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Black and white

July 18th 2008 8:00 am
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I played downstairs for almost an hour just now. Then I was all tired out and came back home to sleep soundly for 2 hours. Fomfomfom kept waggling her finger at me for being playful, but cha reminded her that she used to be worse when she was younger.

Cha went to cut and dye her hair today. She had white hair, see, that's why she has to dye it regularly. She told fomfomfom, you don't know what it's like to have white hair, it is tres terrible. I told them that I know what it's like to have white hair, I have lots. But I can endure it. Maybe someday I will also go and dye my white hair black to assuage some of that pain cha was talking about, and then I will dye my black hair white or else I will just be a black dirty-looking little thing.

Fomfomfom wonders if ah ma will notice when my colors are turned around. Maybe she won't be able to place her finger on it and I will tell her that I'm wearing my watch on another arm, that's why I look slightly different.



July 17th 2008 7:45 am
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We were sitting at the stone table, enjoying the breeze halfway into my walk, all 3 of my mamas and me. Suddenly, ah bee spied the long winded taxi driver neighbour. They gathered me unceremoniously and ran home. Ran. It wasn't glamorous.

I had expected to continue my walk after enjoying the breeze, but I suddenly found myself at home. There was no better time for sulking. And to pour salt into my wound, ah bee and fomfomfom immediately took their apparatus and went downstairs to play table tennis, leaving me with cha who refused to give me any of her dinner.

No better time to sulk.


Immunity token

July 16th 2008 9:12 am
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I was naughty today. They bathed me, and I was upset so I jumped around the house looking for things to destroy. So I thought I would drag all my t-shirts around. That done, I went to ah bee's bed and dragged her cherished towel off her pillow and tore a hole in it.

Then when ah bee came back, I told her I was an immunity token. Ah bee said ok, so I told her I tore a hole in her towel. Ah bee couldn't scold me coz I had the immunity token.



As they tell it...

July 15th 2008 7:47 am
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I met a new friend yesterday. According to ah bee, that was a cocker spaniel, 8 years old, sex unknown, its keeper was a maid. It was this big.

Today, with fomfomfom, I met a dog too. According to fomfomfom, it was a female 8 month old puppy. It was this big. What's a cocker spaniel?, fomfomfom asked ah bee.

As the tale unfolded, they started wondering if it was the same dog, perhaps ah bee's ears are going, that's all. Accordingly, it was for me to know and for them to find out.


Ah bee says I am a hairy melon

July 14th 2008 7:45 am
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It is ah bee's convocation tomorrow. She was trying on her gown and mortar board just now. I thought she looked like a flasher. Maybe she can go commando underneath since no one can see. It'll be cooler too.

Ah ma was also trying on her clothes for attending the ceremony tomorrow. She said luckily she'd lost a little weight moving house, or else she won't be able to fit into her pants.

Lucky us.



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.

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