Friday, May 16, 2008

How To Know Your Cat Colour Type...

There are many types of colour a cat might have. It depends on the matter of genetics. Basically, cats come in three basic colours which is red (orange), black and white. Have you heard of the terms "tabby", "calico", "ginger" and "tortie"? How to differentiate them?

Tabby cats constitute the oldest and most common pattern seen, and are one of the most popular. They are easily differentiated by their stripes, whorls, and spots, (generally found on their tummies). Tabby usually has an "M" mark on its forehead.

Chocolate ticked tabby

Ginger tabby

Calico colouring is a mix of phaeomelanin based colors (red) and eumelanin based colors (black, chocolate and cinnamon). Some might have blocks of tabby pattern, which produces an extremely colorful and beautiful cat. Most calico and tortie cat are female due to a result of X-inactivation, in which different patches of fur receive coding for different hair color due to the activation of an X chromosome from either the mother or the father.


Tortoiseshell / Tortie
As for tortie, their coats weave the three colors throughout, creating a tapestry of color. It's also same as calico where most tortie cats are always female.

Flame, a tortie-and-white cat

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sympathy 2...

Another update of the calico mother cat that I mentioned on my previous entry.

I went back to my parent's house last weekend and the next day I went back to my apartment. As I was about to enter my apartment, I saw her downstairs carrying her kitten in her mouth. It was odd because she used to be in a box with her kittens at 1st floor and the moment I saw her carrying one of her kittens, she was at 2nd floor.

Ok, this doesn't look normal to me, because she looks like she's trying to find other place to hide her kittens. I hurriedly put my stuff, grab some cat food and a bottle of clean water and go downstairs to find out what she's doing. I was shocked that this cat wanted to put her baby in this water hose room.

I can't imagine if someone accidentally close the door.

Carried both the mother and her baby back to her usual place.

Her other kitty is sleeping and luckily didn't notice his mother was missing..

Gave her cat food and clean water.

I really hope she's fine now.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


There's one female calico cat around my apartment, where she gets pregnant twice a year and everytime she gave birth, it would be like 6-7 kitties at one time!! I feel bad to see her taking care of her kitties by herself since she's a stray cat. But there are some kind-hearted person who puts her kitties in a box so they won't get cold. Sometimes I gave her some cat food and so the other kind tenants of block C3..

Last year she gave birth to 6 kitties.. They are adorable.. but after few months when her kitties finally can walk by themselves, I can see their numbers become lesser. I'm not sure what happened to her lost kitties.. Maybe they were adopted by the tenants around the apartment. Hopefully...

Last month, she gave birth again.. Now with 7 kittens...!

Picture's taken on 7/04/2008.. I really adore the ginger one!

After few weeks, now left only 2 of them...

Pictures taken on 1/5/08

I do hope the other kitties were still alive and safe. Anyone who got the chance to meet her, please treat the mother something nice.. I do hope someday this small family will found a nice place to stay rather in a box with no proper water and food.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Hangout Day..

As I promised before, here are some videos of Yumi and Miyu ^_^

Bugging Miyu is our hobby :P

Miyu and Yumi relaxing on my bed.. Yumi is too curios what I was doing.. Oh yeah, ignore the background sound... someone was playing Age of Empires while I was recording this ~_~

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Miyu And Yumi Update...

Hi there fellas..! I know I haven't updated much this lately and to cheer up all the cat lovers out there, here are the latest picture of MiYumi (Miyu + Yumi) ^_^ v

Few months have passed and my kitties are doing very fine! Miyu had changed her personality from a man-eater kitty to a very gentle-but-sometimes-very-annoying-kitty. Before I had Yumi, she likes to bite people a lot and very very naughty! >_<>

As for Yumi, she loves Miyu veryyy much! Every time she goes to Miyu, she'll lick her head. One thing I love about Yumi is watching her cute blurry face. Her mew is so soft and is quite hard to hear her meow compared to Miyu..

In my next entry, I'll post some of their videos. Hope you guys enjoy them ^_^ v

Friday, March 28, 2008

The Aww Videos of the Day....

Forgive me but I couldn't resist myself to share this cute little cat families waiting to be treated.

Check out more kitties videos by Rizzzalie

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Anyone Lost a Cat?

Anyone lost a Tom at Cyberia? I found this cat wandering in front of my apartment and his loud meow can be heard almost whole C3 block... I noticed he was meow-ing the whole night and at first I thought this cat is in "mating mode"... But later I heard these 2 female voices from my kitchen searching for "something". Anyone who is looking for this cat, he's probably still wandering around block C3.. Unfortunately I could not keep him coz right now I have 2 female cats and I don't want anything bad happen to them.

