Thursday, December 31, 2015

What's this?

All of them are very curious about this mysterious package from The. Chans. They kept rubbing the faces on it. They have only one more day to go before we celebrate the opening of the box and the new year. 
I fink San should just open it. How many hints can we give her?

Monday, December 28, 2015

Monday Mood

Bujang received our surprise package this morning and after I had signed for it he expected me to open the package. I told him that it was from our friends in France, The Chans. He sat looking at me expectantly but I told him we will open it on Friday to welcome 2016.
He tried to show me his talons to persuade me that a gift should be opened immediately :))
I had to wait for him to relax for a bit and put the package away. He looked surprised but was later quite ok with us opening the package from #1 and The Chans later as I promised everyone will get a treat from the package. Thank you Chans for our really nice surprise. 
Bujang just hanging out on the bed in case I changed my mind. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Easy Peasy Sunday Thanks

This is the last Sunday of 2015. We would like to give thanks for our health and even though our year end blood tests were not as good as we wanted, at least none of us were in very serious trouble. Bujang, Tanaka and Popps kidney values were a little higher but only just. So our acupuncturist Dr Oh will adjust our medications. San agreed with Dr Oh that we should not begin on the Fortekor just yet as that is long term medication and not easy to wean us off it. 

The only one of us who has to get the SubQ was Bujang and yes he did allow San to give him the fluids and he did take the new herbal meds quite easily as long as San does the SubQ 'quickly and with no pain'. When it comes to TCM Bujang said 'a bit only dont give him too much at a time. Else he spits out.' So at least San had this covered. 

The only one who has not gone to see the vet is Akira. She will go next week. We hope she will be just fine. 

To end this Sunday, San thought that it would be nice to leave you with our thoughts this morning after our reiki with Fern. But before that we would like to wish you a very good week ahead full of love and warmth with family. 

Bujang: He was a bit sleepy and was relaxed. I praised him a lot for taking meds and injection. He just looked at me and didnt say anything. I know he understands why he needs to do this. Sometimes he may get annoyed while you try to administer those things though.

Akira: She is OK but quite lively today which I'm glad. She said something about fish. I saw whole fish. She was quite interested. She said B was a little embarrassed towards her and P that the boss like him was pinned down to take those meds :). A said to him that for her and P no problem now! :))

Tanaka: He was quite aloof today during the session but overall he was fine. Bored as usual and looking for actions. He was cute and at the end of session he was sweet and reached over to kiss my hand!!  Oh he said he enjoyed the food! 

Poppy: She was alert and active. Good mood and peaceful. She said she is happy.

Have a good final week for 2015 everyone. 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Just Because

The only good thing about the very very hot day today was this. 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Blessed Christmas Wish

We want to wish the world a blessed Christmas and may happiness and smiles surround each and every bean and animal. We wish light and hope to all our community cats here and at bridge. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bujang's Vet Visit 2015

Bujang had his end of year review this morning. He had to be sedated as his osteopath had requested an X-ray of his lower back. 

His kidneys needed more looking after as his creatinine values had increased to 2.6. But the vet said it was not alarming and could be managed by twice weekly Sub Qs (if he allows it) and the addition of Fortekor, in pill form. 

It would be close to impossible to pill him and I was quite anxious. I went to see his acupuncturist who gave me an additional 2 herbs which I can try to put in his food. The acupuncturist, Dr Oh, is also a vet. He said if Bujang can take all his herbs, in the right proportion, it should reduce his values for his creatinine as the new herbs also take care of the toxins in his system.  If he eats his TCM, all of them, he does not have to take his Fortekor. 

I told Dr Oh that we will try to include the new herbs slowly into his diet so he would not refuse his food. The more immediate worry was whether he would allow me to give him the Sub Q gracefully. If not I would have to bring him to the vet and he would not like that at all. 

His X-Ray showed that there was indeed some wear and tear of his spine but the vet said it was just 'old age' and the fact that he was getting older. The other surprising thing was that his lowest right rib is thinner than his left. The vet did not have any explanation for this though. 

