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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!

I've just taken delivery of this stool, which should help me work at the sink for longer without resting. That's assuming Lily allows me to!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #147 on: August 25, 2015, 19:51:21 PM »
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :Luv2:

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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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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #141 on: August 24, 2015, 01:27:49 AM »
She's very pretty. Cute little face that can do no wrong  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #140 on: August 24, 2015, 00:37:27 AM »
She's a little minx! She isn't nasty though, just a bit too playful for the other two. At least if she's getting closer to Bramble, she'll leave Clio. who isn't keen on other cats, in peace.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #139 on: August 24, 2015, 00:16:03 AM »
Lily looks so innocent  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #138 on: August 23, 2015, 22:07:05 PM »
Yesterday they were waiting for food together, today there was no food involved, but they still chose to spend quite a bit of time together.
Lily, of course, just had to push her luck. Bramble's tail sticking out was too much temptation! She only went for it once, and got hissed at, but they stayed where they were for a good twenty minutes afterwards.


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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #137 on: August 22, 2015, 23:40:23 PM »
They look wonderful together  ;D


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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #136 on: August 22, 2015, 19:51:19 PM »
Lily and Bramble seem to be getting closer every day.


There's been the occasional setback though! (Don't worry, the squabble lasted about 2 seconds.)

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #135 on: August 21, 2015, 22:23:22 PM »
...and the other two aren't any more lively!


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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #134 on: August 21, 2015, 22:21:51 PM »
This is about as active as she's been, just moving from one sleeping spot to another!




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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #133 on: August 21, 2015, 21:43:30 PM »


She is gorgeous  :Luv: That's what my two have been up to as well
Having a duvet day

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #132 on: August 21, 2015, 21:31:13 PM »
It's rained all day today, so Lily's been stuck indoors. Normally she goes a bit loopy, and has to get rid of excess energy, but she's been very quiet. Occasional forays for food, but mostly this:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #131 on: August 20, 2015, 20:44:07 PM »
Probably, but she plays with them for ages first, and I've never seen her finish them off!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #130 on: August 20, 2015, 20:13:44 PM »
Does she eat them?

Lupin does with gusto  :sick:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #129 on: August 20, 2015, 18:38:14 PM »
One thing I noticed when she was gone, she's a great fly catcher!
Sadly, she's too quick for me to get an action shot, but here she is getting ready to pounce.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #128 on: August 18, 2015, 21:17:14 PM »
She's a beauty! I am so glad she is home with you  ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #127 on: August 18, 2015, 16:14:56 PM »
Several of my neighbours agree, and are almost as pleased as I am that they seem to have given up!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #126 on: August 18, 2015, 14:52:10 PM »


Lily is gorgeous  :Luv2: :Luv2:
Those people don't deserve her or any other animal.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #125 on: August 17, 2015, 14:20:10 PM »
that is very odd, sounds like they were going to take advantage of her good looks, lucky she had been spayed

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #124 on: August 17, 2015, 06:52:57 AM »
She's such a striking cat, and also has the most expressive facial features, I think she's the sort of cat that makes her mark on everyone who encounters her.     :Luv:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #123 on: August 17, 2015, 00:27:46 AM »
The name "Lily" was chosen by a friend who never really liked cats but, when she saw this one, fell in love with her.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #122 on: August 17, 2015, 00:13:26 AM »
They did mention that they'd paid £90 for her, and they'd be prepared to give her up if I reimbursed them that amount. I wondered then if they were trying to scam me (it was all a bit heated and confused at the time), but I've just been looking at some photos from when she first arrived, and it's possible they were conned by whoever sold her to them. They probably didn't realise that kittens tend to have very big ears, that they later grow into, so she may have looked quite exotic to them.


Love this photo of her from when she first arrived. Really stunning cat. And such a beautiful one she grew into. Gorgeous colouring.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #121 on: August 17, 2015, 00:05:59 AM »
No, the washing machine is just the jumping-off point!
Actually, despite scrounging all the time I was dismantling the chicken, she wouldn't eat the bits I gave her. It wasn't until I sat down to my own dinner that she was suddenly starving!
I know she gets treats from several neighbours, especially the ones who have dogs. She winds the dogs up, then gets rewarded for providing entertainment! If I hear a dog yelping, I'm pretty sure she's on her way home.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #120 on: August 16, 2015, 23:55:48 PM »
She is serfiously gorgeous but seems to think the chicken is in the washing machine  :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #119 on: August 16, 2015, 20:40:55 PM »
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #118 on: August 16, 2015, 20:35:55 PM »
The plotting starts as soon as the chicken comes out of the oven!  ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #117 on: August 16, 2015, 18:41:54 PM »
She's worth £90 of anyone's money, but I'd still be sceptical.  They hadnt even had her chipped, so what proof have they?  And you paid to have her spayed and chipped and vet checked, so that would counter balance the £90.00.

