29 December 2010

Full House

Since the cats constantly jostle to rest on their two chairs, EJ decided to add one more chair. These three chairs are popular and usually occupied.

Cinders glared at Tommy when he rested his head and E-collar on her. That glare did not bother easy-going Tommy and he promptly fell asleep. Pebble on the right did not stir when Tommy shoved his butt into her space. Tanya, in the foreground, watched the whole scene. 

Tommy wears the E-collar for about an hour daily to allow the cream applied to be fully absorbed before the E-collar is taken off. He is responding very well to this method.

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26 December 2010


It's Sunday!

Tommy caught Winnie doing...

Spiderman, Spiderman Does Whatever a Spider Can...

Yesterday, Christmas day, was Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK's Gotcha Day! 
How he came can be read here

21 December 2010

Christmas Decoration Help?

Tanya had been using one of the dining table legs as her scratching post.

Too lazy to put up Christmas tree this year and to deter Tanya from scratching the table leg, EJ took out a tinsel to wrap it round that leg.

It served its purpose perfectly until Kenggy came along and checked it out.

On realising that she was being watched, rotund Kenggy tried to hide behind the slender table leg...

...and attacked when she thought EJ was not looking.

Here she is sharpening her potent invisible claws!
Have you ever had a cat with invisible claws use your legs as a scratching post? EJ had...several times. It's very ticklish!

This was the result after the attack!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone.

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19 December 2010

Love and Tolerance

It's Sunday!

Captain Jack Sparrow HAWK says Sunday is a day to practise love, tolerance and patience as Pebble's bushy tail tickles his whiskers and can sneeze anytime!

Pet Pride

17 December 2010

Challenge from Cute Soldier and Winnie Hatted

Since EJ and brother live in different countries, communication is easiest through emails.

One day EJ's brother emailed a picture of a cute squirrel dressed in full combat gear. That sparked off an interesting email conversation which is funny as well.

We are sharing this so that you can laugh or grin with us.

The very cute soldier.

BRO: I hope my backyard squirrels do not dress up in combat fatigues to declare war on me....

EJ: Well, in a way I hope all the area squirrels do dress up in that very cute combat fatigues, hold hands round the trunks of all your fruit trees staring hard at you. And you throwing your hands up in the air in exasperation. Would certainly be a hilarious sight!  Hahaha!

BRO: Squirrels here are pretty aggresive.  If you chase them, they will run but after a safe distance, they will turn around and stare at you, with tails lashing and making noises as if to challenge you to further chase them if you dare....  Quite cute but at times annoying.

Once, I threw an apple at one of them at ground level for doing it and it grazed its side.  It rolled over a few times in pain and slowly got up to a tree and disappeared. I felt sorry for the poor thing and never did it again.  

I am sure if they have the technology, I will never be able to go to my backyard again...or worse, they will evict me from my house or area...and send me packing back to Malaysia in a stretcher.... 

EJ: Next time don't throw the apple, you should roll the apple, the lawn bowl way. Better still If you could put a side spin to the apple and watch the squirrels' reaction looking at the apple spinning round it.

Who knows if you do it often enough, they may line up and beg from you.

Winnie is a timid cat and not exactly very pretty. 

Thanks to blogger cat friends Sammy and Andy and their human mama Judy with her artistic skills and talent  made Winnie look so attractive with that lovely summer hat so fitting for the hot tropical heat! 
You can visit Sammy and Andy here.

14 December 2010

Trophy Prize?

The magazines were collecting dust. Some were old issues published in 1974.

EJ decided to go through them before giving it away but will keep a few.

Cinders came to help sort the magazines.

Here she is trying to blend in placing herself in an empty magazine filebox. And she looks like a mini trophy head mount, doesn't she? 

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12 December 2010

Take a Breather

It's Sunday!

Tanya would like to let friends know that when they find the Christmas preparations too overwhelming, please take a breather, put your legs up, stretch a bit and continue later.

10 December 2010

A Gift for Just Because!

EJ has many mugs. Most of them were gifts. One of the favourite is this cup and saucer, Arthur Wood, made in England.

Almost 14 years ago one afternoon in the office, EJ was pleasantly surprised when three young colleagues presented a gift. It was neither EJ's birthday nor Christmas. They explained that they went shopping and the moment they laid eyes on this cup, they immediately thought of EJ. They simply just had to buy it.

This is precious to EJ and do not use it daily. It is only used whenever EJ thought about the old work place and colleagues.

Here it is filled with cappuccino ready for sipping while reminiscing the various expressions, appreciation, laughter, differences and love shared with colleagues.

Thank you PohLing (Malaysian Business), Nazatul (Malaysia Business) and Anis (Her World) for this lovely set and memories.

07 December 2010

Kenggy is Cross!

Most of my roommates cross their legs often. It is hard for Kenggy to do so because her two front legs are shorter. When she does that, EJ would quickly grab the camera to record those moments.

The weather is perfect and my stomach is full. It is nice to relax on the mini rug and watch the outdoors as we are not allowed to go out at all.

Huh? The flash thing is here again!

My morning relaxation is interrupted. I am annoyed!

I am leaving this spot now!

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05 December 2010


It's Sunday!

Winnie says giving yourself a good stretch after being in one position for some time is good for you. It helps in preventing body aches and pain.

She would like to remind all blogger friends to stretch regularly while blogging.

So streeetch!

03 December 2010

Tommy Wants Two

With so many comforting and healing purrs received, Tommy is getting better and says 'thank you'. Skin has formed on those sores on the legs. The ones on his face will take a longer time.

As EJ is a vegetarian due to allergy, the cats usually eat kibbles. Occassionally wet canned food is  given as a treat or to entice as well as reward an unwell cat in taking medication.

EJ found out that Tommy possibly could not eat fish. He vomitted when fish was given with his antibiotics. EJ tried the same thing again the next day, Tommy vomitted again. From then on Tommy took his antibiotics after eating the usual kibbles; no vomit. So Tommy do not need food treats.

He wanted something else. He want to rest and relax comfortably.

Wearing the E-collar, resting on the chair seems to be his favourite. The chair is also Cinders' favourite.

Inspite of the squeeze with the E-collar taking up more space, Tommy was relaxed enough to cross his legs.

With Cinders, who is 16 going on 17, pushing intruding Tommy back, he still kept his crossed-legs position.

Tired of sleeping uncomfortably, Cinders left. Finally Tommy got what he wanted...and splayed across two chairs.