Friday, November 02, 2007

Class 95 Programme

Here is a podcast of the Class 95 programme this morning. I've just listened to the first few minutes and heard a few fallacies.

Firstly, it's not a 'stray cat' if your neighbour is keeping it. Secondly, calling the management committee (or the HDB or TC) means the cat dies - which the Flying Dutchman says he is against (though they did admit that cats had a place but had to be managed). Thirdly, I've never heard of a cat voluntarily bathing in water - yes they don't like water and that's how the Scarecrow works. Fourthly, one of the problems that is being faced is that cats are NOT allowed in HDB flats - and that's why neighbours are letting their cats wander. People WILL keep cats - and insisting that they are not allowed just means that the problem will get worse as more people toss their cats out. Fifth, the fallacy of cats roaming is being perpetuated again (now THAT is an old wives' tale).

I also think that the response which the Flying Dutchman said was from a 'true cat lover' wasn't representative at all. Most caregivers spend time trying to help SOLVE problems and doing mediation. They do not generally tell people to go change their gates (as tempting as it may be to some).

This is not the first time we've written in to complain about the contents of this programme. You can email the Morning Express at or the station at to let them know what you think.

*Update* It seems the email address on the website may be wrong ( I had an email bounce back) - you can also try as well.



Anonymous E_Cat said...

in addition to writing to Class95fm, letters to Straits Times Forum might be good also to shut this DJs up for good

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2/11/07 3:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 2 guys already being investigated for some sex related topics during the morning hours and they must be held responsible for misinformation about community cats.

2/11/07 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the chinese one with a big MOUTH thinks he's funny. duh-duh. duh. chinese-too but with a smaller mouth, heng ah.

3/11/07 1:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

quite on the contrary, dawn. there are cats who like water. my cousin's cat for one, and my friend's cat. they just dun seem to be scared of it. my cousin's cat even dragged a soaked sponge to the dining room to "clean" the wall. my friend's cat would just sit at the sink and play with the water running from the tap. and both dun seem to hate bathing

3/11/07 10:48 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

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3/11/07 11:16 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous I didn't mean cats don't like water the way vampires don't like garlic :)

Most cats will play with water - and certainly a sponge full of water or a running tap is too good to resist - but if you have a sink or tub full of water, a cat won't jump in and play. Dogs on the other hand generally DO like water - leave a tub of water and it's not unusual that they would jump in (and they certainly love to swim which again cats don't do). I know dogs like to run through a spray of water on a hot water - which again cats generally will not do.

3/11/07 12:21 PM  

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