him to take (eventually) some chicken as well as ham and fish though I swear every time I give him a bit of ham he looks at it as if to say - where's the primula!  :doh:  :rofl:

He is now enjoying attention when you give it to him and will give you little purrs and rub his head gently on your hand but when you are not with him he just goes back to being listless and quiet.  BUT - we do feel that things are moving on from where he was last week when he first arrived so we just keep chipping away a little more each day.

Must say a big thank you to Gillian for helping me out with info on raw diet and supplements and I have now ordered some bits and pieces which I hope will be here this week so that we can start improving his diet.  am SO strapped for time at the moment that was a HUGE help - thank you Gillian  :hug:

We have tried variety of different bits and pieces, hi life, gourmet, etc mixed with ham, fish chicken - to no avail so far!  so at least I will have this to try as well and it will at least be much more nutritious for him.

time will tell......

thank you so much for your thoughts for our wee Cheeky -its very much appreciated by us and especially Cheeky himself.  :hug:   :hug:
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2010, 00:16:14 AM »
Lots of  :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:  and cuddles for this poor boy - hope he picks up soon -it must be heartbreaking to see him like this -i am sure you will be able to help him  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2010, 22:42:54 PM »
Bless him - sending him hugs and hoping he starts to eat better soon  :hug:
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2010, 22:31:08 PM »
Awwww how sad :( Its heart breaking to see animals greive in such a way :(

I hope he starts picking up soon bless him  :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2010, 19:30:14 PM »
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He does seem to enjoy his affection and bless him when you take your hand away he grabs at it with his wee paw.

He is still very low and sits and hangs his head while you talk to him but at least there are little signs of improvement so hope we can give him the will and support he needs to get over this difficult time.

Poor little soul.  He has such an expressive face, too.  I echo Shirley's thoughts on grieving animals.  I do hope he'll be able to find a safe place to put his paws again, and to share his need for affection.  Sending a respectful "pprrffpppt" from Paddy for cheeky.  :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2010, 16:50:57 PM »
Aw bless him, please give him big hugs from me and mine also!  :hug: :hug: :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2010, 16:20:13 PM »
Cheeky's story has brought a tear to my eye too  :'(, poor little man

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« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2010, 15:58:44 PM »
Give him a huge hug from me please, I have been thinking of him  :hug:  xx
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2010, 14:46:23 PM »
thanks guys. At the moment I'm concentrating on hi just getting something into him and hopefully as he perks up through the week we can try different things but for now its such an effort just to get him to eat anything I don't want to jeopardise that.

Understandable - baby steps  :hug:
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2010, 14:43:57 PM »
all cuddles and hugs passed on :hug:  thanks guys x
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2010, 12:51:01 PM »
What a handsome lad - I do feel for him poor fella - many hugs to him xxxxx



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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2010, 12:15:24 PM »
Awww really feel for Cheeky and when you stop to think, it must happen to loads of cats/dogs when their owner passes away and the poor things just don't know what's happening to them. Rips your heart out. I hope you're able to get him through his grief     :hug: :hug: Give him a cuddle from me   :hug:

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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2010, 11:52:07 AM »
thanks guys. At the moment I'm concentrating on hi just getting something into him and hopefully as he perks up through the week we can try different things but for now its such an effort just to get him to eat anything I don't want to jeopardise that.
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2010, 11:18:30 AM »
aybe tuna whiskas supermermeat might tempt him? - mine go mad for it but you can only get it in the multipacks AFAIK - Also PAH own supermeat is really fishy (well the fish ones are  :evillaugh: ) also hi-life tins of smelly tuna are now complete - they bigger ones never used to be but they changed them. As you know, he really needs to get his taurine etc. Othwise, maybe a supplement mixed in the fish - no idea what it is called but Gillian will know.
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2010, 10:56:06 AM »
poor lad - I do hope he perks up

perhaps he'll gradually eat cat food if it is mixed into his fish in very small proportions to start?
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2010, 10:44:44 AM »
Cheeky is doing as well as can be expected and I can say we are most certainly catering to his every whim at the moment with a stream of boiled fish coming from the kitchen :sick: as it is literally the ONLY thing that we can get him to eat albeit just a little at a time.  :Luv2:

I have a sneaky suspicion that we are going to have a lot of trouble getting Cheeky onto a cat food diet as he won't even look at it let along try a bit so will be looking into supplements, etc when I get a chance with a view to making sure he is getting the nutrients he needs.

He is a little brighter in himself this morning and did actually stand up for me once I stroked his head and did eat a little fish last night too.  He does seem to enjoy his affection and bless him when you take your hand away he grabs at it with his wee paw.

He is still very low and sits and hangs his head while you talk to him but at least there are little signs of improvement so hope we can give him the will and support he needs to get over this difficult time.

We hope that this week will see Cheeky's spirits lift - will keep you all updated.  :hug:
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2010, 02:23:00 AM »
Aww bless his heart I just want to scoop him up in my arms and tell him it will be all better... :(

What doesn't help is that he looks a bit like my furdaughter Keli, who I miss terribly....i'm think i'm going to have a little cry now....

Well done you for taking him in and seeing to his every whim at this difficult time  :Luv:



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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2010, 20:49:20 PM »
Ahhh bless him ... it's no wonder he's depressed his whole world has turned upside down.  I'm sure with patience and lots of TLC and bit of that special Sunny Harbour magic he will perk up and hopefully find a new family to give all the love he deserves  :hug:
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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 14:55:48 PM »
Oh how sad  :hug:  :hug:  He couldn't have come to a better place - if anyone can give him the will to live you can  :hug:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 14:19:31 PM »
Poor boy  :'(  that is so sad -really hope he perks up soon and eats a healthier diet  :hug: :hug:

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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 14:15:42 PM »
What a sweet boy. Hope he feels happier soon.




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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 14:00:23 PM »
Oh bless him... and how very sad. I hope he perks up in a while. What a sweet face he has..

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 12:51:20 PM »
Poor little man - I hope he feels better soon.xx



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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 12:30:38 PM »
What a terribly sad story. I hope Cheeky will start to feel happier very soon, poor baby. He's gorgeous  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

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Re: Cheeky - a cat grieving for his owner now @ the Harbour
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 12:22:44 PM »
Such a shame for the poor boy. Hope he can live a happy and healthy life for some time. His owner prob thought she was doing good by him.

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