Sunday, September 17, 2006

Weekend Cat Blogging (WCB) 67




Malaysians love kitty cats especially the Malays so whenever you wander into a Malay food establishment, there will always be kitty cats who scrounge for food there. I once asked a Malay guy who was buying bags and bags of cat food for his large litter of Persian cats at the pet shop why he keeps so many cats. He claims that by being kind to them, they will repay you back in some manner. Not sure whether that works but I am all for that belief if the kitties get better treatment on the streets.

I managed to snap shots of this whole family of kitties living around a Nasi Padang outlet called Garuda in Kampung Baru. They were obviously very at home with the place as the little kitten was happily sitting under the metal table which served as a makeshift stove. Picture is slightly blurred as I zoomed in on the kitten to not frighten it away.



Since I love ginger felines, I had to snap a shot of this ginger kitty lounging outside the restaurant. Throughout my visit there: I saw a cat chase between this ginger kitty and another tabby cat who was limping from an injury, a whole family of adorable kittens led by their mother that are experts in melting my heart to feed them my leftovers and one naughty feline who decided to pee on my friend's bag. Definitely a happening place for felines.

This weekend, thanks to Cat Synth who is hosting Weekend Cat Blogging. I hope Claire and Kiri is doing okay as we all miss them especially those cute pictures of Kiri in his sailor suit.

17 comments:

pethygiene said...

wat utter nonsense, anyone hv any idea how disease prone are these cats, not any lesser than rats. especially in food establishment, their fur transit all sort of bacterias on to food and people. they should be banned fr there in the first place, rather than treated like some sort of amusement. plssssss... we are an educated society, how muc more education it takes to lead a healthy society

sher said...

What sweet looking kitties--and so lucky that there are many kind people who care about them. I love ginger kitties too--have had quite a few.

boo_licious said...

pethygiene - I disagree with you totally as I've grown up with cats, ate at hawker stalls all my life and not suffered any health consequences.

Sher - ginger kitties do rule, not sure why but they are so sweet esp the female ones.

pethygiene said...

i note ur strong views for the love of this animal. yea, they are cute creatures and all. u mus be lucky uve not suffered anything. i lost a 5 year old cousin who went into ashmatic attack after inhaling allergens on cat fur and a friend who developed body enzecma after hvg some cat at a stall rub his leg. so it happens. and it freaks me out.especially as u mentioned the thing peed on ur friend's things. omg!
yea, recently some local health departmnt has required the cats no longer be allowed into food establishments for hygienic purposes.

Bonnie Loves Cats =^..^= said...

"By being kind to them, they will repay you back in some manner."
Very sorry for your allergic cousin and your friend.
Does your culture spay and neuter them?
I love cats. God made them to hunt and kill pests. Where there is food, there are mice and rats!
If you don't keep the cats, other cats will just come to take these cats place. They form colonies and are quite prolific.
Bonnie in the USA

donch-know-lah said...

hei there boo:

thought i would drop you a line. your kitty friends are real cute. and amusing too. and your blog is great too.
hope you arent upset abt not so pleasant comments by some. i meant to tell you for the longest time, that we feed wild cats. yes, these are wild and not stray. but slowly, one sweet cat has allowed herself to trust me. she comes quite close to me. i have neigbours that tell my lau lang & i off too. but then, i say to myself, that I cant eat knowing that these animals have to scrounge around for one small bite.
so, if you are in a position to help or show love, just do it. to others i say, if you cant show love for health reasons or some other reason, please dont stop others from doing what they like to do. we even got shooed off once, for (just) standing outside the Target main entrance on a hot 100 degree summer day. just because we were carrying our little toy poodle. guess there are all sorts of people.

KuDin said...

wooo... where's this anger coming from.. to pethygiene,.. have you ever heard rabbies transmitted from cats.. and to think you compared rats and cats.. I do think that that's huge difference between stray cats and the longkang rats.. try eat at a restaurant with cats around..if u get sick... i'll treat u with shark fin soup ON ME

Jackson said...

u r such great cat's lover

boo_licious said...

pethygiene - sorry to hear abt yr cousin and friend. Believe me, if you play with cats - you end up having an immunity towards them. It's kinda like food - eat lots of hawker food and you don't get tummyache.

bonnie loves cats - the problem is our culture does not seem to spay cats hence they multiply and we get so many strays.

donch know lah - yeah, lots of different people in the world. I still feed them as like you, if I see them starving, it tears my heart out.

kudin - yeah, quite rare to hear any stories abt cats causing illnesses as they are really clean since they spend most of their time cleaning themselves.

jackson - kinda an animal lover, doesn't matter if dogs, cats, rabbits or etc.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those are very cute kitties! I love ginger cats.

I do believe that animals give back all the attention and love they get from you. And if somebody isn't nice with them they'll show it...

It is good to see that people care about the cats on the streets.

KuDin said...

to pethygene.. i'm soo sorry i didn't read ur next comment.. i am sorry for ur lost.. anyway my sister is sometimes allergic to cats but not in a as dangerous level.. u know the normal stuff.. red eyes, itchy nose.. anyway sorry if my first comment offended you in any way...

Just Sharlene said...

Its very sad to see so many strays around. I am serious considering to catnap some strays around my area and send them to Klinik Kembiri for spaying. They only charge RM40 for males and RM60 for females.

Horatio said...

indeed it is sad to see many strays (regardless cats or dogs), no thanks to those irresponsible pet owner whom let their unneutered pet roam around the neighbourhood. be kind to the strays...

donch-know-lah said...

dear pethygiene (hi boo again):
where's my manners?? i am very sorry for your loss. hope one day you will recover fully from that loss.
yes boo, here too lots of people who live in apts just leave their animals behind when they move out. dont spay or neuter too. what to do? its a sad story, and where does one begin to change the world? is feeding them bad? or is it considered spoiling them? is ignoring them better - hoping they will find food by instinct?? or is ignoring them considered closing ones eyes to suffering??

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Dan Essays said...

I find it very interesting for people who write articles or blogs about animals. I even like health and safety essay projects that are linked to animals.

Aldie Alia Photos said...

I love Cats. and i also love the CATS movie...

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