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« on: May 16, 2009, 12:48:49 PM »



Getting in TTouch with your Cat [Paperback]
By: Linda Tellington-Jones (Author)


Anybody using TTouch for their cats?  Just started reading this book and want to try it on my senior guys.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2009, 10:59:01 PM »

Sounds intersting, JM.  Pass on the tips, K?   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2009, 11:47:11 PM »

I personally have not used TT, but a friend had great results with her cat.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 04:30:29 PM »

Is anyone on these boards a practitioner?  I have read the web site and I'm really interested on trying this on Bella.  But the nearest practitioner to me is 2 hours away.
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010, 07:58:17 AM »

I was able to pick up a lot of it by reading and watching a video on TTouch, merrihart.  I had the chance to attend a training session later and had most of it down already.  See if you can find a training session in your area or get a video on it.  Or maybe you could talk to the the practitioner about taking lessons from him/her.
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 10:35:00 AM »

There are about 118 results on YouTube for "Tellington Touch"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkb_K0xvmZI&feature=fvw

just a few of the simpler videos, on the ears, and the three-finger/thumb circular motions, and the "fur slide" had cats purring
pretty quick. Q-butterball liked it right away. Stress type-A Watchcat Smorgi took a little more convincing, but actually liked
it, too. Amazing. Going to try this technique pre-sub-Q fluids and see if it helps.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010, 10:39:00 AM »

3cat, I didn't even think of youtube.  Thanks  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010, 10:42:59 AM »

I'm an old freebie hunter before you buy these days, merrihart. And YouTube/Hulu are amazing. Also try TTouch on search
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2010, 03:38:16 PM »

I watched the videos, paying special attention to those for cats, but they are incomplete. Sad

Bucky isn't sure he likes the ear rub.  He's never been particularly fond of his ears getting rubbed.  But he loves the body work, after about 10 minutes of working on him.  He won't let me near his mouth, but that's ok.  That's where he hurts the most.

Bella...won't let me touch her now.   Undecided  She won't stay still long enough for me to try it out on her, and if I get on the floor, Bucky immediately wants my attention.  So, will have to figure something out.  A towel and the bathroom with the door closed, I guess.

Definitely more than interested in this now. 
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 05:19:43 PM »

Tellington Touch was always something I was interested in but had never tried, and merrihart's recent post inspired me to check the book out from the library.  I've had amazing results--kind of uncanny, but people have told me that when it works, it often works like this.

I was planning to try TT on Cameo, the cat with post-Katrina PTSD, to see if I could help her with her fears.  However, a few days ago Phantom was sitting on my lap, and I decided to try some of the techniques on her.

Phantom is a cat I rescued when she was about two years old.  She has always been a very loud, demanding, edgy cat, who vocalizes A LOT.  She loves to be petted, but has the annoying habit of reaching out and scratching your arm (like she's trying to pull you toward her) to indicate she wants you to pet more if you stop for any reason.  Based on her "shying away" behavior when I first got her twelve years ago, I figured she'd been abused.  She's come a long way since then, but still had some "issues."

After two sessions, Phantom is a changed cat.  She's completely stopped the reach-out-the-paw-and-scratch for-more-petting behavior.  In addition, there is no more of the "yelling" when she wants something, just a few nice, friendly vocalizations.  She appears much more relaxed and content.

I would not have believed this had I not seen it with my own eyes.
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 05:42:00 PM »

catbird, that's pretty impressive on Phantom. Do you have the library info handy?
It's so hot here and there's only so much brushing you can do. I hoping it might make
my two feel a whole lot better. Congrats on Phantom.
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2010, 05:43:46 PM »

I checked out the paperback that JustMe posted at the beginning of this thread.  Don't know if it's available as an ebook or not.

What Phantom seemed to like the best was the gentle ear rubs and the touches at the corners of the mouth.  I did some of the little clockwise circles working back along her head and neck, also.  I don't know exactly what caused the observed effects, or if it was the combination of the three.
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2010, 06:11:22 PM »

My ebooks library, lots of Cat Who books, Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, a couple of books
really about cats, but not this as an ebook, video, or anything else. Darn. Have to visit the
real library.
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2010, 07:05:51 PM »

I think the info on T-Touch is fairly controlled.  I wasn't able to find much on the internet a few years ago, and I only got my info through the library and a video & instructional cards I ordered.  I wanted to learn it years ago when I was working with some very difficult shelter dogs.  It seemed to help them some, and all the pets I've used it on since have benefitted. 

I checked out a video recently from the library that showed Linda Tellington working with a bunch of dogs with major behavior problems and it was amazing.  Her orginal book describes how she has used it on all kinds of animals, including zoo animals, even snakes, having behavior problems.

My favorite is the one where you start at the base of the tail with your thumbs on either side of the spine & roll the skin over your thumbs with your other fingers, working your way up to the neck.  The dogs really love that one.  The cats won't sit still for it, especially Rudi with his super irritable back.  Can't remember the name of that one.
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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 04:34:17 AM »

Darn. Have to visit the real library.

Ouch.

http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/Public_main.html

http://www.worldcat.org/whatis/default.jsp


Author= Tellington Jones, Linda
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