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iloveeverykindofcat Thu 19-Jan-17 16:40:51

/feline soulmate.

Bibi throws affection at anyone (I guess as a holdover from being a stray) but Zara is a one-person cat, and I am hers.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Jan-17 16:55:41


iloveeverykindofcat Thu 19-Jan-17 17:04:46

Sometimes I get horrified by the thought that one day she won't be here anymore. She's a healthy 6 year old fgs!!! It's just that I've never had a bond with an animal like this before.

Toddlerteaplease Thu 19-Jan-17 21:38:07

Op. I also dread the thought that mine won't be here as well. And they are both healthy 6 year olds. I don't think reading posts on here about cats that have died helps TBH.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Jan-17 21:56:28

Well Seniorboy came to me at 14 and wasn't expected to live out the year! wink

Weedsnseeds1 Thu 19-Jan-17 23:13:54

I understand perfectly. I did feel a slight twinge of guilt the other day when my OH said to a couple of friends " when weeds has been working away, blobcat can hear her walking down the road and he rushes down the stairs to meet her. The pair of them just push me out of the way..." . Not so guilty that OH will get the first cuddle next time, mind yousmile

RubbishMantra Thu 19-Jan-17 23:26:21

I stress about this too, ilove. And I worry even more that I might shuffle off the old mortal coil before the boys do.

MCat, my B&W mog is so loving, but a person needs to get to know him first. Little M would be snapped up straight away, being the little pixie cat that he is. I'd like them to be re-homed together, should anything to happen to me.

Am investigating Will options, to ensure the best I can that the boys are kept together. Proud to be a Proper Mad Cat Lady. smile

iloveeverykindofcat Fri 20-Jan-17 05:41:46

I knew you guys would understand! grin
Cosie, Seniorboy is a living legend.

Toddlerteaplease Fri 20-Jan-17 06:18:49

I got my parents to promise that if anything happened to me that they would have the girls.

StumblyMonkey Fri 20-Jan-17 06:21:15

Ditto...DP is first in line for cat duties if I should pass and if for any reason that's not possible they'll live with my parents.

My parents have a six acre plot in the countryside with chickens....DCats would have a brilliant time while weeping inside to grieve me of course

PinkSparklyPussyCat Fri 20-Jan-17 09:08:42

I worry what will happen to Harry if something happens to both of us. Obviously if I go first DH will look after him and vice versa, but I don't have anyone who could take him if we both go. DM was lined up for it but is 85, nearly blind, struggles to walk and has a very nervous cat of her own.

Does anyone have any ideas? Our families are all elderly and we have no children of our own and I don't think DH's children would take him. I can't bear the thought of him not having someone to pander to his every whim take care of him.

iloveeverykindofcat Fri 20-Jan-17 09:43:41

There's a charity that takes cares of dogs if this happens, called the Cinammon Trust. I'm sure there must be a similar one for kitties?
My mum would have the girls if I died in a fire/crossing the street/in some kind of ridiculous Darwin-award worthy accident (which is truly the way I believe I will go). She has dogs and rabbits but a big-split level house in the country with an outside area that can be divided into sections. I might actually be living with her for a while when my current contract finishes if I don't get the next job I want, so I guess we can trial it!

Vinorosso74 Fri 20-Jan-17 10:37:29

I've seen other people post on here about The Cinnamon Trust so they must take on our feline friends too.
Cats Protection have a scheme that they will take in your cat too, Cat Guardians I think it is.

iloveeverykindofcat Fri 20-Jan-17 14:18:28

Okay no joke, this is what I said to Bibi when she was shoving in as I'm trying to work: 'Bibi, don't walk on the computer babe. Mummy needs that to make money for you'. /Insane.

Toddlerteaplease Fri 20-Jan-17 17:40:44

I tell mine that I have to go to work to make money for them as well. hmm

cozietoesie Fri 20-Jan-17 17:47:42

And so you do! grin

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 20-Jan-17 18:16:24

I do it too, it's completely normal behaviour.

"Mommy has to go to work now to earn money for pussycat food so you be a good boy & mind the cars and doggies".

cozietoesie Fri 20-Jan-17 18:34:11

That would be reminding him not to terrorise the cars and doggies? wink

Botanicbaby Fri 20-Jan-17 20:49:48

I'm so glad it's not just me, I've actually said to my cat "I'm the one working to pay these bills so you can live in comfort" whilst huffing at her stomping all over my desk grin

I have the most amazing bond with her I never thought it was possible. Can't bear the thought of being parted from her. Enjoy every minute spent together.

RubbishMantra Fri 20-Jan-17 21:06:13

Oh God, I'm glad I'm not the only one who patiently explains to my cats why I have to certain things that don't involve them! sometimes I sing them lullabies blush (but that's between us, OK?)

Toddlerteaplease Fri 20-Jan-17 22:07:34

Omg. I sing lullabies to mine. Glad this thread is making me look semi normal!

cozietoesie Fri 20-Jan-17 23:37:23


I apologised to a TV set once, many years ago, when I bumped into it. Talking to a cat is normal compared to that! grin

RubbishMantra Fri 20-Jan-17 23:47:10

"Asleep" by The Smiths goes down well here, Toddler. Entirely possible the boys are just humouring my tuneless voice though... grin

RubbishMantra Fri 20-Jan-17 23:56:54

Vino, thanks for reminding me about Cat Guardians. I was wracking my brains to remember which Trust it was. I know RSPCA offer a similar thing, but I'm unsure of their "no kill" policy.

Weedsnseeds1 Sat 21-Jan-17 01:17:58

Got home a couple of hours ago, after three days away. Lovely purrey love in with blobbycat. Might follow OH to bed in a minute...

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