Doesnt sound like they can be bothered though, now and I doubt I'd give her up after their attitude and lack of interest since.   Seems to me Lily decided where she wanted to be.  Clever girl.

The piccies with the food made me giggle.  She looks like she's "plottin...."  ;)

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #116 on: August 16, 2015, 17:56:11 PM »
They did mention that they'd paid £90 for her, and they'd be prepared to give her up if I reimbursed them that amount. I wondered then if they were trying to scam me (it was all a bit heated and confused at the time), but I've just been looking at some photos from when she first arrived, and it's possible they were conned by whoever sold her to them. They probably didn't realise that kittens tend to have very big ears, that they later grow into, so she may have looked quite exotic to them.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #115 on: August 16, 2015, 14:18:03 PM »
What a horrible experience all round, Dave.  When you first took Lily in, you did everything you could've done to see if she belonged to anyone.  Am so pleased you had her chipped and spayed.  I suspect you're right about their plans to breed from her.  Thank the Lord she's ended up with you.   :hug:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #114 on: August 16, 2015, 13:29:29 PM »
I believe money was a factor. Early on, it was mentioned that they had intended to breed from Lily because she was a "rare breed of tabby", whatever that's supposed to mean! I suspect, with hindsight, that they want to start a kitten farm, and make some quick money selling kittens. Maybe it took a while for it to sink in that I'd had her spayed.
Lily goes out every day (it would be almost impossible to keep her in all the time), but she comes back whenever there's food around. She particularly likes my dinner, whatever that happens to be. The only way I could keep her in all day would be to make it rain all the time!


Today is roast chicken day, so Lily will be there as soon as it's cooked.


I'm not neglecting the others though. I make sure they get some of whatever treats are going, though Lily does seem to think all food is hers!


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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #113 on: August 16, 2015, 11:22:04 AM »
 :welcome: back Dave and  :welcome: home Lily  :hug:

All that unnecessary upset, strange people.

Glad to see them all happy together.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2015, 09:34:10 AM »
How very odd  :-:  Why on earth would someone behave like that?  If I found any of our lot living elsewhere, at the very least I would be quizzing the new slaves about his/her new living conditions. 

Did they ever give you any proof that she lived with them beforehand and for how long? 

I suppose some people are just weird.  Maybe there was a difference of opinion within her old home about keeping her.  She did leave after all so something was not to her liking? 

Am delighted she has fitted back in well with Bramble and Clio  :Luv2:  Has she gone missing at all from your home in the last couple of months?

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #111 on: August 15, 2015, 22:50:23 PM »
Apologies for another prolonged absence, but a little while ago I had what seemed to be bad news and I've been a bit unsettled, though everything seems sorted now.
Lily went missing for 10 days, then turned up wearing a collar with an address written on it. I went round, thinking they'd taken her in because she looked like a stray, but it turned out that's where she was before she came to me.
To cut a long story short, there was some argument, and they posted a rather nasty hand delivered letter that included a phone number. I'd had time to consider, and decided that it would be unfair to Lily to conduct a tug of war with her in the middle, so I rang the number and, using all the diplomacy I could muster, told them they could have her. That was on a Sunday.
The next day I got a text asking if I could wait until Wednesday. Of course I could so, when Wednesday came around I sent a text asking what time they'd collect her, so I could make sure she was in, as she likes to go out and torment the local dogs for hours on end (much to the dogs' owners amusement!)
That was a couple of months ago, and I've not heard a peep out of them since. In fact, I'd put their collar back on her, and it disappeared on the Thursday, so I think they've thought things over and decided not to bother.

So now, the other two have had to get used to her all over again, but that seems to be going well. Amazingly, there wasn't a hiss or a growl from any of them in this picture!



I've had to put a collar on her, as I kept seeing her photo on Facebook with people asking if she's a stray (and probably hoping she is), but unlike the one she came home with, it's a breakaway one.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #110 on: January 29, 2015, 16:35:02 PM »
 :Luv2: :Luv2: :hug:

She looks like she's dancing  :hug:

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