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Both cats limping

Stitch Stoney 001

Stitch Stoney 008

Stitch Stoney 007

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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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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Sub-Q Station

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Handsome Stitches

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Stitches already feeling better

Stitches will have to go on diet! He is heavier than Snoopy now…although it doesn’t show in this photo!

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Eight teeth pulled today

After surgery

Stitches also has mouth ulcers and badly inflamed gums. The vet said the bone shows on the lower jaw but she could not stitch it up because the gums are too inflamed… will review in one month time. Stitches is now on two kinds of antibiotics (Clavo and Metro).

Billy Boy’s eye discharge has started again and he is drooling a bit… he will be next… and Rocky also needs a check-up…

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Billy & Stitch need dental work

Stitches had an injection yesterday but what they both really need is scaling and extration…

Have no choice but to let go of the communmity cats… sigh!

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A Peaceful Moment

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September 2, 2010 · 5:20 am

Naughty Stitches restrained

Cool Down Time

Twice I had to put the laundry basket over him today! Both times he was starting a fight with Billy Boy.

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Cats at home

Stitches has not had gum infections for some time… he looks well and happy and is also quite playful… but naughty – see those marks at his nose and Damy has a big wound at his tail… wonder who did that!

Damy grooming Ike! Strange… all the orange-white cats get along well with each other.

Nush has gum infection again and is not eating… giving prednisolone and syringe-feeding her.

The wound at Damy’s tail is already drying up… but getting some powder on it is not easy… he cannot keep still for a second.

Worse with Lora… have to wait for her to stretch out her leg and then quickly sprinkle some powder all over hoping some of it will get into the wound, but she takes the antibiotics mixed in her food… no problem!

Muddy won’t… he smells a rat when there is something in his food… but he doesn’t mind taking the meds by syringe.

Dawn is now sneezing but her appetite is back.

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Ear punctured

Peaches, Damy and Mango inspecting the scratch board… hope they will use it! Damy’s wound has just healed and now someone punctured Stitches’ ear.

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New toys

OB & Snoopy

Damy aka Super Soaker

Stitches smells catnip

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Sick Cats and abandoned kitten

Copper has been neemed. She will complete her course of antibiotics on Sunday and will be released. Her appetite is still not good but at least she eats some dry food. No more tapeworm segments in her stool.

The yellow shade of Tommy’s ears if fading. Strangely he seems to poo and pee only every two to three days… but poo and pee look normal. He also spends a lot of time digging in the litter box and meowing before he finally delivers. I let him out of the cage at night when only the more peaceful cats are in my room.

Stitches has been sneezing for some time now… have been giving him lysine.

Sparky had a snotty nose some time back but he still ate well so no need for antibiotics.

An orange kitten about 3 month old was spotted by a resident of *28 yesterday night. We tried to lure him out from under the car and actually I almost had him as he came close to my hand. Then tried using the trap but unsuccessful. The kind Malay Lady is willing to house the kitten and her aunt even offered to adopt him. She said she would try again later…

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Stitches must be feeling better

Stitches is eating the Avoderm dry food again and he whacked Damy. The ear is bleeding but Damy won’t let me have a closer look.

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Stitches needed another injection

The Chinese herbs helped for a while but then the gum problem always recurred quite fast. So I thought it’s time to get another injection and course of antibiotics to give Stitches some longer lasting relief.

Vet told me that Tommy did not want to eat but later I heard from the technician that M had given him home-cooked chicken 🙂 He finished 1/2 can of Liver Feast while I was there. Hopefully he can be discharged tomorrow or the day after… The bald patches on his ears could be fungus… maybe the spores are still in the environment even though Ike and Oki are clear. None of the other cats had gotten the ringworm but maybe Tommy has a weak immune system… Will have to wash the cage with bleach before he returns.

Pretty seems slightly better. Saw her drinking water but not interested in food. She seemed comfortable… stretching out when I rubbed her tummy and then resting her head on my hand.

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Some clashes… but manageable

Damy harnessed

Stitches puzzled

Little Peaches

Not a good place Billy Boy

Trouble brewing!

Billy harnessed

Not an easy task trying to combine the different groups but usually fights can be settled with a spray bottle and some rolled up newspaper.

Damy however will just be running from one cat to the next to challenge them for a fight… so for the time being he needs to be either restrained by a harness or caged while balcony and bedroom doors are open for all the cats to mingle.

