Monday, September 28, 2009

Cute puppies looking for homes

These two adorable puppies are looking for homes. They were found dumped in a box by the road side when they were still suckling. Dewormed. Very, very adorable and despite being only 2 months plus, they respond quite well to commands. If you wish to provide them with a home. Please email for further details. Thank you. [The puppies are in Penang]

"Within the heart of every stray lies the singular desire to be loved"

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Happy ending......Hunzo and Mimi

Oh dear, I forgot and I'm terribly sorry. I had a post here earlier looking for a home for Ebon, a stray dog. I should have put a post up to tell what is happening. Here it is..... Actually Ebon now 'christened' Hunzo (by a young man who has been feeding it) has found a home about a month ago if I'm not wrong. Here in the picture you can see that he is a picture of good health. That nose pointing at the camera? Oh, that belongs to Mimi another stray who is also adopted by the same owner.
Isn't she such a beauty? When we saw Mimi walking the street and hiding under a car shielding from the rain and bigger dogs it was sadness and more. Well, sad stories do have happy endings, no? Mimi I'm told enjoys car-rides. Car rides? Righto, on top of all the good food fed, walks in the park, these two dogs are taken for car rides!
Here is Hunzo with one of his owners. Oh yes, Hunzo and Mimi has two owners who adores them. Tell me how lucky can one get, eh? This picture is taken on the day Hunzo and Mimi are to be taken to the Vet. Both for their respective vaccinations and some 'small surgeries'. Want to know who these two kind souls are? They are none other than the owners of Blue Reef, the Fish Shop. Shop is located at Permai 32, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
All the BEST Chris and Swen.
**In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.~~Mother Teresa
***"Animals come into our lives as gifts from God, for companionship, to teach us, and to heal us. They deserve our very best efforts in caring for them"~~Dr. Ihor Basko, DVM. :o)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Oh....the DARN tap!

We woke up to the sound of gushing water. Initially H thought that it was the neighbor hosing down their driveway. Then as he walked down the stairs......OH NO! Water coming in through the windows. Oh this is such a disaster. The tap just broke, YES! It broke into two pieces. This is a brand new tap and it only lasted us 3 weeks. Is it just the quality of the tap or just our luck???

It is sooo sad. All the carps; big, small and tiny were dead. Some were still breathing but had sunk to the bottom of the pond. They were all 'burnt' by the chlorine in the water. None could be saved. Look here, almost empty pond except for some algae suckers and two huge shark like fishes. That's what is left now.
2 days later, I saw black spots at the bottom of the pond. Oh, they aren't just black spots, these spots can move and some looks like they are wriggling or something! Put my face nearer to the water and EEKS....tadpoles. There were tons of them. I managed to catch this lot (in the pail) from a section of the pond and gave up. I was beginning to get chills down my spine just looking at the spots. Nah....I'll let H finish this job. Meanwhile, I have to decide what kind of tap can be used for the pond. Talk about the quality of taps today. Honestly, I really don't want another such disaster. My poor fishes!:o(

Saturday, September 5, 2009

This is so CRUEL, so BRUTAL, so GRUESOME....Please take the pledge

When undercover investigators made their way onto Chinese fur farms, they found that many animals are still alive and struggling desperately when workers flip them onto their backs or hang them up by their legs or tails to skin them. When workers on these farms begin to cut the skin and fur from an animal's leg, the free limbs kick and writhe. Workers stomp on the necks and heads of animals who struggle too hard to allow a clean cut.
When the fur is finally peeled off over the animals' heads, their naked, bloody bodies are thrown onto a pile of those who have gone before them. Some are still alive, breathing in ragged gasps and blinking slowly. Some of the animals' hearts are still beating five to 10 minutes after they are skinned. One investigator recorded a skinned raccoon dog on the heap of carcasses who had enough strength to lift his bloodied head and stare into the camera.
Before they are skinned alive, animals are pulled from their cages and thrown to the ground; workers bludgeon them with metal rods or slam them on hard surfaces, causing broken bones and convulsions but not always immediate death. Animals watch helplessly as workers make their way down the row. Undercover investigators from Swiss Animal Protection/EAST International toured fur farms in China's Hebei Province, and it quickly became clear why outsiders are banned from visiting. There are no regulations governing fur farms in China—farmers can house and slaughter animals however they see fit. The investigators found horrors beyond their worst imaginings and concluded, "Conditions on Chinese fur farms make a mockery of the most elementary animal welfare standards. In their lives and their unspeakable deaths, these animals have been denied even the simplest acts of kindness." On these farms, foxes, minks, rabbits, and other animals pace and shiver in outdoor wire cages, exposed to driving rain, freezing nights, and, at other times, scorching sun. Mother animals, who are driven crazy from rough handling and intense confinement and have nowhere to hide while giving birth, often kill their babies after delivering litters. The globalization of the fur trade has made it impossible to know where fur products come from. China supplies more than half of the finished fur garments imported for sale in the United States. Even if a fur garment's label says it was made in a European country, the animals were likely raised and slaughtered elsewhere—possibly on an unregulated Chinese fur farm. The only way to prevent such unimaginable cruelty is never to wear any fur. Take PETA's pledge to be fur-free today!

