Jul 23, 2011

Daily thoughts - Enchong's castration Day 1

A few months ago I caught Enchong trying to bone (my apologies for lack of a better word) Thumper. In the weeks following that incident, I would catch Enchong trying to pull the same stunt on Boomer. It has gotten out of hand that sometimes Id be sleeping and Id hear Enchong's grunting sound and a squeal from Boomer.

I decided that Enchong had to be temporarily banished from the room until it was "safe" for everyone (all female cats except Dapper coz she is fixed). I dont want another pregnant (with busted eyeballs) cat (there are already 17 in the house) to add to my problems.

I have been planning to take Enchong to the vet for weeks but the rain and my problematic sleeping patterns have made it very difficult for me to follow through. Finally last Thursday July 21, I managed to call the vet and arrange for my cat's castration.

Enchong being sent of by Yoobi yoobs

It wasnt hard to catch Enchong and throw him in the carrier. Normally him and the other cats would be hanging out by the door of my room when I would come out. For obvious reasons, they think im the Santa Claus of catfood.

slowly opening the door

Squid already in queuing up

emphasizing he is first in line

Glory butts in her head to say she is first in line

Yoohoo senior citizens first! lol

Squid, Maki, and part of pretty's head

Squid, Maki, Pretty and my bulging hamper of laundry
I fed the cats before leaving with Enchong in tow. I also dropped by at my brother's store to have lunch. The cat at the store inspected the carrier to see Enchong off.

Choops the mascot at my brother's store

Choops taunting Enchong "bye bye balls!"
After eating lunch, I took the screaming Enchong to the tricycle stand and we headed for town. The trip lasted for 8-10 minutes and it was obvious my cat was very agitated. Its his first time to be out of the house and aboard a noisy tricycle. I pulled the stroller and went to the bank to draw out some money. People who saw the carrier curiously peered through it and kept asking me if the cat was imported. Yeah I said, we imported the cat from the streets. hehe then some looked disappointed. Funny because Enchong is actually half siamese and is not a stray cat. But anyway its just amusing that people lose interest when they are told the cat is a puspin - pusang pinoy (stray cat or pusakal). They assume the cat is nothing special if its not pedigreed or "imported".

IMO, My Enchong is not an ordinary cat. He is the sweetest cat in my room and he looooves me.Sometimes he does act obsessed though.

Baby boy Enchong hugging mummy
I put that stroller to good use! It would have been a nightmare lugging the cat carrier with a distressed cat inside. Enchong was furious! He was meowing loudly and protesting. To add to his discomfort, it was very hot outside.

Fortunately there was an FX parked where commuters regularly wait for rides. I also ran into a neighbor while I was trying to board the bulky carrier on the FX vehicle. He helped pull the stroller up the back of the car.  We chatted for a bit during the trip talking about cats and pets. I got off at Tikling. The travel time to the Bethlehem clinic took only 10 minutes.

Honestly, I was a little hesitant to have Enchong's balls whacked off. But I know this is a favor Im doing for him and not just for my female cats. I want him to live a longer and healthier life. I must admit though that I was so worried of having to leave him overnight at the vet and the surgery going awry or something..
having a sip of water courtesy of the clinic

Chi chi a german shepherd
Chichi
Another dog getting a rabies vaccine

I didnt stick around too long. I was there to drop off Enchong for his scheduled surgery and also to get supplies for the rat babies. So I bid my baby boy good bye amid his incessant cries. I stopped to also get some nice tasting yet cheap ensaymadas by the store beside the vet clinic. Too bad I wasnt able to take any photos. Next time maybe.

The trip back to town didnt take long either. Some passengers on the jeep were kind enough to also help pull the huge sack of catfood aboard the vehicle. When I got off at town I lugged my bag of cat treats to the tricycle stand. I also bought 4kilos or rice for myself and the dogs. Our dogs dont like dog kibbles too much. They prefer my own rice mix (ie left over and fresh cooked rice).


When the animals heard the tricycle stop in front of the house, they were all in a frenzy. The dogs were barking, the tiny cats from my brother's house wormed their way out of the small windows to welcome me home.

Baby Gibor

Baby Gibor attempting to jump
Welcoming committee at home
Critters were happy (as always) to see me. If these cats could open the door for me, they probably would. They were all over my legs brushing their bodies, hoping to get a taste of whats inside the bag of goodies i just dragged in the house. I had to make them wait though. I cant open the bag without any ready containers otherwise, ants will be all over it in just minutes.

cats trying to win me over
cats everywhere
waiting..
I had to bring the sack of food in the room first and put them in air tight containers. But before that, there was another batch of welcoming committee waiting for me.

inspection time by the real experts

Thumper making up her mind
Boomer helping in the inspection

Boomer giving a high five

Boomer testing whether her claw can scratch the bag open
Realizing her claws arent sharp enough

Cat Decision: Approved!
It was taxing to move 7kilos of kibbles to several smaller boxes and jars but that put my ant worries to rest.

Big biokips container

Meow mix

Dapper doing her inspection

Kibbles galore- Cat christmas!
The big rice box underneath was utilized for the rest of the kibbles.
The small containers I had werent enough so I had to put away the rest of the kibbles by enclosing the bag with two plastic garbagebags and using two "clippy-dos" you get from ikea to seal it. Then finally stashing it in an empty rice box.
image source
Now that task is out of the way, I had to go out of the room again to feed the cats. I didnt have to be reminded, because the moment I walked in the house, they havent stopped meowing.

Cats charging
Dalja
Gibor, Squid and a pissed Maki
Maki a little pacified
Dalja joining in
Pretty
Chow time!
Glory
The cats have some makeshift bowls but the way they looked that time, they would gladly eat out of anything. So I just grabbed some newspapers and fed them anyway.

Arnold and Piglet
Docman and Yoobiyoobs
The dogs had Rice Mix.

Ricemix "special"
Seems everyone was happy today except for poor Enchong. Bye bye balls..

Enchong in pjs
castration video i found on youtube..eeek looks scary

3 comments:

  1. I avoided watching the video but it seems like you had a really long and exciting day! Tiring too! But it's good that you finally took Enchong to get his balls whacked off. You can rest more easily now, knowing he's not outside the room, but also that he won't bone the female cats.

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  2. i cant stop him from boning the cats but i can be assured he is shooting blanks. hohohoho

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  3. Very true! Poor bastard is only half a man now.

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