Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Mum had some friends around tonight.  They only came for 45 minutes.  I've been sulking for two hours.

Monday, January 30, 2012


Sumtimes when you are a model you have to do a catwalk.  It is always good to have a coy pose at the end, that is when the paparazzi like to take a snap.

Have a great week everybuddy.

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Mum and I had a photo session outside today.  Tres successful we thought - this one was a good shot.  Mum says it is a lot being a model - minus the clothes (Miss Daisy you are amazing wearing clothes).  We try different lighting conditions and different spots around the garden, and inside the house.  We took 178 shots, but will probably only post fifteen or so.

Oh and the other way my job differs - no pay!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

More Fun

Mum went out and had more fun this afternoon, so she had to grab an old cute photo of me to use.  It was taken in winter, when all my floofy lion mane furs had grown in.  Mum gave me a zoom groom today to keep me cool, but I only tolerate it for about two minutes.

Mum went and met one of her besties for dinner in the summer sun and to see the move Midnight in Paris, which she said was good.  Then she came home and let me play with making the bed, my favoritist job.

Oh and if you want to read a good post, visit our friend Leanne at http://cottagetails.blogspot.com/  This weekend there were auditions for The Hobbit, here in Wellington, where Peter Jackson is filming it.  Leanne went and was one of the lucky 800 who got let in.  Thousands more people turned up at the auditions, and they had to close it off turning lots of people away.  And no - mum did not go, it turns out that shortie her was too tall to be a hobbit !!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday Fun

Tis Friday, and my mum is out having fun.  She is - leaving me on guard duty, she did ask me to do the washing and tidy up, but what's a cat to do?

Have you seen this website http://mycatisadick.com/?  You should check it out, I bet some of you have some shots you could send in.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Computer warming

I seldom help mum with the computering - she just takes dictation.  But every so often the keys need warming, and I am happy to oblige.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


You have to go to work?  I'll just stay here and check out the floofy rug K ?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hip Cramps

Mum says her hips are a bit sore today, as I spent all night snuggled between her legs, hogging all the warmth. That's going to happen mum when the temperatures drop overnight.  Instead of sweltering mid summer with just a sheet on, we had three quilts on the bed with us trying to keep warm.  Oh summer,  you sure are crazy this year.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday - Are you Snoozing?

It's Sunday and unseasonably cool here.  A little southerly has blown up to us from Antartica, so I'm snuggling up on mums quilt keeping warm.  Mum has dug out her woolly slippers and a jumper and is determined to keep the heater off, she also made Chicken noodle soup for dinner.  It has been reported on the news here that it is snowing in some spots in the South Island - don't forget it is mid summer here.

 Still  we know we are luckier than our Northern Hemisphere  friends who are buried in snow, with temperatures much cooler than us.  We think it is a kiwi trait to whinge about the weather, we all do it.

So are you snoozing today?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Feather Fun

Mum had to go and do some jobs today, like get herself a Reuben bagel as she'd be craving one for months, pick up a DVD at the library (Spooks - season 8) and do some loads of washing.  Before she did all that she chased me round with my seagull feather - can you see it between my paws?  It is almost the same colour as me.

I wish it came attatched to a seagull.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Get Ready

Get ready -  it's the weekend and Poppy Q says have a good time, be safe and hope you get some good noms.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Weekend Eve

Tis the weekend eve here.  At four oclockish tomorrow afternoon mums weekend  will begin.  She has dreams of heading to the beach, but we think more wind, cloud and rain is in our future.  So maybe it will be movies and Thai noodles instead.  Either way, mum has a big stack of books and will get some nice noms at the supermarket tomorrow night (for her and for me).

We hope you all have something nice planned - big or small it is always nice to plan a little treat for your weekend.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Early Nightitis

Mums lack of weekend sleep is catching up with her.  Tonight, we're just going to watch a little show and then head off to bed by 08.30pm.  Sweet dreams everybuddy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Snore on the Floor

I should be a model for birkenstocks - mums shoes make me pass out and have a snore on the floor.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Sleeping

Mum says Thank You for the sleep wishes.  After a couple of work visits, she got to bed at 3am this morning, and didn't get awakened again.  Because she is on again this evening an afternoon nap is in order - fine by me.

Sunday is a perfect day for taking it easy, we try not to have a lot planned, and as mum and I have stuck to the house all weekend, we haven't spent a lot of money either, which is good.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Helping mum make the bed is the bestest chore of the day.  Mum got called in a couple of times overnight, and got to bed at 6am for a couple of hours of sleep.  She didn't think she was tired, but when she got up she accidently put her face moisturiser in her hair - duhrrr.  Her hair is now nice and soft.

