Friday, January 30, 2015

Cow's "Independence Day"!!!!

I woke up at 5am today. I'm definitely more excited than Cow, that's for sure!

It wasn't until 6.30am that we decided to let Cow have his "independence". It's been so long and last night, I could see he was already scratching everywhere. The vet said "3 days" and today is the third day.


Here we go, Cow...


Collar OFF!!


You've been such a good boy, Cow!


You're free!

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Groom, groom...


Ooh...a nice long scratch!

He didn't rub his eyes (only a little bit), he was more busy grooming his paws and scratching his neck. So the vet was absolutely right. It does take about 3 days after the removal of stitches for the eye to open fully and the itching from the stitches to be minimal.


Eating without the collar, after 25 days!


Enjoy your breakfast to the fullest without having to adjust with the e-collar, Cow!

Chomp it all up!


And drinking water without the collar too.

Throughout the 25 days, I made sure the water bowl was filled to the brim at all times so that Cow could drink more easily with the collar on.


More grooming on his favourite springy bed.


Let everyone see your pretty eyes, Cow.


There we go.


Cow says "thank you very, very much" for all your moral support and kind prayers!


Goodbye, Necky! Thank you for helping Cow heal.

How does Cow do it?

During the three weeks that Cow was on the e-collar (and still is now), he had, on numerous occasions, slipped out through the window grille in the middle of the night.

We don't get to see how he does it, but in the morning, he's outside in the pantry.

You see, we make sure he is INSIDE the room before we lock up for the night (we close the wooden door). The other cats can go in and out of the room to the pantry by using the window, but Cow should not be able to do it as the e-collar is too wide for the window grille.

And yet, he could do it.

How does he do it?


See? This morning, he was outside again.

And I'm very, very sure the e-collar is too wide for the window grille.


So I measured it today.


It's not a perfect circle, but the smallest diameter is 18.5cm.


And the gap in the window is only 10.5cm.


How do you do it, Cow?


Did Indy help you?


We figured it must be Pole. She's a brilliant engineer and an escape artist supremo. She must have calculated the angle of escape and taught Cow how to do it.


It can't be Bunny. He's so lazy, he won't even come in through any gap (big enough) unless someone opens the grille for him.


Best not to ask questions which have no answers and just give me a massage, please?

Yes, a little bit to the right....yes, ahh...

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Tomorrow is e-collar OFF day!

Less than half a day away....yay!!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What Mr Zurik does


He puts on his best "muka kesian" and trots after me all around the park.


He wants people to think he's my loyal cat.

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Today, he followed me for two full rounds again, until I relented and invited him back for a second breakfast.


But he has to eat away from the PatioCats.

This evening, at dinner time, he had a scuffle with Ginger.


Mr Zurik whacked me....sobs.

Yes, Ginger, I witnessed the whole thing. I know. For no reason, Zurik whacked you. He's just trying to pick a fight.


Rosie is so afraid of him.


 If only you'd behave, Mr Zurik...sigh.

Zurik: Я получил планы....

Yes, you are incommunicado, that's why....

Zurik: Вот что я хочу , чтобы вы подумали

Closer to Cow Mau's "Independence Day"

Just a little bit more than a day to go....until Friday morning when the e-collar can finally come off!

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And meanwhile, of course he is still getting his frequent body and facial massages....on demand!

Cow figures he'd better take advantage of the "offer" while it lasts!

One massage coming up, Cow Mau!!

Breakfast at the patio


Breakfast was very early this morning.

It was peaceful as Mr Zurik hadn't come...yet.


But came, he did.

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We feed him twice a day, but he cannot get along with the PatioCats, so we are looking for a home for him.

If you'd like to give him a home, please do let me know. Mr Zurik is an extremely "manja" cat and very clever too!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

December blankets

These were the blankets that we gave away in December to friends who have helped us silently and anonymously over the years. The moment we declared we were going to continue running the Fund, our friends were one of the first ones to start the donation ball rolling again. Eleven more were also given away, but these were returned to us for auction, so you shall be seeing them later when we put them out! We thank all our friends very much!

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A classic patchwork sewn with scraps. Really green in every way!

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This butterfly cloth was contributed by Agnes Cheong.

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A very pretty red piece, sewn with cloth from my mum's stash.

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A red pinwheel piece, designed by Ginger!


From Ginger to his furry friends from across town!

Joyful Polka (Blanket No. 71) - up for auction!

Something bright, cheery and polka-dotty for you!


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, 29th January 2015.

4. The winner is to bank in payment no later than 72 hours after the closing time failing which we reserve the right to offer it to the next highest bidder or to reauction. Winners who fail to bank in payment will be barred from participating in future auctions. 

5. You may use a pseudonym when placing your bid, if you wish, but please use a genuine email address as we need to contact you if you win. Your email address will not be displayed. 

6. Please participate responsibly in the spirit of goodwill, honesty and fun!

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

Do we hear RM150?

29th Jan:

At 5pm: For once, there are no bidders. I suppose there is a time and place for everything! If anyone still wants this blanket, please write to me with your offer. Thank you!

At 6.51pm: We thank Koo for his retrospective offer of RM333 for this blanket. SOLD! Thank you very much, Koo!


All the pieces of cloth are from our own stash.


I sewed these pinwheel pieces and let Ginger decide on the arrangement.


Ginger says he likes it this way.



 Nice, nice! Now, I'll sew in more borders.


 There you go! The backing was sewn by my mum.

This blanket measures 60.5 inches by 74 inches.


The beige backing cloth is contributed by Agnes Cheong.

mini-P1280672Happy bidding and thank you very much for your support!

We have now cut down on merchandise (doctor's orders so that I don't do too much and suffer a relapse!) and are depending on our reserves, cash donations and auctions. If you'd like to help us sustain our Fund for the animals, please do send this link to your friends and family. Thank you!