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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #181 on: September 07, 2015, 18:10:12 PM »


I'd say silver tabby, but whatever colour she is she is stunning  ;D ;D

Lovely pic of Clio as well ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #180 on: September 07, 2015, 17:42:09 PM »
It changes according to the light. Sometimes she looks blue grey, others more of an orange tinge.
Staff at the vet couldn't agree, but several people here have suggested dilute tortoiseshell. She certainly has tortitude, so I'm going with that for now!
I've started buying big bags of cooked pieces of chicken, and I take a few pieces out of the freezer to thaw in time for my dinner, so there's something to distract Lily from my plate. I now have to take out extra for Bramble, who has decided, after watching Lily, that it's safe to take food from my hand. Bramble is still nervous though, so I didn't risk startling her with a camera flash. Lily isn't nervous at all, in like a shot!



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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #179 on: September 07, 2015, 16:45:44 PM »
Somewhere there was a question about Lily's colour. I don't know if an answer was found. But if it wasn't, I think she's a blue tabby.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #178 on: September 07, 2015, 05:52:27 AM »
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  Good Lord - what a fierce glare!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #177 on: September 07, 2015, 01:53:30 AM »
Sunday being roast chicken day, as usual, Lily pestered me for scraps, then seemed  not to want any more. Then Clio decided she wanted some, which didn't impress Lily at all, judging from the filthy look she gave me!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #176 on: September 06, 2015, 00:35:44 AM »
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #175 on: September 04, 2015, 23:35:23 PM »
Bog all on telly tonight, but Lily seemed to enjoy an old episode of "New Tricks".

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #174 on: September 04, 2015, 20:42:59 PM »
She may have a twin: http://www.purrsinourhearts.co.uk/index.php/topic,46208.msg834120.html#msg834120

From what Paula said, Pippa seems to be a bit shy, so I imagine it was difficult to get that photo, and it's a bit dark, but she looks very like Lily.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #173 on: September 04, 2015, 20:32:44 PM »
Hi Dave,

Lily is gorgeous! I love her pale tabby markings  :Luv:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #172 on: September 01, 2015, 09:10:01 AM »
I tried to be quiet, but I think they heard my bones creaking when I got up!


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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #171 on: September 01, 2015, 07:48:07 AM »
Cats always do that. Stop what they are doing and tell you to mind your own business. Just when you were about to get the perfect shot.
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Dont they just!  :evillaugh:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #170 on: September 01, 2015, 04:52:27 AM »
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #169 on: September 01, 2015, 01:41:32 AM »
I tried to be quiet, but I think they heard my bones creaking when I got up!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #168 on: September 01, 2015, 01:32:50 AM »
Cats always do that. Stop what they are doing and tell you to mind your own business. Just when you were about to get the perfect shot.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #167 on: September 01, 2015, 00:51:35 AM »
Lily and Bramble had me worried earlier. They appeared to be fighting, but it was soon obvious they were playing. I tried to get some photos, but they were too far away and the wrong side of a glass door, so this is the best I could do:


I tried creeping up on them to get a better shot, but they had other ideas, and played innocent!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #166 on: August 30, 2015, 23:36:12 PM »
Thanks, though she's very photogenic, so she deserves a fair bit of the credit!
Roast chicken day again. I put a piece of chicken by the side of the plate for her, and handed her a bit of it whenever she got a bit close to my plate. I was a bit slow while I was taking this photo, but she didn't even try to eat my dinner, concentrating her stare on her own food instead!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #165 on: August 29, 2015, 23:17:30 PM »
Beautiful photos of Lily.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #164 on: August 29, 2015, 19:04:38 PM »
Lily basking in the sun today:




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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #163 on: August 29, 2015, 17:52:14 PM »