So the news is not so good but not very bad either as we can do some things to try to help him through this. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Easy Peasy Sunday

Popps was not pleased to be woken up from her nap. Cat_Aunty, our very good friend gave her a nice soft plush toy for Christmas. It looked like her as well. 
We also got a nice card from Maisarah, my niece's daughter. I didn't have Popps picture here as she was not on any mood for picture -taking. 
            A close-up of the card. 
Grandma was very pleased and made sure the card is now on the fridge door. 

Friday, December 18, 2015


 Today I decided to tell San that we can be friends. It had taken us a whole year to sit like this. I decided that it was time but only for this though. I have yet to decide about the rest. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday Whisperz

It was a very cool morning and I went for a nice long walk with San. 
       I ate some green grass and 
           stalked some pigeons. 
Woahhhh those birds were far too scary. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday Mood

'I don't mind sitting in the room but it's boring. Never mind I can play with mummy or Bujang'

I am surprised he is doing so well in the study by himself. I appreciate him giving Akira a chance to be outside first.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Saturday Easy

We are happy to have no collar weekends as we get a rest from those satellite collars. So for this weekend we are celebrating by just hanging out. 

Popps has been trying to play with Akira for the last week but Akira was too fearful and would just run away screaming. As a result of this Bujang also getd into the act and reprimands Popps every time this happens. So I am trying to get them all to mingle their scents together as they all, except Bujang, takes TCM. So I will just use one towel to wrap them and not use different towels for each one. Reading the literature, this may work better for integration. 
           "Gurls are very strange."

Friday, December 11, 2015


He doesn't know he will be going to the vet next week for his annual checkup. For now he is just hanging out on TGIF. 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Wednesday Whisperz


Monday, December 07, 2015

Monday Mood

Popps was extremely miffed that I did not allow her to go where she wanted this morning. After I carried her to the carrier she decided she would not walk out again, possibly ever. So we went to another park where she sat under the trees, still in her carrier, to watch the sights. 

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Easy Peasy Sunday

I am posting first as I have been doing very well this week. I rested, lay on the cold floor in the middle of the living room and took walks along the corridor happily. Today I actually walked the length of my corridor. San said it was a great feat and I thought so as well. 
I didn't have to wear the collar for 2 nights. So on Friday I was released and then I ran round and round the living room for joy. I also chased Bujang and we played tag. Then we sat together at the front door looking at things. I had such a good time. But tonight San will make me wear the collar again as she said its ok to have 5 days plus 2 days rest now as we are doing well. 
I shocked San when I decided on pee on the grass yesterday. Usually I pee in the litter but I didn't think I wanted to do that. It was a new experience to pee on the grass but San told me that at home I have to do it in the litter. Then she saw a big rat running in the drain and she decided to bundle me up in the carrier and we went for a short ride on this park. It was ok as it was too hot to walk anyway. She was such a coward to be afraid of a rat! 
I wanted Akira to play with me but she screamed and hid under the bed. This meant that I would had timeout since I was not to disturb her. I don't know why she was so afraid of playing me with me although I must admit it was fun to run after her. I have much to think about as Fern told me that San wanted me to help her make Akira feel safe. I have much to think about. 
I have had a good week and yesterday I went for a ride in the carrier. San didn't bring me to my old neighbourhood as I told her I did not like that. We sat for a while at the playground but there were no children. It was quiet. I told Fern that I quite enjoyed the new smells and I saw some interesting things and some not so interesting things.  I also told Fern that I really like chicken. 
San said I should round off this entry. I must say life is more calm with the orange cat in the computer room since he is so naughty. I thought I should round off with what I told Fern this morning at reiki:

Fern; I felt that he was in a good mood and felt younger and active again. He said Akira is quite fun to play with and Akira is girly and gentle. 
Ya. That's me - girly and gentle. Why doesn't Tanaka understand that San?

Friday, December 04, 2015


I asked San if she would let us off with wearing the collar tonight so we would have 2 nights without out collars. San said yes but if she sees too many red spots from overgrooming or bites we would have only 1 night off. We are looking forward to being collarless later. 

