Saturday, February 28, 2009

See you later in the year


This weekend a big large cloud full of rain has descended on New Zealand, just in time for today - the last official day of summer. Who could believe that last weekend we had temperatures of 33degree C (91.5 degree F )?

Mum and Budley went for a walk and bike ride along the coast in Napier, and were lucky enough to catch the air show the Air Force put on over the harbour.


It was amazing to be just under the planes, with their great aerial displays.
On the way home, a vintage steam engine arrived, with its load of art deco visitors who had been on a day trip.
We will miss you summer, but we know that so many of our friends have shivered through their winter, deep in snow and grey skies. Please go and warm them up, then hurry back to us.
Luv
Mum and Poppy Q

Friday, February 27, 2009

What will I do?


What will I do all weekend? Scratch or sleep?



And yes, my mum has let me scratch my scratching pad up on the bed. Only when the visitors aren't here.
Have a lovely weekend everybuddy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Checking out all them weeds


Mmmmm mum, I think the weeds are taking over again. Whats that about rain forecast all weekend? You have a raincoat don't you?

After lots of rainy days, then a few short sunny periods, the weeds have again taken over the garden. So me and Poppy Popsicle will be out and try to pull some of the green monsters out over Saturday and Sunday. We will let you know how it goes.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Furcation


Instead of being able to go away with my mum, I got taken to the cattery - my very own cat hotel. The ladies there are nice, except before you get taken to your room they weight you, check your teefies and inspect your furs. I tell you mum, if that happened to you, you might never go away again!

Then they only feeds you twice a day, checks out that you poops correctly (appartently some of my holiday buddies don't know it belongs in the litter box), watch you to see you get along with the neighbours and then fills in your report card.

My comment says "Poppy was a sweetheart as usual". Awww I love you cat hotel ladies.

Bestest thing was to come home and spend all night tucked up with my mum on our bed.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Where We Went


I got booked into the local kitty hotel, while my mum got to travel to Napier to stay with Bud and Belle. It is Art Deco weekend in the city, with lots on. In 1931 most of the city was destroyed in a large earthquake, and most of the city centre was rebuilt in an Art Deco style. Loads of visitors descend on the city, with their vintage cars and great costumes.

On Friday night, we went uptown to look at all of the cars and costumes.


We found this great engine.............................

...............with this little fella who was sitting in the back seat, enjoying scratches from all of the visitors.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Furcation


I have to go where? In this rain? What do you mean it is just a little cyclone?
Mum and I are off on furcation for a couple of days, apparently I am not allowed to go with her, and I will be staying at local luxary accomodations.

We will tell you all about it in a couple of days.

Have a great weekend everybuddy!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Plans


You're going where?


You're going when?
That's ok, I'll just pop in here and come with you.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Does it look like me?


We have mentioned the fabulous Kay, an ETSY seller extraordinaire before. She makes these awesome custom made felt sculptures of your furry friends. We think she has the most beautiful eye for detail, and is the best of all the sellers making cats and dogs.

Unfortunately they cost more than we can afford, however if you go here : http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6212315, she has a paper store where she sells cards with photos of her fabulous creations. There are lots of woofies on there, and not many pussy cats, but that's ok, cause they are pretty cute.

But not as cute, as the one that looks like me.

Oh someone asked if I was a Russian Blue. Sorry, my breed is a British Shorthair (sometimes called British Blue). My super friend Misha is a Russian Blue cat, and we both lives in New Zealand!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday



Oops mum, you didn't look when you took this picture did you?

Mum had a good night, she went to see Billy Connolly, live on stage. She loves Billy, and says her mouth is sore from laughing so much.

We hope you all had something to smile about today, no matter how small.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Valentines weekend


On Saturday, Valentines day, mum had a busy day. She was on-call for the hospital all weekend, had a hairdressers appointment, met some friends for lunch and went for a walk. Then her brother big uncle, his friend uncle rexie and nephew budly dudley came for a visit. They went to a local restaurant 'The Green Parrot', where the boys had steaks as big as their heads. I don't et steak, so I wasn't jealous.

All and all it was a good valentines day. And because I had been a good kitty, mum have me a scratching pad with catnip as a present. Yippeee - I LOVES IT.

Have a good week everybuddy.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Award Season


This award came from my new friends in Denmark - Cliff and Olivia . Thanks so much, I am so lucky. It is called the proximity award and it says:


This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

You should/could give it to eight more - or just enjoy it.

I would love to give this award to:
Jerusalem Jones , Furry Bambinos , Fui and Suey , Misha and Purrchance to Dream .

I am going to give this award to:
Angus , Curlz and Swirlz , Twogreyhoundtown , Kiddo , Jimmy Joe
Another new friend Mason Dixie at http://whosaysdogsdontblog.blogspot.com/ gave me this award. Thanks Mason Dixie - I have enjoyed meeting you.

"When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to said person so everyone knows he or she is real. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with “Honest Weblog”. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on!"

