Damy now on Clomicalm

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There is spraying and there is obsessive spraying! At my wits end I finally decided to try medication. The vet prescribed something called Kalm to try for a few days before starting on the clomicalm. Done that and there was no change in his behaviour. Gave him the first dose of clomi yesterday but only 5mg which is half the amount prescribed. No side effects so far… he is his usual self but perhaps a little calmer and there was less spraying. Dare I hope?

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Muddy is sick

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Muddy has been loosing weight. He is also dehydrated and has poor appetite. Going to the vet tomorrow… worried it’s kidney failure… sigh!

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Bo found a new home

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Bottlebrush

Bo was adopted 3 years ago but the family is now moving to Dubei and not taking her along. Thanks to my friend Ivy Bo has found a good new home!

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Three Kitties

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Both cats limping

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Both like to start fights… Stoney will go after Damy and Stitches will bully Stoney. Now both are limping Continue reading

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Pebble on medication

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Pebble had to take 5 pills and a liver tonic. I was worried, but she takes it all with her food…. no fuss at all!

 

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A Burmese named Suu Kyi

 

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November 28, 2012 · 5:53 am

Lucky

He had a lucky escape! Saw him running in the middle of a busy road last Sunday near the Polyclinic causing traffic congestion. Before LK arrived with a carrier a couple with a JRT stopped to help. We all thought that he was abandoned as he was not wearing any collar. They had a carrier in their car and took him in. We forgot to exchange contact numbers with the couple… but I did suggest putting a “Found Dog” Ad in the papers.

Hope to see the ad in the papers tomorrow… so that Lucky and owner can be united.

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The new bathrooms

Not your usual lampshade

We like!

Water-saving toilet

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THE WOUND IS WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS YOU

The wound is where the light enters you

I said, “What about my EYES?”
God said, “Keep them on the road.”

I said, “What about my PASSION?”
God said, “Keep it burning.”

I said, “What about my HEART?”
God said, “Tell me what you hold inside it.”

I said, “Pain and sorrow.”
He said, “Stay with it. The wound is the place where the light enters you.”

~ Rumi

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RIP Billy Boy

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Billy Boy passed away last night

Missing you…

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Playful Coco

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Rainbow Eyes

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October 31, 2012 · 11:59 am

Rope Work

Patched one scratching post , added rope to the washboard… the cat tree will be next

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Kidney failure

Billy Boy is still enjoying his food though only small portions. He is very thin now and needs sub-q twice daily.

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New preloved scratching post

A stack of egg trays also makes a good scratching post

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Spinal tap

Discharged Ashley today. The results will only be out in a few days time. All the tests cost $1.300,- so far. The spinal tap alone was $600.- but no choice have to give him a chance of diagnosis and treatment.

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HIP work starting

Two bathrooms will be hacked… my home will turn into a construction site… sigh!

Hope to use those egg trays to reduce the sound level at the balcony where all the cats will have to be confined in cages and carriers. Not ideal… but I can’t think of any better solution.

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Still in the dark…

Ashley is now on Zitromax… and still not much improvement. Three months of high fever, fast breathing, poor appetite and weak legs. He also keeps losing weight…

I will probably not continue further treatment… which would be biopsy of of all his organs.

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Cleaning the cat fountain

Yuck! I never knew that this thing could be taken apart!

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Weak hind leg

Ashley went for review yesterday… vet suspects neural damage as reflexes are slow. Ash can still walk but only slowly. It has been several weeks and still no improvement. He is taking Neuroforte.

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After hernia operation

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Manja’a final vet bill

Many thanks to the kindhearted people who sponsored part of Manja’s medical expenses! They are Crystal, E, AB and Crystal’s colleagues. the total sponsored amount so far is $2.250,-

And not forgetting to thank LK, who had borrowed $500.- from a friend when the $4.000,- deposit was required. Manja was very lucky that Crystal found her and that LK happened to pass by… and that her owner was willing to do all he can to have her treated.

As Crystal says, if one of us was missing the deposit could not have been payed…

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Please mesh windows!

Your cat may not be that lucky…

Manja is expected to make a full recovery… no organ or nerve damage!

Total vet bill: $7.324,-

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Manja’s vet bills

Sorry, that the photo is not very clear. The first bill is from AMK for the amount of $391,80 and the other one shows the deposit of $4.000,-

Meanwhile Manja is doing very well and may even be going home as early as tomorrow. The total cost for surgery at Mt Pleasant as of today is $6,700.

The following contributions have been received so far: $300,- from AB, $800,- from E (cheque on the way), $100,- and another $50,- from Crystal’s colleagues

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Hernia

Darly will be going for hernia operation. There was some small bulge at the side of his body after his skin graft, which was done about one year ago. I didn’t think much about it but as Darly was gaining weight the bulge became much larger. From what I read, it must be what is called incisional hernia.

I showed a photo of Darly to Dr. Kitty from AMK and she advised to have the hernia repaired as his intestines could be torn during cat fights… and he certainly is always looking for fights!

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Good as new

Healing nicely!

LK had a hard time medicating him and cleaning his wound as he is not too friendly. Charcoal will be released tomorrow.

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I WOULD’VE DIED THAT DAY IF NOT FOR YOU

Came across this poem, for all of you dedicated animal rescuers and caregivers out there:

I would’ve died that day if not for you.
I would’ve given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would’ve used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
… I would have left this life believing that all humans don’t care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn’t matted
skin that isn’t flea bitten
good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on
someone to love me
to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me…

You saved me from the terror of the pound,
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other cats like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room…to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying.

