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Sunday, April 17, 2005


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My landlord's cat, apparently somewhat around 18 years two very long decades old as rumours go according to the landlord and Yuen Li, is a big fat cat. It is not contented with its meal of salmon and tuna flavoured cat food; most people feed it extra milk and fish and all sorts of food that keeps its tummy in a state of permanent expansion.

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Toby warming up to the camera

As all cats are, Toby is lazy and just gazes at you from its state of utter laziness. Unless it wants you to let it out of the door or something. Then it meows non stop and walks fast and follows you around. But not as fast as it runs when it gets whacked for being a naughty pussy for climbing onto and overturning the kitchen bin to get to chicken bones and leaving a huge mess.

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Toby feeling ashamed and sorry after its latest escapade

It also has a knack for pushing its claws out and scratching the carpet and retracting its claws in mid air. Scary. You'd never know when it might jump up and attack you. But not as bad as this:

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This is Toby reminding you how scary it can get when being angry at being carried

I can't say I would miss Toby much at all when I leave despite knowing it for a few years. Any memories, Yuen Li? :P


  • Wah, how come the eyes look so scary one in the last picture? 

    Posted by mrkiasu

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sunday, April 17, 2005 11:22:00 pm  

  • It's still one big scary cat . :S 

    Posted by YungJie

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, April 18, 2005 1:54:00 pm  

  • Awwww... I miss that cat.

    Patrick, Mr O'Neill said Toby was 17 years old when I was there... So if he's right, it must be 20 by now.

    YungJie, if you saw it in real life, you wouldn't think it scary, trust me. It's one big ball of lard - more comical (think "Farfield") than anything else, really. 

    Posted by Anonymous

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, April 18, 2005 9:13:00 pm  

  • Whoops. What happened there? That last comment was by me, Yuen Li. :)

    By Blogger Yuen Li, at Monday, April 18, 2005 9:13:00 pm  

  • mrkiasu: it probably does that everytime its angry lol

    yungjie: hehheh i agree with yuenli on that ;)

    yuenli: erk, its that old? serious contender for oldest living cat, in that case!

    p.s. did you mean Garfield? not too sure if its a typo or something I'm not aware of! 

    Posted by pat

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, April 19, 2005 12:45:00 pm  

  • Oops, yeah, sorry - Garfield. I tend to type too quick for my own good, a problem which is compounded by the fact that I don't usually bother to proof-read before hitting "submit", lol. 

    Posted by Yuen Li

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, April 19, 2005 2:28:00 pm  

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