Please help forward this news so this cat can unite back with his owner.. I hope the owner will come and search for him immediately before he wanders around any further >_<

Friday, March 21, 2008

Adopt a pet TODAY!

I want to promote these sites to you guys who are interested to adopt pets. Click on the banners below to redirect to the respective site.

Rescue to Rehome

Bubu's Shelter

SPCA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Please support and adopt these animals and together we can stop animal cruelty.

Monday, March 3, 2008

20 Cat Trivia of the Day

Kak Sara's kitty, Cikano and her "unique" sleeping position ^_~
  1. A person who loves cats is called an ailurophile; cat haters are known as ailurophobes.
  2. Some common houseplants poisonous to cats include: English Ivy, iris, mistletoe, philodendron, and yew.
  3. Tylenol, aspirin and chocolate are poisonous to cats.
  4. The average cat food meal is the equivalent to about five mice.
  5. People who are allergic to cats are actually allergic to cat saliva or to cat dander.
  6. A group of kittens is called a "kindle" while a group of cats is called a "clowder”
  7. A male cat is called a “tom” and a female cat is called a “queen.”
  8. Cats can't taste sweets due to a faulty sweet receptor gene
  9. In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by death.
  10. Like birds, cats have a homing ability that uses its biological clock, the angle of the sun, and the Earth's magnetic field. A cat taken far from its home can return to it. But if a cat's owners move far from its home, the cat can't find them.
  11. The chlorine in fresh tap water irritates sensitive parts of the cat's nose. Let tap water sit for 24 hours before giving it to a cat.
  12. The word "cat" in various languages: French - chat; German - katze; Italian - gatto; Spanish/Portugese - gato; Yiddish - kats; Maltese - qattus; Swedish/Norwegian - katt; Dutch - kat; Icelandic - kottur; Greek - gata; Hindu - katas; Japanese - neko; Polish - kot.
  13. A cat can also express happiness by slightly closing its eyes or slowly blinking
  14. A Calico cat is usually female
  15. Mother cats teach their kittens to use the litter box.
  16. When well treated, a cat can live twenty or more years but the average life span of a domestic cat is 14 years.
  17. An adult cat has 30 teeth, 290 bones and 527 muscles!
  18. Cats on average will sleep 16-18 hours a day
  19. A large majority of white cats with blue eyes are deaf. White cats with only one blue eye are deaf only in the ear closest to the blue eye. White cats with orange eyes do not have this disability.
  20. A cat is pregnant for about 58-65 days.

Sources credits to : Catpert

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Your Cat Body Language

Cats usually express their emotion thru the stroke of their tails, posture, ears and even their whiskers. It is also a way to communicate with other cats. Did you know that you can actually understand your cat body language just by looking at their tails? Here's are some of the example

Understanding the meaning of the cat's tail movement
Image credits to : Link

Understanding the meaning of the cat ears
Image credits to : Link

Understanding the meaning of cat posture
Image credits to : Link

Whichever your cat is behaving, you need to observe and consider what is happening to the cat and it's environment. For more clearer understanding about the meaning of cat's tail stroke, go to this website - Cat Stuff

Friday, February 22, 2008

New Template Design

Updated the template to utilise my blog space. Credit goes to Se7en and Charmskin for sharing the blog template design. Hope it doesn't burn your eyes, hehe.. In the meantime, hope you enjoy this


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Final Decision...

Hello guys.. I want to update about the kitty that I found last week. Since I posted about it, nobody claimed the kitty and I assume that the owner don't want to have her anymore. I have received some request from people who contacted me that they want to adopt the kitty. Unfortunately, I wasn't ready for the deal since my main attention is to reunite the kitty to her previous owner. Plus, I was worried to see Miyu wasn't ready to accept the new kitty in the house. Every time Miyu and the new kitty get close, they will fight vigorously and this worries me a lot. But in my surprise, Miyu and Yumi (the new kitty's name) is quite attached now and I can see Miyu now is more playful than before.

I know some of you are interested to adopt this kitty. I'm deeply sorry that I'm unable to do so since I don't want to separate Miyu from her new friend. I don't want Miyu to feel depressed if I give out Yumi to somebody else. It really sooths me when I see Miyu really take care of Yumi. I don't know how to explain it, but I can feel the bond between them.

