Many Rafflesians would know of the sleek-looking cat with a glossy coat of grey and black fur lurking around the Y5-6 campus. He responds to the name Teddy and is most frequently spotted at the Crib, staring down the humans that pass him. Raffles Press follows our favourite feline friend around for a day to find out what an average day looks like through Teddy’s eyes.
Three humans have just entered my lair. They don’t seem to have any food on hand, so I lose all interest in them right away and go on the defensive. I growl at them to show them that it’s my territory. Honestly, if they don’t bring offerings, why bother visiting? I wonder what they’re doing sitting so close to me. Oh well, it doesn’t matter.
Argh, here I am trying to take a nap and those humans playing foosball are so noisy! Whatever, I guess that’s nothing new. I am certainly used to the ruckus. Not saying I like the noise though! Seriously, you’ve got to give a cat some peace and quiet once in a while!
I hear a loud sound from the lockers. Who’s there? What’s happening? Stay away! Oh, it’s just someone opening their locker. How boring.
The three humans keep staring at me… How strange! They are shoving black-coloured devices in my face and seem to be observing my every move. I shall turn away from them to continue sleeping in peace.
Yes! The foosball players have finished their game. Finally some peace and quiet for me! Wait, they’re walking over. They are probably going to apologise for the loud noises. Oh, they are scratching the back of my neck. That feels so good! Apology accepted guys! Oh no, where are you guys going? Give me a belly rub!
I am bored again. Looks like it’s time to explore. I jump up to the table where the three humans are sitting at. You should see how startled they were when I jumped up! Why are they still here? Stop staring at me! I get that I’m cute, but this is getting creepy!
I spot a mysterious plant on my walk! I sniff and paw at it to investigate its origin. Hmm, should I take a taste? Ooh, it tastes good! They’re a little hard to pull out though.
Ah, that was enough action for the day. I guess it’s time to head back and sleep again!
Dear humans, I guess this is where my narrative ends. I am too tired to write any further and it’s time for another nap. Sleeping is such fun, isn’t it? It’s my favourite pastime! I hope that this diary entry was interesting enough for you! Remember to give me a belly rub (and preferably some cat treats) the next time you see me!"A Day in the Life of Teddy (OH2020 Print Edition)",