Sunday, August 31, 2008

Bed Making Lesson number two

Bed Making lesson number two:
  • Always tuck the duvet into its cover

Yesterday I showed you what to do with the sheets. You can see I am a big help making the bed. Come back tomorrow and I will show you more helpful hints.

Today me and my mum was real busy. We pulled out weeds, and if you have seen our garden with have a millionbijillion, so it will take us ages to finish the garden. Tomorrow is the first day of spring in New Zealand, so we celebrated by putting the spring duvet and quilts on the bed. The sun was shining and it was warm, so we were happy. Mum went for a walk by the beach to watch the surfers enjoy the afternoon, she says we are so lucky to live beside the seaside (about a 40 minute walk/five minute drive).

Have a nice week, whether it is turning to spring or autumn wherever you live. Happy change of seasons.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Saturday jobs

Today mum met up with her friends and children for a day of adventures. They went to Te Papa - our national museum. After snacking at the lunch bar, they went to see the exhibition of Rita Angus works. She is a New Zealand artist, and this is one of the biggest exhibitions of her work. It was very busy, and luckily free and mum says about 20 of her pictures would have looked nice on our wall.

After all that culture she walked with her friends along the waterfront. They had fancy ice creams, saw a man play the bagpipes, looked at the MG vintage car club and played at the park.

And I stayed at home and helped make the bed.

Have a nice weekend.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Meet my mouse

Meet my mouse.

I lost him on the first day - I know he is around somewhere.

This is just to make you laugh - hahaha!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Here are my toes for Tuesday. Still raining, we are worried that New Zealand might drift away as it is so soggy here at the moment. So I'm still sleeping.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Raining and Foggy

Today was different.

We had rain and Fog. I'm gonna stay in bed - again.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


It was raining today. So I did this.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


It's all good when the sun is shining.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Snuggly Week

It has been a funny week. Very cold some days and nights.
Here I am helping mum to dry the bath mats by the heater.

Mum says that this has been her tea and lunch for a few days. Soup and toast.

However when the sun is shining we can finally feel some warmth in it. A sure sign that spring is coming back to us.

Have a nice weekend every cat and bean.

Poppy Q

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yoda - the four earred cat

Yoda's owners fell in love with him after spotting him in a Chicago bar. Photograph: Barcroft Media

While all cats are said to have nine lives, very few are as unusual as Yoda, a two-year-old feline with four ears.
The animal's two extra flaps of skin behind his ears have astounded vets.
Valerie and Ted Rock, who spotted Yoda in a cage in a Chicago bar, adopted him as a kitten. The eight-week-old pet was one of the last remaining from a large litter and had yet to find a home.
They named him after the pointy-eared Star Wars character and took him to a local vet who said he'd never seen the condition before.
"We have spoken with other vets in our acquaintance, and they likewise had never encountered anything like this," said Valerie.
"We began to realise that we had something very special. As a result, he has been an indoor cat and has a chip installed in case he gets lost.
"Yoda is so different that we were concerned that he might be catnapped."
Multi-eared cats are rare, but
not unheard of. In 2004, a six-month-old cat with two extra ears was put up for adoption at an animal shelter in Germany. In the same year, Russian media reported a kitten being born with seven ears.
Yoda's owners said he was a perfectly normal, affectionate, curious cat and a joy to have around. His extra ears, which are not thought to affect his hearing, are not attached to the base of his skull, with one placed slightly behind the other. They are believed to be the result of a genetic mutation.
I found this article at the Guardian Newspaper (UK)
Poppy Q

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Some mornings

Some mornings I sit at this window and watch my mum leave for work. It is by our front door and if she leans over and taps on the window I meow at her and tell her to go and earn lots of dollars.

Then I runs over to this window and watches her walk across the street.

Mum thinks it is funny when I sit here and watch her go.

Do you say goodbye to your beans?

Poppy Q

Monday, August 18, 2008

Being Kind

I do not like this flea comb. It has attacked me one time too many this week and I am grumpy with my mum for picking over my furs. She also sneaked some flea poison onto me - yuck!! Mum says it is a sign that spring is on its way back to us.

We are taking it easy here. Mum is pretending to study (really I think she is reading her library books more than real study!), we have lit our candles so the house smells nice and she has bought some flowers. She said it is called being kind to yourself.

Poppy fleas no more Q

Saturday, August 16, 2008

For Violette

Monty Q cat , his family, darling Millies mom and lots of friends are saying goodbye to sweet Violette today. They are all in our thoughts.

