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DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 09-May-16 18:59:31

We have adopted a lovely stray Bengal /tabby. He turned up about 5 months ago and didn't ever leave grin

His miaow is gutteral to say the least, he can be heard from outside with all the doors shut hmm

ALL day he has yowled, I couldn't do anything to settle him and I couldn't work out what was wrong. He went out, then yowled to come in, then wanted to go out, then wanted food then turned his nose up at it....

Half an hour ago he was yowling on the door step and when I opened the door he just carried on yowling Arghhhhhhhhhh!

He's eating, sleeping and grooming ok.


Fluffycloudland77 Mon 09-May-16 19:08:21

It's too hot.

And it's all your fault. My bengals very vocal too at the moment.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 09-May-16 20:10:56

Oh, so he's just telling me about it then?!grin


cozietoesie Tue 10-May-16 07:42:23

The only thing that works for me is to keep up my end of the conversation - and that means replying to every yowl. Every yowl. (You wouldn't want to be around at cozietowers if you had a hangover! grin)

You might feel a bit daft at first but it seems to make them happy. (You need to answer them in roughly the same tone of voice to start off with and then calm your voice down if you can.) Just be sure to have the last word. wink

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 07:59:12

Oh we do that already, there's no WAY we could ignore him,we're all besotted with him,we're total slaves to him😉

It's cooler today and he's happier, eaten loads had a chat and now is fast asleep on the top his of his cat tree😁

cozietoesie Tue 10-May-16 08:20:10


Just be sure to answer every single yowl - not an occasional soothing reply.

It is difficult at times though. They can have such total belief that their Mum will fix whatever is wrong with their world that if you don't............ sad

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 08:54:18

Yes,that's exactly it,he looks at me with total faith I will fix 'it.' grin

Having trouble with food atm, finding something he seems acceptable is hard! We seem to have settled on a mix of dry, wet and raw. Feel like I'm missing a trick though. Any suggestions?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 08:59:20

Deems not seems

cozietoesie Tue 10-May-16 09:59:21

I'm a busted flush with Seniorboy as far as food goes, I'm afraid. My inclination is to hang tough with cats but he's elderly and has to have very regular meds - so he has the upper hand. (He's perfectly capable of refusing to eat and doing a 'Death, where is thy sting?' on me. sad)

I've managed to switch him to Nature's Menu Country Hunter which is quite some feat after 4 years of Felix AGAIL but I suspect that he just happens to enjoy it. (The plates are certainly cleared and, luckily, I can buy four flavours which gives him a 5 meal rotation. (He won't tolerate the same flavour, meal after meal.))

There are at least a couple of posters who have Bengals, though, so they will be able to comment more knowledgeably.

Diamogs Tue 10-May-16 10:02:38

Surely you should be sharing a pic of yowly-boy so we can help you work out what's wrong? grin

cozietoesie Tue 10-May-16 10:03:48


DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 11:33:32

Hang on I'll try and upload a pic...

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 11:37:30

Looking down from the top of the door!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 11:42:15

He likes fish only , goes green and wails at meat flavoured foods unless it's real meat hmm

He'll eat Iams pouches, Perle,Aldi salmon single tubs, plus raw steak,fish, cooked chicken and Iams dry food.

When he was a proper stray he ate ANYTHING I put down,now he's fussy!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 11:43:07

I keep reading about nature's harvest,can't find it in our shops.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 11:47:03

Fast asleep nowhmm

BlossomCat Tue 10-May-16 11:47:27

I have a bengal/moggy mix. He is so loud and chatty. He has convinced half the neighbourhood that he is a stray, and has spent time in the local cats home and had the RSPCA out to check him out. (An hour after he had eaten breakfast at home...)
He yowls and chatters and convinces people he's starving and lonely and neglected. He's not, he's very loved. Just loud.
I was expecting that picture to be him, but at that time his morning, he was sitting in the bath chatting to me as I used the loo. (I think he likes the acoustics in there,it makes him even loudergrinhmm

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 11:48:39

Oh yes,the loo singing... I know it well hmmgrin

Goingtobeawesome Tue 10-May-16 11:53:02

I took my moggy for his jabs today. He cried the whole way there in the car, while waiting in the reception (so he got to queue jump blush) and then the whole way home.

Vet said he was lovely smile.

BlossomCat Tue 10-May-16 11:59:20

How could I let this bundle of gorgeousness become a stray? My mate has Bengal and they do wander, I met her in sainsburys car park, and mile from her home, with a cat basket picking him up, as they know who to call now when he goes on his frequent expeditions down there... ☺

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 11:59:35


Weirdly the only place the cat is quiet is in the car an the vet's, he LOVES his cat crate!

Papergirl1968 Tue 10-May-16 12:03:55

That second photo of Dame's cat - such a smug expression on his gorgeous little face!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 10-May-16 12:05:53

Oh Blossom,soooooooo sweet!!!

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