Today is Chap Goh Mei and the 15 days of Chinese New Year festivities finally comes to an end. So, I thought I'd dedicate this short post to my poor Cookie who had the most miserable time of his life!
You see, when we left for Ipoh, I had to put him up for boarding (starting 17 February) in the pet shop that I usually send him for his bath and grooming.
When I came to fetch him home on the evening of the 3rd day of Chinese New Year (after 5 days of boarding), he looked like he lost a bit of weight. On checking with the pet shop, he only peed twice and didn't poo throughout the 5 days he was there...OMG!! Reason being...he probably wasn't drinking or eating as much! The 5 days worth of food I left there was less than 20% consumed. [#Note: He was sent to a different boarding place the year before (but that place has stopped its grooming business) + I didn't ask them on his pee and poo situation then, so I don't know how he fared the year before.]
The balance of the food that I brought back, he finished within 3 days when at home. And then he peed and pooped the following morning (he was probably looking for the comfort of his own 'toilet'). I guess cats are like humans too...sometimes when we travel, we tend to poo less too.....kekeke!! :D I think it's the change of environment that we're not used to (both cats and humans).
And I hate fireworks...I know, I know, it's once a year and the households have every right to do it for auspicious reasons but that doesn't mean I like it coz it freaks my cat out. He would run and hide behind my microwave oven whenever he hears the firecrackers.
It was especially bad on the 9th day of Chinese New Year (the Jade Emperor's Birthday). This was a photo of him taken on that day. He looked absolutely miserable :'( He hid behind my microwave oven for the duration of the night. It took me a long while to coax him back into his cage for the night.
Well, he's back to his old handsome self....with his usual eating, peeing and pooping ritual these days. I'm sure my Cookie is not looking forward to his last day of enduring the fireworks and firecrackers tonight...but (at least) I know it's the end of it.....yay!
I know who will be super happy after tonight ;) This may be the last day of Chinese New Year but it's certainly not my last post on CNY eats...I still have a couple more to go!
In the meantime, Happy Chap Goh Mei everyone!