Christmas is coming so thinking of making a greeting card or e-card, the best model I have is Mojo – so here he is, saying Merry Christmas!
Happy holiday everyone!
The other colony which is further down from the foreign work quarter, is a mosque. There are 5 to 8 cats there, relaxing in the cooling zen place, one of them was named as “Coffee Shop” by the volunteer, meaning, the cat like to laze on its back with its legs open wide like a coffee shop, strange way to name a cat!
I would call this bunch of cats, “the lucky ones” as they have shelter and the resident here will take care of them, look how comfy they were!
The last colony will be on Lazarus Island, it’s a short walk from St John Island through it link bridge. There are a few cats roaming around here, the docking pier is one of the spots that they like to hide. This is the most dangerous area as the surrounding was kind of cemented as there is no shoreline for them if they drop into the water. So, alot of cats were drowned in this area as they can’t get themselves to any of the shoreline.
Spotted one cat hiding underneath the docking pier… trying to bring this fellow to the main area.
There are a few cat colonies on St John Island, the largest would be the one near the foreign worker living quarter, spotted more than 30 cats there and they were gathering around us when we taking out the wet food.
It’s interesting to see they belong to the family (with the similar fur coat) but at the same time was sad to know they are so many of them! Luckily, most of them are sterilised by the SPCA and AVA, otherwise we are seeing more of them…
There was this cute little furry one, scouting around but unable to get near to the food, I must say this little fellow is either a loner or a outcast as he/she can’t get through the gang and enjoy the food. The regular volunteer immediately explained that this cat is called “Satu-Orang” (meaning loner or one person in Malay) that this tiny winy is too intimidated to enjoy the food with the others so the volunteer has to carry him/her to a corner and feed individually.
no wonder this fellow don’t fit into the gang, it’s a long hair mixed.
The other colony was along the coastline area and one of the cats like to sleep on the beach and hence the cat is always wet (it’s strange to see a cat being wet since they don’t like water that much)
The number of cats wasn’t that much compared to the foreigner worker quarter area but we spotted a few injured cat and one of them was wounded quite badly. I suspected it was due to excessive scratching on its face and partly due to ear mite issue… poor one… it was bleeding quite badly. The regular volunteer is arranging to bring this kitty to the vet by this week… hopefully this little kitty recovers well.
Spotted quite a few cute one
will continue with more post on the colonies on the Island and perhaps a map where to spot these cats.
Christmas is just less than a month, thinking of what to get for your friends and loved ones? how about something handmade, something personalise? It’s not too late if you want to order something handmade from me! friends who order now till 15 December 2014 get 10% discount, the more you order the more discount you get (probably!).
How to order?
1. Choose the following style:
zipped pouch / pleated pouch / drawstring pouch
2. Choose your fabric
3. Complete the order form in the fabric selection.
Confirmation will be done through so make sure you have a valid email.
Have fun shopping!
The southern isle of Singapore, St John Island has 80 – 100 cats, the populations might escalate if it wasn’t for SPCA, AVA, CWS and the volunteers effort with the trap, neuter & return project! I joined the St John Island Cats Facebook Page to visit the cats today, it was a sunny morning. The volunteer group chartered a private boat ( cost $90 1 way) or you can take the public ferry with a schedule and cost $18 (round trip) but it stops at St John Island, the Kusu Island.
Upon arrival, you are greeted by Uncle Sapar (St John Island ferry pier point – operator), this uncle rotate with other uncles to take care the well pampered 3 cat greeters, I was surprised the 2 out of the 3 cats were sort of those pedigree cat (who would abandon their pedigree cats on a small island!!), it was quite a hot day, 3 of them were hiding in the room area, uncle Sapar went it to carry his favourite greeter – everyone went awwwww such a cute, chubby cat!
haha his expression: “hmm, enough of face pitching moment, mdm”
2nd greeter just snuggle in front of Uncle Sapar
The third greeter refuse to come out from the room area….
Just came back from my 3 weeks trip to Europe & UK, spotted the only cat throughout the trip, who is on the leash with a very handsome man – so stylo (sorry there is no photo of the handsome man as I was busy focusing on the cat).
The cat sit still next to the owner – people watching and enjoy the cooling weather.