Holiday Celebrations

HC has not been going to work since the 19th Dec, and I heard she's only going back next year! Gosh... I hope her boss won't sack her!

Anyway, we had some joyous Xmas celebration:

Goofy Helios :

Serious-looking Tommy.

And as usual, the greedy humans have their tea and desserts after dinner. This time, they decided to have nuts for dessert.

Unfortunately (well, fortunately for me), they didn't do a good job cracking the nuts and a few fell to the floor.

I am not called 'pirahna' for nothing. Any food dropped on the floor is mine.

I took about 5 mins to crack the nuts and then ate it all - shells included.
We had serious partying and begging at our Xmas' party - but I probably have to wait for Auntie S to send us the photos.
Aftermath of serious partying and begging.


Sneaky Jack

Remember my earlier post that HC bought us a sleeping bag each? Well, the purpose of this sleeping bag is to place it on HC's bed - so that (1) minimise the furs on her bed. (2) Cos both of us like to snuggle in bed - separately, I mean.

And her bedroom is not accessible to us during the day because of an unfortunate episode where I was sick - and first vomitted on my bed, then jumped onto HC's bed and vomitted on hers. Of course HC was mad cos by the time she went home and saw the mess - it was like 2a.m. in the morning. And no prize for guessing what time she slept that night! (I think alot of humans would probably sympathise with HC ..hahahah)

Anyway - since that fateful day - the bedroom is only accessible at night.

And ever since Jack had his leg surgery - he doesn't jump up on bed and will wait for HC to carry him to his sleeping bag at night.

So last night, when HC was carrying Jack up to his sleeping bag, she saw that 'someone' had hidden a chew bone inside the bag. At first she was puzzled as she had just clean out the sleeping bag in the morning and didn't see any chew bone. After some thinking, she realised that Jack must have stand up on his two hind legs, sneaked his chew bone inside the bag (which is on the edge of HC's bed) - cos he knew HC doesn't like us to play with toys when she's sleeping.

Chew bone on bed

Sneaky Jack caught on camera.

Xmas wish

My Xmas wish this year is to have my very own pet.

It has to be smaller than me, and easy to carry around.

But, HC said not yet cos she thinks I wouldn't be a responsible owner.

I bet to differ though, I can clean up pee/poo (HC : more likely Joey will either eat or roll over them), give my pet plenty of exercise (HC : more likely chasing and scaring the little animal) and most importantly I am gentle with little animals.

Here's the proof:

I can easily fall asleep and not crash my pet to death.

I let my pet climb all over my head and pinch my ear.

He can crawl all over me.

And sit on my head.

So I think I am ready for a pet now!

Talking about Xmas - I didn't join the DWB's Xmas Card Xchange cos HC said she is too busy to help me. But I am pleasantly surprised to receive 3 cards!

From Hammer and his family, Sundae and GirlGirl

And you know how many cards HC receive?

That's right - Nothing!


How humans have evolve

Humans have always maintained that they are far better than animals. Thus, whenever they want to abandon/neglect their pets, they would say, "oh.. I'm too busy with my work/love/family, he's only a dog after all". Some even act bewildered when they realised that the cute little puppy they bought at the pet store now pees all over, needs training, needs vet visits, needs attention etc etc

Remember my good friend - Huskee posted about how one owner sent their two older dogs (who have been with them for like 7-8 years) to SPCA - which literally may = deathrow considering their age.

And now.... the same species (humans, I mean) have evolved to something even better... they have learnt to abandon their own kind!

A senior Dutch diplomat in Hong Kong has given up his adopted South Korean girl of seven years. They had adopted the baby since she's four months old because the wife thought she is infertile.... and guess what the diplomat's spokesperson now was quoted, "They now have their own children. They decided it was difficult to raise her because of cultural shock. They said she's not willing to eat their food."

How on earth can any child (never mind the nationality) raised by a Dutch couple in Hong Kong not willing to eat their food? How did she survived in the last 7 years? formula milk????

