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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #202 on: March 17, 2018, 12:31:39 PM »
Yet another corner turned with Bramble. She's sat on my lap before, but it's always either been bolt upright or half on my lap and half on the arm of the chair, with an escape route in view at all times!
This time, although she was only half on my lap, she had her chin resting on my hand, and she was purring away happily and dozing. In this pic, she heard my reachng for my phone but, amazingly, she only opened her eyes half way, so she's obviously quite relaxed.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #201 on: February 12, 2018, 07:07:06 AM »
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I have wondered occasionally if I should get hold of a scanner and check that it's really Bramble.






 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  Understandable Dave.  You must be feeling so chuffed though.  You've done an incredible job, with your patience and persistence.  I doubt I could have managed it.  I'd probably just have been whining and wringing my hands and feeling sorry for myself, but your plan worked brilliantly.  Well done.  Am so glad that you're now surrounded by eager felines when you're busy in the kitchen.   :) :)










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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #200 on: February 11, 2018, 17:51:14 PM »
Absolutely! The nuisance they make of themselves is much better than worrying about them when they're not! Although, I have wondered occasionally if I should get hold of a scanner and check that it's really Bramble. She'd been getting friendlier before her adventure, but it was very slow progress. Now, she's forever demanding attention, washing my hair for me, and trying to trip me up!
It's great!
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #199 on: February 11, 2018, 17:02:00 PM »
You'd be worried if it were any other way, Dave. ;D :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #198 on: February 10, 2018, 15:37:13 PM »
Another huge step forward today. I was getting dinner ready, and peeling some spuds. Of course, all three cats turned up, as they always do if they think there's the slightest chance they might get some of my food!
Lily and Clio always come close, especially Lily, who I often have to elbow off the worktop, but Bramble keeps a discreet distance....until today. Today she was as much underfoot as the others!
They all got fed when I started cutting up the beef, but no doubt I'll get mugged again when I  try to eat it!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #197 on: February 10, 2018, 07:03:01 AM »
Getting better and better Dave ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #196 on: February 09, 2018, 20:45:13 PM »
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #195 on: February 09, 2018, 19:39:39 PM »
...and still giving me cramp, but this time in daylight so the picture's a bit clearer. She's spent most of the day, and evening, like this, apart from when I went out shopping, and the other times I got out of the chair. Oh, and I had two more hair washes!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #194 on: February 02, 2018, 21:06:24 PM »
Dave, the cramp is so worth it.  There are times at night when I'm the recipient of snoozles and my back is screaming with nerve pain but I refuse to give in to it and let it spoil the pleasure.  I so know what you mean, as will others.    :)

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #193 on: February 02, 2018, 20:45:56 PM »
Things are still going great with Bramble. She's coming to me for attention more and more, even when Lily isn't already on my lap!
I'm starting to relax now, though the downside is that, because I'm determined to make the most of this friendliness, I'm getting cramp from sitting still for too long at a time. It's worth it!
This is Lily on my lap, with Bramble on the arm of the chair.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #192 on: January 25, 2018, 06:50:28 AM »
That's so lovely Dave.  My sister's old cat used to love to comb her paws through long hair.  It could be quite therapeutic, until she really got going, when it became painful.   :evillaugh:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #191 on: January 24, 2018, 22:20:41 PM »
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #190 on: January 24, 2018, 21:54:22 PM »
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It wasn't the bald patch though, she drenched my hair!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #189 on: January 24, 2018, 21:37:59 PM »
At least balding heads are easy to wash Dave. :naughty: :evillaugh: :evillaugh: :evillaugh:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #188 on: January 24, 2018, 20:37:58 PM »
I don't know what's got into Bramble. She isn't just sleeping on the back of my chair, she just spent 10 minutes or so giving the top of my head a wash. I'm going to have to wash it again before I go to bed!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #187 on: January 23, 2018, 15:29:48 PM »
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #186 on: January 23, 2018, 15:24:22 PM »
 :evillaugh:  Cat connivance at its best!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #185 on: January 23, 2018, 14:25:50 PM »
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That's just how it felt!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #184 on: January 23, 2018, 14:21:51 PM »
sounds to me as if your cats are taking it in turns to gang up to get the better of you, Dave

