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Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #97 on: October 25, 2014, 22:43:53 PM »
Oh my gosh she is a stunner luv :D

How is she doin today?

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #96 on: October 25, 2014, 16:46:15 PM »

Helpful to get it checked if it's just begun to be noticeable.   :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #95 on: October 25, 2014, 08:30:31 AM »
Morning!
Advice please if you can!
Martha had her chest shaved to get blood from her jugular 3 weeks ago and fur been growing back. No problems.
This morning she has a small area where she was shaved which looks like it's sore pink flesh, prob no more than 5mm area, and in herself is very happy normal and purry. Right now she's lying across my chest purring happily.
Any thoughts and should I take her to the vets?
Thanks concerned Marthas Mummy  :thanks:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #94 on: October 24, 2014, 09:12:45 AM »
 :evillaugh:  I'll grant you that one, Hollycat  ;)

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #93 on: October 24, 2014, 08:47:44 AM »

Life can't be much better than that!
Happy Martha's Mummy  :Luv:

Too darned right it can't!   :Luv: :) :)

Yes it can. Dad cuddles ;D

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #92 on: October 24, 2014, 07:01:57 AM »

Life can't be much better than that!
Happy Martha's Mummy  :Luv:

Too darned right it can't!   :Luv: :) :)

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #91 on: October 24, 2014, 04:34:36 AM »
Ha!!!!
There will be plenty of fun I think in/under/around the C tree!!!
In other breaking news, the little sweetheart has put on 140g this week ..... So continues to grow well and at 10 weeks she weighs in at 940g (minus a poo  :rofl:) so am very happy she's growing well. We had lovely Mummy time last night with lots of cuddles and purring....
Life can't be much better than that!
Happy Martha's Mummy  :Luv:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #90 on: October 23, 2014, 21:19:00 PM »
My friend's kitten used to climb up inside the C tree and then a paw would shoot out and smack someone - used to scare us to death  :rofl:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #89 on: October 23, 2014, 14:14:21 PM »


Nooooooooooo......... not the C word again   ;D

I've been thinking about that too. Gonna be chaos  ;D the Loon will have a great time, not to say Astro won't have a go  ;D ;D

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #88 on: October 23, 2014, 14:08:20 PM »
We've only had one cat who pulled it over - once, and once only in his 20 years with us, bless his paws.  beyond that he'd content himself with swatting the odd bauble.   :)

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #87 on: October 23, 2014, 14:05:12 PM »
Yes I've been thinking about that one!!!!
My friends cat actually leapt out of their tree once.....
I've got it all to come!  :rofl:
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #86 on: October 23, 2014, 14:02:55 PM »
Wait until your Christmas tree goes up......  ;) :evillaugh:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #85 on: October 23, 2014, 14:01:31 PM »
Awwwww thanks everyone!
She'd had lots of playtime and was pooped....fell asleep sitting up!
Last night though she started to climb the lounge curtains......goodness knows what carnage I will find when I get home  :Crazy:
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #84 on: October 23, 2014, 09:40:21 AM »
She is a lovely gal  :Luv2:  Nuvver pic  :)


 :Luv: :Luv:  So kissable.   Mwah!   Mwah!    :Luv2:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #83 on: October 23, 2014, 09:38:27 AM »
She is a lovely gal  :Luv2:  Nuvver pic  :)
Groucho's eyes .........  swoon


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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #82 on: October 22, 2014, 20:27:41 PM »
Totally biased but she is totally adorable!
Thank you everyone for your lovely posts!
I'll have to limit the compliments or she'll become unbearable!!!
Marthas very proud Mummy  :Luv:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #81 on: October 22, 2014, 09:01:29 AM »
OOooo look!!!! Martha piccies!!!   :wow: :wow: :wow:   How adorable is she? She has that kind of face, doesnt she - all sweet and innocent and wide eyed.   :evillaugh:

 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Thank you Rosella, and thank you Martha's Mummy   ;D :hug: :hug:

