Me and my mum are home safely. The girls at the cat motel said I was a great guest. I ate my food, did all the right things in the right places and was nice to my neighbours. I'm glad to be home though, lots of sniffing to do outside.
This morning it was a bit exciting where mum was. Because of the big earthquake in Samoa, there was a tsunami warning for most of coastal New Zealand. Because mums family live not too far from the beach, they packed some clothes and food, grabbed the dog Lush and headed for the hills. Mums niece, Belle - well she grabbed photos, passports, her mum and dads wedding photo, and nana Barbs ashes (the family treasures). Luckily, the waves passed us by and we were all safe. We hope that Samoa is safe now, and hope that they get some aid quickly.
This is the National Geographic Kids Pet's-Eye view camera, and the new collar mum bought me to hold it on. We would suggest that you might need some training if you has never worn a collar before.
The camera is quite big and bulky, and it made me walk funny. On the instructions it says it must only be used with adult supervision. We agrees with that, as it might be easy to get hurt if you were exploring with it, as its added bulk put me off balance.
Mum just let me wear it for 40 minutes on the first day. Fui and Suey asked if you can set the timer, and now we have read the instructions we know the answer - yes you can. You can set the camera to take pictures at 1min, 5min or 15 min intervals.
You then have only 5 hours after taking the pictures, to get it connected to your pc and upload the snapshots. If you don't do it by then the camera, the battery dies and you lose your snapshots.
Mum says next time we try it she will try and fit the collar better on me. We hope you liked the pictures in our messy garden.
We will try again later in the week for more pictures from Poppycam.
Yesterday, mum got a call in to go to work at 4.30am. It took a long time to organise and scan the patient, so she didn't get finished til 8am. That meant though that the boss had to give her the whole day off. Did she spend it with me? No!!
She went to an education session at work in the morning to learn some things. Then, she went to the movies, twice!!! She saw Sunshine Cleaning and The Young Victoria. She said they were good, especially because it felt like a special day.
Tonight though, her eyes are itchy and she feels the need for an early night. I have helped her with some jobs, but we are off to bed now. Night nighty!!
Last night mum made chicken and lemon risotto. As she was throwing out the box of chicken stock, she thought she should look at the expiry date on the box.
It said best before 2004. Oh well, it was tasty and mums tummy was fine.
We know you are all eagerly awaiting the camera photos. Getting a new collar is proving tricky, and mum hopes to have time this week to make it to the SPCA, so thanks for your patientce. We hope you like these pictures of my fave plastic bag, which I loves to sit in.
About 7 years ago, this wee tabby girl climbed through the lounge window and came up for a cuddle. Everytime mum said 'hello Puss', she would chirp back at her. She was skinny and her paws were dirty, and it looked like she lived rough. So after a week, mum caved in and fed her and she moved in. Just like that. So if anybuddy is missing a sweet tabbycat, mum is sorry for stealing her. She let Puss use the cat door, so she could go home if she had one, and mum checked all the lost ads and called the SPCA, just in case.
Puss liked eating, she loved peoples food and always wanted to see what you had on your plate. One of her favorites was potato chips!! Yum yum!!
She liked to talk to mum, and loved to come for a cuddle. Puss loved visitors too, but like me was scared of big uncle. When he came to stay she would hide in the garden across the road.
The vet thought Puss was about 10 years old, and we always wonder about her earlier life and who she lived with before she came to make mum happy.
Puss we miss you, but know you are having fun at the bridge. We'll meet again sweet girl.
This is my new friend Rusty. He lives with his mom Deborah, dad and beans in Los Angeles. Deborah is a teacher, and she loves the kitty cats, and quilting. You can find their sweet blog here at Caitty Quilts http://caitty1.blogspot.com/
Rusty is 14, and he is a great quality control officer - checking out the quilts. Here he is checcking out his special Gizzy Quilt.
We hope you enjoyed meeting another of my special friends this Friday. Have a great weekend everybuddy. Do something fun, and tell your beans to relax.
We love all of our visitors, and we try to be humble, but we were obsessed at watching our numbers. Usually between 30-70 visitors a day pop in, which is down from the 100 plus we had last year.
Tonight, when we switched on our puter, it told us we had only 11,900 visitors to Poppy Q since it started. Last night it had said we had 54,000. Somehow we lost most of you overnight. We're sorry, whatever we did - please come back!! We miss yoo.