My poor boy

(161 Posts)
mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 22:19:01

My 13 month old tabby fell into a container of diesel, he's become really ill and my husband has took him to emergency vet. Does anybody know if he is likely to recover from this? We would be heartbroken to lose him

timtam23 Thu 19-Sep-13 22:25:09

I once lived with a cat who had been rescued from a container of diesel as a kitten (she was my friend's cat - friend's partner was a vet, kitten was brought in, covered in diesel, to be put to sleep but he hadn't been able to bring himself to do it & had managed to save the kitten)
So yes that cat survived so maybe there is hope. I guess it depends on lots of things like how much was swallowed etc. I hope the vet is able to help in some way.

ExitPursuedByADragon Thu 19-Sep-13 22:26:18

Omg. How?

Hope he is ok

Sparklingbrook Thu 19-Sep-13 22:28:40

Oh mrsjrob the poor cat. Hopefully the Vet will be able to sort him out.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Sep-13 22:30:05

Well it's not good, mrsjrob - but you know that. How long was he in there before your DH took him to the vet? And did he fall right in and possibly swallow some?

LEMisdisappointed Thu 19-Sep-13 22:38:56

I hope he is OK xx

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:03:25

I don't know how long he had been in as he had been out all night and just came in. It appears he fell off the fence into the container in the neighbours garden.he seemed to be in pain and I know he swallowed some just by trying to clean himself.

I am praying it turns out ok but deep down I already know that it's not going to be good news

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:04:52

I should add that it was all over his head aswell so he must've went right under

cozietoesie Thu 19-Sep-13 23:05:34

Thinking of you all.

Has DH contacted you with news yet?

timtam23 Thu 19-Sep-13 23:06:27

Very sad for you mrsjrob let us know how he gets on. If he didn't swallow much there may be hope.

BruceyBaby Thu 19-Sep-13 23:06:58

Oh no, poor boy. Really hope he'll be ok sad

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:09:36

No news yet, will update as soon as I hear anything, thank you for all your kind posts x x

hellymelly Thu 19-Sep-13 23:10:29

Oh no, that is horrible, your poor cat. Really hoping here too that it is good news and he recovers.

usualsuspect Thu 19-Sep-13 23:10:51

Fingers crossed for him.

Poor kitty.

CatOfTheDay Thu 19-Sep-13 23:15:03

Poor little boy, sending purrs. hope he's ok xx

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:29:02

Dh just home the vets have cleaned him up and put him on oxygen, they might need to give him a drip during the night. I have either to collect him in the morning or put him to sleep depending on how he gets on overnight. I just wish I could be there comforting him

Oh gosh. Sending best wishes to you both.

CatOfTheDay Thu 19-Sep-13 23:31:26

Aww all paws crossed here - it's great that he's still hanging in there. Hoping for the best.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Sep-13 23:40:28

The best of luck - at least he's youthful so will heal better than a much older cat.

fackinell Thu 19-Sep-13 23:53:15

Why the heck have the neighbours got an open tub of diesel in the their garden?!

Your poor baby. Hopefully he is fighting it and resting to get better. Everything crossed for him. thanks

timtam23 Thu 19-Sep-13 23:57:12

fackinell I was just going to post exactly the same thing

Surely an open tub of diesel is an accident waiting to happen

mrsjrob at least he has been given a chance - good luck!

mrsjrob Fri 20-Sep-13 00:16:59

We don't get on with the neighbours unfortunately but as far as I know he buys it in to fill his vans, he runs a removal company.

he would toss car parts, empty containers and even a bottle of turps into our garden.We were worried the dc would get into something dangerous so we put up a 6ft fence (though there were other issues) and my poor cat falls off it hmm

Secretswitch Fri 20-Sep-13 00:29:06

I am so sorry for your old boy. He must have been so frightened. I will pray for him. <<hugs>>

LEMisdisappointed Fri 20-Sep-13 09:25:52

Fingers crossed for good news

PseudoBadger Fri 20-Sep-13 09:27:59

Thinking of you this morning x

fackinell Fri 20-Sep-13 09:33:59

How awful Mrs sad
Is there anyone you can contact (environmental health?) about them? Not only has your little lad suffered but surely that's and explosive risk. Under COSHH legislation I'm sure they will have to remove it or make it safe at least.

