Sunday, September 10, 2006


Miki, the 6-month old tabby kitten was released tonight (10 Sep 06). He was sterilised on 7 Sep 06. M found him two week ago with dried blood around his mouth and limping badly. He was sent to the vet the next morning. The vet suspected that Miki may probably have been kicked in the mouth and hence the dried blood. As for the limp, it would be due to some scratches inflicted on his feet by other stronger felines. I am more inclined to think he may have fallen off the corridor of the flat while roaming as he is a very curious boy. He likes to peep through the holes along the corridor. And being timid, he may have been frightened by passer-bys and took the plunge.

M and I were quite reluctant to let him go tonight but we had no choice - we couldn't find adopter for this little boy. He had tried going up the stairs at the blk we released him a few times and both of us had to bring him down. I would say he is playful, curious but timid. We can only pray hard he is clever enough not to hurt himself due to his curiosity. We will check on him again and hopefully, he remains safe & sound & grow up healthy.

Update [11 Sep 06 morning]:

I saw Miki this morning. It was great. I hope he'll remain there.

Update [11 Sep 06 night]:

I found Miki with Cinder. The pair are generally quite tolerant of each other. Only a few swats exchanged. None ran away from another. Good sign. I hope they can become friends so they are both not lonely.

Update [12 Sep 06 morning]:
No sign of Miki but saw Cinder at Miki's place when I left home for work at around 8am. M saw Miki at 7am.

Update [12 Sep 06 afternoon]:
Sms from M said - My dad came back for lunch. Went to look for him (Miki), found him in the drain. Think he's sleeping and Cinder was keeping watch. Fed him already.

Isn't this so sweet of Cinder?

Update [12 Sep 06 night]:
Miki was lounging near the lift lobby when I saw him - he seemed relaxed. Cinder was at the other end of the blk busy investigating something that has caught his interest. Gave Miki his second helping of mackerel dinner. He had his first serving at 7.20pm, courtesy of Z, M's youngest sis. Wanted to snap a pic but my camera battery was depleted.

Update [13 Sep 06 night]:

Miki wasn't seen the entire day - all of us got worried. I was searching for Miki after work when I met Uncle Y and M's dad. We did more searching. M's dad found Miki at the next blk and called out to us. M and her sis, A came down when they heard news that Miki was found. All of us were relieved and happy. Cinder gave Miki a kiss - so sweet.

Update [14 Sep 06]:
I have no luck with Miki at all today. However, M's family did see and feed Miki thrice today, which was really good and a relief.

Update [15 Sep 06]:
Miki was last seen at 3+ in the afternoon by M's family. We could not find him at night. Hope the boy is alright.

Update [16 Sep 06]:

Found Miki tonight. He was following a teenage couple. Fed him two packs as he seemed very hungry. It started drizzling lightly. Hope Miki remains safe and sound.

Update [17 Sep 06]:

Update [18 Sep 06]:
I found Miki retching at a corner on the way home. Then he puked some whitish gooey stuff. A little while more, he looked alright. Am glad. Gave him dinner which he didn't bother. Guess he must be full.

Update [19 Sep 06]:

I saw a tabby busy exploring in the big field behind my bus stop. Upon closer inspection, I realised it was Koko and not Miki. Gave Koko supper. Miki appeared 10 minutes later. He came when I called and rolled around. Very sweet of him.

Update [24 Sep 06]:


=^..^= said...

Shocking and horrifying to hear that Miki might have gotten kicked in the mouth. Tsk-tsk... will it never end?

Thankfully he has you to help care for him. Here's to a speedy and full recovery, Miki!

~5-Cat Style

calsifer said...

Lucky Miki... he's in good hands. =)