Poppy Q

Friday, August 15, 2008

Land of the Long White Cloud

Aotearoa is the maori name for New Zealand - it means Land of the Long White Cloud. Last night we were the land of the big white cloud, thunder, lightening and mega rain. We are ok - just a bit soggy. More stormy stuff is forecast for the weekend - yippee!!

Poppy Q

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Goodbye my friend

Goodbye my friend. Sweet Felix from Whiskers and Purrs went to the bridge today. His mom is heartbroken and we are sending her hugs.

Poppy Q

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


We are being quiet too - we have no words.

If you would like to help our friends, the Cat Blogoshphere are helping to organise some funds. The money will be used to help Violettes godmother, Lynne to get to the funeral and to assist Violettes family with costs. Thank you for any help you can give.

Poppy Q

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wee Violette

When we awoke this morning we heard the saddest of news. Wee Violette had died yesterday, her heart had stopped at the hospital.

Monty Q cat and Millies families hearts are broken, and we are sending them hugs from across the ocean.

Poppy Q

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Purring for Sprout

I'm going to bed early tonight, as I have to purr for my friend Monty Q cat and his family. Littlest bean Sprout has taken a tumble, and is in hospital. Big purrs to you and all your beans. Get better soon.

Poppy Q

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Look how lovely my super friend SophieKitty looks on her new gizzy quilt. It was her purrfday a long, time ago. Happy belated purrfday Sophie.

Poppy Q

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Lushs Full Monty

This is Lush puppy trying to do a full Monty with her soccer ball. I think she needs a wee bit more practice.

Our great friend Monty Q has a super competitions called Doing the Q - visit his website here: There is still a chance to enter and win great prizes, and you can see my entry.

Poppy Q

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

NOMS day

This week we celebrate our NOMS day - Not of My Species day. The top dog is nana Jills lovely dog Poppy, and below is the lovely Lush who lives with my big uncle, aunty and two kidbeans.
They are pretty good for woofies, as long as they stay at their houses.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kitten photo

I was trying to do full Monty Qs even when I was little. I made my mum look at old pictures, she likes this one even if it is a bit blurry.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Purrs for Felix

My friend Felix from Whiskers and Purrs isn't very well. I am sending him lots of purrs and hopes he is home soon.

Poppy Q

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Another beautiful pink award

I got this fab award again from my brother dude Monty Q cat . Thanks, you are my hero!!

I think so many cats deserve this, but I will start with a few:



Smudge & Zoe (Indy and Georgia too)

Thanks friends, for helping us smile every day.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

In the NZ Herald today

Light-pawed Tigger wreaks havoc with the laundry
5:00AM Saturday August 02, 2008By Lincoln Tan and Simon Collins
Tigger sitting pretty with his neighbourhood loot. Photo / Simon Baker

His light-pawed antics have made him a local celebrity, but not everyone is laughing about Timaru's cat burglar.
Tigger, the 12-year-old moggy with a penchant for nicking everything from soft toys to bed sheets, has been a source of amusement to most of his victims.

But one unidentified neighbourhood resident who has had several sets of gardening gloves disappear in Tigger's jaws is a whisker away from taking the law into her own hands.
She has threatened to trap Tigger and have him taken away, or even to seek legal action against his owner, Sharon Cumming, if the feline filching continues.
"I apologised and she was really quite rude," Ms Cumming told the Weekend Herald. "But I can't stop him. I've spoken to the vet and they say there is nothing that can be done. How can you be held accountable for what a cat does, short of locking him up for 24 hours?"
A worried Ms Cumming went to police, who "were in hysterics" at the claim she could be charged over her cat's actions.
"Most people think it is hilarious. Some I think are quite tickled pink that he has visited them and taken something."

Almost daily Tigger presents something to Ms Cumming. His deliveries include gloves, tea towels, shoes, baby clothes, underpants, balls and toys. Among his biggest hauls are a single bed sheet, a man's hooded sweatshirt and a woman's jersey.
"He hasn't brought any wallets, and everyone says I'm not training him right," Ms Cumming said `Anything is a target. It doesn't really matter what."
Ms Cumming washes and returns items to any owners she can find, but many possessions remain unclaimed.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Cool Cat

My super friend SophieKitty gave me this award. She got it from Pablo, our tabby Aussie mate.
I would like to pass it on to Darling Millie, you made me and my mum be a lurkey turkey for a long time, before we got brave enough to comment. Then he inspired us enough to start blogging and we are proud to be your friend, and you still manage to make us smile every day.
Poppy Q