Ten things about me:

  1. The thing I like about visitors is their smelly shoes, the smellier the better.
  2. I just about passed out sniffing my nephews shoes.
  3. I am scared of my big uncle.
  4. I wait until visitors at my house are asleep, then I go and stare at them sleeping.
  5. I don't like people food, but please let me have a sniff just to see what it is.
  6. I have lost another collar, this one lasted 5 weeks.
  7. I LOVE my new scratch pad.
  8. I have never had an accident inside.
  9. Mum thinks I prefer to do my business in the neighbours gardens.
  10. Please let me drink my water out of your glass, please!!




I got this fabulous award from my friends Boy and from Eric & Flynn . Thank you friends, I am lucky to have friends like you.

I would like to give this to my friends;
Smudge & Zoe , Kodak, Winton & 3Perf , Laila and Minchie , Chilli and Siena and Cheyenne Millie .

Sorry mum hasn't had time to let you all know about your awards, as she has had to rush off to work.

Have a great week everybuddy.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day


Happy Valentines Day!

We hope you get to share it with someone you love, bean or furry friend or family.

Big smooches to you all.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Night Movie Night

video

Friday night at the movies - what is in the bag Poppy?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Look Away


When I don't want my photo taken, I tend to this, so the paparazzi go away.

I have been very spoilt this week, and been given four awards by my furriends. I wanted to let you know I will post about them, mum and I have had a busy week, and we will make time at the weekend to thank each and every one of you.

So, in the meantime, keep the paparazzi on their toes, and keep them guessing.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Shock


We are still in shock, about the enormous fires in Victoria, Australia where so many people have been killed. Did you know that the firestaff in Australia, think that many of the fires were started by arsonists?

We have gone to the red cross website :
http://www.redcross.org.nz/cms_display.php?st=1&sn=13&pg=4202
where we made a small donation, to help out. We wish we could send the rain over that we have been having, as we know that would help.

Did you know that at the top of Australia, they are having too much rain? My good friends Fui and Suey have had 23 solid days of rain, and they are tired of it.

We hear that many of our friends have been having too much snow too!! Boy, we told you the weather gods were confused (they are confused because the Easter eggs and hot cross buns are out in the shops in January).

Anyways, we hope everybuddy is safe, that their friends and family are safe too, and you all have a nice warm dry bed to sleep in.

Smooches.

Just to make us happy today, we wanted to send big birthday wishes to our special friend Sweet Daisy, who is an cat blogging superstar. We hope you have a great day Miss D, and get lots of treats. We are sending you big hugs from NZ.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday Smiles






We could do with a few smiles this Monday. We hope you has a great week everybuddy.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Today


Today was even hotter than yesterday, but not as hot as it has been in most of Australia. In Victoria, at least 84 people have died in terrible fires. We did get a taste of the heatwave over the past two days, but the clouds are back tonight. We hope they get some rain where they need it in the south, and some sun where they need it in the north (there has been flooding in other areas in Oz).


Have a good week everybuddy.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

What to do when you is hot


Very Important Instructions
When the temperature if very hot, you must lie on your back with your arms and legs open wide to let the air circulate. This is best performed, on a cold floor, cold concrete or in a cool bath.

Repeat as necessary.

NB
For those of you in a cold climate, you may need to refer back to this post in the months ahead.

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Oh someone asked what movie mum saw yesterday. She went and saw Slumdog Millionaire, and she enjoyed it lots. Also it was nice to get out of the heat and sit in the movie theatre.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Miss you Miss Belle


When the Belle was here, I slept on the end of the bed on my grey blanket. Can you see me?


Belle likes to read. Like her mum, aunty and Gdad.

Did mum pull some weeds today? Just a couple.
Did she do the washing? A couple of loads.
Did she tidy up? Just moved some stuff around.
Did she go to the movies? Yup.
Did she finish reading her book? Yup.
Did she sleep in? Yup.
Did she relax? Yup.

Life is good.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

How many days?


You have how many days off now mum? Three - wow, I bet we have some adventures. What do you mean the washing machine, weeds, tidying up? The only job I like, is making the bed!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fancy


In this fancy shop, in this fancy little town, there was a fancy french bed in the middle of the shop. On top of the fancy quilts, that cost a fancy price, was the lovely meezer cat that comes to work every day with her beans. We hope she gets paid well.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Rawwwwwwwwwwwwww


This is the little cupboard that mum stores all of my foods in. When I is hungry, I says Rawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww at her to let her know I wants jellimeat (fancy feast). Usually I am allowed one for my dinner, and I have biscuits for breakfast and snacks.

Life is good.

Monday, February 2, 2009

New Friend

This week I met a new friend Cheyenne Millie, who has a blog at: http://mmc-millieshouse.blogspot.com/ . I think they have had some visitors, but they may have been shy, and I have been the only cat to leave a comment. I know you all like to make other cats feel welcome, so please drop in and say hello if you have a minute.

Have a great week everybuddy.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

When I went away


Last time we went away on our holidays, mum made sure I did not escape my PTU. She did this by planting the door end next to the wall, and plonking her holiday bag on top!! Thus, I could not flip the PTU over and push my way out of the door.

Mum was also impressed that her packing was so light, as normally for a three day holiday, her bag is HUGE. She is determined to travel lighter than she has done in the past.