Category Archives: Home Slackers

the fat bums who have staked claims over sofa and beds

We’re back!

Well, stuff happened during the past months, which took away time that was meant for tec’s maintenance. Things are finally looking up and we hope to be up and running again. After all, in real life, we’re still carrying on like the dutiful minions we must be: rob kitty mojo, feline homeseekers to put up for adoption, visits to the vet… a minion’s duties are never done.

Whew! It’s been a trial!


Bamy Wharhol

Just a little tinkering with the camera settings… no software to stitch them together proper though


Lurking, Slacking, and Kitten P0rn

Though I’ve been shirking my minionly online obligations, I have not stayed away from doing my usual lurking and photo-mo stalking.

While I sort through my thoughts on our efforts for the clannies and homeseekers, I’ve continued to snap pics of them all, including the slackers of course. But I have also been getting my virtual fill of kitten p0rn via avenues like trailing after the True Blood six, who are in the wonderful care of one familiar with love and hisses. It’s addictive, to say the least. But it’s also wonderful to see such dedicated effort, and I’ve been cheering for them. It doesn’t hurt that their foster is an adept of snugglecore.

Rheilly (right): … aren’t we cuteness enough?! Meowr!
Philly: Yeah, it’s not exactly easy work you know. The things I put up with.

But of course, events kitty have continue to evolve. Updates will be trickling online.

Ultrasonicat and the ARF munster

Earlier today we brought the home coots Bam Bam and Teddy for a visit to their favourite place – the veterinary clinic.

Teddy went out a full-fluffed cat but came home missing both his flank fuzz.


We subscribe to the belief that beyond the age of 8, home cats – especially strictly indoors only cats, being geriatic, should not get jabs (source) anymore, due to the attendant risks.

However, annual checkups are still necessary. Because Teddy had bladder stones when he was three, and in 2007 was diagnosed with internal bladder wall bleeding and 2 kidney stones, we were concerned about possible complications. So today, an ultrasound and bloodwork was done on him. He now spots new fashion and it is confirmed that while there are (miraculously) no stones in his bladder and kidneys, that his left kidney and bladder looks ok, his right kidney is in stage 2 CRF. Analysis on his urine will return in a few days’ time, which will determine if he needs medication for any related infection. Thereafter, he will be put on a fortekor schedule, just like Bam Bam.

Bam Bam’s been to the vet 3 times in as many months. For him, he’s in a better situation than his brother. Because of the positive outcome from his first review 3 months ago, he’s been on a fortekor reduction schedule. From being on 0.5 fortekor since 2007, he’s gone to 0.25 pill per day and now 0.25 pill every other day. However, that seems to be the limit for him. His next review is in 3 months’ time.

As the vet recommended, we will start them both on k/d. As they both hate k/d, we’re not sure how long we can keep them on it. Luckily, the vet has offered an alternative should k/d not be accepted this time either – phosphate binding agents as the maximum recommended phosphate content should be no more than 0.04% of the diet. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

Next up, Joey and Rheilly’s turn at the vet in 2 weeks’ time. As for Philly, we haven’t forgotten the goofy one and will blog about his situation separately.


Knowing that BambiBaby is out there trying to make sense of what’s happening to him, I am glad the slackers are safe at home. I hope BamibiBaby gets a chance to be in a home too, even if Bambi won’t be coming back to him.


Bam Bam




Team Tubbing

Among the Fellowship of the tubbies, Milo Poopster is studying the art of contortion aka aping quantum physics’ own Schroedinger’s cat.

I mean look at this:

Even Bams the old coot got better tubbing


Only a miniature, like this


can fit such tiny tubs with any conviction


But brace yourself for some advanced tubbing…

snugglecore warning!




Rheilly phot update

btmao has been bugging me to put up her favourite Rheilly photos recently taken, pleading ignorance of flickr and wordpress for not doing so herself (sluggard).

So here they are:
Truncated. Her ample tummy is so generous it makes her look like she’s missing half her length when she poses just so.

Baby tumtum. Ever since her sterilisation nearly 5 years ago, her tummy fur has never grown back. We had hoped that when she joined the slackers 2 years ago, the home environment would help. Better food and shelter have coaxed some fuzz out, but it’s still not the full recovery we had hoped for. But she doesn’t seem bothered by it, so it’s fine by us too. It’s just that bare area feels rather cold to the touch, and that’s when we wonder about getting her a tum-cozy (thank goodness we can’t knit).

She’s just under the coffee table, and in a rare moment of cooperation, allowed me to creep up close for this shot.

She’s sitting on her favourite cushion, and in another rare moment of cooperation, allowed me to get close for some shots

Doze. I was surprised at how relaxed she was this round, usually she would scoot off, not close her eyes. Perhaps she’s lulled by being on her favourite cushion.

That’s all folks, nighty night and purry dreams.