Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Happy Dachshund (Bag No. 17) - up for auction!

cow and bag

 The dachshund has a notched ear too!

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 5.00pm, on Thursday, 31st July 2014.

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 RM50?

The bids as they come in:

31st July:

At 10.43am, Chucky & Blackie bid RM110.

30th July:

At 5.54am, Loh Lay Peng bids RM51.


I sewed the background while my mum appliqued the doggie.

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Your generous donation of RM50 will go to work immediately to help the street animals who come through us. In return, you get a long-lasting canvas bag which will accompany you on many trips, shopping or for leisure, and you can thus significantly reduce the use of plastic bags and contribute to the preservation of precious ocean life.

Happy bidding and thank you very much for your support!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ginger missing until 6pm... Back home now!

dinner at patio

In the last week or so, Ginger has been coming back late for dinner almost every day. Dinner is at 3.30pm, and Ginger is usually missing. But he would come back by 5pm and have his dinner separately. Sometimes, Mr Zurik is missing too, but he comes in at about 4pm.

But today, Ginger was missing until 6pm.

I pressed the panic button and went out to look for him. I asked the security guard who actually laughed and said, "Aunty ni, selalu saja cari kucing..." He said he had not seen Ginger (I always have a photo of each cat in my phone). I sent Ginger's photo to the shelter and asked if anyone had surrendered Ginger. I did also think that perhaps Ginger's "other family" had sent him away for boarding for the holidays.

But my yardstick is always Daffodil. If Daffodil looked worried, I would worry. But Daffodil was leisurely snoozing in the porch with Rosie.

By 6.15pm, I spotted Ginger on our roof. Yes, not the neighbour's roof, but our own roof.

Come back, Ginger!!

Ginger is back

He wasn't in any hurry...but he came back. From our roof, jumped over to the neighbour's to make his way back.


He didn't seem hungry either.


But I fed him twice. Once on Primal and once on Merrick kibble with his mum.


I'm okay, don't worry...I just overslept.

So this seems to be Ginger's daily pattern nowadays. After dinner, he will stay in the house until the next morning. He even comes upstairs (with Heidi) to wake me up. Very politely too. He does not jump onto the bed, but calls politely at the door. Then, he has breakfast with everyone and sees me off to work. By the time I come home from work, I might not see him anymore until dinner. So, during the time when I am not at home, Ginger is also not at home. Where does he go??

Ahh...the mysterious life of the cat!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A sleepy Saturday

While waiting for their dinner (which is at 3.30pm)...


All the heavyweights are asleep.


Life is good, isn't it?


Tabs is here, by herself.


But Cleo is busy grooming herself, though.




Quick! Hide!!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Green Polka (Blanket No. 53) - up for auction!


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 5.00pm, on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014.

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:

22nd July:

At 4.45pm, Faizati bids RM250.

20th July:

At 1.41pm, PF bids RM200.

At 1.34pm, Irenelance bids RM151.


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

It measures 48 inches by 70 inches.


These three pieces of cloth are contributed by Agnes Cheong. We added our own cloth to complete the design.

Thank you very much, Agnes!


The design is exclusively Ginger and Heidi's.


Sewing and topsewing by me, under strict supervision by Ginger.

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 Backing in matching green, by my mum.

For a donation of RM150, you will be sponsoring the neutering of a dog or a cat's and two vaccinations. Neutering and vaccination save lives on the street. In return for your generous donation, you get a homesewn blanket which will last you a lifetime.

Happy bidding and thank you very much for your support!

Ginger's supervised orientation (with no mishaps)

Today, I took a chance and let Ginger into Bunny's room when everyone was asleep after dinner.


Tabs is friends with Ginger outside. After all, they have breakfast together, but surprisingly when inside, Tabs wasn't friendly anymore. But she wasn't hostile either. Just indifferent and neutral, like, "What are you doing here? I think you are in the wrong place, Mister."


The two titans were asleep.


Cow woke up and looked.

I kept my eyes on Cow and I think I didn't even dare to blink. I was sitting right next to Ginger ready to scoop him up at the first millisecond of danger.

Cow has the speed of lightning and the precision of a micrometre screw gauge with zero error.


Pole walks in, but I know Pole will never attack anyone.


What are you doing in here? 


My eyes were on Cow at all times.

