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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #86 on: April 13, 2018, 02:06:08 AM »
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #85 on: April 13, 2018, 00:34:15 AM »
Dave, :care: :care: :care: That's a lovely photo of her.

Play hard on The Bridge Little Clio. :Luv:
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2018, 23:03:02 PM »
So sorry for your loss  :hug: :hug:

RIP Clio

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #83 on: April 12, 2018, 18:22:24 PM »
Lovely photo Dave.   :Luv:  Very kittenish.  Beautiful baby.   :hug:

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #82 on: April 12, 2018, 13:39:48 PM »
Bramble is on the back of my chair now, snoring away! Lily is asleep on my lap. I think they've settled, although I've seen Bramble wandering around the house seeming to looking for Clio.
Maybe it still hasn't struck home, but I don't feel too bad about the decision. The vet, although not at all pushy, didn't give much of a window for when the best time to let Clio go would be, just a day or so,  so I didn't have too much time to dither, and perhaps keep her going too long. That was my biggest worry, whenever I've thought about it, but that part was pretty much taken out of my hands.
I will miss her, but I have plenty of good memories.



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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2018, 10:35:01 AM »
I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to Clio Dave - it's no easier when they are a good age, is it

I hope Bramble and Lily keep your head warm for many years to come :hug:
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #80 on: April 11, 2018, 13:05:39 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear this, RIP Clio
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #79 on: April 11, 2018, 12:39:50 PM »
Dave I'm really sorry to read this  :'(

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #78 on: April 10, 2018, 21:44:19 PM »
Thanks everyone, both here and in the Purrs Facebook group.
Bramble has settled down now, and is my headrest for the evening. I'll still keep her in tomorrow, just to be safe.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #77 on: April 10, 2018, 21:11:05 PM »
Dave, I am so sorry that you have had to say 'Goodbye' to you friend. I think you are wise to keep Bramble inside for a while, given her history.

RIP Clio, play hard at the bridge little girl.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #76 on: April 10, 2018, 19:31:08 PM »
I'm keeping Bramble and Lily indoors tomorrow. I doubt if Lily will be bothered, but Bramble already seems a bit unsettled, and has wandered around a few times, I think looking for Clio.
Actually, I think Bramble looked a bit nervous when she saw the carrier, it may have reminded her of her last vet visit, after which she wouldn't come indoors for months, so I think I should play safe.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #75 on: April 10, 2018, 19:18:49 PM »
So sorry for your loss  :hug: RIP Clio run free on the bridge  :'(

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #74 on: April 10, 2018, 18:43:04 PM »
Dave, I'm so sorry.  Rest in peace lovely Clio.   :hug: :hug:  Thinking of you tonight. 

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #73 on: April 10, 2018, 18:03:27 PM »
Sadly, Clio was put to sleep today. The vet said that she was dying, and though he could do some tests, they'd only tell us what she was dying of. I didn't want to put her through any unnecessary stress, so I decided to let her go. I stayed with her  till the end.
Shockingly, she  was half the weight she was last year. I thought she'd lost weight, but I didn't realise how much. She seemed happy though, so I kept putting off the vet visit, until yesterday, when she didn't try to steal my dinner. I'd been fighting her off for months, and she'd got bolder and bolder, but yesterday she wouldn't even eat chicken handed to her, so I knew something was wrong.
I just hope Bramble doesn't miss her too much.
I have a lot of photos of her. This is the last one of her trying to steal my dinner, back in February. I'd managed to distract her with a piece of chicken, but she got bolder and more persistent, till I dared not even look away to find a camera!


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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #72 on: January 11, 2018, 22:59:41 PM »
She's still going strong. She spends ages tucked away somewhere, then comes bounding out, full of energy, looking for attention or food.
Lately, she's been sleeping in the cardboard box that Lily showed a brief interest in yesterday. I was worried that one of the others was bothering her, until I saw her emerge and stroll casually past both of them. She just likes it in there, obviously!



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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2017, 17:38:00 PM »
Doesnt matter what age she is, she's gorgeous.  :Luv:

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2017, 03:07:53 AM »
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2017, 21:51:14 PM »
If you tell her she looks good for her age Dave, I sincerely hope that she gives you a slap. :naughty: :naughty: No Lady likes that phrase. :rofl:
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #68 on: March 25, 2017, 17:33:33 PM »
Lovely girl!

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #67 on: March 25, 2017, 12:42:53 PM »
I wonder if that's what happened when Clio went missing. Perhaps she followed me to town, then panicked.

