14 July 2024

Mooncake

This kitty's name is Mooncake.
Our human realises why it is named so.
Look at that sweet round face and rotund body, just like a mooncake!
Notice those earnestly intent eyes, Mooncake must have seen a bird flying low nearby...
...and meowed in frustration when it realised it was beyond its capability to reach it.
Do you think Mooncake needs to go on a diet?
Mooncake lives in Toronto and belongs to our human's nephew.

07 July 2024

Hardworking Beetle

Our human felt something small moving in front during morning walk, stopped immediately, looked around and saw this little beetle in the middle of the path hard at work struggling to move a round object larger than its body.
It was a dung beetle moving monkey dung.
Though it took some time, our human waited till that dung beetle slowly rolled the dung to the side of the path before continuing walking.
Our human felt lucky to have witnessed such show of effort, determination and perseverance.

30 June 2024

Hiker Jack Russell

A friendly couple always bring their Jack Russell pet dog on their daily hikes.
Now eight, this little neutered female dog has been hiking since she was three months' old.
Using her short muscular legs, no rough terrain is impossible for her.
And she loves fresh cool clean water which she must stop to enjoy whenever there is one.
Just look at that blissful face soaking in the water from this little waterfall and feel her happiness!

23 June 2024

Small Foot or Big Mango?

That's right! This is our human's foot used here as a comparison to the mango beside it.
A friend had a mango tree in the garden and gifted our human one.
Our human simply could not resist and took this comparison picture.
Is our human foot small or that mango huge? (It took our human a few days to consume that mango.)
That mango tree must have absorbed tons of fruiting growth fertilisers!

21 June 2024

Morning Sun

Walking through tropical rainforest sometimes is scary as the thick layer of canopy trees blocks out light. 
But when the sun hits it at a certain angle, it is beautiful!
Look at that morning sun glow and we have not reached the rainforest yet.
It is not often that the morning sun's rays penetrate through to light up the path.
Though the path is bright and beautiful, we still have to see where we put our feet to avoid the path's obstacles and keep our ears open to listen as we do not know when or what wildlife may appear.

16 June 2024

Eyeball to Eyeball

Our human heard and felt soft quick movements two feet in front on a recent early morning walk, and immediately stopped.
That creature climbed up the nearest tree beside the path.
Same colour as the tree trunk, this iguana perched there and eyeballed our human!
Our human slowly took out the mobile phone to capture that look. 
Under the canopy of the tropical rainforest, sunlight could not fully penetrate to light up the path and not wanting to use the camera flash, the picture is slightly blur.

14 June 2024

Big Leaf

On one of the daily morning walks, our human saw this big leaf of a wild yam plant on the side of the path.
Wild yam plants are not found in this part but at another area. It is possible that a hiker used that leaf as an umbrella shield from the rain.
Our human's new hiking shoe here act as a comparison to how big the leaf was. The old hiking shoes lug soles were worn down and there was a crack.

26 May 2024

Fattened before Going Home!

Once she recovered from anesthesia, her appetite was good.
Perhaps our human cheated a bit by giving her chicken pouch cat food with antibiotic pill stuffed in for her first meal every day. Each time she licked the plate clean. Kibbles was then given later which she finished as well.
Towards the end of her stay, her abdomen became plump!
Our human have not decided but may visit her in a week or two.

19 May 2024

Kitty Recovery

She made an excellent recovery and has gone home.
Few days before that, she was prancing around, took out all the late kitties' toys and playing with it.
She ate with gusto too and finished every bit of food, wet and kibbles.

12 May 2024

Short-Term Kitty Tenant

A female stray cat made itself at home at the house porch of our human's brother. Not wanting it to give birth repeatedly, it was sent to be spayed.
Our human decided to help look after it for a week for the cat's recovery and converted the MeowRoom into a VIP Recovery Room.
a - food area
b - bed
c - litter
blue arrow - entrances to MeowYard blocked
green arrow - scratching pole
Top picture - still groggy after the operation
Middle picture - since e-collar is uncomfortable, our human took out old kitties' clothes, sew strings on side and tie to fit this scrawny cat
Bottom picture - the late fatties' clothes kept riding up, our human decided to diy another; took out some old socks and cut holes for the legs and butt.
Right now this kitty is eating well including taking her antibiotic pill and using the litter box.

28 April 2024

Bitten!

Our human's hand was bandaged and could not blog.
Recovered a lot now but typing is slow as the fingers are still swollen and could not straighten nor bend to hold a fist.
At first our human thought this particular dog was having his morning walk with his owner. 
Few months passed, his owner was never seen and that dog with a collar became thinner; it then dawned on our human that it could be lost or abandoned. 
When the dog's ribs were visibly seen, our human decided to give it the two small sachets of wet food in the backpack. In a hurry to squeeze as fast and as much food, some got smeared on the hand.
He was so very, very hungry!
After being bitten, our human went straight to the doctor who wanted to stitch the wounds but our human opted for skin glue to close the wound.
Our human still feed that dog on chance meet with lots of dog biscuits and each time he finished every single biscuit.
It was heart-rending when our human saw that dog being chased and bullied by a pack of strays!

31 March 2024

Careful Where You Place Your Feet!

On morning walks, our human prefer to alone so that survival instinct is easier to kick in with senses heightened.
There were times our human just stopped walking to look around.
This time a baby brown snake was just in front on the path.
Can you see it?

24 March 2024

A Hungry Boar!

Because of encroaching developments, wildlife during morning walks is less and less seen. Our human prefer to walk alone and silently so as not to disturb any wildlife.
And was lucky to notice this extremely hungry boar foraging for food; it did not even lift its head.
Our human quickly moved on after taking this picture so as not to attract other hikers' attention to it.

This was where the stray was hiding, peering over the tree root in the previous post.

17 March 2024

He's into Hiding!

Our human did not meet the 'regular' strays during morning walks lately and wondered what happened.
Later it was found out that someone set off firecrackers during the recent festivities and the loud noise frightened them.
Our human stood still and eyed all round trying hard to figure out where on earth it could possible hide and be out of view...
...when up went a rump and tail wagging in the air on seeing our human.
Of course, this is a shot not to be missed!
Can you spot it?

04 February 2024

A Short Break

Our human is taking a short break from blogging and will be back in March.

28 January 2024

Walking Into the Vortex

On weekdays every morning our human enjoy going for morning walk...
...it feels like you are about to enter the vortex to peace and serenity.

21 January 2024

Two Chonky Kitties

Our human remembered, looked and reached out to the paper bag stashed in the deep corner of the cupboard; without hesitation, took out what was inside and carelessly discarded the paper bag on the floor.
It felt good to see them again...two stuffed kitties.
Though part of its fur was pressed flat, it is interesting to note these two black chonkies have white noses, whiskers and claws. Bought while on vacation in either early or mid 1970s, they still look good and shiny.
OMG!!! Our human just realised that these two are old, half a century old!
These two kitties will be placed in the MeowRoom and our human will have to start clearing space for them after leaving that room as when the late Winnie was alive.

14 January 2024

Long Tails

Last week after the morning walk, our human chanced to see these long-tailed macaques.
Not wanting to spook them, this was taken with the cell phone across the street. It is the reason the picture is not sharp.
Our human purposedly blurred that square advertisement banner on the branch.

07 January 2024

Vigilant Wait

The stray was happy to see our human, approached wagging its body and tail and proceeded to jump up putting its front paws on our human.

Our petite human was prepared and stood firmly as this stray is a big dog.

When told, "Let's go!", the stray walked on and rested on the road as if waiting for someone.

He, the stray, perhaps decided to take turns walking with other hikers whom he knows.