When Everything Comes To Ash

Today is a great day.

After much rest, after all the tearing, after you finally understand that you can’t turn the clock around, today is exceptionally calm and beautiful.

We are busy getting his favorite food. We talk about him and not cry. I told him “Good morning!” when I’m awake. I cleaned him a few times today. At least I dare to look at his pictures again.

Maybe everyone has move on. Probably we should…

Pipi’s Last Journey

These 2 days have been very surreal, shocking, sad and difficult to my family.

Pipi vomitted and hasn’t been eating much these 3 days, thus no stools too. So we decided to bring him for a checkup. We actually realise that his mouth and tongue ain’t coordinating so well a few months ago. But never expect the condition to be so severe.

Pipi goes through an xray and says that his jaws are severely broken, that’s why he can’t eat and his weight drop. Due to his old age, he may not survive through the surgery. So left with the other solution, to put him to sleep. We couldn’t bear at that moment, plus not everyone is around, we decided to bring him home for a night. A referral letter is given to another specialist should we decide to go for surgery.

It is a very tough situation to make. I seriously can’t let him go but I know he is not doing very well. That night is a struggle as we prepared for the worst.

Next morning, Pipi actually vomitted again before consultation. Specialist said his wound has been too long and there is no bone structure he can work on for the surgery. That is the most devastating moment. Don’t really want to go into details, but the jabs ended his journey with us very quickly and peaceful.

He stayed in the fridge for a night and schedule to inceminate 9am today. We see him and touched the cold body for the very last time. Ashes followed us home.

We actually miss him very much. It’s like a missing kid at home. I regret that we send him in so late, I regret I din give him food the other night, I din noe he didn’t eat. So many regrets but there is nothing I can do. It is especially hard for me because I have the whole world time but Pipi can’t wait for me.

Dajie hopes that you will be a good boy in other place. Hope you don’t have pain or worries, meet new friends, eat all the food that you can’t eat. U can come back and visit us. I’ve already keep the sofa very clean for you. Anytime you want, you can “One! Two! Three! Up!” Dajie really miss you.

Pipi 10th Years Old Birthday

Today is Pipi’s 10th years old birthday. Lester fetches me to K9-Kampus, US Doggie Bakery to buy Pipi’s cake on Sunday. Got a little lost but it’s a nice place to be in.

You can make a reservation for a bigger cake size. However, I only settle for whatever that is left in the fridge, the one slice portion. I also buy honey, cheese and sunflower seeds cookies for the birthday kid. The owner of US Doggie Bakery is very friendly. She answers my enquiries patiently and also handed a little note about how to store those food. As the bakeries are preservative, salt, sugar and addictive free, they ought to be stored properly for consumption.

DSC09257Strawberry Birthday Cake

DSC09259Honey, Cheese & Sunflower Seeds Cookies

DSC09283Pipi Nom Nom

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Anyway, to my baobei Pipi: Happy Brithday yor~

DSC09276Baobei Pipi

Prince Charming Dog Collar

As usual, I was doing my online shopping late at night. I happen to come across this Beary’s Woof Boutique on Etsy.

Etsy sells mainly handcrafted stuff. At Beary’s Woof Boutique, you can customize a dog collar for your lovely dog. There are 4 different strap thickness and length to choose from. You can take a measuring tape wrap around your dog’s neck loosely for measurement. If you need advisement, you can always contact Swee Ling, the owner, at beary-s@hotmail.com.

Swee Ling recently set up a blogshop, Beary’s En Vogue, believe she keeps this more updated. For Singaporeans who are keen in the dog collars, Beary’s En Vogue has prices kept at Singapore Dollars (SGD) for easier transaction.

By the way, Pi Pi’s birthday is on 31st August. So this is his birthday present. And now is picture time… More pictures can be found on my facebook.

DSC09165Dog Collar Comes In Zip Lock Bag

DSC09176All Items

DSC09173Dog Collar Length

DSC09166Dog Collar Closeup

DSC09167Dog Collar Details

DSC09168Dog Collar Buckle

DSC09189Pi Pi With Ribbon In Front

DSC09198Pi Pi With Ribbon At The Side

DSC09191Pi Pi With Ribbon At The Side

DSC09196Pi Pi With Ribbon At The Back

Pi Pi’s Vet Visit

Today we went to James Tan Veterinary Centre located at Whitley Road. Pipi’s eyes get redder than usual. The eye tears and it has this dark yellow discharge. We thought it’s the haze but it isn’t. Apparently, he might have rubbed his eyes on the floor when we are not looking.

I asked the doctor if his condition has worsen. He told me he can’t tell. But the worst scenario is that the naughty boy can rub till he damages his eye cornea and bacteria get in. By then, he would be blind and have to remove the eye ball and stitch up the eye socket. Both me and my sister got so frightened that we decided to make him wear the collar whenever he goes to sleep.

We also enquire about his skin. The doctor shares his experience with us. He says the 3 major food causing dog skin irritations are: dried and canned food, treats and chicken. He told me that dried and canned food has preservatives and unknown substances which the dog’s body maybe allergic to. Also prevent chicken and eggs. So dog lovers, please take note.

Anyway, my silly Pipi is really afraid of going to clinic. He feels down when he is in the car. He ran off from the poach area when we reach, and chase after my dad’s car while he is trying to park. Then, he backs up again at the clinic door. Literally backup and escape between my sister’s legs. I went chasing him in the clinic. 笨死了。