Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cotton is terribly sick and I am sad :-(

I was never a pet lover, I find it so awfully tiring taking care of animals, they cannot communicate clearly so having them around requires extra patience and devotion to fully understand their needs but when I relocated here in Manila, I found out my sister has several cats!!And to my horror they would sleep beside us during night time goshhhh!

I tried pushing them away from me during the first few nights but they would simply not go and would curl beside me instead and sleep soundly, later I learned to accept the reality hehehe! And began to love them and take care of them when my sister is out.

Then two of the cats gave birth last August 2013, four of them had survived. As I watched them grew into cute kitties, I began to love them and find them amusing. I got to feed them everyday. One day, I noticed the swelling of the eyes of the two kittens, my sister told me to just let it pass because the other cats had the same condition when they were growing up, but I was so restless especially when the inflamed eyes worsened.

Asi and Cotton!

 Asi is sneezing hard but she's very active and playful 
while Cotton has swollen eyes but will occasionally join the fun :-)

Cotton's eyes are badly inflamed due to cough and sinusitis and I have all the patience to wipe his watery eyes with eyemo drops. We would boil water also and let him breath with it as if someone has an asthma and needs a nibulizer

I thought the kittens had sore eyes, I tried buying remedies but pets pharmacy would not sell without a doctor's prescription. While observing the condition of the kittens, I'd searched for several home remedies and got tea bags. Tea is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation so I thought it's the best option to apply on their swollen eyes. I tenderly washed their eyes everyday and wiped with tea bags but to no avail, then one day one of the kittens died and the other one followed the next day, I was so sad and felt guilty.

Their sibling's eyes, we called Cotton, got infected the next day so I did not waste time, even with just a little money left in my pocket (due to my daily transportation expenses to work) I told my sister to bring Cotton to the veterinary clinic. My sister texted me later that the swollen of the eyes was due to the severe cough and sinusitis.

 Asi and Cotton's special food!

The three kinds of cat's foods I bought yesterday

 Food for adult cats


Cotton was given a respiratory syrup remedy and the doctor also told my sister to give ascorbic acid to boost the immune system. Another kitten, named Asi, got sick too, she is constantly sneezing but thank God her eyes were not infected.

Yesterday when my sister was out, I administered the giving of the syrup and vitamins, it was so difficult because the kittens struggled and scratched my hands, I used serene and aimed it on the side of the mouth. I also bought them special foods rich in proteins and antioxidants to speed up their recovery. 

Now, I find it very fulfilling and relieving watching them play in the house. It's my soothing relief from the stressful day commuting from the house to the workplace and vice versa. I always look forward to come home on weekends so that I can play with them. I often check their condition even when I am at work!

It felt like something had lifted in my chest, looked like a different level of fulfillment hugged my heart. Every time I see them run in the house, I could feel some degree of satisfaction. I am so happy having them around and truly enjoyed feeding them.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

I love the energy in Metro Manila!

If there's one thing people in the province detested about Metro Manila it's the city's fast-paced life, the noisy crowd, the pollution, the dust and the traffic added to this disenchantment, most of these people I encountered never dreamed to live in Manila, for them it's almost like hell, I shared the same sentiments too, but, oh well, circumstances intervened and decided to change my views haha!

At the Global City, Taguig

After years of living in Davao City alone with no life-changing event happened I decided to try my luck in the metropolis, most people in my surroundings felt I was a bit mad for making this decision exchanging comfort and serenity in Davao for a morbid and messy life in Metro Manila, but I did not mind I know I will be facing a new challenge, a risky existence but I am ready for it and determined to make beautiful things happen in my life. I figured, I only live once and my life will be totally wasted if I would not try anything, even if I will fail and would not get what I want, I would not regret it at least I'd tried. 
At the mini-rainforest of Greenbelt Makati

Life in the Metro is far from Davao. Everyone is busy. Everybody is on the rush. Life is faster here and all public transportations are packed with hurrying passengers even in the morning! Since working here, I have no enough sleep because I need to wake up at 4:30 in the morning to prepare and leave the house at 5:30, ride three times to be at work at 8:00! Though right now I am looking for an affordable room for rent near the workplace, hope to find one before weariness consumes my energy :-)

Everything is challenging I should say. But I didn't look it that way. I appreciated the other side of it. In fact I love it here. The energy, the vibes. The fun.

Totally different lifestyle but I am slowly learning the rope of survival here. It's a bit feisty and competent and I love the energy it exudes because it inspires me more to dream big things in life. Metro Manila is one big risky place, you just got to love living here and appreciate the environment or else you will never survive. I've never been so outgoing in my life but now I want to change my lifestyle, I want to experience the beauty of life in a fast-paced environment.