Author Topic: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure  (Read 7804 times)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #373 on: December 11, 2018, 17:46:35 PM »


Look at that face!!  Priceless.    :evillaugh:


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #372 on: December 11, 2018, 15:40:59 PM »
 made me smile    :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #371 on: December 11, 2018, 15:17:42 PM »
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #370 on: December 11, 2018, 15:16:19 PM »
"I detected movement. I do hope you weren't expecting to leave!"


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #369 on: December 11, 2018, 12:34:27 PM »
Some times those ladies make us that bit longer for their favours x
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #368 on: December 11, 2018, 10:15:43 AM »
We all put up with it, cos we love them so much, and you have lots of time to make up for  ;D

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #367 on: December 11, 2018, 00:04:38 AM »
Absolutely! I still can't get rid of her, every time I sit down she jumps up onto my lap, and if I don't sit back right away she shouts at me, puts her front paws on my shoulder and tries to pull me back!
When I type it out like that, I'm surprised that I put up with it, but after 12 years of Bramble mostly avoiding me, I'm happy to be making up for lost time!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #366 on: December 10, 2018, 18:46:07 PM »
All still good I take it Dave? :)
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #365 on: November 29, 2018, 16:44:20 PM »
:evillaugh: :evillaugh:  What fab photos.   :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #364 on: November 26, 2018, 20:21:40 PM »
 ;D ;D :Luv: :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #363 on: November 26, 2018, 14:53:21 PM »
I finally got a couple of photos, though I was using my phone so they're not very good. I'm also not a contortionist so, although Lily is in the pictures, you can't see much of her!




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #362 on: November 24, 2018, 22:37:16 PM »
It sounds as if she has finally decided that you are HER human. :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #361 on: November 24, 2018, 16:10:34 PM »
I'm loving it, despite the discomfort, which is just as well as I'm now being pinned down by two cats! It's a shame both my camera and my phone are out of reach.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #360 on: November 24, 2018, 15:31:32 PM »
Your patience has really been worth it  ;D

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #359 on: November 24, 2018, 14:50:37 PM »
It's getting even better, though causing more aches and pains! For the last couple of days, I haven't been able to sit down without Bramble jumping up and going to sleep on my lap, or across my chest. Even when I'm leaning forward, for example to eat my dinner, she tries to push me back with her paw, so she can get comfortable!
Last night, reaching for the TV remote, I hadn't noticed her sitting up for a stretch and a yawn, and I accidentally clobbered her with my hand. I didn't hit her hard but, not very long ago, assuming she'd even get so close in the first place, it would have been enough to send her running to the other side of the room in a panic.
I keep thinking I should get her scanned, to make sure it's really Bramble!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #358 on: November 21, 2018, 05:35:06 AM »


What Paula said.  Am so pleased, Dave.   ;D. I love that cats can constantly surprise us.  When that's in a good way it's even better.   :)


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #357 on: November 21, 2018, 00:01:11 AM »
If she does I'll just have to keep her in for several months afterwards!  :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #356 on: November 20, 2018, 23:50:09 PM »
Long may it continue. :Luv:  :crossed: :crossed: for you and Bramble. A wonderful story, let's just hope she doesn't need a vet visit any time soon  :hug: :shify:.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #355 on: November 20, 2018, 23:12:49 PM »
I hope this post doesn't jinx things but, apart from two occasions when I had to bait and trap her, Bramble has really settled down, and comes in voluntarily in the morning after, at most, 4 hours out.
She's also getting more affectionate. Right now she's sitting on my lap with her head on my chest and her front legs stretched out in front of her. A year ago I would never have believed she could be so trusting. I'd made some progress with her up to the point she started refusing to come in, but this transformation is astonishing!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #354 on: November 15, 2018, 17:41:45 PM »
 :doh: :doh:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #353 on: November 15, 2018, 15:48:35 PM »
they like to keep you on your toes!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #352 on: November 15, 2018, 14:29:36 PM »
...and they both came in after two hours this morning. It's a rollercoaster with these two!  :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #351 on: November 14, 2018, 21:18:56 PM »
...aaaand pretty much back to square one!
I've just got her in, using the string on the door handle trick, but she's refused to come in all day, even when it was raining.
On the plus side, once I'd locked up and sat down, she came to me for a fuss.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #350 on: November 13, 2018, 16:23:09 PM »
At least she is coming back to you and not just for food. ;D
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #349 on: November 13, 2018, 11:55:30 AM »
It's a nice sunny day here, so more of a test. Lily stayed out later, coming in about 20 minutes ago, but Bramble, though she's been in and out all morning, has chosen to sun herself mostly indoors by the window.
She's been to me for a fuss from time to time, mut only for a minute or two at a time, so no cramp. That'll probably come later when there's no sunshine to be had!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #348 on: November 13, 2018, 06:49:06 AM »


 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  It's a trait all true Cat Appreciators will recognise.   :rofl:  So glad she came in nice and early Dave. 


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #347 on: November 12, 2018, 21:48:40 PM »
Definitely CCM :naughty: :rofl: Nowt wrong with tha. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Glad you could stretch the cramps out.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #346 on: November 12, 2018, 21:27:00 PM »
Who, me?  :naughty:
Thankfully they've both moved now, so I can have a stretch and a walk around!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #345 on: November 12, 2018, 19:58:46 PM »
I won't ask why you are in agony, not a cat slave at all, are you Dave? :naughty:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #344 on: November 12, 2018, 18:15:12 PM »
I'm sitting here in agony with a cat on each knee. I don't want to move because I don't want to risk unsettling Bramble. I hope she gets hungry or thirsty soon!  :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #343 on: November 12, 2018, 17:04:13 PM »
Everything crossed that she stays healthy Dave. :crossed:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #342 on: November 12, 2018, 16:19:45 PM »
They both came in even earlier today, after about 2 hours. I know it's the weather that's making them come in early, but Bramble wouldn't come in out of driving rain earlier in the year, so I think she's learned that it's safe indoors. I just hope I don't have to take her to the vet any time soon, as I'm sure that's what set her off before!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #341 on: November 11, 2018, 14:13:12 PM »
It was nerve-wracking! It'll take a while before I can completely relax, but it's a great start.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #340 on: November 11, 2018, 13:19:56 PM »
Really good news Dave, you must have been on tenterhooks for those four hours. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #339 on: November 11, 2018, 13:11:49 PM »
I'm so glad that Bramble cme back of her own accord!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #338 on: November 11, 2018, 12:17:06 PM »


Glad she came back in again, Dave, and you;re not having to camp out yet.   :shify:



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #337 on: November 11, 2018, 10:40:10 AM »
There were a few fireworks last night, but they weren't particularly loud. I seriously reconsidered Bramble's great exodus, but in the end she went out - for about four hours, then she and Lily came in, admittedly for food, but voluntarily all the same.
So far so good!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #336 on: November 10, 2018, 21:09:25 PM »
It hasn't stopped here yet, mad tonight despite pouring rain and thunder. :censored:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #335 on: November 10, 2018, 20:14:02 PM »
It hasn't stopped here yet, mad tonight despite pouring rain and thunder. :censored:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #334 on: November 10, 2018, 19:35:44 PM »
There's another reason not to wait that I forgot to mention - if Bramble won't come back in, I have time to trap her before the next huge spate of fireworks, around Christmas and New Year.

 


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