26 December 2021
Today's afternoon is hot and Winnie is sleeping it off.
There was heavy non-stop rain last weekend that resulted in many areas being flooded. Since our human's house is situated on higher area, we are not affected by the flood. But we did not have running tap water for days as three water treatment plants were flooded and needed time to be cleaned thoroughly before operating.
We had water few days ago.
Wishing you a Happy, Healthy New Year!
12 December 2021
Taking a short cut through a small outdoor food court that was closed for the day, our human came across two resting felines and of course simply could not resist not snapping a photo or two.
Perched in perfect balance on a narrow dividing beam, this black and white kitty eyed nonchalantly at our human approaching near and soon closed its eyes to continue its slumber.
The second gray and white kitty resting on the blue tarp did not respond or opened its eyes at all.
Both looked very well fed.
PS: Our human could not blog last Sunday as renovations were being done to the bathroom.
28 November 2021
Our human went on a usual 'check on Winnie' jaunt and saw something rather interesting. The mad dash for the handphone began followed by the conspicuous creep to speed snap.
Perhaps the handphone felt our human's urgency, the colours of the photos were off and out of focus.
Can you see those saliva droplets on Winnie's chin? Mmm, wonder what happened?
21 November 2021
14 November 2021
07 November 2021
31 October 2021
During younger days, Winnie avoided any human who tried to go near, used to run and hide in some corner or behind her late roommates.
Now the sole occupant, her desire to be pet and held has increased tremendously. She calls, sometimes loud and endless to be pet and combed.
Our human obliged.
There were instances when timing was bad. Half-way during petting or combing, Winnie sprang up and ran off. Perplexed, our human followed...and found Winnie in toilet!
It truly was urgent and she had to go!
PS: Couldn't blog last Sunday due to electrical storm.
17 October 2021
10 October 2021
No, Winnie do not have incontinence but she leaks and could not reach to clean after each toilet! It happens when you grow older.
Our human has been hand washing and scrubbing all her towels to shreds.
To save time as well as our human's hands, pet training pads were bought to line Winnie's favourite resting haunts.
03 October 2021
19 September 2021
05 September 2021
Ever since Winnie had that habit of changing her snoopervising office constantly, our human checked her on a regular basis...and two days ago, saw a sight never seen before.
You should have seen how our septuagenarian human move with such speed to grab the handphone to immortalise that sight!
All paws crossed; right fore paw over left fore paw, over right hind paw over left hind paw!
And look at Winnie's face! Wonder what she is thinking?
29 August 2021
22 August 2021
Our human had a compact travel hair dryer (bought more than 40 years ago) which was used more times on kitties to dry fur than on human and was wondering whether it could be used on Winnie.
The second it was switched on and aimed at her, she ran!
Sigh! So, it was back to the tiring muscle-building manual fanning and combing.
Here is a happy satisfied Winnie, after the manual fanning and combing treatment, supervising our human cleaning the MeowYard.
15 August 2021
01 August 2021
Last few days, Winnie has been especially whining. Our human tried everything from giving food to cleaning her toilet trays, food bowls, MeowRoom, MeowYard. Almost wanting to give up, our human tried one last thing and gave Winnie a full 'wet' wipe-down.
Winnie, considered geriatric, our human did not want to risk giving her a bath. To dry her, electric fan being too strong to blast at Winnie, an old traditional fan made from palm leaf was used.
It was tough as first using one hand to fan and the other to comb her fur and that fan 'touched' Winnie as well as our human several times as the hands had to go different directions. Eventually our human managed.
When dried, Winnie slept for hours!
PS: Arrow shows Winnie lying on her comb with black handle.
25 July 2021
18 July 2021
Years ago when our kitty gang became more advanced in age, our human put together a makeshift stairs for them to jump up.
Now it is Winnie's personal stairs which she uses daily.
PS: On days when heavy thunderstorms occur, our house electricity trips.
Our human will switch off and unplug all electrical appliances as a safety measure. There were times when our human did not blog due to this reason.
04 July 2021
27 June 2021
Gravity is strong...and so is age.
Human get excess and droopy skin as age advances; so do animals.
Winnie's droopy skin is from her elbows to abdomen (see arrow) and it resembles 'wings', not quite but like flying squirrels.
And it always make our human smile when Winnie stands like this showing off her 'wings' to demand scritches.
13 June 2021
06 June 2021
Lately our human has been diligently replacing the striped thick towel immediately once it is soiled with a fresh one.
Winnie, now being able to jump, though not at a great height, prefer to rest on the top tier of the specially constructed hardwood podium.
And using her much-loved scratchboard as pillow!
30 May 2021
23 May 2021
16 May 2021
Our weather is unpredictable. It could be scorching hot and the next minute a torrential electrical storm with strong winds that could lead to flash floods and fallen trees.
Where fussy lady Winnie rest depends greatly on the air temperature our human notices lately.
On rainy days with cooler air, Winnie would rest on the stripped towel; on warm days on the light blue pet pad; and on hot days, plain wood would be good enough.
09 May 2021
02 May 2021
25 April 2021
18 April 2021
04 April 2021
28 March 2021
Remember that old basket covered with our human's old T-shirt which Winnie used to rest in?
Winnie stopped using it for months and to give more floor space, our human placed it on 'The Chair'.
Few days ago, our human went into a mild panic not being able to see Winnie any where in the MeowRoom or MeowYard when suddenly something dark sticking out of the basket was sighted and realised Winnie stuck her tail out!
This photo's blur because our human moved.
The bedding has since been changed and the basket cleaned. She is using this regularly and only she knows for how long.
21 March 2021
Winnie meowed for her breakfast and was promptly given.
After finishing, she jumped up the cubicle and started cleaning her face...
...and realised our human was near and stopped cleaning with paw in mid-air.
If it was after food, Winnie would clean but never after toilet duties; she would just meowed loud for human slave to give her a whole body wipe-down with a damp microfibre cloth.
14 March 2021
07 March 2021
28 February 2021
She is a picky eater.
Extreme right in stainless steel bowl were kibbles for senior felines bought from the vet, placed there for Winnie late night snacks.
The middle ceramic dish contained chicken in broth given in the morning for her breakfast.
Winnie meowed loud and demanded new food for lunch. And so our human had to open a new packet of chicken chunks for her. To get even, our human sneaked in anti-hairball paste (those little dark dots) in her lunch!
21 February 2021
Winnie was asleep in her boxbed.
Wanting to snap her photo, our human carefully pushed open the MeowRoom sliding grill. Freshly oiled rollers made only a soft noise.
As most cats are and being light sleepers, Winnie jumped up into this unusual standing position.
And then moved into this. Guess she was still feeling dopey!
PS: Internet router was down for more than a week during lockdown. Router problem has been solved and can connect now.