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Friday, September 29, 2006

DOG "UNFRIENDLY"

What you are going to read below are based on my friends' and own experiences. Certain things might not be soothing to your eyes... Should anyone be offended at any point of time, please do not torture yourself further.. just get off the page. Thank you! (:

Sometimes how I wish this "place" could be more "dog-friendly" and there will be more places where dogs are being accepted. I have gotten more and more frustrated by certain behaviour and attitude from people who are against dogs. I think these people need more education than anybody else... What have all these lovely and friendly pooches done to make people so dislike them? I mean if you are afraid of dogs, that's absolutely fine but what about those that just simply detest them? What right have they got to be so mean to these beings? They became so abusive verbally and physically. They are so brutal!

I have encountered countless situations, and everytime frustrated for sure. Taxi driver is one very pissed off example (fyi the bad encounters are mostly from the biggest, most reputable taxi companies). Some of them are so irresponsible, ill-mannered, rude, whatever you call them. Sometimes I really wonder.. If you don't like to pick up passengers with dogs, DO NOT take the booking in the BLOODY first place. They took the booking, arrived at the location and started nagging non-stop commenting about shedding of fur, must lock in cage, have to be muzzled, yada yada yada............................ some were not professional enough to commit to take us in the end (after much nagging and debate) and wasted our precious time! WHY TAKE THE F***ING BOOKING WHEN YOU ARE NOT EVEN INTERESTED TO ACCEPT THE DOG AS IT IS???!!! Furthermore, I mentioned specifically "DOG ON LEASH". Don't they understand the word "LEASH". If I put in cage, wouldn't I be mentioning the word "CAGE"? DUH!!!!!!!!! My dog is considered small compared to big dogs like German Sherpherd or Husky, but taxi drivers still expect me to put muzzle on him??!!! GET A LIFE!!

I also have friends telling me that some taxis actually stopped in front of them, then saw the dog, and just drove off like that, worse case is when the person's hand was already on the door knod. IS THIS A RESPONSIBLE ACT?! The passenger could be dragged off by the taxi if the hand got stuck onto the door.

There are thousands and millions of unacceptable situations and behaviours from these drivers. They simply do what they deem fit and absolutely no common sense, not even mentioning "SERVICE" at all!

What I simply wanna put across is: IF YOU ARE AGAINST PICKING UP DOGS OR UNSURE WHAT KIND OF DOGS YOU GONNA GET, PLEASE DO NOT PRESS THAT BLOODY BUTTON AND ACCEPT THE BOOKING. THERE ARE OTHER DRIVERS OUT THERE WHO ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO TAKE US AND WE ARE MORE THAN HAPPY TO WAIT & RECEIVE THEM. THEY ARE THE DOG LOVERS AND THE NON-NAGGY TYPE, WHO ACCEPT THE PASSENGERS AS THEY ARE WITHOUT COMPLAINTS. THIS IS WHAT WE CALL SERVICE-ORIENTED (WITHOUT PREJUDICE)! PLEASE DO NOT THINK THAT YOU ARE DOING US A BIG FAVOUR BY ACCEPTING THE BOOKING AND FETCHING US BUT THEN NAGGED THRU' OUT THE WHOLE JOURNEY, PICKING ON EVERY LITTLE THING ABOUT THE HARMLESS DOG!

Would really appreciate these people to be a little bit more empathetic or sympathetic, because by going through all these hassle, it's literally wasting both parties' time and effort. We owners make the effort to book a taxi and specifically mention we have a dog to avoid any unpleasant situation. These people on the other hand do not read carefully before accepting the job. Please be awared that some owners might be rushing to the vet or the animal hospital for emergency matters and if this kind of situation arises, it could be a life threatening issue. Please do not disregard dogs like that. They also have a LIFE!

I kept hoping people to be more receptive towards these beings and grow to understand them more. They are not as dangerous or fierce as people make them out to be. To tell you the truth, we humans are more dangerous than them! I agree there are bound to be bad apples around (the irresponsible dog owners) but they are just the minority. As much as we wanna be understanding and respect people who are not very receptive towards dogs, we also hope to gain that same respect for these Canines. They did not do anything wrong to deserve this kinda treatment from us. If you have a chance to experience having a dog in your life, you will never be able to imagine the kind of joy they are able to provide you with. DOGS ARE FOREVER LOYAL & WILL NEVER BEAR GRUDGES (OR SHOULD I SAY THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO BEAR GRUDGES AT ALL)!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Shanghai Dog Show

William took pictures of some white furball during one of the dog shows in Shanghai.

Lovely fella

Cute rite?

Samoyed.. looked so sad... like trying to say"Let me out......"

K, this one I supposed it's a Cross breed? (coz dun look like Samoyed).. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong?

