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    yeah I figure indoor cats prob get less exercise, and he's not a kitten any more, though still young. they said he sleeps a lot and doesn't beg to go outside or run out when they open the door so I think he must be an indoor cat. will see. will have to see whether I risk opening the balcony door with him (after he's settled in a bit). might need to get a screen door fitted. DP said he's going to call him Puddin'. it feels too much like fat-shaming a cat so I'm changing his name!

    yeah I thought of richard parker afterwards - that is a great book. and a friend mentioned Lady Penelope's chauffeur in Thunderbirds. I just liked the name of the art store. ha. and thought a 'p' name would match pup/pudding so hopefully sound similar to him.

    do you have a balcony and let her out onto it? does she try jump up onto the railing and over the balcony. there is a cement block running under the balcony the length of the facade, but I'd hate for him to jump off it & get lost or not be able to get back or worst. (like my sis' cat would have done if I let him out, cheeky boy)

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    Quote Originally Posted by winsor View Post
    thanks, yes I'll post some pics when he's home. this is his online (dating?) profile pic. he's a pretty boy. and I just noticed he's 2 yrs 3 months which almost lines up to our first FS appt for IVF..

    thanks for your suggestions about whippets too @Bongley. I ended up deciding the apartment is too small for a dog. maybe if we move to a house later. then I fell in love with this little man.


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    Awwww...look at that face Luv!!!! Toooo cute!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40NotOut View Post
    Hi Guys! I have ended up going into a back-to-back cycle instead of waiting so am on day 8 now. Unfortunately I just read that the Puregon I'm on comes from hamsters. This is actually devo news for me as I am a 'do least harm' vegetarian. Although I plan to finish this cycle I can't see myself feeling ok to do another knowing animals have suffered for me to have the medication. Has anyone else felt this or had a similar situation?

    What do you mean "comes from hamsters" Luv???

    Yes, that does make me sad. I really don't like the thought of animal testing etc either but I know that so many advances in medicine and the like wouldn't have happened without it as well It's very upsetting to me Luv so can understand why it would be distressing to you

    Have added you to the Roll Call

    and prayers being sent this Cycle is the one that gets you over the line!!!

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    @winsor we are in a house and ours is inside except for sometimes when we take her out on a long lead in the backyard and let her roam around without "walking" her as such - you can't walk a cat! They just sit and walk when they feel like it and occasionally she runs up the frangipani tree which is fine but we just control how far she goes. She doesn't try to run out but has escaped at times, but because she stays inside she's very cautious if she goes out. It took me quite a while to feel ok about the only inside thing as I grew up with cats who were in and out cats, but after our last girl was killed on the road we made the decision to keep her inside. You could do the lead thing and over time he would know the drill. They are very good with being indoors only, they sleep apparently 16-18 hours a day so they are perfect indoors pets anyway. It also means they don't get fleas, into fights and kill wild life so I think it's a good arrangement.

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    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome back. Also thanks BIB for adding me to the roll call. I've had a slight change of plan and as my bloods showed I already ovulated my FET is now Monday morning I was just about the head to the airport when I got the call so I have decided to stay in Brissy for the weekend! Caused some drama for me as I came without my meds and more clothes but luckily got the scripts faxed to a local chemist here so I'm all set. Now I just need to buy some clothes and undies!

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    thanks, yes I'll see how he goes. if he likes being on a lead. my sis' cat is a bit like a dog - he comes when you call him and trots beside you. though she said they tried putting a harness for a lead on him once and he scratched & clawed so they never tried it again. will see if Mister P is a dog-cat too. good points about the sleep and advantages of being an indoor cat.

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    good luck for your FET on monday @Bradders. nice one getting the weekend in brisneyland!

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    @Blossom74 & @BlondeinBrisvegas I'm not 100% sure but the pamphlet seems to suggest the hamsters are injected with human genes and then they take the chems from their ovaries, which would mean killing them. I can't get a proper answer via Dr Google so might ask my FS although I don't think I'll like the answer. Feeling so drained anyway and now this could be the straw that decides I go to DE. Even then I'll have to check what meds they would give the donor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuxcat View Post
    @winsor we are in a house and ours is inside except for sometimes when we take her out on a long lead in the backyard and let her roam around without "walking" her as such - you can't walk a cat! They just sit and walk when they feel like it and occasionally she runs up the frangipani tree which is fine but we just control how far she goes. She doesn't try to run out but has escaped at times, but because she stays inside she's very cautious if she goes out. It took me quite a while to feel ok about the only inside thing as I grew up with cats who were in and out cats, but after our last girl was killed on the road we made the decision to keep her inside. You could do the lead thing and over time he would know the drill. They are very good with being indoors only, they sleep apparently 16-18 hours a day so they are perfect indoors pets anyway. It also means they don't get fleas, into fights and kill wild life so I think it's a good arrangement.

    I take one of mine out on a lead too! He loves it. It is a very slow walk though, usually takes us an hour to do a lap of the house He wants to sniff every. single. leaf.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by winsor View Post
    ywill have to see whether I risk opening the balcony door with him (after he's settled in a bit). might need to get a screen door fitted. DP said he's going to call him Puddin'. it feels too much like fat-shaming a cat so I'm changing his name!

    Yeah, I'd be careful with the balcony thing hon. I know if I lived in an apartment I wouldn't let my girl out onto a balcony. She jump, I'm sure of it....

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