Dear Dogs and Cats …

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door:

The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn’t help because I fall faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort. However, dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years – canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog or cat’s butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the front door:

TO ALL NON-PET OWNERS WHO VISIT AND LIKE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OUR PETS:

1) They live here. You don’t.
2) If you don’t want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture. That’s why they call it ‘fur’-niture.
3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don’t speak clearly.

Remember, dogs and cats are better than kids because they
1. eat less
2. don’t ask for money all the time
3. are easier to train
4. normally come when called
5. never ask to drive the car
6. don’t hang out with drug-using people
7. don’t smoke or drink
8. don’t want to wear your clothes
9. don’t have to buy the latest fashions
10. don’t need a gazillion dollars for college and
11. if they get pregnant, you can sell their children …

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No pictures…..

Ma hasn’t been posting alot of our recently outings on our blog cos our camera “kee chia” le.

But don’t worry… all of you can still catch a glimpse of our beautiful poses on auntie Js facebook.

Pa n Ma is relying on auntie J to take nice pics of us for now. They’ll be getting a new camera next month.

We’ll nag Pa n Ma to catch up on all the events after they get the camera… so for now…… 😦 that’s all.

We’ll catch up again soon….. pls be patient with us. Thank you.

News Alert: Flea and Tick Pet Products

Followingnews posted on and I think you should seriously check for signs and symptoms when you apply for your kid.

News Alert: EPA to Boost Analysis of Flea and Tick Pet Products

Friday April 17, 2009
In a news release yesterday, the The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that they are stepping up the investigation of spot-on flea and tick control products for pets because of a recent spike in the number of reported adverse affects. According to the announcement, “adverse reactions reported range from mild effects such as skin irritation to more serious effects such as seizures and, in some cases, the death of pets.” The EPA has already been monitoring these products, but now they plan to intensify the process. The purpose of the increased scrutiny is to determine if further restrictions on the use of the products are needed to better protect pets.

The EPA is evaluating incidents associated with all spot-on flea and tick products, but some products have been reported at a higher rate. Topping the list are prescription products Promeris and Frontline as well as over-the counter products Sentry, Sergeant’s and Zodiac. These are said to account for 80% of reported adverse affects, and the majority of are dog-specific products.

What does this mean for you and your dog? First of all, it does not mean you necessarily should stop using flea and tick control – that could cause more harm than good to your dog. At this time there are no product recalls or specific precautions. The best thing you can do is talk to your vet about your dog’s individual needs. Reported reactions have ranged from skin irritation to seizures, so report any unusual signs and symptoms to your vet right away. In addition, myself and the other pet guides at About.com will keep you posted on further developments on this story.

More Information
EPA Full Report
Perils of the New Pesticides

snopes.com: Jasmine the Greyhound

snopes.com: Jasmine the Greyhound

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Loving memories for Yuki (linked post)

Loving memories for Yuki

repost from Facebook

I like to share my experience with regards to Shine: there was an outing during CNY this year to Sentosa, where it is the first time Shine gets to swim.

Upon arrival, there is one “enthusiastic individual” starts to grab her from Mama and threw her to the sea. Shine was in shock. Furthermore, that individual was literally holding on to Shine and expect Shine to “pull” this person to shore. It is obvious that Shine was drowning and this person did not even notice it.

I rushed over, pull Shine out of the sea and reprimanded this “person”. I can’t imagine what will happen if I allow the “zealous activity” to carry on. That person is obviously offended, but I couldn’t care more.

Totally not related to the article, but I want to tell dog owner that you ought to be guardian for your kid and do not expect others to do so on your behalf. Unless you know that your fellow outing mates are responsible and mature individual.

Take care of your kid, you only have them once.
~~~~~ *** ~~~~~

Yuki ;

Y ou’ll never be forgotten
U nconditionally loved forever & ever
K ept in heart, again & again
I cry, I miss, I pray for u – forever

~~~~~ *** ~~~~~

Such are the thoughts that owners want to let Yuki know.
What seems to be a bright sunny day of fun at Sentosa, turned out to a devastating turning point in their life. Yuki, their favourite miniature schnauzer, collasped after a swim in the sea. Though her owner tried to save her & to send her to the vet in the shortest time possible, Yuki could not survive the ordeal. Vet advised that the highest possibility of death is due to heart failure, which some breeds are much more proned to, this includes the miniature schnauzers & it might struck even younger dogs like Yuki which is only about 2 yrs old.
We should try to safeguard our precious & prevent exposing them to unknown risk.
This are some of the pointers that we have gained through this experience.

