Author Topic: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure  (Read 7119 times)

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

Pretty much the same here but without the thunder! [/size][/b]

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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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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #333 on: November 10, 2018, 18:46:15 PM »
Sorry, I thought I'd already replied to this, my mind is crumbling with age!
Although when I'm in the room with Bramble she's all over me, when I've been away from her and I walk in, I've often seen her at a door or window looking as if she wanted to go out. Once, she had her head and one front leg out of a window that was, thankfully, not open wide enough for the rest of her to get out, though if she'd persevered I'm sure she would have pushed it open!
So she'll be going out tomorrow morning with Lily. If all goes well, they'll both be back in before the morning's out.
I am, of course, nervous, but if I leave it too long the weather will get milder, and she might not see the need to come in, just like before. I'm hoping she'll get used to the idea of going out AND coming in!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #332 on: November 09, 2018, 06:54:19 AM »



A good point Lyn.  She may be happy to view the world from the inside for now, Dave. 



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #331 on: November 08, 2018, 17:59:14 PM »
When I manage to tear myself away, she often sits by a window or door, until I go and sit down again!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #330 on: November 08, 2018, 17:41:03 PM »
If she doesn't show signs of wanting to go out, why let her out?

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #329 on: November 08, 2018, 15:09:58 PM »
 :doh: :doh: :crossed:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #328 on: November 08, 2018, 14:35:42 PM »
She's doing great, she hardly leaves me alone! I wonder if it will last when she goes out!
I've decided to wait until this coming Sunday, to give the yobs time to use up the last of their fireworks, then it's nail biting time!

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #327 on: November 08, 2018, 06:41:05 AM »



How's Bramble doing, Dave? 



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #326 on: October 26, 2018, 06:32:05 AM »
I know, who's going to wash your bald patch? :naughty: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #325 on: October 25, 2018, 22:55:07 PM »
The only trouble is, when it's time to let her out again it'll be a wrench!  :rofl:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #324 on: October 25, 2018, 20:42:43 PM »
I lurve toe mouskies. Bob does it every night. :Luv: I am so pleased that Sky is well enough to indulge. Very pleased that Bramble has finally accepted you as 'her hooman' Dave. :hug: :hug: :hug: It took long enuff. :)
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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #323 on: October 25, 2018, 09:50:35 AM »


That has made me grin so much.   :evillaugh:  It's what I love about cats, is their capacity to continually surprise us.  If only we could truly speak "cat" as fluently as our Mother tongues.




Indeed!

I was in bed,  engrossed in my comp, earlier today when something suddenly attacked my feet. I think it is the first time Sky has played 'bedmeece' - certainly since she was ill last year, possibly ever   :briggin:

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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #322 on: October 25, 2018, 07:00:39 AM »


That has made me grin so much.   :evillaugh:  It's what I love about cats, is their capacity to continually surprise us.  If only we could truly speak "cat" as fluently as our Mother tongues.



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Re: Bramble's Stubborn Adventure
« Reply #321 on: October 24, 2018, 22:23:49 PM »
Even more progress this evening. Bramble was curled up on my lap, fast asleep, with not even a single paw on the arm of the chair to make a quick escape if necessary. She was SO fast asleep that, after about 15 minutes, she started to roll over and slide towards the floor. My knee, of course, provided an ideal anchor point for her claws!
Every time I think she's got as close to me as she's ever going to get, she surprises me again!

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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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