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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #117 on: June 14, 2018, 21:01:20 PM »
SO PLEASED YOU ARE KEEPING THEM AND AMZING HOW THEY ARE STILL IMPROVING.

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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #116 on: June 14, 2018, 13:53:01 PM »
Yes, there are Sue, but not many, plus pairs have always been harder to home, never mind homes with no other cats. I certainly don’t know many people like you Liz!! You are right, they definitely need someone understanding who will let them be – Chanel was playing peek a boo with me Tue night, last night I was reading their bedtime story and Chanel started playing around, which distracted me, Coco started staring at the book in my hand, as if to say ‘why have you stopped?’ and she relaxes a lot when she is being read to, so they do interact, just not in the normal sense, and both know their names and nicknames (coco bean and cheeky lamb).

Between here and CC, I have come to a decision, which will be to keep them as long term fosters, so they would still be up for homing if the right home came along, but in the meantime I will do everything I can to try and integrate them and make things better for them. My neighbour isn’t convinced they should be up for homing, she doesn’t think it would be fair on them, and that I would find it hard to let them go. I will run it by our manager tomorrow, can’t see her saying no, as my neighbour pointed out, what else can we do with them? We are doing a Zooplus order tomorrow, so will buy some more toys, and maybe do a Purrs order too. Then I will speak to our local handyman about getting a mesh door like my neighbour did to gauge Lucy’s reaction, and look at having an enclosure built so they can have fresh air – not sure Coco would use it, but looking at the paw prints on my window, Chanel would. Now just to decide whether to advertise them or leave it for people to offer a home for the challenging cats.
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #115 on: June 13, 2018, 16:34:17 PM »
Why don't you try it for a week or so and as my late Husband would say "Suck it and see"?
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #114 on: June 13, 2018, 14:35:50 PM »
Desley your last comment is half of my cats including an unhandlable F2 Bengal my darling Melody she loves cats and kittens., tolerates the dogs and just about tolerates the humans but can be cornered to go to the vet where she is as sweet a pie as she is terrified of being out of her comfort zone

We can now get all ours to the vets with cornering in the catroom its more the chase involved to get them where we want them that would give folks food for thought

A farm is not a place they should go they need someone very understanding who will let them be but love from afar - I do that with my darling Blue feral who still hates us but loves all the other cats after 12 years but if you ignore the hissing he does love his treats and if required an ACP tablet :)
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #113 on: June 13, 2018, 14:32:50 PM »



The problem in this case is what kind of home would take two semi-ferals who have no issue using claws and teeth, and are technically unhomeable. 



Hmmmm.  :shify:  There are people out there, but not thick on the ground, it's true. 


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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #112 on: June 13, 2018, 13:36:15 PM »
Thanks for all the points and comments, some food for thought. I won’t bore you, but between the layout of the house, and the logistics dealing with Lucy’s quirks with doors, it would be hard to have them all loose in the house, especially as I can’t touch the girls.

Sue – I really can’t think of any other scenarios for these, nor can I think of any other volunteers who could have them - when we weren’t sure in September if Coco could come round, it was me or put her outside. Liz’s comment is my concern about going to a breed rescue!! I certainly wouldn’t want them to go somewhere I couldn’t vet myself, with the work I’ve done. The girlies (their nickname!) aren’t bothered by other cats, there is a half Siamese on the next street, she was screaming to go in one day last week, and Chanel raced to the window to investigate!! No, a farm life doesn’t feel right. Aww, so glad you are still making progress with your gurlies. As for the other cats you "might foster" but maybe can't in the scenarios you envisage, sometimes we have to commit to those cats who need us the most, whether or not it suits our preferences.  Only you can decide whether that's Lucy, Coco and Chanel.  We never know how long we have the cats who are with us and in our care.  However much we plot, plan and propose, life often throws the unexpected in our path, and it's how we deal with that which counts for the cats in question. that is so very apt, Lucy has to come first in this situation though, although in the past I have put foster cats above my own. I’m not bothered by it being unconventional, it just has to be right for everyone, especially as I can’t guarantee whether Lucy would ever tolerate them enough to have complete access.