Read more of the outrageous story here.

This pic showed how a tigeress nurse a litter of piglets (ok... let's hope the piglets doesn't turn into pork chops later)

There is also a recent study that showed how the chimps triump over the humans .

So is it really true that humans are better than animals?

Lean on me

Jack and I have a funny relationship.

Sometimes, we are the best of pals and play tug. ALOT of times, I will irritate Jack by biting his face when he goes too near to HC (HC :yes.. Joey is very prone to jealousy attack! And Jack, even though he is a terror with other dogs - surprisingly gives way to Joey and ends up 'screaming' in pain).

Jack and I are not exactly close to each other - we are closer to HC. (HC : I know of same-household dogs that grew so close that they form their own pack without regarding their owner as the leader, and that's not what I would like to see in MY house)
We have our own beds, and don't like to sleep too close to each other.But there are times, when it is good to have another dog in the house....

... cos you can lean on him in times of crisis!

I cannot remember what I did, but apparently HC was using her stern, low voice and talking away in a language that I do not understand.

Can you see my leaning more and more on Jack until my head is below him?

I wonder what do other one-dog household do when you need somedog to lean on?

(HC : It is very rare to see both of them huddled together. The only other time I remembered was when we first moved to a new apartment and they were so nervous that they slept huddled. It melts my heart whenever I remember that scene.)

Xmas came early!

Yesterday, HC pulled out a gift for me from her shopping bag.

It was my dream sleeping bag! .... and it's in blue!

I couldn't stop grinning!

Then, I rubbed my scent all over the bed to tell everyone this sleeping bag belongs to me.

Sorry for the blurry picture cos I was playing and moving too fast.

Ahhhhh... I really love this bed.

(HC : for the past month since Jack got his bed, Joey was upset and had refused to sleep on my bed at night. I told him that I didn't buy for him cos it was the last piece at the shop. But yesterday while shopping, I saw it again at the same shop and had to get it since I knew how jealous he was over Jack's new bed. And I've checked with the shop - this blue piece just arrived and it's the only piece for this shipment.)

After a while, HC walked out of the room and I followed her cos I was hoping to get some treats from her. When we came back to the room, guess what we saw!

Jack was rubbing his scent all over my NEW bed!

He laid there as if that's his bed! Grrrrr....

HC then bring down Jack's own girly bed for him to sleep on.

There are a total of 5 beds for 2 dogs in my house now.

Jack's personalised rectangle bed.

My personalised round bed.

I think this Xmas present from Auntie W is also another bed.

And my night-time bed that was placed on HC's bed.

I've decided to donate this green bed to my neighbour who is an Old English Sheepdog. I hope he will like it!

(HC : Joey is so happy with his bed that for the first time in weeks, he slept on my bed (where the new blue bed is placed) the entire night. Even though it is a bit expensive and silly for them to have so many beds, I am glad I bought it.)

'Tis the season

.... to be "Dogta-Claws", an amusing delight to the humans.


This way beta?

With a wink?

okayyyy... I look FAT in this picture!

Miserable Jack

He is so miserable and bored that he almost fell asleep.


Sigh Sigh

So, do we get to open our presents NOWWWWWW????

More online purchases

Thanks to a all-time low US currency exchange, HC bought these for us:

This is a plant-cell grown nutritional supplement for dogs on raw food diet. HC had been feeding us the calcium supplement under the same brand, but decided to switch to this as it has a combination of the 3 essential starter supplement based on Pat Mckay's formulations.

Ms. Mckay has years of experience in raw food, homeopathy and plant cell supplements, and is an accomplished author of several books (Reigning Cats & Dogs, A Holistic Approach to Royal Treatment for Healthy, Happy Carnivores and Natural Immunity, Why You Should NOT Vaccinate!) . If you want to read her free e-books, click here.

Write up about plant-cell grown supplements are available here and here.

