Saturday, October 31, 2015

Saturday Easy

This Saturday San and I went walking and I climbed this incline very easily. I am a champion San said. I went to see my old neighbourhood as well in the carrier. 
This used to be the place that I would sit and wait for food. It was out in the open and very dangerous. 
It was interesting to see the old place. I was in the carrier and so I was not afraid of anything. 
I was glad to be home in my fav seat by the window though. 

Friday, October 30, 2015

TGIF

 
                    It's TGIF! 
  Time for a bit of sun and walkies. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday Whisperz

   
        Me and tiger at acupuncture
It was much the same as always. San brought me for treatment as she was back from work early. The treatment was 30 minutes on the dot as I was much better and more calm. This will be my 12th month at acupuncture. It has taken many months for me to calm down enough for San to to be able to have me in those Elizabethan collars. My fur is growing slowly and I have been biting through my skin less. San thinks this may be because of the collars as well. 
Me looking like one of the Elizabethans. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Just Because

I am a hero when it comes to snuggling wif san. We make time for each other effuryday. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Mood

              Possibility 
The whole of yesterday both Akira and I didn't wear our satellite collars. It was a good day of freedom. San said because we were very good and did not over groom too much she would allow this to be a weekly thing. It was very good news. 
Yesterday I slept by the window and felt the cool breeze. It rained a little which was a good thing. 
   Akira sitting pretty on a cool Sunday. 
               

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Osteopath Saturday

We are back from our osteopath Adrian. He was very pleased with me and my 'sparrow-like ' energy. He said I am very well indeed and my energy is healthy and joyful. 
I allowed Adrian to give me a nice cranial massage and was very relaxed. He was pleased that my muscles are not too stiff and I have not been using my alpha male energy much. But I have to be back in a month while Akira needs only to be back in 6 weeks. But I think this is better than acupuncture. I don't like needles and I am glad San has stopped making me go for my back. But San told me that if my kidney values deteriorate I may have to go back. But that is not in 2 months so I am having it good for now. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Just Because

With the new pot, I had also repotted these flowers. Today I noticed the blooms are more and they are also more vibrant orange. Maybe it's because of the dryness in the air. It's just outside the door so we can see it from inside the house. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday Thots

I had to be very stern with San as last week she abandoned us (ok only for one night) to stay with some friends. She told me that when she gets back she would bring us downstairs. 

So I had to look at her severely for some time... 
 
from behind the table. But she just laughed and took my picture. 
Then I looked out at her more. She knew I was serious. 
But she was still eating lunch slowly so I came right at her feet. There was no mistaking my intention. 
       So I got to look at the pigeons
And walked about downstairs! Success!

Friday, October 16, 2015

TGIF

      TGIF - more naps for the weekend 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Whisperz

I have been trying furry hard to be a good boy wif the 2 gurls but they are furry contrary.  Although I sometimes get it right, most times I get it wrong. Yesturday I was just going to get a drink offur water from the bowl on the table and Akira got offur off san's lap and came at me. She is furry strange. 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Easy Peasy Sunday Thanks

This is a pic of me sleeping at the window this morning. It was nice to be here to catch the morning breeze. But 
Yesterday I was here for some time. This is taller but not so breezy so I sat here for a bit only. If you have been reading san's blog about me, you know that she thinks I am Bossy Boots and I am not much of a talker but you would be surprised. I had told 2 stories already. I think I am on a roll...
But before I tell you another story about my life, San said I should do the Sunday Thanks. Okie. 

We all give thanks that San never lets us out by ourselves. So the chances of us getting captured in traps and sent to Animal Control to go to the bridge before our time is NIL. Last night San and her friend went house to house to put in flyers for a cat who was at Animal Control and the kitty was going to the bridge  next week. But we are thankful that one hour after they had given the flyers, the kitty's owners called Animal Control to get him back. So all is well for them both.

Popps told me the story of her life downstairs. Some kids chased her and were rough with her and she had to hide in the drain. I think that was very terrifying and I am glad I have a home and now Popps also has a home with me. 
I heard Popps telling Akira this story. I think she is very brave. I think it's pretty hard to live outside so I am thankful for my life. Going to see Adrian yesterday was not so bad. He drained my lymphatic system and so I don't get clogged up because of the haze. I also got a nice massage on my leg muscles. Adrian asked San if I would allow people to kiss me. San said she thought I would BUT I need to tell her that I only allow her to kiss me and I will only kiss her (it's more like sniffing me close to my face). No one else please. 
I told Akira the story because I thought she would like to hear it. And I was quite bored anyway. 
I am glad they are all finding their own space and finding out that living in a family is not so bad. I can now rest more and don't have to be 'Bujang' all the time. I can just be one of them. That is what I am thankful for.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Easy

This morning we are all sitting pretty at home. 
   
       Here I am in my usual place
I am trying out a new place on grandma's bed. I have never sat here before as I was always scared that Tanaka would chase me. But this morning I decided to try something new. 
This is my new place. From here I can see almost everything that goes on. 
It's not fair. Now I need to find a new place for myself. Life is getting stranger and more difficult for me. 
But I fink Bujang would teach me how to do it. He is good at that. 

