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I am continuing the blog of Diamond, cat sage and haiku poet.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I am befriending a special bear

When Lynettea went to China she visited the Animals Asia bear sanctuary at Chengdu. She got really upset when she saw a bear called Diamond who had been brutally treated for many years (15 or so), being imprisoned in a small cage with tubes stuck in Diamond's gall bladder to extract bile for use in Chinese medicine. Poor Diamond, after years of unimaginable torture, is now living in a beautiful place with grass and trees, swimming pool and climbing areas, scratching post etc.

After I heard about the bears' situation I was upset, so Lynettea decided she would let me befriend a friendship bear. Unfortunately Bear Diamond was not on the list of friendship bears, so I decided to befriend Bear Emma. You can read her story here.

When Lynettea was at the sanctuary she was taking a photo of a beautiful brown bear standing on a hill. The Brown Bear suddenly saw Lynettea standing by herself at the fence and ran down the hill and across the paddock to say hello. Lynettea says she will never forget that. It was like meeting a huge wild friend.
If any of you kitties want to read about the beautiful bears and tell your humans about their situation go to the Animals Asia web site. They also support cats and dogs in trouble in Asia.
I might be able to post some photos later.
Just to correct any mistake, there are still around 94 bear bile farms in China alone, so thousands of bears are still in these vile prisons. This video is pretty shocking, so please advise sensitive human carers to keep their eyes shut while you look. They may not be as upset if they only listen without looking at the pictures.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

a few China photos

Lynettea has allowed me to look at her photos of China and select a few for my blog. It wasn't hard to choose a few, although she has so many it takes ages to load them all.

After all my devotion and suffering miaouwww miaouww it was the least she could do for me.

I may put up some other photos later. Well they have loaded in a higgledy piggledy fashion. One photo is of glorious me on my return home. You will be glad to see that I am still looking alert and capable. I need to be alert in this household if anything is to function.

the photo of Lynettea holding the baby panda has been removed. It may not be a good idea to hold baby pandas even if you have lots of plastic garments on.

Another photo shows Lynettea holding a large and awkward panda baby. She had to put on plastic gloves (her real fingers don't look like that) and also a blue plastic robe. The panda kept chewing at pieces of bamboo while she clutched it. (It wasn't interested in Lynettea at all!) She has hold of its little leg and foot and one arm under the panda's arm to try to keep it on her lap.

Then we have a photo of the beautiful Nine Village Valley. Lynettea says she doesn't think any of my kitty friends will have such a pretty photo. She walked for many kilometres on the wooden walkways around these beautiful bodies of water that ran straight from the glaciers. It was quite hot in the middle of the day after walking for hours and she wished she had taken fewer woollies and more bottled water. Maybe next time she will take me too and I can remind her.

And lastly a photo of a kitty in the street in Xian (China). There was a little shop nearby and we hope that this kitty belonged to the lady in the shop. There were also a lot of spoilt looking fluffy doggies out in the streets with their owners.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Home from my Holiday

I barely had time to have my essentials re-packed into my little red striped bag and my big shopping bags before I was suddenly whisked back home to take care of Lynettea. Without my constant supervision she caught a bad cold in China. She told me it was really an Australian Cold, as one of the group had brought it on the tour. Anyway she is lying in bed snuffling and sniffing and I am trying to keep her warm.
The hotel was better this time for me, as I had special luxury quarters in The Spare Room section, with a small human female designated to brush my soft furs and pat me. Lynettea says it was nice for me to have made another little friend.
It is good to be back home though, in spite of all the extra work looking after Lynettea. She hasn't even put her photos on the computer yet.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Diamond off safely to holiday camp

Diamond has asked me to post a message for him. He left at around 3 pm this afternoon. The lady in charge of the camp, Pam, collected him and let him ride in the front seat of her car. He took his two Snugglesafe heating pads and a fluffy towel to put around them, his renal dry food and a lot of sachets of his renal moist food. His cat lax and brush also went with him.

Pam said she was thinking of letting Diamond stay in the camp house, so she could keep a close eye on him and make sure he is okay. So he would have a nice room to himself with lots of fluffy blankets.

Diamond was eating his food better when he left, so I hope he will keep on eating while at the camp. Pam has a card for Diamond's vet, if she has any questions about looking after him.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


This is a recent photo of me before I found out I had to go away again to the 'cat holiday camp'. The suitcase is out and Lynettea is going to work as a keeper with the pandas in China. She is only going to be a pretend sort of keeper for a day. 'No,' she says, 'I will be doing real duties, Diamond.'

How can she do this when I am in need? I have been eating up my food again and she says she is pleased with me and I must keep eating well while I am on my holiday. I must come back looking like a 'Hollywood kitty of the silver screen.' I have some of my kit packed in an Adelaide Zoo bag: my foods and a big towel and a smart red and white striped toiletries bag with my cat lax and my soft brush. My two Snugglesafes will be packed tomorrow.

Now I must get a good sleep, as I doubt I will be able to sleep properly for several days. Rough cats meowing will probably keep me awake.

I hope I survive! Especially as I am not feeling up to any disruption at my time of life ...

I hope to be able to write again soon after I return.