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Of Birthdays, Dog Therapy, Something About That Trash Can and That Yacht Trip

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It has been a month since my birthday has come and gone. Please forgive this semi-retired blonde old man for his skiving ways. I have been hiding my laptop from mama and giving her those big round eyes to claim my innocence.

Old man just wanna have fun.

Mummy got annoyed and plastered a 'To-Do' list on my forehead.

Time to bring out my dusty laptop from hiding.

Maybe I should just chew the laptop and declare its demise.....


Everybody's Birthday Is Dumbo's Birthday... and Grandma's

24th September 2017

Birthdays come in pairs, or it seems with this Choo household. Life is either that coincidental or the humans are just pure lazy. Mummy says it is meaningful to have birthdays in pairs. No prizes for guessing, I am paired up with mummy on my imaginary birthday.


It has become a tradition that each birthday involves mahjong = Grandma's birthday. It is mummy's fault, really. She abhors meaningless restaurant dinners and rooted for chill out home celebrations which …

Death By Onions. ALMOST.

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Once upon a time, a few days ago, a tiny little young one stole a whole lot of onion rings off the table. Funny as it may sound, that little one got very sick and severely anaemic. I have always known about 'do not feed your pets onions' but have never encountered the consequence of onion toxicity... till now.

I have to admit that I do not make special effort in remembering the tiring list of foods to avoid feeding one's dog or cat. I roughly remember the list but not the blah blah details.

Onions contain an ingredient called thiosulphate which is toxic to cats and dogs. The ingestion of onions causes a condition called hemolytic anemia, which is characterized by damage to the red blood cells. - "Pets and Onions
The state of the puppy's anaemia took me by surprise. Its PCV (packed cells volume) was dangerously low at 10%. It was a case of "I knew onions are bad but not this bad!".

Like seriously?

Onions can be that lethal?

Yes.
Seriously.

I won&#…