February 9th 2005 7:32 am
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Wen-dee was born at the Bedok Stadium, Singapore, sometime in early 2004.
She was the only surviving one from a litter of about five. The mother is one of about 5-6 cats that live on the stadium ground. The group is not shy and some are hissingly threatening. It was a feat to trap any one of them for sterilisation and release. Wen-dee was about the easiest to trap.
She was sterilised at the Clinic for Pets on 29th of July 2004.
The sudden change of personality from one of apparent aggressiveness prompted me to put her up at a foster-home to try for adoption.
Under the care of Phyllis, Wen-dee, although shy, not longer showed any sign of aggressiveness. With someone familiar such as Phyllis, she was a sweet adorable cat.
However the long wait for adoption didn't materialise and I decided to release her back on her home ground on 26th September 2004.
I went back to the stadium to check on her and she would come towards me in recognition. She seemed to keep herself apart from the rest of the community.
On the 1st of October, she followed me along the stadium's walkway for about 20metres and then she sat and meowed loudly after me. Passerby's looked and her and then askance at me as if I had dumped Wen-dee.
Her meow melted my heart and I drove there with my car, picked her up (I was surprised she didn't struggle to break free for the few metres I had to walk to place her into the carrier).
Back at the foster-home, Phyllis took her out from the carrier and Wen-dee calmly perched over her shoulder. She was home!
On the 17th of October 2004, during the first AVA Adoption Drive at Bishan Park, Wen-dee was adopted by a family from China.
However she was returned to the foster-home when the woman developed allergy.
On the 9th of January 2005, mutual love developed between Wen-dee and a Malay family with a maid. A follow-up visit showed that Wen-dee has adapted well in the new home and so far she has not been "returned".
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