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 Pepsi, Been in the wars
Broxandval
  Posted: Apr 8 2012, 12:00 PM


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Well it appears that our middle cat Pepsi has been in the wars, as she came back yesterday with her chin scuffed and bleeding, giving us the fright of our lives thinking that she had been hit by a car!!!....
However on inspection of her claws they were in tip top condition not shreaded as you would see in an accident with a car.
Then last night I felt what at first we thought was a tick, risking limbs I investigated and was amazed to find half a tooth embedded by the area where the tail connects to the body.
We are unsure at the moment whether its cat or dog and we are keeping an eye on the bitten area just in case of infection, on Tuesday we'll take her too the vets for a once over and let the vet identify the tooth fragment.

rgrds

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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
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Robyn
Posted: Apr 9 2012, 01:20 PM


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Poor Pepsi! I hope she's okay. We had a cat years ago who got in a fight and got a nasty abscess that had to be drained and treated with antibiotics. I hope Pepsi is up to date on her rabies and distemper shots. She may have faught with a wild animal like a fox. I'm not sure what other species that you have there. Do you have raccoons there as an invasive species from the US?

You know where I stand on this - your cats should be indoors. Only one of my 5 cats is outside (and in the garage) because she was a stray who won't use a litter pan. I worry about her getting squished and killed by the foxes and raccoons. Nobody else in the family likes her because she's not sweet like most cats.


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Broxandval
Posted: Apr 10 2012, 10:00 AM


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QUOTE (Robyn @ Apr 9 2012, 06:20 PM)
Poor Pepsi! I hope she's okay. We had a cat years ago who got in a fight and got a nasty abscess that had to be drained and treated with antibiotics. I hope Pepsi is up to date on her rabies and distemper shots. She may have faught with a wild animal like a fox. I'm not sure what other species that you have there. Do you have raccoons there as an invasive species from the US?

You know where I stand on this - your cats should be indoors. Only one of my 5 cats is outside (and in the garage) because she was a stray who won't use a litter pan. I worry about her getting squished and killed by the foxes and raccoons. Nobody else in the family likes her because she's not sweet like most cats.

Hi Robyn
Thankyou Pepsi is fine no absess (we saw that on one of our males long ago very nasty they had to stretch the skin over the wound to fix him.
Rabies lol oh that makes Vall and I giggle we dont have rabies in the UK due to stricked border control.
Any animal coming into the UK either has a pet passport showing up to date with their shots or they QT them to be on the safe side for six months at the owners cost .
To be caught smuggling an animal in you can be given a huge fine or even inprisonment .
Any amimal found to have rabies is destroyed ( the last was a bat from france blown of course by a storm ) there have been no more incidents since then and its a very long time since we had a death in the uk through it .
We do have many creatures that are invasive from many countries including the US but no raccoons , there is an escaped beaver down here in Devon but they want to release them into the country anyway so hes not a problem
On cats we beg to differ in the UK Cats are classed wild animals that choose to live with human as such they are free to roam however if we had a pedigree cats we would keep them indoors as they would end up being stolen.
Sadly this wild animal status means if you knock a cat over you dont have to report it .
So everytime a cat goes missing is an owners nightmare as they could be either dead by the side of the road or seriously hurt somewhere. ours are chipped so if they did get killed the council would scan them and let you know sadly not everyone does this.
We have a dear friend now living on his own since the death of both his sister and brother who takes in strays and has a majic touch with them in that they are tame.
We have a saying in the UK and that is you dont own the cat the cat owns you.
If it doesnt like the way its being treated the find a nicer person to look after them.
However sometimes they will live with you but spend much of their time with an elderly neighbour because they feel that that person is lonely and in need of company.
Pepsi splits her time between Jeff and ourselves Jeff you see is living on his own and she understands this she is free to come and go .
You are very lucky that a stray has picked you, they know your a cat person the same as us.
Thanx again for chearing us up laugh.gif

rgrds

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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

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sabrillo
Posted: Apr 10 2012, 10:21 AM


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I'm glad to hear Pepsi is doing well. He is lucky to have you.

Why would you look at the claws to see if he'd been in an auto accident. Just curious.

My previous cats were always allowed to roam the neighborhood...in Calif, Florida and Virginia. My current Pawly however, is taken out with a harness and not allowed to roam as we have so many foxes around. Sad, but true.

Hawaii has a strict quarentine for any animals coming in as well. 6 months to be exact and very expensive, but no rabies in Hawaii!
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Broxandval
  Posted: Apr 10 2012, 08:19 PM


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QUOTE (sabrillo @ Apr 10 2012, 03:21 PM)
I'm glad to hear Pepsi is doing well. He is lucky to have you.

Why would you look at the claws to see if he'd been in an auto accident. Just curious.

My previous cats were always allowed to roam the neighborhood...in Calif, Florida and Virginia. My current Pawly however, is taken out with a harness and not allowed to roam as we have so many foxes around. Sad, but true.

Hawaii has a strict quarentine for any animals coming in as well. 6 months to be exact and very expensive, but no rabies in Hawaii!

Hi sabrillo
Pepsi is a she lol.
The reason you should look at the claws if your cat comes home looking worse for wear, is if cat is hit by a car the claws themselves become shredded so you can illiminate a cat thats just been at the wrong end of a fight from a cat that may be more seriously injured after being hit by a vehilcle.
It has saved the life of two of our cats before this method of looking at the claws.
Hawaii being another Island race stands a better chance against rabid animals than say Europe or Mainland America.
I'd go on further and say you stand a better chance in Hawaii thhan we do in the UK because of your geographic location, we are only 22 miles away from France at the narrowist gap in the english channel hense the stict boder control, and it has worked for generations now.
But a plus for us is we took out the really nasty preditors from the UK hundereds of years ago so cats in reality have only their age old enemy the dog to worry about and foxes seem to keep themselves to themselves.

rgrds

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Weve been Keeping Koi now for 26 year's we have 20 Koi, 1 orfe. We have a russian blue type cat with while leg markings white chin etc called Pepsi and the cutest young boy cat, Jet black in colour (who has two tails) called Jack.
A growing collection of fishy art and Badger/Otter/Dolphin/koi fine art prints.
Collection of Figurines/Plates/Cups/Slates/Clocks all of them are Badger/Otter/Cat/Dolphin
Collect Benaya koi tiles.
Large Library of Koi/Koi/Fish Health Books plus another Library of Tropical Fish/Fish Health Books.
Member of the Koi Magazines Koi Hall Of Fame.
Our deceased cat family:-
RIP Suki 2005-2013
RIP Dusty 1990- 2008 RIP Dillon 1997- 2010
RIP Sammy 1989-2007 RIP Baby 1991-2006
RIP SpookyII 1995-97 RIP Spooky 1990-95
Time Zone GMT

Note:-
Vals birthday 19/3/59

http://xat.com/FishPondInfo
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