Thursday, August 31, 2006

Scrapbook for Phyllis

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Am going to make a scrapbook of Muffin's growing up pixs for Phyllis, who fostered him and healed his wounds.

Of course, the scrapbook should contain some classic pixs, like this one:

Muffin: But ... but ... but they told me I'm a girl! Am I too purrrty for my own good?

And this one:

Muffin: Gaaaah! Now that they've decided that I am a boy there's no need for me to behave like a lady.

Vegancat says Phyllis would be thrilled to tears. Heheh ... more likely to be tickled to tears.

Cat quote of the day:
There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.
- Wesley Bates

Monday, August 28, 2006

Hairy and Hairier

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

You decide who's which :)

Just so that you know which part of Papa Porky's anatomy was shown in the pix ...

Cat quote of the day:
The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world.
- Lynn M. Osband

Sunday, August 27, 2006


From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Thank goodness for the morning shower, albeit a short one.

The heat in the past couple of days has gotten rather unbearable, even for the cats, as demonstrated by Milo. See the cutesy close-up!

Cat quote of the day:
Her function is to sit and be admired.
- Georgina Strickland Gates

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Post-lunch portraits

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Typical kitty behaviour after the weekly treat of schtinky wet food ...

Kootoo: Gawd ... think I over-ate again ... *Burp*

Muffin in a horizontal stupor.

Milo: Mumsy's lap is the bestest spot for afternoon snooze.

Cat quote of the day:
There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat.
- Wesley Bates

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Apple of my eye

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Who else, but Kootoo? :D

Cat quote of the day:
A cat is a tiger that is fed by hand.
- Vakaoka Genrin

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

My heart skips a beat ...

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

... whenever I see Tortie Mummy aka Milo's Mummy at the multi-storey carpark in my estate. And then I give thanks for the fact that she is still well and alive.

I worry for her, because she is such a friendly and approachable community cat -- an easy target for potential abusers and "the authorities".

Also, some feeders in my estate have been leaving food in disposable containers for the cats, and it's a messy sight. I haven't been able to catch them in the act and advise them to clean up.

While I am glad that there are kind souls who care for Tortie Mummy and a couple of other community cats here, I hope they realise that their very action could get the cats into trouble, if they don't clear up the mess.

Already, the Malay uncle who also feeds Tortie Mummy (with dry food) told me the other day that someone from the town council told him to stop feeding the cats. I gave the uncle my mobile number and told him to contact me if the town council guy harangues him again. It also came to my knowledge that earlier on, "the authorities" had sent cat traps to our estate. Surely we can work out a more humane solution instead of a quick-fix that necessitates the loss of innocent feline lives?

As for "the authorities", is it too much of me to ask that you DO NOT round up cats with tipped ears?!? Cats like Tortie Mummy have already been "fixed", now go "fix" something else, like the broken solar-powered lamps at Potong Pasir!

Cat quote of the day:
Cats do not declare their love much; they enact it, by their myriad invocations of our pleasure.
- Vicki Hearne

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Cute & Meaningful decal

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Saw this decal on a car window in Lorong Ah Soo today. Does anyone know how/where I can get one? The website
says free copies are available for organisations/groups, so I don't think it will entertain individual requests ...

Thanks in advance!

Thursday, August 10, 2006


From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Yes, the Wonderful Wrestling Felines are at it again.

As you can see, Muffin is back to his old self, save for his shrivelled and shaven pea sacs.

Cat quote of the day:
One reason we admire cats is for their proficiency in one-upmanship. They always seem to come out on top, no matter what they are doing, or pretend they do.
- Barbara Webster

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

All is quiet

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

The House of Pigs has never been this quiet.

Muffin is still subdued and sore from his op ...

(Oh, and look at his pawdicure!)

The other two kitties know better than to kacheow (Malay for bother) the ball-less one.

Big Brother Kootoo is the cool cat who's gone through this necessary rite of passage into manhood ...

... while Milo contemplates with quiet trepidation, knowing that his turn will come in three months.

Cat quote of the day:
Cats never feel threatened. They are genetically incapable of accepting that anyone could possibly dislike anything as perfect as a cat.
- Kathy Young

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The harvest is done

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Muffin was robbed of his mojo today and is now recuperating at home.

He's a tough cookie, we expect him to revert to his playful self by tomorrow.

Cat quote of the day:
When a Cat adopts you there is nothing to be done about it except to put up with it until the wind changes.
- T. S. Eliot

Sunday, August 06, 2006

He ain't smelly, he's my brother

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Muffin doing the brotherly thang ...

It's really sweet of him, isn't it? :) Milo's "BO" has gone away, we don't know why, but we are certainly not complaining!

Cat quote of the day:
Cats can be cooperative when something feels good, which, to a cat, is the way everything is supposed to feel as much of the time as possible.
- Roger A. Caras

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Fixing Muffin

Now don't look at me like that, I am not the one who's going to fix Muffin!

Afterall, fixing my fellow being is hardly congruent with my recently revamped hip and happening image (ahem!).

Besides, I am also a victim of fixing, here's the evidence (not for the squeamish):

I think Muffin is still clueless of the fact that he's going to lose his ballies on 8 August. Such an auspicious date, don't you think? Snigger ...

Cat quote of the day:
As a housepet, I'm overqualified.
- Stephen Baker, speaking as a cat in How to Live with a Neurotic Cat