My Bertie

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david c wrote:
Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:53 pm
Ah ,handsome lad ,he looks a bit like Sooty ,only he hasn't got a white patch on his chest ,just a few white hairs .

Talking about happy endings for cats ,the black cat i took to the rehoming center in Jan has found a home on a small holding near Oswestry .
Third time lucky ,he was taken back twice.
So pleased to hear that :D
Love Black cats. I am surprised by Berties original owners in not educating the child but blaming the animal. I was adopted by our family cat from the time I was born and we were always together. My mother claimed he was the ideal babysitter since he would always guide me away from trouble as I grew up. His successor in my eyes was a black cat. Very loving and gentle. Todays master of the house is a white and tabby bundle of trouble. But a house is not a home without a cat or two. ;)
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Zak
Or 3 or 4.
I've never had the pleasure of owning a cat as I'm a dog person first and foremost but I would love a cat- if I ever move one day perhaps I can have both but on a busy road at the moment.
Hi Tim - that's one very pretty little tabby you have there :D
Henrietta wrote: I've never had the pleasure of owning a cat as I'm a dog person first and foremost but I would love a cat- if I ever move one day perhaps I can have both but on a busy road at the moment.
There is nothing quite like being owned by a cat ! They are an endless source of amusement (and frustration !). Mum did have a poodle at one time and she was a lovely dog - but very much a 'one person' animal - Mum was her person and no-one else got a look in; it was almost impossible to give Mum a kiss goodnight if Sukey was on her lap - you stood to lose an eye in the process :lol: :lol: Poor old Dad nearly lost more than that in bed one night :shock: :shock:

If you did decide to get a cat and dog at the same time the best way is with an older cat and a puppy - the puppy soon learns who is boss !

Bertie's been with me now for 3 weeks and it's just as if he's always been here - he's settled in really well although he does keep pestering to go out - I keep telling him "all in good time" ! Will probably be another month or so and then I'll start letting him out for short periods - last thing I want is for him to go off on a long expedition to suss out the area and the neighbour's cats !
How lovely that Bertie has settled in so well. You were a good choice for him, obviously!!!

I hope he's soon out there in the Great Wild Outdoors and exploring (safely!) his exciting new territory....

Did anyone see the Jo Brand programme on cats last week? There was a brilliant item on a 'lost' cat who was 'found' in a shed, and the finder was really worried she was pregnant, as she was so big, and clearly really really really needed to feed all her unborn kittens, as she'd wolfed down the food left out for her.

Turned out, when the RSPCA chap checked her, that she was actually chipped, spayed and NOT pregnant - just very fat! AND had just been put on a diet by her owner two streets away.....!

Clearly Fat Cat had NO intention of being starved, and had taken off to find a better source of food.....!

That's cats for you! :) :)
jenny lucas wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:55 pm
How lovely that Bertie has settled in so well. You were a good choice for him, obviously!!!

I hope he's soon out there in the Great Wild Outdoors and exploring (safely!) his exciting new territory....

Did anyone see the Jo Brand programme on cats last week? There was a brilliant item on a 'lost' cat who was 'found' in a shed, and the finder was really worried she was pregnant, as she was so big, and clearly really really really needed to feed all her unborn kittens, as she'd wolfed down the food left out for her.2

Turned out, when the RSPCA chap checked her, that she was actually chipped, spayed and NOT pregnant - just very fat! AND had just been put on a diet by her owner two streets away.....!

Clearly Fat Cat had NO intention of being starved, and had taken off to find a better source of food.....!

That's cats for you! :) :)
I just watched that on catch up. I loved the way the fat cat when returned home ignored her owner and headed straight for more food :lol:
Yup, that cat knew what it loved most....!!!! :)

There was a similar tale in that Horizon programme a while ago about what cats get up to when we can't see them (!), and it included a cat who simply 'moved out' when the owner/ownee had another baby on top of noisy irritating toddlers. It moved next door, as I recall!

The owner/ownee was quite put out, but I can see exactly why the cat did it! :)
When I come back, I am definitely coming back as a cat :D