How is he?

cozietoesie Fri 20-Sep-13 09:36:47

Thinking of you, also.

I am appalled that anybody should have open or accessible containers of dangerous fluids on their property - leaving aside the trouble for your poor cat, what would have happened if some kiddies had wandered on to his property (as they do) and decided to 'play tea using the stuff in the can'. Doesn't bear thinking about.

I have some potentially dangerous fluids in the house (as do most of us, I guess) and they're all in appropriate and sealed containers and placed somewhere that nobody could get to them who didn't know what they were doing - child, adult or animal.

hellymelly Fri 20-Sep-13 09:41:10

Really hope he is holding on this morning, and that he will pull through. Your neighbour sounds like a total idiot.

DidoTheDodo Fri 20-Sep-13 10:41:38

How horrible for you.
I am hoping the news is good this morning.

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:45:55

Hoping for good news mrsjrob. x

mrsjrob Fri 20-Sep-13 11:03:55

I have my boy home grin he hasn't got any in his lungs but his skin is very inflamed.he has a collar on but will be fine in a few days.thank you all for your support x x

I'm so relieved for you both. Definitely contact someone about next door as others have said above.

cozietoesie Fri 20-Sep-13 11:31:52

Oh that's such good news, mrsjrob, even though he has inflamed skin.

Sparklingbrook Fri 20-Sep-13 11:33:51

Oh mrsjrob good news. That's great. And the neighbours need to sort things out.

DidoTheDodo Fri 20-Sep-13 11:37:54

So pleased to hear this. Poor kitty. I hope his skin heals up very soon.

Secretswitch Fri 20-Sep-13 12:51:11

Excellent news! Thank you for the update..

hellymelly Fri 20-Sep-13 13:26:03

That is such good news! I have been worrying about him as I potter about at home today. Hope he is back to normal asap, and that you can get your neighbour to seal the top of any oil or fluids properly, so that pets or wildlife are not at risk.

fackinell Fri 20-Sep-13 14:41:00

Oh thank goodness!! I'd be taking the bill around to next door to show them and letting them know I'm expecting something to be done about their hazardous garden. But then, I'm a cow. smile

mrsjrob Fri 20-Sep-13 15:41:13

I have another update went back to pay the vet and was told by another vet that it was very unlikely he fell into the container, they believe he was either threw in or it was poured over him.i am beyond fuming because next door keep pigeons so that was my first thought when he came home but was told they saw him falling off the fence hmm

cozietoesie Fri 20-Sep-13 15:46:08

You can't prove it that's the problem - but are you minded (and this will take some thought and discussion if you already have bad relations with them) to go for broke on them likely using domestic premises for commercial purposes? Or whatever.

Either way, you'll need to keep him in now for his own safety.

mrsjrob Fri 20-Sep-13 15:51:12

I have to do something, they hate my cats and my children.horrible people.

He defo won't be going out,he can barely walk, can't stay awake and can't be touched hmm looking forward to being able to give him a big cuddle

cozietoesie Fri 20-Sep-13 15:52:57

Hate your children?

You have to think hard about this though. It's not fun having a battle with neighbours even when you're in the right. Do you own or rent?

cozietoesie Fri 20-Sep-13 15:53:44

PS - you might be better discussing this from now on on one of the other boards - say Legal.

hellymelly Fri 20-Sep-13 16:11:31

Blimey. That really is terrible. They could have easily killed him if that is what happened. I must admit I did wonder how he fell off the fence, cats have such a good grip and wooden fencing is easy to cling to. Maybe he was watching their pigeons? I agree to posting in legal for further advice as if this was deliberate it is pretty scary stuff.

