Saturday, May 29, 2010
we'll be having a new lift at every level of the block. Shelters at drop off point.
With the constant loud, clashing, drilling and stomping sound going on...
We can still sleep and rest!
PS: except that dawn is shaking up a little since the noise really sent thunder to her!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Message taken from the offical website:
In order to keep our animal haven running and meet our monthly operating costs, Pets Villa requires sponsorship of dogs and cats as well as a minimal boarding fee for the animals that stay with us.
Sadly, over the years, many of these rescued animals have been forgotten and left without sponsors. Rehoming of local dogs is a difficult task and many end up spending their lives at Pets Villa. However, we may not be able to keep this up if our current financial situation does not improve.
We currently owe a sum of $18,933.15. If this debt is not cleared by the end of May 2010, we have been given notice to shut down permanently and our animals will be left with nowhere to go. This safe haven we once had for the rescued, abandoned and forgotten in society will cease to exist.
Running Pets Villa has never been an easy task especially with the hefty food cost, medical cost and the cost of running this facility. Will you reach out to help these animals stay alive? We hope there is some light at the end of the tunnel. They had nowhere to go once, so we offered them hope. Help us keep this hope alive. These dogs and cats are counting on you.
If you can help, please write a cheque to ‘Animal Lovers League’ and mail it to
Animal Lovers League
Yishun Central PO Box 163
Please ensure your mailing address is written at the back of the cheque so we can mail you a receipt. Also, do drop us an email if you have mailed a cheque in so we know how much we have by 30th May. Should you prefer to help using any other mode,please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Cathy at 91546422 or Christine at 97937162 for more information. Thank you for helping us help themSource: http://www.animalloversleague.com/
ADS: While we have toys to play with, we can sleep safely in our owner's lap or bed, we have yummy food and treats to eat...all we can do is to help spread words for these needy animals.... Please do help them if any of you can...
Monday, May 10, 2010
Whenever I was "bad," you"d shake your finger at me and ask "How could you?" -- but then you"d relent and roll me over for a bellyrub. My housebreaking took a little longer than expected, because you were terribly busy, but we worked on that together.
I remember those nights of nuzzling you in bed and listening to your confidences and secret dreams, and I believed that life could not be any more perfect. We went for long walks and runs in the park, car rides,stops for ice cream (I only got the cone because "ice cream is bad for dogs" you said), and I took long naps in the sun waiting for you to come home at the end of the day.
Gradually, you began spending more time at workand on your career, and more time searching for a human mate. I waited for you patiently, comforted you through heartbreaks and disappointments, never chided you about bad decisions, and romped with glee at your homecomings, and when you fell in love.
She, now your wife, is not a "dog person" -- still I welcomed her into our home, tried to show her affection, and obeyed her. I was happy because you were happy.
Then the human babies came along and I shared your excitement. I was fascinated by their pinkness, how they smelled, and I wanted to mother them, too. Only she and you worried that I might hurt them, and I spent most of my time banished to another room, or to a dog crate. Oh, how I wanted to love them, but I became a "prisoner of love."
As they began to grow, I became their friend. They clung to my fur and pulled themselves up on wobbly legs, poked fingers in my eyes, investigated my ears, and gave me kisses on my nose. I loved everything about them and their touch -- because your touch was now so infrequent -- and I would"ve defended them with my life if need be. I would sneak into their beds and listen to their worries and secret dreams, and together we waited for the sound of your car in the driveway.
There had been a time, when others asked you if you had a dog, that you produced a photo of me from your wallet and told them stories about me. These past few years, you just answered "yes" and changed the subject. I had gone from being "your dog" to "just a dog," and you resented every expenditure on my behalf.
Now, you have a new career opportunity in another city, and you and they will be moving to an apartment that does not allow pets. You"ve made the right decision for your "family," but there was a time when I was your only family.
I was excited about the car ride until we arrived at the animal shelter. It smelled of dogs and cats, of fear, of hopelessness. You filled out the paperwork and said "I know you will find a good home for her." They shrugged and gave you a pained look. They understand the realities facing a middle-aged dog, even one with "papers."
You had to pry your son"s fingers loose from my collar as he screamed "No, Daddy! Please don"t let them take my dog!" And I worried for him, and what lessons you had just taught him about friendship and loyalty, about love
and responsibility, and about respect for all life.
You gave me a good-bye pat on the head, avoided my eyes, and politely refused to take my collar and leash with you.You had a deadline to meet and now I have one, too. After you left, the two nice ladies said you probably knew about your upcoming move months ago and made no attempt to find me another good home. They shook their heads and asked "How could you?"
They are as attentive to us here in the shelter as their busy schedules allow. They feed us,of course, but I lost my appetite days ago. At first, whenever anyone passed my pen, I rushed to the front, hoping it was you that you had changed your mind -- that this was all a bad dream... or I hope d it would at least be someone who cared, anyone who might save me.
When I realized I could not compete with the frolicking for attention of happy puppies, oblivious to their own fate, I retreated to a far corner and waited. I heard her footsteps as she came for me at the end of the day, and I padded along the aisle after her to a separate room.
A blissfully quiet room. She placed me on the table and rubbed my ears, and told me not to worry. My heart pounded in anticipation of what was to come, but there was also a sense of relief. The prisoner of love had run out of days. As is my nature, I was more concerned about her. The burden which she bears weighs heavily on her, and I know that, the same way I knew your every mood.
She gently placed a tourniquet around my foreleg as a tear ran down her cheek. I licked her hand in the same way I used to comfort you so many years ago. She expertly slid the hypodermic needle into my vein. As I felt the sting and the cool liquid coursing through my body, I lay down sleepily, looked into her kind eyes and murmured "How could you?"
Perhaps because she understood my dogspeak, she said "I"m so sorry." She hugged me, and hurriedly explained it was her job to make sure I went to a better place, where I wouldn"t be ignored or abused or abandoned, or have to fend for myself -- a place of love and light so very different from this earthly place.
And with my last bit of energy, I tried to convey to her with a thump of my tail that my "How could you?" was not directed at her. It was directed at you, My Beloved Master, I was thinking of you. I will think of you and wait for you forever. May everyone in your life continue to show you so much loyalty.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
While our humans had their mother's day special dinner (Steamboat) outside..
We had our mother's day special dinner too!
(Potato+Pork Liver+Mixed Veg+Kibbles)
Then after all of us had our dinner, it's time for Cakes!
We had vegetable bread!
Happy Mother's day!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Jie jie (Sharon) read through the news and found this interesting articles and share it here...
What do you think?? Don't be superstitions... just treat it as a references.. No matter how we, pets may look, we're human's best friends and will stay loyal!
Now, we have seen how many other pooches in other countries have enjoyed their life in spa, massage, eating nice food in pet-friendly cafe and having a lot of nice places to visit..
In Singapore, we have very limited places for us (canines) to enjoy and be legally allowed in various places...
However, one latest good news was...
There's PETOPIA! A tip-top quality spa, grooming and massage pet shop (unlike most pet shop in Singapore) serves us quality pampering which is good for our health and mind!
Check it out!
PS from ADS: We'll get our chance to go visit in the future! A really great news to all Singapore Canines!