Friday, January 13, 2012


Our city is known as Windy Wellington, and it is sure blowing a gale today.  Mum says the washing will be staying inside, and the windows closed.

Mum is on-call this weekend, so is hoping for some time at home imbetween jobs.  She made sure she got some sleep last night, in advance.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Mum says that this week, it has been nice to come home and see me, and give me a kiss between my ears.  She also has been grateful for the small things, a nice dinner to eat, her friends and family, a warm bed, a good book and the time to sit on the couch and relax in the evening.  Not everybody gets to live a good easy life - be grateful for every day, life is short.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


The sunbeams came back for a while today which was nice.  I'm all about the relax at the moment.  Mum is adjusting to work hours again, she says that it is hard when the alarm goes off at 6.30am.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bolt Hole

When I want to go and hide, I head out here under the deck.  But, shhhssssh, don't tell anybody.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sleepy Sunday

Mum took this picture last week when it was shining.  Today we have had more lashings of rain and thunder and only about 15C temps - exciting!!  So I am curled up on the dresser dreaming the day away.

Mum is glad she mowed the lawn last night, and today she has been productive cleaning up the spare room and getting rid of the box city that was living in there.  Cos it's a home day, mum is giving her hair a break from the hairdryer and straighteners, and no make up, just casual all the way.  She hopes her neighbours don't laugh when she takes the wheelie bin out for collection tonight.  She's not really worried, as they'll all be tucked up on their couches watching the tv keeping warm.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Five Dollar Jar

Mums not into New Years Resolutions - but she felt proud of herself.  Her and one of her besties figured out how to start the gas barbque last night by themselves.  Usually it is a mans task, but the girls had to do it themselves, and they felt like it was a new skill learnt for 2012.

One of the things that mum has done the past year, and is redoing this year is a $5 jar.  See every time mum goes to buy something, groceries, bus fares, fancy feast - if she is given a $5 note, she keeps it, takes it home and puts in a jar.  Every year then, when mum and the besties go to the art show, mum has a wad of notes to take with her.  If there is no art that she likes or can afford, then mum has a bit of money to treat herself to something nice.  It is amazing how quick the dollars add up, and now several of mums friends do it.

We hope you all have some nice plans for 2012.

Friday, January 6, 2012


We were reading a post from our friend Leanne at http://cottagetails.blogspot.com/, she was talking about hand made gifts, and how they are the best because they are made with love.  Well this is the beautiful quilt that Leanne and her wonderful daughter  Abbey made for me.  We thought they might like to see the photos of me curled up on it on my sleepy position, on the chest of drawers in front of mums painting.

I love my quilt, it helps give me great sleeps, and mum says I need my beauty rest.

Thank you ladies - we are lucky to have friends like you.

Poppy Q

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Sleeping Positions

 Tuesday 10 pm - on the wrapping paper on mums bed.  Cosy - stayed all night.
 Wednesday 10pm - on mums dresser next to her painting.  Liked it so much I'm back tonight.  Mum has cleared the stuff and put my poppy quilt up there.  Mum said I did snore a bit , but so does she.
Thursday 2pm - mum got back from the garden centre to find me snuggled in the box of books.  I was only studying - I promise.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Mum and I have been uber lazy on our days off.  We have sat inside, outside, on the couch, on the bed - basically anywhere we can rest out bodies.  She has read three books, lots of magazines, seen two movies, too much tv (Rachel Zoe project, the Middle and Modern Family).  Me - I've been hanging close, by her side.

We hope you have all had some lazy times over the holidays too - enjoy!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Looking Out

 I keep looking out our window.  I'm waiting for the sunshines to come back.
 We had a touch of it this morning, I won't lie - it was nice.  I went out and rolled around on the deck
 Mum went out with one of her besties to watch a movie.  Then they tried to get some dinner, but all the restaurants were closed which mum was surprised by, as there were lots of people around.
So she came home and had tomato soup and toast, and I had the fancy feast.  Mums feeling a bit hungover from all the carbs, so we had to have a 6.45pm nap after dinner.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to 2012

Hi 2012 - we look forward to all the adventures the new year will bring to us, and hope that we stay healthy for the next twelve months. 

Mum went out in the rainy aftenoon on New Years Eve for a movie and eats with one of her besties.  She was home by 8pm, and me and her snuggled on the couch with the heater on, as it was cold in Wellington.  We then had an early night, and were snoozing before midnight, no party animals at our house.

Today we had a sleep in and a lazy day , a bit of gardening and curling up on the couch with a book.

Poppy Q