Sunday, May 29, 2011

Felix Update

I brought Felix to the vet on Saturday morning and the vet couldn't find anything wrong with him.  He has no fever and bladder was empty (and he's not dehydrated), no detectable mass in the abdomen...he has had all his vaccinations and been dewormed as recently as last month.  The vet gave him an antibiotic injection to cover any possible trouble in his gut.

Later in the evening, I force-fed Felix with some steamed chicken.  He fought when I pushed it in his mouth but would swallow once the chicken was in.  After a few small pieces, I let him go and he was crunching at something so I opened his mouth and discovered he was chewing on some loose teeth. Which is understandable as he is now almost 6 months old.  2 of the pre-molars were dangling so I used a forcep to lightly tug at it and they came out easily.  He has another 2 that are still half embedded in the gums so I left those alone.  He may be sore from the loose teeth which would explain the not wanting to eat, and his lack of interest to play.  But it doesn't explain why he vomitted in the first place.  Good news is that he didn't vomit after eating the chicken last night.  And I have seen him pee (nice sized puddles) so I know he's drinking.

I force-fed him some canned trout today (nice and cold to soothe the sore gums) which he ate (and no vomitting!).  I hope when there's more food in him, he'll perk up.  It's so sad to see him so miserable.

Wonder if the cat toothfairy will pay for these?  :)

After being force-fed some canned trout

A positive sign!  Felix grooming himself

Poor Felix looking at his mum and sister playing

Felix likes to play with crunched up paper.  He was definitely interested in the paper but I think he just doesn't have the strength to play at the moment.  So he walked over to watch Coco play with it.
Meow-Me : It's okay Felix.  You'll feel better soon.  Make sure you eat what the human gives you, okay?
Please continue to send those purrs coming his way.  It's most appreciated.  :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Some Loving Needed

I fell down the last 3 steps of our staircase recently while carrying Whisky (after she had a slipped disc of her neck, the vet suggested that we carried her up and down the stairs as much as we can).  Thank goodness I managed to move her before I landed and she ended up sitting on my lap.  She got off and turned back to look at me as if to say "how did we end up down here?".  I was so relieved that she wasn't injured at all.

My foot was bruised but I could still walk so I went on about my business.  Later that afternoon, the pain got worst so a quick visit to the doctor and a dose of pain meds later, I was feeling much better and able to move around freely.  Now everytime I walk down the stairs with Whisky in my arms, she looks at me and says "careful Mummy, careful now....".  LOL.

I need some vibes for Felix who is feeling under the weather.  He was fine on Thursday and ate his biscuits on Friday morning.  Unfortunately, I found that he had vomitted some partially digested biscuits and lots of fluid in the evening.  He isn't his usual playful self and didn't eat much of his dinner.  He did drink his water and he isn't dehydrated.  He also played a little when I took out the feathers but he is definitely not his usual self.  And he vomitted some water after eating his dinner.  Meow-Me and Coco are fine.  It's off to the vet if there's no improvement tomorrow.

Please send some love to little Felix!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Comments WON'T POST!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We're investigating an issue which is preventing login and comment posting for some users, and hope to have a fix released shortly.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

The above is from Blogger.  I've not been able to comment on most blogs since early yesterday.  Grrrr.  After I type out my comment, it keeps asking me to login and then returns me to the comment but it's a "preview" and refuses to post.
Anyone else experiencing this problem?  Oh can't post either.  Hee hee.  Let's hope Blogger fixes this new bug real soon!  Coz I'm getting rather impatient....


I am able to post my comments on some blogs but not on Admiral's Blog, Hannah and Lucy's Blog, Katnip Lounge's Blog!  Arrrrghhhhh.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Boomerang And Whisky

Boomerang has taken over our porch, driveway and tiny garden.  I lock him in a cage at night to keep him safe from visiting cats (he's already been beaten up twice by FEMALE cats since he moved in). When visiting cats come during the daytime, he can always be found hiding behind our bicycles.  He isn't much of a fighter, this Boomer.

