Thursday, April 05, 2007

Kitten on a string

Kitten on a string
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

Thanks to Angela for sending this in. She went by and checked up on kitten on a string. She said he looked well.



Anonymous furry said...

He is really very HANDSOME!

5/4/07 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's growing fast!

5/4/07 2:25 PM  
Anonymous ej said...

Handsome fiesty boy looks alert.
Hope his bodyguard takes him out for a walk once a while.
Thanks for checking on him!

5/4/07 2:52 PM  
Blogger iWooiBlog said...

Cats rarely "allow" people or owners to put leash around them. This is one very exceptional case, he's growing very well and can tell he is well fed!

This shows so much about the bonding and the trust between the owner and the cat...

Very cute, very sweet, very cool.

5/4/07 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if u go to china, it is common to tie string around pet kittens. they have problem of cat theft there.
strangly enough, i have never seen cats in china.. all of them are kittens

5/4/07 8:48 PM  
Blogger Profpig ^@^ said...

U know Anonymous... Cats are a delicacy there. Theft might be just for food. I really think they should just stop that. I think it's simply abominable.

My friend's rabbits went missing once and they found that the Thai workers have stolen them. Guess you know the ending.

5/4/07 10:41 PM  
Anonymous belle said...

very few tabbys have markings as beautiful as his ... no wonder his owner is so possessive of him ...

p/s - was his owner the bishan man who punched a girl when she tried to loosen the string, or was that another person ? the girl had written a letter to the ST Forum - saying that she was punched but the police treated the matter lightly ...

7/4/07 7:03 PM  
Anonymous zj said...

YEA i was wonderin abt that too cos that woman said that the man said she wanted to "steal his cat".

8/4/07 6:47 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I believe it is the same case.

8/4/07 11:08 PM  
Anonymous auntie p said...

I'm not sure if people in China eat cats, but I know they eat dogs. During my travel, I've come across several families that keep cats as pets (though it's not common). One of the cats we met was given one solid, frozen liver everyday as food - that cat is healthy and well. :)

9/4/07 2:20 PM  
Anonymous kaori said...

If this cat is in Bishan, then I'm looking at the same one. Saw the man and a boy playing with it yesterday evening.

9/4/07 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

according to the woman in the letter, she said the kitten was tired very tightly to a fence or something & looked like it cldnt breathe. i still think something shld be done! the old man clearly loves cats but is not aware of his possibly harmful actions due to his possessive behaviour.

9/4/07 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Aminah Bee said...

It's true that in China, cat meat is a delicaty. Small wonders earlier blogger "Anonymous" mentioned he seen kittens walking on a leash, but no cats seen around in China.
No doubt about it, the cats probably end up eaten by folks there. Therefore for the safety of their cats or kittens, it is better for the pet owners to walk their cats or kittens on a leash, then letting it roam alone. I met Chinese foreign nationals construction workers admitting to eating cats.
I recalled about a year ago, when I accompanied my pet cat Lucky walking on leash.
Lucky and me later seated at the
pavilion nearby my block ... there were 3 Chinese nationals (foreign workers) seated near us.
They talked in Chinese, a language I don't understand, kept looking and pointing at Lucky.
Methinks they talked about Lucky, so I asked in simple Singlish, "My cat okay?".
One of them replied in halting broken English "My country China - your cat big body, good eating."
Eww! Sucks!
I replied to them in simple English "Here in Singapore, no eating cats, police catch you."

I am sure you all aware there are restaurants in China where they selling cat, dog meat ... and snakes, crocodiles, tiger parts like tiger penis etc. etc. ...
Eww! I think I gonna throw up!

9/4/07 8:57 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous I do think if it is the same case, the man should of course not have hit the woman who was just worried about the kitten.I told him as much when I spoke with him about not losing his temper with passers by. However, I do think when she saw the cat this was quite a while ago when it was still on a string. Thanks to angela for also keeping an eye on it.

9/4/07 9:58 PM  
Blogger Profpig ^@^ said...

Not only China but Korea too. I saw the Korean documentary on CNA and in front of the Chinese restaurant, I recognized the word cat. Yucks!

9/4/07 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

which part of bishan are they at?

10/4/07 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Van said...

He is such a beautiful cat!
Actually i feel sad that he has to spend his life on a leash... if only he would keep him indoors and let him free to roam inside, or give him up for adoption

16/4/07 1:50 PM  
Anonymous kaori said...

he's a vagrant, there's no indoors but have shelter from rain/sun though. the cat is doing well 3mths+ old and has the man's care and attention 24/7.

19/4/07 8:08 PM  

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