Freckles The Tortie is 4 Months!!!

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Freckles @ 14 weeks.

TIME FLIES. Freckles the lil’ girl is coming 4 months in two weeks time. In terms of cat years, I think she is nearing puberty?!! Though still very much a sweetheart, Freckles is becoming increasingly defiant (PMS!!). Sometimes after a scolding, she deliberately commits the wrongdoing AGAIN + shoots us a glare. :/ :/ :/

As a female teen, Freckles is learning to appreciate the finer things in life such as…smelling flowers.

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LOVE FLOWERS. SNIFFFF.

Thankfully Freckles is not at the boy crazy/raging hormones stage yet. Heard that female cats give out LOUD SHRILL PERSISTENT wails when they are “in the heat” which can last all night long. Sorry Freckles, but we have decided to sterilize you. It’s for your own good really, please understand your parents’ heart.

Freckles recently went for her second vaccination, exactly one month after her first. Her third and last vaccination + rabies jab is due end of September, after which we can proceed to spay her.

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Freckles’ health booklet. 2 vaccinations down, 1 more to go!

According to Dr. Osye, Freckles’ weight has increased from 1.2 kg to 1.8 kg in just one month (no wonder my hands are getting sore after holding her for a couple of minutes!). She’s growing too fast. 😦

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Poor Freckles running a fever after her second vaccination.

Before heading to the vet, Agent D and I put her in the bubble bath and gave her a good scrub. (She’s not allowed to touch water for a week after getting vaccinated.)

Freckles is reacting much better to water now. Two months back when we first bathed her, man was it a nightmare. She would – CLAW. CRY. SCREAM. BITE. CLAW. CRY. SCREAM. BITE – up to the very moment she got out of the bathtub.

Recently, I lugged back 2 new toys for Freckles all the way from Singapore — a cat tree house and a cat bed. BOY WERE THEY HEAVVVVY!! Because of them, I had to pay for 20 kg check-in luggage space on Jetstar.

I’m so glad she’s lovin’ her new toys. Makes all the effort and $$$ worth it. Here’s Freckles enjoying her new tree house.

 And here’s Freckles in her new crib. She loves to laze in it and watch the world go by.

Like all growing teenagers, Freckles has been napping a whole lot less compared to when she was a baby kitten. Missing the times where she napped on my lap for hours. 😦

I love taking photos of her asleep. That’s the only time when she is an absolute angel (VS absolute tyrant when awake).

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SO FLEXIBLE.

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AWWWW.

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Little manja just waking up from a short nap in my arms.

Dear Freckles, I hope you continue to eat and grow well + transform into a beautiful lady. I don’t think boys are going to like your hyperactivity much (correct me if I’m wrong).

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BEEG slurpy kiss for momma.

Till the next update! x

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Good Vet in Jakarta for Canines and Felines: My Vets

A few days back, I brought Freckles for her first vaccination at My Vets clinic. This was her second visit to the vet within a month; her first visit was the day we got her, where she was dewormed.

She was too small at that time and wasn’t fit to be vaccinated. Since then, Freckles has gained close to 500g – weighing in at 1.2kg now. She’s growing too fast for my liking. I want my little cantik to stay tiny longer. 😦 😦 😦

From the moment I put her into her pet taxi, Freckles the smartie pants seemed to know what was coming. She CRIED and SHIVERED and WHINED non-stop in the car on the way to the vet. Think about being stuck with a whiny kitten in bad Jakarta macet traffic – not very fun at all. :/

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A very displeased Freckles. Aww look at that face!

The vets at My Vets clinic speak good English which was helpful for me (can’t count on my substandard Bahasa Indonesian). Dr. Osye, the first vet Freckles saw was not around, so we ended up seeing another vet. Both were equally reassuring and I felt comfortable with them.

I asked the vet to help me trim Freckles’ nails and she happily obliged without charging me extra. Freckles was not happy at having her nails trimmed and screamed at the top of her lungs (I’ve never heard her scream so loud before). Such a small feisty kitty!

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Barring all her teeth: cut my nails if you dare!

She wriggled with all her might and the vet had no choice but to call in another person to help pin Freckles down for her vaccination.

1 vet + 2 big men holding down a tiny 11-weeks-old kitten was quite a funny sight.

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Ouch.

Her next vaccination will be in one month’s time. Crossing my fingers she’ll be better adjusted then.

In case you were wondering, the total bill came up to IDR 225K (inclusive of consultation, cutting of nails, and vaccination). Very reasonable indeed! 🙂

My Vets
Jalan Kemang Selatan 8 No. 7A
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Phone no:  +62 21 7668241

PS: My Vets at Kemang has two separate clinics side by side each other – one for canines and one for felines.


I’m currently back in Singapore and have been busy running around trying to settle the renovation for the new apartment, catching up with friends, running errands, etc.

IT IS SO GOOD TO BE BACK! (though I’m missing Agent D a tiny weeny bit)

Will update on my days in sunny (actually rainy these days) Singapore soon! ❤