Cow actually woke up, looked at Ginger, rolled on his tummy and went back to sleep.

Cow must be "drugged"?


Tabs wasn't exactly friendly.


 After five minutes, time's up, Ginger. Let's go back outside.

Thus was Ginger's first orientation into Bunny's Place, under strict supervision.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ginger's rooftop escapades

As a follow-up to my concerns about what Ginger does during his rooftop escapades, Chen cautioned me about possible heat-stroke (which may explain why he was in a daze after coming down from the rooftop, but I only observed this on 2 days).

We got talking and Chen suggested I may want to confine Ginger in a bathroom and break his habit of going to the rooftop, a habit he has had even before we moved here, because I'd already spotted him coming from the rooftop when we first encountered him, more than 2 years ago.

I cannot confine Ginger inside the house when I'm at work as we leave access ways for the patiocats to come inside the house should there be any danger outside. If we totally lock Ginger inside the house, the other patiocats would not be able to come inside. And of course Ginger cannot possibly join Bunny's Place. He won't be able to survive the titans.

Ginger went to his rooftop again today but came back in time for dinner at 3.30pm. In fact, I was looking for him at 12.30pm but could not find him. So I guessed he must have gone on an adventure or a snooze again.

When I came home at 3.45pm, our part-time cleaner said "Itu Si Gemuk Oren dah balik, tu dia, dalam rumah". I had earlier told her we were looking for our "orange cat". She's incredibly helpful and is also a cat-lover.


Dinner as usual with everyone else. This time, Ginger did not oversleep.


I felt Ginger's fur. It was cool. And today has been quite a hot day.

It certainly did not seem like Ginger had been under the sun at all. Yet, the part-time cleaner said Ginger had come from the roof. Then, something stuck me.

Now, here's a possible theory...

What if whenever Ginger disappears, he merely uses the rooftop as his route to his other home? After all, Ginger has been living here longer than we have. Maybe Ginger has another home which we do not know about and he takes the roofways to get to and from that home to ours? If so, it would explain why Ginger is so "prosperously endowed". I know for sure I don't overfeed him.

Speaking of which, I was talking to Mukda (the other cat feeder here) the other day. She said Rosie still goes to the pavilion for breakfast every morning. Sometimes, Daffodil too. Then, after getting their one piece of chicken, they will run back to my house. And whenever she walks past my house in the wee hours of the morning, sometimes even Heidi, Vincent and even Mr Zurik would follow her to ask for food. But she said Timmy wanted to join the pavilion but was always very afraid to approach her. He would just mooch around, but dare not get too close, despite the attraction of the chicken that she brought. Ginger would sometimes ask for food too. Rosie is a regular at the pavilion.

So, back to my theory...what if Ginger has another home somewhere? Isn't that totally possible? Maybe he isn't sleeping on the rooftop. Maybe that's just his path to and from his other home? And that's a lot safer than walking on the road. Ginger almost never walks on the roadside. If he has to "travel", I'd rather he takes the rooftop because that would be much safer, especially if he knows the way.

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Whenever he is home, Daffodil is nearby.


Ginger likes to lie somewhere where he can see me, and very often, he lies right outside the grille, staring in. Then, Daffodil will go whack him and make him go away, further from the grille. We can almost hear Daffodil say: "Go away from there, you silly boy, there are titans inside there, it's not safe."

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Whenever he is home, he follows me everywhere and waits for me outside the bathroom, whether it is upstairs or downstairs.

He usually stays around after dinner at 3.30pm and stays inside through the night. Every morning, he comes upstairs and mews. Then, if Heidi is on the bed, Heidi gets down and whacks him. Ginger is very polite; he doesn't jump onto the bed. He just comes near, sits like a dog and mews.

Then we have breakfast and I go to work and I assume, he will do his rooftop escapades.

That seems to be the pattern and for now, I will let him be first until such a time when I see a need to confine him. Ginger has lived in this community even before we moved here. He probably already has a set pattern and he knows what he wants. We can only provide a safe haven for him, nutritious food and lots of love.

Maybe there is another home providing the same for him too and they get Ginger in the mornings?

And maybe that's exactly what happened to Timmy too. His other family decided to confine him once and for all and that is why we don't see him anymore, which also explains why the two psychics say "Timmy will come back". One even said he is being pampered and is living with a bunch of cats somewhere nearby.

