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Monday, December 27, 2010

Dog in Germany Gives Birth to 17 Puppies

A dog in Germany has given birth to 17 puppies, leaving their owner thrilled but fatigued after having to feed them with a bottle for several weeks because their mother couldn't cope with the demand. (Dec. 20)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Today is Christmas...

For this year's Christmas, our human family members will be going out for their X'mas dinner...
But, our humans didn't forget us... they prepared special X'mas dinner for 3 of us(ADS)

last year, we had...

Tofu Quiche, Fish Pot and Shepperd Pie

This year's X'mas dinner for us is....

1= Wellness - Turkey Stew (with Barley & Carrots in thick, chunky and gravy formulae)
PS: wow! although it's not cheap per can, but look! those real human-graded turkey meat with barley, carrots, celery in fragrant gravy do worth the price!

2= Pasta, Macaroni
3= Carrots
4= Celery
5= Fine Beans
6= Broccoli
7= a small amount of dry kibbles which we don't usually take (Taste of the wild, Wetlands Canine Formulae with Roasted Fowl)

PS from ADS: It's yummy and delicious! new food that we never tasted before!

After we had our dinner, we have our usual walks and off our humans go for their dinner...

when they were back, all of us watched movie...

It's another cold X'mas night for this year too... (Every year's X'mas is cold and wet, especially at night)


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dongzhì Festival/Winter Solstice Festival 2010 (冬至)

Last night was Winter Solstic Festival.

As our mummy was unable to prepare this year's balls of glutinuous rice (湯圓), so our 2nd jie jie made it this year.

We had specially prepared dinner too!

What's included:

1= Celery
2= Carrots
3= Rice
4= Fine Beans
5= Minced Pork
6= Brocolli

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mdm Wong's animal shelter now an NPO

THE animal shelter run by a woman who once sold her home to pay its rent is now a non-profit organisation (NPO).

Mdm Wong's Shelter, located in Pasir Ris Farmway 1, was run solely by retired seamstress Wong Koi Kim for the past 10 years - until volunteers came in to help with daily operations about a year ago.

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Since then, they have also set up a blog and a Facebook page and, as of last week, registered the shelter as a public company limited by guarantee with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.

Being registered as an NPO means that the shelter is publicly accountable for the use of its funds, said full-time volunteer Ray Yeh, 41.

This would earn trust among its donors and could translate into getting more donors - whose donations are needed for the upkeep of about 300 cats and 70 dogs at the shelter.

Its founder, Mrs Wong, 64, used to take in stray animals that her children picked up on the way home from school. Eventually, she set up an animal shelter in the late 1990s.

Nowadays, it is largely financially supported by her grownup son and daughter, who are still ardent animal lovers.

However, running the animal shelter is not cheap.

The wages of one foreign worker and rental fees for two blocks on the premises of Ericsson Pet Farm, the shelter's landlord, for instance, come up to more than $8,000 every month. That, plus food and medical fees, can rack up a total monthly expenditure of over $10,000.

"Now that we are registered, I hope that more people will get to know about the shelter and chip in to help," Mrs Wong told my paper.

Eventually, the volunteers want the shelter to be registered as a full-fledged charity.

NPOs that are not registered as charity organisations under the National Council of Social Service are not allowed to raise funds from non-members.

Their accounts must be audited by a certified public accountant for three years, before they can submit an application for charity status.

Nevertheless, Mr Ricky Yeo, founder and president of Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD) - a registered society - believes that getting the charity status presents more challenges for the NPO.

Becoming a charity organisation is a springboard to becoming an Institution of a Public Character (IPC), which can grant tax-exempt donations to its donors.

However, the IPC status is very difficult to attain in the animal- welfare environment, observed Mr Yeo, 42.

He said: "It's like a 'limbo' status.

Only organisations with IPC status will attract big donors like corporations.

"But a charity must spend a certain percentage of its funds on its beneficiaries by the end of the year, or it'll be taxed.

"This leaves small groups like ASD with very little savings, if we are to become a charity."


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Resident Community Centre X'mas Party - 18/12/10

Last night, our jie jie bring us to attend the X'mas party organised by a nearby RC centre.

Snowy stayed home with gor gor as it's quite cold outside.

We meet up with Brana Jie jie together with our besties, Chocolate and Gydae.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What's for dinner???


Today, we had a delicious dinner!

What's in our food?
= Rice (Small amount)
= 1 hard boiled Egg
= Brocolli
= Celery
= Carrots
= Minced Pork Meat
= French Beans
= Wolfberries

Friday, December 17, 2010

Would you want to own and cuddle one of these ugliest doggies in the world?

