LOUIE’S UPDATES

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Its been a while since my last update on Louie a.k.a WeeWee. He is 8 months old now. He has been extremely well behaved cat, I would say. Still very quiet and only “meows” softly when we prepare his favourite wetfood which he knows how to claim everyday at 7.30pm.

He is very clingy. Clingy in a sense that he wants to join the crowd. Say for example, the whole family is chilling in the living room, WeeWee won’t roam far from us even with our sliding doors wide open – he won’t go far and usually we would be able to see his whereabout.

And when we wanted to go to bed, he would just follow us up behind us to ‘his room’. He wont go to bed after that but he is comfortable to play in the room before he goes to bed.

The other day, we caught some fleas on him. Eeewww! Not quite sure where he got it from but immediately I went out to buy the flea meds for him. The vet suggest one very effective but quite pricy flea drop which is Revolution. The meds to me is quite strong as you would only need 1 small tube that can last for ages! So far it has been 2 months since we last put the drop on him and no fleas yet as of now.

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Help!! We caught a big hairy rodent! Tehehehe!  WeeWee just loved the attention. We love him to bits!

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Thats the update on WeeWee for now! Nitey nite nite!

 

Louie’s vet visit

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Louie’s medical appointment

Louie was due for this first vaccine jab in May. So I brought him to the vet on 16th May for this vaccination and de-worming. Last weekend was his second vaccine jab. He handled the jab like nothing happened. Ate his de-worming pill and we decided to get him micro-chipped.

So it is all done for the year. He is a growing furball – very active and FAST!  and ….. starting to be cheeky at times.

Get well soon Miko

Miko wasn’t feeling very well the past few days. Last Monday night (4th May) , we noticed that he’d been vomiting a few hours after he had his food. Since it was 9pm, we decided to bring Miko to the 24hours Animal Hospital at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman. We waited quite long for our turn despite that there were only 2 people that the doctor had to attend to.

After about 30 minutes of waiting, it was Miko’s turn. We explained to the doctor what happened – that Miko vomited whenever he ate his biscuits to the point there were nothing else left to vomit. So the vet gave him 3 injections – vit B, something to stop the vomiting and antibiotics. We brought him home and observe.

2 days after that, Miko still vomits and refused to eat or drink. So my husband and I decided to bring Miko to the vet that I usually go to – TTDI Vet. It was already 10pm at that time, but I texted Ann (Vet Nurse) and she insisted that we send Miko straight away. Although it was 10pm and the vet usually closes at 8pm, but Ann and Dr. Clement was willing to wait for us.

To cut the story short, we left Miko there for Dr. Clement to observe and he said that he will take blood samples in the morning to know the reason why Miko was acting like so.

Thursday came and we were informed that Miko’s results didn’t turn out good. His urine was not in the normal range and reason to it was he was not eating for quite some time. So the doctor suggests us to force feed Miko, gave us some pills for him and observe the progress.

On Sunday and Miko was still the same. It was quite heart-broken to see him that way knowing that he would be the one to greet us and manja-manja with us during weekends. Again, the clinic closes on Sundays but because I texted Ann and informed her the progress, the doctor suggested to bring Miko to him.

We left Miko at the clinic – he is on drips now. I really hope that he recovers soon! =(

Thursday. 14th May 2015
We got a call from the vet that Miko can be discharged (after 3 days on drips). So hubster went and picked Miko up after work. We have to force feed him though but luckily he did not reject. Slowly but surely.. The doctor said to continue force feed him. One day he will eat on his own.

Sunday, 17th May 2015
Miko is eating his wetfood on his own!!!! We’re soooooo happy! He even came to us whenever we were about to open his can food – means he is now interested to eat! Alhamdulillah….

Welcoming Louie

It was an extremely tough time for the past 2 months without Wally. We all felt the emptiness and affected the usual routines that we normally do when Wally was around. Everyone got hit hard especially Mom. She took the longest time to recover (I was not that far behind either). She even expressed to have another cat – to fill the emptiness in the house.

Aimi and I tried to scout for kittens & cats. Dad’s requirement was he doesn’t want us to buy a cat but rather to adopt cats for free. So we’ve been looking high and low taking our time and ensured that we did not rush to get one when all of a sudden – last Monday, we got a news from Athira (my youngest sister) that her group of friends gave her a kitten (10 weeks old) as her birthday present. We gave some thought and everybody were in the same page to welcome this kitten as a new member of the family.

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Meet Louie! (Zara calls him Wee-Wee!) A cross breed of semi-flat face persian & flat-face persian. Today is day-2 and he has been adjusting very well. He is very easy-going, no big fuss, knows where his toilets are, his bed (he knows how to claim the whole bed!), friendly to people, knows how to share his toys with little Ms. Zara and to date, I have yet to hear him ‘meow’. To the point where, Aida asked whether he is mute! hahahahaha! Athira have heard him meowed before though.

