It sums up the blog, but just who be the clannies, really?
Tipped Ear Clan - Singapore Cats: the Homeless, the Homeseeking, and the Homeslackers of the 2 kitty mojo robbing siblings who serve the CLAN.
Looking for caregivers in these areas. Somebody wants to talk to you!
(Posted 28 Feb 08)
Olympics clean-up Chinese style: Beijing 2008 propagate death camp for cats and dogs
TEC’s Kitties Looking For Homes
Foster Mum’s Critters Looking For Homes
(Please send enquiries to sephycat at gmail dot com)
HOMESEEKING AND KITTY TLC
* What breed/pattern/colour is Kitty?
* Kitty TLC and preptime primer aka launching pad for finding out cat tlc stuff tec has gathered.
- NOTE especially Hey, what's that in my food dish??
* Smokers: Think of your pet before lighting your next cig
* Happy cats DON'T need balls
* Keep yourself up-to-date on some of the ongoing kitty supplies promos: Cat Supplies Bulletin
* Read about the pet food recall and other pet food related issues via our pet food recall tag and our *** PET FOOD RECALL *** page.
TNRM AKA MOJO ROBBERY
* TNRM - minions on cat business
* No-Kill Communities and the importance of TNRM
* Speak up against this ridiculous rule - HDB pet rule specifically BANS cats only
* "Good karma feeding" kill cats
SOS – YOUR HELP NEEDED, PLEASE
SOS - Singapore
URGENT APPEAL: Allow all breeds of Dogs and Cats in HDB flats. (Ref: Petition: Allow all breeds of Dogs and Cats in HDB flats)
SOS - Asia
* HELP: Stop the cruel Korean dog and cat meat market
* Help Stop the cruel Chinese/Guangdong dog and cat meat market
SOS - World
* The White Tiger Fraud or Meet the real captive-bred white tiger
(Wah, the vaulted Singapore Zoological Gardens also got White Tigers leh!)
* China's Shocking DOG and CAT fur trade.
* 'Pet' Foods and Animal Testing Policies. And do you know what's in the food you feed your kitties?
* Circuses.com: Please say "No", because animals can't.
* Tyke the elephant, and her fellow victims of Captive Animal Entertainment.
- Area1: Schwinger Central
- Area1: Snippety Happy
- New kitty in the hood
- Sophie has found her home
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Vicky
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Sophie
- Pierre may lose his eye…
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Cherrie
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Bee Hoon
- Homeseeker: Josh
- Appeal: Homes needed for loving angel towing 8 little devils
- Appeal for Homeless Pierre: going blind and needing a home
- Help: Save the pigeons living in Singapore
- We’re back!
- Get your CNY goodies fix and do a good turn at the same time!
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- Cat Litter - Is Pine A Good Alternative?
- Acute/Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) - aka Kidney problems
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CURIOUS CATS FOLLOWED TEC PAWPRINTS TO THESE PLACES
- Adoption Ins and Outs
- Eh wait, since these are stray cats, do I have to pay to adopt? (3)
- Adoption – Cat Lost and Found. A Year-Long episode of anxiety and worry (1)
- Adoption Agencies (5)
- Guardians we be (4)
- I ABSOLUTELY can’t have a 2nd cat – my psychokitty will have a hissy-fit! (1)
- More on why fosters can’t help but seem like drill sergeants (1)
- Sealed with a kiss. Actually, tons of faith. (2)
- So what’s your trip about this adoption thing? (1)
- The cat isn’t behaving like you described, what gives? (1)
- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (4)
- Foster Mum’s Homeseekers
- If You Take the Time To Understand Them, Cats Make Great Pets
- Questions the potential cat parent must consider
- Starter Kit and FAQ for the Kitty Foster/Rehomer
- Adoption Ins and Outs
- Tipped Ears
- Abandonment and homelessness
- Club Rad – irrational cat complainants
- Feeding the army – essentials
- Filing a police report in cases of ABUSE
- Government (ir)rationale for banning cats from 85% of homes
- How to sterilise stray cats?
- Ok, I get TNRM now. Cool! Where do I sign up?
- Responsible Feeder Bag
- Singapore’s Love-Hate Relationship with TNRM
- The Clannies dictating our lives
- TNRM – minions on cat business
- TNRM 101 – the Practical Handbook you can’t buy, but can read for FREE
- TNRM Useful Resources
- Tracking – TNRM Reimbursement from CWS
- What’s TNRM?
- Why the reluctance to sterilise
- You Don’t Have To LOVE Them, Honest!
- A little primer on those health test results
- Acute/Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) – aka Kidney problems
- Bad Habits – Destructive Chewing
- Brain Damage – A plausible vaccination after-effect
- Cat litter – An experiment in silicon gel
- Cat Litter – Is Pine A Good Alternative?
