This is miss belle and master bud.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Meet the family - 6 month Gotchaversary.
This is miss belle and master bud.
Friday, June 29, 2007
Grey Like Me - Part Three (Snoopervising the street) & intoducing My Friday Friend
Millie!! Millie lives in New Hampshire, America, with her sister cat Jasmine and her mum Lynne. Millie was rescued after a horrible accident that hurt her leg really badly. She was lucky to find a forever home with her mum and the other kitties. Millies cat blog was one of the first I read. You can find her at: http://www.darlingmillie.blogspot.com/ (just click on this link to get to her website).
My mum reads me the adventures of Millie and it makes us smile to see what is happening in her world. Thanks Millie and Lynne for encouraging us to start our own blog. We only hope that we can continue to write as well and as long as you have.
If you would like a nice quilt like this you can visit http://bizzyforgizzy.blogspot.com/
We hope you like My Friday Friend - why who could be next? Tune in next Friday for the next feline surprise.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
This is my Lampost
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
It was the coldest night of the year so far, last night - Brrrrrrrrrrrrr !! So in the evening I climbed on my blanket. It is grey - like me and made of merino sheep. I love those sheep - I would eat them all up if I could.
Mum bought this blanket years ago - she knew I would arrive oneday.
Can you see my tail? It is in mid flick - GO AWAY MUM, TAKE THAT SILLY CAMERA AWAY. I DON'T WANT TO POSE AGAIN. WHO DO YOU THINK I AM? A SUPERSTAR MODEL LIKE DAISY?
Mum wishes I would keep still for more photos. But what you gonna do about it mum? I like to wriggle jiggle.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
happy birthday miss Belle
Miss belle is my mums niece. She is a great girl who loves to march, reading, tennis, swimming and being with her friends and family. When I was a little kitten she cames and stayed and I loved to cuddle up to her. Even though her legs are like long sticks I still like to lie on top of them and keep warm. You can come and cuddle with me any time miss belle!!
Me and my cat friends will wear our best party hats and think of you tonight!!
We love you miss Belle - happy eleventh birthday, and we wish you a year of happiness, fun and adventures.
Poppy Q and mum
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Thanks bub, I got you a present
I got you a present. It was free - it came with some parcels in it, not organic, hours of fun for you, comfortable to sleep in, easy to fold up and put in the cupboard, has built in air conditioning, you can share it with freinds and is easy to clean. Why it is a large plastic bag that you seem to enjoy spending lots of time in.
Love Mum xxx
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Mum I got you a present!!
Mum I got you a present. I didn't waste any money on it, it is organic, it fits in my mouth so it will fit in your pocket,it needs love like me, it makes pretty shapes playing in the light, it is pretty natural colours and you will burn calories chasing it.
Ooops I ate it!! Sorry - I will go and look for another one for you.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Lets go on Holiday
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Boy it is chilly!!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
If mum wins Lotto
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Collar and bell
In case I get stolen, I also have a secret that I will only tell my blog friends - I have a micro chip that mum got the vet to put in me when I was really little. If I get stolen or lost, the vets or SPCA will barcode me and find out where my real mummy is. A microchip is small like a grain of rice and it sits under the skin behind my shoulders. My mum held me while the vet put in in, and I didn't even squirm!! It didn't hurt and makes my mum feel that I am a bit safer.
Me and my collar!!
Mum asked her friend for advice on how to get a kitten used to a collar. She said to start when little with just putting it on for an hour a day. Then after a week put it on your kitten during the day and take it off at night. Now I wear mine all the time and I don't notice it!! It is much harder to train an older cat.
Mum says that the most important thing ever in choosing a cat collar is to make sure you buy one with a breakaway snap on it, not one with a buckle. Otherwise we can get caught in trees and bushes and not get loose. These collars here show what a breakaway collar looks like.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
In the end mum gave in and just lets me come and go as I please. That is how i got out in the rain last night. Mum says that lots of you American cats have to be inside pussycats as you have bears, snakes and alligators who could eat you!!! We don't have any of those monsters here only dogs!!!
Here I am hunting mices and birds in my garden!
Mum says I should let you all know that because I am so good usuing my catdoor I don't have to have a litterbox inside. I go and dig holes in all the neighbours gardens and do my business there!!
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
New Game for Winter
When it is really really cold (winter time in here), run outside in the rain and then run into your mums room. Call out and tell her "hello I am here". Then jump on her bed, run under the duvet and wipe your cold wet body against hers. All mums and dads will love it!!!
Then while your mum is getting you dry with the towel (and cursing) wriggle lots and run off and sleep in the igloo.
That is my life of adventure.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Thinking of our sick friends
Suzanne is a pussy cat who is 16 years old and has renal failure. She has had a tough weekend. Me and my mum are thinking about you Suzanne - we are sending you lots of good wishes. We know your mom will do what is right for you.
This time last year mum was having a rough time with Puss. Puss was a great, gentle loving cat. She would run up to anyone (even toddlers) and let them pat her and she never used her paws or claws. Kids from all around would come to visit her.
Puss had 8 months with renal failure. It's pretty tough keeping an eye on those pussy cats and getting them to eat enough. Mum knew that Puss was too tired when she stopped eating and didn't want to drink. She knows that many of you have cats with renal failure and one of the things that worked for her and puss was to get a 20 ml syringe and a drawing up cannula (like a straw that connects to the syringe). Mum was able to use this to syringe the water into the side of Pusses mouth. She used to do this when Puss was tired and Puss would drink quite a bit this way.
