Today was the most beautiful sunny hot day. Mum kept the washing machine busy and did the rest of the housework.
She then headed off to meet some friends for a lively dinner and some good laughs. She was very glad to get home. Town was busy, full of bars full of rowdy youngsters. Mum much prefers to spend her evenings at home. Me too!!
We are sure that Introoder cat thinks he owns our back garden. How rude!!!
As I jumped on the bed tonight to remind mum to switch off the computer and get some sleep, she caught a whiff of something and asked me "am I smelling pooh or jellimeat (fancy feast)? It is so hard to tell". Mum is thrilled at the thought of having to lift the covers shortly so that I can crawl on top of her and spread the odour throughout the bed.
The landlord came round this week and looked at the table which mum said was getting very wobbly and mum won't use it as it might collapse. She did say that it was a great place for me to sunbathe on and that it made a mighty scratching post.
This beautiful boy is Bob from the wonderful Bob and Sophies French Adventure Blog, which mum loved to read every night. Bob and his sister Sophie shared their walks in the French countryside as well as views of the pastries on offer at the French bakeries they went to each day. They loved to chase the cats in their garden, even though they never managed to catch one.
So our friend Bob got rather sick last week, and even though the Vets worked hard, it was his time to head to the bridge. So mum cried more tears when she read the posts about his passing, and this afternoon when she was walking home, her eyes started leaking . She did feel better coming home and seeing me, and I got a big cuddle (which I did not enjoy), and a few extra treats. More tears tonight when she read the post about his Vets last visit. For all of its sadness there is some beauty in the kindness of their French friends, such a beautiful post to honor Bob.
Today would have been our Gdad (mums dad) 78th birthday, so mum went out and got some dumplings to cook for her dinner, as he loved dumplings. When he would visit our city mum would take him out to his favorite Chinese restaurant for tea. One night before they headed to a concert, mum suggested that rather than having a filling main for tea, that instead they chose about 4 types of dumplings and had a dumpling feast. He grinned like a Cheshire cat all night.
Our lovely friend Kim at Musings on a Small Life had to say goodbye to her lovely boy Nicki this weekend. She was a great mum to him, tending to his many health issues and providing a safe and loving home for him and his brother Derry. We really feel for her, but know that she gave him a great life. Goodbyes are always hard and we send her all of our love.
Mum was going to call the post double bagging until she googled the term and discovered it was a bit too rude. Instead she thought she would show how much she loves me by letting me sleep on her shopping bag next to my bag on the big bed.
Mum had her day off today which was good. She got to meet her bestie for lunch out and even though it rained they did some shopping and laughed as being middle aged ladies they were shopping at the garden centre and at the supermarket.
It was too rainy to be out in the jungle today so I just napped on the big bed.
I dud go and hide in my jungle today but the weather was grey and very windy. I have a special spot that mum calls my nest, and so she knows where to find me. I am often to be found out here between 1-3pm although mum knows that sometimes I will be out here when she gets home from work. It is good to get some fresh air and watch out for introoders who like to saunter across my garden and check out my cat door.
Today was her day off which consisted of finishing one book, starting another , leftovers of last night dinner of sweet and sour pork for her lunch and dinner today, a movie on the couch Gloria Bell, and general pottering about. Me well I slept in too, ate, slept, drunk, slept, snoozed, slept.
After days of rain we got a bit of sunshine on mums day off. Most of the washing was out on the line. Mum even took my bed outside for a shake out and a bit of fresh air. I checked it out and then spent the rest of the day snoozing in the jungle.
That was me as an itty bitty kitty out exploring in the garden. There was no exploring today. It was super wet with huge rains here overnight. We wish we could send some of our rains across the Tasman Sea to our friends in Australia who are experiencing huge bushfires. They are in dire need of all the water that seems to be sitting over our country.
