Vincent’s trip to the park

Vincent had another small meal at 7.45am – Cubgrub Duck.

And Primal Chicken Salmon. Primal is a freeze-dried raw food. It’s very convenient because you just have to add water to rehydrate it. Primal is also made from organic meats.

Mr Zurik was here again and Vincent wanted to go out.

This is called “courtesy-eating” to entertain a friend, typical Malaysian style.

Heidi wants to come out too, but she will get her taiji-trips later.

Vincent wanted so much to go to the park, so I relented.

Here we are….

He stayed close to me, made no attempt at all to wander, much less to escape. He just wanted to roll on the concrete surface of the basketball court.

And here we are, back home!

P.S. I managed to give him the whole 1.5ml of Kaminox this morning! Yay! If it’s 1.5ml, then we only need to do it twice a day.

What a “bloody” morning!

Good morning and no, no, I’m not shouting expletives.

It was really a rather bloody morning.

Our day started at 4am with preparation for breakfast.

I would have preferred to push breakfast to about 6am, but the cue for everyone is when I come down the stairs – that signals their stomachs to produce the digestive juices for breakfast.

And even Vincent came to the kitchen to wait, so how can you say “no” to him, right? I had wanted to give him his antacid first, but he seemed hungry, so I thought I should let him eat first. After all, we have a lot of time this morning to give him the antacid.

We started with Cubgrub’s Duck for this morning. Looks like duck is still in season, but not for long, as he didn’t finish it. I gave him some rabbit as well, but no, he didn’t want any of that. Finally, he settled for Cindy’s Tender Chicken (yes, back to one of his all-time favourites).

He ate a moderate amount (that’s good, please don’t over-eat). Vincent then went to the patio. I think he wants to go out but it’s too early and Mr Zurik won’t be around yet. The Russian normally comes from the roof at around 6am.

Since Vincent seemed settled, I decided to give him his antacid (the 5 little granules with a little bit of Complivit). So I prepared that and brought it out in a plate.

I carried him to the chair, but he knew so he struggled a little. And Vincent is very strong. I rubbed the first batch of paste (with the 5 little granules) into his mouth but Vincent pushed my hand away and unfortunately, one of his very sharp claws sank into my finger.

Blood started squirting out like a spring. There was blood everywhere and the pain was excruciating. I quickly rubbed a little more paste onto his mouth before letting him go as there was already blood all over the floor and in the plate as well.

I was calm and luckily didn’t faint at the site of all that blood. I’m completely hopeless when it comes to blood. So I let Vincent go and washed the puncture wound with running water. Blood was still squirting out and I was quite amazed at how much damage that little bit of tip of a claw did. The basin was all red with blood too. That much blood, huh?

I think Vincent felt bad even though I didn’t say a word about it and I know I was as calm as a millpond.

I’m sorry….

It’s okay, Vincent, it was just a normal cat reaction from you. But Vincent felt bad enough so he came into the kitchen to ask for food. I am almost sure he was just asking for food to make me happy because he knows how happy I am whenever he wants to eat. It’s just his way of saying sorry.

He wanted a fresh can of Cindy’s Tuna Chicken and ate about half of it.

Ginger and Tabs helped finish the rest.

After eating, I managed to trim all of Vincent’s claws, front and back legs – all of them!

Then, Vincent wanted to go out.

Ginger wanted to go out too, but it was still too early and Ginger has a very bad habit of going to the neighbour’s house. Then, that will make the neighbour’s poodle bark from inside the house.

So I only let Vincent out. Of course he wanted to go out of the gate. Can’t allow that. So I carried him and we looked out from the gate. I could have taken him to the playground but it was far too early, too dark and also, I think such a trip would make him even more determined to get to the playground. We cannot risk that.

Soon, Mr Zurik came. Yes, from the roof.

Vincent ate kibble with Mr Zurik again. Nothing like eating with an old friend.

See the big V-notch on Mr Zurik’s ear? Now, that’s a sign of hope that one fine day (don’t know when) the authorities will spare the ear-notched street animals. Our senior vet says if you are going to ear-notch for this reason, might as well make it big and visible from a distance.

