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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 19:42

Evening everybody, update on the cat- she seems to be settling in well to life as a shed cat- she now has a comfy, dry, draught proof bed installed in the shed. She's not gone far today, sensible, as the weather has been awful. I've kept my distance but no aggressive behaviour has been observed. I'm very pleased that she got spaded before she had to go out Thanks to everyone who has commented and given advice, I really appreciate it- the whole thing has been very distressing but who knows things might turn out for the best for both me and her.


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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 22:06

Hi jean- think you may have something there- not really sure what you mean by elf-like features but she is a tiny thing, very sleek but very strong. Just spotted her coming out of the shed. We've always described as as a moggy or alley cat I will post a picture of her so you can have a look at her face

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 21:24

hi geoff- I do know what you mean. She's not that keen on strangers so my instincts tell me that she will be unlikely to  be adopted as a pet by a household.  Not at all keen to come back in here!

My vets were brilliant, the advice was that although you can take away the hormones you might not take away the behaviour and unfortunatley he was right.  I did discuss having her put down but his advice was let her out and give her a chance. Time will tell I guess. Thanks

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 20:21

Hi geoff, never been in this situation so really don't know- I've just spotted her near the shed so I think she's come back for her grub From house cat to shed cat.........feel relieved that she is ok

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 19:44

Evening everyone- the cat has been spotted this morning in the garden, looks like she spent the night in the shed and has had a meal. I got her at about 12 weeks old for free off a wilkos add. Yes she's always been feisty, but also really friendly & very bright, it's as if something just switched in her brain.  Thanks for the link Jean- from what I've been reading I think it's a case of redirected aggression As she has just been to the vets I don't think there's anything physically wrong ( but I could be wrong). Unfortunetley because of the level of aggression/unpredicatability? it's just not possible to have her  in the house anymore. Feel very sad about it though At  least she's not crying to be let in she's  making her own way in world.



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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 23:33

I'm just off to bed, had a look outside and my cat is back- i just don't know what to do


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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 22:24

Hi Geoff managed to catch up with the first 2 episodes of lilyhammer  on the internet today, episode 3 is still on iplayer.Maybe still a good watch now? there's 8 episodes. Good news about  the killing will look out for it.Missed "room at the top" this week on bbc 4, read this a long time ago

Just out of interest have you seen Episodes on BBC 2?

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:20

Me too

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:12

Evening everyone- still no way that I can catch up with everything that's been going on. Flo- I haven't read the book but I think I started to read it in the works sometime ago, think it would be a really good read.  Geoff- glad you are recovering and feeling better. Kate- I've used  round tree stumps as stepping stones on my beds, works really well.

Still having problems with my psycho/mixed up house cat- went loopy again today. No full blown attack but it was brewing., really scary. At one point, I couldn't even enter the house, she became so terratiorial. Had to make the difficult decision to let her or I should say get her out of the house! She's now on her own, there's food and her blanket in the shed. At least she has recovered from her op, it's her first night outside so despite everything I hope she is ok.

I have always thought that I was born in the wrong generation- I would have loved to have been growing up in the 60s. Love a lot of the music and the films- Crosby,Stills & Nash are one of my favourite bands as well as many others

Anyone been watching Lilyhammer on BBC 4? Mafia boss under a new identity rellocated to Norway- Funny, dry and quirky

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Posted: 30/09/2012 at 19:18

Moonsilk- you are not alone- I use slug pellets very occasionally especially when slug tasty favourite plants are  just shooting. I did this earlier this year- It just allows the plant to develop

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