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Rosie and Paddy tales/tails

 
 
Montana
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2004 06:32 am
She just loves to pose ;-)
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2004 06:35 am
Oh, I can see that! Laughing
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Vivien
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2004 12:34 pm
Cali really is a beautiful elegant young lady
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2004 04:14 pm
And she knows it, lol :-D
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2004 04:19 pm
But, she's not always elegant, lol.
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Misti26
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2004 09:28 pm
Well Vivien, I finally was able to get on here and found your thread on your two beauties. I'm so happy Rosie has a friend (?), and someone to threaten, hehe! I really think they enjoy having the company, even tho' it's a pain in the butt for them at times, just like us humans!

In our household, Lacey is little miss independence, and if Paddy thought he could intimidate her, he would! But, she doesn't bow down to him and he leaves her alone.

They both have their own "SAFE PLACE" which is sacred, neither one will invade the others territory. Lacey has her spot in my closet, on top of some plastic drawers with a blanket on top for her. You would never find her there because the clothes hide her. I leave the hangers close together as she prefers it that way.

Paddy on the other hand has a favorite spot under the end table of my sofa, right next to where I usually sit. He's got his furry blanket there and just lays, nods off, stares, nods, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Welcome Paddy, we're looking forward to more fun and frolic from you and Rosie!
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Misti26
 
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Reply Fri 17 Dec, 2004 10:24 pm
Here is Lacey in one of her favorite toys, a plastic bag! Always a great photo op!

http://img91.exs.cx/img91/9181/laceyinplasticresized5ii.jpg

http://img91.exs.cx/img91/5839/laceyinplasticresizedjpg26me.jpg

http://img91.exs.cx/img91/6492/laceyinplasticresizedjpg58rf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/MistiErin/Laceyinplasticresized.jpg
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 08:54 am
aaah! she's lovely. It's funny how they love bags and boxes


Rosie still doesn't believe he's a little friend, she's not happy today. He kept pouncing on her and she really growled and swore and then ran away. I am really worrying about her at the moment as I can see her being bullied when he's bigger - he's starting now.

They have patches when she seems genuinely interested in him but if he gets too rough it really frightens her and we get the major growls and hissing and then running off. I wish she would bully him a bit and establish her rights. He does back off and leave her alone when she really gets cross at the moment

It's this business of not understanding cat language because of being orphaned I'm sure - she doesn't understand the signals


He also has a habit of sneaking off and eating her dinner as well as his own - he's going to be huge! as she's a cat who never eats it all in one go but likes to go back to it this is a problem. I've tried to persuade her to eat up on the counter where he can't get (yet) but she refuses.

Rosie is still very jealous so it seems to be turning into Paddy is himself's cat and lies on his knee and I have to concentrate on Rosie - who was more 'my' cat anyway. If only they settle down and Rosie is happier that won't matter.

oh dear, and the family will arrive next week as well ....

Feeling down and stressed today as the progress seems to have halted and I've got so much work to get through - and I'm feeling sorry for myself!
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 01:21 pm
Vivien
Great pix!
Maybe it's time for the water pistol treatment of Paddy when he really transgresses.

Montana
Cool cat!
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 05:31 pm
margo wrote:

Maybe it's time for the water pistol treatment of Paddy when he really transgresses.

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it's on my shopping list! - yes seriously I had been thinking of it, remembering the success with Mikey!

Rosie has been lovely and cuddly and loving today - we've had quite a lot of cuddling time which seems to do her good. i was really tired and headachey this afternoon and went and curled up in bed and took her with me - we snuggled up under the duvet for a couple of hours and she loved it, kept snuggling into me - Paddy was shut out and left with himself.
She doesn't normally like to be under the duvet (all but her head) but today she really enjoyed it.

Paddy on the other hand has been hauling tinsel all over the place - I haven't got my tree up yet but I've got the decorations out - oh dear it looks like being fun!
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 18 Dec, 2004 06:16 pm
Vivien

Tranquilizers for Paddy?

(Just kidding!)
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sun 19 Dec, 2004 05:05 am
that or strangulation! No, so far he's been good today - ate a huge dinner and curled up with himself - who is definitely his favourite person.

I think Rosie's fury when I stroke or cuddle him has told him to keep clear of me - when i pick him up he immediately looks around to see if she's in view!

Rosie also ate a large dinner and is curled up in the linen basket.

