Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Kitten on chain

Kitten on chain
Originally uploaded by dawnkua.

On the way back from the post office, I decided to drop by and see how the kitten is doing. As you can see, the cat is now attached to some kind of office tray instead of the box as the man felt the box was too heavy for the cat.

He also reiterated that he wanted to move but seems to be dependent on someone getting a house for him somewhere else. He hopes to move this month he says but it depends on this person he is counting on.

He also then went into some discussion on cross-border transactions :)



Anonymous Eve said...

I can't help feeling sorry for the cat, even though he certainly looks healthy and fine. I wonder how he feels when he sees other strays roaming freely around. Then again, having grown up in a confined environment, the cat is prob used to it already.

6/6/07 7:09 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Eve - interestingly enough I haven't seen other cats in the area, at least when I'm there.

6/6/07 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There used to be a ginger cat and a black and white cat there. But they have since disappeared. The main cluster is 600m away in another cluster of flats. Wont say too much in case AVA decides to pay a visit.

6/6/07 11:55 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

AVA doesn't trap - it's the TC that orders it to be done actually. The black and white cat might be the one the man says he used to look after.

6/6/07 11:57 PM  
Blogger EJ. said...

So he will leave soon.

7/6/07 7:17 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Honestly ej - I have no idea.

7/6/07 9:12 AM  
Anonymous moving on said...

The story of this kitten, though well loved by the man needs a permanent home as the man won't be around for long for whatever reasons.

TC kills upon commands by cat haters, best to shield cat from bureaucratic predators.

7/6/07 12:37 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Yes that would be the best, and I DO hope he gives the cat up willingly. Other than that, I don't think there's a chance he will let the cat be taken from him.

7/6/07 1:43 PM  
Anonymous SK said...

Dawn, did you guys leave your contact number to the old man, just in case he needs to move away within short notice and can't bring the cat along. My worry is the next time you visit, both the old man and the cat are gone.

7/6/07 2:25 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Of course SK - the very first time we visited. He showed me where he keeps it with his other 'important' information.

7/6/07 2:33 PM  
Anonymous toy cat said...

What if he disappears, do you have a photo of the man? Or can he be persuaded to keep a toy cat instead and be given an allowance say $20/- for some ridiculous reason for the switch.
He isn't too logical either.

7/6/07 10:21 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I really don't think he's going to give the cat up for $20. He basically said he would give the cat up literally over his dead body.

7/6/07 10:25 PM  
Anonymous toy cat said...

he needs the cat more than the cat needs him. May be tell him you provide free hotel stay for the cat if he goes away. That way he may not feel the cat is totally gone from him when he is away.

8/6/07 12:58 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

toy cat - he's said he'll give the cat to me when he leaves.

8/6/07 12:59 AM  
Anonymous auntie p said...

Anonymous: the ginger cat was adopted by some folks. Not sure about the b/w cat though.

8/6/07 5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the issue isn't so much to separate man and cat. Rather, it's to ensure that, despite all those conditions surrounding the poor man, he can still be able to provide a good 'home' for the kitty and that both are happy (home is not just literally having a good, secure place of your own, it also alludes to loving and being loved - it seems man & cat do possess the latter) . I believe that's what Dawn and her volunteers are doing, so just leave it up to them.

Kitty seems happy enough and he gets to pounce around anyway! much better than being kept in a cage. Just let them be together! For those wanting the 2 to be separated, you should try to empathise with the man too. As long as he's not ill-treating the cat, i think it's fine.

8/6/07 5:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the kitty old enough to be sterilised now? Will the man allow a temporary separation or be brought along to the vet to surrender the kitty for sterilisaton?

10/6/07 12:48 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Right now it's still maybe a little young (though possibly it can be done) but he's still not convinced that he'll allow sterilisation. Am still trying to talk him into it.

10/6/07 4:58 PM  

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