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Stitches unwell

Stitches has been vomiting for 3 days and had no appetite today. Have caged him for observation. This evening he took some flaked fish and it stayed in….

Will bring him to the vet if he is not better in the morning.

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Stitches responding well to Chinese Herbs.

Good thing that Stitches is so greedy and will gobble up the herbal tablets with his food. No such luck with Nushi who also has gum problems…

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Billy Boy has another bite wound

Billy wounded at his rear end…

… and the culprit is most likely again Stitches!

It’s at his tail area just like the last time. Can’t really see the wound but it seems to be painful and swollen. His ears feel a bit warm. Have started antibiotics and anti-inflammatory. Have not decided whether to bring him to the vet… or just try the medication first.

Had tried to integrate him with the home cats after the failed adoption. I was prepared to keep him and Ashley separate but then BB kept fighting with the others, stalking Mirko and even attacking Dawn… so no choice… he had to go back to the balcony.

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Ash & Stitch

Ashley had the catheter removed today. Hope he will get better soon… Stitches went for injection (0.25 ml Depredil) for his painful and inflamed gums. Trying to delay the injections…. Prednisolone helps but the inflammation will come back again quite fast.

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Flu in the mini-cattery

Bottlebrush unwell

Stitch likes his new basket

Hope that it’s just a mild one and they will recover without using antibiotics. Hmmm… the last time I said that ended up Peaches in ICU with panleukopenia.

It started with Stitches sneezing then Damy and now Bottlebrusch. Stitches is okay now and Damy is also getting better. Now Bo has lost her appetite and is having a fever, I think… hiding in the tunnel.

The Fruits seem to have resistance.

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That’s what Damy thinks he is… chasing Da Bird and practically flying through the air over obstacles… Ooops! Over the chair and onto the table… and then tumbling down the other side… it’s so funny!

Here he was jumping into the basket with too much gusto and got himself trapped….

Peaches is just the opposite of Damy! She will be dancing like a ballerina… with very graceful and careful movements .

Superhero Wannabe

Whoever adopts Damy will get plenty of entertainment 🙂

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Six Cats and Da Bird

Orange & Damy

All Six

Mango The Top Cat

Bo & Damy

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Always someting….

Both Bo and Roxy have loose stool and are on oats porridge diet with a little tuna mixed in.

Billy’s wound has healed but Stitch’s gum infection is back. Giving him the anti-inflammatory tablets that were meant for BB and started a course of Zithromax which seems more effective than Clavulox.

Q saw the calico female that was first spotted together with Coco. Someone must have taken her in and then released again. Hope she is not pregnant! Must try to trap her… Q also saw another new male ginger kitten…

Good Boy was limping yesterday his front leg swollen and painful but no more space to take him in so I just applied the powder…


Ivan has been missing for about a week.

Rocky is very vocal especially at night…he misses his freedom to roam outside… and me unable to sleep. Will he ever get used to staying indoors?

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Billy Boy hospitalized this morning

Billy Boy seemed a bit off for the past few days but was still eating… just being less active. Then yesterday night he seemed very lethargic and his head and ears felt very hot. I used a wet towel to cool him down and decided to wait until morning. He would growl when touched his back or tail… clearly in pain.

The vet said he would have to put him under general anesthetic for the examination. He called later to let me know that there was a large abscess at the tail area which had just burst.

Billy Boy is quite difficult to medicate…The injury must have been inflicted by Stitches.

Stitches is also on antibiotics because his gum problem has recurred recently. So he will be out of action for a while 🙂

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A clever cat

One of the foster cats… must be Stitches or Billy Boy, has figured out a way to open the locked sliding door. My daughter went twice during the night to bring them back and lock the door.

In the morning I found Stitches on the sofa, Billy-Boy hiding behind the TV and Coco could not be found… but later she appeared when I served food. Mango, Orange and Peaches were the only ones who had stayed on the balcony.

Surprisingly no fights!

Here is the nifty solution

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Probation didn’t work out

Stitches and Billy Boy were at each others throat!

I restrained Billy Boy and then carried him onto the table while my daughter used an umbrella to block Stitches, who was so angry that he jumped onto the umbrella ( phew… that could have been our legs). One quick move of umbrella with cat to the cage and door closed.

