Monday, September 16, 2019


Today mum has been looking through the archives saving some old pictures like this one of me with my teddy bear.  She still has the bear, although I have no interest in it now. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

An Oldie but Goodie

Several years ago mum tested out the experiment of buying me a cat bed.  You can see how it went.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Caturday Shopping - Stylish Bed Options from Etsy

This one is from Like Kittyville which mum thinks is uber tasteful and stylish.  Forest green is an in color this year too.
Say what?  Look at this modern space capsule cat cave/bed from Pets Helper Co .  Mod with an upstairs window so you can stay safe from introoders.  

Who doesn't love a hammock?  Check out these beauties from Funny Pets.  Perfect for the cat swingers you know.

Upstairs?  Downstairs?  You choose in this delightful Downton Abbey Duplex.  Built in air conditioning on the sides to let the breeze blow in and so you can check out the views.  Can't afford the wood mega millionaire version?  Cat Play House  offer a more wallet friendly cardboard version for those of us on a strict budget.

Thanks for shopping with us.  I of course sleep on a $3 shopping bag on my mums bed.  All that might have been different if mum opted for one of these more stylish options.  

Friday, September 13, 2019


Just waiting for you to come home mum.

Thursday, September 12, 2019


The weather forecast says it has meant to rain the past few days but we are lucky and have had lots of sun shines.  I am trying to get my vitamin D.  In reality it is now often warmer outside the house than inside. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Jungle cat hides in wait for the dangerous sparrow Bird.  Actually I'm just taking a nap!!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Monday Smiles

Just to make you smile on Monday.  This is Steve the goat from Auckland.  He has his own instagram page Goat Walking  which shows his and his brother Daves adventures.  From going to Bunnings (one of our hardware stores), to going to the beach and out on the town.  Enjoy!!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Book Sitter

I'm going to sit on your book until you wake up mum. 

Saturday, September 7, 2019


Mum enjoyed a leisurely sleep in this morning and I encouraged her by asking for 2 cuddles.  She had a couple of jobs to do in town so she enjoyed a walk in the sun.  It was a bit chilly at 8degrees C.  I stayed in the house soaking in a sunbeam through the window.

Mum came home and did some exciting jobs like washing, scrubbing the toilet and doing the dishes before going to work all evening.

The best part of the weekend is that mum has Monday and Tuesday as her days off.  Rain is forecast but mum will be pleased - she can stay inside and read and cuddle with me..

Friday, September 6, 2019

Mystery Bag

What's in this bag mum?  Mum worked shift tonight and got home real late with 2 bags of groceries.  So I only got my dinner at 11.30pm.  Mum had here then too so I guess we're both going to bed on a full tummy. 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Rainy Nights

It's rainy and cold in the city tonight and mum had soup and toast for dinner.  I had feast and then a big snooze.  I was happy to have mum home and have been very chatty tonight and mum is trying to figure out what's wrong. 

Mum is beginning to have book anxiety as she has a pile of 8 or so to get through.  The cold night's are perfect for curling up in bed with.  I make sure to have a quick snuggle with mum when she turns the lights off.  I spend 10 minutes wriggling round, two minutes sleeping and then I jump off the bed and snack on biscuits.  Life is good.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019


I had to go and get my 3rd injection today.  It is the 3rd one and then one more next week and a check with the vet.  It is meant to help with the arthritis in my back legs.  Mum is sceptical about it but is prepared to give it a go if it helps me.  Then we will go to me a month for a couple of months.

Last week we were late cos mum had to chase me round the garden to chase me.  This week we were early and in and out and home within 20 minutes.  So mum treated herself to a walk in the sunshine and lunch out while I calmed down and slept at home.

Sunday, September 1, 2019


Welcome to spring.  It was a bit cooler and overcast today but we are glad to see the back of winter although we are aware that we will still have some rubbish weather ahead of us.

Mum was up at the crack of dawn to head to work.  It was a busy day so she was glad when work was over.  She enjoyed a little supermarket shop but just about pulled her shoulder joints lugging it home.

Not much done tonight us girls are going to have a lazy one.

Saturday, August 31, 2019


Today is the last day of winter and it was sunny and even hot.  Mum went out all day and left the umbrella and jacket at home and put her sunglasses on.  Lovely!!

Friday, August 30, 2019

Small Hours

Mum's attempts at sleeping last night were thwarted by being on call, as she had to go into work three times, only finishing up round 7am.  She came home and had her breakfast and even though she thought she might have the energy to stay up all day as soon as she sat on the couch she knew she would need some sleep.

So mum and I had a nap together for a couple of hours.  A quiet afternoon and evening has been nice .  Mum is nervous about going to bed tonight as now her brain is wired to be on alert and stay up.  I'm tired too - how can a little grey girl cope without 23 hours of snoozing?

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Today is a long day for mum.  Up before 6am, she is on call tonight so it might be a while before it is her bedtime.  So she curled up with me for a little 1.5 hour nap tonight.  Now I have taken over the bed for a few hours while mum watches the box.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019


We have had months of grey skies and are enjoying the return of the blue skies and sunshine.

Monday, August 26, 2019


Prisoner Poppy would like to be released from her cage right now!!!  I got kidnapped to go back to the vets again this week.  Because I won't take the medicine for my arthritis the vet is trying some injections to see if the help. 