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Thursday Thots

I am glad she figured out it is better to be on the bed than under it. Tanaka was in the computer room so she had more courage to walk about. But right after the incident where Tanaka bit her behind she became more afraid of him and did not walk about the house as comfortably as before the incident. This one incident had undone many weeks of work to get her comfortable to be outside with him and to get him to accept her. 

Ms Akira is slow to trust and is extremely cautious of new things. Tanaka forgets things easily and does not always think of others before 'fun'. But he is not stressed being in the computer room although he said he is very curious about the outside.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday Mood

             Acceptance ...maybe

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Easy Peasy Sunday Thanks

      I am thankful I got to go for several walks this week. The days were not too hot and San and I walked in the mornings. 
Popps: I am thankful that my eyes are no longer red. San thinks it's the dryer that we have in the house. Last Thursday the repairman came and cleaned up the whole machine and after that my eyes were much better. 
Akira: I am thankful that for the whole week I got to walk about in the morning. San put Tanaka in the room where he can't disturb me. But he gets out when San comes home but San is always about and would remind him to leave me alone. 
I am not thankful that I have to stay in the room in the morning. I am always curious as to what goes on outside. But I am thankful that I get to go for morning rides in the carrier as well. There are many things happening outside. 

This morning the family was involved in a charity drive to provide 400 school going children with school bags and school paraphernalia for 2016. All in all everyone has had a thankful week. 

Friday, November 27, 2015


This morning these 2 decided to share the space by the window. It was breezy in the morning. I hope they both have more good times together. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Bujang and Grandma

 Bujang at 4 weeks with grandma        Bujang at 10 years old with grandma

Bujang and grandma having a private conversation

Grandma likes to tell stories about taking care of Bujang when he was 4 weeks. I brought him home in a box having rescued him from drowning in a drain. He was one of 4 kittens. as grandma was (at that time) adamant that we should not have any animals in the house, I just brought one home so we would not be overwhelmed. The other 3 kittens were brought home by my good friend, who had experience with taking care of kittens and her house had a garden which would allow 3 kittens a lot of space. Grandma likes to tell stories about feeding him from a  tiny bottle, patting his back afterwards and hearing him burp. She also likes to tell stories about feeding him from a little spoon when he refused food. 

Bujang loves grandma and would sit with her listening to her chat. She is the only one he allows to touch his back. At 10 years old, he is still listening to her old stories about him :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Just Because

            Akira at acupuncture
She relaxes almost immediately when she gets onto the table. In Dec she would have done TCM for a little more than a year. Her fur has not grown very much but she has not bitten through her skin for many months already which was the original concern. Because she has grown so much in confidence I am able to have her in the soft collars 5 days a week. This helps as well in protecting her fur from getting pulled out when she grooms. There is a soft down on her previously nude parts which is good to see. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday Mood


This morning I got to be the one who is outside in the morning. It was strange  but I got to sit with San in the morning. Yesterday Tanaka hit me on the behind again even though he was told many times not to be so naughty. San thought if he understands what it feels like in the room he would be a better kitty with me. 

San asked Fern to explain it to him as he thought otherwise he would be confused and not know why he was there. 

Tanaka: he was mixed with guilt and some playfulness when talked to him. I reminded him not to chase and disturb A. Also I let him know new arrangement. He felt bit surprised and unhappy though he knows why. He said A so uptight. And after that he stopped talking to me. Healed him with focus more on emotion. He was quiet. 

Akira: She said T was teasing her and asked if she was ok with him now? Then she got annoyed and afraid he would disturb her and then he did. She felt he never left her alone and became stressed. I told her of new arrangement. She felt relieved and thanked you for doing this for her. I healed her mind to calm her too but can feel she felt it's unexpected though not scared now.

Bujang: He said he tried to stop T by warning him but the boy just too naughty so he couldnt do anything much. I asked him try to talk to T. He said he talked to A to comfort her already. 

I don't know why he is so naughty San. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday Easy

     Begins with a few warm blankets
      Maybe a short walk downstairs 
Quiet time by the window to snoopervise the gurls from a point of safety
         Napping at a favorite seat