Thursday, September 30, 2010
It has been raining non stop for two days here, so we are looking forward to the sunny skies forecast for the weekend. The other day I popped outside and was peeking through the window watching mum, and she got these shots. They always make her laugh, seeing my little face looking at her.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Daylight savings started here yesterday, a sure sign of the spring that is in the air. Mum was on call and didn't get much sleep over the weekend, so we will be off to bed early tonight. We are already enjoying the sunnier longer evenings together.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
More rug snuggling went on over the weekend, which mum is pleased with as she was worried that I wouldn't like it.
We had sunshines here in Wellington, so mum tried to get out into the fresh air and visited with friends. Hope you all had fun too.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Mum gave in and bought the new rug - remember ages ago, when she asked for your help choosing. Well in the end, she bought this one off Trade Me, which means she wasn't even sure if it would be ok.
She is not sure of the colour, and maybe should have got the smaller size, but the thing she is most pleased with is that I seem to like it lots.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Anyways these two sweeties are at the local SPCA, here in Newtown, Wellington, NZ. We know that many of you don't live close - but please meet:
Titaina - she has been in the spca since sept 2009. She is described as a sweet girl who is just a bit shy. She would like to be adopted out to a quieter home without young children. She doesn't mind other cats, as long as they are nice to her.
This is Sophie, and she has been at the SPCA since May. Doesn't she look like me!!!
She is described as being a beautiful affectionate girl, who is far too cuddly for her own good, and therefore needs to lose some weight (oh sister - surely we are twins!!). She needs an owner who isn't tempted to give her treats, and will help her lose some of her cuddliness.
We wish that every shelter kitty could find a person to love, and somewhere warm and sunny to sleep.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Since my ordeal, I have stayed at home and gone to bed early on my mums bed. Mum knows that I am not hurt, and I have been eating and drinking as normal. I just am a bit scairt of the next door. Mum says that is ok though, as she doesn't want me going back there and is happy that I stay closer to home.
Thanks for all of your kind words, we knew all of our friends would understand.
Smooches to you all.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Today, mum could not make this wordless, she has too much to say. Last night, I was running around, and mum was relaxing on the couch. She heard quite a commotion coming from next door and thought it was a cat screaming. By the time she got to the door, she saw a cat jump up against the glass door of the neighbours back door, then the door was quickly opened and a male laughed. Mum then saw a cat fly over the fence and round the front of our house, and the neighbour next door yelled out " you better keep better control of your cat"!!
Well mum was pretty sure it was me although it happened so fast , as she found me around the front of our house, and when I comed inside I was pretty quiet and just wanted to curl up on our bed. Don't worry she has checked me out, and I seem fine, and she thinks I wasn't kicked or injured, just shaken. So tonight I have stayed inside, and she is happy about that.
She is going to go and visit the neighbours and talk to them, but being teenage boys flatting together she gets the feeling that they will just laugh at her anyway. At the moment they are hiding from her with their lights out, but one night when they least expect it, she will visit them.
Mum is just angry and annoyed. If I was in the wrong place, and she doesn't want me in their house, then they are welcome to chase me out, but to be nice about it, and not be mean or cruel.
We are going to move out of our place sometime soon, and although mum was feeling sad about going, now she thinks it would be a good thing.
Thanks for listening!! We know all our friends understand how we feel.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Mum has been cleaning out the closets and getting rid of lots of stuff. Pillows and old clothes, some of which she is selling and some of it she is giving to the local charity stores. Luckily where we live has a few charity shops close by, so she doesn't have to lug the stuff far at all.
Spring is a great time for a clear out.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Today I helped mum do some chores, before she went out for the day. We had a big storm pass through, it has left about 17,000 homes without power tonight, we hope that everybuddy is safe and warm. We had a cool morning, a sun filled afternoon and then a chilly rainy evening. Down south a lot of snow, so we can't complain.
Mum says it might be good for us to make the bed early and go to bed with a book. Normally on Saturday night she doesn't make the bed til midnight, but it is 8.30am and her eyes are a bit scratchy, so off to bed we go.
Sweet dreams everybuddy.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Another sign of spring is the sunbeams streaming into our house. Of course our morning was full of rain, but there have been a couple of dry spots during the day. The morning rain kept mum in bed reading her book for ages, and I snoozed in the spare room.
Mum went to the hairdresser yesterday to get the grey taken out of her hairs. Her hairdresser is very sweet, and in demand, so mum had to book the next two appointments ahead of time, and now knows her hair will be good up until March 2011. Better start saving mum!!
It was a friends birthday last night, so she joined her friends for a nice relaxed dinner full of laughs. She had a tasty lamb, risotto dish that had a fabby rich sauce with it. Meringues with lemon curd and fresh fruit for pudding finished off the tasty meal. Tonight will be plain food eaten at home, but secretly mum thinks she enjoys home cooking more.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Mum had soooo much trouble with blogger loading my photo on Friday night, that it is now Saturday!!
The light men fixed the lights on Thursday, but by Friday night we were in the dark again, so she rang the council. Our council is good and somebody answers 24/7.
She had trouble at work today too, as there was a big power cut in the hospital which was a bit scary.
So she has all the lights on in the house tomorrow and better get us off to bed as she has to be up and at the hairdressers in the morning.
Have a great weekend everybuddy.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Last night we had no streetlights in our cul de sac, and in the street leading up to it, so it was very very dark outside. Mum couldn't even take the recycling out, as she was worried she would trip and fall down the steps, even with a torch.
She emailed the council, and they said they would talk to the lighting people, who came around within an hour. However she said, she thinks they just changed the lightbulb outside our house. So mum is wondering what will happen tonight, especially as she is on call. She has got her torch ready, in case she has to go out.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Spring weather has bought with it some stormy cloudy skies, but a few days with some sunshine and real warmth. Today it bought a couple of little earthquakes to our city, which has put mums nerves a bit on the edge.
Me, I've been relaxing and taking it easy - hope you have too.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Mum had a bit of Mondayitis today at work. All the talk was about the earthquake, and everybody at works families are ok. Some lost chimneys, and one nice ladies daughter has lost her house, due to the destruction. On the tv news tonight they think that about 100,000 homes had damage to them (that is half of the homes in the city). People were lucky though, with only two serious injuries, and one person dying of a heart attack at the time.
Christchurch is a lovely town with lots of old buildings (for New Zealand), and because many of them were brick or stone, quite a few in the city centre will be demolished in the next few days. Schools and lots of businesses are closed while they get sorted out.
Hope you all have a lovely Monday.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Thank you to all of our lovely friends who commented and sent emails to check we were ok. We are all good here, safe and sound. We live quite some distance from Christchurch where the earthquake was, and although mum remembers waking in the night, she does not remember feeling it, although a lot of her friends said it woke them up.
It seems that there has been a lot of damage in Christchurch, but not too many injuries. We hope that everybuddy and their pets are safe, and there are not any more shakes.
Our country gets a lot of earthquakes, so a lot of our buildings are built with safety measures built in, and we try to be prepared. We are lucky though, and don't usually get ones as devastating as Saturdays one.
So thanks again for thinking of us - you're all awesome!!
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Yesterday was the first day of spring here, and we were blessed with warm sun and breezes, and mum got all the washing dried on the line.
Today, we got a brisk reminder that winter may not have finished with us, with wind, rain and coldness. Oh well - at least it is on its way.