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I also have a cat named "Grace" She's an indoors only cat. I'm not too worried about her. Give her ,her indoor formula cat food,her litter box, some cat nip filled toys, and she's one happy kitty. Very very good house cat. Prefers staying in doors. Especially up here in Alaska! (Although,who could blame her?)
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I had two cats, one just died after 19 years.  They are indoor cats....  Anyway, the one that died was a big fan of wet food.  In fact, we used to feed him around 6 cans a day....  I now have 3000 extra cans of cat food.   LOL
 
 
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Wow Albert!
That's a lot for a cat to eat each day.
We lost our oldest cat at 19 too.
The remaining cat will be 16 next month. He's a light eater though. I only give him half a can in the morning and dry food the rest of the time.

Our jack russell looks like a pot belly pig though and never gets enough to eat.
When I put her on a diet, she just goes outside and hunts rabbits. Gross!
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We have one cat called Claws we did have two cats but the local yobs decided to have some fun by coating claws in paint and killing her brother.We moved to a different area only to be feeding half of the neighborhoods cats now, i think cats have more than 1 home Smile
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Originally posted by Albert Albert wrote:

I had two cats, one just died after 19 years.  They are indoor cats....  Anyway, the one that died was a big fan of wet food.  In fact, we used to feed him around 6 cans a day....  I now have 3000 extra cans of cat food.   LOL
 
 



I'm so sorry to hear about that one of your cats just died. 
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I have 2 cats just about a year old each. They are outside. We have Asthma my 3 kids & myself.   Plus I have 5 dogs. 3 of them are inside. So this is just unreal for me. I can't imagine losing any of them to this BF. Plus I have 2 horses. Do any of you know if Horses can get BF? I mean they eat off the ground.
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We only have one now.  She is almost 13.  Longest ever I've been blessed to have one.  I think God decided at some point in time that I was going to be the one he sent the sick ones to.  I nurse them as long as we can and them help them go Home without any pain.  My pain has always been unbearable.  They are my kids.
 
She doesn't go outside - never has.  Problem I have is my squirrels.  I have approximately 15-20 I feed daily.  rabbits, chipmunks, birds, etc...  4 of those 15-20 squirrels took food from my hand on my deck.  I stopped feeding by hand 4 weeks ago because of bf and disease rodents can spread - don't need feces on the deck.   Can't believe My squirrels can be called rodents.  Back to my problem...my cat loves them too.  She sits at the window and they "talk" to each other.  She is sooo bored now... has to settle on watching them eat in the designated feeding sanctuary area.
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Sand - I can understand what you're feeling even though I think of our squirrels as being nuisance creatures. We have a mature pecan tree and many fruit trees that I planted after we moved here.

The rascals strip the trees of everything before the harvest is ready. What they waste (plenty), the rabbits clean up. No mess, but no harvest either.
The first year here, I thought a neighbor must be stealing all of the apples. Then I was working from home and discovered where they were going. LOL!

The squirrels used to harras our older cat, the one that's gone now. They'd get right up on the outside of the windowsill and tease him.

Our cats were allowed outside until we moved where we are now. We're too close to a freeway to allow them out anymore so they adjusted well to being inside - except when the squirrels teased them.

I've joked about making squirrel jerky and wished that someone else would do something about them, but they are endlessly amusing.

I hope you're little colony is well.

Albert - I forgot to tell you how sorry I am that you lost your cat. I still miss ours too and it's been a couple of years. They ARE part of the family.

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oknut; There are specialily designed wraps for trees , one is a plain steel wrap and it is imposible for the squirrels to grab and they fall off. It is about two or three foot long and wraps around the tree. Cost effective for one or two tree.   It can be used for fruit trees too It dosent look bad either
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Albert, so sorry aboout your loss of your 19 year old--we just had to put down our 22 year old last week & I'm still inconsolable. My other 4 & a stray we've taken in after he checked out medically, help but, it's a loss that transcends words. 
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Hi,
 
I'm new to the forum but would like to share an idea that's worked.  When I moved into this house last fall, there were several feral cats in the backyard that I believe were "dumps" since two are pedigree (a turkish van and a main coon.)  Since they were always catching the birds, I decided to feed them.  Every other week I put out a 20 lb bag of cat food along with weekly water (rubbermaid tote of water.)   A few weeks ago I noticed that they are no longer chasing the birds - they're too fat now to get them. 
 
