Monday, October 26, 2009
We reached the placed around 3pm afternoon to help decorate and set up the place..
soon the celebration starts...
guests starts to arrive and there's so many food!!!!
Jie jies(Betty & Sharon) did not forget our share, they prepared specially BBQ butter Salmon to be added into our dinner...
and we had many photos taken too.. with some guests.. some friends...with jie jie...
This is the room that we're sleep in.. it's big, spacious, and cooling....
overall, it was a fun and good experience for us.. we have a wonderful time.. thanks for allowing us to spend such a special day and HAPPY B'DAE to Ashley Jie Jie!
Photos By: Ashley Cheang Yu Tong
Saturday, October 24, 2009
LYING on its side, fur shorn off, eyes wide open, tongue hanging out, with no signs of life.
This was how Mr Devarajan found his 3-year-old Maltese terrier, Junior, after he left it with a pet groomer.
Neither did the other pet owners who lost their pets on the grooming table.
The SPCA said it has received seven complaints of pets dying during grooming sessions in the past year.
Currently, only pet shops selling animals are required to be licensed by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority.
Should they be?
"Pet grooming is not the same as hairdressing. An animal can be abused with no visible injuries and it won't be able to tell you," said Mr Devarajan.
A post-mortem on his dog found bleeding, possibly the result of being hit on the head.
The 47-year-old general manager had taken Junior to Strawberry Pet Shop in Jurong West for grooming at 5pm on 13 Sep. He was told to pick the dog up an hour later.
Ten minutes later, he received a call from the groomer telling him that the dog had fainted. He rushed back to the shop.
"When I arrived, I saw my dog lying there motionless. His eyes were wide-opened and his face was frozen. I carried him and his body was still warm, but there was no pulse," recalled Mr Devarajan.
Confused, Mr Devarajan tried to question the groomer. He claimed that the groomer, a Chinese national, ignored him.
"Maybe he couldn't speak English, but he didn't seem remorseful. Nor did he show any emotion," Mr Devarajan alleged. "His boss, the pet shop owner, apologised and said he was sorry my dog was dead."
The owner of Strawberry Pet Shop, who identified himself only as Lawrence, said he felt bad about the death of Mr Devarajan's dog.
"I apologised to him, but it does not mean we are at fault," he said.
"I asked my groomer if he had abused the dog in any way, but he said no. I am confident he didn't, as I let him groom my own dogs," he said.
"He might be rough sometimes, but that is only when the dogs are naughty."
Mr Devarajan said he was told that his dog had been aggressive earlier, then it suddenly fainted.
"The owner told me the groomer had tried to resuscitate my dog when it fainted," said Mr Devarajan.
He later took the dog to a vet, who found it was dead. He then informed the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) and sent the dog there for a post-mortem.
According to Dr Wong Hon Mun, a deputy director of AVA, the dog died from severe brain haemorrhages, probably as a result of trauma. The AVA said it is still investigating the case.
Under the Animals and Birds Act, any person found guilty of committing an act of animal cruelty can be fined up to $10,000 or jailed up to 12 months, or both.
Two other pet owners whose dogs suffered injuries after being sent for grooming are also calling for regulation of the pet grooming industry.
Ms Amy Lim, 42, a real estate agent, who sent her dog to Strawberry Pet Shop last November alleged that not only did the groomer insist on shaving her dog bald, she also found red marks around her dog's neck from being leashed too tightly.
"When I went to pick up my dog, I saw it had been left on its own on the table in the grooming room. If my dog had jumped off, it could have hung itself on the leash," she said.
The pet shop owner, Lawrence, claimed her dog had to be shaved as its fur was in bad condition.
"Her dog was not injured but she later came back to complain, so I gave her back her money," said Lawrence.
The owner added that his groomer, 24, was certified in China, had work experience and even some veterinary knowledge.
The groomer, who declined to reveal his name, said he has been working as a groomer for three years.
Ms Lim remains disturbed by the incident. She said there should be licensing and certification of pet groomers here.
"There is no way a pet owner can know for sure how trained or experienced a groomer is," she said.
Dog owner Jessica Tan, 28, shares the same concern. She had paid $30 for a grooming session for her dog at Pet's Club, a pet shop on Serangoon North Avenue 1, but had to fork out $300 later in veterinary fees after it was injured by the groomer.
"The pet shop owner gave me Burnol antiseptic cream to apply on my dog's cut and told me it would heal in no time," said Miss Tan.
Miss Tan added that she asked the pet shop owner if a product meant for humans could be used on dogs. The reply: Yes.
Five days later, the cut on her one-year-old Maltese terrier, Yuki, was infected and oozed pus. It required six stitches to sew up the cut.
When interviewed, the groomer of Pet's Club, Mr Herbert Lim, 42, admitted that he had accidentally cut Miss Tan's dog with clippers during grooming because it was moving around a lot.
"It's only a cut. These accidents happen every day. It's not a big deal. It wasn't intentional, it's not as if a whole piece of skin came out," he said, adding that he still felt bad about the incident.
