Creamy lost the voice vote and some reflections on ear-notching

Creamy must have lost the voice vote with Gerald yesterday during their yowling fight.

So Gerald gets to eat first. Then only later can Creamy come to eat.

They eat at different times.

Voice vote is the trend these days. Siapa jerit lebih kuat, dia menang. Humans must have learnt it from cats!!

I’m teaching Creamy to eat some kibble with his canned food so that his meal is more filling. Otherwise, even 2 cans of food isn’t enough for him in one sitting.

His ear-notch has healed very well. It is definitely visible.

A vet told me long ago that in Dubai, the ear-notches of neutered animals are really big so that it’s visible from afar.

On another note, there are still rescuers who are unwilling to ear-notch their neutered animals. Recently, a feeder’s dogs were captured by the authorities. Luckily she was able to get her dogs back. They are all neutered but not ear-notched. I heard that she has been told repeatedly to get her dogs ear-notched but it is still not done. I know that ear-notching will not spare the dog from being captured by our authorities. But it can save the dog from being opened up again should another rescuer/feeder happen to catch the dog and with all good intentions, sends them for neutering.

The ear-notch is done under anaesthesia during the neutering procedure and it is a much smaller wound compared with the spaying or castration. And yet, another rescuer whom I spoke to says she is unwilling to have it done because it might be “painful” for her cats.

Well, isn’t it so much more painful to have the vet open up the poor cat again to search for the uterus only to find it “missing” because the cat’s already been spayed by someone else?

I suppose the fact that they are willing to get their animals neutered is already good. Ear-notching is the next hurdle.

Thirteen years ago, when my Singaporean friend taught me all about neutering and ear-notching, he said that in Singapore, some pet parents were sending their pets back to the vet for ear-notching (because it wasn’t done previously during the neutering procedure).