Sunday, July 19, 2009

A delirious Driver crashed into our car

I did not really want to blog about this incident. But today when we wanted to drive out to visit Winky and Cherry and distribute the long awaited treats to the shelter dogs, we could not start up our car.

Last week, Sharlene drove and park the car at the Shell station and went to the toilet. She remember parking metres behind a Van. After which, she came back to the car and drive to accompany Ena to feed the cats. Halfway through the feeding, she came back to the car and realise a huge dent at the front. Luckily the CCTV at the petrol capture the %##^&$ driver reversing the craash into our car. The following days, Sharlene and Zw run around the island trying to solve the problem. The workshop refused to start the repairs until they can retrieve the CCTV and claimed againse the other's party insurance. Petrol station says they will only release to the police or mayb our insurance company. Our insurance is reluctant or VERY hesitant in helping us to obtain the footage. The police will not release it to us, as it is under investigation.

Helpless, we can only drive around with the 'injured' car. The rainwater these few days finally seeped into the engine. We dont know what is the problem. But all these make me feel being broke really make us helpless. Sigh...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Diego is still up for adoption

Playful naughty fellow

Curious boy looking at my ring

His adopter return Diego 2 days later because their 2 young kids will snatching Diego here and there. So now he is still up for adoption. Pls consider giving this fellow a chance. Interested adopters, pls call me at 8102.019.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Kylie is back..

For about 3weeks in my bro's place, my dear Kylie dropped a kg, has blood in her urine(though Vet do not suspect anything wrong, but still prescribed UTI medication) and full of ticks. Luckily her ticks now are cleared 99%. Whew...

No food??

Sunshine and Sidney

She can squeeze inside the tent!!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

New kitten at Sharlene's block

Stood still and hissing at Sidney who was behind the gate... Hahhaa

Decide to help us shred her litter, in her own little way.....

Tiny boy..


2 days ago, this woman called me in the middle of the night when she spotted the kitten again she had seen earlier in the day. I told her to go to the petrol station nearby and get the kitten some food. Later this woman came to my place and pester me about the kitten.. hahaha... But I made her promise that she take care of the kitten while we try to get it adopted. So after my cat feeding rounds, we went and found the hungry, smelly and skinny fellow at the block. We took him back to my place and bathe him. Next min, he is on my bed rolling away.. We prepared the litter pan, cage and food for Sharlene to bring home.
This morning, Sharlene told me her dad's friend love the kitty and brought it home. Nice ending after all :)

Pom adopted!!

Pom Pom is finally adopted!! Yay! Will update with photos when we visit her next week. Stay tuned...

Thursday, July 02, 2009


The good old guy is doing it again. He should be our President.

You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well.........


Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe! Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.

The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78.

The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals..

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 - $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.

Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote. Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He's kind of a 'Git-R Dun' kind of Sheriff.



Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ) who created the ' Tent City Jail': He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails.

Took away their weights Cut off all but 'G' movies. He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn't Get Sued For Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.. When asked why the weather channel He Replied, So They Will Know How Hot It's Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs.

He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value. When the inmates complained, he told them, 'This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton.....If You Don't Like It, Don't Come Back.'

He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails.

When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record), the Associated Press Reports: About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued Pink Boxer Shorts.. On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.. Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS. 'It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace,' Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year.

'It's Inhumane.' Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic..

He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: 'It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have To Wear Full Battle Gear, But They Didn't Commit Any Crimes, So Shut Your Mouths!'

Way To Go, Sheriff! Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders.

Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.