Category Archives: Pets

Feline diabetes

My cat, Milly, was recently diagnosed as being diabetic so I thought I would write a post about the symptoms, cause and treatment. Symptoms 1. Increased appetite 2. Weight loss (gain) 3. Excessive drinking 4. Excessive urination 5. Weakness in … Continue reading

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Milly the adopted cat; 3 months on

What a difference three months make! The cat that was fat and scared to death has evolved into into a semi-lean, confident mowser. She can be picked up without risk of hernia to whoever is doing the lifting or her … Continue reading

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Milly the rescue cat: one month on

A week is a long time in politics and a month is an eon to an adopted cat. I’ve had Milly for four weeks and two days now and the difference is remarkable. She’s still on the chubby side but … Continue reading

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Milly the adopted cat: part three

I’ve been puzzled why Milly is a perfectly healthy, happy cat to all appearances but she is very wary about her sides being touched. In fact she often screams and hisses if I try to. Yet, when she is relaxed … Continue reading

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Rescue Cat Milly Update

As a quick reprise, Milly is a rescue cat that I adopted the other day. I managed to get hold of Milly’s vet records and saw that she had recently had her yearly check-up. She is eight, not seven as … Continue reading

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Adoption: Rescue Cat Milly

Yesterday I adopted Milly, a seven year old cat. Her owner was an elderly lady who was going into hospital and not expected to come out alive. As Milly is classed as old, she would have been put down. I … Continue reading

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Two months on

Saturday November 12th  2011 was the date that marked the passage of two months since my cat Button died. She lived a little longer than her sister, Bumble, who had died the month earlier. As I blogged at the time, … Continue reading

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Pets: the hardest part of all

Today, I had to concede defeat and accept my cat, Button, wasn’t going to make it. She had been anorexic for about a month after her sister had died. Despite the best attempts of the vet and I, there was … Continue reading

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Pets: the hard part.

This week should have been one of the happiest of my life. I’ve just retired from working, I’m (relatively) young, fit, financially secure and have the time to pursue my interests in photography, music and the countryside. Instead, its been … Continue reading

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