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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2015, 10:41:30 AM »
Awww,lovely photo  ;D

I suspect you might be right about the hiding place, I know there is quite a lot of room underneath our recliners - enough for Alfie and he's a big boy!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2015, 23:03:07 PM »
Two collars would be ideal for me, even though I've got three cats - Bramble will not wear a collar! I haven't tried one on Lily yet, as she's still a bit small, but I don't expect problems with her.
I've finally got a photo of the three cats together, or as close together as they're likely to be, and I think I know where Clio had been hiding. The chair she's sitting on is a riser/recliner, and there's more space under the seat than I expected there to be. I only realised the space was there when Lily ran in during one of her mad half hour escapades.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2015, 22:53:40 PM »
I'm test driving a Loc8tor  device on Theo, so far so good as he responds to the collar beeping and comes home when he knows I'm looking for him. Unfortunately this means I haven't found his hidey hole either! However it does work and there are two collar tags which brings the cost down to £32 per cat. If they shed the collar you should be able to track it down too.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2015, 14:02:35 PM »
I'll look into that when I have some dosh. It would help me find that hiding place too!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2015, 13:56:03 PM »
what a worry, you need on of those locator things!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2015, 13:54:54 PM »
Today is a day I don't want to repeat - Clio went missing again. After about an hour of not seeing her I started to worry. After searching all the possible hiding places in the house I began to panic. I looked in neighbours' gardens, and under cars parked at the front, but no sign, so I started to get ready to go out, and extend the search. I'd just put my coat on, when she sauntered past me on her way to the food!
So now I've got to figure out where this new hiding place is, before the stress kills me!  :rofl:

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2014, 13:58:06 PM »
They're settling in very well. I think Clio will keep to herself, she always did, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Lily and Bramble get closer as Lily grows and becomes less boisterous.
I'd be happy enough if things stayed the same though. Lily only jumps on Bramble when she's walking past, and leaves her alone when she's asleep (mostly!), so the house continues to be peaceful, with only the occasional flurry of mayhem to keep things interesting!


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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2014, 12:02:44 PM »
Hello, congratulations on getting Clio back.

Lily looks lovely - I have a dilute tortie as well (Molly) - she's not quite such a hoolicat as yours sounds ;P. Hope they're all settling well together still.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2014, 22:55:46 PM »
Certainly is!
It helps that they still seem to get on OK, though  Clio seems to view Lily with a measure of disdain!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2014, 22:24:29 PM »
I bet your grin is still from ear to ear Dave!  :briggin:
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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2014, 14:39:45 PM »
nearly missed this!!! what great news

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2014, 13:41:36 PM »
It's still very peaceful here. Clio seems to have had a calming effect on Lily. She's still playful, but she doesn't tease Bramble as much!
I'm not sure why. Clio mostly sleeps on the back of my chair, and doesn't really interact much with either of the other two.
I'm not complaining though!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2014, 22:06:35 PM »
Wow and they are often not far away.............she is gorgeous  ;D

When sasa went missing the first time she was only 2 doors up and the second time she was seen most days aqbout 8 doors up and was totally semi feral and syed out from Sep to jan/feb, poipping back to eat when she was sure I was in bed.

She is a calico tortie and when she finally decided to come back was orange all over which took her months to get rid of but during that time she started to allow me to stroke her  ;D

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2014, 19:32:55 PM »
With Clio coming back, cats going missing are at the front of my mind, which probably makes me panic a lot earlier than I normally would!
I've found out exactly where Clio was found, less than half a mile from home. I must have walked past her several times.
This is the photo on Facebook that, although I missed it, started Clio's journey back home:

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2014, 19:23:02 PM »
Great picture and she looks like she has never been away  ;D ;D

I have two in hiding at moment, no idea where they are except in the house  :shify: :shify:

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2014, 19:17:15 PM »
Lily's still leaving her alone, which I'm sure Clio appreciates!
Bramble approaches her occasionally, but she's getting on now herself, so she doesn't annoy Clio as much as she used to. Lily tends to tease Bramble, so Bramble is too tired to try and play with Clio!
Bramble managed to give me a scare today. She disappeared for about 3 hours, and I thought she must have sneaked out when the door was briefly open. I searched everywhere in the house and couldn't find her, then she just appeared out of nowhere! It was obviously very worrying, but on the plus side, at least I know that if the cats have any disputes, there are plenty of hiding places, so they can avoid fighting.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2014, 18:34:44 PM »
I can see she's happy to be back with her Daddy, Dave  ;D

How's the beautiful Lily engaging with her now?

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2014, 02:50:39 AM »
Not a very good photo (especially of me!), but here's Clio acting as my headrest! She doesn't purr very loudly, but I get to hear it clearly!


