Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Little Footsteps

Mum came home to find a trail of little footsteps across the rug.  Whose could they be?

Monday, April 29, 2019


Thanks mum for feeding the birdies this morning.  They seemed really hungry as lots turned up for the breakfast.  So I went outside to see if a birdie gets within catching distance.  Mum called me inside so that the birdies could eat in peace.

Sunday, April 28, 2019


Mum is glad that Sunday is drawing to a close.  It is close to midnight and mum was up at 5am.  She had a good day at work and now has Monday as a day off which is awesome.

I got a tasty feast and mum made her first winter mash for dinner.  A turnip(swede), pasnip and carrot mash with some chicken and peas.  So good on you mum having lots of vegetables.

I then helped mum make the bed.  I am good at that job.

Nite nite my friends.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Snoozy Caturday

It has been a snoozy Caturday here - much like every other day.  Mum was pleased to have a day off, and got to catch up with a bestie.  Mum was pleased to get a 7 hours sleep in, and the day was looking like it was heading towards some stormy weather rolling in again.  She left me alone to go and catch up with her friend.  They spent money at a small cafe and had tasty roasted beef salad rolls which were nice and filling.

 Then the girls went to the cinema to see The Chaperone.  Mum loved the book, and the movie was pretty good.  It is the story of Louise Brooks and her chaperone Norma who accompanies the teenager to New York in the 20s.  Beautiful dresses and hats with echoes of Downton Abbey, which is no surprise as the screenplay is written by Julian Fellowes and Norma is played by Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora from Downton).  It was a bit slow, but what mum thinks of as a gentle Sunday night movie.

Mum then went for a bit of a walk before she headed home.  She then chatted to me and gave me a bit of a brush,  before my feast was dished out and I chowed down.  Mum felt like a treat so when she baked her chicken, she added some chips.  Chicken and chips - super tasty and it felt like a treat.  She had a big bowl of grapes for her supper.  Now it is an early night as she has an early start for work on Sunday.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday Funny - A Year In the Life Of A Cat - Simon's Cat

We could all do with some laughs on Friday.  Please enjoy this movie!!

Thursday, April 25, 2019


We got some sunbeams here today which were most welcome.  It is Anzac Day and mum was lucky enough to have the day off.  She finally got over 5 hours sleep which made her feel a bit refreshed.  Washing got put outside, although it has reached the time of year, that even with the sun out it is not enough to dry completely.

Mum brushed me, gave me some pats, talked to me and lay down so we could nap together.  I loves it when mum spends a day off pottering round quietly at home with me. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Overnight Mouser Returns

Mum I hope you enjoyed the dead mouse I give you at 2am.  I know you needed sleep, but I thought you would like my special gift. xxx

Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Monday

Mum was lucky and her call finished yesterday, but her sleeping has been a bit rubbish with her finally drifting off at 4am this morning.  She got a few hours sleep and has been aching to join me for a nap this afternoon, but has resisted.  She wishes she could nap as many times as I do.

Tonight she has done a couple of small jobs getting ready for the week ahead. The uniforms are ready for work, Mum's work bag is ready and an outfit is chosen for after work.  Now she is off to read her book. 

Oh and she hasn't opened our Easter treats yet.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

Have a lovely Easter everbuddy.  We hope you all get some treats and spend some time with your loved ones.  Love Poppyq and Mum xxx

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Easter Caturday

Mum got a whole 3 hours sleep last night, so she has had a couple of sleeps with me today.  As it was the last fine day forecast she went out for a big long walk to get some fresh air.  She found a couple of things on sale and got herself some tasty rice dishes for dinner.

Now the wind is rising and mum is about to switch the phone on again.  It is her last night and then she will get some rest.  Me too - I am tired as well.

Friday, April 19, 2019


I'll keep your bed warm tonight if you get called in mum.  Autumn is creeping in with the night's cooling down. 

Mum was in at work most of last night, so she got a couple if sleeps today and she doesn't feel too awful. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Still Sunny

We are still enjoying some sunshine here in the city, although rain is forecast to come in the middle of Easter.  Mum is stocked up with some yummy foods, a pile of books to read and some shows to watch.  She is on Call overnight so she hopes she is not crazy busy.

I am ready to sleep and keep her company. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Nice bed to sleep on - tick!
Heated cat bed to sleep in - tick!

Mum can I sleep on the damp towel you dried yourself on - tick, tick,tick!!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Big Night In

Mum has cooked dinner - potatoes, parsnips, broccoli and lamb and done a couple of chores.  Now she is going to snuggle up next to me and watch the new Game of Thrones.  She is excited to see it and knows that people will be talking about it tomorrow, something that doesn't usually happen now as people watch tv and movies differently than they used to.  She wants to know how it all ends - if anyone survives.

I have been loving the snuggles lately,especially as our temperatures have been dropping to about 6deg C overnight.  I climb over mum to get comfy in a nice warm spot. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019


Sunday is for snoring.  Mum keeps waking me up by talking to me or doing stuff that disturbs my rest .  Boy it is tough getting your 23 hours sleeps when your mum has a day off.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Caturday Jobs

 1st Job - Check mum put the sheet on properly.
 2nd Job - Help straighten out the duvet.
3rd Job - Check out the quilt.

