Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Chilly Baby

Today has been the coldest day of our year with a touch of hail tonight.  Mum got the best night sleep last night that she has had all week.  Thanks for the all the nice caring comments about mums crazy work schedule.  She does get tired, and after 25+ years, she wonders how much longer she can continue with all the on call and shift work.  So as it is chilly here, she rushed home and dished up my feast.  Tea and toast was perfect for her dinner, and now she is keen to curl up in bed pretty soon.  Tomorrow is another shift night, so the bonus at least is that she gets to sleep in and have a long sleep.  She is hanging out til the weekend, where we get a long 3 day weekend to relax together.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Day 8

Today was mums day 8 of 12 - now the weekend is over she is on the homeward stretch.  Last night she went to work from 7pm til midnight, but she didn't get called after that.  But she didn't sleep, she finally drifted off at 3am and woke up at 5am a whole two hours - awesome .  So she felt a little bit sick today at work til lunchtime when a hearty lunch seemed to make her settle.

So tonight is cold and mum has put the heating on, she has cooked her dinner and dished up her feast.  Time for a couple of shows and mum might head to bed early tonight  to  catch up some zzzs.  She certainly needs her beauty sleep.  You can tell that I get enough of that - cos I'm so pretty!!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Sleeps

Today was a bit of a write off in the activity stakes.  Mum had an A plan:  if she got some sleeps she was going to walk into town and sit by the seaside and have a picnic lunch.  The B plan:  if she needed a little lie in was to stay home and do a good tidy up.  Instead she had to resort to the C plan:  leave work at 8am after a couple of call ins, come home via the supermarket. Have breakfast on the couch and finally get some sleep between 10am - 3pm.

So she is now up and showered, dressed and given me my feast.  She made herself a tasty dinner and is now doing a couple of chores before switching the phone on again at 7pm.   Last night on call, and she feels better after sleeping today away.  It was a shame though as the sun shone most of the day.  At least I got to enjoy it.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Break in the Weather Caturday

Mum shift last night was super busy and she didn't finish til midnight.  Then she went back into work at 4am.  By the time she finished this morning at 6am it was pouring down and even though she went outside she returned back inside and sat down for 10 minutes til there was a break in the rain.  She got some sleeps this morning, and then got up and showered and got dressed.  Round 1pm the clouds cleared and the blue skies peaked out so mum grabbed her bag and headed out for a walk.

She got into town and did a few jobs.  A nice custard square was bought at the bakery for a treat, she found a couple more little gifts for a friends birthday present, and bought a couple of winter pillows for our couch.  Mum then headed home to feed me my feast, and she was only in the door for five minutes and the rain started again, and hasn't stopped in the past two hours.  So another rainy night is in store for us.

Me - well I'm just chilling on this Caturday.  Hope you all have something fun planned for your Caturday.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunshine x2

Well the sunshine was out again today, although there are clouds lurking in the background, so mum let me have my bed out on the deck again.  She is working another late late shift tonight, which means it will be a midnight feast for my dinner.  I don't mind though as i have a bowl full of biscuits to get through in case I get the munchies.

Mum  has to work on call all weekend, and the weather is meant to be dreary, so she has stocked up on a pile of books and lots of tv shoes and dusted off the slippers so relaxing will be in order.  She likes that she can shelve any other plans and just take it easy between call ins.

Hope you have a relaxing plan for the weekend too!!!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Afternoon Chilling

After about five days of rain and gloomy skies, today we got to open the doors and windows and let the breeze come into the house.  Mum let me have my bed out on the deck.  As soon as she puts it there I jump into it and curl up and snooze.  I was very unhappy when she put it back in the house this afternoon before she went to work.  If it is in the house, I won't sleep in it.  Outside - I love it.

Mums evening shift went well, and she was glad it was over.  Then she headed home via the supermarket, as it is exactly half way between the hospital where she works and our house.

So now we are taking it easy before bed time.  I have had my feast, and she has had some nibbles on little treats - so us girls are good.  Hope you are having a good Thursday too.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mixed Bag

Today was a mixed bag kind of day.  Mum got woken up at early o'clock by the sound of vomitus, and it wasn't her.  It wasn't her that left a little pile on the couch and rug, I wonder who could have snuck in and done it?

She had a good day at work, and even better when she left work she checked her lotto ticket and she won $33, so she bought a bag of sweets and a pile of fancy feast - woo hoo!!

