Mum's attempts at sleeping last night were thwarted by being on call, as she had to go into work three times, only finishing up round 7am. She came home and had her breakfast and even though she thought she might have the energy to stay up all day as soon as she sat on the couch she knew she would need some sleep.
So mum and I had a nap together for a couple of hours. A quiet afternoon and evening has been nice . Mum is nervous about going to bed tonight as now her brain is wired to be on alert and stay up. I'm tired too - how can a little grey girl cope without 23 hours of snoozing?
Today is a long day for mum. Up before 6am, she is on call tonight so it might be a while before it is her bedtime. So she curled up with me for a little 1.5 hour nap tonight. Now I have taken over the bed for a few hours while mum watches the box.
Prisoner Poppy would like to be released from her cage right now!!! I got kidnapped to go back to the vets again this week. Because I won't take the medicine for my arthritis the vet is trying some injections to see if the help.
As soon as I saw the cat cage I ran out and hid in the garden and made mum and I late for the appointment . Luckily they fitted us in. It was a quick one then back home.
The sun was out for most of the day so mum got her sheets and towels washed and dried before the rain came. Mum is having roast chicken , potatoes and beans for her dinner and will put her feet up.
You can see my little shaved spot where the bloods were sucked away from me by the vampire vets. John asked how they took my blood pressure and we think they do it like a human but on my paw. I am very good at the vets and will sit still while they do everything except take my temperature.
I am still quiet today but back into my usual routines which makes mum happy.
I'm back and glad to be home. Can you tell? Mum thinks I am a bit quiet after my Cattery vacation, but that could be because the vet stole some bloods and gave me injections (my vaccination and some stuff for my knee). I got my blood pressure taken - the first time it was high but there was a dog barking and I was scared, the second time it was normal.
The best bit was the vet said everything was normal which is good for an old girl. So I sniffed everything at home. cuddled with mum for 2 minutes and am now ready for bed.
Mum went to Aucland to see the rugby - All Blacks vs Australia. It was very exciting cos we lost to Australia last week in Perth 47-26. This week we won 36-0. Mum enjoyed the match although it rained and was cold sitting high up in the stands. Mum disliked that a lot of the audience booed when the Australian team came out, booed the kiwi women's player who won an award for the 50 games she played for the women's side and they booed the Prime Minister JacindaAdern. It made her quite sad that the people attending found that acceptable.
Anyway mum had a great weekend away with good friends and lots of wine and food, and now she is glad to be home with me.
Mum had to get up at 5.30am which was a hard way to get back into work mode. Luckily the day wasn't too bad. On the way home she could see the sky becoming darker and it began to rain just as she reached home. Then the thunder and lightning started. Still we were nice and dry inside and it wasn't too stormy for long.
I was worn out and needed a big after dinner sleep.
Mum wandered past this local house on the way home and liked the light shining through the living room window with the pussycat waiting for their people to come home. She doubled back to take the photo as it made her smile. I was waiting for her when she got home too.
Mum took herself out and about this weekend - she saw one of the neighbor cats guarding its turf on her walk into town this afternoon. The days have been sunny but cool here as storms hit other parts of the country, we have been sheltered here.
I helped mum to sleep in both mornings by giving her snuggles. I lie across her leg and purr so she can't get up. During a work day I have to get up quickly so mum can get up and get ready. Holiday snuggles are the best.
Mum is enjoying sleeping in until 8am each day - such a luxury. Today was chilly and tonight is getting cold. Mum knows when it gets chilly as it is the only time I try to sneak under the covers with her.
She has seen 8 movies so far and not a dud one yet. Mum finally feels that she is catching up after months of bad sleeping. Maybe next year she might have to go somewhere warmer for her holidays . That would mean leaving me behind. Maybe I would like the beach mum!!