Saturday, June 03, 2006

Hey folks! It has been a while...how's everybody doing? I've been pretty up to my neck the past month at work. Though busy, I have never in a single moment forgot about our furry friends. Quick updates:-

Maomao


Waiting at my door


Taking the lift


After a satisfied meal

This dear lady has decided to make lounging outside my door her morning ritual. She'll gave a cheerful meow upon seeing me and I must admit that started my day on a cheerful note. She'll then follow me into the lift to get her breakfast downstairs. Sometimes, she'll visit more than once a day. Just 2 weeks before on an evening, I found her with a swollen left eye and next to it, a visible scratch. Luckily, the swell sibsided after 3 days. Maomao has always been a rather tough girl so I'm not too worried about her fending for herself. Also, just 2 days ago, I spotted a kind uncle in his 50s feeding her a whiskas wet pouch but he made quite a mess on the floor. I explained that it would be better if he had the food placed on some thick magazine papers instead of the floor. I hope he digested my advice. He mentioned he has seen Maomao grow from a kitten. Whoa. Anyway, this again shows how well-loved Maomao is. If only all the strays were as fortunate!

Tubbs


See the scars?

Everytime I see this tom, he's always with new wounds though not serious ones. It's either him who has the problem or the other cats simply can't stand the sight of him. Wonder which. His head is rather decorated with scars, as well as his ears and the front of his body. It is gonna be hard work trying to trap him for neutering. He likes to stalk and harass Maomao and Hazel (who resides a few blks across the road).


Tubbs stalking Maomao


Tubbs stalking Hazel

Hazel

Hazel loves rolling all over

Eyes not as round as it ought to be due to the cam flash

Beautiful soft coat

Hazel is one of the cats I love very much. She has big round innocent eyes and a beautiful coat of pastel-coloured fur. She is also a very affectionate and loving girl. Her gentle meow never fails to melt my heart. She is under the good care of G who will visit and feed her every evening. I make it a point to visit Hazel after supermarketing in the evenings after work.

Cinder




Cinder making a funny face

Cinder is doing well. He has grown so affectionate towards me. He'll meow so loud when he sees me and sometimes, this attracts the attention of Maomao who will wallop any intruders at her territory. Usually, Maomao would emerged as winner of the fight. There was this time I got scratched by Maomao in the middle of all the hostile hissing between her and Cinder. I do hope Maomao learns to tolerate Cinder's existence, afterall she is Cinder's aunt (Cinder's mum is Maomao's sister). Not sure if it was an oversight in the past but Cinder boy walks with a strange limp on his left hind leg. He can still run very fast, looks well, alert and eating normal and most importantly, don't appear to be in any discomfort or pain (I have been monitoring for a while already). That being the case, I've decided to let him be unless the limp becomes worse (I hope not!). Next on agenda is to trap him for neutering.

Mocha, Toffee & Orange-Boy @ Robinson Green Park

Toffee

Mocha remained missing as of today. Toffee's appearance has recently become very inconsistent. It has been a while since I last saw him. Orange-Boy appears once in a while. He's able to accept me being nearer but disallow any physical contact still.

New kittens - Twinkle, Baby Ariel, Yogi & Viki

I keep running into new kittens lately. Twinkle is a tabby kitten I keep spotting (from my kitchen window) under a particular black car at a particular parking lot. By the time I rushed down, Twinkle is no where in sight. I bumped into the owner of the car once and requested that he keeps a lookout for a kitten who loves hiding under his car. After a week or so, Twinkle disappeared completely. Just yesterday, I thought I saw a young adult resembling Twinkle somewhere near my blk.


Sweet baby Ariel, tiny and fluffy

Baby Ariel was the youngest of all the kittens I met. She is also the sweetest. I bumped into her one Sunday evening after supermarketing. Seeing that she was so small, I carried her and fed her some kitten food. After finishing only a little, she climbed onto my lap and fell fast asleep for about 10 minutes. That moment was so sweet and touching. I could still remember the warmness of the furry bundle on my lap. While she's sleeping, I tried to call to find out if anyone could foster her temporary but could find none. I have no choice but to try and locate her mother. I scouted for a while before spotting an adult with similar body markings at a nearby power station. I gently put Baby Ariel down, left some adult cat food and hid at a corner to observe. The adult cat (I named her April) sniffed at Ariel and just sat next to her, no hissing. Ariel did not run away. Since there was no hostility, I thought I will leave her there for the night and checked on her again the following morning. Sadly, I never found Baby Ariel again. I pray hard that someone kind brought her home. As for April, I can still sometimes find her at the power station.

Yogi is named so because he looked so much like Yoyo. I found him at my blk three evenings after I found Ariel, fed him some food and then left for the supermarket. By the time I returned, Yogi was nowhere to be found. I never saw him again. Sigh.

Casper (not the ghost!) is another ginger and white kitten I befriended through G (who is the kind soul currently fostering Yoyo). G feeds Casper every night, so does another kind malay uncle. Very active and adorable little boy with a very nice looking tail! I hope Casper grows up safe and sound.


Casper. A pity he couldn't show off his pretty tail in this pic.

Viki is my latest find. I saw this older kitten crossing the road to my blk when I was feeding Maomao one night about two and a half weeks ago. At first, Viki refused to come to me but did so after a while. I can still find Viki once in a while at my blk. The last time I fed her, she has a small balding patch on herside of her body, hope it's nothing serious.

Viki

Viki snoozing

Pixie

Pixie is doing very well in her home with mummy Esther and sister Oreo. She now has another brother and sister, Puma &Tiger. Amazing how her family grew! I heard baby Puma likes to play with Pixie’s tail so I’m trying to help Esther look out for any tail-look-alike toy.

Pixie

Oreo

Pixie & Oreo's fave snooze area

Yoyo

Yoyo has now grown twice her size (compared to when we first found her). Credit must be given to G who has looked after Yoyo so well and lovingly. Yoyo has been sterilised and has recovered from her injured paw (being so hyper, she lost a toe in an accident at home). Still very active despite all that has happened to this young girl. She is still seeking a good permanent home to call her own, a home where she'll live out her life in peace, comfort and love. Please help spread words. On behalf of Yoyo, G and I would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts the following kind sponsors who assisted Yoyo in her road to recovery from her dislocated pelvis:-

Calsifer ($20.00)
Hema Shivram ($30.00)
Joanne Chua ($200.00)
Julian Ng ($150.00)
Juliana Tan ($104.20)
Marion Ng ($50.00)
TC ($150.00)
Vegancat ($50.00)

Total bill: $754.20

Total sponsorship: $754.20

Yoyo's vet bills can be viewed here

2 comments:

Moglee said...

Pixie's happy face lightened up my day today. You have found her a good home.

Celeste Lock said...

Thanks moglee. I hope Pixie will be happy always.