Another one from half an hour ago, just to show yesterday wasn't a fluke!



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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #66 on: March 25, 2017, 12:07:36 PM »
SHE LOOKS GREAT FOR HER AGE AND TODAY LUPIBN IS TELLING ME IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT HE WANTS TO GO OIT!.

ITS TERRIBLE WHEN A CAT FOLLOWS YYOU UP THE ROAD,

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2017, 00:21:59 AM »
I'm not at all sure!
She's been with me for 10 years, and I was told she was "getting on a bit" when she arrived. I would guess that she was at least 7, maybe a bit  older, which would make her 17 or more.
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2017, 00:12:17 AM »
How old is Clio again, Dave?

Lovely pic's. :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: Clio
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2017, 00:03:07 AM »
A couple of photos showing Clio greeting Spring.
Every time she looks like she's slowing down, she perks up. I had to go out just before noon, and I like to get the cats in before I leave the house, in case one of them, usually Lily, tries to follow me into town. It's also usually Lily who tries to get out of the house when I do, but today it was Clio. She managed it a couple of times too, though she wasn't quite quick enough to evade recapture!
She was still crying to go out when I got home so I let her out for half an hour, which is when I got these shots.






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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2017, 02:29:43 AM »
CLIO IS LOOKING FAB AND SUCH A GORGEOUS GIRL DESERVES A NEW BED  :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2017, 00:54:23 AM »
Just as well really :evillaugh:.
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2017, 23:44:02 PM »
As well as a new camera, I recently got a laptop. Fortunately, I have a desktop PC at home, and the laptop is for when I'm out of the house, so it's not such a problem that Clio's commandeered it as a bed.
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #59 on: March 13, 2017, 20:48:49 PM »
That is lovely!  ;D

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #58 on: March 13, 2017, 19:12:10 PM »
Clio is getting even more tolerant of the other two, especially Bramble. Bramble had already made herself comfortable, but Clio wanted to sleep in the same place, so she just plonked herself on top of Bramble, who seemed happy with the arrangement!

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2016, 14:42:10 PM »
Certainly am! Although meal times (for me) are a little stressed, as I now have two cats trying to steal my dinner! It's a small price to pay though, and it's great to see Clio so interested in her surroundings, even if she's not supposed to be. It's a little strange as well that Bramble, who I was told was named for her prickly behaviour, is now the best behaved of all of them! :D

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2016, 14:11:01 PM »
That's great news Dave.  Bet you're feeling quite relieved.   :)

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2016, 18:09:30 PM »
It still may have been down to over grooming, Merlin had very thin fur on his tail when he first came here, the vet put it down to overgrooming, and as he has settled the fur on his tail has regrown.

She does seem to be getting there now ;D
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2016, 17:16:18 PM »
Clio is even showing some tolerance of Lily now! Lily was already there when Clio decided to climb down from the chair back. Until today she'd been giving Lily a wide berth. I still don't think they'll be best friends, but I think we've turned a corner, and Clio's improved health is giving her more confidence.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2016, 14:03:17 PM »
Typical! I went out shopping with the one thing in mind, and that was the one thing I ended up not even looking for! I'll try again on Monday.
Thanks for all the suggestions. The cats won't need another treatment just yet, so I have time to find a suitable replacement.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2016, 14:09:34 PM »
We use Program injections for all the Clan cats works out at 35.00 fro the 6 month period and it can be bought in liquid form from vet uk for monthly application as weel swear by the stuff and have no issues with fleas and find it kills ticks as well
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2016, 12:40:37 PM »



Get the flea and worming injection from your vet. Its £60 and lasts 3months.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2016, 10:24:48 AM »
I used this on Buffy last time:-
http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dog_grooming_care/flea_and_tick_protection/flea_and_tick_sprays/29982

Xander had advantage at the same time though so not sure if it was that but they don't have fleas now.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2016, 20:06:28 PM »
I'm going shopping tomorrow, so I'll take a look in an actual pet shop, rather than a supermarket.

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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2016, 20:03:47 PM »
Hi
Try and google for natural flea remedies - please dont use Bob Martin it can have horrendous consequences x
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Re: Clio's Tribulations - Advice needed
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2016, 18:52:22 PM »
To be honest, I had misgivings, but I'm looking around for a better one in the same "format", a non-aerosol spray. It's this that seems to have worked rather than the formulation.

 


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