Thursday, November 08, 2018

Gotcha Day for Tanaka

 On 6 November Tanaka turned 11 as he is a Deepavalli baby 11 years go. He spent the day with a bowl of kibbles (his fav food), time in the new cat tent and also a ride to the park
We went out early last Tuesday, immediately after breakfast. We spent about an hour on the ride and someone took a picture of the stroller and the kitties. :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday with Rezki

We have been trying to remind Rez that calmness and peace are good things to have in a family and he has been learning this quite well. He has taken to telling stories to the 2 boys which all of them enjoy. Yesterday he sat with both grandma and Cousin R.
Then he decided to give me some of his attention as well.

Fern about Rezki: He also said thank you for the ride (I brought all 4 of them out last Saturday morning). He's proud that you saw them all be nice and calm together. He said he talked to Tanaka again about his adventures in the old day. (I am glad he realises that he is in a better situation and its a different life that he has now). Bujang also enjoyed the story. SO I asked him to do this again as it bonds them togather. He said some parts that Poppy overheard him and she said he was exaggerating. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Reincarnation...already??

As usual on the 4 Oct this year, Fern helped us to reach Megat to ask him what has been happening. Last year, he told us that he was already on his way back (!!!) Woah! I thought it would take years to  do this (Totoro is still not sure where he will be any time soon). Last year, he showed Fern that he would be back as a black cat still although he was disappointed and a little sad that he would be back as a commcat. He gave a picture of him rustling around some bins. I was very disappointed and I remembered being quite upset as he had such a hard life and now he would still have hard life somewhere where I could not even help him. But I thought that I would ask again this year only to be told that I actually had him in my house and now he was somewhere else again.
and yes....it seems this is Megat in the guise of a cute black female kitty Ren. When we had Ren in our house for that one day, Fern told me that Ren may be Megat in spirit but I was not so sure. So I sent her to board at another place and had of course kept up with her activities and made sure that she is comfortable and safe where she was. It did surprise me when we first got her that she appeared from nowhere and there were no notices for a kitten where she was found and door to door searches brought nothing. Was it merely coincidence or fate that brought Ren to my cousin's door and for my cousin to be the one who found her?

I can only say that she is now adopted into a loving family with her own bff and she has grown into a lovely and very loving kitty. When she was a younger kitty, she was already giving the boarder nose kisses at every moment. Megat did also say some years ago that when he comes back he would come back as a healthy kitty so he would have a better life (although he did tell me that life with me was pretty special already). I am a little sad that he is not with me but I am happy that he is not alone and uncared for, living the life of a commcat. Megat also understoold from our communications previously that the house was kind of 'crowded' already.
Rezki: Yes Megat. It is my time now with san. You stay with your new family please.

ps. I know for some the idea of reincarnation may seem a little fat-fetched but it has given me some comfort nevertheless.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Monday Mood

Zzzzzzzz....and a soft breeze

Friday, October 05, 2018

TGIF

Where is Rezki you may ask. He is in the study as both girls are outside and he may get in trouble if he steps out even for a bit.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Just Because Bujang

Fern spoke to him last week and I told him we were changing the litter for him in the bedroom.  I have also opened the windows at night to get from fresh air.

Bujang: He says sleeping near the window to get some fresh air is nice. Its quite interesting to hear sounds from outside. He says changing the litter would help him with his sneezing. He is calm and optimistic. He has a message for you that 'We've got each other's back, everything will be fine.'

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Of cat trees and such...



In the grand scheme of all things cat, I think I should be grateful that at least 2 1/2 cats are using this tree that I had commissioned specially for all 5. Rez sat here only twice! This was because their old tree was already about a decade old and unstable although the hanging basket was a great favourite. It was never empty for long. But as I was not able to get one in Singapore, I had commissioned The Cat People, to do this one for us. Of cos Bujang has not gone up and neither has Akira. Poppy sits here everyday at night looking at the twinkling lights from across the room and Tanaka sits here sometimes - but for a short while. 
This was the colourful hanging basket that Bujang simple loved and he would chase everyone, except Akira, out of it if he decided he wanted to sit in it.