Louie being very well behaved somehow just made me think – maybe Wally is giving him guidance and directions from ‘above’. But that is just me…. thinking.

Welcome home, Louie!

Sleep tight my dearest Wally

With an extremly heavy hearted, we bid farewell to our beloved family member – Sully Wally. I remembered very well that at 7.30pm today (16 March 2015), I was feeding him with wetfood which he ate and once he was done, he left (which is normal). But not long after, we found him laying still at our housing compound at 8.15pm today, motionless. We went to him and found some marks on both his legs and bloodstains from his mouth. He was still soft and it could have recently happened. I quickly made a call to our vet only to realised that they were overseas attending a training. But Ann (the vet nurse) sent out a text message was concerned and asked if there were anything wrong. I told her the situation, sent her photos of Wally and asked if there were any vet-clinics that were still open at that hour. She suggested to go to the Animal Medical Centre at Jalan Tun Razak.

Without any delay, I went with Wally accompanied by my hubster and sister, Aida. When we reached there, the nurse saw my puffy eyes and looked down on Wally. She took Wally and immediately passed to the Doctor. The doctor tried to hear any heartbeat. He even tried to revive Wally but after a while, he apologised to say that Wally was gone. The doctor had a look at the cuts on Wally’s legs and he said that Wally may be hit by a car. When he examined Wally’s face, the slimy blood that was still in Wally’s tongue indicated that Wally may had an internal injury. Hearing all that, I wished it was just a dream and to wake up, Wally would be there alive but I just have to accept the fact that Wally is finally gone.

To my dearest Wally, you will always be special to us – some say your breed, a maine coon as a gentle giant and you definitely are a gentle giant. You’ve always been ever so gentle to kids, warm at heart with us. A cat version of ‘Hachiko’ who always kept Athira company whenever she starts to do her homework or revision at the study table.

Close to 15 years that you were with us. It was a gift from the Al-Mighty. You brightened our family. You gave us the smiles. You would normally lepak near us whenever we performed our prayers berjemaah. We showered you will plenty of love and care. We would ensure that you were in the bedroom and would carry to up whenever we wanted to go to sleep. You seemed to know the time because when it is past 7pm, you would demand for your wetfood.

What dad said made me think for a while. He mentioned that Wally was a lucky cat. He never give us any problem. The way he left us was also easy. Easy in the sense of he did not suffer long. In fact it was extremely quick. He was clean when he passed away. He was not ill. No other scars except for his legs which looked like his skin got scraped and despite he got hit by a car, he still took the effort to come back home and managed to lay inside the housing compound. Like how human beings are like especially the old people, whenever they know it is their time to go, he/she would request to be back home rather than to stay in hospital. Which was how I can relate why Wally took the effort to be home after he got hit.

Tomorrow morning, dad will help us perform the burial. He will be with us at the housing compound.

Life is tough now – for everyone! but I know it is temporary. Writing this on the blog is also not easy but I just had to do it. I need this to be up so that as years down the road, I would be able to read this back.

So for Wally – We’ll miss you very very much and we won’t forget you ever! Love you so much.

Innalilahi wainna ilaihi rojiun.

Cats: Miko and Loki

Its time to write about my Mr. Hubster’s 2 cats. I mentioned before during my introduction to my blog that my husband’s cats now live with us. They both now are nearing to 2 years old – can i say the Terrible-Two? =)
Meet the brothers:

1. Miko

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2. Loki

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And this is them together – inseparable

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  • They would wake us up early in the morning by running over us on the bed- a sign to feed them.
  • Follow us to the toilet and just guard us while we take a shower or even brushing our teeth
  • Greet us whenever we come back from work
  • Sleep with us on the bed. Imagine 2 humans and 2 feline on a queen bed can be kinda cramp.
  • Claiming their entitlement to go out (they can only do so during weekends – funny thing is, they KNOW when it is a weekend)
  • They do brighten up our lives even when we are stressed up with stuff.

Cats: My love for cats

Yesterday I went to accompany my husband to run some errants. While waiting, I saw a stray kitten that is in a playful mode. He would play literally anything that moves. i.e. dried leaves, and strings.

I went near him and noticed that he was quite thin and dirty but didn’t look sick to me maybe because he was playful. I offered him some of my mineral water but he didn’t seem to be thirsty. Then I was determined to feed him. So I walked passed a few shops to see if they sell any cat food around. Sadly they don’t. =( But I saw a Mamak stall and bought a fried fish.

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I came back to the kitten and fed him. He ate them and after he was full, he was gracefully licking his face and at the end, he put his paws on to my lap and looked at me – maybe a sign from him to say thank you and he left.

Just a simple gesture that really made my day.