Saturday, 30 November 2013

Jelly's Update: Jelly's Grooming Day!

Finally, a long awaited update for Jelly! 

Yup, and that's Jelly watching Running Man along with me every Saturday night. She either watches the TV or she watches me watching the TV. And that's Jelly's pre-groomed bunny butt over there. Yup, unruly (matted) fur in her overgrown tail and full of yellowish pee stains. Tried multiple times to wipe her down with a baby wipe but it really doesn't help at all. 
And so I decided to bring her for grooming! 

And there's Jelly, sulking in the new carrier I bought for her. Dresden's kitty carrier can't work because it's too dark and she gets terrified and starts to gnaw-pull at the opening. She's more calm and stable in this picnic-basket style carrier, just that because it's too big for her (twice her size) she keeps fidgeting, sliding and hopping around in the carrier. 

I made an appointment with Pets Republic (Telok Kurau branch) at 1230pm and when I was there at about 1220pm, I realised they were still closed and another girl with her pet bunny was sitting outside at the shop, waiting since 12pm. It wasn't until 1245pm that the lady boss rushed over in a cab, claiming that her girl is supposed to be around to open the shop at 12pm. She thought that the girl probably left for her 1 hr lunch, but we both didn't tell her that nobody came around at 12pm.
And then the biggest shock of the day happened. She pushed her keys into the lock, and pushed the insides of the lock system right out of the frame.
Oh well, more waiting required. This time, for the locksmith. It's really just not any of our days. So we left our bunnies with her and I dropped by Penny University for a cuppa coffee (their Muddy Expresso with Cold Milk rocks!) before returning to The Garden Slug, which was located right opposite Pets Republic, for my lunch. Speaking of this, I've yet to blog about my dinner here with OYHZ and Finaldust almost 2 months ago. *yikes*

Finally, the locksmith came at at 1 plus and I finally got Jelly in for grooming at about 2pm. Yes, my initial appointment time was 1230pm. 


There should be two cats to greet you at the door as you enter (if not 1, because Einstein might not be always so at-the-door), Munchkin, the Munchkin, and Einstein, (I'm guessing) the Persian. Look at Munchkin! Such cute short legs! But both cats are actually pretty camera shy, especially Munchkin. I took like 10 shots to capture one of her looking near the camera. Most of the time when she noticed the camera, she will quickly turn the other way. 

Now, back to Jelly's grooming....
First up she had her nails trimmed. I'm kind of scared of trimming her front paws because they're so tiny! I once ended up flipping her paws inside out as I snip on her nails at a wrong angle and she refused to let me touch her paws for a few days after. 

 Then, due to her bad pee stains at her butt, I decided to give her a wash down. She did kick a bit as she's really nervous with her first time grooming, but the groomer managed to handle her well. 

 Then on to the blow-drying, the part I was most worried about. Jelly is really kind of timid and she get startled even by our loud sneezings or sudden loud noises from the TV. Yes, she got that "Oh my gawd, save me!" look on her during the blow-drying but thankfully she still took it in her strides. 
Well done, Jelly! :)

 Then it's on to brushing out the matts in her tail....

And finally the groomer decided to trim off the excessively matted/stained/overgrown fur at her butt. 
Look at her trance state there, so comical!

And there's Jelly upon reaching home after grooming. She smelled so good from her spa soak bath and her fur noticeably softer (and shorter at the butt). 

 Here's some before pictures...


And the after! See, cute small tail with furry white bunny butt! :)

And now to spam more cute animal pictures...
The forever grumpy Einstein. She kept coming to me that day and meowed at me. 

And that's the camera shy Munchkin. She look so grouchy in the last picture because I was bent on taking a picture of her face. She kept turning her head away from the camera until she gave up. *rofl*

One of the cats boarding at Pets Republic. When I went near her and look at her, she meowed at me! And then we started meow-versationing. The lady boss was pretty amused and told me this cat usually doesn't give a hoot about others who go near her cage. 


 The cat-boarder in the next cage. Initially I thought he's a young Maine Coon (he looks so much like Shadow, a friend's Maine Coon) but it turns out he's not. He's an Australian Forest.... something. Ahaha, but very pretty indeed! 

There's actually another Maine Coon, kept in another large cage at a dark corner of the shop, who has his fur shaved off except for the face. Omg, that was such a pitiful yet comical sight but I didn't take any pictures because... I don't know, felt disrespectful? 

And moving on to the bunnies...
 Meet Cotton, another bunny in queue behind Jelly for grooming. So round and fluffy, a true cotton ball indeed!

 Some lops chillaxing at one corner....

 Here's another cotton ball! It's so fluffy I'm gonna dieeeee!

 Ahaha, the bunny here has got some lop-butt fetish, I guess?

