Wednesday, July 23, 2008


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.

~5-Cat Style


Melvin Kong said...

Glad to know that you are back on the Blogs will definitely entertain us once with your brilliant writing, captions and photos. I will try to contribute with some photos of your darling Bombay & Bangles soon.

And yes Tiffy, such a cute little bugger i really do miss him even though i've not seen him and im sure he is looking over your shoulder consistently and knowing you've always kept him in your heart. =)

Start Blogging! Can't wait!


Dawn said...

I'll be eagerly waiting to read your posts. miss u so much :(

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hi, 5-cat! :-) Thanks for the note and updates. I recognized Tiffy. Her story was so heart-wrenching. We look forward to reading your new blog!

anzzymolly said...

Heya MacVet! :):) Maybe you should add some crazy stories of Casper. :):) I'm really happy you're blogging again. Helps Kim and I know whats going on over at Melb Uni. :):) WE MISS YOU

auntie p said...

Hi Macvet, glad to know things are going well for you.

Yeah, I always say that my very first cat-fostering experience was the best thing that happened to me (during that year it happened). :)

Derby, Ducky said...

Hello again, I have missed your posts but realize you are busy learning. I too remember Tiffy, it broke our hearts with her story.

Hope Bombay is doing well!

Purrs, Derby

Whicky Wuudler said...

I just read Tiffy's story and you are so right about the need to educate all about animals and their welfare. I wish there could be some global agreement that animal welfare could be taught in all schools. This would be such a help and would avoid the daily tragedies that animals endure.

Cat with a Garden said...

I had to stop reading Tiffy's story just now because it was getting too sad for today. I'm getting 6 months today (the night from 14th to 15th October). Yay! I am happy to have found a save and loving home.
Tiffy was such a beautiful kitten, I would have loved to have her as a friend.
Good luck with your studies and do stop by when you feel like it!
Hearty purrs, Siena

Katie and Da Katz said...

I read Tiffy's story... Dearest Frind, Ize iz soh heartbroken.

Diz same fing happinned to Mom when she wents to pik up a gurl kitty who wz pregnant. Hur name waz Elizabit and the family she had given her to promised to get her spayed. They never did and took her to the KS Humane Society...

Mom will always luv hur.
-Katie Too

Tiffy looked just like my five babies that I am trying to save rites now.

Katie Kat