Tuesday, November 30, 2021


 Mum got caught in the rain after work and the bus was running late, so she thought that she might as well get some groceries.   Broccoli is cheap and almost as big as her head and new potatoes looked promising.   So mum breaded some chicken while the vegetables were cooking.  Dinner was tasty and there's enough leftovers for the next 3 meals.  She doesn't mind eating the same thing if it's tasty.  Me too - I like the same thing every day too.  

Monday, November 29, 2021


 This is my birdie toy.  Mum likes to put birdie into a little bag of catnip in the evening and then I lick it off.  I can hold Birdie with my paws too and most evenings mum will find us napping together.   Oh and the catnip gets everywhere.   

Sunday, November 28, 2021


 Sorry if you are sick of us complaining about the weather, but mum has nothing exciting to report today.  A sleep in and an explosive clean out of her wardrobe.  It's been damp with lots of drizzle, and forecast for more of the same for the next few days.  However the nice sunshine we have been having is already killing off our grass, something we don't usually see before summer has started.

Hence mums wardrobe rotation of swapping out boots and jumpers for shorts and sandals.  I'm loving sniffing out the corners of the wardrobe and the smelly shoes in there.  

Saturday, November 27, 2021


 Mum and a bestie tracked around today looking at shops.  They had lunch and mum was very disappointed.  She had a brioche French toast that was coated in a caramel sauce  dressing that mum did not like and it was very over priced.  Mum has to come home as her feet were getting tired and she was ready for a rest.  She'd no sooner got in the house when it started raining, so shecwas glad to put her feet up.  She was glad to have a simple supper of potato salad and chicken.  So a quiet night for us girls.

Friday, November 26, 2021


Mum had a day off and was up early to head off to her hairdresser appointment.   She did lots of window shopping and noticed that town was busy , that combination of Black Friday sales and 4 weeks until Christmas.   She tried not to spend too much although she had seen a lamp she likes that is on sale.

She finished off with a visit to her two hotspots- the library and the supermarket.   She liked the pretty peonies on sale there, although she has never bought any as they're  not in her budget.  She did get some treats though, strawberries and blueberries for her and some foods for me.  

Oh and on the bus on her way home she could not help but look at a woman wearing a winter jacket and scarf.  It's warm here people  a little windy but the sun has been shining all day.  

Thursday, November 25, 2021


 Today mums dad - Gdad would have turned 80.  Mum had some cake for him and said cheers.  She misses him very much and hopes he is having a drink with mum and smiling.  We love  you Gdad.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A Million Thanks

Haha mum posted this as a wordless Wednesday post and then realized that it is only Tuesday.   When she posted it she noticed that we had surpassed a million reads if our little blog.  She wanted to say thank you to each and every one of you for reading and commenting over the years.  We are  so grateful for your friendship. 

Monday, November 22, 2021


 Normally when mum gets home, I rush to the door to greet her.  Tonight she finished her shift and managed to get into the bedroom before I woke up.  I was nice and warm and cozy, but glad to see her and get my dinner.   

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Food

 After yesterday's sunshine, today was a rainy one.  Mum had a little lie in and then whipped out between showers and went to the supermarket to get some groceries.   Avocados are cheap, finally down to $1 each.  So when she got home , this was her lunch - it was a toasted bagel with bacon, avo and tomato.

A quiet afternoon, reading and napping and now mum is up to make dinner.  A pork and vegetable stir fry with noodles,  enough to keep her fed the next two nights.

Me - a fancy feast at 3.30pm and biscuits to nibble on all day.  Perfect.

Saturday, November 20, 2021


 Can you feel the summer approaching in this photo taken this afternoon?  That special blue and cotton clouds, and it was warm too.  Mum even has her shorts and birkenstocks on.

Mum was going to have an early night last night, but she thought she would stay up to see the mini lunar eclipse.   She went out at 10pm and went for a walk around the neighborhood but could not locate the moon, it seemed hidden by the large hill behind our house.  She did stay up until 1am watching a long episode of Downton Abbey.  She's rewatching the whole series and enjoying it very much.  So she slipped outside to stand in the garden and saw the moon sitting over the flats next door.  It was big and bright and still had part of the eclipse visible.   It felt special to see something only seldom seen.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Movie Star

 My birdie had a little sprinkle of cat nip on him.  Enjoying the finer things on Friday night.  Ready for some weekend fun.

Thursday, November 18, 2021


 Still strong enough to jump out of the window into the garden.  