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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2014, 23:23:39 PM »
ah how nice she is back home again ;D

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2014, 10:12:48 AM »
That's fantastic news! I'm so pleased for you and for Clio. :-)

Just another instance of a happy ending that shows why every cat should be chipped.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2014, 23:09:29 PM »
a lovely heart-warming story

I just hope the lovely lady who made your reunion with Clio possible finds her cat too
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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2014, 20:25:51 PM »
That is such good news! Thank you for letting us know  :briggin:

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2014, 19:52:55 PM »
I haven't stopped grinning since I got the phone call!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2014, 19:43:17 PM »
It's a Christmas present indeed. Xxxxxx
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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2014, 19:40:12 PM »
Wooo Hoooo so pleased Clio is back home safe and well for Christmas.   :hug: :hug:
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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2014, 19:34:41 PM »
Lily has been taunting Bramble almost since she arrived, in much the same way Bramble used to tease Clio, but she's giving Clio a wide berth. Hopefully that will continue. There's enough hiding places if things get too boisterous though.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2014, 19:28:00 PM »
Great great news and a wonderful Christmas present  ;D ;D ;D

Clio looks right at home and pleased no trouble with her and Lily  ;D

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2014, 19:17:39 PM »
So now I have three cats, one of which, Lily, is a complete stranger to Clio. I was expecting some trouble, but it's been very quiet so far.
Perhaps too quiet!  :rub hands:

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2014, 19:15:49 PM »



Very good news about Clio. ;D ;D

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2014, 18:54:47 PM »
Oh my that's amazing! I wish you all a very merry Christmas!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2014, 18:49:01 PM »
...and now I don't need a distraction from Clio's absence, because SHE'S HOME!!!
After nearly 15 weeks, she was brought back to me by someone who had also lost a cat, that looked exactly like Clio. At first she thought it was her cat, but checked for a microchip anyway. She and her friend who fed Clio for some weeks, have made my Christmas!
Here's Clio earlier today, back in her favourite spot on the back of my chair. It's almost as if she hadn't been gone!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2014, 10:09:10 AM »
Lily certainly turned up at the right time. She's such a handful, and so affectionate, that I don't have much time to dwell on Clio's absence.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 08:21:49 AM »
Not knowing what has happened to Clio must be so upsetting for you, but Lily seems to have turned up to look after you whilst Clio is off on her jollies.

Hope Clio comes home soon with lots of happy stories to tell.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2014, 14:47:50 PM »
It must be awful not knowing what has happened to Clio.

I too think maybe your new friend has been sent for a reason  ;)
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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2014, 14:51:07 PM »
Thanks, Clio has always been friendly to people, so there's a good chance she's been taken in by someone who isn't aware of microchipping.
On the other hand, she was (as far as anyone could tell)quite old when I got her about 7 years ago, so she might have run off in confusion to die, as cats sometimes do. Even in this "worst case" scenario, she won't have suffered too much. At least, that's what I tell myself.
Either way, I wish I knew.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2014, 14:31:50 PM »
Hello Dave and  :welcome: back. I'm afraid that I wasn't here during your previous tenure so we haven't met.

I'm sorry that Clio has gone AWOL,I do hope that - wherever she is - she is as comfortable and loved as Lily has become  :hug:

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2014, 14:01:24 PM »
Thanks everyone!
I've been holding off giving her a name, as I didn't want to assume too early that she'd be staying. There's still a possibility that someone will claim her, but I think I'll risk it!
A friend, who isn't very keen on cats, fell in love with her at first sight, and she suggested the name "Lily", so I think I'll go with that. Not that it really matters - all my cats have answered to "Oi!" In fact, Lily doesn't wait to be called. This morning, she was on my shoulder seconds after she saw me. Luckily I'm wearing thick clothing, so her rapid climb didn't tear me to shreds!

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2014, 09:15:33 AM »
 :welcome: Dave. Sorry to hear about Clio, but agree with Sue about small cat finding her way to you.

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2014, 06:50:14 AM »


Welcome back to the family Dave. 

Am so sorry that Clio has absented herself.  I hope that she makes her way back to you.  However, if she doesn't, it seems that the Universe is providing, filling the vacuum that nature abhors, and that Small Cat has appeared for a purpose.   :Luv:  I have this gut feeling that some great celestial agency senses our need for cat company - like a Nanny School - and sends us an opportunity.  Not everyone gets Mary Poppins, or Nanny McPhee, but your young charge sounds delightful.  :wow:  Have you got a name for her?

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Re: I'm back!
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2014, 01:07:30 AM »


Hello, welcome back  ;D hope you find your lost hoolicat   ;D

 


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