Friday 18 May 2012

* I did it again! *

~ 17th May 2012 ~

At midday today, there was a terrible racket outside my house. The dogs on the whole street were at their best at howling and barking their lungs off! After twenty minutes of trying to convince my dog to keep quiet, I coudn't take it anymore. Standing in my porch, I stopped to look out for the cause and realised there was a puppy's cry amidst the whole racket. Got my gate control, I stepped outside...

A few doors away I noticed the gate was open and the man there was trying his best to shoo out this poor puppy that persistently tried to get into his compound! He had tried spraying it with water and was now crazily swinging his broom in sweeping motions. The puppy would yelp and cry out each time the broom made contact with it hence the ruckus and the following uproar of the neighbouring dogs. A car was parked outside of this man's house, engine running and the puppy finally ran to take cover under it. 

Watching in horror and thinking the worst, I asked the man if it was his dog which I knew was not and he muttered about it trying to get into his house etc and quickly closed his gate when it ran out. I then tried to coax it out from under the car but it refused. Who would after that watery rejection???

I kept trying and at one point it came close enough to sniff my fingers but backed away when another neighbour stepped closer trying to assess the situation. So I ran home to get a towel and came back to try again. I motioned to the car owner I was there and he showed signs if I wanted him to drive away? With my horrified face, I shook my head sideways to signal no and asked him to wait. He nodded and I bent to look under again. 

Calling and clicking, it came near enough for me to grab its leg and pull it from under the car. Throwing the towel over it and rubbing it dry while talking to it to trust me, I carried it home. Wary of my intentions, it kept quiet but ready to bolt as I dried its whole body and legs. 

Soon it whined as it realised I meant no harm and it stayed around my legs as I got a bowl of water and filled another with dog biscuits. Poor puppy immediately started to wolf down the biscuits with great gusto! At the same time, it kept an eye in my direction... just in case. 

Meantime, my Pupster was watching everything in sheer excitement. He kept pulling at his leash to get closer but he couldn't and started to bark indignantly to say he wanted to be involved. 

I told him to be quiet and eventually he laid down and watched intently in silence. I turned back towards little wolfing puppy but it had disappeared! I found her sitting in between my grill and glass door at the far end. It had obviously figured that was the best place to hide and hard for me to get at easily. 

I clicked my tongue and called gently and it came out and licked my fingers and whined a little. Its long scraggly tail wagging. Stroking its body soothingly and speaking softly to keep it calm, it knew it was safe here and soon she slowly walked up to Pupster and they did the nose sniffs and paw touches, tails going faster each time they made contact.

Eventually, I brought the puppy closer to Pupster and began to 'shake paws' starting with right then left and finishing with both. At the same time I kept saying, "friends ok". I walked back into the house and within three minutes, puppy was playing with Pupster.

She has a brown little long torso that makes her legs look neither short nor long! With pointy ears and a dark nose, she definately is a stray. About two months old with a longing to belong. I found her to be quite smart at obeying my 'hmmm...'s and 'uh-uh's as she tried to crawl into my house through the grills. I can say she can be trained easily and is a well mannered dog. :)

When I got back from dinner, I let Pupster go and it was so lovely to watch them play together so well. I love my Pupster even more and am so proud of him for being so sweet with this puppy. He can be quite the growler but such a softie with her!

Holding his head in between both my hands and touching foreheads, I told him how much I loved him and he stood there lapping in the attention. Doing the same to puppy I told her she was safe with me for now and that I would find her a good home. She too lapped it all up. 

I've just gone to check on them and he's sleeping not far from her new hidey spot in between the grill and glass door. 

Bless them my lovely pooches! xoxo


Saturday 22 January 2011

* A year has passed... *

* 22nd January 2011 *

A year has passed since you left us,
Taken to a better place we like to believe. 
Free from all kinds of pain and abuse, 
Anguish, stress and loyalties.
We watched you slowly waste away,
You fought so hard to stay alive.
Your eventual silence given in to speech impediment,
Your spirit ebbing with each added weakness.
Time heals all wounds... we often hear said,
And yet here we are still missing you...
The aching loss still fresh in our minds.
Missing your laughs and witty words, 
Thoughtful ways and always helpful.
Our spates of giggles kept us close,
Sharing the good, the bad and the ugly.
A year has passed yet it feels like yesterday, 
So cliche but so very true.
We miss you loads but we've come to accept,
You're now at peace with loved ones.
Rest in peace my beautiful sister,
Just can't wait to be together again.


Tuesday 19 October 2010

* spies everywhere! *

I went to a Convent school since standard one.

* P.O.L *

When in primary school, we had P.O.L class about twice a week. People's Own Language (POL) where we broke up to designated classrooms.

Wednesday 6 October 2010

* coffee natter *

Reaching for the sugar this morning to add a 'dash' into my cup of 2 in 1 coffee from a long cylindrical sachet made me think.

Tuesday 22 June 2010

* the purpose of life *

** A friend emailed me this and I thought this would be appropriate for many of us coping with losses of our family members & friends; trying to understand the unfairness of the pains & sufferings many good people go through in sickness and life; the reasons why we are in this all religions, God is one. In this interview, his insight is befitting all humans regardless of whichever religion.
Read with an open mind and it is enjoyably true. **

Saturday 19 June 2010

* Eugene's wake *

~ June 18th 2010 ~

As we arrived at the funeral parlour without any traffic problems or lost somewhere along the way, we saw a small crowd at Room F. Checking for my packet of tissues....we slowly walked with heavy hearts to pay our last respects to a very lovely friend.

Walking up to view him in his casket, the first thing I saw was his hair. Not combed down all the way but fashionably spiked in all the right places. That made me smile.

We actually arrived within minutes before they started preparing for the prayer service and I MUST admire his strong to be leading the service alongside the priest! His mother sang loud and strong with an encouraging smile now and then. The strength they had within enabled them to offer such a beautiful service for Eugene ending with two touching songs ~ Vincent and a self composed song by the lone guitarist there who played beautifully during the service.

I tried very hard to control myself but the sniffles and tiny sobs behind and beside me soon got me whipping my prepared tissue out of my pocket. Along with the acoustics in the room & the melodic guitar pickings sweetly haunting the voices that sang in and out of tune; one could not help but feel sad yet at peace to be there to say goodbye to a darling gem.

A beautiful smile that switches to the cheekiest grin or a naughty pout.....Eugene made me smile whenever I saw him. His mannerisms and chatter were a warm welcome anytime. We may not have been close but little moments with him felt like we've been friends forever!

His funeral service will be on 19th June 2010 at 2pm and he will be cremated. His lovely mother announced his remains will be scattered on Sunday in Port Klang, presumably at sea as she knows he would love to be free rather than be kept in a niche. My sentiments exactly.

Rest in peace darlin Eugene and have a ball up there with the rest of the gang.....xoxo

Sunday 6 June 2010

* facebook *

FACEBOOK...  a very useful way of getting in touch with old friends and acquaintances. Also, nice to browse through photos and remember the times..... good, bad and weird. :)