Thursday, May 12, 2022

Run Free Rezki

My cat Rezki suffered from Feline Aortic Thromboembolism (FATE) early on 1st May 22. The vet said he had a heart murmur and his clot blocked the arteries at his hips. As a consequence his legs were disabled and he could not walk. He fell off the kitchen counter and dragged himself to the living room. He passed away soon after I brought him to the vet. 
He was a cat full of shenanigans and grand plans of becoming boss. He became boss early this year and worked hard to take care of the others. He was only six years old, an ex-community kitty. He was a firecracker and was afraid of nothing. 
Thanks to #1 for her very kind tribute and the nice lady at Meezers' Mews for this beautiful button. 

A little note from Rezki, our gangsta boy from Chris, our ac.

He's sorry he left so sudden. He wants to make sure you are safe always. Though he cannot execute his major plan which he nv say what, he is glad to be part of the household. He will be joining the rest to look after the house.

Rez said that he wanted to his urn to be in the bedroom but his message was hijacked by his brother Totoro who said 'they all wanted to be inside, away from the sun but on a nice shelf but must be arranged nicely from first to last' So I decided to shift them all and now they are all together.
From left - Totoro, Megat, Akira, Poppy and Rezki. I am waiting for Rez's black cat to be here from China. 

Monday, December 27, 2021

Fly High Popsicle Poppy

Poppy came home today, a little later in the afternoon (27 Dec 2021). The house was quiet. The house has always been quiet but now it was quite empty. Now I have 3 male cats and they seem to disappear into their own separate spaces, without Popps or Akira to bring them together.
Popp's last message to me (via Chris) on 24 December 2021. She had many more that we would share but for now, only this.
"The living is more important than the one that has passed by your life. Focus on them. We will always be around you, watching you."

Poppy had severe anemia and even though  she went through 4 injections of  Aranesp (manmade erythropoietin). Her red blood cells did not increase but rather decreased. Then last Wednesday (22 Dec) she didn't eat and threw up twice. Her vet was full so I brought her to the vet hospital where we found her red blood cell count to be considerably lower and her liver values elevated. She was in respiratory distress early Friday (24 Dec) morning and the cpr did not revive her. She passed in the early hours of that morning. 

Sunday, August 08, 2021

My Indoor Garden

Since so much of my time is now spent indoors, I wanted to create a small green space for us, the cats and me. We don't get out much as Bujang has IVD (Idiopathic Vestibular Disease)  now and eventhough he is coping with it well, its a challenge for me to persuade him that there are some places he should not go to at this time. Even with IVD, he is really strong in will. The kitties have taken to our very small green space well and everyone has they favourite 'munch'. Bujang likes the Calathea Rattle Snake (beside the spider plant), Rez likes his own pot of spider plant (which is now in care due to some serious chomping) and Tanaka just likes wheatgrass. Popps does not like anything at all. She hardly visits the garden. I had to read up and figure out what plants are safe for cats as well and all the plants here are, except the one at the window. The Tradescantia is not safe for cats but they won't get awfully sick on it. My Tradescantia will always be beyond them. 
After several weeks of worrying about the Calathea, I decided to just get on with it and this is my propagation centre. Here I have to see if I have the family green thumb or perhaps I'm the only one without. The cats are made of clay and come from Nepal. Since I bought a few of them when I was looking for something for Rainbow Akira. I decided to put them out. I'm sure Akira would not mind it. 
 This is my favourite kitty made of clay from Nepal. I think the red fish made it for me.
Red Clay cat on pillow in sleeping with the pepperomia. My pepperomina ruby (the one next to the kitty) is not doing well. Its very young from the online seller, and is now losing all the leaves. Possibly the roots are not yet firm and strong before the seller sells it online. Its probably better to go to a plant centre to get another one. 
My propagation station. Rez's spider plant is the one on the extreme right. He likes this pot I think because the plants are at 2 different heights and its easier for him to make decisions as to which blade he wants at any one time. I had this plant on my corridor garden and didn't know that it was also cat safe. Its only when I decided to make a green space inside that I found this out. I gave him 2 new pots but he has a 'take it or leave it attitude' to them though. 

