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Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
When I first moved into my unit in Brisbane, I didn't know anyone here and I didn't have a tv (which I have not had the whole year), telephone or internet for the first month or so. I would have gone totally off my rockers if not for my books and some amazing little creatures for company. It was moth season when I moved in and now its moth season again.
The only downside to having them around is that they keep putting out every candle that I light. You can imagine how startling it is when you're trying to meditate by focusing on the flame when suddenly you see this gigantic winged shadow come swooping down following by a loud, "ffffvvvvvvoooooott!" as their wings extinguish the flame.
It so happens that the resident giant moth has done that once too many times and now has a gaping hole in his otherwise flawless wings, as you can see in the photographs below. (Mind you, I had to tiptoe precariously on a creaky chair and move as slow and steadily as a sloth just to get these shots.)
Friday, November 02, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Just came back from visiting 5-Cats in Melbourne and I'm totally swarmed with work. (My thesis is due in 10 days and I'm so dead!) 5-Cats is doing great and she's excited about studying genetics this semester.
In other news, I found out that the gorgeous Dita Von Teese has done a campaign for Peta. Marilyn Manson was a fool to have let this one go!
Learn More at PETA.org
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Just wanted to share the good news: Toffee has found a foster home! He's out of the danger zone and is now happily waiting for November when he joins his new family in California. [If you recall, he was at very very high risk of being sent to the pound to be put down!]
Many thanks to those who responded and for everyone else for keeping Toffee in your wishes and prayers. Another life has been saved! ;)
Wishing all of you a beautiful, lovely week!
Lots of Love & Light,
P.S. Ace, if you are reading this, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, and from others who have been helping to look for a foster home for Toffee and following up on his situation. Thank you so much for reaching out and opening your heart (and home) to a fellow being in need! Its caring folks like you that truly make this world a better place! ;D
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
ITS head was cut off, and its front legs too.
The worst part, no one knows whether the cat was alive or dead when it happened - except the person who did it.
The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is hoping that there are other witnesses too.
It is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the cat killer who likely struck in the wee hours on Tuesday.
The cat was discovered on Tuesday morning at the West Coast Car Mart, with its head dumped beside its body.
Its corpse was also missing two front legs, which were no where to be found.
'We don't know whether the cat was alive or dead when it was done, either way it's horrifying,' said Ms Deirdre Moss, executive officer of SPCA. 'To know that someone in our midst can have such a cruel mindset is frightening. It reflects a disturbed mind.'
A vet from the SPCA who examined the body, said the killing occured in the early hours of the morning.
And the cruel act was likely done by someone skilled with a knife.
The clue: the clean cuts where the cat had been decapitated and its legs severed.
As there was very little blood on the scene, it is also likely that the killer had cut up the cat somewhere else before dumping its body, said Ms Moss.
The current penalty for animal abuse is a jail term of up to 12 months and a fine of up to $10,000.
Witnesses may call the SPCA at 6287-5355 during office hours.
I really hope they catch this monster soon... :(
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Please have a read of the message she has sent, below, and inform as many people as you know. Contact details are listed below as well.
Thank you all!
RE: Looking for a loving home to foster, Toffee, the Jack Russell
My sister and I are looking for a foster home for Toffee, our Jack Russell. Unfortunate incidents at home, unrelated to Toffee, have created the need for her to be fostered out for three and a half months (September to mid December).
Toffee is female and has been spayed. She is 9 years old (this is a rough estimate as we adopted her too) and is a very gentle and good-natured little lamb. She is house-trained and loves being around people. Meet her and she'll melt your heart!
We are willing to cover the expenses for food, shampoo, etc.
Please do not hesitate to contact us my email or cellphone:
Dawn Wee: firstname.lastname@example.org
June Wee: email@example.com, HP: 9848 1901
Thank you so much!
Dawn and June Wee
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
As we were walking back to the car, this friendly, loving cat came out from the shadows and kept rubbing itself on our legs. We also realised what a bad condition the cat's fur was and started to pet it and play with it. But we realised that while the fur was a little dirty and a bit matted, it actually wasn't so bad. What was strange about the fur was well... the texture of the fur!
