Category Archives: Samia

Suspected semi-pet cat, RIP Jun 2006. Died of hit-and-run soon after de-mojo by us. Izzy’s pal.

The minions got a X’mas prezzie

btmao reported the sighting of a new mature girl in the carpark of Area 1 yesterday morning, before we went down to try to get pics (we ended up getting Isam photos).

It’s  a calico girl, who’s scrawny, scraggly but has a slight bulge in the tummy. She shared food with Ivan and Cassie.

Ivan, the sweet oaf was very magnanimous, but Cassie was a bit edgy.

Our mum mentioned a calico girl she recently saw, around 1 or 2 weeks ago. She thought it was Samia. But we think it’s this new one.

We’re naming her Chrissy, for “Christmas present to the tec cat minions”. One more to rob of mojo!

Samia is no more

One of the friendlier cleaners told btmao that Samia, who’s been missing for a week, is dead. Apparently, her friend saw Samia’s body about a week ago (also the time the little one went missing) by a roadside, the apparent victim of some car-driver.

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I was very sad, as was btmao. Samia had come such a long way from her days of being a scaredy kitt in Area 2, she was blossoming into a confident and friendly young lady when she appeared in Area 1. Perhaps her newfound affinity was her undoing – she would sometimes follow people without regard of her own safety.

Izzy was much the same as her – they were like each other’s shadows. I can only find solace in the fact thay Izzy was well, and around, and going into foster care tomorrow. Let’s hope he gets a home soon.

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For a long time, I never got a really good faceshot for her – because we see them mostly at night, and se’s so affectionte she keeps nosing the cam. So the best image of her pretty face is this alien X-cat shot.

Then on June 3, we finally got some almost-decent shots, before sending off the pallies for de-mojoing. It’s the best we managed, but they don’t do her lovely emerald eyes any justice. Sorry, Samia, rest in peace and watch over cats who venture near roads.

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Big day – Cari homecoming, Isaac taking over, and a new dame

Cari’s back, and duly marked as a clan member. She’s ravenous, and we’re happy to feed her, along with Izzy. Still no Samia.

Well, V handed us a carrier, and got 2 in return. Isaac, sweet boy, was easy to shunt into his carrier. Buddy, the irascible, hoewever, had once again eluded us.

I hurried home from work as early as I could, and managed to get Isaac in a blink. After securing him in our bathroom, I had gone to Area 2 to meet up with btmao and we tried to get Buddy. After the sly one escaped, we trudged home and lo! sitting at the void deck was a sandy long-haired, long-tailed beauty, with brown colour-points and the most amazing light-blue eyes. She looked ok, aside from the dazed bewilderment that seem to haunt every abandonee we’ve met.

btmao and I exchanged a look, and we spread out food for her. It took her a bit to start nibbling, and it was obvious she wasn’t sure if it was food we gave her, again typical of pampered pets newly thrown out. But once she decided the spread was edible, buy did she eat! She was very friendly and easy to handle.

V was coming over with Cari and told to expect 2 boys, we might as well see if we can de-mojo her in place of buddy.

But as I observed her, and from my handling, I realised she was terribly emaciated. We started to get worried.

As we received Cari from V, and handed over Isaac and Corrie, the newly christianed grand dame, we described the two to him. V concurred Isaac may need only a ear snip. Corrie though needed an exam before we could decide what to do for her. i wasn’t hopeful that she was sterilised, nor that she was healthy enough to withstand the procedure.

Well, we’ll see how it goes.

Cari should be tipped by now, plans for Isaac, and worrying for Samia

Well, this is the big day for Cari. She’ll be back on the 8th.

It’ll be like passing the baton – Isaac for sure will be around. I’m hoping we can get Buddy too.

Here’s the thing: I think Isaac’s already neutered – his jewels has the typical raisin look. Given his friendliness, and condition, I’m really suspicious that he’s an abandoned pet. Plus the timing is too fitting – the June school holidays. I really would like to be there the day the people who abandone pets at will get a taste of the same medicine from their loved ones.

Samia still missing.

Isaac!