Saturday, July 03, 2021

Sunpuddle Saturday

 Sometimes a picture does tell 1000 words. 

Monday, June 21, 2021

Manly Mayhem

It is quite a sight to see these 3 boys sitting so calmly together. Rezki's favourite place is next to the trolley as he can see the goings on in the kitchen easily from there. He also has a good view of the territory and he thinks he is hidden from view. Tanaka's favourite if of course by the door for the birds and the breeze. It is Bujang who has now taken up a new position in the centre. Usually he is somewhere else, hidden from view but watchful. I think it is his message that even with IVD, I am still THE BOSS.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Just Because ...

san thinks one of these days she will wake up and see that I am actually a white kitty. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Just Because…

I am handsome san says…and I agree 


Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Bujang and IVD Day 21

This morning I went to the park with san. It was early so the grass was cool and I sat about for some time.

I showed san that I was much stronger now and could walk very well. I even walked over some dried  branches. A little stumble was ok san said. I had a good time at the park and I hope we come here again soon. I am not sneezing much anymore and have not been using the nebuliser ever since I had IVD. Possibly the antibiotics helped with that as well. 

I'm going for my review this Friday at specialist vet.  I hope the fluid in my ears are gone. san knows that surgery may be a possibility but we don't know anything until the review. I am also going back to my physiotherapist tomorow and he may be bale to help me with my neck a little more.

Monday, June 14, 2021


san was just lookin at our sidebar and saw this png. So she has placed it here in case the png disappears or something goes wrong with san's blog labels. It makes san smile to see all of us here in this picture. Now we have Popsicle Poppy and Rezki. It has been close to 8 years that Totoro left us and 7 for Megat. Akira went to the bridge only in March this year. 

But we are fortunate we see them everyday from our window. san's sisters were surprised when she told them about us sleeping outside the house. None of the neighbours has asked san about these cats though and she is grateful that none of us has been stolen or broken by careless neighbours as well. 

Walking at the park

Here I was just taking a quick rest. San allowed me to walk on some grass after a long while - three years to be exact. She thought I had caught a bug at the park which caused my respiratory problems. It was cool to sit on the grass. I realised I got tired after a short walk and since san did not allow me to walk along the corridor I thought I should I just take a break right there. 

San wanted to show my physiotherapist how well I was walking and how much better I was at making turns. I still stumble a bit but san told me this was a vast improvement from the 1st very scary day. She also wanted to show the specialist vet when she sees him this Friday. The vet told us he wanted to see me in 3 weeks for a review. This is my 20th day and tomorrow will be 3 weeks that I have this condition. The specialist said we may be looking at 3 to 6 weeks for me. Most literature says that usually cats get out of it in about 2 weeks or so. We are still hoping that I would get a wider range of motion for my head so I can walk a little better. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Super Sunday Morning

I had a good night’s sleep and so did san. I used the bin in the bathroom and didn’t need the peepad. I woke san up at 5.43 exactly for breakfast by singing her a loud rock anthem. She had no choice. This is my 19th day with IVD and I think I can take care of myself pretty well…except I tried to jump up the coffee table and fell breaking San’s fav coffee cup. But she told me that it was only a thing and didn’t matter. She brought me outside as she knew I wanted some attention and wanted to see the morning after the rain. 

This is me outside my neighbour’s house. The man is a good gardener. The cabbage (san thinks its cabbage but it can be something totally different) is magnificent so I sat under it. San allowed to sit only for a bit. She told me we didn’t have permission so we couldn’t sit for long. 

I am doing well and didn’t vomit like the day before yesterday so san thinks it’s not part of the IVD. She knew from reading about it that nausea and vomiting can also be part of this puzzling illness. Thank you for always having me in your thoughts.