Got a Bell Collar for Brendel

@CarolDM (138554)
United States
June 10, 2021 3:29pm CST
But it didn't last long. As you can see from the photos, I put the collar on. Only 2-3 minutes later, she had it off. I need to get a better one I suppose. She has never worn a collar, so this was different for her. Being indoor only cats, I never put a collar on either cat. But since her hearing is gone, I think a bell collar is a good idea. The Dude and I can keep up with her. I will go in search again for a better one. In the top photo, you can see the tiny bell around her neck. The other photo shows it on the floor, and the Dude's ears checking it out. Now it has become a toy for them. Got a few things done while out running errands. A few sprinkles and lots of clouds. Always glad to be back home.
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@kobesbuddy (127257)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jun
Brendel has already made up her mind, 'No bells and whistles, for me!' If I change anything at all, Kobe has a fit! He refuses to kiss my hand, for an entire day!
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
She cannot hear the bell, I will try something.
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@kobesbuddy (127257)
• East Tawas, Michigan
11 Jun
@CarolDM Usually pets don't like anything changed:)
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
@kobesbuddy I know but she is sick and I have to keep trying.
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@LadyDuck (341703)
• Switzerland
11 Jun
It is surely not because she does not like the sound, she is deaf. I agree that a bell collar is a good idea, but she does not seem to agree.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
She has never worn a collar, I understand anything different they do not like.
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@LadyDuck (341703)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
@CarolDM Cats are creatures of habits, if she never wore a collar, she surely does not like just because it is "different".
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
12 Jun
@LadyDuck I know. Will keep trying.
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@Juliaacv (55649)
• Canada
10 Jun
Hopefully you will find another collar with a bell on it that she will tolerate wearing. I know that Ellie prefers going without a collar, but she knows as soon as she wants to go outside into the yard, she has to don a collar or she stays inside.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
I hope so, I really need t know where she is. All in what they get used to.
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@Juliaacv (55649)
• Canada
10 Jun
@CarolDM Do you crochet? You could consider making one from wool, it would be nice and light, all except for the bell, and if it attached with velcro, it would be easy on and off.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
@Juliaacv No I don't but I have friends that do. Excellent idea.
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@Hannihar (113781)
• Israel
11 Jun
By CarolDM @CarolDM She really did not like it so got it off as soon as she could I do not believe another collar will work because she does not want anything on her. I hops you can find the right collar with a bell for her.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
You are right, she has never worn a collar.
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@Hannihar (113781)
• Israel
13 Jun
@CarolDM So did she let you put a collar on her. I wanted to put one I found on Sophie but not sure she would let me.
@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
13 Jun
@Hannihar She took it off.
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@Tampa_girl7 (45866)
• United States
10 Jun
Hopefully you find the right bell collar.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks! I will keep looking.
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@Tampa_girl7 (45866)
• United States
10 Jun
@CarolDM I’ve never had a cat that would wear a collar.Good luck
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
@Tampa_girl7 I may have to come up with another idea.
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@NJChicaa (99460)
• United States
10 Jun
I had breakaway collars on my 2 inside/outside cats back at the house. They would lose them within a day or two so I gave up. Eventually I bought a GPS tracker for my old man cat who would go wandering--sometimes for days. It was like $250 (plus monthly/yearly subscription) so I needed a collar that wouldn't come off. I wound up getting a small or extra small dog collar that wasn't breakaway. I attached the tracker to that and the little creep never got it off.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
I am not paying that much. I just need to keep up with her inside.
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@NJChicaa (99460)
• United States
10 Jun
@CarolDM The collar was cheap. It was just a small dog dollar from PetSmart. It was the tracker that was so expensive. I didn't want him to lose the collar AND the tracker. I didn't know any better when I got him as a kitten so I thought it was normal to have an inside/outside cat like I had always grown up with. He wouldn't use a litter box so I had to let him out. Some days he would just lay on a patio chair and enjoy the sun. Other days he would hop the fence and we wouldn't see him for a couple of days. The neighbors all knew him. All of my cats since him and my old lady cat (who has passed) have been indoor-only. No need for a tracker!
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
@NJChicaa That makes sense. I would use the tracker if she was outside.
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• Sonora, California
20 Jun
They are certainly clever, when Bella Rose and Garfield had surgery to be fixed they mastered taking their cones off, thankfully no I'll effects bit they kept me on my toes...
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
20 Jun
Yes they are smart for sure.
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• Sonora, California
20 Jun
@CarolDM Definitely…
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@RebeccasFarm (33534)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
12 Jun
Nice I love those bells
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
12 Jun
Thanks, she did not.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
12 Jun
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@Deepizzaguy (50342)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
10 Jun
Brendel looks a little bit like my cat Muenster Cheese.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
She is not doing well.
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@Deepizzaguy (50342)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
11 Jun
@CarolDM I am sorry to learn that Brendel is not feeling well.
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• Rupert, Idaho
10 Jun
She's very cute! Sorry the bell one didn't work....and that her hearing is gone
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks! I will keep trying.
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• Rupert, Idaho
10 Jun
@CarolDM No problem, and that is good to hear
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@snowy22315 (115430)
• United States
11 Jun
Nico totally hates bells on collars..and will always rip them off.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
She can't hear the bell, she has never worn a collar.
@prinzcy (27795)
• Malaysia
11 Jun
You need the one with a better hook
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
Obviously.
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@DocAndersen (42890)
• United States
11 Jun
i didn't see a picture but that is a great idea! we had to put tags on one of the dogs because she runs silent and you turn around and she is there.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
The photo is suppose to be there. I will keep trying something with her.
@LindaOHio (68089)
• United States
11 Jun
It will take her a bit to get used to a collar.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
I will have to find one not so easy for her to remove.
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@wolfgirl569 (41434)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Jun
A harness might work better for her.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
I thought about that. Thanks for the reminder.
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@Dena91 (13889)
• United States
11 Jun
I tried once when Buttons was a kitten to put a collar on her but like Brendel she had it off in a couple minutes. I never tried again. I hope she is feeling better today. We had more rain this afternoon with some thunder mixed in.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
I will try other things. She is still not eating her special food from the vet. Rain all night here.
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@sallypup (45294)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Jun
I hope she takes to a collar. I tried to put a collar on my Siamese Beau Teak and the fireworks flew. Mr. Calm Boy turned into Mr. Nasty Man. He had a fit until he got that beastly collar off.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
11 Jun
They can be so determined after years of a routine. I understand.
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@kaylachan (21259)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Jun
If you put a collar on a cat who's never worn one, they tend to take it off. So the idea is to get them used to it. You also want to make sure you use a break away type in the event it gets snagged on something.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
Thanks, it has a break away clasp, and I will try again. Appreciate the help.
@Nevena83 (64461)
• Serbia
10 Jun
She definitely doesn't like it.
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@CarolDM (138554)
• United States
10 Jun
No she doesn't.
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@Rashnag (15288)
• Thane, India
11 Jun
Good to know. Have a good day
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