Anyways I'm quite surprised to see beautiful canine frens in China... oopss! But seriously I do not think very well of China.. for the fact they eat dog meat!!! Now I think I have to change my opinion of them already.. and Japanese Spitz is a hot thing there too... hahahah...

Monday, September 25, 2006

Dedicated to someone important in my life...


Since how long have we been talking to each other...

Missed those days when everything are well at home...

We hardly see each other but we knew we will always have each other in our hearts...

It's so funny or interesting how we could still care for each other even when we seldom meet...

I hope you are doing well in your work and life...

I hope God will help you in all your difficulties and struggles in your life...

I know you have alot of ??? on things and people around you...

I just hope you will brave thru all storms with strength and courage...

Although there are alot of things we are not able to share with each other but I will always be there to support you...

No matter how much you have changed or will change, YOU are still YOU in my heart...

I might leave here for good and dunno when I will be seeing you again...

But you will always be in my heart no matter where I am...

I really hope and pray that you will do well in life and be a happy person...

Every year will be a better year...

Last but not least Happy Birthday on 1 Oct.

Looking forward to celebrate ya birthday soon...

Till then.........

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Mummy in dilemma!

OK, it's my turn to put down my tots and also what my mummy has been troubling about.

She has been asking me this question, maybe asking herself too "Do u wanna go Shanghai?"

I can see she is quite toubled over this thing. You see my dad is over at Shanghai and till now still could not settle back here due to some issues... So its either we go there or continue to wait here till he's back... Imagine I do not see him alot in this past one yr of my life, not mentioning mummy's rl with him for coming 4 yrs. Actually I'm not close to daddy but I will follow wherever mummy goes..

I know she is very worried about my boarding issue but "Mummy, if you got to do it, you got to."

Althou I could not bear to leave my frens (Ah B, Kiki, Dua Bui, etc) but I'm closest to mummy so I will definitely go wherever she goes. I can sense she feels as sad as I do lar (or mayb sadder)... having to leave everything here and go... this is really a very big decision and she has been struggling over it...

Is there a better solution? We dunno too... sigh!...

We can only hope and pray for the better if we really have to go there... now daddy is still seeing to this matter to make sure everything can go smoothly before we moved over so I believed we wun leave that soon.. hopefully I can still celebrate my 2nd Woof day here in Singapore before I leave....

Keeping our fingers crossed................

My recent shopped items

Bought some stuff during my recent shoppping spree... however, these 2 are my favs:


Stella McCartney Gym/Workout Bag (Adidas)
I just love this bag.. has got unique features with lotsa lotsa compartments.. hahahah...

Adidas Jacket
I bought this because of the "China" collar.. haha.. Apparently this jacket only can be found in the Adidas outlet at Cathay Building coz I did not manage to find it in other town outlets... Luckily Cathay Building is very near my office so was able to drop by anytime to buy... hehe...

These two items cost quite a bomb especially the Stella McCartney's bag... Shall not reveal the amount here just in case William gets a shock!... LOL!

Yeah! William is coming back for another short stay from 13 - 16 Oct 06. Looking forward.............. But prior to that, I'm counting down to my Cruise break!.... Uhoo!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Melanie's SPUNKY

Uhoo!! Got new canine fren for Georgi liao... Introducing SPUNKY, the 2-month old Toy Apricot Poodle boy. An active lil rascal.

Blur Look!

Licky Licky!

So sssssssssmall...

Its a well worth wait as Mel has been waiting for this day for 15 yrs since her two beloved Poodles passed on.

Anyway poor Spunky still cannot go home with Mummy Mel yet. Haven gotten 2nd jab and need to stay in Petshop until everything's done on 7 Oct 06. Sad thing is, still cannot see him even after 7 Oct 06 coz still so young, not possible to meet Georgi. Guess have to wait until Nov 06 already... Anyway its nice to know there is another addition to Georgi's circle of canine frens. Yeah!

I think Mel cannot wait for that day to come man... Welcome back to being a Mummy again! Must ask her to smuggle to office one day... Hahhaha... Then Jac will run first! LOL!

Friday, September 15, 2006

Dua Bui's Woof Day Party


HAPPY 3RD WOOF DAY, DUA BUI!



Had our party at NYDC Heeren on Sat, 9 September 2006. Let's introduce some of the pooches:

Dua Bui & Bear Bear (Right)

This is Georgi lor.. hahaha.. Funny face!

Kiki, the special one amongst the "white".. hehe...

Ah B (The tilting head - his specialty move!)

This is Snowy Girl

There were supposed to be more pooches but some of them "flied kite" e.g. Kavan & Yuki, Kin & Turbo, Mike, Jennifer & Snowy. Pam's frens arrived staggeredly. Sadly, I did not manage to capture Yoyo's picture.. Don't even know whether got chance to see her again... hmmm.. anyway long story lar....

