Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MY PET STORY-SONNIG AND I (PART 1-ADOPTING PONGO)

It has been a year plus now since I adopted Sonnig from SPCA and I can't imagine life without him today. I believe things happen for a reason, and the day I found Sonnig was truly by design. Why is it by design? By who's design? We might never know, but this is how it all began...

On my 20th birthday in the year 2011, I got on a plane in Cologne, Germany and started my journey home back to Malaysia. After 6 months of industrial training in a Michelin Star restaurant in a little village called Trittenheim, I failed to get a job offer to go back to Germany and work for them. Maybe it was meant to be this way, but there is never a day I wish I wasn't back there.

Auf Wiedersehen Deutschland...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

MY ESSAY - I KNOW I WILL NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN (SAD VERSION OF 101 DALMATIONS?)

I present to you, yet another one of my essay from my schooling days. Same year as the last one. If you have not read the previous essay, click here: Ambition

To think about it, I think I got the inspiration from 101 Dalmatians when I was coming up with the story line. Original plot was about the children disappearing, but as I started writing the first few lines, 101 Dalmatians just popped into my head.

Write a composition of not less than 350 words on one of the following topics:-
  1. Describe a birthday party that you had attended.
  2. Write a story ending with:- "I know that I will never see them again."
  3. What is called a good tuition center?
  4. Is it better to further your education locally or overseas?
  5. Magazines

Monday, June 17, 2013

MY ESSAY - AMBITION (I WANTED TO BE A ZOOLOGIST)

This is something I did in all of my blogs, and that is posting essays I did in school just for some random fun. 

I was looking through some exercise books I had, and happen to come across this essay I wrote way back in 2007 when I was in form 4(16 years old). Please forgive the childishness in my writing, for I have just started to get serious about it. Other than that, my essay might sound irrelevant to the topic. My explanation is, I love writing STORIES more than facts. I'm stubborn that way. I hereby present to you, my homework...

Write a composition of about 350 words on one of the following topics.
  1. Joys of childhood
  2. Discuss some of the fears that students face when they leave school
  3. Schools should do away with extra-curricular activities. What are your feelings on the subject?
  4. Write a story beginning with: "I was to be blamed and now history is going..."
  5. Ambition

Thursday, June 6, 2013

PET OWNERSHIP-RESPONSIBILITY TEST

From reading my previous post, you now know about the responsibilities that comes with pet ownership. Hence, it is time to test yourself  and see if you deserve to continue your journey to getting a pet by participating in this little test I designed.
'The Responsibility Test', is the second of many tests as well as checklists to come for you to participate in this series of 'Pet Ownership' segment of mine. Here is the starting line on your journey into the world of pet ownership guided by me.

All you need for this test are:
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Calculator (if you prefer)

In this test, there will be a total of 15 questions. Each question comes with 3 selection of answers accompanied by it's value that you have to choose. When you have chosen your answer for your first question, write down it's value on your piece of paper or add it into your calculator. Move on to the second question and add the value of your chosen answer to the first value. Finish the test and you would have the grand total which will refer you to your result.

There are 3 outcomes to this test. One is good, the other one is not so good and the last one is just bad. I wish you all the best of luck.

Please answer honestly for the most accurate result. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PET RESPONSIBILITIES-PART 3 (GROOMING, TRAINING & IDENTIFICATION)

Here is the last part on 'Pet Responsibilities'. If you have not read the first two parts, please click on the links below:
Your last responsibilities on pet ownership are to provide your pets the grooming it needs, sufficient training, and most importantly identification.

Grooming
Believe it or not, I believe that every living creature has the need to be clean. All animals are able to groom themselves and keep their home or living space clean. However, that doesn't mean they have to smell good at it. Their definition of smelling good is a complete opposite of our good. It's definitely very good for them to be smelly in the wild, because they need that to survive, but pets with bad odor issues in our living space is a huge no no.

My late dog, Brownie grooming herself under the car. Gosh I miss her so much.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

FAKE VACCINATION CARDS FROM IRRESPONSIBLE BREEDERS

In my post on Pet Responsibilities Part 2 which was about providing your pets with sufficient exercise and health, I showed pictures of Sonnig's vaccination certificate. 

It has come to my attention, that there are cases of puppies or dogs being sold with fake vaccination cards happening in Singapore. Reportedly, already 5 new pet owners bought their puppies with vaccination certs from the same breeder, and found out days later that the vaccination certificates were fake when their expensive puppies started getting sick. 

The fake vaccination certificate.

PET CELEBRITIES-RAY CHARLES THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER

A few weeks ago, I saw a really cute picture of a golden retriever puppy in pajamas on Facebook that really brightened my day. I shared it around, but little did I know about the story behind that puppy, till today when I was watching E-News celebrity on Astro's channel 712, E!

A picture from it's official Facebook page at Ray Charles The Golden Retriever
Meet Ray Charles. A golden retriever puppy that was born blind and has become viral on the internet today. To know more about his story, just click on the link below it's picture. It's owner probably named it that because Ray Charles was a great musician, artist and celebrity that made history by becoming the pioneer of soul music during his time, and he achieved all that even though he was blind.

I hope by sharing this puppy's story, people would be more kind and willing to give dogs or pets with disabilities a chance at life too. Being disabled doesn't make them less than a dog/cat/pet, it just makes them ever more special and could change your life completely with the knowledge and experience they give to you in return.

Besides that, it's name Ray Charles, after the blind pioneer of soul music could also inspire humans with disabilities to not loose hope or give up in pursuing their dreams. Living with disabilities doesn't make you less than a man, but actually stronger in all aspects of life.

I wish you all, happy days...