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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #137 on: March 06, 2015, 23:26:21 PM »
Oh lawks this is a real set back. Can you get her into care for a couple of weeks and see if the asthma improves? It may not be her.  :shify:

I suffer mildly myself and know that HEPA vacuum filters work only if they are properly cleaned, also bamboo bedding is brilliant, Petalcleanse applied to a kitchen towel and wiped over the cat daily keeps dander at bay, use in a spray liberally around your environment too and anti-allergenic wipes handy to clean up after petting sessions are a must. Have you tried an air filter? http://www.webmd.boots.com/asthma/news/20111123/new-machine-brings-night-time-asthma-relief

Meanwhile, keep her out of your bedroom, have your family deal with the litter tray and have them groom her frequently to reduce shedding and dander transfer. All these things will help reduce your symptoms but whether it's enough to minimise your asthma symptoms only testing will tell.

I'm so sorry, I know what this little tabby darling means to you.   :( :hug: :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #136 on: March 06, 2015, 23:12:33 PM »

I really hope you can find some way to keep Martha As an asthma sufferer myself virtually al my life, 50+ years, I too had a severe reaction to cats when I was very young so I know what it's like. I still have a reaction now and again but only in the summer. Maybe antihistamines can help, worth a try. Do you have inhalers?
As you may know it's not actually the cat that you are allergic too but the dander, saliva and urine and things that they can bring in with them, mould spores and the like. I read somewhere that there are some wipes you can get to help keep the dander down. I will see if I can find it again.
I really don't know what else to suggest and that you can overcome this and keep Martha

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #135 on: March 06, 2015, 22:41:18 PM »
It is with a heavy heart that I write tonight.
I have developed Asthma quite badly in the last month and ended up in hospital last weekend. The inhalers aren't really helping and having been free of the condition for about 15 years I am really struggling. I love my kitten, and was bereft at the thought of rehoming her last weekend. This week, whilst I've tried to fight it, my symptoms are not improving and I cannot continue like this for her sake or mine. I'm in utter turmoil but not being able  to breathe is literally killing me. My husband will be beside himself even though he's sensible and recognises my health is most important. I can't go on like this, so if anyone can offer any health advise so I can avoid my worst fears please do share with me.
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #134 on: February 11, 2015, 15:48:54 PM »


Very happy Martha is doing so well. Love the pics  ;D

If I remember right, my lovely gurl cat Lulu was only just over 6lbs. Zoonie is a bit like Alfie, 1 year old and nearly 5kg of muscles oh and he's a wuss too  :rofl:
Astrophe is about 4kg and not so much of a wuss as the Loon.

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #133 on: February 10, 2015, 22:09:41 PM »
Alfie is 6.5kg of wuss!  :rofl:  Cleo is a little princess at 3.5kg.

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #132 on: February 10, 2015, 20:29:23 PM »
Its taken 18 months but our tiny gurlcat Kuki is now a healthy 4kgs. I thought at 6 months and 1.9 kgs she would stay tiny but she has thrived and is now a perfectly formed pantherette  :Luv:  with the most amazing tail and huge paws!

Her big brother Kato is apparently 6.5 kilos of solid muscle who goes out looking for fights with foxes  :shocked: and has a permanent black eye (this despite the fact he is all black!)

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #131 on: February 10, 2015, 18:36:04 PM »
You're so right Sue!!!!
She's full of character and we worship the ground she paws on!!!!
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #130 on: February 10, 2015, 15:17:47 PM »



Oh that's great - I can stand down from worry duty now.   :hug: :hug: 

Moray is also a small cat - he's got some maine coon ancestry and by rights should be a big handful of a lad, but because of his poor early start, he's only wee, but I dont mind cos there's so much of him to love.  I'm sure Martha's the same - what she lacks in stature she makes up for in personality.   :Luv:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #129 on: February 10, 2015, 15:13:43 PM »
Hello gang!
Martha doing super well. Nurse at vet pleased with her progress ..... She needs to use her tray a bit more (she's not eating tonnes just yet so understandable)!! She's just 2.3kg now at 6 months and is probably going to be a small kitty always which I'm hsppy about!!! She's still the apple of my eye and currently dnoozing in her bed on top of the sofa!!!
Hope everyone's else's 4 legged friends are well and happy!!
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #128 on: February 10, 2015, 06:53:22 AM »


Hoping all is okay?   :-:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #127 on: February 09, 2015, 17:35:30 PM »
Awww, what a sweetie  :Luv2: I do hope she is doing well after her op.

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #126 on: February 09, 2015, 13:38:21 PM »
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #125 on: February 09, 2015, 06:51:00 AM »
How did everything go?  Hope your little Angel is recovering well.  Love the piccie of her in the tree.   :evillaugh:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #124 on: February 08, 2015, 21:44:33 PM »
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2: Very sweet. Xx
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #123 on: February 08, 2015, 21:26:38 PM »
Hangs head in shame at lateness of posting but worth the wait everyone.  what's not to love with this little angel  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Hoping all's well after her spay  :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #122 on: February 05, 2015, 09:47:20 AM »
Awwwww thanks everyone!!!
Just dropped her off  :scared:
Rosella Moggy has a couple of pics to share!!!
One from Christmas you will defo relate to!!!
Can't wait to see my munchkin later today
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #121 on: February 05, 2015, 07:05:54 AM »
Gill's right of course - we do neeeeeeed pics!  :evillaugh:  You've deprived us - not even any Chrissie pics.

