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Discuss Cat Breeding / Re: Pedigree Breeds!
« on: March 18, 2014, 02:34:54 AM »
  Her place is in the South West,

Hi Ems,
Spooky...that's where we are :)

Discuss Cat Breeding / Re: Pedigree Breeds!
« on: March 17, 2014, 01:31:09 AM »

My mum is planning to move to France where she has a house, what is the pet healthcare like over there?

Hi Ems,
It's probably a bit like the UK, I would guess...some good vets, some not so. We are really lucky in that our vet is an English lady, who also looks after the local cat rescue pudtats. She also does housecalls which is really useful come booster time as it saves me doing the marathon of getting 11 mogs rounded up, (how DO they know when a vet trip is imminent ???) and off to her surgery. She has known many of our cats since they were teeny as obviously, she had treated them for one thing or another when they were at the rescue centre...some of them arriving there at 3 weeks of age!
We also have 2 dogs, (and our son, who moved over to join us about 18 months ago came with his mad 3 altogether ???) one of which is an Italian Spinone. Diana, our vet also has one, so it was really good to have a vet who completely understands and loves this breed. Of course, for Enzo (our spinny) it was lovely to find the vet had one as well especially as she is a young lady named Ella....they love one another! If we have to go away, which is as rare as hens teeth, Enzo goes and stays with Diana and his spinny girlfriend.
The vet we used years ago when on holiday, asked us what date we would like to him to put on our dog's passport :o Probably not what the UK customs people had anticipated when they put the pet passport system in place.
So, like I said, there are vets and then there are vets. Dawson had the absolute latest treatment for his broken arm in a really swanky vet hospital.
I don't know what area of France your mum is moving to, but I would suggest she asks around among any English people she knows there and reads the local English magazines (if there are any). More difficult, should she need one, are catteries and doggeries...if our area is anything to go by. They are definitely not what we would expect and very few would pass muster to most animal lovers :o

Discuss Cat Breeding / Re: Pedigree Breeds!
« on: March 14, 2014, 05:49:50 PM »
Hi All,

Amongst the 11 moggs I have at the moment is Dawson, my beautiful Maine Coon pudtat. He is the second of the breed we have been lucky enough to share our lives with. He is completely gorgeous and they are such a gentle, loving cat. Floyd, my first MC, was equally gentle and I have never known either of them to draw their claws on anything or anyone. My grand-daughter adores Dawson and he her. Sadly, we lost Floyd at the age of only 10 due to FIV. He was my constant companion and I was completely heartbroken when we had to have him put to sleep. I don't think I would ever be without a Coonie now, they are just so loyal and affectionate.
I have also had rescue cats of persian, half-persian, burmese and my son has a rescue boy who is half Ragdoll and half MC. He is also extremely gentle and cuddly and happily allows my other grand-daughter, who is only 4. to comb him, carry him around over her arm and to sit him down with her teddies for a tea party.
I shouldn't like anyone to think that we only have pedigrees....that is far from true. Only the MC's have been specially chosen, all our other pudtats have been rescues or kittens found abandoned. We live in France where this is a very common practice unfortunately :(
Anyway, Dawson, (touchwood) has always been very fit and strong and the only vet attention he has needed...other than jabs etc, was when he was a small kitten and he nearly gave me a heart attack when he fell from the mezzanine landing over our sitting room. He used to like to slalom in and out of the banisters, ( a bit like a border collie at the dog trials :o). Unfortunately, he broke his right front leg and had to have it set and plastered :( These animals are such a worry sometimes, but we wouldn't be without them, would we?
Well, enough waffling on, I'll introduce the others to you...hopefully with some piccies, one by one.

I wish you all much ronning, (the french word for purring ???)

General Discussion / Re: I'll go first then!!
« on: February 24, 2014, 01:38:08 AM »
Hi Fellow Feline Fans!

I've been looking forward to this forum getting up and running :)
This will be a brief post as I am currently being nagged by my crew to go to bed! In fact, just to get my attention, I'm sure, I have just heard a smash, and on checking the culprit turns out to be Archie....he has knocked down and broken a very much loved blue and white pot :(

Anyway, I have had cats for so many years...wouldn't be without them :) Current tally is 11 :o I will explain to you all how that number has happened in my next post.
Well, off to empty the dustpan...back soon :)

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