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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Product review: Taste of the Wild Canyon River

We received a gift of 3 sample packs from our corporate sponsor The Water Dish of this wonderful new formula of Taste of the Wild last month. So we put it to the taste test and saw how the cats reacted to it!

The difference between the new Canyon River formula and the usual Taste of the Wild we feed our cats (and the free-roaming foster kittens who share our cats' food) is that instead of venison and smoked salmon, they are using trout and smoked salmon. There is still a chicken base protein source in both of them, but the Canyon River formula is likely to appeal to cats who like fish more than venison. (Yes, cats can be picky over the two).

As usual when it comes to food we look at our pickiest eater, Sayang. She decides the food choice in the house for the four of our cats. Sayang took to Canyon River in a wow-ee way! She went for second helpings even though she usually eats very little in the first place. Slinky, who eats everything, was fed this when she was having her gum problem, and she couldn't resist it and ate it despite her healing gums.

The foster kittens like all kinds of food - we train them not to be too picky, so they take to it as per normal food. Which means it isn't yucky - some foods we try sampling on foster kittens, even how well trained they are, they don't eat it. 

So - taste test - picky cats and greedy cats alike, like this Canyon River formula!

It is already available on The Water Dish website so try out a small pack, or ask for a sample pack with your next order to test it out. We usually try testing new foods out as treats, before putting it in a bowl to see if they eat it. Taste of the Wild tends to give big sample packs, one pack fills a good sized cat bowl.

We also reckon that it can be alternated between the regular formula as well, for variety, without causing much stomach upset as food changes usually do because the other base ingredients are the same. Still, if alternating food, always change it slowly.

Have fun trying out the new Canyon River!

(The humans? Good cat food tastes bland to us because there is no salt and sugar added. So what do we know? Let the cats decide!)


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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Orphan kitties found at Lengkong Empat

This is the story of Sal and Bailey, 2 orphan kittens found in a box on Monday, by a dog owner walking her dogs at Lengkong Empat.

Rescuer initially brought them home but found that she couldn't handle taking care of them - at age of discovery they were about just over 3 weeks old - and sent them to SPCA. Bailey has flu' and SPCA's protocol is to euthanise all cats with flu' to prevent outbreak.

Thankfully the rescuer is a friend of our volunteers, who called SPCA just before the vet made his rounds, and they went to collect Sal and Bailey from SPCA to bring them to ours. Hence their names - Sal for salvation, Bailey for being bailed out.

They are now in our ICU pen, reserved for emergency orphan kittens. Doing very well too! Bailey's flu' is getting better, they have learned to eat wet food, and with the ICU heating pad they seem to rest well and recuperate nicely.

When they arrived on Tuesday based on their teeth growth we aged them to be 3 and a half weeks old, so they should be about 4 weeks old now. However, they are very small in size for 4 weeks of age even though they are eating well.

Here are photos of Sal and Bailey, taken on Wednesday. (Bailey's eye has improved since then already!)

Sal, the boy

Eyes still blue, about 4 weeks old now...
,,, but very small and skinny for their age, especially Sal
Size relative to hand at 25 days old
Still has kitten fuzz!
Sal says enough of the photos!!!

 Next up is Bailey -

Bailey had conjunctivis in one eye
Third eyelid showing
Very chubby regardless!
Also still has her kitten fuzz

Enjoying herself in the warm ICU pen
Bailey is getting better with her flu' and the two siblings are progressing in their weaning - able to eat moistened kibbles already. If their recovery and weaning keeps up they should be available for adoption soon!





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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cat Care Party on Sunday, 23 Oct, 3 to 6 pm

Update 10 Oct: Slots are full. Thank you to those who RSVPed! See you!

We announced over Twitter that we will be having a little event at our foster home for cat owners to gather, ask questions and share tips, with a special guest - our vet, Dr Dawn Chong from The Animal Clinic. We are so happy that you cat owners are keen on such an event!

It will be a casual event - no talks or presentations, just a 'round table' gathering where you can feel free to share stories about your cats and ask us or Dr Chong any questions.

Because our foster lounge is really small we will be limiting the guest list to 6 - 8 attendees, plus ones inclusive. So do RSVP if you haven't already, either over Twitter DM or SMS Elaine 90880675 so we can send you our address and save you your spot. Spots are already filling up so do RSVP as soon as possible.

You don't have to bring anything, just come as you are! If you do like to bring some gifts for the kitties feel free to ask us what you could bring; if bringing a cash gift please let us know in advance so we can include your receipt in your door gift.

See you in 2 Sundays' time!

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Adopt Princess

Princess, one of the Whiteys, is ready for adoption! Watch this space to read her adoption post - bio-data, story, personality and photographs!

Princess at 24 weeks, as taken by Furry Photos
Princess was one of five kittens found abandoned in Woodlands with multiple sicknesses. She was rehabilitated at our foster home and has since recovered and is now healthy - vet checked, vaccinated and on Revolution.

Princess is almost totally white, with a tiny grey mark on her forehead like a beauty spot. She has a medium length straight tail and round eyes unlike her siblings' Oriental eyes.

Her personality is a mix between her brother Aryan and her sister Ellis, plus her own quirks. She is like Aryan in that she enjoys being cuddled and purrs in response to affection but is not overly needy, usually just sitting by you as you unwind from the day. She is like Ellis in that she is headstrong and doesn't like to lose in kitty play fights, will growl her discontent! She chooses who she likes and who she doesn't - it is up to her not us! She also has a cute quirk - she likes to play with water in the water bowl / fountain! We think she likes to keep her paws clean! She is generally a lively, curious and happy cat.

Being cuddled by Elaine

Smiling as she's being cuddled!
Sniffing Andy's bag
Play-wrestling with Aryan
Princess is litter trained, neutered, vaccinated and healthy.

If you would like to adopt Princess, see right side bar under 'How to adopt' or click here to see our adoption procedure and find out how.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Q2 [April to June 2011] Financials

  • Majority of our expenses were on Boarding followed by Sterilisation expenses. 
  • Operations expenses were 3.95% of total expenses
  • No sales of merchandise as source of income received
  • Main income stream remains as Donations and Sponsorships
  • Adoption Fees were low as Q2 tends to be historically low on adoption rates.
View 2011 Q1 Financials here.

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Winky and Echo's excursion!

We took part in Cat Welfare Society's Adoption Drive at Pet Safari @ NEX last Sunday! Winky and Echo were there!

Winky!


Winky being cuddled by a young passerby!


Winky relaxing in the afternoon sun


Winky and Echo being cradled

Winky and Echo didn't find any prospective adopters that day though. Still looking for forever homes! Do spread the word!


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Pawprints