See the angry face with deep lines on the forehead!

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Out on probation

Naughty Stitches

Stitches trying to start fights with Billy Boy. Earlier Billy Boy would give in and retreat but this morning they were ready to settle once and for all who is the top cat here.

I was just in time… Stitches spend the day locked in the big cage. Hope he learned the lesson, if not then the two will have to take turns being caged.

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Stitches getting better

Stiches joined Billy Boy, Mango, Orange, Peaches and Cookie on the balcony today… to make space for Panther.

His gum is still a bit inflamed but no more yellow discharge from the nose.

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Stitch feeling better

Stitches was rolling around and kneading when I brushed him…. he is dropping a large amount of hair. Did not notice any fur-mites but might have ear mites because he kept scratching his ear.

Applied the Revolution.

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Stitches having flu

The gum is inflamed but there is also yellowish nasal discharge… which means he has flu.

Dr. Kenneth gave him two injections and I will start him on Zithromax tomorrow night. Stitch has good appetite but I will have to control his food because he is difficult to medicate.

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Stitches still waiting for a good home…

http://vimeo.com/2703838 Stitches

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Stitches back in the cattery


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Dawn, Orange Boy & Stitches

Dawn on top of the fridge

Orange Boy in his new bed


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Stitches has flu

Mild so far… just sneezing a lot but still good appetite. One of the Novena Kittens (the female) is now also sneezing and has watery eyes… sigh! I am giving both Lysine as it can reduce de amount of viruses if it’s FHV (herpes virus) but from what I read it could likely be FCV (calicivirus) which is usually the milder form. The symptoms of Chlamydia would be eye infection, red eyes…. so I guess that is out.

Nothing more that I can do except trying not to pass it to the home cats. The 2 boys will probably also get it… Billy Boy may have resistance. I am not too worried as long as they are still eating. Will get some Vapex.

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Cat in the basket

Stitches new favourite sleeping spot…

He has been sneezing for the past few days… hope not coming down with flu.

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Stitches & Billy Boy

Seems both are getting better. Billy’s wounds are drying up. He has learned to use the litter tray.

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Billy Boy & Stitches

Had not seen Billy Boy for a long time as the Auntie is now feeding the cats in this area and Sylvia helping by always checking and clearing food left by some irresponsible feeders. She is very worried about complaints from the vegetable stall owners who “hate cats”.

Sylvia told me about Billy Boy’s wound and I took him in the next day. He is very scared… hardly eating anything. There were previous occasions when he seemed very frightened…must be either someone abused him or the pest control tried to catch him. He is from the same area as Floppy who is now missing.

Took Stitches home today so that he can rest in a quiet place until he gets better. Will bring him to the vet tomorrow…

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At the Cattery


Greyee Boy & Black Pearl

Black Pearl

Light Pearl


Pema & Silverine

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New Video of Stitches


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New photos of Stitches

Photos courtesy of Vegancat


Caught by pest control thrice

Sent to AVA twice

Both times rescued in the nick of time

Indeed a cat with good karma

Now he is safe in the cattery

Waiting for that special person

To take him home

All this happened within a time span of one year. The first time I rescued him from AVA with a letter from TC. Then he disappeared about 6 months later, most likely relocated by pest control.

As I later found out, he was caught again 2 months after his disappearance and sent to AVA again, starving and sick. He was rescued once more and nursed back to health, then after another 4 months I finally found him… healthy and well-fed at the cattery.

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Stitches on his favourite chair.

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Stitches has been found!

Old pic of stitches

Someone told CWS that they saw Babu at Phyllis’ cattery.

When I visited today, I could not find Babu. Mei Mei pointed at the fat whitish cat sitting on a chair, saying that was Babu…

That was my Stitches!!! He went missing 6 months ago and Phyllis rescued him about 4 months ago. She told me that he was thin and sick and full of fleas at that time… he must have suffered a lot during that 2 months. I suspect that he had been caught by Pest Control and dumped in another area…

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Found Patchy while looking for Stitches

Released Black Boy today and on the way back I looked for Stitches. A couple approached me to tell me about a cat on the 8th floor of blk *11area 2 causing them problems by defecating at the corridor. They said that the cat looks pregnant. I followed them up and as I had hoped after they described the cat…there was a well-fed Patchy. I explained to the couple about the tipped ears and that this cat has been sterilized. Also gave them my number and said that I would talk to the people who feed Patchy outside their door (they were not in at that time)…and advised them to sprinkle crushed moth balls around their flower pots.