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


Mum got an email last week asking her to bring me back to the new vets for a followup.   I got wisked out the back straight away for a blood pressure test and some bloods got taken.  The vet was nice and did laugh when mum said that I had refused the special renal biscuits and stinky goodness.   Unfortunately they would not refund the bag of biscuits but have credited mum for the sachets.

I was pleased to get home and after all the stress I gobbled down so many biscuits that mum had to stop me, worrying that I would be sick.

The vet rung mum this afternoon and the news was not so good as my bloods were worse than 4 weeks  ago.  Mum had to hold back a tear.  She has told the vet though that she will take care of me and we will not be pursuing aggressive treatments.  Just lots of snuggles and kisses. 

Monday, November 15, 2021


 Mum finished her nightshift at 7am this morning.   Her optimistic self took a change if outfit, ever hopeful that she could head out and do stuff.  Her tired sleepy self took over and she bought some sandwiches, took an uber and got herself home.  She then had to go to sleep as she felt super jet lagged.  She hasn't done much today, but is looking forward until tomorrow when she has a list of jobs to complete.  I got snuggles and kisses from mum  so the day was perfect for me.

Sunday, November 14, 2021


 The uber drivers all slept in this morning when mum finished nightshift so mum caught the bus home.  This little neighbor was up early doing morning patrol and making eyes at my mum.

Saturday, November 13, 2021


 Mums watching the weather websites and  it appears that the only sunny days forecast in the week ahead are on the days that she is working 

Friday, November 12, 2021


 Mum is sitting on the couch in her dressing gown eating spag bol while watching the Graham Norton show and feeling glamorous.  I'm napping on the bed.  Mum has two hours before she has to be at work for her nightshift.   She is holding out until Monday morning when her shifts are over.  She never gets much sleep so I'll be sleeping on her behalf.

Thursday, November 11, 2021


 Mum is back on the evening shifts and will do night shift at the weekend again.  I miss her and am waiting at home for my feast.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tuesday, November 9, 2021


 Mum paused this evening on the way home to see some delicate pinkish clouds drifting by.  We have had three glorious hot days with golden afternoons sending promises of summer.  

The weather report warns us of cloud and rain to come.  Mum will be on nightshift again so she thinks that it will be good sleeping weather.  

Monday, November 8, 2021


 The evening was lovely tonight, a taste of summer.  Mum got groceries on the way home and was a but hot and bothered when she got back.  So it was warm enough for shorts and a tshirt and she sat with a cold drink, and finished reading her book in the sun.  I came out and joined her, but lately I've been enjoying sitting down by the rubbish bin.  Mum thinks it must smell nice to me.  

Sunday, November 7, 2021

After Lunch

 After lunch I made mum come and give me some pets, a few temptations and then birdie got a roll around in a bag of catnip.  Then I was ready for a nap while mum went out to make the most of the sunshine.  Lovely.

Saturday, November 6, 2021


 It's rather gloomy outside again today so mum wanted to share some of the photos that she took during the week.  Mum has spent most of the day watching Downton Abbey , which is being replayed on the television at the moment. A change from all of the horrid shows currently on.

Friday, November 5, 2021


Mum I will help you do your puzzle.  I'll start by warming it up.  Then I'll pass you your pen.

Thursday, November 4, 2021


 Goodness we had another rough cold day again today.  Mum had to pull out her puffer jacket stain, and managed to head outside just as the worst weather arrived.  She brushed up all the leaves down the side of the house, that had been blown down in the past few windy nights.  She took the books back to the library and picked up some more to read.  

Then off to the supermarket,  gosh things are getting more and more expensive everywhere.   For example we used to be able to get cans of fancy feast at 10 for $9, or 90 cents each.  Now the cheapest they are is for $1.20 each.  So it was mince on toast for mum for dinner, easy and tasty.  

Mum came home and plonked herself on the couch with some grapes and watched Titanic.   It's been a few years since she watched it and it still made her a bit teary at the end.  I had a big old nap.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021


 Mum and I pottered today.  It was windy and cold outside and mum has to sort some stuff out.  There's always jobs that need doing round the place.  Heaters are back on tonight, thanks fickle spring weather. 

Monday, November 1, 2021


 Hello November.  The morning started off overcast so mum went to the movies to see Julia,  the documentary movie about Julia Child.  It was a lovely film, and one that will continue to tell her story and her influence on cooking that continues long after her death.

As mum left the cinema, there was bright hot sunshine.  Enough heat that after mum got groceries she even put her shorts and sandals on and sat in the sun and read her book and had a cool drink.  I came out to talk go her and tell her that I was happy for my feast at anytime.