24 June 2016
Our human thought hard on how best to solve the much-loved Meow-BoardWalk and decided to buy a small carpet patch with adhesive backing.
PVC piping was purchased, sawn to specifications and sandpapered to prevent cuts and abrasions to the kitty paws. The PVC pipings slotted in on both ends of the BoardWalk is to prevent frictions on the walls as well as hold the carpet patch down.
Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK loved that carpet patch. It did not stay long and was soon repeatedly scratched off.
Unhappy with it, our human decided to scrap the whole Meow-BoardWalk (which was initially organised for the late Kenggy to move up to higher level to hang out with her roommates) and remembered that there's a small folding futon given by a friend. It was cleaned out, placed in the MeowRoom folded and covered with a white and blue striped terrycloth.
Needless to say, nosy Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK immediately came, checked out and claimed as his.
Winnie, however, was a 'chair' cat.
Captain Jack's clipped claws kept getting caught at the terrycloth pulling the whole cover off. EJ thought about the old patchwork bedcover (unwashed but soon to launder) could be reused for kitty bed.
Winnie came, sniffed, claimed the bed immediately and told Captain Jack, "You, on the floor!"
09 May 2016
The weather is really hot, so hot that cool spots are sorted out.
Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK and Tanya both claimed and shared the coolest spot – their specially-constructed toilet of hand-painted Italian tiles. This photo was taken last week.
Last weekend, a visiting friend said that Tanya was sticking her tongue out and panting. At first our human thought the cause was the hot weather but on closer check, Tanya also had urinary incontinence.
The big clean-up and setting-up of 'Meow Suite' began. Though by then there was a heavy downpour, our human was sweating buckets trying to work as fast as possible and checking on Tanya intermittenly.
Just before the 'Meow Suite' was completely set up, Tanya ceased breathing in our human's arms. (Tanya ate her breakfast that very morning.)
Arrangements were then made for her to be cremated. Her ashes will be coming home tomorrow.
Tanya was 19.
11 April 2016
Kenggy became weaker but she managed to maneuvre herself to face the MeowRoom door. Our human placed a rolled-up cloth to support her head to ease her shallow breathing.
Her best friend, Winnie, came to keep her company, both staring at each in a silent communication.
Soon after Kenggy passed away on 10th June 2014. She was cremated.
Before our human could finish clearing the special 'Meow Suite', Pebble got seriously ill. Pebble's sickness was a constant yo-yo.
To replenish her medication, our human made an appointment with Pebble's doctor to pick it up the next day. Early next morning, on 25th January 2016, Pebble was found in a rigor mortis mode and a phone call was quickly made to her vet to cancel her medication.
Here Tanya, Winnie and Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK were telling EJ that they have finished saying their last goodbye. Just like the rest before her, Pebble was cremated.
It was when her ash came home that it hit EJ that both, Kenggy's and Pebble's, absence was really felt.
Yes, that 'Meow Suite' was dismantled and cleaned but EJ somehow could not clear many of their things. Perhaps our human need a little more time to heal emotionally.
08 March 2016
01 March 2016
This incredibly bashed up and tattered walk-board is so much loved that our human is having second thoughts replacing it.
It is also Captain Jack Sparrow's favourite napping spot.
Where else can you rest with your butt secure, your paws crossed and hang your leg down leisurely?