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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Lost in grief and consumed with guilt...
Tigger

Knead softly &- carry a big purr
 
 
Purred: Tue Aug 19, '14 10:15am PST 
Athena that poem was lovely! I saw your post that first day, and I could not post a reply. I feel for you, I really do. And beleive me, as hard as it is to hurt so badly right now, the pain will slowly recede. I have felt guilt as you are feeling, and once I was able to really think about the quality of life my dog would have had if I did not release him, that is what helped. Imagining that pain, and that he could no longer stand up, and did not recognize us anymore -he stopped wagging his tail- those things made me realize I made the best choice. Does it still hurt? yes, but now I am able to think more fondly of the good fun times. One day, you will think less of the bad parts, and more of Flo's great life. There is no big solution, no timetable,no magic words to make it all go away - I surely wish there were. What there is though, people here that understand, that are here for support, to shed a tear with you. Those of us that have felt the loss, get it. Take it one day at a time. It sounds like you have some great friends that only want to help. The best thing is to let them in the ways you feel comfortable. One day, Flo may tap your shoulder & send you a cat that needs you. Only you & her will know the right time, if so. You gave her the ultimate gift of love - the release from pain. I recently saw a photo frame to honor a lost pet, and it says "Thanks for everything, I had a great time!" remember that is what Flo is thinking! We send you purrs & pawtaps to help heal your heart.hug hughughug The kitty quartet
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Behavior & Training > 10 month old turns violent when outside. I have the scars and emotional trauma to prove it
Tigger

Knead softly &- carry a big purr
 
 
Purred: Tue Aug 19, '14 9:55am PST 
is he neutered? if not, that would be the first thing to do. HOnestly the more you let him wander, the worse it is going to get. If you can do an enclosure, that is the best, but if you cannot, he will have to learn to like the leash if he wants out - period. It will take time to train him, but once he realizes that is the only way he can go out, it should get better. Tigger gets to go on our enclosed screened patio, but he still wants OUT. It took a while, but he knows that he must have his leash on, and get picked up to go out. This way he usually won't try to bolt out the door. It is hard when they have a habit, but I think it is the safest way for your kitty. Good luck!
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Behavior & Training > Aggresive behavior getting worse

Tigger

Knead softly &- carry a big purr
 
 
Purred: Tue Aug 19, '14 9:49am PST 
Was he aggressive at all before? Cats do not like change, and he is probably still trying to adjust to moving. Don't give up - If you know someone is coming over, maybe put him in a "safe room" where he will feel calm, and not have to deal with the over stimulation of people along with getting used to a new home. I would make sure that he has no health issues, but I have a feeling that he is stressed, and reacting the only way he knows how. If you too are stressed when this happens, he can sense it, and it can start a vicious circle. I am not putting blame on you - they just will react to their human's feelings too. If he likes treats, maybe try to give him a few treats before someone comes over, and then have them move slowly, and rather than try to pet him, toss a treat or two - so that he will start to associate other people with good things. This will take some time & patience. Best of luck, and please let us know how things are going.
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Behavior & Training > 22 year old cat starting to pee in the house

Tigger

Knead softly &- carry a big purr
 
 
Purred: Tue Aug 19, '14 9:43am PST 
Is it possible that he "forgets" to pee in the box? At his age, they can get forgetful. Maybe try a puppy potty pad on the spot he keeps going to. I know it does not solve it, but will make cleanup easier. Has he peed in the box prior to this? If not maybe going outside, he is more used to a flat surface. Just throwing some ideas out there. I think it is awesome that you have a kitty that is 22!happy dance
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Get Well Soon > The New Home of Hazel Lucy's List for Kitties in Need of Purrs

Smithwick

Tigger is my- favorite!
 
 
Purred: Wed May 28, '14 2:19pm PST 
surgery went well - we won't find out about the biopsy until next week some time. keep the purrs up for good news!
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Cat Health > Cat diagnosed congestive heart failure 5 days ago
Tigger

Knead softly &- carry a big purr
 
 
Purred: Wed May 28, '14 1:59pm PST 
I am glad to hear that he has improved! Tigger has HCM, he was diagnosed at 1 year old, and he just turned 6. I hold my breath each year when he has his echocardiogram, but so far, he has stayed stable & his prognosis is listed at good/stable. He takes 6.25mg of atenolol twice daily. It slows the heart so the chambers fill with blood properly. I honestly credit that medicine for how well he is doing. If I may suggest, majority wet food, which his system does not have to work as hard to break down, and make sure salt is listed low on the ingredients list. While it may seem counter-intuitive, plenty of water will encourage his body to flush out the extra. I cherish each day with Tig, and he is a happy boy. Once your kitty gets stable with meds, he should do much better. I am not sure where you live, but is there a cardiologist that comes to your vet's office? Mine does, to do the echo, and she is able to monitor him & examine him when she does the test. Best of luck to you, and I hope your kitty keeps getting better! cheer
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Behavior & Training > 3 Cats now! Need help with #2 and #3 getting along!

Maizy

I may meow to- you if you're- worthy
 
 
Purred: Tue May 27, '14 9:37am PST 
While it is great that the boys are getting along, honestly a couple days is not a long time for them all to get aquainted. YOur girl, being a little older, needs more time to get used to your latest kitty. Be prepared, as they may never be friends, but her attitude should improve, it just takes patience. Make sure to give her alot of attention, so she knows she is still the princess. I have 3 males & 1 female, she was here first, and honestly doesn;t really like any of the boys. She tolerates them, but will usually growl or hiss at them. You might try rubbing the new kitty with a towel, and let her smell it and get used to the scent when he is in another room. Feliway diffusers are great, they need to be plugged in all the time to work properly. You could also try to play with a wand type toy when they are in the same room, so they are kind of "playing together" I think with much patience and some time, it will get smoother, but as I said those 2 may never be best buds. Good luck!wave
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Get Well Soon > The New Home of Hazel Lucy's List for Kitties in Need of Purrs

Smithwick

Tigger is my- favorite!
 
 
Purred: Mon May 26, '14 8:14pm PST 
I have surgery tomorrow to remove my bump. Not sure how long the biopsy results take, but please just purr for me? wave
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New to Catster/Tips & Tricks > Catster Access Issues

Tigger

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Purred: Mon May 26, '14 8:13pm PST 
Is anyone else not seeing pictures? Only a very few kitties pics show. shrug
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Cat Health > Pyothorax - what do you think?
Tigger

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Purred: Mon May 26, '14 8:09pm PST 
I remember a year or so back, a kitty with that was posting here had it. I felt so bad for her, and had never heard of it, so I was interested to hear about it. I know the kitty had a chest tap several times, but sadly lost her fight. I do remember that it was very difficult to treat, and that the prognosis was not the best. I am sorry for the loss of your kitty, but it seems that letting her go was in her best interest to end any suffering. hug
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