ZebraOwl Fri 20-Sep-13 16:14:39

Very glad your cat's okay. Would quite like to coat your neighbours in diesel & then set fire to them if they have indeed deliberately coated your cat with the stuff. (Ok I wouldn't really. But when I rule the world anyone who mistreats animals will have the same done to them because they obviously think it is an acceptable way to treat another living creature & need to experience it to learn it is not...)

fackinell Fri 20-Sep-13 16:58:34

That is absolutely shocking!! How could anyone intentionally hurt a living creature. angry

If they are in rented then I would report them to their landlord or council and yes, glad you are keeping your poor boy in, but annoyed that he has to have his freedom restricted by a few idiots.

TheWinterOne Fri 20-Sep-13 18:45:57

That's disgusting if he's been deliberately coated and trust me I know that can happen. A few kids from where I used to live used to think it funny to put a cat's paws in diesel - bastards!

Glad your boy is on the mend. Bet he's been spoilt rotten with cuddles and maybe a treat or two.

mrsjrob Fri 20-Sep-13 19:07:27

Thank you for your replies, my dad is a lawyer so I will speak to him as soon as he gets home from holiday.

My boy,his name is whitey (the kids named him) is looking so much better already and even walked over for me to rub his ears.

I will keep you all posted about the neighbours next door,I am private renting but have a great landlord so will be speaking to him aswell

cozietoesie Fri 20-Sep-13 19:27:50

A Dad who is a lawyer? That is very helpful.

And I'm glad that your boy is more cheerful.

BruceyBaby Fri 20-Sep-13 20:13:35

So relieved to hear he's doing well ... poor thing sad. How worrying to think he may not have fallen in ... Hope he perks up very soon thanks

timtam23 Fri 20-Sep-13 20:54:32

So pleased to hear he is ok mrsjrob I have been thinking about you today
The situation with the neighbours sounds dreadful and I hope you can get something resolved without too many problems

cumfy Fri 20-Sep-13 21:07:48

Surely an open container of diesel would

1. Smell very strongly.
2. Quickly get contaminated with leaves/detritus and potentially block the pump in any vehicle/machine using it.

People therefore do not leave diesel in open containers.

Can you see the container from your house ?

mrsjrob Fri 20-Sep-13 21:19:22

I could it was right next to my back door but I had a look out the window upstairs and it is now gone.

My dh and I have decided not to renew our tenancy on the house and just move, it's one of those places where everybody is either related or good friends but we have only been here a year and haven't really been welcomed

fackinell Sat 21-Sep-13 04:29:55

Loathe as I am to say it (due to your upheaval and inconvenience) I think you're making the right move. How long have you left on your lease?

cozietoesie Sat 21-Sep-13 09:37:34

I'd agree - anyone who could (at the very least because they admitted that) leave an open container of diesel around for a cat to 'fall into' isn't going to be too concerned about children roundabout.

Having said which, I'd rain fire and brimstone down upon them thereafter. Legally. But that's just me.

mrsjrob Sat 21-Sep-13 10:06:56

Hi I only have 2 months on my lease, I am not too bothered about moving, this house never really felt like home

cozietoesie Sat 21-Sep-13 10:23:52

You should be fine then - and not too long to keep Whitey inside. You'll doubtless be alerting your landlord to the problems?

mrsjrob Sat 21-Sep-13 11:16:38

I will speak to landlord again. I have already mentioned it to him when we first moved in he said to me that he was made aware that there were problems with next door by previous tenants, apparently the man next door would knock on the door of the lady that lived here (alone) and ask her inappropriate questions and try to Invite himself in confused

The biggest issue we had with them was he told my kids they couldn't run about in their own garden because it upset his dogs (2 rotweillers) I told him where to go

That same night he had been drinking, took his dogs out for a walk but fell over and lost them. We were having a bbq in the garden when he came round and found one of the dogs in his garden, he kicked the dog in the face and unfortunately I went mad and started screaming and shouting at him.dh called SPCA but we never did find out what happened.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 21-Sep-13 11:20:43

He's a nasty piece of work all round isn't he? I cannot stand animal cruelty.

I'd move if I was you and you can afford to do so. No wonder it never felt like home.

cozietoesie Sat 21-Sep-13 11:36:18

Sounds to me as if his business is well due for a nice little VAT audit by HMRC. Say in about 3-4 months time.