Carried Patchy down and gave her some food but she looked frightened and ran up the stairs again. I can only hope to persuade the family to take her in.

Still no sight of Stitches…

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Stitches looking good…


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Update on the sick ones

Photo: Stitches

Orange Boy had a relapse, sneezing and running nose, but now finally seems to get better. He is playing…running and catching paper balls. I noticed that he is now able to stand up on his hind legs to catch the ball in the air..almost back to full strength.

Mirko is also sneezing less but still has the eye discharge,one eye is only half open and quite red. I clean his eyes with saline and apply eye drops twice a day.Both of them are still confined to my room.

Stitches has fully recovered from flu but there is still no improvement in his skin condition. He has the run of the balcony while Silver and Sophia are kept in cages to prevent close contact with Stitches.

Still can’t release Sophia…it’s been raining the whole day. If only we could build a shelter for her in those bushes…

Silver was contemplating jumping on the chair, but then wisely changed her mind. I guess she knows that her hind legs are still not strong enough. She can walk and even jump down from the chair but not strong enough to stand up on her hind legs. Will probably have to keep her in for several weeks until she regains her strength and is able to run from danger…unless she gets adopted first.


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Silver is recovering

Silver is much better now…looks like she will make a full recovery soon. I wonder what happened to her…did someone kick or hit her or was she knocked by a car? All she wants is to follow someone home…

Sophia is still with me waiting for sunny days to come.

Stitches’ eczema has spread to the whole cheek area…it’s all covered with black stuff. Seems the cleaning and cream just made it worse. I was considering using spot-on but then the rest of his fur looks healthy and clean…no flea dirt. So I guess it can’t be a flea allergy.

Orange Boy is still sneezing and breathing noisily…licking and rubbing his nose.


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One sneezes, one coughs and another has watery eyes…

Stitches is still sneezing but otherwise he looks much better, the fever is down and he is eating well. The wet eczema is still not improving.

Big Head’s eyes are both watery now but the new wound (torn skin next to the stitches) is closing up. He is now sleeping in the hammock. I can stroke him, syringe him and wipe his eyes clean but have to move very slowly as he is all tense…ready to defend himself.

Orange Boy has started coughing recently, so I am giving Vibravet to all three of them now.

There is a new black kitten at *14 area 2 (maybe about 6 months old). He has quite a big wound at his back, just where the tail starts. I suspect that he was bitten by the same cat that terrorized Stitches.

Fighter has a skin problem…hair loss, red irritated skin and even wounds at his neck and hind legs. Have applied neem oil several times but no improvement. Then started to apply the cream that I was given for Stitches’ eczema and that seems to help. Wonder if it could be mites? The Photo was taken a few months back, before he skin problem started.

Old Ginger and Sophia are not eating well…now I always give both of them Nutri-plus gel to supplement and improve appetite.

There is also a new and very skinny black-and-white boy…who doesn’t eat much… he too gets syringed with Nutri-plus.

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Stitches is safe for now…

Unlike me, stitches was not traumatized. I cried yesterday just for the silly reason that I had trouble reading the map and bus guide to find my way to Pasir Panjang… a sleepless night followed and then at AVA I couldn’t even remember my IC and hp numbers…my mind suddenly went totally blank.

Stitches seemed glad to be taken home and he was very hungry. The old wound at his cheek has opened up again and looks quite dirty. Will have to bring him to the vet if it doesn’t improve in a few days time.


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Stitches at AVA

Stitches, who was sterilized in September and had wounds on his tail and cheek that needed stitching had been missing for 3 days already. I almost didn’t call AVA, because I had spoken to the Property Manager before, and whenever any cat was missing from that area it never turned up at AVA….

It turned out that Stitches and another unknown and unsterilized cat had been caught by pest control at blk *10 on the 28th of Nov. The unsterilized cat had already been killed.

An anonymous complaint had been made directly to the MP about an Indian man feeding at the lift landing of blk *10 Area 2.

The Property Manager agreed to fax a letter to AVA, so I will be collecting Stitches tomorrow morning. He is also agreeable to putting up CWS posters on responsible feeding.


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