Friday, March 10, 2006

The Woman Gets Reflective

Warning: long post ahead.

Was bumming around in the study a few days ago while the cats were doing their thing.

Pip, Boonie and Doe [the attention seekers] were nudging and shoving each other over rights to my lap. Chocolate [resident sleeping beauty] was asleep on a nearby desk. Lucie ["silent killer"] was gleefully wrestling a Bad Badtz-Maru stuffed toy on the carpet. Teddy [our greedyguts] was in the kitchen chowing down and Polly [The Loner] was probably being nasty and weird somewhere quiet.

They are all sleek, strong and healthy; unless genetically hardwired otherwise [ie Pip and Polly, who are slim and petite], the cats are pleasantly plump. Some even have little love handles that jiggle slightly as they run [Teddy, that's you].

It's really cool when I think that these cats came to me as tiny kittens from less-than-desirable circumstances. I have 7 cats currently; 5 required bottle-feeding, most have faced a medical emergency at one time or another. I have watched them as they curled up to sleep on my hand after a feed and potty-trip, comforted by the warmth of my palm; now I can't fit two onto my lap [you can take turns Doe, stop biting Boonie now!].

I'm not even counting the ones that died.

Let's recap, folks. It's short, as in very short story time:

And now:

I guess my point is that these kittens have come a long way. Life is good for them; humans are servants and companions, not enemies. They "fight" [if that's what you call it] for sun-spots, not survival. I'm very sure they've forgotten their traumatic, painful pasts.

I'm just as sure that I mustn't.

I'm no saint, just a person who stopped when the trashbag started whining. A person who couldn't walk away from the newborns in a box on a cold, wet October night. A person who set up a blog to make a difference, no matter how small, in getting help for abandoned animals or strays in danger.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one who's stepped forward in the virtual world. Check out the links on the side and you'll realise how cool the cool cats in Singapore and elsewhere really are. Yeah. You guys rock. ;) Which reminds me. There are so many great blogs and other sites out there! I need to expand my blogroll... if you wanna recommend any site [yours included] please drop a line.

Ok that was a long post. The woman being reflective and slightly sentimental about her monsters?! Incredible.

This be some strong flu medication she's on.

Pics coming up soon. They're very cool.


The problem with kittens is that they soon grow into cats ... I am sure your thoughts struck a chord with many big-hearted cat owners / fosters out there. Enjoy the company of the seven rascals, CatDonna ...

Kootoo! Fetch me that box of tissue! Sniffle ...

Kootoo's Mama
Awwwww...that's so sweet of you to rescue so many poor kitties. We had our hands full just bottle feeding our Chang Chang (that's another story for another time) and balancing work life and keeping our sanity in-check.

Kudos to you. And you had better post your pics of your sweeties soon. We're getting a little impatient. Heehee...

Hey Teddy, come and join the Gorgeous Gingers - there are 15 of us now so you'd be in good company!
CatDonna, this is a beautiful posting. I can't wait for the pics.

I will continue to keep a lookout for potential adopters for you.

Take care,
:) Hello hello.

Thx for the lovely comments. I know we all have great stories to share and I can't wait to read 'em all yeah!

I grin happily at everyone. :D
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