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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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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #280 on: July 27, 2018, 08:29:29 AM »
More like tri-dimensional chess from Star Trek, too many moves across too many boards.  :shify:

Still both cats in and under temp house arrest is great, you'll get washed again soon I am sure Dave.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #279 on: July 27, 2018, 05:52:22 AM »


Well done, Dave.  :wow:



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #278 on: July 27, 2018, 03:10:04 AM »
Bramble was not at all happy about being trapped indoors last night, yowling loudly and hissing at Lily if she got too near.
 She's settled down a bit now though.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #277 on: July 26, 2018, 06:38:15 AM »


I like your style, Dave.  Quidditch with cats.   :evillaugh:




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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #276 on: July 25, 2018, 23:39:48 PM »
I think of it more as a game of chess - of a kind that might be played at somewhere like Hogwarts!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #275 on: July 25, 2018, 22:54:55 PM »
so it's Dave 2 Cats 0

but is it only half-time? :shify:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #274 on: July 25, 2018, 22:25:02 PM »
Bramble certainly is! As long as Lily keeps falling for the string on the door trick, she can go out.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #273 on: July 25, 2018, 22:20:33 PM »
Hurrah! I am so glad you have finally managed to get these little madams in again  ;D I suspect they are going to be under 'house arrest' for some time!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #272 on: July 25, 2018, 22:14:22 PM »
...and Lily's in! Same trick, I found out that the string would move past the closed inside door, so I could trap Lily without Bramble escaping.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #271 on: July 25, 2018, 20:16:20 PM »
Well, Bramble's in. The string on the door trick worked! I actually thought it was Lily at first, and that was who I was trying to trap!
Not sure how I'm going to get Lily in. Bramble needs to go upstairs so I can open the door again, but she's not cooperating!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #270 on: July 24, 2018, 12:48:08 PM »
The sooner it goes cold the better!
Even then, I'm not sure Bramble will come in to stay voluntarily. She does sneak in for food though so the trick with string that I use on Lily should work on her, if the trap doesn't work.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #269 on: July 24, 2018, 10:49:34 AM »
What a pickle! I bet you wish this warm weather would break.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #268 on: July 23, 2018, 18:42:46 PM »
she sure is a champion lurker, Dave - I'd be tempted to put down some really smelly fish an inch from her nose, just to test her patience, and then do some lurking myself
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #267 on: July 23, 2018, 16:26:06 PM »
Bramble heard me put some food down, and she's waiting on the other side of the gate until the coast is clear!


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #266 on: July 20, 2018, 19:45:41 PM »
It would have been a better photo if I'd remembered to cut back that mint that the camera insisted on focussing on!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #265 on: July 20, 2018, 19:32:50 PM »
Lovely pic Dave. ;D
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #264 on: July 20, 2018, 18:05:49 PM »
Bramble ran off when she heard me come home on my mobility scooter today, then ran off again when I put some food out for her, but not too far!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #263 on: July 17, 2018, 23:13:37 PM »
I'm not sure how long the new one will last. All the others in the street have been chewed  away at the bottom by dogs and clawed away at the top by cats!  :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #262 on: July 17, 2018, 22:48:40 PM »
TBH, our gate was replaced a couple of years ago, the original was a good thick one that had lasted for more than my 24 years tenure at that point. The new one is so thin it is wrecked already, looks far worse than yours.
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #261 on: July 17, 2018, 15:12:49 PM »
Little so and so's. :rofl: I think you need a new gate Dave. :naughty:
Just had a word with the landlord and I'm getting a new gate in the next 2 or 3 weeks!   :yayyy:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #260 on: July 17, 2018, 08:02:52 AM »


Yes, there are a lot of missing cat posters round our way too.  Makes my heart lurch for each and every one of them.  Ours have been spending a lot of time outdoors, but as it rained heavily overnight, all three were in when we got up - Moray was one very soggy moggy.   :evillaugh:



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #259 on: July 16, 2018, 20:29:05 PM »
I will for now, though she doesn't really give me much choice!  :rofl:
Bramble can look after herself pretty well, but I'll be looking more seriously at getting her in when November approaches, and probably keeping her in until the new year, that whole period now being firework season.


YES SHE WILL NEED TO BE IN BY THEN

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #258 on: July 16, 2018, 19:48:19 PM »
I'm hoping it's the weather that makes them want to stay out, it'll make it easier to get them in when it turns colder. There certainly seem to be a lot more missing cat posts on the local lost pet Facebook page than usual.

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #257 on: July 16, 2018, 18:49:57 PM »



Bless you Dave  :rofl:


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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #256 on: July 16, 2018, 18:49:02 PM »
it's a shame, Dave - for a while it looked as if Bramble was going to be happy joining Lily on the sofa, (or your head  :evillaugh:) but now it looks as if Lily has decided instead to join Bramble on her outdoor adventures
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