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Deal

July 13th 2008 6:23 am
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This morning I woke up and ah bee and fomfomfom bundled me into the car and went on a long drive. I got scared when the route wasn't familiar and I remembered the last time we went on a drive I ended up at the vet woman's. Suddenly the scene ahead became familiar and it was the gardens! I don't know how I could be happier.

I met Melmel and Chipchip. We sniffed backsides for a while and they had to go. Their keeper said, see you tomorrow, ping. It was a poignant moment. They didn't know I won't be seeing them tomorrow. They didn't know I'd moved house and I can't go to the gardens everyday. I brushed off my tears and moved along.

Afterall, that is how life is. You just have to deal with it.

 

I'm a bull but fom says she's a bear

July 12th 2008 9:01 am
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I charged at fomfomfom who was holding my kanga-rude t-shirt. She had just put it on me as it is my blanket and I was about to turn in. It is red and I was so happy cha just came back, so I decided I was a bull and I charged. And charged and charged. And fomfomfom thought she was a matador so we had fun.

And we found my container with all my toys! The movers had put it into cha's big wooden storage box and nobody had thought to check if it's inside. Actually fomfomfom had thought of it, but didn't expect the lazy cha to be so messy and uninspired to not have touched her box yet after so many days. Anyway, we are all very happy that my toys are back.

I got a new treasure today. It is the packet of plastic cable ties. Fomfomfom was putting up mesh all over the place to secure my prison, and I decided to take off with her packet of cable ties. But most of the cable ties fell out of the packet as soon as I took off, but I wasn't deterred, I hid the packet under the piano. But any illusion of secrecy evaporated when I spied ah bee holding her belly and pointing at my packet and laughing, I had to move the packet to a new hiding place. Then all the cable ties fell out and I was left with only an empty packet. This time round fomfomfom came in from the balcony and laughed at me too, and even told ah ma about it. I was a little miffed, so I returned the packet to fomfomfom and plonked myself in her lap so she couldn't do up the mesh.

We watched the trains go past and the planes fly round and round. It is almost national day and the planes were rehearsing. Froom froom froom! went the planes. The trains went cloong-cloong-cloong.

 

My teeth

July 11th 2008 7:24 am
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Fomfomfom showed cha my teeth today and I heard them discussing dental scaling. Cha also said how my teeth is like fomfomfom's when she was young, like with brown stains. Fomfomfom looked at me fondly when she heard that, but I wasn't feeling too kindly to their reminiscing. I bet they didn't put fomfomfom under anaesthesia when they had to get the brown stains out.

The kids at the school nearby were singing and cheering for hours, right up to 10pm. Cha was so mad she wanted to write a complaint letter to their principal. I thought maybe if we just put them all under anaesthesia and clean their teeth, that would teach them never to do it again.

 

Happy birthday Koh Soo Ping!

July 10th 2008 8:04 am
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It's my birthday today. I am four and 7 months old now. My birthdays are happy occasions. It started out well enough. When I woke up, Ah bee brought me down for a walk. She promised to show me all her secret hiding places but we didn’t get to do that. It started raining but she promised that we can do it tomorrow. I can live with that.

I was happy.

Then I had to take a bath. I didn’t enjoy that. After my bath, I spied my milksticks in a container. I always get a milkstick after my bath. I reckon they must have forgotten and so I barked at the container to remind them. That didn’t work. It was downright depressing staring and barking at the container only to have everyone ignore me.

Then Ah bee came back with a slice of cake for me. It’s a mosaic swiss roll. Very colourful stuff. Too colourful if you ask me. You can’t have any, she says. I then don’t want. It’s so colourful it looks carcinogenic. You can get sick eating those things.

Speaking of which, Fomfomfom is very ill. She believes she caught the bug at the mall. It’s not all the heaty food I ate, she says; only one side of my nose is blocked. If it’s the bingeing, both sides would be blocked. That doesn’t really matter. I only know that if she spends most of her time in bed, I get fewer belly rubs. And that’s not good.

I did get a milkstick later. They had a long discussion about it and it suffices to say that the result was in my favour.

Excuse me while I go enjoy my milkstick.

 

The swing of things

July 9th 2008 7:25 am
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When I scratch my left ear, you'd think it was snowing. It was fun, sending all those flakes everywhere. They put medicine into my ear again, and they'll be at it for a week at least. Bugger.

I fussed over my bottle the rest of the morning. I didn't quite know where to hide it. I took it here, then took it there, then if someone saw it, I'd hide it all over again. It was real tiring business. There is no satisfactory nook nor cranny here. I'll look harder tomorrow.

In the afternoon, we established that one of my containers was lost in the move. My toys! Fomfomfom and ah bee were so upset that some of my favourite toys are lost forever. I thought maybe if we can go get me some new toys, I won't cry.

