From the desk of Mama Piggy:
Yes it's been a bad patch for me - at work and at home.
Had my nose kept to the grindstone at work, the stress and time pressure can kill.
It doesn't help that on the home front, the kitties at my mom's place faced an eviction order from the HDB.
I shall not dignify HDB by posting their run-of-the-mill reply to my appeal for a rational approach to resolve the issue.
The long and short of it is, the cats had to go.
So I called up the head of the HDB branch office and asked him what exactly was the "nuisance" that was stated in the complaint. He was dumbfounded. He couldn't tell me specifically what "nuisance" the cats had created. But we know why he had no answer for me. Because there was simply NO nuisance! He could only go as far as telling me that people saw the cats IN THE HOUSE and that they don't like it! (At this point my blood was boiling at the stupidity and ignorance of mankind. Even typing this now makes me angry!!!)
There is no point arguing with HDB officials who "just follow law", so I cut the exasperating conversation short.
Shortly after, HDB made an appointment with my mother to conduct a check on the house to make sure that we have removed the cats as per HDB's instructions. Gosh, if only other government officials can learn to be as "efficient" as HDB staff!
I couldn't take leave from work to entertain the HDB officials as they made the important visit to my mother's place. Well luckily I wasn't there, otherwise I could have gone blind from rolling my eyes excessively.
THREE officials from HDB came to inspect the house. I thought my mom had kept tigers and other exotic animals instead to warrant the presence of THREE public service officers (of course it is not a waste of taxpayers' monies, they're doing investigative work!) in her humble 4-room flat.
But I digress ... :P
So, they came, they saw, they took photos and they left.
No kitties in sight, save for our old Persian, who would be too traumatised if we move him to a strange place.
Our kitties are safe in another place, we had to protect them from PEOPLE. So dear readers, you tell me, who is more dangerous? Cats or People?
Update on Polly, an ex-community cat
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