Sunday, February 19, 2017

Meeting the Neighbors

We have been meeting the neighbors, although it was mum that saw him peeking through the windows.  I was under my duvet.

Mum got to meet our upstairs neighbour last night.  He said he loved cats and British Blues like me are his favorite, so we like him already.

The girls finished all the cleaning today and everything is moved but not unpacked yet.  So the girls relaxed for a while this afternoon then mum took miss Belle out for dinner which was yummy.   A walk to the supermarket and then they walked up the hill home which wasn't as bad as mum thought it would be.  Go mum!

Me - well I educated miss Belle in how much solids can come out of one cat, in the dirt box.  She was quite surprised.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Progress Caturday

So there was only one hour of howling last night, which was better than the two weeks last time we moved.  I slept with mum for a while last night and then moved to the other side of the bed.

Mum and Miss Belle had a great sleep as they were tired after a big day.  Today we went a car load to the cancer charity shop, another to the dump and did half the flat cleaning.  There are a few bags we need to bring into the house and unpacking still.

So I have been brave and came out to look out to my garden which looks good.  Mum says I can't go out yet but soon.  I have drunk my water, eaten my biscuits and used the dirt box.  So mum is pleased with me.

Hope you are all having a lovely Caturday at your place.

Friday, February 17, 2017

New House

What a day my friends.  Mums lovely niece arrived at midnight and the girls didn't get to bed til after one am.  They got up at 7am so not much sleep.   I was tucked up at the cat hotel.

The movers arrived dead on 08.30am, at the same time as it started raining.  The chaps were quick though, 1 hrs loading and 1 unloading which was awesome.   Mum and Miss Belle unpacked a bit the rest of the day.  They made the beds and set up the TV- the important things.

They then went to the supermarket and then came and got me.  I was a bit frantic when I arrived and sat under the bed and howled for an hour.  I then went round the house exploring.   I have found the dirt box and my biscuits and water.

So we will share some more photos in the days ahead as we explore our new house.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Packing Poppy

Hi everyone thank you for the moving wishes.  Mum took these photos of me helping her by checking out the boxes.  Mum still has lots to do and the movers will be here in the morning. 

Mum managed to grab me in the garden so now I have been held hostage at the cattery.  It is only for one night as mum wants to get partially unpacked before she picks me up.  Miss Belle will be down to help and we have our fingers crossed that the forecast rain holds off.

So last night at this house for mum.

See you at our new house!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Mum is packing while she watches the antiques roadshow.   Multi tasking at its best.

She says that tonight will be the last night in our house as I have to go to the cattery hotel tomorrow night.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


Mum is so busy - so much to do!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2017


Well it really rained this morning in the city.  There were men employed to come and get the washing machine which is going to stay at a friend's house.  Mum had also cleared the cupboards out, and had some bags of stuff for the charity shop. V they said they would be here at 9am, but still not here at 11.30am.  At midday the real estate agent bought a couple round.  Mum sat outside as the rain finally cleared.

Finally at 1.30pm they arrived.  Mum wished she took a photo of the guy carrying the washing machine down 3 flights of stairs on his shoulder. They only took 10 minutes to load up so mum is pleased to have more space.

She went for a walk, as she had been inside all weekend.  Now dinner is cooking and packing is going ahead.

What a week!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Have you seen NZ on the news over the weekend?  Sadly over 500 pilot whales had stranded themselves at an area at the top of the South Island called Farewell Spit.   It is a shallow Bay, and once up on the sand they have to wait until high tide to try and re float them.  Hundreds died this weekend and the saddest part was that many of them had to be humanely euthanized, as the calls if the dying whales was drawing more of them to the beach, where they would be also stranded.  Heart breaking stuff.

No one knows why this happens and why so many have done this.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Today is the last Caturday at this house.  Mum had a big busy day with 13 hours at work.  Now just an hour or two to rest and then to bed before she is back tomorrow. Then home tomorrow to sort out more stuff.

Me - well I chilled out and relaxed while mum worked.   Hope you all had a lovely Caturday.

Friday, February 10, 2017


Mum has to work this weekend as well as trying to get some packing done.  As usual there is a bit of procrastinating occurring.   That always seems to be her mo.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Packing Bag

Mum gave in last night and let me have my own packing bag.  I have been it for most of the past 24 hours.I am so lucky.p

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Spot Stealer

As soon as mum deserts her spot I dive in.  I have been very smoochy lately, and haven'the been too freaked out too much by mums puttering round.  She got home early today and made 4 calls sorting out moving stuff.  It is hard for her trying to pack and still leave the place tidy for the real estate showings.

PS  - we got asked about my name.  Mums previous cat Puss had a nickname of Poppy Princess, and mum liked the name so she knew as soon as I met her that my name would be Poppy.s

Monday, February 6, 2017


Today was a day off for us so mum had a little sleep in with me today.  She then had to go to the new place to sign some papers and pick up the keys.   She took her tape measure to to figure out where everything will go.   It might be a tight fit in the living room as it is a bit smaller than our current one.  Which will be nice and cozy for us two.

Sunday, February 5, 2017


Ahhhh the sun was shining this afternoon, and mum saw that the poppies were blooming and looking their very best.

Mum and I have had the weekend chilling which has been very relaxing and we have enjoyed having two nice days in a row.  Mum even got brave and put on her shorts this afternoon.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Missing My Meadow Caturday

The gardener has been round and mowed down the meadow.  Oh noes!!!

We had a nice day.  Mum let herself have a nice day out with a bestie.   Then she came home to do a few chores.  Me - well I chilled.

Hope you get to have a lovely Caturday.

Friday, February 3, 2017


There were some pretty clouds tonight while mum was putting out the washing.  Last night she slept poorly, so is looking forward to bed tonight.

She wonders if cats ever get a bad nights sleep? Is that even possible?

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rain Again

Not much outdoor time today, it has been pouring, windy and cold and we are all getting a bit tired of it at the moment. Mum says it has been a rough summer with more horrible days than nice ones.

Mum is digging at the depths of the wardrobesteps.   She is not sure if she will ever get out from under the piles of stuff.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Digs

These are photos of the new place - another old place and a downstairs half of a house so more new noises to get used to.

We were asked about the new landlord.   Well our current landlady is keen to have the house listed by the 23rd of Feb.   Yhen if it sells you are given 42 days notice if you have to leave.  Mum has two holidays booked in March and lots of weeks working between then and now.

The house might sell to a new landlord or to someone who would move in themselves or it might not sell, although the housing market is going crazy at the moment.  Mum had just thought she should begin the process and did not expect to find somewhere on Sunday.   She is nervous that she has made a good decision.   At the moment though she wanted to the best thing for us, so that we could stay together.

So fingers crossed it will also work out for us.  She has booked movers so doesn't have too much else to organise.