Keeping all crossed for a smooth op and recovery today.   :) :hug: :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #120 on: February 04, 2015, 23:50:31 PM »
Good wishes for tomorrow  :hug: :hug:

We neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed pics  :innocent:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #119 on: February 04, 2015, 18:29:07 PM »
Hello everyone!!!!
Soooo much been happening I've just not had time to post!!
Well little Martha is now nearly 6 months old, and is been chipped and spayed tomorrow  :scared:
Hopefully she will be a good little pussy cat and everything will go smoothly. I let her into the back garden for the first time yesterday for about 10 mins..... Too cold for Mummy to stand out with her any longer!!!
Hope everyone is well and I'll send some update pics to Rosella!!!
Marthas Mummy  :Luv:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #118 on: November 15, 2014, 16:03:35 PM »
That's great news, I know you will have an amazing Christmas together. Piccies please?  ;D
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #117 on: November 13, 2014, 20:51:09 PM »
So pleased for her  ;D ;D

trees, well I was surprised that my intrepid climber didnt lol but he did chew through the lights lead.......sigh

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #116 on: November 13, 2014, 19:12:24 PM »
Oh hell, I forgot about the Christmas tree, my newbie will have fun with that! Good job I've already got non-glass decorations.

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #115 on: November 13, 2014, 18:20:35 PM »
Ah yes - that will be fun!   :wow:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #114 on: November 13, 2014, 18:17:01 PM »
Hello lovely Purrfect People!
Just wanted to post a little update on our princess!
Martha is out of the woods now. At 13 weeks she weighs 1.33kg so is where she should be! She eats mainly on her own a mix of wet and dry food. She's affectionate and fun in equal measures and my constant companion! So her rocky start is over finally.....next trauma....the Xmas Tree saga!
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #113 on: November 05, 2014, 15:52:26 PM »
She is gorgeous  ;D

Misa hooks his paw round my arm in bed, ttells me stroking with one hand not good enough  :rofl:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #112 on: November 04, 2014, 10:39:30 AM »


Weren't they just!  ;)  Still - they're never too big for a sneaky cuddle when they get older.

When Tinks honours us with his presence on the bed, he'll quite often hook his paw about my leg and pull me in closer.  Clearly I do suspect it's simply as a comfy perch, but my OH tells me that I'm so bony, it can't possibly be for comfort, so it must be for love.   :evillaugh:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #111 on: November 04, 2014, 10:03:48 AM »
Sue....I'm sure it's only a matter of time when she snubs us! Especially after long working days (she gave me the brush off yesterday but came round by the end of the evening).
When someone coined the phrase Slave to, they were spot on!
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #110 on: November 04, 2014, 07:42:10 AM »
What's not to love......?

I remember when I used to get cuddles like that.   :evillaugh:  Now I get a fleeting glance and maybe a tail curl from mine own when they have a spare second  :innocent:   :Luv: :Luv:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #109 on: November 03, 2014, 23:24:13 PM »
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:  Martha is a very cute little lady. Xxx
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #108 on: November 03, 2014, 23:02:34 PM »


Very cute.  :Luv2:

Glad Martha is doing so well

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #107 on: November 03, 2014, 22:30:14 PM »
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #106 on: November 03, 2014, 16:06:40 PM »
Latest pix of Martha the princess to follow!
She's been a joy over half term .....can't wait to see her when I finish work today !!! :Luv:
Still doing well, 11.5 weeks now and into everything!
Missing Martha bundles !
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #105 on: October 28, 2014, 06:51:43 AM »
 :-:  If she keeps doing it, she may have to wear a litttle vest.  Do not scratch, Martha!    :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #104 on: October 27, 2014, 20:55:11 PM »
Oh the little monkey has caught it again tonight!!!!!
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #103 on: October 27, 2014, 15:47:29 PM »
And some of us have plenty of whiskas :rofl:      Billy

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #102 on: October 27, 2014, 14:17:27 PM »


That's reassuring.   :)  Didnt think it could be razor rash because of course 9 out 10 cats prefer whiskers (allegedly)   ;) :evillaugh:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #101 on: October 27, 2014, 06:57:34 AM »


That's reassuring.   :)  Didnt think it could be razor rash because of course 9 out 10 cats prefer whiskers (allegedly)   ;) :evillaugh:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #100 on: October 26, 2014, 20:55:12 PM »
Hi everyone,
Little Martha had just caught her chest with her dew claw so needs a little barrier cream a la Vaseline to keep it moist and not scabby (nice)!!!!
She's been loved to pieces by her big sisters Amelia and Lily so a very happy scrumbly pussy cat!!!
Vet even said she's got a little tum so ease back on the feeding lol  :Crazy:
Very happy Marthas Mummy  :Luv:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #99 on: October 26, 2014, 12:48:45 PM »


Could be razor rash. Happens to us blokes all the time.  ;D
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #98 on: October 26, 2014, 12:07:39 PM »
She's adorable! :-)

 


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