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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

She talks to dogs

SHE claims that a dog told her about what her friend's maid was up to. And it seems her friend believed her.

Ms Lynda Goh, 39, is a public relations practitioner by day and an "animal whisperer" by night.

She claims to be able to communicate with animals. One example she gave was the dog of this friend, who had "suddenly become aggressive" and kept growling at visitors.


Through her "communication" with the dog, Ms Goh claimed to have found out that the family's maid had been bringing strangers into the house and that the dog was trying to protect the owner and the house.

She added: "We checked with the neighbours and they confirmed that they saw the maid letting strangers in."

The maid was sacked, but Ms Goh did not give us any further details or a way to contact her friend, so her claims could not be verified.

She is an animal lover with a soft spot for old, rescued dogs. Besides helping friends by "communicating" with their pets, she has started Zeus Communications, an animal welfare organisation made up of volunteers.

She told The New Paper on Sunday that communicating with animals is not about body language.

"It's more like telepathy, bringing pet owners back to nature where we use our hearts and minds to communicate... It is based on instincts, feelings and emotions."

Ms Goh claimed to have picked up this ability last year when she attended workshops by animal communicator Rosina Arquati in Hong Kong.

She said she has wanted to care for animals since she was seven. She would save her pocket money to take strays to veterinarians to be neutered.

She heard about Ms Arquati from friends in the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Kuala Lumpur and signed up for the courses.

According to Ms Goh, animal communication is a "much bigger thing" in Hong Kong than in Singapore.

Ms Arquati, a 59-year-old Englishwoman, is the owner of Animal Talk Limited, and has worked in this line for 17 years. She holds workshops in Singapore too (in collaboration with Zeus Communications) as well as in Malaysia and the UK.

Ms Goh said: "For me, it's more for my volunteer work where I work with abandoned pets, lost pets, stray animals, or counsel pet owners if they are planning to give up their pets due to 'bad' behaviour...

"It's not always 'bad' behaviour but owners sometimes don't make that extra effort to understand."

She said she has also helped some who have contacted her through Zeus Communications. Although her training involved communicating with "all kinds of animals", she said most of her work is with dogs and cats.

Ms Goh was also part of the Wish-Upon- A-Bone campaign, an initiative by Wishbone Pet Foods which makes cat and dog food.

The inaugural campaign, which started in May and closed on July 6, aimed to grant wishes that owners had for their pets.

Ms Tan Yu Jia, 21, who owns a jack russell terrier named Jojo, had made a wish to get help for her dog.

Her father had found Jojo abandoned a year ago.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

AVA warns 'dog-abusers'

The plight of the dog 'Butters' had come to light earlier this month when a video of Ms Kanchan Devi beating a small brown dog was uploaded on video-sharing website YouTube. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE

TWO dog owners have been let off with a stern warning by the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), following allegations that they abused their dog.

After a nine-day investigation, AVA found the dog to be 'healthy and in good condition', and that the owners had 'no ill-intention to hurt their pet dog whilst attempting to discipline it'.

The AVA differentiated this case from one of animal cruelty because it there was no deliberate intent to inflict harm and severe pain on an animal and also because the owners voluntarily submitted themselves to investigations. Furthermore, the dog was seen 'relating positively' to its owners.

A man, who is believed to have filmed and uploaded the video, called the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal(SPCA) to admit his involvement in the video on July 14. Alerted by enraged Netizens, the society had put up an appeal for information three days before.

The plight of the dog 'Butters' had come to light earlier this month when a video of Ms Kanchan Devi beating a small brown dog was uploaded on video-sharing website YouTube. The dog, believed to be a poodle-terrier, was beaten repeatedly with what looked like a broom.

If convicted of animal cruelty, an offender can be fined up to $10,000 and/or be imprisoned for up to 12 months.


PS from ADS: is it too light for a punishment???

Friday, July 23, 2010

Classic Instrumental Musics calm us down...

