I'm a semi-retired Australian expat living in Malaysia with my husband; who is a helicopter pilot and travels a great deal. We have spent the last 3.5 years supervising the building of our villa on Langkawi and we finally moved in November 2012. As with any new building, there is much work to do to soften the landscape with lush tropical plants and make this our home.
Our children both live and work in Australia still but our fur-kids came with us. Ruban our standard long-haired Dachshund, is very much part of the family and, once he has met you, he will welcome you into our home.
Ruban is going blind so he'll always bark when he sees someone but, being a true hound, once he knows your smell you will always be welcomed home. He is intelligent and knows exactly how to communicate and manipulate me into giving him his daily bone earlier than he should get it.
Ruban adds a great degree of security to both myself and the villa. As a hound, his keen nose will pick up the tiniest waft of a strange smell and he has already stopped monkeys from entering the property several times.
Kitty and Ginger are typical Malaysian cats. I have never come across cats that crave human company like these 2 do. Both arrived unexpectedly and took up residence like only a cat can do