And the difference between natural and synthetic vitamins - here

(HC : the articles are really lengthy and gives me a headache each time I read them! But I came across a very interesting study about cats being given 2 different diet : cooked food and raw food. Needless to say, I am happy that Jack and Joey are on raw food)

Let's switch to some fun stuff instead of boring statistics and studies done by humans!

Toys Galore!

So far, I can only managed to beg for a new toy out of this lot. Mmmmmm... wonder when will HC give me the entire box of toys to play.

The Fight Against Tartar

Remember an earlier post where HC was contemplating sending Jack for a teeth scaling due to the tartar on his front - lower teeth? She brushes our teeth every night without fail, and even purchased an expensive tooth gel that promised to remove tartar in 2 weeks! Unfortunately the tooth gel didn't work.

Then, back in end September, she ordered some homeopathic products from an online store in Australia. One of the product was called Plaqgone, and even though HC was sceptical about how some tiny poppy pills can help, she went ahead to order it as shipping was expensive and it make sense (does it?) to buy more items.

Just last week, when HC was brushing our teeth, she saw a crack along Jack's yellow tartar. At first, she was worried as she thought that his canine teeth must be infected and about to drop off. She tried shaking the teeth a little, but it was still intact in his gum.

The next day, she checked Jack's mouth again, and was ecstatic to see that the lower portion of his tartar (closest to his gumline) had dropped off.

See the highlight area where his tartar used to be.

As you can see, there are still some tartar left but HC is very glad that there are major progress to removing tartar without having to get Jack go under GA.

To every dog who doesn't want to visit the vet for teeth scaling - please go and purchase plaqgone from here . The price that you see on the website is for Australian resident (who will be subjected to govt taxes/duties). To avoid misunderstanding, do write to them to ask for international prices.

Disclaimer - If plaqgone doesn't work for your dog, please don't ask me for a refund. The most I can offer is sloppy, wet kisses in return. Also, I think plaqgone works well for Jack because HC brushes our teeth every night.


I managed to sneak inside the bed before Jack did!

(HC : Joey has been trying to sleep on this bed since day 1. And yesterday, he finally managed to sneak in before Jack. I pushed him out a few times, but he kept going back to the bed. He is really a very persistent and possessive dog. He needs to have everything - from food, toys and now even bed! Luckily, Jack is usually quite good natured about Joey taking over )

Nothing for me?

HC came home with a huge bag yesterday and she took this pink-coloured thing out.

She said it's a Pet's Sleeping Bag.

Since it's for pets, I thought it must be for me and settled down happily.

Then HC said, "Joey, it's not for you."

Huh? Not for me??

HC said the sleeping bag is for Jack as he loves to snuggle in bed. And since most of the toys she bought was for me, it's time to get Jack something he loves.

She was right. All HC had to do was to lift up the top flap, and Jack happily went inside to snuggle up.

See how he loves to hide his face while sleeping?

Of course I wasn't happy

And I gave HC 'the look' the entire time.

Most nights, I like to sleep on HC's bed. To protect her own bed, she had placed a thin bed there for me.

But last night, I wsa too upset and decided that I won't sleep on the bed cos she placed Jack and his new sleeping bag there.

I went to my own 6-inch thick bed and had my bum facing HC and Jack.

A depressed-looking me

(HC : I bought this new sleeping bag cos I know Jack would loved it. Currently, they are using 6-inch thick customised bed on the floor, so that it would make their 'aged' bones more comfortable. But surprisingly, when I leave this new sleeping bag on the floor, Jack promptly went in to snuggle. It must be so comfortable esp during this wet season.
ok... I know the color is too girlish for them, but i couldn't resist it. And I was sold when the sales assistant told me they had imported two pieces and this is the last piece. The words "last piece" and "exclusive" always works for me)

When the day turns warmer, he slept on top of the sleeping bag instead.

A sad and jealous-looking Joey.