So if we were to confine Ginger, his other family will miss him and wonder what had happened to him.

Hmm..the secret and mysterious lives of community cats...

Friday, July 18, 2014

And what do you do at the rooftop plaza, Ginger?

We know that whenever Ginger disappears for hours, he would most probably (almost certainly) be at the rooftop plaza.

But we don't know exactly which part of the neighbour's roof he is at, and more interestingly, what Ginger does up there.

Here's the strange thing....

Whenever Ginger comes down from the rooftop, he seems a little disoriented and is "not himself".

I don't know how to describe it exactly, but he seems a little "high" on something, like he has just sniffed glue or something like that.

Then, he would be in a daze for hours and suddenly, he would wake up and be himself again!


So what do you do at your rooftop plaza, Ginger?

If Ginger meows, we know he is fully awake. If not, he is still in a daze.


Now he is fully awake, and this is 6 hours after coming down from the rooftop.


 Fully awake to supervise my sewing.

What do you think Ginger does on the rooftop?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Doggy in Blue (Bag No. 16) - up for auction!

One of our readers asked if our bags could be dark coloured as that would be more versatile. So my mum sourced for dark coloured canvas and found this dark blue canvas. It isn't as thick as the "canvas" canvas, but it's quite strong too.


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 5.00pm, on Friday, 18th July 2014.

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 RM50?

The bids as they come in:

18th July:

At 4.54pm, Chucky & Blackie bid RM350.

17th July:

At 1.14pm, PF bids RM300.

At 8.27am, Chloe Yap bids RM150.

At 7.08am, Merlinda bids RM100.


This bag measures 17 inches by 13 inches.

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 It has floppy ears! And one V-notched ear.

The applique is hand-sewn by my mum.

Your donation of RM50 will go to work immediately to help the animals who come through us. Every bit counts and is much appreciated. In return for your kind donation, you get this Doggy in Blue bag which you can use with pride as you would not have to use so many plastic bags. Saving marine life and the ocean is also practising kindness to animals. And of course, your donation is also saving dogs and cats.

Happy Bidding and thank you very much for your kind support!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bunny Bun Buns is back to active duty

Well, he was already back to active duty after 2 days, which is amazing, considering that he had not one, but FIVE puncture wounds, but yes, Bunny is back!

No more limping and no more "muka kesian" or resting paw on cat pillow.

Bunny is back to his mischievous ways again!


Back to his normal routine of playing at the Clubhouse after breakfast this morning.

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Wounds dried up, including that one deep puncture wound.


These two bite wounds are healing well too.


I'm looking after Bunny.

Oh, by the way, Indy was caught snarling at Cow the other day. Maybe he was ticking off Cow for attacking and biting Bunny?


After Day 2, I only sprayed this on Bunny's wounds once a day. It was already healing very well.

The best thing is, even if Bunny licks it, it's non-toxic and completely safe. But Bunny doesn't like it and doesn't mind it at all.


After being sprayed with Path-Away.

Luckily Bunny isn't scared of the hissing sound of the spray, unlike Tiger. Tiger would run for his life (that's during his sporo days)! By the way, it's been more than one month now, and shh....the sporo hasn't come back. Phew!


Bunny's favourite perch to look outside.


Indy's sentry post.


Tabs and Cleo are enjoying the morning air.



Cow's scratch on the ear is healing well too. But he is afraid of the hissing sound of the spray, so I dab Path-Away on his scratch with a cotton pad. I think Cow scratched himself during the attack as Bunny doesn't fight back.


The most peaceful and peace-loving cat we have, Tiger.

He never fights, he never retaliates, he is the Mandela of Bunny's Place. A great example to us all.

The Tiger Mantra: Just close your eyes, radiate peace and it will go away.

Tiger has survived EIGHT years under the rule of the Titans, so we have to give his wisdom some thought, don't we?


And Pole, why is it that you eat as much as the boys, yet you are as svelte as the next supermodel?

Where is your secret gym?

An elegant sylph, but do not underestimate her. She actually rules Bunny's Place, if you know the amount of calculated moves she makes every day to gain control...a super intelligent sylph. Her brothers are completely duped. Will take some photos next time and tell her stories, but she's so crafty, you hardly get to catch her in action.


This post is edited by Tabs, the lap-cat editor of this blog!