Paula - While Lucy seems to just hiss at other cats these days (although I have seen her hit Sooty on the bum recently!!), when they are in the house, she gets that worked up, I get hit, and I can’t touch her, so not sure how she would like ones living with her. Funnily enough the vet did ask if I thought she would like friends last week!! I could get the inside door mesh system my neighbour used to help introduce the rugrats, that wasn’t too expensive. Like I said, I have been testing the waters recently, she hisses at them and then walks away huffing at herself. Unfortunately an outdoor pen isn't an option Paula, I live in a back to back house so don't even have a back door, much less a garden.

Liz – being able to cope after being inside for so long is part of what makes me reluctant to find a farm type home for them, especially Chanel as she would have been dependent on mum before coming into rescue, so not sure if she would have the hunting instinct. Your comment about the breed rescue is why I’m reluctant to go down that avenue. I certainly wouldn’t want to just give it a go with Lucy, between her temperament and the work I’ve put in dealing with her issues, some of which I suspect have been caused by being confined with other cats. Not sure how easy Zylkene would be, all 3 prefer dry, the girls get RC Calm biscuits and calming treats, although Lucy has to have renal biscuits.

Lyn – yes, sadly I’ve been doing it 14 years at the end of this month, and its worse now than it was then!! The only room I haven’t used to foster is my bedroom, and that’s only so my own cats had a room!! I just don’t know if I am ready to give it up, it’s only been 14 years and over 250 cats/kittens. I’ve always held back on keeping cats, so I could continue to help more, although I am more involved in fundraising at the moment, so would still be volunteering, just in a different way, and the rescue I currently volunteer for have a slightly different take on fostering, they prefer me to look after them till they are ready to be homed, then go up to our ‘centre’ (well, the new place is a barn!!), which I don’t like, although I do the cat home visits, so still know where they are going. I might even find that even when Lucy is no longer here, I can’t take the room off them.

Gill – yes, they are stunning, but I can’t keep them just based on their looks. For me its their temperament that makes them hard to home. Yes, Lucy was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and arthritis in October 16, which is why she had an operation last year, they suspected last year she also has luxating patellas, early stage CKD last March, then Idiopathic hypercalcaemia (IHC) last August, and the treatment for CKD and IHC contradict each other, so its all a balancing act. It would be sad to move them on, but that is the whole point of fostering, to give them whatever they need to be able to move on and have a forever home. The problem in this case is what kind of home would take two semi-ferals who have no issue using claws and teeth, and are technically unhomeable. 
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #111 on: June 13, 2018, 07:40:03 AM »


Some excellent points and comments, as always, from your Purrs family, Desley.

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     folks will be thinking sweet Ragdoll rather than claws and language becoming a marine           
Cudden have put it better.   :evillaugh:  And so true about their coats. 

And Gill's right - you've done a great job with all three.  It may be unconventional, and maybe not the sunshiniest scenario you'd have envisioned for these cats, but as Lyn has said about the Cat Mansion - we all know you could have a house the size of Buckingham Palace, and it still wouldn't solve the cat issues we have in this country let alone anywhere else. 

Whereas for those 3 cats in your care, you're making a real difference.  The best of all worlds, would be if they could learn to get along in the same house, even if it meant they moved around it without close contact with each other.  And you're savvy enough to be able to make the additions to those rooms to keep the cat super-highway moving along. 



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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #110 on: June 12, 2018, 23:44:36 PM »
DESLEY THEY ARE STUNNING CATS AS IS LUCY AND IN YOUR SHOES AFTER ALL THE WORK I WOULD KEEP THEM.

I DIDNT REALIZE THAT LUCY HAD HEALTH ISSUES BUT THINK YOU HAVE GIVEN ALL 3 SUCH A GREAT HOME IT WOULD BE SAD TO MOVE COCO AND CHANEL ON.

YOU HAVE HAD ALL 3 FOR QUITE A WHILE NOW, PLEASE DONT CHANGE IT.

