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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #243 on: July 03, 2018, 17:22:56 PM »
I'll have to ask the landlord about a new gate. I'll just keep patching it up for now.

In the meantime, it looks like the cats are embarrassed by the state of the gate, and have taken to sleeping in next door's back yard!
At least Bramble is still staying close to home.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #242 on: June 10, 2018, 21:31:33 PM »
Little so and so's. :rofl: I think you need a new gate Dave. :naughty:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #241 on: June 10, 2018, 21:25:47 PM »
Both of the little  :censored: are just sitting there taunting me. If I step outside, they scarper!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #240 on: June 03, 2018, 15:03:13 PM »
Save me watering my pots. :naughty:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #239 on: June 03, 2018, 14:51:21 PM »
Rain would be nice too!    :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #238 on: June 03, 2018, 14:00:01 PM »
I think Bramble is beyond stubborn now. Pig headed may be nearer the truth. You must be the only person in Britain, apart from Andrew who suffers in the warmer weather, that is praying for Winter. :doh:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #237 on: June 03, 2018, 11:49:00 AM »
Yes, Lily came in, and wasn't allowed out again until this morning!
I don't think either of them will be in a hurry to come in until it gets a lot cooler.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #236 on: June 03, 2018, 11:31:54 AM »
Dave, did you manage to get Lily in eventually?

It is good news that Bramble is staying closer - but it would be even better if she came home!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #235 on: June 02, 2018, 20:00:34 PM »
I stayed up until after 7 this morning trying to get Lily in. Luckily I'd already done all my shopping for the weekend so I had time to catch up on sleep!
On a brighter note, Bramble is staying closer for longer, though she still runs off if I get too close.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #234 on: June 02, 2018, 19:33:00 PM »
 :crossed: Norty Bramble, Lily not being far behind. :shocked:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #233 on: May 29, 2018, 21:47:54 PM »
Well, at least Lily comes in (eventually!)
And Bramble is staying close to home a lot more often than last time.
I've covered the trap with some cheap pet mats/blankets, and left it closed. Bramble walks past it to get to her food so, in time, I might be able to set it and catch her.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #232 on: May 29, 2018, 21:33:05 PM »
Dave, I am sorry that your girlies are being 'dirty stop outs'  :(

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #231 on: May 29, 2018, 13:20:44 PM »
She's still staying out sadly, but coming in for food. The trap didn't work, I think it must have upset her the first time, and she's wary of it now.
I though I might have better luck during the heavy rain, but no. In fact, Lily has started staying out late and, during some thunderstorms, stayed out until 4 in the morning! I think it's too warm to make them want to be indoors.
Roll on winter!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #230 on: May 29, 2018, 04:14:55 AM »
What is going on with Bramble Dave? It's ages since you posted about her. :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #229 on: May 11, 2018, 10:53:52 AM »
Unfortunately not. I've got to go out for a few hours today, but I'll be setting the trap when I come home, with some really smelly food that I know she likes!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #228 on: May 11, 2018, 07:04:25 AM »
Any joy with Bramble, Dave?

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #227 on: May 07, 2018, 14:21:16 PM »
Oh Dave! What  pickle she is  :(

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #226 on: May 07, 2018, 11:49:02 AM »
Yep! She's still coming in to eat, but she won't let me shut her in. In fact, she's in now, eating, but if I move an inch, she'll bolt.
There's rain forecast in the next few days, so I'll see what happens then, and leave the kennel door open at night. If she doesn't come in, and stay in, soon, I'll get the trap out again, but I don't want to overuse that option in case she gets wise to it.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #225 on: May 07, 2018, 06:25:52 AM »
Oh Dave.   :doh: :doh: Nooooo!   :(