Then when she got home she picked up the uniforms to wash, and accidentally washed the clean one she had put aside for tomorrow, so now only has her dirty one to wear tomorrow.  It is now winter time here, and we don't have a dryer so it takes two days to dry the tunics, but mum can always get a fresh top at work tomorrow.

Hope your day has gone well and you got some good mixed in with the not so good.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Snuggle Fail

Last night I failed to go into the bedroom and snuggle with mum, even though it made it down to a chilly 4 deg (C), even though she had the heater on and a pile of quilts I stood my ground (well lay down on my couch).  This is the prime position where she normally sits, and as soon as she vacates the seat I swoop in and curly up asleep, so she has to sit on the middle of the couch.

Hope you all got to sleep where you fancied last night too.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Claws In

Today mum is much happier, as my claws have been in when I jumped on her.  She does not know what I was thinking yesterday, when I kept jumping up on her with her claws out.  Her thighs stung when she had her shower this morning, as there were little nicks all over her knees.  I have never scratched her before, so she hopes I was just having a bad day.

Today was the chilliest one we have had in ages.  Tonight it is 4.5 deg (C), so mum is getting ready to snuggle in bed with her book.  She is pretty sure I will be on the way to visit her and sit on the bed soon.  The day was quiet as the rain was falling, so mum stayed home with her book, and this evening was taken up with phone calls to friends, so I got to sit on the couch close to mum.

Hope you all got a snuggle today too.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Crabulated Caturday

I am a bit crabulated this Caturday.  Today I have been zooming in from the cat door and doing a running jump onto mums knees with all claws out.  This makes her squeal and knock me off, and she is  not very happy with this new game at all.

Today we were expecting horrid weather, but the day started off with blue skies and a bit of a breeze.  So mum got herself up early and headed out to visit a friend and have a wander.  They did quite a walk though town and had a good old chit chat as they walked.  Mum had the best lunch she has had in ages, nice tasty sausages with a potato and kale mash, with gravy and cranberries.  She said it was delicious , filling and value for money.  The best lunch out she has had in ages.

So after a wander, mum went to the library, and found a couple of interesting new books to read.  She stopped off at the supermarket and then got home in time for feast time and a bit of relaxing.

How about you guys, did you have a good Caturday?  Got some fun things planned?

Friday, May 20, 2016


I have been helping my mum out lately, doing work on the computer is tough work and sometimes she needs a bit of guidance.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Day Off

This morning, mum was up early again today and caught this one big cloud that was nice and rosy.  It was mums day off work, but she had to be up early as she had to catch a plane.  She was flying up to Napier to visit her brother and go to the lawyers to do some signing of papers, and it would be easier and quicker to get it done up there.  Mum and her brother  laughed when they had to swear with their hands on a bible that they were who they said they were and that the documents they signed were all true (this was to do with their dads estate - they were not in trouble!!!).  Being not religious at all, it did seem odd to have to do place your hand on a bible, a somewhat old fashioned practice that doesn't seem to fit in todays pc world.

So mum and her brother grabbed some lunch, and enjoyed the afternoon sun.  Mum searched through the family photos, as she is going to scan some in for the family.  Then it was time for the flight back.  A bit bumpy each way, and it was nice for her to get home to me, just in time for feast time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Heaters On

Right - today was a bit chilly, so it was time for mum to switch the heaters on once we got fed.  She had a quick frozen meal for her dinner, and I had a feast.  Not much happening on these cold winter evenings.  Mum moved some washing round - we are having to finish the drying in the living room.  She did a little bit of a tidy, and put the groceries away.  She sure is tired tonight, and ready for a snuggle under some winter covers with her book, and she thinks there will be a little furry body on the bed with her tonight.  I wonder who that would be?

Monday, May 16, 2016

Thinking About Drinking

This is my mums glass of water.  I am trying to not look at it, cos then I would have to drink it.  Or knock it over (always a good option in my book). I love mums water glass better than my own water bowl, so mum has invested in these classy plastic glasses, because they bounce better than the glass ones.

  Mum had a long day at work, so she was happy to come home and sit on the couch with me this evening.  We had our dinners and relaxed.  Washing and dinner were done and before you know it, it is time to pack up and head off to bed.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Red Sky Morning

Mum was passing the kitchen window this morning, when she noticed the lovely sunrise that was sending lovely red skies all over the harbour and valleys.  I was sitting outside on my bench enjoying it all.  We know that red skies indicate a rough day, but our day was lovely with mild 19 deg (C) temps with it only being a bit breezy.  Some places round the country were up to 26 deg, which is a mid summer temp, considering we are in late autumn almost winter, it is wild.

