Kali is a female @jassycat, so there goes that theory! She is such a heavy weight because she eats so much. She was a young and pregnant stray when she first came into my garden and I think that once a cat has been a stray they think they have to eat everything in sight when they see food. I have 2 other cats that were strays, Bramble and Toffee, and they are exactly the same around food.
I can understand that. I had a stray called Mellie and shortly after she arrived she dragged an enormous piece of steak off the kitchen bench and behind the slow combustion stove. The bloody trail showed it was too heavy for her to lift, but you take advantage of anything going when you don't know when the next meal will be, don't you.
She is as tall as the cat now but not nearly as heavy. I think Hugo has lead in his legs. She is a dear little soul but always looks a complete ragamuffin as much as I brush and comb her. With her curly fly-away hair she is destined to always look like she has been dragged backwards through a bush. I don't care. The whole family love her.
lotsofcats I am, and expecting the family to give her lots more toys. Her favourite toy at the moment (apart from my husband - there's no justice in the world) seems to be Hugo, the cat. They are playing beautifully together.
caz2golden I believe she's a brush-tailed rock wallaby. I don't myself account the possums pests, though some do. I leave out food for ours each night and take pleasure in seeing generations of them grow up (despite their depredations on my plants). We have brush tails, but also the very shy little ringtails. Being on six acres of mainly bush we have an interesting assortment of birds including the colourful rainbow lorikeets and the larger red and green king parrots.
I have visited the website of Crufts and that led to the Bichon Frise club UK and they use a paste. No recipe on the website, but I suspect it may be a paste of baking powder. Trying that, and will record results for anyone else who may like to know.
cazypops OK, I get that (compensating amount). Somehow I don't think this is a dog that is prone to over-eating anyway. She often leaves the last bit. Re dry food: I guess if I starved her and never gave her anything else as the vet says, I could get her to eat the dry kibble. But what a way to go through life - never getting to eat anything that you actually like; only eating the food so you don't starve. No thanks, I'd rather go to a bit of trouble and find stuff she wants to eat.
I don't know what the science is so don't know if bottled spring water from the supermarket will be better, but I'm trying it, bectil and orpheous87. She has grown scallywag - doubled in weight and in height, despite being a picky eater.I found some balanced raw food that comes in frozen packs from a few pet shops and she is eating some of that but still prefers plain beef and chicken.
Checked with vet and they now recommend spaying between 5 and 6 months. I think these fashions bounce back and forth according to the latest bit of research, which then might be contradicted next year. Much like the cholesterol and carbohydrate business!
chrisbd: How do I start a thread?
Jan 8, 2018 11:15:25 GMT
scallywag: Go to the board you want to post on, General , Cat, Dog or other. Select the area you want to start a thread for example Dog Forum, General Dog Chat, Look to the top right and there is a tab called create thread
Jan 8, 2018 16:17:27 GMT
scallywag: click on that and there you go , give it a Title and start your post. Shout if I have not made myself very clear
Jan 8, 2018 16:20:14 GMT
sandraeric: Did you use it for your pet?
Jan 15, 2018 15:08:48 GMT