Friday, October 28, 2016

TGIF with baby pictures

 Bujang at 4 weeks with his BFF- a sock that he kept dragging around
After food...asleep under the sun on comfy cushions
Bujang at 13 years

Bujang is my first kitty in a flat. I spent many years wondering how I can keep a cat safe and offer him a semblance of freedom before I even got a cat. But during a thunderstorm I had no choice but to take him home. Another friend of mine took 3 of his siblings home with her as she had room for three and a nice garden to offer them. I took Bujang home as he was the one who screamed the loudest and who seemed to be the most fearful. Even now, he is scared of thunder and would hide under the bed until the all clear.
Who you lookin' at human?

Monday, October 24, 2016

Monday with Rez

Rezki waiting for dinner. 
The black cat decal was for my rainbow cat Megat. the tipped ear was the result of carelessness where I had just torn the envelope and as a result torn off the ear as well. But it worked well as Megat had a tipped ear and now Rezki also has one. The little rooster was just a door stopper.
After dinner
Rez always sits here after dinner. We had wrapped this couch in colour ad placed equally colouful objects around in case we needed to take pictures for FB. its worked out quite well as now he does not disappear into a pool of black.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Just Because

I had decided to make a hack out of a supermarket trolley so that I can bring at least 2 cats down for a ride after their dinner. This trolley was created with one bought supermarket trolley, some plastic mesh, cable ties  and Popps' bed. Its lightweight and allows the amigos to see the sights without any difficulty. Yesterday I brought Bujang to the park. It was a quiet morning and we had a nice time. Then I remembered that this was where I had first taught him to walk, when he was about 6 months old, around these exact benches.
Bujang when he was about 6 months. He had a figure 8 harness.
He was unafraid and would explore everywhere. The pics are blurry because it was taken about 13 years ago and I  had a borrowed and battered camera.
Here he is now 13 years later at the exact same spot, napping.

I am thinking of replacing this mesh with a black one as this would 'hide' the kitties from the public eye. Yesterday we had a dog owner who allowed her dog to growl at him eventhough I told her that 'my cat doesn't like dogs growling at him much'. I had to wheel him away from her. Then there was another woman who tried to wheel him away without asking my permission. I think she may just be quite taken with the contraption and wanted to try it out but still, it was a very shocking action that she thought she could just do that. But nothing disastrous happened and Bujang napped the rest of the time away. When he woke up, he meowed loudly and I took it as a signal that he wanted to go home. So we did.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Just Because

Popsicle Popps and her bff (actually the soft toy belongs to Tanaka)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ultra Sound and Xray for Bujang

Bujang had ultra sound as well as xrays yesterday. I was and am glad that his organs are all fine except of course for his kidneys. He has stage 2 CRF for about 3 years already. Both his kidney walls had thickened but the critical functions are healthy. I was concerned that the 250 ml of LR may have affected either his lungs or heart but these organs are both healthy. I told the vet that he would cough whenever he hisses (usually at Rez) and that was why I wanted both tests. The vet suggested that it could be allergens in the air as he would have to have a sharp intake of breath when hissing. As to his weight loss, the vet could only offer the explanation that as both of his kidneys are not 100% well, his body needed to use a lot more energy to compensate. I have yet to figure this one out or read more on it but possibly there would be more to this story. I have instructed the vet to only give him 150 ml of SubQ fluids per SubQ day. So that would give him 300 ml of LR per week, not 250 ml per session. I read that the fluids is to rehydrate, not to flush out toxins. I do not want his kidneys to work harder than they should. 

He is no longer vomitting daily so I am not giving him anymore of the TCM for that. Instead Dr Oh had given us TCM for his pancreas as he said that vomitting could also be a symptom of pancreatic issues. His AMYL is high for both his tests this year. I will have to see if he would even eat this in the first place. 

The vet also suggested that he should have quarterly ultra sound checks. That sounds like a workable idea although they would have to sedate him for each session. THAT is not ideal.

Friday, October 14, 2016

It's my blanket as well san

Last night, Bujang decided to sleep on my blanket instead. So before I could do anything, he sat here and groomed himself, getting ready for bed. I waited as I assumed that he would go to his spot (beside my head) to sleep as usual but no. He decided that he was comfortable enough and slept on my blanket for the whole night, not moving away until the morning alarm. So 3/4 of the bed to Bujang and 1/4 to Tanaka and myself. Tonight I have to be much quicker!

My iPhone Blogger App is not working well and now I can't find the old app at all. So it seems for now I have to blog using my laptop and can't do it on-the-go. Maybe ist because I have not been updating my apps the 1001 time.

Thursday, October 13, 2016