Cleo, Lucky & Rascal had a special Christmas treat this year... We bought them HUGE bones and they had it for dinner on Christmas day...
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Cleo and Lucky were rather apprehensive at first as they have never had RAW bones before. But after a few minutes, they started to really enjoy gnawing the meat off the bones. Surprisingly Lucky did a better job with the bone compared to Cleo..
Rascal took to the bone immediately and destroyed the bone in a few hours.
I am still unsure about the whole BARF concept, but I figured leting them have a treat once in a while wouldn't hurt too much... though having said that Cleo vomitted the next day. I guess her tum tum isn't quite used to a RAW meal..
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
On Tuesday, my contractors finally came to fix take my glass door away to be fixed - the one that Cleo broke...
Rascal was quite aggressive towards them... I was a bit surprised cause he's a really sweet dog to me.
I had to let him out so that the contractors could work as I was unable to tie him up as I have yet to be able to get a collar on him. I don't like letting him out for many reasons, mainly the fact that it is not safe to let your dog out on its own. But I had no choice.
On Thursday, the contractors came back with my glass door, and I decided that I would tie Rascal up with a make shift choke collar from a leash - you know where you loop the leash through the handle.
That was really traumatising for him cause he has never been leashed before and he went into a mad frenzy out of fright from having something round his neck. I can only assume that he has been noosed by dog catchers before. He was really terrified... I had to take the leash off as quickly as I could.
Then on Friday, I had to take Mishka to the vet cause his tummy has not been good... He was not happy to be in the Pet Voyager at all! And mewed his lungs out all the way to the vet. And of course my vet prescribed some medication for his tum tum, which meant that I had to force it down his throat twice a day. Dr Jon also said that Mishka was to be confined to his cage 24/7 until his tummy got better... that didn't go down well with Mishka at all...
But worst of all was Rascal's nasty encounter yesterday... As I was trying to get out of the house, Rascal slipped past me and before I knew it he was attacked by 3 other dogs! I had no idea where they came from but they were all larger than Rascal and they were vicious. They pinned Rascal down and was attacking him with all they had.
I ran back into the house and turned the garden hose on them. They broke up and Rascal ran towards me but they charged at him again... I aimed the hose at them and managed to keep them at bay while Rascal ran back in... That was a really nasty episode... Poor Rascal sustained minor injuries but I think the shock of being attacked in his own teritory by unknown dogs was a bit too much for him...
I quickly gave him some Anxocare from Himalaya to calm him down... and proceeded to look him over... saw some minor grazes and applied some antiseptic cream...
I am always really careful when going in and out and I have never let a dog out by accident. But this goes to show that accidents can happen to the most careful of people...
Please do not let your dogs out on their own cause you never know what could happen to them. This nasty incident happened right in front of my gate. Luckily I was around and managed to put a stop to it before Rascal got seriously injured.
I hope that everyone will take extra pre-caution to ensure the safety of their pets. This incident shows that even a street-wise ex stray like Rascal can get hurt, what more our normal domesticaed pooches!!!
Howls: Responsible Dog Ownership
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Himalaya Herbals has a really great range of products that uses natural ingredients and most importantly Himalaya does not test on animals!!!
"Himalaya's Personal Care (Cosmetics) and Consumer Health products, are not subjected to any animal testing whatsoever and do not contain any animal by-products.
Each product undergoes extensive research for safety and efficacy and has to meet stringent regulatory requirements before being made available to the consumer. " Prabal Guha; Manager-International Marketing; The Himalaya Drug Company
I started using some of their stuff for myself and found their products to be of excellent quality. I have also been using some of the Human Range herbs for my fur-kids for a few months now and the results have been great - so I figured I should share my experience with all of you...
Cleo and Lucky have been and are still on Amalaki / Amla C, and it has kept them healthy. I have also noticed that Cleo's bad elbows have improved tremendously although vets have told me that she would always have this problem.
Cleo has horrid elbows which are very dry, hard and rough. And they crack which makes them very painful. But since she started on Amalaki, the skin on her elbows have softened and have started to heal! Her fur has even grown back in some areas.Cleo's injuries from her two accidents also healed really quickly with Amalaki!
Joey and Jesse are also on Liv.52 and Amalaki which has been great for them. They have gained weight and are looking alot healthier and they both seem to have more energy than before.
Himalaya Herbals has finally brought their pet range to Malaysia... well they did this some months back, but I have not had the time to blog about it... Anyway I feel that everyone should know that there are natural herbal remedies available for our fur-kids that are safe and effective.
Also the level of service that you get from Himalaya is top notch - be it in Malaysia, India or even Europe. I have personally experienced excellent service from their staff in all 3 locations.
