Thursday, December 31, 2020

Happy New Years Eve

 I intend to be snoozing as the clock strikes midnight and we say goodbye to 2020 - the strangest of years.  Mum had a long day at work.  She went to bed last night, and was not long asleep when we were both awakened by a jolt of an earthquake.   Then the alarm went off at 5am mum did not feel rested and had an upset tummy for most of the day.   She managed work ok, but was glad to get home.  She felt better with a cold drink sitting in the sun reading her book.

So it has been a quiet night for us both.  The neighborhood is quiet which is nice with no loud parties close by.  All the young people have headed off to the beaches and festivals.   There should be some noise from the fireworks in the city, but they never last too long.  Mum expects to be snoozing a few minutes past midnight too.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Pigeon Patrol

This morning mum noticed a group of 5 pigeons searching for food on side of the street at 7.30am.   On her way home at 5pm, it appeared to be the same group down the other end of the street still hoovering up any crumbs.  What busy birds 🐦. 

Monday, December 28, 2020


 Mum takes a lot of shots of me and occasionally I give her that one photo thats a keeper.  After all of these years you think I would be used to the camera, but I'm not.

Sunday, December 27, 2020


 The weather has been grim for mums days off with rain and we have had the heater on.  It's summer people and it feels like winter.  So we are going to remember the  sunny  days and hope they return soon.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Boxing Day

 Last nights sky was pretty, but bought a southerly our way and we woke up to heavy rain and cold.  Sitting here tonight it is 10 deg C and we have the heaters on.  Mum has got to spend the day with her niece and nephew which she has  loved - me not so much.  I've hidden in the bedroom all day and under the covers for much of the afternoon .  

Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄 ❤  to all of my lovely friends.  We hope you all get to have some tasty food and nice drinks.  I'm looking forward to some extra treats tonight for being such a good girl and mum is looking forward to having her feet up.  

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Eveing

 Happy Christmas Eve to you all.  Our cupboards and fridge is full and mum is ready for some days off.  People were Armageddon shopping at the supermarket and mum came home and forgot to buy only one thing on her list -  lettuce.  It's a bit too cold for salads here anyway.  She might make a potato salad instead of a green one.  She is sure that there will be plenty of food and treats tomorrow. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020


 Mum has all the twinkling lights going and she enjoys the glow.  We are all in need of some pretty lights and decorations this year.  She hasn't gone crazy with the decorations this year.

Monday, December 21, 2020


 Mum met these two kitties on her way home.   The little ginger  cat was very sweet and mum could not get a better photo as she was busy trying to rub up against mums legs and get some smooches.  

Sunday, December 20, 2020


 Mum took a few photos  yesterday.   This one makes the back yard look like a meadow.

Saturday, December 19, 2020


 Mum forgot  to post yesterday.   She went to work and then went to the work party.  Her tummy got a bit upset when she got home and fell asleep on the couch.  She got a big sleep and woke up to sunshine today so did loads of washing and helped me in the garden.

Then mum went for a walk and looked in a few shops.  It got windy and a bit cold so she was glad to get home.  Its summer and the heater is on tonight to keep us girls warm.

Thursday, December 17, 2020


 Poor reader Willie got worried about the beastie mum found in the garden.  It is a fern about to unfurl and is the biggest in our garden.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020


 Mum found this beastie in the garden tonight.  It is huge and mum will have to keep an eye on it.

Monday, December 14, 2020


 Mums niece sent her this photo last night of her new friend Beans.  He is a little polydactal kitten that her and her boyfriend have adopted.  What a sweet little guy.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Cherries 🍒

 The neighbors cherry tree has the most cherries on it that mum has ever seen.  They don't get enough sunshine in our city to grow big or sweet.  Mum is not a fan of cherries either - how about you?

Saturday, December 12, 2020


 The best part of Caturday  is assisting in getting the bed covers smooth.

Friday, December 11, 2020


 There was some window watching this afternoon.   Checking out for intruders and tasty looking birdies. 

Thursday, December 10, 2020


 The trees that the landlord had trimmed a few weeks ago look spooky in the twilight.   Also it allows the neighbors behind us to have a view of our windows,  so mum has to make sure that she closes the curtains before she whips her clothes off.  No problem  for me - I'm naked all the time.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tuesday, December 8, 2020


 Mum rushed home after work, gave me dinner and went out to have dinner and drinks.  It was school friends that mum has known for forty years and it was lovely to catch up.  The girls drunk rose and cocktails, and ate rice and dumplings, fish cakes and satays.   Mum was glad of the walk home up the hill to move things around a bit.  She will sleep well tonight!!

Me well I got home and had a nibble on my leftover stinky food and am ready to go back to sleep.

