Sunday, March 30, 2014
This week we did a lot of just resting in the house as san had exams. But even so we had some fun with hide and seek, watching You Tube videos for cats and just hanging out. Our old helper left but we are getting used to our new one and she does things quietly which is the way we like it as we are not startled all the time especially Bujang who does not like new things and sudden noises.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Usually when san comes home at 5, we spend the time together in the bedroom as my sisfur Akira would ask to be outside. We spend this time together just chilling as if not, san and I might not have any time together on a daily basis. After this time I would usually have to go to the computer room until my sisfur decides to go to the kitchen. Only then would I be allowed out. However sometimes even when san opens the baby gates, I decide to stay inside the computer room. Since I am given a choice, I usually make my own decisions. What is good is sometimes I stay less than two hours in there before I can be outside. As long as I stay out of the kitchen, both Akira and I get to be outside more. As there are always people in the kitchen, Akira does not mind being there at all.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Yesterday when san came home I asked to be let out, loudly. It was already 5 pm and I deserved some time out. Then I put my living room domination plan into action. My brother Tanaka was in the computer room but he sat close to the baby gates to look at me. So I sat in front of him (but a few feet away) and lay on the tiles. It was very cool to sit there but more to the point, I was telling my brother that I was not afraid of him. Then I walked in front of the gate and stared at him from the outside. I walked to the left and stopped by his gate. I think by now he should get the message and allow me equal time outside as well. Then we can share family time together.red one very much and would paw at the screen. He can sit here for more than 20 minutes just watching the birds. After 20 minutes, I would usually tell him its time for bed and he would rest quietly :)
*Thanks to Katnip Lounge cats' mom, the red bird is a North American Cardinal, a male
Monday, March 24, 2014
This morning - anxiety
This morning Bujang was very anxious when he saw 2 big luggage bags by the door. He looked at me hard as though I was I was leaving him for good. I had to explain to him that our helper was leaving for home but I was only going to work and would be home in the evening. Immediately after I had explained this to him he sat by the window in his cradle and rested.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Our lily has just flowered as well and so we thought we would give it pride of place. This week I had brought the boys out walking and so I thought its good to have them in the Sunday best pictures. Akira had spent the week inside the house hanging out in the cradle, under the pillow case and on top of the fridge. She wants to be outside longer and longer which means Tanaka has to be inside longer as well unless he leaves her alone in the kitchen, which he is learning to do. So this week the only time he had the harness on was when he went out walking and not when he was out with Akira in the house. We are all learning how best to do this but I am glad it's working out a little ( as of course he sometimes cannot help himself or forgets) even though it is very slow.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
This Saturday we are planning some easy things to do. We know that san has some last minute (as always) things to do for herself and us and she has a lunch date with her best friend. So it's an easy day for us.
have some naps instead.
I am panning to think up plots to take over our living room from my brother Tanaka.
Friday, March 21, 2014
This is the last Friday before san goes back to work so we did many things in the morning.
We went out looking at our corridor garden. The dry spell had encouraged the bougainvillea to flower
I also looked closely at this plant. San said the woman who sold it to her said it's called 'mother-in-law's tongue. ' Since I do not have a mother-in-law I do not know why that is. Neither does san.
I spent the rest of the time looking at sunpuddles....
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Bujang was not certain at all if he liked being at Biopolis. The new space frightened him for a bit.
But later on he felt quite ok and became curious about everything.
By the time Adrian came to see him he was a little relaxed. I must say that he behaved very well indeed and did not even snarl at Adrian. It transpired that his spine was actually quite stressed and that was why he didn't like anyone touching his back. Adrian said later in life, he might have spinal arthritis but we would try to make sure that we do everything we can to help him out. After some more gentle manipulations and discussions with me about his life and what had happened to him, Adrian said he might have had some trauma earlier that had resulted in the stressed spine. I could not ignore this as he might have experienced some discomfort before when I sent him for grooming and he is a fierce cat so the groomers might have had to restrain him in a way. I do not know for sure if this had happend but I had not sent him for any more grooming sessions after the last one where his groomer had clipped his nail quick and had allowed it to bleed without telling me. That was many years ago.
Anyway Adrian said that he would have to have further spinal help and I should bring him back in two weeks. For today, I should not bring him out nor allow others to overly stimulate him. He was to rest and sleep although if he wanted to play, I should let him. But whatever it is, it should be Bujang who had to make the choices.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Bujang went to the vet this morning to have his nails trimmed. He was very upset because the vet had him under a towel. He growled and snarled. I don't think I would allow the vet to do this the next time as it upset him quite a lot. The last time we went to have his nails trimmed he was quite relaxed and they even managed to take blood. There was no towel then! I have to see what he would do tomorrow with Adrian and if he is quiet we would not have his nails trimmed. I thought it would be wiser to have his nails trimmed in case he decides to use them on Adrian tomorrow.
I brought him downstairs today in this carrier with wheels as he needs to have a good vibe in it or else he would not want to get into it again for tomorrow for his osteopath appointment.