Life’s little reminders

Tomorrow I will get my platelet count checked again and hopefully, it will be on the way up back to normal. I see this encounter with dengue fever not so much as a wake-up call to take it easier and slower in life, but more of a “confirmation” of a feeling I’ve had for many months now. I have not been in good health for sometime now and the daily managing and running of AnimalCare have truly taken its toll on me. Besides the blogposts that you see, many other activities go on behind the scenes. There is the daily emailing, responding to requests, compilation of documents and photographs, writing of reports, accounting, stock-checking of merchandising, etc. The list is endless.

The work is 24/7 as evidenced this time when I requested a few days’ off to rest, but the requests just keep coming. The moment I got home, some applicants were already asking if they could already send in their claims. I can postpone the payment, but that would be creating a backlog for myself, which is worse.

The work does not stop and will not stop.

But dear applicants, it is important that you do not rely totally on AnimalCare for your subsidies. AnimalCare is run by just one person and it will come a time soon when I have to retire and take a rest. It would be prudent for you to seek out other alternative financial help or be more independent. I truly hope you will do that for yourself and your animals.

 

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The feline welcome-home committee!

I only stayed for 2 nights at the hospital; the first night was at the High Dependency Unit and the second night at the normal ward. But for a cat, a human being away for 2 nights and 3 days is a long time. Of course it broke my heart that I could not explain to them why I was gone and I certainly didn’t want them thinking that I had abandoned them. My husband and children took good care of all 12 of them, so that was reassuring. Still, don’t you wish there was a way to let them know…

According to my husband, the 7 inside cats were fine and did not seem too worried. Only Ginger appeared to be very concerned and kept following him and mewing. He also went upstairs to our bedroom to look for me and mewed. Poor Ginger….

And that is why when the doctor allowed me to option of coming home to recover, I jumped at the chance.

When we drove into the porch, it was afternoon and Ginger wasn’t around at the time. Rosie was, but you know how Calicos are. The inside cats had congregated at the grille and were quite excited. Yes, all seven of them and they seemed happy. There was a little celebratory joy as I went in. I was still a little groggy, so I took care in not moving too much.

Ginger came back later and I think it took the boy a little while for everything to sink in. When he finally realised I was really back, he was so happy, he licked me…like a little puppy!

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So that’s the little tale of my welcome-home event yesterday.

But wait…that’s not all.

Someone else popped over to visit too, this morning.

Guess who?

Mr Zurik!!

Yes, Mr Zurik came over to the patio this morning to visit. News must have filtered through the Feline News Network, so our dear Mr Zurik, as militant and as controversial as he is, found it in himself to pop over for a courtesy call. Isn’t he sweet?

Cats, when you think you’ve got them all figured out, they will surprise you again and again.

Cats make the whole go round, don’t they?

Thank you, dear friends, for all your kind wishes and prayers for me. I haven’t recovered yet, but I hope to get there soon.

As for the subsidy payments, I have cleared all the backlog today. All payments have been made. I figured delaying will create an even longer backlog for me next week and that would be even more stressful. So, all in a days’ work and I can now rest.

Neutering sponsorship for 2 male cats (John Cheah Kheng Ho’s)

We have fully sponsored RM140 for the neutering of these 4 male cats.

From: john cheah
Date: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM
Subject: Neutering subsidy (John Cheah)
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Dear Dr. Chan,
Hope you are well.
Here are two male cats which have been castrated 3 Dec. CKT was found with urinary problem outside a coffee shop 55 months ago. He had had surgery to create a new path for urinating, and is now healthy again to undergo castration.     Bronzie was left at a side lane even before he was weaned about 6 months ago. He is now a healthy boy and ready for castration.
I hope you could help me to foot the bill as that would help a lot in my effort to save the animals from the street.

I would be most grateful for your help.
Cheers to you for your good work!
jon1 jon2

 

Spay-neuter subsidy for 2 cats in Kuantan (Noor Rahilla bt Ahmad Mohari’s)

We have subsidised RM180 for the spaying of Mika (female cat) and the neutering of Comel (male cat).

From: Rahilla Mohari 
Date: 2014-12-15 10:06 GMT+08:00
Subject: Permohonan Subsidi Pemandulan
To: Animalcare <[email protected]>

Hai Dr. Chan,

Saya Noor Rahilla Ahmad Mohari, ingin memohon subsidi pemandulan bagi seekor kucing jantan dan seekor kucing betina.

1. Comel

Comel adalah kucing jantan yang sentiasa datang ke rumah saya dan ayah saya sentiasa memberi dia makan. Akan tetapi Comel selalu menanda di kawasan rumah saya. Jadi saya memandulkan dia supaya tidak menanda kawasan dan menyebabkan jiran-jiran lain marah kepadanya.

2. Mika

Mika adalah kucing betina yang dibuang sekitar tempat kerja saya semasa dia berumur 2bulan. Sekarang Mika berumur hampir setahun dan sudah boleh dimandulkan.

Adakah mereka berdua layak untuk mendapatkan subsidi ?

Yang benar,
Noor Rahilla Ahmad Mohari

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Spaying sponsorship for Warung 26, female cat (Norely Abd Rahman’s)

We have fully sponsored RM100 for the spaying of Warung 26.

From: norely abd 
Date: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 7:39 PM
Subject: Warung 26
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Dear Dr. Chan,
Another warung cat was sent for neutering today. She was already on heat. I’m keeping her at my house for a few days before releasing her back. I hope to apply for your neutering subsidy. Thanks so much!
norely warung 26 14 dec

Spay-neuter sponsorship for 3 cats (Chang Beng Hong’s)

We have fully sponsored RM280 for the spaying of two female cats and neutering of 1 male cat.

Ms Chang sent these photos:

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Spay-neuter subsidy for 7 cats in Port Dickson (Mohd Najib Fadlullah b. Ilias’)

We have subsidised RM680 for the spaying of 6 female cats and the neutering of 1 male cat.

From: muhd fadlullah
Date: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 7:53 PM
Subject: NEUTERED 13/12/2014
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

Hi Dr.Chan,its me again.Today I’ve sent 7 stray cats to be neutered.Mini & meklat are siblings.Yana & Eya are also siblings.I rescued them while they’re still small.Calico is the daughter of Mama Miau that I told u before.I rescued Blacky(the only male cat) from shah alam & lastly,Nyet is from serdang.I’m planning to take a good care of all these 7 cats if no one would want to adopt them,thank you
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Spay-neuter sponsorship for 5 cats (Liaw Jarn Ling’s)

We have fully sponsored RM410 for the spaying of 3 female and neutering of 2 male cats. These cats were picked up from food stalls and Ms Liaw’s neighbourhood.

From: cheshireling 
Date: Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 8:41 PM
Subject: I hv 2 black white cats to spay. I send tis photo so hope u r not confusing to identify the cats. They r both pickup frm street.
To: Chan Kah Yein <[email protected]>

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