Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Thank you Nan Nan

A big thank you to Nan Nan, who has been helping to book slots for sterilisation with since its inception. I know many of you know her and have written to her and that she always promptly responds to emails.

Unfortunately Nan Nan has found a full time job and wrote in today to say that she is finding it increasingly difficult to manage her job, her community cats and the catsnip emails as well. She will therefore be stepping down once a replacement can be found.

Would anyone be able to take over booking the sterilisation slots? This would involve answering emails on bookings of sterilisation slots and then making appointments with the vets. Please email us if you can help.

As a final word, I would like to say thank you again to Nan Nan for all her tireless work - and if she has helped you to book slots before, please do drop her a note to say thank you :)



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dec 5, 2007
Why so wary of a lost little dog?
As I passed by a crowded bus stop the other day, I noticed a bit of a stir.

These people weren't squinting into the distance the way commuters do, hoping to see the bus they are waiting for finally lumbering up the street.

They had their eyes trained on a passage leading from behind the bus bay to a mall.

It's a typically crowded neighbourhood mall with shops and a supermarket where dogs, I've always assumed, are not welcome.

I've often seen some poor little mutt tied to a post waiting, nervous and miserable, for its owner to emerge from a grocery expedition.

I soon found that the reason for the commuters' distraction that day was a dog.

As I entered the passageway, I was almost trampled by a woman - much larger and heavier than I - beating a hasty retreat from the path of... a little Jack Russell terrier.

He had a leash that had obviously snapped from his straining and, his owner nowhere in sight, was running confusedly into the street.

The only reason I didn't grab the leash was that a man walking right next to the dog, almost keeping pace with him, looked to be its owner. (It turned out he wasn't).

By the time I'd taken control of my snail-paced reflexes, however, the little pooch had darted across the road (thankfully without injury) and disappeared into the apartment blocks across the street.

I hope he found his way home.

What amazed me though (apart from my own inaction) was the reaction of the crowd.

Everyone shied away from one small, obviously frightened, dog. It was like those scenes from Ben-Hur when the crowd shrinks back from passing lepers.

There were many kids and teens present. I thought it was sad that children here don't react to animals in a more positive manner.

Is it our flat-dwelling existence that makes us wary of anything more animated than ornamental fish? Or is this an ominous sign of things to come?

How sad it is that Junior is more inclined to snuggle up to the latest gadget, gizmo or X-box game than he is to pet a pup. Even if it isn't his. And how much of that reluctance is due to parental apathy?


5/12/07 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Nan Nan for all the time you have taken to liaise with care-givers and vet clinics staff to book slots for the subsidised sterilisation of community cats.
Many sterilised cats walking around in the communities are "done" due to your hard work to arrange for their "snip" & "cut". Good work.

5/12/07 5:50 PM  
Anonymous E_Cat said...

Nan Nan has done a great job with the bookings. Good luck to her future endeavours.

5/12/07 8:36 PM  
Anonymous furry said...

A BIG THANK YOU to Nan Nan for all the effort in co-ordinating the sterilisation slots. Very efficient.

Wish you all the best with your community cats and all your future endeavours.

6/12/07 10:43 AM  

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