Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Customized Oil Paintings from Bali

We received our customized oil painting cushion covers & tote bag of us on the night of 28092011 with the help of Dad's friend! That was the reason why Mom had been snappin' so many pix of Chewy recently - to choose a nice pix of Chewy for the oil painting!

Dad went on a diving course in Bali last month & chanced upon an artist's shop there. So then they emailed her our pix... luckily Dad's friend happened to be makin' another trip down to Bali & hence, collected all the orders for us & other friends'.

Four cushion covers (40cm by 40cm) of us individually + a tote bag of our family pix. We all love it! And special thanks to the artist in Bali for her wonderful work. =D

snapped with iPhone upon receivin' 'em!

a better pix of the pups & kitty together wit the paintings

four cushion covers + a tote bag

Back of Cushion Cover

Velvet on cushion cover

Chewy on cushion cover

Lauryn on cushion cover

Cotton on cushion cover

Natural Pawpals on Tote Bag! =DD

okay this will surely be Mom's fav. bag from now on

Dad's friend's pup - Maxie (shetland) on cushion cover

Dad's friend's pup - Xiao Bai (GR) on cushion cover

Dad's friend's friend's pup - Piper on denim tote bag

Dad's friend's friend's pup - Snowy (maltese) on cushion cover

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cat Adoption Drive at Chong Pang CC

Mom & Dad brought Chewy to Chong Pang Community Centre on 18092011. There was a Cat Championship show held there... but apparently their sole purpose of going there was to visit Cat Welfare Society (CWS) & LiFeline's booth to purchase some of their cute stuff.

Of course... we weren't allowed to tag alone because we (D-O-G-S) spell C-H-A-O-S for the cats there (even though we live with one). So Chewy went along without us =[

There were about five pretty young cats and kittens for adoption there... a very pretty 1 year young female (reddish colored medium length coat) )Ragdoll X named Cara caught Dad's eyes but they forgot to snap a pix of her.

A 5 months young local tortoiseshell kitten named Zara caught Mom's eyes. And luckily Mom remembered to snap a few pix of her using her lousy iPhone's cam... the pix do no justice at all to the pretty young one...


the colors on her body are pretty spread out evenly throughout

They also took a pix with a very very fat 7 years young cat named Ah Koon. No, he's not up for adoption... he belongs to KittyCare Haven & he was there to generate some funds for them by posing for photos.

Chewy's 3.2kg.. so dat makes Ah Koon.. nearly 10kg?

Ah Koon on the right too! Mom bought a pix of him

And these are some of the stuff Dad & Mom got from there!

Catnip Toy Balls for Chewy & two tote bags (1 from CWS & the other from
LiFeline) + two super cool car decals from CWS

And let this be a reminder for anyone out there who's plannin' on adoptin' a kitty home =]

opps our dear Lauryn's missin' in the pix =p

Friday, September 16, 2011

About Feeding Fresh Fruits

Mom feeds us with our organic raw pureed plant (seeds, fruits, veg) based foods a couple of hours before our organic raw meants/bones/organs/egg meal everyday. Why? This is a good site as to the reason why... (but we've been fed veg with fruits for years now though... and seen fine with it)

Information about Fruits

About Detoxification (scroll down towards the end for more info!)

About Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Regarding this, Mom will blog more about the dangers of feeding fish oil capsules very soon. If you really really believe in feeding fish oils, please only do so in the form of RAW fishes. BUT, also do take into consideration the level of mercury present in today's fishes. For us, Mom would rather feed us organic plant-based oils (in the form of hydrated Organic Chia Seeds) containing both omega 3 & 6 (100% FREE of mercury) rather than raw fishes which contain high mercury levels... & mercury poisoning is no joke when you're talkin about us small dogs (a fraction of an adult human's weight eating fishes OR fish oil capsules their whole life. We will blog more about this later on. Meanwhile, here is a short para taken off the site:

''EFA's help bring oxygen to the body, increase the metabolic rate, strengthen the vital energy of the body, protect nerves and play a crucial role in healing and preventing of disease.
There are two essential fatty acids. They are known as linolenic (omega–3) and linoleic acid (omega–6).
Omega 3 is found in fewer foods than Omega 6. If you were to eat only one food to obtain these EFA's, then the best overall source and choice is hemp seed — although chia seeds are now popular too.''

