Daily Archives: October 24, 2006

Yuki is Snowball now, he’s also unwell

Foster Mum just called. V had gone by the cattery, and showed Yuki to her. Change of plans in order.

She is very concerned that Yuki may have the same skin problems as Snowy. Apparently, the reddish spots and patches we saw on Yuki are not scratch/bite marks but manifestation of skin irritation, like Snowy had. Tomorrow she will bring him to the vet to get him looked over.

Now it seemed even more clear that Yuki, whom Foster Mum is calling Snowball, was abandoned. Such irresponsible behaviour is utterly contemptible. The idiots who abandoned Snowball haven conveniently burdened others with their responsibility.

Going by what Snowy went through, the potential cost of stabilising Snowball’s condition would cost somewhere between $500 to $1,000. It’s a big whammie for us because we’re still reeling from the assorted problems of Marty, Corrie, Kheilly, Joey, and Bam Bam, and having to cover Corrie and Rheilly’s care – both are FiV. Luckily, Angel’s costs are being taken care by her sponsors. Not a lot of comfort in our situation, really, but it’s still tons better than having to foot everything by our twoselves, considering our overly modest salaries.


Felinetology breakthrough: new slackerpod and tabbysaurus fossils

Sunday, twenty-second day of the tenth month of the year two thousand and six, A.D.

New discoveries galore! Found in the badlands of Tipped Ear country, a brand new, totally intact specimen of the long theorised Tabbidocus Phillysuarus Tummilicious:

What’s even more remarkable is a cluster of Tabbidocus has also been unearthed in the vicinity:

Felinetologists say this confirms theories of the Tabbidocus diaspora. This cluster is especially significant as it not only contain the suspected Phillysuarus, and the ultra small Rheillysaurus Minipodus, a rare Tabbidocus, Tabbidocus Kheillycetus Fluffisaurus, can also be traced among the well-preserved stone. The Kheillycetus Fluffisaurus is thought to be an ocean-living sub-species, found among early whale fossils. It is believed to have paralleled the leviathians’ evolutionary path well into the present day (even sharing their plight of being forced to the brink of extinction by Japanese, Norwegian and Icelandic whale killers, differing only in the predation species, with the Fluffisaurus being hounded by the twin terroribus of Tedimetridon and Bamallosaurus).


These discoveries have been long anticipated, especially after the spectacular finds of the Joeysaurus Largeus.


The Joeysaurus Largeus is only pre-dated by the Tedimetridon and the ferocious Bamallosaurus.

File pictures


Vid’d – Cassie and Yuki

They interacted, did Yuki and Cassie, sort of…

Cassie – my, how you’ve grown, girl

has grown and packed on a fair bit of heft. She certainly looks more succulent than Yuki does, though she started off scrawny like he is now.

Before (Jun 24)


After (Today)

This loving young lady is  still looking for a home. Anyone interested to open your heart and home to her?

Found and secured – Yuki!

So, after btmao came back from the morning feed, we went for breakfast with mum. On the way back, who should we see but the (alleged) new kitt around town, slumbering in a quiet corner at Cassie’s. Really Selamat Hari Raya man!

btmao collected Cassie’s leftover food to offer the new kitt – food that she would usually dispose of. While she was gone, I approached the (guesstimated to be) tweenager, who was calm and relaxed. Very unlike the first time we saw him, when he scooted up the stairs and was so wild-eyed – probably settled in a bit now.

Being so near, I’ve got a clear look, and this new kitt doesn’t look so big as we remembered. I wondered if there was another white cat, a large male roaming about – but the tail definitely looks about right. I hope it was the lighting at our first meeting that misdirected us.

Anyway, seeing how relaxed the kitt is, I took the plunge and outraged the furry one’s modesty – I fiddled with the tail, which is bent and double-backed on itself toward the butt, and whe that didn’t work, lifted the legs.

Viola! It’s a B.O.Y!

And boy is he grubby. Who can blame him – he’s a pure white cat, and you know what Mum would say about wearing white.

At this time, btmao returned with kibble, and Cassie, who’s happily tailing her ‘mum’. We watched for a bit, but neither Cassie nor the boy were confrontational – good sign.

The boy GOBBLED… some of the kibble. He seemed hungry but stopped pretty quickly. We think he’s a still a bit confused. Here he is, lip-smacking from getting some grub.


He has bi-coloured eyes. And he reminds us of Snowy, a member of Foster Mum’s personal troop


So we decided to name the kitt after Snowy. So now he is Yuki, japanese for snow/courage. He’s got a long way to go if he wants to match Snowy’s heft, obviously.

Anyway, here’s a better look at Yuki-chan:

Of course we can’t leave Yuki to fend for himself – he must be robbed of mojo. His healthily swelling ‘grapes’ demand immediate attention.

We called V asap. btmao went home for a carrier as soon as V confirmed he could come collect Yuki in an hour.

While waiting for the carrier, I snapped more pics of Yuki and Cassie. And had some time to think.

Like this: Yuki is certainly not a local. We’d seen him sooner else. Given his pure white coat, and his bi-colour eyes, I wouldn’t put it beyond some irresponsible homo sapien to take a shine to the idea of “owning” such a cat. It was probably the coolness factor, the novelty was too appealing to ignore, and the unthinking idiot kittnapped Yuki from where ever. Of course, novelty fades, and the idiot who kittnapped him got tired, and lacking even the decency to put the poor kitt back, conveniently dumped him downstairs. Now, btmoa and I are fine with adding Yuki to the clannies’ roll in Area 1. However, what’s to say there won’t be a second, third or even fourth idiot who thinks like the first one who kittnapped Yuki here? Imagine the stress for Yuki, to be moved and dumped, what carousel nigtmare. He’s lucky this time – Cassie is friendly, and though he got a slight wound between the shoulder blades (prolly courtesy of Ian or Ivan), he’s in a friendly place. His next destination may not be so welcoming. btmao and I mulled over it.


Easy-loading. yuki took just a little nudge to go into the carrier. Before him however, Cassie checked out the facilities. She was duly evicted, and Yuki invited in of course.

But it seems like she’s wondering why she’s not getting membership privileges. All we can say, she don’t know the half of it.

We were done with mulling before V arrived. Foster mum concurred, and she is willing to take Yuki on. So there’s a change in plans, V will get Yuki his first vaccination shot tomorrow and cart him off to Foster Mum. We’ll of course, put Yuki up for adoption.

Macy Pilled by nurse btmao

Yeah, we didn’t foie gras feed Macy her med last night, as planned.  We discussed how she hated taking meds, and decided she could do without the repeat stress. So we left it off, and this morning I was supposed to go help with the pill feeding. Alas I overslept, and btmao couldn’t or didn’t wake me. I call it prudent of her to abort the futile plan.

Good thing is, she managed to give Macy her pill anyway. Macy was also looknig better today. RELIEF!