And what does Mr Zurik think of his ear-notch?

He says it’s real cool, gives him a character, you know.

Vincent has a flat tip on his ear. The vet I sent him to preferred that.

We decided (for now) not to insist on the notching for males because there is no sign or glimmer of hope that our state’s councils will spare ear-notched animals. But if applicants wish to ear-notch their neutered males, please do go ahead. It would also spare neutered males from being targeted to be caught for neutering by well-intentioned rescuers and feeders.  At least, spare them the effort.

Back to today’s stories…

Indy somehow knew something had happened with my finger.

Beneath that tough-looking demeanour is a very, very kind heart.

It’s swollen, but it ought to be okay. I think my last tetanus jab is still within 6 months.

Hello….?

Cleo has been having this balding problem at her flanks since…forever. But somehow, in the last few weeks, I think fur is finally (!!) growing back. Cleo is 11 years old and has had this balding problem for at least 8 years, I think.  It started in the old house, I remember. But it wasn’t itchy nor did it appear to bother her.

Don’t know what went right, but the fur IS growing back now.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

Vincent is no longer hiding behind the big box now.
He is on sentry duty at the front door.
Our soldier is on guard.

A day of change (Vincent’s stories)

Vincent seems to be tired of his old locations today.

This is an interesting location – you get some morning sun.

We had to wash this ottoman cushion because Ginger sprayed massively onto it. Now that it is nice and clean, Tabs has taken it as her new downstairs bed.

Vincent slept during subcut.

And decided he would remain the room after that.

Tabs waited outside.

Vincent did not come downstairs for dinner. I found him still upstairs. So I carried him downstairs to the kitchen. But he didn’t want to remain in the kitchen. Instead, he went out to the patio.

This is Tiger’s private sandpit. Nobody uses it now. But Vincent did today.

I gave Vincent a plate of Duck plus a slice of liver. He didn’t want any of it. Looks like he just wanted to go out.

And it wasn’t to meet up with Mr Zurik, Vincent wanted to go out of the front gate.

Oh no, no….no, you cannot, Vincent.

I know you think you want to explore the world again, but it’s not safe for you, Vincent.

He’s all set and determined to go out of the front gate, so I had to bring him back to safety.

He finally ate something – Monge’s Tuna Salmon.

Guess who ate up the duck and the liver? Indy! So, Indy eats duck as well. Well, at least now we have three of them who are willing to eat duck – Vincent, Bunny and Indy. The protein rotation is good for them.

Vincent wanted to eat at the patio, in the open air. A refreshing change indeed.

Conference with Mr Zurik.

Vincent: How have things been…out there? 

Ginger: I want to chase Buddy away. 

Mr Zurik: Все хорошо.

It’s really nice to see Vincent take an interest in other things again.

Neutering aid for 1 cat in Jitra, Kedah (Norshamsinar bt Shamsudin’s)

We have provided an aid of RM60 for the neutering of this cat.

Ms Norshamsinar is a new applicant, and all the way from Jitra, Kedah, too!

Neutering aid for 2 dogs in Klang (Fan Ching Hooi’s)

We have provided an aid of RM200 for the neutering of these 2 dogs.

According to Uncle Fan, these 2 dogs were abandoned near the factory where he works. He will look after them in his factory area.

Neutering aid for 1 dog in Rawang (Wan Choi May’s)

We have provided an aid of RM100 for the neutering of this dog.

Neutering aid for 2 dogs in Seri Kembangan (Tan Hoay Lin’s)

We have provided an aid of RM200 for the neutering of these 2 dogs.

We recently asked for photos of the CNRM-animals from all applicants and Ms Tan provided us with clearly labelled photos of all the locations that she feeds, featuring the many dogs whom we’ve provided our neutering aid.  Thank you, Ms Tan.

Neutering aid for 3 cats in Bentong (Aziah bt Kassim’s)

We have provided an aid of RM180 for the neutering of these 3 cats from Taman Anggerik.

Neutering aid for 2 cats in Bentong (Tang Ong Lin’s)

We have provided an aid of RM120 for the neutering of these 2 cats found in Kg Perting.