Bright and early, while preparing to serve Cassie brekkie, btmao got a ‘gift’.

Another head popped out alongside Cassie’s.

Another abandonee? I don’t see why not, it is June School Holiday season, after all.

btmao managed to id the new kid as a young tabby boy with a long perfect tail. Probably 8 – 16 months? Anyway, he’ll find himself tipped-ear soon enough – as long as he sticks around. We dubbed him Isaac.

I just hope we can get him at the same time as Buddy.

btw, Buddy was still in Area 1, hanging out with Izzy.

Samia though, was nowhere in sight. It is really not like her to miss an appointment. Was she annoyed with Buddy, to the extent of upping and leaving? We hope not.

Pictures Cassie and Isaac eating together on the night of 5 June.

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Buddy

Since March, btmao has been telling me about a siamese X male with a dark brown and grey coat, beautiful but very CROSSED blued-eyes in the Clan’s Area 2. He often sticks to Sasha, a yr old pretty siamese cross with a perfect tail and a lovely personality to match. So what else can we call him but Buddy?

Of course, we wanna rob his mojo, his ‘grapes’ were more than ready to be plucked. But the problem is, he’s not a regular. So we’ve been getting nightmares about seeing kittens in Area 2, as there’s at least 1 new girl there, Satin who was also, at that time, elusive and difficult to fix an appointment with (thank goodness for providence, because we managed to catch her and got her done on May 10).

But all this time, I’ve never managed to meet him.

Tonight, just now, I did!

A girl in the neighbourhood had told btmao of a ‘new big male’ in Area 1. We had wanted to investigate. But as usual, btmao was held up with work. She asked me to help feed the Area 1 horde.

Imagine my surprise, when I heard LOUD reverberating calls when gathering Samia and Izzy for their meal (Cara, Ivan the Terrible, and Cassie eats in the carpark).

With the wunder duo following, I soon located the source – a largish male-looking cat through the drain grilles.

He looked up, and the first thought that went through my head was “Buddy!” Because there was no mistaking the crossed blue eyes.

What on earth was he doing in Area 1? That was a question for later. We called V, our trusty pet transport guy, to arrange for overnighting and the mojo-rob.

But after that, I had another problem to solve. I had to do something right then. Buddy was LOUD and leery of attention, but hungry.

Food quietened him, but in slow stages. While I waited for btmao to hurry back and get the carrier, I followed him at a distance. He went round the area, spray-marking EVERYTHING, and the area was dominated by Ian.

I remember seeing Ian going home from territorial patrol duty before that, and groaned at the possible conflict should these two meet.

But though Buddy was busy with stake-claiming, he didn’t seem blood-thirsty. In fact, Izzy and Samia were intrigued and also tailed him/me. But Buddy did not attack or act aggressively. In fact, it was Samia who was back-arching and hissing. Izzy, as usual, was just eager to be friends.

After what seemed like an eternity going in circles and getting all-angled views of Buddy and his spray equpiment, btmoa finally called to say ETA in 10, and that Cari was on the Area 2 side of the buffer zone. BONUS!

I quickly called V about adding one more.

By this time, Buddy seemed to satisfied with his spraying in the area, and started to move toward the carpark.

I got worried, because it would be easy to lose him in there. And he did! Curses! I decided to wait for btmao before trying to locate him again – after all she’s the one he’s familair with.

But guess what? It was another mini-drama moment in the carpark. I decided to feed Cassie whiel waiting.

btmao arrived with 2 cages, and lo and behold! There was Buddy, sitting in plain view, watching Cassie eat.

btmao set out the glutton entrapment, but too bad he refused to let her near. Strangely, he seemed to be wary even of her. Was it because of the new environment. We guess so.

Anyway, we lost him. I continued with Cara and Ivan, while btmao went off for Cari (hopefully she was still accessible and agreeable). Next time, Buddy and soon!

Samia and Izzy Photos

More phone cam pics taken on 30 May.

Samia and Izzy, sharing grub with Cari.

Izzy and Samia – tucking in together
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Izzy, after food
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Samia’s beautiful side profile (don’t mind the food)
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