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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #109 on: June 12, 2018, 21:24:34 PM »
Desley, unfortunately there will always be more cats needing fostering than space for them. You could have a mansion with a cat family in each room and it still wouldn't be enough. Knowing that, I think you be should do what you think is right for the 3 cats currently in your care, rather than worrying about those you have never met.

I know that whatever you decide will have been thoroughly thought through with the welfare of the 3 cats uppermost in your mind  :hug:

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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #108 on: June 12, 2018, 20:01:52 PM »
Although it may be rough to start with sometimes letting the door open and see how it goes - they may surprise you

Re the farm thing I don't think to be honest they wouuld be suitable after being inside and fed for so long also their coats would become a mess then they would need to be trapped and that opens a whole new can of worms.

Some Zylkene and plug ins at the ready and a weeks holiday with no interuptions and give it a go would be my way

As they look pedigree folks will be thinking sweet Ragdoll rather than claws and language becoming a marine :)
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #107 on: June 12, 2018, 18:05:19 PM »
I know that Lucy has an aversion to other cats, but is there any possibility that as she will sniff in the doorway and hiss that she may come round at all, if the hostilities are limited to hisses............ Merlin still chases Emo from time to time and she still hisses at him if he walks past too closely, yet they often sleep within a couple of feet of each other. Either like this morning at the top of the landing or on our bed.

Sue posted while I was writing, but some of her thoughts closely mirror my own. We don't know them like you do obviously and as she says you have invested so much time and energy with all three cats, you equally obviously have fallen in love with them. These are the ones you have now not potential future cats that may need help.

I know that there are always going to be cats needing fosterers, maybe an outside structure for those would be possible with a bit of financial help from the rescue?
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #106 on: June 12, 2018, 18:00:53 PM »


Desley, are these the only two alternatives?   

Forgive the questions, but am not sure if there are any other volunteers who may be able to take over and/or continue the work you've started with both Coco and Chanel?  Am guessing not, and that's why they've been with you for so long. 

Am also wondering if it might be possible to put the word out through some of the pedigree cat rescues that these two need a very special home with someone who has bags of patience, and preferably access to a safe and secure outside run, but appreciate you may have already tried that.  I know these two aren't pedigree as such, but they're attractive enough to interest people who are used to the breed characteristics and temperaments such cats can present, and many have safe access to outdoors arrangements.   Then again, you may feel that could attract the wrong sort of interest, with people only taking account of appearances and not much else.

I suspect that you wouldn't really want these to go somewhere that you couldn't personally vet and judge for yourself, having invested so much of yourself in their care and welfare.

I know Lucy isn't keen on other cats, but then neither are Coco and Chanel.  I'm wondering whether it would be apocalypse now if they all ended having the run of the house, or whether they may learn to keep to ultimately rub along together.  Is it worth giving it a cautious try-out?

I agree that I don't think it's fair to cats to have a permanent home which is a one room solution, but then I can see why it would be heartbreaking to see these two go to a farm setting too, and to be honest, I'm not sure they'd adapt that well, even with the freedoms.  Looking at them, it just doesn't feel quite right. 

It would be great to get Sheila's opinion.  With her farm contacts and her ability to place cats so well, her input would be invaluable on the likely scenarios you're considering.

Thinking about our two gurlies, we both knew that we couldn't part with them, even with their violent tendencies and unpredictability - and it was a very close thing, believe me.  I wont ever forget how close we came to it.  Yet thinking of them huddled up together, looking so fierce yet so vulnerable to those who might not "get" what they were about, I shudder even now at what might have been.  And yes, we still can't "handle" them in the proper and accepted sense, but I've just enjoyed a 15 minute snuggly session with Malt after tea - and she instigated it.  She wanted it.  She asked for it.  My God, how much that lifts my heart.  And I suspect you're the same with every hard won victory you witness with Coco and Chanel. 

I still recall when I would approach Malt and she would run from me.  Then when she had the courage to stand her ground, she would visibly flinch when I went to touch her, and I would back off, and then we'd both end up looking  like we'd lost a tenner and found a pound.   :-:  And then Barley - so craving affection,  so bold in many respects yet still terrified if we stand up and move about around her. 

