Welcome to my new blog called MacVet's Pets.
Admittedly, the title is a little misleading because I have no pets at the moment (this sad situation being entirely the fault of Melbourne's pet-unfriendly rental market). But seeing how much I adore nearly every animal I've come into contact with as if they were my own, I think the blog name holds true.
I have sorely missed blogging. It has been one long year since I last posted an entry. My old blog, jointly owned with my sister, now serves as a sentimental record of my two years being actively involved in the cat welfare scene in Singapore. Those were very inspiring, enlightening and emotional years for me. But for now, that chapter must remain closed for it will be many years before I return home. This new blog will a record of my Veterinary studies and animal welfare in Australia.
The cat in the photo that I have chosen to represent my new blog may be familiar to those of you who were readers of my old blog. She is Tiffy the kitten who lost her life in a family dispute. Tiffy is a powerful reminder to me that for animal welfare to improve, we first need to educate the public and improve their attitude towards animals. It sounds easy, but it isn't. This will be one hell of a struggle.
But I am hopeful.