Mum and I are feeling the squeeze. Her clothes feel too tight, and my latest weigh in in prison was tipping the scale. So, we need to be a bit careful, eat a little less and move a little more. Speaking of which mums dinner is cooking - tonight it is marinated chicken legs, some rice and fresh green beans and summer sweetcorn.
Because mum is a bit sick of the same old routine, she is mixing it up and tonight is movie night. She has The Help on DVD, and will stick some microwave popcorn on.
We're back!! I've been let out of prison, and are back home sniffing the garden. Mum went to see this guy in concert. She says it was good, except for the rain, and the fact that he finished the concert by sneeking off, no goodbyes or anything. Mum says it was a good singalong, as everyone knows the songs. Her and her best friend had to get to the venue at 1pm so they could race for the good seats (the concert didn't start til 8.30pm, so she was glad that she had her Kindle to read and lots to snack on.
Hope you all had a good weekend, lucky we have today to catch up on our chores (mum not me) and smell all the new smells in the garden (me not mum).
One Year ago today, Christchurch had a devastating earthquake. One hundred and eighty five people lost their lives, and today the country stopped to remember. 116 died in one building alone, which collapsed and also suffered from fire. Today we thought of them and the families they left behind, and all of those people who stepped up to help the wounded and the people of Christchurch. So many good people gave their time and money to help all those affected - we say thank you to them all.
Mum works at the hospital in her city, and they were expecting some traumas to be flown in. Mum had finished early for the day, so she went home, had a quick meal and a shower and headed back to work to give the evening shift people a hand. Luckily only a few patients had to make the journey north, and most were able to be helped and then sent home to recover with their families.
Sumtimes I can't be bothered going outside, so I just stay inside and look out the windows at the garden. Our evenings are getting darker, which mum says is a sign that summer is inching away from us, and getting closer to spring for our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. We hope you are all looking out your windows for signs of spring.
Mum thought that this zen like picture of me is a reminder of the mini weekend day we are having this fine Monday. We both had a little sleep in, and mum got a few chores done. She says though that she has to sneak out and do some more jobs, and leave me to help dry the washing.
We hope you are all having an easy start to your week.
A quiet Fursday in the Q house. Mum got lots and lots of fruits and veg at the supermarket today, no good for me though. She says it must have been cold last night, cos I went in and snuggled with her.
Mum likes this photo of me, it shows my pretty grey furs.
We have a wee taste of sunshines the past two days - that must mean that rain is on the way, it seems to be the pattern lately. Still we hear how cold it is in most of Europe. so I wanted to show you what I do when it gets hot. I usually find somewhere shady to camp out.
Mum has been thinking about her girl Puss Angel today. She was going to bury her ashes in the garden, which she loved to play in sleep in. Mum is glad she didn't though, cos the landlords are busy digging up the garden bed and dumping it at the moment. Mum walks past her old place every day, and her heart would break a little if they were just tossing Puss away.
Mum says she was such a sweetie, very gentle and friendly, not a scardy cat like me. She loved potato chips and sweetcorn on the cob, and loved to snuggle close to mum at night. We miss you girl.
Hey mum - does you want to get up from your nap and get me some dinners? Like now? Now! Now!!!
Like most pussycats I have an inborn alarm clock - one for breakfast (630 am) and dinner (6pm).
Today was quiet. Mum went to the hairdresser. Her usual hairdresser was on holidays, so she got a new girl, who was very nice, and mum is happy. Even though it is meant to be Frugal February around here, she went and bought some stuff for the kitchen, a new scarf and stared at some books at the bookstore and the library, but figured she had enough to read at home and on her kindle.
Hope you all have a fun Saturday and have some little treats.
It's Friiiiiiiiiiiiiday again. Mum was late - AGAIN!! I know!! But now she is home rubbing her stinky feet all over me. She says she is going to enjoy a couple of hours on the couch. She has some choc fudge icecream, and a DVD and ME. Bliss!!!
Mum got home at late o'clock tonight. She thought she would go for a walk after walk, and even though her feet were sore, she enjoyed the fresh air. She also went to the soopermarket and got lots of fruit and eggs and bagels, all prepared for the weekend. She's a good mum though, as soon as she walks through the door and says hello, then goes to the kitchen and sorts out my dinner.
We liked what our friends at Forever Foster said about yesterdays photos. They asked if it was a photo of my kissing spot. Why yes friends, that is the spot mum chooses to plant the smackeroonies on.
Did you find me yesterday? I was hiding next door. I love exploring the neighbours places, as they have interesting smells and I'm sure they're hiding mousies. Some of my friends are surprised that I'm an outdoor/indoors cat. Most Kiwi cats are, we usually get to wander around wherever we want. We have a couple of dogs next door but they're just little Chiauauas and I could squash them easy. I do try and stay away from the street where the cars whizz by.
Mum says Where's Wally? in this photo. Wally would be me. She did bigify it and even she had trouble spying me.
Why - I'm over in the neighbours garden, sniffing out for some good stuff like mices and birdies. I acted quite surprised when mum spied me. She knows that I do a bit of wandering, as the neighbours don't have a pussy cat of their own, I have to guard their garden too.
Both mum and I have been taking it easy today. Some young party people got home at early oclock this morning and woke mum up. So she got up and read her book and then fell asleep again, so she has been lazy all day. We're all about the taking it easy this long weekend.
We like this photo of me, I was busy chasing a long leaf that mum was chasing me with. It was taken last weekend, as we haven't had much sun in our Sunday today, it has been cloudy and grim, with the feeling of Autumn already.
This is Poppy Q headquaters now. I have taken over mums desk in the spare room. She has made me a little bed, and cos I have spent the past six nites here, she has padded it up, so that I can stare out the window.
It gives me a view of the neighbours and their little garden. Mum likes to come home and tap on the window to let me know she's back.
Yippeee - it's Friiiiday here already and our weekend has started. Mum and I are glad, we have lots of time to relax, and cos we had a nice clean up last weekend, we don't have too many chores to get done either.
We were watching the news tonight, and were looking at places in the Northern Hemisphere where the sea has frozen over, and can't believe how chilly it must be for them. Tis just a tiny bit chilly here, we can feel the seasons shifting, even though February is usually one of her warmest months.