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.
07 February 2021
31 January 2021
24 January 2021
Winnie could not be seen at her usual various 'on the floor' sleeping spots and sent our human on a panicky hunt for her peering into corners in the MeowYard and MeowRoom.
Taking a breather at the door of the MeowRoom, our human suddenly saw Winnie sleeping up near the window!
Has Winnie been practising jumping up? And does this mean she is feeling better at regaining her strength?
17 January 2021
Winnie called! Our human dropped everything including eating (only exception when in the bathroom) and check on Winnie's needs.
Food - check - ample!
Toilet - check - clean!
Still calling? Winnie walked and sat on her bed while staring and calling.
It means she wanted pets and hugs. And so our human had to give her some quick pets and hugs before returning to continue what was dropped mid-way before interruption!
Winnie's the boss and such a slave driver!
She trained her human well! Sigh!
10 January 2021
Winnie called out loud and it sounded urgent!
Our human ran to look for her and found her on the top tier of her hard wood podium for the first time in months. Worried that she could not jump down, our human quickly moved to carry her down.
But before reaching, Winnie jumped down and strutted off with with a walk that said, "I did it! I am tops!"
03 January 2021
Wanting to make a softer bed for Winnie, our human got a 1-inch thick foam to line the bottom of the bed box and topped it with the usual towels.
Somehow Winnie did not fancy it. She went straight for the top of her carrier which she did not use for some time. Perhaps she did not like the smell of the sponge or perhaps she felt it was too soft and did not give enough stability.