- Cat Litter – So what’s out there
- Cat litter – the bin
- Cat Litter – To Scoop or Not to Scoop
- Cats no-no for asthma kids? Hogwash
- Collar – hot and bothersome
- Dental care – Mum, Dad, my mouth hurts
- Does Kitty ass-drag across the sofa, or just smell bad ‘there’?
- Don’t give old Jolly Rogers a chance to laugh at your pet’s expense
- Enrichment – Scratch Post
- Enrichment – toys
- Essential kitty care references for the cat parent
- Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
- Feline Infectious Enteritis (FIE)/feline parvovirus (FPV)/feline panleucopenia
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FiP)
- Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
- Feline Lymphoma/Cancer/Tumours
- Fireworks – it’s no party for pets!
- Genetic defects & white cats with different coloured eyes
- Getting a urine sample from kitty
- Handy contacts for the Singapore animal guardian
- Hey, are you changing my food?
- Hey, are you making my dinner?
- Hey, can we have a water refill here
- Hey, is my kibble fresh?
- Hey, is that tuna good for me?
- Hey, is your kitty’s food warm and toasty when delivered?
- Hey, what’s that in my food dish??
- Introducing a new kit into the bloc: How To Avoid the “Wham! Bam! Hissy-Fits” Syndrome
- Kitty Allergies – Food
- Making Kitty eat his meds
- Micro-chipping: Cat NRIC
- Mum, Dad, why am I itching?
- Never crash diet the moggie either
- On the other hand, you don’t want to be the lord-parent of the species either
- One is really not the answer you want
- PETFOOD RECALL
- Quick, call the vet!
- Roly poly isn’t cute, unless you’re a whale stocking up for summer
- Safety: Keep kitty indoors!
- Safety: Mesh up your windows
- Scratching Below the Surface- Cat Scratching as Communication
- Scratching: A Cat’s Prerogative
- Smokers: Think of your pet before lighting your next cig
- Sun-burning cats and lumpy skin
- Travelling… in terror?
- Vaccination and cancer
- Vegan diet for cats? Still a controversy
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- Area1: Schwinger Central July 7, 2010The Snippety Happy bunch are back. They arrived shortly after 10pm this evening. All looked good, though wide-eyed from the trauma of their abduction and mojo-robbery. Before their homecoming btmao and I went around the area, hoping to encounter the absentee … Continue reading →calsifer
- Area1: Snippety Happy July 5, 2010We thought we had a new kitty in the hood… what do we know. The kitty we confirmed about 2 weeks was an agouti female – she was sitting right outside our door, on the ninth floor, on a night when btmao … Continue reading →calsifer
- New kitty in the hood June 8, 2010On this workday morning, as btmao and I were hurrying to the busstop to catch the feeder service, what should we spy but a pretty kitty sitting by a staircase at the foot of our block. It was a little … Continue reading →calsifer
- Sophie has found her home May 31, 2010Sophie, foster mum’s homeseeker, is now home-free. Yay!Filed under: Randomcalsifer
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Vicky April 19, 2010(Must read: Cat care refs.) Vicky is a petite 7 month old female. She is very friendly and trusting. She has a perfect long tail and has dainty tabby patches on a mostly white coat. No one knows where she … Continue reading →calsifer
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Sophie April 18, 2010(Must read: Cat care refs.) Sophie is an adult silver tabby… … with accents of ginger in her striking stripey fur. She also has a perfect long tail… And the rest of her is as pretty… as anyone could wish … Continue reading →calsifer
- Pierre may lose his eye… April 16, 2010… but it won’t be the end of the world as NIC, left in pic with best pal Jurgen, a doubly blind old bear rescued from the cruel bear bile farms of China show. Both NIC and Jurgen are of … Continue reading →calsifer
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Cherrie April 15, 2010(Must read: Cat care refs.) Pretty Cherrie is a headbutter, gentle and purry beyond words. She is sweet and inquisitive, and always respond positively to attempts to interact with her, even in mid-groom. Cherrie is an adult female calico with … Continue reading →calsifer
- Foster Mum’s homeseeker: Bee Hoon April 14, 2010(Must read: Cat care refs.) Bee Hoon is a lovely trusting female cat with bags of affection to give. A black beauty for the true cat lover. She is herself a connoisseur of the humble but delightful rustic dish, Bee … Continue reading →calsifer
- Homeseeker: Josh April 13, 2010(Must read: Cat care refs.) Josh is a young ginger spotted tabby white male cat with lovely amber eyes. He is very affectionate, calm, and loving. He is not afraid of other cats but is non-aggressive. In fact will try … Continue reading →calsifer
- Area1: Schwinger Central July 7, 2010
Category Archives: Foster Mum – tec clannies in her care
But of course he still endeavours to his life’s work of collecting as much shuteye as he can. It’s a good thing his ARF is under control now.
But her progress in integrating into cattery life has been much slower than her health recovery. She used to be leery of contact, but since late last year, she’s started to accept life in the cattery and our friendship, so much so she purrs even while resting.