In your position I would certainly move, and I would tell the Landlord why. It's great that he was happy to rent to people with cats (so many landlords seem to be inexplicably arsey about it), but in this case he really shouldn't in future.

Ha ha cozie. Yes my preferred form of revenge is generally HMRC-related toosmile

mrsjrob Sun 22-Sep-13 20:07:37

Another update, my poor boy has got worse he has to be pts in the morning, we are heartbroken but will spend the night giving him lots of hugs.

I don't know how I'm going to cope taking him to the vet in the morning but I know it's the best thing for him now

oh my god. I'm so sorry!

Sparklingbrook Sun 22-Sep-13 20:12:32

Oh mrsjrob, I am so, so sorry. Poor Whitey. sad

ExitPursuedByADragon Sun 22-Sep-13 20:12:53

Why tomorrow? Why not immediately ?

iwantanafternoonnap Sun 22-Sep-13 20:24:19

Oh I am so sorry and I really think you need to go to the police x

mrsjrob Sun 22-Sep-13 20:24:36

They gave him strong pain medication and sent him home to spend his last night

ThisIsBULLSHIT Sun 22-Sep-13 20:26:00

No?! Why what has happened? How awful x

ThisIsBULLSHIT Sun 22-Sep-13 20:26:33

I mean what else has happened to make him get worse, I know what happened to start with. sad

ExitPursuedByADragon Sun 22-Sep-13 20:29:43

How odd

ratbagcatbag Sun 22-Sep-13 20:30:25

Big big hugs, hope his last night is peaceful.

I would also go to police and then ring hmrc like others have suggested.

hellymelly Sun 22-Sep-13 20:37:33

Oh NO! I am so sorry, has he been poisoned by the diesel? I am really sad for you, such a young cat and such a horrible thing to happen. I am wishing karma to act on your neighbour [ angry]. Hope you are ok tomorrow, I'm sure all on the thread will be thinking of you, it is dreadful saying goodbye to a loved pet. Is there really no hope at all now?

Cybercat Sun 22-Sep-13 20:38:39

I am so so sorry its come to this. Ive lost 2 cats this year so I freshly remember how it feels. If he is pain though are you being fair by waiting until tomorrow? I guess the vet would have advised otherwise if they werent happy.

I did think it sounded very unlikely that a healthy cat could convieniently fall off a fence into an open container of diesel. Id be considering moving too after all you have said.

Apologies for the typos and hope you are ok.

MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Sun 22-Sep-13 20:55:29

Heartbroken for you and your poor little boy.

As a landlord I feel a duty of care to people who rent from me. I recently had a problem with a neighbour of one of my properties. A stern letter from a solicitor stating that if another tenant left because of his behaviour I would be coming after him for the rental income I lost between tenancies and costs. My current tenant has not heard a thing from him since.
I would definitely set HMRC , the VAT man , the police and your landlord and the RSPCA on him.
Horrible, horrible man.

MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Sun 22-Sep-13 20:57:01

Oh and environmental health and the planning department.

timtam23 Sun 22-Sep-13 21:11:51

So, so sorry mrsjrob sad

ozymandiusking Sun 22-Sep-13 21:22:27

mrsjrob, I am so sorry for you and your puss cat.The pain one feels is horrendous. The price we pay for loving.

mrsjrob Sun 22-Sep-13 21:24:23

The vet said he has burns all over his body, she gave him medicine for his skin just in case it helped overnight but she said it would be a "miracle" if it worked.the vet said he won't be in any pain tonight so it was ok to bring him home, or I would've had him pts then and there

Cybercat Sun 22-Sep-13 21:31:01

I just can't get my head around the idea that someone could do that - I don't believe it was accidental. Please accept my apologies for questionning if you should have brought him home. I only asked as I was a vet nurse in previous years and I saw so many people blinkered by their feelings to an extent where they couldn't always be rational.

I miss the 2 cats we lost this year desperately and you are in my thoughts tonight.

BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Sun 22-Sep-13 21:42:44

How awful. I'm so very sorry mrsjrob sad

fackinell Sun 22-Sep-13 21:59:24

Oh how utterly heartbreaking sad
I am so sorry to hear this and absolutely furious at your neighbour. To think this was so preventable is what makes me so mad. It won't make your darling better but can you report this to RSPCA when you feel up to it?

thanks and a massive hug to you. He will know you are there and feel your love.

mrsjrob Sun 22-Sep-13 23:06:58

Thank you all so much for your kind words. dh and I have been crying reading them x x

hellymelly Sun 22-Sep-13 23:43:20

I am very sad , and I didn't even know him. Told my DH who is shocked. Agree that this is a police and RSPCA matter now. At the v.least it will be logged so if he does something similar to another animal then it will be taken seriously. Really feel for you tonight. Am hoping he somehow hangs in there tonight, but realise from what you have said it is v. unlikely.
Sounds as though the vets have been v. upset by this too.
Sending (( )) hugs to you.

fackinell Mon 23-Sep-13 00:18:23

sad I hope you are getting some comfort from everyone's caring words and its not too upsetting.

The fact this neighbour kicked his dog in the face too should make RSPCA take notice.

I'm so upset for you all as I had a final night with my boy last year knowing he was being pts in the morning and I was heartbroken. We just lay on the bed and hugged. I feel your pain completely!!! I was pretty much hysterical in the vets and his was natural causes.

What goes around comes around, I'm a great believer in this. Watch and wait...

NatashaBee Mon 23-Sep-13 01:30:32

Oh no sad so sorry. Poor little boy sad

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Sep-13 07:03:06

I'm so sorry, the person who did this is scum. Please report it to the police.

No animal deserves to suffer like this.

fackinell Mon 23-Sep-13 07:45:03

Thinking of you this morning. sadthanks

cozietoesie Mon 23-Sep-13 08:48:21

Thinking of you all.

ExitPursuedByADragon Mon 23-Sep-13 10:01:10

Hope you are ok

ZebraOwl Mon 23-Sep-13 10:10:00

I'm so SO sorry to hear this, it really is just awful. I hope being able to give Whitey a last night at home with all of you is of some comfort.


DidoTheDodo Mon 23-Sep-13 10:23:34

I am so so sorry to hear this. I don't know what to say except this is so utterly unfair and foul and very sad.
Angry on your behalf and also sending hugs for the loss of your lovely boy.

TheWinterOne Mon 23-Sep-13 10:29:18

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you all. RSPCA definitely need to be informed - kicking a dog in the face is absolutely disgusting. He needs to be slapped with a ban on having animals if that's how he thinks they should be treated. What a vile, vile man.

Karma will hit and when it does you can just sit back with a big grin on your face.

mrsjrob Mon 23-Sep-13 11:57:34

I've still got my boy, turns out he has an infection but will get better.

The vet was quite annoyed the out of hours vet told me he would be pts, we are delighted however in my anger this morning I rang up to complain and lost my temper with the vet confused I did call back to apologise.

Whitey has burns but it's not life threatening so he will defo get better, the infection is what caused him to worsen but after pain medication he managed to walk grin

fackinell Mon 23-Sep-13 12:01:29

Oooh!! You're post has soooo cheered my crap day up. I was ever so worried about him and I'm thrilled he will be okay.
gringringrin Atta boy Whitey!!

Mogz Mon 23-Sep-13 12:02:56

Oh thank goodness, I hope he makes a speedy recovery and you spoil him rotten with toys and treats. And that the disposable person who hurt him gets what's coming to them, how anyone can harm an animal is beyond me, they must be very twisted.

oh thank god for that. I've been thinking about him all morning. I even had a bit of a cry about him last night I was so upset. (I know - hanging about in The Litter Tray really does me no good at all).

Anyway I'm thrilled for you and him! And I'm sure the vets will understand. Thank heavens you didn't get him pts last night!

mrsjrob Mon 23-Sep-13 12:07:47

I hopefully have uploaded a pic of my boy with his collar on taken yesterday.

Hopefully you'll all be able to see it

cozietoesie Mon 23-Sep-13 12:10:02

That's excellent news. He looks a bit miserable but otherwise a lot better than I thought he would.