I was sent a petition to stop these cruel acts and to close down the fur farm. A WORD OF CAUTION HERE....There is NO NEED to watch the video, but if you must, be aware, it's horrible. The following video is of excruciating violence. It's painful silence affects us all deeply. If we don't protect animals from this type of brutality, we become accomplices. The petition will be submitted to once we reached 500 signatures. Alternatively, you can sign the petition on this site.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Bananas with dark patches on yellow skin......

General information. Happy reading................[use your own discretion as I got this information through an email sent to me.]
The fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF which has the ability to combat abnormal cells.
So don't be surprised very soon the shops will go out of stock for bananas.
As the banana ripens, it develops dark spots or patches on the skin. The more dark patches it has, the higher will be its' immunity enhancement quality. Hence the Japanese love bananas for a good reason. According to a Japanese scientific research, banana contains TNF which has anti-cancer properties. The degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit, ie the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality.

In an animal experiment carried out by  Professor Yamasaki of Tokyo University comparing the various health benefits of different fruits, using banana, grape, apple, water melon, pineapple, pear and persimmon, it was found that banana gave the best results. It increased the number of white bloodcells, enhanced the immunity of the body and produced anti-cancer substance TNF.

The recommendation is to eat 1 to 2 banana a day to increase your body immunity to diseases like cold, flu and others.

According to the Japanese professor, yellow skin bananas with dark spots on it are 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of whiteblood cells than the green skin version.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Why...did you abandon your dog?

A dog ABANDONED? Meet Brownie a lovable dog with a soft coat of fur. I call him Brownie (what other name, right?). Is Brownie lost because he couldn't find his home.  He is abandoned or accidentally left behind by his owner/s or deliberately left behind!  It's been three weeks now since I met this handsome dog. Take a look at him, he isn't that handsome anymore. He has become quite skinny and his eyes look sad and he isn't wagging his tail as spontaneously as before.
This is the spot that Brownie sits at the beginning of his 'lost' days and when he is tired you'll find him sleeping. He is like an acrobat because he can jump over walls and into houses. Right now he has whipped/cane marks on his body because humans find his acrobatic feats irritating. He climbed over the wall of one of the houses and ate the food.  Food meant ONLY for their pets.  This was what the owner told me when I asked why Brownie was beaten.
Food is packed for Brownie when I go and feed the other strays. Take a look at these pictures. See how hungry he is? How he devoured and polished the container clean? How not to be hungry when you are always being chased not only by the other dogs but also by humans. It isn't just hunger alone that he is enduring but sadness. What humans will abandon their dog and let them fend for themselves?
Being a house dog, these dogs once abandoned will definitely not live long. Brownie is beginning to lose pounds and I think it isn't because of lack of food but more because of Love and pining for his owner. When you see him sitting at the park in that little corner and staring into blank space, you can only derive this.....He is waiting and hoping to see his owner. Come on, have a heart.....take him back/home. At this point of my writing, I'm still hoping that Brownie is lost and not ABANDONED!!! Do you (if you are reading this post) know of anyone who used to own a dog like Brownie? Is the dog still around? If not, can you ask if they have lost their dog? Brownie wears a blue collar and he is (still is) at the park near Casa Permai, Tanjung Bungah, Penang. TQ. :o(
*** I took Brownie home and have placed him with a fellow independent dog rescuer. I did it after I saw the construction workers beating him.  He ran and ended up being bitten by the dogs nearby (not the strays I feed) and landed in the drain.  I couldn't leave him on the streets and watched him lose being beaten by construction workers, bitten and chased by other dogs. He is a house-dog so his survival rate is low.  He will stay with this person till we locate his owner. I am praying that Brownie's owner come forward and take him back.  This friend has 10 over dogs to care for.