Visited the #savingthesiameses cats Jus now. Had a quick check on all. Din enter the cattrries to cuddle them as was went over from vet clinic. Din want to take risks at this critical times. Sorry kitty! Could only play with you from outside! But it is very therapeutic! 😊
I received a very unpleasant text message about the situation where the #savingthesiameses cats are. Despite of all the help rendered to this person and the transparency and the measures in place about the Siameses situation, this person is alluding her "rescued " cat is now at risk cos of the Siamese cats. I have told this person my own rescued cats are also there and will remain. If she is worried despite of the explanations, pls find another boarding place where she deems safe. But I ask to send her "rescued" cat straight to vet for checks and blood works and let me have the report. I must safeguard the boarding place and the Siamese cats in case of any possible allegations. I visited Chlad yesterday when checking on the siameses. Chlad is very chill and stayed by me to comfort me. Yes, helping the four legged ones are definitely worth my time and money then the two legged.
If anything, this #savingthesiameses major rescue case is teaching me a whole load of things. My limits are pushed to the brim, and again, my balance between work, rescue work and personal well-being has to be readjusted. I also learn to appreciate my regular vet, his team of vet techs and admin manager more than ever. He is the only one who did not turn me away when help is needed most, even when there was an initial lack of funds. He and his team also took many precautions to protect me and my cases at the vet clinic. He also went all out for each and single one of the cats, and did not falter when Parvovirus hit the cats. I really appreciate all the long consults and overtime he and his team are currently doing due to this situation on hand now. The awful thing now is, our parvovirus is atypical. There are absolutely no classic symptoms of parvo. Vet suspects that the parvovirus we are dealing with now is a weird mutation/ mix of whatever the cats have in them now, and inbreeding is one of the root cause for this bizarre situation. Adia, the other one who has been tested positive for parvovirus, displays totally different symptoms from Sadie, who unfortunately lost the fight last night. The good news is, we have identified a trend in their blood test results to know what to look out for now. The downside is, we can no longer monitor them based on physical symptoms, plainly because there are none. My regular vet clinic can only take in a maximum of 3 parvo-positive cases at one go, and so we went mad scurrying around other vet clinics. Guess what? We have been turned down by some. Cool. Another lesson learnt. If you are a vet and your clinic is able to ward parvo-positive cats, please DM me. This is only a backup plan in case we have more positive cases than what my regular vet can house. Thank you. (Cat featured in photo is Lao Beng. He is, thankfully, negative for everything and is healthy based on his blood test results. He just looks battered because, well,
More portraits! Do note that I will be closing this portrait fund raising for the 94 siameses by the end of the month and last orders will be by the end of this week. Thank you again for all your support! 😁