Our jie jies(Betty and Sharon) was once a clarinetist in their secondary school's life..(One of them is a 3rd stand clarinetist in Sch's Military band and the other is 1st stand clarinetist in Sch's concert band)

Till today, our jie jies still enjoy the music [Classic Instrumental] a lot..(Despite they listen to a lot of K-pop these days)

Once in a while, our jie jie will play classic music on their PC and let us listen to it which jie jies believes will calm our minds and soul...
Today, our jie jie(Sharon) play the musics on her PC again... our regular music pieces are

Of course, we listened to some other music pieces as well...

One of the regular music we listened to is one of big jie jie(Sharon)'s favorite Korea Drama's OST... this korea drama is call Beethoven Virus(One of the many K-drama which jie jie watched) It's also a drama related to Classic Music...

We always listen to it and suddenly becomes really quiet...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dog psychic?


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What's for dinner???

This is what we have for tonight....

In the big bowl: Rice+Green Peas+Carrots+Fish+Addiction Dehydrated summer brush tail+eggshell powder+Plaque off powder


Amber and Dawn, A day at Petopia on 6/7/10

On 6 July 10, our jie jies (Betty & Sharon) bring us to their work place, Petopia...
along with Chocolate's relative.. Kiki and Snoop the Shih Tzu and Pico the Poodle...

Upon arriving there, we were been put into the playroom with all the other doggie guest(Boarding/Day Care Dogs) there..but we were quarantine in another space with a barrigate inbetween to seperate us with the Doggie Guest...Cause jie jies want to avoid/prevent unnecessary incident such as us fighting with all the other doggie guest in case we injured them..

Dinner time, while jie jies were busy feeding the doggie guest there we had our home cook dinner as usual(Jie jie packed for us and bring along there to heat it up)
then after walking the doggie guest, we were walked too...

It was yet another good experience gained..

The 2 photos below was taken from Petopia Facebook:

Monday, July 19, 2010

10 Strangest Mutts (or "Designer Dogs")

10. Lhasa Apso/Poodle Mix

Lhasa Apso/Poodle

9. Puggle/Yorkie Mix Puppies

Plorkies? puggle yorkie mix pups

Porky Pup

8. Mastiff/Great Pyrenees Mix

Mastiff/Great pyrenees mix

7.Dachshund/Scottish Terrier Mix


6.Welsh Corgi/Chihuahua Mix


5. Pug/Spaniel Mix

Pug/Spaniel mix

4. Golden Retriever/Shar Pei Mix

Golden Retriever/ Shar Pei

3. Japanese Chin/Dachshund Mixes

Chin/Doxie mixes

2.Siberian Husky/Basset Hound Mix

Husky/Basset Mix

Husky/Basset mix again

1.Chinese Crested/Italian Greyhound Mix

Chinese Crested/ Italian Greyhound


Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Hairless Pets.....

Chinese Crested (Hairless)

Peruvian Hairless Dog


American Hairless Terrier

Hairless Khala

Sphynx Cat

Hairless Rabbit (The result of inbreeding)

Skinny Pig (One of the rare breed of Guinea Pig)

Sphynx Rats

Hairless Syrian Hamster

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Top 10 Strangest looking Dog Breed

They say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” – this phrase certainly comes into play in the world of canines. While I can truly appreciate almost any type of dog if they have a great personality or a charming puppy grin, well….some of them are just funny looking! (Luckily dog’s don’t really mind if you laugh in their general direction, as long as you have a good treat to make up for it). Actually many of the dogs on this list are rather unique in their appearance, which causes quite a few of of us to do double takes when we encounter one on the street (if you ever happen to!).

Bedlington Terrier: Is that a dog or a lamb? With their pear shaped heads, curly sheep-like fur and triangular ears, these dogs truly look like no other breed out there! While the Bedlington may look like a timid little sheep, in the early days this breed was often used for fighting. While the Bedlington’s of today have been bred to be sweet companions, they can still hold their own if they are challenged.

Bedlington TerrierBedlington Terrier

Chinese Crested: Hairless breeds always draw a crowd. Most people *do* believe dogs should have fur! The little Chinese Crested has fur on its paws (socks), its tail (plume) and a long flowing mop on its head (the crest). Their skin is soft and needs to be carefully cared for. Sunscreen must be used to make sure the dog doesn’t burn and they should be bathed regularly to prevent acne and other skin issues (and moisturised to control dry skin!). Some Crested owners bring their dogs in the shower with them to maintain this routine. A Chinese Crested named “Sam” was voted the “World’s Ugliest Dog” three years in a row! When he passed away at age 14, the contest judges decided that Sam was indeed “The Ugliest Dog Ever”.

