Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Young and the Restless

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Rambunctious Muffin frolicking while the sun shines ...

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #9 - Thou shalt shower me with love and attention upon demand.
-Author Unknown

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Fang you ...

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

We've crept into Week 2, and the two kitties are not chums yet.

Kootoo: I don't like your face, you ninny.

Muffin: Not if you have my cute, innocent looks, Fatso!

One is shamelessly territorial, while the other alternates between a super-manja sweetie-pie and a psychotic terrorist.

Do I look like I am in a good mood? Get that blinking camera outta my face NOW!

The only 'improvement' is that Kootoo no longer has that murderous look in his eyes, but the bites are still vicious. On the other hand, little Muffin has learnt to fight the resident monster back, with plenty of fangs and talons of course.

This is how I sharpen my fangs, fang you ...

I just have to make sure the 5-kg lardball doesn't crush the skinny one like a sumo wrestler ...

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #8 - Thou shalt always have thy lap ready for me to curl up in.
- Author Unknown

Friday, April 21, 2006

Muffin Terror goes to the vet

Little Muffin survived his first trip to the vet, but gave the poor vet a hard time by scratching and biting her.

The vet opined that Muffin has an aggressive streak in him, and would need to be taught some basic socialising skills and vetiquette by none other than his Big Brother -- moi ...

Otherwise, Muffin was given a clean bill of health, weighing in at 0.77 kg. At the rate he is eating and sleeping, he will end up as a lardball in no time ...

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #7 - Thou shalt spend most of thy money on toys and gifts for me.
- Author Unknown

Thursday, April 20, 2006

One week on

From the desk of distressed Mama Piggy:

It's been a week since we brought the little one home.

Kootoo is still behaving aggressively toward Muffin:
1. He's got the "I'm-gonna-wallop-you" look in his eyes whenever Muffin is within sight.
2. He swats at Muffin through the fencing - with his claws out, mind you.
3. Whenever I let Muffin out for a short walk, he jumps on him and bite his neck, as if the little one is a mouse.

Perhaps Kootoo is miffed with all the attention showered on Muffin, but I've tried to sayang Kootoo a bit more than usual ... I have been keeping them apart most of the times cos Muffin is really terrified when Kootoo goes cuckoo.

Bah! The stripey lardball is just jealous that I have warm milk for brekky and supper every day ...

Lil' Muffy is going to the vet tomorrow for a health check and a possible vaccination, if the vet finds him up to it.

Horrors! Did I hear the taboo word "V.E.T."??? Ten thousand thunders! Let go of me before I scratch you to pieces!!!

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #6: Remember my food dish and keep it full.
- Author Unknown

Monday, April 17, 2006

Identity Crisis

From the desk of blur and shocked Mama Piggy:

Muffin is a BOY.

Wow this is amazing!! I woke up from a nap to discover that I have bollocks!

In my haste to bring Muffin home, I forgot to double-check HIS gender before adopting HIM. I don't know what prompted me to take a closer look at HIS organs this evening. Lo and behold - I found two tiny lumps underneath HIS arsehole. *Hair-tearing moment*

Hmmppf ... For all my stupidity, the good thing was Muffin is an androgynous name, and it costs less to neuter him -- afterwhich I could call him a Pansy too.

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #5 - Thou shalt be grateful that I even give thou the time of day.
- Author Unknown

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Baby shower

The pesky little thing had a shower yesterday -- Mama Piggy had to ask her sister for help as both Mama's hands had bad scratches and cuts, all thanks to the psychotic kitty.

Yeah, the kitty has a nice little pink nose and pink paw pads.

Yeah, she purrs a lot, non-stop in fact, even when she is eating.

Why do I have to share MY toys with Muffin? *sulks*

But it is ME -- me with the lovely olive green eyes and majestic stripes -- who is my Mama's favourite!

Tabbies rule!