It's a roller-coaster, but I think you've made such a difference to these three cats already, that any decision you make will be taken after a huge amount of thought, and with a quiet determination that is all your own.   I think you'll find a way.  As for the other cats you "might foster" but maybe can't in the scenarios you envisage, sometimes we have to commit to those cats who need us the most, whether or not it suits our preferences.  Only you can decide whether that's Lucy, Coco and Chanel.  We never know how long we have the cats who are with us and in our care.  However much we plot, plan and propose, life often throws the unexpected in our path, and it's how we deal with that which counts for the cats in question.

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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #105 on: June 11, 2018, 13:27:55 PM »
Yes, it is a big step Paula, which is why I’m contemplating this rather than ringing the woman I volunteer for to suggest it. I’ve never discussed Lucy’s lifespan with the vet, I think when she had the initial CKD diagnosis, it wasn’t bad because it was picked up on the early detection test, but not sure how much the IHC will affect that, I Think it all depends on how well we can manage it – I know when we had the diet/medication conversation last year, she said it would be her kidneys that would get her first. I just don’t know whether having the outdoor space would be enough for them, potentially for years. Equally, I’m not sure we could find anyone to take them as they are, and I would really hate to put them on a farm after the work I’ve put in or with how much they enjoy sleeping in front of the radiator. Neither have attempted to escape, I suspect Coco is just glad to have somewhere warm, safe and 3 meals a day, Chanel doesn’t know much different. The loft hatch is in there, I did wonder how easy it would be to enclose a bit of that for them to have a bit of extra space, but they couldn’t stay in the room while it was being done, and nowhere else really to put them. A few times recently I haven’t fully shut the door behind me and Lucy has peeked in at them, she hisses at them – neither of the girls react to that though.

The other downside of course is I wouldn't have space to foster anything else, I've always stopped myself from adopting too many so that I can continue to foster.
 
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #104 on: June 11, 2018, 00:45:36 AM »
It is a big step Desley, are you sure about this? They do seem to be coming on with you although Lucy is a massive factor. What sort of life expectancy does Lucy have? I am sorry it is a very bald question, but has to be considered. :hug: :hug: :hug: Is it fair on Coco and Chanel to be in a smallish room for an intermediate amount of time? An access to outside will help massively. Sorry, lots of questions.
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #103 on: June 10, 2018, 18:36:08 PM »
Hmm, my neighbour suggested something today for the girls, as she looked after them yesterday/this morning, I came in to find Coco had gone into hiding because of it, so my neighbour thinks I should keep them. Obvious downside of this is that Lucy is intolerant of other cats, so keeping them here would mean keeping them in the one room (its around 8 feet wide and 11 feet long), which I'm not sure is fair, but my neighbour thinks if we add a couple of things like shelves in the room and have a similar enclosure to hers built outside the window, so they could have some fresh air, it may work. The plan would be until Lucy is no longer here, then they would end up with the whole house. Main downside of this is that it is the only room I can use for cats (I used to use the bathroom for occasional stays, but can't with Lucy), so I wouldn't be able to foster, although technically I am, as these aren't mine. I need to think about this before I suggest it to the rescue, as it is quite a big step
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #102 on: June 07, 2018, 13:55:11 PM »
They are Liz, just a shame you are so far away.
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« Reply #101 on: June 07, 2018, 13:54:12 PM »
They sound like my type of girls Desley :)
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #100 on: June 07, 2018, 13:51:12 PM »
Well, I’ve had them 8 months now, so Chanel will be 1 year old. I’m really not sure they are going to come round much more, even though I had a good day last Thu with Chanel allowing herself to be stroked and picked up, she hasn’t allowed it since, and even been reluctant to eat from my hand. I had a long chat with Coco last night, she has such a funny expression when you talk to her, never seen a cats eyes move so much, like she is really taking on board what you are saying – even though I can talk her from ears flat to her head to a normal position, I’m just not sure she’s going to be able to break that barrier. Just not sure how easy it is going to be to home them – I think they would need indoor only with an enclosed outdoor space. Could do with a local version of Liz really!!
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #99 on: April 25, 2018, 13:44:31 PM »
I’m sure my neighbours rugrats don’t mind the hoover, which surprises me as they are still jumpy over things, but never had one react like poor Coco, and she is very wary of me this week, she normally eats tea in her bed, but she has run away from me every day this week. She does sit out in the open in a relaxed position when I sit with them after tea though, and I’ve started bribing her with dreamies, this morning she tapped my hand to get it off. Chanel is still resisting strokes, but is rolling and flopping on the floor more when I talk to her and tap the floor.