It's a frosty cold night here in our city.  We need our heater on tonight.

Have a fun Caturday!!

Friday, April 12, 2019


I have been patient tonight waiting for mum to get home after her shift.

Thursday, April 11, 2019


 The skies were beautiful this morning on mum's walk to work.
By the time she was coming home it was lightly raining.  She took the bus home, which takes her 10 minutes longer than walking, but costs of $2 and as mum is still under the weather seemed a good idea.

Within 10 minutes if mum getting in our door the rain started to pour down and our little garden is getting drenched again.  Luckily she us not on Call tonight so us girls can cuddle up inside and keep warm and dry.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tuesday Talker

Mum and I had a little chat together this afternoon while we got some fresh air.  As the weather is getting cooler you have to make the most of the sunshine and light.

Mum told me about her busy day.  I told her about my biscuits and snoozing.  I'm a lucky girl.

Monday, April 8, 2019


Mum had the day off today.  She didn't have many plans which was nice.  There was a sleep in and a lazy breakfast.  The courier dropped off my big bag of biscuits.

The sun was shining so mum got the towels washed.  She also aired out my little bed and got it freshened up.  I got a new fresh towel of my own so I'm happy.  New bed and new noms.  Life is good.

Sunday, April 7, 2019


Yesterday our city got a month's rain in one day.  Today was even more rainy so everything outside was soggy and the garden is a bit swampy.  Mum might set me up with an inside litter box just in case.

 Mum worked tonight as she was feeling a bit better.  It gives her tomorrow off to relax and rest which makes her happy.  It makes me happy to have her home too.

Saturday, April 6, 2019


So daylight savings ends overnight and the weather has come to remind us that winter is coming.  it has cooled to 8 degrees C outside and raining.  Because mum still has this silly cold, she has stayed in her dressing gown all day. 

I don't mind.  I've moved from my round bed to my bag bed all day and mum has left the heater on all day in the bedroom.  I'm all ready for winter sleeping. 

Mum made a roast chicken for her dinner tonight , so that she can have leftovers for tomorrow night.  She has to work, so thankfully she is feeling a bit better.  She feels bad as she is running out of my biscuits.  She ordered some online - we hope they come soon!!

We hope you enjoy your Caturday and do something fun.

Friday, April 5, 2019


Mum got a bit of a shock last night.  She had taken her cold night medication and was in the bathroom before bed when she heard her phone ring.  By the time she got out to it it had stopped.  2 minutes later it rung again, and she answered to find out that she was needed to go into work.  She had rung in sick for the day, but they had got busy and forgot to find someone to cover her on call. 

Luckily she only had a quick couple of visits and gloved up and put a mask on so that she did not pass any germs onto anyone.  Today she got to rest though, and I got to snuggle with her.  It was only a mild 10 C degrees today, and so it was a good day for us girls to relax.  Mums body is fighting the germs,  so many drinks and soup - all goodness and lots of vitamin C.  So hopefully tonight she can get a good nights sleep.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Nursing Duties

Mum spent the day home sick, she felt all stuffed up and tired due to the lurgy she has come down with, she hopes this one doesn't turn into a nasty chest infection and cough.  Luckily I am an experienced nurse and took it easy with her.  She got some groceries delivered, so it was soup and toast for lunch and some fruit in the evening, with lots of water and apple juice all day.  She is going to have a cold pill before bed to help her sleep, as she tossed and turned all of last night.  So I'm tired too.

Mum likes the council planted some olive trees in the street by our house, although it may have been better to use native plants, we think that each household was given a vote as to what trees they wanted in their street.  Mum does not like olives at all, so she doesn't pick them although plenty of the locals do.

So mum and I are off to bed to get some rest and zzzzs. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019


The hots seemed to have left us.  Last weekends hots might have been a summer waving goodbye to us.  Tonight the heater is on in the bedroom and mum has the woolly slippers out.

Mum got another 8 hour sleep last night with no toilet break - a menopausal miracle.  it must be the cooler nights keeping her curled up and asleep.  She hopes  she is getting herself into some better sleep patterns than she has had lately.

Monday, April 1, 2019


Mum had a bit of a slow day, where she sat round for a couple of hours not doing a lot.  She's not complaining, as usually she is rushing around, and she was at work last night until 11pm and was tired this morning.  She spent her down time planning this evening, and so far it is working out just like she had planned.   Dinner was easy, she had a meat pie to cook and she had a big pile of coleslaw to suck up the pastry calories.  She has made her lunch for tomorrow, given her face a good scrub, got the uniforms ready  and tidied up a little.  She is on track to be in bed by 9pm to read for a little while before bed.

It was wonderfully hot and sunny over the weekend with windows and doors wide open, with lost of breezes flowing through.  Today when mum went to head off to work it was dark and drizzly and by the time mum was five minutes down the road it poured down and she got soaked on the way to the bus stop.  It feels like autumn is setting in.  I don't mind, I snooze the day away sunny or rainy. 

We hope you have got your week off to a good start and are ready to face the next 7 days.