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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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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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