Thursday, August 30, 2007

That's Ekka!

I recently went to the Ekka Show in Brisbane, Australia. Its an annual carnival and trade show that features all local trade (from farm cattle to solar panels) as well as roller coasters, carnival rides and the legendary Showbag Pavillion!

Cows on Parade: Who knew there could be so many different breeds of cows. From the Brahmins, to Anguses, to Reds, and even woolly, curly and silky ones!

Big Horsies!

A prize-winning rooster digs into lunch.

A Purty Pheasant!

I never saw a more glamorous pigeon!

~The Flyer

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Thursday, August 23, 2007

SPCA seeks help in cat abuse case

Aug 21, 2007, The Straits Times Interactive

ITS head was cut off, and its front legs too.

The worst part, no one knows whether the cat was alive or dead when it happened - except the person who did it.

The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is hoping that there are other witnesses too.

It is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the cat killer who likely struck in the wee hours on Tuesday.

The cat was discovered on Tuesday morning at the West Coast Car Mart, with its head dumped beside its body.

Its corpse was also missing two front legs, which were no where to be found.

'We don't know whether the cat was alive or dead when it was done, either way it's horrifying,' said Ms Deirdre Moss, executive officer of SPCA. 'To know that someone in our midst can have such a cruel mindset is frightening. It reflects a disturbed mind.'

A vet from the SPCA who examined the body, said the killing occured in the early hours of the morning.

And the cruel act was likely done by someone skilled with a knife.

The clue: the clean cuts where the cat had been decapitated and its legs severed.

As there was very little blood on the scene, it is also likely that the killer had cut up the cat somewhere else before dumping its body, said Ms Moss.

The current penalty for animal abuse is a jail term of up to 12 months and a fine of up to $10,000.

Witnesses may call the SPCA at 6287-5355 during office hours.

I really hope they catch this monster soon... :(

~The Flyer

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


We just got a very sad and urgent email from a personal and very dear friend of ours, who has a pet dog in danger of being put down at the SPCA if a foster home cannot be found for him.

Please have a read of the message she has sent, below, and inform as many people as you know. Contact details are listed below as well.

Thank you all!

RE: Looking for a loving home to foster, Toffee, the Jack Russell


My sister and I are looking for a foster home for Toffee, our Jack Russell. Unfortunate incidents at home, unrelated to Toffee, have created the need for her to be fostered out for three and a half months (September to mid December).

Toffee is female and has been spayed. She is 9 years old (this is a rough estimate as we adopted her too) and is a very gentle and good-natured little lamb. She is house-trained and loves being around people. Meet her and she'll melt your heart!

We are willing to cover the expenses for food, shampoo, etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact us my email or cellphone:
Dawn Wee:
June Wee:, HP: 9848 1901

Thank you so much!


Dawn and June Wee

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Cat or Dog?

Was sifting through some old photos in my hard drive and came across these pics of a strange cat I met 5 years ago around Jalan Kayu (a part of Singapore famous for roti prata and other famous supper feeds!).

As we were walking back to the car, this friendly, loving cat came out from the shadows and kept rubbing itself on our legs. We also realised what a bad condition the cat's fur was and started to pet it and play with it. But we realised that while the fur was a little dirty and a bit matted, it actually wasn't so bad. What was strange about the fur was well... the texture of the fur!

We realised that this cat's fur was essentially split neatly and nicely in a perfect line right in the middle of its body, such that the front half of the cat's fur was short and grey, and the bottom was SHAGGY and BROWN! This cat looked like it was half cat and half dog!

One of my crazy friends suggested that maybe some mad scientist had joined the top half of a cat with the bottom half of the dog, resulting in this kuppy/pitty/dat/cog creature.

No camera tricks here! This is exactly how the cat looked like! Can you see the distinctive separation right down the middle?

At that time I had just got my first ever camera and so my photo-taking was extremely horrendous, and so the photos aren't that clear. But at the very least, from the photo above you'll be able to distinctly see the peculiarity of this cat's (whom I named, Dr. Seuss).

I don't know, maybe its just be... but isn't doesn't his fur look bizarre?

~The Flyer

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Case of the Purple Frog

The Centre Fold of this Month's issue of "Queer Creatures" (no sexual pun intended!) is the one and only prehistoric purple frog, Nasikabatrachus Sahyadrensis. "Nasika" means "nose" in Sanskrit, "batrachus" is "frog" and Sahyadro is the mountain in Kerala, India, on which it was found. This living fossil was thought to have become extinct millions of years ago, and some even suggested that it never existed, until it was discovered a few years ago.

Its amazing what curious creatures of the deep and land animals inhabit our planet. Sadly, there are also many that we lose everyday, like the Yangtze River Dolphin which has been declared extinct in December 2006.

~The Flyer