Monday, March 31, 2014

The helpful PatioCats


I was transferring a new packet of kibbles into the food arsenal this morning and Vincent came to help...immediately!


Dig in, Heidi, dig in...before she comes back...quick, Heidi!!


And here's Ginger with me inside the storeroom.

mini-P3310617I'm helping to count the bars of soap...

Today, we are delighted to receive an order of 70 bars of soap and 15 tubes of toothpaste! The order is from the Mudita Buddhist Society. They are making offerings of requisites to the monks. Buddhist monks are offered food, medicine, clothing (robes) and basic requisites, by the lay community. So, instead of buying soap and toothpaste from the supermarkets, Mudita decided to get their supply from us.

Isn't that wonderful? The monks will get to use cruelty-free products (which is so good for their spiritual practice), the street animals benefit from our Fund, all parties are not be supporting animal-testing and by this noble deed, we educate by example!

It's a Win-Win-Win-Win situation!

Thank you, Mudita Buddhist Society, for supporting our cause!

Cleo and her "manja" ways

While Cleo is a no-nonsense princessy-cat and she is the only one whom Cow is afraid of, she has her own "manja" ways too!


She loves being patted and stroked, but only on her own terms and only when she asks for it.


But don't try and cuddle her or carry her - she doesn't like it at all.


If you want to be in her good books, follow her cue.


She'll tell you what she wants. You just got to "listen".


I want to be patted.

mini-P3290617Although Cleo is 7 years old this year, she'll always be our "little girl"!
There's this "baby" youthful look in her that makes her totally adorable.

CareBears Blankie (No. 36) - up for auction!


It's the CareBears!

This CareBears cloth is contributed by Agnes Cheong. Thank you very much, Agnes.
The rest of the matching cloth is from our stash.

Auction Rules:

1. Please check the latest comment for the latest bid before putting in yours.

2. All bids are placed as comments on this blogpost. All comments will be published instantly in chronological order. 

3. The auction ends at 5pm, on Tuesday, 1st April 2014. (Strictly no April Fool's tricks, please.)

Note: Please monitor this post near closing time if you want to ensure that you are the highest bidder.

100% of the winning bid will be channeled to our Fund for the animals.

Do we hear RM150?

The bids as they come in:

31st March:

At 4.02pm, Red Bean Soup bids RM333.

At 11.33am, Bear Bear bids RM228.


This is a two-layered cotton patchwork without padding in between.

The blanket measures 59 inches by 77 inches.

(Ginger is not included in the auction!)

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As always, the sewing was supervised by Ginger, as well as Heidi.


Photo taken this morning.

No, no, no....this is MY blanket, it's the same colour as me!!


I want this blanket!! 


I want it, I want it! It's mine!!


The backing is done by my mum, with the cloth contributed by Agnes and Gerley.


Will this blanket be yours?

Let CareBears lead the way forward in caring! For RM150, you get to subsidise a street dog's neutering or a cat's plus two vaccinations. In return, you get this lovely CareBears blanket that will last a lifetime, endorsed by the PatioCats!

Ginger is looking at the next blanket's his job to supervise and ensure quality control.

Happy Bidding!!

Tiger Day 24

Today is Day 24 and it has been a roller-coaster ride with Tiger. In fact, I think we are facing a setback, but let's hope it's either due ot licking or it's a minor one.

This morning, everything looked fine.

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Left front pay - just one stubborn sore to watch out for.

mini-left hind A

Left hind leg - all drying up, as they were in the previous days.

mini-left hip

This one on the left hip is another stubborn one.

mini-right hip B

The right hip actually had all these sores, which I didn't really notice earlier until they were drying up.
They are still dry now.

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But by evening, I noticed the sores on the hip getting inflamed (it could be due to licking).

So I thought I should apply the Wound Protector...


These ones on the hip.
I managed to trim the hair around all the sores on both hips so that they can be monitored more closely.


The ones on the left hind leg still looked quite okay.

Since I was applying the Wound Protector on the hip sores, I thought I should apply on all the other sores.

That turned out to be a bad idea, because within the hour, the other sores too became inflamed.

I think it could be due to licking. At least, I HOPE it's due to licking and that we are not facing a setback.


Left front paw - slightly inflamed.


Left hind leg - quite inflamed.


So, it's back to Lamisil cream and e-collar again (at least for one hour).


Sorry, Tiger ol' boy, you have to wear the collar for awhile.

We want you to get well.

Let's see how things are tomorrow and we can then decide if we should not use the Wound Protector.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tiger Day 23

The sores continue to dry up!


The left hind leg - the Gang of Eight all drying up!


The right hind leg.


The left front paw - one more stubborn sore (photo taken in the morning).


Photo taken in the evening.


The one on the hip - also drying up, but a bit tricky as it gets inflamed when it is licked.


Tiger on this chair.


Tabs sleeping amongst the pandan leaves.

mini-P3290629Today is Day 23. When Tiger was first diagnosed, I was cautioned that the treatment will take months and is going to be very challenging. It was going to be a long, long haul, but I'm glad Tiger has shown great improvement over the past few days. I hope there will be no relapse.

Thank you, everyone, for all your kind wishes and prayers for Tiger!

P.S. The vet told me there was another case of an FIV+ sporo cat where a relapse occurred after 2 months. The sporo spores are really a stubborn and resilient lot.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Who's who at Bunny's Place

Now, over at Bunny's Place, the social hierarchy is far more complicated and is fluid and non-linear.

Yes, it changes according to the seasons.

Right now, we observe this:


Tabs is at the bottom of the social food-chain. Cow & Bunny bullies her.


But Indy and Cleo bullies Cow.


Pole bullies Bunny.


Bunny bullies Tiger.


Indy bullies Cow.


Cleo bullies Cow and takes a swipe at everyone and anyone who crosses her path.

And Cleo is only afraid of...



And Pole is afraid of her imaginary friend but this only happens once in a while!

It's complicated and non-linear, so here's the chart:


Subject to change without prior notice!

Who's who at the patio


As in human communities, there is also politics and social hierarchy in feline communities.

At the patio, we have observed the following:


Ginger intimidates Vincent; Vincent is actually very scared of Ginger.


Vincent intimidates Mr Zurik.


Mr Zurik intimidates Willy.


Willy chases Heidi.


And Heidi rules us all!

So, we humans are at the bottom of the social food-chain, so to speak!!


Tiger and Tabs are peace-loving cats, so they are welcomed everywhere.

Choose peace. It's the wiser choice!


Timmy used to bully Ginger, but this has stopped now. Wise Timmy Thompson!