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JohnEllis
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Anyone lost a fluffy black & white cat ?
1st October 2011 at 9:00PM, Edit: 2nd October 2011 at 9:17PM by JohnEllis
If you have, or know anyone who has, best shout now because, in true cat style, it's adopted us and is making itself very much at home.

I should say it's fairly young - four or five, perhaps - and probably female, though I haven't given its bum end a really thorough check over; you do really have to know a cat quite well before you can subject it to the indignity of inverting it and scrutinizing its private parts, and we're not yet quite that established in our relationship!

It's long-haired, black with a white face and belly and white socks, but, unusually, with black fur under its chin, like a scarf; very conversational, given to little squeaking mews, but its purr is very quiet.

We've seen it around on and off for three weeks to a month, and thought nothing of it as it didn't look battered or half-starved; but it conquered its shyness and came for a stroke about four days ago, and then crept in and positively wolfed down the contents of our cat's food bowl. Sure, any cat will take the chance of a bite of another cat's food, but a well-fed cat normally eats leisurely and this one went for the food like it hadn't seen a meal in days. And when I felt it, it was pretty thin and boney under its mane of fluffy fur. Having found a food source, it just camped out with us.

We're off Buxton Road within sight of Simpson's Corner. No idea how far it might have wandered, but if anyone living towards the south-east end of the Grove has lost a cat of that description, it may be worth checking to see if this one's yours.
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Adora
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
3rd October 2011 at 2:14PM

Any update on this John? I'm thinking you've got yourself a new pet for good there!
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
3rd October 2011 at 4:17PM
Not being funny or anything, but why cant these cat - pet owners , get their pets micro-chipped ?
Then it would be alot quicker to get pet and owner reunited !

PS, i"m a nice guest !!!
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JohnEllis
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
3rd October 2011 at 4:51PM, Edit: 3rd October 2011 at 4:52PM by JohnEllis
It's still here, Adora. It knows quite well by now where the food bowl is!

It's made itself quite at home, and the cat already in residence is now learning to tolerate it. The other half, though, still looks on it with a degree of suspicion, though I've caught her stroking it just the odd time when she thinks I'm not looking. And it really p****s me off when it jumps up and walks over the computer keys when I'm typing. Any %%^^^$$$$<< on my scripts is its responsibility.

I haven't seen any of those signs tied to lampposts advertising missing mogs recently - not anywhere near here, at any rate. Though who knows how far it's wandered; maybe it's a Cheshire East stray ...

Anyone willing to offer a sweet-natured squeaking cat a good home? It might fancy living with you, Adora - I just asked it how it fancied living near to chickens, and it licked its lips and looked positive ... !
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
4th October 2011 at 5:35AM
JohnEllis Wrote:


Anyone willing to offer a sweet-natured squeaking cat a good home?


I think it has already found one John that just perrrrrrrfect.
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JohnEllis
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
4th October 2011 at 9:27PM
Guest Wrote:

I think it has already found one John that just perrrrrrrfect.
Too true. I might persevere with it, but she who must be obeyed remains radically sceptical.

So it'll be the Cats' Protection League for it, I suspect, if - as seems increasingly likely - we can't trace its owner.

I hadn't thought of microchips - we've always contented ourselves with a an identification disc on the collar on the cats that we've had over the years. Not sure how you know if a cat's been chipped ...
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
4th October 2011 at 11:08PM

John, take it down to Torkington vets. They have a scanner there which they waft over the cat - if it's chipped, the scanner picks it up and bingo, you have owner ID.

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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
6th October 2011 at 12:42PM
Climate was interested in a new moggie wasn't he?
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
10th October 2011 at 3:32PM
Hi   if the person whos found a black n white cat in hazel grove.could you please place a advert on pets for sale in stockport.you might just find the owners.alot of peole put adds on there whove lost a pet...thanks
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
12th October 2011 at 11:00AM, Edit: 12th October 2011 at 11:02AM by JohnEllis
Thanks for the idea, linda - I didn't know about that.

But Adora hit the mark with the Torkington Park vet. I'd already decided to try them if I couldn't trace Fluffy Cat's owner via the two Hazel Grove forums, as I'd seen the "lost and found" notices when I've taken our cat in there. But, being of the pre-chip generation, I didn't know that vets did scanning.

So Fluffy Cat - to her dismay; much mournful yowling - got transported down to the vet for a scan Monday evening. No chip, but they rang an hour after we got home to say that they'd checked their "lost and found" book" again and reckoned that they'd found a match. With the result that later the same evening Fluffy Cat was reunited with her owners. They'd begun to give up hope, as she'd been missing about five weeks.

And I've just this minute taken delivery of a couple of bouquets of flowers as a "tnank you" from them. So this is - hopefully! - an "all's well that ends well" story - not least from the perspective of our own cat, who routinely loathes any and every other cat that she encounters!

So thanks to all on this forum for the advice ...
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Re: Anyone lost a fluffy black & white ca
12th October 2011 at 1:06PM

Lordy, I love a happy ending! Would love a bouquet of flowers an' all but nowt doing...thusband thinks mowing lawn is romatic gesture - tsk!
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