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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:07 pm

^^ :hug:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:08 pm

Oh that's really sad. :( :pet: She did seem to have quite a few problems but I hoped she'd get better.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Ray_Finkle on Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:41 am

Me too but it was the best thing for her in the end, the only option would have been to remove her front paw and as she had arthritis in her back legs it wouldn't have been fair on her.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:01 pm

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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:27 pm

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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Ray_Finkle on Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:27 pm

Not to be outdone by multicoloured hounds, we now have a bionic moggy :happy:

Cat's 'Bionic Paws' Are Step Forward For Man

A cat who lost his hind legs when he was run over by a combine harvester has undergone ground-breaking surgery to help him walk with a pair of prosthetic paws.

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Two-and-a-half year old Oscar was left with life-threatening injuries after he suffered his unexpected amputation while basking in the sun.

His owners Kate and Mike Nolan were referred to a surgeon who said he could help Oscar - but the operation would be a world first.

Noel Fitzpatrick, who is known for his bio-engineering work, had come up with a revolutionary design for replacement feet that copied science from the natural world.

The idea was to use custom-made implants to "peg" the ankle to the foot - mimicking the way a deer's antler bone grows through its skin.

It was a big decision for the Nolans, who wanted to make sure they chose the best course of action for their cat while considering the benefits to science.

Mr Nolan, from Eashing in Surrey, said: "Through our background reading, we were aware that this sort of procedure is cutting edge and also has an impact on human medicine.

"So knowledge about the way that Oscar's been treated can be carried over to human treatment going forward."

His wife said: "We had to do a lot of soul-searching and our main concern has always been whether this operation would be in Oscar's best interests and would give him a better quality of life."

The Nolan's decided to give the operation a try and within one day he was already trying to stand on his new legs.

Since then he has been fitted with a new pair of prototype paws and now Oscar can run and jump like a regular cat.

Dr Fitzpatrick said: "The real revolution with Oscar is because we have put a piece of metal and flange into which skin grows into an extremely tight bone, with very narrow tolerances in the region of nanometres, rather than millimetres.

"We have then successfully managed to get the bone and skin to grow into the implant and we have developed an exoprosthesis that allows this implant to work as a see-saw on the bottom of an animal's limbs to give him effectively normal gait."

Dr Fitzpatrick, of Fitzpatrick Referrals in Eashing, has won worldwide acclaim for his work which also includes fitting an artificial knee to a cat mown down by a car.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:39 pm

That cat's bionic and it's called Oscar. Oscar was the name of the Bionic Man's boss. Coincidence? Or the fickle finger of synchronicity?
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:24 pm

I don't know whether to :D, :bawl:, :shifty: or :ohno:

I guess if it means the cat lives a lot longer in comfort then it means :yes:
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Ray_Finkle on Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:32 am

Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:Oscar was the name of the Bionic Man's boss. Coincidence? Or the fickle finger of synchronicity?


I read this quite quickly and for a brief second thought it read "the finkle finger of synchronicity"
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:32 pm

Seagull steals food from lazy cat :bananaspin:

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Re: Cat Chat

Postby FanGirl3 on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:09 pm

When it stole the dish too I laughed out loud. That cat isn't doing its job.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:29 pm

Well done for putting the spoiler in white. :D Do we still have that "click here for spoiler" function?
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:35 pm

[hide=5]Sadly, as you can see, Informe have managed to mess it up and don't know how to fix it. :rant: [/hide]
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Ray_Finkle on Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:03 pm

My cat never ventured further than next door but ones garden.

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Where Have You Been?

A tomcat called Timothy has stunned animal carers by turning up more than 800 miles from his home - a year after he went missing.

The moggy vanished from a back yard in Brisbane, Australia, in June 2009.

"When I last saw him, he was playing in the garden. Then he just disappeared," said owner Camilla Brooks.

"We thought he'd been run over and gave up hope."

He was identified in Townsville, in the north of Queensland, when RSPCA staff scanned his identification microchip, according to couriermail.com.

Timothy will be flown to Brisbane over the weekend to be reunited with his family.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby flibbington on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:49 pm

Blippy the Cat is sitting on the sofa next to me. She's staring intently into my eyes and making the biggest, loudest, house shaking purrs ever imaginable.

I sometimes think she's madly in love with me and wants to see me with my shirt off.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby Butterfield on Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:35 am

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Re: Cat Chat

Postby flibbington on Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:21 am

I dont think its appropriate that Blippy the Cat can eat her breakfast in such a hurry this morning that she promptly throws it all up again, only then to scream at me for the next 4 hours about how hungry she is!

Surely if she wasnt such a pig and ate her breakfast like a lady she wouldnt be in this predicament. Its cause and effect people. Ive withheld naturally because she needs to be taught a lesson.

Ive tried to explain this to her but she keeps on yelling loudly for more cat biscuits.
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Re: Cat Chat

Postby StevieBaby on Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:17 pm

Found out today my friends cat, the one who got it's head stuck in a yogart pot, had popped her little clogs, this made me feel sad.
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