We have a super duper vet and she was great. Renal cats can 'crash' and have a wee crisis that takes them to the vets. Fluids and rest can give them more time and sub cut fluids at home can help bring them back to normal. Mum tried sub cut injections at home a few times - she isn't scared of needles and Puss was a good girl and didn't wriggle too much. Nice vet Natalie showed mum how to put pegs on the back of Pusses neck that made her go all quiet too.
Natalie also told us that we would know when the time was right to bring Puss in for her final visit. She was right - mum knew. Poor old puss didn't want any food or water and was all wobbly. Mum knew that night and asked her special friend to go with her the next day. Still makes mum cry to think about it. It was a tough day but so the right thing to do. Mum wishes she had known about cat blogging then because she could have asked for support. Mum is glad though that she had so much time with Puss and that she was able to be with Puss giving her cuddles at the end.
One of mums good friends had a wee cat Millie. Millie had been sick with thyroid problems but one morning would not eat her breakfast. Then when her mum went out Millie went and sat at the end of the driveway and watched her go. When she came home Millie was gone and never came home. We hope that Millie went somewhere warm and dry and curled up and had sweet dreams.
So today we are thinking of Suzanne and all the other sick pussy cats out there - we hope you all feel better soon. We also know how lucky you are having mums and dads who look after you all so well.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
First Five Days.
Day one: We got tagged by marvellous Miss Millie to tell you about our first five days at our house. My mum came and got me on the 30th of December 2007. To quote Miss Millies Mom I had had my "ladygardenectomy" only two days earlier so I was a bit sore, but my new mum was nice and gentle. This is me in my new green blanket. I was a bit nervous when we got home but mum stayed with me in the lounge and let me just wander around. I spent 5 hours exploring before I went to sleep.
Day two: I figued out that when I was tired I could cuddle up to my mum. Even though it is meant to be summer in NZ in December - it was very cold. I didn't hide too much under the couch today though.
Day three: Mum left me this big toy to play with. Lots of sparkly bits for me to pull at. I think she must have been mad at it though cause it wasn't out for long. It got pulled into little bits and thrown away!! Boy I better be a good kitty that mum is tough!!
Day Four: This is the bed I am meant to sleep in when mum tries to move me into her room. Uh uh mum not gonna sleep in that one. Gonna sleep on your pillow pulling your hair!!! Unfortunately for me mum has watched supernanny too many times. I only allowed to sleep in her room with her if I quiet and go to sleep. If I wriggle jiggle too much she takes me back to the lounge.
Day Five: This is my igloo in the lounge. It has a pillow underneath and mum has put a hot water bottle underneath. You can see at the front of me that funny blue monster toy that I stole from the other bed. I love my igloo and know when the sun goes down I have to head to bed. Now I am a big girl I take up the whole thing!
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Mum come back to bed - you still look sick!!
Mum you need to come back to bed - you still look and sound sick. Sorry you had to work all day. I know you had to go and buy me some more cat biscuits, as we ran out during the week. I like the kitten ones you bought - especially when you sneezed and accidently filled my bowl to the top. But we better put it up high overnight as naughty cat might come in and eat them all up!!
I have kept your bed warm as it is a freezing night. So please come to bed now - bring your book and pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssssseeeeeeeee put the electric blanket on.
Nite nite everyone.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Mum has been sick with a cold, so I have been keeping her company and follow her anytime she gets out of bed or off the couch. She sounds all blocked up.
You met the belle, this is the bud (in green). Dad is holding his hands up showing us all the buds big muscles. Belle is dressed in her marching uniform as she was in town for Marching Champs. They did awesome!!
Thursday, June 7, 2007
We have been tagged to tell you seven things about us.
1. Poppy was a nickname for Puss - mums cat before me. She was very sick before she died and mum would call her "her little poppet" and pat her which would make her purr.
2. Poppies was also the name of a cafe that G'dad and nana B ran for many years.
3. I don't really like human food but you better be prepared to let me come and sniff what you are eating anyway. Just in case - you might be eating my biscuits.
4. Mum had to choose between me and my sister at the breeders. We looked so alike she couldn't decide (we were only five weeks old), so mum let the nice breeder lady choose. She made a great choice.
5. I am a good girl and don't scratch or bite. However if you pick me up I will wormy squirmy until you let me down. Nice breeder lady said we like our feet on the ground, we are not pick up and cuddle cats.
6. She also said we are not lap cats! Mum is training me to come and sit on her lap. If I come and jump up and sit down, she will give me special cat treats. I use my paw to pull her hand down (being very careful to hold my claws in) and I let her put the biscuits in my mouth between my very sharp teeth.
7. Sometimes I forget about biscuits and just sit on mums knee for a wee cuddle. Not very often but it has happened.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
The Queen popped over to celebrate her birthday today. A cup of tea and biscuits then a lovely card and lotto ticket - what more could you ask. We sung happy birthday Queenie and sent her off to celebrate the rest of the day with her chums. It has left poppy in a real ditzy mood and she loved her first Queens birthday Monday!! Mum was pretty pleased not to be working and went to see another movie!!!
This time she saw Becoming Jane about Jane Austen. She thought maybe a 3/5 for this one. Very pretty to look at but again she thought those script writers may have been taking a holiday with the pirates ones. She didn't think the writing was very clever. Lots of lovely costumes but definately a flick for chicks.
Have a nice week.
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Sunday is for sleeping. Mum was out in the countryside today and stopped at an antique shop. It was cold and they had a nice fire going inside. Next to the fire was a posh basket with a curled up siamese cat sleeping inside. Mum thinks that that would be a perfect job - one where you could take your sleepy cat to work.