Monday, May 10, 2010


MM went for her spaying yesterday. We dropped her off at the vet early in the morning before picking her up again at 4pm. By then, she was already pacing around the carrier. She looked a little dazed then but by the time she was home, she was almost like 100% recovered.

The vet had warned that she may not have any appetite but MM finished 1.5 table spoon of dry food and drank copious amount of water the moment she was let out of her carrier. She was obviously very hungry since she had not had a bite since midnight the night before.

Overall, she is recovering very quickly as she was already jumping around a few hours since she reached home. Her recovery speed is second to that of YY, who was jumping and running almost the moment she reached home from her spay operation almost 5 years ago. Both of them have very strong community cat instincts.

Whenever we send any one of them for any operation, I will feel very uneasy. I will keep thinking about them almost every minute until I receive the call from the vet telling me the operation had went well and they are currently recovering and under observation. This time round however, I did not feel anything at all. The Wife still did but it was not so intense as before. I believe it was because I had not spent much time with MM ever since we took her in 2 weeks ago. I had spent a week overseas during that period and it was the Wife who was managing the gang. But perhaps because we had not yet bonded so much, we don't feel the anxiety as much. Perhaps our bond will take more time to grow then.

Still, who is interested to adopt MM? She is ready to go to a new home in a week or so once we are very sure her stitches are healing well. Anyone?


Saturday, May 01, 2010

May May's update


It's been one week since she has been with the household. She has integrated such successfully with the rest of the gang though KK or XX will still hiss, especially if she walks too near them. We know XX is a little jealous of the little thing as MM seeks our attention every chance we've got. XX has always been like this with every new cat who demands more of our attention than that given to her. It happened when we adopted BB and CC, and now, MM. But we know it will subside with time although XX will still smack them once in a while to assert her special place with us.

MM came into heat on the second day with us and was yowling her head (and ours) off every 10 minutes. We were so afraid it will affect our neighbours that we shut all the doors and windows. Luckily, her heat is coming to the end as we speak. Her neutering is due next Sun and hopefully with that done, she will no longer be yowling.

For such a small little thing, she has a very hearty appetite. She can easily finish 2 big spoonful of dry food in less than 3 minutes in the morning and evening. And in between, she will look out the other plates for untouched food before devouring them as well. We think it is her community cat instinct still very prevalent in her system and hopefully, she will outgrow it when she realises that she will always have sufficient food in our household. We are glad to note that she is slowly putting on weight and muscles from all the food and daily play. She now looks like a well fed house pet than the scrawny thing we picked up 1 week ago.

We have managed to litterbox train her so now we do not have to let her visit the bathroom twice a day to do her big and small business.

She is also less bitey now as we will walk away when she starts biting.

Slowly, she is learning the ground rules we have in the household though she will still break them every now and then. Hopefully in another few weeks, she will be as well behaved as the rest of them.

Any serious cat lovers looking for an active and affectionate 1 year old kitten to adopt?