Go Whitey!


MILLYMOLLYMANDYMAX Mon 23-Sep-13 12:14:50

So happy for you and Whitey smile

hellymelly Mon 23-Sep-13 12:17:12

I am so happy! Logged on to see how he was, hardly hoping he would still be alive, and he is! Really good news.
He looks sad in his collar (they do hate those) but luckily he is a young cat and should heal quickly. I am wishing him a really speedy recovery, and there are just no words for your next door neighbour that would cover how I feel.

Cybercat Mon 23-Sep-13 12:26:29

Thats amazing news, am thrilled for you all!

LEMisdisappointed Mon 23-Sep-13 13:11:04

Oh, i think i might have something in my eye blush So so pleased he didn't need pts after all smile

He doesn't look as bad in the photo as I was expecting - although he doesn't look thrilled about the collar. But he's not a tabby Mrsrob - he's a white and ginger - although really who cares? He's alive and going to get better!!

fackinell Mon 23-Sep-13 13:50:23

Oh I can't see the pic on my phone. I'm still chuffed to bits about this!! grin

TheWinterOne Mon 23-Sep-13 14:40:28

Fantastic news!! grin

DidoTheDodo Mon 23-Sep-13 14:54:32

Oh oh oh.... this has made me so happy. I am utterly delighted for you. Please rename him Lazarus! (not really of course, he is Whitey!)

Sending him lots of get well soon vibes.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Sep-13 18:08:11

That's such a relief, you must be so happy.

I read this at work earlier I cried in the car but couldn't post.

I am delighted for you all.

hellymelly Mon 23-Sep-13 18:09:27

I think he has a lot of people sending out get well Whitey vibes! <sends virtual tin of sardines to Whitey>

Putitonthelist Mon 23-Sep-13 19:03:22

Yay!! So pleased for you smile

BruceyBaby Mon 23-Sep-13 20:00:14

Oh my - what a relief! Just read from my last post and couldn't believe he was going to be pts. Having suddenly lost my young boy in April really was so sad for you but fast forward to your brilliant post mrsjrob I'm so pleased!! Awful you had a tortured night but wonderful news this morning. Can't see your pic on my phone so will have to look another time smilesmilesmile

timtam23 Mon 23-Sep-13 20:35:48

Really pleased to see your update mrsjrob

Go Whitey!

Sparklingbrook Mon 23-Sep-13 20:38:14

mrsjrob such great news. wine

KittieCat Mon 23-Sep-13 20:47:59

Have just checked back in on your thread and am delighted it's relatively good news for Whitey!

Superb, just superb he's on the mend.

I hope someone slams your twunt of a neighbour's testicles in a door. He deserves it and then some. Please do report him, but maybe once you've moved.

KittieCat Mon 23-Sep-13 20:49:24

Just looked at your pic and he's beautiful. Sending healing vibes.

ZebraOwl Mon 23-Sep-13 21:13:58

May possibly have just startled my cats by crying at the good news. Maybe.

Am so SO pleased Whitey didn't have to be PTS & hope he recovers well-and-quickly. He looks v dashing in that photo, despite being so poorly atm: like a skewbald cat grin

Can we pretend the biscuit is a cat-treat? Because I think Whitey deserves biscuit biscuit biscuit & you flowers wine brew cake!

mrsjrob Mon 23-Sep-13 21:21:23

Thank you all he has managed to eat a tiny wee bit today grin I have been calling him a tabby because I thought that's what all cats who weren't a breed were called iykwim smile

cozietoesie Mon 23-Sep-13 21:27:56

Eating? Great news.


Aww I'm glad he's eaten something. I'm sure he doesn't care what you call him but, if you're interested, a non-pedigree cat is commonly of course 'a moggy' but correctly a 'domestic short hair' or 'domestic long hair'. Only vets use that terminology though really.

'Tabby' refers to the brown stripey cats, or ginger tabbies which are ginger but still with stripey marking.

So officially he is a DSH white/ginger. But of course really he's just a very beautiful and, as it has turned out, very lucky boy.

