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Meet Jake the Cat

Adopting happiness

Mac eyeing Jake If you treat them well, your adopted pets will usually give you back 1000% in smiles and unconditional love. I think that’s what most pet owners know. “Mac was very happy this morning”, I said one morning to Naomi after I had taken the dog out for a short while. “Dogs are usually happy no matter what, unless they’ve been abused or something”, she said. Being a fairly new dog-adopter, I’ve been privileged to experience the nonsensical happiness Mac provides daily. He picks up a toy and entertains himself for a long time, even when we’re both hunkered down with work. Having a playful housemate in Jake the Cat provides Mac with even more entertainment as he stalks, chases and bites (gently) Jake all around the apartment. Not that the harrassment is all one-sided. Once I was amazed to witness Mac chase Jake, then Jake do a U-turn and chase Mac back until he caught up with him and then leap over the stunned dog. Mac even had a couple of battle …

Partial recall

While idly on the ingterneck a couple of mornings ago, we decided to see if the cat food we buy for Jake was on the recalled brands list. So we googled, and got on to the USFDA’s website, and to our shock and horror, the list was like, damn long lor! A quick scroll down the list found the brand of cat food we normally feed Jake, and a call was made to the pet shop to see if they’d done anything about it – i.e. taken it off the shelves. The friendly pet shop boy on the phone said the distributor had just called the day before and asked for them to take the brand off the shelves. (It turned out that the dry cat food we buy for Jake wasn’t on the recall list – only the wet cat food was) Later, we decided to take a look at the AVA (our friendly local government agency tasked to deal with such matters) website, and not surprisingly, the website was last updated on 10th …