Day Care – 2 Dec 2021

The daycare fur kids

Morning Pickup

It was drizzling in the morning at our place when we got up and get ready for work. As much as we would like to laze in bed, we have some pickup to do. And we’re off to our first stop, Ruffles, and Kelly. The first pair of fur kids that we’re picking up for the day. Then it’s to pick up Covan next, our last stop before we head back to our humble abode.

Initially, we wanted to pick Covan up first because his place is nearer to us. But our partner reminded us that Covan does have motion sickness. It’s not advisable to pick him up first and journey to the west for the other fur kids. So we decided to pick him up last so he doesn’t have to suffer the long car ride.

No Excursion, Playtime

We were hoping that the rain would stop and we get to have a quick excursion at a park nearby. Sadly, the rain continued and we just had to head home and start playtime earlier than usual.

Once back to our humble abode, the fur kids start to mingle and chase one another. It was chaos for the nannies, but for the fur kids, it’s just a fun time. In our opinion, they seem to have a fun time. While we eat our onigiri for lunch, we used our eye-power to watch over the kids who started a whole new game of hiding and you can’t get to me.

We sent Covan back after his shower session while the others continued to have their fun time. Don’t worry, our partner at work was home to look after them, no fur kids were left unattended while sending Covan home.

Dinner

Ruffles seemed to be excited when we’re preparing their dinner. He wouldn’t stop jumping and loiter around the kitchen. As we only have a pair of hands, we had to feed the fur kids turn by turn. Starting from the slower eater. And whenever we bring a bowl off the table, Ruffles would start jumping about like a kangaroo and hope that it’s his. Kelly would loiter around too, but she’s much calmer while she waits for her share.

Heading Home, Jam at KPE

Traffic jam at KPE tunnel

After dinner, it’s time for Ruffles and Kelly to head home. Set up the GPS and we’re off! Somehow, after entering KPE, we heard a siren coming from behind us and we realized it’s the traffic police. At first, we thought he was chasing someone because there’s a motorcyclist driving past us at a high speed earlier. Then we saw the sign in the tunnel that says the middle lane was closed.

While moving slowly in the traffic, Ruffles got tired and fell asleep. As we moved further into the KPE tunnel, nearing the PIE exit, we finally understand why there’s a long jam. There was an accident between a Mini Cooper and a Blue SG car. Somehow we’re glad that the only casualty was the cars, the humans were fine.

Our first traffic jam experience while on daycare duty was pretty memorable. Thankful the fur kids were patient enough during the traffic jam journey.

Once Ruffles and Kelly got home, we’re finally off work! What a day! It’s both tiring yet amazing all at the same time. Looking forward to the next daycare session and we wonder what our next adventure will be like.

Pawcation – Junior (10 to 13 Nov 2021)

Junior’s pawcation

10 Nov 2021 – Pickup/Check-in

After work and dinner, we head over to pick Junior up for his pawcation. While his pawrents are away for a break from work and staycation, he does have one too. Once arriving at our humble abode, or rather a messy one to be exact, Junior was off exploring and saying hi to our supawvisors, whom he hadn’t met for a few months.

As we picked him up a little late, bedtime came fast for our supawvisor, Toby. Junior was a little sad that he didn’t get to play or interact with Toby much that he stood nearby and watch Toby sleep.

11 Nov 2021 – First Day

The day started with us preparing breakfast for the fur kids. And also feeding Junior his medicine. His paw mum told us that it’s easy to feed him his medicine. We can either feed him like a treat, he’ll take it. Or add it to his food. Being skeptical, we tried feeding it like a treat, and true enough, he took it. We even made sure he swallowed it and did not puke it out somewhere.

We had to leave home for a while to meet a new potential pawcation fur kid. And sadly, little Junior didn’t want to be left out. He whined a little as we got ready to head out the door for our appointment. Silly boy, we’ll be home. It’s not like we’re leaving for good and not returning.

Didn’t get to bring the fur kids out for an excursion due to the weather. It was drizzling when we head back home. So we did a little playtime where we had a little game of catching before dinner time. It was tiring for us humans being chased by the fur kids but we’re glad that they had fun and the exercise that they needed.

Before we called it a day, we decided to feed the fur kids a little bone broth for supper. Fill up their tummy for a nice night’s sleep.

12 Nov 2021 – Grooming Day

Junior’s grooming before & after

It’s grooming day for Junior. We couldn’t stand his shaggy look and decided to give him a nice trim. A few hours later, Junior is all fresh and clean with a cuter look.

