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Well it's September and the weather has worsened.......

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cozietoesie · 02/09/2013 10:06

Yes it really has with us - much much colder - so I put on Seniorboy's electric blanket for the first time in many months.

The family are aghast but I'm listening to him snoring happily beneath his fleece and seeing his old bones lying deliciously long in his warm fug. (And he chose to go in there once his blanket was on.)

Does anyone else indulge their cat? And am I over-indulging him?

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thecatneuterer · 02/09/2013 10:28

Of course you're not over-indulging him - cats should be indulged - fact:)

I would like to indulge all mine more, but when you've got 20 it becomes a bit difficult (they still have a pretty good life with me though - but if they were an only cat I'm sure I'd be able to spoil them more).

georgedawes · 02/09/2013 10:32

I had the stove on last night (for me and the cat!)

cozietoesie · 02/09/2013 10:40

Forget any references to yourself georgedawes. Grin

I shut the family up in the present with a 'You would begrudge poor Seniorboy a few pence a day at his age?'. And if this weather doesn't improve, I intend to 'You would begrudge poor Seniorboy a little central heating/gas fire at his age?'

I haven't quite worked out how to extend this to Wine but I hope to get there eventually.

I may be quite deranged of course. (The family clearly have their doubts.)


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georgedawes · 02/09/2013 10:46

DH was laughing when I had the fire roaring for the cat whilst I stretched out happily in front of it!

Let us know if you figure out how to work the wine in somewhere :)

PicklePants · 02/09/2013 18:11

Yup - I had the heating on for mine (in August Shock ). Only when DH was out though, he's not nearly as indulgent as me!

Can you buy special electric blankets for cats cosietoesie? I think mine needs spoiling!

cozietoesie · 02/09/2013 18:14

I think you can buy heating pads/heated beds but Seniorboy has a full size electric blanket put on. (He has a bit of arthritis and likes to lie very long rather than curled up these days.)


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ZebraOwl · 11/09/2013 14:17

It's not over-indulging in the slightest to do something that will alleviate joint pain/stiffness. Maybe you can point out it's cheaper than him needing [more] arthritis treatments?

As a human with wrecked joints I can imagine what a relief it must be to Seniorboy to get the reduction in soreness/stiffness that extra warmth brings. And he is an elderly gentleman, extra blankets come with the job, surely?

cozietoesie · 11/09/2013 16:01

They do in my book. Even the Vet's Chief Nurse (She Who Must Obeyed) comments that he looks so young. If I didn't know his age, I'd probably put him at about 12 or 13.

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cozietoesie · 11/09/2013 16:03

She Who Must Be Obeyed

Gawd help me.

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timtam23 · 11/09/2013 21:09

I haven't got the heating on but I have bought luxury cat food for the 2 old cats - chicken with bits of ham - a Home Bargains bargain! They absolutely adore it Smile

ZebraOwl · 14/09/2013 01:47

That is impressive going by Seniorboy there - & obviously speaks volumes for how well looked-after he is, too! Smile

Fluffycloudland77 · 14/09/2013 19:22

Ours is having a cat flap in the gate so he doesn't hurt his paws jumping over it.

He has hot water bottles during the winter. I don't like leaving electricals on when I'm out.

cozietoesie · 14/09/2013 19:24

....Ours is having a cat flap in the gate so he doesn't hurt his paws jumping over it....

Strewth - and I thought I was bad!

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Fluffycloudland77 · 14/09/2013 20:20

In real life I say "so he doesn't hurt his little paw-paws".

He might get chased though and need to get through in a hurry and I worry.

He managed the fence just fine earlier when he beat up next doors rather adorable tortie though Blush.

Dh is very Hmm about the flap in the gate.

cozietoesie · 14/09/2013 20:31

Next time, Fluffy, you should consider getting something like a strapping big Bengal and not a delicate little furrball, eh?


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Fluffycloudland77 · 14/09/2013 20:39

I had NOT thought of that. Brilliant idea he's 6.4kg I got told off at the vets and he's on a diet.


If he could go under the gate I wouldn't consider it but the gates flush to the floor and I had a spare brown cat flap so I thought what the hell.

Morloth · 16/09/2013 07:40

DCat has a little igloo bed thing and a heating pad.

However, she didn't like lying on the heating pad and anything else in her igloo is unacceptable.

So I spent hours one day, carefully unstitching around the side of the igloo base and inserted the pad, under the floor of it. This is acceptable to her.

Princess likes things the way she likes them.

cozietoesie · 16/09/2013 12:17

The heating is now on. Officially, it's just a 'test' to ensure that no pumps etc have died during its summer holiday. Seniorboy is purring and checking radiators.


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loopyloou · 18/09/2013 18:45

Heating went on here yesterday. Siamese has taken up his hobby again of pulling the towels off the towel rails and lying on them leaning against the radiator. Shock

cozietoesie · 18/09/2013 19:01

Seniorboy did that when he was a bit younger and before he was given an electric blanket on during the day. Smile (Alternating with creeping in between the radiator and the towel to create a little micro-climate.) Maybe it's a Siamese thing.

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goodasitgets · 18/09/2013 19:19

Well you know the cat that wasn't coming inside Blush I couldn't resist
(Excuse my face, I'm streaming with a cold)

DENMAN03 · 19/09/2013 19:42

I leave the heating on at 23 during the day even though I am at work for my two naked cats.. They get chilly !

cozietoesie · 19/09/2013 19:47

Go for a large electric blanket with fleece covering. That's 8 carbon pawprints! Wink

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