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  1. rosegold

    Chai Memorial Tattoo

    I was going to wait until the fancy pics the artist took came in, but I’m too impatient! I finally got my memorial tattoo of Chai a few days ago, and wanted to share it with you all. My iphone pictures truly don’t do it justice. It’s so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier. (Artist is...
  2. rosegold

    Nicked kitty butt with clippers :(

    I feel so bad. I was trimming Chilli’s fluffy butt and pantaloons with pet clippers, as I often do to keep things sanitary, since she’s super good about it. I had the lowest guard on the clippers to do right around the butt, but somehow I think it scratched her little butthole. There is a tiny...
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    Empty Stomach Vomiting

    I’ve been trying to put my cats on more of a mealtime schedule rather than free-feeding, for weight maintenance as well as hoping to eventually transition them to raw food. However, Chilli is notorious for vomiting acid/bile if she doesn’t eat for more than a few hours. This seems to be true...
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    Need Advice - Treatment of Cystitis

    Hi everyone, I am feeling a bit overwhelmed after getting conflicting advice from different vets about this, not to mention from different articles and research I’ve been reading. Last Thursday morning Chilli started showing sudden signs of not feeling well. By the time I got home from work...
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    Post-hairball sickness, sudden URI...?

    I woke up this morning to Chilli vomiting up a hairball - it’s been many months since the last one, so I didn’t think much of it. After that, though, she became immediately sneezy and sniffly, licking her lips and acting clearly sick. She perked up for treats and did eat some breakfast, but...
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    What color is this street kitty?

    I recently saw a video of this street kitten and was so curious about its color, so I took some screenshots. Any ideas? I thought it looked like a torbie with the different colored toes, but I’ve never seen one this light before.
  7. rosegold

    Neverending dental health problems...

    I’m becoming convinced that I’ve been cursed by some evil god of feline dental health... I’ve only been a cat owner since 2018, but each of my cats has had unusually severe teeth issues. I’ve spent over $3k in veterinary dental surgeries/treatments alone over the past two years. I’ve been...
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    Any tips for brushing bottom molars?

    My cats are very well-behaved for their daily teeth brushing, but I’m finding it hard to reach the back teeth on the bottom. When their jaws are closed, I can reach the top teeth easily, but then they’re covering the bottom ones completely. Trying to have the cats just slightly open their mouth...
  9. rosegold

    Let’s see your gorgeous fluffballs!

    I can’t decide on the right thread to put this in, so I’ll make my own! I just love Chilli’s fluffy coat. It’s such a pretty color and so soft, too. :)
  10. rosegold

    Heartwarming video - girl and her street cat

    This was in my YouTube recommendations. It made me cry! I live here in Korea and it's a tough life for feral cats... many dangers for them and almost no TNR/shelters/etc or support... but there is a wonderful community of kind people who do their best to care for them. My Chai was rescued from a...
  11. rosegold

    Vomiting - CET toothpaste allergy/reaction?

    I am planning on taking her to the vet tomorrow... Wondering if anyone else has possibly had this experience. After Chilli’s recent dental cleaning, my vet said I need to start brushing the cats’ teeth every day. I’ve done it a few times this week with the CET Poultry flavor toothpaste. I...
  12. rosegold

    Suddenly fidgety/stiff? Day after anesthesia... worried

    Yesterday Chilli got her dental cleaning, which went fine. She came home really “high” and was just staring into space with giant pupils for most of the day. She seemed happy but a bit wired, strangely, and I don’t know if she slept much. Today she seemed better, purred a bit, and slept a LOT...
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    Some recent shots of Clove

    She’s such a pretty girl when she actually stands still!
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    Chewing toys and food together??

    Recently Clove’s favorite toys are these small woolen balls that she bats and chases around. I buy them in bulk because she eventually tears them apart (and leaves the fluff all over the house), but she really loves them and they keep her entertained. I was thrilled to finally find a toy that...
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    How am I supposed to go on vacation...

    ... when this little fluffball crawls on my lap as I’m trying to leave?? I’ll be gone for ten days (visiting home overseas) and it’s my first trip away from my babies in a year and a half. First trip ever away from Clove. I miss them so much already! They have an excellent catsitter who is...
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    Starfish Analogy

    I saw this the other day and thought it was a lovely analogy for animal rescue, especially when caring for strays and ferals in what I’m sure can often feel like an uphill battle. I don’t comment here much these days but I do read posts in this section often, and I will be forever grateful for...
  17. rosegold

    Ate the corner of a ziploc... How worried should I be?

    Last time Chill ate plastic, she threw it up a little while later and was fine... but I think this is a bit more plastic than last time. So I’m keeping an eye on her for now, but I’m worried. It’s Sunday afternoon here so the only option is the (super expensive) emergency vet. In the past...
  18. rosegold

    Nighttime antics out of control...

    Warning: this will be long. I’m very sleep-deprived and kind of at my wit’s end, so hopefully this doesn’t come off as too rant-y. I just feel very frustrated and helpless with this cat right now and I need some support. :frustrated: I’ve posted before about Clove, but basically, she is an...
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    What is this coloring? Tabby and white?

    This is a beautiful Instagram-famous cat called Bowie (pics taken from his Instagram, bowie_the_cat !). Other than his fabulous heterochromia, how would you describe his coloring? I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tabby and white with so much white before! I think he’s stunning.
  20. rosegold

    I found KITTEN PICTURES of Chilli!!

    Backstory: Like many of you I’m sure, I’m the kind of cat mom that loves to know anything and everything about my cats and their histories. Since I got Chilli when she was 3 years old, from her previous owners who had only owned her for about a year, I was forced to sadly accept that I would...
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