I think the ‘too late’ really depends on people’s expectations of cats and what resources rescues have, I do sometimes feel guilty that I’m tied up with these when we are turning cats away, but that is the advantage of a small rescue, with CP, we were expected to move cats on after 6 months, which I kind of understand but hard to do when you’ve put so much effort in – my neighbour got her rugrats when they were still unhomeable, but it made sense to finish the socialising in their forever home – if she hadn’t been willing to take them on, I’d have had to start looking for a farm home for them – 20 months after them being picked up, Fizz will still only allow my neighbour to stroke her, and she demands being cuddled daily by her, but even when she is away, she won’t ask anyone else, I’m lucky if I get a touch of her
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #98 on: April 25, 2018, 07:54:51 AM »
I've heard some cats like hoovers, but I've never met one yet.  Poor Coco. 

They're both making steady progress though, Desley.  In my view, it's seldom "too late."   :)


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« Reply #97 on: April 22, 2018, 18:16:22 PM »
Bit of a mixed afternoon with them, went in to clean the room and Chanel seemed quite receptive to being stroked, especially as it was followed with dreamies!! Then decided to hoover the floor to help my sore foot, had to stop when Coco poo'd herself in fright   :'( Chanel ended up on top of the bookcase and again, allowed herself to be stroked - whether I was stroking her head, cheek or back, she refused to purr but she could have moved and didn't, so again got a dreamie. She has started rubbing my legs when I am feeding them too
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #96 on: April 19, 2018, 18:31:16 PM »
SOUNDS LIKE COCO IS JEALOUS

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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #95 on: April 06, 2018, 12:38:47 PM »
Chanel has been really naughty the last couple of nights – she eats on the floor, and Coco eats pretty much wherever she happens to be, normally on the top of the den, but the past few days as I’ve been leaving the room I’ve heard Chanel jump up, the other night I not only gave Coco a few more biscuits and made sure Chanel didn’t go near them, but wouldn’t let Chanel go near her bowl – didn’t work though, last night I hadn’t even shut the door when I heard her!! I don’t know what to do, as Coco can be reluctant to eat with me in the room. Coco drew blood on me again today, not sure she is going to improve anymore. Chanel wants too, but Coco tells her off when she gets too close, and last week I was stroking Chanel’s tail, Coco was sat behind her and swiped me!!
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #94 on: March 25, 2018, 18:50:50 PM »
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« Reply #93 on: March 19, 2018, 12:48:51 PM »
 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  She looks so relaxed, yet "paying attention."   Moray used to love it when I read to him, and I can still get his attention quite quickly by pitching my voice low, and saying to him:  "Are you sitting comfortably?  Then I'll begin...."

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« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2018, 18:39:34 PM »
Thought I'd share a pic of Chanel, she was acting like she wanted a fuss on Thu but everytime she got close, Coco was growling really loud! This was Thu evening, she likes to sit like this when I read to them. Coco has been really jumpy today, I wonder if it's the wind.
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2018, 08:13:20 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D So cute. :Luv:
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #90 on: January 17, 2018, 19:18:56 PM »
Chanel trying to catch snow
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2018, 14:07:42 PM »
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  Chanel is twigging that everytime I touch a bit of fur, she gets a treat, although she much prefers the ‘I’ll tap you and get a treat’ approach!!