We realised that this cat's fur was essentially split neatly and nicely in a perfect line right in the middle of its body, such that the front half of the cat's fur was short and grey, and the bottom was SHAGGY and BROWN! This cat looked like it was half cat and half dog!
One of my crazy friends suggested that maybe some mad scientist had joined the top half of a cat with the bottom half of the dog, resulting in this kuppy/pitty/dat/cog creature.
No camera tricks here! This is exactly how the cat looked like! Can you see the distinctive separation right down the middle?
At that time I had just got my first ever camera and so my photo-taking was extremely horrendous, and so the photos aren't that clear. But at the very least, from the photo above you'll be able to distinctly see the peculiarity of this cat's (whom I named, Dr. Seuss).
I don't know, maybe its just be... but isn't doesn't his fur look bizarre?
Friday, August 10, 2007
The Centre Fold of this Month's issue of "Queer Creatures" (no sexual pun intended!) is the one and only prehistoric purple frog, Nasikabatrachus Sahyadrensis. "Nasika" means "nose" in Sanskrit, "batrachus" is "frog" and Sahyadro is the mountain in Kerala, India, on which it was found. This living fossil was thought to have become extinct millions of years ago, and some even suggested that it never existed, until it was discovered a few years ago.
Its amazing what curious creatures of the deep and land animals inhabit our planet. Sadly, there are also many that we lose everyday, like the Yangtze River Dolphin which has been declared extinct in December 2006.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
I would like to tell all of you... how very, very sorry I am! I have just been looking through this blog and realised how atrocious I have been with postings! I must admit I have always been better at maintaining the site and coming up with ideas for posts than actually writing them. Hence, actual posting was always something that was more or less left to 5-Cats as she is infinitely more brilliant at writing. But now that she's still unavailable in a cyber sorta way, I've had to do this solo... and man, *shakes head* she's gonna cry when she next visits the blog and see what I've done... or rather not done! I blame it on the fact that I could very possibly be a human-goldfish hybrid: I honestly do have a memory and attention span of 2-seconds! *flaunts fins*
Thank you for patiently waiting for 5-Cats' return to the cyberworld to bring more great, warm and fuzzy happy tickles to our tummies, and more adventures of Bombay, Bangles and our other furrntastic furriends! I want to say a BIG thank-you to those who have been kind enough to still visit and even leave comments. THANK YOOOOOOO!
And so here again, I, pathetically, offer you yet another comic poster. This White-Out special comes with a heave of a sigh of relief in face of the recent posts of the strange and bizarre! Enjoy! *tosses kibbles in the air like confetti*
Friday, June 15, 2007
I am an owner of a golden retriever and my dog is currently in critical stage suffering from heat stroke and would need a kind blood donor.
I would really appreciate if you could help to spread the word.
Criteria would ideally be above 20-24kg (big dogs only)
I can be reached at 9368 2138, thanks!
*Note: This dog has already undergone one blood transfusion but is still very weak, and urgently needs to undergo another. If you have a big dog and are in Singapore, or know of anyone in Singapore who has a big dog who is willing to be a donor, please do contact the owner at the number above immediately. The dog and his/her family would be so grateful!
I pray everything will work out...
~The Worried Flyer
Friday, June 08, 2007
I am sorry I disappeared for such a long time. The past days have been wildly chaotic. And in just 5 hours, I leave my little sunny island in hot pursuit of my dreams to become a Vet.
But before I go, here's a quick update for you on those last few mad days:
The Doc didn't want to remove it till after the test for fear that it would affect my driving
At the very last cross junction just before the test ended, I made a big boo-boo and earned myself a whopping 6 points!
The tester almost popped a vein, but he let me pass my test. And so here is my temporary driver's licence. My photocard should arrive in about 3 weeks
Alrighty. I really have to run now. I'll be blogging soon from Melbourne, Australia!