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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:50 pm 
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Our two babies were both micro-chipped at the breeders before we picked them up even though they are indoor cats.

This week our electrics went on the fritz so we had an electrician round. I worked from home on Monday while he was here but he had to come back today and I needed to be in the office.

Despite being told they were indoor cats and couldn't go outside we arrived home to find Mojito missing. After frantically searching the house we realised she must be outside and so went out into the garden to call her. Our neighbor came out (who often looks after them if we are away) and said that he saw the electrician come out into the back garden and leave the back door open. He then saw Mojito sitting outside the back door later in the afternoon but when he came out of his back door she ran off.

To cut a long story short(ish!) we found her behind the shed and when she heard us calling she started meowing loudly as if to say 'where have you been i've been trying to get inside for hours!'

She is now back home safe and sound and curled up on my lap (having escaped from Neo who has been incessantly washing her since she came back in :roll:

So - even if you have an indoor cat it is always worth getting them micro-chipped.

I think it's illegal to post what I'm going to do to the electrician when I get hold of him :twisted:

Sigh of relief that my baby is home safe and sound.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:51 pm 
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awww bless her, she was probably scared being stuck outside.
thank goodness she was safe & sound...stupid electrician :evil:


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When you mentioned microchipping and electricians I thought you were going to talk about some convoluted contraption the electrician had which meant he could identify your cat, or that interfered in some way with the cat !


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:45 am 
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We had new internal doors fitted a few weeks ago..
I went to work once I had sorted the joiner out..
I told the guy about keeping doors & windows shut..
I came home to find the living room window open.. & Nico having a fine old time rolling around on next doors drive sunbathing...
luckily ours are microchipped too...
Joiner was sacked..
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:35 am 
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lnt999 wrote:
When you mentioned microchipping and electricians I thought you were going to talk about some convoluted contraption the electrician had which meant he could identify your cat, or that interfered in some way with the cat !


:lol: :lol:
me too.

all mine are micro-chipped, which reminds me, i still need to change the details for H and Z

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:44 am 
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Kiwi wrote:
I think it's illegal to post what I'm going to do to the electrician when I get hold of him :twisted:



Let me know if you need any more ideas!!

And whatever you do to him, do it again for me. I'd go postal if someone did that with my baby!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:23 am 
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lnt999 wrote:
When you mentioned microchipping and electricians I thought you were going to talk about some convoluted contraption the electrician had which meant he could identify your cat, or that interfered in some way with the cat !


It's not such a wacky an idea. I'm currently investigating a new type of catflap that works from the cat's microchip rather than them having to wear a collar with a tag on it. The only problem with it is that it runs from mains power and I often get power cuts - wouldn't want Dolly to come charging up to the catflap and bash her nose when it won't open :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:27 am 
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:lol: ginny that made me smile :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:27 am 
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That would be fantastic A cat flap that works on a micro chip. i have a problem with cats that arnt mine coming through the cat flap. i wouldnt mind but they quite like piddling on the kitchen work surface. :roll: I did think of the cat flaps with the magnets but as my dog uses it as well (its a small dog flap, a bit bigger than a cat flap) i cant find anyone that does a dog flap with the magnets :(


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:34 pm 
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They're not cheap unfortunately (about £125). My main problem with the magnetic ones is the risk of my cats losing their collar and being unable to get back in.

This is the company that makes the microchip ones but I don't think they do a dog sized one - http://www.petporte.com. There is another version out there which is battery operated but it's had awful reviews and there was talk of a court case because they'd allegedly copied the design.

Petmate do a magnetic dog door (http://www.pet-mate.com) - depends how big your dog is though :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:58 pm 
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she's only a Jack russell (a big girl though)
Will check out the web site.
Thank you :D :D


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ginnym wrote:
lnt999 wrote:
When you mentioned microchipping and electricians I thought you were going to talk about some convoluted contraption the electrician had which meant he could identify your cat, or that interfered in some way with the cat !


It's not such a wacky an idea. I'm currently investigating a new type of catflap that works from the cat's microchip rather than them having to wear a collar with a tag on it. The only problem with it is that it runs from mains power and I often get power cuts - wouldn't want Dolly to come charging up to the catflap and bash her nose when it won't open :lol:


Have a look at this one, runs on battery power http://www.pet-supermarket.co.uk/erol.html#1157X48222 :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:45 pm 
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Yeah that's the one I referred to above - it's had really bad reviews because of reliability and supply issues and there's also supposedly a lawsuit about it so I'm steering clear for now. There's some info about the difference between them here http://www.bestcatflap.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:30 pm 
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ginnym wrote:
Yeah that's the one I referred to above - it's had really bad reviews because of reliability and supply issues and there's also supposedly a lawsuit about it so I'm steering clear for now. There's some info about the difference between them here http://www.bestcatflap.co.uk/


Glad you pointed me to that, I was all set to get the battery one. :oops:


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