I love the pic of Lily watching the cartoon it is really good  ;D ;D

Mine won't eat chicken anymore they prefer pork

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #162 on: August 29, 2015, 16:48:48 PM »
They soon learn habits from watching others. My Gracie knows the clicking of clipped claws means a treat afterwards. Even if they aren't her claws she will always come and do the staring act until the victim's claws are clipped and she knows it's treat time.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #161 on: August 29, 2015, 16:04:06 PM »
Lily is definitely having an effect on the other two! First Bramble, staring at me while I was eating my dinner, now Clio standing on her back legs and grabbing the chicken out of my hand. Both habits unseen until Lily arrived!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #160 on: August 28, 2015, 00:09:07 AM »
Love the look on her face.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #159 on: August 28, 2015, 00:07:54 AM »
Well it doesn't seem to have bothered Lily. Here she is a few hours later, watching the cartoon Mary posted.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #158 on: August 27, 2015, 23:56:32 PM »
Well done on the research. I couldn't find a reason not to give frozen food. Though it makes sense. Even though old and ill people in hospital get fed the regulation jelly and ice cream all the time! But as regards to cats eating frozen, I certainly wouldn't worry about it. I think (hopefully) most cat owners with a cat with health problems would not think of offering anything that might upset their stomachs.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #157 on: August 27, 2015, 23:05:47 PM »
Lily will eat anything, including curry. I have to be careful not to let her near it, because it has a lot of onion (well mine do!) She also chases dogs. I don't think she realises she's a cat!
I've just found something that gives a reason not to give cats cold food. It may upset their stomach, apparently, but I think that's really just for cats with delicate stomachs, like old cats, or very young kittens,  so I don't think I'll worry too much.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2015, 22:53:00 PM »
The only reason not to give cats frozen food is that it doesn't smell like warm food does. So they tend to leave it as they don't recognise it as food. But it won't harm them, any more than giving a child an ice cream. Cats being fussy usually turn their noses up at frozen food. But if Lily likes it, then it certainly won't harm her. Dogs are the ones that go for frozen treats rather than cats. But then most dogs are greedy and will eat anything!
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Here is a link to frozen pet treats. They say cats and dogs. But I think cats would turn their noses up at most of them.

http://www.thekitchn.com/10-frozen-treats-for-your-pets-122668

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #155 on: August 27, 2015, 22:39:10 PM »
She loved it, but then she'll eat practically anything!
I have it in the back of my mind that you're not supposed to give cats cold food though, so I think I'll hold off for now, at least until I've done a bit of research. I'll just have to remember to take some out of the freezer a bit earlier for the time being.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #154 on: August 27, 2015, 22:17:11 PM »
Cat lollies! I bet Lily enjoyed her frozen treat.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #153 on: August 27, 2015, 19:03:54 PM »
Aww Lily and the other cats are gorgeous!  :Luv: :Luv:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #152 on: August 27, 2015, 18:46:22 PM »
I keep some cooked strips of chicken in the freezer, and take a few out in the morning to give them to the cats in the evening. It's particularly useful to distract Lily while I close the door, so she doesn't run outside when I'm trying to shut her in for the night.
I forgot today, so I had to use a still frozen piece, hoping that Lily wouldn't notice until it was too late.
She didn't care! She played with it a bit longer than usual, but that was all. She still ate it.
I don't think I should make a habit of giving her frozen food, but as a one off it was funny!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #151 on: August 26, 2015, 18:28:21 PM »
I've never known a cat quite as trusting as Lily, who will stay put even if it looks as if I'm about to step on her. It's a wonder I haven't yet!. She's the complete opposite of Bramble, who will scarper if I move an inch in her direction! (Though Bramble will come to me looking for attention if I'm walking away  :Crazy: .)

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #150 on: August 26, 2015, 17:58:03 PM »
She's your Health And Safety Equipment Supervisor, First Grade.    ;) :Luv:

Isn't it lovely that she wants to spend time with you  ;D  That's not "getting in the way" - it's looking after you.   :hug:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #149 on: August 26, 2015, 16:37:47 PM »

That's what cats do, it's in their job description  ;D ;D

Lovely pictures of the lovely Lily

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #148 on: August 26, 2015, 16:33:48 PM »
Lily likes to get in the way!
The downside is that she slows me down but, more important to me, the upside is she isn't scared of me.
She's always sitting on this thing, especially when I'm about to go out!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #147 on: August 25, 2015, 19:51:21 PM »
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #146 on: August 25, 2015, 18:36:26 PM »


Lovely pics Dave.

I love it when my two sleep on their backs like that. I sometimes disturb them by blowing raspberries on their tums  ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #145 on: August 25, 2015, 18:33:39 PM »
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  Loving the piccies Dave - keep 'em coming!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #144 on: August 25, 2015, 18:26:55 PM »
Of course, she soon perked up when I started my dinner!
Oh, and look who's turned up, taking lessons in the art of begging from Lily!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #143 on: August 25, 2015, 18:13:42 PM »
Lily went out for a while this morning, but then it started raining, so she spent the rest of the day indoors. She seemed happy enough!



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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #142 on: August 24, 2015, 02:09:45 AM »
To be fair, she hasn't (yet) ripped any furniture to pieces, as Bramble did at her age!

 


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