Floral Triangles (Blanket No. 58) – up for auction!

For those of you who like things orderly and symmetrical, this one’s for you!


Auction Rules:

1. Please check the latest comment for the latest bid before putting in yours.

2. All bids are placed as comments on this blogpost. All comments will be published instantly in chronological order. 

3. The auction ends at 5.00pm, on Thursday, 4th September 2014.

4. The winner is to bank in payment no later than 72 hours after the closing time failing which we reserve the right to offer it to the next highest bidder or to reauction. Winners who fail to bank in payment will be barred from participating in future auctions. 

5. You may use a pseudonym when placing your bid, if you wish, but please use a genuine email address as we need to contact you if you win. Your email address will not be displayed.    

6. Please participate responsibly in the spirit of goodwill, honesty and fun!

100% of the winning bid will be channeled to our Fund for the animals.

Do we hear RM150?

The bids as they come in:

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These two pieces of cloth are contributed by Agnes Cheong. Thank you very much, Agnes!


I added our navy blue chequered to make this classic design with triangles.

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It takes 32 pieces of triangles to make one large motif and the first one took me 1.5 hours (plus unpicking time!).


But once you get the hang of it, it doesn’t take that long anymore.

And by rearranging the pieces differently, you get another colour as the centrepiece. It’s made with the same 32 pieces.

It’s just maths, actually.


I guess the chief supervisor trusts me nowadays, so he takes it easy…and delegates his responsibility to his junior staff!


Senior in age, but junior in experience.


WHO says I’m taking it easy? 


Yups, we are almost done.

It’s a classic design. Orderly, symmetrical, neat. Not chaotic at all.

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My mum did the backing in the blue cloth contributed by Agnes and Gerley.


This is a two-layered cotton patchwork without padding in between.

It measures 48 inches by 80 inches.

For a donation of RM150, you will be contributing towards the neutering of 1 street dog, or a street cat plus two vaccinations. Neutering and vaccination saves lives. All materials and workmanship are contributed by Agnes, Gerley, my mother, the PatioCats and me, so 100% of your donation goes into our Fund for the animals.

Thank you very much for your support and happy bidding!

Vaccination sponsorship for 2 cats from Bentong (Liaw Jarn Ling’s)

We have fully sponsored RM40 for the vaccinations of these 2 cats. These cats are from Bentong and the vaccinations were done at SPCA Selangor.

Ms Liaw sent these photos:

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Spay-neuter sponsorship for 2 cats from Bentong (Liaw Jarn Ling’s)

We have fully sponsored RM140 for the spaying of a female cat (RM80) and the neutering of the male cat (RM60) from Bentong. The procedure was done at SPCA Selangor.

Ms Liaw sent these photos:

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Spaying subsidy for 2 female dogs in Kluang (Tan Mei Lian’s)

We have subsidised RM300 for the spaying of these 2 female dogs.

From: meiliantan
Date: Mon, Sep 1, 2014 at 1:42 AM
To: “[email protected]” <[email protected]>

Dear Dr.Chan
Forward the photo and  receipt  fot your kind approval. this two stray  was  rescue in the market in kluang.
thankd your help
wam rgds/meilian

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United in grief again: Remembering MH17

Our nation mourns again…


Why Bunny has to eat baby food for breakfast

It’s been happening for more than a week now.

Bunny gobbles up all his food during breakfast and I think it’s due to eating too fast that he vomits it all out later and comes asking for food again.

This only happens in the morning at breakfast. It doesn’t happen for dinner in the evening or snacks in between.

I was at my wit’s end trying to solve the problem until a thought occurred to me.

I will feed him “baby food” in the morning. Maybe it’s easier to digest. I noticed he gobbles up his food without chewing as it is vomited whole after that.

It also wasn’t a hairball problem as I’ve given him Laxatone and the vomiting persists.

He just eats too fast. He doesn’t chew. Greedy Bunny.

Because Bunny has to go on baby food, everyone else has too. And also because Bunny doesn’t like it if others get their regular food and he has to eat baby food (mashed food).

After two whole days of baby food breakfast, I thought I’d try regular food this morning.

No, no, no…..he vomited it out again. And right after that, he’d come asking to be fed again.

I had even resorted to giving him snacks in between meals so that he won’t be so hungry during his two main meals. Of course, this includes a late night supper, hoping that he won’t be so hungry in the morning.

It hasn’t worked….Bunny is still famished every morning.

So, it looks like everyone has to eat baby food with Bunny every morning.

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Having his in-between meal snacks.

And when Bunny eats, of course Cow, Tiger, Indy and Tabs eat as well. Only Pole and Cleo don’t snack.

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But I’m still hungry….!!

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Fun in the sun for the Bunny Bun Buns!

Vincent went missing…and returns from the roof!

This morning, breakfast was a little later than usual, being a public holiday.

Vincent wasn’t at breakfast.

Usually, he is almost always waiting at the patio with Daffodil, Heidi and Zurik while Ginger and Rosie will already be in the kitchen as both of them can scale the window netting and climb right in. And even if Vincent is not already at the patio, he will always come running from the playground.

But this morning, there was no sign of Vincent at all.

I went to the gate to call him and half-expected to see him come running from the playground, but no, Vincent wasn’t there.

I got a little worried but I remember hearing the usual Vincent-Zurik war cries in the wee hours of the morning when it was still dark. This means Vincent was here this morning.

So I went out to the playground and walked up and down the road to look for him, shouting out his name.

Nope, no Vincent.

Oh no, has his previous owner taken him back? Perhaps so, I consoled myself. We suspect Vincent was left behind by his owner when his family moved but that was at least two years ago.

After about 45 minutes of searching, with Daffodil, Ginger and Rosie helping and Heidi following me, I finally spotted Vincent!

He was nonchalantly watching me from the neighbour’s roof!

Vincent!! Come home, quick!!


He came home and I gave him his breakfast.

Daffodil came back too.


Followed by Ginger and Rosie.


But Heidi thought she was queen of the road…


I had to carry her back, with her struggling to go free.

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 Don’t go to the roof again, Vincent.

Breakfast will be on time from now onwards.

Daffodil stamps her mark

As streetwise and “low-key” as she is, Daffodil is beginning to stamp her mark in and outside the house these days.

Following the episode of me trying to apply Path-Away onto her neck bruises resulting in me losing a built-up of trust gradually cultivated through months (maybe even more than 2 years), I think Daffodil tried to convey to me that she has forgiven me.


For two days already, she pulled the Carebears blanket to under the table and sat with me while I did my sewing.


I’m the new sewing cat.


And since Daffodil had stamped her mark, her children kept their distance.

And another thing is that, whenever Ginger comes back late for dinner (from the roof), Daffodil whacks him on the head and presses him down to reprimand him.

But Ginger doesn’t quite get it, so Daffodil had to physically stop him from going to the roof.

Two days ago, we saw Ginger at the Canopy Cafe, reading to jump up to the roof when suddenly, Daffodil dashed forward from the porch and whacked Ginger. That prevented Ginger from going to the roof. And Daffodil jumped up and sat on the pillar so that Ginger could not jump up anymore.


Just now, she did the same again. She even chased Ginger off Canopy Cafe.


Nobody goes to the roof!!


She goes to check out the roof…

So, do not mess with a senior matriarch who has 10 years’ street experience. She is a force to be reckoned with.

Boo Boo, puppy for adoption (Amy Kwek Loo Lan’s)

Amy Kwek rescued this female puppy, Boo Boo, today and would like to put her up for adoption.  Estimated to be 2-3 months old. For further details, please contact Amy Kwek directly at 012-9760148.

Location: Klang Valley

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