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #4 - I shall ignore thou when I feel like it.
- Author Unknown

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Truce or Dare

From the desk of Mama Piggy:

Kootoo and Muffin have made a baby step towards accepting each other (I think).

They can now sit opposite each other (with a fence in between, of course) at a distance and size each other up without the obligatory sound effects of hissing and spitting.

However, Kootoo, being his usual playful self, keeps wanting to pounce at the little one, sending Muffin into hysterics. Muffin seems rather fearful of sudden movements or sounds and would react strongly, almost behaving like a possessed kitty. Perhaps she is still reeling from that unhappy episode in her life ... poor baby.

This morning, I suffered a cut on my left index finger when Kootoo came dashing at Muffin, who was in my arms. While trying to calm the little one, she gave me a nasty bite.

Muffin Terror in the making?

No truce in sight yet, but we shall be patient. But I only have nine fingers left ...

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #3 - Thou shalt not ever ignore me.
- Author Unknown

Friday, April 14, 2006

Scaredy Cats: Episode I - Face Off

From the desk of Mama Piggy:





Bloodshed. MY blood, that is. Courtesy of Muffin's sharp nails.

That sums up the first day of Muffin's homecoming.

My trip to China was cancelled so I brought the little one home last evening. Her temporary abode is the kitchen bathroom.

Kootoo Monster wasted no time to show her who's the Boss around the house, while Tiny Muffin showed that she was a feisty Chilli Padi behind that sweet facade of hers, hence there were plenty of ruffled furs and brandishing of claws.

The face off continues today.

Buzz off Buster, stop staring at me! Can't a kitty eat in peace?!

Coming up tomorrow: Episode II - Trouble in Paradise.

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #2: Thou shalt have no other pets before me.
- Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Muffin's (aka Pan Pan) homecoming has to be postponed as Mama Piggy got to make a last-minute working trip to Suzhou, China over the long weekend and won't be back until Tuesday ...

So I shall continue to hog the limelight for now ...

Cat quote of the day:
Catmandments #1: I am the lord of thy house.
~ Author unknown

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Search Is Over

Introducing ... Pan-Pan, my newfound friend who will be coming home to the House of Pigs next Thursday :) She has the softest mew! I shall be spending the next few days thinking of a new name for her ... Any suggestions from fellow cyber felines?

Cat quote of the day:
A meow massages the heart.
- Stuart McMillan

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


The Pigs are going to take a look at Pan-Pan, a ten-week old ginger/white darling tomorrow evening and suss her out as a potential pal for me!

I hope she is as adorable as me ...

Alas, I could no longer sit on the window sill like I used to, without bits of tummy fat spilling over ... And that sweet innocent look of mine .... it's gone, together with my mojo!

Cat quote of the day:
A kitten is a rosebud in the garden of the animal kingdom.
- Robert Southey

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The things I do at home …

… which the Pigs do not appreciate.

1. I keep winged intruders at bay … they would make a yummylicious snack though …

Damn ... stupid pea-brained birds. Can't they see that I am a friend, not a foe?

2. I warm their oh-so-soft bed … Zzzz … it’s not easy keeping my eyes open while doing this …

Sleeping on the job is encouraged ...

3. I watch the toilet to make sure that the Porky lifts the seat up before he wee wee …

Toilet paper? 10 kibbles please.

What would the Pigs do without me??

"Saint Kootoo"

Cat quote of the day:
Work - other people's work - is an intolerable idea to a cat. Can you picture cats herding sheep or agreeing to pull a cart? They will not inconvenience themselves to the slightest degree.
- Dr. Louis J. Camuti

Monday, April 03, 2006

Get a life ...

Life has just returned to normalcy in the household of the Pigs... Mama Piggy has finally completed her mega project at work. Poor me, I think I've only seen her for about an hour per day in the last one and a half weeks! We must make up for lost time ...

Cat quote of the day:
Time spent with cats is never wasted.
- Collette