Had to shave his fur shorter than usual as he’s on cream medication for his skin. With a shorter fur, it’s much easier to see and apply the cream for him. He didn’t like it and did attempt to lick off the medicated cream. Thankfully, we do have an extra e-collar for the fur kids to use.

13 Nov 2021 – Home Sweet Home Day

Junior waiting for his chance to steal Twix’s food

Breakfast was chaos as we try to separate Junior from our supawvisors as he’s trying to steal their food! It wasn’t easy considering Twix’s vision is deteriorating and she’s a slow eater. We had to protect her food like a hawk to make sure Junior couldn’t get to any.

Fetched Covan back to our place for his weekly shower and he chased Junior with his Kong’s e-collar. After he found out how scared Junior was of the Kong’s e-collar, Covan kept chasing him the entire morning. Poor Junior had a short run in the morning on his last pawcation day. Well, it’s a nice exercise for Covan as he needed to walk more and build more leg muscles.

We send Junior home after dinner and he just couldn’t wait to be back. He ran off greeting his pawrents once they arrived at the lift lobby to meet us up. He didn’t even turn back to say goodbye but it’s OK. We’ll see him again in December for his next pawcation.

Stay tuned for his next adventure with us.

Grooming Daycare – 28 Oct 2021

Grooming Daycare 28th Oct 2021

Pick up – Thunder Storm

Took our supawvisors, Toby & Twix, as well as our weekly staycation boy, Jordan, along to pick up Kelly and Ruffles for their monthly grooming daycare. It was all well and sunny when we set off, however, the sky turned dark as we approach BKE towards Woodlands before we’re welcomed by the thundery showers.

In our mind, we’re like oh man~
How are we going to have our excursion for the day? Despite the thunderstorm, we’ve been hoping that it will be over once we pick up Kelly and Ruffles. If the rain continues, then we’re definitely not fated to have an excursion for the day. And maybe, we’ll just have a short walk in the multi-story carpark before we head home to continue our daycare program. As we’re worrying about the day’s excursion, our old supawvisors are both snoozing away in the passenger seat on their comfy Fuzzyard bed.

Sengkang Riverside Park

Decided to try our luck and head over to Sengkang Riverside Park. Thankfully when we arrive back at the North-East area, the rain had stopped and the sky looked a little gloomy.

Got the fur kids off the car and we’re off for a quick excursion in case the weather decided to change again. It’s our first time walking five fur kids and to be honest, it was total chaos! Some were eager to explore and our leashes started to tangle. We do salute those dog walkers who walk multiple dogs at one go.

As the sky gets darker, we had to urge the fur kids to hurry up and we needed to leave in case another rainstorm comes.

Playtime/Nap Time

While the nanny (us) are having a lunch break, we needed the sustenance to keep ourselves going with 5 fur kids in the house. They’ve all met before and thankfully, they’re all getting along well.

Maybe it’s the long car journey, from North-East to West and back again, the fur kids seemed to be having their nap time earlier than expected after their few minutes of mingling.

Grooming & Dinner time

We started with Kelly first while the others are either mingling or taking a nap. Once she’s done, it’s the next fur kid’s turn. We continued on till we’ve showered and groom every one of them. Amazingly, they’re all quite cooperative which makes the job easier. If it weren’t for their cooperativeness, we probably would be working overtime.

Dinner for the fur kids is home-cooked food consisting of either chicken/pork, vegetables, and pork liver. They were all circling around as we’re preparing them. Ruffles decided to become a kangaroo jumping around impatiently. But we’re definitely glad that all of them managed to lick their bowls clean. So we’re guessing it’s yummy. Now it’s time to figure out more menu options for the daycare fur kids.

Home Sweet Home

After dinner, we prepared Kelly and Ruffles to be ready to head home. A long car journey back to the west and Ruffles seemed to be enjoying his ride by sitting on top of our car’s armrest. It gave him a nice view during the car ride and in our opinion, his balancing skill is superb.

Our Thoughts for the day

The day was memorable and which we’ve decided to make some changes to the excursion. It’s a hassle to be holding on to that many leashes and the way we hold it apparently is dangerous for us. And so, we went online in search of how to walk multiple dogs and we’ve decided to invest in a new leash that will help us walk multiple dogs safely. Now we can’t wait for the new leash arrival and give it a try.

We’re glad to have this opportunity to learn and change the way we do things in order to have some safety measures in place not only for us but for the fur kids as well.

Looking forwards to the next grooming daycare.