 I just ROFL-ed when I saw this. Funny beyond words.

 A very pretty, white bunny with blue eyes. 

 These dwarfs are just a few weeks old. And they're really tiny! Just palm sized!
And look what we've got here! A half-lop! Ahahahaha! I guess its still pretty young that's why the uneven lop-ness.

And then to the dogs....

Here's another dog that came in for boarding. Looks really cute and pitiful as it whined at me and did a cute head tilt when I looked at it. Apparently, it's a frequent boarder and turns into a monster when it sees food. 

A cute, old Golden Retriever, who has some skin problems at her snout because of a habit of always nudging things with her nose....

And finally, the Chinchillas!
Can you spot the chinchilla here? *rofl*

Pets Republic is located at 
No. 224 Telok Kurau Rd Lorong L, #01-06 Uni Building Singapore 423836
Tel: 6345 9132

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Mia's Review: LollyTalk [Invited]

Just yesterday, I walked into a piece of little heaven....
 Look at all these adorable handmade rock candies, stacked up in this colourful and fun shop. Yup, it's one of the newer 'faces' in our local handmade rock candies shops, Lolly Talk! By now, you all should know how much I adore sweet treats & sweets in general but I still got to say it. I really love these candies, from their intriguing miniature designs to their tangy-fruity flavours (from their own recipes). Plus, they have the candy for every occasion. 

 As a simply perk-me-up gift for your study-group buddies during the exam period....

As a small birthday gift, or as a small sweet treat to sweeten up the day of a friend who's ill. 

And for everybody else during the month of August! 
Well actually, I believe this Singapore-Love series (yes, I coined this myself I hope you don't mind LollyTalk) is also the best product they have to lay their feet down on the ground and claim: Hey, we're a 100% local brand, we're made in Singapore! 

 Yup, LollyTalk is actually started up by our homegrown candy-makers, trained under the Grand Champion Winner of 2009 Royal Melbourne Fine Food Awards, Ross and Judy, who were in turn, students of the original founder of the Australian-style rock candy. This placed LollyTalk at a very peculiar spot indeed. 100% Australian heritage, yet 100% Singapore brand. 

And guess what, LollyTalk has their very own Christmas candy mix, going for $2.90 up. Christmas gift shopping really need not burn a hole in our pocket, does it? 

 See that Santa Claus and Snowman in the poster! They're actually 2 separated candies stacked together, so yeah, you gotta go searching for either the head or the body in your bag/bottle of candy mix. And that's Rudolph beside Mr. Santa. How cute! 

 Samples of the Christmas candy mix with these cute Christmas stickers on the lid. 

And they also comes in resealable bag form too!

And now, LollyTalk is having a promotion on their christmas mix right now too! Grab a few of them and you can get to try out their Acquired Taste Collection (at random) for free! For more details on this promotion, visit their facebook page HERE.

Wondering what's this Acquired Taste Collection about?

Basically there's 7 special flavours: Apple Cranberry, Plum Guava, Chilli Lime, Honey Lemon, Menthol Grape, Spicy Mango, and Menthol Honey Lemon. 
Out of these 7 flavours, spicy mango and chilli lime sounds really interesting to me! 
Perhaps I shall do a separate post on taste review of this collection? :)

And now let's get on with more cute stuff, shall we?
And that's LollyTalk's mascot, Rocky, in the display window, standing on lots and lots of colourful lollipops. And yes, that's Santa Singa standing right in front of Rocky. Yeah, we all thought Singa has retired, but apparently not. 

In collaboration with Singapore Kindness Movement, Santa Singa is making a special appearance at LollyTalk Plaza Singapura B2-20 as the Lolly Crew at LollyTalk believe strongly in the spirit of showing kindness and love. So what better way to have Santa Singa at LollyTalk’s Candy Island this Christmas season to spread the message of kindness, caring and sharing together with Rocky!!

Have your photo taken with SINGA and ROCKY, hashtag #LollyTalk and #Nationofkindness in your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and you could be a lucky winner to walk away with prizes (contest details to be announced later, watch out for updates over at Lolly Talk's facebook page.)
-credits to Lolly Talk-

And just sharing more cute pictures taken...
 And can you guess what's in the making?

Still, no?

Omg, it's their limited edition mix.... BANANAAAA... I mean, MINIONS!

And of course, without a second thought I grabbed a packet off the shelf and headed for the cashier. And mind you, they're LIMITED edition mix. So all you minion-lovers out there, what are you waiting for?

Bunnies! And 3 levels of Super Sour Lemon!
You two, be good. I'll be back for you real soon. :)

LollyTalk is located at Plaza Singapore, B2-20.
For more information, visit their facebook page HERE and website (and online shop) HERE

Till then,
Mia
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