Thursday, April 29, 2010
Mum went home and stayed with big Uncle, sister in law, Miss Belle, and budley dudley. They also share their home with these four fishies. The big one is called Dory, and the other three are fish, fish and fish. Mum would like to say that getting all four fish in the photo was very tricky.
This is Lush. She would like you all to know she has very big teeth.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Once I got home yesterday, and all of today I have been following my mum around in case she disappears again. Whenever she sits on the couch, I run up and sit on her lap for about 5 minutes and then I am off again.
Last night, as we went to bed, mum noticed I smelled a bit whiffy. When she checked my back carriage, she noticed there was a bit of brown hanging around. By the time she got some toilet paper to clean me up, I had managed to sit in about 5 spots on her bed, and in the spare room. So doors were closed, gloves on, and duvets changed. Today I am a bit better, but mum is going to leave the big fleece blanket over the bed, just in case the excitement is all too much.
We both had a great nights sleep though in our own bed, but mum says she has arrived back and the autumn weather has really started. Luckily we have a mountain of jobs to do, lots of books to read and mum has plenty of merino to wear.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I'm Back!!!! I'm at home at last, and mum has let me free to sniff all the outside smells that may have changed in a week.
Mum had a lovely visit with her family. The weather was perfect - in the mid 20s (68-75 F), and sunny. Today the clouds rolled in , just when mum wanted to wash all her travelling clothes. She got to relax, take naps, walks, read books, and watch lots of trashy tv.
We look forward to catching up with you all.
P.S my report card was good, except it hinted that my waistline was blooming, and so was some of my gums. Oh ohhhhh - I sense the diet dental biscuits in my future.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
There is still enough sun to get the washing dried, and we have a little outdoor line that is between our house and the fence. So many friends recently mentioned that they couldn't dry their washing outside, and we thought they might like to see how we do it.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wishing you some spring breezes to sniff over the weekend if you live north of the equator. For all my southern buddies, hope you are not sniffin with too many colds yet. Our weather is still pretty nice during the day, but the nights are getting oh so chilly.
Have a lovely weekend everybuddy.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Like most cats, I don't sit too long outside or like to pose for the camera. So mum has learnt to take something outside in her pocket to distract me. It might be a piece of paper, some string, the temptation packet or anything that is likely to get me to look at her.
She is enjoying trying out different things with her camera, and while she is away, she would is going to try and take it out every day and take some shots.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
We have had three beautiful days in a row, with warm sun and clear skies. It is not normally like this when mum has a weekend off, so we have both enjoyed it. The washing got dried and the birdies got fed again.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Homer, the pigeon, and Henry the cat, are living proof that differences can be put aside, since the pair each adopted their owners, Sandra and Murray Campbell.
"They eat together and play fight together.
"The pigeon flaps its wings and the cat puts its paws up."
"Homer even sits on the cat's back and when the cat stalks sparrows on the front lawn, old ding-dong pigeon follows behind to watch,'' Mrs Campbell said.
Henry arrived as a stray at the Campbells a year ago. Six months later, Homer landed.
"My daughter was visiting from Australia and we were sitting here looking out the door when my daughter goes `Oh my God there's a pigeon with Henry!'
"We thought it was going to have its head bitten off. But no, they got along fine."
The pair have been found sleeping on a bed together although Henry is more likely to be found in the bird house Mr Campbell built for Homer.
"The cat goes in the bird house and the bird sits on the roof of it," Mrs Campbell laughed.
"Homer sits on my grand-daughter's head and she walks around with it.
"Homer can get quite nasty though. If any of the kids have barefeet, he'll go for their feet and he pecks quite hard too.''
Where the pair came from remains a mystery, but the Campbells speculate the pair may have come from the same home originally.
"We'd love to know but we're quite attached to them now."
Homer doesn't stick around at night, disappearing about 6pm each evening.
"But he's back the next morning about 6.30am coo-ing and carrying on," Mrs Campbell said.
Henry the cat retains its masculine name despite having had kittens not long after its arrival at the Campbells.
"That came as a surprise, but we've had her fixed now and made her our own."
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
You would think with a face like this I would be smoochable - but
- I avoid being picked up.
- I don't like being cuddled.
- I run away if you try and kiss me
- I only let my mum kiss me on the head, and often I growl at her when she does it.
- I only jump on her lap, and sit there about four times a week.
- I do often sleep on the bed between her knees, but I wait til she is asleep before I jump up on the bed.
So mum has learnt to wait until I am very sleepy on her bed, and she sneaks in for a stealth snuggle, kiss or tummy rub. And she enjoys those special stolen moments, cause she knows I love her.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
This is where my little secret nest is, in the jungle. It is just small enough for a pussy cat like me to hide,and the sunbeams stream in in the morning.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Mum pulled up some of these weeds over the Easter weekend. Here in NZ, we get Friday, Sat, Sun and Mon as a four day weekend. We didn't realize that our friends in the US and some other countries have to work Good Friday and Easter Monday.