We were arranged to sit in the centre of the restaurant. Many ppl stopped by to look at our pooches, even took pictures of them.. haha.. For a moment, I felt we were like in an exhibition area (due to the location where we were situated - in the centre and everybody were watching us) Like zoo mayb.. hahahhahah...

Close shot of Ah B.. CUTE!

Blur or sleepy look? I think both lar. hahhaha

Dua Bui: "Mummy, I waited for my cake until neck long liao.."

Dua Bui: "Oops.. ugly sight! Too greedy.. hee.. "Bleh"

Another greedy boy (Georgi) aiming at the meatball...

Heh.. I want more meatballs...


After dinner, we "paraded" Orchard again.. hahaha..

Ah B on a green cow

Georgi & Ah B: The buddies....

After walking for sometime, we decided to part our ways... That puts an end to another of our major gathering.

Waiting for the next one......................... Till then...........

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sounds Like Someone U Know?


SAY Also DON'T LISTEN

LISTEN Also DON'T UNDERSTAND

DON'T UNDERSTAND Also DON'T ASK

ASK Also DON'T DO

DO Also DO WRONG

WRONG Also DON'T ADMIT

ADMIT Also DON'T CORRECT

CORRECT Also NOT HAPPY

NOT HAPPY Also DON'T SAY

Friday, September 08, 2006

Video of Georgi

I think most of you have not seen georgi initial puppy stage until he is almost 4-5 months... hee... here's the proof of his playfulness.. managed to dig out these few clips:


His 1st fren, Kiki..




Was still not toilet trained so must lock in fence.. not my house, its the "Jie Pi" Penny's house (that's the reason y he is in there)... hahahaha.. (penny is going to kill me!)




See how big he has grown up comparing the first two videos..

MY HAND-WEAVED 925 SILVER RING


YEAH! HAD REALLY GOOD RESPONSE TO MY HAND-WEAVED 925 SILVER RING. DIDN'T EXPECT RESPONSE TO BE SO OVER-WHELMING!! ALL MY CUSTOMERS ARE PRETTY SATISFIED WITH THIS PRODUCT SO FAR.. I HOPE THERE WILL BE MORE TO COME... HEE...

OH YES! OH YES!
TOMORROW IS DUA BUI'S BIG DAY!!
UHOO!!! PARTY TIME!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

WaterFest 2006

Last Sat, the usual 4 of us went to WaterFest 2006 at Kallang Basin. Not very happening thou (think clash with the Aerospace at Paya Lebar). The events consist of Stage Games, Dog friendly competition, FMX Challenge, banana boat rides, jetski rides, bull ride, skateboarding area, children's playground etc.


We are only fascinated with the FMX Challenge and dog event. Some of the pictures taken:






Event hosted by the famous dog trainer, Patrick Wong (Waggy's Tail)

After few hours we felt bored as the events repeated after every couple of hours. So we decided to go our usual routine (East Coast Park!). Had quite a bit of walk from Marine Cove to Hawker Centre for dinner. During our walk, saw an unleash Chihuahua (damn cute) walking very close to the owner (will not wander off) and when owner stops to chat with frens, the little pooch will just stand there with the owner, also saw the world's skinniest Jack Russell Terrier. He/she is so skinny that he looks jus like a chihuahua... Oh ya, saw a female spitz (finally someone from the same family) with her owner and frens at a shelter. Both pooches and owners had a friendly chat. Georgi wanted to go near to make fren with the spitz but I think the she was rather reserved. I wonder are all female spitzs very reserved? Hmmmm......

At the hawker, I had the famous Beef Soup Noodles while Penny had Wanton Noodles. We shared a plate of Oyster Omlette. After that, check out the wakeboard thingy again and saw a pro wakeboarder. Took a couple of pictures:



On our way to the taxi stand we saw a Shih Tzu & a black dog (no idea what breed thou). Had a few "nose nose" greetings and off we headed to the taxi stand. This time round we do not need to call a taxi. A kind hearted uncle willing to take us. "Touched"....

After home, Joanne, Andy & Bear Bear came by, as Joanne came to collect her 925 silver ring.. hee... Hmmmm.. naughty Bear Bear pee at my house in 3 different spots... "spank spank!" Oh ya Joanne, forgot to tell you he also peed in my bedroom and got away unnoticed!.... hahahah... So you know how the 3rd spot came about. But Bear and Georgi had a great time. Both were crazy playing and chasing each other, and drink water like nobody's business, so I became the water replenisher.. hahaha... After they left, Georgi slept really peacefully and I was really tired too... Completed some of my orders and went off to dreamlandz..................

reminiscences