You might not coo over these dogs at the pet shop, but the owners of these not-so-pretty pooches say they love them the way they are.

STOMPer muttlover says not all dog lovers want a cute, furry and cuddly four-legged friend.

Sometimes it's such quirky, unusual appearances that make them fall head over heels in love with their dogs.

The STOMPer says:

"These are pictures of some not so pretty pooches around the world.

"However, every single one of them has a loving owner and they are all happy dogs.

"To these owners, beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder.

"They might look comical and even scary, but they have one thing in common - knowing how to give unconditional love to their owners."


PS from ADS: we would say they're amazing!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Oops! Animals that get themselves stuck in a tight spot

STOMPer ally is amused to see these hilarious photos of animals that get themselves stuck. "I'm glad we're not the only ones who goof up," said the STOMPer.

The STOMPer writes in her email:

"Curiosity killed the cat, they say.

"But in this case, curiosity got the cow, dog, horse, polar bear, and even koala bear stuck!

"Well, not curiosity, probably hunger.

"I'm glad we're not the only ones who goof up.

"But you really have to wonder how the sheep ended up on the roof."


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dawn and Snowy playing on the bed while Amber sunbathing

The bed becomes Dawn and Snowy's "instant playground"

Amber sure loves the sun!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday to Snowy!

This year, for snowy's birthday, our jie jies prepared special birthday dinner!

What's in the dinner:

1. Rice
2. Wolfberries
3: Egg Tofu
4: Australia Boneless Loin Pork Meat
5: Red Bell Pepper
6: Celery
7: Carrots
8: Fine Beans
9: Lamb Shed and Rice ProPlan kibbles

It's delicous!


PS from ADS: our baby snowy finally turns 4!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What's for dinner tonight?

(From Left: Snowy's, Dawn's, Amber's)

What's added in our dinner??

=> Rice (Small Amount)
=> Oven bake peitie bite dry kibbles (Small amount and not the usual kibbles we have)
=> Nutripe Lamb with green tripe can meat (3 spoon)
=> Fresh steamed minced mutton
=> 1 whole Hard boiled Egg (we don't often have eggs in our dinner)
=> Fresh steamed Peas, Celery, Carrots and French Beans

ADS: yummy!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cold, wet and chilly night....

Today'a weather is really cold and wet... it've been raining since afternoon til now(late night) and it's still on-going...

Look how wet the floor is!

Jie jie(Sharon) had to let amber wear her raincoat during walks while Gor Gor(Vernon) have to wait the floor is dryer and walk snowy...

Dawn has to wear her shirt indoor due to the cold tempreture...

ADS indoors..

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Horrific Animal Abuse - RazorTv

New measures to control dog attacks in Singapore

SINGAPORE: From Monday, dogs that have initiated an unprovoked attack and caused injury to a person or animal must undergo obedience training.

This is among new measures taken by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) to control dog attacks.

Another new requirement is an insurance coverage of at least S$100,000 against injury and property damage.

The owner must also take up a banker's guarantee of $2,000.

Dogs that have attacked before must also be securely muzzled when in public.

The list of potentially dangerous dogs has also been changed.

Among the changes, the Perror de Presa Canario will be transferred from Part II to Part I of the potentially dangerous dogs listed in the Second Schedule under the Dog Licensing and Control Rules.

This means that imports of the Perror de Presa Canario will no longer allowed. A new licence for this breed will be granted after obedience training.

There are about 60 cases of dog attacks every year.

The new measures come after a review which was conducted in consultation with stakeholders such as dog owners, animal welfare groups, veterinarians and the general public.



Saturday, November 6, 2010

Man rescues his dog from alligator, revives it with CPR

15-pound terrier recovering from puncture wounds, lung injuries from being underwater

Lizabeth the terrier experienced the canine terror of being dragged underwater in an alligator's jaws — and lived to bark the tale.

The gator wasn't so fortunate.

Tom Martino said he and his Jack Russell terrier were taking their afternoon walk along the Hillsborough River in Tampa on Thursday when he heard splashing — the alligator had snatched the 15-pound dog off riverside rocks and pulled her into the water.

Martino, who has a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his handgun and started shooting at the water around the alligator to frighten it into releasing the dog, he told WFLA-TV.

The 6-foot-4 alligator eventually let her go. Using a rod, Martino was able to rescue his dog, he told WFLA. He then performed CPR on her.

"She coughed up a bunch of water," said Martino, who had never performed CPR on a dog. "I

Veterinarian Miryam Reems told WFLA that the dog suffered bites and lung injuries from being underwater. Before the alligator attack, Lizabeth was being treated for a suppressed immune system. Reems told WFLA the CPR saved Lizabeth's life.

