Monday, March 3, 2014


Mum has been feeling very tired the past couple of days, but she does know it is due to a couple of factors. She would love to say it is from lovely nights out, but she is putting it down to doing night shift last week, working the weekend and a couple of birdy o'clocks.  You see it seems to her that she leaves some biscuits in my bowl when she heads to bed.  She thinks I get up for a midnightish snack, and then I wake up with the birdies around 5am.  Then I come to her room and cry and cry til she gets up and feeds me.  Then, like this morning, I run back to bed, climb all over her and try to sleep a deep sleep, and get annoyed when she gets up to go to the shower.  That's her theory anyways.

Mum does try to maintain a bit of a routine, but every work day she is up at a different time depending on what shift she is working.  For example this week her start times are 08:30, 09:00. 07:45 and 08:00.  Next week there will be a couple of afternoon shifts and some of the nights she will be on call, so each day she gets up at a different time, and that seems to upset the body clock a bit, especially as she has got older.

Anyway it is getting late here, so time for us girls to get some more snoozing done.


  1. Wow, Poppy, your human is working carzy hours - my human's brain would be scrambled if she had to do that.

  2. Honestly, I would not do well on that type of schedule. At. All. So if you were NOT tired and maybe even a little bit crankified I would be very surprised. I don't know how you do it.

    My Gs are not allowed in my bedroom anymore, although they do occasionaly come meow under my door if I don't wake up soon enough to suit them. :D

    Hope you both have a lovely day!

  3. HeHe! Not to worry Poppy!x
    I sleep when l'm when l'm hungry...And! That's that. Can't be keeping to a schedule. Makes life boring...
    Must admit though, don't think l could work funny hours!

  4. The shift work would be very hard for your mum, Poppy. Ours sure couldn't do it. Make sure she eats well and maybe takes some supplements/vitamins if she needs to.


  5. That has to be hard on your Mum! She's lucky to have you there to snuggle her to sleep and try to establish a wee bit of a routine.

  6. It must be exhausting at certain times to work shifts. A routine would be very difficult to manage, I'd think.

  7. BURD CLOCKZ !!!!!! itz noe wunder yur mum iz crazed poppy q....itz frum BURD clockz....get em outta de houz aye ess aye pea or even quicker !!!

  8. We feel sorry for humans as they do not get to nap near as much as we do :) WE hope your Mom can get some quality rest :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  9. Our mum knows a bit about those type of shifts and swinging from day to night. She thinks it really did a number on her general health and
    studies seem to agree. Take good care of your mum, Poppy. It's a tough time, that.

  10. Our mom says she could never work shift work and she feels sorry for your mom.

    We know you is trying to get her on schedule, but as long as she remembers to feed you that's a good thing!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  11. I know what you mean by the sleep interruption thing - it does make it a bit challenging to get through the day without a chance for a nap.

    Stay happy and well!

    Pet lovers please check out my homeless cat blog archives for some informative posts and stories about the cat abandoned/feral colony I manage.
    Debby in Arizona

  12. Your poor mum. Shift work is indeed hard and harder as we get older. My mum worked shifts years ago. It was hard on me trying to get her up for my meals! Meow, Jessica

  13. That are tough to be havin to get up at all different times.

  14. Mom used to work crazy shifts too. She finally went to days plus call so sometimes she goes out at crazy hours at nite but at least it is mostly monday-friday days. Hope you and mom get some rest Poppy!