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Old 31-08-2014, 22:35
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Hi all - I recently adopted a stray cat that had been coming to our office for food. He had a broken pelvis, which I had the vets repair (they kindly went halves with me, thank you Vets 4 Pets) and I also had him neutered at the same time, I brought him home the next day and he has been with me for 3 weeks.

He's been venturing out into the garden but has always come in quickly. At about 7pm tonight I let him out because he was about to use his litter tray, and he's still not back. I'm getting really worried that he's scarpered - does anyone have any experience in this area? He's been well fed and cared for so I'd be surprised if he'd gone but I'm worried he may be lost.

He's such a lovely cat and we are besotted with him - I want him to come home!
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Old 31-08-2014, 22:56
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Is he microchipped ?

Wouldn't worry too much. My cat was out at 5pm, and has just returned home.

He's probably getting to know his territory now that he's settling in and getting more confident.
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Old 31-08-2014, 23:10
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Is he microchipped ?

Wouldn't worry too much. My cat was out at 5pm, and has just returned home.

He's probably getting to know his territory now that he's settling in and getting more confident.
Thanks for replying! No he's not chipped, though is booked in to have it done with some follow on treatment for his leg in 2 weeks. Ive had cats before and I know they can stay out for ages, I just have this sinking feeling that he's not coming back!
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Old 01-09-2014, 00:34
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Aww I'm pleased your cat is back. I thought he may have gone for a wander and perhaps 'adopted' someone else.

All is well
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Old 01-09-2014, 00:47
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Aww I'm pleased your cat is back. I thought he may have gone for a wander and perhaps 'adopted' someone else.

All is well
Aw bless him - he had been coming to our offices for weeks, all limpy and hungry. Eventually we got him to the vet where they told us he a broken pelvis. Neither the RSPCA or the Cat Protection League could help so we decided to pay for his op and volunteered to let him recuperate at my house. I have fallen madly in love with him, as have my kids and my cat allergy ridden husband! We are off to bed now!
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Old 01-09-2014, 00:48
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You're very welcome. - They certainly keep us on our toes, don't they.
They sure do - almost as much as my kids!
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:03
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Aw bless him - he had been coming to our offices for weeks, all limpy and hungry. Eventually we got him to the vet where they told us he a broken pelvis. Neither the RSPCA or the Cat Protection League could help so we decided to pay for his op and volunteered to let him recuperate at my house. I have fallen madly in love with him, as have my kids and my cat allergy ridden husband! We are off to bed now!
Happy kitty dreams
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:06
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Glad he's ok - I always worry when my girl stays out for an 'all nighter'. I think given his history he'll always be a wanderer so you'll have to steel yourself for the possibility that one day he may not come back
You could keep him in, but he'll hate that.
Anyway, good for you for taking him on when he was in a bad way
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Old 01-09-2014, 12:34
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Glad he's ok - I always worry when my girl stays out for an 'all nighter'. I think given his history he'll always be a wanderer so you'll have to steel yourself for the possibility that one day he may not come back
You could keep him in, but he'll hate that.
Anyway, good for you for taking him on when he was in a bad way
Thanks! No, I wouldn't keep him in as that wouldn't be fair on him. In the daytime he only seems to have a little wander around the garden for 5 mins then comes in but I guess they are more night creatures. I haven't had a cat for over 10 years, due to Mr Decobelles allergies - you forget a lot of stuff! I'm more that happy to have him, he's such an amazing friendly chappy - I have turned into a total cat bore!
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Old 01-09-2014, 14:06
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Thanks! No, I wouldn't keep him in as that wouldn't be fair on him. In the daytime he only seems to have a little wander around the garden for 5 mins then comes in but I guess they are more night creatures. I haven't had a cat for over 10 years, due to Mr Decobelles allergies - you forget a lot of stuff! I'm more that happy to have him, he's such an amazing friendly chappy - I have turned into a total cat bore!
I've been a cat bore for the last 3 years, my first cat

In fact, I've just uploaded a pic of Simba on Facebook just now, I can imagine a lot of eye rolling, but do I care - NOPE!

Ps My husband is allergic to cats, but Simba is the love of his life (I'm guessing the kids and I are included too, somewhere down the line ) - we have boxes of anti histamine tablets all over the house.
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Old 01-09-2014, 17:45
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I've been a cat bore for the last 3 years, my first cat

In fact, I've just uploaded a pic of Simba on Facebook just now, I can imagine a lot of eye rolling, but do I care - NOPE!