 :evillaugh: :evillaugh:  Clever girl.   :)

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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2018, 13:32:51 PM »
Coco is getting a lot braver, she is out in the open more, she was in the dog bed over the weekend and didn’t even hiss at me, she has sniffed my feet a couple of times and at breakfast and supper time she is getting good at coming and hitting me for food – unfortunately she is a bit aggressive, got lots of little scratches!! She has started making new noises, which are interesting with the Siamese in her, but I can’t interpret if they are good or not!! Chanel is twigging that everytime I touch a bit of fur, she gets a treat, although she much prefers the ‘I’ll tap you and get a treat’ approach!! Last night I got the most touching of fur, as she was that engrossed in trying to catch snow she didn't notice me!!
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2018, 13:42:54 PM »
Tried again with the treat ball, with no luck, although heard it moving at 3am!! Chanel poo'd on the floor in front of me last night, I thought it was Coco. Oddly though, it was a clean litter tray yesterday morning, Chanel wee'd in it when I spent some time with them when I got home, but then wouldn't poo in it!! I do need some more litter, I might try a different brand.
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #86 on: January 09, 2018, 14:51:30 PM »
We find that with Barley and Malt - Barley has a tendency to dominate any games, and then malt ends up sitting watching.  What we try to do now is to give Malt some play opportunities when Barley is out, but that's a harder option for you at present given neither Coco or Chanel are outdoor cats.  The puzzle treat ball sounds like a great way to go.

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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #85 on: January 09, 2018, 13:48:43 PM »
Tried something new last night, which failed – Chanel is so greedy if you throw her a treat then give one to Coco, she’ll gulp hers down and try and pinch Cocos’ which is causing tension, I had a spare treat ball in the cupboard, but she couldn’t figure it out last night!! I left some in it when I went to bed though, so she might have a better idea tonight. Coco has started playing though, mainly with her tail, because Chanel tends to dominate the toys.
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #84 on: January 01, 2018, 16:20:28 PM »
Am trying to get to the next stage with Chanel, she has shown how clever she can be- yesterday was trying to get her to eat dreamies off my knee, as soon as I sat down today, she came and sniffed my knee! So of course I got the dreamies out
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #83 on: December 20, 2017, 13:36:09 PM »
Yeah - I was surprised Charlie and Will struggle so much - longhaired ginger and longhaired grey?? Funny how some of the ones you think will be easy turn out to be with you a while. First time I took Lucy to the vets, everyone was surprised she had waited 18 months for a home - suspect now they know her better they aren't quite as surprised!!  :shify:
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #82 on: December 20, 2017, 13:31:23 PM »
I do understand Des, "I want those pretty kitties." No thought of the cats needs, just window dressing for the home. Usually it's the ones that aren't so good looking for whatever reason that are hard to find good homes for. That is why Sheila contacted me about Pirate, although I think he is a very handsome boy regardless of wonky/missing bits.
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #81 on: December 20, 2017, 13:17:11 PM »
Coco was out again last night, Chanel does put her off the biscuit game a lot unfortunately. Convinced her to jump on the den, the first time she hit my hand and got biscuits, the second time she actually licked my fingers!! Couldn’t get her to eat them from my hand though, she much prefers to hit my hand to get them. Chanel was also licking my fingers, but got a bit enthusiastic and nibbled them too!!

Paula, my main concern is how many people are just going to see their pic and enquire without reading what kind of home they need, so we are going to have to do a lot of sifting before we get to home visit stage!! It is ironic that it is the opposite to our normal concerns.
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #80 on: December 19, 2017, 14:43:27 PM »
That's why you do home checks Desley, I am sure that you will find a genuine cat lover that can see past the way they look. :hug: :hug: :hug: Usually it's for the opposite reason!
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #79 on: December 19, 2017, 13:53:34 PM »
Yeah, they are. Not looking forward to homing them though, think people are just going to see their looks and not realise what they actually need
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Re: Meet Coco and Chanel
« Reply #78 on: December 19, 2017, 13:51:45 PM »
they do sound like they are coming on slowly

 


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