She started her time with us and in the cattery in very bad shape. Luckily for her, her condition could be controlled and her health restored.
She has come far from that scrawny, furless scared kitty we met during the Christmas of 2006.
Thank you very much.
Frankie‘s days melt from one into the next. But for a kitty with ARF, what’s better than peace and routine?
He is a very lucky boy, first to have his problem promptly noticed and treated, thanks to the attention he gets from Foster Mum and her helpers. And then for meeting kind people who have helped with his monthly expenses. If he understood, we are sure he would be counting his blessings. Since he doesn’t, it falls to us minions to say thank you to everybody who has helped him in one way or another. Thank you.
Even before our last update, Angel’s health has been on a little roller coaster ride, sometimes good, sometimes not. But on the whole, she was doing well for a cat with FiV. These two photos on 1 Oct, though not the best, are her last “good times” pictures.
We don’t update on her often, mostly because it is hard to update when it is bad news and there are no dignified photos of her to show. Every time she falls sick, it gets a bit harder for her to recover, and she looks that bit more worn even when she is in the pink.
Sometimes she just didn’t want company, and we respect that feeling under the weather as she must have been, she might be trying to work out why she got into these health swings. At such times, we leave her alone as she would have wanted to be.
But sometimes, it’s just because she’s too tired to ask for attention. So we do try a tentative uninvited head scritch. If she doesn’t reject our advances, we know it is an invitation to continue.
We are always carefully optimistic when Angel goes on her health swing. We hope she recovers, but we know there’ll always be that one where she won’t come back from. Her health swings are a downward spiral to the end and it does get difficult, knowing the scruffy one before us used to look like this.
Now she seem to shrink every time it happened, but her alert and bright eyes, her purring and her quiet, calm, dignified demeanor seem to be her way of reassuring us that she has made it back. The last time she made it back almost fully was a year ago, in October 2007. Since then, she just seemed to lose a bit more of her vitality despite recovering each time. Though she ended up giving a little bit more ground every time, Angel remained a fighter, taking every defeat in her stride.
Still we always hope when that final one came, it would be a short one so that she wouldn’t have to endure prolonged discomfort and pain.
Over the past days, Angel started on that final spiral. Yesterday morning, Foster Mum called to inform us that Angel would be leaving soon. We could not visit yesterday but rushed over early this morning.
Angel looked to be in a sorry state, shrunken to half her already shrunken size. Her tired body was really just skin stretched over bones, and there were huge swathes of bald patches over her body. There were large sores over her back, and her wet paws seemed to be oozing pus. She was drooling, her nose was runny, and she was wheezing loudly through the mucus blocking her air passage way. The cage she was in was covered with highly absorbent clinical-grade materials, to soak up the discharges oozing from her body and ensure she stayed dry and comfortable. Foster Mum said that the materials had been replaced 4 times in the last hour alone. Angel’s body was truly breaking down.
Despite the state her body was in, it was her eyes that really broke our hearts. Though covered by a wet yellow discharge, she opened them when we called and touched her. In those eyes we can see that same clear alertness that told us she was still here. The alertness in her somewhat rheumy eyes was in total contradiction to the reality of her physical body. We spoke quietly to her in turn, and told her it was all right to let go if she was ready, that she didn’t have to fight it this time if she felt too tired.
She was facing the wall when we first went in to look at her. But later, when we were outside the cattery, we looked in and saw that she had adjusted herself to face the window we were peeking in from. She seemed to have anticipated us and was looking at us expectantly. Looking at her then, I couldn’t help but feel even more starkly: what a wonderful companion she would have made someone, despite the brevity of her life. My only regret is that she had not the chance to be in a home situation, though the cattery is not a bad home for a cat by any stretch of the imagination.
The only one of her sponsors to have visited her also came by to say good bye in the early afternoon.
At 4.56pm today, Foster Mum called to inform us that Angel has passed on.
Frankly, Angel has always been the retiring type, more calm and reserved than outgoing though she enjoyed head scritches. Though we do not see her all the time, we do get the sense that she knew us. This was even more apparent today. Foster Mum and her helpers have said their goodbyes of course. But she seemed to have been waiting for us, minions and her visiting sponsor, to bide goodbye too.
Now we can only take comfort in the fact that her final journey was short and a relatively uneventful one.
Rest In Peace, dear Angel.
(Out of respect for Angel and to preserve her dignity in death, we did not take any photos of her today.)
I’ve been tied up with the new job since day 1. Working 10 hours almost everyday and throwing in weekends as well.
Am crabby, tired and missing the cattery kitties whom we’ve not visited for 3 weeks now. I barely have time to entertain the home slackers as it is.
With the upcoming long weekend, I am hoping I’ll be able to visit, but there’s too much human shit to shovel so much work to clear! Instead of the real deal, I can only sneak looks at the pictures we managed to take at the cattery for stress relief.
Here’s a lovely calico-torbie threesome, their reposing belying the tension all feel. Anyone able to recognise Chrissy?