Here is a list of mercury level in fishes which pregnant women are adviced to AVOID, much less us dogs! Remember, we (small dogs) are only a fraction of your weight... so what would harm humans would definitely have an effect of AT LEAST 10 times MORE on us!

Info abt fruits taken off the website:

Fruits should be fed at least 30 minutes before and at least 2 hours after the feeding of a main meal.

You do not want to feed fruits with meats or vegetables because fruits use different digestive enzymes. Therefore, combining fruits with other foods creates bad digestion. Bad digestion essentially means that the food is not digested and since fruits are high in sugar, the undigested fruit then begins to putrefy leading to the growth of bad bacteria and other related health problems.

Fruit is, for the most part, digested rather quick and so feeding fruit at least 30 minutes before a main meal allows the fruit to be digested enough to not cause any problems. Although I prefer to feed fruits at least 60 minutes before a main meal is fed.

Feeding fruits at least 2 hours after a main meal is fed helps ensure the main meal is digested enough to ensure the fruit doesn't cause any problems.

Fruit is high in sugar. Bananas are exceptionally high in sugar.

When feeding fruit to our pets we must not feed them as if they are human. It is better to feed fruit in small amounts according to their size. For example, a small Chihuahua will be eating too much fruit if you feed it a whole banana. Conversely, a big Rottweiler will laugh if you feed it a small piece of banana.

A Chihuahua should eat maybe only 5 - 10% of the human amount whereas a Rottweiler, due to its size could eat a whole banana or piece of fruit.

So when feeding fruit, feed it responsibly and it proportions that match the size of your pet.

Fruits have many wonderful benefits but these benefits must be balanced by an awareness that excess sugar, regardless of its form, is not good. Fruits contain fruit sugar but it's a still a sugar even though it is naturally occurring and in its natural, whole state.

Some will even tell you that our pets should never have any fruit at all. But myself, having watched dogs (not so much cats) naturally eat strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fallen apples, etc, I am not as strict about the feeding of fruit. Essentially, some will say that our pets are carnivores and as a result, they are meant to have a high protein and low carbohydrates / low sugar diet. Some will say the carbohydrates should totally be non–existent. While these people raise valid points, I still personally feed fruit but not every day, not even every second day — but maybe once a week or so and when I do feed fruits, I feed in small amounts.

(For the below, Mom will only paste info about those fruits she feeds us with. For more info on other fruits, please head over to the site itself)


This ancient fruit is said to help calm the digestive system. Apple is said also to have the ability to help the body absorb calcium and iron from other foods. A tea made by steeping apple peels is said to be excellent for the kidneys. If your dog doesn't like apples then try feeding it with the peel removed. Some dogs won't eat apples unless the peel is removed.


Melons are an excellent source of naturally purified water. This in turn is said to help the kidneys and elimination.


A good source of vitamins A, C, and E; calcium, phosphorus, and iron. Papaya is said to be a good source of digestive properties to soothe the stomach. While dehydrated papaya is popular among dogs, it is ultimately high in sugar. In fact, any dehydrated fruit is very high in sugar and so only feed a small amount and better yet, none at all. If you are feeding fresh papaya, don't feed too much as it is a natural bowel cleanser.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Behind The Dolphins' Smile

Hello all! Please help donate to our humans' cause towards ACRES (and the freedom of the 25 dolphins help captive by RWS).

Dad will be running a full marathon (42km) barefoot for this cause. So please do support ACRES by donating to Dad's cause!

Below's the link to the cause & pleaseeeee donate generously! A lil' goes a long loong way for all our fellow-animals out there!


Thank you for your kind generosity! Many Woofs & Meows to you all!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ikea's Doll Bed & Rat Toy

Dad bought an Ikea's doll bed (S$25) & a rat toy (S$1.80) for Chewy on 09092011. The doll bed's shared by all of us & we take turns to slp on it while the rat toy belongs to Chewy (but if it gets into my paws, its mine!).

And of cuz Mom took lotsa pix of lil' Chewy havin' fun on 09092011.

Gettin' rdy to play


''watch me claw!''

1st one on the bed!

''friend or foe?''


''kill him kill him!''

her menancing look

its time to rest

''... yes ma...??''

''yes i know im super cute''

whose bed izzit anyways?!

chewy: ''bed got hijacked by my boss''

''incoming!! make way make way!!''