Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

It took us a while to warm up to Christmas this year.

Missy had started a Christmas Gift List sometime back in early November. Jie Jie and I were at the top of her list, with Jie Jie reigning first.

We would never have thought that Jie Jie would not make it to Christmas.

So the list was forgotten for a while until the gifts started pouring in from Missy's friends, which stirred and awaken her heart.

We didn't have the energy to put up the Christmas Tree but a trip to good ol' Ikea helped us throw on some Christmas colours around the house.

Here I am, wearing Jie Jie's knitted red sweater:

This year's gifts:

It turned out to be Missy's biggest Christmas budget ever!

Here's what I got this year, a Christmas red towel! (Although, do I need another towel? Does this spell more baths?)

And deer antlers!

So Jie Jie was not around but I'm glad Cuzzie En was here to play. We make a great pair!

But Jie Jie can never be replaced. Nobody can ever take Jie Jie's place in our hearts.

Missing you, Jie Jie.

Merry Christmas, Jie Jie.
I hope you have a great big party in heaven
with Zaccheus, Brandee, Herbie, T-man, Sandy
and many other friends.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Jie Jie Is Home

Jie jie came home last last Sunday. It took a while because Missy didn't approve the first artwork that the pets crematorium people did. Eventually, she took over and did the artwork by herself.

She knew best what was befitting of my jie jie.

Missy wept again, but I wasn't sure what to do because jie jie used to take care of all that single-pawedly. She was our Daisy Nightingale.

We miss you very much, jie jie.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Was That You, Jie Jie?

It is said that jie jie will visit us on the 7th day of her passing.

Missy waited a long time this weekend. On Sunday morning, she woke to find this pretty little moth in her room. She must have spent the night, because Grandmama said she was first on her bed the night before. Missy also saw that she had caught some fur in her wings.

Was that you, jie jie? Were you rummaging through Missy's bin to try and make her some confetti again, only to pick up all that fur?

This morning, Grandmama woke with a smile on her face. She had dreamt of you, jie jie.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Jie Jie, Jie Jie, Where Are You?

Jie jie, jie jie, where are you? Where have you gone without me? I looked out the gate many times today to see if you were coming home, but I didn't see you.

Missy was on the sofa trying to watch some TV tonight. You were missing from her lap. So I climbed up and promptly dozed off on Missy's lap. It's not my usual style, but Missy liked it.

Jie jie, jie jie, are you coming home soon?

Note from Missy: I'm not sure Waverly knows about Daisy. She's too innocent. But today, she acted slightly differently from her usual self. It seems she's trying to make up for Daisy's absence, by filling in the gaps, doing what Daisy usually does for us. Good girl, Waverly. Grandpapa, Grandmama and I appreciate having you with us during this difficult time. It is as I had planned.

Goodbye, Daisy

Daisy La Plus Jolie

Mar 1998 - Nov 2008

Forever Loved, Forever In Our Hearts

She didn't make it.

She had no chance.

My Daisy, my beautiful baby,

passed on naturally

at 1.00 am, November 23, 2008,

in the loving arms of her Grandpapa.


~ Missy ~

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Beautiful Flower In The Wind

Daisy Daisy,

We are cheering you on.

The wind needs your kisses

and the sun needs your smiles.

Get well soon, dear.

~ Your Aunt Birdie ~

Note from Missy: Thanks Birdie, for the constant support, for always being there.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Please Get Well, Jie Jie

My jie jie is ill. It started with what Missy thought was jie jie retching. Thinking it was a case of indigestion or gas, Missy offered jie jie acidophilus and charcoal in turn. But the ‘retching’ just got worse. Soon, jie jie stopped eating and playing altogether. Missy took jie jie to the vet on Monday and ordered a comprehensive blood test. Everything came out normal and Missy and jie jie went home. But jie jie just got worse and worse. She would ‘retch’ up to 3-4 times an hour. So on Saturday, Missy took jie jie to the vet again. This time, the vet heard jie jie. It turned out jie jie hadn’t been retching at all, she was coughing! The X-ray showed that jie jie’s lungs are amassed with fluids and possibly blood and pus too. The vet said jie jie’s condition is serious.