I'm off to the supermarket Sad
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Vivien
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2004 09:10 am
Rosie is definitely improving. She's also much more loving and appreciative - which probably won't last!

I did a painting/drawing of Paddy today:

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/vivien/1epaintngofpaddy002copy.jpg[/IMG]

the little monster is growing like Jack's beanstalk
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margo
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2004 02:02 pm
Vivien

Cute

...and welcome to the world of large cats!

Possum is the largest cat I've ever owned. When I got him, he had big ears, big eyes, big feet and a very pink nose - he's just grown into all of them - and is now roughly the size of a small horse (or is that house? Shocked ) - but apparently not overweight (well, perhaps a little!)

You know you've been jumped on when he lands Smile
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Vivien
 
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Reply Mon 20 Dec, 2004 02:48 pm
Laughing

heaven help poor Rosie then! - all the thundering up and down stairs is him in pursuit of her - mind you he backs of when she uses bad language.

Trouble is he now uses bad language as well - pick him up when he doesn't want and he squawks away, moaning and telling you off
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2004 01:06 am
So now he sometimes doesn't want to be picked up? Surprised Now that was a very fast integration into the very special cat world of Vivien & Himself! Next, he'll take over your favourite chair! Laughing
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Vivien
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2004 02:14 am
what do you mean next? he already does take over himself's!

Surprisingly he's not too bad with the tree but likes to curl up underneath it, Rosie climbed it repeatedly at this time last year. I expect Flatty has a bit more decorum at his age Very Happy

He's got to have his 2nd injections on Thursday afternoon so there'll be some swearing then i think. He'll be allowed out then - I hope it will give Rosie more confidence to go out with this big bruiser to chase off any other cats.

We hadn't bothered to fit a cat flap as Rosie is such a scaredy cat but I'm going to get himself to get on with it asap then

How is Flatty?
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 21 Dec, 2004 02:29 am
Vivien wrote:
what do you mean next? he already does take over himself's!

...We hadn't bothered to fit a cat flap as Rosie is such a scaredy cat but I'm going to get himself to get on with it asap then

How is Flatty?



Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Oh, we have a Monster in the Making here!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing

You can get pretty flash cat flaps these days, Vivien. Like, you can fix them so that the only open one way, when necessary. (If you're worried about other cats getting in.) Mine has is clear perspex, so Flatty can check out what's out there before he ventures. Laughing

How is he? Pretty much the same. I still have to watch him like a hawk. Any suspected ailment has to be nipped in the bud because of his HIV status. <sigh> But he seems a bit calmer & less erratic now that he's gained maturity.(?) He sleeps a lot these days & keeps out of trouble. Good! This sneezing (Snuffles)business is a real worry, though. He's been medicated for quite a time now. I don't like to do it but there doesn't appear to be any alternative. <sigh again>
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Vivien
 
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Reply Thu 23 Dec, 2004 04:13 am
Fingers crossed for Flatty


Rosie and Paddy play more and more and she hisses less - when he gets too much she turns and hisses but she seems to want to play now. She's still jealous but we're still reassuring her loads and I cuddle her whenever she wants.

Yesterday Paddy was out in the garden with himself - straight up a 6ft foot fence and trotting about on the top - those extra toes do help! Was he stuck? now way! he came down after a bit scrambling through the branches of a climbing rose like a little monkey. Oh dear our birds won't be safe anywhere! (there's a resident flock of sparrows that we feed). He roots around and climbs and has the time of his life

- Rosie is, as always, in and out - she's nervous of any strange sound or breath of wind! I'm hoping that he'll give her courage. I had my younger daughter when the elder was nearly 5. The elder had always had occasional nightmares and there were all sorts of imaginary things she was scared of (I was as bad at that age!) - from the day her sister moved into the bedroom all that stopped - I've never worked out whether the witches and things were supposed to 'get' her younger sister instead of her - or whether it was simply another human (a very noisy sleeper, snuffling and snorting) in the room for reassurance that did the trick.


pm: he's had his 2nd immunisations and can now officially play outside. He was as good as gold in the car and we took him up to introduce him to my parents (Hotel Deluxe when we go on holiday!) He's out in the garden with himself climbing up the little apple tree
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 23 Dec, 2004 08:03 pm
Congratulations, Paddy, on scaling your first tree! <you little devil!>
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