As soon as I saw the cat cage I ran out and hid in the garden and made mum and I late for the appointment .  Luckily they fitted us in.  It was a quick one then back home.

The sun was out for most of the day so mum got her sheets and towels washed and dried before the rain came.  Mum is having roast chicken , potatoes and beans for her dinner and will put her feet up. 

Sunday, August 25, 2019


What are you doing on Sunday?

Saturday, August 24, 2019


The heaters are off and the windows are open,  mum and I are thinking that spring is arriving.  I'm going to roll around and snooze outside.

Enjoy your Caturday!!

Friday, August 23, 2019


The birdies are often waiting for their dinner.  I am often waiting for the birdies to fall off the washing line.

Thursday, August 22, 2019


I'm just at home chillaxing while you're at work mum.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


You can see my little shaved spot where the bloods were sucked away from me by the vampire vets.  John asked how they took my blood pressure and we think they do it like a human but on my paw.  I am very good at the vets and will sit still while they do everything except take my temperature.

I am still quiet today but back into my usual routines which makes mum happy.

Monday, August 19, 2019

I'm Back

 I'm back and glad to be home.  Can you tell?  Mum thinks I am a bit quiet after my Cattery vacation, but that could be because the vet stole some bloods and gave me injections (my vaccination and some stuff for my knee).  I got my blood pressure taken - the first time it was high but there was a dog barking and I was scared, the second time it was normal.

The best bit was the vet said everything was normal which is good for an old girl.  So I sniffed everything at home.  cuddled with mum for 2 minutes and am now ready for bed.
Mum went to Aucland to see the rugby - All Blacks vs Australia.  It was very exciting cos we lost to Australia last week in Perth 47-26.  This week we won 36-0.  Mum enjoyed the match although it rained and was cold sitting high up in the stands.  Mum disliked that a lot of the audience booed when the Australian team came out, booed the kiwi women's player who won an award for the 50 games she played for the women's side and they booed the Prime Minister JacindaAdern.  It made her quite sad that the people attending found that acceptable. 

Anyway mum had a great weekend away with good friends and lots of wine and food, and now she is glad to be home with me.

Friday, August 16, 2019


We are away for a couple of days.  Have a fun weekend!!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Afternoon Nap

Afternoons are good times for napping.  And mornings and night time too.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sun Puddles

 I ran outside this morning to soak up the warmth of a spring sun puddle.
When mum got home from some chores she found naughty neighbor cat enjoying some too.  Can you see him?

Monday, August 12, 2019


Mum wishes she could be as ageless as me.  I'm looking good for a 12 year old.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Straight Ahead

Mum was pleased to catch some shots of me looking at her today.  I was busy looking outside at more stormy weather and waiting for my dinner.  3.30pm isn't too early is it?

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Caturday Clouds

Mum had to get up at 5.30am which was a hard way to get back into work mode.  Luckily the day wasn't too bad.  On the way home she could see the sky becoming darker and it began to rain just as she reached home.  Then the thunder and lightning started.  Still we were nice and dry inside and it wasn't too stormy for long.

I was worn out and needed a big after dinner sleep.

Friday, August 9, 2019


Mum wandered past this local house on the way home and liked the light shining through the living room window with the pussycat waiting for their people to come home.  She doubled back to take the photo as it made her smile.  I was waiting for her when she got home too.

Thursday, August 8, 2019


Mums staycation break has whizzed by and now we have one day of relaxing before work starts up again.  Where does the time go?

Tuesday, August 6, 2019


Mum and I have still been busy in our staycation.  Mum seems to be enjoying catching up on months of sleep.  I have been enjoying the sunny days and are outside scratching.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Out and About

Mum took herself out and about this weekend - she saw one of the neighbor cats guarding its turf on her walk into town this afternoon.  The days have been sunny but cool here as storms hit other parts of the country, we have been sheltered here.

I helped mum to sleep in both mornings by giving her snuggles.  I lie across her leg and purr so she can't get up.  During a work day I have to get up quickly so mum can get up and get ready.  Holiday snuggles are the best.

Friday, August 2, 2019


While storms lash other parts of the country we were bathed in sunshine today which was lovely with curtains opened to let the sun warm the bedroom.

Thursday, August 1, 2019


Mum is enjoying sleeping in until 8am each day - such a luxury.   Today was chilly and tonight is getting cold.  Mum knows when it gets chilly as it is the only time I try to sneak under the covers with her.

She has seen 8 movies so far and not a dud one yet.   Mum finally feels that she is catching up after months of bad sleeping.  Maybe next year she might have to go somewhere warmer for her holidays .  That would mean leaving me behind.  Maybe I would like the beach mum!!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Film Festival

Mums little staycation has coincided with the film festival.  She saw 2 yesterday and today was the busiest planned day with 3 movies.  So she is trying to get some good sleeps overnight so that she is not too tired.  A warm cinema tends to make mum nod off.

Mum ate at a local cafe for her lunch yesterday and had a subway sandwich today.  Tomorrow she has an early then late movie and as bad weather is forecast she thinks she will have time to visit the library and come home to have soup and a bagel for lunch.  Between movies she slips into the cinema bar with her book and has a quiet drink.  Her idea of a nice grown up holiday.

Monday, July 29, 2019


Happy to have mum home.  Even happier that last night she put my favorite quilt back on the bed.  I spent hours happily rolling around on it.