1. Do not expose your dog to sudden highly vigorous exercise if Fido hasn’t been on a regular exercise regime. Build it up slowly, just to be sure the lil heart can take it

2. Regular checkups at the vet annually to ensure no signs of heart murmur/ disease, which is one of the highest killer, other than cancer.

3. It might be heatstroke, so ensure that lucky has enough fresh water & shelter to cool down. Try to keep them indoors when the sun is too scorching, especially for short muzzled dogs or dogs w thick coat.

4. Drowning might be one possibility. If it’s the 1st time your darling is going swimming, be sure to support her at all times to make sure her head doesn’t go underwater. A lifejacket might be a wise choice to add to her wardrobe.

In times of emergency, we ought to stay calm and try to locate a heartbeat by feeling in between the mid thigh for a pulse. If there is still a pulse, it would be best to rush her down to the vet without moving her too much. Get yourself trained in basic canine CPR would be good in times of emergency.

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Pets’ Zone wishes to help as many owners as possible by letting you know the risk that your dogs might be exposed to, beyond your expectations. Last but not least, I know that Yuki, now a lil angel in heaven woud be watching over her owners. =)

Love,
Christina Ang

Doreen , our beloved groomer & her baby, Yuki

Eh … another Saturday outing loh …

Welcome to Animal Resort, I’m d mascot of this place
We have many animals here, and most of them live freely
Yeah, like me … free like a bird
Hello, I’m not loh …
Forget it Ah White, Rabbit must live in captivity. Else the dogs will hunt us
Shine: 哥哥, this place looks good …
Rain: Yeah, I start to like it …
Zhu: Did I hear good? Really? Let me check with Auntie Ginger
Ginger: I … I … I … just want to hunt some birds and catch a fish … {whine}
Shine: Auntie Ginger is 消喳膊{Hokkien}, better don’t say anything bad about her …
Rain: yeah, I think better go Bishan Dog Run before Auntie Ginger gone mad like last time … 爸, move it … com’on … double up …

So everyone move to BDR, and meet up with sexy butt, JoJo …

JoJo: Eh ~ take my right cheek … not the face, my butt cheek lah
Rain: AH ~ ~ stop licking my P****…. *&#%& ~~
日本柴犬: I’m just try to be friendly … you don’t like? How about introduce me your 妹妹?
Shine: buzz off … I only like Samoyed ….
Rain: I like to bite white furry backside … {evil grin}

So the animals … dogs specifically … had fun and the battery flatted … fulfilling the evil scheme of their pawrents …

~ snoring ~
Eee … Lau Chwee Nua … we think he is having a good feast with Grandpa 周 …

~ Good Night ~

Pets Gadget …

Take a look at the YouTube video, I think the motorise brush is really cool. Just look at how the cows enjoy it and our furry kids love belly rub. Someone come out with a smaller version for our pooch, please:

Next is a high voltage pet brush, that, as it claims, kills fleas … ticks … maybe pet as well. Well, your pet may not get killed, but how would they react when they kind of get electric-shock. Just be sure you put on full amour and your pet are secured in place. Use at your own risk. (Btw, this product from China)

Finally, a Hamster’s rocket. OK, it doesn’t come with fuse nor move. But the ads of this “product” is really funny …

“The Hamster Rocket Ship Funhouse allows your furry little rodent to pretend he has all the opportunity of a NASA astronaut, while simultaneously making your hamster into a viable “pew pewing” device. As Captain Cricetinae takes to the skies, he will encounter all sorts of odd beasts (cats, dogs, scary children with firecrackers), strange new worlds (bedrooms, bathrooms, and various orifices) and exotic foods (well, pretty much just those weird pellet things and tap water).”

Sound fun you think? Does your Hamster really care? Oh, single seating only.