Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday with Akira

Akira wanted to sit on my lap and she would tell me exactly when and where she wants to do that. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pins! Get them off!

Yesterday Akira went to her acupuncture sessions. And was very chill there. She just melted into the table and sat staring like this into space. I have requested that Dr Oh gives her acupuncture for her pancreatitis instead of overgrooming as she is at present taking zylkene to keep her relaxed and calm. 

I also spoke to her vet Dr T and asked his opinion on the zylkene as well as how it would impact her already elevated calcium. Dr T did some research and told me as it's a natural source she is in no danger and there was no protocol on taking zylkene for a longer period or even a higher dose. 

But we finally settled on giving her a break from zylkene after this stretch for a month to see how she does and whether her licking is any worse than now. If not I may leave it for a longer time before starting again. If she begins to lick too excessively I will have to put her in her e-collar again so she will not hurt her skin. I am already settled with the idea that she may just be bald as long as she doesn't tear her skin or worry it too much. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Mood

She has been on Zylkene for nearly 1.5 months and some of her fur have grown longer. But as I had taken off her e-collar, other parts of her are gradually becoming as bald as before. She is now taking 75 mg for a cat and not 225 mg which is for a medium size dog! We have about 8 more pills and I would have to stop her from using them as it's recommended that Long term use should be for 2 months. She seems quite happy without her e-collar so Indont really want to make her use it again. Oh dear. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday Miracle

Everyone seems relaxed which is good. Rez is in the rattan basket. It is a position of power as Akira can't get out of the kitchen and none of the others can get into the kitchen. He's a clever panther. But of cos the basket is his safe place. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

National Day

We went out this morning in our red bus. As it was our National Day, we also had a small flag. Most people looked at us in surprise and one driver actually stopped her car and said 'So Cute' when we were at a carpark. The morning was quiet and Rezki and I had a good time watching the Neighbourhood. 

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Slow Sunday

Napping near my favourite window for the Breeze

Thinking of what to do this Sunday ...maybe nap..hmm

Morning resting next to san. Maybe I'll sit outside later 

Morning cuddle..

Slow Sunday? Not for me. I wonder what's outside...

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Super Saturday

I ordered this cat stroller after seeing something like it in FB. It took 2 days to set up and finally yesterday it arrived and we set it up. Bujang was very excited. 

This morning I took Bujang and Rez for a walk in it. It was bright red (our fav Colour) and attracted a lot of attention. We stopped here at the bus stop just to people watch. 

We also went to our favourite park. Bujang was very relaxed and Rez made a lot of noise. He did t allow me to stop for long anywhere. 

                   Our own fav red bus

Friday, August 04, 2017


Yes San. I will sit here and wait until you take me out ...or give me compensation aka treats. 

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Sometimes we are ok

When we ask Bujang what he thought of Rez, he said, 'He is young and will learn.' When we told him it would need a lot of patience, Bujang said 'I am not as patient as before.' Hahahaha. 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Please let me get some sleep

You do know San, that I need 20 hours of sleep. Keep that noise down ya?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just Because

               The Great Saturday Cuddlebug

Friday, July 28, 2017


         I will do more sleeping under a Sunpuddle 

  This is the good life. Maybe some treats for me san?
          A peaceful life meditating on family
I will have to supervise more on the weekend so will be resting here for a bit. 

It's time for shenanigans. I need to plan this carefully. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Just Us

Rezki graciously looking up so I can take his picture. 

I think he noticed a bug but he didn't feel like chasing it. 

The both of us just relaxicating on the kitchen floor. 

He was on timeout for slapping Bujang and upsetting him. After a few minutes of meowing, he was quiet and I left him to it. After about 20 minutes or so I decided to just hang out with him in the kitchen. He was calm and relaxed and enjoyed some treats. 
He got a new collar. I thought a dash of garden would be nice as his collars had always been very mancat-ish before. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

No kitten for me

One of those special times where I sat at the cat gym quietly to observe the goings on. The human told me that it may not be possible for her to find me a kitten. We have many activities as well, with the Acupuncturist and have TCM for CKD. Ms Akira has pancreatitis. 3 of us go to see Adrian for bone adjustment and tightness of our  muscles as we are now more sedentary than before. We also have Fern once a week for Reiki. So for right now, she will try to encourage me to play by myself and maybe show me a video of what 'play' looks like as opposed to being aggressive. But she thinks if a kitten really needs a home (an no one else will take it in) she may consider it....maybe.

Even though Popps also had problems with adjustment, she was already about 10 when we adopted her. So she prefers just lying about and napping these days. Popps doesn't like noise and would reprimand Rezki when he is meowing noisily. But now she just leaves him alone as long as he does not 'disrespect' her or make too much noise.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Special

The two girls are fine and have found a way to work together to combat the Ninja. They will scream at him first if he comes anywhere near them and he would stop and skulk away. If that doesn't work, the would go towards him menacingly and growl. Usually that is quite enough to scare him a bit and he would leave them in peace. 

