Friday, May 23, 2008

Owner Found!!

After one day, we managed to find the little dog's owner. It was a miraculous incident really. What happened was while looking for potential homes for the doggie, we happened to come across a neighbour on another floor who was keen on taking in the dog, who had a nieghbour that recognized the dog.

Apparently, the dog belonged to a relative of one of the residents staying at our block; this relative who coincidentally lives in the block opposite us. So off we went to find the little dog's owner, contacted the owner and she came to collect him. His name is "ketchup" by the way. And the grooming cost $79, considering that Ketchup had ticks on him, we had to get him cleaned up just in case he spread it to our dog.

The owner said she'll get her son to pay the money.. and up to this day we still have not heard any news. I don't know, I just hope Ketchup is happy back home. As for the money, it just amazes me how much people know about keeping dogs; and the state they leave their dogs in. It's like they want to keep a dog but never really think about how to keep them clean or maintain them. It's a live, though it's a life in your hands and you can do what you want with it. It is still a live and that in itself is precious.. Don't you think?

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lost West Highland White Terrier

Today was a really interesting day, by any standard. While talking my dog out for a walk today, we came across a West Highland White Terrier, who followed us on our walk. I think it was either abandoned or ran away from home, it was a little dirty and even had ticks on it. And it was surprising how "nice" my dog was to it(him), considering that lately my dog has been a little grouchy around other dogs.

It looked so pitiful that it pulled the heartstrings, it even followed us home... I thought that maybe I could have found him his owner or a new home. However, my dad had different ideas - he said he'd bring the dog to the groomers and get him cleaned up, and he left him(d0g) there. The rationale being that since we do not know the temperament of the dog and since it had ticks, plus the fact that we already ha a dog at home it would be better off at the groomers.

Well, after a little bit of emotional blackmail, he brought the dog home. I wish I had taken a picture of the dog before... Because after the grooming he really looked like a totally different dog!

Doesn't he look all happy and simply adorable?

Hopefully, we'll find his owner, can't keep this little darling for too long... my dog is starting to show signs of "jealousy". And it is tiring having to take care of two dogs...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

7 Facts About Lemons

1. Lemon juice helps to cleanse our bodies of impurities, with its vitamin C content helping to prevent diseases and even helped prevent scurvy of navigators in the past.

2. According to, lemons can be stored at room temperature for about 2 weeks, and they will keep for up to about 6 weeks the refrigerator in a plastic bag.

3. According to, lemons are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is also a good source of folate, potassium and vitamin C.

4. Often cited as a good stain remover, lemon juice can be used to remove rust stains from clothing. More on the uses of lemons and other tips can be found here.

5. A medium lemon, which is about 60g, contains 15 calories, 5g carbohydrate, 1g dietary fibre, and 4g sugars.

6. During the Renaissance in Europe, it was said that lemon juice was used by fashionable ladies to redden their lips.

7. Lemons were thought to have originated from China and India, and have been in existence for at least 4 000 years. Between 400-600 BC, they were taken to the Middle East where food historians say that they have been cultivated (from as early as the 1st century AD).