Yep, the one that belies all the mischief and mayhem she is going to cause   ;) :evillaugh:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #80 on: October 22, 2014, 06:58:04 AM »
OOooo look!!!! Martha piccies!!!   :wow: :wow: :wow:   How adorable is she?  She has that kind of face, doesnt she - all sweet and innocent and wide eyed.   :evillaugh:

 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Thank you Rosella, and thank you Martha's Mummy   ;D  :hug: :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2014, 00:57:48 AM »


What an adorable kitten Martha is  ;D ;D

I am so glad she is doing better

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2014, 22:11:52 PM »
Pics to follow - thanks Rosella Moggy

This'll be them methinks from besotted auntie Rosella  :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

Groucho's eyes .........  swoon


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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #77 on: October 21, 2014, 21:56:00 PM »
Thats good that she is seeing someone else, also good news about her eating, mine don't eat all of their food in one sitting, but eat their biscuits throughout the day, and then they have the rest of the days potion in the evening.

Maybe she doesn't like the texture of the kitten food, is the AD a pate type food? Maybe look at a similar textured wet food to the AD.

Also have you seen how much the kibbles swell in water? Maybe her little tummy is full with the kibble. :)

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #76 on: October 21, 2014, 17:22:09 PM »
Martha News!!
Her fan base is growling!!!!
My nephew is the latest to fall under her spell and pops in on his way home from school to play with and feed her  :Luv:
She's a little monkey though.... Not eaten much wet food today and is avoiding her kitten food and only eating the AD recovery..... She will eat her kibbles though but snacks as opposed to main meal lol!!
I am defo her slave .......
Pics to follow - thanks Rosella Moggy
Besotted Marthas Mummy  :Luv:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #75 on: October 21, 2014, 09:55:48 AM »
Couldnt agree more - I love to fall asleep to the sound of them purring.  It's so therapeutic.  Ross used to suckle on my right earlobe, and curl into my shoulder and the crook of my arm.  He also used to drink from my glass of water.

Tinks likes to drape himself over my ankles, and Moray prefers to snuggle under the duvet, draped over my tummy or hip (he actually likes to knead my belly to get himself off to sleep, so the first few minute can be painful, but if I gentle hold his paws, or stroke them, he just flexes into my fingers instead, then we all drop off)>

I didnt get any cuddles last night, and I was like...   :-: :-:     :evillaugh:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2014, 09:48:47 AM »
Sue there has been a few nights recently where I've threatened to shut them out of the room, and then the next night they are cuddly again, funny how quickly you forget the night before!
I have a glass of water by the bed, once I've had My share the cats have it, but its handy if they are being naughty as I flick a couple of drops at them.

Wordy like to get into a gap between the pillows, if there isn't one he has us well trained by his tapping paw to move ours over.
Charlie likes to be on My pillow, and the sound of his amazing purr is very relaxing.

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #73 on: October 21, 2014, 09:39:01 AM »


Nickynoo - you share my brand of insanity!!   ;D ;D  (see my earlier post if you're wondering what I'm waffling about - and I'm only under the influence of cauli and broccoli soup  :evillaugh:)

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #72 on: October 21, 2014, 09:34:37 AM »
She is beautiful. So pleased to read the whole thread in one go and see she is well.

I was reluctant to have our 1st kittens in our room as I am a light sleeper, and I thought they would startle me awake.
I caved in after a short time, and at 1st it was a novelty for them and they were naughty. And then they settled into a routine, and it didn't bother me.

Now we have all 4 with access to everywhere at anytime. Some nights when My big lad jumps on me en route to somewhere important, it does wake me. He weighs aprox 7kg(not fat he's big boned)lol

But the lovely cuddles I get from the youngest are precious as he isn't generally a cuddler, just early hours of morning.