E.g. In Malaysia (the KLCC branch), the staff were very helpful with helping me on the herbal ingredients and dosages for my fur-kids from the Human Range before they brought in the pet range. They even called their specialist chemist to confirm the information!!!
E.g. I also ordered some stuff from Himalaya for a dear friend from their European site, and when I had some questions regarding the different names of products on their site and in Malaysia, they called me within 24 hours of my email to provide me with the relevant information.
E.g. I wrote in to the Indian head office when I first heard about Himalaya to find out if they tested on animals, and they wrote back within 24 hours clarifying that they did not test on animals...
Howls: Canine Health
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Those of you who know me personally, would know that I am not politically motivated in any way...
BUT in light of recent events, I feel that it is imperative that all Malaysians do their duty and cast their votes wisely at the upcoming General Elections
Malaysians please check if you're registered at
If you're not, register at the nearest post office!!! Ensure you cast your vote at the next elections!!!
If you feel that voting isn't important, perhaps you should read this from Martin Niemoller:
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.
When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
Poster courtesy of Mob's Crib
I don't know what to say. I don't know what to think. And I certainly don't know what to feel...
What has this country become? Over the past few days, many people have been arrested - including a friend of mine N Surendran - merely for voicing their opinions... Suren was arrested for participating in a Human Rights march on Sunday 9th Dec.
N Surendran is a lawyer, Human Rights Activist and an Animal Rights activist. See this video for one of Suren's causes . (Suren is the guy with the glasses).
I thought we had free speech in this country? Obviously not...
The police have also made a number of these arrests without court orders and without reading the detainees their rights... So what does this mean? That those arrested had no rights?
The arrest of Mustafa Ali - PAS Election Strategy Leader (video)
The arrest of Tian Chua - PKR Information Chief (video)
The arrest of Tian Chua (pics)
Today, 5 HINDRAF leaders were arrested under ISA. See The Star for details. The Prime Minister has stated that they will be detained for 2 years!!! Is this right?
See comments from Lim Kit Siang and Karpal Singh on the arrests under ISA
Under Section 73 (1) of the ISA, the police can detain any individual for up to 60 days without a warrant, trial and without access to legal counsel if he was suspected to have “acted or is about to act or is likely to act in any manner prejudicial to the security of Malaysia or any part thereof or to maintenance of essential services therein or to the economic life thereof."
After 60 days, the Minister of Home Affairs can extend the period of detention without trial for up to two years, without submitting any evidence for review by the courts, by issuing a detention order, which is renewable indefinitely.
Isn't this a fundamental violation of Human Rights? And Malaysia dares call herself a free and democratic country???
There has been much written about all the goings on in this country...
For more information and videos, please visit
http://www.suarakeadilan.com/ (if you can read Malay)
I can't write anymore cause my brains are just not functioning - I am too stressed with all that is happening in this country that I call home...
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Poster courtesy of Mob's Crib
Am beginning to seriously question whether or not Malaysians are entitled to Human Rights? Considering that this happened in conjunction with our Bar Council's Festival of Rights on the eve of UN's Human Rights Day... Sigh... what is this country coming to...
Will be away for a few days... with no access to internet... hope I will be able to know what happened to Suren...
Saturday, December 08, 2007
PLEASE CONTACT JIA WEI at email@example.com
CALL DAVINA GOH at 016 6650161
if you would like to adopt this puppy.
This pup, temporarily christened HAPPIE, (Male, about 3 months old)was left at the WWF offices on Sunday.
He needs a home! (and people need to be reminded that the WWF is not an adoption agency. They save rhinos for crying out loud.)
Anyway, I urgently need to find him a home before I go overseas next week.
He's a really cool pup - very spirited, lively and already a bit bossy. If I could keep him I would. He looks like he would grow to bea medium sized dog, so I wouldn't recommend him to apartment/ condodwellers.
I've attached a picture - he looks like a baby Benji! Who knows? Oneday this dog might save your life.Anyway, all this pup needs is good home and a bit of TLC - don't we all? Please help spread the word!Thanks
Howls: Adopt a Pet
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Rascal the dog and Mishka the cat need a home. If you can find it in your heart to give either one of them a home, please call me at 016 3228816
Rascal is turning out to be quite a good watch dog and takes his guarding duties quite seriously. He is loyal and will protect the family in return for a little love and affection. He does not like collars unfortunately...
Mishka is a great "hunter" and has caught a number of rats that are outside our house... so we certainly don't have any problems with vermin!
Howls: Adopt a Pet
We have adopted Jesse (a 6 year old female Yellow Lab) and Joey (a 10 year old male Black Lab).
These 2 dogs were abandoned by their owners who moved to an even bigger bungalow! Jesse and Joey were in an appaling condition when they were first rescued!