Friday, October 09, 2015

TGIF

   
                 wheeeeeee........

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Thursday Tweet

   
She said she is doing well and is certainly more upbeat. She says she is just getting on with things and is starting to enjoy being with others. 
    I enjoy this most of all with San. 

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Wednesday Whisperz

               Cody at home
It is always nice when his mom writes about him in FB. You can see how much she loves him from her posts. 

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Tuesday Thots

Tanaka: He was so cute  and funny. He said he is fine and he said finally Popps shared a story of her when  she was outdoor- that she ran from a fierce cat who chased her very far everywhere, and she finally found a place to hide and survived. P also said to T that T wouldn't have made it! T was impressed and said she's cool. Though he added he wont get near her too much as her moods are up and down! 

Poppy: She said she is ok and she told T her story do that he stopped asking. She didn't share the story with B and A, though. 

video

In the haze situation, Popps is not able to sit by the window for the breeze so she has taken to resuming her previous preoccupation with prayer mats. Yesterday I caught her lolling about here,

Monday, October 05, 2015

Monday Mood

   Have a break! Sit on your mummy for as long as you want!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Megat

Megat used to sit here quite a lot for the breeze. This was taken a few months before his abdominal edema.
    
I got him a new porcelain pot for his urn. It has the picture of a flying crane and colorful peonies. 

Fern spoke to him yesterday. 

He said he felt refreshed that you changed the plant pot for him. And he showed me the images of him patrolling around in the house. He said he still guards the house for all of you. I asked how he has been, he said he has been more relaxed and showed me he was lying on a big branch of a big tree and just watched the world go by. Some small friendly animals stopped to looked at him but he didnt talk to them. 

He said to you that he knows you work hard thus must remember to unwind too. I prayed for him to always be safe and protected, and be at the best place with lots of love, food and safe shelter wherever he goes.
He had an indomitable spirit and we miss him every day. 

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Saturday Easy

        Afternoon nap on grandma's bed
     Watching out for the haze
          Taking a break 
        Under cover for Akira

All in all not too bad for a Saturday when everyone is outside. 

Friday, October 02, 2015

Remembering Megat

I thought it would be nice to have at least one post for Megat, our rainbow kitty here, since we are putting him on FB as well. We had our FB account active only this year since we had to put up Jeffrey for adoption and FB would reach a bigger audience. Jeffery, now Cody's mom found him on FB as well. 
This was Megat the year he was in remission for lymphoma. He was an all-black cat down to his whiskers and pawpads. On May 22 2009, his vet, Dr MP told us she suspected that he had cancer from the lump near his intestines. On May 28, we were told that his ultra sound showed a large lump and she suspected stage 4 lymphoma and gave him 4 months. But thanks to his doctors at ARVC, he went on to live quite a good life for 3  more years after his remission from lymphoma. Dr Ly called him a "miracle cat." "You are a miracle cat Megat," he said and he kissed him on the head. 
This was what he looked like when he was living the community cat life in a carpark. He was thin and quite dirty. At dinner time I would call him and I would hear shrill cries of him asking me to wait while he ran down many levels for dinner. As he was not the most attractive of cats, he was frequently chased about and residents would scream when they saw him. Even his previous caregiver, the 'old aunty' said he was a bad luck cat as he was black.
I took over as his caregiver and put a collar on him with my phone number in case he got into trouble and on the 14 Dec 2006, I decided to bring him to the vet for neutering. The vet found that he was already neutered. He had to remove 3 canines and told me Megat was FIV+ and I should put him back at the carpark as I had other cats. THAT was not something I could do as he was already in trouble with the residents and I was told that there were complaints about him. It was rumoured that he would be taken by the AVA and euthanised. So he came to live with me. I figured he could do no harm to any of my cats with only one canine. But of course he was not called Shaolin Megat for nothing. He boxed them all and ran after them. He learnt many fighting skills as a comm cat.

One of those skills was how to wrassle with an impertinent young kitten.
Another was how to take it easy. His way was just to put on his most scary face and no one will try to boss him about!
He was 10 when he came to live with me. His first few years were easier ones, then he had to fight lymphoma and fought chemotherapy, TCM and the indignity of sang hwang lingzhi suppositories. He was in remission for 3 years.  I had to help him to the bridge on 4 Oct 2013. You can read all of this in his blog here. Dr Ly said that we should document his journey as lymphoma is not the end and a cat with lymphoma can be helped in many ways. So essentially he died when he was 17 of abdominal edema. One of the best advice that Dr Ly gave me was that he should live his life and die with the cancer (as lymphoma is not curable) but he should not die of chemotherapy. 

When he had the second bout of illness, suspected to be caused by his lymphoma, I made the decision not to do chemo as he was already 17 and he should not be in THAT pain as well. It was I think the best decision I had made for him. He had quite a good life with me I think even so.