Day 6 of lele sterilisation: Lele had since return to her usual bubbly self on the 3rd day after the operations. My MIL cared for her while CS and I went for work. She is usually calm and sleeps a lot when we are not around since my MIL do not play with her. The moment we are back, she will be awaken from her boredom and grab any toy or thing enticing us to play with her. It just seems to her that the stitches were not there and nothing had happen 6 days ago.
Well, we have since been taking all measures to prevent her from jumping onto sofas and beds. Pillows were laid on the edges of all sofas. Access to my room is restricted at all times otherwise supervised. During night time, I will sleep with her on the floor as she used to jump onto the bed and snuggle with me in middle of the night. It is energy draining to constantly lock-on her movements when she is up. But the “sacrifices” are all worthwhile for the better of lele’s recovery.
The rain has come and go at the right time today as it clears the hazy air which is striking Singapore once again. CS and I decided to bring lele for a nice evening walk despite her stitches is still on. I am not sure if I should be bringing her out at this point but lele has been acting rather energetic and destructive at home due to walks deprival since her spay ops. So in order to disrupt her search and destroy missions, we went to the nearby bishan park for a cooling moonlight walk.
As a precaution to prevent her wounds from getting infected, we got her to wear an oversized doggie shirt, which was a present from Gucci’s mummi. Gucci’s mummi got it from the states when lele was like 7-8 months old, when at that time, I thought she will grow to a normal size beagle. At least now the shirt comes in handy and is able to cover her stitches area yet leaving an airy opening. She was indeed waggling happily when we tell her “gai gai” meaning going out. And again to avoid her from running and pulling, I got the easy walk harness on her to restrict her mobility.
The coming mooncake festival is on 12th September officially. When we arrive at the park, we saw several families gathering with the children holding their lanterns and playing with fireworks sticks. It sure brings back memories when we were once a kid too. Anyway, CS got us take-away mac for dinner and we had it at the bench enjoying the festive moods. Lele had her tiny share of french fries (don’t tell my MIL) and a cup of water courtesy from the bishan dog run.
Overall, it was a great family evening spend together with CS and lele. We reached home around 10.30pm and lele went into deep sleep soon after. 1 more week to endure and lele will be free…..
Should have worn this shirt during the Presidential Election!!!
Thanks Gucci’s mummi for the Victoria Secret doggie shirtie!
Lele having a drink refill from the dog run after our mac meal.
Imagine walking the park with a doggie in an oversized shirt! LOL
So sorry to all as Mummi got busy recently and did not work on lele’s blog. Let’s start off with our family outing on last Sunday to Pet Movers dog run.
It was a cosy afternoon at Pet Movers dog run. The only thing I like about the place is they have some agility equipments so CS and I can do some playing around with lele. Since her heat, she has always seems to be pondering on her thoughts, freezing at a position and gazing around. So getting her motivated to play or run is as difficult in hitting a jackpot at times unless you whip out her currency, FOOD. We manage to get her to workout a little but once out of food, she went back to her self exploration mode. It was a great family outing afterall as CS manage to capture some nice photos of lele girl.
Lele gazing around. “This way or back the other way???”
Charging up the “A” Frame. (with currency at sight)
“Ahhhh, I saw ……… ”
Professdog Lele in deep thoughts once again.
Lele and I went for our No. 2 geocaching adventure walk today. This one is nearer as we took about 20 mins walk to the destination. The weather is sunny but not to the extend of scorching hot. I am amazed to know that Serangoon Garden estate has so many parks within the same vincinity. Well we have one more geocaching to go to complete the trilogy of the “Goons Park”. Pappi said he will join us tomorrow for a taste of the scavenger hunt. Yeah!!!
The search of the cache today have been smooth sailing. Following the clue, we look for something “different”. Within mins, the “different” thing caught my eyes. As usual, I sneak around first before retrieving the cache. Lele listens to mummi as she do a down-stay, keeping a lookout for muggles. Initially I thought the thing I’ve felt is not the cache. On second thought, as I recalled one of log visits by other geocachers, I’m sure it is the one. This cache is indeed the smallest and unexpected “container” to store the log paper in. I had to squeeze my handwriting to log down our tag name – “lepawsvoyage”. Without much hassle, we manage to return the cache back to the same location effortlessly.
This find has been fulfilling. Lele gets a good walk and lose some grams as per vet instructions. We get to visit places in Singapore we don’t usually will go. Geocaching is a win-win (double win) activity for lele and us. Cheers!
Lele and the smallest cache. Love her “smile” looks when she pants.
It’s a drizzling morning with gloomy clouds hovering over our heads. Lele was snuggling with me in the bed. I decided that the light rain is not going to stop us from venturing into our first geocaching adventure. So equipped with my fully charge GPS enabled HTC Android phone and lele sniffer nose, we set out to serangoon gardens for our first cache. We zig-zag through the lanes, stroll on water puddles, got startled by some woofy friends ….. and finally arrive at our coordinates.
We read the clues again. Hmm.. squirrels, hills, golden acorn. ”Alright, so where will I hide the cache to prevent muggles?” Surprisingly lele was doing some sniffing action where my eyes set at the target location. I spied around like an agent on mission before reaching out my hand. And YES I felt something. YEAH YEAH!!! We found it we found it… Lele was stunned and amused by my reaction. hahaha… We moved to the shelter and opened up our “treasure” box.
Our first cache! A blue taped match box with the wording “Geocache” on it. Inside is a piece of paper to log down our name and date of find. Although there is no prize in our “treasure” box this time round but the experience is refreshing. Well after the log, I slot back the paper and return it to the exact location. Once again, despite my heartpounding reflex, Lele is good at assisting mummi in making every movement look natural. LOL….
So we embarked on our journey back home. Our whole adventure took us around 90mins with no sweat and panting. Lele girl gets a warm shower and a hearty brunch for her great performance. She did very well today walking on leash nicely and tagging side with mummi.
Let the weather be better for our next cache. Lele don’t really like to get wet.
“What time is my bus coming?” (A beautiful deco placement outside one of the houses that catches my eye)
Lele sniffing down the hill to say hi to the “squirrels”.
Lele ready to descend the watery slider in search of the golden acorn.
Agent Lele solved the mission!!! She don’t seems to be happy with the find.
CS, lele and me went for the ComChest Heartstrings Walk 2011, charity event by community chest. It was a 4km fun walk along the waterfront trails of Marina Bay. It had been a long time since we woke up so early at 6am for a Sunday. Lele was a sleepy head that she slept in the car on the way to the venue. When we arrived there, the crowd has started to settle in. There are said to be about 5000 walkers as per the announcement by the MC of the event. Well, it do get ”human jam” when we are walking at the narrow path along the Esplanade Bridge.
The flag off is around 8.15am. The three of us with lele leading the pace, have us crossed the finish line around 9.15am. This 1 hour consists with all the pit stop for lele’s water refueling, photo taking and petting sessions. LOL… Lele sure get her amount of attractions with the requests for photo taking and petting. We met quite a few furkids joining the fun walk along with their pawrents, there were 1 beagle buddy – Happy, 1 Labrador - Daisy, 1 Shih Tzu, 2 Westie, 2 Maltese and 1 Jack Russell who growled at lele (Oops). It was another wonderful workout for us with nicely weather for our lele girl. “So when is our next walk???”
ComChest Heartstrings Walk 2011 Start Line
Our first walk along the Double Helix Bridge. Check out the crowd behind!!!
Lele along Marina Bay waterfront.
“ZZZzzzz” Lele sleeping in mummi’s arms.