At about 7 p.m. Thursday, a trapper contracted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission used a treble hook and fish line to capture the alligator, WFLA reported.

Martino took photos of the capture as neighbors watched and news crews filmed the action. The alligator was taped, roped and placed in the back of the trapper's pickup truck.

The animal was declared a nuisance and was to be euthanized, WFLA reported.

"I'm glad he's gone and nobody else got hurt," Martino said.


Friday, October 29, 2010

28/10/10 - Ash Jie jie's b'dae chalet 2010

On 28/10/10, our jie jies (Sharon & Betty) bring us to attend to Ash jie jie's b'dae chalet...

we had our homecooked dinner at home before going to the chalet...

a lot of our photos was taken on that day.... thanks to Ash jie jie for the beautiful taken photo!

PS from Amber & Dawn: We had fun and good experience there too! and occasionally gets treats(Doggie treat) from our jie jie for doing tricks!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Animal abuse in Singapore: It's a dog's life for some

17 cases of animal abuse this year, nearly double last year's total
Kimberly Spykerman & Grace Chua Straits Times 4 Oct 10;

ANIMAL abuse in Singapore has hit a startling high, with the number of cases so far this year far surpassing last year's total.

The Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority (AVA) said there were 17 cases of animal abuse in the first eight months of this year, almost double the nine cases reported for the whole of last year. Most of these cases involved dogs, cats and rabbits.

In 2007 and 2008, there were seven and 11 cases respectively.

The AVA attributed the large number of cases to growing awareness of abuse and credible witnesses coming forward more frequently. Both help provide the AVA with more teeth to pursue animal abusers.

Said AVA spokesman Goh Shih Yong: 'If there is sufficient evidence or witness accounts to show that cruelty was committed, AVA will not hesitate to take action.'

It added that in less serious cases, such as the ones that result from ignorance, offenders will be offered a composition fine up to a maximum of $1,000. But more serious abusers can expect AVA to prosecute them in court and push for a deterrent sentence.

Penalties for animal cruelty have been tightened over the years.

In 2002, Singapore passed laws which raised maximum fines and jail terms for animal cruelty offences from $500 and six months to $10,000 and 12 months respectively.

Animal activists, however, say that punishments meted out so far are more like 'slaps on the wrist'.

The president of Action for Singapore Dogs (ASD), Mr Ricky Yeo, said that although there are tougher penalties for animal abuse, the full extent of the law has yet to be felt.

In 2007, a man was fined $3,500 for flinging his dog to the ground in a fit of rage following a quarrel with his girlfriend. The dog ended up with a fractured leg.

Mr Yeo also brought up recent cases in the news of a groomer and a dog breeder, who were jailed two and six weeks respectively for animal cruelty even though the maximum jail term is one year. 'There's still not enough emphasis on animal welfare,' he said.

A lack of empathy for animals may be one of the reasons there is still little information being shared about an incident earlier this year involving a pomeranian that was brutally bashed against a wall until it died. Singapore animal groups and vets said it was one of the worst cases of abuse seen here. The assailant has yet to be nabbed.

For their part, animal welfare groups like the Cat Welfare Society (CWS) and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) have set out guidelines for the public to report cases of animal abuse.

CWS vice-president Veron Lau explained that while the society was receiving complaints about abuse from the public, the lack of proper documentation makes it nearly impossible to prosecute an abuser.

So it put up guidelines on its website, encouraging those who witness animal abuse to document the goings-on, take photos if possible, prepare a statement for the authorities and be willing to testify.

'If people feel so strongly about abuse, they should do something constructive and find out how to do something about it,' Ms Lau said.

As for those who abuse animals, the law may not be the only thing to worry about.

In an October 2005 paper that appeared in the United States-published Journal of Community Health, a team of researchers conducting a study over seven years in 11 metropolitan areas determined that pet abuse was one of five factors that predicted who would begin other abusive behaviours.

National University of Singapore cognitive psychologist John Elliott, who studies child abuse and neglect, said that while not all animal abusers go on to other crimes, such abusers may be wired differently: 'To contemplate abuse of another living thing, you need a certain sort of indifference to suffering, a sort of psychopathology.'


Monday, October 25, 2010

Amber and Snowy playing on dental chew bones

Today, our jie jie (Sharon) bought us(Amber & Snowy) dental chew toys to play and that kept us busy for a few hours....

Us (Amber & Snowy) playing our bone bone in the living room...

PS from dawn: i didn't get the bone but instead i got dental star(mini) to play on...