Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Viva La Weekend!

Weekly Roundup, In Pictures:

I saw this poster in the National Blood Bank when I went there to donate blood on Friday, Sept 7. I thought it was a really clever bit of design and copywriting.

Giving whole blood for the 42nd time on Friday. I know this much: that my regular donations of blood help to maintain a community supply, in case a patient need arises.

Another creative and engaging poster in the National Blood Bank waiting area. I think I look like the big muscly brute at the bottom. *Starts gun show*

This is Twix, one of a pair of my latest foster kittens. Twix and her sibling Twizzler were previously cared for by the wonderful children of Compassion Home. I have since gotten the mother cat spayed and am now in the process of rehoming the kittens. Two kittens have already found homes, and these are the remaining two.

This is Twizzler, Twix's sister. They have both been spayed and are awaiting suture removal. I will hand over Twizzler to her new adopter on Wednesday, while Twix will go to her new family on Saturday. I wish them both all the best, and want both kittens to know that I love them very much.

Drinkies at the pub on Friday night with my boyfriend Aravind and our friends Mark and Jo, as usual.

Little ball of cute, for adoption at the SPCA. I received a positive response from a potential adopter within minutes of posting this photograph on Facebook on Saturday. It was a very rainy weekend, so I didn't get to bathe the shelter dogs, although I did get to carry out other animal care, administrative and cleaning duties.

"Mixing my toasties"
Who else knows this silly rabbit-related joke? :)
Long-haired bunny for adoption.
Now awaiting a new home at the SPCA Selangor Cattery.

Seems like everyone's favourite time of day to surrender animals is after 5pm, just to make volunteers' lives difficult.
Precious is a 1-year-old Maltese terrier who was purchased by a college student who then decided to leave the country and leave her dog behind. Precious is very friendly and affectionate and would make a great companion. Please drop by the SPCA shelter anytime if you are interested in adopting her.

There was another Pet Charity Fair taking place this weekend, this time at Viva Home Mall. Since I have never been there before, I decided to check it out with Aravind on Saturday after completing my volunteer duties the SPCA.

With Dr. Chan Kah Yein of My Animal Care.Org at their outreach and education booth at the Pet Charity Fair. The "Animals Are Our Friends" t-shirt I am wearing in this picture is produced by her worthy organisation.

A chihuahua and her guardian perform tricks and demonstrate simple commands during an obedience demonstration at the Pet Charity Fair. The chihuahua was remarkably attentive and intelligent!

This Pomeranian displayed some signs of nervousness during the obedience demonstration, but performed sufficiently well to earn himself vouchers to a pet-friendly restaurant from the Master of Ceremonies!

Two Siberian huskies literally gave their young guardian the runaround during the impromptu dog obedience demonstration.

The evening has come to an end, and so our SPCA Intern (left) and SPCA Animal Inspector Kelvin (right) had to pack up and tidy the booth for the night. We had quite good sales of merchandise over the weekend, and more importantly, we managed to raise awareness about the importance of spaying and neutering, adopting from pounds and shelters, and reporting animal cruelty cases.

Making friends with a brown kitty outside the corner shop at Aravind's apartment.


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Hmmmm....a future Rowdy companion? In the last pix, I mean. har har har *evil laughs*

pee ess: Twix and Twizzle? cuuuuuuute....!

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Dear Kitties-From-Sydney,
Thanks for stopping by! I wonder if Brownie Cat would like to come and live with us. I could get him neutered and vaccinated, and he could live on my porch. But I must stop thinking like this, otherwise I would have a thousand cats living in my porch within a week.

Pat said...

Oh E, I am so in love with that cutie-pie Maltese terrrier!

But, daddy-doggie says three is enough :(


~CovertOperations78~ said...

Dear Pat,
Don't worry, the Maltese terrier won't have any problems finding a home! In fact, I am pretty sure she has been adopted by now. It's the non-pedigrees and the older dogs I am worried about. I just want to give them all my love to make up for the times when they had to witness visitors playing with their pedigree friends and taking their friends home.