Whisky goes out every morning to get some sun and fresh air and Boomer is always trying to get her attention.  He's learnt that she means no harm and no longer hisses at her.  He still swats her but I'm always there to make sure he keeps his claws to himself (which he does).

Boomer : HEY hey hey hey hey hey!

Boomer having fun stalking Whisky who's oblivious to what he's up to

HEY!  Look at me will ya?!

Sniff....sniff...ooooohhh....I think I smell biscuits!

Boomer : you stay away from MY biscuits!
Whisky : EEKKK!
Sweet Admiral, I asked the Human to give me a bath before taking this photo.  I wanted to look my best for you.  *blush* Do you like it?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ling and the Betta

I recently added a Betta to my office.  Ling is totally fascinated by him and would sit for long periods of time just watching him.  She has taken to staring long and hard at the little fella and even trying to fish him out of his tank.  Ever since she tried to climb into the tank and later tried to push the tank off the table, Mr Fish is now placed at an "out of reach" area when I am not in the room.

Mr Betta

Ling staring intently at Mr Betta
"Knock! Knock!"  Wanna come out to play?

Hey!  I'm talking to you!

Bat bat bat....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What is Silvervine? :)

It comes in a box...
The silvervine are individually sealed
I had seen a small box of "silvervine powder" at the pet section of a Japanese shop but never thought much of it until I saw a video of Maru having fun with a silvervine stick.
Watch Maru : Maru and Silvervine Stick

It's Asia's version of catnip and popular in Japan.  You can read a little more about it here : What is Silvervine (Actinidia Polygama).  Some say it's even more potent than catnip!

Ling : I don't know what it is, but it makes me C-R-A-Z-Y!
I'm not sure if you can get silvervine outside of Asia but perhaps you could try the pet section of a Japanese specialty store?

Monday, May 9, 2011


Cosmo : Silvervine!  Lick, lick, lick...

Roll roll roll

The eyes of a cat high on silvervine

This stuff is jolly good!

Ling : Quit hogging the silvervine!  It's my turn.

Ling : Lick lick lick....
Both Cosmo and Ling hardly respond to catnip so I was pretty surprised when they responded the way they did to the powdered was fun to watch, though!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Bernie : Is that BANANA I smell?
Oooohhh.....Nom nom nom

Mr Brown : Nom nom nom.....

Felix : HEY!  What's that?  I want some too!

Me : Okay, you go
Felix : Eeeeww......YUCK!

Meow-Me : Hmmm.....sure smells wierd

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Felix And The Pigs

Felix : HEY!  What's in here?
Me : Curly and Pok, the guinea pigs

Me : Now, get down from there.  I haven't cleaned them yet

Felix : GAAAKKK!!!! Now you tell me!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Whisky broke up a potential fight between this spotted cat (whom I have never seen before) with the resident tomcat (Felix's father).  As the cat was cornered, I took the risk of petting it and it didn't seem to mind.  So I took a bigger risk by scruffing it and it just hung limp.  Seizing this opportunity, I checked and found it to be a male cat, probably no older than 8 months.

Boomerang just after he was caught
I put him into a carrier and made an appointment to have him neutered the same evening (I caught him in the morning).

That was on Thursday, 28 April 2011.  I released him on Sunday but he refuses to leave, rubbing all over my legs everytime he sees me (which makes me feel like a giant catnip).  I decided to name him Boomerang since he comes back everytime I throw him out.  LOL.

Boomer : You're safe under my watchful eyes!

Boomer keeps me company

Boomer takes his role as guardcat very seriously
It does feel really nice to have a "bodyguard" everytime I go outside.  He follows me everywhere I go!  We feed him twice a day and he has a clean bowl of water to drink from.

This is Felix's dad and the current resident Tomcat.  I'm still trying to capture him to get him neutered but he is very wary of humans.  He used to be a very handsome cat when he first arrived but with all the fighting to maintain his territory, his face is now riddled with scars.
Felix's father was brought to the neighbourhood by a new neighbour almost 2 years ago.  The neighbour didn't have him neutered and allowed him to roam and now they do not even feed him.  We hear him calling and fighting almost on a daily basis now that another intact male (black cat) has started challenging his territory.