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #224 on: May 06, 2018, 13:00:10 PM »
....AND she's off again. I didn't see her at all yesterday after she  went out in the morning, and I was starting to panic. I was about to post on a local Facebook lost pets page, when she came in for some food. She ran off when I  moved towards the door, so I don't think I'll be able to relax for a while.
Nothing's happened to scare her off, as far as I can tell, I think she's just enjoying the warm weather, so I'll be hoping for rain soon!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #223 on: May 04, 2018, 20:42:56 PM »
Typical cat, everything on her own terms. :naughty: I am pleased that you didn't have to go through all that again Dave. :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #222 on: May 04, 2018, 20:01:52 PM »
I had a worrying start to the week. On Monday, Bramble wouldn't come in, and ran off whenever she saw me. I thought I was back at square one, and that I'd have to get the trap out again, but then around 8 in the evening she appeared at the door, waiting patiently to be let in!
It's a bit tricky with two cats that are in the habit of staying out. Lily was in, so I shut an inside door to keep her in, leaving the outside door open so Bramble wouldn't feel shut out.
The rest of the week, both of them have come in at a reasonable time, so I've (mostly) stopped worrying!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #221 on: April 13, 2018, 23:24:47 PM »
Flying snot is never a good plan Dave, I'd stick with Bramble too. :naughty:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #220 on: April 13, 2018, 16:45:22 PM »
The walls between my house and next door are a bit thin, so I use headphones when I watch television. Having said that, when I'm not watching telly, Bramble's snoring is fairly quiet, and oddly soothing, so I'll stick with Bramble thanks! :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #219 on: April 13, 2018, 15:57:29 PM »
my Tosker always sleeps on the back of my chair - unfortunately as he has major congestion problems his noisy breathing makes it difficult for me to hear the TV - and then there are the regular bouts of intense sneezing accompanied by flying snot

so if you ever care to do a swop with Bramble ....................................  :sneaky: :sneaky:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #218 on: April 13, 2018, 15:26:44 PM »
Bramble's only been doing this since her "Stubborn Adventure". She's slept there before, but has always run off when I've approached. Now she stays there when I sit down, and I get frequent neck massages!
I wasn't sure she'd continue with Clio gone, but she has.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #217 on: April 13, 2018, 13:57:07 PM »
 :Luv2: hard to believe she hasn't always been on the back of the chair!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #216 on: April 12, 2018, 22:11:55 PM »
Bramble seems to have settled down after the loss of Clio. I was worried that she'd be skittish, especially after she saw the carrier, which she really doesn't like!
For the last few weeks, the pair of them have been cosying up on the back of my chair, and I've just noticed she seems to be leaving room for Clio.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #215 on: March 19, 2018, 19:59:40 PM »
How awful for you, Dave  :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #214 on: March 19, 2018, 19:54:29 PM »
Another half hour (so far) with Bramble on my lap, completely this time, apart from resting her head on my hand, which means I'm having to type this left-handed on an onscreen keyboard. It's so slow, and I'm seizing up with cramp again. I'm in  :censored: agony, but it's worth it!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #213 on: March 18, 2018, 17:33:14 PM »
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #212 on: March 18, 2018, 17:16:30 PM »
I see that you are enjoying your new job as a cat bed then Dave. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #211 on: March 18, 2018, 16:13:11 PM »
...and now Clio's joined Lily to sit on me. It's not often they spend any time together as Lily is usually much too energetic for Clio.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #210 on: March 18, 2018, 15:35:10 PM »
aww bless

I hope you've left some room there for Clio
No photo, as I  couldn't reach a phone or camera this time, but Clio and Bramble spent a while on my lap shortly after those photos were taken. :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #209 on: March 18, 2018, 14:11:33 PM »
 :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: Bless!
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #208 on: March 18, 2018, 14:07:22 PM »
aww bless

I hope you've left some room there for Clio
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #207 on: March 18, 2018, 13:01:42 PM »
 :rofl:
And I didn't get much of a stretch. As soon as I sat down again she was back, this time with Lily!




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #206 on: March 18, 2018, 12:46:31 PM »
so now it's you who needs the escape route - what a turn around :wow:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #205 on: March 18, 2018, 11:13:50 AM »
...and Bramble's just spent almost half an hour sleeping on my lap, without even a hint of looking for an escape route. I now need to move around a bit to get rid of the cramp.   :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #204 on: March 18, 2018, 10:32:55 AM »
I'm not sure how much credit I can take, other than doing my best to ignore her until she comes to me, but thanks!  ;D
Although,I'm quite pleased with how I managed not to react when Bramble accidentally scratched me. I'm not sure how it happened exactly, but Lily was involved probably trying to play while Bramble wanted to sleep, but it ended with Bramble falling, trying to catch herself on the arm of the chair, and finding my hand there instead!
Fortunately, it didn't hurt straight away so I didn't make any sudden noise or movement that would scare her away.
Or maybe it's just my reactions slowing down with age!
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