I am the reason
The cats before me are the reason
As are the ones who come after. Our lives would’ve been wasted, our love never given
We would die if not for you

Author Unknown


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Appeal for Manja who fell from 7th storey

We managed to find the owner and they showed their love and concern for their cat… and also agreed to mesh all their windows. They have settled the bill at AMK and payed $800,- down payment at Mt Pleasant Hospital… where the surgery will be done by Dr. Dennis Choi. The problem is that they can’t really afford the estimated $6.000,- payment for Manja’s surgery.

The sum of $4.000,- needs to be payed before they start on the surgery… which would be in 2 or 3 days time… when she has more stabilized… there is also injury to the lungs.

In order to save the cat’s life Crystal (who found the injured cat) LK and myself have agreed to give $1.000,- each, although it’s hard on LK and myself. One of my own needs to go for surgery soon… My friend AB is also contributing $300.- .

I hope that more people will find it in their heart to help Manja. She is very sweet and only 6 months old. Manja is now at Mt Pleasant Whitley Road registered under Manje, owner Azman.

Manja has 2 broken legs… one with the bone sticking out and her hip is also broken. They were unable to do this kind of surgery at AMK.

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Fall from height

She must be a home cat… we are still trying to trace the owner. Legs badly broken, hip broken and other internal injuries.

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Ringo’s testicle mauled

Ringo is a newcomer in Area 2. He was treated and castrated at the same time. Now on antibiotics and needs daily wound cleaning.

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A gentle ending…after 103 years

Rest in Peace Mama!

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Eye Injury

Feeder applied ointment for a week but still not better… Rustee keeps his right eye mostly closed. The vet said the cornea seems ok but there is a swelling at the lower lid. Have to keep him in for a while as drops and ointment need to be applied several times a day.

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Yoyo has been removed

…due to complaint from a resident who claims his child is allergic to fur.

Please contact me if anyone can give this lovely boy a home or alternatively sponsor his stay at a cattery. He was probably abandoned by a resident. of Blk *20. Several residents kept feeding him upstairs for the past few years…. a habit that is difficult to stop and often leads to removal!

I will not be able to take Yoyo in! My home has now 3 iron gates to separate groups and reduce fighting and spraying. Don’t know how I ever managed without them!

Even Shale had to be released back after he recovered from amputation of toes.. Have to try keep my sanity and find time for cat-sitting.

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Maine Coon

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January 19, 2012 · 11:53 am

Shale discharged today

More of the bone needed to be amputated. He has now only two toes on his left hind leg.

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Granulation tissue

The technician took good care of him over the new year. Shale formerly known as Sorethroat now looks ready for the amputation of the two protruding bones. Vet advised that he should loose some weight as it will be difficult for him to get balance on his two remaining toes.

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Shale found and hospitalized

Shale had been missing for almost a week. Sylvia saw him limping and called me. We managed to catch him in the shallow drain.

Two toes are gone… just the bones left. The leg is badly infected and the vet will wait to see if the leg can be saved and only the two toes to be amputated. Shale will have to stay hospitalized over the holidays. Will only be able to see him on Tuesday…

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Dawn is getting better

Lethargic and no appetite for almost 2 weeks… fever, vomiting and lost weight. Now finally starting to eat on her own again.

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Black Olive

Unwell, frightened and someone cut her whiskers…

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Sapphire

Rest in Peace Sapphire

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Give Hope

Give Hope

http://www.missminimalist.com/2011/12/minimalist-holiday-give-hope/

“Minimalism isn’t just about decluttering our closets and living with less; it’s determining when we have enough, so we can do something good with the excess.”

“The impact goes far beyond the items you give, or the check you write. Because when someone is down on their luck, out of resources, or with nowhere else to turn, your act of kindness gives them hope. Just knowing that someone out there cares can give them the strength to carry on, the feeling that they’re not alone, the hope that tomorrow will be a brighter day. It’s the greatest minimalist gift you can give.”

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Ah Girl trapped on the roof again

Photo taken last June when she was trapped for the first time

The lift-upgrading work is still in progress… any possible escape route to the second floor is now totally blocked.

Now day 11 !Tied the trap to the roof on Monday night and collected empty trap Tuesday morning…sigh! Sprained my ankle yesterday so the next rescue attempt will have to wait. Meanwhile trying to find a way to get food and water onto the roof. Feeders have been throwing wet food up but she has no water. Hopefully she managed to drink some rainwater.

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A cancer cure?

You Dun Cao

Sabah Snake Grass works well for UTI. Blend the leaves with a little water and syringe-feed or mix it into the cat-food.

http://meowies.multiply.com/journal/item/1114/Diuretic_Herbs

This herb has also many other uses…

http://sabahsnakegrassclinacanthus.com/

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Rest in peace Beany

BEANY

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Rest in Peace

Rocky

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May you leave peacefully

Be free from this ailing body

May your spirit soar up high!

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A simple solution

No more rashes

October 2010

Nothing worked… tried all sorts of meds from the vet and even gave him melon juice and applied chinese herbs. Neither E-collar not long-sleeved shirt could stop him from licking or rubbing the sore until it bled.

Until a few weeks ago when I thought of changing his diet…. reducing the amount of fish! He still gets a little just for the taste but the bulk is now a chicken-based can-food. Improvement was almost immediately and the sore has now completely closed.

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Ups and downs

Weak and dehydrated… just gave him another sub-q at 2am. Mouth ulcers and blood in his urine… started him on antibiotics. Caring for a CRF cat has been described as an Emotional Rollercoaster!

Beany is also not too good…. Nushi, Billy Boy and Stitches have mouth ulcers again. Billy has also enlarged lymph nodes… and is on antibiotics now.

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In the Lap of the Buddha

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November 13, 2011 · 8:14 am