So, I've decided to take care Yumi so that Miyu won't feel lonely anymore.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tag, Tagging & Tagged by a Tagger..

What do you miss the most?
My late dad...

What do you do if you meet the person you hate?
Give him/her a cold stare and walk away (pedulik aper aku)

One item you really want?
DMC4 plisss T_T

What do you do if you're talking to a stupid person?
Uhh... ignore them after talking

Last book you read?

The person you're thinking of?
Kamael.. looool

Last gossip you heard?
Male cats mating together-gether O_O?!

Last testimonial from?
High school classmate

Last person to call u?
My mum asking when to go for medical checkup >_>;;

Last person u talked to, about what?
Nazriks, awakkk.. cuci lantai...! *grins*

Last 5 places you've visited today.
  1. my room (sleep, golek2, pengsan and menjahatskan diri)
  2. toilet (staring and gazing room or in malay = bilik termenung)
  3. balcony (send miyu and new kitty to toilet XD)
  4. kitchen (cooked pasta)
  5. garbage room (antar sampah arr, bukan lepak kat sana)

Last text message you received from..
Mama (Awak ok ke tak?) T_T

Last cousins you've met?
Forgot.. seldom meet them

What did you do this weekend?
lawl assignment and watching the L word *blush* and kamael <3

Last person who kissed you?
Err... *stares at Miyu da Ebil Kitty* *blush*

Last person who hugged you?
Mai fruit love <3

Last person who pinched you?
Oso mai fruit love <3>

Last item you bought?
Watermelon juice with no sugar, hot coffee and asam boi

What is the reason you last cried?
I got diarrhea and..... *eii malunyer*

What is your mood now?
BORED wiff ciritt!!! *got diarrhea again for the 3rd time in past week*

Who did you meet 3 days ago?
Classmates.. cats and friends

3 items that are near you?
Hair band, kitty and hp

Who is your hero?
My family

What are your plans for next weekend?
Try to survive this sem

Why are you filling this survey?
I got tagged by Mr Shuun

5 person you are tagging?
  1. To all cat lovers out there!
  2. To all neofeline visitor ^_^v
  3. To all my friends!
  4. To my boipren
  5. last but not least, to all teh kitties!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Lost and Found

A kitty was spotted at block C3 Cyberia Condo around 5pm on 14/2/08. She's extremely cute and honestly I would have her for myself.. but unfortunately I already have a kitty to raise. I really want to reunite this kitty back with her owner coz she looks uncomfortable and unhappy right now :(... If you're the owner of this lovely kitty, pls pls pls do contact me at

P/S : I might need a verification picture to proof that you're the owner of this kitty. Please help forward this and thanks in advance.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cat Behaviour

Hunting is in my world, dude~

Have your cat ever come to you nibbling with a "special" little present like a dead bird or mouse? Sometimes they even insist you to play with their "fresh food". I'm pretty sure most of you at least had this situation once in your life. There are reasons why cats acted in such a way.

As we all know, cats are predators and we can't really stop our felines from hunting. It's in their genes and it is natural behavior for them to hunt small animals like fish, mice, birds and even cockroaches (eww...). Back to the question just now, there are four possible reasons to answer this
  • Sign of affection or appreciation - your cat probably want to give it to you as a present in a way to thank you for feeding and taking care of him.
  • Sign of power - it might also want to show off that your cat have better skills in mouse hunting and is trying to demonstrate to you.
  • Security - to keep out any outsider from snatching his food, your cat probably want to keep his prey in a safe place where she usually eats.
  • ..... or maybe the cat just trying to make sure that you have fresh food. ^.^;;
So, next time when your cat surprise you with a dead mouse, give him a warm pat to the head before screaming out loud or jump on your dining table.

(=^.^=) v
Bon Apetite !~

Monday, January 7, 2008

Kiki's Journey...

Last Friday I received sms from my pet sis, Kak Sara asking me to help her send Kiki to see a vet. Since I just finished my exam and submitted my final assignment for the trimester, nazriks and I fetched Kak Sara at Bird Park Kuala Lumpur and we went straight to Damansara Utama. It was raining heavily that evening and the vet clinic was almost closed when we reached there. Both Kiki's foot were badly injured due to unexpected attack from his other 'siblings'. In case you guys were wondering what Kiki is, here's a picture of him...

Yes.. It's a baby monkey! He's soooooo cute, isn't? Kiki was rescued by the staff of KL Bird Park after he was accidentally separated from his mother. Since then, Kiki was taken care of and become very tame. Unfortunately, this poor baby was attacked by another baby monkey who shared the same fate as Kiki (also separated from its' mother). Here are some pictures of Kiki being examined by the doctor :

Kak Sara with Kiki waiting the vet doctor...