Mr Lim, who said he was a certified dog trainer and groomer, claimed he had delayed compensating Miss Tan as he wanted to verify with his vet that the amount she wanted as compensation was justified.
This article was first published in The New Paper
Credit By: http://www.asiaone.com/News/The%2BNew%2BPaper/Story/A1Story20091020-174715.html
OS: Poor Maltese..May he R.I.P...
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
If your dog is fat, you aren't getting enough exercise
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3..00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Two white donkeys were dyed with black stripes, to the delight of Palestinian children at a small Gaza zoo. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
GAZA - TWO white donkeys dyed with black stripes delighted Palestinian kids at a small Gaza zoo on Friday who had never seen a zebra in the flesh.
With their long ears, drooping heads and sleepy eyes, the impostors probably would not have fooled a lioness. But the effect achieved by the zoo owners' dye job looks not so bad - to the unpractised eye, and from a distance.
Nidal Barghouthi, whose father owns the Marah Land zoo, said the two female donkeys were striped using masking tape and women's hair dye, applied with a paint-brush.
'The first time we used paint but it didn't look good,' he said. 'The children don't know so they call them zebras and they are happy to see something new.'
A genuine zebra would have been too expensive to bring into Israel-blockaded Gaza via smuggling tunnels under the border with Egypt, said owner Mohammed Bargouthi. 'It would have cost me US$40,000 (S$55,716) to get a real one.'
Gaza's Palestinians are impoverished by their isolation under an Israeli embargo against its Islamist Hamas rulers, who refuse to give up armed resistance against the Jewish state. -- REUTERS
OS from ADS: hmm.. quite creative and imaginative... but poor donkeys....
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tonight, Jie jies (Betty & Sharon) bring us(Amber & Dawn) to the nearby Pasar Malam with Chocolate and his jie jie(Brana).
Hmm.. there's so many variety of goods there... Bags, Shoes, clothes, clock, watch, games and best of all... FOOD!!! but there's none for us(Amber & Dawn)...
It's a great experience for us(Amber & Dawn) as we can get to see for ourself what's a Pasar Malam was like...
Monday, October 5, 2009
By Sia Ling Xin
Mon, Oct 05, 2009
SINGAPOREANS seem to have become better friends to animals.
Fewer animals have been abandoned and more adopted over the last five years at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), which runs the largest animal shelter here.
As a result, 30 per cent fewer animals have been put to sleep this year, compared to 2004.
The SPCA has seen a 17 per cent jump in the number of animals being adopted, from 1,000 in 2004, to 1,177 last year.
Its spokesman credits this to its website launched five years ago, which carries regular updates on animals available for adoption. This speeds up the adoption process and makes it more convenient, she said.
Along with more adoptions, the SPCA has seen fewer abandonments.
The number of animals, especially cats, handed to the SPCA has fallen by 13 per cent over the last five years, from 10,472 in 2004, to 8,028 last year.
The number of cats taken in has halved because of the success of cat-sterilisation campaigns, said the SPCA.
With more cats spayed, fewer unwanted offspring have been produced and then abandoned, the spokesman explained.
In a scheme started in 1991 by the SPCA, cat owners ballot for sterilisation vouchers every month.
The CatWelfare Society started Spay Day, when it sterilises cats for free, three years ago. It has since seen a 15 per cent increase in the number of cats it spays.
The SPCA marked World Animal Day yesterday, with a series of animal-related games and exhibitions at its headquarters.
It also sold T-shirts bearing messages decrying the keeping of whale sharks and dolphins in captivity.
Credit By: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%...05-171731.html
OS from ADS: it's definitely a good news!!! thanks to people who learns about adoptions, and being responsible to animals too! We're so thankful that 3 of us are out of so many the lucky ones to be adopted to our current gor gor and jie jies who love us so much! Good for those who went to good homes and given a new chance to live too! Good luck to those waiting for new home! Woof!!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Our Jie jies(Sharon & Betty) specially went to USD Bakery to buy Doggie Moon Cake for us.
It's our 1st time celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival.
The Circle one, it's Lamb Flavor, for Us. (Amber, Dawn and Snowy's share)
The Square one, it's Chicken Flavor, For Chocolate.( Her jie jie got our jie jie to help order it for Chocolate)
And jie jie(Sharon) also bought us a new bottle of Honey and make Honey Drink for us to go with our mooncake.
This are for our Human Jie jies, Gor Gor and mummy.
They had mooncakes, Chinese Pu Er Tea, Pomelo and some sip of Fruit Volka.
Amber, Dawn and Snowy enjoying the Moon cakes and Honey Drink.
Then later on, Jie jies(Sharon & Betty) bring us(Amber & Dawn) down to meet Brana Jie jie(Chocolate's Jie jie) and Chocolate to pass them the Chicken Flavor Moon Cake and play the Candles. Jie jies and Brana Jie jie was enjoying the night chatting and playing candle while 3 of us(Amber, Dawn and Chocolate) play on our own and watching them playing the candle...
We really have a enjoyable day today!