Vocalizing Chinese CrestedChinese Crested

Neapolitan Mastiff: This giant Molosser breed looks something like a mini-Rhino! The Neapolitan Mastiff stands out as “strange” due to all that loose skin! They have wrinkles all over their bodies, most prominently on the face and head. All those wrinkles need some extra TLC – the folds must be cleaned and kept dry as acne and infections are a concern if they are moist. The canine actor who played “Fang” in the Harry Potter movies was a Neapolitan Mastiff.
Black Neapolitan Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff Puppy

Puli: The Puli is one of the 3 “dread locked” breeds on this list! The “dreads” are actually known as “cords” and naturally begin to form when puppies are about 9 months old. Owners have to help this process by separating the cords as they can form very large matts if they are not maintained. Bathing one of these dogs is a lengthy process, as they take hours to dry!

PuliAgility Puli

Komondor: Komondors resemble Pulik (the plural of Puli), as they both have corded coats. However the Komondor is quite a bit larger than the Puli and seems to resemble a large mop (the breed is always white). Actually the coat color much resembles a used mop as the cords are often a bit “off white” from dust and dirt. Komondors were bred to guard livestock and their thick coats protected them from the elements as well as predators. The Komondor needs a great deal of intense grooming.

KomondorAgility Komondor

Peruvian Inca Orchid: Another hairless breed, these little dogs have even less hair than the Chinese Crested! This ancient breed appears in art dating back to 750 A.D. However when Peru was conquered by the Spanish, it almost led to the loss of these unique dogs. While these dogs occasionally have a bit of hair on their feet, tails and heads – breeders strive for a completely hairless dog. Grooming requires moisturizing with lotion to prevent skin drying. Peruvian Inca Orchids can be prone to acne and blackheads and obviously need to be kept warm in the colder weather!

Peruvian Inca Orchid basks in the sun.Peruvian Inca Orchids

Shar Pei: No one can confuse a Shar Pei with any other breed. This heavily wrinkled dog also has an unusual “hippopotamus” shaped muzzle. I have seen dogs of various breeds react in a confused manner towards Shar Pei. I’m guessing they didn’t recognize them as one of their own kind! As puppies the wrinkles are everywhere! As the dog grows the wrinkles often become less evident and are limited to the head and back. Shar Pei should always have a solid bluish-black tongue; spotted tongues are considered a fault and a pink tongue is a disqualification!

Shar PeiShar Pei Puppies

Xoloitzcuntle: The last of the hairless dogs on our list- these guys have quite the name! Pronounced “show-low-its-queen-tlee”, you can also call a Xoloitzcuntle a Mexican Hairless or even a “Xolo” for short. These little dogs look almost exactly like the Peruvian Inca Orchid, but their roots are not the same. Xolo’s were considered sacred by the Aztecs as they were believed to help guide individuals through the underworld after their death. Like the other hairless breeds, Xolos require bathing, moisturizing, sunscreen and coats to keep these little baldies happy and healthy!

Xoloitzcuntle Zebra

Xolo Yawn

Bergamasco: Another “moppish” looking breed, the Bergamasco’s coat is actually considered “felted” and not “corded”. The matts are made up of the 3 types of hair that the dog grows and begin to form in late puppyhood. Due to their dark color, they often appear quite shabby. The Bergamasco is from Persia and like the Komondor, served as a sheepdog and livestock guardian. While some owners may be tempted to shave these heavily coated dogs, breeders absolutely frown on this, saying the dogs coat will never be the same.


Bergamasco Running

There you have it! A list of 10 of the strangest looking breeds out there! Don’t be offended if you are the owner of one of these fantastic dogs – you are one of the few who get to experience their unique personalities (as well as looks!). Wrinkled, hairless or heavily matted – these are dogs who draw a crowd wherever they go!


PS from ADS: wow!