Category: Stories (Kah Yein’s)

  • A night of terror

    Late afternoon today, we were alerted to a commotion right outside our house. It was the next-door neighbour and she said a lorry driver had passed by and told her a cat (it was Misty, we found out later) was chasing a cobra away in front of her house. It was a big one, the…

  • Further reflections on Tabs and Ginger’s CKD

    I needed some time to reflect on Tabs and Ginger’s CKD condition after today’s check-up. I guess with the loss of Cow Mau to heart failure (not CKD) and Indy to CKD, I’m still not in the clearest of mind. There is nothing that will stop the progression of CKD. It is such a terrible…

  • Jayden and Riley

    Jayden came over today and when he saw Riley, he remarked, “Only one cat”. Tabs had gone upstairs to hide, as usual, so it was just Riley being downstairs. I think Jayden misses Cow Mau and Indy. Jayden would usually hug them both whenever he came. In fact, when Cow Mau passed away, Jayden came…

  • Phew…luckily it’s not a “forever boycott”!!

    I’m talking about Indra’s Projek Makan here. Yesterday, I managed to get Indra to eat a hearty meal of raw food for dinner. Wow! So lucky! Nasib baik bukan boikot…. I didn’t even dare move a muscle when she was eating, because the slightest distraction can make her stop and run away. So I stayed,…

  • Tabs to the vet’s for 1st check-up after stem cell therapy

    Now, about Tabs. Tabs’ reading shows a slight progression. This is not surprising because Tabs has PKD on top of the CKD. Or to be more accurate, the PKD is causing the CKD. Her SDMA has increased from 12 to 14 (borderline). But the creatinine has remained the same, which is good. Her urea, however,…

  • Ginger to the vet’s for 1st check-up after stem cell therapy

    I took Ginger and Tabs to the vet’s today for their first check-up after the stem cell therapy which was done on 5th January 2024. I have been losing sleep over this. I know, unnecessarily, but I have been so anxious about it. Indy was supposed to go today too, but he didn’t make it.…

  • The AIM food feeding continues

    This morning was a lucky morning. Tabs has not eaten Cubgrub for many days now. And I didn’t know how to make/entice/coax her to eat it. So I tried something rather risky today. She likes the AIM supplement, so I mixed the AIM supplement into a fair amount of Cubgrub and offered it to her.…

  • Serai for everyone

    No edible plants can grow in Ginger’s Catio. I think the reason is the lack of sunshine as it faces south and is quite shaded. Or we just do not have green fingers. Or the Monsters spray urine on the plants. Take your pick. We have tried growing serai for them, but the plants always…

  • Projek Makan for Indra

    I think I’ve more or less succeeded in getting Samantha, Akira and Kai to eat proper meals. The one left now is Indra. I weighed her yesterday and her weight is fine, it’s about 4.6kg. But it’s been so difficult to get her to eat proper meals. She only wants snacks. It makes little sense…

  • What happened, Smurfy?

    Yesterday, Ginger and Smurfy were embroiled in a locked-body fight. Luckily only fur flew, there was no bloodshed and nobody sustained any injuries. Gone are the days where our warriors fought and every fight would result in a mandatory trip to the vet’s, treatment (sometimes even surgeries), medication and the works. Our warriors are all…

  • Which AIM food does Tabs like?

    After trying all the three types, choosy Tabs only likes the AIM supplement. The only way to make her eat is to mix the powdered supplement with her Cindy’s pureed food. The AIM food is so, so precious to me because you can only buy it from Japan now, so I’m not wasting even a…

  • Misty visits

    We came back from lunner (this is a meal taken between lunch and dinner) and Misty was sitting most comfortably on the bench. But there were some bird feathers right there, in front of our front door. Again, Misty?? This time, it was just a few feathers, but it’s bad enough, isn’t it? Sigh….what did…

  • Gerald visits again

    It didn’t take long for Gerald to come back to the porch after his sojourn to various other places in the neighbourhood after Projek Misty this morning. I’m going to make it a point to invite him in every time he comes to our porch. Sila masuk, Gerald. But this can only be done if…

  • Getting Tabs back to normal

    I know this morning’s Projek Misty must have caused some undue stress to Tabs. She was either on the table or the top of the piano when Misty was in the house. Her thrice-weekly subcut fluids. After the subcut, I usually place pressure on where I have poked. Because I use the 18G needle, sometimes,…

  • The serendipitous “Projek Misty” (1st orientation)!

    Ini betul-betul projek yang tidak dirancang dan tidak disengajakan! It is a totally serendipitous project! Gerald did not come for breakfast this morning, only Misty was in the porch. I know that when Gerald isn’t here, Misty will not eat wet food but she might eat some kibble, so I poured her some kibble and…