Finally, the chubby vet doctor arrived
and take a look of Kiki's condition...

A cute nurse took over to handle Kiki after sis can't
bear to see his pain while being checked by the doc...

Both nazriks and sis went out and left
me capturing the pictures alone..
(= T.T =)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Why do cat scratch?

Scratching logs or furniture have been a basic behavioral need as well as part of cats natural environment. It is advisable for cat owners to have a special place to enable their cats sharpen their claws. The reason why cats do this is because:
  • to mark territories
  • to stretch their muscles
  • to hunt / self defense
  • it's their nature behavior to scratch.
It's quite impossible to stop your cat from doing something they're born to do it. These are some tips you can do to prevent your cat from destroying your furnitures :
  • Start training your cats to use scratching posts when first introduced to your home. Place double sided-tape on inappropriate areas and give rewards to your cat if they use the scratching post.
  • Trim the tips of the claws every one of two weeks. It's advisable to ask your friends help when trimming the tips of the cats claw.
  • Apply catnip on toys and scratching post. This will attract the cats to scratch the applied areas.
Catnip or Catmint (Nepeta cataria) is a plant that grows mainly throughout the temperate regions of Europe and North America. Many wild cats are sensitive to Catnip, including leopards and lions. The usual response is for cats to sniff, grimace (Flehmen posture) , rub, tread, roll and sometimes to chew the plant, or even eat the small tender shoots! Male cats respond more excitedly than females, although some cats show no interest at all, as the predisposition to enjoying a "catnip fix" is genetic and tends to become apparent at maturity, around six months of age.

You can buy catnip at pet shops

Sources : Link 1 , Link 2 , Link 3

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Why do cats purr?

Have you ever wonder why do cats purr? This amazing behaviour also happens since it is still a newborn kitty.

Why do cats purr? This is what I've been thinking since I was a kid.

A purr is a sound made by some species of felines and is a part of cat communication. It varies in detail from cat to cat (e.g., loudness, tone, etc.), and from species to species, but can be characterized as a sort of tonal buzzing. All domestic cats purr in a frequency range of 22.4 to 30.2 hertz. Some cats purr so strongly that their entire bodies vibrate; conversely, other cats may purr so quietly that the only indication is a vibration felt when touching the cat's throat. In addition, some are able to meow or hiss without interrupting the purring sound.

Contentment, comfort or security... for many pet owners, the humming purr of a squinting cat is the unmistakable signal that their feline is happy and healthy.
  • In many ways this is true: behaviorists believe the original function of purring was to enable a kitten to tell his mother that "all is well." This often occurs during nursing. A kitten can't meow and nurse at the same time, but can purr and nurse without any problem. The mother often purrs back, reassuring the kitten using this tactile, resonant communication. This is why your cat purrs when petted, instinctively giving the signal "all is well," a message you can both feel and hear.

  • Older cats purr when they play or approach other cats, signaling they are friendly and want to come closer.

  • Cats also purr when they are distressed or afraid. Sick and injured cats, and those in veterinary offices often purr. It is thought that this is the cat's way of reassuring and calming herself.

Did you know?

When a cat is purring, it is almost impossible to hear the cat's heart or lungs very well, making examination of vital signs difficult. Oddly enough, many cats will stop purring if they're near the sound of running water. This is why you may see your veterinarian turning on the faucet in the exam room in an attempt to get your cat to stop purring - so your cat can get a better exam.

Sources: Doctors Foster and Smith & Wikipedia

I found something interesting today.
This video just made my day

Have cats that acts like that? I have one currently. Her name is Miyu. She always bite whenever she's in playful mode. But when she's hungry , she will mew so softly until you can't handle to see her cuteness.

"Miyu da Ebil Kitty"

Check out other "Mean Kitty" videos. My personal favourite is the "Sleeping Sparta"

Enjoy! (=^.^=) v

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Finally.., a new purrr-tylicious blog is born!

I finally decided to make "Kuning" as my blog maskot. LOL

Today is the last day of the year 2007 and I've decided to make a blog about myself and relationship between mankind and cats. I probably will explain more about cats and its family background (small and big cats). Have you ever encounter cats anywhere you go and couldn't bear yourself to play with them and snap pictures of them? This blog will tell stories about my life and the life of the cats I've met before.

Happy New Year everyone!~ \ (=^.^=) /