This happened this morning and made all the difference in the world. When she first came to live with us, Popps used to chase Tanaka all over the house and told Fern that 'he smells' and she didn't like how inquisitive he was about her. But now they are comfortable with each other and he sometimes sits near her when Rez is about. He knows she would chase Rez off and so protect him.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
She has been napping for some time. I have taken out her collar as she has been to the vet twice in succession - once for blood test and another for the ultra sound. The imagist found thickened intestine walls and the vet said it might be inflammation or worse cancer. He recommended that she goes for an endoscopy to be sure as she is only 12 and on good health. The heart murmur is not an immediate danger as well. He recommend that she goes today but I wanted her to get some rest from all that poking and peering. So she is going on Monday instead. That will allow her some days of peace before she needs to fast again for yet another procedure. I hope this is the last one.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
It's time for everyone's half yearly medical check ups since everyone in the house has some medical issues. Akira has been very well apart from the overgrooming issues and last year she had elevated amylase indicators. The vet said it was not something to be worried about in a cat if in isolation.
Yesterday though the news was not good for Ms Akira. Her amylase had continued to rise coupled now with a increased indicator for Lipase. The vet suggested pancreatitis. Dr Oh suggested that in the next round of tcm, we should do a full blown pancreatitis tcm with some overgrooming , instead of the other way round.
An even harder blow is that Ms Akira has a heart murmur and it seems there is nothing to be done for it but take medicataion. Her vet Dr T suggested Fortekor to begin with to take care of her heart. But there is nothing to take care of her valves. Dr Oh suggested lotus root as it is believed to help with the heart and we already have the powder for that.
She is going for an eco cardiagram and an abdominal cardiagram today as the imagist (from another practice) will be away next week and the practice had squeezed her in as she is a referral.
After this, Dr Tay will further advise us as to her care. I was very shocked yesterday as I did not expect the heart murmur. I was expecting some bad news about her liver or pancreas. The happy news is that her kidneys are well and her liver values have returned to normal.
Ms Akira is not a happy cat as this will be the second time (in a row) that she has to fast but she is a quick learner and had opted to sleep instead of making continuous requests for food like yesterday.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Yesterday Rez spent the whole day outside just hanging with family. He behaved very well and didn't disturb anyone. He was just enjoying the Breeze and minding his own business. There was a short spat with Popps but still it was a very successful day out for all of the kitties together.
at 5:25 AM
Saturday, June 03, 2017
From Fern last night:
She was relaxed and contented. Body san was good and she was adorable to have tried to sniff me out while we were talking.
Her face was much better. There are still marks but no more redness or puffiness. Her daily routine for meds is kind of gruelling though. She is taking tcm for 'stomach heat' from Dr Oh, vits B and C, lysine and herbal supplements (liquid) from NHV stimmune (to improve her immune system), Algae-Ex (for environmental allergens) and Tripsy (for her kidneys). She also has tcm for her kidneys.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
It was nice to see Bujang exploring other parts of the park. These roots held a fascination for him and I was glad there were no ants here.
He went to his favourite part of the park but the Town Council had trimmed the grass here. Even the bushes were shorter and so he didn't get as much joy. He didn't linger nor did he sit to watch the goings-on.
He loves ixora for their sweet smell. These were the only bushes with flowers on them still.
I was quite surprised that he would pee outside of his box. This border was particularly interesting for him and he took some time smelling the edges. Then he turned around and peed. I guess it was some kind of outdoor toilet for commcats and dogs.