Also, since I have a persian cat, I put a piece of plexiglas in the sliding glass door track, so that when I open the doors, there is no nose-to-nose contact between my little guy and the "backyard visitors" thru the screen door.
 
This may work for others - I hope it helps!
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My cat is inside as of yesterday. The Washington Zoo set the pace for us. He is dying to go outside, so we have to lock doors, etc. I have several children so it is a daunting task. I do plan to pick up an owl to place on my deck to deter birds. Then, I have to figure out what to do with my dog and the outside. I feel like the unqualifed door patrol!
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I've got three cats (22 lb solid black one, medium-sized tabby and white one, and a smallish Siamese mix) and a Yorkie .... all indoors-only.

The dog does go outside to potty, but if need be, he can use newspapers indoors.

I haven't even started stocking up on cat food and litter.  Confused  They go through both like crazy, so it's kind of expensive.  My black kitty can't eat the cheaper brands of cat food (it just comes right back up), so I have to buy the better stuff.  Buying it weekly isn't too bad, but stocking up is going to be pretty challenging to our budget. Ouch

They're worth it, though.  I wouldn't take anything for any of my "kids". Smile  My little blue-eyed Siamese baby is a DOLL.  Hard to believe such wonderful kitties end up at the animal shelter, which is where we adopted him and my tabby kitty.
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i have a siamese cat "sophie" that has lived with me for 11 years. she NEVER goes outside. she seems perfectly content to look out the patio door and drool at the birds and other critters.  i had always been a dog person, until she came into my life. didn't know that cats were such caring loving animals. if i run out of people food i have LOADS of cat food to eat! of course i will share with sophie.
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Originally posted by Albert Albert wrote:

I had two cats, one just died after 19 years.  They are indoor cats....  Anyway, the one that died was a big fan of wet food.  In fact, we used to feed him around 6 cans a day....  I now have 3000 extra cans of cat food.   [IMG]height=17 alt=LOL src="http://www.avianflutalk.com/smileys/smiley36.gif" width=17 align=absMiddle>
 

 

    
I'm late to this thread and wanted to say I'm sorry about your cat. My cat is 17 and wound up in kitty ICU last June. After ultrasound, the doc said "im sorry" and sent me home with pain meds. (pretty easy to read between those lines). Anyway, I used herbal parasite killer and homeopathics and he is with me one year later. ICU had served Gerber ham baby food, so when Panther wouldn't eat, I gave him that. Not only could I get him to eat it(or use a syringe), it has put on a lot of weight. Guess the babyfood has a lot of carbs. At least I can use my stockpiled babyfood for flavoring rice if I end up with a bunch. perish the thought. D
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Thanks D-  His Siamese brother is now reaching the end of his journey as well.  Since they were Siamese twins, the other one has not been doing well.   
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Albert Albert wrote:

Thanks D-  His Siamese brother is now reaching the end of his journey as well.  Since they were Siamese twins, the other one has not been doing well.   [IMG]height=17 alt="Broken Heart" src="smileys/smiley28.gif" width=17 align=absMiddle>
 

This leaves me with Oscar (10).  Smartest cat I've ever seen...

 

 

 

    
Albert: Are you giving your senior Prednisone? I give 1/2 pill/day and it really helps. Also, my vet gave me pain meds that I give sublingual at night so Panther gets a good sleep. This must be really hard on you. Hugs and Kisses. D
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let's do a poll of how many forum members have cats
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    I agree that pets are people and we should treat them as our children. I am happy to see someone else feels as I do. We must protect pets, they don't even know there is a pandemic flu. I can't imagine how anyone can let their cat outside alone, where it could be injured or get rabies, never mind pandemic flu.
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Thanks Evergreen.  I used my cat whisperer technique to cure the broken heart lol.  He stopped eating a few weeks after his brother died.  I really didn't think those sorts of things were possible, with regard to animals behaving that way after one dies. 
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