Author Topic: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure  (Read 6308 times)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #320 on: October 05, 2018, 09:42:34 AM »


Of course it might be an exercise in s7btle manipulation Dave:  "Oh - think you wanna go anywhere?  Anywhere I dunt want you to go?" 

 ;)  Strike a chord?!  Cats are Masters at the game.   :evillaugh:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #319 on: October 04, 2018, 21:51:22 PM »
She is clearly determined to make the most of being inside, seeing as you are so keen on it!  :briggin:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #318 on: October 04, 2018, 21:06:13 PM »
...and loving every minute!
She's hardly left my side today. Even when I went into other rooms, she did her best to follow me. When she couldn't (when I managed to put a door between us), she nicked my chair!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #317 on: October 04, 2018, 19:50:02 PM »
Most men complain of having a thumbprint in the middle of their forehead - you have a pawprint. :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #316 on: October 03, 2018, 16:11:51 PM »
you've got a right madam there, Dave - good job you clearly love her to bits :wow:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #315 on: October 03, 2018, 15:50:14 PM »
I had a late night last night. Every time I tried to get up to go to bed, Bramble either gripped my hand with her claws or clamped down on it with her teeth. She didn't draw blood, just waited for me to sit back, then put her head down to be stroked!
I had to wait for her to go for a drink so I could stand up!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #314 on: October 01, 2018, 21:00:19 PM »
Who can fathom what goes on in the minds of cats. :evillaugh: I certainly can't.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #313 on: October 01, 2018, 19:36:49 PM »
Lovely to see, me thinks they are playing with your mind :)
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #312 on: October 01, 2018, 15:56:44 PM »
Sweet! :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #311 on: October 01, 2018, 15:19:12 PM »
Lately, Lily has been a bit standoffish with Bramble, but I just got home from shopping to find this.  ;D


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #310 on: October 01, 2018, 07:05:23 AM »
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh: 


That's so good to hear. 




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #309 on: September 29, 2018, 10:48:02 AM »
Lap cat Bramble here we come! :wow:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #308 on: September 27, 2018, 13:50:34 PM »
Progress indeed!  ;D

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #307 on: September 27, 2018, 12:23:14 PM »
Thanks!
And she's still making progress. Yesterday evening, she was on the arm of my chair, as usual, leaning on my arm, when she leaned so far that she ended up on my lap. She's done that before, but always waking up and re-positioning herself. This time she stayed put, at least until cramp made me flinch and I woke her up!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #306 on: September 27, 2018, 07:26:30 AM »


Definitely not over-reacting.  You've sweated blood and tears to get to this point, Dave.  I don't blame you at all for not wanting to jeopardise it. 


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #305 on: September 26, 2018, 15:11:16 PM »
Nope, not at all. :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #304 on: September 26, 2018, 14:32:23 PM »
Thank you both! I was wondering if I was doing the right thing, or if I was overreacting.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #303 on: September 26, 2018, 13:14:59 PM »

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #302 on: September 26, 2018, 05:42:50 AM »


Good idea, Dave. 


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #301 on: September 25, 2018, 15:23:27 PM »
She's so settled now that I would probably take a chance and let her out, except that firework season is getting closer. Round here fireworks can start almost as soon as they go on sale, so any day now. Bonfire night is a Monday this year, so I'll wait until the following Sunday and, if there's been no fireworks on the Saturday, I'll let her out then.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #300 on: September 25, 2018, 09:49:50 AM »
Great photo! Yes, she is clearly saying 'Just you try it'!  :briggin:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #299 on: September 18, 2018, 09:52:27 AM »
;D

Love it


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #298 on: September 18, 2018, 09:21:17 AM »
that is a great photo!!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #297 on: September 17, 2018, 17:40:53 PM »
I finally got a photo of her gripping my knee with both paws, with an expression that seems to say "don't you dare move!"


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #296 on: September 13, 2018, 07:53:09 AM »


 ;D ;D ;D :evillaugh:   Dave, I'm absolutely delighted.  Really, I am.  And I fully understand hwo you can bear pain of that nature - much more preferable than the emotional pain when she keeps away.   :hug: :hug:



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #295 on: September 13, 2018, 01:39:07 AM »
So...
This  :censored: cat, who would hardly come near me for years, for the last few days has hardly left me alone!
She sits on the arm of my chair, leaning against me, and if I move, even slightly, she reaches out one or both of her front paws and digs her claws into my leg!
No blood drawn, but it's quite painful.....and I couldn't be more happy with the progress she's made!
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #294 on: September 08, 2018, 14:17:01 PM »
That is a lovely photo  :Luv2:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #293 on: September 07, 2018, 23:37:53 PM »
What an elegant Lily paw. :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #292 on: September 07, 2018, 17:41:32 PM »
Since Bramble came back this time, Lily seems to have been avoiding her, until today, when they spent about an hour on top of the freezer sunning themselves.


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #291 on: August 31, 2018, 16:00:01 PM »
Bramble keeps looking longingly through the windows, so I think she'd be off, given the chance! She doesn't seem distressed though, so I'll keep her in for now.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #290 on: August 31, 2018, 11:37:06 AM »
Dave if she is happy being in I would keep her in just now, some of mine are happy housecats despite being big brave ferals before I trapped them amnd now won't contemplate putting a paw over the door in any season
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #289 on: August 31, 2018, 11:24:16 AM »
That's a difficult decision Dave, I'm not sure what I would do under similar circumstances  :(

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #288 on: August 31, 2018, 10:27:21 AM »
Yes, Lily's coming in, and staying in, quite early now. I'm wondering whether to start letting Bramble out soon, or after November 5th, which seems a long way off. If I leave it too late, I might have trouble getting her back in when the fireworks start.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #287 on: August 31, 2018, 07:54:20 AM »


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but I'll happily trade a small inconvenience for a happy cat!


Spoken like a true cat Daddy.   :Luv:   Glad you've been able to get her in.  Am hoping she may stop in more for you now, Dave.  I've noticed a change in the behaviour of the gurlies this last week - subtle shifts in when they come and go, and generally they're spending a bit more time indoors.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #286 on: August 29, 2018, 11:28:24 AM »
No, just my hand, when she wants to be stroked. (Next stage is biting my hand!)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #285 on: August 29, 2018, 07:00:14 AM »
Has she started washing your head again yet Dave? :)
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #284 on: August 29, 2018, 03:33:07 AM »
It's been a while, mainly because I'm knackered!
For logistical reasons, Bramble has been staying in my bedroom at night, so Lily can go out for a few hours in the morning. My uncle lives with me, and he's an early riser, so Lily can have a good run, and be in early enough that Bramble can come downstairs for a fairly long time.
The trouble is, she's been very vocal since I got her in, especially at night when I'm trying to sleep!
She's getting quieter now, and more friendly too. She's been sitting next to me on the arm of my chair for quite long spells. It's a bit of a nuisance actually, as I  use my mouse on that chair arm, but I'll happily trade a small inconvenience for a happy cat!



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #283 on: July 31, 2018, 06:11:25 AM »
Not a bad life, house arrest, is it?
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #282 on: July 31, 2018, 05:49:09 AM »
 :evillaugh:  Undoubtedly, Dave.   ;)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #281 on: July 31, 2018, 03:26:30 AM »
Bramble seems to be settling down nicely, though she spends a lot of time on top of my printer, possibly an act of revenge!




 


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