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Family

Popps has become increasingly curious about the goings-on outside of the flat. We now have cat-safe 2 inch grills so we open the windows to allow for the breeze. So she also gets the breeze that flows through the house with all the attendant noise of people walking past, vendors bringing groceries and me ringing the bell. She usually meows to welcome me home when she sees me at the door and then she would immediately get down and go to the kitchen for a little snack of raw mackeral. She doesn't do this for anyone else though. She associates me with fish :)

These days she would watch amost of the people and would be curiously looking at them walking past. Before, she would just sleep on and she doesn't care about what happens outside of the flat.
She is also much more fond of Tanaka and they sometimes share the same space. In this pic, Ms Akira is under the table watching the both of them. Tanaka makes sure that when he is outside and Rez is about, that he stays close to his sisters as they would protect him and make sure he gets to sleep safely. Sometimes Popps would reprimand him if he has the zoomies as she finds it 'irritating' that he runs about the house. She has also taken to reprimanding Rez when he does the same. She told Fern last week that she feels more like 'family' these days. Also she knows that we have been trying to accommodate her preference for pine litter. Pine litter is dusty and as a result both Bujang and I keep sneezing for months and even Rez keeps itching because of the dust (we suspect). SO now she is trying to use another pine litter that is less dusty and she knows that we are using tofu litter in the bedroom. She doesn't like tofu as 'it smells funny' and would pee just outside the tofu litter box. But we told her that she has 2 other boxes with pine that she can use and please not to pee outside the tofu litter box. She says that she will 'try'. Hmmmm. 

Monday, October 01, 2018

Lessons for my human 02

This was the result of some upsetting news that my cousin told me about a man from a neighbouring country who cut off both his cat's forelegs for stealing fish. It may be a hoax but it shocked me. I got to thinking about Rez and how hard he was trying to be 'good' and even if he is sometimes naughty I am glad he is with me safe and sound, getting naps and food and lovins.


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Then and Now Sunday


Today we thought we will show where our commcats are with their adopted families. At present we have 2 cats.

This is Cody aka Jeffrey. He was adopted by Constance in 2015 when he was already about 10 years old.
This is Cody with his 3 month old brother. His mom Constance waited until his brother was about 3 before introducing them. Cody is a cool big brother and loves his little brother very much.

This is Ren who came to us at about 4 weeks. She boarded with one of our friends and went for a trial adoption in the middle of August. The trial, which was supposed to be for only 2 weeks stretched to 1.5 months. I was afraid they would decide that she was not for them as she would be heartbroken but last Friday, they signed the adoption papers. Hurray and congrats Ren and Cody.

Friday, September 14, 2018

TGIF

ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Both Akira and Rez like this cushion which belongs to grandma :)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Wednesday chit-chat

 
 Hello. I thought I would just hang out here for a bit. 

I like watching teevee. I sometimes sit here with my family and watch with them. My favourite is cooking shows as there is always something going on. I like watching people more than I like watching animals.
Of course I also like sleeping in the warm afternoons. This is my blanket on san's bed. The blanket is always here during the day as I like napping on the bed. Sometimes I just nap on the bed linen but I know this is my place. san bought this blanket especially for me as my two brothers have their own.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Popsicle Poppy on Tuesday


Popps loves sitting at the now open window all the time. The breeze that comes through from here is sometimes warm but when I took this photo, it was after the morning rain and so it was a cool breeze that she enjoyed. Her face is still itchy, she tells Fern, but "it's not too bad."

I am trying out a set of new remedies for her from homeoanimal.com, recommended by the same people who had recommended the NHV herbal supplements. The only difficulty is the capsule that she has to take everyday. She does not like pills and would not take it neat, so I had to mix the contents with her l-lysine. This set is for 5 weeks, to be taken in different combinations. It for detoxification of her system. Bujang takes the same for his sneezing. The consultant told me that it would be a good beginning for him as we don't really know why he is sneezing. I don't want him on long-term antibiotics and so the both of them are taking the same set. 

I really hope it works out for both.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Shenanigans!

I fear san is not telling the truf. I have been very good this past week and have sat quietly, minding my own business. I have also taken a liking to sitting with grandma as she is usually still and calls my name kindly. Of course she can't remember my name and calls me 'Cat". But I know she means me as she always calls out "Cat" when I sit with her.
Ok. Maybe san is right. I sometimes have no control over my impulses and I think it was Tanaka's fault for not minding me. I was just here for a bit, okay for more than a bit looking at him looking out. I was thinking of jumping on him but I heard san calling "REZKI" and so I stopped. san always calls me REZKI if she is warning me about something that I should not do and I know how to listen to that. At other times she just sings out my name Rez~~~~~~. I know then that I am not in trouble.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rezki as the sitter-on-clothes cat

Here I was sitting on san's clothes yesterday. They were newly ironed and crisp. I like sitting on her clothes.
This morning, as usual I was on san's bed waiting for her to dress for work. san goes to work very early in the morning and I enjoy being on the warm bed. I saw her put her clothes on the bed and it moved about because of the fan blowing on it. it looked like an animal and so I sat on it and bit it. san told me not to be so rough as I would tear it and where would she and I be then?