Cybercat Mon 23-Sep-13 21:30:58

I would have put him as a ginger and white domestic short hair. Either way I'm just chuffed for you that he is recovering!

Cross-post Cybercat smile

Cybercat Mon 23-Sep-13 21:44:56

Indeed! You were more eloquent though smile

ExitPursuedByADragon Mon 23-Sep-13 22:03:43


Puss survived


cozietoesie Tue 24-Sep-13 19:02:53

How is Whitey today?

mrsjrob Tue 24-Sep-13 22:01:57

He is so much better today, he has eaten loads grin and is managing to walk around the house.

We still can't pick him up but hopefully won't be long

ExitPursuedByADragon Tue 24-Sep-13 22:05:29

Great news.

I'm so glad. I'd been wondering about him today.

cozietoesie Tue 24-Sep-13 22:18:50

Good progress.


HarpyFishwifeTwat Tue 24-Sep-13 22:57:08

Blimey. Been through the whole range of emotions on this thread. So glad your gorgeous little man is getting better.

Shall we go round to this vile neighbour with pointy objects? Wanker of the highest order.

hellymelly Tue 24-Sep-13 23:02:33

How lovely to hear that Whitey is improving so much. smile

ZebraOwl Tue 24-Sep-13 23:18:46

So glad that Whitey's recovering so well: hope you're able to pick him up again soon grin

fackinell Tue 24-Sep-13 23:51:37

Great news grin there will be lots of cuddles soon, I'm sure!!

cozietoesie Wed 25-Sep-13 22:28:08

How is Whitey this evening?

mrsjrob Wed 25-Sep-13 23:00:23

He is still improving and tried to jump up on the couch but he didn't make it, his body is covered in huge scabs but at least it's starting to heal

I bought him some sardines as a treat today he ate the lot and tried to escape out the back door grin

cozietoesie Wed 25-Sep-13 23:06:52

Hah! He's feeling better.

(I take it he's grounded at the moment?)

fackinell Wed 25-Sep-13 23:40:57

Awww so nice to hear of his recovery. Have you got everyone on red alert to keep him under surveillance? God forbid they get a chance to do anything again. I'm looking forward to you moving out!!

ZebraOwl Wed 25-Sep-13 23:50:57

Glad he's feeling so much better - hope it's not too much of a struggle to keep him in!

mrsjrob Thu 26-Sep-13 14:06:11

He is being kept in, I have another cat (whiteys brother) but I can't keep him in because he keeps trying to attack whitey so we have sent him to my mums until whiteys better, that way the neighbours can't hurt him aswell

DidoTheDodo Thu 26-Sep-13 14:15:29

So pleased to hear that Whitey is on the mend. Long may it continue!

HansieMom Thu 26-Sep-13 21:40:54

What a strain on his little body, to have all that damage and healing to do. So glad he is on the mend.

I would call him a calico.

ZebraOwl Thu 26-Sep-13 21:52:10

Oh dear... Whitey's brother must be completely thrown by how Whitey smells at the moment, what with the diesel & the cleaning & the vet & everything else. Am glad you've been able to sort things so they're both safe.

fackinell Thu 26-Sep-13 22:27:17

Oh good thinking sending his brother to your mum's. that way he can be safe and whitey can recover. Glad he's improving. smile

TamzinGrey Thu 26-Sep-13 22:50:11

Yes, it was very thoughtful of you to send Bruv to a safe place. So glad that Whitey is doing well. Please hurry up and move - your neighbour sounds terrible.

Yes, it's great that he's doing well. Please continue to update - both with his progress and with the revenge you've waged on your neighbour ...

And Hansiemom 'calico' is the American term for 'tortoiseshell' (it confused me no end the first time I heard the term - here calico is a cheap cream coloured fabric) and torties have black as well as ginger and white in the mix (and are also always female).

mrsjrob Fri 27-Sep-13 11:10:46

Whitey had his last vet appointment today he has to stay on antibiotics and wear collar for another week them he should be all healed up, however he will lose all his fur and be bald for a while

Thank you all again for your support since I posted, you all really helped me through what was supposed to be a horrendous time but thank his it wasn't grin

I also have some great news about the neighbours next door and it's a big for sale sign stuck in their garden, I spoke to the lady across the road and she told me that they are moving because his wife is stressed with hassle from the neighbours shock I have also called RSPCA but don't think I will find out the outcome, I am hoping they take both dogs and rehome them with somebody that will love them

mrsjrob Fri 27-Sep-13 11:11:53

That was supposed to say thank god it wasn't

cozietoesie Fri 27-Sep-13 11:15:22

So much good news, eh?

