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How Much Meowing Is Too Much?

Meowww meowww meowwwww On a daily basis, I hear this intermittently meowing sound few floors below from our unit … We live in a condo building with Pet Restriction policy. Or, is there (really) one? In Thailand, many condominium buildings have a “No Pets Allowed” policy, but (perhaps) not strictly enforced. Just like the one we live in: no pets, but tenants were seen sneaking their pet in our condo building. I wouldn’t be surprised if our condo Juristic Person and staff have encountered these sneaky tenants, but turned a blind eye and just allow pets into our condo. This is Thailand after all: rules everywhere but mostly ignored and few are ever enforced.

A resident cat in a No Pets Allowed condo .. how ironic
Make way for the resident cat
Make way for the resident cat, people
Taking her cat nap in the middle of the walkway
Taking her cat nap in the middle of the walkway, like a boss

What baffles me most though is the existence of a resident cat, living in our condo building premises .. but mind you, just within the compound; not inside the building.

Saying hello to her friends
Saying hello to her friends

The cat is really popular ..

Food bowl #1
Food bowl #2
Food bowl #e3

She even has her own food bowl. Not 1. Not 2. But 3. Yes, oh yes … 3 food bowls for our resident-cat-in-a-no-pets-allowed condo.

No pets allowed, so it says
.. but no problem, cat feeding is allowed .. huh?!

There was even a notice put up with regards to cat feeding. So, is this a “no pets allowed” condo, or not?

While I am not exactly a pet person or even an animal person, I do empathize with pet owners to a certain extent … I guess, so long they keep their pets clean and not being a nuisance to others. A little bit of meowing is still alright. But, there was one incident whereby a couple put their dog on a swimming kickboard, and yes … in the swimming pool. Every dog sheds hair: I don’t want to get dog hair in my mouth when I swim! Not cool, man, not cool.

But well .. in Thailand, sometimes … Que sera, sera. Whatever will be, will be .. In KL, I live with my neighbour’s dog who barks intermittently every day, all day. In Bangkok, the cat rules with its meowing and wailing. You win some, you lose some ..



Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.

One thought on “How Much Meowing Is Too Much?

  • I´m a pet person but the thing with the dog in the pool…not cool at all!
    Look at the bright side! at least you are not allergic to them..

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