The boys have it much worse. They have not figured out what to do. Bujang of course thinks he is young and will learn and so have not been very fierce with him although he admits that he is 'not as patient as before' and Tanaka has decided to keep himself away as much as he can from the Ninja. This of cos has resulted in Rezki being lonely and he goes around meowing mournfully. But the boys know this is a ploy to get them out so he could chase them with his fur and tail bristling. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Just Because

Our best picture yesterday. I can see the shadow of his nose. 

Then I thought this is the best picture from yesterday. He sat here cuddling with me but only for a few minutes. 

And then he decided to wait and see what it felt like just relaxing here. I guess he felt it wasn't so bad as he came up again to hide behind me at medicine time. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Cat model

                    Rezki: I am a model cat, San. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Two girls in the morning

It has finally happened. Akira very bravely hopped up onto the cat seat without fear of Popps. She took her time to settle down and Popps merely looked at her and looked away. I think this is a good sign that Akira is comfortable with Popps and looks at Popps as a companion. 

Bujang on the other hand was a little concerned and decided to keep an eye on both. He is a good Guardian of our galaxy. 

Two girls in the morning

It has finally happened. Akira very bravely hopped up onto the cat seat without fear of Popps. She took her time to settle down and Popps merely looked at her and looked away. I think this is a good sign that Akira is comfortable with Popps and looks at Popps as a companion. 

Bujang on the other hand was a little concerned and decided to keep an eye on both. He is a good Guardian of our galaxy. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Mood


Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Then and Now

                Rezki one year ago ...

                                 Rezki  this evening

Rez 5 minutes ago resting like an innocent baby. He had just chased Tanaka all over the living room. Tanaka is rapidly finding him a trial rather than a little brother.

Monday, July 03, 2017

The Watch

Poppy is keeping an eye on Bujang's Lactated Ringers as well as his IV Infusion. We usually get them at the hospital where they're cheaper. It would cost us $15 at the vet but only $4.98 at the hospital. At present only Bujang needs SubQ as he is dehydrated even though we tell him to drink water often. 

We now change the water in the bowls 4 times a day to encourage them to drink more water as they also eat kibble. The kitties tell fern that they now find the water to taste better and even smell better. So I hope they would actually drink more. 
It's not often that Bujang drinks from here in the afternoon and here he was. I am Glad for him as he has some difficulty in just drinking although he tells Fern, 'Yes I know.'

Friday, June 16, 2017

Family Time at home

This happened this morning and made all the difference in the world. When she first came to live with us, Popps used to chase Tanaka all over the house and told Fern that 'he smells' and she didn't like how inquisitive he was about her. But now they are comfortable with each other and he sometimes sits near her when Rez is about. He knows she would chase Rez off and so protect him. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's too hot for anything else

She has been napping for some time. I have taken out her collar as she has been to the vet twice in succession - once for blood test and another for the ultra sound. The imagist found thickened intestine walls and the vet said it might be inflammation or worse cancer. He recommended that she goes for an endoscopy to be sure as she is only 12 and on good health. The heart murmur is not an immediate danger as well. He recommend that she goes today but I wanted her to get some rest from all that poking and peering. So she is going on Monday instead. That will allow her some days of peace before she needs to fast again for yet another procedure. I hope this is the last one. 

Just Because

I have my own blanket but I prefer sleeping on san's. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Akira at the vet

It's time for everyone's half yearly medical check ups since everyone in the house has some medical issues.  Akira has been very well apart from the overgrooming issues and last year she had elevated amylase indicators. The vet said it was not something to be worried about in a cat if in isolation. 

Yesterday though the news was not good for Ms Akira. Her amylase had continued to rise coupled now with a increased indicator for Lipase. The vet suggested pancreatitis. Dr Oh suggested that in the next round of tcm, we should do a full blown pancreatitis tcm with some overgrooming , instead of the other way round. 

An even harder blow is that Ms Akira has a heart murmur and it seems there is nothing to be done for it but take medicataion. Her vet Dr T suggested Fortekor to begin with to take care of her heart. But there is nothing to take care of her valves. Dr Oh suggested lotus root as it is believed to help with the heart and we already have the powder for that. 

She is going for an eco cardiagram and an abdominal cardiagram today as the imagist (from another practice) will be away next week and the practice had squeezed her in as she is a referral. 

After this, Dr Tay will further advise us as to her care. I was very shocked yesterday as I did not expect the heart murmur. I was expecting some bad news about her liver or pancreas. The happy news is that her kidneys are well and her liver values have returned to normal. 

Ms Akira is not a happy cat as this will be the second time (in a row) that she has to fast but she is a quick learner and had opted to sleep instead of making continuous requests for food like yesterday. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Just Because

Yesterday Rez spent the whole day outside just hanging with family. He behaved very well and didn't disturb anyone. He was just enjoying the Breeze and minding his own business. There was a short spat with Popps but still it was a very successful day out for all of the kitties together.