Monday, December 7, 2020


 People were commenting about the market that mum went to yesterday.   We don't have to wear masks or social distance.  At the moment we have no Covid cases in the community.  There are some cases in managed isolation.  What that means us that New Zealand borders are closed to only a few select cases.  So you can't book to come for a holiday here, but if you are  Kiwi overseas or in some special cases you have to apply and get approved.   You then arrive off a plane and are taken to a select hotel, where you have to stay for 2 weeks.  In those 2 weeks food is provided and you are Covid tested at day 3 and day 11.  And then allowed out if you test negative.   At the moment it is working,  but can change quickly.  

We watch the news and worry for our friends who have tough restrictions and lockdowns.  We feel for you all and hope that things will get better in the New Year.  

We hope you are not offended by mums photos,  she wants to share pictures of being out and about.  These flowers are from a neighborhood garden, and mum is sure the owners were laughing at mum taking  pictures  of their front yard.

Sunday, December 6, 2020


 Mum and her besties meet up every year for a local craft market.   This was the first time in 10 years that mum hasn't had to wear a jacket or bring an umbrella.   In fact it was hot, and super busy.  Mum got herself a couple  of little treats to put in her Christmas sticking, and went for a bit of a wander for the afternoon.  The clouds have gathered back over the city now for a couple of days of rain again.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Shop Dog

 Mum saw this cute dog Mabel at the local shop the other day.  I think I would like that job.  Napping on pretty couches is a great job for me.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Summer Sleep

 Finally we have had a couple of summer evenings.  Perfect for a snooze.   We hope you are getting good sleeps too.

Thursday, December 3, 2020


 After wind and rain, today was beautiful and when mum went out, everyone was complaining that they were too hot!! Mum put these solar lights out in the garden to charge up in the sun, so I kept guard to make sure no other cats came and stole them.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020


 Gosh it's December already.  It was windy and cold last night and I only woke mum up four times to check she was still at home with me.  She stayed in bed and read her book for a while and talked to me.  By lunchtime the skies were clearing and mum washed her clothes and got them on the line before her trek to the supermarket to stock up.  Then home to read again and a wee nap.  Such a lazy day off for both of us.  

So December we hope you warm up and give us some sunshine,  it has been a super cold and wet November and mum is sick of having to drag a jacket  everywhere.  

Monday, November 30, 2020


 I'm back home and firmly sleeping on my pillow.  Mum had a great weekend away, but was  pleased to get home and see me.   She was up early to pick me up at the cattery at the vet.  She had an appointment organized for me to get my vaccination, my joint injection and my summer butt shave.  Ohh and I got my anal glands squeezed- ouch!!!

So I was very tired   mum thinks I have been catching up on four nights sleep that I probably  missed.  My cattery report says I was quiet, but let myself be petted after the first day.    I'll be glad to sleep with mum tonight.

Thursday, November 26, 2020


 Mum has a few days off and she is going to do some relaxing with her friends.   Me  - I have been sent to the cattery.  Mum thinks the staff think mum is crazy as she handed over the shopping bag, and asked if it could be put down for me to sleep on.  See you on Monday.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


 Not much happening  here.  Mum went to work.  I went to sleep.  My highlight was 23 hours of sleep and mums is going to bed with a new library  book.  Living the good life.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Hello Friend

Mum saw mr Tui bird after work today.   He was hopping between the flax flowers.  It makes mum smile to see him as she waits for the bus home.

Sunday, November 22, 2020


We've had a quiet weekend with mum getting rid of her cough.  I'm getting paid in temptations,  so I'm good. 

Saturday, November 21, 2020


 Mum got texted her negative covid results at 11am this morning.   Results through in 25 hrs, which was quick.  She feels OK, just sneezing, and a bit of coughing.  Just a head cold that will pass.  Mum spent the day like a cat, with little naps all day - purrfect.

Friday, November 20, 2020


 Mum woke up with a cough and a stuffy nose this morning, which she is sure is just a head cold.   She rang in sick and then rung our healthline 0800 number to book a free covid test.  Mask on and a 25 minute walk to the testing station.   This is mums 3rd covid swab test since March and was the easiest, with no waiting.   Just one quick swivel up the top of the left nostril then a thank you for coming by the ppe nurse.  Instructions to isolate until results come in, to put your mask on and go straight home.  Mum was all home in an hour.  Time for soup for lunch, a lemon drink and then an afternoon nap.

Results will then be texted to your phone in the next 48 hours.  New instructions on drinking lots of fluid, some vitamin c and to take a walk with your mask on round your backyard to clear your airways.

It is very easy here  and the health departments are happy to test as many people as possible to make sure there is no Covid in the community.

Luckily mum has a big pile of good books to read and a little grey friend to keep her company. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Left, Right and Center

Mum tries to get me to do a little walk around the garden with her after work.  Sometimes I feel like it and sometimes I am just going to sit and do what I want.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020


 Mum came home and went for a walk round the garden , and found naughty neighbor having a sunbath in the back garden.   Nothing like lying next to the compost bin to keep warm and toasty.