Monday, May 06, 2002

xiaoxiao seems to be getting along much better with the older cats, especially Naughty, who seems to have this pet peeve of approaching xiaoxiao secretly from behind, sniffing xiaoxiao's butt and then hissing and retreating once xiaoxiao turns his head back to see him... xiaoxiao is also quite fond of following Naughty around the house everytime Naughty starts 'crying'... but Naughty hisses at him each time he sees the wobbly little kitten appear behind his butt... as for Pretty, I think there's more work to be done to improve their relationship...

Saturday, May 04, 2002

xiaoxiao's paws keep bleeding each time he uses the toilet... this is because the cat litter I bought are raw silica crystals... and they are kind of jagged at the edges... my older cats Naughty and Pretty have no problem with it because their paws are bigger... poor xiaoxiao ...
i've decided that going on and on about xiaoxiao everyday is far too depressing... but my life IS depressing... so in order to escape a rating of "high tragic content" in my blogs... I have decided to move my thoughts on xiaoxiao to this blog specially for xiaoxiao and start another blog so that I can look on the brighter side of life and concentrate on better things in my other blogs... byt he way, I am kinda worried... xiaoxiao 's condition seems to be getting worse... he lies flat in the balcony the whole of this morning... I hope he's fine...
ok i realised that so far i have blabbered a lot about xiaoxiao and nothing else... oh well, i thought it would be a good explanation to why this site is entitled xiaoxiao... apart from xiaoxiao being the name of the kitten, i like it because i think it is a very good description of myself and human beings in general... we are all but a tiny being on this planet... forget about the few billions of a species known as 'humans'.. there are also millions of dogs and cats... and zillions of ants etc... humans are just too proud to see it and improportionately magnify their importance and regards themselves as the most superior species on earth... we are but, small-small creatures like xiaoxiao sorry for all the lamenting... by the way, i major in sociology ;P

Friday, May 03, 2002

oh by the way, xiaoxiao literally translates into 'small-small' in english and therefore means very small... which is the best description I can think of for him... but this also means that when I nurse him back to health, i might have to change his name again... ;P for those of you who might be interested to know how xiaoxiao looks like, he is mostly black, with tints of brown... as for the 'gory' details... his left eye keeps passing out mucus, the flesh on his paws are raw pink (we believe he could have been dragged along on the floor causing his skin to wear off), and his limbs are improportionately long for his body... when you stroke him, apart from his fur, you can clearly feel his skeletal frame, his ribcage... and there are certain bald patches of fur on him... he's the typical poster cat for SPCA abused cases... we know he needs veterinary attention but i am really strapped for cash at the moment without a vacation job... as you all should know, vets in Singapore these days are getting wealthier than general physicians... moreover i already have two other cats in the household (who are absolutely jealous over the new temporary member of the family) - they spend their waking hours staring and hissing at the kitten that's one-third their size... so my main goal now is to feed him well and let him gain more weight.. and give him plenty of TLC... and then i'll bring him to the vet when I have the money... we have liased with the Cat Welfare society to find xiaoxiao another foster home but their arms are tied up at the moment.. so we'll just have to wait... anyone interested in adopting xiaoxiao?
xiaoxiao is sitting beside me right now... he is right now what i would call 'half-asleep', that is, seemingly asleep but with half of his eyes still open on each side... my sister and i saw him sitting alone by one of the HDB flats near my house once... the poor kitten looked cold and undernourished... we tried to help him find his mother but she was nowhere in sight... poor thing... then we went home... a few days later, we saw him again, and my sister carried him home secretly...