Mum worked all day, and visited the supermarket on the way home.  Chicken and potato salad is an easy after work dinner, with some kiwi fruit and pears for supper.  She gave me a fancy feast to fill my tummy, so us girls are happy.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


It's Caturday evening here and I am kicking back and relaxing.  Seen Friday night was a bust for us (mum slept most of the evening away), she had lots to do today.  We woke up to a sunny warm day, such a surprise for this time of year.  Mum did a load of washing, and read her book before heading out for a walk into town.  She window shopped for a while and then caught a bus out to the seaside to meet her besties for some lunch.

The girls had a good old catch up, then mum and one friend went to see a little kiwi movie that was ok - nothing special.  Then mum made her way back into town.  She popped into the supermarket to get some rolls for her lunch tomorrow and something easy for her dinner.  Then home to light some candles, feed me my feast and relax for the evening.  Mum has to work tomorrow so no big night out for her.

Hope you all did some fun things today and had fun on your Caturday.

Friday, May 13, 2016


So Friday night was a bit of a bust at the house of Q.   The mumster went to have a little nap at 6.30pm after she had had her dinner, and woke up at 11.30pm.  She was on call last night and only got 4 hours sleep, so was a little tired.  So she has got up to come and talk to me, and potter round for an hour than she will head back to bed again.  Yippee for big Friday night in.

Mum has to work on Sunday, so Caturday is going to be all about the fun.  She has things planned, places to go and people to see.  Me - I have some snoozing to do, just like her.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Windy Day

I only got to sit out on my bench for a little while after work, cos it sure was windy.  After lots of rain yesterday the wind is howling up the valleys and whipping itself round.  Mum had the feeling she shouldn't go to work today, to stay home and stay in bed and read her book.  However she is not one to wag work, cos karma has a way of kicking her in the butt if she does that and makes her poorly soon after, and then she would feel to guilty to call in sick.  So she sucks it in and goes off to work.

On the way to work, as she stood at the crossing waiting for the lights to change, she felt an earthquake ripple through the ground underneath.  Not too strong, and it was based a long way away from us, but enough for her to notice.  Work was ok, she made it through and got to come home to me.

I only sat outside quickly then rushed inside to beg for my dinner.  She gave me a feast, and then made herself some lemon chicken and rice for dinner.  She listened to Tom Hanks on BBC Desert Island Discs, another great interview that usually manages to make mum smile.  So time for some relaxing before she switches the call phone on at 10 am.  Wish her luck!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Autumnal Tuesday

There is a tinge of Autumn in the air today.  We woke with low cloud where we could not see the hills, and the sun has swung round in the sky.  Mum was glad for a day off again to restore the spirit and body.   We slept in , and then mum pottered round for the day as the plumber was due at 2pm and true to their word, he even knocked on the door at 1.50pm and was done and cleaned up in half an hour after replacing our kitchen taps.  Awesome.

Mum did a bit of housework, with a much needed tidy up.  She has moved a  lot of the summer clothes away, and moved the winter clothes out and ready.  She wears a bit of a winter uniform, her fave jeans (black, blue, grey and burdgundy), with a variety of tops, a warm cardi, scarf and boots.  It all mixes and matches and mum thinks suits her more than summer clothing.  Time to sort out some old stuff that mum has for years, and is ready to discard.

So now off to bed.  Mum is reading a fascinating book A Decade of Hope which is written ten years after 9/11 and is the story of lots of people, from those in the towers to the first responders and family members who lost their loved ones on that day.  It not only talks about that terrible day, but about the impact it has had on their families and what they think about the political and social implications of terrorist attacks.  It has bough tears to my eyes many times, and is deeply moving.  Most of all it is a reminder to tell your loved ones that you love them each time to see them.

So mum is determined to not sit on the couch too long each night watching shows she has little interest in, but to head to bed early and snuggle up with her book, and with me if it is cool enough for me to want to sleep with her.  So night night.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Little Day

Today mum got the day off and spent the day procrastinating.  She did do 3 loads of washing, strip the bed and several loads of dishes (her sink is tiny), and talked to me.  She read her book, and watched some shows, she emailed important people, and made some important phone calls.  She put her makeup on, and got dressed and did her hair, and attempted to leave the house 3 times, but each time got distracted and decided to stay home instead.

