Thursday, October 21, 2021


 Just taking it easy and enjoying some sunbeams.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Tuesday, October 19, 2021


 Well mom had a rough night.  She was wide awake until 4am.  She got a few hours sleep today, but boy she has had to resist having a nap today.  Tonight she's finally tired.  Yippee!!

Monday, October 18, 2021


 Mums home after night shift now.  She's not sure if and when she should be sleeping.  Her body clock is all muddled up.  I say sleep like a cat - just lie down when you feel sleepy mum.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Still on Nights

 Mums last night shift tonight.  She's tired and I miss her.

Saturday, October 16, 2021


 Mum didn't realize until tonight that she forgot to give you a picture yesterday.   She's busy on night shift and I'm busy avoiding my new foods.

Thursday, October 14, 2021


 Happy Birthday to me - I'm a big grown up 15 year old today.  Mum woke up and sung to me and gave me kisses.   I was thrilled!!!  No kidney biscuits today, I got a big tasty fancy feast when mum got home.

Thank you for all the kind comments.  Mum and I appreciated them all.  We are lucky to have so many sweet friends thinking of us.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


 Today was mums day off work and treat Tuesday.   She had a nice pastry for breakfast sitting in the sunshine, and then we had an appointment.  At the new vets.  I was due for my arthritis joint injection and mum wanted me to have my vaccination and I had a couple of mats  on my tummy that needed to be taken off.   The vet was nice and suggested a blood test as it was a while since I had had one.

So we came home and mum had lunch while I sulked in the bedroom.   The vet rung this afternoon and the bloods show some renal failure, but thankfully at the early stages.  I have to now go on special renal biscuits and see the vet again in  a month.  Mum did have a little cry and then got herself up to dish up my feast.  I got extra cuddles tonight too.

Monday, October 11, 2021


 Mum got a lecture from someone at work today about how they weren't getting the vaccination, how it's all a scam, worse than the Nazis, how it's all a form of control and all about money.  Mum wonders then if they don't believe in science or doctors advice why they were at the hospital in the first place?  Anyway Mum didn't engage with the argument as she knew that was what they were fishing for.  Mum wasn't surprised at the stories - she knows all the excuses.  It was the tone and the arrogance - like they thought they were educating her.  

She came home and had a drink tonight.  And gave me cuddles. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021


 It looks very green in the garden at the moment  - lots of lovely green growth.   I like to sit out and soak up the sun.

Saturday, October 9, 2021


 I stayed home and licked catnip off my birdie.  Mum went out and ate chicken salad, bought some candles, looked at shops, ate some rice, drunk some fruit juice, walked in the sun and then relaxed.   Good times.

Friday, October 8, 2021


 This girl is ready for the weekend. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Just Chilling

 Life is pretty quiet for me lately.   Mums working lots and I'm looking after the napping.   We're a good team though.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Treat Tuesday

 Mum figured out on her roster that she has the next 5 Tuesdays off work and decided to make them Treat Tuesdays.  Today she didn't feel like spending money, so she did things for herself ar home.

- started a new library book

- hair mask and facial scrub

- watched a movie while knitting on the couch

- took a nap

- chicken schnitzel and salad for dinner

I got a good brushing, a feast, lots of kisses and some temptations - so treats for me too.

Monday, October 4, 2021


 Mum wonders how it is sunny on the days she has to work and drizzling on her days off?

Sunday, October 3, 2021


 Mums seven day stretch finished tonight.  She's exhausted  - me too.

Saturday, October 2, 2021


 Mum has knitted another lot of mask extenders for her work colleagues.   She has made 35 so far, but has more to do.  At the moment she has to wear surgical masks the whole time at work, except when drinking and eating.   She also has to wear them on public transport and in places like supermarkets and at the library , which can be a long 10 hours of mums day.  Mums poor ears get quite sore most days.  Mum is trying to make one for everyone she works with and for her friends as well. 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Hello October

 Mum was going to say Happy October but she realized that I look a bit unhappy in the photo.  I'm a happy girl, I just don't like to smile for the camera.  This month I'll be 15 - and my mum says I can do exactly what I want.  