In the evening, we went down to walk again, and ah bee and fomfomfom were up to their old tricks again. Ah bee put me on her lap and we sat on the swing for such a long time I had to look at the sky to make sure night hadn't fallen already. And as if that wasn't enough, they next got onto the see saw and put me on it, seeing and sawing. And they thought it was funny. Chee.

At night I roamed ah ma's new bedroom and I decided to be the keeper of her toilet. The rug outside the toilet makes such a good place to lounge. So I lounged.

 

The air con is too cold

July 8th 2008 7:18 am
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I didn't sleep well in the unfamiliar place last night. So we woke up at 530 in the morning, me and cha.

So it was understandable I was rather tired all day. But they won't leave me alone, no siree. They brought me to the vet woman, of all places. We will not talk about the shameful things that transpired there, enough to say it was undignified.

Of course I wasn't in a good mood. When ah bee and fomfomfom brought me downstairs to poop, I vented all that pent up anger on a stupid looking terrier whose owner shook her head as we walked towards them. I scolded them and it echoed all round the condo. Thus soothed, we went back to the 12th floor where Merrilyn confirmed she heard my reproof.

At night they kept coming into my room to look at me when I was trying to sleep in my bed. I waved them away after the nth time. I was too tired to be unfamiliar.

P.S. Thanks for the ball Boo! That came in real handy coz they forgot to bring my volleyball, Mikasa, here. I must remind them to go get it for me so that I may place my bottle next to Mikasa and keep an eye on them both.

 

And so we moved

July 7th 2008 7:08 am
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It was real early in the morning, many men came and wrapped things and moved things around. I was excited, but when ah bee told me we're going to the gardens, I still chose the gardens over the men.

And I am glad I did. For we met xiaodie, whom we thought must have moved away coz we haven't seen her for over a year. It seems she only changed her daily walk to mornings instead. It was real happy at the gardens, I got off the car and there was xiaodie, melmel, chipchip, and the japanese poodle.

And for the rest of the day the men moved and wrapped, then fomfomfom and cha packed and moved things too. I was in my harness all day, and I knew something was up. Finally, we arrived at the condo and I kept wanting to go home. I was uncomfortable there, it is a strange place though I've been here a few times. It was untidy with many boxes all over the place. I peed all over the place and no one was angry with me.

But it seems there are lots of friends around the condo, I could hear them barking and I joined in many times too. Now it is time to sleep and I'm not so nervous now and seeing everyone is here too, I feel safer.

Goodnight!

 

The cow

July 6th 2008 7:49 am
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At the gardens today, a woman said I look like a cow. I was too polite to tell her she's the one who looks like a cow.

In the late afternoon, my tai-ma and auntie harry and auntie poh eng came to visit, and ah ma served them delicious soup. My mamas also started eating after that. It all smelt so delicious but no one would give me any. I got angry so I decided to bring my dinner out to the garden to eat alfresco. So I was doing up the ambience for myself, seeing no one cared a hoot about my meals. Ah bee fed me while I kept an eye out for passers by to welcome.

It wasn't great, and I vomited my alfresco dinner on the grass. I tried to eat it again but fomfomfom won't let me.

At night I thought maybe I'm not a cow but a camel, so I drank up all the water in my bowl at one go.

 

Long time no see

July 5th 2008 8:51 am
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I took my pink and yellow doughnut down and put it beside my volleyball Mikasa so that they can be together. I always do that coz that way, I can watch them both at the same time.

I saw Magic and Diva today. Not at the gardens though. I was welcoming passersby, and they passed by. I shouted, "Sister YY!" Sister YY was so happy and she kept asking, "Is that Xiaoping?! Is that Xiaoping?!" I haven't seen them in a real long time, and I barked and barked loudly.

They stay really near me, but it's a pity I'm moving soon. But I'm glad I saw them today before we move in 2 days' time. At least we got to say bye bye.

 

My career

July 4th 2008 8:34 am
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It was ah bee's last day at work today. I didn't want to go to work with her coz I had my heart set on going to the gardens in the morning, so I told her to tender my resignation for me. I had a position as a shredder, but I never did turn up for work coz I don't have a school bag.

It was a dismal career. I didn't shred one piece of paper. I thought it was kind of destructive too, so I decided to do a career switch while I am still young. My ambition now is to be a photocopying machine! Fomfomfom thought it's a good choice of career coz I'm already black and white, it shouldn't be too hard to get my qualifications. As for color copies, I'll leave that for career advancement.

Planning a life-changing career switch before breakfast was no walk in the park. But a walk in the gardens was a real walk in the park. I didn't want to push my brain to the limit, so I just circled the creaky tree 10 times. Fomfomfom and cha dragged me home.

And I was all tired out by the morning's activities so I took a nap before lunch was served. I dreamt of color copies all throughout.

 
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