They are still severely underweight, and are suffering from several problems. We're beefing them up with good food and supplements and lots of love.
Hopefully they will be healthy again soon. I cannot understand how these people could do such things! I would like to urge everyone to think carefully before getting a pet!
A dog is for life, not just for Christmas!
Monday, December 03, 2007
WHAT IS THIS COUNTRY COMING TO???
I cannot understand why local councils and authorities have to resort to barbaric methods of trapping and catching animals when faced with problems regarding animals. Bear in mind that animal related problems be it cats or dogs or even monkeys are a direct result of our own actions! i.e. humans!
The problem with stray cats and dogs are due to irresponsible pet owners! Cats and dogs don't just appear on the streets on their own accord!
And now we have problems with monkeys which are supposedly a nuisance to the community... But isn't it our fault that they are there? We have encroached on their homes and in many cases destroyed their homes completely for our own benefit. Where else have they got to go???
The article in the Malay Mail today shocked me beyond belief... I could not believe my eyes when I read that the method employed to trap the monkeys was from the Wildlife Department. Aren't they supposed to be concerned about the welfare of wildlife??? This certainly is not how I imagined our Wildlife Department to be.
Mahatma Gandhi once said "The greatness of a nation and it's moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated".
With the recent spate of animals abuse cases by both individuals, councils and now even the Wildlife Department, I am beginning to have serious doubts about how civilised we Malaysians are as a nation.
A group of monkeys huddle in fear at a corner of the container, clinging to each other, trembling at the sight of humans.
FOR the past few nights, residents in Mont Kiara had been troubled by screams coming from a forested area near their condominium. No one could figure out what it was until yesterday when one of the residents decided to check it out.
He found that the noises came from a high black metal container walled on all sides except one at the bottom where there were little bars. But it was the scene inside the container that shocked him.
THEY huddle in fear at the far corner of the metal container, trembling at the sight of humans. Sprawled in front of them are carcasses, their rotting stench permeating the air. This may sound like a scene from a gruesome horror film but in reality, this shocking scenario is set in the posh neighbourhood of Mont Kiara.
A group of 18 monkeys are victims of a trap set within the compound of a condominium complex. Residents of the condominium have been hearing screams the past few nights. One of them, who wishes to be known as FJ, went to uncover the source of the noise yesterday. He found that the screams came from a black metal container, which he claimed to have seen 10 days ago.
The container, which was completely walled up, had but one opening with little bars at the bottom. Upon closer inspection, he was shocked to discover a group of monkeys huddled in the far corner. A few other monkeys, including a baby, he claimed, were sprawled on the floor.
“Five of them were dead — one appeared bloated. There was a baby monkey lying still and gasping,” he claimed. FJ claimed that upon seeing the monkeys in such a deplorable state, he placed bananas and bottles of water inside by pushing them through the bars at the bottom of the container.
Some of the monkeys, he claimed, took the food but only after he had moved away. “I tried to unlock the container; there were several latches but they were secured,” claimed FJ, who then alerted the condominium’s security guards.
When The Malay Mail visited the site yesterday, the guards were attempting to feed the monkeys. Their efforts at unlocking the container were futile. When asked, the guards claimed that they had no knowledge of the container as the security company had started operations at the condominium on Friday.
The container has the Wildlife Department’s name and telephone number etched on the side. The container has a hole at the top for monkeys to fall in after being tempted by food inside. Upon entering the monkey trap, they are unable to climb out.
In the past, FJ claimed that the area had been plagued by monkeys rummaging through garbage bins, entering homes and causing damage. “I understand the reason for such traps. If this really is the work of the Wildlife Department, then they must keep tabs on their operations.
“To my knowledge, it has been 10 days since the monkeys were trapped in the container and they haven’t eaten since then. “It is cruel and inhumane treatment of animals,” he said. FJ claimed that the rotting carcasses have brought about an even bigger problem for the residents.
“Due to the decay, there are now rats and flies in the area, ” he claimed. “I’d rather put up with the monkeys being a nuisance rather than have them die like this.” Efforts to contact the Wildlife Department and the management of the condominium proved futile.
Greetings from PAWS Animal Welfare Society!
We are pleased to inform that PAWS will be having its Open Day on the following date, time and venue:
Date : 9/12/2007 (Sunday)
Time : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Venue : PAWS Animal Welfare Society, Subang Airport Road
Activities on that day will be as follows:
1) Food Fair
2) Jumble Sale
3) Pet Adoption Programme
4) Pet Food Donation Activities
Please drop by on the event day to give us your support!
Meanwhile, if you have any usable item such as clothing, household items, books, CDs, toys etc. you may consider bringing them over to our shelter by 7/12/07 for the purpose of jumble sale.
PAWS Open Day Working Comittee
Howls: Animal Welfare