|January 10 2011|
|Her little box with Blanket and Winnie the pooh hand me down doll|
|For some weird reason, she likes to hang out here than on her bed. January 15 2011|
|January 18 2011|
|Snuggling next to Enchong|
|With naughty Enchong|
|Enchong picking on her again|
|January 21 with Enchong|
|She likes to scratch my yoga mat. January 27 2011|
|January 27 2011|
|Purring when I touched her. January 27 2011|
She has improved a lot and always has a good appetite and has put on weight! She is also very playful and affectionate. I gave her a bath recently and put some antiflea solution called Accurate to ensure she doesnt have any fleas. There are 7 cats in the house downstairs and they are both indoor and outdoor cats so I have no control over them when they in case bring in fleas. Sometimes when I go out of the room Enchong would bolt out of the room too. He would play with the other housecats. Im sure that during that play play time some baby fleas have managed to hop on Enchong's fur. I plan to buy Frontline once I have the money. But for now I think the Accurate will do. I cant let them cats have any fleas jumping around and causing them and me some weird disease.
My only boy cat Enchong already had his bath 2 days ago. My older cats Dapper and Thumper are scheduled for a bath too. However I have to set a special date for it and be ready. Its hard to give a bath to my 2 bigger cats. It takes two people to accomplish this feat. Dapper also likes to show her great displeasure on this ritual by shitting all over the bathroom floor. Yeah its pretty nasty.
|Boomer likes to sleep on the laundry|
|Hanging out with Big sister Dapper|
|Her favorite spot in the room. I put a small pillow there|
|She really loves her tiny spot near the bathroom|
|Enchong trying to squeeze in with her Feb 20 2011|
|After a bath. Feb 25 2011|
|Making sure she is dry while I rubbed her fur with Accurate|
|i think the accurate is already working. i see a flea!|
My cat Thumper was hospitalized for a week last Valentine's day until the 21st of February. Boomer's surgery money came in handy during this time and now Thumper is doing so well its hard to believe that she almost died just a week ago. Im grateful to the people who have tried to help out with Boomer's surgery..its because of their contribution that saved my Thumper's life.
|Doppleganger? Enchong and Thumper|
|Thumper passed out on the scratch post|
|draped on a pillow|
|vet final bill|
|deposit for confinement|
Now that all cats are doing okay, I feel more confident to go out of the house and find a temporary job. Since Boomer's surgery will be done probably by April, I'll have enough time to find a job and eventually afford Boomer's required surgery. I have some job interviews lined up next week. Ill have to give up tending the store temporarily because the profit isnt enough for me and my cats to live off. And now its not just my cats in the room. I have taken on the responsibility of feeding all the other cats in the house and also the 4 dogs that belong to my family. I will have to write a separate post to share my story and this enduring problem we have at home when it comes to caring for these pets. I feel sorry for all of them when I move overseas sometime this year. I wonder whats gonna happen to all of them. I love animals but like what my husband and friends say, I cannot save them all.
|Boomer most recent photo March 2 2011|
|Enchong kicking Boomer out of her own bed|
The mainstay cats and dogs in the house
|Squid and Maki|
|Glory our 15 year old cat|
|Squid, Maki and the new cat Ingay|
|Arnold (she is a girl)|
|Murgeet and Docman next door|
|Pepper. last year with her brood Enchong, Dingdong and Piolo. Only Enchong survived.|
|filthy bowls for the dogs|
|Murgeet's puppies, Phil and James. James was already adopted.|
For now I do want to rant a bit on these animals living condition. It is horrible how they treat these animals. They arent beaten up or anything like that but they let them starve most of the time. If I hadnt stepped in decided to feed them, theyd probably just die from starvation. Unfortunately, I really cannot take all of the cats and dogs with me. It is sad when I think of it but these pets here have to be adopted out. Right now I may be feeding them but it has been financially draining to me. Thank God I have a sack of rice to last for probably 2 more months. Its also a good thing that like me, these animals love rice!
The pets here arent really mine to begin with. I came home here 9 months ago to take care of my dad and most of these pets were already here. I feel sorry for the kind of life they have especially now that my Dad is not around to take care of them. When I move out of this house, I hope I have found a better home for these poor animals.
As for Boomer and the rest of the gang in my room, they are all coming with me. Im taking her along with my older cats Dapper and Thumper. Enchong is joining us too. Originally, I was supposed to give Enchong away. But when he was thrown away last December, I realized how much I missed him and I would never want anyone to ever abandon him again like that. I just hope my cats will like snow=)
Last January I was asked by a family member that since Boomer is blind, why do I have to bring her to the US with me, might as well put her out of her misery. This comment came from someone who never bought kibble, kitty litter, nor pet bowls in her entire life, yet had the nerve to tell me that my cat should just be euthanized because she is blind. I wonder who is really blind in this picture. Is it my cat or this woman who is more concerned about making her house bigger and nicer to impress other people but doesnt give a shit about the animals who live here. I find it tragic how some people put a high regard on looking good than actually being good.
Here is a video of Boomer while I was wiping her. We are listening to Ms Saigon=)