Updates from Survivor Shelter

We sent 30 bags of dogfood to Survivor Shelter on 18th May 2020. Ms Ong, the shelter owner, transported 11 bags there the next day since she could only use her car.

Last weekend, she transported another 11 bags there and took these photos.

Pole’s eating news

The good news now is that Pole can eat Coco&Joe’s again without vomiting, but it’s still not “neat”. It has to be mixed with some canned food. I think the need of mixing it because Pole is being picky.

However, she is still on daily Mirtazapine. It’s an anti-vomiting and appetite stimulant.

Coincidentally, her ability to eat Coco&Joe’s significantly improved on the day she finished her Cystaid Plus, so could it be this that was causing some nausea to the smell of raw meat? Or maybe it caused gas? Cystaid Plus consists of natural ingredients and it was for Pole’s FLUTD problem, to strength her bladder wall. She was on Cystaid Plus for 30 days and throughout this period, she simply could not eat Coco&Joe’s as it would cause her to vomit it all out.

One step at a time.

Pole’s review (check-up) is this weekend.

Minnie-proofing is……DONE!!

But…I am not 100% confident that it is 100% Minnie-proof…yet.

Not until we try it out.

But I am so grateful that our contractor, Ah Keong, finally got the materials and he came with his assistant today.

You cannot see the clear polycarbonate sheets, but it’s already installed on top as an extension of StarGrille.

Fortifying Stargate2.

Throughout, Minnie was fast asleep, totally uninterested in the goings-on. This was EXACTLY Daffodil’s reaction when we fortified Stargate2. She took a look, then went upstairs to our bedroom to take a nap. The fortifying worked…then. But that was because Daffodil was small and shorter. Minnie has a long (cheetah-like) body and she is very young.

A metal piece is screwed at the base of the gate.

A metal grille is installed at the base of the fencing too. But I still put the rock there.

To be on the safe side, I added the rolled-up netting here, because it was where the fence meets the rocks that Daffodil burrowed a small gap and escaped last time.

I hope this works.


I swear Minnie and Smurfy can both read my mind. The last time, I just thought of this angle and Minnie immediately did it. After putting the polycarb, that solved the problem UNTIL I realised yesterday that Smurfy could go under it and still climb up since he is so small.

What do you think happened then?

He did exactly that!!!!

So, we asked Ah Keong to drill holes into this thick polycarb and tie it with metal wires to the fence now. There is no way Smurfy can sneak under it and climb…I think?


Minnie, please.

Truth be told, I am still so scared of letting Minnie go free in the patio. I think it’s because she is due to deliver in mid-June and if she escapes and delivers somewhere out there, the kittens will not stand a good chance of surviving. And, Gingertom might rape her again.

In her previous litter, only Smurfy survived.

More of Smurfy’s adventures

Smurfy would rather play than eat!

Now, every morning, when I attempt to feed them, Smurfy would forgo his food and dash out to play.

Minnie, on the other hand, now, does not want to come out. Even with the door open and I take her out, she quickly goes back into the condo (for now).

Smurfy LOVES coming out to play.

Now, we are confident that Ginger will not hurt Smurfy. The two can actually play together.

Minnie’s wefies with me.

Smurfy can play till the sun goes down!

Smurfy climbing a tree.

Smurfy has so much energy that no one can keep up with him.

He tricks Tabs all the time because he is just too fast for Tabs!

Indy pushed his chair to the gate to keep an eye on the goings-on in the patio.

I hope Tabs will use her cat tree again now that I’ve cleaned it. Ginger sprayed on her tree…

Tabs just cannot keep track of Smurfy!

Ginger is out tired out.

Minnie will “call” Smurfy back after he has been out playing for too long.

He will only eat after he is done playing…for hours.

Heidi: I have no time with Smurfy. Just keep your distance from me (and this applies to everyone) and YOU will be safe.

Social distancing has always been Heidi’s rule of thumb. You come near, you get swiped.

Mr Kiasu

Someone is not supposed to be in this picture.

Ginger doesn’t know that ever since losing, Indy has declared a vendetta on him. Or maybe he does know, but he’s just challenging Indy with that “innocent” face of his!

Ginger, I would not take such a risk….


Poor Tabs….

The cat tree belongs to Tabs as she is the only one who knows how to use it and she loves it.

Heidi uses our dining chairs as her scratching post and when we tried to tell Heidi that the cat tree serves this purpose, she went to show us her preference by scratching on our dining chairs.

Ginger doesn’t use it at all.

But Ginger is Mr Kiasu.

So, lately, he has been spraying on Tabs’ cat tree until it smells now.

I’ve just cleaned it with the Stain & Odour Cleaner from Cindy&Friends. I hope it works.

Poor Tabs….


“The Leg” – by the Cow Clan

Cleo does the unbeatable classic “The Leg”.

Cow can do it too.

Bunny, Indy and Pole just didn’t want to be left out as they thought this was a family portrait post!

When it is too hot

Sometime last week, it was way too hot, so we put an extra fan out for Minnie and Smurfy.

When they don’t want to eat

I’ve learnt to just let them be if they wish to skip a meal.

They will look for their own medicinal remedy.

As long as it is not more than a day…unless they have gastritis, then it is small meals throughout the day, force-fed, if need be.