Dinner was a feast for me, and for her some reheated mashed potatoes, chicken and broccoli smothered in gravy.  Supper was a couple of gold kiwifruit (a yellow coloured sweeter fruit) and some crunchies for me.  So our tummies are full.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Cat Mothers Day

Happy Mothers day to the lovely cat and people mothers out there.  I let my mum have a little sleep in til 06am this morning, but she had to be up for work already,  so she didn't mind.  As soon as she popped out to the bedroom I rushed and climbed into her spot, and curled up and snored so she knew I was asleep.

Work was busy busy so mum was glad to get home and park herself on the couch where she snoozed like a good middle aged lady, falling asleep after her dinner.  There were a couple of phone calls, to a bestie and a sister in law, and then a bit of tv shows before parking herself back in bed with a book.

Dinner was a feast for me, and mum reheated some cooked chicken and mashed potato with some broccoli, cooked with a squeeze of lemon over it and a sprinkle of salt, which mum is loving at the moment.  She is trying to eat a few more veg and lots of fruit and feeling better for it.  That and the maltesers she had as well made for a tasty meal.

By the way the answer to yesterdays quiz was D - thanks to all who guessed correctly.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Caturday Sleepy Quiz

When a pussy cat is sleepy where would be their new sleeping spot?

  • A - The couch or chair in the living room that are comfy and perfect snoozing spots
  • B - One of the 2 queen size beds available
  • C - The cat bed especially bought for me
  • D- The rubbish bags sitting on the kitchen floor
Please vote if you think you know the answer!

Hope you all had a nice Caturday and did something fun.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Night Flash Face

Friday night was spent in the house tonight, and we must admit that most Friday nights are spent at home.  Mum is pretty tired tonight, and didn't have the energy to organize herself in time for a middle aged lady night in and have a movie and popcorn.  Instead it was chores like washing and a burger on the couch.

So I helped her do some computer stuff - I am thrilled - can you tell?  Actually this is my flash face, as in don't use the flash on me.  I bet you all have one too.

Ready for the weekend?  Getting prepared for Caturday?  Busy getting your mums something for mothers day on Sunday?  Get ready everybuddy  - the weekend is here!

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Last night I had dribbles, and not from the good end of me.  Mum said I was stinky, and she had to banish me from the couch.  Of course when she woke up at 2am I was snuggled in right next to her on her bed.  Oh well.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


There have been temperatures of 23-27 deg C here today, sorry that we are stealing your hots.  Luckily for mum it has resulted in her being able to buy a couple of merino winter jumpers for half price at the beginning of the season, something that seldom happens. We guess that the clothes shops have to move some of their stock.  Me - well I am enjoying that mum has got some quilts on the bed, and pulled out the merino blankie for the bottom of the bed.  At the moment it is quilts on some nights, and quilts off the next.  We are enjoying it while we can.

Monday, May 2, 2016


Mum watched 60 minutes tonight, that had a segment about Bonobos from the Congo.  Anderson Cooper went to visit some that had been orphaned or captured, and were being returned to the wild.  what clever amazing animals, and so like us.

Mum does call me monkey quite often, a couple of times a day.  I don't see the similarity, but they are kind of cute.

Do you have a nickname?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Feeling Bad

Not me - I'm not feeling bad, but mum is cos she stepped on my tail.  She had just given me biscuits, and then did the dishes, and when she stepped back she stepped on my tail - ouch. I cried and then ran outside, but ran back in two minutes later to jump up next to mum, so she thinks I am ok.  After a bit of tail flicking at her, I am now back to normal.

It was another lovely sunny day in the city, but the wind was up a bit more than usual.  Mum took herself out for a walk, which she enjoyed.  She often has a sore back and hips, and sometimes feel stiff at the beginning of the walk, but after about 15 minutes loosens up and begins to enjoy it more.

She walked beside the beach and then went to the Warehouse, our local sort of bargin store.  She found a big fold up hamper for her shoes which was nicer than the one she was using and a bargin at 50% off.  A couple of tshirts and a cute pair of pyjama bottoms went into her bag.

She also popped into the supermarket and got some stuff, but didn't feel like cooking when she got home, so just nibbled on lots of stuff, and now has veg and chicken for her dinner tomorrow night.  Me well I had my feast and some new biscuits, which I enjoyed tonight but who knows tomorrow.

Hope you all enjoyed your Sunday and your tails are safe.