Li Lian

Today is Thursday June 20, 2019
  • Vet Consultation Fee a Rip-off

    Our darling Tango Boy decided to break free*, dash out of the house, and within the first few minutes of his escape, gets in to a fight.

    Tango Boy vs. Yappy Ugly Medium Sized Dog.**

    Owner of Yappy Ugly Dog comes to Yappy Ugly Dog’s rescue with his golf club. Yes, a GOLF CLUB!

    And he hits Tango Boy TWICE! with the GOLF CLUB! TWICE! The bloody moron!

    Boo Boo Kow was the first at the scene of near-murder. Bloody moron was caught red-handed with golf club in his hands. Kakak was just behind Boo Boo Kow. Tango was stunned, motionless from shock and bleeding.***

    With kakak and Boo Boo Kow, Tango Boy limps home all the way. His leg, wounded, bleeding.

    And when I got home – Tango comes greet me. Smiley face, wagging tail as if nothing were wrong. He didn’t even appear to be limping. But later that evening, he started limping again.

    Next morning, a Sunday, I took him to an animal hospital. The only one I knew that would be open on Sunday.

    The receptionist was brilliant! So polite and so friendly. During this time, Tango Boy was most happy with all the attention, having a day out, and seeing new friends. And we wait for 20 minutes before it was Tango’s turn to see the vet. I tell the vet what had happened to Tango.

    He looks at Tango. Makes Tango walk around in his office. Which, by the way is a 8 feet by 8 feet room, with a desk – so there really was a lot of walking that Tango could do – NOT! This takes all of 5 seconds of total observation. He then turns to me and says – “Sundays are really too busy for me to do x-rays even though I think your dog needs to have an x-ray. Getting an x-ray for a dog is not a matter of walking in and out. I’ll have to sedate him first – didn’t you know that?”. “Of course I didn’t know that! It’s not something I make a habit of!”, I say to him. “And, NO! I am not leaving him here so that you can only sedate him TOMORROW, at YOUR convenience, to x-ray him”. Then he says to me, “Ok then. You can come back tomorrow at 9am. But today, I will have to charge you for consultation.”

    And the bill came to RM50.00. For 2 minutes of his time, to look at Tango walk around his office. He didn’t even feel Tango’s leg. He didn’t even LOOK! at Tango’s leg. All he did was look at Tango take 5 steps! And tell me to come back tomorrow. And he charged me RM50.00! I wish he had been more professional. The fee wasn’t an issue. It was his nonchalant attitude that infuriated me! Is that how a vet conducts an examination for a dog that had been clobbered by a golf club? I would think not. He didn’t even look like he liked animals to begin with. A vet? BAH! The finest quality of veterinary services as they claim – they certainly are not! Except for the receptionist.

    This Animal Hospital is called – The Animal Medical Centre and is located on Jalan Tun Razak.

    Would I recommend it? Not unless it were a Sunday. Or in the middle of the night. Because they have a 24-hr emergency number. But I haven’t tried calling them at midnight, so I can’t be sure.

    And how is Tango? He still has a limp. I keep telling him not to get up. Sis took him to our usual vet in D’sara Heights this morning. He just needs to rest his leg. Preferably on cage-arrest. No sedation for x-ray required. And Tango is still smiling, and wagging his tail – as always.

    *Tango is always leashed, but he is a very strong dog, and broke the leash.
    ** Yappy Ugly Dog is the one that started the fight for sure! He’s a psychotic dog that chases cars and anyone who walks by. God knows why his owner allows him out of the house.
    *** I felt like my heart had been ripped out, and stomped on a few times, then thrown off a 100-storey building when kakak recounted the incident to me. And when I told sis the story, she went hysterical, more so since she was away and could not see Tango.

  • Dinner Conversation – On Placing Bets

    Me: His name is MAD.
    Mum: Who would name their dog MAD?!
    Me: Aunty J names her dog MAD. Maybe it’s Med or Mac.
    Sis: It’s Med.
    Me: Lets place our bets then. I bet 50 cents.
    Mum: I’ll bet 50 cents too. His name is Mac.
    Me: Mum, you have to bet RM50.00.
    Sis: Ok. I am sending a text message to confirm the answer. And my bet is, his name is Med. And I bet RM5.00.

    While waiting for the results…

    Mum: So what happens if I win? You have to pay me RM50.00?
    Me: If you win the bet, you get the money from the ‘pool’. Your RM50.00, my 50 cents, and Karen Kow’s RM5.00. Total = RM55.50.
    Mum: Then what if you win the bet?
    Me: If either Karen Kow or me win the bet – then we get the total sum from the ‘pool’. RM55.50.
    Mum: What if none of us are correct?
    Me: Then we divide the total in the ‘pool’ amongst the 3 of us, but of course!

    Simultaneously; Karen Kow snorts. Mum chokes on her food. And I almost laugh myself in to a heart attack.

    I love setting the rules!

    And the winner? Karen Kow. The dog’s name is MED.

  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

    I am humming that – or rather, the tune is playing in my head.

    Not that it snows in Malaysia…

    But I’d still like to enjoy SOME form of swirling flakes. So, where else, but here? Isn’t this so cool? My website is snowing!

    See here (Jax’s website) on how to create snow.

    Christmas song that is now in my head… “I’m dreaming of a green, Christmas…”

  • It’s All About The D’oh-nuts!

    I am the luckiest girl! Doughnuts – home delivery. No need for queing up. (Go see here, my past attempts at even getting remotely close to the doughnuts.)

    Brownie points awarded to V = 10 thousand.

    Doughnut Gastronomy Ratings:
    Shape & Looks = Round
    Taste = 4 Stars
    Texture = 5 Stars
    Overall Rating = 4.5/5

    It transcends mere food appeal.

    Miscellaneous ratings:
    Thoughtfulness Rating = A+
    Sweetheart Rating = A+++
    Dizzy from Happiness Rating (Mine) = A++
    Dizzy from Happiness Rating (Karen Kow) = A+++++ ; go see here for Karen Kow’s comments.
    Dizzy from Eating THREE! Dougnuts Rating = A+
    Overall Rating = A+++

  • Where Is Christmas?

    Hmmm… I was at Midvalley Megamall yesterday – NO! Christmas tree yet. Then I went to The Gardens (with Robinsons and Isetan) – NO! Christmas decorations yet either. NO! Christmas songs playing yet either.

    Aren’t they all leaving it a bit late? It’s already Mid-November! Christmas is just 40 days away. HELLO!!!

    ‘Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus lane!’ – NOT!

    I’m just ranting…

    And Christmas IS! a BIG DEAL!