He went missing for several days after the unsuccessful trapping. Maybe went into hiding because sick/flu. Hope refused food when he first reappeared… but seems to be on the mend now.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
It has been about a month and a half since I took my Vow of Silence.
No great difficulties encountered so far, just some minor inconveniences… and wondering about those phone calls that had to remain unanswered.
I still whisper to the cats. Very soft chanting/singing is also allowed. Laughter too, is exempted from my vow of silence… and I will not hesitate to break the vow in case of emergency! Such as needing to shout to alert someone to danger…etc.
Otherwise I am happy to remain silent.
It was great fun but sadly turned out to be a flimsy toy that can’t withstand the cats’ normal pouncing and pulling activities!
… from malware, trojan…. and cats!
Not sure what to do about the viruses…. I updated the Antivirus but still will have to get someone to do repair.
But at least the cat-protection is up! The Avoderm box fits just nicely over the computer screen. Someone had actually sprayed on the adapter and it blew up…sigh! The screen had also been sprayed on!
Today it’s 2 cans of human-grade tuna (This is the only one with no salt added. Others have high salt content … not suitable for cats!), pumpkin, oats, wheat-grass, cranberry extract and 4 cans of Fussie Cat and some Avoderm Kibbles and Katzenflocken.
Nush wants her food served on paper and some Fancy Feast kibbles and Ocean Fish Feast have been added to her portion. I am still looking for small-sized and thin kibbles of better quality for Nush. Had a sample of Eagle Pro Chicken & Rice and she quite liked it.
Arthritis in her hind legs makes jumping up difficult. Noticed that when she jumps up onto my bed she actually uses her front legs to pull herself up. Now there are steps that lead to all her favourite places. cat-food boxes are stacked up to help her get onto the sewing machine. A little stool at one side of the bed and a carrier at the other… so no more need to do pull-ups.
I guess he is about about 5 month old. Only noticed when clearing the plates of Timmy, Little Black and Choc. The little one was too frightened to come out from under the lorry but so hungry that he called out in a very pitiful voice. I couldn’t see anything as it was dark and raining but I followed Timmy’s stare and placed the food under the lorry. Soon a black head popped out from under the lorry… finished one big plate-full and a second helping.
Now only it dawns to me that Snoopy was probably a victim of the abuser! She is from her corner and I believe that she was also going upstairs at that staircase as she was sometimes not around during feeding but has never wandered to any other locations.
In Dec ’09 Snoopy went missing for a week and was then found with blood dripping from her mouth and blood stains all over her body… probably because of licking herself. She also had some kind of lower back injury as she had difficulties getting up. I had always suspected that she was hit by a car but coming to think of it… it seems more likely that her injuries stem from being hit on the head and back! A car would hit either front or back but not both!
Again the corridor was clean! No smell, stains whatsoever! Anyway, I sprayed vinegar along the corridor and staircase and placed mothballs near the flowerpots.
I wonder how cats can run into her flat with all that extra reinforcement? Perhaps it happens a long time ago… probably one of the 4th floor cats got lost and mistook the abuser’s flat for its home which is the same corner unit but on the 4th floor.
I “spoke” to the family once again… warning them to keep the cats indoors and also indicated that there is an abuser around.
There are still 2 cats that go over to “her” void deck – Squealer and Claudy! Bibi and Benny also go there but they are at the other end of the block.