He was quite adventurous this morning. We were here at about 7.15 and we went home a little later after 8. The sun was out and it became too hot to walk about then.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Yesterday we went to the park early at about 7 ish as I was afraid it would get more humid later. Bujang enjoyed himself although the grass was a little wet from the rain the night before. I didn't know if he would walk on wet grass but he did. Then I decided to take a video of him walking for Adrian and accidentally got him in slow motion. It just shows how his body moves which would be of interest to Adrian , his osteopath. Of cos he was also meowing loudly. I don't know why he did that though.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
San is just putting up our best picture for the week. It has been a Long time since we had done Easy Peasy Sunday that she quite forgot about it. San's major paperwork has come to an end so she had taken more pictures of us. Have a good Sunday everyone.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
This morning all 3 boys were together in the living room. Rez has been practising sitting calmly with Tanaka and Bujang. He manages to do this in short bursts but the process for all 3 of them is invaluable. So it has resulted in this short time together- all 3 sitting in peace and quiet. SUCCCESS!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Monday, May 01, 2017
This video is just of Rezki sitting twitching his tail. I posted it because it's not often that he even rests being such an energetic kitty. So nothing actually happens apart from his tail twitching :)
Rezki was out and about from 7.30 am today. He ran after Akira and Tanaka once and then tried to disturb Bujang. Then he rested.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Still on the subject of beds, this is my new bed. I don't sleep in the Muji box anymore as it's now too small to fit me and Mr Donkey. So now I have this cave in fresh spring colours. Now it fits me, my orange and yellow blanket and Mr Donkey. Of cos I only allow the boys to use it (the girls have shown no curiosity whatsoever). Bujang and Tanaka use it sometimes but I am the only one in it at night because it's my bed.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Our commcat Girl2 was in a fight with a 'stranger cat' that had been roaming the area for a few years. No one could catch him as he visits our area at night and is not a regular. We tried to catch her 2 days ago but failed.
At about 5ish yesterday, Cousin R and I managed to catch her using a sack. We tried to keep calm even though we nervous.
I had to keep her in the carrier outside the kitchen so Rez can rest. She was quiet. The amigos were also quiet although they know that something was up with the strange cat. But they did not make a fuss and Girl2 became much more calm herself. Both of us waited for about 5 hours for Regine to get her. Regine is part of Petwagon and she is a humane trapper and also helps to take care of injured cats. Both Rez (when he was a commcat) and Girl2 had gone to Regine before for injuries and recuperation.
Both the boys were helping me to keep her company. Right after Regine came to take Girl2 away, all of us turned in. After a short grooming session...
both Tanaka and Bujang fell right to sleep. They had both stayed up after their bedtime and were really tired.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I got this for the amigo yesterday to put in this corner. Tanaka the QC officer was the first one in it.
I think Bujang was surprised he could fit in it. I had first thought I would have to give it away to my Sister whose cat is smaller.
This morning Bujang tried it again for size. He seems comfortable in this igloo so it will stay so everyone can enjoy it. Popps doesn't like igloos, preferring open cat seats. Akira has not tried it. I think soft collar would get in the way. The Ninja has also not tried this yet. But it seems comfortable enough.
at 6:05 AM
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Bujang and I went to the bigger park this morning. We went out later than usual so it was beginning to get hot when we left. It was pretty quiet though as the exercise centre was cordoned off for renovations. Bujang was meowing for someone I guess so I had to tell him he was the only cat there. He walked to the playground but there was no one there as well.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Sunday, April 02, 2017
On 2 April 2016 we took him in thinking that it would be just matter of SubQ and meds for a month and he could get back to his old life. This was his first day with us. He was a commcat that suddenly appeared in the carpark, most probably abandoned as he knew how to play with cat toys and likes treats. Our other commcats would ignore treats.
We tried to put him up for adoption.
But he had other plans
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Last night I decided to sleep on san's blanket and used both her pillows. Tanaka wanted to play but I didn't feel like it as I was feeling a little unwell. So san used the a/c which made me feel better. But I stayed here for the whole night as I knew san would try to sleep here if I vacated the space. I had a restful night and felt better in the morning.
Note: this was the first time Bujang had a slight fever. His ears were hot and he was not as insistent on walking as he would be if he was well. He did not move at all, even to go to the bins for the whole night. He felt very well in the morning and had his breakfast and took his meds with good grace.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Today I sat near the window next to Poppy. She was asleep so she didn't see me here.
I also went into grandma's room to see what it was like. It was cool and quiet. No wonder my bruffer Bujang likes it a lot.
But I like sitting here best of all as I can run into my room if the gurls decide to chase me off.
This is the safest place. No one comes in at all and I can sleep in peace.