Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Mum got home today and the builders have finished - yippeee!! They were especially noisy today, so she took off and spent the afternoon at the library and read one book, and got started on the next so she felt better that she had some time out and a walk in the sunshine. Me - well I have been hiding, and hiding so well that mum has to search hi and low when she gets home and is not sure which neighbors I am at. She hopes that I am able to settle down a bit more now that things should return to normal - at least for a while. First the scaffolding has to come down, and at some stage the windows will have to be installed, but we are sure that will be a couple of months away.
Mum loves my little big feet. I am a good girl and have only scratched her once or twice when she has picked me up, but am very good with my sharp claws and try not cling onto her. Mum has never cut my claws, as I am an inside outside cat I can scratch trees and wood outside. Also it is not something that kiwi cats get done, none that we know of anyways.
Monday, March 28, 2016
Hope you all got some chilling done too.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
Me - well I had to hide under the deck as the builder was still going doing his stuff. It does look like a lot of the work is done, which makes us happy, although the relaxing long weekend we were expecting has been disrupted. Luckily the mess is outside too, and our indoor space is all left alone.
Mum is a bit tired of having to head out each day at 9am to try and entertain herself, especially as much of the city is closed. Still she has a good pile of books to get through, so not so bad.
Happy Easter my friends.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Caturday has rolled around again peeps. Mum and I had a good old rest and even though she would have liked to hung around the hood with me, as the builder was back she decided to head out for the day. A wander into town was in order, and then off to the movies with a mate. They saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - which although was kind of sweet and did make mum smile it was really a tv movie and only a 2/5.
Mum ate out and had pork tacos which were nice, but not as nice as the time she previously had them when they had an awesome apple slaw with them. Tasty but messy to eat. When she got home 7pm, the builder was still going, but the light was fading fast so he was gone in another twenty minutes. So I got my feast late, but enjoyed it and am ready for an early night. Our nights continue to get cooler and darker, and mum says it won't be long before I abandon my cardboard apartment and head off and follow her to the bedroom.
Hope you all had a nice Caturday and did something fun.
Friday, March 25, 2016
So dinner was easy - I ate a feast and she cooked up some oven fries. Easy peasy.
Hope you all had a lovely Friday - and got a bit of laziness too.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
In the meantime at Chez Q the builders are still here, and I am still running away when they come, which mum says is silly as I could stay inside and not be disturbed, but I am happy under the deck, and mum makes sure she is home at 6pm, when they pack up so I can come back inside. She says that I seem to be quite happy. I eat my dinner and then catch some zzzs in my box. She was nice and did not put this one in the recycling.
The builders didn't arrive til after 10am this morning, which was good, mum was able to do the dishes and washing, and then she headed out for a walk and went to the cinema to see 10 Cloverfield Lane with a whole lot of 20 year olds skiving off Uni, mum felt like a high school teacher. It was ok- mum thought it would be scarier, but still she was surprised and didn't know which direction it would go in.
So now Easter weekend, and mum is going to take it easy with books and movies. She realized that she is exhausted - it has been a pretty hectic three months and she needs some down time. Hope you all have some nice things planned. Do you get the weekend off? It is a four day holiday here in NZ - we get Friday and Monday off work.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
The building work is supposed to be finished on Friday - we will wait and see.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Saturday, March 19, 2016
It is a while since mum posted me a Caturday movie. This pussy cat tolerates if not loves her baths, but does not like water in her ears - hence the princess Leia hairstyle.
Me - I am not a fan. Don't get any ideas mum.
Have a great Caturday - Do something fun.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Hope you all had a relaxing Sunday too.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
It was a bit of a chilly morning here in the city - 11 deg C, and cloudy so mum put on a nice woolly jersey and a scarf (also pants and a tshirt) to go and visit with a friend. By the time she got out to see her the clouds had disappeared and it was much hotter. The girls had a tasty lunch, a good old chat and a quick wander round the shops.
This evening mum made her tasty dinner which she enjoyed and gave her lots of leftovers which is good. She then settled in to watch some episodes of WEEDS, which she has never seen. First series done, only another 6 or so to go. What is not good is the youngsters a couple of houses away having a LOUD party. It is only 10:50pm, so mum is hoping some neighbour rings noise control. Mum doesn't fancy having to get out and wander the streets to find out what number house it is at to ring the council.
Friday, March 11, 2016
In the 1970s there also was not much choice in dinners for pussy cats, and the cat mum grew up with - Andy cat. Well he only ever got Chef Jellimeat, which at the time only came in one flavour, so no choices for him. He chowed down every dinner and breakfast though and loved his foods. He also got some chicken or beef scraps every now and then. Anyways last night at the supermarket mum picked up some Chef sachets - Kiwi favourites. There were 6 lamb, 6 chicken and 6 jellimeat and on special at half the price of my usual fancy feast. I tried the jellimeat tonight and we are giving it a 4/5 (mum did not tasted it, but based the score on how much I ate, how quickly I ate it, and how much was left on my plate).
A chill is in the air tonight. Mum has pulled the curtains and put the heating on - the first time in about 5 months. I have even climbed on her knee for a cuddle.
Hope you have somewhere warm and cosy to snooze on, and a full tummy tonight.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Me - well I was in and out of the door onto the deck. I am trying to enjoy it while the weather is still nice.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Hope you all have had a nice weekend and got some relaxing done.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
I had a relaxing day. When mum got up I was already outside enjoying the morning air, but headed back to bed round 7am. It is exhausting having to sleep so much. Mum did nod off on the couch at 7pm, so she is going to head to bed at 9pm tonight and read her book. Go you middle aged lady you!!
Hope you all have had a lovely Caturday and did something fun for your day.
Friday, March 4, 2016
I have also been sitting right next to her on the couches arm, and lately have been even touching her, snuggling in with my body or putting my paw on her, something I have seldom done before. She says it is a comfort to her as the past week has been hard, and although it has been quiet for her she still thinks of her dad often.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
The Lady in the Van is awesome, it left mum smiling throughout. Dame Maggie Smith is just amazing as Margaret who arrives in the slightly up and coming Camden street to live in her van, to the consternation of the locals. After a bit of abuse she manages to convince playwright Alan Bennett to let her park in his driveway - and stays for 15 years. I think the whole audience enjoyed this little movie. A great story handled with sensitivity and fantastic performances from the two leads. 5/5
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Last night I also creeped into her bedroom and snuggled between the quilts for a while while mum read in bed. Mum got a good nights sleep, and woke up and as she didn't have a work day was able to read her book and relax before going to the movies. She went and saw Room, which she quite enjoyed. Both main actors were amazing at holding and telling what is rather a grim story. She then went to the library to have a wander and to the supermarket for a couple of supplies. So a quiet night at home tonight and mum is sure I will need to come in and snuggle again.