But I have decided that I would be san's new sitter-on-clothes cat as she needs my help when she is dressing. If not, her nice, warm clothes would fall off the bed. I am a very helpful kitty.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ren's Trial Adoption

Last Sunday, the boarder at which Ren was staying paid a visit to the potential adopter's house. She took some pictures Ren which showed her being free and enjoying herself. She has chosen her person (one of the 2 children of the adopter's) and her toys as well. She is sterilised, FIV/FeLV negative and had her kitten vax and booster already so she is good to go.
Here she is in her cat cave with the little stuffed toy that we had given her on the first day she came to our house. The cat cave was bought for her by the trial family. I hope she gets to stay as if not it will break her heart.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Reframing is always a good thing

Our TGIF picture today is about the new tree that san bought for us as our stuff was old and falling apart. But we didn't like the new one as it was shaking too much for us and the seat was too tall although san tried to give us a firmer foothold. 

So after a few days of us ignoring it, san decided to dismantle the tree and we got two separate piecses. One to replace Tanaka's old seat which was falling to pieces. After a few hours, he decided he liked this one too as it gave him the same view of the outside.
The other one replaced our old scratcher. Now we have a humongous one. Rez likes it too and he sits there most times, trying to catch us unawares.  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Cat in a box

san bought us a new scratcher from Lazada, an online shopping site because she didn't think we would like tiny scratchers. She bought two of the same and taped them together to make one big one. I don't like horizontal scratchers but I love this box. It also has pictures of cats on them. san placed a nice pillowcase in it and a small pillow  for me to use as a head rest. Its the best place to sit on hot days.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday with Rezki

It so hot these days that I like sitting here on grandma's leather sofa. The pillows smell of family and so I like them. In the afternoon Amazon Akira is not here as she likes sitting under the table, near Poppy. San bought a new ceiling fan that actually circulates air so its very cool and breezy as well. 

Thursday, August 09, 2018

National Day 2018

san told us that today Singapore is 53 years old. We told her she is older that that but we love her more. Then we relaxicated the day away. Bujang told san he is 15 this year and that means he is older than san. But numbers are nothing we said. What matters is we are home.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Meet Ren

Ren was an abandoned kitten my cousin found 6 months ago, when she was just a month old. My cousin heard meowing and finally saw her near the lift. This was a strange place to find a kitten and so she went around looking for the guardian to no avail. So she brought her to me and when she came all she did was sleep in Ms Akira's cage. At dinner, she ate a whole can and went back to sleep. I then called a boarder to ask if she would board Ren and so she has been living there for a while now.

The boarder reported that Ren is a sweetheart and gives small kitten kisses. She likes  laps and now has many friends amongst the kittens boarding there. The boarder loves her but as she already has many cats and as most of them are senior cats, Ren could not live with her at all.
Ren is now 5 months and is already sterilised and free of FIV and Felv. She is active and loves boxes and is the best friend of Haidar, a special needs kitty. I am pleased to report that last night, the boarder asked me if Ren can stay with her husband's family whose 16 year old cat died of natural causes. Please keep your fingers crossed that Ren would have a new home next month.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Easy Peasy Sunday

Our Easy Peasy picture for today was taken this morning when the day was cooler. I brought Bujang out for a short walk and he had a good time examining the corridor garden belonging to the neigbours. Tanaka also went for a short walk and enjoyed the smell of  soil in the pots, not so much the plants. The other three just relaxicated in the house as they do not enjoy the outside. I think Popps and Rez have had enough of the outside (once Popps told Fern that 'it is a hard life outside') and Akira has never enjoyed the outside even when she was a kitten. 
I had not brought him out to walk as he had the intermittent sneezes for a few months and I did not want him to breathe in more dust from outside. But he really loved this garden and scrutinised every leaf. 

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Bujang on Saturday

Bujang had to go to the vet this morning. He had been sneezing intermittently for about 4 months and has mucus as well. I got him an appointment with his vet and he had to fast for at least 6 hours in case they have to mildly sedated him for X-rays. But luck was on our side and he allowed the vet to look into his mouth and to also examine his face. The vet can feel no abnormality on his face and his mouth was also healthy apart from the slight inflammation of his upper gums (the result of his teeth extraction 2 months ago. The vet assured me that there was no cause for worry and Bujang was sent home with a compunded antibiotic and lysine. He ate his antibiotics and lysine with good grace. After 2 weeks if he is still sneezing he needs to go back and the vet would take some X-rays.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Eid Mubarak

We chose Rezki to be the face of our Hari Raya card this year. He has grown up a lot and deserve the place of honour.
 All the amigos had on new collars to celebrate Hari Raya. I hd to take these pictures for 2 days just so I can get them to show off their gooodpetcollars.
Yestedday was Hari Raya. Bujang sat here and sometimes in his teepee to oversee the proceedings. The others were all hiding out in the rooms as they all knew something was up. The day went well and when the kitties made an appearance, they were fussed over. Popps of cos wanted none of it and hid herself on top of the cupboard and spent the day alone. It was a good day as none of them were stressed out and they could come and go at will.