Jie jie is now on antibiotics and a diuretic to drain the fluids off her lungs. The folks are keeping her very quiet by restricting her to her recovery area.

It is now Monday and jie jie has lost control of her bladder about 7 times. Thank God for pee pads!

We are all very sad and worried at home. Jie jie is still doing poorly. She refuses food and has gone down so much her spine and ribs are showing. Jie jie, always a little on the tubby side, has never looked like this before.

Jie jie in her recovery area.

If anyone has any idea how to make my jie jie eat, or more comfortable, or get better, please let my Missy know.

Please get well soon, jie jie!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Babysitting Cuzzie En

It's tiring babysitting Cuzzie En. Luckily Pudel was around to help so I could sneak a little nap.

But it's all worth it when Cuzzie En gives me lots and lots of 'muacks'!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

At The Railroad

Each time Missy passes by the railroad on her way to work, she thinks how nice it would be to take us there and have some outdoor shots taken.

The pictures turned out all right. But, we shall never go back there again.

For we are lucky to live to tell this story.

Here's what happened:

Missy had thought that she would be able to hear the train come chugging and have some time to get us out of the way. But when it did come, it came more suddenly and faster than anticipated and left Missy with little time to react. She had let us roamed and we were some way ahead of her. As the train came charging at us, Missy could only scream our names and watched helplessly, carrying the greatest fear in her heart, as we took our brush with D. Eventually, we were saved by our own instincts as we bolted out of harm's way in time. It was truly a close call.

From Missy: I'm sorry, my precious babies. I will never, ever take a chance like this again. I love you, very much, and I want to have you by my side for many good years to come.

Celebrating life.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Cuzzie En The Terror

Cuzzie En was here today and we're terrified of her! Well, not her per se but she and her monster of a walker! Look ye here and see how the duo waltzed about with nary a care for our little paws!

What?! Now we have to mind our steps in our own abode? 'Tis madness!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

New Steamer

About a month or two back (that's how slack our secretary, Missy, has been with our updates), Missy bought us a new steamer so that we can have our meals cooked more healthily and efficiently.

Here's our fabulous new Braun MultiGourmet!

Wholesome steamed goodness!

These sweet potatoes make a great side!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


She already doesn't spend enough time with jie jie and I and the one chance she gets, she decides to ridicule me by dressing me up as Eeyore.

She's impossible, that Missy.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fresh Bribes bath towels...exactly what we need right now....


Don't be taken in by the above photos of a seemingly snug Waverly wrapped in those towels. She's too gullible!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Missy's at it again - work work work work work. I gave her The Look. Did she get the message?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Princess & The Pea?

Or maybe just a cat in a poodle's disguise?

Missy's Extra: Waverly loves to climb and perch on high places, much like a cat!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Yellow Bird

Jie jie loves bird-watching (or is it chasing?). Anyhoo, this morn, we had the pleasure of having one of her friends visit. Everyone, meet Yellow Bird!

Cuzzie Nicole, this one's for you:

"Yellow bird, up high in banana tree.
Yellow bird, you sit all alone like me.
Did your lady friend leave the nest again?
That is very sad, Makes me feel so bad.
You can fly away, In the sky away
You're more lucky than me..."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Party Of Three

Jie jie and I turned 10 and 3 respectively earlier this year but we never got round to celebrating because of Missy's work. We've always celebrated birthdays. Jie jie's arrival anniversaries, especially, are of particular significance. When friends receive invitations, they know, like Aunt HL once put it, that 'it's the time of the year'. Missy has been waiting a long time to make it up to us. So today, finally, we had our belated celebrations.

This time, there were no guests, but we had nature, beautiful nature, the trees and the birds, and we had a freshly baked Strawberry Tart in place of the birthday cake. And we had us, a party of three.

Missy's Extra: Happy belated birthdays, my babies!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Quick Meals

With Grandmama away at Cuzzie Nicole's so much, sometimes Heinz baby food comes to Missy's rescue when she needs to whip up something quick for us.

So what's on the menu? Pumpkin, Potato & Beef or Pumpkin & Sweetcorn.

Throw in some rice and a hard-boiled egg and viola!

It's always nice when Missy does the groceries shopping.
She always buys something interesting for a treat!

Lychees for dessert!