She's a huge lover of cats, and over the years has been heavily involved with the Cat Welfare Society in Singapore.
Christina wanted to honor two very special cats from her life who have passed on, by naming the floofy tabbies after them. Here's a little bit from Christina's email explaining who these kitties were, and what they meant to her.
My love affair with cats started in 2000 with 2 kitties which I named Tigger and Biscuit. They had been found at a construction site and were flea ridden, with ears chock full of mites and suffering from anemia and diarrhea when I got them. The vet said that they would probably not survive, but my husband and I thought we would give it a go nonetheless. Despite 24-hour care, Biscuit died 10 days later and it broke my heart. The good news is that Tigger survived his rough start and is still with me. He's now a big floofy cat
Here's are tiny Tigger (left) and Biscuit (right).
And a grown up Tigger today.
In honor of Biscuit, our floofly little tabby with the bright white eye liner and gloves, will be named Biscuit (you can call her "Bikky" too). She likes to lay on her back and make "air biscuits" when you rub her tummy, so it suits her perfectly!
Christina continues to write....
My 3rd kittie, Ve Ching, has also passed on. He was found at a playground and given to me at around 6 weeks. At 7 years old, he died from pancreatitis. He was the most loving and playful cat and is greatly missed. As such, I would like to name the other kitten Ve Ching.
Here's beautiful Ve Ching....
And here's our beautiful Tabby, who is now officially named Ve Ching.
Thanks, Christina, for caring so much for kitties, and giving so much to an organization so far from home (but still close to your heart). Christina's touching story of saving, loving, and losing, is something that many of us have experienced.
Sometimes lives that are briefest, touch us deepest. I love that the spirit of Biscuit and Ve Ching will live on in our floofy tabby girls. And I love that their names will always remind me of how large and loving this community is.
Thank you again, Christina.