The weather has been terrible, lots of rain and grey skies. So not much time to be out in the garden lately and we are longing for a run of sunny days. It has got a wee bit warmer though which is nice, as mum has not had the heater on in days. She will however continue to heat my little bed so I have somewhere nice and warm to snuggle up in. Mum is a bit glum that she has had to start wearing her coat too and from work at the moment, as she wants a break from it.
Is is sad to say that Mum had already eaten her dinner at 5pm and was nodding off on the couch while watching the news? To be fair she did only get 4 hours sleep and had to be up at 6am to head to work, and worked all day. She stopped an got a chicken satay burger on the way home which she enjoyed very much. She had baked some meatballs she got from the supermarket last night, and had leftovers she thought she would eat tonight, but when she went to bed last night her tummy was a bit sore, so she thought she would not push it. Melon and grapes for supper tonight so that she gets her 5+ fruit and veg in today.
So she is not going to push it tonight. A quick hoover of the carpets and a tidy up and she might have a shower and then sit down and watch a movie and try to have an early night. That's the plan anyway.
Me well I'm taking it easy too. I had my supper and a snooze too - its just what I do. Do you like this old photo? It is me and my Poppy quilt that my friend Leanne made me.
Mum found this article on People about Stella - the dog who can talk to her person. Her person is a speech language therapist and she made Stella a special board with 29 talking buttons, so she can tell her people when she wants food, or a cuddle, or a nap, to go outside or the beach. Mum watched the videos over and over again.
I wonder when they will make a pussy cat board? Mine would say feast, drink drink (water), outside, introoder, treats, sleep, cuddle, happy, tired, stranger, blankie, heater and Mum. What would yours say?
Mum cancelled the pre booked vet visit that she had made for me this morning. She says that things have settled down and she is pretty happy with me . She does have to take me on Friday for a morning post op checkup so they can check that my mouth is ok.
Mum had the day off, and stayed home. The vet bills were a bit hefty this time, so she thought that if she went out she would spend money that she should be saving. She is desperate for groceries, so after work tomorrow she will get some fresh foods for her, and some feasts for me. She is thinking about stuffed baked potatoes maybe? Or maybe some chicken and vegetables. She had to eat a pre cooked frozen meal for her dinner, that although it filled the gap it wasn't particularly appetizing.
I am feeling a bit betterer today. I ate a little last night, and even came up to ask to go under the covers last night. I only stayed for 11 seconds before I got out and slept on my bag.
This morning I woke mum up at 5.30am for breakfast and ate a 1/2 can of feast and mum is maybe ignoring that I ate around a few bits of pills. It was all eaten up when she got home from work, so we think that the neighbor cat might be getting a dose of antibiotics. Oh well.
Tonight I had my dinner, but when mum went to syringe in my pain relief, I had a little coughing/vomiting fit, which lasted for 5 minutes, then mum tackled me and just shoved it in resulting in most of it now being on her pillowcase.
So tonight she gave in and let me have a couple of temptations which I gobbled up, so she let me have a few biscuits. It is now 4 days since my operation and 6 days since I have had some crunchy biscuits, so hopefully it will fill up my tummy. Mum figures that I wouldn't eat them if my mouth was too sore.
So hopefully we are getting more back to normal which will make my mum happy.
She is watching the rugby. Who would have expected this in the final? Good on South Africa. We love a good game, and this one is quite entertaining.
Mum was a bit worried about me today as she has noticed that I hadn't been drinking a lot either. I wasn't interested in my breakfast either, but that could have been because of the little pink pills in it. I moped about all day mostly sleeping. Mum was going to go out today but stayed home to stay with me and check I was ok.
She did ring the vets this morning but they reassured mum that I would be ok. Mum did book me in for Monday morning though just in case. If she waits to ring on Monday then there won't be any spots left. I haven't done any worrying things like crying or pawing at my mouth.
The good news is that I ate my dinner, with pills in it and mum got me to take my pain relief. So mum is leaving me to get a good nights rest and feel better tomorrow.