this time Lily agreed to play hard to get in so the other two got two pouches of Gourmet - no doubt other plans to outwit you are in the offing
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #183 on: January 23, 2018, 14:12:43 PM »
I just had a nail-biting hour getting the cats in, but it wasn't what I expected.
Bramble and Clio were both in, just Lily out. It's a miserable day, so I thought I might as well shut the door  and leave the weather to its own devices. The usual routine is to rattle the bolt on the gate to attract Lily's attention, then let her see a pouch of Gourmet food, which brings her running. (I've no idea why , but it doesn't work with any other pouches I've tried!)
So far, so good, and I put the food in the bowl. Normally, Lily has her head in the bowl before all the food has gone in, but Bramble and Clio got there first, leaving Lily sat outside looking enviously on, but unwilling to commit to coming in, so I let them finish, then tried again, but the same thing happened!
I gave up for half an hour, and succeeded on the third attempt, but when I went out to attract Lily's attention the third time, Bramble was outside. When she saw me, she looked ready to run, and she did, but she ran straight indoors, just like she used to do.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #182 on: January 21, 2018, 17:43:26 PM »
That is good news and a lovely photo Dave. :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #181 on: January 21, 2018, 14:47:00 PM »
I've been a bit worried about Clio since Bramble came back. Currently she's spending most of the day in her cardboard box, and I thought one of the others had upset her. She used to spend some time with Bramble, but I hadn't seen them together, until today. It looks like Bramble's been completely accepted back into the fold!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #180 on: January 21, 2018, 12:50:59 PM »

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #179 on: January 18, 2018, 15:47:11 PM »
She's still behaving, even when it's not raining! I'm sure she'll want to stay out longer when the weather gets warmer, but I don't expect she'll be afraid to come in. I just hope I won't need to take her to the vet again anytime soon!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #178 on: January 15, 2018, 19:24:15 PM »
I do hope you are right Dave!  :crossed:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #177 on: January 15, 2018, 13:28:59 PM »
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It certainly looks that way.   ;D

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #176 on: January 15, 2018, 13:18:45 PM »
...and she's still behaving herself. She went out for a little while, but came back in very soon after. I think she may have gone out a few times, but she was settled in my chair long before the rain started pouring down. Lily ran in then, so I locked up for another day.
I hardly dare believe it, but I think she's forgiven me for the vet visit!



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #175 on: January 14, 2018, 23:10:35 PM »
Time will tell! She's currently sleeping behind my head again. When she's there I get a bit of peace, something she's given me very little of all day. Not that I'm complaining, of course. It can be a bit tiring, but it's better than the alternative!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #174 on: January 14, 2018, 22:36:33 PM »
That is great news Dave! I hope that this was just a 'blip' and Bramble is happy coming home again when she has been out.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #173 on: January 14, 2018, 16:44:48 PM »
 :wow:  I very much hope that it does last xxxx

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #172 on: January 14, 2018, 14:33:51 PM »
Even better, she keeps coming to me to be stroked, or to sleep on the chair back behind me. It's taking ages to type this - not only am I having to use the onscreen keyboard, I'm having to use my left hand, as Bramble has put her head under my right hand, and I'm making the most of the purring!
I just hope it lasts!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2018, 14:00:33 PM »
That is fantastic news Dave, perhaps she has forgiven you the vet visit now? She looks very happy being washed. :Luv:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #170 on: January 14, 2018, 13:43:59 PM »
You mean Bramble has been out and come back in again of her own accord? Maybe she values Lily's attentions more than the lure of the great outdoors.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #169 on: January 14, 2018, 10:10:53 AM »
After a nail-biting few hours, Bramble strolled in and settled herself down for a sleep. Clio was in her box, and I managed to coax Lily in, so I shut the door and decided that today was a success!
I'll probably leave it a little longer tomorrow, but I've had enough excitement for one day!
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #167 on: January 12, 2018, 10:23:17 AM »
I spotted Bramble out of the corner of my eye sitting behind me on the back of my chair, so I  grabbed the nearest camera. Unfortunately, the one time the phone camera would have been the best option, I could only reach the "proper" camera, so I had to take my best guess to get an over the shoulder shot. I also didn't want to scare her with the flash, so it's a bit blurred.


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #166 on: January 12, 2018, 05:48:02 AM »
 :) :)seeing that is just magical, Dave   :Luv2:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2018, 23:14:03 PM »
Lily's still doing her best to make Bramble feel at home.






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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #164 on: January 10, 2018, 09:03:38 AM »
It's only recently it's been a problem with Bramble. I don't recall being this nervous when I first got her as a kitten. Before the vet visit that sparked this little adventure, all I had to do to get her to run scurrying in was take one step outside.
Lily, on the other hand, has always been a minx for staying out, and I've had to use all sorts of trickery to get her in - that is, until I managed to trap Bramble. Now she's in and out all morning, and I have no trouble shutting the door with her inside.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #163 on: January 10, 2018, 08:33:52 AM »
:evillaugh:  I know what you mean.  I said to my OH, if I had my way, our cats would never get to go out until they were in their 20's and accompanied by an appropriate adult.   ;)  He was very good at supervising the girls when they began to explore outdoors, but I was a nervous wreck, and my heart was constantly in my mouth.  :doh:

 


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