Ps My husband is allergic to cats, but Simba is the love of his life (I'm guessing the kids and I are included too, somewhere down the line ) - we have boxes of anti histamine tablets all over the house.
Lol, us too, good old Piriton. I bought some Petal Cleanse from Amazon but the naughty cat won't let me put it on him!
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Old 01-09-2014, 17:56
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Lol, us too, good old Piriton. I bought some Petal Cleanse from Amazon but the naughty cat won't let me put it on him!

Never heard of that, off for a nose on Amazon.

EDIT - just had a look, never knew something like that even existed!
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Old 01-09-2014, 19:27
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Thanks for replying! No he's not chipped, though is booked in to have it done with some follow on treatment for his leg in 2 weeks. Ive had cats before and I know they can stay out for ages, I just have this sinking feeling that he's not coming back!
Aww I'm pleased your cat is back. I thought he may have gone for a wander and perhaps 'adopted' someone else.

All is well
Hi decobelle - I presume he is back. Queenshak's post followed directly on from yours where you said you had a sinking feeling he wasn't coming back ?

Guess there might have been a PM or whatever ? Slightly confused.
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Old 01-09-2014, 19:32
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Hi decobelle - I presume he is back. Queenshak's post followed directly on from yours where you said you had a sinking feeling he wasn't coming back ?

Guess there might have been a PM or whatever ? Slightly confused.

The thread has been pruned since last night - some idiot was banging on about something completely irrelevant to a lost, much loved, pet.
But, yes, the cat is back!
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Old 01-09-2014, 21:21
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The thread has been pruned since last night - some idiot was banging on about something completely irrelevant to a lost, much loved, pet.
But, yes, the cat is back!
That's good - thanks Shrike
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Old Yesterday, 12:30
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Oh yes, rude comment removed! He returned, and I'm getting more relaxed each time he goes out.

Never heard of that, off for a nose on Amazon.

EDIT - just had a look, never knew something like that even existed!
Queenshaks - let me know if you buy any and how you get on - if only Enzo would only let me apply it I think it might solve all of our problems!
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Old Yesterday, 12:52
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Seems there soon maybe a way of neutralising the allergy by innoculating the cat
Hypocat
Only problem is it seems to be 3-4 years off yet
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Old Yesterday, 19:43
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Queenshaks - let me know if you buy any and how you get on - if only Enzo would only let me apply it I think it might solve all of our problems!
Enzo, aww lovely name

Simba may put up a fight as he's 3 now and he's not used to anything but a good groom by the husband and claw clipping at the vets

If I do, if () I'll jet you know for sure.
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Old Yesterday, 19:45
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Seems there soon maybe a way of neutralising the allergy by innoculating the cat
Hypocat
Only problem is it seems to be 3-4 years off yet
Considering cats have been around the longest time (9500 years ago - yes I Googled), you would have thought something like this would have been in place years ago.

Hey ho...
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Old Yesterday, 21:29
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Be fair, queenshaks, we've only had vaccines since Edward Jenner about 200 years ago - I expect cat allegies have been a bit down the list of "things to find a vaccine for"
I expect its more of a modern problem too with our increasing succepability to allegies and the fact the more people actually keep cats, and in their houses too.
Thankfully I'm able to give my kitty a big old cuddle - just a shame she doesn't "do" cuddles and I have to be content with a few strokes
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Old Yesterday, 22:39
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Enzo, aww lovely name

Simba may put up a fight as he's 3 now and he's not used to anything but a good groom by the husband and claw clipping at the vets

If I do, if () I'll jet you know for sure.
Thanks - named after Enzo Ferrari! Considering his poorly leg he is pretty nifty too!

I might try the Petal Cleanse again tomorrow- the problem is it has the consistency of water and obviously they hate being wet. I used a cloth to apply it last time, might try if in small sections by hand instead.
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Old Yesterday, 23:03
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Be fair, queenshaks, we've only had vaccines since Edward Jenner about 200 years ago - I expect cat allegies have been a bit down the list of "things to find a vaccine for"
I expect its more of a modern problem too with our increasing succepability to allegies and the fact the more people actually keep cats, and in their houses too.
Thankfully I'm able to give my kitty a big old cuddle - just a shame she doesn't "do" cuddles and I have to be content with a few strokes
Fair dos Shrike

Mine is an indoor cat, amazing how much fluff he can leave around the place

My husband is the only one he actively looks for to be hugged and picked up, the big ginger wuss (that's the cat not the hubby btw )
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Old Yesterday, 23:06
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Thanks - named after Enzo Ferrari! Considering his poorly leg he is pretty nifty too!

I might try the Petal Cleanse again tomorrow- the problem is it has the consistency of water and obviously they hate being wet. I used a cloth to apply it last time, might try if in small sections by hand instead.
Enzo has things to do, no hanging around!

Perhaps splash it on your hand to warm it up then stroke him as you apply it?

Is your husband suffering badly yet?
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