Maybe try her when you aren't needing to get up for work, have a play session before bed and get her into a routine, we did
Play, Dreamies, Sleeps.
Mostly works, give it a few nights trail, you know you want to.lol

Good luck, sorry for waffling under the influence of cold medicine. :D

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2014, 18:52:36 PM »
They are always lovely but the first few months with them is the time to give them lots of fuss and attention.  :Luv2: :Luv2:   

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2014, 10:19:00 AM »
Pleased to hear Martha doing well  :)  More pics to drool over would be lovely  ;D

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #69 on: October 19, 2014, 20:47:07 PM »
So glad that the adorable Martha is doing well! Thanks for the update MM, I await piccies with bated breath  ;D

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #68 on: October 19, 2014, 20:36:45 PM »
Thanks lovely people
She's a sweetie more pix to follow
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #67 on: October 19, 2014, 16:36:25 PM »


Glad Martha is doing so well  ;D ;D

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2014, 16:12:49 PM »
That's a brilliant update.  ;D

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #65 on: October 19, 2014, 14:32:39 PM »
Hello purrfect people!
Little update from Martha ....
Had her first jab yesterday, gained 100g last week so vet please, and we now agree she's about 9 weeks.
Tummy and bottom all functioning well. She has been given a clean bill of health ..... So onwards and upwards!
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2014, 08:40:42 AM »
 :evillaugh:  completely understand.  Not everyone is afflicted with my particular brand of insanity.  :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2014, 08:37:13 AM »
We both really need our sleep and I wake easily so a little body in the bed would likely cause more disruption and she mainly wants to play after a good purr down your ear!
I think for our health and sanity keeping her in her own space out of earshot is better for us, so will give it a shot and let you know  :thanks: :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2014, 08:20:26 AM »
 :evillaugh:  So she's in good voice then?  :)

Does she usually sleep in your bedroom? 

Just a thought, but if she doesn't you may want to start letting her.  Just a personal view, but I think it's easier to give cats the run of the house, and then they tend to feel more reassured that it's "all theirs" in terms of territory.  Not only that, but a determined cat, especially as they grow, will make repeated efforts to access closed door rooms, often scratching or damaging paintwork or flooring in the process.

Unless you have really strong objections to her being in your room, I'd probably allow her access, and it may stop her from crying if she wakes feeling lonely or hungry.   :hug:

Mind you, I am biased.  I'm not a very good sleeper, but one of my great delights is being joined by one or both of the boys and having snoozles together til daybreak comes or the alarm goes off.   :shy:  I've never minded being woken in the wee small hours, but it's not everyone's cup of tea, I agree.  :hug:

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2014, 08:14:03 AM »
That's good to hear!
Had a rubbish nights sleep she meowed off and on through the night outside our bedroom door. I've decided to put her in the kitchen tonight, so we don't get disturbed! I'm works ng from home this afternoon so hopefully can monitor feeding and encourage her a little. Though she's eaten 3 times since 5.15 this morning!!! :shocked:
Got to get up now and try and get myself in shape for work!!  :Crazy:
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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2014, 06:46:50 AM »


Poops and wees are good   :)  Playful is good.  Some kittens do need encouragement to eat - some are little gannets, but it sounds like Martha isn't among the latter. 

Moray had been underfed when we got him - in fact he was ultimately abandoned with his sister in an empty flat without food or water for a week.  He was small and underweight when we got him.  he improved steadily, but even today he doesnt have a arge appetite and is easily satisfied with a smaller meal, so try not to worry too much.  If she's bright eyed and interested one minute, and sleeping after play the next, that's normal behaviour for a small kitten.   :hug:

What sort of night have you had overnight? 

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2014, 19:47:47 PM »
Hi there
She just wanted company!
Last night was better we put one of her beds outside our bedroom door!
Small amount of howling but nothing then til 6.30.
She still needs encouragement to eat and drink though
But I'm clearing lots of wees and poops so she must be eating. Apart from breakfast she didn't eat or drink during the day today until I got home. And then I had to encourage her ......
Because she's under weight I'm scared stiff she'll not put enough weight on but she's playful and kittens otherwise!!
Worried Marth's Mummy  :(

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Re: Martha new kitten on the block
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2014, 14:02:22 PM »
Oh no.  Is she okay?  Did she eat okay?  Any more runny bum incidents?  or did she just want a cuddle?

 


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