Thursday, September 30, 2021


 Mum and I had a good evening.  She made 10 mask extenders for some of her colleagues.   She enjoyed her dinner - roast pork, kumara, pumpkin, carrots and green beans.   She has been a bit bored with her meals lately.   A bit like me and my feasts too.  Mum worries about my appetite.  It's not like it used to be  but I still eat and beg for my feast every evening.   I just only eat about 1/4 when it's dished up and go back for a little nibble later on.  

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Tuesday, September 28, 2021


 Mum and I had a quiet evening.   Chicken vegetable noodles for dinner for mum and a feast for me.  Snuggles on the bed and now mum better finish the dishes so that she can go to bed.  Another exciting evening at Chez Q.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Not Today

 No blue skies  here today.  Heavy clouds, rain and cold it's been a chilly one today.  Mums going to put her fleecy pajamas on tonight.   Me - well I wear mine everyday. 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Daylight Savings

 Daylight Savings started this morning so mum knows it us going to be another reason for her to be tired this week.  She watched The Secret Life of Pets 2 last night and this scene perfectly pictured how she felt this morning. 

Saturday, September 25, 2021


 Had a little smooch with my birdie today.  Windy and cool here today.  Mum had some plans, but decided to stay home and relax.  Not every day needs to be busy.  She read her book and talked to me.  Perfect.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Pocket Money

 Mum I found something on the internet that I needs you to get me.  Can you use my pocket money to buy me one?  P.S - it's the massager I want - not the clothes.

Thursday, September 23, 2021


 Mum has had another shift.  She is trying to look at the positives - a sleep in, time to get some chores done and brunch with me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


 The flowers are starting to bloom everywhere over the city.  Flowers and sunshine.  Perfect.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Ear Savers

 Mum has been busy in the evenings this past week.  These are ear savers - knitted bands that save your ears.  She has to wear masks at work the whole day and mum finds her ears are sore, and she was getting tension headaches.  So mum has knitted about 30 of these bands in the past week to give free to her colleagues.  The ladies at the local sewing shop have laughed each time mum comes in for buttons.   She had to have a night off tonight as she was tired, but has plans to make some more the rest of the week.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

New Toy

 Mum went out to have a wander today and ended up at the pet store which had a teeny tiny cat section.  She wasn't going to get anything, but felt bad if she didn't get me a gift.  She got me this birdie which has big feathers on the tail and is stuffed with catnip.  Friends - I loved it and rolled around on the bed with it for a half hour and then fell asleep using it as a pillow. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021


 Today has been chill.  Mum relaxed between the household chores.  Even though the spring sun was out it was still chilly and cooler inside our old house but warm in the sun.  Mum filled the washing line with washing.  She loves being sble to get it dried outside after 6 months of drying it in the living room.  

If she gets up early enough tomorrow she might head out for some fresh air.   She feels in need of some treats.

Friday, September 17, 2021


 Gosh it's been cold here the past two days.  A blast from the south has made us turn the heaters back on and mum has reached for the jacket and boots again.  We'll be glad when the weather settles again.  

Thursday, September 16, 2021


 Mum has managed only seven hours sleep over the past two nights.  Both days she has started work at 7am and the thought of sleeping in keeps her awake.  The changing start and finish times of mums work make a routine almost impossible.   That's why tonight it's 11.45pm and mum is still up and doing the dishes while I've been in bed since 5pm.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wordless Wednesday



 I spent some time outside rubbing on the posts today before it got too cold.   Then back inside.

Monday, September 13, 2021


 Mum saw her first blossoms this morning.   It was hard to get a photo as it was so windy.  Mum ventured out to get some fresh air and give me a break.

Sunday, September 12, 2021


 Today mum attempted the brushing.  I only tolerated 5 minutes and then needed a snooze.  The sun was lovely, but soon the cloud and winds rolled in.  Spring weather can be a bit crazy.

Saturday, September 11, 2021


 Mum you brush me tomorrow.   I'm too sleepy today.  I rest here til you come home from work.

Friday, September 10, 2021


 Mum gave me a brush today and noticed my bottom is still a bit sticky, so some dingle berries got pinched and I got a bit of a clean.  Phase 2 tomorrow is a more detailed brushing.   Only if she can catch me?

Thursday, September 9, 2021


 Mum needs a pause.  She's four days into another boutique of evening shift and she's in need of a few sleep ins.  No alarms for the next five days.  

Wednesday, September 8, 2021