Really pleased for soon-to-be-baldy Whitey.

Fantastic about the neighbour. I just hope he doesn't end up moving next to someone else with cats.

Aww baldy whitey. You'll have to knit him a cat jumper (I'm sure you can find patterns onlinesmile )

DidoTheDodo Fri 27-Sep-13 11:31:24

Excellent news.

Can you really knit cat-jumpers? Well, I'm sure you can but what non-bald cat would wear them?
We've been threatening Didokitty with something like this until she grows back her shaved post-op patch!

mrsjrob Fri 27-Sep-13 11:34:57

We are still moving though already told landlord, dido is your cat doing ok?

Dido - in fact we have a selection of cat jumpers at Celia's that people (in my head 'little old ladies' but actually I've no idea who) have knitted for our cats in that position. But yes, really they're only for shaved/ bald cats, and of course those pedigree cats that are bred to have no fur (I've completely forgotten the name of the breed) wear them all the time.

cozietoesie Fri 27-Sep-13 12:17:47

Sphynx cats? (Poor wee souls.)

DidoTheDodo Fri 27-Sep-13 14:02:49

mrsjob she's doing fine thank you. Her wound bled a little during the week (it's healed perfectly at the top, but the bottom is not quite so good) but back to the vet's tomorrow for sign off. She is perfectly well and happy (and bonkers) in herself.

DidoTheDodo Fri 27-Sep-13 14:04:45

What would be the right colour cat coat for a tortie? I favour blue and caramel stripes. She's not a pink sort of a girl!

Actually, we have a tortie coloured furry throw on the sofa and jokingly discussed cutting a patch from it to cover her shaved bit!

hellymelly Fri 27-Sep-13 14:45:46

OP I will knit Whitey a coat asap if I can find a pattern, anyone seen one?

I found this one

Does Mrsrob think Whitey would be likely to accept wearing it though?

It's also possible to cobble something together using an old sweater or fleecy stuff.

ZebraOwl Fri 27-Sep-13 23:04:21

What fantastic news - both about Whitey & about your neighbours! I hope the dogs are removed from the neighbours (& ideally the evil creatures banned from ever keeping animals again, too).

You can put Whitey in a babygrow while he is baldy? I know people who've done that with cats to stop them getting at stitches...

There's a pattern for a cat sweater here & one for a tanktop too. There seem to be quite a lot of patterns for knitwear for small dogs kicking about the place that I guess might work for cats too?

thecatneuterer: I love that there's a team of people (I suspect you're prolly right about the demographic involved) somewhere knitting jumpers for baldy kitties. If I could knit, I would absolutely join their ranks.

cozie I feel v sorry for sphynx cats too. It can't be fun being a fur-free feline.

Glad to hear that DodoCat's doing ok Dido - I hope she's completely better soon.

fackinell Sat 28-Sep-13 13:17:01

Oh great news, Mrs!! Someone's been watching over you all the past week. Feel bad for who ends up next door to them next time though. shock

mrsjrob Sat 28-Sep-13 13:55:35

I have looked on eBay they have loads of little cat jumpers etc will have to order some.

Whitey has been great today, I picked him up for the first time this morning and he's been lying on the couch with me while I recover from my hangover grin

ZebraOwl Sat 28-Sep-13 14:45:36

I trust you'll be putting up pictures so we can admire Whitey's sartorial splendour as he heals up & his coat comes back in... please?

Glad to hear you were able to pick him up today, is excellent progress! So good of him to look after you too wink

hellymelly Sun 29-Sep-13 13:25:24

Mrsjrob- PM me if you would like me to knit him a sweater. I am so pleased he is going to be alright.

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